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Caer Moel

Caernarfon, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 944182)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property and lovely owners."

    Was such a nice place and very peaceful. Exactly what some stressed final year university students needed.

    Reviewed by MeganApr 2022

  • "I thought that this was one of the best holiday cottages that we have ever stayed in - location, condition, facilities, everything."

    Really couldn't fault it, and we will definitely be returning. Many thanks to Mrs Williams for a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by KateApr 2022

  • "Lovely house good position for all activities, everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    Plenty of room for 8 of us gathering over our new year stay.

    Reviewed by GrahamDec 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage, peaceful, tranquil and perfect for a relaxing break."

    Ideally located and within easy reach of places to visit, would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by SuzanneSep 2021

  • "Beautiful place to stay really spacious both inside and outside."

    Owners are lovely people who checked everything was ok when we arrived and left a smashing welcome pack which was much appreciated. Good base to visit other places from would definitely recommend and hope to go again .

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2021

  • "This sanctuary from a busy life was far better than my family and I ever expected."

    A lovely large home, the shower was a delight, the animals (woodpecker, bat, other birds) and wild fruit (blackberries, plums, pears) were an unexpected pleasure. The fact that the home not only included a dishwasher, but a washing machine, and pegs to put the laundry out to dry as well. A welcome pack of goodies such as cookies and wine was a truly caring touch. All in all a really wonderful and relaxing pleasure. This was our first time at Caer Moel, but it won't be our last. The Gentle Knight (David)

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "That was probably the best holiday experience we have ever had thanks"

    Reviewed by EdwardAug 2021

  • "The hosts Rhian and Wynn were wonderful."

    The cottage is fabulous and equipped with everything you could need. It is set in a lovely quiet area with a view of the steam train as it passes. Perfect for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Caer Moel - a very clean, comfortable and well equipped property, giving no cause to contact the friendly, welcoming nearby owners again, beyond their initial greet upon arrival."

    In the current COVID climate we appreciate that holidays at home are very much in demand, and can thoroughly recommend Caer Moel as an ideal location from which to explore this beautiful part of Wales. Our only slight criticism is that for the money paid (and bearing in mind this was a summer holiday), it would have been quite nice to have had a BBQ facility available. That said, the owners kindly raised no objection to our use of disposable BBQs. We were there to celebrate our ruby wedding with our family, and can confirm that Caer Moel played an important part in ensuring we had a happy and memorable experience.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "The cottage was outstanding more than we expected."

    The host were friendly and very hospitable & helpful. Would recommend this cottage to anybody.

    Reviewed by AlfredJul 2021

  • "An ideal choice for a relaxing holiday."

    Lots of space, lovely big kitchen and dining room, spacious bedrooms, very clean. Away from any crowds (Covid friendly), but easy to get to Caenarvon, local beaches, supermarkets, etc. Hosts very friendly, nice welcome pack of wine and biscuits. Thanks for a lovely holiday, would definitely return to Caer Moel.

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week away!"

    There were 7 of us ranging in ages from 4 to 74 and we all had a great time. The property was brilliant, furnished nicely and was really clean. It had everything we needed to cook each night and also to entertain us all. The surrounding fields are beautiful... you could be miles from anywhere. We enjoyed sitting in the garden on an evening enjoying the location. There are plenty of things to do and see locally or within half an hours drive you can be in a beach in Anglesey, up to Conwy or down to Porthmadog. Rhian and Wynn went out of their way to make us feel welcomed; there was wine chocolates, milk tea and coffee waiting for us and Rhian checked on with us on our first night. We would highly recommend this property and location.

    Reviewed by HannahMay 2021

  • "A lovely home ideally situated for all North Wales attractions"

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2020

  • "We had a lovely peaceful holiday in this lovely holiday cottage."

    I can't think anyone would be disappointed if they had a holiday at Caer Moel. Mrs Williams was most helpful with everything, we hope to go again and take our friends.

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2020

  • "The cottage was immaculate and even better than the description given."

    When we arrived the owners had left us a bottle of wine, chocolates and basic supplies tea/coffee/sugar and milk in the fridge. The owners were contactable by phone should we need them and were very warm and welcoming. I would most definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by MartynJul 2020

  • "Excellent location for getting out and about in North Wales."

    Accommodation was fantastic. Very well equipped and nicely decorated and clean. Nice outdoor area with lots of parking space and space for storing bikes. Would recommend this property to everyone.

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2020

  • "Fantastic place, photos dont do it justice."

    Amazing facilities and cleanliness. Didn't want to leave

    Reviewed by LisaFeb 2020

  • "A brilliant location."

    The house was amazing - really lovely and extremely well resourced. Mrs Williams the owner was very helpful, kind and welcoming. The steam rain passed by close to the house and an excellent view of it on the track was available via the nearby bridge 100 metres from the house. The beaches at Criccieth and Llanbedrog were fabulous. The area provided many walking opportunities: Beddgelert was particularly superb. We strongly recommend Caer Moel to families with or without children

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2019

  • "Our cottage was perfectly situated so close to everywhere we wanted to go and explore."

    Rhian Williams was brilliant and was available on the phone to help with a query we had about a local attraction and we arrived to a very kind gift package: milk in fridge, welsh cakes, wine and chocolates which started our holiday off perfectly. Plenty of room for our two families to hang out independently as well as together and the rooms were comfortable and well furnished. Wifi a bit intermittent (couldn't get it upstairs) but that just meant the teens hung out with us more :-)

    Reviewed by BarneyAug 2019

  • "Met expectations because it was our second visit."

    A lovely base for a family holiday. The only improvement we could think of would be another loo downstairs, but we don't think the lack of one detracts from the accommodation much.

    Reviewed by DerekAug 2019

  • "Perfect for 3 generations to share."

    Lots of space to share or not!

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2019

  • "This cottage is absolutely beautiful, it is immaculate and is so well equipped it has everything you could possibly need."

    Great location, lovely garden. Great time had by all.

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2019

  • "Brilliant holiday home."


    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2019

  • "This is a smart and cosy place and fantastic for a large group."

    We especially liked the location, close to local amenities but very private with its own driveway. Thank you so much to our gracious hosts for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by FenellaMay 2019

  • "We absolutely loved this place!"

    ! I would definitely return. It wouldn’ve been good to know before hand though that there was a hair dryer and caffetiere there as we were told by Sykes that wouldn’t be included. There was far more amenities than advertised. Toilet roll, salt and pepper was included also. The rooms were all large and the area so peaceful. A truly amazing property with under floor heating, great showers and outside area with picnic tables. No negatives points to this place! X

    Reviewed by NerysMay 2019

  • "The unexpected Welsh Highland Railway running down the bottom of the garden was seriously ace."

    Seeing steam trains 4 times a day made my week :-) The house was warm and toasty, spotlessly clean, seriously well equipped. The location was very good, 10 mins to Caernarfon, 40 mins to Portmeirion, 20 mins to Anglesey.

    Reviewed by PhilMay 2019

  • "Amazing cottage and location."

    Reviewed by LynneApr 2019

  • "No everything was just as described and the owner was very acommodating."

    The house was very comfortable in everyway. This was one of the nicest houses we have stayed in and we rent a holiday home in Wales 3 to 4 times a year. It was especially good for our elderly parents with a well appointed ground floor bedroom and facilities. It was also nice and warm and the drive up to the house gave a good impression. Maybe a little bit of info on where we could do our own recycling locally would assist as the collections are not very frequent and this may assist the owner. We would definitely recommend and hope to re book.

    Reviewed by LesleyFeb 2019

  • "5 of us stayed for a long weekend."

    We all loved the farmhouse. Such a quiet and peaceful location, overlooking fields with hills in the distance, but only a few miles from Caernarfon for all it's facilities. A great location for exploring the mountains, Anglesey, or down the Llyn peninsula. The farmhouse itself was so warm and cosy, what with the underfloor heating and all. Very spacious bedrooms and really well decorated throughout, dining area a lovely place to sit down together. Can't recommend enough.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2018

  • "Amazing cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by LynneSep 2018

  • "We had the most amazing time staying at the cottage."

    We loved the personal touches (such as a bottle of wine with welsh cakes waiting for us on arrival The house is well set out and well furnished with a large kitchen and dining area A beautifully clean Welsh cottage where you can relax and enjoy the its beautiful environment We had a great week in early September 2018 even though we had some rain we have come away feeling relaxed and enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2018

  • "Caer Moel is a lovely comfortable farmhouse in a fantastic setting with a family friendly garden and a wonderful open plan kitchen, dining area with great views of the surrounding countryside."

    It's really well located between Llanberis and Caernarfon with a huge amount to do in the local area.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2018

  • "A lovely holiday in a lovely house, well placed for visiting the area."

    We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DerekAug 2018

  • "Great cottage."

    Lovely welcome from the owner with wine, flowers and welsh cakes.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2018

  • "Caer Moel is a lovely place for a holiday."

    The cottage is ideally situated in beautiful countryside yet within a few miles of Caernarfon with its restaurants, pubs, shops, boat trips and, of course, the magnificent castle. The cottage is quiet and peaceful, the only noise coming from the infrequent steam trains (the wonderful Welsh Highland Line) passing the end of the garden. The cottage is, in effect, a completely detached building with a large garden, patio and scenic views over the distant hills towards Snowdonia. There’s plenty of space around the cottage too – the immediate surroundings are mainly fields and woods. The very large kitchen and dining room, and bathrooms are modern with all of the facilities you would expect in a brand-new building. The living room and bedrooms are furnished in an older, more comfortable style and are very cosy. The rooms are big, with plenty of space for a large group. And, of course, the bottles of wine and welsh cakes were very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2018

  • "It would have been good to have an extra toilet/bathroom when there are 8 adults"

    Reviewed by JuliaJul 2018

  • "A wonderful place to stay, perfect for our two young children, us and my parents."

    A great location for exploring north west Wales and Anglesey. We hope to return to Caer Moel again for another holiday some time. We would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone looking for self-catering accommodation in the area.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time at Caer Moel!"

    What a wonderful retreat of a home! Rhian made us feel truly welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We will certainly be back to Caer Moel another time and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Light, airy and spacious with everything you could need for your stay. We were a group of three generations who all found the house comfortable and relaxing, with facilities on your doorstep but a glorious rural feel; surrounding fields and the steam train passing by - which is a brilliant, nostalgic sight! If you're a large family group you won't be disappointed in what this house has to offer.

    Reviewed by JemmaJun 2018

  • "Good Location, very private, lots of space - very hard to fault."


    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2018

  • "Caer Moel had everything we needed it was very comfortable and very clean."

    The location was ideal for us, very close to Caernarfon & short drive to several of the west side of Snowdon path start points we went up Rangers & Down Rhyd Ddu

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2018

  • "Caer Moel is a great property with excellent facilities and plenty of space both inside and out."

    It is a relatively recent refurbishment so everything is in great condition. Easy to find and a great location for trips into west/north wales Caernarfon etc. We did the zip wire at Bethesda which was about 25 mins away. Overall would recommend this place. When we got there, there was a bottle of red wine and some really tasty home made cakes, which was a nice touch from the proprietor. Overall would recommend this place.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2018

  • "Friendly welcome from the owner who went out of her way to greet us, and leaving us welcome items such as wine, Welsh cakes and Easter eggs for my grandchildren."

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, clean and well maintained."

    As we stayed over the Christmas the owner provided a Christmas Tree, and Christmas Crackers. Two bottle of wine, bread and milk. In the evening she popped in with home made mince pies. What an amazing host :) Location was great close to steam railway station, short drive to Caernarfon Castle, local supermarkets, restaurants and pubs. Already thinking of booking another stay in the summer with friends and family

    Reviewed by DarleneDec 2017

  • "This cottage is absolutely beautiful, the photos do not do it justice!"

    It is incredibly well equipped, and the personal touches by the owners make it feel very homely. The home baked welsh cakes, wine, sweets, milk and flowers were a lovely and most appreciated on arrival. We would love to come back again and would happily recommend to others.

    Reviewed by AndreaOct 2017

  • "All in all everything was excellent from booking and paying the contact and information was excellent."

    The cottage was stunning Rhian & Wynn the owners were faultless and a welcome box of Welsh cakes plus milk & wine was a nice gesture. It was always warm and very well appointed we had a great week. Thank you ever so much. Even the fact that a steam train passes by at the foot of the garden made us reminisce of our childhood when steam was king.

    Reviewed by HowardSep 2017

  • "Great for a family holiday."

    plenty of space inside and outside. Owners very helpful and lovely . lovely finishing touches. Downstairs bedroom very large and super en-suite

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2017

  • "The owners had thought about every detail."

    The property was so clean and tidy. Home baking and bottle of wine on arrival was a nice touch. Fresh flowers in a vase again a nice and homely touch.

    Reviewed by AndreaApr 2017

  • "Caer Moel is a fantastic cottage that exceeded our expectation."

    We were a party of two families of four, and with the spacious layout of the cottage was perfect for the mix of space and comfort. The finish to the cottage was very modern and extremely clean and the gardens were great for the kids (and adults) to run around and the setting is superb. The owners were really accommodating and welcoming and I would recommend this cottage to anyone visiting the area.

    Reviewed by JeremyApr 2017

  • "The owners of the property went far beyond our expectations to making the short break really special."

    It was also lovely to watch ..and ride..the narrow gauge railway which passed the garden! A fabulous place..

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2017

  • "This cottage was absolutely fantastic."

    Caer Moel was very well equipped, beautifully decorated and the location makes it perfect for a trips into Caernarfon. I would highly recommend - the pictures don't do it justice!

    Reviewed by AdrianMar 2017

  • "Coel Moel was a pleasant surprise, the house is beautiful with some lovely views."

    It's situated in good distance from Mount Snowdon and all the Zip World locations. We couldn't of asked for a kinder owner, Rhian was very welcoming and left us some nice treats on arrival. Thank you for making a trip to Snowdonia a great one :)

    Reviewed by TiffanyMar 2017

  • "We only stayed for three days but it was the perfect property for a family get together."

    Lots of space and the property itself was extremely well furnished and equipped. The heating system worked well too. A bottle of wine was left for us, plus Welsh cakes and a bottle of milk. Such attention to detail. Absolutely perfect.

    Reviewed by RosemaryJan 2017

  • "Stunning place to stay, the owners really welcoming!"

    Where can you stay and lie in bed and watch a steam train go by? Local pub ok, food ok, the centre is pretty. Book this place, you won't regret it.

    Reviewed by NicolaDec 2016

  • "What a gorgeous house in a stunning setting ."

    Lots of space. We were very well looked after. Thank you very much for having us

    Reviewed by IlanaDec 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and TV
  • Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect stove
  • Mezzanine landing area.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and electric woodburner-effect stove
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs (Two Smart) with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Courtyard and patio areas with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Note: Children must be supervised when on the mezzanine landing area
  • Note: Due to the nature and location of the property there are uneven areas around the courtyard, care should be taken and children should be supervised
  • No Stag and Hen Parties

The property

Caernarfon 3 miles.

A beautifully-appointed farmhouse located in a rural location, surrounded by open countryside and mountainous scenery, set in a quiet courtyard, on the owners’ smallholding, close to Caernarfon.

Perfectly located, Caer Moel provides an ideal base for couples, friends and families wishing to spend quality time together whilst being centrally situated for all that Snowdonia and the North Wales coast has to offer.

Sympathetically and imaginatively refurbished to a high standard, the original part of the farmhouse exudes charm and character with the sitting room boasting exposed ceiling beams and a wonderful inglenook fireplace housing a warming, electric woodburner-effect stove.

The character is also seen in the extended part of the farmhouse, which blends beautifully with the light and spacious kitchen with integrated appliances and an electric range cooker.

The kitchen extends to a wonderful dining area with a high pitched ceiling and lots of natural light from the large window, along with patio doors which lead to a seating area outside, perfect for alfresco dining.

From the dining area, French doors lead to a beautiful rear hallway with double height ceiling and a bespoke oak and glass split-level staircase taking you up to a mezzanine landing area, a perfect place for a little ‘me’ time.

A ground floor bedroom with an en-suite shower room is perfect for members of the group who may find stairs a little tricky and also benefits from having a super king-size bed which can also be made up as a twin.

Upstairs, there are three good-sized bedrooms, each individually furnished and styled to suit all and benefit from lovely views, taking in open fields and the surrounding countryside, and completing the accommodation is an upstairs bathroom.

Outside there’s lovely block paved patio areas and seating areas of crushed slate, so peaceful and tranquil, with only the sheep and cows in the adjoining fields for company.

There are lots of walks to enjoy from the cottage, each taking in some wonderful scenery along the way, and within a couple of miles you can enjoy a day on the beautiful Blue flag beach at Dinas Dinlle.

The historic harbour town of Caernarfon boasts a wide selection of independent and high street shops, bars, cafés and restaurants.

The town is dominated by the majestic medieval castle which overlooks the harbour, and is also home to the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway which runs through some stunning countryside.

Caer Moel is one holiday cottage you’ll want to return to time and time again.

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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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