Book Llyn Peninsula Cottages for Seaside Holidays in North Wales
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 with friends or seeking romantic cottages for couples, this North Wales peninsula offers a splendid choice of coastal and countryside cottages in a very beautiful 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 an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it 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, 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.
From Fron Olau, a large holiday cottage on the Llyn Peninsula to the superb sandy beach and seaside fishing village of Morfa Nefyn it is a pleasant two-minute stroll. This delightful North Wales coastal cottage sleeps 11 in 7 bedrooms. Pets welcome.
No.01 is a double-fronted stone cottage with its own private beach hut on Nefyn Beach, in Gwynedd. The pet-friendly cottage features coastal chic throughout and includes light and airy spaces plus an open fire. Spacious gardens capture the sea breeze and include a hot tub and space to relax.
This family-friendly coastal cottage on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales lies in a quiet countryside location and an easy walk to the beach at Morfa Nefyn, a golf course and two superb pubs. It sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, (one on the ground floor - accessible to those preferring to avoid stairs).
This quintessential Welsh country cottage in Gwynedd with magnificent rural and sea views nestles in a secluded location in the hamlet of Garnfadryn in the Llyn Peninsula.
Yr Hafod is a family-friendly coastal cottage with a private garden sleeping 6 on the Llyn Peninsula in Nefyn offering uninterrupted sea and rural views. Enjoy a relaxing self-catering holiday in this secluded corner of North Wales in a much sought-after location just above Nefyn Beach.
Ael Y Bryn is a newly-refurbished coastal cottage within walking distance of the beach in Morfa Nefyn, Gwynedd. The lovely detached cottage sits on spacious enclosed grounds and boasts multiple outdoor entertaining areas plus an open fire, brand new appliances, light and airy spaces and style.
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 Llyn Peninsula on the North Coast of Wales. The cottage sleeps 20 in 8 bedrooms and has a hot tub and WiFi.
Groesffordd Bach is a detached, whitewashed stone cottage surrounded by countryside and close to the coast. The pet-friendly coastal cottage is situated in Ceidio, Gwynedd. It boasts tradition and modernity, with an open fire, contemporary comforts, spacious interior and charming rural views.
Y Fantol offers the best of the country and the coast. The pet-friendly coastal cottage is set on spacious grounds in a secluded location in Rhoshirwaun, Gwynedd, and enjoys beautiful countryside views, a children’s play area, lovely grounds and even some friendly resident farm animals.
Bwythyn-y-Wennol Cottage keeps alive the tradition of the family seaside holiday. This coastal cottage on the idyllic Llyn Peninsula in Abersoch sleeps 2-5 guests. The stunning Llyn Coastal Path beckons, as do Snowdonia and so many other sights and activities in this beautiful corner of North Wales.
Penisarlon is a large, coastal holiday cottage including a ground floor bedroom and bathroom. Located on the Llyn Peninsula in Gwynedd, it boasts rural, sea and mountain views of Snowdonia. Pets welcome.
Ancon is a delightful bungalow set moments from the beach in Nefyn, on the Llyn Peninsula. The pet-friendly coastal cottage offers a modern and spacious home away from home with an open fire, light-filled spaces, games shed and a generous lawned garden for catching the sun and the sea breeze.
Hunting Lodge is a rare find; a large stone-built detached holiday lodge on the Talhenbont Hall Estate near Criccieth. Brimming with character, the four-bedroom, pet-friendly, rural cottage boasts tranquillity, rural character, modern facilities and a delightful garden.
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.
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.
Hafod Wen is a delightful coastal cottage offering self-catering holidays in a rural location on the Llyn Peninsula on the edge of Nefyn in Gwynedd. This tastefully furnished, accessible holiday cottage lies within an easy walk of beaches, shops and pubs - perfect for seaside or walking holidays.
This large, accessible Gwynedd holiday cottage sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (3 ground floor). Located on the gorgeous Llyn Peninsula in North Wales it is 3 country miles from the picturesque resort of Aberdaron and soft sandy beaches. Pets welcome.
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.
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.
Glanrafon Fawr is a warm and welcoming semi-detached cottage within walking distance of Porth Colmon. The pet-friendly farm cottage lies just outside the charming hamlet of Llangwnnadl in North Wales and promises a cosy space in which to relax after exploring the wonderful North Wales coast.
Maesoglan is a former farmhouse set on a farm in Ceidio, Gwynedd. The coastal cottage enjoys views over a nature reserve and lies within easy reach of beautiful beaches of the Llyn Peninsula. The cottage features two open fires, exposed beams, spacious grounds, seclusion and contemporary comforts.
Y Dryslwyn is a sophisticated cottage set on expansive grounds near the beaches of Nefyn. The pet-friendly cottage boasts modernity and beautiful views of GarnFadryn, and its light-filled spaces and modern, open-plan layout, ensure a relaxing and memorable family holiday on the Llyn Peninsula.
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. Llanbedrog’s sheltered beach is owned by the National Trust. 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, its redeveloped promenade, its sheltered harbour, and a marina which hosts many prestigious international sailing events.
Cricieth, 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.