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Clydfan

(Ref. 1083209)

Caernarfon, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.1

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Location is really nice, literally 3 minutes to walk onto the top of Twthill where we can have a nice view of the whole town, sea, castle, etc."

    Very close to the seaside and castle, ~11 minutes' walk. The property is cosy and nice. Lots of cooking / cleaning facilities and consumables are provided, which reflect the owners' kind considreations. The door is a bit tricky to lock, you will have to : (1) close it, (2) turn the handle up to the end, (3) turn the keys. We got into trouble at the begining but the helpline of SKYES kindly resolved that for us (by contacting the owner), which was quite quick. The bed is a bit small, probably only 1.3 metre in length, maybe one of the bedside tables could be removed. Got one nice neighbor who kindly reminded us when we arrived and were walking uphill that if we are looking for Clydfan, we have just passed it. Also got a not very nice neighbor who seemed to have fully filled a bin which has this cottage's name on it, so that when we arrived, we did not have space for rubbish. Overall, we are satisfied for our stay, this place is ideal for tourists to feel the beauty of this little town!

    Reviewed by Ruihe4.4Mar 2024

  • "This little piece of heaven is a credit to the owners and to it's neighbours."

    Ideally located for a short walk into the town and with a fantastic view of the Castle from the front door. Property was immaculate, warm and 'homely' - wish we could have stayed for longer. It was a great New Year spent at the Cottage and we will definitely be booking again for another stay. Thank you so much once again. Rick & Orlagh

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is our second stay at this property and overall we were satisfied, but a few niggles."

    Think this is the first time at a property with no welcome items not even a pint of milk .. after over 6 hours in the car on the hottest day my husband had to walk to the town as the local shop closes mid afternoon to get milk, we’ve had lots of treats at all the other cottages we’ve stayed at but surely a pint of milk wouldn’t hurt ! Woken on our first morning at 7am by loud machinery and knocking on the door asking us to move our car as large amount of building work next door which loudly went on a lot of the Saturday . I do think a bit of liaison with the neighbours by the owners could have warned us I notice it states 4 people can stay here but while 4 could sleep there’s no way 4 could relax of an evening as only one sofa and no other chairs in living room at all , even squashed like sardines 4 couldn’t sit on the sofa . For 2 people it’s fine Large door curtain constantly hanging off and very annoying Location to town is very good and overall clean and usable. We will probably return

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Sep 2023

  • "I write this with upset, however I have returned home feeling absolutely ripped off."

    The first thing we noticed was how dirty all the floors were on our arrival, wiping dirt off the bottom of our feet. Hair everywhere including the shower. Rust in shower. Paint coming off a lot of the walls. Cooking oil on the shelves in the cupboard above the info booklets. Fridge smelt strongly of food on arrival, a pasta ready meal box had clearly frozen to the back from the previous customers. Nothing had been cleaned. Water trapped under bathroom cup which smelt foul. No hairdryer as advertised, the mini cooker is unusable as the inside is covered in rust (photo available) and smells strongly of burnt chemicals. We washed our clothes, having been away for a week already on the first night and woke up to slug trails all over our clean clothes (photo available) that were in the kitchen area. We didn't feel comfortable cooking in the house, or using any of the kitchen equipment because of the slugs and rust in the cooker. We woke up to a slug on the bedroom floor one morning (photo available) After one wash, the washing machine never worked properly again, we had to ring everything out and then the dryer stopped working and cutting out after 1.5minutes (video available). There is no clothes dryer to hang any clothes so our clothes have been wrecked due to constantly being damp. The outside bin was not collected the entire 8 night stay, and passers by using the bin so we ended up with nowhere to put rubbish. On check out day, a man arrived to the house 2 hours before check out time trying to get in, talking loudly on the phone outside and looking in the bedroom window at me and my partner in bed. Then he lurked outside the house for the next 2 hours watching us move our stuff out. We received no welcome gift as other reviewers have stated. I am seriously upset I have paid £685 for this. If I had any money left, we'd have left and gone elsewhere. The location was great, but the house was lacking in any sort of practicality and comfort.

    Reviewed by Emma1.3Aug 2023

  • "Great property, had all amenities for a comfortable stay."

    Would help if the bathroom had a stand or clothes rack.

    Reviewed by Lillian4.4Aug 2023

  • "Perfect Location ,2 minutes walk from center of town."

    Accomodation had everything we required to make our stay so much better...so happy with it...Sam was an absolute star....

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2023

  • "Booked for 3 nights came home after 1, extremely disappointed."

    Upstairs the bedroom and the bathroom were fine, downstairs couldn't get rid of the smell of must/dog. Lacking in any comfort.

    Reviewed by Bryan2.2Jul 2023

  • "Caernarfon is an ideal base to explore Snowdonia and Clydfan is perfectly located within walking distance of the town centre and its bars and restaurants."

    Twthill is just across the road and was perfect to let the dog run off the lead. The steep and narrow stairs were not a problem for us but could be an issue for some. Ideal for two people. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Clydfan exploring North Wales - Caernarfon was a great base for getting around."

    We liked the apartment and thought the location was pretty good, however the drains had quite an unpleasant smell while we were there (unsure if it was due to construction/building work) and we wish the bed had been a bit bigger and comfier!

    Reviewed by Megan3.4Jun 2023

  • "I stayed here at the same time the previous year and reported the fact there was no information folder on how the appliances work or any sort of facts to advise for emergency contacts etc so was disappointed to see it hadn’t been sorted out."

    Only the bbc channels worked as live on the tv which I found bizarre, no itv,channel 4 or 5. As reported by a previous guest there is a problem with slugs, every morning on getting up there was a couple on the kitchen floor leaving their shiny trail on everything they came into contact with so had to keep rucksacks, shoes etc upstairs. Other than that it was pretty good and hope the above issues will be resolved before I make a decision on returning.

    Reviewed by Dylan4.1Apr 2023

  • "Cottage very nice for two people ideal location to explore."

    parking was good as stated no problems perfect property for younger couples who just want to use as a base. very clean and well equipped. Found stairs to bedroom/bathroom steep and awkward (for older ones like us) wish I'd of known prior to booking. Sofa/pull out bed not comfortable to sit on for long periods (no arm chairs ect just sofa bed). No manuals on how to use anything or emergency contacts if needed doctors/vets ect never been to holiday cottage that didn't have one before. Struggled with hob gave up in the end. Not sure if owners are aware but there is problem with slugs in property. in kitchen floor area collected around 3-6 each morning and had to ensure floor was clear each night as first night slug slime all over shoes and bags ect Glad we didn't take dog.

    Reviewed by Kay3.4Mar 2023

  • "The flat was nice and comfortable and ideally suited for walking into town."

    There were dust bunnies under the bed but apart from that the flat was nice and clean and the bottle of wine was very much appreciated. The only small problem was we couldn't find the wifi password and there was no information about how to work anything, heating, washing machine etc. A book with some local information would be a great help.

    Reviewed by Gerard4.1Sep 2022

  • "Lovely place ideal for 2 people everything you need and the area is stunning the ..."

    Lovely place ideal for 2 people everything you need and the area is stunning the views and things to do nearby well worth it

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2022

  • "This cottage is located in an excellent position to the town centre, with parking virtually outside the front door."

    The cottage is well equipped for self catering. The main negative is about comfort, the settee is about as comfortable as a park bench. It is a lovely place for 2 peopleany more would be crowded.

    Thank you for your review. The sofa has been replaced with a larger one and a more comfortable one. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.1Jun 2022

  • "The only criticism of this property would be comfort of downstairs sofa and lack of blind/curtain on front door."

    Thank you for your review. The sofa has been replaced with a larger one and more comfortable. A curtain has been installed for the door if so required. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynette4.1Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, warm and welcoming with everything I needed for my holiday."

    Would 100% recommend Menai Holidays! :)

    Reviewed by Eloise5.0May 2022

  • "A last minute little weekend away and this place is actually in a great location and parking on street was great."

    I do think it might be a squeeze to have 4 adults to stay here but 2 adults and 2 kids wouldn’t be a problem. It was really cosy but the sofa was super uncomfortable and am so glad we didn’t have to make use of it as a sofa bed as previous reviewers found it an uncomfortable experience and we could definitely see why. Even for a short weekend break ( where we were out most of the time) it really gave us aches and pains . Such a shame as everything else was fine for a short break.

    Thank you for your review. The sofa has been replaced with a larger one and more comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary3.1May 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, ideal for my needs when walking around Snowdonia."

    Very well furnished, clean and quiet. Less than 5 mins walk to the bus terminus, town and supermarket. Cross the road and climb Ben Twthill for amazing views of Caernarfon, will only take you 5 minutes to get to the top.

    Reviewed by Dylan5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was clean and had all you need from a small holiday cottage."

    It is conveniently located from lots of attractions around North wales and anglesey. The only downside was the sofa bed is not the most comfortable. We has a lovely bottle of wine to welcome us too.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with all you need."

    Perfect for two and also good for four. Four of us fitted nicely as there was additional foldable bed provided. Comfy and warm. All facilities are there such as washing machine, dryer, cooker, mini oven, microwave. Clean and tidy. Bedding, towels provided and great quality. We had an amazing stay with only drive away to sea or mountains. Beautiful views. Castle and marine on your doorstep. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Zuzanna5.0Apr 2022

  • "We were staying at Clydfan for a week and wished we could stay longer."

    Caernarfon is a great place to visit and you can visit many parts of Snowdonia by bus from here. The property itself is very cosy, and very well equipped. It has a double bed in the sleeping room and a sofa that can be converted into a -not the most comfortable- double bed if needed. The property has fast internet and a smart TV where you can log in your Netflix for rainy days. There is a microwave for the lazy days or a modern hob when you want to prepare a nice dish. There is also a small oven good enough for a normal size pizza :) There is also a wash machine and a dryer which was a massive help for us. The bathroom is nice and spacious and has a nice big shower. The whole place feels very modern, it's a perfect place to stay and minutes walk away from big shops, the city centre and the bus station as well. And the bonus? Just next to Clydfan there is a small hill looking over Caernarfon and Anglesey, perfect place to enjoy a beautiful sunset. I'd recommend this place for families as the sofa-bed is more children sized than for adults, but overall the place is a perfect base for your Caernarfon and Snowdonia adventures. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is a great pied a terre for a couple needing a base to explore the area."

    It had all the basics and a comfortable bed, however the sitting/kitchen area is very small but functional. Not at a comfort level for chilli g out after a day of exploring. One huge advantage is that the property is dog-friendly and within walking distance of the town centre, Castle and quayside. A walk up to Ben Twt is also just over the road, where you can take in some great views. A few small things that may spoil the enjoyment of others, but we're not issues for us as we were out and about most of the time: 1. We could not find the WiFi password, however our mobile connection was quite good in the area. 2. Take care not tonsil the kettle if someone is in the shower, it seems to have tripped the fuse. The fuse box was easy to locate and reset. 3. We could not get any hot water in the kitchen are. Easy enough to boil a kettle, but if you were doing more cooking it may be a bit inconvenient. 4. Note this property has no outside space. Overall, very well presented and convenient for the town centre. An unusual and hidden away area of town. The bottle of wine and bag of dog chews was much appreciated on arrival. Thank you for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Frances3.1Jan 2022

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Summary

  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Mini cooker & hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge with ice box, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Hairdryer
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • One small well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The sofa in the lounge can pull out into an additional bed if needed
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Set a stone's throw away from the popular tourist town of Caernarfon rests this marvellous white-washed holiday cottage, Clydfan.

Boasting an interior full of charming character and comfortably sleeping up to two guests, (four with the additional sofa bed), Clydfan makes for an idyllic base for a romantic retreat to North Wales.

Park up on the roadside and marvel at the traditional exterior of this lovely dwelling before making your way into the delightful open-plan living space, thoughtfully laid-out with a nautical blue interior.

Make use of the well-equipped kitchen, fit with all of the modern amenities, to rustle up some tasty treats and gather together with your significant other at the intimate dining table to indulge in a romantic meal for two.

As the evening grows darker, retire to the snug seating area and unwind in front of the television following a day full of adventure.

When sleep calls, climb the stairs to the first floor where you'll find a well-presented double bedroom, beautifully-appointed with a light and airy décor and providing a calming setting to rest your head.

In the morning, kick-start your day with an invigorating rinse in the spacious walk-in shower enclosure, situated in the contemporary en-suite, stylishly tiled throughout, before heading off on foot to explore your surroundings.

Cross the neighbouring bridge and take the short stroll into the heart of Caernarfon where you'll find a host of amenities to ensure an enjoyable staycation; indulge in delicious Italian fare with a backdrop of the striking castle at Villa Marina, savour fresh fish and chips as you watch the world go by from the harbourside at Doc Fictoria or pick up some traditional Welsh cakes at one of the local shops.

Marvel at the dramatic architecture of Caernarfon Castle, idyllically nestled on the waterfront and dating back to the 13th century, discover the fascinating infantry regimental history on display at the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum, or take in the sights across the rooftops atop the medieval Caernarfon Town Walls.

The village of Llanberis is within easy reach, resting at the foot of Mount Snowdon, here you can circuit the tranquil waters of Llyn Padarn aboard a narrow-gauge steam train at Llanberis Lake Railway.

Try your hand at open water swimming with expert tuition available, or lace up your walking boots and climb the Llanberis Path to the summit of Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales.

Venture further afield and visit the popular seaside resort of Abersoch, home to a marvellous stretch of gloriously sandy beach decorated with delightful colourful beach huts; a lovely setting for paddling the shores or basking in the sun's rays.

Test your swing with a game at the 18-hole links course at Abersoch Golf Club, or visit the 16th century Georgian manor house, Plas yn Rhiw, maintained by the National Trust, where the picturesque formal gardens provide a tranquil spot for a picnic.

With plenty to see and do, choose a stay at Clydfan.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150
Note: The sofa in the lounge can pull out into an additional bed if needed.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

CAERNARFON

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, the village of Beddgelert and onto Porthmadog. Fishing trips are available from the harbour and 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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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150
Note: The sofa in the lounge can pull out into an additional bed if needed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas