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Bwthyn Siliwen (Old Bath House)

(Ref. 1069266)

Bangor, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 9 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful idyllic waterfront setting."

    Our family enjoyed our stay here and the beach access to the property was easy. The house is lovely and the welcome pack was a a nice touch along with the cleaning products left for our use. We will definitely be back for another stay.

    Hi Yevette! Were so glad you enjoyed your stay, if you do ever return for a second time please let us know on the welcome call, we will gladly have you back :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0May 2024

  • "The track along the beach is not as daunting as we thought, apart from a really high tide we got along it in a BMW 530."

    Nice and secluded and quiet place to stay….if that’s what you want

    Hi Derrick, Were so glad to hear you got across the beach ok, thankyou for your stay :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derrick5.0May 2024

  • "A fabulous house in an amazing location and the property owner Chris could not have been more accommodating and helpful to our party."

    The facilities were ideal to suit our two families and we had everything available at the house to allow for a really enjoyable weekend stay. We were a little worried about travelling to the property due to the tide times and our vehicles but Chris was so helpful and we made it across the beach ! So all worked out in the end. Thank you for a wonderful trip

    We're so glad to hear you had a wonderful trip x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2024

  • "We stayed for new year , we had a fantastic time, Chris the host was very accommodating and friendly."

    The house was in a fabulous location and very clean and tidy. Everything you could possibly want for a staycation with family. The drive over the beach was fun and made it that much more special. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely homely cottage in a great location."

    We enjoyed spending Christmas with the family in this cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by Juliet4.1Dec 2023

  • "The view is amazing and the house is lovely and cozy, you have everything you need, the best place to spend a weekend with your friends and chill."

    The best place I've ever been and I would love to come back here and enjoy some good time with family and friends. I will highly recommend this place to everyone, you will not regret if you book in this house! Great house and the host was really nice too! Thank you for this experience!

    Reviewed by Madalina5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very unique location and a host who is attentive and helpful."

    lots to do locally and had a very relaxing week. Already looking at going back next year!

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "It was a fantastic holiday, the house was very clean had everything, the owner was extremely helpful and nice, we didn’t want to leave, it was so peaceful, even when it rained it was lovely watching it, it’s that wow we would live there, thank you for a fantastic holiday."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "The best holiday home we have ever stayed in."

    Clean and tidy, had everything you could ever need, including pots big enough to cook our lobsters! Brilliant bbq too! Amazing location and Sam was so welcoming and helpful, always there to answer any questions. Would love to go back!

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect for a lovely peaceful family get away."

    The surrounding views were stunning and we were made to feel really at home by Chris. We couldn’t find many faults with the property apart from a lack of lighting in the back yard area and a drainer rack missing for the kitchen sink. We have all said we would love to return for future holidays. Thanks again From The Tyrrell’s

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2023

  • "What a beautiful beach house and so well equipped."

    The bbq and garden games were a great bonus. The owner is more than welcoming and readily contactable in case of any queries. Do not let the beach access deter you from booking; no issue at all and the property can also be accessed on foot if your daily activities cross with high tide. We stayed with young children who already ask when we can return. Thank you Chris.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at The Bath House, the drive across the beach was totally fine and shouldn't put you off staying here, views were amazing looking out to the sea, saw a seal eating fish and lots of boats, House was well equipped and beds were comfy and lots to do in the area."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful location."

    Relaxing place to stay. Great views. Had a terrific time. Would recommend if you want a chilled out holiday with lots of amenities round and about if you feel inclined.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had the best time"

    Reviewed by Hoa5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great location and base for exploring Anglesey and North Wales."

    We were blessed with a week of glorious sunshine which meant we spent the whole week outside. Lovely to sit out and watch the sunset and eat outside. Slight irritation of lots of partying teenagers just beyond the perimeter fence every night, drinking until late evening but nothing to do with the property. All as described and comfortable beds. Could do with a couple of sun beds or deck chairs to relax outside.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.1Jun 2023

  • "Our 2nd stay, this time to celebrate my 75th birthday with my family."

    In an absolutely unique position on the Menai Straight foreshore with numerous walks from the door. We made good use of the BBQ and firepit in the evenings. The host is a lovely and helpful guy, nothing is too much trouble for him. Lovely dog secure garden. Really hope we can return.

    Reviewed by Joan4.4May 2023

  • "Second time staying here and the location trumps everything."

    So much space, lovely quirky accommodation, we will definitely be staying again! Upstairs shower is temperamental, but as there are two, this was fine for us.

    Reviewed by Anita4.7Apr 2023

  • "An exceptional property in a beautiful location."

    Every care had been taken to provide all that is necessary to make our holiday special. The house was warm, clean and well equipped. Daily phone calls to ensure we were ok. Location was private rather than isolated. The beach drive is only about 200 metres and we managed it in normal cars.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoy are time at the cottage it was a beautiful place to spend Christmas with family ."

    However and im sad to say that it wasn't very clean the floors, tables and under beds where dirty ,there was stains on sheets . The downstairs bathroom wasn't very nice the pipes where all showing and it was a mess . The plaster on the walls was all bubbling the carpet on the stairs was dirty . For such a beautiful cottage really does lack TLC . I text to ask what we do with keys on departure and nobody got back to us .I don't think this cottage has the facilities for 9 people but does sleep 9. It makes me very sad to say this as we had wonderful time and the people where lovely.

    Reviewed by Louise2.5Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Bwthyn Siliwen."

    We loved the location however, we were disappointed with this property. We felt that we needed to clean the floors and some surfaces when we arrived. We felt like we were a nuisance to Chris when we arrived despite phoning the day before and and hour and a half before arrival to give eta. There was no information guide with check out procedures, bins etc so I needed to phone and it took more than one phone call to get through. Despite the listing being accurate regarding access, the reviews on the website were misleading which made me over confident about access. It is not just the tides that make access difficult but the road down to the beach road. We arrived in the dark, this should be advised against. The downstairs bathroom was not finished or clean. The upstairs bathroom was very dirty. The outside areas had not be swept clear. There must be so much history to this property but there was no information pack to let us know. Matress covers were stained upstairs and the property needs a lick of paint and a good clean. Behind furniture and skirting boards were dirty. The kitchen table was sticky. Maybenit was because we came at the tail end of the season but we had booked way in advance so our arrival was not a surprise.

    Reviewed by Becky2.2Oct 2022

  • "The house is in an amazing position, overlooking the menai straights, its uniqueness is enhanced by the access across the beach,(which shouldn’t put you off as most cars will get across it)."

    We had a fantastic family holiday and can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2022

  • "Chris was a great host Very helpful indeed Cottage was in a great location ..."

    Chris was a great host Very helpful indeed Cottage was in a great location Great enclosed garden for our Dog Staff in Chris pub are very friendly Would definitely return

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was great."

    It had a lovely welcome basket and everything you could possibly need. The owner was very helpful and accommodating. The location was fantastic and would definitely recommend this property. It was in a great location to explore North Wales and we had no problem with the short drive on the beach to the property in our car ( which is not a 4x4).

    Reviewed by Erika4.7Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was brilliant, supper location, just the weather let us down,would definitely recommend and will definitely go back."

    The staff at the Tap and Spile very friendly.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Jun 2022

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

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 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 Jacqueline4.4May 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 Beryl5.0Apr 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 Claire5.0Apr 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 Gemma4.7Mar 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 Joan4.4Mar 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 Nick4.7Feb 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 Daniel5.0Feb 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 Gary4.7Dec 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 Anita5.0Oct 2021

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

    Reviewed by Carl4.1Oct 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 Katie4.7Oct 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 Francis4.4Sep 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 Brian5.0Sep 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 Pat5.0Aug 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 Neil5.0Jul 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 Mark5.0Jul 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 Neal5.0May 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: This property now has an electric car charger

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 Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park for a breath-taking hike to the peaks of Yr Wyddfa (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 Eryri (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!

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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.
Note: This property now has an electric car charger

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas