Cefn Ceiriog is home to us, our children, our first grandchild and quite a few animals.
One thousand feet up, sheltered in a south facing fold of the hillside, Cefn Ceiriog commands extraordinary views down the beautiful Ceiriog Valley. This two-hundred year old Welsh former hill farm provides a warm, comfortable, family-friendly base from which to explore this historic and spectacular area.
A Welsh Hill Farm
We fell in love with the beautiful Ceiriog Valley over twenty years ago and made Cefn Ceiriog our family home.
Our conversion of the barn and the stables has allowed us to share our hillside home with guests from all around the world. We also share it with a dog, a cluck of chickens and two goats, as well as the most glorious dawn chorus you are ever likely to hear.
Back in 1923 the Ceiriog Valley was due to be flooded as a reservoir and was only saved by the intercession of the prime minister, Lloyd George. He described the valley as "a little piece of heaven on earth." We agree and we feel sure you will too.
"The cottage was perfect for our family of four. The house is immaculate and stylish with everything you could need during your stay. Richard and Mai are generous and warm hosts and really want their guests to enjoy the stay. We'll be back and highly recommend a stay here, loads to see and do for all ages but a relatively unknown and therefore quiet part of Wales.”
Catherine, February 2020
“Cefn Bach holds a fantastic spot on the hill and is wonderful for a break away in the countryside. The place itself is clean, well designed, and in a great location. Perfect for a couple or young family. We loved the chickens! Richard and Mai are brilliant hosts and couldn’t do enough for us.”
Rachel, January 2020
"Richard and Mai were very welcoming hosts and were always ready to provide us with any help or advice when needed. The barn has been beautifully converted and is a peaceful and relaxing place to stay. It was spotlessly clean and we really appreciated all the additional measures taken to ensure the property was Covid secure. We had a wonderful week using Cefn Mawr as a base to explore North Wales and hope to return for another visit!"
Alex, August 2020