4 Bedroom Edwardian Villa in Portmeirion, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales,
- Village / Rural
- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Beach nearby
- Beach within walking distance
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Sea View
- Child Friendly
- Cook available
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Pet Friendly
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.
You approach from the back along a bumpy track, 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, a deserted beach). The house's terraced gardens are heaven for children to hide in, while adults have long lawns and a barbecue. 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 are accepted.
The house is within walking distance of two fine restaurants and three cafés in Potmeirion village. A deserted beach features safe swimming at low-tide and for those wanting extra distraction for children (or adults!), Boston Lodge Halt for the Ffestiniog narrow-gauge steam railway, is a ten-minute walk from the house. A taster of things to do: beaches, rock climbing, golf, railways, castles, zoos, parks.......
Detailed directions provided on booking.
Manchester 101 miles
Nearest Train Station:
Minffordd 1 mile
Nearest Bus Stop:
Minffordd 1 mile
Holyhead 50 miles
Three within walking distance
Inside Hafod Cae Maen you'll find a homely drawing room with toys, games and a wood-burning stove. On the same floor is the library, containing wood panelling designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, which has an open log fire, cosy chairs to curl up in, a piano for a good ol' singsong after dinner and a study with internet access. The kitchen/dining room has everything and more to make your stay perfect with its own wood-burning stove and double-doors opening onto the stunning garden. There is also a snug where the kids can hide to give the grown-ups a bit of peace and quiet. The first floor has two king-size bedrooms, two twin bedrooms and two family bathrooms. The master bedroom houses a sumptuous four-poster bed and a balcony, perfect for watching the sunset over Portmeirion with a gin and tonic.
Hafod Cae Maen is set in two acres with formal gardens, and can only be reached by a private road. The gardens look down over the forested edge of the Dwyryd Estuary and beyond to the remote Rhiniog mountains. The house is not overlooked and the owners live off-site, making this a truly relaxing holiday for those wanting complete privacy. The south-facing garden has a barbecue and a large table with parasol, perfect for al fresco dining, as well as a playhouse to keep the children entertained.
Family-friendly throughout, the house features enclosed gardens, accessible sub-tropical woodlands and no main-roads nearby. Touches such as children’s toys, cot and highchairs can also be provided, helping to ease the luggage load! Simply put, a family could spend two weeks at Hafod Cae Maen without needing to use the car -– it is the ultimate get-away.
Conditions of Rental
Applicants can reserve the property over the telephone but it will only be confirmed when an Historic House Retreats official and completed booking form has been received and deposit/payment made. For bookings made more than 8 weeks prior to the arrival date, a deposit of 50% of the total rental price must accompany a completed booking form. If a booking is made less than 8 weeks before the arrival date the full rental price, together with any additional charges and the cautionary deposit of