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Llys Madoc, Basement Apartment

(Ref. 1014915)

Penmaenmawr, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "I have just booked again for October!"

    Such a lovely apartment. Facilities were great. The only downside was that the listing didn’t mention anything about being so close to the A55. The shower was also lukewarm. However being so close to the stunning beach only a few minutes walk away and having loads on the doorstep to see far overrode this. I would thoroughly recommend staying here. It was perfect for our dog too as we felt at peace of mind that he would not get on any furniture as there were plenty of adjoining doors. Thank you so much both host and Sykes helpful staff for everything!

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Feb 2024

  • "We loved it there."

    Parking good I have a jaguar...access to front x rear so easy to unload luggage... comfortable x clean... slept well .. Poppet loved it too

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Access to parking is pretty rough due to building work next door."

    Bedroom is comfortable and clean. Throughout the rest of the house are scattered rugs on wooden floors which were very dirty and need a good clean, Lots of scattered cushions and settee etc grubby and past their sell by date. Windows are very dirty. No garbage bags in containers separating plastic, glass etc. Kitchen needs refreshing, cupboard doors missing and cutlery poor quality. The breakfast bar is unstable and unnecessary. My wife already informed the owner.

    Reviewed by Bernard2.5Sep 2023

  • "Perfect location, loved being so close to the beach."

    But please, please, please get new matresses! Putting two matress toppers on an old mattress is not good enough. Sooooo uncomfortable. My husband could feel the bed frame when he lay on the bed! Place was tired and dirty. My sons were barefoot around the house and their feet were black within a few minutes. Lovely to have a sea view but windows were so dirty it was hard to see. Window latch was broken. Knives were useless. They don't cut! They place was good enough though, but these changes would make such a difference. We had a lovely holiday and loved North Wales.

    Reviewed by Amy2.5Aug 2023

  • "Had a great week despite the weather."

    the apartment is very spacious and in an ideal situation for visiting the area. The only problem was the awkward parking down the bottom of a steep incline with a building site next door.

    Reviewed by Liz4.4Jul 2023

  • "Another very enjoyable and comfortable stay at Llys Madoc, we'll be back!"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Nice apartment , very clean and well equipped , every thing we needed , the only problem was when we arrived the outside looked like a building site , there was a building being done next door but nobody working on it and shouldn't have affected llys madoc ."

    was a bit puzzling when we arrived but there certainly wasn't a problem with the apartment and would stay there again .

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Jun 2023

  • "A more up to date photo would be a more honest picture of the property."

    Apart from that the property was very clean,well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, and would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2023

  • "Great location to explore north wales The flat provides everything needed for a break away"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a great stay , very comfy, and very well equipped, nice Seaview's and great ..."

    Had a great stay , very comfy, and very well equipped, nice Seaview's and great location , we were welcomed with a basket of goodies including 2 bottles red and white wine and lots of other goodies , we will be back soon , thanks for a wonderful stay all

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2023

  • "Llys Madoc basement apartment was an ideal base for our week away exploring North Wales."

    It was warm, clean and cosy to return to after our day adventures. I would definitely recommend and would happily return in the future.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Mar 2023

  • "I thought Llys Madoc made a terrific base for exploring the North Wales coast, being very close to the North Wales expressway."

    There were downsides to this, there was lots of traffic noise and the sea view had the traffic in the foreground. However you are close to the beach and town amenities. There is also limited parking space, and when work continues on the building site next door it will be noisy during the day, this apartment is a great base, but probably not suitable for people who want somewhere to sit out and relax.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.4Mar 2023

  • "The garden could do with being fenced to make it secure for dogs and children."

    The apartment could do with some updating but it was comfy homely warm and very clean which suits us and we would return.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jan 2023

  • "Nice property, slightly dated but didn't detract from anything."

    Mattresses & pillows could do with replacing at some point. Had everything we needed & kitchen well stocked. Boiler likes to have a conversation with you every time you turn a tap on & you could hear quite a bit from the neighbours upstairs, especially when their washing machine going but didn't bother us too much. There were 2 old deckchairs outside the door which were rotten and when I sat down I fell right through, scraping my arm quite badly. I messaged the owner to inform her but didn't get the decency of a reply or an apology. I folded them both down so didn't happen to anyone else, especially someone elderly, so just be aware! Apart from that we had a lovely stay with great sea views & for the price we paid it was good so would still recommend.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.1Oct 2022

  • "What a gem of a find!"

    Perfect location, all amenities top notch. Lovely garden for our fur baby (although not secure - it was prefect for our Old Boy who doesn't venture far) ideal spot for touring North Wales - Conwy/Llandudno/ Bangor. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely clean apartment, welcome basket was a nice touch and appreciated."

    Fully equipped kitchen including instructions was very helpful for a self catering holiday. It is a great location for exploring the area with an amazing beach nearby. We would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely, light airy apartment situated in an ideal location."

    There are stunning walks on the doorstep and many places of interest only a short drive away. The kitchen is really well equipped if you're planning to cook. Things like mixing bowls, weighing scales and a measuring jug are provided along with all the basics you'd expect. The building project next door appears to be 'on stop'. We've visited twice in the last six months and there doesn't appear to have been any work done. It's a bit of an eye sore but no noise. The little grassed garden at the back with the boat is a lovely place to sit but it's not enclosed as it provides two parking spaces at the side. It wasn't a problem for us with an older dog but younger dogs who like exploring would need to be kept on a lead. There is a secure concrete courtyard at the front which would be fine for little dogs but was a little small for our larger dog. We love it here and will be back again next year.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "The owners tried her absolute best in every room to make our stay comfortable."

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property in a lovely area."

    Just a few minutes walk from the Sea Front, Beautiful Sea View, Yes as it says in the listing there is a building site next door but that took nothing away from our stay. I just can't say enough good things, Small touches make all the difference... Thanks Irene, We're already talking about coming back. Liam & Kym

    Reviewed by Liam5.0May 2022

  • "Amazing. The property had everything we needed."

    The owners had gone above and beyond. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Apr 2022

  • "A very comfortable and cosy basement apartment situated in the beautiful town of Penmaenmawr."

    The term 'basement' whilst technically located on the 'basement' floor is somewhat of a misnomer for this type of apartment, as it offers surprisingly high ceilings and the living space is very generous. Irene's attention to detail and decorating style is remarkable! The kitchen is very well-equipped, she truly has left no stone unturned, you would be hard pressed to find a host who thinks about things so meticulously. Pricing is competitive and although situated next to some building works, we did not feel it detracted from our stay. It is always a pleasure staying at Llys Madoc. The seaviews from the other flats within this beautiful building are phenomenal! Whilst the basement apartment is the jewel in the crown of the three apartments, however, you will not be disappointed with the other two as they provide unparalleled views of the Sea, but if you are after more facilities and a more comfortable all round experience, you would be hard pressed to find a better apartment which oozes as much character and warmth.

    Reviewed by Aryan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Had a great week away, lovely clean apartment with everything you need to feel like home from home."

    Ideal location for exploring the coast line, with lots close by..

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "Outside space unusable as it was a building site and not as described not safe for our daughter as steel poles sticking out of unbuilt patio and glass on floor."

    Parking space was not accessible as steep slope would have grounded my vehicle. Double bed mattress was uncomfortable, there were spider webs on utensils hanging up in kitchen and there was not casserole dish.

    Reviewed by John2.5Jul 2021

  • "The owners were amazing nothing any trouble at all very comfy beds welcome pack was lovely everything we needed gorgeous front yard lovely back garden with a boat to sit in."

    It states next to a building plot which is abit of an eyesore as you approach property but the property makes up for it and no noise from it would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Es5.0Jul 2021

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  • Lower-ground-floor apartment
  • All one level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Communal rear garden
  • Enclosed terrace and courtyard to the front with furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: There is a building site next door and may be some noise during the day

The property

Llys Madoc, Basement Apartment is a charming lower-ground-floor apartment in the coastal town of Penmaenmawr, North Wales.

Set over a single storey and sleeping up to four guests, Llys Madoc, Basement Apartment has views out to sea and makes a great base for a family to discover North Wales, within easy reach of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park and Conwy.

You are greeted to the property with a sought-after off-road parking spot, before stepping down the stone steps to the front terrace where there is furniture to enjoy a morning coffee in the fresh air.

Going into the property, there is a spacious kitchen, with everything you need to rustle up an evening meal for the family and there's a handy washing machine, to clean up any muddy clothes after a long walk.

Moving through the property there is a double bedroom with a splash of blue colour, plenty of storage to unpack and a dressing table to get ready at, as well as patio doors leading to the rear garden.

There is an all-white family bathroom with bath and shower over, and a living/dining room, where you can watch television as the gas fire adds warmth to the room or enjoy a game of cards round the dining table, whilst admiring the views out of the large bay window.

To complete the layout, there is a homely and spacious twin bedroom, which also has patio doors out to the front courtyard with a table and chairs, the perfect spot to enjoy your lunch outdoors.

Penmaenmawr is a beachside town with many local pubs, restaurants and shops, a great 9-hole golf course, a sailing club, and sandy beaches, whilst on the promenade you can find a skate park, a children's paddling pool, a beach café, beach huts to hire, a bowling green and tennis courts.

The town is set at the side of the Tal-Y-Fan mountains and boasts wonderful views across Conwy Bay, Llandudno, Puffin Island, Anglesey and the Irish Sea, and if you are lucky enough, sometimes you can see dolphins and seals playing in the bay.

From Penmaenmawr, you can take the coastal cycle path east to Conwy Marina or west to Llanfairfechan.

A short drive into the walled market town of Cowny, you can admire the 13th century Conwy Castle, and the popular tourist spot of The Smallest House In Great Britain which is a two-roomed former fisherman's residence only 1.8 metres wide.

Head in the other direction to Bangor for a more bustling city day out, with great shops, eateries and the popular pier.

Nearby there is also the lovely National Trust property of Penrhyn Castle with surrounding gardens, or take a thrill seeking adventure at Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, the 500ft-high, mile-long zip-line with panoramic views of a slate quarry and local coastline.

For a magical trip to the North Wales coast, choose Llys Madoc, Basement Apartment.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Conwy 5 miles.

Nestled on the North Wales coast between Llanfairfechan and Conwy, Penmaenmawr is an old quarrying town now adapted into a delightful community stretching along this stunning coastline, yet retaining much of its Victorian architecture, with many local pubs, restaurants and shops, a superb golf course and golden, sandy beaches. Set on the side of the Tal-Y-Fan mountain, many parts of Penmaenmawr and its sister village Dwygyfylchi enjoy stunning views across Conwy Bay to Llandudno, Puffin Island, Anglesey and the Irish Sea, and if you are lucky, dolphins and seals can sometimes been see playing in the bay. A recently opened cycle path leads along the coastal path to Conwy Marina to the East, and Llanfairfechan to the west. Or, head up the Conwy valley through the Sychnant Pass on to the mountain trails that abound there. The sailing club in Penmaenmawr is well established and welcomes day guests, as does the 9 hole golf course, set amongst stunning coastal scenery on the lower slopes of the village. On the promenade you will find numerous activities such as a skate park, a children's paddling pool as well as a beach cafe which is open most of the year. There are also beach huts on the promemade that you can hire by the day. Also near to the beach is a bowling green and all weather tennis courts.