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 two single beds, 1 open plan galleried bedroom above the lounge with 1 double bed and a single bed, sofa and chairs and wood buring stove. Bed linen provided. please bring your own towels.
COT: Can be requested but please double check what spec/bedding is provided before your stay.
BATHROOM/WC: With electric shower over the bath (downstairs).
LOUNGE/DINER: Comfy seating and round table, large inglenook fireplace with wood burner and TV/DVD.
GROUNDS: natural grounds with 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 by the cottage.
HEATING: Night storage heating, electric radiators and two log burner.
ELECTRICITY & HEATING: Included. Logs by prior arrangement (£6 per bag).
PET: One well behaved pets that is not tempted by sheep as they graze up to the front door. Dogs must be controlled at all times.
EXTRA: Shared Utility Room with Freezer, Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer and Drying Racks. The Utility Room is attached to the building, you have to walk around to the back of Farmhouse to get to it.
NB: Electric vehicle charging point available.
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.
ACCESS: The mountain track has reeds growing in the centre; there are 5 gates which are normally closed; narrowest gate is 2.3m. The gateway is wide enough for a normal car (Honda CRV, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Corsa were all OK). Link to a video of the track is in the '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.***
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 (Saturday). This property owner will accept mini-breaks.
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!"
The E Family (Aug, 2017): "We had a wonderful time staying in this beautiful farmhouse. We loved the remoteness and having our own 'montian'. We took some great trips to Porthmadog, Zip World, Portmeirion and Snowdonia. Thanks again, this is a beautiful place to stay and get away from it all."
The K Family (Aug, 2017): "What a wonderful time and cottage! We enjoyed it!"
Mr & Mrs A (July, 2017): "Had a lovely time at this fantastic house! What a super location, away from everything. It was a little difficult getting here with our car :) A place to tell our friends about."
"Set in a very rural location one of three traditional properties where guests are advised that owing to the approach road a 4x4 vehicle for access might be prudent at certain times of the year. The properties have benefitted from the works by the owner."
Visit Wales Overall Quality Percentage: 68%
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, 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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|01 September 2018 to 07 September 2018||£ 572||£ 458|
|08 September 2018 to 21 September 2018||£ 502||£ 402|
|22 September 2018 to 28 September 2018||£ 412||£ 330|
|29 September 2018 to 12 October 2018||£ 367||£ 294|
|13 October 2018 to 19 October 2018||£ 387||£ 310|
|20 October 2018 to 26 October 2018||£ 467||£ 374|
|27 October 2018 to 02 November 2018||£ 412||£ 330|
|03 November 2018 to 14 December 2018||£ 312||£ 250|
|15 December 2018 to 21 December 2018||£ 467||£ 374|
|22 December 2018 to 04 January 2019||£ 607||£ 486|
|05 January 2019 to 11 January 2019||£ 627||£ 502|
|12 January 2019 to 01 February 2019||£ 332||£ 266|
|02 February 2019 to 08 February 2019||£ 387||£ 310|
|09 February 2019 to 22 February 2019||£ 407||£ 326|
|23 February 2019 to 22 March 2019||£ 332||£ 266|
|23 March 2019 to 05 April 2019||£ 407||£ 326|
|06 April 2019 to 26 April 2019||£ 522||£ 418|
|27 April 2019 to 03 May 2019||£ 407||£ 326|
|04 May 2019 to 24 May 2019||£ 487||£ 390|
|25 May 2019 to 31 May 2019||£ 627||£ 502|
|01 June 2019 to 05 July 2019||£ 572||£ 458|
|06 July 2019 to 12 July 2019||£ 592||£ 474|
|13 July 2019 to 19 July 2019||£ 627||£ 502|
|20 July 2019 to 26 July 2019||£ 712||£ 570|
|27 July 2019 to 23 August 2019||£ 747||£ 598|
|24 August 2019 to 30 August 2019||£ 712||£ 570|
|31 August 2019 to 06 September 2019||£ 592||£ 474|
|07 September 2019 to 20 September 2019||£ 522||£ 418|
|21 September 2019 to 27 September 2019||£ 432||£ 346|
|28 September 2019 to 11 October 2019||£ 387||£ 310|
|12 October 2019 to 18 October 2019||£ 407||£ 326|
|19 October 2019 to 25 October 2019||£ 487||£ 390|
|26 October 2019 to 01 November 2019||£ 432||£ 346|
|02 November 2019 to 13 December 2019||£ 332||£ 266|
|14 December 2019 to 20 December 2019||£ 487||£ 390|
|21 December 2019 to 27 December 2019||£ 627||£ 502|
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