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Hafod Cae Maen

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Self-catering with 1 unit £1300 pupw sleeps 8

Hafod Cae Maen,
LL48 6EP



Hafod Cae Maen,
LL48 6EP


You approach from the back, down the bumpy track, over the cattle grid… but the glory of the house is the front and the view. Overlooking estuary and hills, this handsome villa sits above the Italianate fantasy village Portmeirion. Hafod Cae Maen was built in 1919 for the botanist who planted the estate’s subtropical woodlands, and it is within easy reach of the village (restaurants, cafés) and a deserted beach. The house’s terraced gardens, part-overrun, are heaven for children to hide in, while adults have long lawns, a barbecue for dining and a sunset desk. Inside, all is as luxurious as it is possible to be. Edwardian windows and polished oak floors, wood-burners in fireplaces, local art on white walls. Toys, games and DVDs invite children to settle in, there’s a panelled library with an open fire, a hamper waits on the slate worktop, warm towel rails gleam, and bedrooms – heritage colours, seagrass floors – are enticing. The master room flourishes a balcony for sunsets and champagne, and well-behaved pets will be happy to sleep downstairs. Best of all, you could spend two weeks here and leave the car untouched.

* Secluded location with breathtaking views
* Oak-panelled library with open fire
* Dining room with ten-person setting
* Drawing room with children's toys
* Fully-equipped kitchen with range cooker
* 4 bedrooms – sleeps 8 (+ two travel cots)
* Two king-size bedrooms with “Vi-Spring” beds, Two twin bedrooms, convertible to superking
* Two bathrooms
* Boot room with washing machine and tumble dryer
* Balcony overlooking garden, estuary and mountains
* An acre of beautiful and private gardens
* Children's playhouse
* Outside table and chairs for dining al fresco, as well as a barbecue.
* Sunset deck to watch the sun go down with a G&T in hand
* Portmeirion Village a 10 minute walk away
* Close to the Mermaid Spa in Portmeirion Village
* Welcome hamper of local produce
* OLED TV, DVD, BOSE speakers
* Broadband internet access
* The famous Ffestiniog narrow-gauge steam railway a 10 minute walk away

Children welcomeTelevisionIroning facilitiesCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesFreezerMicrowave cookerDishwasherDogs/pets accepted by arrangementCD playerReal log/coal firesDrying facilitiesRestaurant

Children welcome from any age.


Plan route to Hafod Cae Maen using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 588375  Lat: 52.91637 Long: -4.10058

By Road:
Travelling from Penrhyndeudraeth
Continue along the A487 towards Porthmadog. On entering Minffordd take the 2nd left (its the one after the Portmeirion turning). Continue up the single track road and past the back of a white house (Plas Penrhyn). The road then becomes a farm-track. After a couple of bends, continue over a narrow cattle grid. Once past the old farm buildings, take the right-hand fork up a hill. After 100 yards, there is a track on the left through a field where you will see Haf


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • CD playerCD player
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • RestaurantRestaurant

Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


ACCESS STATEMENT SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION (HISTORIC HOUSE RETREATS), HAFOD CAE MAEN, MINFFORDD, PENRHYNDEUDRAETH, LL48 6EP Hafod Cae Maen is approached via a farmtrack, approximately ¾ mile from the main road (A487). Access to the parking area is via a bridle gate” with the handle on top of the gate. The owner does not live on site, however the house manager, Laura, will meet all guests on their initial arrival and she is contactable at any time on 07776 259768 Parking is directly in front of the house and the parking surface is gravel. The parking area is lit at night with halogen sensor lights. There is direct access to the garden from the parking area. Utility room • Doorway 710mm wide • Standard size washing machine with standard size tumble dryer stacked on top. • Boot rack and hooks for drying clothes. Toilet • Doorway 610mm wide • Total room dimension 840mm x 1700mm • Toilet height 440mm • Corner sink Entrance porch • Step-up to front door. Doorway 750mm wide • Entrance from porch to hallway, door 840mm wide Kitchen/Dining room • Open plan kitchen/dining/snug • Entrance from hallway via door 730mm wide • Alternate entrance to kitchen via door 750mm wide with step-up • Access to garden via double French doors, 1550mm wide • 2-seater sofa in snug with remote control TV and DVD • Large dining table seats eight. • Log-burner in dining area • Kitchen worktop height 900mm • Hot water and central heating control panel 1250mm from floor Sitting room • Entrance from hallway via door 810mm wide • 2 x three-seater sofa • Log burner and remote control TV and DVD player • Entrance to garden via door 740mm wide. Step-down. Library/Study • Entrance from hallway via door 810mm wide • 1 x 2-seater sofa and 2 x armchairs • Open fire • 1 x desk in study • Cupboard housing vacuum cleaner and wine cooler • Entrance to garden via door 740mm wide. Step-down Bedrooms • Access to four bedrooms via one flight of stairs with 12 stairs each 800mm wide, half landing an d 3 further stairs. Banister on right. • Bedrooms: 2 x double and 2 x twin. Doorways 810mm wide. • Main bedroom has a balcony accessed via double door 1200mm wide with step-down. • Bathroom doorway 740mm wide, bath height 550mm with flexible shower hose. Toilet height 440mm • Shower room doorway 680mm wide. Shower cubicle door 410mm wide with fixed shower rose and a flexible secondary hose. Toilet height 440mm • Feather duvets and pillows • All light switches and power points at regulation height. • Good mobile phone reception. • Free wireless internet access available throughout the house