STS Reference Number: 2003
STS Grade: 4+
Discreetly situated down a quiet lane and private drive is this impressive fishing lodge. Hidden behind the quirky castellation frontage is a spacious single storey holiday home with picture windows and patio doors overlooking the river, weir and salmon/trout pool. The capacious lounge and delightful dining room are very comfortably furnished with contemporary furniture. Though partly dating from the 18th century, the house mostly maintains a modern feel, providing a home from home for the more discerning guest. Set in the countryside just a mile outside the harbour town of Caernarfon, it stands apart from its neighbours behind tall walls, surrounded by 1/2 an acre of enclosed land with the river running along one boundary, in a peaceful and seemingly secluded setting. The views of the impressive river Seiont as it meanders through the woodland is a naturalist's delight - otters, herons and goosanders are regular visitors and binoculars are a must. From the doorstep it is possible to walk along the river to Roman Segontium, or through the recreational park opposite and via the excellent cycle path (1/4 ml) to the Welsh Highland Steam Railway station, Caernarfon castle, harbour and the town itself, with its variety of inns, restaurants and shops - all one mile away. Ideally situated for the sandy beach at Dinas Dinlle (6ml) and only 8 miles from Snowdon. Other local attractions include Gypsy Wood Park, go-karting, golf, horse riding, watersports and climbing centres. Supermarket and takeaway 1/2 ml. The garden immediately surrounding the property is fenced, however unrestricted access to the river means the main garden is not suitable for unsupervised children.
Three bedrooms: One double bedroom with an en-suite shower room and two twin bedrooms. Bed linen provided.
Bathroom with a separate electric shower enclosure & a WC.
Additional WC available.
Attractive fitted kitchen with electric hob and eye level oven/grill, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Superb open plan lounge/diner with spacious lounge area which has a fireplace housing a multi-fuel/log burning stove, Freesat TV, DVD/CD player and stereo system.
Dining area with patio doors overlooking the river, leading out to riverside patio and stone BBQ.
Games room with snooker/pool table, football game, Freesat TV, stereo DVD/CD player, VCR and multi-fuel/log burning stove.
An internal porch accommodates wet clothing.
Electricity, initial supply of logs and up to £20 of gas central heating per week (October to April) included. The gas meter is read on arrival and on departure. Any excess to be paid to the owner on departure.
Travel cot, highchair and wheelchair ramp available on request.
Large enclosed floral gardens and patios with furniture surround the property. Lockable shed suitable for storing bicycles and canoes. Seasonal fishing included (Environment Agency rod licence required). Ample parking. There is a wall and hedges/trees dividing the grounds and the road making the property barely visible from the road.
One pet allowed.
Linen provided - or bring your own sheets and pillowslips in order to save £8 per bed (£16 saving if using only one bed).
No towels provided (but are available to hire).
FAQ: Arrival from 4.00 p.m.
FAQ: Sorry - no dedicated fishing parties. Mobile phone coverage varies according to network. Please refer to the Access Statement for further details regarding signal availability. WiFi not included, however this is available for free in many of the local pubs, restaurants and cafes as well as in Caernarfon's library, Tourist Information, Leisure and Tennis Centres.
Winter bookings: Please provide a minimum of 7 days notice when booking dates between January and March.
B Family (June 2015): "This was our first time at the beautiful property and we weren't disappointed. We have a wonderful time. The property was well equipped, very clean, a perfect base for the area and we had wonderful weather all week. We had a wheel chair user in the party and the property was the best they've stayed in. Mick and Anne put down the wheelchair ramps for us and they worked a treat. Inside the property our wheelchair user was able to get around with ease and independence. This has set the benchmark for other holiday cottages for us now. We are hopefully looking to book a return visit next year!
The R family (April 2015): "First visit to this magical place - spotlessly clean, fabulously well equipped, views second to none yet so centrally located! Thanks to the 'Spanish Plume' we had fantastic weather to top it all off. Thank you so much Anne and Mick - a holiday that will live on in all our memories!"
E & G (March 2015):"Wonderful place, very clean, and what a view. I could sit and watch the river and wildlife all day long. Would also recommend the Black Boy Inn and Fron Goch Garden Centre for their fabulous meals."
P&G S and family (February 2015): "Of all the holiday homes we have stayed in, this is the best so far. We have recommended it to family members already (Monday)... We have loved your cottage, it's beautiful, so relaxing and peaceful. The views are stunning, we love the garden and river. Best holiday home ever. Lovely welcome. Thank you so much Anne and Mick. We will be back... I could live here forever! Pristine. The cottage is so well equipped, everything you need. The dishes etc. in the kitchen, more than we have at home. Can't thank you enough. Spotless xx"
V, L, J, & S (April 2014): "Wonderful house and fantastic views - really made our holiday, also great location. Enjoyed our walks into Caernarfon. Hosts Anne, Mick and Josh were brilliant, putting the wheelchair ramp down for my nan made such a difference to her - thank you! We all hope to come back - thank you xxx"
R, T, & I (April 2014): "A wonderful holiday - sad to leave but we are relaxed and refreshed. Beautiful location - we never tire of looking at the river...stunning! Thank you Anne and Mick - a warm welcome and well prepared property. Hope to come here again, lovely memories. Thank you :-) x"
T, B, & S (September 2013):"What a wonderful Fishing Lodge in such a beautiful place. Well done Anne and Mick. Can't wait to come again. This has to be the nicest holiday home in the country. Thank you for a wonderful holiday."
The H family (July 2013): "We've had a great week, it's a pity we have to go home. Lots to see and do if you can tear yourself away from the garden. Thanks to Anne and Mick for their warm welcome and clean house :-)"
Mr J (May 2013):"A delightful week, the river rolled by and calm was in abundance, wildlife greeted us and gave an amazing display. Each evening a roaring fire, beautiful sleeps, happiness."