Ysgubor

Caernarfon, Snowdonia & the Llyn Peninsula

  • 4 Star
  • * Short breaks now available over Xmas period* A tastefully converted  former farm building with impressive beamed ceilings and lovely decor and furnishings. Close to Caernarfon with its famous castle and Welsh Highland Railway and a short drive to walking routes or train up Snowdon. 

You can book this property from:

  • £468 per week
  • £67 per night
  • 4 Star

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 1 single bed

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher

Bathrooms

  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Families

  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Outdoors

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 0.75 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Accessibility

  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

Description

Ysgubor is one of three stone cottages, in a lovely setting, with views over pasture land to the famous castle 2 miles away at Caernarfon. Many of the attractions of Snowdonia are within easy driving distance, Llanberis for paths and train up Snowdon, 6.5 miles and the Blue Flag award beach at Dinas Dinlle 7 miles.

The Cottage:  adjoins Beudy (WAG386) and combined could sleep 10. The owner who lives close by keeps the cottages very well maintained with good quality décor and furnishings throughout. The delightful open plan living room and kitchen have wooden floors and impressive high beamed ceilings, with a first-floor mezzanine level. Heating is by night storage heaters.

Living Room: the sitting area has a leather style sofa and chairs, Freeview TV, DVD and WiFi, Xbox and iPod dock. Patio doors lead from the sitting area out to the terrace.

Kitchen: the recently modernized kitchen has a dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with freezer compartment. Table and chairs for five.

There are two attractively furnished double bedrooms

Bedroom 1: a wooden floor, double bed and matching good quality furniture

Bedroom 2: a wooden floor, double bed and matching good quality furniture

Bedroom 3: a mezzanine room with a single bed and easy chair

Bathroom: the tiled ground floor bathroom has a shower over the bath, WC and basin.

Outside: patio doors lead to a decked area with comfortable garden furniture. A great place to relax and enjoy the evening sunshine. At the front is plenty of parking in the gravelled courtyard and a shared children's play area.

Ysgubor is well placed to explore Snowdonia with plenty of walking and bike routes within a short distance. Caernarfon Castle and the Welsh Highland Railway are two popular highlights of the area, whilst for younger visitors the Gypsy Wood Activity Park (seasonal) is a short walk away. It is a short drive to the popular footpaths or train up Snowdon. The coastlines of both Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula are definitely worth a visit as well. The local shop is less than a mile away and a pub serving food within 2 miles.

Ysgubor can be booked with one or two of the other cottages at this location to accommodate groups of up to 13 people. Please see Rhyddallt Ganol Cottages for full details.

 

Electricity and storage heating included

Bed linen and towels provided

Travel cot and high chair available by arrangement.

No smoking inside please.

Location

 The village of Llanberis for paths or train up Snowdon is just 6.5 miles away. Here are some activities around Snowdon

A trip up Snowdon itself must be at the top of the list, at 1085m high it is highest peak in England and Wales! Go by foot up one of the many footpaths, or from around April to November, take the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the summit.

  1. Visit the National Slate Museum, full of fascinating history and demonstrations about the Dinorwig slate quarries, it’s free, open most of the year, and in a lovely lake side location in the Padarn Country Park. 
  2. If the weather’s not so great take an underground tour to visit the vast workings of Dinorwig Power Station. Buses will take you deep inside the mountain to see the workings of this vast pumped storage system. Electric Mountain visitor centre also has exhibitions and a Tourist Information centre.
  3. Llanberis has a very good selection of cafés. The famous Pete’s Eats is a ‘climbers café’, always busy, serving proper homemade chips, pint mugs of tea and much more. Also visit Mafon for homemade goodies from around the world, Llygad yr Haul for fab cakes and Y Pantri for great coffee. In the evening go to Peak Restaurant for fine dining or the Gallt y Glyn for good pizzas.
  4. Cycle along the shores of the stunning Llyn Padarn or take a circular walk around the lake. Call at Y Caban café in Bryn Refail at the head of the lake, and don’t forget to take that ‘must have’ photo looking across the lake to Dolbadarn Castle and Snowdon!
  5. Go for a wild swim in Padarn Lake or visit Snowdonia Watersports to hire a canoe or paddleboard. Lessons and courses are available here along with plenty of summer activities. The ‘lagoons’ area is really popular on a sunny day with a great fun atmosphere. You can also take a cruise or hire a paddle boat on the lake.
  6. Drive up the Llanberis pass and take in the spectacular views, Mallory's cafe and Youth Hostel at the top is full of historic photographs of the early mountaineers

 

The walled town of Caernarfon is one of the most popular places to visit in Wales. Here are Jacky’s top 7 things to see and do whilst on your holiday in the area:

  1. Top of the list has to be to visit the majestic Caernarfon Castle. Open all year, great for all the family and with an interesting Welsh Fusiliers museum.
  2. Take a stroll, or bike ride from the castle, along the walls and past the marina (bike hire available in the town). Enjoy stunning views across the Menai Straits to Anglesey. If feeling energetic, the cycle way continues to the pretty seaside village of Port Dinorwic (Felinheli). Alternatively take it easy and wander back to the many independent shops and cafés in Caernarfon.
  3. The Welsh Highland Railway starts in the town and makes its journey, passing underneath Snowdon, through the mountains to Porthmadog. Beddgelert is a pretty village on en route where you can take a riverside walk, or enjoy a swim! Visit the famous Gelert’s Grave or National Trust shop and sample the very popular Glaslyn ice creams.
  4. For the kids there’s a great outdoor play area and skate park just across the river in Caernarfon. If the weather is not up to scratch there’s an indoor play centre for children and adults, if you dare… I haven’t managed the steepest slide yet! There’s a leisure centre with swimming pool, and on the outskirts of town, Gypsy Wood Activity Park.
  5. My favourite place to eat is the Black Boy Inn, good welsh pub food in a busy, lively atmosphere. Alternatively, during the day, Fron Goch Garden Centre’s award winning restaurant serving home cooked food and cakes is a few miles walk/cycle along the Welsh Highland Railway (Sunday lunch here not to be missed).
  6. The Foryd Nature Reserve runs along the tidal estuary from Caernarfon, enjoying great views of Caernarfon Castle and the Llŷn Peninsula. Whilst there, visit the tiny church at Llanfaglan, romantically positioned overlooking Caernarfon Bay.
  7. Discover the Roman Fort of Segontium on the outskirts of Caernarfon. Built to defend the Roman empire against rebellious tribes, the fort survived until the end of the Roman occupation of Britain, no other fort in Wales was held for so long.