Situated at 1000ft with fantastic views to the coast and guests can walk straight out of the door and into the mountains. The view from the living room window is straight on to the sheep grazing on the moor and the mountains above. From the front of the cottage the view is down over to Caernarfon castle, Anglesey and the Irish Sea . On a clear day you can even glimse Ireland.
The stone built,two storey newly converted barn has two bedrooms, a large lounge with views of the mountains and a large hallway with natural slate floor with space for a couple of dog baskets, your wetsuits or even a couple of bikes!. The property has underfloo...r heating downstairs and radiators upstairs with individual room thermostats, a wet room, free wifi and own parking. The gardens are shared
There are plenty of attractions and activities within half an hours drive. Listing some of them :
Mount Snowdon with a variety of trails to the 3,565ft. summit is ten minutes drive away as is canoeing and kayaking on Llyn Padarn, a high ropes/abseiling site, steam railway rides (including the Snowdon Mountain railway), an underground power station tour , the interesting and free slatemuseum with demonstrations of slate splitting and more at Llanberis along with a variety of shops, pubs and places to eat.
Within 15 minutes drive are the National Trust properties of Penrhyn Castle and Plas Newydd and Caernarfon with its world heritage castle. Caernarfon is great for an evening meal with pedestrianised streets, historic pubs and a range of bistros and restaurants.
With a twenty five minute drive you can get to Conway, a pretty town with the most complete medievaltown walls in Europe which you can walk on for free, another world heritage castle built by EdwardI of England to keep the rebellious Welsh in check, and the mussel museum. Whilst you are there, do taste Conway mussels, one of only a few natural mussel beds in Europe and wander along the quayside to phtograph the smallest house in Britain.
Also within 25 minutes you can get to the pretty town of Betws y Coed nestling in the forest with plenty of walks to lakes, some good shopping especially for outdoor gear and some of the best single trail mountain bike tracks in Britain.
Half an hour in the other direction is another pretty village of Beddgelert famous for it's dead dog - get a local to tell you the sad tale of Prince Llewelyn and his loyal hound! Here you'll find more walks, a fantastic ice-cream shop and another station on the Welsh Highland railway with its little steam trains running from Caernarfon to Beddgelert. Hop on it for one station and walk back.
We've also easy access to sea, river and lake fishing sites, sea and quarry hole diving and stunning family-friendly beaches especially on Anglesey such as Newborough with a lovely hour-long walk along the sandy beach toLlandwyn island containing the church of the patron saint of Welsh lovers. They filmed scenes for the Demi Moore film "Half Light" here. You can horse ride on a neighbouring beach or take a mountain horseback trek from another nearby horse-riding centre.
There's more classic Mountain biking on purpose made tracks in Coed y Brenin or road cycling from the house on the many lanes and off road routes near to the cottage. But remember we are at a 1,000ft so you'll have some hard pedalling to get home!
Rock climbing on the wide variety of routes in the area from sea cliffs at Holyhead and the Great Orme to long mountain routes on Tryfan and the Llanberis Pass, roadside crags at tremadog to old slate quarries in Dinorwig 5 minutes along the road. Ian is a qualified mountain instructor so quiz him about routes or book a day. We give a 15% discount on accommodation for those booking additional instruction.Read more
Feels remote and beautiful, but also very convenient
Left on 08/28/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | JJ
Very comfortable conversion in a location that feels remote while being close to things you need; Llanberis village was a ten minute drive away and the supermarkets in Caernarfon about 20 minutes away. The pictures don't really do justice to the views which are just lovely. There was at least one walk from the doorstep and lots of beautiful walking within driving distance. Checking in was super easy and the owner very kind and helpful (we arrived in the pouring rain and she gave us milk so we wouldn't need to drive out again that day). Gorgeous kitchen and lovely big bed too. Recommended.
This is the 4th time we have visited Ysgubor. It is cosy, convenient, quiet with wonderful views from all windows. The light is wonderful and you can walk from the cottage without using the car. The Cottage is well equipment with maps, pencils and visitor information. Your car is parked off the road. Mandy is there to help if required but not obtrusive. The location is good for the Snowdonia park and anglesey. Locally Bangor and Caernarfon are stocked with shops and places to eat. It is an excellent find and suits us very well. We love the underfloor heating. We have stayed in the most extreme weather and never been cold. Mandy is always up dating it yet it keeps the cottage feel.
Left on 03/09/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | a smith/s richard
my partner and i stayed for the weekend,it is a beautiful home,very warm,and cosy,the owners live in the next house along so if you need them for anything,its great.we set the smoke alarm off by accident and they came to our rescue.kitchen is gorgeous,as are the bedrooms,andcosy livingroom and wet room.loads of space.we took our dog too,andshe loved it,playing in the garden.
The owners have thought of pretty much everything.its situated on a quiet country lane,with only sheep andhills to look at.its perfect for a retreat.we took a short drive to conwy castle and canarfon castle,both very beautiful,and the towns were pretty and shops were good too.we will definately be going again in the summer,as we didnt want to leave...at all!! we even thought about renting the barn permantly lol...a lovely find,cant wait to revisit
Left on 01/30/2012 for a stay in January 2011 | Elved
A lovely cottage on the hillside above Deiniolein. This cottage has plenty of room both upstairs and down to both relax and prepare equipment for an outdoor adventure. Being into walking & climbing this was the perfect venue for us to explore snowdonia from being near the mountains, Llanberis and the a55.
Beautiful cottage in a peaceful and relaxing environment
Left on 01/29/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Davecky
We had a great stay in this lovely cottage - clearly very well looked after and a delightful lounge and kitchen area. We look forward to returning to the cottage in the future for another short break to snowdonia.
Left on 01/25/2012 for a stay in August 2010 | Transporter247
A great little cottage for a perfect hill walkers retreat or a couples hideaway. It has Heated floors which is a must when your feet are cold from walking in the rain or snow or just getting up from a great night's sleep and the warm feeling under your feet. Very friendly owners and make you feel at home. it has Lovely views of the valley below and ideal for travelling around the local area.
The Barn was in an excellent location, within easy reach of all attractions and mountains. April last year we had fantastic weather. On one day we awoke to being above the cloud line with only the high hills peaking through, which was amazing.
The bed was two beds pushed together which was annoying, but every thing else was great. Read more
Thanks for your kind comments Jon and for bringing this to our attention. We do have two single beds with a zip-together mattress to give guests the flexibility and also provides those who want one bed with a super Kingsize one. However, now we know that the zip has caused problems, we have bought a comfy matress cover which, we hope remedies this.
Delightful place to stay
Left on 01/25/2012 for a stay in July 2010 | James
It was a delight to stay in this accommodation. It is located in a wonderful setting and is cosy and well equipped. We liked the terrific views towards the coast and the quiet but not isolated setting. This is an ideal base from which to tour Snowdonia.
Left on 01/25/2012 for a stay in February 2011 | Thom
An easy stress-free booking process for a lovely hillside cottage. The views are amazing and you can step straight out into the hills for a walk. A great use of space inside with great size living room bedrooms and bathroom and it has underfloor heating!!
A short drive to Bangor which although isn't the most amazing of towns if you need anything then it's easily accessible. Nothing seems to be too far away from castles to copper mines, mountains to take-aways.
If you're looking to get away from it all in the hills of Snowdonia this is the perfect place. My girlfriend and i thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to go back
We spent Ysgubor for 4 nights with our baby girl. The cottage is really well equipped, spacious and clean. It has a reasonable size garden and we were woke up by the sound of sheep which was lovely. It sits bellow snowdown facing the sea. We made the most of the mountain/sea location.
The cottage has lots of walking books and maps so one can make the most of the surrounding area.
It was a bit hard to find first time round but Ian was very quick in putting us on the right track.
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