This welcoming country cottage is in a secluded, bird-filled garden in the Snowdonia foothills, surrounded by our fields. We are just outside the little village of Nebo, between Caernarfon and Porthmadog.
Spectacular walks from the gate to the nearby Nantlle Ridge, ideal for walkers and climbers. Steam trains, castles, sandy beaches and lots of attractions within easy reach.
We are 8 miles south of the historic town of Caernarfon, and 15 minutes from the bustling harbour town of Porthmadog. The cottage is central for Snowdonia's beautiful mountains and coast and the Llyn Peninsula. Anglesey is only a 30 minute drive away (fancy a day trip to Ireland from Holyhead?) and along the coast is the Victorian resort of Llandudno, ideal for shopping.
Two storeys, modern, brightly furnished, and completely self contained with its own private garden. Perfect for families or couples, it adjoins our own traditional cottage. There's private off-road parking for two cars.
Shower room (electric shower) next to separate washroom and toilet.
Sitting room/dining area is warm, spacious and comfortable with two large night storage heaters, combined tv and dvd player, WiFi access, plenty of seating and excellent bird watching over the garden.
The kitchen is compact and modern, with all the usual equipment. Freezer in adjacent building with washer dryer.
Two comfortable double bedrooms and one room with a bunk bed sleeping two (suitable for both children or adults), sleeping 6 altogether. Supplementary heating, washbasins in all rooms. Superb views to nearby Nantlle Ridge, great for relaxing in the evenings and listening to birdsong.
We provide lots of holiday guides, leaflets, maps and reading books.
Excellent pub meals 3 miles at Bryncir (Goat Inn). Shops, takeaways, post office, doctors' 2 miles away in Penygroes.
Good leisure centres in Caernarfon, Porthmadog, Bangor.
Steam trains from Caernarfon, Porthmadog and Llanberis.
Dinas Dinlle - long stretches of sandy beaches only l5 mins drive away.
Caernarfon airport - short local trips available.
Steam railways, boat trips, nature reserves - watch ospreys nest. Castles, archaeological sites and Portmeirion to explore. Water sports, go-karting, mountain activities and, for all ages, the Sea Zoo, Fun Centre and Greenwood Eco Centre. Your only problem will be finding time to fit everything in. Let us know if you have any special interests and we can find leaflets and information for you.
Lots more - horse riding, local fishing, water sports, Gypsy Park childrens' small animal park, slate caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog, wildlife cruises round Puffin Island, Anglesey, and Bardsey Island from Pwllheli.
"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this delightful cottage, so warm and cosy - very peaceful surroundings. The amount of information you have is simply amazing and has made very interesting reading."
"A lovely cottage, beautiful surroundings, wonderful facilities and central for Snowdonia and beaches."
"Thank you for a very relaxing week in your lovely cottage. Everything was perfect and spotlessly clean."
Price £400 to £475 weekly depending on time of year.
Bed linen and electric provided. Towels provided on request
Terms - 50% of total cost of your holiday payable on booking - balance payable on arrival, cheques/cash only, sorry we don't accept cards. Please make cheques payable to "Margaret Metcalfe" and send to Mrs. Margaret Metcalfe, Blaen y Foel, Nebo, Caernarfon LL54 6EH.
Arrival time onwards, departure time 10am.
Blaen y Foel
Holiday Cottage at:
Gwynedd LL54 6EH