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.
Tariff is £25 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.
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.
* SCROLL DOWN TO SEE OUR GUIDED ACTIVITY MENU.
Accommodation comprises of a nicely presented,
- Bedroom No.1: A Double bed room with new en-suite toilet and wash basin, 22" Flat Screen TV with DVD player and plenty of storage.
- Bedroom No2. A Single "Cottage style" attic bed room (no en-suite) with 16" Flat Screen TV with DVD player.
* Downstairs shower room and bath.
* All rooms have tea & coffee making facilities.
* Free access to laundry facility and kitchen.
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).
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.
ACTIVITY "MENU" WITH A DIFFERENCE!!
We offer the following guided, qualified and fully first aid trained, instruction for the following activities:
1. SNOWDON DAY: £45 per person (£ 80 couples) Including transport, 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 DAY: £55 per person (£ 100 couples) Introduction to Welsh Rock Climbing, including transport, packed lunch and specialist equipment.
4. ALTERNATIVE WALKING / CLIMBING:
Guided intineries can be arranged on request. Please consult with Jim & Julia directly. Price on application.
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. Archeological excavations still continue to this day and visitors can see how our anscestors 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!!
We stayed with James & Julia for two nights and found them to be really lovely hosts who take a lot of time to help you plan out what you would like to do in Snowdonia. Finding the place can be a little tricky but most of the neighbours are really friendly and will direct you in the right way. The place itself has great views out to the ocean and is very clean. The room is a little small but as we were not staying for very long this was good for us. The place is also very conveniently located if you want to head out trecking, to Conway Castle, Electric Mountain or the Slate museum. Overall I would recommend staying here if you are around Snowdonia!
My wife and I very much enjoyed our six day stay with Jim and Julia. In addition to being terrific hosts, they provided valuable insight to the special and varied opportunities northwest Wales provides visitors.
Their location, between Conwy and Bangor was perfect for the day trips we scheduled throughout the area.
Finally, we especially enjoyed getting to know Jim and Julia on a personal basis. We left their home after our stay feeling that we had made two new international friends that we would welcome the chance to reconnect with again sometime in the future.
Regards, Jim and Susan Eaton, Minneapolis, MN USA
James and Julia were very welcoming and the bedroom was clean and comfortable - including tea tray and sweets! Lovely views from living room and breakfast table. James has fantastic knowledge to share about the area - both for walkers/climbers and tourists. He suggested a guided walk which I didn't have time to do this visit, but definitely want to come back again and take his offer up.
Very good experience. Jim and Julia have fascinated us with his personality and his life story. We felt at home chatting with them and listening to their tips on what to visit in the area. They know very well the area in which they live. One day Julia accompanied us along the nature to see a waterfall. The experience was magnificent. Jim and Julia ... well done!
James and Julia are the perfect hosts. James has such a knowledge of the area and will go out of his way to help. I had a great time at the zip wire but would have loved to have gone up Snowdon with a guide who is know to RUN up the mountain for FUN.
will definately come again
Great Time outdoor and indoor with James and Julia. We had a very pleasant stay in a very clean house with kind hosts. James guided us in a tour on the mountains training the kids in rocks climbing and Julia cooked for us a very indonesian dinner...delicious. Best place in North Wales.
Very clean and comfy room with a great view! The hosts a very helpful and polite. A great stay in a great BnB. Easy to find and good to stay! Recommended!
My experience of staying in Jim and Julie's house was beyond what I could have possibly imagined. I discovered new things about myself and I discovered truly kind people in north wales! Jim and Julie are my friends now. In terms of the place, it's like home away from home, So comfortable and convenient.
I will go back if I need to recharge myself.. You will definitely lose some pounds as well if you do what they suggest for you to do:)
Thanks again my friends!!!
Jim & Julia gave me the perfect introduction to Airbnb.
They were very welcoming and able to deal with my late(ish) arrival no problem. They were both keen to ensure I had a good couple of days in North Wales and were able to even suggest good walking routes etc.
Thank you so much - I'll be back!
James and Julia are phenomenal souls. Their home was lovely, near the train station so easy to move around if you don't have a car, and in a cute neighbourhood and near beach. We had full use of their kitchen, including breakfast foods.
Nothing was too much trouble as they were both really friendly and helpful. They even picked us up from the train station and drove us around many times. James guided us to climb Snowdonia Mountain and helped us in every possible ways. He also took us to Holyhead and showed us some amazing views, which I don't think I would have seen without him. Just the night before we left, they took us to a famous restaurant as well where we enjoyed Indian delicacy. I will definitely recommend this place to anyone if you are looking for amazing time.