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Overlooking the Beach, Spacious 4* Comfortable Holiday Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Comfortable 2 bedroom apartment with panoramic Views Across The Beach (100m)

Balmoral holiday apartment is a recently renovated spacious (100sq.m) two bedroom apartment which was formally part of a Victorian Seaside Hotel. It looks across the Lavan Sands towards Puffin Island and Anglesey. We are less than 100 yards from the beach. We had a sighting of a pod of porpoise from the lounge window. The apartment has 2 bedrooms. Visit Wales graded Balmoral as a 4 star accommodation. A fully fitted kitchen with a washer, fridge, cooker, microwave, Wi-Fi enabled etc. Llanfairfechan is situated between Llandudno and Bangor it is a quiet coastal village and is ideally placed for touring Snowdonia. 2 hours gets you to Manchester, Liverpool or indeed Dublin on the fast ferry from Holyhead. We are 200yds from Llanfairfechan Railway Station. Snowdonia offers something for everyone with a wealth of history and 5 world heritage sites closeby. Spectacular mountains, a walkers paradise. Many great golf courses. Fishing. Oldest language in Europe. Lots to do. The apartment sleeps 4 however there is a sofa bed and a cot available if required.

Ged Haresnape
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Ged Haresnape

My wife and I have just retired from Mental Health Nursing after 39 years. We are adjusting to retirement and enjoy travel. We have been to Australia, Bali, India, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Spain, France, Portugal and Ireland in recent years.

We hope to go to New Zealand in the future.

Our apartment which was purchased and renovated before we retired will prop up our pension and enable us to continue our travels. We have enjoyed meeting our visitors many of whom have returned year after year. Our visitors seem to enjoy the quiet village life and the many things to see and do in North Wales. We have had visitors from all parts of the world which has added to the pleasure of our new business. New customers becoming new found friends.

Ged Haresnape purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Ged Haresnape chose Llanfairfechan

We live above the apartment and have done so since 1987. When we got the chance to purchase it we did so hoping to renovate it and make it into a holiday apartment. It was part of a Victorian Seaside Hotel and has fantastic views across the sea. One of the charms of living here is that the sea changes from day to day and indeed from hour to hour. We have a mellow climate all year round and get more than our fair share of sunshine. We can have roses growing in December. The A55 expressway enables us to get to places quickly and the train service is a plus running behind our home. Lovely walks start from Llanfairfechan into Snowdonia. We are happy here and have never seen a place better to move too!

What makes this apartment unique

Many of our visitors comment how restful and peaceful the area is. They enjoy sitting in the lounge looking out to sea. Active folk and young families plan busy agendas, climbing Snowdon, walking the coastal paths, visiting all the local sites and packing in so much into the holiday. Balmoral is enjoyed in different ways. Visitors from the city find the slow unhurried way of life a tonic and a chance to recharge the batteries. Others get the buzz from rock climbing surfing and various extreme sports. North Wales was recently described as the adrenaline coast in the local newspaper. We have not cut any corners when furnishing the property. We have wi-fi and have tried to make the apartment a home from home for our visitors.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Superb, I cant take my eyes of the spectacular views across the ever changing sea from the armchair. We were so surprised at the size of the accommodation the last place we stayed in was a quarter the size! The beds are so comfortable, unable to get the lads up in the morning. We were very impressed with the standards throughout Balmoral, Sony TV, M&S furniture, you have not cut corners. What a find, we did not know Balmoral existed we have been coming to Llanfairfechan for many years. Highly recommend.

You have made us feel very welcome, Thank you. Of course we will be back again. Our fifth visit. We have had a fantastic week, walked up Snowdon, used the mountain bikes, The apartment is a real treasure we will book again.

Went to Puffin Island and saw the seals, would strongly recommend the trip.

Llanfairfechan has got a blue flag beach, But we liked the kids paddling pool and the park areas. Mecca for watching birds and seeing the wildlife.

We return each year, we love Balmoral.
Sep 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Llanfairfechan in Conwy

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • A bathroom with a new power shower. WC and sink. NO BATH.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One double bed, room looking over the mountains on the second floor. One second twin bedroom on the ground floor. 2 single beds again overlooking the mountains at the rear of the property.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Since renovating Balmoral and starting our business we have built up customers who have returned year after year and find Balmoral a home from home. We believe in making every effort to ensure our visitors enjoy their visit to Balmoral. Llanfairfechan is a quiet and peaceful Welsh village "Like going back 40 years" Centrally positioned to travel around Snowdonia having the benefit of close proximity to the A55 and the North Wales Railway. No kiss me quick hats here just hides to watch birds and paths to walk or cycle along the shore. Parking is free in front of the house. Balmoral is a spacious and now colorful property overlooking the beach. Outside: We have gardens to the front and rear of the property. The front garden has a bench seat the rear has a table and chairs and is more secluded. Utility Room: We have a small office room for visitors to use. The property has wi-fi access throughout. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Bed linen and towels are included. Our dining room looks over the garden which has a bed settee for guests extra visitors. The room has a hi-fi with radio CD tape player. The room contains local paintings and photographs


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Overlooking the Beach, Spacious 4* Comfortable Holiday Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Excellent location, warm and friendly atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location right on the front in Llanfairfechan. Modern, clean facilities and a comfortable stay. Great transport links to other local towns such as Bangor and Conwy. The hosts are very friendly with lots of helpful tips of places to visit and activities to do. I would highly recommend a stay.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our apartment. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Ged & Veronica
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Lovely property. Good base for visiting lots of great places around Anglesey & North Wales

  • 5 of 5

Very comfy beds, excellent base for visiting lots od attractions, Anglesey & North Wales. Owners -lovely couple very helpful and accomodating. Co-op handy with ATM. Train and buses very convenient. Excellent chippy and beach cafe very handy for a quick snack/coffee.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ann, thank you for your generous review. Glad you and your family enjoyed your holiday here. Thank you so much for leaving the place so clean and tidy. You are all very welcome should you choose to return. Thanks again. Ged & Veronica.
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great apartment

  • 5 of 5

we spent a lovely week in llanfairfechan, the apartment very comfortable and well equipped .The view from the lounge window is stunning especially at sunset. A great base for touring north Wales.The owners who live upstairs were very helpful and quick to respond to our requests.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Georgina, we are glad you enjoyed your stay here in Llanfairfechan and very grateful for your kind review of our apartment. You are very welcome should your party ever visit again. best regards. Ged
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely quiet place to stay with all that you need provided. Perfect location to explore a beautiful area ......

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review.
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Lovely, relaxing apartment

  • 5 of 5

Spent a relaxing break in this lovely apartment. Plenty of room, clean and tidy throughout. After a day sight seeing, great to relax in the lounge with a cuppa and take in the sea views. Plenty to do nearby, visited Aber falls, bodnant gardens as well as the sea-side towns. The owners helpful and friendly, would definitely book again, would recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all enjoyed your stay and thank you for your positive review of our apartment. We look forward to your return visit. Thanks again. Ged & Veronica
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Lovely place, had everything, friendly & helpful owners!

  • 5 of 5

Llanfairfechan was a pleasant surpise! Lovely walks & close to other destinations. The apartment had everything we needed & was large & comfortable. Owners were very helpful & a pleasure to meet!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Sailing Club
Nearest Ferry
31 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Village golf club
Nearest Train
400 Metres
Village Station
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Beach Hut
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Plas y Brenin & Llandudno
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Stones Throw
Car: recommended

Our location enables visits to Manchester Liverpool and indeed day trips to Dublin offering a wide selection of choice to the visitor on wet days.


Visitors can literally throw a stone into the sea from our front garden. There are beautiful rugged secluded beaches which require years to find and explore. See Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path 125 mile walk. Much of this coastline is a designated as one of Wales five 'Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB).

We have seen dolphins & porpoise from the window of Balmoral. It has proven a haven for bird watchers who visit the area all the year round.


Manchester Airport 81 miles.

Liverpool Airport 72 miles.

Birmingham Airport 144 miles.

Holyhead Port 32 miles.

Train Station 300 yards from Balmoral.

Bus service from the village.

Ideally visitors would benefit from a car but there is public transport close by.


Penmaenmawr 3 miles. Llanberis 15 miles. Conwy 7 miles. Bangor 11 miles. Caernarfon 16 miles. Chester 53 miles.

Further Details:

Llanfairfechan has a cash machine ATM. Three public houses. Two small supermarkets. Various shops cafes . We have found a number of first class restaurants nearby and must mention them to you.

Places to eat

Within 200 meters of the apartment is the Oceans cafe which has been well rated by our visitors. Pizza & Tapas along with the Special Board will save you having to cook. The Black Boy in Caernarfon has a very large menu and worthy of the trip out.

The White Eagle in Rhoscolyn Anglsey a bit further away is another of our secret haunts. Great food real ale and a nice beach besides. Telephone 01407 860267. Pen y Bryn in Colwyn Bay is very popular. Wish we could have it moved a bit closer to us but a good tasty menu a choice of good wines and a regular choice of a number of great hoppy beers.

Sailing golf walking climbing bird watching cycling fishing are all popular activities along with surfing and mountain biking. Llanfairfechan is ideally placed for touring North Wales. We are at the gateway to the Snowdonia National Park. Our coastal location is 13 miles from Bangor and 13 miles to Llandudno.

Llanfairfechan has a number of shops for basic supplies an ATM three public houses a golf and sailing club. There are also a number of cafes in the village. The apartment is available throughout the summer and offers a high 4 star accommodation. Climbers will value the comfort of a warm homely place to rest after a day on the mountains.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Holiday Insurance, we strongly recommend you get holiday insurance. Last year two families had to cancel their holiday days before the holiday was to commence. Insurance is relatively inexpensive. Please do get cover!

Changeover Day:
We generally change over on Saturday.
We like visitors to leave by 11 am and arrive after 3pm but again this can negotiated with us. We try to accommodate our visitors whenever possible..

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.