About this listing
We still have availability for some dates throughout April 2014, for the Double Bedroom. Please see calendar.
Free wi-fi internet connection, near to A55 express way, Manchester 1.5 hours away, close to all the major North Wales climbing areas including The Great Orme and Llanberis. The owners, Jim & Julia, are very active climbers and fell runners and know the region like the back of their hands! In addition to this Jim operates a guided trail/ mountain running & walking service called "Run to The Hills (North Wales)". He is also Single Pitch Award (SPA) qualified to instruct basic rock climbing skills and techniques and they can direct you to all the best rock climbing & running venues in the area. Clean bright rooms and a great breakfast is guaranteed. Evening meals can also be provided on request.
Weekdays Tariff is £25 per NIGHT per PERSON.
Weekends Tariff (Friday & Saturday) £30/ per NIGHT per PERSON.
£500 per month (Nov-March) & £600 per month (Apr-Oct) per PERSON.
£950 per month(Nov-March) & £1050 per month (Apr-Oct) for COUPLES.
* SCROLL DOWN TO SEE OUR GUIDED ACTIVITY MENU.
We are also ideally placed to accommodate competitors in events such as, the legendary Snowdon International Race (every July), Snowdonia Marathon (October) and the "Slateman", "Sandman" and "Snowman" triathlon events. Competitors in the annual "Etape Eryri" cycle race are also welcome.
We encourage LONG TERM RENTAL for individuals / couples & students (studying at Bangor University) in excess of two months or longer, please contact us for a special rate.
Accommodation comprises of a nicely presented,
- Bedroom No 1 (sleep 2 persons):
A "Cottage style" attic bed room (no en-suite) with 16" Flat Screen TV with DVD player. A Queen Size bed (no en-suite) with 16" Flat Screen TV with DVD player.
Please note price is £25/person per night.
- Bedroom No.2 (Sleep 2 persons):
A Queen Size bed room with new en-suite toilet and wash basin, 22" Flat Screen TV with DVD player and plenty of storage.
* Downstairs shower room and bath.
* Tea & coffee making facilities available 24/7 in the kitchen / dining area.
* Light breakfast is provided (cereals, toasts, juices, milk, tea / coffee).
The property overlooks the sea with STUNNING views across the Menai Straits towards the Isle of Anglesey. The village of Penmaenmawr is also is within easy reach of the historic castles of Conwy, Beaumaris, Penrhyn and Caernarfon. Regular public transport (rail/bus) links to the towns of Llandudno, Bangor and the Roman City of Chester (see further info. below).
ACTIVITY "MENU" WITH A DIFFERENCE!!
We offer the following guided, qualified and fully first aid trained, instruction for the following activities. This should be paid separately and on the dates chosen:
1. SNOWDON DAY: £45 per person (£ 80 couples) including, packed lunch & guided climb up and down of Snowdon Mountain, The highest peak of Wales & England at 1085 mtr. Choice of routes - All 'Energetic' ( 10-12 miles) required a reasonable level of fitness.
2. ANGLESEY (HOLY ISLAND) DAY: £45 per person (£ 80 couples). Experience spectacular Coastal Scenery around North & South Stacks and Holyhead Mountain. 6 - 14 miles, depending on ability and fitness. Price is including transport, packed lunch.
3. ROCK CLIMBING / CAVING :
HALF DAY = £55 per person (£ 100 couples)
FULL DAY = £ 95 per person (£180 couples)
TWO DAY WEEKEND COURSE = £175.00 per person
Introduction to Welsh Rock Climbing, including transport, packed lunch and specialist equipment.
4. ALTERNATIVE WALKING / CLIMBING:
Guided itineraries can be arranged on request. Please consult with Jim & Julia directly. Price on application.
5. ABSEILING ADVENTURE:
Why not try your hand at a 30 metre abseil down a sheer rock face into a spectacular river gorge ? We offer a half day abseil experience in the beautiful Lledr Valley (near Betws-y-Coed). You will be expertly shown how to descend a vertical rock face - all in complete safety from someone who has been involved in climbing for over 30 years. Cost per person: £40 (including all equipment and transport to and from the site).
PENMAENMAWR: LOCAL AREA INFORMATION FOR VISITORS
Penmaenmawr is famous for its quarrying heritage (a bit like most of North Wales really!!). "Craiglwyd Quarry" began extracting stone in 1834 and continues to this day... albeit a much scaled down operation! The rock is extremely hard 'Diorite' and is used mainly for road and railway construction. There are many fascinating high level walks that include the remains of the old quarry. It is also possible to climb further up the hillside and reach the historic 'Druids Stone Circle (Meini Hirion) which lies on the windswept moorlands high above the village. This well-preserved relic of Prehistoric Britain is around 3,000 years B.C! In addition to this, there is also a Prehistoric Axe Factory nearby. This was one of the most important stone axe manufacturing sites in the whole of Europe.
Today, Penmaenmawr is a very popular seaside village benefitting from clean 'Blue Flag' beaches and easy access.
OTHER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS:
Conwy Town and its famous castle are approximately 4.5 miles away and well-served by regular public transport. Conwy's spectacular castle was built in the 13th Century for the King Edward 1st. Today it is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. One can marvel at its huge, preserved towers and ramparts. A tourist walk around the castle walls gives a completely different view of the streets and quaint alley ways below. Conwy is also famous for the 'UK's SMALLEST HOUSE'! Measuring a mere 3m high x 1.8 m wide, this tiny one-up, one-down was once owned by a 6 foot high fisherman! There is also a good range of pubs, restaurants, cafes and fish & chip shops.
Llandudno, with its lovely pier stretching out to sea, is an excellent example of a Victorian- Era seaside resort. Bustling with hotels and all major high street stores, Llandudno is a great place to go shopping for gifts etc. Nearby is the Great Orme Copper Mines where tourists can visit this 4000 year old Bronze Age site and journey along its network of underground passages. Archaeological excavations still continue to this day and visitors can see how our ancestors turned copper ore into valuable metal.
Penmaenmawr is within very easy reach of the beautiful Isle of Anglesey with its rugged, sea cliff coastline, world famous Menai Suspension Bridge and moated, Beaumaris Castle.
Mount Snowdon at 1085m is Wales' (and England's for that matter!!) highest peak. The village of Llanberis sits at its base and is an ideal destination for anyone interested in outdoor sports such as mountain walking, running, rock climbing/scrambling or kayaking. Llanberis can be reached in sub-thirty minutes from Penmaenmawr by car.
Local 'SAVER' (WEEKLY/MONTHLY) bus passes can be purchased in the University City of Bangor. These passes are valid throughout most of North Wales. They represent a huge saving over multiple daily ticket purchases. Ideal for anyone wishing to visit/ tour any/ all of these attractions and more!!
Easy access public transportation / well connected to get about to our location:
- By air (from abroad), fly to Manchester airport, and train linked from Manchester to Penmaenmawr (via Llandudno Junction) train station.
- By train, Arriva / Virgin train services. When you book the train ticket, please request to stop at Penmaenmawr train station, within walking distance(less than 5 minutes walk) to our house.
- By bus - bus stop is 2 minutes walk from our place. Arriva Bus services.