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Red Welly

Caernarfon - Gwynedd

Ten acre former farm with three individual self-catering cottage conversions on the Welsh Coast, sleeping up to fourteen

  • Sleeps: 14
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
£2000-3300 per week

How to book...

Red Welly is owned and managed by Julie Falkingham.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Julie Falkingham.

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • Ultra-low carbon getaway featured in The Guardian.
  • A magical retreat for families, colleagues and friends alike, packed with tiny details like fire pits, picnic areas and streams.
  • Cook outdoors every night, using the barbecue or pizza oven.
  • Start each day in style with a dip in the sea.
  • Why not take a bottle of wine/beer down to the beach and enjoy a camp fire in the evening whilst watching the sun set? Just make sure you always take your rubbish back up to the house.
  • All three cottages are booked as one unit sleeping 10-14 people.

  You should know...

  • Each of the cottages has just one bathroom.
  • The gypsy shepherds hut/workman's wagon reading room goes live in Summer 2020.

  The Detail...

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Welsh Coast, Red-Welly is a collection of three former agricultural buildings, available to as a package, on a self-catering basis. Lovingly renovated in 2009, Red-Welly offers ten acres of stunning greenery, the dream spot for anyone looking to spend a restorative time in a gorgeous space.

The Cottage is the former farmhouse, now an airy and stylish two bedroom property accommodating up to six guests between two bedrooms, one a versatile super king size/twin single set up, and the other either a king size and two twin singles or four single beds. Like all of the properties, it benefits from underfloor heating and is powered with completely carbon neutral ground source heat pump energy.

The Barn is a former pigsty, now sleeping two adults and two children in a bedroom with a single king size bed and two fold-down singles. It is tastefully decorated in a contemporary style, arranged around a central four person dining table. There is also a TV and DVD player situated here with a collection of DVDs. The sofas, which seat six also face the large glazed wall which provides an uninterrupted view across the field to the sea, the glazed floor-to-ceiling door slides open making guests feel as though they are outside.

The Dairy started life as a milking shed, and now sleeps four guests in two private bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and one with a queen-size. It is a modern space, benefitting from a single family bathroom, like the other two cottages, a very large kitchen with a huge table seating 14. There are two ovens and hobs, three fridges and everything 14 guests would need to eat together. The end wall is made up of floor-to-ceiling bi-folding doors which open out completely onto a small terrace and allow uninterrupted views across the field to the sea. In the summer months the sun sets directly in-front of the kitchen windows.

While each of the cottages is a delight, the real appeal of the Red-Welly compound is the sprawling wilderness of the estate itself. The site of an ongoing re-wilding project from 2009, Red-Welly is a haven of flora, fauna, and untrammelled nature left to find its own balance. As well as ponds, lakes, shrubs and meadows, this ten acre patch of paradise enjoys its very own private beach. An original shepherds hut-cum-workman's wagon, replete with original bunks, table, bench, storage cupboards and tiny wood burner, is the perfect spot to steal a few hours of quiet reading or reflecting time. The Mill has an outdoor kitchen this is just across from The Dairy and also has a large table and benches under festoon lighting, with a wood fired pizza oven and a fire pit bbq offering an ideal spot to enjoy some al fresco grilling with the entire group.

Red-Welly is a paradise for outdoors enthusiasts, but the amenities of Clynnog Fawr are just a ten minute stroll away. Alternatively, head to Ty Coch for easy access to Snowdonia National Park or Anglesey. For everything from sailing to Iron Age forts, coasteering to brilliant pubs, this is a great place to explore on a mini-break or extended stay. Sospan & the Old Butchers is a local Michelin starred restaurant- so be sure to book well in advance for a real treat. Alternatively Marram Grass in Newborough has brilliant food, served in a garden shed! If you make the trip to Beaumaris, The Bulls Head Inn serves great food and local bitter.


  Features...

Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire
  • Off road free parking

The farm buildings are set within 10 acres of rewilding, with beach, ponds, stream, picnic areas and campfires, a haven for wildlife and a place of peace and tranquillity to relax and recharge and for children to run wild. Outdoor kitchen with pizza oven and barbeque area. Direct access to a private pebble beach that at low tide reveals a large sandbank which is perfect for paddling or foraging amongst the rocks and at high tide is perfect for swimming. Ten acres of rewilded coastal farm to explore. Firepits, picnic areas and kids camping field. Nature ponds, stream and lake.


  Nearby...

  • Art classes
  • Beach (lake)
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kite surfing
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
  • Theme park
  • Water Park
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga

We are on the Wales Coastal path and cycle route, the pilgrims route to Bardsey goes through the village. Snowdon is within easy reach as are all of the beaches on the Llyn peninsular and Anglesey.


  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Manchester Airport - 2hrs / Liverpool airport - 2hrs

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 3 nights low season & 7 nights high season
low season - 3 nights - £1300 7 nights - £2000
mid season - 3 nights - £1700 7 nights - £2500
high season 7 nights - £3300

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Red Welly is owned and managed by Julie Falkingham.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Julie Falkingham.

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