Carmel

Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Self-catering


Step from the garden onto beautiful Welsh sands, gaze out to sea through a large window in the lounge. Inside find antiques and 70s pieces

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 5

The
Experience

Off the main coast road, past the back of the holiday homes and keep going till you almost hit the sea. Carmel – one of three wooden 1920s PVC-covered bungalows – is a vintage nugget inside. Pure 70s, from the glorious fabrics for curtains and colourful shag pile rug, to the stone fireplace and wooden kitchen. The floorboards are original wide oak, the panelling on the walls is old too, and painted creamy white. Dotted about are some oak and mahogany pieces and a serious collection of really good, mainly Welsh, modern art. A picture window in the sitting room (perfect sunsets) looks out to the garden, where the sea laps against the wall at high tide. In winter hunker down: read a book or watch the bird life from the comfort of the funky leather bucket seat. Let the waves lull you to sleep in tiny, hobbit-like bedrooms with great charm – the single has original 70s hardback books, the double looks out at the view – sit up in bed with a cup of tea and feel happy. This is a much-loved family holiday home, which Eluned’s Dad bought in 1945 for £45! Tons to do round and about, or just stay put and watch that wild water.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

Towels for drying after splashing in the sea.

Safe sandy beach in front of the house. Coastal path to run along.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £36
Weekly price
from £250
1 Cottage for 5
From £363 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Eluned Rowlands

  • The medieval castles of Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Conwy, Cricieth and Harlech are just a few miles away.
  • You can climb Snowdon from Llanberis (20 mins. away by car), or take the train to the summit.
  • The Italianate village of Portmeirion (with its excellent restaurants) is about 30 minutes away.
  • You can explore the Llyn Peninsula, Snowdonia, the Isle of Anglesey and the North Wales coast at leisure.
  • A list of excellent local restaurants or gastropubs is available on request.
  • There are National Trust properties in the vicinity, and interesting museums (eg, slate museum at Llanberis, and slate caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog).