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Bryn-Du | Luxurious Three Bedroom Farmhouse with Sea Views

Luxurious Three Bedroom Farmhouse with Sea Views in LlanystumdwyThis traditional stone built farmhouse has been renovated to a very high standard. It offers guests that perfect mix of style and luxury set in a beautiful rural location. If that’s not enough, I guarantee the sea view will lift your soul. (Although I can’t guarantee the weather, this is Wales after all.)

You get the impression that this is a classy sort of place from the moment you turn that heavy brass knob and open the large oak door. Quarry tiles lead you into a lovely contemporary kitchen. An attractive range cooker to your left, a lovely Belfast sink to your right all set within pastel coloured units under an expensive granite worktop. But best of all perhaps is the breakfast table sitting as it does in front of large French doors giving you the opportunity to soak in that sea view over your morning coffee.

self catering farmhouse with sea views

..contemporary kitchen..
..attractive range cooker..
..inglenook with a real fire..

A rustic ledge and brace door leads into the large lounge. The impressive inglenook with a real fire is flanked by two luxurious leather sofas, decorated in turn with some tasteful cushions and welsh woollen throws. The dining room next door also has it’s own fire. A cute little log burner this time. Again, everything from the antique light fittings to the choice of curtain fabric right down to the colour of the paint on the walls is perfect in every way.

A carpeted staircase separates these two rooms and the attention to detail continues upstairs. The first room to your left has a delightful modern brass double bed. The bedroom furniture is in the French distressed style. This are complimented by some lovely bedside lamps and a reproduction cast iron radiators. The deep-set casement window looks out through the leaves of a blossom tree over the fields in front of the house.

Similarly, it’s difficult to look past the balcony window in the spacious master bedroom. Grazing cows in a field of lush grass in the foreground. In the distance, the slate covered roof of the village church in a sea of green trees. The valley leading your eye towards the sea and the outstretched arm of the Llyn Peninsula beyond. Yes the king sized brass bed is lovely and the pictures are tastefully chosen etc. But who cares, have you seen that view!

Nice big en-suite to this room with a freestanding roll top bath and separate large shower. The main bathroom off the landing has an even bigger walk in shower. The double basin washstand allowing adoring couples to brush their teeth in unison.

The third bedroom has twin beds set toe to toe. The two windows next to each bed give the room a charming symmetry. The linen and soft furnishings are as elegant and refined as the rest of the house.



The birth place of former British Prime Minister, Llanystumdwy is a great example of a welsh village which has succeeded in retaining it’s character and sense of identity. Helped partly by its status as an architectural conservation area and also community strongholds like the village pub and chapel.

Bryn-Du is located in a quiet corner on the outskirts of the village but there are many attractions within easy reach. The Lloyd George Museum is a must and other local attractions include fishing lakes, paint balling park and riding stables. A short journey in the car will take you to the seaside villages of Criccieth and Abersoch as well as the harbour town and sailing centre of Pwllheli. Other popular activities available nearby include golf, mountain biking, white water rafting, sailing and abundant heritage and historical sites.

Snowdon is of course an obvious draw for many guests although I would encourage keen walkers to explore the less trodden paths along the Dwyfor River, Longoed and Foel Fawr.

Stylish holiday cottage in Llanystumdwy

..roll top bath..
..birth place of Lloyd George..
..the outstretched arm of the Llyn Peninsula..

Property Details

Bedrooms:  3 bedrooms. 1 king size room with en-suite, 1 double room and 1 twin room

Bathrooms:  3 bathrooms. 1 family bathroom with large walk in shower, 1 en-suite bathroom with roll top bath plus seperate shower and 1 ground floor wc with washbasin

Facilities:  Range cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, welcome hamper, pet friendly, iron, hairdryer, central heating, 2 real fires, cot, high chair, WiFi, telephone (evening and weekends only), TV, DVD, iPod dock, BBQ, parking, sea view, private garden, bike storage

Sleeps:  6 +cot

Pets:  Yes

Smoking:  No

Bed Linen:  Provided

Towels:  Provided

Cot and High Chair:  Provided

Location:  Luxurious 3 bedroom farmhouse with sea views in Llanystumdwy on the Llyn Peninsula

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23 Responses to “Bryn-Du | Luxurious Three Bedroom Farmhouse with Sea Views”
  1. Lindsay & Janice Bruce, Edinburgh says:

    The Dilworths have created a charming and welcoming holiday property. The luxurious fittings and quality of decoration made a real impression, and with stunning views in the heart of lovely countryside , I am not sure if we have ever stayed in finer surroundings – what a lovely weekend!

  2. Jane Archer, London says:

    The cottage was fantastic. It was in a beautiful setting and the children loved it. I would definitely come back again

  3. Lyndsay Smith, Cheshire says:

    We have just spent the last week at the Bryn Du in Criccieth and had a really great time. The cottage is gorgeous and welcoming and up to the highest standards. The daily visit from the cows in the neighbouring field was also very welcome. The location is great for exploring this beautiful part of wales within easy reach of beaches, countryside and some great walks.
    We have booked again for November and are looking forward to winter walks followed by cosy dinners in the lovely dining are and lounge complete with roaring real fires.

  4. Paul Williams, Germany says:

    This was our second time at the cottage. It did not disappoint. A great, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location. Perfectly placed for exploring the surrounding area and the Snowdonia National Park. We’ll definitely be back again.

  5. Mullaley Family Warwickshire says:

    What a beautiful house,from the moment you step into the very spacious hallway you can’t wait to explore the next room and so on,the grounds are lovely and the sea view takes your breath away,in fact we spent most of our break sitting in the breakfast kitchen gazing down at the sea in the distance.The weather was very wet and windy but it didn’t dampen our spirits and we got out and about and looked forward to returning and cooking supper on the fantastic aga.We would have no hesitation of recommending Bryn Du to family and friends and also look forward to return ourselves one day.

  6. Joanne Coyne, West Lancashire says:

    We spent 5 nights at Bryn Du with my parents and our 2 dogs for my husband’s birthday. The house is by far the most beautiful we have had the pleasure of staying in. It is fully equipped with everything you may need; and as soon as you walk through the door there is a feeling of warmth and welcome. Set amongst a gorgeous landscape, with views over the fields to the sea – it really is idyllic. We enjoyed long walks along the country lanes into Criccieth, and days out to Abersoch, Nefyn and Black Rock Sands. It really is in a great position to explore. The hamper was a lovely touch, as were the toiletries and the dogs loved their surprise treats. We will definitely be back

  7. Lyndsay Smith, Cheshire says:

    So as promised we returned for an autumn weekend and is was super ! Girls weekend – real fires, fine wine, lots of food and chatter, wrapped within a beautiful cottage which is so cosy and comfy but at the same time offers all the mod cons and everything you need – we didn’t want to leave – thank you from us all xx

  8. Michelle Talgam, Chester says:

    Wonderful stay in this tastefully restored farmhouse. The property had everything we needed to make it a comfortable and relaxing break. Perfect location to get away from it all. Hope to return again. Thank you.

  9. Debby, Chester says:

    We have just spent a lovely few days at this absolutely gorgeous cottage. We had a mixture of rain & sun so both the fabulous patio area and the roaring log fires were put to good use!

    This is a great rural location, peace and quiet, but also within a very short drive of Criccieth and the surrounding areas.

    You can tell that every last bit of this cottage has been put in place with love, care and attention and the standard is extremely high – from the super-comfy beds to the walk in shower – to the little touches that make this feel like home from the minute you arrive.

    We will be back!

  10. Sonia, Lincolnshire says:

    In February we returned for our second visit to this cottage, and thoroughly enjoyed it as much as our summer visit. There is plenty to do in the area, and this cottage is a luxury home from home. WiFi is excellent, so even on those cold British days we were able to watch movies online in front of the fabulous fire.

    We would not hesitate to return.

  11. Helen Blake says:

    Thank you so much for such a magical holiday ! The cottage is just perfect – the interior is absolutely beautiful and the quality of the furnishing is first class. We had a wonderful Easter break at Bryn Du and cherish the time we spend there as a family. It is a real haven and a very special place – we look forward to visiting again very soon.

  12. Susannah Aston, Andover says:

    We had a lovely week at Bryn-Du.The weather was freezing and it was just fantastic to have such a gorgeous cottage to come back to. It’s equipped to a very high standard which makes travelling with young kids so much easier.The location is perfect and it has a view you could stare out at all day long. Thank you.

  13. Denise, Staffordshire says:

    I completely agree with all the lovely comments posted about Bryn-Du. We have been to lots of holiday cottages over the years and this must be one of, if not the best, one which we’ve stayed in. The cottage was beautiful, fully equipped with everything that you’d need for your stay. The welcome pack is a lovely touch, especially adding items specific to the guests (freddo chocolate for our little boy). The location is fantastic, such beautiful scenery and very peaceful. Despite the weather we did see the sea view from the window!

  14. Nigel, Cheltenham says:

    A lovely house to stay in. Very good quality fixtures and fittings. The outside areas are quite extensive, although this is not conveyed on the description details. I would not hesitate to recommend the property. It is located in a very quiet setting, but the facilities at Criccieth are less than 5 minutes away by car.

    The location is very convenient for the Lynn Peninsula, the mountain areas, and around Harlech to the east. Criccieth has quiet beaches which our 3 girls frequented a lot (during our week there wasn’t a spot of rain during the days, and only one night of rain). The ice cream shop at Criccieth was also a big draw.

    As you will see from this and the rest of the reviews, there’s no gripes about the house, or the location!

  15. Aldous, Cambridge says:

    A truly lovely cottage, lovely fixtures and furnishings – very comfortable and in a fantastic location, with stunning sea views and fairly extensive gardens. Criccieth is only 5 minutes away by car or for the more energetic there is quite a nice walk which my 6 and 10 year olds managed.

    The beach at Harlech is by far one of the best, Abersoch is also great but can get a little crowded. The ice cream shop in Criccieth is great and so is the fish and chip shop across the road (go early as it gets very busy!). Anglesey is definitely worth a visit – especially the boat trip to puffin island to see the puffins and seals.


  16. Christine Knox, Scotland says:

    A gem of a cottage in a lovely location. It has everything you need for a very comfortable stay.
    It wouldn’t be suitable for elderly people though, as the stairs are extremely steep.
    The kitchen is fantastic and the view when sitting at the tale is beautiful.
    The bedrooms are very comfortable and spacious and the bathrooms are lovely.
    I would highly recommend this cottage.

  17. RHOMA RICHARDS,S-O-T says:

    Our party including our 2 dogs had a wonderful holiday at Bryn Du for the second year running. House was terrific,heating had been sorted out,cleanliness was excellent. We were very lucky with the weather,found some lovely new beaches to walk. Also had a few excellent meals out in the town. We hope to return another year.

  18. Alyson & Daron, Manchester says:

    Beautiful well equipped cottage located in a stunning position with fantastic sea views.
    Very cosy and beautifully decorated. Very comfortable bed. Generous hamper on arrival which was very welcoming.
    Loved this cottage and we will return in the future.

  19. Watts Family, Worcestershire says:

    Have just returned from a wonderful stay at Bryn-Du. We enjoyed the cosy home from home feel of the cottage as well as the beautiful decor. It really does have everything you need to make your stay enjoyable – beautiful surroundings, well equipped kitchen and beautiful views. It was absolutely spotless and the welcome hamper and toiletries were a lovely touch. Really cannot recommend it highly enough! Thank you to the owners and Dioni – will not hesitate to come and stay again.

  20. Claire Munday, Stewkley, Bucks says:

    We have just returned from a wonderful week at Bryn Du. The location could not have been better with easy access to the mountains and coast. There are great walks and bike rides from the door and the views from the house are fabulous.As for the farmhouse itself, it couldn’t have been better; a wonderfully furnished cosy home with everything we needed. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Bryn Du to anyone and perhaps we will return one day. many thanks

  21. Holly, London says:

    We had an absolutely wonderful stay in Bryn-Du last week. The house was spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and decorated, and there was a gorgeous hamper and fresh flowers waiting for us in the kitchen when we arrived. The view was spectacular and the house was in a great location (lots of walks straight from the front door). We’re hoping to return soon.

  22. Jens & Family, Germany says:

    We were absolutely overwhelmed from the house decorated and furnished with so much love in style and fully equipped in a stunning location with great view and so nice and quiet neighbours on the field next to the breakfast-table…
    Many thanks for the very nice welcome hamper!
    Thank you very much to let us have a great relaxing week in Bryn-Du.

    Absolutely non-constraining recommended cottage!

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