This Porthmadog self catering cottage offers a beautiful, tranquil and central location in the heart of North Wales. Sandy beaches, Snowdonia mountains, majestic castles and endless attractions are all on your doorstep. This pet-friendly longhouse also offers a truly homely retreat with a welcoming woodburner, AGA and thousands of books to choose from. It also benefits from direct access to a cycle route that goes all the way to Caernarfon and fishing rights on the river that flows through the land.
The large farmhouse kitchen offers a very welcoming atmosphere as you walk in to this beautiful Porthmadog self catering cottage. It features an oil-fired AGA and also includes a retro Smeg fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. Large table with a long bench, 3 chairs, cushioned wall seating and a wall mounted digital TV.
Cosy double bedroom with an antique iron bed, built in handmade wardrobes, bedside cabinets and plenty of books.
Spacious twin bedroom with large handmade wardrobes, books to browse and a comfortable armchair for reading.
The family bathroom includes a large country style bath with hand held shower, oak and slate floor, toilet and basin.
Large comfortable sofa and armchair around a welcoming multi-fuel stove and a large digital TV / DVD player. Antique oak chest, writing table and wall lined book shelves – the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine or a cup of tea.
Oak stable doors lead out from the kitchen to the lawned garden, immediately outside your Porthmadog self catering cottage. This beautiful enclosed garden includes a table and chairs for you to enjoy the private, secluded setting.
- Heating and electricity included.
- Bedlinen provided.
- High chair and travel cot provided on request (please bring your own cot linen)
- Pet-friendly Porthmadog self catering holiday for up to 2 dogs £25 per pet - please note when booking. Dogs should not be left unattended in the cottage.
- Suitable for people with mobility problems
- Wi-fi available
- Private parking spaces available.
This property has a £150 good housekeeping refundable bond, which is payable to Wales Cottage Holidays along with the balance of your holiday. Alternatively, you can waiver this bond by paying a non-refundable fee of £5 per person instead.
At a Glance
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bath/shower room
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Travel cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a freezer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- No smoking
- Enclosed garden/courtyard
- Private parking
- Coast: 5 miles away
Central to Porthmadog, Caernarfon, Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula, Ty Isaf provides a great location for your North Wales holiday. Situated on a tranquil farm just 5 miles north of Cricieth and 7.5 miles from Porthmadog self catering cottages don’t come much more convenient than this. It is also close to the western edge of Snowdonia, the beaches of the Llyn Peninsula and just 12 miles south of Caernarfon.
This Porthmadog self catering cottage is just 1 mile from the nearest pub and restaurant (Goat) in the village of Bryncir and a curry house is also within 1.5 miles. Other highly recommended restaurants nearby include Y Sgwar in Tremadog (7 miles) and Blas in Caernarfon. Penygroes (5 miles) has a grocery shop and Pant Du Vineyard where you can do some wine tasting.
Within 20 minutes of your Porthmadog self catering cottage you will find magnificent mountains and beautiful beaches, the All Wales Coast Path, narrow gauge railways, castles and endless attractions. Ty Isaf is also located 200 yards from Lôn Eifion Cycle Trail which follows the old railway line all the way from Bryncir to Caernarfon. Also on the doorstep is Bryncir Woollen Mill which turns Welsh wool from fleece to flannel before your eyes.
There are plenty of options for family days out, whatever the weather. Visit Dwyfor Rabbit Farm in Llanystumdwy (4.3 miles) to se various breeds of rabbits and farm animals such as ponies and lambs. For go karts, quadbikes, ten-pin bowling and more, Glasfryn Parc (11 miles) offers an ideal all weather venue. Greenwood Forest Park (16 miles) is another great day out in Snowdonia, as is the Electric Mountain in Llanberis. Travel underground through the caverns at Llechwedd Slate Caverns (19 miles) and step in to Wales' largest marine aquarium at Anglesey Sea Zoo.
For a more relaxing holiday, visit Cricieth for a fine example of a Welsh castle, whilst Caernarfon is home to possibly the most famous of Wales's castles. Llyn Peninsula is another great venue for relaxing – from stunning coastline and beautiful beaches to welcoming Welsh seaside villages. You also have the option of catching a boat to Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island) - one of Wales' Holy Islands. Visit the classic Italian village and gardens of Portmeirion (10 miles) and take a ride on the narrow gauge railway from the sea at Porthmadog into the mountains at Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Cricieth has two popular beaches, either side of the Castle. These are a mixture of sand and pebble with a rocky area at the far end of the eastern beach exposing rock pools at low tide. 5 miles
Borth-y-Gest which is nestled on the side of the Glaslyn Estuary, has many sandy coves and small bays within a short walk. 8 miles
Black Rock Sands Beach - one of the most beautiful in Britain. Dogs are allowed on the beach in certain areas and you can take your car on to the beach for a small fee. 9.5 miles
There are also many more beautiful beaches on the Llyn Peninsula and the Caernarfon area (eg. Aberdesach and Dinas Dinlle).
Lôn Eifion - old railway track from Bryncir to Caernarfon. Join path 200 yds away
Lôn Eifion (as above)
Lon Goed - a beautiful 6 mile avenue of hardwood trees and a paradise for walkers. 3 miles from the cottage
Llyn Coastal Path (part of the All Wales Coast Path) – Many sections within a short distance, with the nearest joining point being Cricieth. 5 miles.
Plenty of mountain walks to choose from in Snowdonia. Snowdon, the highest, is a must and the nearest route starts from Rhyd-ddu (13 miles), or you can catch the train from Llanberis (18 miles) to the summit café.
Fish for trout on the river that flows through the farm, 200 yds from your Porthmadog self catering cottage.
Llanystumdwy - 6 acre lake and river fishing on the Dwyfor. 4.3 miles
Or what about a fishing trip around St Tudwal’s Islands, two tiny islands just off Abersoch (17 miles). Alternatively, you can sit back and watch the dolphins, seals and other wildlife in their natural habitat.
Cricieth Golf Club – 11 unique holes, noted for its stunning views and the peace and tranquillity of its surroundings. 5 miles
Porthmadog Activity Centre – enjoy miles of unspoiled trekking in stunning scenery. Suitable for children from 4 years to adults. 8 miles
Pwllheli Sailing Club, Pwllheli Marina – excellent facilities and possibly the best sailing waters in the U.K. 11 miles
Abersoch beach offers flat water for wakeboarding and waterskiing, sailing, power boating and windsurfing. 17 miles
Find out more about watersports on the Llyn Peninsula.
The property was very well located for all types of interests, beautiful setting and full of character.
Tips: Look at all the tourist info which is in abundance in the property and in all of the local information centres or online.Couple from Kent - 13th May 2017
A very comfortable and relaxed cottage, stylishly decorated, comfortable beds and delightful kitchen with aga. We arrived to find delicious fruit cake, Welsh cakes and a bottle of wine waiting for us too. Cottage is centrally positioned for mountain and beach walks. We liked Porthmadog too especially the 'Big Rock Cafe'.Holmes family from London - 26th October 2016
Stunning cottage, perfect surroundings.Mike & Jane from Lancashire - 13th May 2016
Ty Isaf is probably the best cottage we have stayed at in ten years of rentals in North Wales. The natural character of the building is flattered by the excellent taste and quality of the eclectic decoration and furnishings. It is wonderfully cosy and homely and equipped with everything anyone could need, both in the kitchen and the bedrooms/lounge. We can't recommend it enough. Just go and explore off the beaten track.Richard from Cheshire - 12th November 2015
Beautiful cottage which provided cosy base to return to after each day of exploring and adventure. We enjoyed cycling to Caernarfon along cycle track. Climbing Snowdon was amazing. Crazy climb in Caernarfon and lunch at Castle DeudraethFamily from Edinburgh - 12th July 2015
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