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Isallt Fawr

Cwm Pennant near Criccieth & Borth y Gest

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

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

  • Reference 898
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Pets Welcome
16th Century Listed North Wales Holiday Farmhouse, Cwm Pennant
  • Nestling on the hillside in Cwm Pennant, Isallt Fawr is set one of the most beautiful valleys in Wales.
  • Far away from the modern world - peace and tranquillity can be found here at any time of the year - few cars, few tourists and lots of mountain sheep.
  • This lovely old comfortably furnished holiday farmhouse has thick stone walls, original stone and slate flag floors, huge inglenooks, a stone spiral staircase and lots of space - children and grown ups alike are sure to enjoy its charm.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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

On arrival was taken back by the breathtaking views and location. Spent the week exploring the various area's around and loved every moment.Such a sad time to go home. Thanks Mrs Owen for supplying a welcome bottle of wine. Will def. return.

Ives family, Brighton

What a wonderful time we've had. Absolutely blissful, gorgeous weather and all the lovely new lambs. Lovely views , one for each window! Great location, comfortable, well equipped accommodation in a very special house. Wales coastal path recommended, especially Borth y Gest to Black Rock Beach. Spring flowers and estuary views amazing.

Dr Kay Weight

Just had a wonderful peaceful two weeks, fantastic walks helped by great weather. Mr and Mrs Owen were very kind and helpful.I'm sure we'll return.

Mr and Mrs D. Berridge

Fantastic location and cottage, well equiped and comfortable. Highlights: Apart from being here in this beautiful place - Caernarfon Castle has a great film included. Abersoch beach and a bit of cafe culture. Llanystumdwy - river walk. Harlech beach and old village, walks around here dog loved it. ThANK YOU.

Sue and Paul, Cotswolds

Thank you for the wine and flowers on arrival, deeply appreciated. Our 3rd year here - you must be getting something right! Except this year, the weather decidedly Welsh! the walkers managed 3 walks this year, nearly being blown off at one stage. Tryfan and Glyder - desperate weather/from here to Beddgelert via Moel Hebog, lovely/Watkin - Yr Aran-Snowdon-Watkin, glorious!

David , Jake and Amy, Simon and Anne Flute, Croydon Surrey

Beautiful house and location, adorable lambs. Felt right at home here. Home from home.

The Baynham's from Abergavenny

Idyllic cottage in a beautiful location. Spectacular views. our second visit to this valley and once again inspired Chris to write poetry! Daisy and Tilly (aged nearly 2 and 3)adored the cottage and spent ages standing in the deep window sills. We enjoyed the peace and quiet. Had good days out on the Welsh Highland Railway to Bedgelert, Sygun Copper Mine, walking in the valley, and on the beaches of Black Rock Sands and Criccieth and Portmeirion. We even spotted a woodpecker through the kitchen window while washing up. We had everything we needed in this comfortable cottage and had a lovely week.

Thompson family

Great home, isolation, views. Loads to see and do. Must do Zip World, Bounce Below, Tree Top Adventure, Go-Karts, Quads Etc.

Paul, Julia, Ethan, Lois and Phoebe, Brighton

Many thanks for a lovely fortnight. Far too hot to walk on some days but completed the Pennant horse shoe(Garnedd Goch to Moel Hebog) and the compulsory Beddgelert riverrun/wade was very welcome. Simon travelled every train in every direction and enjoyed the dogs antics. Lots of fun and antics, beautiful weather and beautiful times. Lots of lovely memories. From the 10 houses I have stayed in Meirionnydd Isallt Fawr rates very highly!!Great house, wonderful views and delightful garden for the non walkers.....

Simon and Ann Flute, Jane , Amy and David Williams

What a wonderful time we've had!! Absolutely blissful, gorgeous weather and all the lovely new lambs. Thank you

Dr Katy Newton

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

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

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

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

Lovely location could not get bored of the view!!Glad we didn't get put off by the poor review somebody left on tripadvisor - they obviously didn't quite get the countryside! Would recommend the beaches of Aberdaron, Hell's Mouth, Llanbedrog and Morfa Nefyn and Porthdinllaen for dogs - we also found the Sygun Coppermine very dog friendly and there is a nice lakes to walk there too. Fancy seafood at Lleyn Seafood in Pwllheli, Ty Coch Pub at Porthdinllaen, well worth a visit.

Lyons Family, Yorkshire

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

Homer, West Midlands

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

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

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Access Statement(x)

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes