Self Catering Accommodation in Gwynedd, Wales

Bordered by the Irish Sea, with its beautiful coastline and the Snowdonia National Park at its heartland Gwynedd has much to offer guests staying in one of its many holiday homes. Gwynedd has some of the most amazing landscapes in the UK. History and tradition fills the county, with medieval fortresses such as Caernarfon or Harlech Castle, or the wonderful architectural village of Port Merion all waiting to be explored. The picturesque Llŷn Peninsula also makes up part of the county of Gwynedd where the remoteness from urban life has given the peninsula a culture-rich image, making Llŷn a popular destination for holidays. Gwynedd features some impressive mountains, and the Snowdon Mountain Railway can take you right to the summit of the highest mountain in Wales for some breath-taking views of the county and beyond.

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Plas Gwynfryn, Harlech, Gwynedd

Plas Gwynfryn, Harlech

Nestling in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, Plas Gwynfryn is a large, luxury holiday home on the Welsh Coast near Harlech in Gwynedd, North Wales. This grand and pet friendly Edwardian house sleeps 18 in 8 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms and stands in an 8-acre estate.

Tan Llan, Dollgellau, Gwynedd

Tan Llan, Dollgellau

Tan Llan is a large Grade II listed 18th-century country house nestling in 15-acres of grounds in a sleepy Snowdonia village near Dolgellau. This luxury holiday cottage is very well-equipped for big groups of friends of families and sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms in a beautiful rural location.

Pensarn Hall, Aberdovey, Gwynedd

Pensarn Hall, Aberdovey

An impressive Victorian country house and gardens in the Snowdonia village of Llanbedr. This pet friendly holiday house in rural surroundings sleeps 15 in 7 bedrooms and stands within easy reach of the beach.

Plas Newydd, Abersoch, Gwynedd

Plas Newydd, Abersoch

Plas Newydd, is one of The Daily Mirror's 'Top 10 Holiday Cottages With Pools'. It is a large detached and dog friendly farmhouse with an outdoor heated pool in rural surroundings near Aberdaron and Snowdonia on the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales. It comfortably sleeps 13 in 7 bedrooms.

Ysgubor, Wales, Dinas Mawddwy, Gwynedd

Ysgubor, Wales, Dinas Mawddwy

This idyllic, large 17th century Welsh Farmhouse with hot tub, offers self-catering holidays for large families or groups of friends, blending an olde worlde ambience with up to date facilities. Ysugubor is a pet friendly property in a rural location with rural views – a genuine walkers' paradise....

Glan y Gors, Llanberis, Gwynedd

Glan y Gors, Llanberis

Glan Y Gors is a stone-built cottage sleeping 6 in North Wales, 5-miles outside Llanberis. This wheelchair accessible and pet friendly holiday cottage is situated in an elevated rural location opposite Mount Snowdon in the scattered village of Dinorwic.

Ddol Helyg Barn, Llanberis, Gwynedd

Ddol Helyg Barn, Llanberis

Ddol Helyg Barn is a large rural barn conversion near Caernarfon, Gwynedd on the North Wales Coast in the Snowdonia National Park. Sleeping 14 in 5 bedrooms this under-floor heated, pet friendly holiday cottage is perfect for seaside and mountain holidays suiting large families or friends.

Ddol Helyg Farmhouse, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Ddol Helyg Farmhouse, Caernarfon

Ddol Helyg Farmhouse is a large and spacious North Wales holiday cottage. It is situated in the grounds of the owner's 30-acre livery yard, on the edge of the village of Llanrug, just 2 miles from the Snowdonian town of Llanberis in Gwynedd.

Halford Hill, Llanberis, Gwynedd

Halford Hill, Llanberis

Located in Llanberis in the heart of Snowdonia, Halford Hill is a large Welsh holiday cottage with a sauna. Sleeping 16, Halford welcomes large families (and their pets) or groups of friends for self-catering holidays exploring, walking or cycling in the National Park.

Owl & Buzzard Cottage, Dolgellau, Gwynedd

Owl & Buzzard Cottage, Dolgellau

Tal y Waen Cottages. 2 spacious, comfortable stone built barn conversions in Gwynedd with stunning views. 2 miles from Dolgellau, set in lower slopes of Cader Idris, close to the beautiful Mawddach Estuary. Well equipped, each has 1 double, 1 twin & 1 sofa bed. Pets welcome.

Wenallt, Dolgellau, Gwynedd

Wenallt, Dolgellau

Nestling in the heart of Dolgellau, a rural Welsh mountain village, Wenallt is a large and dog friendly Welsh holiday cottage that sleeps 14. This tastefully furnished house is perfectly located for holidays discovering Snowdonia, the Lleyn Peninsula and lies within easy reach of sandy beaches.

Tyddyn Goronwy, Barmouth, Gwynedd

Tyddyn Goronwy, Barmouth

Tyddn Goronwy is a large and spacious Welsh Coast holiday cottage between Barmouth and Harlech Castle. The property sleeps 10 and enjoys shared seasonal use of a heated indoor swimming pool. A 10-minute walk to a big sandy beach, the spacious house is very nicely equipped and furnished.

Brodawel House, Aberdovey, Gwynedd

Brodawel House, Aberdovey

Brodawel House is an accessible period Edwardian holiday home with sea and mountain views on the North Wales Coast in Aberdovey. This large and pet friendly holiday cottage sleeps 15 in 7 bedrooms (5 ensuite, 1 with wheelchair access).

Bryn Cemlyn, Dolgellau, Gwynedd

Bryn Cemlyn, Dolgellau

Bryn Cemllyn is a large rural holiday cottage in Gwynedd that sleeps 12. Located in the Coed-y-Brenin Forest near Dolgellau, it lies inland from the coast at Barmouth and just south of the Snowdonia National Park - a fabulous location for holidays in the Great Outdoors. Pets Welcome.

The Coach House, Maentwrog, Gwynedd

The Coach House, Maentwrog

'AWARD WINNNG' romantic holiday cottage, nestled in 3 acres of grounds near Portmeirion - right in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Cute and characterful it makes a perfect romantic holiday for two! Rated EXCELLENT on Trip Advisor!

Capel Dinorwig, Llanberis, Gwynedd

Capel Dinorwig, Llanberis

Capel Dinorwig is a magnificent, converted, pet friendly Welsh Chapel in Gwynedd creating a large, luxury, eco holiday home near Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park. It sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms snd sauna. The remote, rural views from the chapel are absolutely stunning....

Isfryn, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Isfryn, Caernarfon

Isfryn is a large, pet friendly, Grade II listed Georgian Townhouse in the historic North Wales town of Caernarfon. It offers self catering family and group accommodation for up to 22 guests in 7 bedrooms. Isfryn has its own access to Caernarfon's 13 Century walls and sea views towards Anglesey.

The Little White House, Bala, Gwynedd

The Little White House, Bala

The appropriately named Little White House in the lakeside town of Bala in mid-Wales offers large, spacious and comfortable, pet friendly self-catering accommodation for up to 12 guests in a 5-bedroom townhouse within easy reach of Llangollen and the Welsh coast at Barmouth and Harlech.

Telford House, Bangor, Gwynedd

Telford House, Bangor

Telford House is a large, luxury holiday cottage with gorgeous estuary views overlooking the Menai Straits near Bangor in North Wales. This pet friendly house sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms. Relax amidst its large landscaped gardens, work out in the gym and enjoy days on beaches or walking in Snowdonia.

The Keepers Lodge, Morfa Nefyn, Gwynedd

The Keepers Lodge, Morfa Nefyn

The Keepers Lodge is a large detached cottage offering rural self-catering holidays for big groups and families just outside Morfa Nefyn in the picturesque Lleyn Pensula on the North Coast of Wales. The cottage sleeps 20 in 8 bedrooms and has a hot tub and WiFi.

Gwynedd is home to many seaside resorts such as Harlech, which lies within the Snowdonia National Park and is best, known for the landmark Harlech Castle. Morfa Nefyn, a small village located on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula contains a host of traditional shops and a sandy beach. There are plenty of hamlets nearby too, such as the picturesque fishing hamlet of Porthdinllaen, at which you can experience welsh culture or just enjoy a drink at the local pubs.

Heritage Steam lovers will be spoilt for choice, as Gwynedd offer visitors a choice of 3 of the ‘Little Lines of Wales’. In addition to the Snowdon Mountain Railway, tours on the Welsh Highland Railway from Bangor and, perhaps the most famous of them all, the Ffestiniog Railway which runs up into Snowdonia from the picturesque seaside town of Porthmadog.

Gwynedd’s steep cliffs and craggy mountain-ranges make it perfect for outdoor activities such as abseiling and mountain-biking, which can be taken part in safely at various centres across the county. For real white knuckle entertainment, take a ride on Velocity, the fastest and, at over a mile in length, the long longest zip wire in the world.

The varying terrain also means there are plenty of interesting walks, particularly in and around Snowdonia. The popularity of walks in the area means there are often organised walks going on that are ideal for discovering the best routes. Or for something a bit different head to the museums dotted around Gwynedd that give you an insight into the culture of the county and how it came to be. The National Slate Museum is the most popular in Gwynedd, and tells the story of how Wales’s famous quarries developed over time.

Gwynedd isn’t all rural mountains and sparsely populated villages. Bangor is a popular city in Gwynedd and is home to a large shopping area with several smaller independent retail outlets scattered around the area. Bangor is known for its arts, and you will often hear classical music being performed or see the striking Pontio arts complex. A walk along Bangor’s elegant Victorian Pier which offers beautiful views across to Anglesea is also recommended.

At the southern end of Gwynedd is Tywyn is another popular location which is a town and seaside resort and is famous for the location of the Cadfan Stone, a stone cross with the earliest known example of written Welsh. Twyn is also the starting point for another of Wales’s narrow gauge steam railways.