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.
The woodlands of North Wales surround Bothy Cottage, which welcomes families and pets to a truly charming, two-bedroom rural cottage on the Llyn Peninsula boasting exposed beams, stone walls, tennis courts, gorgeous riverside gardens in a peaceful and tranquil location near Criccieth.
Gardners Cottage is located next to the Hall on the Talhenbont Hall Country Estate on the picturesque Llyn Peninsula near to Criccieth in North Wales and sleeps six people in three bedrooms.
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.
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.
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.
Berth is a modern coastal cottage offering a perfect family escape in Afonwen in North Wales and Snowdonia. Set on the Llyn Peninsula, the spacious cottage features a games room and an open fire, as well as two garden areas and space to relax in the sun. Explore the wonders of this beautiful region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.