Cae Einion

Cader Idris, Snowdonia National Park
Guests: 4       Wifi: not available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

Cae Einion

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One of the finest holiday properties in Snowdonia, this North Wales holiday cottage is family friendly with access to 750 acres of mountain wilderness in the heart of Southern Snowdonia. The perfect holiday cottage for walkers in the Snowdonia National Park.

"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.

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 a couple of fields away across the valley) - this one really is a gem.

You have direct access to 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. 



latest review

We had a wonderful week at Cae Enion. The house was wonderfully warm with the underfloor heating as well as the woodburner to make things really toasty in the evenings. We really appreciated being...

Alison J, October 2020

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£514 (based on 2 staying)
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£1298 (based on 2 staying)
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double, Double

facilities at Cae Einion

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
cleaning services
washing machine

map - location

in detail

Please note that this cottage is a digital detox property! No WiFi, TV or radio. (Of course, you are welcome to bring your own devices)

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

Underfloor heating throughout and radiators upstairs, plus two wood-burning stoves! The first basket of wood is 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, wood burner
  • Sitting Room 2 / 'Y Parlwr' – two comfortable sofas, wood burner
  • 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 - king size  bed
  • Bathroom – modern generous shower cubicle (no bath), heated towel rail, loo and handbasin with mirror over
  • Seating area on landing with a little window, perfect to drink in the spectacular views.


  • Plenty of parking
  • Acres of beautiful pasture and woodland to explore.
  • Enclosed dog-friendly garden at both front and back of the property.

local area

  • Snowdonia National Park - you're at its heart!
  • Bwyty Mawddach Fab locally sourced food with amazing views of Cader Idris - 6 miles / 11-minute drive
  • Bike hire - 5 miles / 10 mins.
  • Dolgellau – Historic town - 5 miles / 10 mins. Dolgellau also has its own free app with historic walks, tourist information etc.
  • Mawddach Trail – under 1 mile to join
  • Coed y Brenin (mountain biking, Nordic Walking) - 7 miles
  • Fairbourne (beach) - 6 miles / 10 mins.
  • George III bar/ restaurant (good & great views!) - 1.5 mile
  • Barmouth (resort, beach etc) - 9 miles / 18 mins.
  • Cader Idris (mountain) - you're in foothills!
  • T H Roberts Coffee Shop, Dolgellau
  • Dylanwad (Cellar Wine Shop, Cafe/Bar) - 5 miles / 10 mins.
  • Y Meirionnydd - lovely period house restaurant with good food in the centre of Dolgellau
  • MoMa in Machynlleth, art gallery
  • Cregennan Lakes - (The National Trust’s) spectacular viewpoint of mountains and Cardigan Bay - eveyone’s Favourite walk direct from the house.

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customer reviews for Cae Einion

We had a wonderful week at Cae Enion. The house was wonderfully warm with the underfloor heating as well as the woodburner to make things really toasty in the evenings. We really appreciated being able to leave the car behind and make the most of really good walks from the door and we loved the sense of being tucked up on the side of the mountains, properly getting away from it all! Such a special place.

- Alison J,
October 2020

We had another fantastic stay in this beautiful farmhouse. The location is second to none -- the mountain scenery all around makes being here so peaceful. There are so many lovely walks straight from the house, and once you're done, coming back to the cosy house is such a treat. This is one of our very favourite places to stay. Thank you, Megan, for your lovely home, which is so fantastically well-equipped and cosy.

- Charlotte penman ,
October 2020

We had a fabulous stay at Cae Einion - it couldn't have been in a more prefect location for us - a garden that over looked Cadair Idris - simply stunning! Remote, quiet and views - everything we were looking for. We were lucky to have 3 of our 5 days in September with glorious weather.

- Emma B,
September 2020

Very comfortable and beautifully finished whilst retaining the sense of the history of this lovely house. The location is perfect with excellent walking and cycling from the doorstep, and the view over Cadair Idris is incredible.

- Sarah-jane watkinson ,
September 2020

A truly lovely house in a glorious location. No one for miles and views to die for with walks aplenty from the door. We will be back.

- Tanya brown ,
August 2020

Fantastic location, close to the mountains and the sea. Lovely house, well equipped, with all you could need. So quiet and peaceful.

- Anna G,
August 2020

We had a wonderful stay at Cae Einion and did not want to leave. We were blessed with perfect weather and enjoyed toadstool and lichen spotting in the beautiful surrounding woodland and went on some of the fantastic walks recommended from the brilliant array of maps and local guides in the cottage. We loved watching the bats in the evening and listening to the owls calling in the woods late at night whilst looking at the stars. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped - we did not miss reading or hearing about the current news at all! Watching the sunrise over the mountains every morning is a sight we will never forget.Thank you to Megan and UTT for preserving and offering a wonderful piece of history for others to enjoy.

- Lesley R,
September 2019

A brilliant holiday in a lovely cottage in a fabulous location. We know the area so were able to walk every day and had the good fortune of no rain in the day and some sunny days enabling us to visit beaches as well.

- George Y,
June 2019

We had a very pleasant stay, the cottage was immaculate and well equipped and just as described. The setting is idyllic. You just have to be very careful with the low doorways, I wasn't!

- Ian P,
June 2019

Cae Einion was simply bliss. For us it was only an hour away from home, but seemed a world away! Such a beautiful location, in the foothills of Cadair Idris & a perfect few hours were spent sitting reading just glancing up at the hills and the changing weather. We had stunning weather, but it’s Wales & a little bit of rain wouldn’t have stopped us from walking Cadair pony path, the lakes, Abergywnant Woods, walks in Tal-y-Bont, etc. We took all our food with us and only ventured into Dolgellau once for milk- a lovely, friendly town. We can’t thank Megan enough for this wonderful holiday. And the digital detox was perfect.

- Fiona D,
June 2019