Craig Faden Isaf and Canol lie in the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park. They are approached up a gated track. These very spacious cottages enjoy all home comforts with open fires and full central heating for all year round relaxation . On arrival you will find tea, coffee and Welsh Cakes . Daffodils & lambs surround them in springtime and the night skies are glorious. The views are exceptional even for beautiful Snowdonia. The area has many attractions for families including the Talyllyn Railway where Reverend Audry was a volunteer and was inspired to write the world famous Thomas the Tank Engine stories. Gold & slate mines, craft centres. The Centre for Alternative Technology has been here since the 70's long before the Eden project was thought of. Cycling is popular and bikes can be hired locally. The Coed Y Brenin forest has world standard mountain bike trails and walks for all abilities. The adjacent Dysynni Valley has a 10 mile cycle route passing Castel Y Bere and other places of beauty and interest and the Wales coastal path is is also nearby. There are many beaches to suit families or water sports enthusiasts. Fishing trips from nearby Barmouth and Aberdovey, angling in lakes and rivers. Bird watching on the Mawddach estuary. Pony Trekking nearby at Arthog. Tennis and putting in Tywyn and numerous family attractions.
- Cottage699 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 7 nights
Mr and Mrs Kristian
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- within a few hours
- English, Latvian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 20, 2018
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 Cottage in 2004
Why Mr and Mrs Kristian chose Llangelynin
Carol's parents sold their wonderful property and relocated back to Hertfordshire in old age. Suffering pangs of loss we visited the area and drove over the mountain. It was a beautiful September day and cruising downhill towards the sea the views ahead became breath taking and we both agreed that it would be lovely to have a holiday home of our own somewhere like this. We passed Craig faden and on reaching the main road at Rhoslefain to our amazement saw a 'For Sale' sign. Dashed to the estate agent and within a few hours the deal was done! Paradise and peace perfect peace,.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottages have a cosy homely feel to them and day or night the views are wonderful with the lights of Tywyn and the local farms twinkling on the mountainside all around. Walkers can enjoy walks from the door leaving the car behind. The night skies are magical.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful time and stunning views
We spent two weeks at the house with two children (5 and 10) and had a very relaxing and wonderful time. We went hiking right from the house and after a short drive in the surrounding area, horse back riding at the beach and enjoyed the endless sandy beaches at low tide almost every day.
The house is very cozy and the views are unforgettable.
Just sitting in the window sill (two feet wide) on a few pillows reading a book and taking in the view from time to time was an experience by itself.
Thank you for your lovely review so happy to hear that all the family had such a wonderful time. Children do really appreciate being connected to nature. We hope to see you again soon.
Comfortable Cottage with Wonderful Views
We really appreciated the remoteness of this cottage, but it was still close enough to villages and things to see when we wanted a day out. We enjoyed the views when we had them (the fog closed in a couple of mornings), but even the mountains in low clouds were beautiful. Everything about the cottage was comfortable. The only drawback was not having the advertised internet (even after reporting this twice to our contact), which we had counted on to research things to do (we eventually relied on comments in a visitor book & some brochures available at the cottage) and places to eat in the area and to take care of emails while we were away (we do not own i-phones, and we only had O2 cell phone service upstairs). However, if you are looking for a place to unplug from the world, we would rate the cottage with 5 stars.
Thank you for your comments so glad that you were able to find all the leaflets. About attractions in the area. The tourist board supply us with a huge variety to choose from.
It was unfortunate that the wi fi was problematic during your stay which we immediately responded to. The problem was with the satellite provider so beyond our capabilities. All good now.
As Said on Tin
Very rarely does something like up to billing. But Craig Faddon Ganol certainley does.
Everything as described on the website.Only 3 nights but a well needed break enjoyed by all including the dogs.
Only downer was lack of internet(owner tried to rectify straight away.but to no avail)
This probably says more about our addiction to tech rather than any shortcomings on the property.
Highly recommended and relaxing
Thank you. So glad that you found everything as advertised and up to standard.
Apologies for the Internet problem which the provider did rectify but only after 48 hours not great! However we don t usually have a problem.
We look forward to seeing you again soon perhaps for longer next time.
Carol and Martin
Wonderful, Restful Week Away!
Our stay at Craig Faden Isaf was wonderful! We were looking for a place to rest and refresh and our stay delivered. The location is perfect for a short drive to hiking and the beach. We took a couple drives an hour away to more hiking and seaside towns as well. There is plenty of walks around right out your front door as well. Be sure to check out Dolgoch Falls and the beach in Tywyn. The abandoned castle nearby, Castell-y-Bere was a wonderful find as well. Our three children loved the views from the cottage and seeing the sheep graze throughout the day. Thank you for a relaxing stay!
Thank you for your comments. Lovely to hear of children enjoying simple inexpensive pleasures. We look forward to seeing you again.
Carol and Martin
We had a great time at Craig Faden Isaf, the only problem was we only booked for 4 nights, wish it had been longer. It is so peaceful there and the views are fantastic. Every evening spent sitting having a cup of tea and a cake looking out over the valleys and over to the sea, was gorgeous. We had a few trips out, the Dolgach Falls are spectacular. The beach at Fairbourne is one of the best I have ever been on. Dog friendly, and hardly anyone there, the sort of beach you can build sandcastles on.
The property was exceptional, and one of the best we have stayed in. It was clean, very comfortable and well maintained. It was so quiet and peaceful, we will hopefully visit again, and I have already recommended it to many friends.
Thank you for your kind comments. It is lovely to hear that our efforts to provide good accommodation are appreciated.
It was the wonderful views and the cottages position that made us jump at the chance to purchase the property in 2002.
We hope to see you again soon.
Carol and Martin
Up there in the mountains......
This is a lovely cottage right up on the mountain (sort of!). It has everything you need including a good washing machine and drier for all those muddy and wet clothes after days of dog walking, beachcombing, mountain hiking etc., etc. And if you are feeling fit during your stay you can jog down the lane through the three gates to the main road postbox, post your postcards and then walk/climb all the way back up to the house. Certainly keeps you fit and the dog loved it too. Evenings meant we could walk further up the mountain along the national walks and get some amazing views from the very top of the mountain. The ram and bullocks didn't mind us too much but keep your dog on a lead if you have one because the ram gets upset!!! We had a great week staying there and will defo be going back for more. Very quiet and peaceful place and great for travelling to Barmouth, Tywyn, Aberdovey or even further.
How lovely that you enjoyed your stay so much and were able to fully appreciate the environment as well as the cottage.
We look forward to seeing you again.
Carol and Martin
Special interest holidays: Fishing Walking Bird watching Cycling Pony Trekking Painting Coast/Beach: Coastal walk 2 miles Tywyn Beach 5 miles Aberdovey beach 9 miles Fairbourne beach 5 miles Travel: Birmingham 2.5 hours drive Car necessary Distances: Llwyngwril 2 miles Tywyn 5 miles Bryncrug 3 miles Aberdovey 9 miles Further Details: Llwyngwril has a nice pub serving food as does the village of Bryn Crug. Tywyn is a Victorian seaside town with a preserved 1930's cinema 'The Magic Lantern' showing latest releases recently refurbished with bar for pre show drinks. There is a leisure centre, banks, supermarkets, fish and chip shop, cafes and restaurants, putting green, lawn tennis courts and a lovely market hall. Aberdovey is a picturesque fishing village with lovely gift shops and a Victorian reading room, Sailing club and a new bell under the jetty which rings at high tide. The bell's installation was commemorated by a visit of the Prince of Wales. The area has a wealth of places of interest and activities. Pony trekking, sea fishing, angling, cycling walking, picnicking, mines and museums.
Booking Notes: A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance payable 1 month before your arrival. We take card payments by phone or internet bank transfers. Please request high chair, stair gate or travel cot free of charge at the time of booking. Towels £2.50 pp or pets £10 also need to be requested at the time of booking. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Friday we ask that you arrive later than 3.00pm and depart before 10.00am Notes on prices: We take short breaks minimum 3 days at 65% of the weekly charge. Please enquire.