I have our nights in south Wales booked, but would love some recommendations for an inn or manor house from which to tour the north. We were thinking 2 nights in the Aberystwyth area and 2 nights in Anglesey, but would be open to spend all four nights in one place if it makes more sense. We will have a car for doing day trips. Thanks in advance!
The National Trust UK has some cottages in Wales. Check their site under Holiday Accommodations.
Aberystwyth is more mid Wales than North Wales. For North Wales you would better looking in Snowdonia or along the coast/llyn Peninsula.
In July, 2016, we stayed at the Victoria House B&B in Caernarfon. It is right against the wall of the walled town. We could walk out our deck door and up onto the wall the town. Caernarfon is pretty centrally located for exploring North Wales. But I probably really chose it because of the great castle! The following describe our visit to North Wales.
You don't say where you are in the market > top, middle or cheapo. If top end - consider >https://www.portmeirion-village.com/stay/castell-deudraeth/
Cheapo - consider the Travelodge in Porthmadog. Look at it on Streetview!
This site may be of help - but I would try and book direct with the hotel /B&B to see if you can get a lower price. http://www.little-places.co.uk/home
Also check out this one - but be sure to locate any premises on Google Maps/Earth and check out the access/parking via Streetview.https://www.farmstay.co.uk/PlacesToVisit/Wales
I decided that it made more sense to spend 4 nights in one base in the north, but could not get four nights in any of the places I wanted to stay. Ended up booking 2 nights in Caernarfon and 2 nights in Conwy.
We stayed in Mid Wales at the Old Vicarage Dolfor in Newtown.
It is beautiful inside and out and very peaceful. We had fabulous breakfasts and also a dinner while we were there. Tim is a fantastic chef so if you decide to stay I recommend dinner. We took a train from Bath to Cardiff and visited the St. Fagan's National Museum which is incredible. It is an open-air museum that depicts Welsh history and there are several structures from all over Wales that have been rebuilt at the museum. Wish we could have spent more time here: https://museum.wales/stfagans/
We did a day trip to Aberystwyth and it was not far from the B&B. Its pretty central in Wales. The people in Wales were very warm and lovely. We were there last summer and I want to go back, so lovely. Enjoy!!
WOW michaeltipton> I'm going to be in N. Wales in a month. Your blog sites are absolutely what I needed for planning. You save me days of research. Thanks.