Craig and Aimee of Kinging-It take a week-long tour of The Coastal Way, from Llŷn to Pembrokeshire.
About 3127 - Captain's Beach Cabin, Aberdesach
STS Grade: 3
Fall asleep and then wake up refreshed with the sound of the gently rolling sea when you stay at this 'Captain's Cabin' right on the beach. This compact detached bungalow style cabin occupies a superb position on its own with magnificent sea views of Caernarfon Bay and the Eifl Mountains. Porpoises and seals are frequent early morning visitors to this coastline. You will enjoy relaxing on the patio only yards from the gently sloping beach near the small hamlet of Aberdesach and watch the orange glow of the sun descend below the water horizon. There is a fitted kitchen and a lounge/diner with full length windows and patio doors to the deck area. If you can drag yourselves away from the beach, the nearest town is historic Caernarfon (6ml). Medieval streets within the town walls hide curiosity shops, cafes, restaurants and now the steam trains of the Welsh Highland Railway starts it's journey from just by the castle. etc. This magnificent castle has a prominent position on the harbour side, from where boat trips are available along the coastline. For a treat, try air flights over Snowdonia from Caernarfon Airfield. Pwllheli (10ml), has a marina, craft shops and a weekly market on Wednesday.
Three bedrooms: Two double bedrooms and one bedroom with bunk beds (the lower bed is a futon and can be a pull out double bed, but only suitable for teenagers). Bed linen and towels not provided, but available to hire. All bedrooms rooms are compact and have painted wooden walls.
Shower room: Small shower room with WC.
Fitted kitchen with electric hob and gas oven, fridge and microwave.
Lounge/diner: Cane patio seating & leather seats surround the fireplace for open fires, TV, DVD. Drop leaf dining table by the windows and patio door to front deck with sea views.
Private patios and large sun decking surround the chalet. These are not enclosed.
Private drive to the chalet with ample parking.
Full gas central heating and completely double glazed.
Electricity & gas paid by £1 meter.
Extra: Ramp access for the less able. Because all bedrooms are compact a cot is available by arrangement instead of a bed in the bunk room.
Maximum 2 pets.
FAQ: Nearest neighbour is one of the 10 houses in the hamlet which is 100m across the field. Nothing to the front and to the right of the cottage, just the small hamlet which is across the field to the back and across to the left of the cottage.
FAQ: Logs and coal are available to purchase at a petrol station nearby All bedrooms are compact and we recommend this property is more comfortable for 4 persons than 6. In the summer this isn't such an issue as most of the time you will be on the deck.
FAQ: There are no steps down to the beach from the front of the property. The property is protected from the sea by a grass covered earth and boulder mound along the coastline. You can see it in photo 13 and 14 on the website. It is about 2 and half feet high on the cabin's side and depending upon where you go down the beach is about maybe 4 foot sloping scramble down to the stones on the beach. Children and pets have no problem getting over the mound, I am 50 and can do it too with a little care, but my 80 year old mum would struggle without help. The beach is easier to access about 50m away from the cabin.
Mrs B (April, 2013): "I had a wonderfull time in North Wales! I stayed for the second time in the Captains beach Cabin in Aberdesach, the best place you can stay if you are in North Wales."
Mrs M: "To be able to take your dogs & relax with wonderful views & walks, perfect."
Mr Y: "My family and I have stayed for a total of eight weeks over a period of three years at The Captains Beach House in Aberdesach. Throughout these holidays we have experienced an excellent standard of cleanliness and comfort."
Visit Wales comments (October, 2012):
"A detached chalet located on the beach at Aberdesach - a superb location with comfortable lounge having patio doors to enjoy the sea view."
Overall Quality percentage: 53%
Please note: A returnable £100 Good Housekeeping bond will be required before the owner will give the keysafe code. Our experience shows that this procedure results in an all round better holiday for everyone, as our holiday home owners are prepared to offer better quality properties for guests and all guests fully respect the property and so make manageable the process of preparing the property for the next guest's full enjoyment. Nearly all our guests are respectful people where the bond is fully returned. We have a high proportion of returning guests who are appreciative of our service and the high standard of accommodation that we strive to provide. Please be assured that STS is a Visit Wales/Welsh Assembly Government Accredited agency. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
A single £27 Booking Fee applies to all bookings and is included in the price shown. Bookings for 2 weeks will be eligible for a £27 Multi-week Saving. Please claim this in the 'Additional Information' box that appears during the booking process and we will adjust the total before deducting the money from your card.
We strongly recommend that you take our Cancellation Protection (see Terms & Conditions). This has already been selected for you when you book, so simply de-select them on the bookings screen if you already have holiday insurance or if you do not want any cover.
The Pet Charge for all properties accepting pets is £20 per pet.
No Smoking: We want all our guests to enjoy an odour free environment when they arrive at their property. We therefore prohibit smoking within the premises in ALL our properties. A 'Refreshing Charge' will be levied on guests who smoke in properties. A No Smoking Policy may form part of a property's statutory Fire Risk Assessment.
Mini-breaks & Weekends: Bookings that are for less than 7 nights are only bookable within 21 days (some properties are within a different amount of days) of the start date of the holiday. Weekend booking requests that do not start or end on a property's usual change-over day or cross over more than 1 week, are at the discretion of the property owner. Please feel free to ring us to discuss your requirements on 01766 51 38 29.
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