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Plas Dorothea, Talysarn, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

83 reviews
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Overview
6 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
16 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
We are pleased to announce that Plas Dorothea has been awarded a 'Certificate of Excellence ' for 2018 by Trip Advisor for the second consecutive year. The property is located in the Nantlle Valley in Snowdonia between the villages of Talysarn and Nantlle, across the river and adjacent to the famous Dorothea Quarry with its 350 acres of land to explore in the foothills of Mount Snowdon and is only 3 miles from the beautiful coastline of West Wales and its unspoilt beaches some 7 miles south of the castellated town of Caernarfon. The property is a remote, detached, early Victorian mansion built in around 1860, with ample private parking at the front of the property for up to 6 vehicles, and is set in its own grounds which extend to some 5 acres and is pet friendly, with approximately 100 me...We are pleased to announce that Plas Dorothea has been awarded a 'Certificate of Excellence ' for 2018 by Trip Advisor for the second consecutive year. The property is located in the Nantlle Valley in Snowdonia between the villages of Talysarn and Nantlle, across the river and adjacent to the famous Dorothea Quarry with its 350 acres of land to explore in the foothills of Mount Snowdon and is only 3 miles from the beautiful coastline of West Wales and its unspoilt beaches some 7 miles south of the castellated town of Caernarfon. The property is a remote, detached, early Victorian mansion built in around 1860, with ample private parking at the front of the property for up to 6 vehicles, and is set in its own grounds which extend to some 5 acres and is pet friendly, with approximately 100 metres river frontage. There is a large walled Victorian garden which is laid to lawn and a smaller garden at the side of the house which is suitable for children of all ages and has a large trampoline. On the ground floor access from the the front door opens into a hallway with a large comfortable lounge, with an open fire and a dining area seating 8 guests. On the opposite side of the hallway is bedroom 6, which has a period cast iron open fire and bay window and has 1 double and 1 single bed. There is a wood paneled breakfast room seating up to 14 people which also has period cast iron fireplace, also books and games for all the family, including table football, air hockey and pool. There is wood paneled, pub styled bar, with an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove, a casino gaming table & darts board. Access from the bar leads to doors to staircase leading to the wine cellar (no access to guests), door to the boot room which has outdoor games stored in it, including footballs, badminton, boules, basket ball and cricket. There is a door to the kitchen and access to large lawn and gardens. There are two staircases (one originally for the servants from the kitchen) and the main staircase leading to the first floor. The first floor consists of a further 5 bedrooms, 3 of which are en-suite and also the main bathroom with walk in shower and double wash hand basin a. There is a further door on the landing which leads to the servants quarters on the second floor which is currently closed to visitors. It is also a fantastic house for parties with optional disco lights in the bar.More
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About the Owner
linda and glynn l
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2014
Interaction with guests
Our house manager will be at the property to greet you on your day of arrival to hand over the house keys and show you around the property, explain how things work and answer any questions that you may have. Any issues that you may have regarding the property should be communicated asap. We expect that the property is to be left as you found it in a clean and tidy condition. Our staff are responsible for cleaning the property but not for the removal of our guests left over food, washing up dirty crockery and for the sorting and removal of recycling and waste from inside of the house. Waste & recycling facilities are provided. A charge of £15 per hour will be charged for any excessive cleaning which will be deducted from your damage deposit.
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Reviewed 23 August 2019

Not quite sure how to start this review. I think most people would agree that if they booked a holiday with sea view and swimming pool and arrived at their destination and found they had neither, they would not only feel disappointed but would expect...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Reviewed 22 August 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2019
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Reviewed 12 August 2019

After paying a lot of money for a week's stay at this house I was so disaponted dirty dishes in the dish washer oven full of grease house wasn't clean and the smell in the bar area was not nice the bar was run down...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: July 2019
Reviewed 7 August 2019

SO SO SO DISAPPOINTED! We read all the reviews, including the bad ones and decided that although there were a couple of bad reviews it still had a certificate of excellence so it must be good and those bad reviews must have been very picky...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Trampoline
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Game Room
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Housekeeping Optional
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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Is this holiday rental large?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
The area is ideal for exploring the beautful coastal area and the Snowdonia National Park. Many of our guests enjoy a visit to the nearby zip wire and trampoline attractions located in the old slate workings in Snowdonia.
Getting around
To fully explore the coastal area of the Llynn Peninsular and Snowdonia I would recommend that you have access to your own transport although the local bus service is quite extensive.
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