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Ty Capel

(Ref. 993698)

Bontnewydd, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and cosy, it was warm and I felt very much at home."

    Ideal location, easy access to major roads and all local amenities. In a lovely village location. Perfect for my little holiday.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and a perfect base to explorer North Wales and the information about the surrounding area was great."

    The welcome gift was well appreciated , especially after a very long journey. Few issues - the kitchen area was greasy and we had to wash up alot of the utensils and pans before using them . There were also clumps of hair and a contact lens found on the main bedroom floor. We contacted the owner, where we were told that she expected her guests to leave everything clean and does not check any of the kitchen utensils. We also found we could not open any of the windows for ventilation, this was stated in the information folder left by the owner. No ventilation made the main bedroom upstairs feel damp and our clothes felt damp to put on. This is surely a fire hazzard as there is only one door in and out of the property downstairs. The lights were a bit strange as you could only switch on the hallway landing light on upstairs . The shower in the bathroom takes ages to heat up , but the hot water from the taps is instant . The main gate to the parking area has rusted at the bottom and made opening and closing the gate difficult , but on the plus side there is a nice little seating area in the small courtyard area. With a bit of tlc this would be a lovely little cottage as it is a perfect location for exploring.

    Reviewed by Angela2.2Oct 2023

  • "Nice location and easy to get about."

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thank you for a delightful stay."

    Although on a main road there was minimal traffic noise (something I worried about having read previous reviews). The cottage was comfortable and contained absolutely everything we needed (including tea-towels, iron, ironing board and clothes pegs!).

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Aug 2023

  • "We felt immediately at home when we entered the cottage & appreciated the tea bags etc that were left for us!"

    We would definitely recommend this cottage & would use it again.

    Reviewed by Audrey4.7Jul 2023

  • "Well deserves its Grade 2 architectural listing."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Great for buses into Caernarfon and then Snowdonia. Host is friendly and helpful. Loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Very clean with helpful and thoughtful touches from the owner. Overall, a great experience I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2023

  • "Cute little cottage ideal for myself and my daughter."

    Well equipped, clean and comfortable, felt very welcoming when we walked in. Loved the candles and fairy lights round the fire And enjoyed the fizz left in the fridge for us. We hope to come again next year.

    Reviewed by P5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our stay was absolutely brilliant, very chilled , such a lovely property, very comfortable and everything you could need and more there…."

    Home from home. We will definitely be going back. The only thing I could suggest is maybe a heavy curtain over the front door for draft in the colder months…but that’s not a big problem…as I say would definitely be going back……thanks for everything

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Nov 2022

  • "A beautiful little cottage in an ideal location for exploring the Snowdonia area."

    Very clean and comfortable. Close to the pub, fish and chip shop and a Morrisons. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by E5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is a lovely little place that is well laid out, has pretty much everything you could need and is very cute."

    There were some lovely little gifts left for us which we very much appreciated thank you It’s a really convenient location for lots of activities with easy access to Anglesey and Snowdonia national park. There is no phone signal in the cottage but It does have WiFi. As so many activities require online booking now this proved invaluable. It was really handy to have the small Morrisons over the road and the pub does decent food. We had a very enjoyable holiday thank you.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our stay was lovely."

    Nice touch with the gifts on arrival. Quaint cottage well equipped.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "It is a lovely well furnished and equipped cottage inside an enclosed small garden and courtyard, which catches the sun and with gated off road parking."

    The bypass is complete, there is some traffic noise but it is not intrusive. We could see that prior to the bypass it would have been quite noisy but as we say it is fine now. As luck would have it the Newborough Arms pub, 50 yds up the road, re-opened, after 2 years, a couple of days before we arrived. We were one of the first to sample their Sunday lunch which was very good and later in the week (at moment only food Thurs, Fri, & Saturday with Sunday lunch) we had another meal which was also very good. The landlord said they were fully booked for the following Sunday .We had a warm welcome. In the village there is a small Morrisons less than 2 min walk up the road and there is a fish and chip shop which we did not try. There is a large Tesco about 5 min drive towards Caernarvon. The location is good with Snowdonia, the coast and Angelsey easily accessible. We had a good week in May touring and exploring Snowdonia and the Coast which is all stunning. We recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely spotless, so well equipped."

    Every item that you would need was catered for, even 3 different coffee perculaters. We really enjoyed staying there. Loved the small village,with a pub,shop and fish and chip shop.every was as it was advertised. Will definitely book again,attention to detail,second to water was definitely hot.! Which is unusual.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0May 2022

  • "Great location for exploring Anglesey and Snowdonia."

    No problems with road noise as per older reviews as the new bypass is now open diverting traffic away from the town. Off road parking and gate to road was nice to have with small kids. Property had everything that we needed. Thank you :-)

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very happy with everything and would certainly book again, traffic noise not good, but that should change when new bypass opens."

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Uneven kitchen floor needs attending."

    Otherwise lovely cottage, well equipped with comfortable bedrooms. Hostess had gone the extra mile to create welcoming atmosphere with a bunch of carnations, milk for tea in the fridge with a bottle of bubbly to enjoy later. Exceeded our expectations! Lovely cottage, lovely neighbours, lovely country.

    Reviewed by Sari3.8Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was clean, cozy and well-equipped."

    It was a good location for everything we wanted to do, including kayaking at Llanberis, ponytrekking and surfing on Anglesey. Caernarvon is a short car or bus ride away, but the village store stocks most essentials. The road outside the cottage was very busy, which required some coordination getting in and out, opening and shutting the gate to the property, but a new bypass will be opening in early 2022 and so I imagine that challenge will diminish. All in all, the cottage served our needs well.

    Reviewed by Kendrick5.0Aug 2021

  • "Picked this cottage due to family history (great grandma born there in 1892) and its a lovely cosy comfortable cottage."

    Shame the main road is so busy, hopefully on next visit the new bypass will change this.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jul 2021

  • "Superb holiday in North Wales."

    The cottage was ideal for our needs - all the amenities we need in a great location. If you want super luxury or are looking for somewhere quiet or a quaint village location, then Ty Capel is not for you. It's situated on a really busy road, with constant road noise and only one shop within walking distance. However if you are looking for a base from which to explore North Wales then its absolutely perfect. 40 minutes from the affluence of Abersoch in one direction and 40 minutes to the fantastic beaches of Anglesey in the other direction. With excellent walking and lake activity in Snowdon, and activity centre at Glasfryn, along with a non-traffic cycle route pretty much outside the cottage. Top holiday :)

    Reviewed by Ged4.7Jul 2021

  • "The description of the cottage said there was a pub in the village."

    This was an important factor in my decision to rent the property. There is no pub!!!! Also the village itself is unattractive and has a very busy road running through just a few yards from the property. The shower one-off switch is unreliable and clearly needs attention. As a whole Ty Capel is comfortable, attractive and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Mark3.1Jun 2021

  • "Just one minor complaint, the pub in the village has apparently been shut for quite a few months, so the description needs editing."

    Delightful cottage (will be even better when the local by-pass is completed taking a lot of traffic away from the cottage, easier access, less noise) everything we expected and more, would certainly consider using again as it is ideally situated.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Ty Capel, the cottage was very clean and tidy upon our arrival and were greeted with lovely goodies on the table, beyond our expectations."

    Television reception was very poor, contacted the owner on the number provided, she immediately attended to it and arranged with us for a technician to visit, which he did and the following day we left him to do the necessary, after which the reception was perfect. On a main road but this did not bother us whilst in the cottage, expect for sirens, every now and again, but not easy to go in and out due to the traffic. Beds were very comfortable, plenty hot water for showers. All in all we had a most lovely week out and about and the cottage was perfect for us.

    Reviewed by Ursula4.7Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is in a good location to explore the many places in Wales."

    The comfort - whilst the cottage is lovely and cosy on the whole the seating in the living room (mainly the 2 chairs) limited the opportunity to really relax after being out all day however we appreciate that space impacts on this.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Aug 2020

  • "Could have done with a maiden."

    There's a washer if you needed it which was awesome (first property we've been to with one) but being in the UK there was nowhere to dry indoors if you wanted to use it. Apart from that was awesome, owner was quick to answer any queries when we were in the property. Chippy is good, shame the pub has closed down due to covid 19 so that needs adjusting in the listing.

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Aug 2020

  • "Ty Capel cottage was really well equipped with all you may need, beds were really comfortable, and we had lots if fun playing the board games."

    A beautiful old stone cottage with a log burning stove my boys loved! Would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cozy sweet cottage."

    Very well situated for touring North Wales. Lots of thought put into the cottage with everything you need for a wonderful stay and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Dec 2019

  • "The settee in the lounge was very low and not comfortable."

    Location is good but difficult to park at the premises due to the main road. Local pub, only a few yards away, was very good as was the food there. Cottage was very clean with all the facilities you need. Good location for getting all around North Wales.

    Reviewed by Fred4.1Sep 2019

  • "Easy to find and parking good, very relaxing stay at TY CAPEL wish we could have stayed longer"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2019

  • "I have just returned from a lovely weeks holiday."

    The cottage was perfect for us (2 friends). It had everything we needed and the location was perfect for exploring Wales from the beach to the mountains. Very convenient with shop and food outlets directly opposite and pub with restaurant 2 doors away. We didn't try the food in the restaurant so can't comment on that. We did however find a cafe in Caernarfon Cafi Cei witch did a great breakfast with views of the castle. Galeri was a great spot for afternoon coffee over looking the harbour, and I soul recommend a boat trip on the Menai straights. We were lucky with the weather so didn't have to use the log burner but I could imagine very cosy nights in, in the cooler months. Overall accommodation and location top marks all round. Thank you

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2019

  • "An excellent, ideal, quaint, characteristic cottage."

    High levels of cleanliness and extremely comfortable. Totally recommend it and revisit again Thank you for a great holiday

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2019

  • "Gorgeous cottage in perfect location for visiting the sights in North Wales."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was immaculately clean and beautifully cozy. Lovely friendly welcome pack with info on what to do and where to go was there on arrival. Nice little touches made it a real home from home. Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Cathie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Ty Capel cottage was perfect!"

    So cozy, clean and comfortable. The owner has thought of everything with lots of information and everything you need, a real home from home. It is well situated for touring all of North Wales, which is a beautiful part of the world. I would highly recommend and hope to go back soon myself.

    Reviewed by Hilda5.0May 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dinner with woodburning fire
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Electric central heating with flame-effect electric fire and multi-fuel woodburning
  • Fridge/freezer, washing machine, electric hob and oven
  • TV with DVD player, selection of books, DVDs and games, WiFi
  • Egyptian Cotton Linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden area with lawn area and patio area with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.1 mile, local pub 0.1 mile

The property

Tucked away within the small village of Bontnewydd is this endearing Grade II listed cottage, Ty Capel.

This heart-warming base is within striking distance of the breath-taking Snowdonia National Park and the coastal towns of Caernarfon and Criccieth, offering a wonderful escape from city life for a family of four.

The interior of the cottage has retained a wealth of traditional features which include the exposed brick fireplace, the Welsh dresser and the slate flooring, with a delightful blend of contemporary furnishings and fixtures.

Step into the stylish kitchen/diner, where you can prepare all of your meals within the amply equipped kitchen or unwind with a glass of wine or book in front of the roaring multi-fuel fire, which fills the room with warmth during those chilly winter evenings.

Look forward to curling up with your loved ones within the sitting room after a busy day exploring the area, where you can catch up on your favourite TV shows or simply reminisce on the day whilst sunk into the sofa.

As the evening draws to a close, make your way up the staircase to retire to one of the two bedrooms, consisting of a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, each offering a tranquil setting for a refreshing sleep.

To the outside, you can enjoy a refreshing beverage upon the patio area before heading into the centre of town, where you will find a selection of shops, and a fish and chip shop.

Whilst staying here, venture out to the coast to spend an afternoon at one of the sandy beaches or head to the Snowdonia National Park, where you will find an abundance of outdoor opportunities to suit all.

If you are visiting with younger guests, they will be delighted with the Bounce Below and Zip World attractions situated within driving distance.

Alternatively, head to Anglesey where you will find a location which is certain to appeal to those looking to get away from it all.

Here, you will find an island filled with history, culture, beaches and breath-taking landscapes which are waiting to be explored.

Ty Capel is a wonderful traditional Welsh bolthole, perfect for your next getaway.

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About the location


Caernarfon 2 miles; Llanberis 8.5 miles; Bangor 11 miles

Bontnewydd is a village sitting just outside of Caernarfon in North Wales, it sits at the confluence of the Rivers Beuno and Gwyrfair. The village offers a couple of shops, a fish and chip shop and a friendly pub serving food. The royal town of Caernarfon is just two miles away, dominated by a stunning castle, a wealth of charming buildings and many amenities. As well as miles of idyllic coastline at your doorstep, the renowned Snowdonia National Park is also within easy reach, boasting dominating mountains with breath-taking walking and cycling country to explore, as well as activities such as Bounce Below and Zip World for the thrill-seekers. The picturesque village of Llanberis is easy to reach and offers much to the visitor including the National Slate Museum, Llanberis Lake Railway, Castell Dolbadarn and more. Also worth a visit is the city of Bangor, while the Isle of Anglesey, slightly further afield, plays host to a wealth of unspoilt countryside, heritage and much to see and do.