Hafod Cae Maen

Portmeirion, Gwynedd
+44 (0)7525 487295
Visit owner's website

£175 - £733
per night
£1300 - £3800
per week

An Edwardian villa with stunning views, polished floors, cosy fires and child-friendly garden a short walk from lovely Portmeirion


6 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£175 - £733 per night

£1300 - £3800 per week

The Experience

You approach from the back, down the bumpy track, over the cattle grid… but the glory of this handsome villa is the front and the view. Overlooking the Dwyryd estuary and rolling Welsh hills you’re a ten-minute wander into the Italianate fantasy village of Portmeirion where you’ll find restaurants, cafés and a deserted beach.

The estate is covered in subtropical woodlands and the house’s terraced gardens, part-overrun, are heaven for children to hide-and-seek in. Adults have long lawns and a barbecue for al fresco dining. Inside is comfortable: Edwardian windows and polished oak floors, wood-burners in fireplaces, book-filled shelves. Toys, games and DVDs invite children to settle in, there’s a panelled library with an open fire and calming bedrooms. The master room opens onto a balcony with views over the estuary.

A generous hamper filled with lovely local stuff waits in the kitchen. The best of North Wales is at your feet: Black Rock Sands beach is a 15-minute drive, Porthmadog a 20-minute stroll, Snowdonia not much further.

Hafod Cae Maen - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Admiring the wonderful views from the terrace
  • Unwinding in the library by the fire
  • Strolling into Portmeirion
Hafod Cae Maen - Gallery

You should know

  • Dogs are welcome downstairs - not in the bedrooms
  • The four bedrooms share a bathroom and a separate shower room
  • The track won't suit sports cars


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £175
Weekly price
from £1300
Damage deposit
1 House for 8
From £1756 beds4 bedrooms


Special offer: 25% off weeks and 20% off short breaks until 3 May. 15% off weeks and 20% off short breaks for 17 - 24 May. Check out our reviews here and on our own website. "Adrenaline, tranquillity, perfect..."

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Other details
Short breaks available. Pets welcome (downstairs only).
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Back again for another wonderful visit, this time we introduced two friends to this beautiful house. We all thoroughly enjoyed the stay 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.

Mike, West Bromwich

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

Michael, West Bromwich

We always look forward to our stay at HCM . Location is perfect, great views and a great spot for exploring down the Llyn. The house is well appointed and homely. The team at HCM think of everything always there to help. It’s a really special find !

Julie, Welshpool

A beautiful comfortable home, in an idyllic location. We were a group of 8…ages 12 - 88…celebrating a birthday…and everyone enjoyed! We found the home is cosy with plenty of space to relax and all the facilities you would need.

Ceri, Bristol

Beautiful house with stunning views. Lots of great activities and walks near by in Snowdonia National Park.

Lisa, South croydon

Spectacular position, fabulous house, perfect decor and so stylish. We were spoilt with great weather during the day and lovely log fires in the evening. You will not be disappointed, this is the house you always wished for…..

James, Alvechurch

Our favourite Holiday Home & oh wow (!) what a week we had. This was our 6th visit in 7 years (1 year sadly missed due to COVID) and it did not fail to deliver and provide us with a magical week in wonderful N Wales. It was the wettest & windiest of our trips but still one that we will treasure. We had a wonderful week and a wonderful welcome to this fabulous house. The flowers, the welcome hamper, the shopping unpacked – all were greatly appreciated & we loved our downtime in front of the fire playing games. A truly fabulous fun filled & wonderful week in Wales!


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


This is a special place. We arrived in early October, wondering what kind of weather we might face in Wales. No matter. At Hafod Cae Maen, we were grateful for the excuse of a day of rain to stay put and simply enjoy the home itself. The library was our family's favorite room, but it is hard to choose. The owners have considered every detail and HCM is comfortable in every sense. We also loved the trails that crisscross the bucolic landscape and the views of the water. By car, the house is well-positioned for days exploring Snowdonia, the coast, and historic castles and towns. Ideal.

Gary, Indianapolis

What a wonderful, hidden gem this house is amongst the beautiful Welsh farmland. The house itself is beautifully renovated with all mod cons and is equipped with everything one might need for an extremely comfortable stay. A particular favourite was the library with open fire for cosy evenings when the children had gone to bed. Though not summer, the gardens were still an absolute delight; the children loved the play house and exploring the lush greenery, while the adults enjoyed the breathtaking views. All round a wonderful place to stay, we wouldn't hesitate to return.

Kat, Stockbridge

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

Sarah, Frodsham

Hafod Cae Maen is beautifully restored and a delightful home base for a northern Wales adventure. Claire and the folks taking care of us during our stay could not have been better at assuring that we had everything we needed. We are from North Carolina and used the opportunity for a family visit with relatives from England. What a great time in a perfect setting! We'll be back.

Katie, Asheville

This was a return visit and we were not disappointed, The house was as comfortable and the garden as beautiful as we remembered. Weather was variable but we managed to visit a lot of fascinating places. Did not see an osprey but a hare made an appearance!

Penny, London

Beautiful place and spot. Lived up to its previous reviews. If looking for something a bit out of the ordinary this place it is ideal. You could just stay in the deck chairs in the garden and admire the view or plenty to do in the area from good sandy beaches to mountain walks and castles. Very welcoming.

Keith, Bristol

Beautiful place to stay with plenty to do and see

Keith, Bristol

When I found this house online - I suspected that I had found a gem, my expecations were exceeded... Hafod Cae Maen is unbeatable - perfect for a group with kids! Stylish, authentic full of character with Quirky art work oozing personality dotted around the walls. If you are looking to explore N Wales - this home is the perfect base. However, I could equally have stayed hanging out there all day. The sunrises and sunsets are out of this world - clean, cosy and dreamy... When can I return?!

Jenni, London

A Magical home on a Welsh mountain of dreams.... When I found this house online - I suspected that I had found a gem, my expectations were exceeded... When can I return!!?? For a group of 8 (with kids) Hafod Cae Maen is truly unbeatable - lots of space, with 2 upstairs bathrooms and a balcony from the main bedroom to escape out on to! ....We stayed in springtime, which was bliss - but would love to come back in Winter with the roaring fires, Summer with the 360 degrees of sun spilling in through the windows - or autumn with all the colours...

Jenni, London

We enjoyed our stay so much. Hafod Cae Maen is even more stunning in real life than it looks in the pictures. The views and sunsets were amazing and our children absolutely loved the garden. From a practical point of view, it was so helpful having 2 bathrooms and so many comfy sofas to relax on.

Laura, Sevenoaks

We have stayed here on many occations as it used to be my wifes family home & we go there as a family get together to reminise The place is out of this world each time we leave our stress at the gate . Cant wait for our next visit with the paynes & gough family .

Arwel, Pwllheli

Fantastic location with lovely walk just outside front door. Very comfortable with very high quality interiors and equipment. Highly recommended.

Kate, Portsmouth

Read more reviews


The neighbourhood

Set on its own peninsula reaching into the estuary, this fantastical collection of colourful buildings with an Italian influence was masterminded by Welsh architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. Today the buildings are all heritage listed and the site is a conservation area. There are stretches of quiet sandy beaches to discover, Porthmadog has a popular indoor swimming centre and Snowdonia is close.

Local points of interest from Paul de Thierry

  • A ten minute walk through woods to Portmeirion village. A truly unique place where there is plenty to look at and lovely woodland walks. Also two good restaurants and a fantastic ice-cream shop!
  • Take a picnic and walk through the sub-tropical woodlands of Portmeirion to a deserted beach.
  • Beddgelert, Harlech and Capel Curig are within easy reach and wonderful places to visit
  • Boston Lodge halt for the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland narrow-gauge steam railways is ten minutes by footpath. Steam enthusiasts can also book to go on Snowdon Mountain Railway.
  • Ideal base for walking in the Snowdonia National Park and visiting stunning local beaches including Harlech and Morfa Nevyn.
  • Adrenaline junkies can experience an extreme zip wire ride or bounce on a gigantic underground trampoline at Llechwedd Slate Caverns while their non-adrenaline junkie friends visit the historic slate mines!


Paul de Thierry

As a child, Paul de Thierry visited his grandfather who lived beside the local steam railway. He fell in love with the area and the villa and is now lucky enough to own it. He is delighted to be able to share this special place with others.