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).
Paradwys sleeps 4, near the lovely harbour village of Abersoch, on the rugged Llyn Peninsula. This countryside holiday apartment is set within a walled garden with easy access to sandy beaches, horse-riding and boat trips in the wonderfully unspoiled county of Gwynedd in 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.
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.
Bryn Penmaen is a small detached cottage with a waterside view on the 100-acre Penmaen Estate. This coastal cottage sleeps 4 in idyllic countryside outside Pwllheli. It is dog-friendly, child-friendly, with travel cot and highchair. Outside is a large garden with patio, furniture, and a BBQ.
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.
The enormous front yard of Llys Cyngar leads to a sandy beach where families and pets can frolic in the sun and surf before retiring to the hot tub. Situated in Morfa Bychan, Gwynedd, the coastal cottage boasts an interior with exposed beams and charm, as well as an open fire and contemporary style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For a breathtaking view of Cardigan Bay from its location outside Pwllheli, the Penmaen estate presents its prime property, the Penmaen Bach. A spacious three-bedroom cottage with sea views in North Wales in a tranquil rural location, it is perfect for Llyn Peninsula coast and countryside holidays.
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.
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.