Pontllyfni, Gwynedd
+44 (0)1286 830942

Step from the garden onto beautiful Welsh sands, gaze out to sea through a large window in the sitting room, enjoy perfect sunsets


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

One of three wooden 1920s PVC-covered bungalows that is pure 70s inside, along with original wide oak floorboards and a colourful shag pile rug. Dotted about is some really good, mainly Welsh, modern art. A picture window in the sitting room looks out to the garden, where the sea laps against the wall at high tide.

In winter hunker down: read a book or watch the prolific bird life. Let the waves lull you to sleep in tiny, hobbit-like bedrooms with great charm – the single has original 70s hardback books, the double looks out at the view; in the morning, sit in bed with a cup of tea and feel happy. This is a much-loved family holiday home.

Apart from the beach and the sea in front of you there are fine castles, Snowdonia National Park for a hard climb or a pretty train ride, and much activity for those who like zip wiring or cavern trampolining at nearby Bounce Below.

Carmel - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Being so close to the sea and the beach
  • Sitting in the garden watching the sun set
  • Exploring Snowdonia National Park
Carmel - Gallery

You should know

  • It's fairly compact inside
  • Only one car parking space - other parking nearby


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Towels for drying after splashing in the sea.

Safe sandy beach in front of the house. Coastal path to run along.


Nightly price
from £36
Weekly price
from £250
1 Cottage for 5
From £363 bedrooms


Beautiful place home away from home, has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. stunning views plus many places to visit close by. We love it that much were looking forward to our 5th year visit soon.

Annette, Oxfordshire

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The neighbourhood

You're bang on the stunning pebble and sand beach for lazy days with picnics or blowy winter walks. Within an hour's drive are Caernarfon, Harlech, Beaumaris and Conwy for history and castles. Walking and climbing in the National Park are sublime and there are some easier routes - you don't have to march all the way to the top. It's also a paradise for mountain bikers.

Local points of interest from Eluned Rowlands

  • The medieval castles of Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Conwy, Cricieth and Harlech are just a few miles away.
  • You can climb Snowdon from Llanberis (20 mins. away by car), or take the train to the summit.
  • The Italianate village of Portmeirion (with its excellent restaurants) is about 30 minutes away.
  • You can explore the Llyn Peninsula, Snowdonia, the Isle of Anglesey and the North Wales coast at leisure.
  • A list of excellent local restaurants or gastropubs is available on request.
  • There are National Trust properties in the vicinity, and interesting museums (eg, slate museum at Llanberis, and slate caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog).


Eluned Rowlands

Eluned lives nearby and is happy to share the family holiday homes. She's a font of local knowledge, speaks Welsh and is happy to help you drill deeper into the history and culture of this stunning area. Her Dad bought Carmel, the bungalow, in 1945 for £45!