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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: £349.00

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.


So, we booked the cottage for a party of seven, all family. The pictures are accurate but unfortunately we were disappointed by the small things which would have made this a fab holiday. I am only reviewing this way as I am hoping that these things will be improved by the owner and will help future guests! The location is great and the views from the cottage are lovely! The kitchen is well equipped and has all the mod cons, however the beds and bedding are very tired, the double in the attic room is especially worn out and my daughter and son in law said they could feel every spring. The quilts and pillows are absolutely ancient and very worn out, (see pictures) there is a note in the cottage asking to strip the beds which were used and when I did I had to take the pictures which I'm posting! These things are not expensive to replace and for the cost of the cottage should be done immediately. The cleaning of the cottage also leaves something to be desired especially the En-suite bathroom (see pictures) The floors are very creaky and noisy and as soon as anyone steps out of bed the entire house hold is awake!

Fantastic location and within easy reach of beaches, local pubs and attractions. We were met by Gwyn who is lovely and very welcoming, and the cottage itself was superbly laid out and although we were only a party of 4 I think even 8 here would find the place very generously sized. It is dog friendly and our collie was quite safely contained with the garden areas and could be left to look after himself with no concerns. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great place to stay in the area and we will definitely be back.

Amazing wonderful beautiful-thanks gwyn!!
We have sadly just returned from a week at this property,we did not want to leave and I still wish I was back there!! It is a beautiful big house in a stunning quiet location. Gwyn who looks after the property is a true gentlemen, he brought us fresh eggs on our arrival day and was on hand if ever we needed anything even extending his kindness to picking up me and the husband when we got stranded in bedgellert after a walk went wrong. The area is amazing, loads to do all around no matter what you want to do-we had 3 great days walking and spent then other 4 doing tourist things such as black rock sands, Harlech, bangor and criccieth and there is still plenty more we plan on returning to do. All in all we had a fantastic holiday and we very much plan on returning in the future. Highly recommend and once again thanks gwyn hope to see you again soon.

Beautiful peace of Wales
/01/17.This is the third time we have stopped in this beautifully equipped barn/cottage For my husbands Birthday weekends. The Owners Father Gwyn is a true Gentleman brings you fresh eggs and some beautiful stories of the local area love chatting to him! The c;ottage/Barn is always clean on arrival to the highest of standards! with lots of added extras. Best nights sleep ever in this peaceful retreat just outside Porthmadog . Very spacious living room dinning area in fact spacious throughout! Best equipped kitchen in any Cottage /Barn rental we have ever stopped in throughout the U.K. Amazing utility room washer dryer another fridge /freezer iron ironing board.mop brush hoover . Comfortable and relaxing just what we needed nice winter break after the mad rush of Christmas. Off road parking. Safe enclosed garden area . Even our dog loves it here lots of country lane walks! Already booked for next year! Highly recommended so what you waiting for for get booking! Go for midnight walk and check out them star's!! Thank you & See you again next year! Kind Regards Chel

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.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


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, WiFi, 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 less than 3 miles

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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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