Cae Canol Farmhouse, Ffestiniog ValleyRef: 5150
A Grade II* listed 500yr old stone cottage full of rustic charm on the slopes of Manod mountain, 2 ml from Llan Ffestiniog along a 0.5 ml mountain trackway with 3 gates - so get the children trained. A seriously away from it all location for country lovers who want to walk into the hills and just loose themselves in the myriad of footpaths and discover 'Wild Wales'. Interesting open plan accommodation with access to a large galleried relaxing bedroom from the lounge diner up slate slab stairs embeded into the thick stone walls to a spacious space dominated by distinctive high vaulted and heavily beamed roof. Contemporary fitted kitchen and bathroom for modern conveniences. Magnificent unspoiled views of southern Snowdonia from the doorstep and views down the valley towards Porthmadogon the coast. There is a community run inn and shop in the village serving great ales and good food, Blaenau Ffestiniog (5 ml) has the Ffestiniog Railway station, Zip World and Bounce Below, small super market and shops. The wonderful Black Rock Sands (12 ml) is the closest sandy beach where you can drive straight onto the 3mls of sands and dunes, or discover the sandy coves at Borth y Gest village. If you can tempt yourself off the mountain then visit Harlech Castle (14 ml), Swallow Falls and Betws y Coed (15 ml) in the Conwy valley, Coed y Brenin mountain bike centre (16 ml) and Llanberis at the foot of Snowdon(30ml).
Attached to the farmhouse is property ref 5149, and 100m away is property ref 5152.
2 BEDROOMS: 1 downstairs Twin bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 open plan galleried bedroom above the lounge with 1 King-sized bed; a Single bed; arm chairs and wood burning stove. Bed linen and hairdryer are provided.
TOWELS: -At this time, due to Covid regulations, we are asking Guests bring their own TOWELS and TEA TOWELS.
COT AND HIGHCHAIR: both available on request
BATHROOM/WC with electric shower over the bath (downstairs).
KITCHEN: Fitted kitchen with integrated hob, oven, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.
LOUNGE/DINER: Comfy seating comprising settee and giant cuddle chair; dining table, large inglenook fireplace with wood burner and TV/DVD/radio/CD player.
HEATING: Wall mounted motion sensor intelligent electric heaters throughout the property; two log burners; and additional oil filled plug in radiators available on request.
UTILITY ROOM: Access to the shared Lean-to utility room attached to the back of the Cae Canol Cottage (5149) is via an external door on the end of the building facing the entrance gate for the Cae Canol Farmhouse (5150) and Cae Canol Bach (5152). Three cottages have access to this shared utility room: Cae Canol Cottage (5149), Cae Canol Farmhouse (5150) and Cae Canol Bach (5152) with use of Washing machine, tumble dryer, drying racks, ironing board, freezer, log store, garden furniture and beach toys.
GROUNDS: Natural grounds with seating areas around the front and side of the farmhouse; a small stream to the rear of the grounds; and remnants of stone walls. Young children must be supervised at all times.
PARKING: Ample parking for up to 4 cars
ELECTRICITY & HEATING included. Logs and kindling are available at £6 each per bag. Please check availability.
PETS: We welcome well behaved pets that are not tempted by sheep which graze up to the front door. Dogs must be controlled at all times.
WATER: The cottage has its own supply of mountain spring water which is filtered and UV treated.
PLEASE NOTE: You are a good 15 minutes drive away from civilisation. Take everything you need for the first day. Warm clothes and sturdy boots are essential here.
WIFI: There is currently no wifi connection. You can get a really good mobile signal with all providers except Vodafone from our experience in all the properties.
Electric vehicle charging point is available at the property.
ACCESS: The mountain track has reeds growing in the centre, there are 6 gates up to the property which must be closed after you. The narrowest gate is 2.3m, which is wide enough for a normal car (Honda CRV, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Corsa all OK). Link to a video of the track is in ACCESS tab.
April to October: It is recommended to come in a 4x4, but our cars and the owner's saloon have made it everytime with care.
October to April: You MUST come in a 4x4 as we cannot guarantee the weather or that you will make it up there.
***You MUST close EVERY gate after you.***
2021 Price Group: 13
Mini-break rules at this cottage: A mini-break is a holiday for less than a week and/or may start on a day which isn't the normal changeover day (Friday). This property owner will accept mini-breaks within 31 days of the start date of the holiday IF the holiday starts on a Friday (mini-break holidays at this cottage cannot cross over a Friday e.g Wed-Sun bookings are not allowed. For more information call us on 01766 51 38 29).
N & L. (Oct 2019): "We have spent a week of total bliss up here and are fully recharged. Such wonderful views and a beautiful renovated cottage with everything you need. The fire was lovely on the one very wet day we had. We particularly enjoyed the walk out the back to Llyn y Manod and sat for ages up high with our flask of hot choc and brandy looking at the scenery. Our 2 dogs loved it too and as always were well behaved and did not bother the sheep. I recommend fish and chips from Porthmadog and eating them on Black Rock Sands followed by an ice cream! (Just mind the dogs with all the huge jellyfish!) Thank you for having us. X"
J & S April 2019: "Really enjoyed our stay here despite being holed up inside while storm Hannah came through?Afterwards peace and birds all around."
M,R, April 2019: "Cute little lambs everywhere the eye takes you, how adorable. We had a lot of fun discovering the area. Many thanks for the opportunity to stay in this beautiful historic farmhouse and location."
Miss G (October, 2018): "Beautiful cottage in an amazing location. Good heating system too. Would definitely recommend.
The W Family (August, 2018): "An amazing place. I'm sure in better weather there would be spectacular views - we've had glimpses of them but the low cloud has been ever present! Good walks on Harlech beach, lovely drive over to Betws-y-Coed and spectacular mountains. Thank you for a lovely stay."
M, B, M, L & M (July, 2018): "A truly beautiful location. We enjoyed the lovely views and walks when we had sunshine. The walk up was really worth it. My children loved the sofa chair so much, my husband loved the fire place and I enjoyed the views from the window; there was always something for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful cottage."
Ms B (May, 2018): "The property we stayed in and the location was just fantastic. Waking up to gorgeous views all around, having a log burning fire in the evening and the properties were well equipped. We loved our stay here and would go back. The only slight downfall was the off road track that we had to drive our cars up to get to it."
Mr & Mrs P (Sep, 2017): "A wonderful visit - excellent property!"
M, E & C (Sep, 2017): "Thank you for the warm welcome and the opportunity to visit Cae Canol Farmhouse. The walk up was well wirth it and the property is amazing."
The G Family (Sep, 2017): "What a wonderful break! The farmhouse has been a wonderful historic treat - reading about the history of the house story, just fantastic. We enjoyed shutting every gate as we were in such a tranquil & secluded area. The sunrise & sunsets have been magical - not to mention the natural front and back garden! Fabulous local walks both from farmhouse and Ffestiniog too... We've enjoyed our cosy eveings too. Loved the timbers, wood and entertained ourselves mulling at each notch & peg! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this wonderful home of yours!"
Visit Wales Comments (December 2019):
"Set in a very rural location one of three traditional properties where guests are advised that owing to the approach a 4x4 vehicle for access might be prudent at certain times of the year. The properties have benefitted from the works by the owner with each having balcony bedroom off the lounge with electric heating. The farmhouse is an historic property and Grade 2 listed."
Please note: A returnable £100 Good Housekeeping Deposit will be required before we can give the key safe code. Our experience shows that this procedure results in an all round better holiday for everyone, as our holiday home owners are prepared to offer better quality properties for guests and all guests fully respect the property and so make manageable the process of preparing the property for the next guest's full enjoyment. Nearly all our guests are respectful people where the bond is fully returned. We have a high proportion of returning guests who are appreciative of our service and the high standard of accommodation that we strive to provide. Please be assured that STS is a Visit Wales/Welsh Assembly Government Accredited agency. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
We strongly recommend that you take our Cancellation Protection (see Terms & Conditions). If you continue you will notice that during the next booking steps this will automatically be selected for you and the price will increase, so simply de-select them on the bookings screen if you already have holiday insurance or if you do not want any cover.
The Pet Charge for all properties accepting pets is £20 per pet.
After your stay, we ask you kindly to please leave the property as it is found, in a clean and tidy manner. This includes replacing the furniture if you have moved them, emptying all internal bins, clean and put away plates etc., clean work tops and surfaces and hoover the floors.
No Smoking: We want all our guests to enjoy an odour free environment when they arrive at their property. We therefore prohibit smoking within the premises in ALL our properties. A 'Refreshing Charge' will be levied on guests who smoke in properties. A No Smoking Policy may form part of a property's statutory Fire Risk Assessment.
Mini-breaks & Weekends: In most cases, bookings that are for less than 7 nights in the season (Easter to the end of October) are only bookable at short notice. Out of season (November to last week before Easter) is more flexible. The mini-break rules for each property is stated on the description. Weekend booking requests that do not start or end on a property's change-over day or cross over more than 1 week, are at the discretion of the property owner. Please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements.
A rustic 500 year old listed farmhouse at the foot of Manod Mountain with big stone walls, small windows, exposed roof trusses. Access is up a 1/2ml track through fields with gates that will need opening and closing. Not for the faint hearted. Unique!
Access from cark park is on uneven ground. Not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.
This is a video of us driving up to 5150 in a 2005 Corsa: HERE
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