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“Idyllic retreat for family & friends”
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Stunning Edwardian Villa with beautiful gardens
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Stunning Edwardian Villa with beautiful gardens
A rather lovely part of the world! Hafod Cae Maen (highlighted) sits above Portmeirion Village
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Stunning Edwardian Villa with beautiful gardens
A rather lovely part of the world!
Hafod Cae Maen (highlighted) sits above Portmeirion Village
The family-friendly sitting room
The library - our favourite room.  Has an open fire, a piano, and hundreds of books
The kitchen - fully equipped by a professional chef
The dining room - seats 8 with ease and 10 good friends!
The house and garden
The Portmeirion Room
The Portmeirion Room
The playhouse in one corner of the garden
The Rhinog Room
The Moel Y Gest Room - can also be made up as one king-size bed
The Cnicht Room - can also be made up as one king-size bed
The view from the balcony in the Portmeirion Room
Dine al fresco in the garden
Relax by the fire in the library
The south-facing garden has panoramic views
Portmeirion beach - accessible at low tide and, in our experience, a good spot for proposals!
Our house is the one left of centre!
Hafod Cae Maen is accessed along a farm track
Hafod Cae Maen was built in 1919
Stunning Edwardian villa with beautiful gardens
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Porthmadog, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

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hwerchola
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Idyllic retreat for family & friends”
Reviewed October 9, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Greatly enjoyed our long weekend at Hafod Cae Maen. The house is situated amid breathtaking scenery, and itself is picture perfect inside. Beautifully decorated and finished, yet welcoming, our large party of adults and children felt instantly at home. The garden and nearby walks proved to be a massive hit with both parents and mini-explorers, as did the nearby Harlech castle, Ffestiniog steam railway and unspoilt beach at Harlech (not to be missed). After such busy days, the house was a treat to return to and the poor weather at least gave us a great excuse to get the fire going and unwind in the library. We couldn't have asked for more, and hope to return.

Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 20, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a lovely review. Please do come and visit us again!
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Rousegang
1 review
“A superb period house in a stunning location”
Reviewed August 14, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had a wonderful holiday here with our 2 children (13yrs & 10yrs) and 2 dogs. The house was extremely comfortable and had stunning views. The garden was beautiful and was completely enclosed. We enjoyed all the adventure activities close by, as well as Snowdonia on the doorstep.
The welcome pack was a lovely surprise, (full of yummy treats) and 2 vases of fresh flowers were much appreciated. Gwen (meet and greet) was a delight and full of helpful ideas and advice.
We definitely hope to return next year.
A big thank you.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 20, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a lovely review - we hope to see you again some time! Claire
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rm6416
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Stunning, just stunning”
Reviewed July 13, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The house is absolutely lovely, just the right size, tastefully decorated, with a corner to suit every mood and every time of day. It sits on top of a hill, above Port Merion, with superb views to the coast and to the hills when the weather played ball. The gardens are a child's delight and an adult gardener's unadulterated envy. There was plenty to do up and down the coast. A glass of port in front of a log fire in the panelled lounge made for a perfect evening.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 20, 2016
Thank you very much for your great review. We are so pleased you had a good time and would love to see you again so please come back soon. Best wishes, Claire
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WalesRoad...
Wales
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“BEAUTIFUL HOUSE AND SCENERY”
Reviewed July 3, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The house was beautiful and had everything you needed plus more. Plenty of space to lose yourselves in and a secure garden which is brilliant for dogs and children.

Lots of lovely walks from the house including Port Meirion village. A bit far and awkward to walk home from a pub at night.

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Liked best: Fresh flowers and hamper
Liked least: Things too high for short people in the kitchen
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Jul 20, 2016
Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased you had a good time and would love to see you again. It's true that we aren't within walking distance of many pubs - this is good for some people and less so for others! Just for the benefit of other potential guests though, it is possible to walk back from the two restaurants in Portmeirion (which both have bars) with sturdy shoes and a torch if dark. Husband timed it from Castell Deudraeth and it took around 10 minutes. Best wishes, Claire
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gordon38
reading
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“Wow”
Reviewed May 16, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Myself and family stayed at Hafod Cae Maen for my 50th Birthday and had the most wonderful time, we were met by Carys who showed us around the house - thank you for the complimentary basket - the goodies were lovely. You have a beautiful house, and it felt like a second home, absolutely stunning, the gardens are beautiful, and the house has everything required, will be back that's for sure - thank you so much

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
May 17, 2016
Thank you so much for coming and for the lovely review! We are delighted you had a such a great time at the house and honoured that you chose to celebrate your special birthday there. We'd love to see you again, Claire
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Journey56...
1 review
“Stunning!”
Reviewed March 26, 2016 for a stay in October 2015

A fantastic place to stay- a beautiful house in a spectacular location! Wonderful views from the house and garden with a myriad of places to visit in the locality which would appeal to all tastes, young and old (we loved quiet beaches, castles, steam railway and breathtaking landscape - perfect for mountain biking!) .

The house itself has everything you could wish for (and more) with lovely extra touches which make it a very special holiday home. We enjoyed relaxing in front of a roaring fire in the library or playing games from the toy boxes with the children in the elegant sitting room. With its well-appointed kitchen and large dining table this is a great place to enjoy leisurely meals with a group of friends and then retire for a good night's sleep in the very comfortable beds.

I have rarely stayed in holiday accommodation of such high quality. Thank you for a superb break!

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Management Response
Jul 10, 2016
Thank you so much for the great review! We are so pleased you love the house and area as much as we do. Please do come and see us again some time soon. Thanks again, Claire
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Tony H
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Breathtaking!”
Reviewed December 20, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

It's difficult to put into words how amazing this house is! It's in an area of breathtaking scenery and the house is as comfortable as you could wish for, with every mod con catered for. I went in October but it was extremely cosy and the perfect place to return to after a long walk in the neighbouring countryside or nearby beaches. The house itself is set in extraordinary grounds and although not too far from the local shops and landmarks, it's also nicely isolated so you feel that you can relax comfortably and enjoy the peace and quiet without anyone in the way. I can guarantee that if you go you'll want to go back!

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 1, 2016
Dear Tony - thank you so much for your review. We put a lot of effort into Hafod Cae Maen so it's always a delight to receive a lovely review! We hope you will return soon!
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