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So happy to be here once again! So many happy memories. This is such a beautiful place to be. The sun shone! All week! We went to Harlech, Anglesey, Tan-y-Bwlch, Black Rock/Borth-y -Gest, so many lovely places. This is home from home to us. Thank you Claire and Paul for letting us rent your lovely home.

What fun we have had! How comfy the beds are = how warm the house felt in all ways – castles aplenty – wine aplenty, laughter, good friends, great company – made all the better by this lovely house – thank you. A fabulous way to bring in the New Year – great free fireworks too!

What a fabulous fine! Absolutely loved Hafod Cae Maen. Such a peaceful place to take time out and take in the views. We had a lovely few days and we will be back! Thank you

Another wonderful stay yere! This is our third time and it feels like home. So homely and comfortable. Thank you so much. We love it here. So blissful! See you again Best wishes

Spent a fabulous 3 days in this Amazing house. The rooms are very nicely decorated and very comfortable, like a home from home. Thank you for making our stay so welcoming, there is everything you could possibly need here and much more. The view is outstanding and heaven on the eyes. We are so happy your wonderful home is available for all to enjoy. Thank you so so much. We will be back!

We have quite simply had the best holiday possible. The house is delightful and everything has been set up thoughtfully and beautifully. The welcome basked was generous and well received. The kitchen is very well equipped. Everything was perfect – including the weather. Thank you for being such wonderful hosts. We were a family group with ages from 13 to 90 – not an easy ask – but everyone had a lovely time. Thank you

It was wonderful to have so much space to unpack and unwind for a week! Aside from Portmeirion and the house (which should come with a pronunciation key) we were positively impressed by Bounce Below (amazing trampolines inside a disused mine!), Porthdinllaen (walk from Morfa Nevyn then locals’ music event at Ty Coch Inn) and of course the Eisteddfod, and Coastering in Anglesey! Thanks for making our trip from America to North Wales so memorable.

We have had two glorious weeks her – our third time in this house and we love it! Our favourite things: - The garden! - Black Rock Sands - Ffestiniog train to Tay y Bwlch where there is lovely café and nature trail - Criccieth – Cadwalladers ice cream parlour - Harlech Castle - Creels fish and chips in Porthmadog for takeaway - Beach at Llandanwg for rocl pools - The house library - The views! Many many thanks – what a special house.

Our favourite place to come in the whole of the UK! We absolutely love everything about HCM and the area. The weather has thrown everything at us but its all part of the adventure. Wonderful wonderful wonderful. See you next year!

What a delightful house in a spectacular location! We all had a wonderful time here, and will definitely be back! Especially loved the artwork and the lovely homely and welcoming atmosphere.

It is hard to imagine a more perfect setting for four old schoolfriends (& their partners) to celebrate their 70th birthday. We loved the beautiful + roomy house and its amazing setting. Dipping into the Village was fun, but returning to the welcoming house + gardens created a wonderful contrast to the tourist bustle. Portmeirion Hotel proved a fitting venue for a celebratory dinner, and the whole occasion left all eight of us full of praise for this exceptional house and the considerable efforts of our hosts Paul and Claire, to whom we owe heartfelt thanks.

We had a wonderful stay here – it is a beautiful (and very comfortable) house, and clearly very much loved. The fantastic weather didnt hurt, either! Our three-year old found a nook amongst the rhododendrons in the garden and only emerged for meals and outings. The playhouse was also much appreciated. We saw knights battling at Black Rock Sands and splashed about in the pool at Portmeirion that may or may not have been intended for paddling. A splendid week.

The stay has been blissful! We absolutely love it here and had a wonderful week exploring north Wales. Thank you for allowing others to share and create new memories in your house! We will be back for sure!

Another lovely few days staying in your brilliant house, which is perfect for all weathers. We all climbed Snowdon this year on a perfect blue day. 2 days later there were 45 mile an hour winds and driving rain and slates were blown off the roof. We, however, were cosy inside playing games. Many thanks

We have had a wonderful 3 nights relaxing at Hafod Cae Maen. Fantastic scenery. Wonderful company. The property is so comforting and we all slept like logs! We enjoyed some walking and talking and reminiscing in front of the log fire. A lovely relax was had by all. Diolch yn fawr

A lovely weekend had in a warm and comfortable place. I will treasure memories spent with m y family to celebrate my 80th birthday. Fabulous location. Thank you

Diolch yn fawr am pennythros hyfryd yn Hafod Cae Maen. Maen ty bendigedig, cyfforddus a cartrefal dras ben. Maer llecliad yn arbennig gyda galygfedd gogoneddus. Thank you for a lovely weekend at Hafod Cae Maen. Its a wonderful, super comfy and extremely homely house. Amazing location and stunning views. Diolch/Thanks

After hearing about Hafod Cae Maen for many years it was such a pleasure and delight to see it in person. I also gained a real insight into the local area – people, shops, food – and quarries! Really looking forward to coming again!

We have loved Hafod Cae Maen. What a spectacular place! I wish I had such a peaceful space all year round. We went down the hill to Portmeirion, climbed Dinas Emrys, ate out at Dylans and clambered about Caernarfon Castle. What holiday bliss. We will definitely be back again when the railways are open.

We absolutely love it here. A beautiful, comfortable house in one of the most stunning locations we have ever had the pleasure to visit. All this, combined with the fabulous company means it has been a very special half-term!

Back again for another wonderful visit, this time we introduced two friends to this beautiful place. We all thoroughly enjoyed the cottage and surroundings. Weather not great, but it didn’t stop us getting out and about. The welcome pack and flowers were very thoughtfully left. No doubt we will be back. Thank you Paul and Claire

An ideal house and location to be at one with our family from far and wide, peaceful and quiet and really comfy.

We have had a wonderful stay here. The house is beautiful, and its surroundings. Lots of places to discover. Very special to come at Christmas time too. We plan to rebook. Thank you.

Perfect. Anything less would not express how much we enjoyed our stay. Cannot wait for our next visit! PS Loved the cartoons :-)

Surpassed our expectation; had to "drive my wife" away screaming and crying. Gorgeous house, aspect and full of every piece of equipment you can imagine. Wife had a lovely 60th with our sons/daughter and partners, lovely memories. Very dog friendly. Thank you Paul and Claire for letting us share your lovely home.

We are back at our favourite holiday house and oh wow (!) what a week we have had. This is out 6th visit in 7 years (1 year sadly missed due to Covid) and it has not failed to deliver and provide us with a magical week in wonderful N Wales. This year we have max-ed out on Zip world experiences - highly recommend Ffear Fforest for Halloween, Canyons, Phoenix/The Tower (on our way up!) not to mention Underground Golf!! All have been so worth the money and a fabulous experience for all. We discovered a fabulous company - Seren Ventures - and spent 2 days "Adventuring" and we will def be back for more of that! Highly recommended :) Black Sands Beach and seeing double rainbows were equally fantastic. It has been the wettest and winiest of our trips but still one that we will treasure. Onto the house... as said in the beginning this fabulous home holds a special place in our hearts. Thank you for a wonderful week and for a wonderful welcome to this fabulous house. The flowers, the welcome hamper, the shopping unpacked - all are greatly appreciated and we have loved our downtime in front of the fire playing games :-) Thank you for all that you do :) Thank you Claire/Paul, Gwen/Gwen and all who are involved! A truly fabulous, fun filled and wonderful week in Wales!

A perfect stay in a perfect house! We had a lovely time and the weather was kind - we are just sad to be leaving. Soon we will return.

So happy to be back once again. Hafod Cae Maen is my second home. Very special place. Back soon

We have had a lovely time staying at Hafod Cae Maen. Highlights: - our train journey through gorgeous scenery to Caenarfon - cooling off in the river at Beddgelert - visiting Harlech Castle - exploring Portmeirion - lots of walks from the house and generally enjoying such a special place. Thank you

Wow! What a house. What a view. Amazing weather. Beautiful beaches. Feeling very grateful. Thank you. Lovely house and amazing garden and views. Thanks x We have had such a wonderful family holiday in your beautiful house. Already planning to return! Thanks x

What a wonderful house. Everything that you might possibly need is available, panoramic views, a hooting tawny owl at night. What more can you want? Well, we would have liked to stay a bit longer, if only to read the many interesing books in the library.

As ever the most wonderful house and Wales in a heatwave was perfect. We absolutely love everything about HCM and surrounding area. We will be back next year for definite.

A clean well equipped and comfortable house with welcoming goodies and flowers to enjoy on our arrival. We have enjoyed being in the garden and taking in the amazing panoramic views. The weather has been perfect and visiting teh wonderful village of Portmeirion hte icing on the cake. Fantastic peaceful walks accompanied by the occasional bleating of sheep. A lovely peaceful idyll. Thank you

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay (again) in your beautiful home. We fell in love with Plas Brondanw and the wonderful look out point. Some of us walked the Cob. We picnicked at Abersoch on a blowy day and some walked from Borth y Gest. So we had a fabulous time.

We enjoyed reading of the history of the house, families and area. What a special place. The house, views and garden are just spectacular. The weather provided some fabulous walks. Snowdon, Ogwen Valley, Aber Falls and the beaches. Portmeirion was lovely to walk as well. With so much more to explore we hope to return.

We had a lovely time. Spectacular views across the estuary sitting outside were the highlight. Thank you again.

This was a return visit and we were not disappointed! The house was as comfortable and the garden as beautiful as we remembered. Weather has been variable but we have managed to visit a lot of fascinating places. Not seen an osprey but a hare made an appearance! Many thanks

Thank you for a wonderful stay! We had a lovely time including a sunny day in teh garden for lunch! We had a great time in your beautiful house, thank you for the welcome.

Under the quiet gaze of the mountains a peaceful, tranquil place we have found in the beautiful house known as Hafod Cae Maen the comforts of which knows no bounds Claire, Paul, Gwen and Gwen we thank you for a place to relax and switch off for four nights it has been an oasis of peace and serenity being here has truly been a pure delight We have enjoyed the stunning scenery the birdson, the beaches and towns Portmeirion and all the weather! Not forgetting your beautiful garden and grounds Mary, Ann and Helen thank you for providing such a beautiful place for family to catch up, chat and laugh Precious memories made in this special place Diolch

Excellent stay. Did the National Trust Ranger walk from Nantmor via Beddgelert. And some lovely coves/beaches around Borth-y-Gest.

Our second visit to the beautiful corner of Wales and wonderful Hafod Cae Maen. We returned with a specific mission in mind - to climb Snowdon as one of my big (not saying how big!) birthday challenges. I am delighted to report we came, we saw, we conquered (Miners trail, perfect conditions). Spent the rest of the trip at sea level exploring the stunning Llyn Peninsula in hot, sunny weather. Oh and fish and chips parked up on the beach at Black Rock Sands. Thank you again. Until next time...

We were blessed with the most glorious weather to celebrate my 60th... a bit early... with my children and my brother. The house and its 360 degree views immediately welcomed us and we dined in every night to make full use of the house. We visited Portmeirion at 4.45pm as the sun was at its warmest and there were few visitors; tail end of a wedding and "The Awfully Pleasant Scooter Association" on their Prisoner Break helped to enhance the mood. My husband, a very keen ornithologist, was entranced by an osprey carrying a fish, who flew over the house as we were enjoyeding a pre-prandial dink; my daughter and fiance siezed the moment and swam in the sea at 7.30am!! My favourite walk was from Llanystumdwy to Criccieth through the most spectacular wildflowers, stream and back along the beach. Hafod Cae Maen is very special x

Cannot wait to return and Do we have to leave? Surely that says it all. A stunning stay in such a beautiful home! Location is out of this world and a perfecrt place to stay with kids, dogs and adults. Our Portmeirion visit for the wedding was beautiful made all the nicer to come back to a lovely home... we will be back!!

We have had a wonderful time at Hafod Cae Maen. What an amazing house to relax in. We had everything we needed and more. We loved the sounds of nature and even managed to reunite an errant lamb with its mother - the highlight for the kids. Thanks so much. We will be back!

Thank you so much for providing us the opportunity to stay in this delightful home. We have been so fortunate with the weather and have loved the nightly sunsets! The children have had great fun in the garden and were delighted to see the lambs and newborn caof - so adorable! The house has had everything we needed and more. Cannot wait to return!

Thank you all once again! Have had an amazing weekend and the sun put its hat on and came out for the whole weekend!

Such a beautiful house! We have had a wonderful weekend with incredible weather, fabulous views and lovely walks. We will be back :-)

This has been the best view we have ever woken up to! A fantastic house with everything we needed for a great week. One of our favourite parts was the library as it is a great place to read. The garden was amazing and the amount of wildlife we saw was incredible. There is nothing better than to wake up to the sounds of birds, sheep and cows! Our favourite things have been: - the steam train (wonderful views) - the ice cream shop in Porthmadog - Harlech Castle - Portmeirion - Mums household quiz Thanks for everything - we hope to come back again soon! A fabulous house! Thanks so much.

Oh my, what a way to spend a belated 70th birthday. A perfect location, beautiful house, peace, tranquillity and view could not be better, then the weather made it perfect - we will definitely be back!! Thank you Paul, Claire and Gwen for the welcome gifts. Much appreciated. Very much looking forward to a return visit.

Thank you for the lovely stay. Jigsaws were done, as was much quaffing and munching. Idyllic scenery and very comfy stay. Thank you.

What a beautiful place, such a treat as a 60th birthday surprise. Everything you could want from tea and views on the terrace to such a wonderfully equipped and tastefully presented property. Would love to know more of its history. Thank you so much for all those little touches.

I had a lovely time and was so glad to be back the 5th time now. Cannot wait to come back next year (hopefully!). Just love the place and its location. Every year we come back we find more interesting and exciting things to do. To come back to Hafod Cae Maen each evening is such a pleasure and sitting by the fire a real treat. We will be back I am sure! Such a wonderful week away - Snowdon and Cadar Idris conquered. A fantastic adrenaline packed day at the Adventure Park Snowdonia including a rather amusing surf session and some great fun in the slate quarry on Go Below :-) Thank you for having us once again.

We have had the most wonderful few days staying in this fabulous house. What a location! Despite inclement weather we managed to explore many of the beautiful destinations with the added bonus of being the only people who had ventured out. Well worth visiting, though slightly further afield, is Newborough Beach and the magical Llanddwyn Island in Anglesea, though be careful to check the tide times! Thank you so much Paul and Claire (We much enjoyed driving on the beach at Black Rock Sands!)

A wonderful time was had by all!

Just to say what a wonderful week-end we had in this lovely house to celebrate my 80th birthday. Such a comfortable, warm and well stocked house. Thank you again. Thank you for letting us stay. We have loved it!

Another memorable weekend for the Liverpool Six. Regrettably another two martini glasses expired and even ready money at Tesco in Porthmadog failed to produce replacements. This will be rectified at our next visit. We all had a great time as usual and even the sheep seemed to enjoy our fireworks. Thanks again for a great weekend

Our first visit to this wonderful house. What a find!! The whole family really enjoyed their holiday from the youngest of 11 years to the eldest of 71 years. Everything we could have wanted was here. A lovely touch with the hamper and local beer. A huge thank you to Iona who took in our Tesco delivery and unpacked it ready for us when we arrived. Hopefully we shall return in the very near future.

Thanks for the memories. Great house in an amazing setting. Very peaceful and relaxed stay. Thanks for the lovely stay. Cannot wait to come back again.

A fantastic week here - thank you! Beautiful house, stunning location with loads to do. We loved the walks, beaches (managed a couple of surfs!), golf and the train, where we had a great walk at Tan y Bwlch station too. We loved the space - especially our two boys - and the relaxing feel of the house. A magic week all round and we are already looking forward to coming again! Thank you

Happy holidays with special friends... Portmeirion, Dylans x 2. Games, games, games most of which Jim won. Harlech Castle worth a visit again next time. Missed Florence & Chris but a visit by Paternoster and the wonderful Spencer & Clementine made it even more special. Good to meet Paul too!

What a fabulous house - it is so beautifully decorated and I loved my bedroom with the balcony. Thank you Julia for inviting me for a magical few days. I would love to bring my family one day.

A lovely home which enhanced a super time spent with even lovelier friends. Hope to return again. Thank you Julia for hosting.

We were looking forward to a wonderful holiday at Hafod Cae Maen and were not disappointed! The house lived up to our expectations and more! Such a lovely place to wind down, we have probably spent more time here playing with the children than being out and about. A few pointers for those that follow us: We highly recommend the Eating Gorilla in Penrhyndeudraeth. Also the Big Rock Cafe in Porthmadog (amazing lunch boxes and cakes) and Dylans in Criccieth which has a beachside bar. Thank you Paul, Claire and everyone who has made this such a relaxing break.

We got Wales in a heatwave this week! Spectacular! Did not even need to unpack the waterproofs! Yet again we have had the perfect tonic to hectic lives and a real post lockdown revival. Sunny beach days, swimming in the sea at White Sands Bay every day followed by watching the incredible sunsets from across the water - mesmerising. Thank you Gwen, Claire and Paul for this wonderful, luxury get-away. We will be back next year! Much love

A splendid week In Wales, and a wonderful place to relax and recharge. Thank you Claire, Paul and Gwen!

First time to Northern Wales and it will not be our last. Thankyou Claire and Paul for making our stay so comfortable and welcoming. We never tired of the timeless views or the immersive walks. Until the next visit..

We had a wonderful time. House and location are perfect. Thank you for providing everything perfect.

Thank you for hosting us during a magical week. Blessed by sunshine. The home is perfect. Rose (3) has adopted the she as her new holiday home. We will be back!

Staycation led us to this stunning part of the country for the first time. Now that we have found the wonderful Hafod Cae Maen, I am sure it will not be our last. A haven of calm and the perfect place to escape the crowds and noise. We were even blessed with full moon over the estuary, a magical sight. Loved our visit. Thank you.

We had a fabulous time here, despite some shockingly bad weather for May. The house is so beautifully situated and so comfortable, we all had a great few days (and it was so nice to get away after lockdown).

Thank you everyone. Once again we had the most magical holiday. I so love this house. It feels like home to us!

Lovely setting, beautifully presented house. Shame the mist only left on the Wednesday when we were leaving. Cannot believe it is all over; can we start again! Wow.

Our fourth time here at Hafod. We all had a wonderful time thank you. Met up with family from Penrhyn, lovely to see them all after being restricted for so long. Until next time, thank you once again.

A wonderful week - this gorgeous comfy home was a great base to explore from... beautiful walk from Beddgelert, the beach at Harlech, swimming at Newborough beach and conversation with the seals off Porthdinllaen. Sunburnt one day, soaked to the skin the next. We had fun! Than k you.

Thanks again for another lovely stay, our tenth and our first as a four! had a lovely week, went on lots of walks and had fun on the beach! Hope to be back soon!

Our 4th visit and already the children are begging us to book again for next year! Yes again it has been the perfect get-away, a little slice of paradise, glorious house and gardens, spectacular views and the ideal spot for exploring! We have had a brilliant time, made loads more fabulous memories to keep us going till we can visit again. Thank you Claire, Paul and Gwen, with love from

* 1st Class Hol An absolutely fabulous location and setting. A wonderful rural retreat with the most panoramic views and scenery. We came with three boys and two small dogs and had a really relaxing week away. We will definitely be returning soon, and we would like to thank Gwen for the lovely welcome basket and detailed directions. And also would like to thank Paul and Claire.

A perfect location for my son birthday celebrations. Wonderful memories made here. Thank you for letting us stay in this lovely home - and big thanks to Gwen for making everything so easy and relaxed.

A jolly time was had by all to celebrate a special birthday. A perfect house to gather the whole family together and enjoy a special part of Wales. Thank you to all for making it such a memorable experience.

What a wonderful, relaxing break we have all had in this stunning home. We didnt do half the things we had planned as we were so happy soaking up the sunshine in the lovely garden! Highly recommend a drive down to Black Rock Sands - beautiful, clean beach - great for crab huntinf! Thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the Welsh Heritage Railway - a must do! A 5 minute stroll took us down to Castell Deudraeth - 5 star food and service not to be missed! The Lemon Tree Indian takeaway was also excellent! Thank you for an amazing escape from reality!

It was nice to be back! Thank you Claire, Paul and Gwen for making our stay lovely. Even the Welsh rain was a blessing after the heatwave this summer! The kids now think all holiday homes should be like this one. Look foward to coming back soon.

We had an amazing time with our friends here. We had a lot of fun on the sea, at Harlech Castle, bike riding, the halloween train, climbing Snowdon and playing games around the fire. This is our second time at Hafod Cae Maen and we love it. We had forgotten what this place was like and the garden was bigger than I remembered it. It was MASSIVE!! I really loved the house and hope to come back soon! Henry (age 8) Another wonderful week in Wales spent in this most special of Holiday Houses. We have had a fabulous time and cannot wait to return. Thank you so very much for having us all, Pierre and Ellie and family. I love Haford Camon. I loved playing in the sea and the HALLO WEEN train ride. I cannot wait to cum back. Love from George

We brought our Chinese students to spend the week wild water rafting, zipwiring, bouncing, cave adventuring(!) and so on, but thanks to Storm Brian we spent most of the week cosy and warm in front of roaring log fires, playing games galore, eating, drinking, baking and generally having a blast in this most wonderful house. We cannot thank you enough for being such wonderful hosts. Hosts with the most...! Absolutely gorgeous - everything! We will be back (if you could please organise some sunshine then too that would be great!)

Thanks to this beautiful house and fantastic location, my husband had the most wonderful of birthday surprises possible! A fabulous 60th to remember, complete with New Zealand family.

Thank you Claire and Paul for sharing you beautiful house, the internet does not do it justice. We had a fantastic stay. Loved the log fires, views and ambience. Thank you Gwen, for pointing us in the direction of the Brynkir Woollen Mill, where we successfully purchased many traditional Welsh throws and blankets. Can recommend "The Square" restaurant at Tremadog, where we had a great evening meal.

Just as it always was, a beautiful house and location, my home in the 1950s together with the rest of the Gough "tribe", a happy and unforgettable place, much loved by all my family. Sadly four of the family and my wife Natta are no longer with us - they would all have loved this visit. Thank you both

We have had a most enjoyable week with our family, t Hafod Cae Maen, enjoying our visits to Harlech Castle and Portmeirion and working off Christmas turkey and all sorts of indulgences by walking in the Rhinogs. Gwen was outstanding in her helpfulness and attention to detail. Her Christmas trees and other decorations gave the house a very festive feeling and were much appreciated by the whole family. Thank you, Gwen!! With best wishes for the New Year!

Fantastic time thank you! Beautiful place to have a family holiday with our new niece/granddaughter/daughter (!) Darcy. Thank you!

We have returned to Hafod Cae Maen, having stayed here two years ago. Had a wonderful week - the weather has been better than in London. We love the house, and have spent some lovely days hanging out in the garden - and testing our limits at Zip World! Thank you to Gwen - as always a friendly and helpful point of contact.

We have had the most wonderful week at your special home. The weather was perfect, in fact, from time to time, unbelievably, too hot!! We were 3 sisters and a brother, all visiting the local haunts where we spent all our childhood holidays, boring our other halves, no doubt, but wallowing in our reminiscences, our youthful memories. Apart from a few new by-passes and different shop owners, much was the same. Our favourite time was spent sitting outside Hafod Cae Maen and drinking in the wonderful view. Thank you so much.

Once again a wonderful week in Hafod. Weather has been amazing, very lucky. Did not want to leave - it has been wonderful. Thank you Claire and Paul for the use of your amazing home, we are already looking forward to returning next June 2019. Until next time

What a fantastic weekend we have had! The house has been perfect for the 8 of us. Everything has been thought about and is now known as the "house that provides". When one of us has thought of something they could do with eg a deck chair, football etc there it was! We have had perfect weather but I know if it was wet, we would still have been really comfortable. Thank you for sharing your home with us! Very best wishes

Lovely few days in a wonderful house. Thank you

Wonderful house in a wonderful position. Our party, ranging in age from 5 years - 75 years, were all very well catered for in all respects and all so sad to leave. We hope to return.

A beautiful retreat, full of character, charm and delight, we have a wonderful long weekend wish we could stay for longer.

What a wonderful, wonderful house and position. We have love staying here - in such a beautiful place with our dear, dear friends!

And we were blessed with the most wonderful weather - thank you for making it such a blissful time. And PP Jo! Loved it too.

Breathtaking views, inviting, comfortable surroundings, history coming alive, love shared - what more can we ask for? We feel so blessed that our daughter and son-in-law found this idyllic home so beautifully situated and so delightedly shard together over these past 4 days. This has been our first trip to Wales and we have loved every minute especially as we experienced it with family. Thank you for providing us with the opportunity to re-connect in such wonderful environs!

Thank you so much for a lovely stay at Hafod Cae Maen. It is a wonderful comfortable house in a beautiful position and we could not have enjoyed ourselves more. It was all very very appointed and how nice it was to find everything so welcoming on arrival.

Thank you for such a wonderful time, this beautiful house was the perfect base for a fantastic holiday. We made some very special memories on this trip many of which will include this cosy house and its stunning surroundings. Thanks again

Thank you for such a lovely time in your beautiful, comfortable house. We have loved taking our dog for (muddy!) walks around the nearby countryside, also fabulous to finally visit Portmeirion, as well as the slate mine and animal farm where we FED LAMBS and saw baby rabbits. Gwen was really kind and helpful and great to meet Paul too, Happy Easter!

Another wonderful stay at this beautiful location. From lovely family meals around the dining table to relaxing in front of the crackling fire in the library it has been a fabulous few days of peace and tranquility. Thank you for sharing your home with us all!

We had a wonderful stay the house is amazing! The beds are super comfy and the garden is huge! We really enjoyed it. I loved the piano on Christmas eve I played carols on it and the rest of us sang along! We are verry happy we were here!

Dear Paul and Claire - thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful house and to Gwen for getting in the Tesco shopping and setting the house up for a fantastic week with family. The house especially the fire was amazing and the beds very comfortable. Thank you.

Thanks again for another lovely stay at Hafod Cae Maen! Had a great week discovering some new walks and relaxing in front of the fire. Our son Oscar thoroughly enjoyed playing with the toys and exploring the house and running around the garden! Very much looking forward to returning next year!

What an amazing weekend in such a beautiful house and setting - could not have asked for a better long weekend away. Favourite parts were the back garden with the spectacular view and the walk from Beddgelert. Thank you for letting us stay in your home!!

Thank you so much for letting our family stay at Hafod Cae Maen. We had a brilliant time climbing Snowdon, the Sygun Copper Mine and the Halloween train. I am really looking forward to coming next year. We are going to the Labyrinth of King Arthur on our way home. We really enjoyed going to Caernarfon Castle and Criccieth beach. This is the best holiday home ever.

Thank you for an AMAZING Holaday at haford cae Maen I love comeing hear evry year

Thank you once again for a truly wonderful Welsh adventure in our most favourite holiday home. We feel so lucky to be able to share this wonderful house with you and have had the best week. We cannot wait to come back! Thank you so much xxx

Thank you for letting us share your lovely house. We had a fabulous week. The weather was perfect which meant we were able to climb Snowdon and enjoy the most wonderful views. And we so enjoyed sitting in front of the fire in the evenings, chatting and reconnecting with friends. It really could not have been any better. I took a trip down memory lane and revisited the seaside towns of my childhood and I loved going in all the antique shops and flea markets. Thank you.

A lovely holiday in a very welcoming and friendly house - home from home for us all! Everything we needed provided for! Thank you Paul for being here to greet us on our late arrival, much appreciated. So much to do and see around here and not enough days!

We stayed in this glorious house for the festival and loved every second. The views are stunning and the rooms so cosy. Thank you Paul.

We have had such a lovely week here! Wonderful outings to Portmeirion, Harlech, Criccieth, Llandanwg, Black Rock Sands. Our 3 year old loved all the paddling and our baby thoroughly enjoyed all the board books, blocks etc. The Wendy house was a great hit too. We also took the train to Tan y Bwlch - so fun (just a little playground and cafe there, perfect for small children). We would love to return to this beautiful house. Thank you!!

I came yet again with all my family and have enjoyed it more than ever. The fire and fireplaces are quite brilliant. In one hour I will wave goodbye to such a wonderful week and bring a glorious end to my adventure in North Wales. I have enjoyed my time at Hafod Cae Maen.

We have had a lovely relaxing time in this beautiful house which is so comfortable with amazing views. Thank you for the hamper - and many thanks for the visit from Gwen and advice on the lovely walks and for receiving our Tesco order! We hope to be back in the near future - we just love it.

We had a wonderful week here with the family (from a 2 year old to 93!). The house and setting are absolutely beautiful and we hope to be back soon! Portmeirion was fantastic and the beaches we visited were all gorgeous: shallow (warm!) seas and great for rock pooling or sand castle building. We have made lots of lovely memories, thank you for sharing this beautiful space and part of the world with us.

Fabulous family holiday in a delightful and welcoming house. You have thought of everything that your guests might possibly need - thank you! The weather was almost perfect and we enjoyed the train up Snowdon, Portmeirion, Abersoch beach and many others. The thoughtful hamper and beers were delicious and the fresh flowers a lovely touch. The children loved the close proximity of the sheep! We hope to visit again!

We have had such a lovely week staying in this beautiful house. The setting is absolutely breathtaking and one of my favourite moments was sitting with a book on the upstairs balcony. Bliss! We have enjoyed climbing Snowdon, visiting Llechwedd slate mine and travelling on the Ffestinniog Railway. Bounce Below was a great hit for our son on his twelfth birthday. Thank you for the very thoughtful additions: the hamper, fresh flowers and local beer. We have also loved playing the piano.

Wonderful House. Wonderful Location. All six of us and the dog had a great time. As a thankyou we are leaving six Martini glasses for the next time we visit.

We just loved it here. See you next year.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to stay in your beautiful home. The moment we saw the Clearview stove we knew we were going to have a lovely stay! Lots of little touches make all the difference, from flowers, beers and hamper - really nice. Our daughter loved the garden.

Wonderful house in stunning location. Could not have found anywhere better for our family weekend away. Thank you for the very thoughtful and welcoming gift basket which set the tone for a very well-planned guest experience - logs ready by the fire, tea and coffee by the kettle, etc. All so easy and relaxing for us. Loved our walks down to the Cob and to the Castell, bird watching all the way. Even the weather behaved - sun almost the whole time. And enjoyed very much rummaging through the library - diaries of Duff Cooper v entertaining.

May 1949 Bridlington Avenue Hospital May 2019 Hafod Cae Maen Why did we have to spend a lifetime looking for a place like this? May the Lord spare us time to return!

What a delight it has been to stay in your lovely home in the most beautiful surroundings. The weather has been perfect, so what more could we have asked for?

This is our 3rd time we have had the pleasure of staying at Hafod. This time we spent 2 weeks and 2 days here. Our family joined us at different times throughout the holiday, had a wonderful weekend for Fathers Day, our sons birthday, Phils birthday, our wedding anniversary. Our 2 daughters joined us also. We have booked for next year and our son and his partner will hopefully be joining us with a new baby who will be 4 months by then. Thankyou to Gwen and the ladies and Paul and Claire.

Thank you for a fantastic week in this beautiful house! It has been idyllic! Super location away from it all. Really enjoyed some of the walks from the house as well as visiting castles, mountains, steam railways, beaches and of course beautiful Portmeirion! Seeing a jay, a pair of green spotted woodpeckers and a squirrel in the garden were lovely treats. This was our first visit to Wales and we would love to come back.

Thank you for the most wonderful week staying in this beautiful house. We have all enjoyed every moment - particularly the garden and relaxing in the library in the evenings. Love North Wales and all there is to do here! We would love to come back!

All same, just like last year. Fantastic, wonderful, priceless. See you next year, I hope. Yours aye. Thank you!

Beautiful place to recharge the batteries. I do not think there was a thing the house was missing. Thank you

Fabulous week in a lovely house. Superb view, magnificent scenery and a truly memorable location. Mixed weather but what you would expect for North Wales in May. Kids have thoroughly enjoyed themselves, Jazz the dog has had a fabulous holiday and Snowdon tested those of us who chose to accept the challenge (Rydh ddu is pretty tough!). Waking up on Saturday morning and not being able to enjoy the view is going to be tough. We hope the farmer is grateful for the life of the sheep we saved on Thursday morning!!! Hopefully we can all come back again soon.

We have spent three glorious days here with the best weather that North Wales has to offer. Celebrating a 60th birthday at Hafod Cae Maen - dinner at Castell Deudraeth (home to father-in-law Bill when his prep school was evacuated there) - supper in Y Ring in Llanfrothen, visits to Plas Brondanw garden and newly opened Oriel Brondanw. It was strange for us to look out of our bedroom window across the traeth to our house. Building work prevents us staying there but hope to be waving across to de Thierrys at some point soon!

Back again. Still as lovely. Trips to Harlech, Bodnant, Plas Newydd. See you in October.

An unexpected opportunity to spend a night at the old homestead (where the Gough family lived between 1957 and the late 1970s). Other (younger) members of the family ran a relay over several days, experiencing the character of the old place. There is curiously little change in the general atmosphere, and no signs of the catamaran that was built in what is now the library. (The secret panel is still there where we kids hid our contraband.) No discernable changes in the garden except that the rhododendron is slightly more under control. The kitchen area is rearranged, and well appointed, and the house is warmer and more comfortable than in my day (Sorry dad and mum.)... more secrets revealed on our next visit! We have all had an amazing weekend that none of us will ever forget! Hafod Cae Maen is absolutely perfect. Everything is here that you could possibly need, and for the little ones too. The renovations have been done with such sympathy, and it has all the character it has always had. We all plan to return just as soon as possible. We want to thank all of you - it has been amazing!! We have all felt that we came back home. We leave with heavy hearts. Just a massive thank you.

Such a beautiful spot to spend an adventurous week walking, cycling and exploring the North Wales countryside. Would especially recommend Black Rocks Beach for exercising a dog/children. The Coed y Brenin Forest for mountain biking, but for a more sedate cycle with smaller children the Mawddach Trail takes you along the beautiful estuary from Dollgellau to Barmouth. Also great tapas at Tilmans on Church Street in Barmouth. For a dog-friendly Sunday roast would recommend the Cross Foxes in Dollgellau. Lovely walk down to Portmeirion Village and one of the little shops even sells sheet music for piano. So we also enjoyed the hits of Elton John! The gelato cafe in Portmeirion has the best ice-cream. So many walks to recommend... lovely walks from Beddgelert Village and Betws-y-Coed. The dunes on Harlech Beach are stunning and the children loved the castle too. (Interesting looking cafe next to the castle but sadly closed.) The house was the perfect base, beds comfy and of course the views!! Very nice touch the coffee machine. Cannot wait to return as still so much to discover. PS The butchers in Penryhndeudraeth has sublime meat. Thanks Gwen for the recommendation.

Had a wonderful few days, as always, in this lovely house. Just what I needed. This house has a way of beckoning us back! Until next time...

Another fantastic week at this lovely house. Cannot think of a better place in Wales to spend New Year. Thanks Gwen for all your help.

A family weekend away to celebrate a 90th birthday. A wonderful house, with beautiful views. Weather cold but a touch of sunshine helped and the strong wind blew many a cobweb away. Thank you for an excellent stay!

Such a lovely house. We had a wonderful holiday. Stunning weather, long walks, long fire. So beautiful. Thank you.

We had a lovely time and great weather despite the bad forecast. The house is gorgeous, comfortable and well equipped - great to have the extra wine fridge! Thanks for everything - we will be back soon hopefully.

What an amazing house its really good for playing hide and seek games in the garden. We have had an amazing, brilliant and happy half term with loads of educational activities. The best bit was hiking and scrambling to the top of Snowdon. We loved it! A truly magical holiday house. We will be back for sure xx A house and a region to come back to. We had such good weather and loved the beach, the mountains, the villages. Beautiful! Best introduction to Wales I can imagine. Perfect in all respects. "A Christmas House" Such a lovely holiday house and a very welcome return to N Wales where I spent many childhood holidays. Fantastic!

Fantastic house, a wonderful find. Perfect spot to relax and enjoy the area. With thanks. Wow masive its huge masive garden. Great for footy!!

What a wonderful house. What a wonderful holiday - and fireworks at Portmeirion to finish!! Thank you for sharing this magic paradise xxxx

Thank you for a wonderful few days. Beautiful house and a lovely setting. Will most definitely be back. We have had a lovely family gathering here for my sons 30th, my mothers 75th a d Fathers Day all rolled into one, it was wonderful. Very lucky to have such good weather, very warm and sunny. Looking forward to coming back, thanks again

Thank you for a very comfortable house - 9 of us loved the playhouse. So beautiful and peaceful when babies asleep. Hope to return next year.

What better place could there be for the immediate family to meet up and celebrate a "special" birthday? So special, so immaculate, so comfortable, so peaceful, so relaxing - with everything you could ever possibly need provided, and fabulous views & so private & quietly situated. The week has flown by and we do not want to return home. There is so much to see and do too. Stunning scenery, and so much to enjoy or just chill. Thank you so much for sharing your home, and for the most generous welcome gifts Claire & Paul, & special thanks to Gwen for ensuring we had everything we needed & your welcome.

Thank you for the loan of your beautiful house and all the little touches like local produce (Purple Moose, Bara Brith), flowers and lovely fluffy towels. We have had the most wonderfully relaxing week in our busy lives, enjoyed the Ffestiniog Railway, beautiful family days in the garden when it was hot and sunny, a lovely wedding (family) in Portmeirion and myriads of walks in the area. Toby our Springer Spaniel loved the train and chasing bees in your beautiful garden. What a view from the house! As we are only an hour away we will be back very soon.

What a lovely house. Really enjoyed our stay here. Our little dog Ellie loved the garden. Thank you for the Welcome Pack and lovely flowers.

Wonderful week, beach, wellie, BBQs - the lot! Our 2 year old was particularly happy, loved the toys and the little house and, of course, that made our week too! Our ages ranged from 94 to 5 months and we all felt completely aat home. Thank you.

Great stay. Who needs Cornwall? This place is splendid even in a storm - actually really exciting in a storm!! Rozje now a Big Train maniac. Drive-on beaches, a real luxury. And when the sun shines - well not much will beat it. Thank you.

A wonderful week spent in this lovely house. The setting, the scenery, the beaches - superb. We were lucky with the weather which suited us all, especially a 6 and 2 years old.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us. It is so peaceful here. We have had a lovely, restful week, and hope to come back one day.

Martha - I loved playing outside and running around a lot. Ernie - I really liked the playhouse and playing in it. Molly - I really liked the lights and running around outside. The Wheel Family - The house is wonderful and we had a great time. Thank you for the presents! The boys particularly enjoyed the Purple Moose. Ciaran and Helen - The house is just fabulous - I loved waking up to that view every morning! We swam in the sea, went on a steam train and climbed a mountain and loved every minute!

Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday at such a beautiful house! The weather has been kind to us this week and we have been able to do and see some amazing things/places. It is our first trip to North Wales and it most certainly will not be our last!

Thank you for a wonderful holiday, the house is beautiful and in a fantastic location, also well equipped. The weather has been great all week, visited loads of places and even managed to have two BBQs in the garden.

It has been a lovely few days at Hafod Cae Maen - very relaxing and I am glad to have slept better (and longer) than I can remember! Many thanks.

A stunning house in a wonderful location - a perfect retreat!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us. It is so peaceful here. We have had a lovely, restful week, and hope to come back one day.

Thanks again for a lovely stay at Hafod Cae Maen. Had fun exploring Harlech Castle, Bodnant Garden & fun on Black Rock Sands! Hope to be back again sometime soon! All the best

As a family spending Christmas together for the first time in 3 years. Son and girlfriend returning from Alaska... It was all so perfect. We cooked and enjoyed the house for all its vast amenities - we could not have wished for anything more. Our dog Edna felt at home and it was so good to let her out in the garden. We took advantage of the local walks. We climbed Snowdon - walked the coast and spent a few hours in Portmeirion - we had a very special Christmas as a family we will never forget... We totally fell in love with the house - a family house. Special thanks to Gwen for her dedication to keeping in touch and making the house look so Christmas Special. All our thanks

We loved being here! Thanks for everything.

We cannot imagine a more perfect place to have holidayed with our adventurous 1 year old and energetic 4 year old! The house could not have been more child friendly which made for a relaxing and fun time for us all :-) We happened upon a perfect week of sunshine & did not stray far, with Portmeirion and steam trains on our doorstep and those beautiful grounds there was no need. Meeting the gardener was a real treat for our 4 year old who helped out & loved seeing them work. Thank you for squeezing us in last minute!

A wonderful return visit - the perfect 65th birthday gift. We will be back!

A lovely time was had by all - a beautiful house and lovely area, very enjoyable place to spend time for my husbands 60th birthday. Thank you!

Thanks for everything and for allowing us to stay in this beautiful house in such a charming setting. Eight of us shared your home for the week and we had an amazing time, even when it rained, the views were still spectacular and did not dampen our spirits. We will definitely come back with our families.

Had a fabulous time celebrating a 70th birthday here. Lots of lovely touches - the flowers & welcome hamper. Lovely spot. The grandchildren loved the garden. Had a great lunch at the Castle restaurant & enjoyed a pleasant afternoon in Portmeirion village. Thank you!

Wonderful stay for 3 nights. Spotted two bullfinches on the lawn outside the dining room on the first evening! Lovely house, all the facilities you need; lovely high quality at every turn. Nice walks from the house to the coastal path and to Portmeirion. Beautiful views looking over the estuary in the evening - fortunate weather helped, as we could eat out on the lawn every day. Highly recommended.

What a wonderful house, a home from home, thank you for the hospitality to make our stay very special. A fabulous 50th birthday present. Will be back.

A wonderful week - fabulous house & garden, beautiful weather, glorious location. Everything needed for a perfect holiday.

A jewel of a place. Thank you for this beautiful house. Thank you Claire for your help when booking through Trip Advisor. Thank you Gwen for your help and advice.

What a wonderful house and the views are stunning. 3 generations of our family stayed here and all had a great time. The welcome hamper was much appreciated (the bara brith was delicious!). Alex (aged 4) loved all the toys and the playhouse. He says he wants to live here for ever and ever! Thank you for a lovely holiday in this amazing house. We loved exploring Portmeirion, with the woodland walks and secluded beach, took the train to Blaenau Ffestiniog where we ate very tasty Kurdish pasties and climbed up to abandoned slate mills, and hiked up Snowdon via Y Llechwedd and down via the Pyg track - a wonderful walk. We hope to come back!

We have had a great time in your lovely house. Everything we could possibly need was here and the surrounding walks and views are amazing. We have done nearly every adventurous activity available from white-water rafting, rock climbing, walking up Snowdon, zip-wiring and trampolining in a mine, not to mention swimming in the sea and visiting castles. The Monopoly produced much shouting and entertainment. Thank you so much.

We have had a wonderful time here (our first!). We loved the house, area, views and garden. Despite mixed weather we have kept busy walking Snowdon (up Pyg, down Miners), visiting Portmeirion, walking on Harlech Beach and ice-cream shop, river canyoning (great fun!), eating at "Y Castell" twice, walking around the coastal path near Llanbedrog and eating outside when possible. We loved the welcome pack, fresh flowers and Gwen, who was incredibly helpful and friendly! We would also recommend the fish and chip steam train (6.05pm, return 8.50pm) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We hope to be back soon! Thank you.

We have had a wonderful stay. You have really thought of everything, and the house is a very hospitable place to spend some time. Beautiful area. Really appreciated the chance of daily housekeeping. PS Must say a really helpful touch that grocery shopping will be unpacked!!

A lovely week in a beautiful house, weather good. House very homely, owners & housekeeper extremely thoughtful, even the dogs were well catered for with bones, ball thrower etc. The surrounding area is beautiful & Blackrock beach was amazing. Enjoyed a train trip on the Ffestiniog Railway to Beddgelert. PS The kitchen was very well equipped with all that is needed.

Thank you for a wonderful stay - the house is so well equipped - we lacked for nothing. The kids loved the Wendy House - they had to be extracted when we left for London. Looking forward to a return visit.

Gwen - Thank you for a warm welcome to this lovely house. We had a good weekend - despite it raining all weekend! It would be nice to stay with better weather, but we still managed a couple of walks. Everything you need is here for a home from home and with added views! Many thanks.

A beautiful bank holiday weekend has been had by all. Good food, good wine, good company and even good weather! We have had some lovely walks down to Portmeirion (off road buggy driving needed); walk from here to Porthmadog and then on to Criccieth along the coastal path and beach - number 3 but back! (Every half hour). The house is perfect and Gwen has been so helpful and welcoming. Enjoyed some cosy fires (even if we did end up opening the door as it got too hot!). Baby stuff, perfect but still maintains the grown up comfort. Time to go home but we will hopefully be back for the charades re-match...

We really do not want to leave - a very happy Easter week with the sun shining every day. Lots of beach life - lovely one beyond the lighthouse in Portmeirion and a day on Harlech Beach. Highly recommend a visit to Bodnant Garden - we hit it spot on and had a beautiful walk. Children also enjoyed an afternoon at the Ski Centre in Llandudno - wish we had had more time to go on the Steam train and explore the walks more. Could not fault this lovely house - adults, children and dogs equally happy (dog treats greatly appreciated). Perfect garden for an Easter Egg hunt - may be a few still there.... THANK YOU

Fantastic week with superb weather (sunshine every day) in an idyllic house for all of us. The children had a marvelous time in the garden and playhouse. The flowers were a lovely touch and Gwen has been very helpful and welcoming. Our visits to Portmeirion, Harlech, Black Sands and Criccieth + the Ffestiniog Railway have been memorable. Thank you to Hafod Cae Maen!

We had an amazing week and a wonderful time. the house was totally ideal for what we had planned. We really enjoyed our stay and all the fantastic views. the house is very commutable to Portmeirion which we enjoyed on a day out. Highly would recommend to family and friends. Thank You Very Much!

What a wonderful location to explore this part of Wales. The house proved to be perfect, catering for 3 generations aged between 1 and 80. We have never stayed in such a well equipped self-catering property - a real home from home. We spent many hours enjoying the garden and the children were entranced with the playhouse. We have had a truly wonderful week.

We loved the house, the garden and the views - and Alice (5) loved the Wendy house.

Lovely to return to this great house 5 years on. We have all had more sleep and made more use of the garden, toys + playhouse now that the boys are 5! I have no doubt this will not be our last trip here.

We have had a lovely week. The house is idyllic and so generously equipped. Thank you to Gwen for immaculate housekeeping, fresh flowers and a warm welcome and thanks to Paul and Claire for sharing this piece of paradise.

Yes, Hafod Cae Maen is indeed "paradise". From the moment we first entered this lovely place we felt so much at home. Beautifully furnished, splendidly equipped kitchen and such cosy bedrooms, how lucky we have been to respond to your generous invitation. Thank you Gwen for your welcome.

What a wonderful home, what a wonderful weekend! Thank you Paul for working so hard to make our stay a very enjoyable one.

A break from the madding crowd , log fires, stunning views, long walks and a library free from TV - genius! Thank you so much for sharing your house with us.

Enjoyable Halloween weekend, beautiful house and setting.

We have had another lovely week here at the beautiful Hafod Cae Maen. The weather has been lovely and we have been on lots of great walks, including walking the Pyg track up to a snow-covered Snowdon summit. Hope to be back next year! All the best.

My wife found the lovely house and as we are both away in the USA over Christmas and New Year, we decided to bring our family on a pre-Christmas holiday. We have had a real good family Christmas including walks along the beach with our little dog Bella. We have had a relaxing time to which the house and grounds have all added their bit. My two sons playing in the garden with our dog was a treat to see (never too old to enjoy themselves). We would like to revisit in the summer when we will be able to enjoy the long days and have better use of the garden areas. We have had a great time this Christmas at this lovely house.

We have had a wonderful, memorable Christmas in this cosy home in the most spectacular countryside. Cannot believe our luck in finding such a special place for Christmas - everything is so close by and yet you feel totally away from it all. Sid the dog has had the greatest of times and has really enjoyed the sheep poo! (Why do they DO THAT?!) Many thanks

We have had a great week here over the new year period. The children have thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we have enjoyed the evenings in the library. Well equipped house with everything you could possibly need for a family holiday away. Thank you very much for all your help. Much appreciated.

We have had the most wonderful time at Hafod Cae Maen. The house is beautiful and so well equipped. We have enjoyed lovely walks and relaxing evenings in the library with the fire burning and a nice glass of wine. A perfect retreat - we will definitely be returning. Thank you to Gwen and Claire for sorting everything out at such short notice. It really has been perfect.

What a beautiful place to spend half-term week. Stunning walks, incredible views - an ideal location. Despite it being February, only one day of rain - ideal for the train. With four boys under the age of 7, the garden was a godsend - as was the Wendy House and the fully equipped playroom! Many thanks to Gwen for staying late for our delayed arrival and for looking after our food delivery - who would have thought - a beautiful house and a Waitrose delivery straight to the door! Thank you for a wonderful Valentine week.

We have enjoyed an idyllic week at Hafod Cae Maen. It was wonderful to arrive Friday evening to our hamper of Welsh treats - and to find our grocery shopping unpacked! Thank you Gwen. We have loved: exploring the garden, dining al fresco and looking at the beautiful view, sitting on the balcony, playing the piano, going on long walks... your home is comfortable and easy to live in. We have made lots of happy memories this week.

Hafod Cae Maen has been unforgettable and I wish that I could stay longer! Thank you! HAFOD CAE MAEN YAY

What a beautiful home and a wonderful view. My husband and I have enjoyed our week here with our daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren. Wales is a beautiful country.

Another lovely week in this fabulous house! We really enjoyed our stay here, including the recommended walks. We were lucky to have experienced most weather over the week, including hot sunshine at the beach at Morfa Bychan. Thanks for a warm welcome, fresh flowers and hamper of local goodies - all of which were used. We are grateful to Gwenfor sorting out the Waitrose delivery before our arrival and for making the child-friendly house child-safe too, with the stairgates etc. Something here for everyone - our 2 and 4 year olds loved exploring the garden, we had time to relax in the study by the fire and grandparents enjoyed our family picnic in the garden with games afterwards. Many thanks!

What an absolute gem! We spent a marvellous week here enjoying the stunning views and getting both soaked and sunburnt. Both cosy and well-equipped - we wanted for nothing which is important when you are travelling with two small children. Thank you!

The end of a delightful stay. Thank you for all the small touches such as the flowers, the Purple Moose, the local produce - they all added so much to the stay.

Very Good Time! Tom x Fantastic location, fantastic house, fantastic holiday xx AB-FAB!!!

The house is gorgeous! The view to die for. We have celebrated a 90th birthday, a 14th birthday and had friends and family to stay. It has been wonderful. Thank you for making it so easy for us to stay here. It was warm, welcoming and I enjoyed the "balcony" view every day. Everyone has relaxed, had a great time. I am sure we will be back. Thank you.

We enjoyed a wonderful week-end at your house. The location is second to none, the house equipped with everything we could possibly need. Weather was beautiful. Perfect for my 60th Birthday celebrations with daughters, son in laws and children. Many thanks.

We had a fabulous time here in this tremendous house. We loved exploring the giant garden and finding a secret house. Wat we all loved about this house was that you could go on adventurous walks and the beautiful view from the house And thats wat we loved about this holiday.

Lovely weekend break :)

A wonderfully relaxing sneaky week away in a beautiful house with excellent facilities (... love the fact there is real cooking stuff!). Thanks for organising the weather!

Our first holiday on our own as a family. Lyra aged four months particularly enjoyed the log fires. A beautiful house for a relaxing retreat. The views will draw us back.

What a great place to celebrate a special Birthday with all the family. We just loved the house and the boys loved the "Wendy house" (Bwthyn bach), gardens and walks. We conquered Snowdon! and enjoyed the railway mostly in good weather but stayed in with the wonderful fire when wet. Many thanks for the welcome and wonderful accommodation for all generations and dog!

This is becoming a bit of a habit , our 4th stay here! On this occasion to celebrate a very special birthday. Had a lovely time as always, exploring the surrounding areas, particularly Black Rock Sands. Hope to be back soon and all the best to Laura for her new life in NZ. Thanks again!

Thank you for allowing us to stay at such short notice in your beautifully restored and renovated home. Having not visited Hafod Cae Maen for over 5 years it stirred great emotions and evoked many great childhood memories from staying here with my grandparents particularly during the 1970s. My grandparents lived in this beautiful home for twenty years between 1958 and 1978 and spent many happy years here with their family. A truly magical home in a fantastic setting - this part of the wold really is God's country We hope to return again soon with other members of our family. Special mention to Laura for welcoming us on our arrival and we would like to wish her all the best when she starts a new chapter of her life with her family in New Zealand. One final massive thank you to the de Thierry family.

Do you know, I had never fallen in love with a home until this week!! Hafod Cae Maen has such heart, warmth and soul and I think part of her beauty is a reflection of the love she so clearly receives!! I spotted the house on One off Places' facebook page and the setting above Portmeirion looked magical - little did I know just HOW MUCH we would all enjoy our stay here. My daughter Yasmin (8) is heavily into Enid Blyton's Famous Five books at the moment and this whole area with its castles, Caves, secret passages etc feels like we're in one!! We even drank ginger beer!! I love that all the bathrooms have White Company products, I love the open fires, I'm now hooked on Welsh Cakes, I want to buy a kitchen clock just like yours and I made a special trip to the brewery shop to buy the pretty pint glasses!! Everything is comfortable, everything has been thought about - it's been pure bliss!! We joined Portmeirion for the year so we could come and go as we pleased all week! Such a quirky place!! We loved it!! The weather for us was outstanding - who said it rains in Wales?!! Lots of other jaunts out including Mount Snowdon which the kids (5 and 8) walked down!! Mum and Dad had very achy glutes and calves, the kids were full of beans and fine!!! Loved the Ffestiniog railway!! One of the trains made a 7 mile jog of mine so much better by treating me to a big Woooh-wooOH when I waved!! We will be back - the kids already want to know when!! Huge Thanks!! xxxx

We have had a very good time: 1) Walked to Boston Lodge station for return trip to Blaenau Ffestiniog - lunch in a cultural centre in an old police state. On the return we got out at Dduallt and walked to Tan Y Bwlch (1.5hr) for a later train home. 2) Walked down to Portmeirion and then through the village for a couple of hours (low tide) on the west-facing beach past the lighthouse. We returned via path beside the Japanese pond. 3) Left the car at a station and caught the 10.05 Welsh Highland train to Beddgelert. Walked back along the river and through the Aberglaslyn Pass - spectacular views and sights of several other trains as a bonus! Some of us went to Bronaw gardens afterwards. 4) Wet day visit to Llechwedd slate caverns. Took both the tramway ride and the deep mine visit. Interesting but why don't they have a timed system to avoid lengthy queues? 5) 45 min drive to Morfa Nefyn and NT car park. Superb beach walks to and from the hamlet. Very good rock pools just beyond.

We have had a wonderful, relaxing time in this beautiful, very tastefully and artistically and personally decorated home. This is an amalgamation of all 4 of our views: - V comfortable with lovely views - V peaceful with lovely gardens - The kitchen is full of equipment, which made it easy to make a birthday cake with no fuss, and all the necessary items - The library is beautiful, with a nostalgic aura, but up-to-date Wifi ... Who would believe that we were only here for 6 days? Lots of visits out, lots of playing in the garden, games of Monopoly and playing the piano. We will certainly be returning. 10/10.

Dear Paul, Claire, Matthew and Charlie Thank you so much for welcoming us to "Hafod Cae Maen", and giving us the opportunity to share your most beautiful, stunning home. The spectacular views and walks are just wonderful, and we thoroughly enjoyed our week. Hope to visit again and who knows maybe even become neighbours at some point. Leaving today with wonderful memories of a great week. Many thanks

The view is beautiful. We all loved staying at this fantastic house. It was really fun. Thank you I loved this house it was really fun.

What a beautiful house in the most amazing setting, all the home comforts make it so special, thank you. We have had a truly relaxing time, we can't wait to return. Thank you Laura for making us feel so welcome.

A lovely, lovely house. Perfect for relaxing. Beautiful and just wonderful.

Paul will remember that I met him on a choir trip to Italy about 10 years ago and remember him talking about his love of this area. How wonderful to see a dream so spectacularly realised! Our 2 "toddlers" are now 14 and 12 and have been joined by 2 more; this has been the most fabulous house to effortlessly absorb us all for a memorable New Year break. The house was absolutely wonderful - we especially loved the games room and had great fun doing the jigsaws! The garden was perfect for games of Hide & Seek. We did not have the best weather but that didn't matter as nobody wanted to leave the house! It's been the most fantastic New Year holiday. I very much liked this house. I loved the view & I loved playing hide & seek. We loved the games room & the jigsaw was very fun. Also I found some sweets on the X-mas tree & I ate them!

What a wonderful place to spend Christmas with three generations! So warm & cosy & comfortable. Thank you! I had a brilliant birthday here, my mum had a fantastic birthday and we had a magical Christmas. Thank you for making it so festive and fun for the kids - they were so relieved Father Christmas managed to find them here!

We all loved your house - fabulous! Had a fantastic weekend, walking, trains, wine etc, etc. Amazing weather for November. We'll be back. It's the best place I want to come again. Thanks. Me to I loved it so much that would want to live here. Heres some of my advice keep it going your running a good bussness. The trains were good to chug chug chug chug.

My delight is to be able to sleep with the windows open and we did! Although sometimes the night sounds were drowned by the weather. What did we do? Visited a couple of castles, went up on the steam railway and had an undergroud trip around the Castle Hotel (see Frank!), lunch & supper, great butcher in Penrhyn, also good restaurant "The Square". What a great place for a holiday & the bed was v comfy. Perfect.

A weekend to remember to celebrate my 50th birthday in such a heavenly place. Thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful house.

My name is Leo. I loved my visit and aspesholy all the motines we climed. Thankcue. I am called Sofia. I love your House because it is very big. Thank you for leting uss stay. The house was lovely - comfortable and warm. We had the most relaxing week. Thank you. PS One of the bedrooms was amazing and a beautiful view from the balcony. Had a wonderful week. Lovely house, amazing views and so relaxing. Hope to visit again soon.

Lovely wedding, lovely house and fantastic company. Great times with fab friends. Happy wedding! Fab memories or a wonderful week with friends! It's been a slice! Had a blast!

We've enjoyed staying here very much - a very enjoyable house, refurbished with great style - and a perfect base for exploring the area. Our eight month old son particularly enjoyed crawling at increasing speed on the floors and happily spent time just swinging the doors open and shut! Our London flat is going to seem very small when we get back...

Lovely house, great location. We had a really great week with family, despite some poor weather! Had to leave the lovely bed for a 30 hour flight back to New Zealand.

Festival No. 6 2012 - Dear Paul, Just a quick thank you for our very wonderful stay in your lovely house. It has been the perfect respite from a very busy week for us. I look forward to staying here in the future, possibly outside the festival dates. Many thanks. Dear Paul, Thank you for a lovely stay. It's a shame we didn't get the chance to relax more in your wonderful house! Hopefully return some time in the future! Many thanks.

Dear Paul, Claire and Laura, Thank you so much for a lovely stay. See you next year. What a special, special place you have here. We had an amazing weekend, so so so relaxed and happy. Cannot wait to visit again. Dear Paul, Claire and Laura, Thank you for an amazing weekend - and you put on the sunshine for us too - magic! Can't wait to visit again with you all (& Charlie too!)

We had a wonderful time! Very nice weather and fantastic veiws. We never wanted our week to end. Would defenetly recommend it to enyone!

What can we say. a truly fantastic weekend that we never want to end! Hafod Cae Maen is an incredibly welcoming and beautiful house. The location is amazing with such stunning views you wouldn't ever tire of. We have been incredibly fortunate with amazing weather and enjoyed many hours of sunshine in the garden, a visit to Harlech beach and a day in Portmeirion. All of which were fantastic and well worth a visit. Thank you so much.

A wonderful week spent with de Thierry P and Claire, Matthew and Charlie, and de Thierry J and Lorine. Highlights included Rhinog Fawr, Welsh Highland Railway, the estuary sands and woods (as usual) and a gentle stroll and Llechollwyn. Only two visits to Tescos at Porthmadog. Hafod Cae Maen is a jewel. With love and thanks

We've had a lovely week here. A beautiful house & garden. Wonderful weather & the two boys (Joseph & Sam - 3 yrs and 2 yrs respectively) have loved the garden & beaches. Many thanks

We have enjoyed every minute staying here at beautiful Hafod Cae Maen. The house, garden & views are simply superb. Every detail has been carefully considered & every wish catered for. Thank you! It has been a dream holiday for us all and our little Leo (aged almost 4) would like us all to live here permanently!

This was our second visit to Hafod Cae Maen after 'discovering' it last year and we had a perfect weekend. We returned this year with friends - this is truly a house to be shared!! As ever the welcome was warm - this place has to be our perfect retreat!! We will definitely return here - hopefully on our honeymoon!! ....x

I have had the most wonderful surprise weekend to celebrate my 60th birthday courtesy of my children. I cannot imagine anywhere more perfect. The house is fantastic and so well equipped - full of comfortable details. It splits so well between the "hub" i.e. the kitchen, dining area, library where the seniors could go and browse and the sitting room where the "kiddies" could go and play. You have thought of everything - and I haven't even got round to mentioning the beautiful gardens, views, surroundings etc. I will never forget it here - and hope to be back.

What a wonderful adventure we have had here - long walks, sunny days on the beach, castles and railways. Perfect escape for the whole family. By far the most comfortable and child friendly house we have ever stayed in - my husband and I even feel rested (with 3 small children!) Thank you. We will return...

Seven overworked and overwrought ladies came for a pre-Christmas stress busting weekend, no husbands, no kids, no pets, no worries. Had a lovely time in this beautiful house, very homely, great location, wonderful surroundings. Thank you - we are now ready to take on Christmas with a smile. Hope to come again.

Our second stay here, just as lovely as the first. Had a great time walking through snow covered fields and the beaches nearby (Harlech and Abersoch). A beautiful house in a great location. Hope to come back soon. Thank you and best wishes.

Our second stay. Quite different from the first because of the spectacular, weather related scenery. We were very cosy at all times and really enjoyed our Xmas here. We hope to return in the future. Many thanks.

We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary with all the family. The house is wonderful for allowing everyone their own space and comfort. Many thanks. We would love to come back here.

Many thanks indeed for a lovely Christmas week. It's a gorgeous house in a wonderful location. We really appreciate all the Christmas touches – you even managed to lay on some fine weather for us. We look forward to returning one day.

It's heaven here! It's got so many books and toys. A huge garden too. I hope we can come here again.

Lovely place - very characterful and very well kitted out for young and old alike.

A great location for a family get-together and a birthday party. Fantastic position - great walks even with buggies!

Lovely house. Cost, really comfortable. A place to return to... We will be back - lovely house and a lovely location

Our third stay here and as lovely as ever.

Thank you for a wonderful stay - stunning place all round. Definitely coming back!

Thank you very much for the wonderful opportunity to relax amidst peaceful and stunning surroundings in a beautiful, cosy house. We loved every minute of it. Our baby had a super-exciting time exploring the house as well! We would love to come back and stay longer.

Five ladies escaped from the city, to Hafod Cae Maen - it was pretty! The house was so fine, they had a great time, now they have to leave - what a pity!

The countryside is second to none and we mostly had weather to match. So much to do even though it was hard to tear ourselves away from the stunning view. A perfect place for the youngest member of our family aged 2 years. Everybody slept brilliantly in the comfortable beds.

We have had a lovely week here and could easily have stayed longer. All three children loved the garden and playhouse and took advantage of the great weather we've had to use them to the full. The library was everyone's favourite room and drew our attention to a number of books we'd like to read!

Fabulous home - fabulous holiday!

We have all had an amazing holiday in Hafod Cae Maen and wish we were staying longer. The house and garden are beautiful and the views of the mountains are stunning and the children loved the playhouse.

A beautiful house in a beautiful location! We have been well and truly spoilt... 2 families, 4 adults, 5 kids and 1 fantastic week. Thank you very much

We have felt so at home here. What a thrill to see the house on the hill as we toured the surrounding area. And a joy to "retire" to the library at the end of a long day.

Thank you for lending this beautiful house to the Coulson family. We have felt so completely at home in this magical place.

An absolutely superb location for us to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with our family.

A house and location that encourages relaxation which was the purpose of our holiday. We have had a wonderful time here and thoroughly enjoyed the views, walks and surroundings. Hope to be back.

It's been a pleasure staying in your beautiful house in fabulous surroundings. We've had a lovely time here.

We have had a great week here - thank you! The house has been fantastic - very comfortable and well equipped. It's been great to explore the area.

Truly wonderful time. Could have spent longer here. Lots to see and amazing house.

Wonderful, special place - lovely time in autumn colours.

Wow! What a place, an absolute gem. We played a blinder booking HCM. I have never packed so lightly with 2 small kids and everything we needed was here from cots to hand blenders. The weather was beautiful, we even managed to strip down to swimsuits on the beach and take a dip - amazing in mid-November! We hope to return.

Another wonderful stay at Hafod Cae Maen (our third!). Went on lots of lovely walks on wind-swept beaches and evenings in by the fire. Always a pleasure to come back here. Hope to be back soon!

Well I absolutely loved it here! The views are gorgeous, the place is amazing! Thank you for a lovely time. It was absolutely wonderful. Had the best time here. The beds are really comfy.

The beds are very comfy and I loved playing on the piano. I loved Harlech Castle. I loved the beach because the stones are very beautiful.

What a fabulous house . We have had a fantastic weekend, we wish it were longer. We will be back!

It's a lovely house with a beautiful garden. I loved staying here, from Chloe. I had a lovely time and the little playhouse was very fun and it was nice because it was very warm! Lots of love from Christian.

Celebrating Sarah's 50th... Fantastic. If I have to be fifty - it's worth it just to stay here... A fantastic short break in a lovely house - great weather & superb way to celebrate a 50th

Beautiful house in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed every moment staying here.

Wonderful house in beautiful surroundings, a fantastic family holiday for us all.

Just what the doctor ordered.

It was the best holiday we've had so far in our lives. We love the garden, it's so big for us! We went body boarding and for long walks. It was our Mum's birthday on Monday. PS We apsalootly loved the view!!!

The house and garden were ideal for us (Granny, Granddad, Son, Daughter, Son-in-law, 2.5 year old and 14 weeks old). The house provided everything we needed. A beautiful location, fantastic views in a scenically stunning part of the UK.

It was such a great holiday at the start of it I didn't think that it would feel like a proper holiday but at the end I really enjoyed it. It has been such a great holiday and didn't want to go. The views were amazing and we all loved the playhouse.

I really enjoyed this holiday because you can do so many things!!!!!! Also I don't know where to start talking about this AMAZING house!!!!!! The views are great and the gardens are wicked and we found out that we had 5 cool gardens. PS The weather was just right.

Adrian now seems v keen to work his way up the ranks on the railway! Thank you. Really enjoyed our time and on the final evening had a v memorable meal at the Moorings. Much recommended. Look forward to return trips.

Our second stay at Hafod Cae Maen, it gets better every time. Loved the house, the views, the beaches, the railway - especially the fireman-in-charge. We will be back... Cracking time in this glorious house. Loved it. We'll be back!