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Cae'r Blaidd Country House

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  • £1897  to  £4683

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  • £443 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £511 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    8 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Hot Tub

About Cae'r Blaidd Country House

Cae'r Blaidd is a welcoming Victorian house near Ffestiniog in the centre of Snowdonia National Park and within walking distance of the community-run Y Pengwern pub. It is spacious and comfortable, with seven lovely bedrooms accommodating up to 20 people with stunning views of the Moelwyn Mountains and Vale of Ffestiniog. You'll wake every morning raring to head out into the glorious wilderness and scale mountains, to visit historic sites and monuments and to generally have the time of your life. The elegant country house is perfect for extended families and groups of friends.

Snowdonia is an enormous adventure playground with endless opportunities for fun all year round. Hiking, mountain biking, caving, climbing, abseiling, 4x4 driving, whitewater rafting, and gorge walking are all readily accessible, with local businesses providing guided tours and equipment hire for those who desire it. The house has secure indoor bike storage, and is a favourite with mountain bikers who appreciate the proximity to the Antur Stiniog trails.

Nearby lakes are heaven for anglers, especially those who enjoy the challenge of landing rainbow and brown trout. Golfers can make excellent use of the Porthmadog Golf Club whose views over Cardigan Bay are some of the finest of any golf course in the country.

Nearby attractions include the surf lagoon and climbing wall at Adventure Parc Snowdonia, and the high ropes course at Zip World Fforest. It doesn't have to be a nice day to have fun at Go Below in Betws-y-Coed and the Zip World Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Take a trip to the top of Snowdon on the historic Snowdon Mountain Railway, or enjoy a journey through the countryside and along the coast on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway or the Llanberis Lake Railway.

It wouldn't be a proper holiday in Wales without a visit to at least one castle. At Cae'r Blaidd, you are spoiled for choice with Caernarfon, Harlech and Criccieth about 18 miles away. This part of Wales is famous for its slate. Visitors can learn more about this industry at the National Slate Museum and the slate caverns at Llechwedd and Llanfair, while the Sygun Copper Mine showcases a different subterranean industry. Portmeirion's brightly coloured and highly decorated buildings brighten even the greyest of days, or pack a picnic and spend a day on the beach.

Plenty of space and excellent amenities at Cae'r Blaidd means that you and your guests will be able to relax and feel at home from the moment you arrive.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Ursula & Magdalene joined Independent Cottages in September 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Off Grid / Remote

Location (Snowdonia)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Victorians knew what they were doing when they built houses! Over a century after its first guests crossed the threshold, Cae'r Blaidd is as welcoming as ever. Accommodation is over four levels and includes:


  • This space is put to excellent use as a place to securely store bikes and other sporting equipment, as well as somewhere you can hang wet walking gear to dry.

Ground Floor:

  • Huge entrance hall with original tiles, antique furnishings and lots of space to hang coats and store shoes and bags. A carved staircase rises to the first floor, and doors open into the communal downstairs areas.
  • Fantastic dining room with an enormous bay window that frames incredible views of the Moelwyn mountains. The original fireplace and decorative parquet floor are offset with high ceilings and a table for 20 people. This room is perfect for relaxed meals with family and friends, or dressed and decorated for special celebrations like Christmas.
  • Formal sitting room with a piano, lots of windows overlooking the garden and mountains, and plenty of comfortable seating and a log burner.
  • Smaller, less formal living room with a TV, books, games and a log burner.
  • Three steps lead into the kitchen/diner with everything you'll need for group self-catering holidays including two Rangemaster cookers, a pod coffee machine, and a dishwasher. There is loads of space in the original kitchen which has a rustic charm despite its modern layout.
  • Utility room with a washer/dryer and laundry facilities.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin.

First Floor:

  • Six of the seven bedrooms are on the first floor. Each is furnished with comfortable beds made up for guests' arrival. All have stunning views you will love to wake up to every day. All bedrooms have room for a cot.
  • Twin or double room with zip link beds and space for a cot, and an ensuite with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.
  • Double bedroom with space for a cot, and an ensuite with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.
  • Triple room with a double and a single bed.
  • Triple room with a double bed, single bed, and an ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Quad room with either a double bed and two twins, or two doubles.
  • Bunk room with single bunk beds.
  • Shower room with a walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Separate WC and handbasin.

Top Floor:

  • Bedroom with a double bed.
  • Bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.
  • Games room with table tennis, a flat-screen TV and games console, family-friendly games, a choice of toys. With all of this on offer, you may never see the kids!

Outside: The house sits in extensive private grounds that include mature plants, a seating area with a barbecue, and a wooden lodge with seating for 10 and a central fire-pit so you can enjoy sitting around the fire even during the cooler months. There is ample off-street parking.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, fuel for the log burners, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. Cots and highchairs are available on request (bedding is provided for 1 cot). Well-behaved pets are welcome with prior agreement from the owner but need to stay outside the house - please check when booking. Smoking is not permitted.

Cae'r Blaidd Country House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 20 in 8 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 2 Triples, 1 Quad, 2 Twin/Double & 1 Bunk Rm)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1766 762635 before paying by bank transfer.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Ursula & Magdalene
Member Since September 2020

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* Calendar last updated: 23rd May 2022