We strongly recommend that you print out these directions and bring them with you.
Take the A55 west, leaving at the Caernarfon exit and heading into the town centre. From
the centre, follow signs for the A487 to Porthmadog. After about 7 miles, turn left at the roundabout signposted to Rhyd
Ddu, Penygroes and Llanllyfni (B4418), then turn immediately right towards Llanllyfni. Just before entering the village, take
a left turn signposted Tan Yr Allt (the road is called "Lôn Ddŵr"). After about
half a mile, just after passing a cottage on the right called "Isfryn", take a right turn into "Lôn
Tyddyn Agnes": you should be able to see our smart new street name plate at the turn. (If you get to Tan Yr
Allt village you have gone too far.) The farm gate for Cae Mawr is about a third of a mile up the lane. Look out
for the post box on the left.
From the Midlands and South:
The fastest route is probably to go north on the M6 and then
follow the directions above from Caernarfon. The main alternatives involve taking the M54 and A5 towards Shrewsbury and Corwen.
You then have the choice of continuing via Betws-y-Coed to Caernarfon, or taking a southerly route via the A494 and A4212
to Porthmadog. (This is a particularly lovely route in good weather.) From Porthmadog take the A487 to the Penygroes/Llanllyfni
roundabout and follow the directions above.
The local bus service is quite good and we can pick you up from the village
if you arrive by public transport. The nearest main-line railway station is in Bangor, which is 40 minutes away by taxi.
Ample parking is available next to the house.
Position: (N) 53.0404° (W) -4.2585°
Important: If you have
Sat Nav and use the post code to find us, some equipment will direct you to the very top of the lane just below Cwm Silyn,
or else will take you into Tan Yr Allt village. Google Maps and the AA/RAC route planning websites are equally unreliable.
The suggested track up from Tan Yr Allt eventually leads to a quarry and is unsuitable for cars.
We have added
the name of our lane to our address, and a new street name plate has now been installed at the junction with Lôn
Ddŵr to help visitors. Hopefully, the SatNav and route planning databases will be updated soon!