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10% Discount at Norbar

10% Discount at Norbar

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

NORBAR is a family friendly bar and restaurant offering incredible views of the sea and mountains – it is the perfect place to take in the Snowdonia sunsets.  During the month of June 2018, NORBAR in Barmouth are offering Dioni customers a 10% discount*. *Simply take a copy of your Dioni booking confirmation with you to claim the 10% discount at Norbar. The 10% discount is only applicable when purchasing food with...

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Things To Do In Barmouth | Snowdonia Information Pack

Things To Do In Barmouth | Snowdonia Information Pack

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

On the coast of Snowdonia, where the mountains meet the sea, Barmouth is perfect for walking, outdoor activity breaks, or fresh air getaways. The town has gift shops, restaurants, cafes and bars all located within a 5 minute walk from the harbour and promenade running alongside a blue flag beach. Here are the best things to do in Barmouth:   ACTIVITIES THE HARBOUR The harbour is a great place to hang out with a collection of restaurants, cafes and ice-cream shops. Crabbing is also popular here if you’re looking for something to do with the little ones. STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING SUP Barmouth offer paddle boarding down the Barmouth Estuary which is something quite special. Great for all age groups, this is something definitely worth doing when in town. SERN WEN FERRY BOAT Taking you across the estuary to Fairborne, this makes for a great day out or morning excursion. ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES Snowdonia Adventures offer a great variety of activities including gorge walking, canyoning, kayaking, climbing etc. George and his team always provide a top class service and definitely one of the best things to do in Barmouth. DRAGON THEATRE Best known for their music nights, the Dragon Theatre puts on some great Jazz nights as well as introducing alternative music from around the world. They also put on film screenings and work shops so make sure you have a look to see what is on. BENDI-GEDIG An indoor soft play centre for kids – perfect for those rainy days! They also have a cafe on site. AMUSEMENT ARCADE As with all great seaside towns, there is an amusement park including all the usual fanfare of rides, soft toys, candy floss and sugar donuts!! SKATE PARK At the very north of the promenade, there is a skate park offering a couple of good ramps and a rail.   BEACHES BARMOUTH Barmouth beach has a great promenade where there are a number of beach front cafes so you dont have to lug a great picnic bag down here if you’re not in the mood! A little train runs up and down the promanade throughout the day and the harbour at...

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10% Discount At Gwenllian in April 2018

10% Discount At Gwenllian in April 2018

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

From 20th – 30th April 2018, the owners of GWENLLIAN are offering a 10% discount for any three, four or seven night stay. Click the link below and scroll down to the availability calendar to place your booking and automatically claim the 10% Discount in April.   LUXURY GROUP ACCOMMODATION WITH SEA VIEWS | GWENLLIAN SLEEPS 21 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | PET FRIENDLY | NEAR PUB A truly unique holiday cottage providing luxury group accommodation with sea views on the outskirts of Criccieth. This former boutique hotel has been converted into a spectacular self catering property. Beautiful living rooms, ten gorgeous bedrooms, manicured lawns and a private tennis court will ensure a memorable holiday for you and your...

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EXPERIENCE THE DARK SKIES ABOVE SNOWDONIA STYLE…

EXPERIENCE THE DARK SKIES ABOVE SNOWDONIA STYLE…

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Snowdonia is one of only 11 places in the world to be certified as an IDA International Dark Sky Reserve giving you some idea of what a truly magnificent place it is to experience the dark skies above Snowdonia style… Allan Trow and Martin Griffiths from Dark Sky Wales have been instrumental in the Dark Skies initiative and through their Stargazing experiences and Astrophotography workshops, they have made the night sky so more accessible to us down here on earth… it’s fascinating to learn about what is going on up there! The stargazing and astrophotography workshops take you on a tour of the night sky where you will view familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere. Find various deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula and learn the correct use of binoculars and telescopes and learn to navigate the night sky with star maps. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but they do say feel free to bring both! So if you a budding astronomer or would like to learn a little more about the stars and the planets, then head over to the Dark Sky Wales website for more...

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Breakfast Welcome Pack At Hen-Feudy…

Breakfast Welcome Pack At Hen-Feudy…

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

As a pre-Christmas treat, the owners of Hen-Feudy are offering guests booking to stay between now and Christmas a breakfast welcome pack on their arrival. The pack will include: freshly laid farm eggs, mushrooms, locally sourced bacon, award-winning sausages from Paul Wellings and fresh bread… yum!!!   BREATHTAKING VIEWS ACROSS CARDIGAN BAY | HEN-FEUDY Location is everything of course and it doesn’t get much better than this. Hen-Feudy is a single story barn conversion in the village of Dyffryn Ardudwy half way between Harlech and Barmouth on the Cambrian coast road. In a slightly elevated position on the outskirts of the village the cottage commands breathtaking views across Cardigan Bay and the mountains of North...

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10% DISCOUNT | LARGE SELF CATERING HOLIDAY HOME NEAR CONWY

10% DISCOUNT | LARGE SELF CATERING HOLIDAY HOME NEAR CONWY

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

LARGE SELF CATERING HOLIDAY HOME NEAR CONWY | SYCAMORE-COTTAGE Sycamore-Cottage is a largeself catering holiday home near Conwy in North Wales. This spacious and modern 4 bedroom cottage provides luxurious accommodation for up to 8 guests on the northern tip of the Snowdonia National Park. The owners of Sycamore Cottage are offering guests 10% discount when booking to stay between now and the New Year.* This is what previous guests have to say… “We had an amazing week at this property. A very spacious house, very quiet location.Hhouse is great and very well looked after, owners very friendly and welcoming and let us know they were only round the corner if we needed them, which we didn’t as everything was there for us. Great walk down to the sea front and to the local high street, we will be more adventurous next time and walk into the hills! We will return.” * minimum 3 nights...

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CHRISTMAS MARKETS 2017 | NORTH WALES

CHRISTMAS MARKETS 2017 | NORTH WALES

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

There is nothing like a good Christmas market to get you into the swing of things for the festive season. Showcasing local arts and crafts they are always great places to pick up some out of the ordinary Christmas presents whilst sipping one or two mulled wines and eating mince pies! Here are the Christmas Markets 2017 not to be missed…   LLANDUDNO CHRISTMAS FAYRE 16 – 19 NOVEMBER 2017 Heralded as the ‘Queen of Welsh resorts’ Llandudno is the biggest Christmas market with over 165 stalls lining the town centre. It’s a Dickensian themed market which adds to the charm of the event and this year the World Bara Brith Championships will be held here!   PORTMIERION FOOD AND CRAFT FAIR 1 – 3 DECEMBER 2017 My personal favourite, set in the stunning Italianate village. Portmeirion hosts a range of exhibitors specialising in local produce, music and cooking demonstrations that will inspire your Christmas feast. There’ll be more than 120 Welsh artisan stalls, a magical Christmas Grotto, a giant gingerbread village and an elf dash (a fun run for kids…).   CONWY’S WINTERFEST 9 DECEMBER 2017 The Winterfest starts things off with a grand parade through the town. Led by the town’s jester and followed by armoured knights carrying blazing torches it a real sight to behold. All the entertainment takes place in the town square and the shops stay open late for a bit of Christmas Shopping. Local pubs and restaurants will also be open on the evening for food and drinks.   SURF SNOWDONIA CHRISTMAS MARKET 9 – 11 DECEMBER 2017 Surf Snowdonia hosts the coolest of the Christmas markets! Expect high-quality stalls to get your Christmas gifts, festive grub, live music, Christmas bouncy castle, a visit from Father Christmas, Christmas arts & crafts AND we will have a drive-in cinema both days playing some of the very best Christmas Films! Free to attend, apart from the drive-in cinema, it’s going to be a good one. (Stalls open from 2:30pm – 8pm, bar open until...

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Snowdonia Christmas Offer | Free Bottle of Bubbles!

Snowdonia Christmas Offer | Free Bottle of Bubbles!

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The owners of Bryn Weirglodd are offering guests staying over the Christmas and New Year period* a free bottle of bubbles to help them celebrate a Snowdonia Christmas!   TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE ACCOMMODATION IN SNOWDONIA | BRYN-WEIRGLODD Traditional farmhouse accommodation in one of the most beautiful valleys in Snowdonia. Bryn-Weirglodd offers a great combination of 5-star self-catering set in a faultless tranquil location. Beautifully appointed bedrooms and comfortable living areas compliment a setting where walkers can head off straight from the front door whilst beach lovers only have a short 10 minute drive down to the seaside villages of Criccieth or Porthmadog. *Min 3 nights stay. Offer runs for guests booking to stay from 23rd Dec 2017 to 5th Jan...

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TOP 5 | HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR CHRISTMAS

TOP 5 | HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR CHRISTMAS

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Snowdonia is the perfect back drop for a perfect Christmas…. log fires, winter wonderland walks in the mountains, by the lakes and along the beaches. Beautifully located holiday cottages that will have everything you need for your Snowdonia Christmas, including, of course, a better selection of boards games than you’ll have at home! To give you a bit of inspiration, here are our top 5 | holiday cottages for Christmas….   CONTEMPORARY HOLIDAY COTTAGE WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS OVER BALA | RHOS-Y-GWALIAU This contemporary holiday cottage with panoramic views over Bala is in a truly idyllic location. The front veranda looks out over fields of green pasture that roll down to the lake synonymous with this popular market town. A modern well thought layout and spacious comfortable bedrooms make the cottage a perfect base for a family-break in the country.   TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE ACCOMMODATION IN SNOWDONIA | BRYN-WEIRGLODD Traditional farmhouse accommodation in one of the most beautiful valleys in Snowdonia. Bryn-Weirglodd offers 5 star self catering set in a faultless tranquil location. Beautifully appointed bedrooms and comfortable living areas compliment a setting where walkers can head off straight from the front door whilst beach lovers only have a short 10 minute drive down to the seaside villages of Criccieth or Porthmadog.   LUXURIOUS BARN CONVERSION IN THE FOOTHILLS OF NORTH WALES | MAERDY BARN This luxurious barn conversion in the foothills of North Wales can accommodate up to 8 guests in a quiet corner on the eastern edge of the National Park. Four spacious en-suite bedrooms including a ground floor bedroom and a large living areamakes this a great cottage for family get-togethers.   HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN COED Y BRENIN FOREST, NORTH WALES | MAES-Y-COED This wonderful Holiday cottage in Coed Y Brenin Forest, North Wales sits in a small clearing and is totally unique! The original brick built cottage has been combined with an oak clad extension to provide holiday accommodation for up to 8 people. State of the art construction combined with a biomass burner and photovoltaic panels has helped owners Chris and Charlotte, create a tasteful and stylish carbon neutral property in this most natural of environments....

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£15 VOUCHER FOR THE LLYN BRENIG VISITOR CENTRE!

£15 VOUCHER FOR THE LLYN BRENIG VISITOR CENTRE!

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The owners of Alwen, are offering guests booking to stay in January and February 2018* a £15 voucher for the LLyn Brenig Visitor Centre… Llyn Brenig is a forested site with trout fishery and visitor centre and there’s lots to there including fantastic cycling tracks (with bike hire available), beautiful walking routes and of course fishing. A playground and cafe on site makes this a great place for a family day out. BRIGHT AND AIRY HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN THE HILLS | ALWEN Alwen is a bright and airy holiday cottage in the hills of North Wales. This recent barn conversion with a modern open plan layout has been furnished with real style and elegance. The inclusion of a welcoming log fire combined with it’s quiet remote location make this the perfect destination for couples wanting to get away from it all. *minimum stay 4...

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SNOWDONIA HOLIDAY COTTAGE HIGHLIGHTS | FARM STAY

SNOWDONIA HOLIDAY COTTAGE HIGHLIGHTS | FARM STAY

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

If you like the idea of staying on a farm during your holiday, then we have some really lovely properties on offer. For those with little ones in tow, meeting the animals is always a daily highlight and for adults, it’s the perfect way to get your rural fix. To give you a bit of inspiration, here are our Snowdonia Holiday Cottage Highlights | Farm Stay:   LUXURY FARMHOUSE IN MOUNTAIN LOCATION | CWMAIN Cwmain is an 18th century luxury farmhouse in a mountain location. This traditional stone built welsh cottage has been recently refurbished to a very high standard and sits in an idyllic location high up in the hills of North Wales. Modern facilities such as efficient central heating and fitted kitchen units sit comfortably along side carefully retained character features.   HOLIDAY COTTAGE NEAR HARLECH| LLANFAIR-COTTAGE Another hidden gem nestling among the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park. This holiday cottage near Harlech has two bedrooms on the ground floor and is a perfect retreat for people looking to get away from it all.   LUXURIOUS SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION ON A WORKING FARM | FAELDRE Faeldre offers some truly luxurious self-catering accommodation on a working farm and only a short drive from the beach. The westernmost corner of this large and historic farmhouse has been recently renovated into a 3 bedroom holiday cottage. The spectacular sea views from the large picture windows combined with tasteful decor, original features, and luxurious modern touches create a perfect base for your Snowdonia...

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TOP 5 | THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY IN SNOWDONIA

TOP 5 | THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY IN SNOWDONIA

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Never let the rain stop you in Snowdonia. It’s part of the furniture and there are lots of things to do even when it pours down. So if the rain decides to visit when you are staying, here are the top 5 | things to do on a rainy day in Snowdonia.   1 – WATER SPORTS It’s wet anyway so take advantage of all the watersports we have on offer. From canyoning, gorge walking, white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking and Sup’ing, it’s all available on the many stunning lakes in the area. Snowdonia Adventure Activities, Adrenalin Addicts and Bala Watersports are some of the providers. Surf Snowdonia should also be on your to-do list in the rain.   2 – STEAM TRAINS The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highlands is a steam train that runs from Caernarfon to Blaenau Ffestiniog over the Snowdonia mountains and around the lakes. Expect stunning scenery in what is a spectacular trip. There are stops along the way and so you can get on and off along the way.   3 – VISIT A CASTLE There are over 600 castle in Wales and we have some of the most spectacular. A visit to Caernarfon, Conwy or Beaumaris will certainly not disappoint and will take you on a memorable trip back through history.   4 – WALKING As long as you have the right clothes, walking in the rain can be a great experience. Get a good pair of waterproof trousers, a waterproof / wind-proof coat and some good walking boots and you will have a ball walking in the rain. It is worth taking a route lower down as opposed to up a mountain due to visibility being worse in the rain.   5 – ZIPWORLD ZipWorld have a couple of great indoor experiences. Bounce Below which is a series of 3 trampolines suspended from the inside of a cave, the highest being 180ft off the ground. Zipworld Caverns is an epic journey through underground caverns on zip lines, rope bridges, via ferrata and...

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HOLIDAY COTTAGE, NORTH WALES OFFER

HOLIDAY COTTAGE, NORTH WALES OFFER

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

LARGE FAMILY HOLIDAY COTTAGE ON THE LLYN PENINSULA | HEN-FELIN SLEEPS 10 | PET-FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE The owners of Hen Felin will be offering guests booking to stay during October, November and December 2017, a hamper of local produce on their arrival. Hen-Felin is a beautiful and large family holiday cottage on the Llyn Peninsula. This converted mill provides luxurious accommodation for up to 10 guests in this popular holiday destination. Exquisite furnishings and gorgeous location combine to provide a fantastic holiday cottage. For further information, click on the following link: LARGE FAMILY HOLIDAY COTTAGE ON THE LLYN PENINSULA |...

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Things to pack for a winter break in Snowdonia

Things to pack for a winter break in Snowdonia

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

According to Arthur Wainwright, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing”. As one of the most well-respected fell walkers in the UK and taking his advice on board, here is our list of Things to Pack For a Winter Break In Snowdonia…   1 | WALKING BOOTS AND WATERPROOFS Let’s get the boring and obvious ones out of the way first. A winter break in Snowdonia will involve some rain, that is pretty much guaranteed! So make sure you have suitable waterproofs and shoes so that you are never caught short and ready to enjoy whatever the weather throws at you.   2 | LAYERS Great for when you are walking up mountains or just mooching around. There is a lot of moving from the cold outside to the warm inside and so having a number of layers that you can put on and take off will be much more comfortable than having a couple of thicker layers.   3 | BINOCULARS Snowdonia has been granted Dark Sky Status which means that we have some of the best views of the night sky in the world. The winter is the best time of year for star gazing as the nights draw in. Do your research as to what to look for and then take it all in once you land in Snowdonia.   4 | TORCHES Dark sky status means that we have much less light pollution than you are probably used to especially as many of our cottages are out of range from street lights. It will certainly come in handy for those visits to the shed to stock up on firewood!   5 | MAPS This is not an obvious one in the age of sat nav and phone maps. But our wonderful mountains do mean that sometimes 3G is a little temperamental… So just to be on the safe side, pack a good street and OS map of the area you are visiting in the car. They will help when tempers get frayed if you’ve lost your way in the Snowdonia countryside:)   6 | BLANKETS When it’s not raining, sitting out in...

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Holiday Cottages for October Half Term | North Wales

Holiday Cottages for October Half Term | North Wales

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

If you are thinking of coming to join us here in North Wales for half term, we have a few fantastic holiday cottages still available…   STONE HOLIDAY COTTAGE WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE BEACH | BWTHYN-BENNAR-ISA This three-bedroom traditional stone holiday cottage walking distance from the beach offers the perfect base for a quiet family getaway by the sea. A private boardwalk shared with two other cottages on the site leads through the sand dunes down to a beautiful sandy beach making them the nearest holiday cottages to Bennar beach. The seaside towns of Barmouth and Harlech are only a 10-minute drive away by car.   FARM HOLIDAY COTTAGE WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE BEACH | COETSIWS-PENNARTH Coetsiws-Penarth is a two bedroom farm holiday cottage walking distance from the beach. This lovely old stone outbuilding has been renovated to a high spec and is located in a beautiful rural setting with beaches and mountains right on your doorstep.   LUXURY ACCOMMODATION IN A GRADE II LISTED PROPERTY | FICERDY Ficerdy is luxury accommodation in a Grade II listed property. As you approach the property, its exterior is impressive with high apex roofs and beautifully restored stonework. The lovely interiors and stunning views make this a fantastic destination holiday cottage.   FOUR BEDROOM HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN HARLECH | PORKINGTON-TERRACE No.1 Porkington Terrace is a chic and stylish four bedroom holiday cottage in Harlech. Right in the heart of this picturesque and friendly holiday town, the cottage is in walking distance of a lovely collection of cafes, pubs and shops, as well as being within easy reach of a stunning sandy beach and the wild ruggedness of the mountains of...

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