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Ty Castell

Caernarfon, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1025137)

4.4

Very good

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a superb holiday house, and we really enjoyed staying here."

    The house is in a great location, almost exactly at the centre of the historic old town, approx 150m from Caernarfon Castle. The house was very spacious, clean, and well-equipped. The kitchen / dining area, living room, playroom, and utility room are all on the ground floor, which helps reduce noise for the bedrooms (which are on the first, second, and third floors). The house is on a street that's mostly residential, with very little traffic at night (although there was some noise from a nearby pub on Saturday night until 11pm). The off-road parking at the back of the house is accessed via a narrow passage that's difficult to manoeuvre - we were ok with 2 small-to-medium cars (with a passenger standing outside helping to judge distances), but other guests might prefer to park on the street or in a nearby public car park. Overall, this was one of the best holiday houses that we've ever stayed in, and we'd definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2022

  • "The house is ideally situated to everything that you may need during you stay."

    The house was warm and welcoming and had all facilities that you need. Definitely will stop again.

    Reviewed by LizMar 2022

  • "We really loved our stay."

    The house was lovely and warm, very comfortable and really clean. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed to stay in and cook our meals. There were plenty of towels and a good washer/dryer to give them a wash in between. The location was ideal, especially for the older people in our group, with easy access to the shops etc. The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms were clean and modern. Overall our stay was very enjoyable and would recommend the property to others, thanks.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2021

  • "Great location."

    Well equipped. Many thanks for welcome Welsh cakes, beer and butter!

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2021

  • "This is a brilliant place, right in the middle of the walled town and close to all the pubs, and eating places."

    the place is very spacious with everything you could possible want, will definitely book again next time we are in Caernarfon.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "The house was stunning, in a great central location."

    We had a great holiday and will be booking with you again.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2021

  • "It’s an ideal base for the area."

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2021

  • "The accommodation was really clean and well looked after, especially on the ground and first floor."

    The ground floor was perfect for our needs - lovely kitchen-diner with a large American style fridge-freezer and a dining table we could all get round. The addition of the snug/playroom is great for groups with children/teens; ours loved the table football! The owner left us some welcome goodies, which was a nice touch. The location is amazing right in the heart of Caernarfon - that does mean that there is a bit of noise from local nightlife, street cleaner, and very loud sea gulls, but suppose to be expected with this location! Worth it to have the castle, cafes, restaurants and shops on the doorstep. Amazing ice cream at 'Mrs Jones', great food at the Cantonese restaurant and Marina Italian. The property owner was very friendly and helpful and even sent back to us my daughter's precious Teddy bear, that got caught up in the bedding which was very kind of them. All in all a very good week away.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2021

  • "We were told the parking was limited but were pleasantly surprised."

    It is a tight entrance but we managed to park two estates next to a range rover which was also there. Just take your time and it really isn't an issue. The house was clean and the covid measures made us feel very safe. We stayed for two weeks so it was lovely that we had the option to have all the towels picked up and replaced after the first week. Facilities are great and what you need in a holiday cottage that sleeps so many. Everyone had a space to go to if needed. For the price and the location I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SaliJul 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!"

    Lovely place! Diolch!

    Reviewed by MillieJul 2021

  • "Yes, I suggest you check your email, I filled in a response on the 3rd , I have just checked my sent file."

    Please see that for my full feedback.

    Reviewed by JeanJun 2021

  • "Plenty of space for 2 families."

    Facilities excellent and good COVID procedures. One minor issue, the showers pressures in all bathrooms was poor. Great location for town centre.

    Reviewed by DuncanAug 2020

  • "We arrived at the property after 5pm (Monday 24th august) as instructed by the owners due to ‘COVID deep Clean’ measures."

    The property for the parking lot was not ideal, extremely tight and finding it also took its time. When we arrived into the property there was a very musty smell. We were greeted with the rules and regulations on everything we needed to do it it’s regards to the bins & recycling. The bins were not empty and advised that they needed to be emptied before we left. Due to having a 3 year old who wanted to play on the floor with her toys we noted instantly Copious amounts of black dog hair on the rug in the front room and around the table, within half hour of arriving we were cleaning which was certainly not anticipated with the price and the late arrival time. (Photos taken of dog hair) The top bedroom had coffee/tea stains on the bed and bedding ( photos have been taken). Overall the property was not clean and needed aspects updating ( stair carpets and some bedroom carpets specifically ) As for the area it was not overly pleasant and was done amenities there was not much to do. This all resulted in 3 members of the party leaving and driving home almost 3 hours within 24 hours. The rest of the party left a day before was due to the issues in the property and the lack of things to do. Overall we have booked many properties using Sykes cottages and other sites and this was our worst overall experience. We will be making a further complaint as the cleanliness of the property in this current climate was defiantly an issue.

    We would like to explain that the recycling bins are emptied by the Council on Thursdays, and so on a Saturday when changeovers normally take place, there will be stuff in the bins. Similarly, the general refuse bins are emptied every 3 weeks. The instructions on how to find the property make it clear that the access to the parking space is very narrow, and turning can be a problem. Unfortunately, this is out of our control. The weather leading up to the stay had been very wet, which probably explains the musty smell that was detected, but we do try and ensure that the house is thoroughly aired on changeover days. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our property, as evidenced by other guests' feedback and can only imagine that there was a malfunction on our vacuum cleaner to cause the dog hairs to be left on the rug and floor. The cleaners have been briefed about this, and we will ensure that there will not be a recurrence. With regard to the stains on the bed linen, we obviously wash bed linen after every guest, and so we can only assume that the stain was very feint, but again we will be on the lookout to ensure that there is no recurrence. As for the lack of things to do in the area, we strongly refute this. Some attractions may have been closed due to Covid restrictions, but normally there are plenty of things to do in and around Caernarfon. We welcome positive criticism, and we take guests' comments very seriously. We are very sorry that your stay at Ty Castell did not meet your expectations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2020

  • "Ty Castell was great."

    Clean, well furnished with all we needed except a garden!

    Reviewed by TimJul 2020

  • "Lovely house, clean and comfortable, with everything you might need."

    Right in the heart of the town with all its facilities and nearby attractions on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by LesMar 2020

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Summary

  • Over four floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x first-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first-floor twin, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor twin, 1 x third-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with freestanding double ended bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility with basin and WC
  • Playroom/Snug
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, slimline dishwasher and washing machine and tumble dryer in utility
  • 4 x TVs (1 with Sky family package and 3 with Freeview), WiFi, a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot provided
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Bike storage is available in entrance hall
  • Note: Rear access via a narrow lane which can be difficult for larger vehicles
  • Note: Restricted headroom in bedroom on third floor

The property

This wonderful, Grade II listed townhouse rests in the heart of the royal town of Caernarfon in North Wales.

Set over four floors and tastefully decorated throughout, this townhouse is a quality base for families and friends seeking a fun-filled holiday in a superb location.

You access the property via the rear door which brings you into the well-appointed kitchen, kitted out with all the appliances required to cater for a large group, and featuring ample seating at the dining table.

Head into the sitting room and unwind on the sofas with a good film whilst the children find interest in the playroom with a Wii and selection of games.

The bedrooms are arranged across three floors, with a double and twin on the first and second floor, whilst the third floor is occupied by a double with en-suite shower.

Caernarfon boasts a great selection of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants to choose from, plus a historic castle and market square, all within a gentle stroll from the cottage.

Cycling enthusiasts should explore along the Lon Eifion Cycleway which runs through Caenarfon, journeying along 12.5 miles of scenic Welsh countryside.

Within fifteen minutes’ drive is Snowdonia National Park, where you can hike to the summit of Snowdon or catch the mountain railway for a chance to travel in comfort.

Further attractions include Zip World and Surf Snowdonia which are perfect for an action-packed day out.

A fine base to explore all the wonders of this corner of Wales.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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