This cottage is a converted Smithy in the hamlet of Golan near Porthmadog on the North Wales coast and can sleep eight people in its four bedrooms. Cefn-Yr-Efail is a superb converted Smithy in the hamlet of Golan near to the harbour town of Porthmadog on the North West coast of Wales. It has been renovated to a very high standard and can sleep eight people in its four bedrooms that are made up of three doubles (one with ensuite) and one twin. The cottage also has a ground floor family bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath. There is a gorgeous, fitted farmhouse kitchen with a dining area as well as a spacious living room with a flame-effect electric... fire. To the outside of the cottage is ample off road parking and a garden with decking, a gravelled area, a lawned area with outside furniture, all with stunning mountain views. Cefn-Yr-Efail is a lovely holiday cottage and is located in a wonderful part of North Wales making it the perfect location to spend a holiday exploring all that this region has to offer.
Amenities: Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting area. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs, 2 with Sky, 2 x DVD players, books/games/DVDs. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair & stairgate. Off road parking for 4 cars. Garden with decking, gravelled area, lawned area, furniture, & mountain views. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops & pubs 2.5 miles.
Region: Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.
Town: The harbour town of Porthmadog lies on the Glaslyn Estuary and enjoys a stunning setting and is known as the gateway to the Snowdonia National Park. Porthmadog is full of individual shops and restaurants, and is home to the Ffestiniog Railway, where you can travel by steam through spectacular Snowdonia scenery to Blaenau Ffestiniog. The well known Italienate villageof Portmeirion is just down the coast. Situated on a rugged cliff top on its own private peninsula, Portmeirion is famous as the location of the TV show The Prisoner and the final episode of Cold Feet, and is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and woodlands. The area also boasts castles at Criccieth and Harlech, and superb unspoilt beaches such as Black Rock Sands, where the sands stretch as far as the eye can see.
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All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 05/22/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | julie
The house was amazing, the views were beautiful. We went with our children and their spouses it was the perfect getaway, nothing was too far away and you could do as much or as little as you wanted. The house was lovely and big so although there was eight of us it never seemed crowded. The caretaker was very friendly and helpful and just a couple of minutes in the car to Porthmadog for groceries, pub etc. Will be back.
Everything you could wish for
Left on 04/18/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Hagrid59
Everything about this cottage was perfect. It was beautifully furnished and such a great size. We stayed here for a family get together with 8 adults. Kitchen and dining area very spacious and great for socialising. Utility room to wash and dry our hiking gear. A fabulous downstairs bathroom and a great living room with a huge TV. Lovely area outside - not warm enough for us to sit outside but can imagine how nice it would be in summer. I took so many things I simply didn't need so it was like being home from home. Very clean and tidy upon arrival. would definitely go again. Gwynn, the owners son was extremely friendly and informative. It was nice to see the photos of how the barn was developed.
Warm, spacious, well equipped with a friendly host
Left on 12/08/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Highland traveller
A warm "home from home" which was clean and welcoming on arrival.
We arrived in the dark (mid October) and found the property easily after receiving good directions from the property owner. The house was warm and inviting with lots of space for four adults and two teenage children.
We thoroughly enjoyed using the house as a base to explore mid Wales and found it very welcoming to return to after a long day out and about! The beds were clean and comfortable and the kitchen was equipped with all the usual items plus a few extras like a coffee maker. A short (10 mins approx) drive to Porthmadog provided a supermarket and lots of local businesses for food, gifts, local take aways and some interesting shops to browse through. Market day was Friday with approx 18 to 20 stalls.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cefn-yr-efail and would recommend the property to anyone who has a larger party of travellers!
Mrs Sam Simpkiss
A fantastic getaway for a group of friends or larger family.
Left on 09/06/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Mrs Sam Simpkiss
We stayed at this house for a week with friends and children. We had typical welsh weather but this didn't seem to matter. We cooked, played games, snuggled up and watched films. Night times were so cosy. Once we'd put the kids to bed, we cracked open the wine, relaxed, chatted and popped the Pringles. One of the evenings we had a chinese takeaway from Portmafog town 5 minutes away. When the sun came out it was time to head to Black Rock sands with the buckets and spades. Harlech castle is 20 minutes away and Portmerion 10 minutes. Sometimes it was just nice to open the gate and walk up the quiet lanes outside the house. The views were beautiful, especially from the king sized bedroom. The kitchen is perfect for a larger group, it's modern and lush with a large table seating 6-8. We did our washing at the property so the suitcase was full of nice clean washing to take home. There is a double bedroom and a very large bathroom/shower/toilet on the ground floor should guests have disabilities.
Unbelievably relaxing holiday in a fantastic location. Great for
Left on 03/03/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Mrs Nicholls
This is a beautifully decorated and furnished large holiday home in a fantastic location. The help we got before arriving, and the welcome we received was excellent - there was a pint of milk waiting for us and the house was warm and welcoming. The younger members of the group really appreciated the huge t.v. and comfortable sofas,we loved the whirlpool bath. Lovely views all around, with good walking on the doorstep and if you're lucky with the weather, perfect for stargazing. Close to the beaches and attractions of North Wales including Portmeirion only 10 minutes drive away. We will definitely stay there again, there is so much more to see and do in the area and it's a great house to come home to after a busy day. As the building is old it did creak a bit during the night as it settled, but we think that this was because of the heating (we were there in January) and probably wouldn't be a problem in the summer.
An outstanding holiday home!!!
Left on 12/04/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | the marvins
The six of us visited in October 2011. As soon as we opend the door we were all very suprised on how clean and modern the barn converion was.
We later met the owner and found him to be very helpfull.
I would not hesitate on reccommending this property to anyone!
A+++ all the way!!!
St Albans and Hemel Hempstead, Herts
The Holiday offered us an great deal in obtaining knowledge.
Left on 12/03/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | bob hooper
The Holiday provided a good opportunity to find out about North Wales which was unknown to several in our party i.e. Snowdon, Betsy-Coed, the Slate caverns, Ospreys, the beauty of North Wales and the excellence of the beaches. The Home wasm very good with great information and help from our Host.
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