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Cottages in Snowdonia National Park with Magnificent Sea & Mountain Views - Craig Faden Isaf Visit Wales 4 star

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Craig Faden Isaf Visit Wales 4 star

Craig Faden Isaf is a Victorian farm cottage which replaced the original 17th century croft. 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.

About the property


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 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. 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.

Mr and Mrs Kristian
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Latvian
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 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 cottage in 2004

Why Mr and Mrs Kristian chose Wales

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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
Mar 2013
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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.


Llangelynin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , cot available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Craig Faden Isaf and Canol are perfect for 2 families but also ideal for renting individually. The cottages are very comfortable and well equipped for the capacity of guests. All the beds have good quality extremely comfortable mattresses and will be made up for your arrival. Tea towels are supplied and a starter kitchen pack with a welcome basket of logs, tea, coffee, milk and Welsh cakes to greet you. Personal towels can be hired £2.50 per set please request at the time of booking. Pets are welcome. There is a shared utility room with washing machine and dryer. Outside: The cottages are 20 meters away from each other on opposite sides of the garden which is enclosed and well kept with seasonal plants and flowers. Each cottage has a private patio with table ,chairs and BBQ. There is a shared lawn area between them. Parking for 4 cars is in a separate area above the cottages out of view. The pathway from there to the cottages is sloping.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Craig Faden Isaf Visit Wales 4 star
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful, Restful Week Away!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. Lovely to hear of children enjoying simple inexpensive pleasures. We look forward to seeing you again. Carol and Martin
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Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Up there in the mountains......

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Quaint, secluded cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our corner of heaven The best approach is as listed on the driving directions we send out to guests and we have no problem with the width of our 4x4 Honda CRV. We hope to see you again soon. Carol & Martin
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  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks have you booked yet we're getting pretty full up! So nice the children enjoyed the real fresh air and nature instead of an on screen virtual world! Looking forward to seeing you again. Carol and Martin
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Nice cottage in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It certainly is a fabulous area for peace and scenery in this busy and somewhat overcrowded little island of ours. Just what the doctor ordered to recharge the batteries. Do come again. Carol & Marty
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:



Bird watching


Pony Trekking



Coastal walk 2 miles

Tywyn Beach 5 miles

Aberdovey beach 9 miles

Fairbourne beach 5 miles


Birmingham 2.5 hours drive

Car necessary


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.


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