By-The-Way, Fort Belan, beach front location, pets welcome. Ideal large group accommodation when booked with the other properties at the fort. Fort Belan is a stunning 18th century fort on the coast of Caernarfon bay. Tucked away in a cobble-stoned corner of the courtyard, this, the smallest cottage in the fort, is an ideal retreat.
The fortress by the sea comprises six cottages in a Historic Fort. Stylish and comfortable accommodation for up to 45 people, an excellent place for families and groups. Open all year around. Registered for weddings and civil ceremonies
The door to By-The-Way opens directly into a comfortable and characterful bed-sitting room with an upright piano in one corner. Though centrally heated, a flame-effect fire adds an extra touch of cosiness for winter days.
Kitchen has cooker, kettle, microwave and fridge freezer
A flight of open plan stairs leads to a space suitable only for a child or small person to sleep. Downstairs there are twin beds; these are next to a small bathroom which has the usual facilities and a shower over the bath.
At the opposite end of the cottage a short passageway leads to an attractive dining-kitchen with a window seat beneath an arched window. Though the view is of the courtyard, the eye is led to the focal point of the North Tower at the far end of the oval lawn.
The Blue Flag Awarded beach is close by at Dinas Dinlle
Linen Supplement – @ £5.00 per person Please note that towels and tea towels are not provided.
Dogs (each) – £14.00 per weekend, £22.00 per Week (maximum 2 dogs)
Electricity is payable by coin meter.
Short breaks during school holidays available from 3 weeks before arrival date
An ideal place for those who want to get away from it all. A romantic setting on a spit of land jutting out into the Menai Straits, remote is the word. The accommodation was comfortable, well-equipped and spacious. I had a good view down the length of the fort. The views all round from the battlements is superb. To the North, Anglesey, to the South, Snowdonia. The cannons reminding one of the purpose of the fort, to protect the Straits from attack.
In the warm light of the sunset the place took on a magical air. The narrow channel between the mainland and Anglesey is a constantly changing vista, especially with wind over tide creating monstrous swells.
It is an ideal base for visiting Anglesey, all points west down to the charming seaside village of Aberdaron, Caernarfon with its castle and of course Snowdon and the mountain train at Llanberis. Just down the road (a bit bumpy) is Dinas Dinlle, nice beach, fish and chips, a little shop and an Indian restaurant (not tried by me), great views.
All in all a great place to stay, I heartily recommend it to anyone who wants a peaceful stay in beautiful surroundings.