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Top 5 Family Retreats For Half Term

Published on 25 Sep 2015 by Gwion Llwyd

Half term is fast approaching and if you want to get away but haven’t booked anything yet, a visit to Snowdonia might be the answer….

There is so much on offer here for children, it’s hard to know where to start. There are numerous adventure activities like white water rafting, climbing and canyoning to take part in, places like Zip World, Surf Snowdonia and Bear Grylls to visit and of course good old walks in the mountains, on the beach and in the rivers; the area is simply filled to the brim with exciting things to do whatever the weather and even better, without a tablet or mobile phone in sight!

Whether you just want a small family getaway or join in with a group of friends or extended family for a more raucous affair, Dioni have something to offer. Here are our top 5 family retreats for half term:


Hot tub, sauna and spa facilities on site


A traditional stone barn has been converted into a two bedroom holiday cottage on the Llyn Peninsula on a working farm near Pwllheli, North Wales. There are 5 holiday cottages on the farm altogether. All very professionally run and spotlessly clean. Guests have the added luxury of a small on site spa cabin with hot tub, sauna and treatment room.


5 Star Self Catering in Abersoch | Beudy-Soch


Beudy-Soch, 5 Star Self Catering in Abersoch, is a single story barn conversion on a farm just on the outskirts of the ever-popular seaside village of Abersoch. Graded at the highest 5* rating by the welsh tourist board you can be confident that all the facilities you might need are included. Fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher etc. But more importantly it’s a lovely cottage in a fantastic location.


Large 5 Bedroom Holiday Cottage Near Snowdon | Ty-Coch


This large five bedroom holiday cottage near Snowdon is the perfect base for larger families wanting to explore the rugged landscape of North Wales. The large kitchen diner is the natural heart of the house. A long square table can easily see up to ten guests. A modern cooking range will help you prepare those wholesome family meals and large picture windows give a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains. The adjacent utility room houses the fridge and freezer as well as a washing machine and tumble dryer.


Self Catering in Llanbedr, log fire and large garden with BBQ | Tan-Y-Wenallt


Tan-Y-Wenallt is a ‘ty unnos’ or ‘one night house’. An ancient and well known tradition here in Wales. During the 18th century, a time of rapidly expanding population and poverty, it was generally agreed that a property could be built by squatters on common land so long as it was built within 24hrs, one day and one night. The test being that smoke had to emerge from the chimney before sunrise the following morning. The occupier was then allowed to claim a portion of the surrounding land. The boundary being set by the distance he could throw an axe from the new house.


Stone Holiday Cottage with Large Garden | Cae-Meddyg


Cae Meddyg is a traditional stone farmhouse located high above the seaside village of Llanbedr in Snowdonia North Wales. Surrounded by a mature garden plus a further 20 acres of land the cottages offers the perfect retreat for families looking to get away from it all. An impressive log burner warms a huge lounge with lofted ceilings. The deep luster of the oak flooring compliments the exposed and original timber frame of the farmhouse beautifully. Comfortable leather sofas and tasteful ornaments finish off the room nicely.


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