Enjoy easy access to mountains, castles, endless attractions and sandy beaches. Central to Porthmadog, Caernarfon, Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula, this cottage provides a great location for your North Wales self catering holiday. It also offers cosy, pet-friendly accommodation with all its original features, including a huge inglenook fireplace. Believed to be the oldest house in the county of Gwynedd, this sub-medieval hall house dates from circa 1543 and was built on the probable site of a Roman Bath-house.
The lounge features a huge inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and an antique Welsh dresser. There is also a grandfather clock, piano, large digital TV, DVD and comfortable seating around the welcoming log / coal fire.
The kitchen includes a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker and plenty of kitchen units. Oak dining table for 4 guests, post and panel oak partition and an oak beamed ceiling.
A stone spiral staircase with oak steps lead upstairs from the lounge, complete with slit window reminiscent of an arrow hole.
Master Bedroom has an antique French king sized bed, exposed beams and panelled walls.
Second Bedroom has mahogany twin beds, large antique wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bathroom contains a Victorian bath with Cath Kidston wallpaper.
An enclosed, enchanting garden with a small stream meandering through it, mature trees and a unique wildlife pond. Make the most of your North Wales self catering holiday by relaxing in this peaceful setting which is also a haven for wildlife such as dragonflies, butterflies, various birds and bluebells.
- Heating and electricity included.
- Bedlinen provided. Towels can also be provided for £5 per guest.
- 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.
- *Please note that the stairs are unsuitable for guests with restricted mobility
- Iron and ironing board included
- Wi-fi available
- Private parking spaces available.
- This property has a £150 good housekeeping refundable bond, which is payable to Best of Wales along with the balance of your holiday. Alternatively, you can waiver this bond by paying a non-refundable fee of £5 per person instead.
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 King size/super king bed
- 2 Single beds
- 1 Bathroom
- Accepts 2 pets
- WiFi internet
- Open fire or woodburner
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- Friday changeover
- 5 Miles from a beach
- 1.5 Miles from a pub
- 5 Miles from a shop
- Private parking
- Bed linen provided
- No smoking
- Towels available for hire
- No towels provided
- No tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Highchair available
- Travel cot available
A beautiful cottage in a great location for getting around the beaches or the mountains.Mr Ian Jeffries - 8th June 2018
Very peaceful. Good base for whatever you want to do. Pleasant garden. Property with plenty of character.
Tip: Explore the wonderful coastline.Family from Derbyshire - 28th May 2017
A beautiful, amazing, property. We loved the interior design, inglenook fireplace, it was absolutely fabulous!
Our original plan had been to explore Snowdonia, but actually we loved the immediate local area, coast and peninsula. Did some walks where we had the whole valley to ourselves.
The cottage owners were very welcoming, warm and friendly. Cake and wine on arrival left out.
I found Best of Wales very considerate, responsive and helpful.
Recommendations: The Peninsula, driving the car on Black Rock Sands Beach, and Caernarfon Castle and town.Lucy from London - 5th May 2017
A very pleasant country cottage full of surprises with an absolute wonderful garden. Some lovely castles and a superb small village called Beddgelert worth visiting close by. The cottage owners couldn't have been more welcoming.Julian from Stoke on Trent - 14th October 2016
Well equipped cottage in good surroundings.
Visit the excellent Goat Inn, the food is first class as is the serviceKevin and Dorothy - 27th May 2015
Very relaxing, welcoming & well equipped. Perfect haven for dogs tooMegan and Steve from Yorkshire - 29th April 2014
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Ty Uchaf cottage provides an excellent, central and tranquil setting for your North Wales self catering holiday. Situated on a farm with one other semi detached holiday cottage for 4, it is located on the western edge of Snowdonia National Park, just 5 miles north of Cricieth and Porthmadog (7.5 miles) and 12 miles south of Caernarfon. It is also equidistant from the beaches on the northern and southern coasts of the Llyn Peninsula.
This 16th century farmhouse was built on a Roman site and is a superb example of a period cottage. The nearest pub and restaurant (Goat) is located just 1 mile away 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 (12 miles). The nearest grocery shop can be found in Penygroes, just 5 miles away where you can also do some wine tasting at Pant Du Vineyard.
From magnificent mountains to beautiful beaches, coastal paths, narrow gauge railways and castles, you will find them all within 20 minutes of Ty Uchaf. This North Wales self catering holiday cottage is also located 200 yards from Lôn Eifion Cycle Track 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.
For family days out, the list is endless. Dwyfor Rabbit Farm in Llanystumdwy (4.3 miles) has various breeds of rabbits and farm animals such as ponies and lambs. Glasfryn Parc (11 miles) offers go karts, quadbikes, ten-pin bowling and more, making it an ideal all weather venue. Greenwood Forest Park (16 miles) is another great day out in Snowdonia, as is the Electric Mountain in Llanberis. Llechwedd Slate Caverns (19 miles) offers underground rides through the caverns of this working slate mine whilst Anglesey Sea Zoo (Wales' largest marine aquarium) is also well worth a visit.
For a more relaxing North Wales self catering holiday, visit Cricieth for a fine example of a Welsh castle, whilst Caernarfon is home to possibly the most famous of Wales's castles. Enjoy the stunning coastline of the Llyn Peninsula; its beaches, beautiful Welsh seaside villages and possibly a boat trip 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.
Enjoy your North Wales self catering holiday by visiting a different beach every day. There are several superb beaches nearby, including:
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 the 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.