Isallt Fawr

Cwm Pennant near Criccieth

North Wales historic holiday farmhouse, scenic Cwm Pennant near Borth y Gest, Criccieth and Portmeirion. Far from the madding crowd.

Near: Porthmadog 6m, Black Rock Sands 6m Borth y Gest 6m

Reference 898
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3

About Isallt Fawr

16th Century Listed North Wales Holiday Farmhouse, Cwm Pennant
  • Nestling on the hillside in Cwm Pennant, one of the most beautiful valleys in Wales, this lovely old comfortably furnished holiday farmhouse seems far away from the modern world.
  • Massive thick stone walls, original stone and slate flag floors, huge inglenooks, a stone spiral staircase, pretty cottage windows and lots of space make this a fabulous holiday farmhouse that children and grown ups alike are sure to love..
  • The charmingly furnished sitting rooms have been decorated in fresh bright white and warm glowing reds which create a welcoming and comfortable ambience.
  • Owned for many centuries by the Roberts and Owen families - and now farmed organically by the Owen's family - who between them produced over 100 doctors and surgeons and served the people of North Wales over many generations.
  • See 'little sister' ~Isallt Bach (989)~ a pretty cottage in the same beautiful, peaceful valley.
  • Last minute short breaks available at this North Wales holiday farmhouse in the beautiful Cwm Pennant Valley. Phone for availability and price.
J B Priestley stayed at this North Wales farmhouse
  • J B Priestley once stayed here and his signature, along with many others who have visited over the years, are preserved on a glass covered panel in the sitting room
Cwm Pennant Valley
  • In the words of a Welsh poet "O Lord, why did you make Cwm Pennant so beautiful and the life of an old shepherd so short?"
  • Cwm Pennant Valley is a delight, high slopes blend into wooded hillsides, a meandering river winds through small fields dotted with farmhouses and an ancient Church. Peace and tranquility any time of the year. Few cars, few tourists and lots of mountain sheep.
Criccieth/North Wales & Walks near North Wales holiday farmhouse
  • Breathtaking scenery with beautiful walks along the river valley (good fishing locally) - small ponds and waterfalls to enchant and gentle hill walking from your doorstep - an old Welsh poem laments that a shepherd's life is too short to fully enjoy the beauty of this valley.
Black Rock Sands & Borth y Gest Harbour Village
  • Wonderful beaches, fascinating harbours and small towns close by - Black Rock Sands a vast sandy beach onto which you can drive your car, Borth y Gest, a small, pretty harbour village, Porthmadog once the busiest slate port in Wales now home to the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway and Criccieth with its sand and shingle beach and ruined castle overlooking the town.
Snowdonia is near this North Wales farmhouse for holidays
  • Magnificent scenery of Cardigan Bay, Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula all wait to be discovered and are within easy reach of this Wales farmhouse, scenic location.
Portmeirion Italianate Village
  • The Italianate village of Portmeirion was built between 1925 and 1973 by Clough Williams Ellis to show how a naturally beautiful site could be developed. The colour washed buildings and little streets are lined with various shops and cafes. There are woodland trails and a cliff walk too.
Ffestiniog Railway and Welsh Highland Railway
  • Located at either end of Porthmadog town. Choose a heritage journey through the scenic Snowdonia countryside or a mountain trip to Blaenau Ffestiniog where you can visit the Lechwedd Slate Caverns.
Enlli Sea Safaris & Shearwater Luxury Cruises
  • Enlli Sea Safaris and Shearwater Luxury Charters leave from Pwllheli Marina to explore the rich and scenic waters along the Lleyn Peninsula. Look out for seabirds seals and dolphins. Remember your camera and binoculas.
Glasfryn Parc Family Activities
  • An ideal day out for the whole family. Choose from archery, karting, 10 pin bowling, fishing and lots more exciting activities. There is a farm shop on site where you can stock up on local produce to take home with you.
The Golden Fleece Inn & Shore Fishing Nefyn Beach
  • This Inn and Bistro in Tremadog serves meals renowned for quality and value for money.
  • Shore fishing at Nefyn beach yields plaice, mackeral, pollock, wrasse and ray on a high tide.
Porth Tocyn Restaurant, Abersoch
  • Porth Tocyn is an excellent family owned and run country hotel restaurant mentioned in the Good Food guide every year since 1957 and holder of two AA rosettes. Enjoy fine dining with spectacular bay views.
Brynkir Woollen Mill, Golan nearby
  • View the entire working process from raw wool to the finished product at this long established woollen mill near Porthmadog. Enjoy tea & cakes too.
16th Century Listed North Wales Holiday Farmhouse, Cwm Pennant
  • There is much to enjoy near this north Wales farmhouse for holidays. An escapists dream location with the finest hill, mountain and coastal scenery to explore.


3 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 6. 1 kingsize,1 double, 1 twin, travel cot. All on 1st floor.

Bedlinen & towels provided.

Bathroom with corner bath and shower over, toilet, washbasin on ground floor.

Kitchen fully fitted with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, table, chairs and settle. Highchair. Dramatic views of Cwm Pennant

Sitting Room large inglenook with woodburning stove, 3 piece suite, tv/dvd, cd and original glass covered panel signed by lots of people including J B Priestley.

Family Sitting Room huge open fireplace (not in use) large sofa, armchair, stone flagged floor, 16th century stone spiral staircase.

Fuel oil central heating inclusive May-September, £30 per weekoutside these dates. Starter pack of logs - October to April

Grounds small garden around the house, (children should be supervised at all times as the property opens directly onto the open mountainside) garden furniture, barbecue.

Parking for 2 cars.

Welcome FREE: 2 Dogs max

Warning: working organic hill sheep and beef farm, dogs must be on leads at all times.


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Customer Reviews

Thank you so much for a lovely stay. Amazing views out of every window. Emily(3) loved the lambs and our visit to the rabbit farm (lovely and gorgeous puppies to play with) Max (1& 1/2) loved the bath and using the step as a slide, and our day on the Ffestiniog Railway. Charlie(Australian) loved the BBQ and amazing large sandy beaches and I loved that my parents were down the track in the other cottage to babysit! Don't want to go home! Thanks.


Lovelocks, Hampshire

Lovely cottage, well stocked with all that's needed.Liked watching the agile sheep jumping over the fence into the garden. Kids enjoyed herding them out. Great location for the Lleyn beaches, castles and climbing Snowdon. Sgwar Restaurant in Tremadog was lovely as well as the chippy. Borth y Gest was a nice surprise with its coastal walk and beaches. Still lots to see so will be back


Mr and Mrs Churchill

Have had a fantastic break in this lovely cottage.Its very easy to stay in and be warm and cosy on a very blustery night!We had a very busy 10 days and a few recommendations (if you have kids ) are - Greenwood Park - fab day out, spent all day there. Beacon Climbing Wall near Caernarfon - have a crazy climb area, you'll need to book as it gets busy. We also got the train up Snowdon then walked down and just found rivers for the boys and dogs to play in. Good food places in Tremadog, Golden Fleece particularly good! House is great for a family of 4 and we'll be back.


Copper family, Swanage

One of the best places we have ever stayed, thank you very much. The house is very comfortable, nice beds, clean bathroom and kitchen, cosy atmosphere. Beautiful views from every window, we had a splendid week! We did climb the top of Snowdon mountain!


Leonie Biegel,Holland

We have all had an amazing time here. We loved the isolation of the cottage, beautiful countryside and the children loved living amongst the sheep and 3 cows. The weather was mixed but we were not inhibited, climbing up mountains, walking by lakes, along the rivers. The beaches were fun too! Slate mines, trains, good restaurants - what more could you wish for? Great, many thanks.


Hunt family, Southampton

Wonderful walks, wonderful views, lovely beaches and great rivers and waterfalls. Walks every day and many swims had by all, we had friends at the cottage at the bottom and we cooked for them every day. For some of us it was our second year and we will be back again.


Elsie, Cath, Maisie, Mark and Vicki

We had a wonderful week. Lovely old cottage with bags of character. Views are simply stunning. Beaches are lovely too. Great weather made the break even better.Would not hesitiate to recomend this place.


Karen, Stu and Mathew, Doncaster

Had another fantastic week, weather was sunshine all week.Lovely cottage and area. Will be back. Thank you


Homer, West Midlands

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