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Isallt

(Ref. 998069)

Rhostryfan near Bontnewydd, Gwynedd, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Ideally situated for Caernarfon and surrounding area."

    House very clean, kitchen well stocked with pots, pans, glasses, plates and cutlery. Rooms all reasonably sized. Grandchildren thought the fields opposite with sheep/lambs, horses and rabbits were the highlight of the stay

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Mar 2024

  • "Isallt is a modern, well equipped house set on a very quiet lane to the edge of the village."

    It's very spacious in size and the provision of multiple bathrooms is very convenient. The rooms and decking to the rear overlook the Menai Straight and those rooms to the front overlook a field of horses when was nice. The slate trail walk from the centre of the village is worth exploring for local walk. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped modern house, fairly close to several supermarkets and easy reach to North Wales attractions."

    Plenty of clean towels and comfortable beds/quality bedding and handwash/washing up liquid/dishwasher tablets/generous allowance of toilet paper was appreciated and unusual with most holiday lets. Overall a home from home with a beautiful view from the back looking out to the Menai Straits.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful property and great hosts in Wendy and Michael - perfect location just a stone's throw away from Snowdon's Ranger's Path."

    We loved the neighbours too - horses in the field opposite yards from the house! Will definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Wajahat5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is our second visit to the property and we fully intend to return next year."

    The house is well appointed and spotlessly clean. Everything works and the furnishings are very comfortable. It is exactly as described on your website. We met the owner and he was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was lovely and met our needs brilliantly."

    The directions were very easy to follow. We had a great time. The only negatives are no instructions as to what to do with bedding/ towels. The other thing us that the garden furniture needed cleaning before we could use it. Altogether, a lovely stay and great value for money.

    Reviewed by Tina4.4Sep 2023

  • "Isallt was exactly what we were expecting and needed from our stay, with everything you could possibly need from the kitchen, including tea towels, oven gloves etc."

    The view from the rear of the property over the Menai Strait was a real treat, especially as the living/dining room overlooked it. The beds were comfy, with soft bedding, and there were plenty of hand towels and bath towels provided. We met the human neighbours who were very friendly and quiet, and the animal neighbours were a delight! It really was a lovely surprise having the horses in the field at the front, especially as they had 2 foals. There aren't any amenities in Rhostryfan, but there are some nice walks along the old railway line, and you are very close to a Morrisons Daily if you run out of something. Caernarfon is very close by and has a selection of supermarkets and takeaways. Last but not least, Wendy and Michael are incredibly helpful, and when our car broke down and we were stuck the day before we were due to leave, Michael pushed our check out time back to give us time to arrange a hire car, and offered his help, making an incredibly stressful time easier! We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2023

  • "A perfect staycation home, it has a driveway where 2 cars can easily park, the kitchen has all the facilities for a easy stay and it is spacious also, bedrooms are comfortable with beautiful views, there is a small space for storage where all the cases can be kept so the rooms feel more open and homely."

    The garden and decking are great areas to relax in the evenings. The property is near to many north wales attractions like Caernarfon, snowdon, pen y pass Many activities are in reach like cruise from Caernarfon or Steam-rail are within 15mins drive I would recommend the property Thank you to Michael & Wendy for a beautiful stay we hope to visit again

    Reviewed by Saima5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Isallt."

    The accommodation was spacious, clean and the views were stunning (photos taken of the sunset over the Menai Strait were a particular highlight), including the appearance of horses whenever we arrived or departed the house! The location was central to many of the places we visited, and we'd absolutely look to stay there again when visiting my extended family in North Wales.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a wonderful property in a wonderful location."

    Immaculately presented, light & spacious. The views across the Menai Strait to Anglesey & the mountains on Holyhead are great & we had some amazing sunsets. Sitting on the decking watching butterflies, buzzards & bats flying around was wonderful. There are lovely walks around the village on the old slate railway lines & the country lanes. There are so many places to visit within easy reach. I would thoroughly recommend this property, communication with the owners was great too.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at isallt , our accommodation was excellent, the house was ..."

    Had a lovely stay at isallt , our accommodation was excellent, the house was clean & comfortable and had amazing views from the decking at the back of the house , we would definitely stay there again if we were over that way , and 100% recommend, lovely peaceful place to stay for a relaxing wkd ,

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2023

  • "Isalt was by far the best holiday cottage we have stayed in and we've stayed in many!"

    It was spotlessly clean, very well equipped and extremely comfortable. The views across the Menai Straits are spectacular, especially at sunset. We had such a lovely holiday that we've booked the house again for a week in September.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "2nd visit , no disappointments, lovely house well equipped and furnished."

    Look forward to future visits.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0May 2023

  • "We are a family of five and the house met all of our needs."

    We had a lovely week away. The house is well positioned to drive to numerous places. One massive bonus as I’m always cold is that we had control of the heating. So many holiday cottages are freezing because the owners turn the heating off remotely. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and we would definitely book again. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Another fab week in North Wales."

    Thanks for having us!

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Feb 2023

  • "Isallt is a large, modern and quite new property (so squeaky floorboards!"

    ) with a super fitted kitchen with all appliances that you need. It is very comfortable and has perfect Wi-Fi. The central heating system is excellent and easy to turn on when needed. Useful to be able to park in front of the building and the situation is perfect - very quiet, a wonderful view towards the Menai Straights and Snowdon only 15 - 20 minutes drive away. Caernarfon and the large shopping centre on the outskirts of Bangor are also quickly reached. The Sat Nav takes you almost to the door and the direction instructions also help - just remember that the key safe is at the rear of the property. It deserves the highest recommendation and we would happily return!

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a great week at Isallt and would highly recommend."

    Had everything we needed and Michael was very helpful when we were due to arrive late, and if we had any questions. Thanks again. We hope to be back :)

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Isallt ."

    The property was clean & everything you needed. It was spacious enough yet cosy . The location was ideal for travelling surrounding area & was peaceful & quiet . The only negative was we did not find the mattresses on the beds particularly comfortable especially in the main bedroom . Having said this the price was very reasonable but if you don’t get a good nights sleep it’s not ideal on holiday . This could be easily remedied & I wouldn’t be able to fault the property at all .

    We're sorry that the mattress was not comfortable and it will be something we will address. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan4.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property with amazing views."

    Had everything we needed. Owners were lovely, very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Kath4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely house with great views to the coast."

    Very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. Walls are quite thin so can hear noise, but this is the same with all new houses. Good location for Carnarvon and Snowden.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Aug 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at Isallt."

    We found the property in immaculate condition and tastefully furnished, with everything we could need. (Even better than the pictures online)! We liked the attention to detail in the décor. There are breath-taking sunsets from on the decking (the garden furniture was an extra advantage), and beautiful views from the bedrooms. The owner was gracious enough to find and mail back to us an item that was left in the property. Hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Moishe5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was like a home from home."

    Very clean, everything you need in a good quiet location with amazing views. Great base for exploring North Wales, with shops and Restaurants only a few miles away in Caernarfon. Beds were very comfortable, plenty of quality towels and bedding provided. Happy to recommend to any looking to stay in North Wales. If anything the inside of the property was better than the pictures on the site.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a really nice place to stay."

    It is modern, well equipped and spotlessly clean throughout. Beds and large lounge sofa are very comfortable. Excellent dining area for a full complement of 6. Patio doors leading to veranda deck overlook Menai Strait in the middle distance. This type of place comes under the heading of don't tell anybody about it to ensure that you can re-book easily the next time, but that would not do justice to the owner, Michael who we spoke to and was most helpfull.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2022

  • "We loved our week away at this lovely holiday house."

    Good quality & well equipped kitchen. House is of top standard throughout. Comfortable beds, bedding & towels included. Lovely view out the back. We’ll be booking to stay here again and would definitely recommend this house to anyone.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the well equipped, comfortable holiday home."

    The owner made our arrival very easy and also contacted us to remind us of the bin day. The house was located in a beautiful spot with lovely views. There was nothing we were short of.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was very well presented and also well equipped."

    It took us a few minutes to find it after we arrived in the village. We were only a few yards away, but the sat nav deposited us around the corner and it was quite dark. The angle of the picture on the site gives the impression that the house stands alone in a prominent position, and that made it slightly harder to pick out because there is a building either side, one of which hides it from the road. The lane on which the house stands is the last on the right in the village (if you are travelling uphill), just after a small cul de sac (forgotten the name now), and the house is the the second one in (but first front door as the first house is the other way around). That's not a complaint - it's just to aid anyone else arriving.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Nov 2021

  • "The property was exactly as described, excellent facilities, perfectly clean, ..."

    The property was exactly as described, excellent facilities, perfectly clean, and provided a superb base for our few days near Caernarfon to visit family and have a few trips out

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2021

  • "We have just spent a week at Isallt and it’s excellent."

    !! Well equipped with numerous quality kitchen items, quality beds and bedding, quality towels and absolutely spotless. Fantastic views of Menai Straits from lounge and rear bedrooms, it is in a very quiet location in a small village, be aware no local shop but there are various large supermarkets only 5 - 10 mins drive away. We are Ramblers and there are numerous walks close to property, we walked down some lanes to Dinas train station then followed the track to Caernarfon, easy flat walk about 3.5 miles. Isallt is an excellent base to explore many areas of North Wales and the Llyn Peninsula. During the course of our week we visited and explored Caernarfon, Llanbedrog, Abersoch, Beaumaris, Llanberis including climbing up & down Snowdon, Aberdaron, Whistling Sands, Morfa Nefyn, Nefyn, Pwllheli, Porthmadog, Portmerion and Criccieth. We will DEFINITELY be returning it has been the best holiday ever..!!!!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2021

  • "A great find!"

    Really good location, and more than suitable for a group of people - 3 toilets and 2 showers definitely helped. All very clean and off-street parking was also beneficial too. The house was only built in 2018, so everything is pretty much brand new and all up to the latest standards. Very helpful host, and we'd definitely book this property again!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2021

  • "The position of the house could not have been better."

    The views over to Anglesey were perfect. The house its self was very clean and well equipped. Broadband connection was great, perfect for my teenage sons. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2021

  • "This property is superb."

    Lovely house, everything seemed brand new. Particularly like the position of the house, as the views are fantastic and it is well placed to travel in various directions to see all the great places around. Only 6 m from the nearest beach Dinas Dinlle, which is amazing and a must visit place, shortish drive to Snowdon paths, Caernarfon, and Lake Padarn which the children loved. Walkable (2m) to first class restaurant, Plas Dinas. Not cheap but worth every penny, uphill walk on way back but much needed as we ate so much! Small garden, but there is so much to do in the area, we did not need garden to play in (note if you have tots - there is no gate, so garden is unsecured). Would wholeheartedly recommend and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.7Aug 2021

  • "Bwthyn cyfforddus iawn mewn ardal a digon i wneud ynddi."

    Hapus iawn i argymell a chymeradwyo y ty hwn.

    Reviewed by Dafydd5.0Jul 2021

  • "Isallt was very comfortable and clean and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there."

    The house is located on the edge of the village with beautiful views of the Menai Strait and Anglesey out the back (and glorious sunsets if the weather is good), and a field with horses out the front. The owners were very helpful when we needed them. A lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is an ideal spot for a holiday in North Wales, it’s within easy driving distance to many attractions, and has space on the driveway for two cars!"

    . It’s a nice quiet village with a farm just opposite the house, with friendly horses :-) The view from the living room/ Dining and upstairs bedrooms is so refreshing! The house was clean and has been well looked after, it had everything we needed, we loved our stay, and would recommend it to anyone. The hosts were also so welcoming and helpful. Recommend A++

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jun 2021

  • "Easy booking, good communication with property owner."

    Great cottage, large and clean. Amazing view.

    Reviewed by Jack4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely warm, comfy house with beautiful view across Menai Straights."

    Heating is adjustable so if weather changes you can warm or cool down the house as you wish. Bed was very good and ensuite shower fantastic. Couldn’t get hot water from bath taps which was disappointing as all other taps ran hot and fast. House is well equipped generally, the only odd thing was no hooks on bedroom or bathroom doors to hang robes and no towel rails for bath towels. Each toilet did have a small hand towel on a ring and hand wash provided which was great. Television has Freeview and Amazon fire stick so if you sign into your Amazon account you can watch a film or series in the evening on a good sized flat screen TV on the large corner sofa - so it evenings are not warm enough to enjoy the patio you are still able to relax in comfort with tv or a book. The village doesn’t have a shop in walking distance and no welcome pack at all in house so come prepared with own snacks if you’ve travelled far and want a cuppa and a rest on arrival! Overall a good place for a break where you can be in Caernarfon or Llanberis in under half an hour.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Apr 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation and a perfect base for us to go out and explore."

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage!"

    Extremely clean and owner was very helpful will definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2020

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast area
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV with Freeview and Amazon Firestick, WiFi, small selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear garden with lawn and decked balcony with seating
  • Lockable garden shed
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Please Note - This property accepts a minimum of 3 nights

The property

Bontnewydd 2.1 miles.

Tucked away from the main road within the village of Rhostryfan is this detached cottage, resting in a spot which enjoys far reaching views over beautiful countryside and out to the sea.

Suited to a family or group of six who want to get to know this area of North Wales; this property boasts a stylish interior and homely feel.

Enter your new home for the next several days and explore your surroundings beginning with the fresh and contemporary kitchen, where sleek white units hold a great range of appliances, including a dishwasher and a washing machine for quick clean ups.

A small breakfast area is perfect for sitting with a morning coffee as you look up what activities you are going to get up to that day before you get ready.

Down the hall, a large leather corner sofa occupies the living room/diner, an inviting sight after a day of walking and it is sat before a large TV, so flick a film on and delight in a quiet evening with your loved ones.

Use the dining table for a classic family gathering with a home cooked meal and a toast to your lovely holiday.

On summer evenings take a drink out onto the decked balcony through the glass patio doors, with the grass a perfect spot to let little ones run around.

Completing the ground floor is a handy cloakroom with a WC, pass this as you find the stairs and head up to your sleeping spot, with three bedrooms to choose from including two doubles and a twin, all enjoying thoughtful and stylish décor, with vibrant patterned bedding and quality furniture.

The master double bedrooms benefits from its own en-suite shower room, a perfect setup for you to hop out of bed and start your day refreshed, with the family bathroom lying on this floor too, it holds a bath with a shower over.

Head into the village of Bontnewydd for any shopping you need, as here you can find a local convenience store, or for a wider choice head into the town of Caernarfon, where among shops and pubs, there are many visitor attractions.

Walk around Caernarfon Castle, a huge structure which would have been intimidating to anyone attacking, now a world heritage site enjoying a riverside position.

Other attractions in the area include the Welsh Highland narrow-gauge railway taking you along the ascents and descents of the Welsh countryside and Snowdonia, walking routes and trails dotted about the whole area, and zip-world offering a thrilling experience of zip-lining with stunning views of North Wales to be enjoying.

Isallt makes for a wonderful base for a family or group to enjoy a break to North Wales.

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About the location

BONTNEWYDD, GWYNEDD

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas