Cae Einion
Cader Idris, Snowdonia National Park
Sleeps 4
Key Features
PetsFarm or Rural location Coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea Secluded location Open fire / woodburner Washing Machine Gay friendly KeySafe
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Earliest arrival:17:00
Depart by:10:00
Price range:£0 - £520 short stay, £0 - £790 week *
Bedrooms:  two
Separate beds:two
Bed layout:Master Double
Pets:  Pets welcome (max 2 dogs)
Prices based on:two guests, 5% for each additional guest
Booking policy:Booking changeovers strictly Monday and Friday only.
Smoking:All our properties are strictly No Smoking.

The Accommodation

"Since time immemorial, Snowdonia has served as a safe haven from the world, and this newly opened farmhouse is in the happy position of being a remote oasis within it. On a 750-acre farm, with the nearest house half a mile away, Cae Einion is king of all it surveys, commanding spectacular views of the Cader Idris mountain range. There's underfloor heating throughout, while outside there are footpaths to the Cregennan Lakes and the Mawddach Trail along the estuary to the sea at Barmouth." Guardian newspaper review

Cae Einion is the perfect location for those who can't decide between the mountains and the beach, the cottage enjoys an astounding location in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, with stunning views of the Cader Idris mountain range, and 750 acres of private farmland. Yet only 10 minutes from golden sands. The location is remarkable at any time of year - check out these travel blog photos, taken in the winter by a guest whose walk started on the land.

There are few places as beautiful in the UK. Cae Einion offers a handsomely furnished secluded farmhouse that is snug all year round. You'd be hard pushed to find anywhere better to stay in Snowdonia (other than Gallestra which is privately situated on the same family farm about half a mile away!) - this one really is a gem.

You have direct access onto the Snowdonia National Park walk to the Cregennan Lakes and Arthog, connecting with the Mawddach Trail along the estuary between Dolgellau and Barmouth. Within walking distance there are Sites of Special Scientific Interest, RSPB reserves, important geology at Pared Y Cefnhir, and prehistoric and medieval sites. A special house in a very special location. Further photos on our facebook page

In Detail

All windows from main rooms have spectacular views over the Snowdonia National Park.

Underfloor heating throughout and radiators upstairs, plus two wood-burning stoves! First basket of wood provided and further supplies can be bought in Dolgellau.

Ground Floor:

  • Sitting Room /Dining area – comfortable sofa and 2 vintage armchairs, Country farmhouse table and chairs, woodburner
  • Sitting Room 2/ 'Y Parlwr' – two comfortable sofas, woodburner
  • Kitchen/ 'Y Gegin' - oven/hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge.
  • Downstairs loo
  • Spacious hall with traditional slate floor

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 1 – King size bed,
  • Bedroom 2 - Kingsize wooden bed
  • Bathroom – modern generous shower cubicle (no bath), heated towel rail, loo and handbasin with mirror over
  • Seating area on landing with little window, perfect to drink in the spectacular views.


  • Plenty of parking
  • Acres of beautiful pasture and woodland to explore.
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Travel Info
  • Train to Machynlleth, connecting Arriva bus to Dolgellau.
  • Bus to Fairbourne, alight at Abergwynant and walk uphill the last mile.
  • The National Cycle Network No. 8 passes less than a mile away.

This property is co-located with:
Gallestra sleeps 6
Therefore sleeping a total of up to 10 people.

If you want to book multiple accommodation simply make 2 or more bookings. We'll even hold your details in a cookie so you don't even need to retype anything more than your card number.

Local Area
  • Bwyty Mawddach Fab locally sourced food with amazing views of Cader Idris - 6 miles /11 minute drive
  • Dolgellau – Historic town - 5 miles / 10 mins.
  • Barmouth (resort, beach etc) - 9 miles / 18 mins.
  • Rescue of listed building
  • Lime products and claypaint used for breathability
  • Natural mountain spring water from own borehole
  • Private drainage
  • Organic unbleached cotton bed linen
  • Efficient modern boiler/ heating
Customer Comments

"Had a lovely week, lots of walks on the hills and the nearby beaches but you can't beat the view of the mountains from the bench in the front garden. Hope future holidays are as good as the first. Many thanks for a great stay." S and A, Nottingham

"A beautiful, peaceful house. Many thanks." Evans family

Booking Notes

Property approached by a steep, narrow rural road, and then a private gravel track which is suitable for all but the lowest slung vehicles (or c250m walk, but most cars fine). This property would not suit the infirm as the stairs in the property are narrow /steep. It is also approached by steep stone steps to the front door. The back door opens out directly onto sheep pasture and dogs must be carefully controlled to prevent escape. Dogs must be kept on a lead outside the enclosed front garden. Locked storage available for bicycles.


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Our Prices *

Prices include heating and electricity where it is installed, bed-linen, towels, and hot water. Guests may be responsible for purchasing extra baskets of logs/fuel if desired.

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