Joys of Life Country Park & Accommodation Grading : N/A
Children Allowed : welcome
Pets Allowed : enquire
Smoking Policy : NOT permitted inside residence
Alcohol License : sorry, no sales
Parking Available : present
Wheelchair Access : present
Joys of Life Country Park & Accommodation Bethesda - The Joys of Life Country Park - Snowdonia - North Wales
The Joys of Life Country Park is a popular, a pleasantly secluded, centre for holidays, B & B, family gatherings, reunions and courses. This stunning holiday and meetings centre combines formal gardens with natural woodland paths and a small lake. The indoor accomodation and the nearby small secluded caravan park have all been totally refurbished over the last 5 years. All bedrooms are now ensuite and there is a range of accommodation styles to choose from, ranging from family rooms to twin or single-occupancy, and independently rated from 3-star to 5-stars by the North Wales Tourist Board.
This Country Park is located in the famous Snowdonia National Park area of North Wales and has magnificent scenery (mountain views) all around. The "Joys of Life" is in the Ogwen Valley, close to Bethesda, 15 minutes drive from Bangor and at the wooded foot of the Nant Ffancon pass.
The Country Park is a centre for holidays and a venue for day or residential meetings and courses. Facilities include bed and breakfast accommodation self-catering guest rooms, caravan and camping accomodation, guest lounge, large dining room, training room etc.
There is also a newly refurbished self-catering cottage with wheelchair access suitable for either an able-bodied family or 1-2 mobility-impaired residents plus their carer(s).
The main house has lovely views and is most comfortably appointed. It nestles amongst old farm buildings with cottage gardens, meadowlands and woods. Additional new en suite bedrooms, family rooms and self-catering facilities have been added in adjacent fully renovated old farm buildings recently.
The ten acres of grounds have delighted visitors over many years. A nature trail walk and bird-watching hide surround the lake which has resident waterfowl. The surrounding woodland abounds with birdlife and wild creatures. The Park is an absolute haven for nature lovers, photographers or those who just enjoy a quiet holiday.
The Joys of Life is centrally situated in N. Wales - ideal for anyone touring Snowdonia, the North Wales coast or the island of Anglesey. Historic castles, gardens, hill walks, mountains and beaches plus many other major tourist attractions are within easy reach.
The Joys of Life is a 10 acre Country Park and Wild Life Nature Reserve, with its own small, lovely lake (200 metres from the house, unfenced and fairly deep, therefore young children need to be supervised and are the resposibility of their parents). The Park is situated at the foot of the Nant Francon Pass that runs through the picturesque Snowdonia National Park.
Joys of Life is an ideal location for mountaineering, walking, cycling, fishing, bird watching, photography and painting. It is also within a few miles of the North Wales coastline where several sandy beached and water sports are available as well as a number of Medieval Castles. Several National Trust Properties are close by.
Bed & Breakfast Rooms (3-star *** to 4-star **** options)
Family, Double and Twin-bedded rooms are available, with or without breakfast.
Colour TV in all rooms
Tea and coffee making facilities
Free car Parking
A non-smoking establishment
Large family gatherings, Interest Groups & Courses
"Bryn Llys" is an integrated 4-star **** suite of meeting facilities and cottage-style fully modernised bedrooms (Cost & Booking). The building is a modern conversion of an old stone farm building which is over 100 years old. Ground floor kitchen, dining room. Spacious lounge and a small group lecture room situated on the first floor. There are 3 twin-bedded rooms, plus 2 family rooms each with a double bed plus twin beds in an upper gallery area. Note: This is a non-smoking establishment and we are unable to accomodate children between 1-5 years due to the proximity of water features.
Caravan Club of Great Britain Approved Camping Site - There is a Caravan Club Certified site for 5 touring vans in the park, 200 yards from the house. Mixed grass and hard standings. There is a water point, waste disposal sluice, toilet and electric hook-ups. (Cost & Booking)
"Hafan" Self-Catering Holiday Cottage
Newly refurbished 5-star ***** self-catering cottage with wheelchair access suitable for either an able-bodied family or 1-2 mobility-impaired residents plus their carer(s). Ground-floor accommodation consists of: kitchen/dining room, lounge, double bedroom. An en-suite wet room has a shower and toilet configured for wheelchair use. There is a twin-bedded en-suite bedroom on the first floor. An adjacent parking area gives convenient access to the cottage via a 1 in 12 ramp. The rooms on the ground floor are on one level and electrical switches can be readily accessed from a wheel chair. No smoking or small children are allowed for safety reasons.
Bed and Breakfast ***
?25.00 to ?35.00 per head, depending on room type and number in party. Plus breakfast (if required): ?4-?5.
Caravan Site (Caravan Club Registered Site) - Our caravan site has spaces for 5 touring vans with electricity hook-up points. Cost per van/night:
LOW SEASON (January, February, November, December) ?10
HIGH SEASON (March-October) ?12. Awnings ?1 extra.
NOTE: To camp here you must first join the UK Caravan Club
Camping - Tents
There is a site for tents with spectacular views. Toilets and water are available, but not showers or electricity.
Holiday Cottage "Bryn Llys" (Sleeps 10-14) ****
5 Ensuite Double bedrooms: 3 twin-bedded and 2 rooms with a double bed plus 2 singles.
Own private garden. Central heating all year round.
Friday to Friday lets, or shorter stays out of season.
Low season: ?950 - ?1200 pw.
High season: ?1400 pw. ?275 per night (min 5 nights)
Off-season breaks ?200 - ?250 per night (min 2 nights)
Christmas, New Year: ?1750 per week (already taken Dec.21st 2007 to Jan.4th 2008)
Sorry but No pets and No smoking.
Self-catering Holiday Cottage "Hafan" (Sleeps 4) *****
Saturday to Saturday lets, or shorter stays out of season.
Low season: ?450.00 pw.
High season: ?600 pw.
Wheelchair access, facilities for mobility-impaired guests.
Off-season breaks ?80 - ?100 (min 2 nights).
Sorry but No pets and No smoking.
Joys of Life Country Park & Accommodation - Bethesda - Conwy Borough
Contact: Wendy and Ieuan Jones Tel: +44 (0)1248 602122 - Website: > (Click Here)