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. Eric & Nicole says:

    Cefn-Isaf, especially Gareth with his wonderful border collie Nell, his sister and his dad made our stay near Nantcol Waterfalls and above Llanbedr to a special time.
    The area around this farm is absolutely stunning, we’ve had only some raindrops which made the place only more interesting because the light was phantastic for taking fotos.
    We’ve been to Harlech where there is a beautiful café with ice-cream from another planet ;), we’ve been to Shell Island with it’s unbelievable sanddunes, to Portmeirion with it’s tiny architecture.
    All the beautiful beaches around there, the Nantcol Waterfalls and so many other places to go which are all nearby made our stay to a superfast running out of time.

    And Cefn-Isaf itself is hard to discribe in a 100% positive way <3

    Thank you for all – one day we will come back!

    Eric & Co.

  2. Sally Conaway says:

    We had a wonderful week at Cefn Isaf. The cottage provided everything we needed as a family with a 3 year old and 2 dogs. It was more spacious than we anticipated and all facilities in the cottage were excellent. It was useful to have a washing machine too, ready to clean off after muddy walks. Little things like a garden hose outside to clean off boots (and the dogs) were really helpful.

    It was great to have our own outdoor space that was gated off and separate from the farm. This was ideal for our little boy to whizz around on his bike, and was completely dog proof so we had no need to worry about our furry friends getting into the fields.

    We were made to feel very welcome by the owner and his family and we were even left a lovely home made cake on our arrival.

    The location was stunning. Excellent access to Nantcol waterfalls and riverside walks from the door step. The walk was suitable for our energetic little boy, and we spent one evening toasting marshmallows by the river while the dogs went for a swim. Very idyllic! There were beautiful views across the hills and sea and stunning sunsets. We were there during a couple of very windy nights, being up on a hill you are exposed to the Snowdownian elements, but we were more than safe, warm and cosy tucked up in the cottage (and feeling very glad we weren’t camping!).

    We went on a number of trips out and Llanbedr was a really good central point for this. Our trips included Harlech castle, shell island, Cricceth beach, Coed y Brenin, Harlech farm park, Portmerion, Abersoch.

    There were a multitude of local beaches to explore, both sandy and rocky, great for rock pools and collecting shells. We could also take the dogs onto some parts of the beaches, even in the peak of summer.

    There was a small shop in Llanbedr and a couple of Spar shops about a 10 minute drive away but there were no large supermarkets nearby, so we were glad we’d got the majority of our supplies before we arrived.

    We would love to go back to Cefn Isaf and would highly recommend it.

  3. Catherine Wilcox says:

    Just returned from a great break at Cefn Isaf, lovely cottage and made to feel very welcome with cake and wine! Enjoyed the location as very quiet but close to beaches and lots to do with the kids.

  4. Marie says:

    Lovely location,set in a beautiful part of Wales with wonderful sea views. We all enjoyed our week away and especially walking with Nell every morning.

  5. Lamorna says:

    Cefn-Isaf was everything we had hoped for: fantastic setting, with wooded valleys and waterfalls on the doorstep, sea views, gorgeous sunsets and mountains to the back of us. So, we had a great week cycling, walking and enjoying the beach at Dyffryn Ardudwy/Tal-y-bont. Didn’t get to Harlech Castle this time, but that’s a great day out, in easy reach. The barn conversion is really well-appointed and comfortable, and in the evenings we enjoyed watching the French Open on Sky. Wi-fi worked well too. Everyone made us very welcome, but especially Gareth, whom it was a pleasure to meet and chat with.

  6. Kate & Andy says:

    What a wonderful week we had in the cottage!
    Such a beautiful valley for walking and exploring with our new found friend Nell!
    The cottage was lovely with everything we could possibly want.
    We will most certainly be back soon!
    Thank you once again to Gareth and Nell 🙂

  7. SUE SMITH says:

    What an amazing place to stay, there only a few days but we will be back soon . thankyou Gareth and Nel for making our stay so nice

  8. Mitch, Charly (and Archie) says:

    Just came back from a wonderful few days at this lovely farm cottage. It is perfectly situated in Llanbedr which has excellent walking options, pubs and only a short drive to both Harlech and Barmouth beaches. Gareth and family were very hospitable and made us feel right at home. Cottage has excellent features including Sky TV and wifi. Is also located right next to Nantcol waterfalls which are beautiful. W

  9. Gloria says:

    We have just returned from a week in Cefn Isaf. As others have said, a lovely barn conversion. We had taken 2 of our friends from Germany with us, and they thoroughly enjoyed both the house and the surrounding area. Our friends love to run, and there were many wonderful routes on your doorstep, and Nell the sheepdog, made a wonderful companion, and loved to come with us. A run along Harlech beach is wonderful, a long expanse of sand, and was solid under foot. Lots to see and do in the area. The house was fully equiped, had sky tv, fast broadband (faster than I have at home in South Wales), we love to cook, and the kitchen was well equipped. Gareth (the owner) was most helpful and greeted us on arrival with bottles of wine which made a wonderful welcome! There are wonderful sea views, and its an ideal place to sit and watch the sunset. Would thoroughly recommend. Thanks Gareth, so much, it was a pleasure to stay in Cefn Isaf, and lovely to meet you and Nell!

  10. We found Cefn Isaf to be a well appointed and comfortable barn conversion with stunning views down to the coast with a host of bird life which could watched from the doorstep. It proved a good base for exploring the local coastline as well as great walks from the doorstep. We also travelled further afield to Portmeirion, Betwys-y-Coed, and enjoyed walking the Precipice Walk and Cadir Idris both near Dolgellau. Sky TV and wi-fi were an added bonus for our two teenagers and Gareth the owner could not have been more helpful.
    PS The shower was fine!

  11. Neil Hopkinson says:

    Stunning views! Lovely barn conversion with open living area, which is great when you have two kids and a dog to keep an eye on. Spacious bedrooms. A good base to explore the surrounding area such as Shell Island, slate caverns, Harlech Castle, Harlech beach is a must! All were within a 10 minute drive. Plenty of walks achievable from the doorstep. Wish we could have stayed for longer.

  12. JOHN & JENNIE MODD says:

    What impressed us was the close fit between the description on the website and the reality–not always the case. The cottage was absolutely fine for our purposes, and the views and environment excellent, albeit the weather in our week was disappointing.
    Our only real negative would be the inadequacy of water flow (‘drizzle’) fromthe wshower but I guess this is a locational issue.
    We also struggled to find anywhere decent to eat in the close vicinity–very much pub grub level.

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