Fishing Lodge near CaernarfonRef: 2003
Discretely situated down a quiet lane and private drive is this impressive fishing lodge. Hidden behind the quirky castellation frontage is a spacious single storey holiday home with picture windows and patio doors overlooking the river, weir and salmon/trout pool. The capacious lounge and delightful dining room are very comfortably furnished with contemporary furniture. Though partly dating from the 18th century, the house mostly maintains a modern feel, providing a home from home for the more discerning guest. Set in the countryside just a mile outside the harbour town of Caernarfon, it stands apart from its neighbours behind tall walls, surrounded by 1/2 an acre of enclosed land with the river running along one boundary, in a peaceful and seemingly secluded setting. The views of the impressive river Seiont as it meanders through the woodland is a naturalist's delight - otters, herons and goosanders are regular visitors and binoculars are a must. From the doorstep it is possible to walk along the river to Roman Segontium, or through the recreational park opposite and via the excellent cycle path (1/4 ml) to the Welsh Highland Steam Railway station, Caernarfon castle, harbour and the town itself, with its variety of inns, restaurants and shops - all one mile away. Ideally situated for the sandy beach at Dinas Dinlle (6ml) and only 8 miles from Snowdon. Other local attractions include Gypsy Wood Park, go-karting, golf, horse riding, watersports and climbing centres. Supermarket and takeaway 1/2 ml. The garden immediately surrounding the property is fenced, however unrestricted access to the river means the main garden is not suitable for unsupervised children.
3 BEDROOMS: 1 Double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, 2 Twin bedrooms with two single beds in each. Bed linen provided.
BATHROOM/WC with separate electric shower enclosure.
KITCHEN: Attractive fitted kitchen with electric hob and eye level oven/grill, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher.
UTILITY ROOM with washing machine and tumble dryer.
LOUNGE: Superb open plan lounge/diner with spacious lounge area which has a fireplace housing a multifuel/log burning stove, Freesat TV, DVD/CD player and stereo system.
DINING AREA: Dining area with patio doors overlooking the river, leading out to riverside patio and stone BBQ.
GAMES ROOM with snooker/pool table, football game, Freesat TV, stereo DVD/CD player, VCR and multifuel/log burning stove.
PORCH: An internal porch accommodates wet clothing.
FUEL: Electricity and initial supply of logs included. Up to £20 of gas central heating per week included - the gas meter will be read on arrival and departure. Any excess to be paid to the owner on departure.
EXTRA: Travel cot, highchair and wheelchair ramp available on request.
GROUNDS: Large enclosed floral gardens and patios with furniture surround the property. Lockable shed suitable for storing bicycles and canoes. Seasonal fishing included (Environment Agency rod licence required). Ample parking. There is a wall and hedges/trees dividing the grounds and the road making the property barely visible from the road.
PETS: 1 well-behaved dog welcome, however please note that pets are not allowed in bedrooms or on furniture, and should never be left unattended. Please refer to our terms and conditions for full details.
LINEN: Yes - or bring your own duvet covers, sheets and pillowslips in order to save £8 per bed (£16 saving if using only one bed).
TOWELS: No (available to hire).
- Arrival from 4.00 p.m.
- Sorry - no dedicated fishing parties.
- Mobile phone coverage varies according to network.
- Please refer to the Access Statement for further details regarding signal availability. WiFi not included, however this is available for free in many of the local pubs, restaurants and cafes as well as in Caernarfon's library, Tourist Information, leisure and tennis centres.
Mini-break rules at this cottage: A mini-break is a holiday for less than a week and/or may start on a day which isn't the normal changeover day (Saturday). This property owner will only accept mini-breaks taken between mid-February and early November at short notice - not more than 14 days before the starting date of the holiday.
Winter Bookings: Please provide a minimum of 7 days notice when booking dates between January and March.
2018 Price Group: 23
Minimum weekly rent: £457 Christmas and New Year (2018) rent: £987
S, R & N (October, 2017): "Paradise! What a beautiful lodge. So quiet and stunning views, so much wildlife. First time I have ever seen an otter [actually saw 3] and I saw my first shooting star! Nancy loved her walks. Such a relaxed and chilled stay."
C & A (September, 2017): "What a fantastic cottage, had all you would need, home from home, thanks for letting us share your holiday home - much appreciated. Seen the heron but no otters, unfortunately caught no fish, but did try! It was wonderful listening to the water bubbling over the rocks, could not ask for a better location. Lodge was well equipped, don't think you have forgotten to cater for anything. Lots of great wildlife from the dining room window. Looking over the weir we have not seen a better view in all our lives, what fantastic scenery. Thank you so much."
M Family (August, 2017): "The most fantastic cottage and location. So many things to do in the area, we couldn't fit them all into one week. We climbed Snowdon right to the summit on the most beautiful day and were not disappointed with the views. Spectacular! Anne and Mick, you have a gem of a location for a holiday cottage; thank you xx"
J family (July, 2017): "Fantastic week! Great house and wildlife, fishing and relaxing. Climbed yr Wyddfa, went to Surf Snowdonia and did the 'Rib Ride' along the Menai. Diolch yn fawr!"
E family (June, 2017): "Beautiful cottage, definitely coming back. Seen squirrels, fish leaping in lovely cascading river, birds of all sorts, heron too. Thank you Anne and Mick for a holiday of a lifetime. Wonderful place and people. Would recommend to everyone."
A & S (May, 2017): "Our second visit and it has not disappointed!! The cottage as last time is really well catered for and exceptionally clean. The weather has been fantastic, we've had a couple of lazy days in the garden and river!! Look forward to coming again next year! Thanks so much again Mick and Anne xx"
M & family (April, 2017): "Our third visit and just as good as before. A great week had by all - beaches, mountains and lakes plus a trip to Zip World: Velocity for the big one! An unbelievable experience! Thanks again Mick and Anne - we hope to return next year!"
F & D families (January, 2017): "Amazing location and stunning lodge. Enjoyed being here for New Year and had a couple of lovely family walks. Will definitely return. Thank you."
The D's (August, 2016): "Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Sky loved the garden and river. Loved all the little places in the garden to sit and chill. House was very well equipped and clean. Really enjoyed our stay, didn't want to leave. Thank you."
S & G (May, 2016): "One of the best kept and equipped properties that we have ever stayed in. Wonderful location and great to have everything on one level."
Visit Wales Comments (February, 2015):
"Grounds and gardens are well maintained with some seating overlooking the river - very peaceful. Comprehensive guest information including walking info, maps etc. A very spacious open plan lounge / diner with welcoming wood burning stove and modern furniture. Bedrooms have well made solid furniture and comfortable beds with quality linen including feather pillows. Excellent range of kitchen units, well equipped. Pristine levels of cleanliness throughout. Overall a very comfortable property in a peaceful location."
Overall Quality Percentage: 86%
Please note: A returnable £100 Good Housekeeping Deposit will be required before the owner will give the key safe 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.
We strongly recommend that you take our Cancellation Protection (see Terms & Conditions). If you continue you will notice that during the next booking steps this will automatically be selected for you and the price will increase, 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.
After your stay, we ask you kindly to please leave the property as it is found, in a clean and tidy manner. This includes replacing the furniture, emptying all internal bins, clean and put away plates etc., clean work tops and surfaces and hoover the floors.
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.
This single storey property is on one level with the exception of a 4"/10cm ridged step leading from the kitchen to the utility room, outer toilet, front and side doors. There is a 4"/10cm step down into the games room. A doorway from the kitchen leads into the open plan dining and sitting area while all internal rooms are all located off a central corridor.
The distance to the house from either of the two main vehicle parking areas is 64'/20m. The top parking area is situated on a gravel driveway, with a sloping concrete path down to the house. The bottom parking area is on concrete hardstanding, and is almost level with the house. Access from both parking areas is through a 39.6"/1m wide gate, via a concrete pathway.
There are a number of entry points, all of which have a single step up into the property. The front door, which leads directly into the utility room, has a step height of 9"/23cm, the side door step is 10"/26cm and the back door has a 12"/30cm step into an internal porch with a further 5"/13cm ridged step from the vestibule.
Wheelchair ramps allowing access via both the back door and the patio door (12"/30cm step) are available on request.
The door widths are 28"/70cm.
The majority of walls, doors and skirting boards are painted in light colours with darker contrasting floors. The kitchen, utility room, en suite and bathroom have light coloured ceramic tiled floors and light walls.
There are dark stained polished wood floors to hallways, dining and sitting areas. The bedrooms and games room are carpeted.
Light switch heights are approximately 55"/140cm and power points are situated at skirting level (10"/26cm).
In the kitchen, the worktop height of the unit incorporating the sink and electric hob is 38"/97cm, with power points at an approximate height of 40"/100cm. The oven, grill, fridge and freezer are all built-in at eye level. The height of the oven handle is 47"/120cm, and the grill handle is 58"/148 cm. Both have drop-down doors. The controls are situated above the grill. Fridge and freezer heights are 67"/170cm (top) - 36"/90cm (bottom).
The shower in the family bathroom has a step-in height of 11"/28cm, and the en suite shower is 6"/15cm. Both have flexible shower heads and there is also a flexible shower attached to the bath tap. Sink and bath taps in the family bathroom have single lever action.
There is ample lighting throughout the house, with standard and table lamps in the dining and sitting areas. Each bed has a bedside table lamp or overhead anglepoise reading light operated by rocker switch. There is an over-mirror light in the en suite bathroom which incorporates an electric shaver point. Outside, motion detecting night lights are located by the parking area at the top of the sloping path leading to the house, and next to the back door.
Non-feather duvets are provided with one feather and one non-feather pillow per bed. Sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers when supplied are 100% Egyptian cotton or polycotton.
TVs, Freesat box, DVD and video players are all operated by remote control. There is no telephone at the property, and basic mobile phone coverage is variable according to network. There is a full signal for T-mobile, Orange and Virgin networks. For O2, Tesco, Vodafone and 3 it may be necessary to go outside or to the end of the road in order to receive a good signal.
Outside bench seating is provided on the level area by the barbeque adjacent to the patio and side doors, and wooden chairs are situated on the pebble path near the back door.
The distance to the nearest bus stop, supermarket and takeaway is 0.5 mile/0.8 km. The L?n Eifion National Cycleway route 8 (Bangor-Porthmadog) and footpath to Caernarfon is 0.4 mile/0.6 km from the house and the town centre is 1 mile/1.6 km away. The nearest rail link is at Bangor, 9.5 miles/15.3 km, from where there is a regular bus service to Caernarfon.
|Period||Week Price||3 night price|
|07 April 2018 to 13 April 2018||£ 642||£ 514|
|14 April 2018 to 04 May 2018||£ 537||£ 430|
|05 May 2018 to 18 May 2018||£ 567||£ 454|
|19 May 2018 to 25 May 2018||£ 612||£ 490|
|26 May 2018 to 01 June 2018||£ 1042||£ 834|
|02 June 2018 to 06 July 2018||£ 752||£ 602|
|07 July 2018 to 13 July 2018||£ 877||£ 702|
|14 July 2018 to 20 July 2018||£ 1042||£ 834|
|21 July 2018 to 27 July 2018||£ 1077||£ 862|
|28 July 2018 to 24 August 2018||£ 1097||£ 878|
|25 August 2018 to 31 August 2018||£ 1077||£ 862|
|01 September 2018 to 07 September 2018||£ 877||£ 702|
|08 September 2018 to 21 September 2018||£ 642||£ 514|
|22 September 2018 to 28 September 2018||£ 567||£ 454|
|29 September 2018 to 12 October 2018||£ 477||£ 382|
|13 October 2018 to 19 October 2018||£ 537||£ 430|
|20 October 2018 to 26 October 2018||£ 612||£ 490|
|27 October 2018 to 02 November 2018||£ 567||£ 454|
|03 November 2018 to 14 December 2018||£ 457||£ 366|
|15 December 2018 to 21 December 2018||£ 612||£ 490|
|22 December 2018 to 04 January 2019||£ 987||£ 790|
|05 January 2019 to 27 December 2019||£ To be confirmed||£ To be confirmed|
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