A cluster of cottages beneath steep, tree-clad hills overlook a sandy beach Llyn Peninsula Holiday Cottages in Morfa Nefyn

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The Llyn Peninsula (or Lleyn Peninsula, as it is sometimes spelt) in Gwynedd is one of those beautiful and largely undiscovered corners of the UK. Whether seeking to book a large holiday cottage for an activity holiday on the Llyn Peninsula with friends or seeking romantic cottages for couples, this North Wales peninsula offers a splendid choice of coastal and countryside cottages in a stunning location. 

The peninsula is full of rocky coves and sandy beaches warmed by the Gulf Stream and bound in by its coastal path. A land of contrasts, steeped in history, it remains an unspoilt, little-known gem. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Peninsula is encircled by the Wales Coast Path.

Often compared with the Cornwall of fifty years ago, its 70 miles of wildlife-rich coastline starts in rugged fashion on the north side, with the towering peak of Yr Eifl plunging dramatically down to the sea. And at its very point lies Bardsey Island, the burial place of 20,000 saints, which has drawn pilgrims to its now ruined monastery, along the pilgrims’ road, ever since the 6th century.

With its unique and diverse blend of scenery; secluded rocky coves; sheltered little ports, sandy beaches; mountains; narrow little lanes lined with wildflowers; open countryside and wooded valleys, it provides the ideal setting for a relaxing holiday. There is also the added touch of “foreignness” with its unusual place names and the Welsh language spoken around you, which makes the holiday that little different.

 

Exterior of a rural holiday cottage in Abersoch surrounded by green fields
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Bwythyn-y-Wennol Cottage keeps alive the tradition of the family seaside holiday. This Welsh coastal cottage on the idyllic Llyn Peninsula in Abersoch sleeps 2-5 guests. The stunning Llyn Coastal Path beckons, as do Snowdonia and many other sights and activities in this beautiful corner of North Wales.

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Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3

Bryndol is a charming holiday cottage in Aberdaron. It is family—and pet-friendly and is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It offers comfort and refinement with superb coast and country views. Located just moments from Aberdaron, this rural holiday cottage is a ten-minute walk to the beach.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

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.

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A rendered holiday cottage overlooking a quiet lane near a church tower.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Haddef is a romantic coastal cottage in a quiet corner of Nefyn in North Wales and Snowdonia. Couples are spoilt with sun-trap gardens, an open fire, exposed stone walls, a hot tub, oak floors and furnishings and its position is just moments from Nefyn Beach. Enjoy seclusion and a sea breeze in this Nefyn holiday cottage for couples.

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Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
8

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

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Exterior of a modern bungalowsurrounded by a low stone wall and surrounded by open fields.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Berth is a modern coastal cottage in North Wales offering a perfect family escape in Afonwen. Set on the Llyn Peninsula, the spacious cottage features a games room, an open fire, and two garden areas and space to relax in the sun. Explore the wonders of this beautiful Peninsula and Snowdonia.

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A stone-built barn conversion surrounded by open countryside with a ramp to the front door.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

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.

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On the north coast of the Peninsula, Nefyn is a historic little town famous in the past for its shipbuilding and its herring fleet. At the end of its long sandy beach lies the harbour with its quay and cluster of whitewashed cottages at the water’s edge. Morfa Nefyn, popular with families, is a quiet seaside village with a long sandy beach. At the far end of this bay is Porthdinllaen, owned by the National Trust and was once an important shipping centre for the Irish Trade. On the clifftop above is the Nefyn and District Golf Course, where there’s a view of the sea from every tee.

Tudweiliog is a small village much adored for its two superb beaches — Tywyn and Porthysgaden. Llangwnnadl is a scattered village. On its outskirts is Benllech beach; beautiful, unspoilt, and with rocky cliffs, it lies close to Porth Colmon, an idyllic little cove with a slipway down to the sea.

Aberdaron, a picturesque little fishing village, lies snug in its hollow, with its stone cottages. Its former Post Office, designed by Clough Williams-Ellis (of Portmeirion fame), and the Cafe and Gift Shop, “Y Gegin Fawr”, it is a popular destination.

Abersoch, at the mouth of the River Soch, is one of the most attractive harbours on the Peninsula, protected as it is by the St. Tudwals Islands. It is an important venue on the yachting calendar and is one of the busier resorts on Lleyn. The National Trust owns Llanbedrog’s sheltered beach. A visit to the art gallery at Plas Glyn Y Weddw is a must.

Pwllheli is truly the centre of Llyn on a Wednesday —market day. Its Victorian railway station still welcomes travellers to its two main beaches, redeveloped promenade, sheltered harbour, and marina that hosts many prestigious international sailing events. 

Criccieth, with its truly Welsh castle overlooking the sea, has a quiet charm of its own. Its two beaches, mostly pebbly, are both safe for bathing.

Porthmadog, once famous as the slate port for the world, still retains its links with the sea with its quayside development and busy little harbour. From the harbour runs the narrow-gauge Ffestiniog Railway.

Caernarfon designated a ‘World Heritage Site’, is the northern gateway to the Peninsula. Its impressive castle, which stands at the water’s edge overlooking the Menai Straits, completely dominates the town. Built more splendidly than other castles with polygonal towers decorated with bands of coloured stone, it begs to be explored.