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.

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  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 6
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Plas Newydd is a large quality holiday cottage set in superb gardens in one of the most stunning and idyllic areas of Wales. This is a superb, detached 18th Century holiday home with an outdoor heated swimming pool which featured as the winner of the Daily Mirror’s Top Ten holiday cottages with pools in August 2014. Set in the scattered rural hamlet of Rhoshirwaun, this dog friendly cottage is less than 4 miles from the delightful North Wales coastal village of Aberdaron on the popular Lllyn Peninsula.

This large and spacious holiday cottage within easy reach of Abersoch offers welcoming self-catering accommodation sleeps up to 11 guests in 5 bedrooms. It is perfect for holidays for large a family or for group accommodation, seeking a relaxing, secluded holiday base close to the coast.

The main body of the cottage offers an impressive farmhouse kitchen with a triple oven Ago and a superb social dining area. There is also a large second kitchen with utility area and a welcoming sitting room with sumptuous sofas and a large inglenook fireplace with woodburner.

Throughout this Aberdaron cottage in North Wales you will find features including exposed stonework, original panelled walls, tiled floors and a vaulted oak-beamed ceiling in the master bedroom. This room also has an additional sofa bed and en suite bathroom.

The main part of the property houses three other first floor bedrooms plus a ground floor twin bedroom with a feature fireplace.

A bright and airy conservatory-style passage leads to a rear wing of this impressive holiday home where you will find a summer room with patio doors and a study area leading from it, with a spiral staircase leading to two further well-appointed bedrooms with a shared family bathroom.

Outside, the cottage comes alive, with over an acre of superb mature gardens with numerous specimen trees and a babbling brook meandering through the garden, criss-crossed by paths and bridges. To the rear of Plas Newydd, set in absolute privacy, guests can enjoy a swim in a 36’ long outdoor pool. After a healthy swim, relax and sunbathe in one of the surrounding terraces while the kids continue to splash and swim to their hearts content.

Numerous outbuildings offer changing facilities, toilets and storage for pool inflatables, mountain bikes or watercraft.

Nearby Plas Newydd on the Llyn Peninsula you will find a welcoming village pun and just 4-miles away is the Whistling Sands National Trust beach, regarded as one of the finest in North Wales, and Hells Mouth, recognised as one of the best surfing beaches in the UK. The surrounding area has a large number of protected sites including Cors Geirch National Nature Reserve, the National Heritage Coastline which boasts fine walks, much of which, along with the surrounding hills, have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Popula Abersoch, home to the Wakestock Festival is just 9 miles away and offers plenty of shops and a fine range of restaurants, along with a first-class beach, while the Snowdonia National Park is just a 40-minute drive away.


Main house. * Five bedrooms:

  • 2 x king-size double (one with sofa bed and en-suite basin, bidet and WC)

  • 1 x ground floor twin

  • 1 x single with z-bed

  • 1 x children's bunks.

    • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
    • Shower room with shower and basin.
    • Ground floor basin and WC
    • Kitchen with dining area (seats 12)
    • Second kitchen
    • Utility *Sitting room (seats 7) with woodburner.

Rear wing * Two bedrooms:

  • 1 x king-size double

  • 1 x twin.

    • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
    • Summer room (seats 6)
    • Study.

    • Changing room with basin and WC by pool.

Amenities * Oil central heating with woodburner * Oil AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, 2 x freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwashe * 2 x TVs with full Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs * Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent * Bed linen and house towels are included in rent. Please provide your own pool and beach towels. * 2 travel cots and highchairs. * Off road parking for 6 cars and boats. * Large lawned gardens with stream, patio and pool terrace with furniture, loungers and BBQ. * Outdoor heated swimming pool (Apr - Sep) 36’ x 16’, min depth 3’; max depth 7’ 6”. * Two well-behaved dogs welcome. * Sorry, no smoking. * Shop, pub and beach 3.5 miles.


  1. Young children to be supervised around fenced pool area and stream at all times

  2. Some low doors

  3. No hen/stag or similar

  4. Max 11 adults and 2 children

  5. This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

BRILLIANT FOR A LARGE FAMILY by Christine Mason, Wolverhampton, May 2015 on December 2nd 2016

An excellent well equipped property with an excellent housekeeper, standard of care and cleanliness. Fuel for the multi-fuel burner was supplied and the pool was heated and cleaned twice. Brilliant for a large family.

BEAUTIFUL! by Julie Warren, Loughborough, June 2015 on December 2nd 2016

A beautiful, well looked after property in stunning gardens.

WE LOVED THE HEATED POOL by Sarah Wood, Manchester, April 2016 on December 2nd 2016

The property was a great size with plenty of bedrooms. The heated pool was fantastic too and the garden was very well kept.


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Cottage added 22nd November 2016

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