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259 Glan Gwna Holiday Park

Chalet | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Glan Gwna is a holiday village on the edge of Snowdonia, near Caernarfon, comprising of a variety of accommodation styles in a landscaped 200 acre park. The park is tastefully laid out with a large fishing lake, woodland walks and the River Seiont meandering its way through the estate.

The Accommodation comprises a three bedroom terraced property known on the park as 'Welsh Cottages'. These are built as three blocks, six in each, of terraced cottages each painted in pastel shades and having own small front lawn and parking space.

The Amenities The fishing lake is very popular with anglers who also have the choice of river fishing on the park. Fish available include Carp, Tench, Roach, Rudd & Bream. NRA licences and site fishing permits are required - full details are available upon request.

Free poolside bar entry is available to all hirers. The bar/food area enjoys a family atmosphere with a separate adults only section with entertainment provided most weekends in peak season.

A heated outdoor swimming pool is open from Whit-week until early September. Always very popular with the kids - advice is to use before lunch if you want a quieter swim!

The site also has a children's park, soccer pitch, shop and cafe.

Dogs are welcome if well behaved and have their own pet bed. However we ask dog owners not to lave their pets unattended in the property for long periods!

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Dinnas Dinle 10 km
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Bangor
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 5
Outdoors Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking

The North Wales region

Glan Gwna is just outside Caernarfon with good access to Snowdonia, Lleyn Peninsula, Anglesey and the North Wales coast.

There is plenty to do with local beaches, mountains and water sports all within easy reach.

Enjoy the history of Caernarfon Castle or the local scenery - best observed on one of the local boat or steam railway trips.

Cycling is also popular locally with some excellent bike tracks along the coastal and mountain areas.

Caernarfon

The nearest town is Caernarfon situated just over a mile away.

Some local places of interest are listed here:

PLACES TO VISIT FROM GLAN GWNA

We hope you will find this list of places to visit useful - information is supplied in good faith as given by the businesses concerned. When visiting attractions it is always best to phone first to check opening times as even in the busier months some venues are not open every day!

Please let us know if you find any new places that are worthy of a mention!

BEACHES

Plenty to visit within 30 minutes or so from Glan Gwna - here are some of our favourites:

Aberdaron - at the tip of the Lleyn Peninsula and well worth a drive out on a nice day!

Black Rock Sands/Borth Y Gest - Both outside Porthmadog and worth a visit. The former is a long flat beach where you can park on the sand. The latter is accessible only via a path from the car park but has lots of nice little coves.

Dinas Dinlle - The nearest beach to Glan Gwna, situated just outside Caernarfon, near the small airport.

Llanfairfechan - Just off the A55 heading back towards Llandudno. When sea is in the beach access is very limited although there are nice promenade walks and a nature reserve plus a sea front cafe!

Newborough Warren - Turn left after crossing Brittania Bridge onto Anglesey and about 10 miles further on. Beach accessed from large car park thus some walking required

Red Wharf Bay/Bennlech - close by to each other on Anglesey. Turn right after crossing Brittania Bridge and about 10 miles further on.

FAMILY DAYS OUT

Amlwch Copper Kingdom - Amlwch, Anglesey LL68 9DB. Tel 01407 832255. Web site http://www.copperkingdom.co.uk

Anglesey Model Village - Newborough, Anglesey LL61 6RS. Open Easter-Late Sept Tel 01248 440 477 web site http://www.angleseymodelvillage.co.uk

Anglesey Sea Zoo - Brynsiencyn LL61 6TQ. Rel 01248 430411. Web site http://www.angleseaseazoo.co.uk

Anglesey Transport Museum (Tacla Taid) - Newborough LL61 6TN. Tel 01248 440344.

Bangor Pier - Walk half way across the Menai Straits without getting your feet wet!

Beaumaris Castle - Tel 01249 810361

Bodnant Garden (NT) - Nr Colwyn Bay LL28 5RE. Tel 01942 650460. Web site http://www.bodnant-garden.co.uk

Caernarfon Airworld (Aviation Musuem) - Dinas Dinlle, Nr Caernarfon. Tel 01286 830800.

Caernarfon Castle - Tel 01286 677617

Criccieth Castle - Tel 01766 522227

Conway Castle - Tel 01492 592358

Conwy Water Gardens - Conwy LL32 8TP. Tel 01492 650063. Web site http://www.conwywatergardens.co.uk

Dolwyddelan Castle, Snowdonia LL25 0JD. Tel 01690 750366.

Electric Mountain - Llanberis LL55 4UR. Tel 01286 870636. Web site http://www.electricmountain.co.uk

Ellin's Tower (RSPB Seabird Centre) - South Stack, Anglesey LL65 1YH. Tel 01407 764973 Web site http://www.rspb.org/wales

Ffestiniog Railway - Porthmadog LL49 9NF. Tel 01766 516024. Web site http://www.festrail.co.uk

Great Orme Copper Mines - Llandudno LL30 2XG. Tel 01492 870447. Web site http://www.greatormemines.info

Great Orme Tramway - Llandudno LL30 2NB. Tel 01492 87930. web site http://www.greatormetramway.co.uk

Greenwood Forest Park -Y Felinheli Nr Caernarfon LL55 3 - Tel 01248 670076. Web site http://www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk

Gypsy Wood Park (Open Easter-Mid Sept) - Bontnewyd, Nr Caernarfon. Tel 01286 673133. Web site http://www.gypsywood.co.uk

Harlech Castle - Tel 01766 780552

Henblas Park - Bodorgan, Anglesey LL65 1TE. Tel 01407 840440. Web site http://www.parc-henblas-park.co.uk

Inigo Jones Slate Works - Nr Caernarfon LL54 7UE. Tel 01286 830242. Web site http://www.inigojones.co.uk

Llanberis Lake Railway - Llanberis LL55 4TY. Tel 01286 870549. Web site http://www.lake-railway.co.uk

Llechwedd Slate Caverns - Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB. Tel 01766 830306. Web site www.llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk

National Slate Museum - Llanberis LL55 4TY. Tel01286 870630. Web site http://www.museumwales.ac.uk

Padarn Country Park - Llanberis LL55 4TY. Tel 01286 870892. Web site http://www.visitsnowdonia.info

Penrhyn Castle (NT) - Bangor LL57 4HN. Tel 01248 353084.

Piggery Pottery (Paint your own pottery!) - Nr Llanberis LL55 4DA. Tel 01286 871931

Pili Palas Nature World - Menai Bridge Ll59 5RP. Tel 01248 712474. Web site http://www.pilipalas.co.uk

Plas Mawr - ConwayLL32 8DE. Tel 01492 580167.

Plas Newydd (NT) - Llanfairpwll, Anglesey LL61 6DQ. Tel 01248 714795

Portmerion Village - Nr Porthmadog LL48 6ET. Tel 01766 770000. Web site http://www.portmerion-village.com

Puffin Island Cruises - Beaumaris aboard Island Princess. Tel 01248 810 379. Web site http://www.stardia.co.uk

Snowdon Mountain Railway - Llanberis LL55 4TY. Pre bookings advised in main season. Tel 0871 7200033. Web site http://www.snowdonrailway.co.uk

Sygun Copper Mine - Beddgelert LL55 4NE. Tel 01766 890595. Web site http://www.syguncoppermine.co.uk

The Fun Centre - Caernarfon LL55 1AR. Tel 01286 671911. Web site http://www.thefuncentre.co.uk

Welsh Highland Railway (Caernarfon) LL55 2YD. Tel 01286 677018. Web site http://www.whr.co.uk

Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog) LL49 9DY. Tel 01766 513402. Web site http://www.whr.co.uk

Welsh Mountain Zoo - Colwyn Bay LL28 5UY. Tel 01492 532938. Web site http://www.welshmountainzoo.org

OUTDOOR PURSUITS

Adventure Boat Rides from Ribride - Doc Fictoria, Caernarfon. Tel 01286 669602. Web site http://www.ribride.co.uk

Beddgelert Bikes - Beddgelert LL55 4UU. Tel 01766 890434. Web site http://www.beddgelertbikes.co.uk

Beics Menai, 1 Slate Quay, Caernarfon Tel 01286 676804. Web site http://www.beicsmenai.co.uk Besides local cycle tracks you can take bikes up the mountains on the Welsh Highland Railway from Caernarfon and then cycle back down again!

Eisteddfa Fishery - Nr Criccieth LL52 0PT. Tel 01766 523425. Web site http://www.eisteddfa-fishery.co.uk

Glasfryn Parc Activity Centre (Karting, Archery etc) Pwllheli LL53 6PG. Tel 01766 810202. Web site http://www.galsfryn.co.uk

High Ropes Adventure Centre - Padarn Country Park, Llanberis LL55 4TY. Tel 01286 872310. Web site http://www.ropesandladders.co.uk

Isle of Anglesey Riding Centre - Canolfan, Anglesey LL61 6LQ. Web site http://www.tal-y-foel.co.uk

Sea Fishing Trips - Beaumaris aboard Stardia and Sarah Jane Too. Tel 01248 810 379. Web site http://www.stardia.co.uk

Snowdonia Riding Stables - Waunfawr, Nr Caernarfon LL55 4PQ. Tel 01286 650342. Web site http://www.snowdonia2000.fsnet.co.uk

Tree Top Adventure - Betws-Y-Coed. Tel 01690 710914. Web site http://www.ttadventure.co.uk/powerfan.htm

PLACES TO EAT

Fu's Cantonese Cuisine - Doc Fictoria, Caernarfon. Tel 01286 669410. Take exit at Morrison's roundabout in town centre

Ouzo & Olive – 14 Hole in the wall, Caernarfon, Gwynedd. LL55 1RF | 01286 674 333 opposite the main castle entrance. Greek themed tapas menu. Always busy at weekends so bookings advised. NB Old menu still showing on website so ignore that if you see it.

Newborough Arms - Turn left at exit from Glan Gwna then take right at roundabout nr Shell garage. Continue until next junction then take left turn at roundabout and it's on left after a short distance- beware tight/narrow turn into car park!

The Harbour Restaurant & Pub (Table Table) - Doc Fictoria, Caernarfon. Tel 01286 662460. Take exit at Morrison's roundabout in town centre.

Arman Bengal Cuisine. 01286 830245. Dinas, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7YN. Good Indian-style cuisine with Sunday buffet also offered. Directions as Newborough Arms but about a mile further on same road.

NIGHTS OUT

Galeri - Theatre, Cinema, Cafe Bar - Doc Fictoria, Caernarfon. Tel 01286 685222

Web site http://www.galericaernarfon.com

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Review 1-1 of 1

3 Aug 2014

3/5

"For the cost at that time of the year, very good"

First impressions were very good but there was a distinct odour of either damp and/or dogs which would some people off. Cottage was clean and tidy but "maintainance equipment was spread out rathe… More

Thank you for your comments - we are pleased that you found the prices to be good value for the time of year.

We have always been a pet friendly holiday home as the park is ideal for dog owners with plenty of riverside/woodland walks. We do however have laminate flooring/tiles in all rooms thus even with pets staying from time to time this should limit the pet related issues. There is not a lot else we can do unless we are to ban them but as many of our hirers visit specifically because we are pet friendly this is not a route we would wish to go down.

We try and keep the 'maintenance equipment' out of view in the under-stairs cupboard which is really only ever accessed by hirers to turn on the water heater. This is the first time anyone has raised this as an issue in the 25 years we have been letting out but I will look at other storage options in future for 2015.

We did have a small dining area in the kitchen area in the past but decided this was too cramped thus converted to a breakfast bar instead. With the outdoor dining area now an option and there is also a large coffee table in the lounge for those wanting a TV dinner! Most visitors in the summer prefer to eat outdoors when the weather permits thus we decided that this was the best option given the limited space that these homes have.

As regards the cutlery our main concern is that there is enough and that it is 'fit for purpose'. There may be a few different mixes of styles but I don't think that is unusual for a holiday home.

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