Self Catering in Gwynedd - Caernarfon

Areas: North Wales

Porth yr Aur Bach
LL55 1RN

Porth yr Aur Bach, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
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Sykes Cottages

Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   Phone booking on 01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £264.00 - 868.00

This charming property is a light and airy building, decorated in a contemporary style and is ideal for up to six people, sharing three bedrooms set around an open-plan living area.

Set at the beginning of Caernarfon's old High Street, this traditional, mid-terraced town house stands only a few yards from the promenade from which you can enjoy beautiful sunsets over the Menai Straits. Spacious and airy, the building incorporates contemporary design features and an open-plan living area with comfort and traditional townhouse elegance. Just a short walk from the major attractions of the town, including the 13th Century castle and promenade, the house is ideally placed for those who like to enjoy a few drinks in the evening without having to worry about the car.


Not As Advertised
This place was misrepresented whether by Sykes or the owner, it is unlikely we will ever use this service again. My wife and I have stayed in many different accommodations in the UK (more than 50). Our experience has guided us about what to expect. This property did not deliver. There were issues from the beginning. When we arrived the owner met us with the key. Although we had paid for the entire property, we were informed that only 2 of the 3 bedrooms had been made up as he had decided for us that we didn't need them all. The picture shows a beautiful stone archway yet in reality it was under repair and covered in scaffolding. The noise of construction began directly outside the door at 6 AM each morning with trucks and workers and continued all day. Since the windows had no double glazing, the noise woke us early each morning . We offer a list of other problems we encountered so future renters can be aware. - bedding - thick duvets suitable for cold winter weather was the ONLY option although it was summer, mattresses were laid on wood slats with no box springs -windows - majority were painted shut - no ventilation on the entire 1st and 2nd floors -kitchen - most dinner plates were chipped - no cereal/soup bowls - no mixing or serving bowls - rusty cutlery and not enough for 6 tenants - no serving utensils or sharp knives - filthy kitchen table - clothes washing - has washer but no outdoor space for drying - bathroom - old worn out towels - shower - too small for a large man - water scalded without warning due to broken mechanism- DANGEROUS! - stairs - no railing at the top so a person had to tread carefully leaving the bedroom and bathroom so as not to fall down the flight- MOST DANGEROUS OF ALL! - no hair dryer provided In an attempt to save money, this owner has short changed his guests. This the worst place we have ever stayed.

A lovely, clean, well stocked residence. On the door step of Caernarfon Castle and the Menai Strait. Lots to do and see. Close enough to pubs and restaurants to walk within 5 minutes but not too noisy to keep you awake. The whole family loved it!
Mrs Dixon

Great place to stay
This is a great place to stay. Central to Caernarfon and all of its amenities. Parking is in a public car park a few minutes away, but this was not a problem for us at all. The accommodation is extremely well equipped. There were even wine and profiteroles in the fridge when we arrived. Beautifully clean. The wifi and Sky TV were a great bonus when travelling with a teenager. We booked for a week but we're unable to arrive until Sunday. The owner was very accommodating over key collection. The property would not be suitable for those with mobility problems or with toddlers due to the stairs. Great for a friends get away or a family with older children.

A very good location and the property was in an excellent condition throughout with a parking bay included, couldn't fault it!
Mr Bene

The property was one of the best equipped and cleanest we have stayed in, and we have stayed in a lot. The location was perfect for all attractions and the views of the sea were a bonus. The owners were friendly, pleasant and relaxed.
Mr Jones

Services / Facilities:

Full gas central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, colour TV with Freeview, DVD. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Please bring own beach towels. Travel cot and highchair. FOC parking for 2 cars in pub/public car park 2 mins walk from property - parking next to property for loading/unloading only. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops, pubs, restaurants and famous 13th Century castle 2 mins walk. Promenade 20 yards.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 1
Twin Beds: 2

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Caernarfon Town Walls - 0.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Caernarfon Castle - 0.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Segontium Roman Fort - 1 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Crug Farm Walled Garden - 2.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones - 2.7 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Castell Bryn Gwyn - 2.8 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Caer Leb - 3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Bodowyr Burial Chamber - 3.5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Llys Rhosyr - 3.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Plas Newydd - 4.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Nearest Alternative Cottages

Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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