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.
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 from £43 / Night
Sleeps 2 | Farm Stay | Hot Tub | WiFi | Real Fire
A traditional stone barn has been converted into a one bedroom holiday cottage on a working farm near Pwllheli in North Wales. There are 5 holiday cottages on the farm altogether. All very professionally run and spotlessly clean.
Price From £44 / Night
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 from £71 / Night
Sleeps 7 + cot | Farm Stay | WiFi | Near Beach | Pet Friendly | Real Fire
Bryndaron is a lovely and modern three bedroom holiday cottage near Aberdaron. Beautifully finished, sea views and plenty of outdoor space make it a perfect base to explore the beautiful Llyn Peninsula.
Price From £69 / Night
Sleeps 8 + Cot | Farm Stay | WiFi | Pet Friendly
Stabal-Llwynfor is a four bedroom self catering cottage near Aberdaron. One of three holiday cottages on the farm, it is perfect for a family get together. High ceilings and slate floors, make this a beautiful, open and spacious place to holiday.
Price From £200 / Night
Sleeps 14 + cot | Hot Tub | WiFi | Near Beach | Pet Friendly | Real Fire
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.