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Caernarfon, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1017185)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at Samphire."

    The chalet had everything we needed. Everything was clean, beds were so comfortable and even though it was a bit of a squeeze for us that just made it seem more cosy. The oven was a little complicated to start with but we soon worked it out. Considering how large the holiday park is it was very quiet and peaceful. The walk along the river is beautiful. We enjoyed a basic sunday roast at Route 66 which was handy as it saved us having to drive and book elsewhere. Thank you for the milk, tea and coffee and cleaning supplies ( very handy). A lovely base to explore North Wales.

    We are so pleased that you had a lovely stay at Samphire and we appreciate you taking the time to review. Route 66, run by Bill and Anne, is such an asset to the Glan Gwna holiday park. We hope that you found the instruction book for the oven, our housekeeper, Nikki, will always help out if there is a problem. There’s lots to explore in North Wales and we hope that you will return to stay at Samphire. Best wishes Janet and Jack Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebraJul 2022

  • "Fabulous place in a beautiful location."

    The cottage is superb, it has everything you need, comfy, clean and having a washer/dryer was a godsend with 3 small grandchildren. The facilities on the park meant we had a fun and safe holiday. We will definitely be back again and are already looking to book for future holidays.

    We are so pleased that you found Samphire to be a fabulous place and that the location was beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, it is much appreciated and will help others to decide if Samphire is the right place for them. We hope that you will return and enjoy the facilities of the Glan Gwna holiday park. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2022

  • "My second 2 week stay at Samphire - just as perfect as my first."

    Nikki the housekeeper goes above and beyond to ensure everything is provided and she is always available to call, should you need anything. Samphire is like a home from home, with everything you could possibly need. The beds are comfortable, the bedding is fresh and clean, there is a washer/dryer and a dishwasher. Also the furniture provided for the decking is comfortable and there is even a barbecue, patio heater and parasol - so you can sit outside whatever the weather. I can honestly say that this is far and above the best holiday accommodation I have booked and there is nothing more needed. Thank you to the owners and Nikki for everything.

    We are so pleased that your second stay at Samphire was just as perfect as your first stay. It’s very kind of you to take the time to review your stay and your positive comments are much appreciated. We hope that you will stay with us again. Best wishes Janet and Jack Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeorginaJun 2022

  • "Property is well looked after and updated."

    Plenty of room, good facilities within, everything you need including heating if required. Beds were comfortable, shower worked well, washing machine handy and cooking facilities good. Loved waking to bird song, having the running water of the river near by, being able to have a walk on site, eating on site. If you want a nice, relaxed and peaceful holiday - this is one to book. We will visit again - thank you ☺️

    Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in Samphire. Your comments are much appreciated and will help others to decide if Samphire would be suitable for their holiday choice. Please do come again! Best wishes Janet and Jack Property Owner

    Reviewed by HayleyApr 2022

  • "This was my third stay in Samphire."

    The accommodation has been upgraded since last year and now benefits from new double glazing and fitted kitchen. Everything you need is available in the chalet. It is the perfect location for visiting the numerous places of interest in the local area. I would also recommend the onsite cafe, Route 66, who do an excellent Sunday roast!

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2021

  • "The Cottage was exceptionally clean and well equipped, you had thought of everything, little touches like tea and coffee, biscuits ,also soap shower gel shampoo and conditioner."

    With a washing machine and dishwasher everything the hard working housewife needs to make her holiday a holiday. Thanks for making our holiday a great one, we will definitely be booking again. Regards Keith Maddox

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2021

  • "Our family of 5 had a lovely few days staying here, the chalet has everything you need and was clean and tidy."

    The heating was appreciated during the late evening as it surprisingly got very cold. The site is wonderful and my children loved the pool, and were able to explore safely. The poolside bar, cafe and small shop where all great facilities and not overly expensive. Great location to explore the local and further afield.

    Reviewed by DeanaAug 2021

  • "I thought it was on the river so I will seat out facing the river, but it doesn’t!"

    Also, the price for post the missing items is so much expensive £15, as we have paid for expensive holiday it should not take that much especially if I live in uk and that should cost £2 as mix price! Anyway, the cottage is good if you have your own car otherwise it will be difficult for travel around! The area is good but the city is better for transportation!

    The website does not show that the chalet is near the river, it does state that you can access the river from the site or indeed use the public swimming facilities. The £15 postage is set by the letting agent and clearly stated in the T&C's of booking and is to take into account the post and packaging and travel in the rural location. Please do have a chat to us before booking to ensure the location is right for your needs. We are please though that you found the chalet and location to be good. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SosanAug 2021

  • "Enjoyed ate time very much."

    The experience was enhanced by the outside area and good weather

    Reviewed by JoyJul 2021

  • "The location is quiet and well maintained."

    A small shop is available with a few essentials or a minin market about 400 mtrs away or Caernarfon town with all it's shops. A perfect place for a break.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "We had a great stay, very comfortable clean and in a good location close to attractions around."

    Would recommend it.

    Reviewed by RizgarJun 2021

  • "We loved the Glan Gwna site with the river running through the wooded valley and the mix of chalets and caravans."

    The outdoor pool was lovely and a good size about 20m. We didn't visit the club and the poolside bar but it looked nice and was apparently 'cash only' The chalet itself was brilliant, plenty of space for the 5 of us and extremely well equipped with good quality beds and bedding and everything needed to self-cater and cook meals. There is an oven, hob ,and full size under counter fridge and freezer a washing machine with drying cycle and even a mini dishwasher. Outside the decked patio had sofas and tables, a gas BBQ and a gas heated lamp. it was a great place to stay and with the good weather we were sad to leave !

    Reviewed by KatherineMay 2021

  • "The wifi at this property is usless i didnt work the whole holiday we had to use ..."

    The wifi at this property is usless i didnt work the whole holiday we had to use our own data the wifi situation need improving a dongle is no good or wifi need removing from listing The property also suffered from damp our clothes felt damp and there was evidence of damp in property The pictures of outside give apperance of property in the sun with no other neighbours close this is an inacurate picture as no sun ever on property and very close to other chaletd

    Thank you for your feedback, it is important to us. There was a fault on the WIFI which we were unaware of and we were happy to give compensation to you for this. The problem is now rectified. Condensation forms in the corners of the bathroom due to the numbers of people using it, we try hard to keep this under control. The property has the benefit of full gas fired central heating and does not feel damp in either bedrooms or the main living area, bathrooms and kitchens cannot be controlled in the same way due to cooking and bathing. In November new windows will be installed in the property fitted with background air vents to control condensation. The chalet does have sunlight in the morning and evening on the balcony. It is located on a holiday park and has neighbours. We cannot change the location of the chalet but despite its orientation it is in one of the liveliest and popular corners of the park and does have a bench seating area which is outside the balcony where full daytime sun can be enjoyed. The telephone number of our housekeeper is always displayed in the chalet and most problems can be quickly resolved if they are contacted straight away. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ShaniSep 2020

  • "Have stayed in this chalet before and was pleased to find many improvements since then."

    The kitchen and bathroom have been updated. The central heating is a bonus . The patio area has plenty of comfortable outside seating. The facilities on the site are good. The chalet provides an excellent base for exploring Snowdonia. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2020

  • "The WiFi never worked."

    I had to wait 2 days for the code and it still would not connect. Although it wasn’t the end of the world, it was supposed to be provided. The hoover did not work. Very hard to clean without a hoover. I did brush up several times but without a dustpan that was impossible. Otherwise it’s a very good base for exploring North Wales. Good value for money.

    We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in North Wales and thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you had difficulty with the Wifi but are glad it was resolved during your stay, also the hoover has been checked and found to be working normally. We hope to be able to welcome you back to North Wales soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2020

  • "Well kept and very well equipped."

    Small extras, such as soap, coffee, tea, sugar, makes a lot of difference.

    Reviewed by JaquelineOct 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x bunk (with a 4ft bottom bunk and a single over) and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • The Glan Gwna site has a large open public access swimming pool 300m from the chalet with adjacent bar/restaurant/cafe and a children’s play area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV
  • WIFI Dongle provided is good for email, browsing and work from home office use but there is not the bandwidth for streaming of music or video, the signal uses 3 mobile and can be variable in strength
  • Selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Decking and lawned area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • The Glan Gwna site has a large open public access swimming pool 300m from the chalet with adjacent bar/restaurant/cafe and a children’s play area.

The property

Set at the centre of the excitement of Glan Gwna Holiday Park, is this delightful all-ground-floor dwelling, Samphire.

Perfect for families or a group of friends, this property is the perfect base for exploring North Wales.

Inside you will find a wondrous open-plan layout, home to a kitchen, dining area and sitting room in one, making it a great spot to gather with your loved ones to enjoy a hearty home-cooked meal or a movie night whilst snuggled up on the sofa.

Hosting all the amenities you could possibly need, both within the dwelling and on-site, Samphire is sure to cater for all of your self-catering needs.

Boasting three bedrooms including a double, a triple bunk (with a 4ft bottom bunk and a single over) and twin, the layout is ideal for a variety of groups, so all of the family can come along on your fun-filled trip.

In the summer months, take a book from the bookshelf and head outside onto the decking to enjoy the fresh countryside breeze and your morning coffee, ahead of your action-packed adventure.

Take a stroll to the Afon Seiont, within short reach of your holiday home, with a picnic in hand prepared in the well-equipped kitchen.

Head out into the nearby royal town of Caernarfon, offering a wide selection of shops and eateries to choose from, as well as an abundance of historical wonders; it’s well-worth a trip to uncover its castle and lively atmosphere.

For a day trip slightly further afield, head towards Menai Bridge before arriving into Anglesey; best known for its beaches and ancient sites, it makes an enchanting day out for all ages and tastes, holding its own sea zoo, coastal path walks, and even cruises to Puffin Island, guaranteed ti be a wondrous day out for all.

In reach of the luscious lands of Snowdonia National Park, Llandudno and Porthmadog, Samphire is a superb chalet, perfect for your family break to Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


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: WIFI Dongle provided is good for email, browsing and work from home office use but there is not the bandwidth for streaming of music or video. The signal uses 3 mobile and can be variable in strength.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas