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North Wales Holiday Cottage, Caernarfon, Snowdonia, Sleeps 8, 4 Bedrooms

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's2
Space 2,325 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 bathroom, Sleeps 8, Victorian Townhouse within Caernarfon Town Wall

'IN SEASON' DISCOUNT: ANY BOOKING OF 7 NIGHTS OR MORE IS AUTOMATICALLY CALCULATED AT A DISCOUNTED RATE

'LOW SEASON' DISCOUNT: ANY BOOKING OF 5 NIGHTS OR MORE IS AUTOMATICALLY CALCULATED AT A DISCOUNTED RATE

Hafan Mor (Sea Haven) is a large, charming Victorian townhouse, nestled within the atmospheric medieval castle walls of Royal Caernarfon. Perfectly situated to enjoy the splendours of this bustling harbour town overlooking the beautiful Menai Straits and explore all that Snowdonia National Park and North Wales have to offer. An ideal base for groups, families or friends to celebrate re-unions or special events. Hafan Mor is exactly what you’ll experience during your stay in this delightful town house. A perfect retreat, ideal for those who want to relax and indulge in a little escapism and use this memorable base to explore the historic and enchanting landscapes of Snowdonia.

Experience all that North Wales and Snowdonia National Park has to offer in this wonderful traditionally decorated period townhouse, combining elegance with contemporary comfort. This welcoming, bright and spacious, well-equipped house is beautifully furnished. The Entrance vestibule leads into a high ceilinged hall, from which you can gaze up through the banistered stairs to the further three floors, containing 4 lovely bedrooms (2 en-suite with 2 further bath/shower rooms), with wonderful Four Poster Beds sleeping 8. In the front of the house is a large drawing room, with a big bay window, next door is the quiet sitting/reading room overlooking the back courtyard. Downstairs you will find the contemporary & well-stocked kitchen, with adjacent large bright and airy dining room with French doors at either end to a small french style courtyard out front & a larger walled garden out back.

This character house is ideally situated in a quiet street by the harbour, yet minutes from the bustling square, with Caernarfon Castle, a World Heritage Site, begun in 1273 just at the end of the street. There are also wonderful walks/rides along the coastal/cycle path straight from the front door. Here you will discover there is far more to Snowdonia than just the mountains – and your stay here will ensure you are cosy and cosseted not matter what the season.

Free parking outside the property on a first come first served basis; you can also unload outside the front door and plenty of car parking space is available nearby, within a 5-minute walk . We provide two Free Parking permits for the car park. There is a lockable shed to store your bikes or other equipment in the walled garden, with additional rear access to the lane at the rear of the property.

From the moment you walk through the front door taking in the fresh sea breeze, you will sense the tranquility and calm as well as a sense of anticipation in exploring all this stylish house has to offer.

Imagine relaxing in the drawing room after the days adventure, then gathering there together to plan the evening activities.

The well-stocked sitting room invites you to curl up and read a book, play some games or the peace to take that well earned knap. We have maps of the many walking and cycling trails in the area, as well as information about local art galleries and events.

Catch the morning sun with a coffee or late breakfast in the enclosed courtyard garden or lounge back with alfresco cocktails on warm summer evenings.

Enjoy conversation whilst sharing the cooking in the modern well-equipped kitchen, with beech block worktops and large Range double oven gas cooker.

Then share great food, wine and company whilst you go over the days exploits in the bright dining hall, with roaring fire and traditional welsh dresser.

Finally slumber down in comfort into the crisp, natural bed linen in the four-poster beds, recalling all the days’ adventures, before dreaming of tomorrow’s discoveries. Combining this with the fresh sea air and you may want to stay snuggled down awaiting tea in bed!

More Details

Owner
Kim Bernard & Martin Powdrill
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, A little German, Dutch, French, Spanish, & Welsh
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About Kim Bernard & Martin Powdrill

Snowdonia captivated us on our Summer Holiday 2009, when visiting friends and retracing geography fieldtrips! On the way home we realised we wanted to create a new life in this stunning part of the country. So we left our senior management roles to live a better quality, slower life in one of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of the UK.

As part of this transition, we imagined, created and now run a successful personal development business –To enable people to create the life they have imagined. As part of the business we offered accommodation to enable clients to really experience something different.

We had such great client feedback, and soon realised how much are clients enjoyed their stay and that we had a natural talent for creating great holiday experiences. This has inspired us to extend our offer, in line with our principles, and provide authentic high quality and distinctive holiday home experiences here in Snowdonia. Our aim is to ensure our guests have a wonderful holiday and for us this starts with special touches, such as our welcome hampers, so we provide the experience we would like when we go away ourselves.

Kim Bernard & Martin Powdrill purchased this house in 2015

Why Kim Bernard & Martin Powdrill chose Wales

We discovered this amazing Victorian Townhouse whilst on one of our regular cycling sojourns to Caernarfon from our home along the cycle path on the Menai Straits. We fell in love with it on our first visit, this charming and peaceful house felt like coming home - having owned, restored and lived in wonderful Victorian townhouse in Cardiff for 8 years.

Indeed a criterion for such a property was creating a beautiful home we could live in ourselves (which we intend to do one day!); as we believe we know what makes a special place offering an authentic and aesthetic experience.

What makes this house unique

We know this lovingly refurbished Victorian Townhouse, with original features is a joy to live in – an experience in itself. A treasure trove of antiques and art, decorated and equipped with attention to detail, with the four-poster beds being the icing on the cake!

We are perfect for groups of extended family, or friends, reunions, or special celebrations and you will receive a warm Welsh welcome (Croeso) with a 'hamper' to get things going!

Combine this with the opportunity to explore and discover this stunning and dramatic part of North Wales makes it a very special place, where memories are made, that you’ll want to come back to!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Text Message from Guest:



Many thanks Martin and Kim. We had a lovely time thank you, and yes the weather was great. We were very lucky, and the house was fabulous thank you. It was my Mum's birthday present and we had a great celebration.
Aug 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2325 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • 1st Floor Hallway Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    2nd Floor Hallway Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    2nd Floor Front Bedroom ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Utility Room - Toilet , Toilet & washbasin, including washer and dryer
    1st Floor Front Bedroom ensuite - Toilet , Ensuite Toilet and Washbasin
  • Four bathroom facilities, 2 of which are ensuite.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2nd Floor Bedroom overlooking garden courtyard - 2 Single Bed , Large bedroom, period metal-frame beds - bathroom opposite
    1st Floor Bedroom overlooking garden courtyard - 1 Double Bed , Period metal Four Poster Bed - large bathroom opposite
    2nd Floor Front Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Pine Four Poster Bed; Ensuite Bathroom
    1st Floor Front Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Period Four Poster Bed, bay window, Ensuite WC w/ washbasin
  • Four beautifully appointed Bedrooms. Three bedrooms have a large four-poster bed, and one bedroom has two single beds, providing some flexibility. Two bedrooms have ensuite facilities, and the other two have a bathroom each opposite in the hallways.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

5

Fantastic, comfortable stay in Caernarfon

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying that Martin was a fantastic host! Communication was great and he provided a ton of useful information before arrival. We also found fresh eggs, bread and wine in the kitchen waiting for us which were much appreciated. The house is large and comfortable. It is spread over 4 levels which I did not realize originally and presented a little challenge as we were traveling with my older in-laws and my mom, all of which cannot manage stairs so easily. There are three full bathrooms and a half bath, which were great, clean and updated. The kitchen is large and had everything we needed and the washer and dryer worked great.

It is an older house and the furniture and carpeting are dated. We found the bed on the top floor to be very uncomfortable after a couple of nights but all the other beds were great. Having said that, while furnishings are dated they are also CLEAN. Overall, we had an extremely comfortable stay made easier by a wonderful host.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great multilevel town house- close to restaurants, the harbor and sights

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely recommend this property for a group - family or couples - as a pleasant alternative to a B&B or hotel. The space is wonderful - plenty of room to spread out, including the terrace in the backyard. The separate TV room and sitting room worked well - a quiet retreat for those who prefer it, but who don't want to be completely removed from the action. There are 3 full bathrooms and 1 half bath that is ensuite with the master bedroom. No queuing for the shower!!! The kitchen- dining level also has a toilet in the laundry room. Everything was fully functional and as described. The kitchen is very well equipped. The house has lots of charm and has been lovingly decorated. It is like being in someone's home, not just a sterile rental. And, although it is in town, you can still hear the birds and seagulls. Grocery store and parking are just a 5 minute walk; The Black Boy Inn is a two minute walk - above average pub food and no cooking required. The place has something for everyone. We really hated to leave.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, versatile house in central Caernarfon

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, querky house but with all modcons made for a very comfortable stay. Very clean and well maintained. Lots of space for everyone to spread out. Owners very helpful and informative. Spent Christmas here with the family but hope to go back in the future and have a chance to explore the area further.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Just had a great stay at Hafan mor. Martin and Kim really made us welcome and allowed us to use the cottage as if it was our own. It's in a great central location in Caernarfon and close to lots of other locations around north Wales. Will certainly be returning for another stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Allan, We are pleased to hear that you all had a great stay over New Year at our place. Our aim is to provide a home from home for our guests - glad to hear that you felt that way. Hope that you all return soon - perhaps this summer!
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5

Excelent place!

  • 5 of 5

We been with 7 friends and is a amazing place. Martin and Kim are very polite, everithing was perfect how we accord. The rooms and bathrooms are very confortable, the kitchen is perfect for 8 guests. The house is inside the wall of the castle and everything is very close (supermarkets and bars). If you go to explore north Wales this home is perfect for your trip!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paloma, Thanks very much for your review. We are pleased to hear that you found the house very comfortable. Like yourselves, many of our guests have been a group of friends or family, and have found more than enough room for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves. 'Hafan Mor' makes a great warm comfortable and well-appointed base from which to explore Snowdonia. We hope that you visit us again, the next time you are touring from Patagonia.
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Trip to Wales

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Wales and in Caernarfon, the accomadations where great, beds were very comfortable. The kitchen is excellent with any cooking item you need provided. Also the fresh eggs, bread and wine was very much appreciated. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary Lou, Thanks for your review and kind comments. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at 'Hafan Mor' during your few weeks over here from the USA. Your comments about the kitchen confirm our aim of providing our guests with a very well equipped kitchen. We also like to provide a special start for guests, especially as the eggs are from our own free range hens, and Kim makes the home-made organic bread fresh on the day our guests arrive. We hope that you will visit us again on your next tour of the UK!
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Location

Caernarfon Castle
"test review just to try Gogobot out"
Pontio Arts Centre
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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2017
5 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£665
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2017
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£775
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Summer Holidays 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£880
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£185
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2017
6 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
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£750
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£165
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2017
6 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
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£799
 
 
Xmas-New Year 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£880
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2018
8 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
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£799
 
 
Feb Half Term 2018
9 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
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£665
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2018
26 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
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£450
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£799
 
 
Easter 2018
23 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£800
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£175
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2018
16 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
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£650
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2018
4 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£690
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Spring Bank Holiday 2018
25 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£905
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£175
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£190
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2018
4 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£800
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£175
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Summer Holiday 2018
6 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£905
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£175
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£190
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2018
7 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£775
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£145
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£170
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2018
5 Nov 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£465
for 3 nights
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£155
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£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
£799
 
 
Xmas-New Year 2018
14 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£905
for 5 nights
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£175
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£190
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
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£140
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£165
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

'IN SEASON' DISCOUNT: ANY BOOKING OF 7 NIGHTS OR MORE IS AUTOMATICALLY CALCULATED AT A DISCOUNTED RATE
'LOW SEASON' DISCOUNT: ANY BOOKING 5 NIGHTS OR MORE IS AUTOMATICALLY CALCULATED AT A DISCOUNTED RATE

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking. The balance of the booking is to be paid 60 days in advance of the actual stay.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible regarding changeover days.

Arrival & Departure:
Arrival time is after 4.30 pm and departure time is by 11.30 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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