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Hafod Cae Maen House, Portmeirion, Porthmadog, Snowdonia, Wales

36 reviews
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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
Hafod Cae Maen is a luxurious Edwardian villa, offering breathtaking views over the Dwyryd Estuary to the mountains beyond. Situated high above the famous Portmeirion village on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, the villa has been lovingly restored and offers a truly relaxing holiday for those who wish to leave the car untouched, stroll through sub-tropical woodlands and picnic on a deserted beach, or curl up with a book beside the library fire. Hafod Cae Maen is the perfect retreat for those who crave privacy and for children who seek fun and adventure! The house has a tremendous amount of character and is tastefully furnished and well-equipped. The gardens are beautiful and completely private. Our visitors include couples with a young baby, groups of walkers, friends having a weekend...Hafod Cae Maen is a luxurious Edwardian villa, offering breathtaking views over the Dwyryd Estuary to the mountains beyond. Situated high above the famous Portmeirion village on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, the villa has been lovingly restored and offers a truly relaxing holiday for those who wish to leave the car untouched, stroll through sub-tropical woodlands and picnic on a deserted beach, or curl up with a book beside the library fire. Hafod Cae Maen is the perfect retreat for those who crave privacy and for children who seek fun and adventure! The house has a tremendous amount of character and is tastefully furnished and well-equipped. The gardens are beautiful and completely private. Our visitors include couples with a young baby, groups of walkers, friends having a weekend reunion, families celebrating a special occasion or seeking a good old-fashioned 'bucket-and-spade' holiday, and everything else in between. North Wales has a surprising amount to offer - stunning beaches, amazing views, mountains, clean air, wild swimming, lovely walks, impressive castles, narrow-gauge steam railways and lots more besides. It is also becoming a popular centre for adrenaline-seekers with, amongst other things, the longest series of zip wires in the world and the world's first subterranean playground. There is something for everyone! We can typically only offer changeovers on Fridays (and Mondays out of high season) but can't show this properly on Tripadvisor unfortunately. There is an additional loo which we have not listed on Tripadvisor because doing so increases the number of 'bathrooms' by one - a little misleading for most of our potential guests.More
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About the Owner
Claire and Paul d
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2012
Interaction with guests
Where possible our local housekeeper meets arriving guests and shows them around the house. She explains the intricacies of the coffee machine, amongst other things! She doesn't live far away and can pop in if need be. Otherwise we normally leave guests alone - part of the attraction of the house and gardens is the privacy and peace and quiet!
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Reviewed 3 May 2019

We had a great stay from start to finish. It's a lovely property - well appointed, great size and great location. It's a 5-10 min walk into Portmeirion Village. It's a 15 minute walk to the small-gauge railway and a 20 min drive to Zip...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Kate C
Scenic398934, VR Owner at Hafod Cae Maen House, Portmeirion, Porthmadog, Snowdonia, Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2019

Dear Kate - thank you so much for the great review. We are delighted you had a good time - and that despite a storm! Hope to see you again some time :-) Best wishes, Claire

Reviewed 20 February 2019

This is such a lovely house, with beautiful views and a great location. It is our fourth family visit and it never disappoints! The accommodation is immaculate yet manages to retain a homely feel with the differing needs of a large family well catered for...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Sara3566
Scenic398934, VR Owner at Hafod Cae Maen House, Portmeirion, Porthmadog, Snowdonia, Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2019

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed being at the house again and hope you will return for your fifth visit very soon! Claire

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Reviewed 22 December 2018

We had the privilege to stay at this stunning house for week with family. Every room is beautiful set out and the kitchen is well equipped. The portmerion room has its own balcony with views over the bay and portmerion. The open fire and wood...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank 982PaulR982
Scenic398934, VR Owner at Hafod Cae Maen House, Portmeirion, Porthmadog, Snowdonia, Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2019

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so pleased you had a great time and hope to see you again! Claire

Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Fantastic girls weeend away in this stunning house. The house is extremely well appointed, spotlessly clean, beautiful furniture and decor, the pictures do not do it justice. Every room has a view from it. Simply wonderful and I’d love to go back.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Sue H
Scenic398934, VR Owner at Hafod Cae Maen House, Portmeirion, Porthmadog, Snowdonia, Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear Sue - thank you so much for the very kind review. We are glad you had a great time and hope to see you again some time soon! Best wishes, Claire

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We had another amazing weekend at Hafod! Can't wait till next time!,A family visit Grownups and dogs. We absolutely love this house and has many happy memories from our childhood. So well equipped and maintained. We were very lucky to have beautiful weather so were...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank VincePayne
Scenic398934, VR Owner at Hafod Cae Maen House, Portmeirion, Porthmadog, Snowdonia, Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review Vince! We are so pleased you had a good time and hope the dogs have recovered from their disappointment at leaving! You'll just have to come again soon... Fingers crossed... Claire

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a library?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
North Wales is a surprisingly well kept secret, but many of those in the know return time and time again. There is something here for everyone and for all ages. The famous Italianate village of Portmeirion (including the Mermaid Spa) is a few minutes' walk or drive away, ditto the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways. In addition you can visit plenty of fantastic beaches, amazing castles, champoinship golf courses, wild swimming places and rugged mountains including Snowdon, and do so much more besides. Adrenaline seekers are well catered for - how about doing a high ropes course or going on the world's longest zip wire course? Younger children can have animal encounters and National Trust fans won't be disappointed. But you may prefer just to cook lovely meals in our well-equipped kit...
How to get there
A car is pretty much essential to get to the house, although once you have arrived you may not need to use it again! It depends on what you wish to do and the sort of holiday you would like to have.
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