Spectacular cottage in every sense of the word. This brand new conversion retains all its original features, including floor to ceiling arched windows, high ceilings with skylights, beams and stone walls. Add to that the tranquil, rural surroundings and the scene is set if you wish to relax and do absolutely nothing for the duration of you holiday. However, it should also be mentioned that Wales’ highest mountain (Snowdon), Greenwood Forest Park, the National Water Sports Centre for Wales and the longest zip wire in Europe are all within minutes of your doorstep, which also makes it perfect for activity holidays in Wales.
New, contemporary white glossy kitchen including electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge with ice-box and microwave. Wonderful garden views, original stone walls, high beams and spotlights all combine to create a light, spacious atmosphere. Stable doors (top half glazed) open up to the rear patio area.
The beautiful living / dining area includes original beams, stone walls and large patio doors in an arched frame offering stunning countryside views and a great sense of space. These open up to the patio area and to the fields beyond. You really could sit back on the leather settees or on the patio seats and spend all day admiring and absorbing the tranquil, green surroundings. Alternatively, if you're here for activity holidays in Wales, there is no better way to end the day than to come home to a comfortable sofa with calming, extensive views. The living area also includes a Georgian dining table and a 32” wall mounted TV/DVD player.
Bedroom 1 - Light and airy double bedroom with high ceilings, original beams, stone walls and countryside views. Dressing table and plenty of storage space in the wardrobe and drawers.
Bedroom 2 - Spacious twin bedroom, again with original stone walls and beams. Includes a skylight window, large wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
Bathroom includes a bath with a shower above and a heated towel rail. Illuminated mirror, shaving point, original stone walls and recessed spot lighting.
Expansive patio area with a range of modern patio furniture, fire pits and traditional stone walls. Similar to the lounge, the views from the patio are spectacular and it’s a wonderful spot for wildlife and bird watching.
- Ty Menai is one of two semi-detached cottages that can also be inter-connected to create one large cottage for up to 8 guests. The cottage next door is called Beudy Menai and also sleeps up to 4 in two bedrooms.
- Bed linen, hand and bath towels and hairdryer provided.
- Heating and electricity included.
- Wifi available but please note that the connection isn't very strong.
- Mobile phone signal is limited.
- Cot and high chair provided on request.
- No pets or smoking inside the cottage.
- Unlimited parking space outside the cottage.
- Washing machine and freezer space available at the owners’ house on site on request.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bath/shower room
- No pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Towels provided
- Cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- No smoking
- Private parking
- Nearest shop: 2 miles away
- Coast: 5 miles away
- Nearest pub: 1.6 miles away
This beautiful, semi detached cottage is part of a 50 acre estate and is surrounded by wonderful, totally unspoilt views of woodland, farmland, mountains and wildlife. It offers a great setting for relaxation and for activity holidays in Wales, with walks from the doorstep and a wide range of major attractions are within a short distance. These include Snowdonia National Park, the North Wales coast and Anglesey, the walled, castle town of Caernarfon and the city of Bangor.
A 1.6 mile rural walk along country lanes will take you to the local pub in Llanddeiniolen and you will also find a village shop 2 miles away in Bethel. There’s a Tesco Extra 4 miles away and in just 3 miles you can also be relaxing on the waterfront in Y Felinheli. Some of the best places to eat locally include Gardd Fon (Y Felinheli - 2 miles), Gors Bach (Llanddeiniolen - 1.6 miles) and Ty’n Rhos (Seion - 2 miles / 1 mile along a public footpath).
Amongst the attractions that makes this an ideal setting for activity holidays in Wales, you have Greenwood Forrest Park (a nature-inspired theme park) less than a mile away, the National Water Sports Centre for Wales at Plas Menai (3 miles) and various walks and cycling routes (the nearest are listed below). Snowdon Mountain Railway that will take you to the peak of the highest mountain in Wales whilst Hwylfan Fun Centre, (North Wales' largest indoor fun centre – 5.4 miles) is ideal for children. Over the bridge in Anglesey you have even more attractions including Pili Palas, Anglesey Sea Zoo and the beautiful town of Beaumaris.
Other highly recommended days out include The Welsh Highand Railway, Electric Mountain in Llanberis, a round of golf on the shore of the Menai Straits, a visit to the beautiful Italianate village of Portmeirion and to Bodnant Gardens. And if you’re brave enough, why not finish your activity holidays in Wales in style by riding the longest zip wire in Europe at Bethesda.
The track to the cottage offers a beautiful walk and leads to the country pub in Llanddeiniolen and on to various scenic country lanes. 0 miles
Wales Coast Path – Nearest joining point is Y Felinheli and you can go north east towards Anglesey and Bangor or south west towards Caernarfon and the Llyn Peninsula. 2 miles from the cottage.
Snowdon – the highest mountain in Wales – Llanberis route (4.7 miles - 3 hours) is the nearest. 7 miles from the cottage.
Carneddau (Snowdonia mountain walks) – Challenging walks, including the 2nd and 3rd highest peaks in Wales. Nearest route starts in Gerlan, above Bethesda. 8 miles
The track to the cottage is also great for cycling and from the end of the track you can continue along quiet and scenic country lanes in all directions. 0 miles
Lon Las Cymru - This route runs for over 250 miles along the whole length of Wales. The nearest section can be joined at Y Felinheli and an off road path runs all the way to Cricieth. 2 miles from the cottage
Lon Eifion Cycleway – Scenic 12.5 mile cycle path from Caernarfon to Bryncir. 3.5 miles from cottage.
Plas Menai – National Watersports Centre offering day courses on a wide range of activities, on all levels. 3 miles
Caernarfon Golf Course – 18 hole golf course. 3.5 miles.
Henllys Golf Club – Beaumaris. 18 hole golf course. 9 miles.
Snowdonia Riding Stables, Waunfawr, between Swnodon and the sea. Suitable for all ages and abilities. 7 miles
Dinas Dinlle offers a long sandy beach, the most northern of the Lleyn Peninsula beaches. 8 miles
Llanddona Beach – A long, sandy, Blue Flag beach, very popular with families, canoeists, fishermen and sailors. 11 miles
River fishing – Ogwen Valley – 8 miles
Sea fishing around the beautiful Isle of Anglesey. From the beautiful victorian pier in Beaumaris. 9 miles
A wonderful stay with lovely hosts, would definitely recommend this property and Best of Wales. The property was lovely, peaceful and very cozy, we were so chilled. The owner, Steve was just lovely. We are definitely considering returning to visit the places we never had time to see. We had a fabulous holiday, never knew North Wales was so breathtaking. Can't wait to return.Allison from Plymouth - 24th September 2018
The property was lovely and the hosts were very helpful.Stephen from New South Wales, Australia - 21st September 2018
Owners were very nice and helpful. Location quiet but villages and pubs nearby.Margreeth from Netherlands - 17th May 2018
Beautiful location, excellent for all the attractions, especially Zip World and Surf Snowdonia. A real getaway from it all in a superb cottage. Perfect for complete relaxation with lovely and very helpful owners.Sally from Newcastle Under Lyme - 28th February 2018
Most enjoyable and thanks to our hosts for the warm welcome and help.David from UK - 4th January 2018
Beautiful property and warm welcome from our hosts. Greeted with a smile, bottle of wine & Welshcakes. Sophia from Birmingham - 13th November 2017
Ty Menai is perfectly located for the sites of northern Snowdonia and Anglesey. The host was very welcoming and helpful in providing tips for places to go. The property itself is immaculate, with plenty of character whilst having all modern comforts. It is set in an incredibly peaceful location. Visit Zipworld for something different to do. Penrhyn Castle is very impressive. Dylan's in Menai Bridge is a must for eating out.Lloyd from Cardiff - 1st November 2017
We had booked the Zip Wire & Fforest Coaster and wanted to stay somewhere quiet to explore the area. Ty Menai was perfect! A beautifully restored diary. A double room and twin room, large sitting/ dining room and well equipped modern kitchen. Outside was a sitting area to sip your wine in the evening sunshine whilst watching the wildlife, sheep, cows all around you. A perfect retreat and base to explore North Wales from.
The Zip Wire is 20 minutes away which was a fabulous experience! We are in our 50's and loved every second. We then went on to do the newly opened Fforest Coaster ride - highly recommended! From the cottage we walked down to Y Felinheli and had dinner in the local pub - delicous! Everything is nearby - Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Portmeirion, Bangor, Snowdon, Surf Snowdonia. It really is an ideal place to be. We had lunch twice at The Ugly House - go there - it is a really special place!Lynne from Hartpury, Gloucestershire - 22nd May 2017
Lovely property in remote area with beautiful views. Two very good local pubs for dinner - Gors Bach Inn and Garddfon Inn.Couple from Swanley - 16th May 2017
Lovely well presented cottage with modern facilities and very friendly and helpful owners.
Don't miss the boat trip to Puffin Island from Beaumaris if you like to spot seals and birds, the boat gets good and close, and take a look at the National Trust Top 10 Walks in Snowdonia - many are close by - for a range of suggestions to see some of the most beautiful views in Britain.Rebecca from Chesterfield - 25th April 2017
Lovely accommodation, in a beautiful setting, it was ideal. Pub up the road was great!Wendy from Bristol - 14th September 2016
Really good. Sian and Stephen were very accommodating.
Recommendations: Blue sky cafe for breakfast in BangorRhiannon from Essex - 5th September 2016
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