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Self Catering in Gwynedd - Porthmadog

LL51 9YU

Cefn-Yr-Efail, Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £314.00 - 1219.00

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, outside furniture and a barbecue, 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.


Perfect retreat
Me and my family visited this barn, and it was just what we were after. Great location right near portmadog, criccieth but a in a nice secluded location in the hills offering a perfect retreat. It has everything you'll need in a holiday home and is presented to a high standard. The owners father lives opposite and is very welcoming, offering fresh eggs on arrival. A nice touch. We enjoyed our stay and will defiantly be returning as in my opinion there is no better base to explore North Wales.
Graham A

Absolutely perfect!
We have stayed at this cottage now for the 3rd time it is a amazing place couldnt fault it. The views are beautiful and the owners father is lovely and very helpful we had a fantastic christmas there the house was very luxurious and spacious. We are very much looking forward to another christmas this year. Would recommend this highly to anyone was the perfect break just what we all needed

Unlikely to stay again
We booked this cottage as it was a special family birthday and the property description and visitor reviews suggested it was an exceptional place to stay. The owners father who lives next door is delightful and was very welcoming and presented us with a dozen fresh eggs on arrival. He did say that internally it needs some painting and that the dining chairs could do with replacing. Clearly when the property was first renovated it must have been beautiful and luxurious. However, we found it requiring quite a bit of TLC, the Jacuzzi, from what we could tell in the visitor book had not been working for several weeks and the toilet seat in en-suite was broken. The mattress covers on two of the the 3 double beds were stained as were a number of pillows which had no pillow protectors on them, my son in law had to sleep in a single bed for the duration of the holiday as he felt a spring coming through one of the upstairs double beds and the down stairs double bed mattress was worn and torn. Maybe our standards are too high, but as lovely as the location is and the welcome we received we would unfortunately not book this again or recommend it to friends unless it had some money spent on the property internally.

My family and my dog had a lovely stay in Cefn-Yr-Efail. The owner was so welcoming and kind, and the house was lovely and so big (the pictures do not show how large the rooms are). We had a lovely time exploring the surrounding area and would definitely recommend this cottage to everyone.
Miss Kerry

Just what we needed
What a great place to stay. Well laid out inside with plenty of space and a really good heating system. Lovely views to the North. Only a couple of miles to two great pubs and a good chip shop all at Tremadog. Gwyn gave us a warm welcome............and even supplied some eggs, thank you. Good place to stay for Porthmadog (Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways), Ciccieth, Llyn Peninsula, Beddgelert and Snowdon. Would definitely stay again.
Richard H



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Full oil central heating, flame-effect electric fire in sitting area
Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x colour TVs, 2 with Sky, 2 x DVD players, books/games/DVDs
Fuel & power included in rent
Bed linen & towels included in rent
Cot, highchair & stairgate
Off road parking for 4 cars
Garden with decking, gravelled area, lawned area, furniture, BBQ & mountain views
One well behaved pet welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shops and pubs 2
5 miles

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Wern Manor Gardens - 1.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Criccieth Castle - 3.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Pen Llystyn Roman Fort - 3.8 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Deudraeth Castle - 4.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Plas Brondanw Gardens - 5.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Llanfihangel-y-Traethau Carved Stone - 6.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

St Cybi's Well - 6.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dinas Castle - 6.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Penarth Fawr - 7.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Harlech Castle - 7.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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