|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Craig Faden Isaf is a Victorian farm cottage which replaced the original 17th century croft. The open fire and Christmas tree with lights make it ideal for the coming festive season. There are magnificent views to the sea from every window. The cottage has slate floors and an open fire and is fully centrally heated for colder months. The lounge has comfy sofas and an archway leads to the fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and the dining area where both the sea views and the fireplace can be enjoyed from the dining table. The bedrooms are spacious with very comfortable beds. There are books and games and an iPod dock. Stair gate, travel cot & high chair at no extra charge. Bed linen is provided in the price. Towels are available at £2.50 pp . We accept pets at £10 each. Please request these at the time booking.
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 and Christmas tree and lights for the festive season. 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 and 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. 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.
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
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,.
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.
Hi, just wanted to say a big thank you for allowing us to book Craig Faden Isaf at such short notice, for our short break. We had such a lovely time. The cottage is really homely and the views outstanding. The Cottage really did tick all our boxes and more. We would highly recommend it to our family and friends and would love to return again very soon. Thanking you once again, Kindest Regards Joyce & Charlie Chestney
Delightful cottage, beautiful scenery and so peaceful. Superb location thoroughly enjoyed our stay and those amazing stars.
What a way to spend a New Year. Wonderful accommodation such comfort and everything you need. Views and surrounding villages awesome.
What a beautiful find had everything anyone could wish for. Great views beautiful cottage with log fire, space and comfort for us all. Had a wonderful weekend, thank you
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.
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.
On arrival at the cottage (after being mis-guided by the Sat Nav to the wrong entrance and driving up the much tighter paths towards the cottage) we found the cottage to be set in the most amazing scenery, contrasting from the sheep and cow-laden hills to the sea beyond. The cottage itself was very traditional inside but had a fresh feel to it. It was clean well-maintained and welcoming. Though it was a surprise being woken up the next morning by the cows delivering our wake-up call, it was a pleasant change from our usual sleep-breakers (people talking outside, trucks driving past, alarm clocks etc.). It was nice to be in a property with a working fireplace, not something seen often in the Midlands, and seeing the sun set over the sea and watching the mountains and cottages in the distances descend into darkness was something to behold.
Would definitely recommend this cottage, if your car is wide I'd advise being cautious on the drives up as it was a squeeze at some points.
Would also recommend going for dinner at the Salt Marsh Kitchen in Tywyn - book ahead!
Thank you for a lovely stay
Ben & Christina
Absolutly fantastic place to take children to explore! Glorious scenery , lovely beaches and plenty of sheep! Super quiet and very cosy, and also very private for those wanting an escape... Myself , one other adult and 5 extremely excitable children found heaps to do even in horrendous weather.... Definitely want to go back in the summer months to really enjoy the surrounding grounds and beach... Thanks!!
I stayed there with my brother and we both loved our holidays! As the cottage is located very rural it felt like an adventure whenever we were coming back from our walks and trips. It is very quiet, no cars can be heard there and every morning we enjoyed looking out of the windows from our bedrooms to check what the sheep and the land have to say. One day when we were going to Snowdon, we got up early and watched the sunrise from the windows. Out there you are really out in nature and connected to the land surrounding you. We will always remember this holiday.
We really enjoyed our time at this location. The house was comfortable and warm. We visited many attractions such as Tywyn, Aberdovey, Barmouth; went on the Talyllyn and Vale of Rheidol railways; visited Simply Leather about half a mile from the house, as well as the Craft Centre at Corris; also Castell y Bere. We were blessed with great weather which makes all the difference. Great views of the full Cardigan Bay from the top of the hill. Access to the cottage is through 2 gates up a narrow lane - fortunately we didn't meet anyone coming the opposite way.
Special interest holidays:
Coastal walk 2 miles
Tywyn Beach 5 miles
Aberdovey beach 9 miles
Fairbourne beach 5 miles
Birmingham 2.5 hours drive
Llwyngwril 2 miles
Tywyn 5 miles
Bryncrug 3 miles
Aberdovey 9 miles
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.