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4 Star Visit Wales Graded Farmhouse & 4 Barn Conversions With Swimming Pool - Y Ffynnon Cottage 3 Star Visit Wales graded

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Y Ffynnon Cottage 3 Star Visit Wales graded

YF is a single storey cottage and features spectacular views across the valley to the mountains and out to Cardigan Bay from every window and the stable door. The 'Talyllyn Railway' Victorian steam trains can be seen chugging along the mountain track on their way to and from Abergonolwyn. This cottage has an attractive spacious open plan living, dining & kitchen area with 2 sofas 1 of which is a sofa bed and an attractive ornamental fireplace which looks lovely at the festive season.There are beautiful original beams throughout. The master bedroom has 5 ft double bed an en-suite bathroom and WC. The second bedroom has full size bunks and en-suite shower room with WC . Guests have use of the heated outside pool from May to Sept and children can enjoy the 'Pirate Ship' An ideal family cottage or luxury accommodation for 2. Electricity is by prepay meter cards supplied on arrival pets £10 towels £2.50 per set.


About the property

W883

Geufron Holiday Cottages feature a beautiful grade 2 listed farmhouse with 4 additional converted barns set high on a hillside in the southern reaches of Snowdonia National Park. Facing south with views across the valley to the mountains and cardigan bay, the setting is unique and the views spectacular. On arrival you will find tea, coffee and Welsh cakes. All cottages are very comfortable and spacious and retain their character with original beams and features. The farmhouse and adjacent cottage both have log burners and central heating. The other cottages are kept cosy by storage heaters making them suitable for all year round lets. The village of Bryncrug with The Peniarth Arms pub serving excellent food and a general store selling newspapers is only 10 minutes walk. The Victorian seaside town of Tywyn is a short 2 mile drive and provides beaches, supermarkets, cafés, restaurants, tennis, putting and bowling green and a preserved 1930s cinema 'The Magic Lantern' recently the location for radio 4 s 'any Questions' It incorporates a foyer bar for pre-show drinks. There are live streaming theater events from London as well as the latest films. Local talent also give performances on 'open mike' nights. Tywyn is also the home of the Talyllyn Victorian Steam Railway, the first preserved narrow gauge railway in the world. It was here where Reverend Audry was a volunteer and found the inspiration for his world famous 'Thomas The Tank Engine' stories. Tywyn wharf station has an exhibition of his study and books. St Cadfans church dates back to 6th century when Cadfan and his twelve companions arrived from Brittany. The existing church dates back to 12th century and houses the only known example of written ancient welsh on stones displayed therein. The area is perfect for cyclists with a 10 mile cycle track around the close by Dysynni Valley passing Castel Y Bere and other points of interest and beauty . The Wales coastal path is also very close by. Bikes can be hired locally. Nearby Aberdovey & Harlech have championship links courses for golf enthusiasts. Barmouth and Aberdovey have sea fishing trips & Talyllyn Lake and local rivers trout fishing. Cader Idris is the second highest mountain in Wales at 2930 feet and can be climbed by 3 different routes of various difficulty from nearby. Bird Rock is a bird sanctuary for Cormorants. There is something for everyone in this unspoilt, spectacular and tranquil area.


Owner
Mr and Mrs Kristian
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Latvian
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Mr and Mrs Kristian

Carol & Martin Kristian have a long association with this spectacular part of Wales, and love it. Carol has spent holidays in Tywyn since the age of 3 and her parents retired here in the 80's, creating a home from home for all the family. Martin,who is Australian, of Latvian parents, was soon introduced to the area by Carol and immediately fell in love with it. We live in Herfordshire but visit our cottages at least once a month. Martin is recently retired from his business and Carol still runs a childrens theatre school. We love nature and are very lucky to have a like minded wonderful team of local people on hand to ensure your stay is pleasant. We enjoy meeting our guests whenever possible and sharing our corner of heaven with you.

Mr and Mrs Kristian purchased this barn in 2006

Why Mr and Mrs Kristian chose Gwynedd - Snowdonia

The cottages are full of atmosphere and reminders of bygone days as a working farm. This area is breath taking and also very diverse. There are beaches, forests, lakes, waterfalls, mountains all offering different experiences to suit all weather and all occasions.

Simply heaven!

What makes this barn unique

Although Geufron is very close to Tywyn and all the amenities, in fact just a couple of minutes by car, it is away from traffic and people and surrounded by fields with magnificent views.

The 5 cottages do not impact on each other at all but are not remote. They are walking distance from the village shop and pub.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
25% deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance payable 1 month before arrival. We take card payments by phone or bacs internet transfers. Please note towels are charged at £2.50 pp & pets £10 per pet please request either at the time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day for weekly bookings but we also accept short breaks minimum of 3 nights at 65% of the weekly tariff in low season or last minute. Arrivals from 4.00pm onwards and departures at 10.00am. Other times by arrangement.


Amenities

Tywyn Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Full size bunks and ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , En suite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Every room in Y Ffynnon has spectacular views across the valley where the Talyllyn steam train can be viewed on its journey to and from nearby Tywyn. Bed linen, tea towels and starter kitchen pack are supplied and a complimentary welcome basket with tea, coffee, milk and welsh cakes will be waiting for you. We can provide a travel cot stair gate and high chair on request . The large grounds are communal but each cottage has its own private patio and BBQ and they do not overlook each other. There is a open sided barn for storing bicycles. The surrounding fields are full of lambs in the spring time and the mountain can be climbed from the cottages to appreciate an even more spectacular view to the sea and the wonderful sunsets. On clear nights the stars are magical. There are pots of colourful flowers in the spring and summer and at Christmas there are decorations, trees and lights in the cottages.

Reviews

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Y Ffynnon Cottage 3 Star Visit Wales graded
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews
5

Review of Y Ffynnon Cottage and Pool

  • 5 of 5

I'll start by saying our stay was made special by meeting Carol and Martin in person, something we didn't manage in our previous 2 stays.

I wrote up most of our stay in the visitors' book but I'll give a summary here. The main downside - no-one's fault - was the weather. We started with cold wind which cooled the cottage, so we had to figure out the heaters which took a while. Obviously this cost money. We were cool for most of the week except 'miraculous Wednesday' which was great. We swam three times!

We swam most days even when the air temp was low - lovely.

Our main activities were two trains - Talyllyn and Ffestiniog, and Blaenau Ffestiniog town, looking round Tywyn, seaside and Aberdovey, Dolgellau. None was a disappointment and Ffestiniog was first rate.

The cottage was great as I should have said last year. Only two of us meant space of course, and the view was never boring.

Best wishes - David and Colin Bassett

PS I'll look up new seekers on You Tube!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you too. Thank you. So glad you enjoyed your stay and the swimming pool Here's to the next time. Carol and Martin
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4

A comfortable cottage with stunning views

  • 4 of 5

A lovely comfortable cottage with stunning views. Surrounding fields full of sheep and lambs. If you don't mind driving there are lots of interesting towns and villages connected by good drivers roads with outstanding scenery. The local steam railway in Tywyn is worth a visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. So glad that you enjoyed the cottage and it's beautiful and views. Yes, there are surprisingly lots of things to do and see in the area only a short drive away with no traffic on the roads. A real pleasure these days. We hope to see you again . Carol and Martin
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5

New year mini break

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a couple over new year. We know the area well but had never stayed here before. We found Y Ffynnon cottage cosy, clean with all the facilities we could ever need. There was even a Christmas tree! The views from the cottage are truly stunning and it's in a very peaceful location. There's so much to do locally including some wonderful beaches to visit and some great walks. We would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so glad you loved Y Ffynnon. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Geufron Farmhouse later in the year and hope you love that too. Carol and Martin
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5

Absolutely fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in y ffynnon cottage and couldn't of had a better place to stay.

My wife , 3 children (ages 14,11,4) spaniel and myself all stayed over Xmas . The cottage was perfect for a cosy Xmas , the surroundings were beautiful and the village pub within easy walking distance.

On arrival the cottage was clean and warm . Our bed was comfortable and the fact there was bunk beds for the children added to our four year olds adventure.

It was unbelievably quiet apart from the odd toot from the steam train in the distance.

It also came with the added bonus of poor internet and phone signal indoors which meant the children had to speak to us 😳😳

However if we went outdoors we received full signal , so the best of both worlds really

I can't wait to return in the future as this place was an absolute gem

10/10

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review. Hope to see you soon. Regarding phone signals most networks are perfect there but clearly not quite all.
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5

Spacious cottage in lovely position

  • 5 of 5

Lovely period cottage with plenty of space and everything as it should be. Very quiet and peaceful and the views are wonderful but close to some good restaurants especially Proper Gander Tywn and shops. Amazing weather for Oct never needed a jacket.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments we are delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and the locality we look forward to seeing you again. Carol and Marty
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Review of Y Ffynnon Cottage and Pool

  • 4 of 5

We were satisfied with the description of the facilities. The property was clean and well-maintained, although I am allergic to dogs so was slightly affected by dogs of previous stays.

The owner provided good customer service and I would recommend this property.

This was our second visit, which is recommendation to the whole area. Last time we drove some distance from the lodging each day, but this time we were more local. We found Tywyn a pleasant town and managed a sea swim. The cinema was remarkable, and the Talyllyn railway excellent (2nd time). If you like 'wild' lake swimming, we enjoyed the Talyllyn (lake).

The Dolgoch falls are picturesque.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you wanted to return for the 2nd time. Indeed the locality has a great deal to offer, absolutely no need to travel far at all to find interesting and beautiful attractions. We hope to see you again. Carol & Martin
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Birmingham
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Byncrug
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Aberdovey
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Tywyn
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Tywyn
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Tywyn
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Fishing: sea, rivers and lakes all close by

Pony trekking

Cycling: bikes available to hire locally

Bird Rock: bird sanctuary

Walking: Wales coastal path, Cader Idris, Dolgoch Falls. Barmouth Bridge and other spectacular mountain and Valley walks.

Coed Y Brenin 'GO APE' and other forest activities including championship level mountain bike tracks.

White water rafting

Rock climbing

The Centre for Alternative technology

Corris Craft Centre

Running 'Race The Train'

Coast/Beach:

There are many beaches in the area. Tywyn 2 miles is the closest which is wide with rolling waves. Aberdovey 5 miles is more sheltered with lots of dunes. Fairbourne is ideal for children and has a miniature train and a ferry to Barmouth which was used in Elizabethan times 9 miles. Barmouth 15 miles by road has miles of glorious sandy beach.

Travel:

The nearest city is Birmingham which is approximately 2.5 hours drive away. There are major links by rail, road and air from there.

The Cambrian Coast trains run north and south and there are stations all along the route including Tywyn.

Distances:

The village of Bryncrug is at the foot of the hillside 10 minutes walk away.

Cader Idris 2nd highest mountain in Wales is close by with a choice of walks to the summit.

Dolgoch Water Falls 2 miles

The Talyllyn Railway 1 mile

Tywyn 2 miles

Aberdovey 5 miles

Further Details:

The Talyllyn Railway narrow gauge steam trains was the first preserved of its kind in the world. It was here that the author Rev. Audry was a volunteer and found inspiration for his Thomas the Tank Engine stories. At the station in Tywyn you will find a museum exhibiting his study and it's contents amongst other objects of interest there.

Tywyn has a Co-op and a Spa supermarket. There are banks, library, cinema, restaurants, cafes, fish and chip shop, lawn tennis courts, putting green and leisure centre.

The Centre for Alternative Technology is a 20 minute drive away.

St Cadfans church in Tywyn boasts the only remaining example of ancient welsh engraved on a stone.

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