Ty Garth, Porthmadog Snowdonia: Trying Out Airbnb

For Ben's birthday I arranged a getaway with our friends to a cottage in Snowdonia, North Wales. The idea was that we could have some time at the coast but also we would be in the perfect location for either walking or mountain biking for Ben and his friends. We visit North Wales fairly often for these reasons but also camping in the summer, it's not too far from us and we can be in the area in just over an hour and a half. Even though it's so close it is still nice to stay over once in a while.

 

I've looked on Airbnb quite a few times but never booked anything, not sure why really but this time I found what looked like a perfect house for us to stay in. We are quite a large group of 8 adults and the babies so to find somewhere that didn't resemble a bunk barn and that was in such a beautiful spot meant it got booked pretty sharpish! 

The house looked out over the Porthmadog estuary and the rugged mountains of Snowdonia, the view was out of this world. You could see the view from most rooms as the house was built of a lot of glass. We will be visiting again purely for this reason! I could have sat in one of the lounges and stared out all day, but obviously we got out and about to the beach and caves to make the most of our short trip! 

It was really easy to book through Airbnb, I'll be doing it again without hesitating. This post isn't sponsored in any way but I though I would share our experience with you in case you had contemplated it at all. 

We try to get away as often as we can, away from the daily grinds of housework, work, chores and well routine I guess so I'll be scouring the site I'm sure trying to get some more trips booked in for the rest of the year. 

 

 

 

 

 
Hayley xx

17 comments

  1. You really did pick some lovely weather for your vvisit to snowdonia #TriedTested

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    1. So lucky! The weekend after the Esther was horrible! X

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  2. Oh wow! Those views are stunning!
    It sounds like a great trip x
    #TriedTested

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    1. It was the most beautiful house I've ever stayed in! Very lucky x

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  3. We've used Air BnB several times and have always had a great experience - plus you save money! #TriedTested

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    1. I'm looking at booking another for in a few months but I need to think of a location which is tricky bit!

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  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! North Wales is somewhere where we have overnighted often (on our way to Ireland) but never really explored in depth, something that we would love to amend sometime soon. And I'm not yet convinced by AirBNB, probably because we do home exchanges (which is basically AirBNB but free of charge). #FearlessFamTrav

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    1. I've never even thought of home exchanges, how do you go about doing that??? X

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  5. What stunning photos! We've yet to book an Airbnb but I'm increasingly tempted - everyone seems to have a really good experience.
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

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    1. I will be doing it again for sure, it's ideal with kiddies too xx

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  6. What a truly beautiful place, and gorgeous photos! We have never used Airbnb, but I am tempted! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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    1. I'm already looking t where we can go next ;) x

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  7. Stunning views, we stayed in an AirBnB in Munich last summer and were very impressed. #FearlessFamTrav

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    1. That's my next challenege, trying it abroad! X

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  8. That is amazing. I was never too keen on air bnb. Don't know why but after reading this I might consider it. With two kids you sometimes need more than a hotel room.

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  9. I love Airbnb, I can spend hours browsing their site. We had our first trip with them last year, also to Wales and loved it. Looks like you had a fantastic break, love the photos #TriedTested

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  10. I very never used them but lots of friends that travel with their family find it a bit cheaper and nicer than hotels - and you get to see some gorgeous houses too! #triedtested

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