Caernarfon Farmhouse - 30479
Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
This large farmhouse located 2 miles from Caernarfon. It enjoys a countryside setting within its own farmyard and is an ideal base for exploring Snowdonia, Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula. Only 10 minutes from Llanberis and many of the premier attractions of North Wales, this spacious farmhouse is perfect for activity holidays and for those of you who would prefer to relax and simply enjoy the calmer side of life.
Caernarfon Farmhouse offers the comforts and convenience of modern living, combined with beautiful traditional features. The first lounge offers an oil fired wood burner with open stone surround - a very cosy room with HD TV, dvd and video player. The second lounge is bigger and features an open fire (logs included) and HD TV. Very comfortable, especially in winter times.
The country style kitchen includes a Rayburn to give you that farmhouse feel yet offering you with all modern conveniences, including microwave, fridge-freezer and washing machine.
A beautiful conservatory with two inviting chairs to relax and unwind at any time of the year, assisted by beautiful open countryside views.
This spacious farmhouse has four big bedrooms - 2 double bedrooms, 1 spacious twin and 1 single bedroom.
The first double bedroom is light and airy with large pine wardrobes and two windows. There is plenty of space for a cot as well. The second double bedroom has countryside views and a fitted wardrobe.
The twin bedroom includes two pine, very comfortable single beds and wardrobe whilst the single bedroom also has a comfy single bed with chest of drawers and dressing table.
The upstairs family bathroom is very spacious, with bath and separate shower.
Caernarfon Farmhouse has a grassed lawn which is ideal for children to play. Garden furniture and bbq on patio.
Weekly lets from £385 / Short breaks from £275
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Dinas Dinlle 7 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Bangor 17 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Welcome pack on arrival includes fresh eggs from the farm, tea, coffee, sugar and a home-made cake. Easter eggs are included for Easter and a Christmas cake for Christmas.
Bed linen, hand and bath towels and hairdryer included
Heating and electricity included
Cot and high chair available on request. Please bring your own cot bedding with you.
1 well behaved dog welcome
The following items are also provided for your stay… Kitchen: washing up liquid, laundry washing powder, dishcloths etc. Bathroom: Welsh soap and toilet rolls.
The North Wales region
Snowdonia, North Wales offers the biggest, boldest mountains in Wales and England and is one of the most ancient and hauntingly beautiful areas in Europe.
Snowdonia welcomes visitors to a breathtaking natural environment, with Snowdonia National Park at its heart and much, much more. People have lived, worked and thrived on this Celtic land for more than 5000 years. Their legacy is a land which will fascinate the visitor with its rich opportunities for adventure, activity and discovery, its fascinating history and its ancient, musical language and culture.
Snowdonia is also close to a magnificent coastline of sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and glorious estuaries along the west and north coast. Find out how you can make the most of your self-catering cottage holiday in Snowdonia, North Wales...
Caernarfon Farmhouse is set within its own farmyard, 2 miles from Caernarfon. It is situated in the village of Bontnewydd (shop, post office, pub and chip shop) an ideal location for exploring Snowdonia, Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula. You will have no shortage of things to do and places to visit as the area has plenty of visitor attractions, castles and museums, along with spectacular mountains, valleys and beaches to explore.
The town of Caernarfon has a superb setting, with the mountains of Snowdonia as a backdrop and wonderful views across the Menai Strait to Anglesey. Dominated by its majestic castle and ancient mediaeval walls, Caernarfon today is a busy market town with one of the highest percentages of Welsh speakers throughout Wales.
Take a tour around Inigo Jones Slate Works, travel to the highest peak in Wales on the Snowdon Mountain Railway and take advantage of the endless opportunities for walking, cycling, hiking, trekking and mountain walking in Eryri (Snowdonia). The Welsh Highand Railway, Electric Mountain in Llanberis, a round of golf on the shore of the Menai Straits and a visit to the beautiful Italianate village of Portmeirion are also guaranteed to inspire.
For younger visitors, Glasfryn Park offers indoor and outdoor activities including karting, bowling and quad biking. Hwylfan Fun Centre, North Wales' largest indoor fun centre is an ideal place for kids to let off steam, and Greenwood Forest Park is a nature-inspired theme park with a people-powered rollercoaster. Over the bridge in Anglesey you have even more attractions including Pili Palas and Anglesey Sea Zoo.
Dinas Dinlle offers a long sandy beach, the most northern of the Lleyn Peninsula beaches. 4 miles
Plas Menai – National Watersports Centre offering day courses on a wide range of activities, on all levels. 4.5 miles
The Aber Falls – easy 3 mile stroll to a stunning waterfall. 0.5 miles from house.
Llyn Coastal Path – 84 miles around the Llyn Peninsula, from Caernarfon to Porthmadog. Join the path 1 mile from the house.
Snowdon – the highest mountain in Wales – Llanberis route (4.7 miles - 3 hours) is the nearest. 8 miles from house.
Moel Siabod (Snowdonia mountain walk) – Capel Curig. Rewarding route for experienced walkers. 19 miles from cottage.
Carneddau (Snowdonia mountain walks) – Challenging walks, including the 2nd and 3rd highest peaks in Wales. Nearest route starts in Helyg, Capel Curig. 21 miles
Caernarfon Golf Course – 18 hole golf course. 3.5 miles.
Lon Eifion Cycleway – Scenic 12.5 mile cycle path from Caernarfon to Bryncir. Join 0.5 miles from cottage.
Snowdonia Riding Stables – Suitable for all ages and abilities. 3.5 miles
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25 Apr 2013
"Comfortable & Good Location For The Best Of North Wales"
Pleasant and tidy with basic but good facilities. Quite clean and welcoming. The kitchen is tidy and has everything you need for a break, and sits 6 comfortably. The sitting room has a double sofa and… More
Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your comments and have prepared a detailed response to all the points you have risen, as follows:
From the owner:
The farmhouse actually has 2 separate lounges for guests to relax, which means that there is enough seating for a full house. Many guests find a second lounge very useful, especially for Grandfathers and Grandmothers who want their own quiet space in the evenings, or children who want to play without having to disturb Mum and Dad. This is something that's requested by many guests.
As you mentioned, Caernarfon Farmhouse does provide a peaceful, central base to explore North Wales. It's close to a wide range of attractions; for children and adults of all ages. Amongst the popular destinations nearby, Llanberis is just 10 minutes away, Britannia Bridge crossing to Anglesey is 15 minutes, Porthmadog and the Llyn Peninsula (Pwllheli) are 25 minutes each. You can also see Snowdon and other Snowdonia mountains from the farmhouse and, as you mentioned, they are just an 8 mile drive away (some less than that). The nearest beach (Dinas Dinlle) is just 10 minutes away, whilst you can get to the river Menai, with Caernarfon Castle on its shore, in 5 minutes.
With regard to the smell of paraffin in the kitchen, this is just the smell of oil from the oil fired Rayburn. Anyone with an oil fired Rayburn or Aga at home (or an oil run boiler to a degree) will probably know that this is something that happens every now and then when the weather is damp outside. There was some fog when the guests stayed here, which would explain this.
A supply of bulbs, batteries, tools, fuses etc are provided in the cloakroom and (as instructed in the information file), guests are always welcome to help themselves to these or call us if they need help with anything e.g. changing bulbs. With regard to the broken light fitting in one of the lamps, we have to apologise for this. We were not notified of this by the previous guests and because the light still worked on that lamp when we tested it we didn't think of checking the bulb fitting itself. This has now been fixed.
With regard to cleaning windows and condensation, the weather has been very dry and cold recently. Unnaturally cold weather can cause condensation in double glazed windows and this has been a common occurrence in many homes throughout the country this year. The dry weather has also meant that there's quite a lot of dust in the air and because the property is located on a working farm, external windows are always likely to be affected by dust, no matter how often they are cleaned.
Caernarfon Farmhouse is cosy, comfortable and very warm and a supply of dry wood and coal are also included for the open fire. There is a traditional feel to the living areas and the furniture fulfils the 4 star requirements. The grading guidelines state that, to reach a 4 star standard, the quality, application and condition of furniture should reach a 'professional standard of finish in very good condition'.
All guests who stay for a week or more receive a welcome pack consisting of fresh eggs from the farm, tea, coffee, sugar and a homemade cake freshly prepared by Mrs Jones, which proves very popular with our guests. We apologise that this was not made clear enough on the website but this wasn't included for your stay because you only booked for 4 nights. This has now been made very clear on the website so that only guests who book for a week or more will expect a welcome pack. We apologise again for this.
From Best of Wales
We accept that the word luxury can be interpreted differently by everyone but its use here was firmly based on the fact that it has consistently received a 4 star grading from Visit Wales over the years. It is also a very nice farmhouse that features a lovely conservatory area, spacious rooms, an open fire and more unusual features such as the Rayburn mentioned above. To avoid any future debates we have now taken the word luxury out all together (it was used once in the property description).
If you wish to book Caernarfon Farmhouse, or any other Best of Wales property again in the future, we will ensure that you receive a very generous welcome pack to make up for the fact that you didn't receive one as expected on this occasion.
Ffion (the owner) and Llion (on behalf of Best of Wales)
4 Nov 2011
"Comfortable cottage in central location"
Comfortable, well equipped cottage. Felt like a home from home! Good base for exploring the area. Delicious homemade cake and fresh eggs. Only down side was the overpowering stench of paraffin coming … More
13 Oct 2011
"peacful and relaxing"
i'd definatley recommend others to stay at the cottage-it was fantastic. warm, clean and we couldnt fault it.… More
28 Sep 2011
"As good as you expect self catering to be."
Very good accommodation, excellent central location and convenient.… More
14 Sep 2011
"Felt at Home"
Felt at home here - a place where we could relax after long days of hiking or touring around North Wales.… More
17 Aug 2011
"Excellent accommodation, excellent location"
Lovely, well presented farmhouse. Convenient for many Snowdon/Anglesey attractions and very close to long distance cycle path. Rural area, so excellent for dog walking as well.… More
10 Jul 2011
"lovely house and host"
The house is excellent. Clean, wide, new and good location. We loved the house… More
28 Oct 2010
"A great place to stay"
As a family we all really enjoyed staying here - there was plenty of space for the kids to run around, inside and outside! Rooms were really cosy. Good location and fantastic hospitality by the owner… More
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