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Cefn Isa Barn

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Tyn-y-Groes, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage with great facilities and lovely and clean."

    Perfectly located for site seeing around North Wales. Lovely friendly hosts. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2023

  • "We spent a lovely week at Cefn Isa Barn."

    The property is beautifully maintained with fixtures and fittings of a very high quality. The location is perfect for a quiet , relaxed holiday. Phil and Elaine are the perfect hosts, offering us a very warm welcome , but not being in the least bit intrusive. We would definitely recommend Cefn Isa Barn to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very disappointed to arrive late at night, having travelled a long way, to find that this house was not as described."

    This is not a detached property as advertised but a semi-detached property with the owners living in the other half. Perhaps the listing on Sykes should be worded correctly.

    Reviewed by Margaret2.2Oct 2023

  • "Perfect cottage and location, so comfortable."

    Lovely hosts couldn’t ask for more.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2023

  • "We absolutely loved the cottage."

    It was definitely the most comfortable cottage we've stayed in, as well as being extremely clean and beautifully presented.

    Hi Annita Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. So glad you enjoyed your holiday. It was nice to meet you and your lovely family. Phil and Elaine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annita5.0Aug 2023

  • "Placed in a beautiful convenient location."

    Conwy and Llanwrst only short drives away for shopping and eating. The hosts were very helpful with nothing being to much bother. The welcome pack was super cute!

    Hi Cathie Thank you so much for your fabulous feedback. It was a pleasure to have you and your lovely family stay. Phil and Elaine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cathie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, really well kept and comfortable."

    Outside area lovely to relax in. Showers amazing. Appreciated the welcome pack on arrival. Good location.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jul 2023

  • "The best property we have ever rented"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect for our family, it was cosy and comfortable and the owners, Phil and Elaine were very friendly and helpful."

    It was wonderful to come back to the cottage after a day sightseeing, and sit in the fantastic garden with lovely views, so peaceful. The welcome pack was very kind and thoughtful.

    Hi Kieth So glad you had wonderful holiday. Many thanks for the feedback. We enjoyed our little chats with your lovely family. Phil and Elaine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a delightful week in this beautiful old barn which has been lovingly converted by the owners who live next door."

    With its own gorgeous garden and outdoor space, it is set in a very quiet and peaceful lane in the heart of the Conwy valley. We were able to do some wonderful walks from the door, as well as drive into Snowdonia and to the coast. Only a few from Conwy with its wonderful old castle and walkable town walls, it is also only a few miles from the National Trust’s stunning Bodnant Gardens, the RSPB reserve at Conwy, and the Great Orme at Llandudno. We would like to thank the owners very much for being so generous and helpful, and we would definitely recommend and love to return again if time allows.

    We have never received such thoughtful and considerate feedback, both on this website and in our feedback book in the cottage it was such a joy to read your heartfelt feedback. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous week at this stunning cottage."

    Beautifully presented, very comfortable. Fantastic location. Phil and Elaine were wonderful hosts - thoughtful welcome pack on arrival. Would definitely recommend!

    Hi Sue Thank you for your great feedback. It was a pleasure having you stay in our cottage initially with your daughter, and later in the week your husband too. It's lovely to hear you had a fabulous week and were able to recharge your batteries as you are clearly busy people working so hard. Good look with your house hunting here in North Wales. To think we could soon be neighbours. Best wishes Elaine and Phil. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful, very comfortable cottage, with great views and conviently located for access to all of the sights and activities of North Wales."

    So glad you all enjoyed your holiday. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Kind regards Phil and Elaine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay."

    Lovely welcome touches on arrival - milk, biscuits, fresh eggs. Cottage was beautiful and clean with a gorgeous garden. Beds were very comfy. Log burner made it cosy. Local area is stunning and there's lots to do. The owner Phil was great and on hand if we needed to ask anything (although a visitor pack on how things work in the cottage and local area e.g. local supermarkets/chemist etc would have come in handy). We would not hesitate to recommend the cottage and hope to be back again!

    It was so nice to hear that you both had a lovely stay in the cottage and that you found the cottage to be beautiful and clean with a gorgeous garden. Especially saying that you would not hesitate to recommend the cottage, It means a lot thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0Feb 2023

  • "Another great stay at this barn."

    Everything at this barn is perfect to enjoy a holiday in this area

    Thank you for your feedback Chris. We are so pleased you always enjoy your stay in the cottage at Cefn Isa Barn. It's always a pleasure to welcome you both back knowing you enjoy the cottage and the local area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Feb 2023

  • "This was a perfect place to chill out and relax - beautiful cottage and gardens, excellent clean modern facilities throughout and a lovely quiet location too."

    Owners were lovely - very attentive but in no way intrusive - couldn't thank them enough for making us feel so welcome and we enjoyed the freshly laid eggs too. We didn't want to leave it was so comfortable and homely. Location wise it is a superb base for exploring in any direction, with a main road literally 1 minute away (although you would never realise it as it is tucked away and so peaceful). Would return in an instant. Thank you for such a memorable stay.

    Thank you for taking the time out to write such a lovely review. It truly means a lot to us to hear you had such a memorable stay. You and Katherine were a pleasure to host you left the cottage just as you found it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great cottage beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic property!"

    A lovely place to stay with everything provided. A really nice, peaceful place to be. Very friendly & pleasent owners. Would very much recommend this property to anyone looking for an amazing place to visit. A base for site seeing.

    Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Sorry we didn't get to say goodbye Really hope we meet again sometime Phil and Elaine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great week the property was well situated for getting about North Wales, the welcome pack was very much appreciated the fresh eggs were great, Phil and Elaine were very helpful they let us know where the best places to go and visit were."

    I would not esitate in booking the property again in the future.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to host you and you lovely family. So glad you had a great holiday. Do hope we meet again one day. Phil and Elaine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage which we thoroughly enjoyed staying in."

    Excellent facilities (we especially liked the showers) and a wonderful location for exploring all of north Wales. The kind gift of fresh eggs, bara brith and sparkling wine was much appreciated. The listing should mention that the cottage has a washing machine which we found very useful.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. So glad you had a lovely holiday. Do hope we'll meet up again. Phil and Elaine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet lane."

    The garden is verdant and lush and a great place to sit and read. Location is fab, being less than 10 minutes drive from Conwy. The owner popped over to say hello but then left us alone for the week. The beds are super comfy and the showers are to die for. It's a bit of a squeeze to sit 6 adults around the kitchen table to eat bit we managed it. The small kitchen has everything you may need.

    Your lovely feedback is very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2022

  • "The barn was wonderful."

    It was remote and peaceful-just what we wanted. The cottage was well equipped and the owners made us feel very welcome.I would recommend the barn to anyone and would definitely go again.

    Thank you so much for you lovely feedback. So glad you and your lovely family enjoyed your stay with us. Do hope to see you again. Phil and Elaine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay here."

    The cottage was lovely, clean and very comfortable. Great location for us as we were heading out all over snowdonia. The owners were very friendly and welcoming too. Thank you!

    So glad you had a lovely stay. Thank you so much for the amazing feedback. Phil and Elaine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "It was a lovely place we throughly enjoyed our stay everything was thought about."

    The hosts were very friendly and couldn’t do enough

    So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. Phil and Elaine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Jun 2022

  • "Thank you very much Phil we had a lovely time."

    Your property was lovely, home from home. Ideally situated for getting about the very picturesque North Wales. It was very quiet. Thank you for the gifts we received when we arrived the eggs were lovely and the Sparkling wine went down very well.

    Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback. So glad you enjoyed your holiday. It was a pleasure having you as guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely holiday at Cefn Isa Barn."

    Beautiful Cotttage and location. The Cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. The owners were very welcoming. Would definitely recommend.

    So glad you had a lovely holiday. Thank you for the lovely comments hope to see you and your lovely family again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic property with great luxurious feel to it."

    We couldn´t have wished for more. Location is great for lots of sights in Snowdonia and the Welsh north coast.

    So glad you had a Lovely holiday thank you for the feedback much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great holiday cottage very clean and very well equipped."

    Great location for visiting all the local attractions.

    Reviewed by Christopher3.8Feb 2022

  • "Had a great stay."

    The owners were really friendly and helpful. The accommodation itself was brilliant - tastefully decorated, bedrooms were huge, two brilliant bathrooms, lovely and spacious whilst keeping a cosy cottage feeling. We didn’t get to use the garden as much as we would have liked due to the time of year but this was also fantastic. The location of the cottage is incredible. 10 mins from Conwy, 20 mins from Llandudno and Betws-Y-Coed and easy access to all of Snowdonia’s attractions. We’ve done a fair few of these cottages all around the country and this cottage was certainly up there amongst the best we’ve stayed in. Can’t recommend it enough and I’m sure we’ll be back soon.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback We love to hear you found the cottage at Cefn Isa Barn cottage in your words " certainly up there and amongst the best we’ve stayed in" Once again thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful place, very modern but also lots of character and charm."

    Lovely views ,the owners were very friendly and helpful.We will go back again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Clean,comfortable,well maintained and an excellent base for visiting the many attractions roundabout."

    Phill and Elaine made us extremely welcome.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Stunning cottage in a beautiful location , very well equipped ."

    The garden was fab lovely to sit and relax and very peaceful. Good location to all destinations in North Wales

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Sep 2021

  • "An absolutely beautiful cottage, decorated and equipped with exceptional quality."

    Welcomed by wonderful hosts who readily helped with local amenities and places to visit. Cannot fault anything and would love to return

    Thank you for your kind words. We so appreciate the fact you couldn't fault anything and would love to return one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very well presented property in stunning surroundings, excellent host’s."

    Outside space well equipped but could benefit from a outside heater.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Aug 2021

  • "It was a beautiful cottage to stay in perfectly located within easy reach of everything in North Wales"

    Reviewed by Teresse5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Recently renovated to a high standard. Lovely hosts left welcoming gifts which were much appreciated after a long drive. Ideal location for exploring North Wales. All the family enjoyed staying in the cottage and loved all our experiences including cycling, horse riding, zipworld, crabbing and walking. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a great stay at Cefn Isa Barn - a beautifully presented cottage in a lovely rural setting."

    Perfect base for exploring Snowdonia and the coast of North Wales.

    Thank you Naomi You will always be welcomed in the cottage at Cefn Isa Barn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great cottage, excellent facilities and perfect hosts!"

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Jul 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms
  • 1 x super king-size and 1 x twin upstairs, 1 x ground-floor double bed with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Upstairs shower room with walk-in shower, his and hers basins and mirrors and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Oil fired underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV in the Double and Super king Bedrooms and TV in lounge and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot & Highchair available
  • Ample Off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawned area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 1 mile away / 23 minutes' walk down a very quiet picturesque country lane
  • Note: There are steps within the property, excluding the stairs to the first floor, as well as in the garden, please take care
  • 'Please note - No campervans at the property or extra guests during your booking.'

The property

Tal-y-Bont 1.9 miles.

Resting in the Conwy countryside, in Tyn-y-Groes near Tal-y-Bont is Cefn Isa Barn, a detached property comprising of two cottages attached to one another.

Boasting fantastic views of the Welsh rural landscapes and within easy reach of Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) and the Welsh Coast, Cefn Isa Barn is the perfect dwelling for a family of six looking to make the most of North Wales.

There is ample parking within the 1 acre grounds greeting you on arrival, before you walk through the beautifully landscaped grounds to the attractive exposed stone property.

Make yourself at home in the sitting area, a space that has preserved the barn's exposed stone walls and beams.

whilst also providing you with ample seating with a woodburning stove and TV to cosy up to!

Continuing through the handmade oak doors to the spacious kitchen, the room has been fitted to a high standard and boasting a pink smeg fridge-freezer, cream smeg dishwasher, mint smeg toaster and blue smeg kettle to compliment the showcases pastel-hue appliances.

Velux windows, making the space feel cheery and bright; create your favourite dishes with the ample appliances and enjoy them with your loved ones at the rustic dining table.

A ground-floor bedroom with king size bed is located nearby, an appealing space with pretty furnishings, that is also great for a couple looking for more privacy, as it contains its own seating, TV and an en-suite shower room; the shower room is truly fantastic as it features a very spacious rainfall shower!

Continue upstairs, past the beautiful chandelier and double-mirror, to find two more tastefully furnished bedrooms, a super king-size and a twin; both rooms contain Velux windows and exposed beams to give the spaces a warm and pleasant feel.

The family shower room is located nearby with attractive tiling, and another spacious shower where you can soak up after a day of exploring Conwy.'s sights.

Enjoy some peace and quiet with an alfresco coffee or a book amongst the flower beds in the enclosed garden.

You can find your amenities in Tal-y-Bont, grab your essentials from the post office before stopping for lunch at the 'hidden gem' of Y Bedol, on your way to hiking through and admiring the sights in the nearby Cadair Ifan Goch.

Venture towards Conwy and stop at Conwy Water Gardens where you can visit its aquatic centre, go coarse fishing and enjoy a sweet treat at its pancake house; continue on to Conwy to relax on its golden shores, play golf at the beachside course and tour the incredible Conwy Castle.

Just across the River Conwy is the National Trust's Bodnant Garden, an 80-acre site filled with plants that have been around for more than 100 years.

Travel south to the market town of Llanrwst and view the historic Inigo Jones Bridge, before picnicking at the nearby Gwydyr Park, or mountain biking through the Gwydir Mawr & Bach forest.

For more outdoors fun, be sure to venture further into Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) for kayaking and hiking experiences; those looking for beachfront activities will benefit from venturing to Llandudno and Rhos-on-Sea.

There is so much fun to be had with the family from Cefn Isa Barn.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Betws-y-Coed 6 miles.

The village of Tal-y-Bont is situated in the Conwy Valley. The village has a thriving community offering a butcher, Post Office and shop, a hotel and a village tavern, as well as a recreational park and village hall. It is located 0.5 miles north of Dolgarrog, which is surrounded by three rivers and the woodlands of the Coed Dolgarrog National Nature Reserve. Close to Dolgarrog are lovely walks including the Gorge Walk, which will appeal to the more adventurous, and the peaks of Drum and Tal-y-Fan. Nearby Gwydir Forest is noted for the Marin mountain bike trail. The ‘walking village’ of Trefriw and the market town of Llanrwst are nearby, plus the popular inland resort of Betws-y-Coed is only six miles away and is well worth a visit. The North Wales coastline is a twenty minute drive away and includes Conwy, a World Heritage Site offering a castle, festivals, shops and restaurants, and Llandudno, Queen of Welsh Resorts, with it's sandy beaches and Great Orme is ever popular. Enthusiasts of adventure activities are drawn to nearby Surf Snowdonia, the first artificial wave lagoon, High Ropes Centre, Zip World, Bethesda and Blaenau Ffestiniog’s Cave Experience. Tal-y-Bont is an ideal base for exploring this part of Wales.

'Please note - No campervans at the property or extra guests during your booking.'

This property offers the following short breaks:

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