Ysgol Jos Bach, CaernarfonRef: 2016
Fancy a castle as your neighbour? Caernarfon Castle is just down the road from 'Ysgol Jos Bach' ( Small Jones' School) which occupies an elevated position above the Harbour and Steam Train Welsh Highland Railway line in Caernarfon. Disscreetly situated on South Road and dating from the early 19th Century this little school house has been cleverly converted into a lovely spacious modern holiday home in one of the most historic towns in North Wales. Access is down some historic steps to the grand oak doors to accommodation which is on 3 levels ( Lower Ground, Ground and Gallery), with two full bathrooms/shower rooms and a full length balcony with southerly views of the harbour, Menai Straits and Caernarfon Castle. The spacious living room is comfortably furnished with contemporary furniture with a large galleried bedroom above. The old walled town of Caernarfon is half a mile away where historic taverns and small restaurants are secreted within the walls. From the doorstep the old granite steps leads down to the harbour and the narrow gauge Harbour Train Station and Castle. There is an excellent cycle path (1/4 mile) from the harbour along the old railway line. Excellent sandy beach at Dinas Dinlle (6 miles) and only 8 miles from Snowdon. Other local attractions include Segontium Roman Fort site, Beacon indoor climbing centre, Royal Town of Caernarfon golf course, harbour boat rides. Supermarket and Inns 400m and takeaway 1/2 mile.
3 BEDROOMS: 1 Kingsize 6 foot bedroom on lower ground floor, 1 Bunk bedded room on lower ground floor, 1 Kingsize bedroom in a galleried bedroom above the living room. Bed linen provided.
BATHROOM/WC: with sit in oriental bath with shower over the bath, hwb on lower ground floor.
WET ROOM/WC: on ground floor Shower with hwb
LIVING ROOM: Includes lounge, kitchen and dining areas. Not suitable for unsupervised todlers.
KITCHEN Area: Attractive fitted kitchen with electric induction hob, oven/grill, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
LOUNGE area: Superb open plan lounge/diner with spacious lounge area which has a wood burner in a feature fireplace, Freesat Flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player.
DINING AREA: Dining area
PATIO: Below the terrace is a decked patio area with patio table and chairs to enjoy the view of the harbour, castle and Welsh Highland steam train.
PORCH: An internal porch accommodates wet clothing.
FUEL: Electricity and initial supply of logs included in winter.
PARKING: Space for 2 cars in allocated space 50m, one car will have to be blocked in.
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 Cot linen not included.
TOWELS: -At this time, due to Covid regulations, we are asking Guests to bring their own BATH TOWELS. (Tea towels and bathroom hand towels are provided).
WiFi: Free and unlimited.
EXTRA: CCTV is used to monitor the exterior house, including the balcony, when unoccupied.
Mini-break rules: A mini-break is a holiday for less than 7 nights and/or may start on a day which isn't the normal changeover day (Saturday). This property will accept mini-breaks in advance
2021 Price Group: 14
2022 Price Group: 14+
Mr W (September 2021): "Excellent location for walking to town centre with stunning views of the Castle. The property is an old school with tons of modern character. You can use the bus to hop on hop off to visit Snowdonia or park your car next to property."
Mr C (September 2021): "Ysgol Jones Bach is a fantastic place to stay It is a very tastefully converted 19th century school It is very spacious modern but also has the charming features of the Victorian era. This includes decorative roses on the ceiling and exposed wooden beams. It also has amazing views of the estuary and Caernarfon Castle absolutely stunning. Many an evening was spent sipping wine watching the sun set behind the castle. It's also a special place as it can sleep 6 The main bedroom is on a mezzanine floor but there are 2 bedrooms downstairs too. The housekeeper lives very close by She is very pleasant and helpful but in no way intrusive. The apartment is also well equipped washing machine cooker oven and grill as well as a microwave. Lighting is very good and of chic modern design. Plenty of other cooking equipment and a washing machine fridge freezer. TV and sound system are good too. All in all excellent apartment in gorgeous town in an absolutely beautiful area"
G Family (August 2021): "Fabulous house with great view - spent ages watching the birds! Only used the car a couple of days as based ourselves here and walked loads. Welsh Highland Railway is a must. Wal in the town is great for lunches (Welsh breakfast :-) ). A lovely place to stay, friendly locals & great views - didn't bother us that it rained. Diolch!"
Mrs W (August 2021): "Fantastic views with a sense of spaciousness and calm even though it's situated in the town. Fairly well equipped."
G Family (July 2021): "A wonderful week here in Caernarfon and a great location to explore further afield.... Superb accommotation with great views and steam railway running below the balcony!"
M Family (July 2021): "Fantastic week in Caernarfon. Weather was absolutely amazing. Loved the openness of the house, and the views from the balcony were a pleasure to watch the wildlife every day. Went to Anglesey, Abersoch - lovely beaches and days out. Went for meals at: The Anglesey - view good, food mediocre, Four Alls - food lovely, reasonable and dog friendly, The Black Boy Inn -dog friendly, good food. Thanks to D for all your help."
R Family (July 2021): "We've had a fabulous week in this beautiful house with its magnificent view. On the estuary we spotted: Oyster Catchers, Great Egrets & Herons. Also, The Fairy Glen at Betws y Coed is well worth a visit - it's a trek to get to it but well worth it and you can "Wild Swim" there. Do go up Ben Twthill, the rock in the midle of Caernarfon - the view is amaing! Parc Glynllifon is a wonderful woodland walk and the cafe is fabulous! Thank you for sharing this special place with us."
Mr S (June 2021): "Excellent property for adults, had great views over the estuary and Castle from the back and the Welsh Highland steam railway ran just below the house. Also a good central area for sightseeing close to Anglesey, Snowdonia, Portmeirion etc."
K&S (June 2021): "We've had a great time, the house is lovely and comfortable with great views of the castle etc and we enjoyed seeing the steam train running past each day. We can recommend the lovely places we have visited this week, all within an hours drive of here; Llanddwyn island (Anglesey)- Stunning! Snowdon Mountain Railway (amazing views), Portmeirion, Bodnant Gardens (beautiful), the beach at Dinas Dinlle, Caernarfon Castle and Parc Glynllifon. Thanks to Dawn for helping us out when we needed her."
S&P (May 2021): "Great place. Well equiped. Great views. Thanks to D&T for their help"
K,E&E (Nov 2020): "Fantastic little place. Sympathetically renovated retaining structural appearance. Enjoyed reading the history of the property. Very comfortable & enjoyable weekend"
G&G (Nov 2020): "Lovely weekend celebrating 60th. Easy walking into town. Comfy and quirky property. We will be back!"
Ms G (Sept 2020): "Lovely comfortable house just a stones throw from Caernarfon Castle. Great base to explore area."
DC (Sept 2020): "The house was immaculate, located only 10 min from Caernarfon castle by foot. There is a big Tesco and fuel station nearby. The view from the large windows was breathtaking... We very much enjoyed our stay and we are looking forward to coming back soon!"
SS (Sept 2020): "Lovely views from the property. Is very well stocked with utensils etc... very comfortable, warm and clean. The housekeeper was very friendly. Road is busy but you cant hear it from the property. Steam train passes by and is lovely to watch the sun go down by the castle. Lots to do in the area, lovely walks from the property. Would recommend."
H.S.I&L (Aug 2020): "Have loved our stay in this beautiful property. Brilliantly located for beaches, lakes & Snowdonia. Will miss the terrace views!"
M,D,E&C (Aug 2020): "Had a great time. House was really comfortable and location is great. A warm welcome & great hospitality from the people of Caernarfon during these strange times."
D,M,G&C (Aug 2020): "Had a lovely time. A great location for touring Snowdonia, close proximity to town (although sadly lots of things closed due to Covid). Love the sound system."
Thomas & Friends (Nov 19) :Stunning property, incredible views! The host and the stay exceeded all our expectations! Thank you for an amazing stay! Your place is fantastic! We will definitely be coming back.
Mr S & friend. (Oct 2019: "Had a brilliant 4 days. Apartment Fantastic. Well equipped, will definitely stay here again, will tell family and friends how good it is. Many thanks."
Mr M. (Aug 2019): "This is a beautiful conversion and, while a few simple touches could make it great rather than just good, I was impressed with the speed that the owner dealt with a broken fridge- replaced the same day. Beautiful views from the window and balcony. Kitchen set up is good. We cooked quite a lot; but found that the Ainsworths Fish & Chips is very good!"
? Family (Aug 2019): "We had an absolutely wonderful time! Loved the house, stunning restoration and beautiful layout. The views are heavenly nd we travelled the area and mountains extensively. Thank you!
? Family (July 2019): "We love the house and it's minimal, open plan living. Great job transforming it into a lovely holiday home."
? Family (July 2019): "FAB place to stay, stunning views, close to a lovely town. So many places to visit, not enough time! Slate caverns a great day out. Conwy is beautiful, great castle. Sad to leave, will come back one day soon!"
Please note: A returnable £100 Good Housekeeping Deposit will be required before we can 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. 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 if you have moved them, 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: In most cases, bookings that are for less than 7 nights in the season (Easter to the end of October) are only bookable at short notice. Out of season (November to last week before Easter) is more flexible. The mini-break rules for each property is stated on the description. Weekend booking requests that do not start or end on a property's change-over day or cross over more than 1 week, are at the discretion of the property owner. Please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements.
ACCESS STATEMENT: Parking in a space in the petrol station next door for one car 50m. Access is through two barriers down 10 steps to the gate. Two steps into the property. Living room and wet room/wc on this level with wooden floors, 2 bedrooms (kings size and bunk), bathroom/wc and access to outdoor patio from lower ground floor down 13 steps. Galleried bedroom and chilling space up 12 open tread staircase. Stairgates not provided - Visitors are welcome to bring their own. No doors to low level cupboards in kitchens with utensils etc.
|Period||Week Price||3 night price|
|04 September 2021 to 17 September 2021||£ 617||£ 494|
|18 September 2021 to 24 September 2021||£ 527||£ 422|
|25 September 2021 to 15 October 2021||£ 482||£ 386|
|16 October 2021 to 29 October 2021||£ 582||£ 466|
|30 October 2021 to 10 December 2021||£ 422||£ 377|
|11 December 2021 to 17 December 2021||£ 582||£ 466|
|18 December 2021 to 31 December 2021||£ 712||£ 570|
|01 January 2022 to 07 January 2022||£ 1347||£ 1078|
|08 January 2022 to 11 February 2022||£ 639||£ 511|
|12 February 2022 to 25 February 2022||£ 663||£ 530|
|26 February 2022 to 25 March 2022||£ 639||£ 511|
|26 March 2022 to 01 April 2022||£ 853||£ 682|
|02 April 2022 to 22 April 2022||£ 1097||£ 878|
|23 April 2022 to 29 April 2022||£ 663||£ 530|
|30 April 2022 to 27 May 2022||£ 853||£ 682|
|28 May 2022 to 03 June 2022||£ 1347||£ 1078|
|04 June 2022 to 01 July 2022||£ 972||£ 778|
|02 July 2022 to 08 July 2022||£ 1087||£ 870|
|09 July 2022 to 15 July 2022||£ 1347||£ 1078|
|16 July 2022 to 22 July 2022||£ 1392||£ 1114|
|23 July 2022 to 19 August 2022||£ 1427||£ 1142|
|20 August 2022 to 26 August 2022||£ 1392||£ 1114|
|27 August 2022 to 02 September 2022||£ 1087||£ 870|
|03 September 2022 to 16 September 2022||£ 1097||£ 878|
|17 September 2022 to 23 September 2022||£ 747||£ 598|
|24 September 2022 to 14 October 2022||£ 639||£ 511|
|15 October 2022 to 04 November 2022||£ 853||£ 682|
|05 November 2022 to 09 December 2022||£ 639||£ 511|
|10 December 2022 to 16 December 2022||£ 853||£ 682|
|17 December 2022 to 30 December 2022||£ 1347||£ 1078|
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