One of Wales’ best kept secrets and most beautiful and inspiring landscapes. Take a look at our top 5 holiday cottages on the Llŷn Peninsula.
A place where the majestic mountains of Snowdonia meet the wide-open promise of the Irish Sea, the Llŷn is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s also one of Britain’s oldest pilgrimage routes. On both counts it’s not hard to see why.
Cast your gaze this way and breathe in soaring mountain views, rolling green countryside, sandy beaches, and dozens of hidden coves and bays – there’s plenty of scope here for finding your own ‘private’ beach for the day.
The Llŷn is actually a 30-mile long chain of long-defunct volcanoes which sits on Snowdonia’s western flank.
More ‘recent’ remnants of its past can be seen in the Iron-Age hillforts, ancient burial chambers and medieval churches that dot the landscape. Whichever way you look at it, the landscape is timeless, peaceful and beautiful. The Llŷn has a knack for ‘putting everything in perspective’.
Wherever you are on the peninsula, you’re never far from the call of the sea. Head to seaside towns like Criccieth, Pwllheli and Abersoch for great food, ice cream, watersports and to explore cute little antique shops and boutiques. Seaside villages like Nefyn, Trefor and Clynnog offer up quieter coastal charm. Look out for dolphins, porpoises and seals playing in the sea.
The Llŷn has plenty of quiet country lanes and a great cycle network which make it a great place to explore on two wheels for cyclists of all ages and abilities. There are plenty of places to hire bikes if you haven’t brought your own.
Walkers can explore the entirety of its stunning coastline via the Wales Coastal Path, but inland walking offers its own delights and stonking views too – summit three peaks for the price of one at Yr Eifl (known as ‘The Rivals’) and explore the ancient hillfort at Tre’r Ceiri. On a clear day you can see as far as Cumbria to the North and County Wicklow to the West. Oh, and is that the Isle of Man we see in the distance…?
If you like a good pub, you can’t come to the Llŷn without having a drink at the Ty Coch Inn – consistently visited one of the world’s best beach bars. It’s accessible only by foot (either via the beach from Morfa Nefyn or across Nefyn golf course) and offers up the most beautiful views of Snowdonia to savour with your pint. You’ll find it on the sandy beach at Porthdinllaen.
Holiday Cottages on the Llŷn Peninsula
We’ve curated these holiday cottages on the Llŷn peninsula because they are exactly the kind of places we would like to spend a well-earned break from it all (hey, who says you can’t holiday at home!). You’ll be hard-pushed to find a more beautiful place to spend your hols.
We hope you enjoy taking a look around our Top Five Holiday Cottages on the Llŷn Peninsula.
Price £1070 – £2370 / week
Sleeps 6 + Cot | WiFi | Near Beach | Near Pub | Pet Friendly
Tycwch Pedrog is a beautiful boathouse cottage in Llanbedrog on the Llŷn Peninsula. The accommodation has a large beachfront terrace and sleeps 6.
Sitting right at the water’s edge on a quiet headland cloaked by woodland and heath, this stunning holiday apartment offers an idyllic escape from the busy noise of life.
Price £310 – £620 / week
Sleeps 2 + Cot | Farm Stay | WiFi | Near Beach | Pet Friendly
Felin-Pennarth is a romantic one bedroom cottage walking distance from the beach. The elevated outside space, giving you seclusion and incredible views makes this a very unique property where you feel you have got away from it all.
Price £700 – £1390 / week
Sleeps 5 + cot | Farm Stay| Hot Tub | WiFi | Real Fire
Plas Ffor is a magnificent Grade II* listed 16th century farmhouse near Pwllheli on the Llŷn Peninsula. Idyllic rural setting, hot tub, sleeps 5.
Price £650 – £1290 / week
Sleeps 8 + Cot | WiFi | Near Beach | Pet Friendly | Real Fire
Stabal-Penarth is a beautiful barn conversion in a historic setting near Pwllheli. Sleeping 8, it has been renovated to a high spec whilst retaining many of its original features. A fantastic mix of traditional and modern makes this a lovely place to stay, especially as it is well located on the Llyn Peninsula between Pwllheli and Criccieth.
Price £1400 – £2700 / week
Sleeps 14 + cot | Hot Tub | WiFi | Near Beach | Pet Friendly | Real Fire
Neigwl is one of our most popular holiday cottages on the Llŷn Peninsula. Located high up on the hills in Rhiw, Neigwl comfortably sleeps fourteen. Stunning views, beautiful interiors and attention to detail describe this large holiday cottage with a hot tub near Abersoch to a capital T. A spacious and modern renovation, this holiday cottage will be on your wishlist.