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. Matt & Rebecca says:

    The cottage is set in beautiful surroundings, very quiet and private with stunning views. The stay was very comfortable and relaxing. With the beach and the national Park there is lots to do, Harlech is close by for food and highly recommend the As.Is Bistro.

  2. Steven, Ruth and George says:

    Booked for a relaxing new year break. Exactly what we were looking for. Extremely comfortable, cosy peaceful place to stay with amazing views and walks close by. Lots to see and do within the area. If required places to eat and drink with a short drive. We didn’t as everything you need in the house. Ideal location for our son with waterfall walk close by with no need to drive and amazing beaches within a short drive. Gareth couldn’t have been more helpful, welcoming and accommodating. He is there if required but leaves you to your own devices if not!
    Would have no hesitation in recommending and returning.

  3. The Walkers says:

    The cottage was comfortable with fantastic views. It was well located for walks in the hills and easy to get to Harlech and local beaches. Gareth was a friendly and helpful host. Harlech had a number of nice coffee shops – Cemlyn had a huge variety of teas to try. The beach at Harlech is long & empty at low tide with lovely views of the Leyn penisula and plenty of room for dogs to run around. Also Harlech castle allows dogs on leads in, The Premier shop on the way down to Harlech beach was well stocked and open late. We enjoyed the local waterfall walk, a longer walk up the valley from the farm and also the lake at the start if the Roman steps walk, but remember dogs need to be on leads because if the sheep. We had a lovely stay and would recommend this place to stay. August 2018

  4. Adrian says:

    Had a wonderful stay at Cefn Isaf. The cottage was very comfortable and spacious. Gareth was a very helpful host. The cottage a perfect base location to allow you to explore both mountains and coastline. A visit to Portmeirion, Beddgelert, and Zip World are all well worth it. If you want to venture out in the evening for dinner, I can well recommend As-Is Bistro in Harlech (next to the castle), and NorBar on road to Barmouth, a perfect place to eat dinner and watch the sunset. Booking in advance is advisable for both. The Catch (next to Norbar) is a great Fish and chip takeaway, and also has good vegetarian options.

    We will definitely be back!!

  5. Ian says:

    Had a lovely week at Cefn- Isaf perfect for dogs lovely beaches nearby and very private too.

  6. Christina Brown says:

    A lovely peaceful cottage with fantastic views.

  7. Sarah Clift says:

    A view to die for! 2 weeks of spectacular scenery; mountains,beaches and historic sites.

    The cottage felt like a home; lovely and warm and we liked the decor and furnishings. A rare find for a family bringing 3 dogs on holiday!

    Gareth was very helpful. With the farm being his home too he really wants you to have a good holiday.I’d like to thank him for granting our requests, including an impromptu badminton court!

  8. We had a relaxing and peaceful break in Cefn Isaf. The barn is comfortable and has a beautiful outlook. We enjoyed exploring the local area. We could walk directly from the barn up the hills, the views were breathtaking!
    The local beaches are super.
    Gareth was a good host, helpful and attentive.

  9. Alan Harrison says:

    Our week at Cefn Isaf was very enjoyable. The cottage was all that we expected. Always high standard and never a disappointment. This was our 8th week to the area over the past 3 years and all at Dioni locations. We are finding the area around Barmouth-Harlech incredibly enjoyable on the ground and from the air as we often fly gliders from Llanbedr Airfield. Gareth was very friendly, welcoming and helpful but never intrusive. Cefn Isaf also has almost unlimited parking and that may be helpful to some people. Wonderful walks straight from the door and beautiful scenery everywhere. Thanks Gareth and Nell, we will come back to your little patch of peace and tranquility as soon as we can. Thanks Dioni, great job!

  10. Maggie Howell says:

    This very comfortable cottage is located on a farm with wonderful views over the hills and woodland and down to the sea. A lot of thought has gone into providing a home from home for guests. We enjoyed our stay here enormously. The walks around here are as easy or demanding as you might want. The Nantcol waterfalls are lovely, and the campsite sells great ice-cream to reward you for your efforts.

    Gareth and his family are friendly and very helpful. The welcome pack with Bara Brith and wine was just what we needed after a long drive. The village shop is well stocked and the two pubs serve food most of the day. I don’t always want to cook on holiday so this was a treat!

    Harlech Castle is impressive and there are some lovely sandy beaches which seem to go on for ever. We don’t have a dog, but it was good to see that the cottage is dog friendly and Gareth has marked dog friendly beaches on a map in the house.

    I would certainly recommend this cottage to people wanting a relaxing and interesting holiday.

  11. Alison says:

    Very relaxing short break in this quiet location on the side of a beautiful hill with lovely views in every direction. Great for walking, even in March on a drizzly day! Have been to this area of Wales many times, but this was the first time we had stayed at the holiday cottage. It was very warm and cosy and would definitely recommend to friends. Hopefully we will return again too! Lambs were born in the field outside the window, Nell the retired sheepdog came on walks with us. The owners were very welcoming and the cake and wine on arrival were very much enjoyed.

  12. Beverley & Laurence Hall says:

    We had a great 3 full days at the Barn. We loved every minute, it is so cosy. Feel so relaxed, which is unusual for us as life is really hectic.
    Thoroughly enjoyed the walks. You don’t have to go far, there are many right on the door step. The waterfall was a good start, before we took on the challenge of The Roman Steps. The woodland opposite was truly lovely and accompanied by our very own tour guide- Nell, who came calling for our dog-adorable! We missed her this morning…
    Harlech beach & Castle are amazing. We also enjoyed the beach at Tredeth (I believe it was called just along the coast from Harlech) with a little quaint church and countryside walk.
    We tried to go to Shell Island, however the tide was in over the road, so had to abandon.
    The food at Victoria Inn in the village was amazing both times we went. We tried the other Hotel, however they had stopped serving lunch at 2-00pm, so by default went to the Victoria Inn again. The Café at Harlech Castle is also worth a mention. Portions good, nice menu choice and very clean. Our dog was welcome in both venues which makes life easy.
    Gareth and his family are very friendly and make you feel right at home.
    We will certainly spread the word to our friends and family.
    Thank you
    Thank you so much

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