Talysarn, Snowdonia / Lleyn
Ashcoast House, a fantastic pet friendly property sits in the peaceful Welsh village of Talysarn in the Nantlle Valley (famed for its slate quarries) on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. It is a fantastic base camp for visiting beaches, mountains and the towns of Snowdonia.
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A modern semi-detached 3 bedroom house on 2 floors, with front and dog friendly enclosed rear gardens. Private off-road parking for 2 cars. Gas central heating, double glazed and with all the ‘home away from home comforts’: duvets, pillows, bed linen, towels, all provided. Gas & electricity included in the price. Baby travel cot/playpen & mattress can be provided on request. Free unlimited superfast WiFi.
Positioned midway between the picturesque harbour town of Porthmadog and the Royal riverside town of Caernarfon with its magnificent castle, the cottage has an abundance of attractions within easy reach.
Talysarn & Penygroes are small and quiet villages with a few takeaways and pubs. Those seeking bigger choice of pubs, cafés, restaurants and night life need to head towards Caernarfon 8 miles to the north or Criccieth and Porthmadog roughly 12 miles to the south.
Lounge / Dining Area
Sitting room with dining area offering everything needed to relax at the end of the day including two and three seater leather sofas, table with seating for six, widescreen 40in HD television and DVD/CD player. Doors take you outside to the garden and let the light flood in.
Well equipped stylish kitchen with plenty of cupboards stocked with everything needed to self-cater, dishwasher, electric oven/hob (with extractor over), washing machine, separate tumble dryer, large fridge/freezer, microwave and breakfast bar with three stools where you can sit and keep the cook company, widescreen 22in TV with DVD player. Next door to the kitchen is the downstairs toilet.
King size bed, two bedside tables with table lamps, alarm clock, dressing table and 4-door wardrobe. Wall mounted 22in TV
Two single beds, bedside table with table lamp, alarm clock and 4-door wardrobe.
Single bed, bedside table with table lamp, alarm clock, single wardrobe and storage shelves. (Small bedroom)
Bath with Hi-Lo shower + telephone style bath/shower unit, sink, toilet.
You park at the front of the cottage (plenty of space for two vehicles) and walk up steps to the property where there is a lawned garden and patio area with bench for sitting outside and enjoying the sunshine. There is also an enclosed sloping garden at the back of the property laid to lawn with plenty of space to relax and play (you have four steps from the cottage up to the rear garden so care must be taken with children and the less mobile).
Two dogs welcome by prior arrangement. The owners will be more than happy to look after your dogs for you in their house, while you have a well-deserved night off. Thinking of climbing Snowdon or going for a 10+ mile hike in the Beddgelert Forest, but don’t think your dogs are up to it? Just let us know in advance and the owner will look after them while you are out during the day. They will be safe and sound so you can relax and enjoy the day.
The property is not suitable for wheelchair users. Rear garden is on a shallow slope with 4 steps going up from the house. Care must be taken with young children and the elderly.
The cottage is nice and warm all year round with central heating and double glazing. Bed linen and towels provided and included in the price along with WiFi internet access. Travel cot is also available by prior arrangement. Strictly no smoking (a legal requirement of guests staying at the property). Short breaks (three night minimum) available – please enquire with the owner. Pub and take-away can be found in Penygroes nearby, with a much bigger selection in Caernarfon.
Front patio area with 6 foot wide A-Frame bench. Front garden with shrubs and lawn, shallow steps down to the off-road private parking bay for 2 cars.
Enclosed rear garden on a slope with 3 steps going up from the house to a lawn area.
Large wooden garden bench, 2 garden stools and a small garden table.
- Gas Central heating through out
- Pet friendly – 2 dogs max
- Towels and linen provided
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Superfast unlimited internet
We had a lovely visit in this wonderful house
“Lots to see and do around this area, enjoyed walking and visiting the attractions. Great welcoming hosts and an excellent fully equipped kitchen. Will be back and recommend to others.
The surrounding area
Visit nearby Inigo Jones Slate Works in the village of Groeslon for a fun and educational tour of the workshops where you can see local craftsmen at work.
Or for those seeking the cry of the gull, the nearest beach is under six miles away at Dinas Dinlle. Travel a little further (only half an hour by car) to the beautiful seaside village of Borth y Gest, with its lovely sheltered bay and timeless Victorian charm. Criccieth & Porthmadog: 12 miles away.
A perfect choice for walkers and pet owners, Ashcoast House is a short stroll from Dorothea Lakes. Five very deep former slate quarry pits that have been filled up with water from underground springs and very popular amongst experienced divers. For the diving enthusiast, the notorious Lake Dorothea, has a very special appeal. Over 100 metres deep this is one of the most beautiful quarry lakes in Wales. The scenery is always stunning with amazing colours and shimmering light reflections on the slate and water. A well defined and easily accessible footpath, straight from the house, takes you around and between the lakes to the village of Nantlle. Perfect for walking dogs or just stretching your legs and enjoying the views.
For the more hard core walkers amongst you, the peaks of Nantlle Ridge, Mynydd Graig Goch, Garnedd Goch and Craig Cwm Silyn. provide excellent challenges, with the three peaks ranging from six hundred and eight metres to seven hundred and thirty four metres high for those up for the climb. Park your car and enjoy the superb walks straight from the front door of Ashcoast House allowing you to explore the lakes, mountains and stunning scenery all around.
The mountains of Snowdonia which offer great opportunities for climbers, walkers, fell runners, mountain bikers and naturalists. 15 miles away, Llanberis is at the heart of Snowdonia; it is from here that the Snowdon Mountain Railway takes passengers to the new visitor centre at the summit.
Snowdonia is well known throughout the world as an area of outstanding beauty offering a range of activities for people to enjoy. The rugged scenery is breath-taking with mountains, lakes and rivers to enjoy. At any time of the year Snowdonia offers something for everyone from mountaineering to nature to fishing.
Indeed, Snowdonia is a great place for walking with a network of walks for people of all abilities. Whether you want the challenge of ascending Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, or you prefer a leisurely walk along the coastline, you will find breathtaking scenery and diverse landscapes. Snowdonia has also become increasingly popular with mountain bikers and apart from the trails all across the National Park there is the splendid mountain bike centre at Coed-y-Brenin, near Dolgellau, with its graded routes, bike hire, shop and café in the shadow of CadairIdris.
With its varied habitats of high mountains, wooded valleys, lakes and rivers, Snowdonia supports many plants and animals of international significance such as the Snowdon Lily, the European white fish and the Rainbow Beetle.
There are several tourist attractions to visit from slate and copper mines to museums and mountain railways.You can also visit Penrhyn Castle and Gardens which are close by and the historic towns of Caernarfon and Beaumaris, with their magnificent medieval castles, are a short drive away.
There is a variety of fishing available on local waters. You can enjoy fishing in Dyffryn Ogwen’s four lakes for their resident wild brown trout. Llyn Ogwen is also stocked regularly during the season with good quality rainbow trout from a local source.Good numbers of salmon and sea trout visit the River Ogwen yearly, wild brown trout are also resident throughout the river.
Ashcoast House requires a £100 security deposit.
On behalf of the homeowner we reserve the right to charge guests the cost of rectifying damage, caused by the accidental, deliberate, negligent or reckless act of the guest to the property or structure. This will be done by Pre-authorising a credit card. A Pre-authorisation is a temporary hold of a specific amount of the available balance on a credit card.
The Pre-authorisation is not a charge and no funds will be debited from your account.
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We had a lovely visit in this wonderful house
Lots to see and do around this area, enjoyed walking and visiting the attractions. Great welcoming hosts and an excellent fully equipped kitchen. Will be back and recommend to others.
We had a lovely two weeks here
Was made to feel very welcome. The house & owners are just so fantastic.
Couldn’t ask for a better base camp. Can’t fault it!
Everything was perfect thank you
Perfect house exactly what we needed. Everything was superbly clean and very comfortable. The hosts were very welcoming and friendly. Their attention to details was great with lots of little touches that we loved. Talysarn is very rural and quiet with beautiful mountain views and lakes. Took our hosts advice and went up Snowdon via the Rhyd ddu path. We all made it to the top as well. Amazing adventure and great holiday.
Everything we needed and lots of extras in a pristine abode and a great location too
Thank you so much for providing such great accommodation for our holiday & in such a good location.
Brilliant home from home
Everything in the house is beautiful and everything is provided – even tubs for storing left over food! Our 4 year old loved the duck in the bathroom! Friendly owners – very welcoming. Really enjoyed their thoughtful attention to detail. We’ve had a fantastic holiday – Thank you
Beautiful accommodation at a beautiful location
Arrived at Ashcoast House and were greeted and shown around the house and made to feel very welcoming. The house was exceptionally clean and extremely well equipped . The area is very quiet and beautiful, with lakes and mountain views as little as 5 minutes walk away. My family really enjoyed our holiday and Ashcoast House was a major part of it. Highly recommended.
Fab family holiday in north wales
Fab weather. Fab location. Fab house. Fab hosts. Thank you so much for looking after Betty Thursday night. It was really nice for all of us to go for a evening and have a nice family diner. And thanks for the recommendation, Dylan’s on Criccieth beach was just the perfect setting.
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