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Cosy Cottage On The Northern Coast Of The Llyn Peninsula | Glan-Yr-Afon

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Glan Yr Afon is a cosy cottage on the northern coast of the Llyn Peninsula. Two bedrooms, sleeping four, this is a beautiful cottage, tucked away in the harbour village of Trefor. Originally a quarryman's cottage, many of the original features have been kept with exposed stone walls and fireplaces running throughout the property giving it a rustic yet modern feel.

The Llyn Peninsula is a fantastic place to visit with the northern coast being home to some of the most stunning beaches and hidden coves the UK has to offer. Not far from the madding crowds in the Snowdonia mountains themselves, you are perfectly placed to travel and explore both of these popular North Wales destinations - plenty of outdoor activities, lots of great places to eat and drink and of course a wealth of history and culture to take in as you make your way around.

It is a cute stone cottage set along a quiet street within the village. Through the front door, you come into the sitting room and dining area. The exposed stonework is beautiful and combined with cosy sofas and blankets, it is just asking for you to sit back and relax and take in the quietness around you. There is a wall-mounted flat-screen TV – great use of space and the dining area is set towards the back of the room, just off from the kitchen where the cream table and chairs fit perfectly with the rest of the feel of the room.

The kitchen, at the back of the cottage is galley style, again with a feature stone wall giving it lots of character and a warm feel. There is everything you will need to cater for your holiday, including a washing machine dryer.

Upstairs to a double and twin room, they are very serene. Simply decorated, the beds are the feature of the rooms with thick mattresses and plump white duvets - so inviting and the minimal furniture, wooden floorboards and general feel of the rooms will make for a great night's sleep.

A family bathroom with shower over bath set up, WC, washbasin is also located on this floor.

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Cottage Type
Near Beach, Near Pub
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating
No Pets, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, TV, Toys/ Games/ Books, Mobile phone reception
Private Garden, On street parking, Bike Storage
Additional Information
 Free public car park is 70 yards away

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The cottage itself has a small, private outside courtyard with table and chairs where you can sit outside and enjoy breakfast al fresco or a barbecue in the evening and is a hundred yards from local shop.

Trefor is listed as an area of outstanding natural beauty and located on the Wales Coastal Walk path. The beach is sandy and with the headlands, sand dunes and cliffs that surround it, makes for great days on the beach during the summer and perfect for walking during the winter months - due to the variation of landscape, there is lots of wildlife and if you’re a bit of bird watcher, you won't be disappointed.

Heading west further into the Llyn Peninsula, you have lots of great beaches to visit, including Nefyn and the famous Ty Coch pub which, if you are there during the summer months, make a point of visiting - the golf club here is also one of the most beautiful in the world. Whistling sands beach is also just around the corner and another great place for swimming. Pwllheli is a market town and home to a Marina, Criccieth is where you’ll find castle, great antique shops and of course Cadwaladers Ice cream and Dylan’s. Abersoch is surfing central and a very lively community. Plenty of walking and cycling routes, outdoor activities, museums, and course places to eat and drink are on your doorstep.

Heading East, you enter the realms of Snowdonia - needless to say there is plenty of walking, climbing and watersports to be done in the mountains and lakes. Caernarfon is only 20 mins away where you’ll find the iconic castle and a little further along you have the famous ZipWorld just outside of Bangor. Driving through Snowdonia and visiting all the great villages along the way is certainly something to do - Betws Y Coed, Beddgelert and Llanberis are some of the bigger ones to see.

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Guest Reviews

Ruth Bennett

Cosy and and comfortable house, walking distance to the coast path, and lots of great places to explore nearby. Extremely well-equipped and faultlessly clean. Excellent communication with Dioni and the owners.

Jackie Davies

Glan yr Afon cottage is very comfortable and well appointed. Well – an oven glove would have been nice but maybe I just couldn’t find it. It is very pretty too. The access is tricky but after an initial struggle not too much of a problem. The pedestrian access consisting of attractive cobbles was rather weedy and our first impression after having to ask directions to the unmarked New Street was marred by having to skirt dog poo!

We found it difficult to decide what to make of Trefor. The circular walk down to the beach was pleasant and interesting but revealed the slight oddity of huge coach parks and fields containing dumped machinery mainly cars and tractors. Not terribly attractive. The community pub which didn’t look very inviting is closed – a victim of Covid presumably.

We DID have a very good week exploring the Llyn. We loved the cliff walking and managed to climb yr Eifl. The views are spectacular both from the mountain and the cliffs. Porthor is a dream beach. We hit it on a sunny day and loved our (chilly) swim in the crystal clear water.

Sitting on the little bench outside the cottage listening to the stream and looking up at the mountains above the village was very pleasant.

All in all a very good week and Trefor is a good jumping off point for both the north and south coasts of the peninsular.

With very best wishes to Dioni and Dave the owner of Glan yr Afon who was quite helpful.

Gail Darcy

Glan-Yr-Afon is a really lovely holiday cottage. It is beautifully presented throughout and had a range of high spec equipment to make our holiday more comfortable. The beds were extremely fluffy and comfortable and we all had very good sleeps after our outdoor activities in the area, prompted by the range of suggestions in the visitor pack. Dave (the host) was very helpful both before the arrival and during the stay. A very convenient location for visiting the area – we focused on the beaches but Snowdonia would have been accessible too if we had more time. There should be more holiday lets at this standard!!

Pamela Piper

Thank you for an Absolutely Fantastic holiday. The cottage was the Best we have ever stayed in….everything anyone could ever need was provided. The tinkling sound of the stream outside the front of the cottage and the sound of nature was Absolutely Beautiful we loved sitting out enjoying the fresh air.
We’ll definitely be back next year…. can’t wait!
Thank you soooo much.

Lynda Draycott

A delightful cottage in a pretty setting. We enjoyed our stay very much. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped. A choice of pillows would have made it complete.

Christian Brennan-Evans

Lovely, clean, well equipped and great location. We stayed for the weekend for Snowdon and it was perfect. The whole process of renting was a breeze with Dioni and the owners were always very helpful and made contact and responded immediately.
The cottage is home away from home – a must if you want to stay in this area!

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