|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Cart re Wyn is an extremely spacious 2 bedroom barn conversion cottage and is ideal for family holidays as well as luxury accomodation for a couple. It has a vaulted ceiling and fabulous carpentry and beams creating a stunning impression on entry. The double staircase leads to the bedrooms on either side. Cart re Wyn shares the heated swimming pool and pirate ship with the other 4 cottages. This beautiful cottage has it's own patio with spectacular views and internally is very impressive. It has a spacious open plan living area with a sofa bed and fully equipped kitchen and dining area. There is a beautiful original oak stable door great for opening to enjoy the pure Welsh air whilst keeping your pet safely inside. The private patio with rustic table and seats overlooks the valley and hills where the Victorian Talyllyn steam train can be seen chugging along the track to and from Tywyn. You will love this cottage.
Geufron Holiday Cottages feature a beautiful grade 2 listed farmhouse with 4 additional converted barn cottages 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. There will be a Christmas tree for the festive season. 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. 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' incorporating a foyer bar for pre-show drinks. There are live streaming theatre 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. 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.
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 cottage in 2006
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.
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.
On arrival we went to look at pool which we were looking forward to using.You couldnt see bottom,water was green didnt look like pump had been on,Cottage was clean,but had to ring agent because we had no towels which we had paid for.She did bring them that evening.No milk and no welshcakes .Not a good start ,but i always bring milk.Tele remote wasnt compatible ,and wouldnt say it was dog friendly, needed a hose to wash them also nowhere to walk them because of stile and cattle grid.The views were lovely though.
As a family we have been taking holidays in Wales for many years but have never visited Southern Snowdonia. We booked this holiday at very much the last minute and Carol could not have been any more helpful, especially as one of the reasons for visiting Wales was to walk our lovely dogs. The accommodation was dog friendly, an essential for us.
The location of the farm is unique. There's a steep drive up to the holiday cottages and the location affords amazing views of the valley below and all the way down to Tywyn and the sea beyond. We were very lucky to have amazing weather and made the most of the opportunity to sit outside just thoroughly enjoying the views and noises of farm life in the valley.
My daughters and I discovered the pool area next to the farmhouse and spent time relaxing and reading poolside despite the fact that the pool was not going to be available for use until the end of May. What peace and quite and amazing views.
There are walks to be enjoyed directly from the cottage and a wide variety of different walks for varying abilities in the area. We were impressed at how well the public footpaths were maintained and signposted, but there are quite a few ladder stiles to be negotiated which with more elderly dogs was a bit of a struggle. It did not,however, deter us from getting out to walk.
The beach at Aberdovey provided an off the lead run for our dogs and is stunning to visit. We also did a walk from Dolgoch Falls car park which gave stunning views of Cader Idris and the valley below. This part of Snowdonia is a hidden gem and a must to visit. Everyone in Tywyn and the local hotel (with a bar) The Peniarth Arms, made us very welcome and were warm and friendly.
Our accommodation was comfortable and cosy. The bedrooms were slightly on the small side but the open plan living area was more than adequate and the kitchen/dining area had everything you needed including a fridge, a freezer and a dishwasher.
I will look back on staying at Guefron with very, very happy memories. The area and the location of our accommodation would be extremely hard to beat and it was one of our most relaxing and happy holidays. I definitely would recommend it to anyone if you love nature, peace and quiet, amazing views, friendly locals and countryside and beach walks. We still have so much to explore in the area and I want to join my husband and daughter in climbing Cader Idris next time we visit. The views they sent me from the peak were stunning.
Absolutely loved our stay here, I stayed with my little boy it was so peaceful.
We got out and about each day, played football on the grass and snuggled up each evening it was bliss however he missed having Sky TV and intenet so our nights was spent playing board games etc. (I'm not complaining)
Would love to return in the summer when the pool is open.
The cottage was spotlessly clean, all ammenities you need and comfortable beds.
Would recommend 100% thankyou Carol xx
We had a wonderful stay at this cottage. The views from this cottage are spectacular and the beach is only a five to ten minute drive away. The cottage is ideal for a party of four and a pet (we took our pet rabbit!). Everything we needed was well catered for and we would highly recommend this place to anyone.
The Parmar family.
The cottage is nice and we were warm welcomed by the owners. They helped us out and also gave tips and tricks for the area, walking and more. The cottages are positioned very well close to the village, sea and great walking routes. We enjoyed staying here very much.
As part of a group of friends who have an annual holiday together, we have found the perfect bolt-hole at Geufron. The location is ideal, peacefully isolated but also close enough to Tywyn to stock up on supplies. I've stayed in Cart're Wyn for the past 3 years and love eating breakfast outside, viewing the changing mood of the valley and watching the steam trains wend along the Talyllyn Railway.
The cottages are clean and well-kept, and Carol was welcoming - advising on places to explore on site that are hidden away. Highly recommended!
Special interest holidays:
Fishing: sea, rivers and lakes all close by
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
The Centre for Alternative technology
Corris Craft Centre
Running 'Race The Train'
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.
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.
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
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.