Self Catering Barn Conversion with Sea Views | Cefn-Isaf | Dioni

Self Catering Barn Conversion with Sea Views | Cefn-Isaf

Cefn-Isaf, a self catering barn conversion with sea views, is located in a spectacular position on a Welsh mountain farm. Behind the cottage, ancient oak woodland stand bravely at the foot of the rugged slopes of the Rhinog mountains. In front, hills of green grass roll down to the picturesque seaside village of Llanbedr and the beautiful Cardigan Bay Coastline beyond. A truly idyllic holiday location.

Cefn-Isaf, a self catering barn conversion with sea views, is located in a spectacular   position high above the picturesque seaside village of Llanbedr.
..sea views..
..modern conversion..
..high vaulted ceilings..

This modern conversion of a 17th century barn sleeps up to 4 people (plus a cot) in one double room and one twin room. Both bedrooms are spacious and bright with high vaulted ceilings. Exposed oak beams and ledge and brace doors are combined with a more modern facilities and decorative style. A central bathroom, which divides the two bedrooms, has a large shower cubicle and a bath.

The open plan living area downstairs is naturally great for family holidays where everybody wants to be together. A contemporary kitchen with modern appliances sits at one end of the barn. The solid wood worktops of the kitchen overlook a beautiful gothic like set of dining chairs and table. A small utility / boot room and separate ground floor wc and washbasin also leads off the kitchen.

The sitting area at the other end of the barn is again spacious and comfortable. It also benefits from south facing French doors which, as well as filling the room with light, provides access to a small patio area where guests can sit and enjoy that spectacular view.

Plenty of private off road parking and a well maintained lawned area around the corner to the front of the barn.

Property Details

Sleeps  4 +cot

Pets  4 Max

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided

Bedrooms  2 Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: king size bed, TV; Bedroom 2: Twin beds, TV

Bathrooms  2 Bathrooms: Bathroom 1: bath, WC, walk in shower, hand basin; Bathroom 2: WC & hand basin

Facilities  Linen and towels provided, oil central heating, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine, Iron and Ironing board, cot and high chair, TV's in living room and all bedrooms, DVD player.


Cefn-Isaf Barn is on a Welsh mountain hill farm in the Nantcol valley, high above the picturesque seaside town on Llanbedr in Snowdonia North Wales. The village boasts two pubs, a popular restaurant, post office and grocery store.

Ten minutes away by car, the towns of Harlech and Barmouth offer a larger choice of restaurants and shops. Lot’s of adventure type activities around, including white water rafting, mountain biking, pony trekking etc. Others will enjoy the prehistoric structures, medieval castles and narrow gage railways that dot a landscape steeped in history.

A lot of guests will flock to the cottage for a traditional beach holiday of course. Miles of sandy coastline stretches from Porthmadog in the North down to Aberdovey to the South.

Snowdon and her sisters are a 30-minute drive away. But, if you’re a keen walker, Cwm Nantcol and the Rhinog Mountains just behind the cottage remains one of the UK’s true wildernesses. The mountains here are arguably every bit as spectacular but benefit from being a bit more undiscovered. At the moment at least.


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  1. Richard and Corrina says:

    Very spacious, peaceful cottage with a spectacular view set in lovely countryside. Plenty of nice walks nearby especially the beaches. Gareth is a great host, a very warm welcome and nothing too much trouble. Thanks for a great stay!

  2. Guy Morrison says:

    We had a great stay at Cefn-Isaf last month. Set in a spectacular location with incredible views looking down over the ancient woodland to the sea and Shell Island, it was exactly like the website said and more! Wonderful walks for our 3 dogs on the hills and down on the beaches – they particularly loved the giant sand dunes at Shell Island! Gareth was very welcoming and the cottage had everything you could want. We would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a rural break in a lovely part of Wales!

  3. Catherine Ingham says:

    Our family spent a fantastic 2 weeks in this great cottage. The location was ideal for us being so close to some stunning beaches. The beach at Llandanwg was our favorite, it has a little cafe, toilets, parking, sand dunes, rocks and you can even do some rock-pooling as you walk over the rocks to the beach at Harlech. In the other direction you’ll find Benar Beach just off the main road towards Barmouth, we found this place on our penultimate day and could have spent much longer! It’s worth taking a walk into Llanbedr via the footpath through the woods from the nearby campsite, from here we walked the couple of miles to the incredible sand dunes at Shell Island. Barmouth is only a 20 minute drive away for great fish and chips, arcades, the beautiful beach, fantastic views and a large co-op. We also visited Porthmadog and fell in love with the Llamas at Blackrock Llama Treking. The cottage itself had everything we needed, including a brand new oven and beautiful pieces of hand made furniture. Our 2 12 year old children had plenty of space in the twin bedroom and the double room was, again, spacious and luxurious.
    Gareth could not have been more helpful ensuring we had everything we needed and he was a great source of information regarding walks from the cottage. I am already looking forward to our next stay in this excellent home from home and recommend it very highly.

  4. Rachael and Pete says:

    We are a family of 4 with 2 teenage sons and a dog and we’ve just had a wonderful week staying at Cefn-Isaf.
    Cefn-Isaf is a comfortable and homely cottage with wonderful views located near Nant-Col waterfalls and campsite. It is peaceful and in a great location for exploring nearby beaches and Snowdonia. You can do lovely walks right from the cottage. The kids loved swimming in the pool at Nant-Col – and having Netflix in their bedroom.
    The owner, Gareth, is really friendly and hospitable and because he lives next door, is able to respond quickly to any queries. The wine and cake he gave us were also lovely.
    We think this is one of the nicest cottages we’ve ever stayed in and we would love to come back. We would highly recommend it.

  5. Sophie James says:

    Stunning views and a lovely property. Great location for a peaceful break with lots of mountain walks at the door step and only a short drive to the shops and beaches. The barn is spacious and has everything you could ask for. Beautifully decorated! Great for the family and pet friendly. Gareth and family very welcoming. We must return soon with hopefully better weather.

  6. Sue says:

    Spent a relaxing 3 night break at Cefn Isaf. Easy to find, beautiful location. The cottage was cosy,clean, well-equipped and comfortable – plenty of space for 3 of us.The view was just amazing! Gareth and his family were friendly and helpful – thankyou for a lovely stay!

  7. Michael Diamond says:

    My wife and I returned to this cottage to celebrate a birthday at the end of Jan. We had an absolutely amazing time. The cottage is perfect and the views are fantastic. The hosts were very welcoming. We took the dog and he had a fantastic time. The enclosed garden is extremely handy when taking a pet. We’ve stayed here twice now, once for our honeymoon and once for a birthday and we will definitely be returning again in the future.

  8. Charlie,Jane and family says:

    A great cottage in a very private and beautiful location. With walks on the doorstep and dog friendly beaches just 10 minutes away. Gareth and family are fantastic welcoming hosts.
    I would highly recommend a stay at Cefn-Isaf.

  9. Katrina Kerr says:

    Cefn-Isaf is set in a stunning location that delivers panoramic views of the sea, ancient oak woodland – divided by the Rhaeadr Nantcol waterfalls, and majestic mountains behind.  A tranquil place that despite the winding road, is only about 15 minutes to our favourite beach at Llandanwg and even less to Ty Mawr Hotel – a great place to eat out.  We found it the perfect base from which we could explore all the local attractions or to just chill out, enjoy the peace and quiet, and go for a walk. The accommodation was ideal for our family of four and comfortably accommodated an extra four people for dinner, whilst still feeling spacious.  The sheep chess set was a great hit with our boys!  The owner, Gareth, made us feel very welcome and was very prompt to help with any queries. We’d definately look at staying here again.

  10. Sadie Watson says:

    A superb self catering property with fantastic views. Comfy and quiet.
    Waterfall walk nearby + lots more walks.
    A great place for walkers and for those who want to recharge. Beautiful beaches a short distance away – would recommend Black rock sands (can drive straight onto beach and park up) + Borth – y- Gest which is a pretty tranquil village with a fantastic cafe and short walk round the bend to a lovely beach.
    Nearby towns with amenities but if need a supermarket Porthmadog has Lidl, Aldi and Tesco. Plenty of buses and trains to take you to destinations to.
    Would totally recommend this to anyone.

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