The beautifully presented Caernarfon Retreat offers an idyllic, totally secluded stay for families or friends on the edge of the stunning Snowdonia National Park and the Llyn peninsula. With glorious expansive views, superb modern living and gorgeous furnishings, this is a five-star luxury retreat is perfect for exploring the wonders and beautiful landscapes of North Wales’ famed National Park and the gorgeous coastline of the Llyn peninsula. With three exquisite bedrooms, Caernarfon Retreat sleeps six very lucky guests.
This fabulous haven is hidden away between Caernarfon with its famed castle, the small coastal port of Porthmadog and the highest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon. It is the perfect location for breathtaking views, exploring enchanting valleys and visiting easily accessible golden sands. In warmer months, you can dine alfresco with majestic Snowdonia views or under the blissful dark night skies. The cottage comes with a gorgeous open plan living space, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a utility room and a lovely private garden.
The open plan living space is superbly comfortable with a modern sofa and chairs, a wall-mounted television for entertainment and a fabulous contemporary wood-burning fire. The kitchen is outstanding with a top-notch double oven, an induction hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher and a wonderful Belfast sink with a handy Quooker instant boil tap for hot drinks. The modern dining table, chairs and bench sit in the middle of the kitchen area, making it a very sociable space. With double doors to the terrace and plenty of windows, the living space is drowned in natural light. Calm, natural tones throughout offer a relaxing ambience, perfect for returning from a hike in the ‘Land of the Dragon’. The separate utility room offers handy laundry appliances.
Two of the bedrooms are located on the ground floor. One comes with a super kingsize bed which can be split into twins on request. The bed is beautifully dressed with crisp cottons and gorgeous soft furnishings that add a splash of colour. The second ground floor bedroom boasts a beautiful, sumptuous double bed and a wall-mounted television for long, lazy lie-ins. Guests staying in these bedrooms share a stylish family bathroom with a rain shower. You will discover the master bedroom upstairs with its super kingsize bed, brick feature wall and gorgeous modern ensuite bathroom which boasts both a relaxing bath tub and a walk-in rainfall shower.
Outside, the garden is a delight with its lush lawns, alfresco dining space and stunning views. There is plenty of space for parking without spoiling the panoramic views. A quality gas barbecue is provided for delicious alfresco feasts. Though you might be tempted to stay put in this luxurious haven, the narrow gauge railways, stunning scenery, blissful beaches and magnificent walking trails are all waiting to be discovered.
Caernarfon Retreat enjoys a secluded pretty location between Caernarfon, the small coastal port of Porthmadog and Mount Snowdon. It is a fabulous location surrounded by nature and glorious landscapes. It is within easy driving distance of Beddgelert, Portmeirion, Bodnant Gardens, Bettws-y-Coed, Abersoch, Porthdinllaen, Nefyn, Pwllheli and Criccieth.
The breathtaking Snowdonia National Park covers 840 square miles with its purple tipped mountains and lush forests. The park is spectacular and crammed full of outdoor activities including cycling, climbing, horse riding, golfing, bird watching, caving and watersports. It is sprinkled with ancient monuments and museums.
The picturesque village of Beddgelert lies in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park at the foot of Mount Snowdon. It is a very pretty, bustling village full of charming tea rooms, cosy pubs, arts and craft shops and wonderful restaurants, all centred around the Afon Galslyn River. You can enjoy a gentle river stroll to the Aberglaslyn Pass, one of North Wales’ famous beauty spots. The Welsh Highland Steam Railway passes through the village on its journey from Porthmadog to Caernarfon. The village of Beddgelert is famous for its monument to the Welsh Prince Llewelyn’s dog, whomthe Prince killed thinking it had attacked and killed his son, only to discover the dog had been defending his son from a savage wolf attack.
Porthmadog, known locally as ‘Port’, lies twenty miles south of Caernarfon, five miles east of Criccieth, eleven miles south west of Blaenau Frestiniog and twenty five miles north of Dolgellau. The town boasts a stunning setting, dominated by the mountain known as Moel y Gest, 262 metres above the town. The Glaslyn estuary to the north and east is a haven for migrating birds and wildlife. Porthmadog is a bustling town brimming with independent shops and wonderful eateries. It has a strong proud heritage, culture and community. With all the majesty of the Snowdonia National Park on its doorstep and the spectacular coastline of the Llyn peninsula, it really is a wonderful spot. The town is also popular with steam railway buffs for the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways and golfers for its Porthmadog Golf Club. It is also home to a Maritime Museum. You can spend a day on the beach, hike along the beach path and dine at the popular Black Rock Beach Club with its stunning views.
The pretty village of Portmeirion was designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, an ardent environmentalist in the early 20th century. Its riviera inspired houses, ornamental garden and campanile stand out against the trees and hills. Portmeirion opened as an attractive private village in 1926. You can stretch your legs in its ten hectare woodland, an Edwardian wild garden designed by Caton Haigh who was a world authority on Himalayan flowering trees and exotic plants. The gardens are brimming with camelias, rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolia and maidenhair trees bringing blazes of colour. Sir Williams-Ellis’s daughter Susan was already selling her ceramics in the village when, in 1960, she took over a Stoke-on-Trent pottery and named it after the village. Traditional and contemporary pottery is a favourite from the village gift shops.
The Llyn Peninsula coast is a protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are stunning, idyllic beaches to visit, seaside resorts with an excellent bistro life, pretty coastal hamlets, picturesque harbours and smart marinas. The historic fishing village of Aberdaron was the last stop for pilgrims on the way to Ynys Enlli otherwise known as Bardsey Island, or the ‘Isle of 20000 Saints’ which is now a National Nature Reserve famous for its birdlife. Abersoch is a delightful seaside resort with sailing and watersports, a bistro dining scene, fabulous beaches and a lovely sheltered harbour. Llanbedrog boasts a photogenic line of colourful beach huts and a superb beach. Porthdinllaen is a much loved, much photographed coastal hamlet brimming with quaint houses above a stunning half moon of golden sand. Beside Porthdinllaen is Nefyn with its maritime museum, pretty harbour and a sweeping crescent of sand. Its headland golf course is extremely scenic. Criccieth is a beautiful, elegant seaside resort on Cardigan Bay known as the ‘Pearl of Wales on the Shores of Snowdonia’. This attractive Victorian resort offers fantastic beaches and traditional Welsh charm. The Llyn peninsula’s capital Pwllheli is a very busy seaside resort. It boasts a popular sailing and watersports centre, a fantastic marina, art galleries and excellent shops and restaurants.