|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The "Old Stables" is a detached single storey stone cottage at Gwyndy, an historic and very beautiful former farmstead off a little lane about a mile above the Menai Straits. There is a wealth of wildlife in the surrounding area, much of which is wild countryside, and there are country walks or cycle rides on quiet lanes directly from the cottage. An easy ten minute walk leads to a country pub serving excellent food (and beer!) and with views to Snowdon.
I married my husband Gareth, a restorer of antiques and vintage cars, 46 years ago, and we have owned "Gwyndy" for most of that time. I worked in the antiques business specialising in antique ceramics and have just completed my third novel, yet to be published. I enjoy walking and cookery.
Juliette Morgan purchased this cottage in 1970
We both fell in love with "Old Stables" when first we saw it in 1970, despite it's then overgrown and derelict state. It is in a quiet and secluded spot in the countryside, yet despite the peaceful location it's not remote, the Brittania bridge on to the Isle of Anglesey where there are superb beaches, is only 4 miles away, and Llanberis, the village at the foot of Mount Snowdon, about 5 miles. The property is situated only 4 miles from the North Wales Expressway which connects with the motorway network, so we can drive to Chester, Liverpool or Manchester in a surprisingly short time.
Everybody who stays here remarks on the peaceful feel of the Old Stables, which makes it a perfect base for a relaxing holiday. The old stone buildings standing in lawned gardens with woodlands beyond add to this sense of calm, and you won't believe how many of our guests have asked if they could buy the place !
We like to walk through the countryside to the friendly pub on the crossroads about two-thirds of a mile away. If you book a table on the gallery there you can have a grandstand view of Snowdonia whilst enjoying good food .
The cottage has an open fire for which we supply unlimited quantities of logs from our own woodland, plus instructions on how to light them for the UN-initiated !
We had a wonderful time in your beautiful home and lovely rooms.
Colleen and Jeff Stobbe, San Francisco.
immaculate and you want for nothing , every thing works , owners are a lovely couple , we could quite happily live there,
highly highly recommended
We stayed here over the Easter weekend and had a fabulous time. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by a gorgeous freshly lit fire in the lounge and the cottage is spotlessly clean. There is everything you need in the cottage, and a beautiful garden and ample parking. There is also wifi available and sat tv. It is just down the road from Greenwoods - which is worth a visit if you have children - and very near to Anglesey. We are a family of four - two children aged 10 and 11 and we also had a small dog with us. Thank you and look forward to visiting again soon.
The Old Stables accommodation here is excellent!
My husband and I stayed here during the summer holidays of 2013 with our two sons aged 3 and 6. The old Stables had everything you could want from a self-catering accommodation.
The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed, the beds were very comfortable and the whole place was very clean – just how we had hoped it would be. Although we didn’t make use of the outside eating area and BBQ, we were impressed with the lovely garden, ample parking, privacy from the other guests and our kids thoroughly enjoyed feeding the pony in the field next door!
What also impressed us about staying here was its location – ideally situated right between Caernarfon, Bangor and Llanberis. We had a fabulous time exploring a variety of tourist attractions and can’t wait to go back this summer to see more!
Seafront with boat launching facilities, waterside pub and bistros also Port Dinorwic sailing Club only 1.5 miles away at Felinheli, 5 minutes drive, but steep hill if on foot.
Good bathing beach at Dinas Dinlle south of Caernarfon about a quarter of an hours drive.
Superb beaches and nature reserve at Llandwyn Island, Newborough on Anglesey reached via the Britannia road bridge over the Menai Straits (4 miles from here) about 20 minutes drive to the beach. Further beaches on N. Wales coast.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport 88 miles (1 hour and thirty minutes drive)
Manchester Airport 97 miles (about 1 hour and forty five minutes drive)
Caernarfon Airport (light aircraft only) 6 miles
London (Hyde Park Corner) 248 miles
Holyhead Ferry Port (connections to Ireland) 25 miles
Car hire or use of car essential.
Nearest villages: Bethel has village centre pub, Post Office & general store 1.5 miles and Felinheli (Port Dinorwic) 1.5 , has further pubs and restaurants, Spar Shop & Post Office.
Historic Caernarfon with impressive and well preserved Medieval castle, Welsh Highland Railway Station, Tourist Information Bureau and small shopping centre 4 miles. Picturesque lakeside mountaineering centre of Llanberis at foot of Snowdon 5 miles also has award winning National Slate Museum with free access.
Country Pub with spectacular views to Snowdon serving good food (and beer) 10 minutes easy walk on quiet lane. Further interesting pubs, bistros and restaurants in the area.
Climb Mount Snowdon! By steam train from Llanberis 5 miles from here, or on foot via Snowdon Sherpa Bus Service to the Miners Track,. Spectacular!
National Watersports Centre at Plas Menai on the Menai Straits only 2.5 miles away, offers indoor swimming pool, dinghy sailing and kayaking instructional courses
Welsh Highland Steam Railway, the longest narrow gauge line in Wales, winds its way through the wonderful scenery of Snowdonia, starts from Caernarfon Station only 4 miles from here.
Major National Trust properties at Penrhyn Castle (6 miles) has narrow gauge railway museum and Plas Newydd, the seat of the Marquis of Anglesey (7 miles) with Museum of the Battle of Waterloo
Caernarfon (4 miles away) has large Morrisons supermarket also Tescos and most major banks represented.
University City of Bangor (5 miles away) has historic Victorian pier as well as being a useful shopping centre Tesco Extra, Asda, Morrisons and Aldi supermarkets, High Street Shopping centre also all major banks.
The beautifully preserved Edwardian seaside resort of Llandudno is an easy 20 miles drive on the North Wales Express way has numerous Tourist attractions including the Great Orme Tramway as well as being an excellent and smart shopping centre.
Basing your North Wales holiday at Gwyndy places you at the centre of this fascinating and diverse holiday destination.
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Jul 11 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
We are very flexible with regard to your booking; the cottage is available at any time of the year for anything from a short break to a three week family holiday. Tell us when you want to come and we will try to accommodate you. A 25% deposit secures the booking, we ask you for the balance six weeks prior to your stay.
Please enquire about our booking procedure for late or 'last minute' bookings.
Flexible to suit you, please ask for what you require. the cottage is available from 2.30 p.m. on the day of arrival and we ask that you vacate it by 10 a.m. on the day of departure.
Notes on prices:
The cottage is priced at £450 per week or multiple weeks, or £80 per night for shorter periods with a minimum price of £240 for a three night break. You are welcome to book for shorter periods but the charge would still be £240.
Please note that we DO NOT provide towels except by special arrangement.
We request a 25% deposit on making the booking. We will invoice you for the remainder four weeks prior to your stay.
Please pay by cheque or bank transfer, whichever is the more convenient for you.