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Llanberis 8 miles; Bangor 9 miles.
Caernarfon (county town of Gwynedd) has much historic and cultural importance in North Wales. It is a popular tourist spot with its impressive 13th Century castle, well preserved town walls and delightful water front. During the season there are guided tours of the castle and special events including historic pageants. There is also a station for the Welsh Highland Railway, which passes through dramatic scenery, and fishing trips are available from the harbour. Another attraction within walking distance of the town centre is Segontium, a Roman fort and museum, housing many important finds. Caernarfon offers a wide selection of shops and places to eat and is close to the lovely beaches of the Isle of Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula as well as the mountains and rivers of Snowdonia, including the renowned mountaineering town of Llanberis at the foot of Mount Snowdon.
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Caernarfon 3 miles. A charming detached cottage set in quiet countryside in an elevated position above Caernarfon Bay on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. This Caernarfon cottage is set within seven acres of meadows and pasture which you are welcome to explore, with the owner’s house nearby. At the end of the sweeping drive is Tryfan Junction Station, where you can join the train on the narrow gauge railway as it steams through stunning countryside between Caernarfon and Porthmadog. This delightful Caernarfon cottage has two bedrooms, both with sloping ceilings, a cosy sitting room and a fitted kitchen with dining table. There are exposed stone walls and beams throughout, adding character and charm to this 18th century Caernarfon cottage. The surrounding gardens and countryside provide peace and tranquillity, with an abundance of wildlife. The picnic table offers an ideal location to enjoy alfresco dining and mesmerising sunsets. There are miles of walking and cycling tracks around this Caernarfon cottage, and a Slate Trail that starts at the bottom of the drive. Snowdonia Riding School is nearby which offers pony trekking and for keen walkers, the mountains of Snowdonia are easily accessible, some even on foot. Caernarfon and the beaches along the Menai Straits are just a 15-minute drive away, or you can jump on a train to Porthmadog with its Blue Flag beaches and harbour and spend an afternoon browsing the shops there. The castles of Caernarfon, Conwy and Harlech are all within easy driving distance, as too are the fantastic beaches and coastline of the Llyn Peninsula and Anglesey. This is a fantastic, tranquil Caernarfon cottage in a great location for a family holiday or romantic getaway at any time of the year.
Two bedrooms with sloping ceilings: 1 x double, 1 x twin (distant sea views). Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Well-equipped kitchen with dining area. Sitting room.
Electric convector heaters. Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer in rear porch, TV with Freeview, DVD, video, CD/radio. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Please bring own beach towels. Cot, highchair and stairgate by arrangement. Ample off road parking. Lockable storage available for bikes, canoes etc. Open grass garden with coastal views, furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1 mile. Pub 2 miles. Note: Limited head height in parts of both bedrooms.
Previous visitors' comments about Tryfan Cottage:
Peaceful location and surrounding area. Excellent walking from the doorstep, shops not too far away. Good location for day trips.
Mr Taylor, Manchester, October 2012
We were greeted by the owner and her dog who were very accommodating with a lovely personality. The cottage was very clean and cosy and superb views from inside and out, we felt very at home. A very restful and enjoyable holiday.
Mrs Morgan, Banbury, October 2012
Great location with fantastic views. Ideal place to explore North Wales with great local walks and the bonus of the train from running along the bottom of the fields.
Miss Morris, London, August 2012
Beautiful views, great location.
Cosy and a very clean cottage. Lots to see and do. Proximity to the sea and mountains.
Mrs Thompson, Newark, July 2012