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 fill 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. There, 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 breath-taking views of the county and beyond.
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.
Snowdonia. Couples are spoilt with sun-trap gardens, an open fire, exposed stone walls, a hot tub, oak floors and furnishings and its position just moments from Nefyn beach. Enjoy seclusion and a sea breeze.
This secluded Wales holiday cottage is perfect for the family of four who want to get away but not so far away as to not have access to the shops, pubs and beach in nearby Aberdovey. Just minutes away from the sea, enjoy the beautiful views from Braich-Y-Celyn Lodge.
For a truly grand getaway to remember, Woodberry, a large centuries-old converted set of stables on the exclusive 75-acre estate of Telhenbont offers unrivalled coast and countryside accommodation in the unadulterated countryside of the Llyn Peninsula for groups and families. Pets welcome.
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.
Nestled in the picturesque countryside outside Caernarfon and nearby Snowdonia, Bluebell Cottage is a lovingly restored, two-bedroom barn conversion with the boundless hills of Welsh mountain countryside and coast on your doorstep - perfect for a relaxing family break in North Wales.
View this tranquil romantic getaway in Snowdonia. Lily Cottages offers snug and comfortable 1-bedroom accommodation of a high standard for 2-3 guests. With far-reaching countryside and mountain views, this charming cottage near Caernarfon is also within easy reach of the coast.
Get swept away on a romantic holiday along the North West Welsh coast with a stay at CefnCochIsaf just outside the village of Tremadog, Gwynedd, a pet-friendly cottage for two that adjoins the owner’s home on four acres of garden and woodland, featuring oak beams and rafters and slate flooring.
Y Stabal is a beautifully converted farm building, 4 miles from the charming village of Trawsfynydd, near Blaenau Ffestiniog Gwynedd. This cosy Snowdonia holiday cottage sleeps 5 with underfloor heating, a Welsh slate kitchen and large windows with superb rural views of the surrounding countryside.
Bryndol is a charming Aberdaron holiday cottage. A family and pet-friendly cottage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it offers comfort, refinement with superb coast and country views. Located just moments from Aberdaron, this rural holiday cottage is a ten-minute walk to the beach.
Garna is a large coastal cottage in Gwynedd with sea views on the Llyn Peninsula coast in Gwynedd sleeping 11 in 4 bedrooms. This rural Llyn Peninsula holiday cottage is both pet-friendly and family friendly with a lovely mature garden, near Abersoch, sandy beaches and Snowdonia.
The Y Beudy cottage is a part of a unique collection of rural holiday barns in North Wales, based in the rolling hills of Snowdonia, near to the village of Trawsfynydd. Y Beudy brings nature to your doorstep, in luxury accommodation that blends authentic architecture with high-quality facilities.
Bryn Awel promises tranquillity and tradition. The pet-friendly cottage in Pengroeslon retains some of its original features and sits on spacious grounds amid the countryside of North Wales and Snowdonia. Ornate fireplaces and an open fire add character to the cottage and combine with modernity.
A quiet, charming rural holiday getaway in Llwyngwril on the Gwynedd coast in Snowdonia, Brynteg Cottage is only minutes from the sea. This bright, welcoming, and spacious holiday cottage in North Wales sleeps six guests. A great base for exploring a gorgeous coastal area.
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.
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.
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.
Make your visit to magnificent Snowdonia National Park in North Wales complete with a stay at Bodalaw in Trawsfynydd, near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, a countryside cottage built in the early 19th century that retains much of its rustic charm yet comes complete with many modern conveniences.
Explore the beautiful beaches of the Llyn Peninsula and retire at the end of every adventure-packed day to a well-presented, coastal cottage the peaceful village of Mynytho near Abersoch. Rhos offers four bedrooms, contemporary furnishings and welcomes young children and pets.
Have you ever been camping with a hot tub? Now you can. Shooting Star is a stylish glamping tent on lush grounds in Abersoch and it boasts a hot tub on its spacious, furnished deck, as well as impressive views, an open fire, space for pets, open-plan design and access to North Wales and Snowdonia.
In a rural location outside the pretty seaside village of Abersoch, Bwythyn-y-Saer is a two-bedroom holiday cottage in the beautiful Llyn Peninsula countryside. The coastal single-storey cottage lies within easy reach of superb North Wales beaches and mountain walks in Snowdonia.
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.
The Grain Store possesses all the charm of a stone-built 19th-century grain store and offers superb views of the sea and Cader Idris from its lush garden. The pet-friendly property spoils guests with exposed beams and contemporary facilities and lies just moments from lovely Abersoch in North Wales.
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 offers visitors a selection 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. These 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. It 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. It 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. This stone cross bears the earliest known example of written Welsh. Twyn is also the starting point for another of Wales’s narrow-gauge steam railways.