|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Craig Faden Canol is a very spacious cottage converted 2010 from what remained of the original 17th century croft. It is very spacious and light with wooden floors underfloor heating and has 2 shower rooms. It is a split level property with steps between the 3 ground floor rooms. The large lounge has a vaulted ceiling and French doors with magnificent views to the sea. There are 3 large comfy sofas and a wood burning stove. Perfect for the festive season. 3 steps lead down to the spacious dining room ideal for playing games while the adults are peacefully relaxing. There is an ipod dock for your favourite tunes. From here 3 more steps lead down to the well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and ground floor shower room with WC. The 1st floor has 2 bedrooms & 2nd shower room. Stair gate, travel cot & highchair are available. Please note electricity is by prepay card meter in this cottage. We accept pets @ £10 request when booking. Towels £2.50 per set request when 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.
Fantastic location and wonderful views.
I was very disappointed with the cottage we arrived in dark good job we had a torch as no credit on meter for lights or heating. Cottage needs maintenance can't use oven as it is broken; only 1 storage heater working in 1 bedroom and not on so 1st night was freezing. No heaters working in shower rooms so both were freezing, only 2matches left to light fire luckily we got this to light and bought a new box next day. The place needs a good clean you have to pay for all heating etc on top of your rental so works out to be an expensive stay. We left cottage a day early because we were sick of been cold and not been able to cook. Their are no pubs etc close by to eat at so you have to be able to cook overall very disappointed with cottage their are nicer places to stay for your money. Needless to say I will not be going back.
Loved the property, especially the wood burner - amazing for creating cozy environment. The house itself was specious and had everything we needed for Christmas celebration. Many thanks for decorating the house!
The surroundings of the property are simply brilliant - the views opening up from the garden are breathtaking. We could see the mountains and the sea from every room of the house!
Overall, we had one of the best Christmas breaks ever!! Will definitely be coming back again.
A nice quiet property in a tucked away location , initial reservations about close proximity to farmhouse also let , but this was in no way a problem as it turned out . The conversion was well done , it was a pleasant place to be in , we thoroughly enjoyed the stay and did a lot of mountain biking straight from the cottage . The owners are helpful . I would recommend this as a quiet place to stay .
The property enjoys a lovely remote setting next door to another holiday cottage. The garden and drive is shared, ideal for 2 groups booking together but otherwise you would hope for neighbours who are considerate. The cottage was fairly clean and well-equipped. The upstairs shower room had not been cleaned and the grill pan was dirty. It smelt a bit musty on arrival and their were many cobwebs. We would have liked decent sized mugs with no chips and fewer stern notes and red tape around. The area is beautiful with much to enjoy and we would return to the area.
We stayed at Craig Faden Canol for our 1 year wedding anniversary, we wanted somewhere peaceful and away from it all which is what we got. There is a town a short drive away and plenty of walking to do around the area.
Cottage was lovely and as the weather wasn't great it was good to use the real fire. We would definitely return.
We recommend the salt marsh kitchen restaurant in Tywyn, a lovely little find
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.