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Caer Rhos

Rhostryfan, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1113214)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "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 CherylAug 2022


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size bed with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • 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 1 car
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, gravel and furniture
  • Small lockable out building suitable to store road bikes
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 0.8 miles

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 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.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas