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.
* 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: 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!!
Great hosts. Felt very welcome from the minute I arrived. I had to leave a night earlier than planned (for my own reasons) and Jim and Julia said that I could carry the night over to my next stay. Top folks. I'll definitely be back
Perfectly located for exploring the coast, mountains and sights of N Wales. Julia and Jim are incredibly helpful, informative and trusting hosts. The rooms are very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Great little spot to use as a base. With amazing walks up behind Penmaenmawr, including Druid circles and views of Snowdonia. Highly recommended!
It was a fantastic experience staying with James and Julia for the last couple of weeks. Their house gave me a quiet environment in which I could relax myself and enjoy a holiday. James was very enthusiastic about giving me advice on where and when to visit while I was in North Wales. James and Julia had me for their wonderful Christmas dinner, New Year party and, unforgettably, a "trek" in Snowdonia! I was also lent a bike that I used to explore Holyhead. I'll definitely come back in summer time when the weather is more tourist-friendly, if time permits. A huge thank you to James and Julia!
Super friendly and accommodating couple. Thanks for having me. I hope to be back in the summer.
James and Julia were the perfect hosts! I only had a short stay, but I wish it was longer. Nothing was too much trouble for them, and they really went out of their way. The place is really well set up and is very comfortable.
I loved James and Julia's enthusiasm and passion for life. I'm looking forward to heading back.
Jim and Julia are friendly and very supportive to guide and give information around their area. On Haloween day, Jim took me to the Holy Island in Isle of Anglesey and did 13 miles trekking. Luckily it was warm, sunny and clear skies with Jim's great guide, I really enjoyed it very much. Room was cozy and comfortable.
Also they helped to search and give information about Apple store in Liverpool due to my iPhone was broken. I appreciate their kindness!
I recommend to stay this place.
Julia and James are really friendly !!! We enjoyed our time there.
First of all, the location is nice. It is not far away from the train station, just only take 5 mins walk. Also, it is easy to access to Conwy or Bangor.
Second, their house is near the beach so it is lovely to have the breakfast with the beautiful view outside. We even enjoyed walking on the beach with the sun shine.
Third, Jim is a very GOOOOD guide. He guided us to mountain climbing in Snowdon, which was a fabulous experience. It is really exhausted for me, but it worth! Also, Jim took us to the Holy Head where is a beautiful place as well. So impressive !
If I have the chance to visit North Wales again, their place is my best choice!
James (Jim) and Julia are fantastic and very interesting people. After a long trip from Germany to North Wales, they give me a very warm welcome. I slept very well in my room, and they talked to me, as if we knew us since several years. They could give me fantastic tips for my motorcycle tour and every tip was 100% so, as they told me before. They know their country very well. Thank you for this. When I come back ( and will do), I will contact you!!
Thanks for all
The first thing you notice when you arrive at Julia and Jim's place is their passion for what they do and it's wonderfully decorated all over to reflect that! They are friendly, generous and very helpful and were quite accommodating with my delay in arrival. The room was cosy and comfortable and great views out to sea! Given the nice weather, with Julia and Jim's great and helpful suggestions, my plans changed and I just could not resist the Activity "menu"! Feel like doing something adventurous or simply to relax, this is the place to be! As we're west of Conwy... Diolch yn fawr!
How many languages do you really speak .... are you adding Welsh to the list now? Many thanks Koan for the great review. We look forward to seeing you very soon, to take part again in some great adventures in this fantastic corner of the UK! get in touch when ever you like, you have our email and phone numbers now. Xie Xie.
This was my first visit to North Wales. Why I have not been before I don't know! Jim and Julia are great hosts, great conversation and hospitality with an excellent knowledge of the local area. I had a very comfortable stay in the attic room which had everything I needed. The rock climbing was certainly an experience, I have the bruises to prove it! I would definitely recommend staying with these two, just go for it you won't be disappointed. I'll be back!
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