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Caer Rhos

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Rhostryfan, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "I researched a lot of cottages before choosing this one as we were taking our puppy away for the first time."

    The cottage was ideal for our needs. Enough beds for our adult children, a utility room that fitted our dog pen and a back yard that was secure enough for the puppy. The house was cosy and well equipped. We enjoyed the local walks, especially the Slate Trail and the views down to the sea were amazing. The beach at Dinas Dinlle was wonderful and we had a very good lunch at Caffi Brav.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your time at Caer Rhos, and the local amenities. I totally agree with your comment about Dinas Dinlle beach and Caffi Braf, they really are worth a visit. Diolch x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage was comfortable and warm with plenty of space for six people."

    Nicely located to explore the area and also stunning views of the sunset from the front door looking down towards the coast. Would I stay here again? , Yes !

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Mar 2024

  • "Thanks so much for a lovely holiday: the hosts are very friendly and helpful and the cottage is cosy, well maintained and had everything we needed."

    The location is fantastically placed for reaching Cfon, the Lleyn Peninsular and Anglesey: we only wish we had more time to spend in this amazing part of North Wales - we will definitely be back and won't hesitate to recommend a stay at your lovely cottage Caer Rhos! Diolch!!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, and so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. For clarity and anyone reading the review, Cfon is an abbreviation of Caernarfon - our beautiful historic town about 3 miles from the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philippe5.0Jan 2024

  • "Thankyou so much for our lovely stay at caer Rhos."

    Owners lovely very helpful .Great area for local walks or travelling further .dinas dinille beach fabulous 15 mins away .cottage very warm cosy spent most nights at kitchen table playing uno with the 3 elderly golden girls in our party .highly recommend

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very cosy and comfortable. Stunning views and lovely walks around. Thank you

    Reviewed by Agnieszka5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property in perfect location for visiting local area and for going slightly further afield."

    Loads of dog walks & our favourite beach nearby. There were only 2 of us but would be plenty of room for a party of 6 to holiday in comfort.

    Reviewed by Gill3.8Oct 2023

  • "Lovely house in quiet location, secure garden for the dog."

    Really warm house. Really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Stan4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week's stay at Caer Rhos."

    Catrin, the owner, emailed me a copy of the guestbook before we came which gave full details of access, how heating/appliances worked etc., which was very useful. The cottage was very comfortable and had all the home appliances we could need. It is handily located close to Caernarfon and Anglesey as well as within reasonable drive times of quite a lot of the North Wales coastal and inland attractions. The wooden/tiled floors downstairs are ideal for the dogs, and there is a lovely public footpath a short stroll away to exercise them first thing in a morning. There is parking for 2 cars right in front of the cottage and, although quite a few people park along the lane we had no problems parking when we got back after our days out. The local Morrisons in Bontnewydd is only a short drive away and very well stocked for all your needs. My 2 friends, I and my 2 dogs had a very enjoyable stay and I would have no hesitation in booking again if we come to the area again.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely clean cottage with good views in a quiet village, perfect location for us."

    Dog walks from the door on to lanes/ paths or on to the old railway route for longer walks. Well-equipped kitchen and utility room, comfortable beds and hot shower. There were just two of us and the dog so it was bigger than we needed but would easily have taken 4-6 people. Bread and milk on arrival a thoughtful touch. Local shop and pub only a few minutes drive away (handy for late evening arrival!). Short drive to Caernarfon and Llanberis with good restaurants, shops cafes and easy reach of beaches. Would definitely come again. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is well appointed with all the white goods needed to make life easy, 2TV’s, wi fi worked well, & it’s close to lots of places of interest."

    Well appointed and spacious rooms. All was clean and tidy with bread and milk on arrival, and it was nice having the family kitchen with tv and sofa as well as a separate living room. Our host was very supportive and kind when we had some personal difficulties unrelated to the rental itself.

    Thank you for your positive feedback about Caer Rhos. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2023

  • "A fantastic sized property within a short commute to Canaerfon and other destinations."

    Wouldn't hesitate to go back, should we come to the area again. As dog owners/walkers there is a disused old single gauge train line that cuts through the village with excellent views across the bay. Really enjoyed the break and would recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed a lovely holiday in Caer Rhos The property was very clean and well equiped to cope with the five adults in our party."

    A very peaceful location conveniently situated off the main busy thoroughfare with a relaxing friendly village atmosphere. There were wonderful walks along a disused tram track, commencing almost from the back door of the property and affording a panorama of the town of Caernarfon, its castle with a backdrop of the Menai Straits. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by N5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Caer Rhos, thank you!"

    This little home is deceptively big and was perfect for four adults and two children. As for the location, it was lovely and quiet, yet only a quick car journey to the busier Caernarfon. It was clean and tidy, with everything we needed for a lovely long weekend away - thank you!

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at this property would recommend it to people."

    Reviewed by Oszkar4.7Apr 2023

  • "This was absolutely perfect for 6 adults and our two dogs."

    House was very large,clean, comfortable and extremely warm. I rang the owners about the oil fire and within 5 minutes they had arrived and sorted everything, so helpful. Highly recommend! We will be returning!!!! Thanks

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2023

  • "Property as described, clean and suited our requirements."

    Happy to recommend

    Reviewed by Rohit5.0Apr 2023

  • "En suite is not en suit!"

    !!! it has a shower and a sink but NO TOILET just a toilet and a hand basin is en suit no wc is not en suit

    We're sorry that was a disappointment to you. The photo of the 'en suite' clearly shows that there isn't a toilet. We would never seek to deceive our valued guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris3.4Feb 2023

  • "They have an oil fire in front room which if turned off you would have to phone the owners to put it back on, on the night I turned it down as low as I thought without letting it go out."

    The next morning we had message from owner to say they were monitoring the heating and told us to turn it down. The house smelled of damp when we arrived, The owners message put a damper on the whole week which we had been looking forward for two years to see my Mother in a Home as I had not seen her for two years.

    We're sorry if you were upset by our message, which we've copied below......................... Hi Catherine, I hope you're having a nice stay in Caer Rhos and that everything is to your satisfaction. We monitor heat and humidity in the house via wi-fi in order to ensure that the house doesn't become damp during the Winter. We noticed this morning that the heat in the living room was averaging 21.6C throughout the night. Would you mind turning the oil stove down to 1 when you're not in there please?. If you need a hand using the stove, then I'd be happy to come over to show you. Kind regards - Emyr Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Jan 2023

  • "Very clean and tidy and warm was perfect"

    Reviewed by Geraint5.0Oct 2022

  • "Loved the house, in a lovely spot close to Caernarfon."

    Facilities are great, very clean and well maintained. Only negatives are that not much is provided in the way of amenities, no hand soap in toilets no cleaning sprays etc in kitchen, and there was a strong smell of gas oil coming from the tank in the garden, perhaps a small leak? Also the extractor hood over the hob doesn’t work effectively. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay very much.

    Thanks for your comments and glad you liked the house. We now provide soap in the bathrooms and cleaning sprays etc in the kitchen. Thanks for the heads up about the heating oil. We checked this out straight away of course. Everything seems fine, it's a relatively new double bunded tank. The smell could have been from the boiler that vents into that area, but we couldn't smell anything. Will keep an eye on that though. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful holiday venue."

    Ideally placed for so many places and attractions. Lovely accommodation. Felt immediately at home. Two oldies an eighteen yr old and an eleven yr old all loved it. Can’t do better than that. Can recommend it.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely 9 days stay at the Caer Rhos."

    This is a well furnished and clean house, great location to the sea and the mountains of North Wales and the owners are really nice.

    Reviewed by Yotam Yehuda5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in great location."

    Reviewed by S4.4Aug 2022

  • "This cottage is lovely and such good value for money."

    There was 4 adults, 2 kids and a dog and plenty of room for us all. The bedding, towels and kitchen equipment was very high quality and there wad everything you need for your stay. The locals are also very friendly.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7Aug 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size bed with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail
  • 2 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with oil fire
  • Oil central heating with oil fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, gravel and furniture
  • Small lockable out building suitable to store road bikes
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Please note: this property accepts a minimum of 3 night stays.

The property

Bontnewydd 1.9 miles.

Perched in the idyllic hamlet of Rhostryfan near Bontnewydd, Gwynedd, is this wonderful semi-detached house, Caer Rhos.

Enjoying a fantastic location near the Snowdonia National Park and only 5 miles from the stunning coastline, Caer Rhos is a superb dog-friendly choice for a group or a family of six, plus their two canine companions.

This holiday home dates back to 1840 and like many of the houses in Rhostryfan was built for the men who worked at the Moel Tryfan Slate Quarry at the top of the mountain.

The quarry is a spectacular monument to the hard work of these men and was used as a location for the 2002 film, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

Be welcomed into the inviting sitting room, where you can look forward to relaxing with loved ones on the plush seating in front of the oil fire, as your favourite show plays out on the Smart TV.

Continue through to the spacious open-plan living area, where you can cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, savour your meal at the dining table for six, and a sitting area with sofa and a Smart TV.

Just off the kitchen, you will find a handy utility and a cloakroom for your convenience.

On warmer days, why not dine alfresco out in the rear enclosed garden, where your dogs can safely run and play?

The garden also has access to a popular public footpath where you can embark on hikes through the rolling countryside and an outbuilding offering storage for bikes.

Follow the stairs up to the first floor, where you will find three beautifully decorated bedrooms, king-size with en-suite shower room, and two twin bedrooms, the latter of which have access to a sleek shower room.

For your local amenities, head into Bontnewydd where you can dine at The Newborough Arms, stock up on essentials at the convenience store, tuck-in to fresh fish and chips from Golden Cod, or picnic in Gypsy Wood Park.

For leisurely walks and cycling opportunities, many local paths are built upon the routes of old slate quarry railway bed in Rhostryfan.

The best example is Lon Eifion which is a very popular cycle path and forms part of the sustrans national cycle network.

The Welsh Highland Railway passes along the bottom of the village and can be used to journey to the foot of Snowdon.

The nearest beach at Dinas Dinlle can be seen from Caer Rhos.

This has an array of cafes, an air museum and an iron age fort on a cliff overlooking the sea.

Only 4 miles away, the magnificent Caernarfon Castle is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Caer Rhos is also ideally placed between two Zip World attractions: Penrhyn Quarry (16 miles) and Slate Caverns (30 miles).

For a memorable stay, choose Caer Rhos.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Caernarfon 4 miles; Llanberis 6 miles.

The charming rural village of Rhostryfan is situated close to the Snowdonia National Park and offers a host of scenic walks and cycling trails, whilst being close to the historic town of Caernarfon and the beautiful sandy beaches of the west coast. The popular tourist spot of Caernarfon boasts a sublime 13th Century castle, well preserved town walls and a station for the Welsh Highland Railway, which passes through dramatic scenery. The Isle of Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula are also within easy reach, along with the mountains, rivers, waterfalls and scenic valleys of Snowdonia.

Please note: this property accepts a minimum of 3 night stays.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas