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Bwthyn Siliwen (Old Bath House)

Bangor, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1069266)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Unique setting and beautiful old house thoroughly enjoyed short stay would love to return for longer, Chris was very informative and welcoming."

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2022

  • "The property is very well equipped."

    The owner was on hand if needed. There was a very generous welcome pack waiting for us upon arrival. The situation of the cottage was fabulous, set on the banks of the Menai Strait and very secluded. There was a generous garden area with BBQ and seating unfortunately the weather during our stay was chilly and sadly we weren’t able to take advantage of these facilities. The cottage is a short distance from the Menai bridge with easy access to Anglesey. The access road down to the cottage is not for the nervous driver! It is narrow and quite steep, once down the narrow lane you have to drive over a small area of beach. For our initial drive to the cottage the owner drove in front of us in his pick up, reassured that if he could get down then we could! We have two 4x4 and managed fine! The cottage is fabulous if you are interested in wildlife & walking as there are walks and wildlife a plenty from the door. There were 7 of us in our group, of 3 generations and we all had a great time at the Old Bath House.

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2022

  • "What a wonderful find!"

    We had a wonderful stay at Bwthyn Siliwen. Lovely to wake up each morning with the beautiful Menai Straits view. Chris our host did everything to make us comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble down to the super Welsh welcome basket and prosecco! Special and unique. We'll certainly be back. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by BerylApr 2022

  • "Such a special and unique spot-we absolutely loved our stay."

    Perfectly secure for our dog and for the kids to play out. House is very well equipped, like home from home. You get the evening sunset and we were lucky enough to get to use the bbq as well as the log fire inside all in one week! The Tap & Spile pub is walkable, great for watching sports & food is good. A more special restaurant is Sage in Menai bridge, which was delightful. Plenty of supermarkets in Bangor to get a shop. No issues with the high tide if you keep an eye on the levels on the app. We passed without an issue in a Tesla taking it easy. So much to do nearby, great location for exploring Anglesey across the bridge, Snowdownia, boat trips or just spending days watching the sea. We’ll definitely be back. Thanks so much to the very helpful owner Chris.

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2022

  • "Such a fantastic house in an amazing location."

    The garden and views are perfect and the property was well equipped and decorated/furnished really nicely. Owner very helpful and we would definitely recommend staying here. The tide and access didn't cause us any problems, the app the owner told us about would let you know if there was going to be an issue getting down the beach. Would love to return!

    Reviewed by GemmaMar 2022

  • "Lovely stay in a warm and comfortable cottage."

    The views were spectacular and plenty of walking from the door. Large spacious garden, fully enclosed and dog friendly. The owner was an absolute legend and went out of his way to make sure our stay was wonderful. This one is on our list of places to return to soon.

    Reviewed by JoanMar 2022

  • "Great property in a unique location."

    Must also pass on our thanks to the staff at the Tap and Spile (the property owners pub) who made us feel very welcome during our visits and also served excellent food.

    Reviewed by NickFeb 2022

  • "This was a great property."

    Fantastic location, both secluded and within walking distance of Bangor centre. The property itself is lovely, recently refurbished, warm and cosy, massively benefitting from its unique location. The host was fantastic meeting us on the day we arrived to give us a tour. We also enjoyed visiting the two pubs he owned in Bangor.

    Reviewed by DanielFeb 2022

  • "Super property which met our expectations."

    The location & views where excellent. The house was 'kitted out ' with all we needed including a Christmas tree which was a nice surprise. The log burner was utilised despite the property being very warm. The garden was fenced which allowed our dog to roam around with the knowledge he couldn't wander off, From the house there were a number of possible walks to undertake (if your car was cut off by the high tide). Shops were within walking distance via one of the most spectacular views of the Menai Straights & Bangor Pier. Chris was very accommodating & suggested a 'high tide' app which served us well. We would recommend this holiday property.

    Reviewed by GaryDec 2021

  • "The property was exactly what we were looking for!"

    The scenery is breathtaking and the privacy of the cottage is perfect for relaxing and enjoying your own space, without being overlooked. The welcome package was a wonderful, unexpected touch. We will definitely rebook for next year.

    Reviewed by AnitaOct 2021

  • "GREAT PLACE LOVERLY TOUCH BREAD MILD BUTTER AND PROCESCO"

    Reviewed by CarlOct 2021

  • "We had a great time during our stay at Bwthyn Siliwen."

    My Seat Leon got down to the house fine when the tide was out. I would only attempt this if you are a confident driver with a fair amount of experience in driving in adverse weather conditions (very bad rain, snow, ice etc). My brother has a Vauxhall Mokka and we had to help him out because he isn't used to driving on such terrain. Also, you really must check the tides. There are parking spaces on nearby roads and up at a viewpoint by the Eisteddfod Gorsedd Stones. From the stones, it's a 5 minute walk through a small wood and down some steps to the house. Walking into Bangor takes around 15 minutes. There is a Morrisons pretty near by. The owner, Chris, was very welcoming and helpful. He took me down to show me where the property was and how to get there. He also showed me around a few places where you could park and things. There was a big welcome basket in the kitchen on arrival with bread, cakes, milk, butter, and Prosecco. A very lovely touch. The house is great. Seven people and a dog managed to fit in just fine. It warms up quickly with the heating on. We had to move some chairs from other rooms to all fit in the lounge but it was fine. The house is very well equipped. I've never stayed somewhere with so many drinking glasses! The kitchen is good and we made a roast dinner on the Sunday without too much trouble. There is a BBQ that we used outside, and a firepit, which was great. Ideal place for a get-together with privacy and "free reign". We all loved the beautiful views over the Menai Strait (and were lucky that the weather was so good while we were there!). Gorgeous place for a morning cuppa' and an evening glass of something. Very peaceful. Highly recommended. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by KatieOct 2021

  • "Location exceeded expectations."

    Facilities good (even the kitchen equipment, though there were a few things lacking), beds comfy, sound system didn't work and TV only via wifi. Generally a brilliant place to stay.

    Reviewed by FrancisSep 2021

  • "What a wonderful property in a beautiful location with the best ever host."

    From the moment we arrived we had a great time at the bath house. I am 53 and have travelled extensively never returning to the same place twice. I will be returning to the old bath house with more of the family for another break. Thanks Chris for a wonderful stay at your awesome property.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2021

  • "House and surroundings are beautiful, Owner is a very nice chap, lots of nice bits to welcome us, bread, cakes, wine, milk, butter, wood for the fire."

    Beach drive was easy in an A6 so don’t need massive ground clearance. Brilliant

    Reviewed by PatAug 2021

  • "Stunning house in a fabulous location on the Straits."

    Welcome gifts were a lovely surprise and the house is furnished to the absolute highest standards. We were expecting more privacy with the house being aways from other properties and roads, but there is a walker's path in front of the house which was busy in the day time and some local youngsters do congregate in the evenings close by to the house on the beach. It's just something to be aware of if you're seeking isolation, because it seems like that's what the house offers, but in summer it is relatively busy. Walkers were friendly though!!! We got used to the access across the beach being difficult and were lucky enough to be there when high tides cover the entire beach, so were able to cross the sand in both of our cars. A 4x4 would certainly be advantageous, but, as long as you don't drive too slowly, it is manageable for confident drivers. We did get stuck once though and had to be given a push, so it's something you have to get used to driving across, which comes with practise after a while. The beach that the house is next too is not a sandy beach to sit and enjoy, more of an esturine one which is largely mud and pebbles, but it is in a great location for access to Anglesey and the beaches there of which I can recommend Aberffraw in the south for a less crowded beach, but it is a bit of a walk.... lovely there though!

    Reviewed by NeilJul 2021

  • "Location and accommodation were fantastic we were lucky enough to have fantastic weather as well, easy to get about to other locations from the cottage, a morning dip in the sea was great definitely going again."

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "The owner had gone to great lengths to give us an exceptional welcome - two vases with fresh flowers, Prosecco, beers, milk, coffee, 2 loaves, Welsh cakes and more!"

    This was way beyond our expectations and we were very grateful. The Old Bath House is a nice cottage in an exceptional location and potential guests should not be put off by the tides which restrict vehicular access at certain times because access is via the beach. Also whilst a 4 X 4 vehicle may be an advantage most cars would, with care, be able to cross the beach. We had a very good week and thoroughly enjoyed the Old Bath House

    Reviewed by NealMay 2021

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x Double, 1 x ground-floor Double, 1 x ground-floor triple bunk
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Initial supply of logs and kindling provided
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine fridge, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi, a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Enclosed wrap-around garden with lawned area and patio with outdoor seating
  • Washer/dryer
  • Gas BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Travel cot provided, please bring your own linen
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: This property is only accessible when the tide is out and by a 4x4 car, if guests do not have a 4x4 car the owner will arrange transport to the property
  • Note: The high tide comes in for around 2 hours per day, during this time the property is not accessible by car
  • Please check the tide times online
  • The property can still be accessed by foot when the tide is in by walking through a field
  • Note: An additional dog will be accepted at a charge of £20
  • Note: Check in at 4pm, check out at 10am

The property

Escape to the magnificent coast of North Wales with a stay at Bwthyn Siliwen (Old Bath House).

Overlooking the Menai Strait, this spectacular holiday home can be accessed by a 4x4 when the tide is out and is always accessible by foot, making this a truly unique setting for any self-catering stay.

If you don't have a 4x4, don't panic, the friendly owners are more than happy to arrange for transport to the home upon your arrival, allowing you to sit back and take in the views as you approach this characterful cottage.

Leave your bags by the door as you step inside this homely abode and are greeted by a sociable dining room boasting a fabulous woodburning stove, a wonderful space to gather with loved ones as you delight in a delicious bottle of wine and begin to discuss all of your upcoming adventures exploring the area.

Allow the chef of the group to show off their culinary talents as they take to the sleek electric oven and hob that decorate the chic and contemporary kitchen, and prepare a hearty home-cooked meal for all to enjoy.

Retire for the evening to the peaceful sitting room, allowing yourself to fall onto the sumptuous sofa with friends and scan the Smart TV for all of your favourite shows.

Continuing through the ground floor, a sophisticated bathroom with gorgeous Victorian tiling and a smart white bath with overhead shower awaits you, whilst a few steps away both a well-appointed double-size and a quirky triple bunk room offer a restful space for guests with limited mobility.

Up on the first floor, one beautiful king-size bedroom and one double-size with an abundance of storage space are served by a light and airy shower room, right across the way.

Spend warm summer days out in the garden, basking in the sunshine as you dine alfresco and watch as the tide surrounds you, a real spot of tranquillity.

When the tide goes out, be sure to grab your walking boots and waterproof coats as you explore the luscious open fields of Eithinog North Wales Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve and Treborth Botanic Garden.

Cross Pont Menai Bridge to the Isle of Anglesey, spending the afternoon in the town of Menai Bridge with a fun trip out to sea on the RibRide, before wandering the Belgian promenade to Church Island to see the picturesque St Tysilio's Church.

Continue across to the town of Beaumaris and discover the Victorian prison of Beaumaris Goal, the grand remains of Beaumaris Castle, or take a boat out to sea for an unforgettable tour of Puffin Island.

Visit The Old Court House Museum and Beaumaris Pier or spend the day in the town of Caernarfon, home to the grand World Heritage Fortress of Caernarfon Castle and the towns historical walls.

Those travelling with children will relish in an entertaining day out at Pili Palas Nature World, GreenWood Family Park and the Piggery Pottery, whilst outdoor enthusiasts can venture into the mountainous terrains of Snowdonia National Park for a breath-taking hike to the peaks of Snowdon, Y Fronllwyd and Tryfan.

Take in the awe-inspiring scenery on a journey through the countryside with Llanberis Lake Railway and see Ceunant Mawr Waterfall, or be amazed by Dinorwic Slate Quarry, a must-see during your stay.

Closer to home, you can delight in dinner and drinks on Garth Pier at the property owner's pub and restaurant, or head into the heart of Bangor for a spot of shopping at the supermarket.

With all this to look forward to and so much more, it's little wonder Bwthyn Siliwen is the perfect choice for your next escape to Wales.

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

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About the location

BANGOR

Menai Bridge 2.5 miles; Beaumaris 7 miles; Caernarfon 10 miles; Llanberis 11 miles.

Bangor is a university town on the North Wales coast with a large range of shops, bars and restaurants. It is the main crossing point for the Isle of Anglesey with two road bridges across the Menai Strait. Across the water, the castle and pier at Beaumaris make a lovely day out, or you can catch a boat to enjoy a trip out to Puffin Island. The Anglesey Coastal Path takes in beautiful scenery, and the island is home to many fine beaches including Rhosneigr, Trearddur Bay and Red Wharf Bay. The NT mansion Plas Newydd is on the island, while on the mainland further NT properties can be found including Penrhyn Castle and Bodnant Gardens. The spectacular mountains and lakes of Snowdonia are just a short drive way, with plenty of castles, beaches and other attractions on offer in this wonderful region. Bangor and the Menai Straits really do offer the best of both worlds!

Region Information

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.
Note: No charge for one dog, £20 for second dog.
Note: This property is only accessible when the tide out or by a 4x4 car, if guests do not have a 4x4 car the owner will arrange transport to the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas