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Large Barn Conversion on a Working Farm on the Llyn Peninsula | Rhiwal

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What a find. This fabulous large barn conversion on a working farm on the Llyn Peninsula is perfect for a happy family holiday in North Wales. With four generous-sized bedrooms - two doubles and two twins - it sleeps two to eight guests.

You’ll find Rhiwal on a working dairy farm in the heart of the Llyn countryside. It is a beautiful rural spot with a backdrop of lush green pastures, woodland, and big skies. The barn is remote enough to feel extremely peaceful, but perfectly placed to get out and explore. Pwllheli, Nefyn, Aberdaron and Abersoch are all just a short drive.

A handsome and contemporary rural escape, the cottage has been recently renovated to a very high standard - it is spotlessly presented throughout. Bright and welcoming, and with plenty of room for up to eight guests, it is perfect for a big birthday, special anniversary, or an extended family getaway. The cottage is dog-friendly. The owner has over 25 years experience in TV set design, and along with her background in Art, design and craft, this is evident in the clever styling of the property which includes many of her own upcycled furniture and accessories.

Downstairs, you’ll find a large open plan kitchen diner with plenty of space to cook up your holiday favourites on a range cooker with double oven. There is a large oak dining table, and a separate seating area to one end of the room. We love the earthy exposed oak beams, open shelf storage, and slate floor in this space. It has a warm, homely feel to it.

Large French doors open out from the kitchen diner to an outdoor terrace with views across the garden to the trees and rolling countryside beyond. Perfect for al fresco dining. The garden, by the way, is totally private and fully enclosed with a large lawn. There are decent hammock-stringing trees (and a hammock!) and a couple of swings. It is totally idyllic.

Back inside, and still on the ground floor, you’ll find a large sitting room with a showpiece stone inglenook fireplace. Three comfortable sofas are arranged around the woodburner, which comes with a small supply of logs.

Also downstairs, you’ll find a very handy utility room with a washing machine, and an equally handy downstairs bathroom with a shower above bath. It’s a very easy-living kind of space.

Upstairs, there are four lovely bedrooms, two generous-sized doubles, and two twins. Each of the rooms is spacious, bright and really beautifully presented. The bedrooms sit under the eaves, but there is a generous amount of headroom. Also upstairs, you’ll find two bathrooms - a large family bathroom with shower over bath, and a separate shower room with a large walk-in shower.

Outside this fabulous large barn conversion on a working farm on the Llyn Peninsula, as well as the aforementioned large garden, you’ll find a fantastic separate games barn with pool tables, table tennis, and - our family favourite - table football. It’s a great place to keep the whole family entertained, and perfect rainy-day entertainment to have up your sleeve. Plenty of room for parking up to 5 cars!

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Cottage Type
Dog Friendly, Real Fire, Farm Stay
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating, Smoke detector, Carbon monoxide detector, First Aid kit, Fire extinguisher or blanket
2 Pets, Games Room, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board, Smart TV, Toys/ Games/ Books, Mobile phone reception
Private Garden, Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage
Additional Information
Patio, outdoor dining table and benches.
Separate benches around outdoor firepit.
Double swing.
Covered sandpit with buckets and spades.
Garden play room including Snooker table, Football table, and children's snooker table.
Board games and books.
Large lawn area- great for football practice!
Hairdryer in every bedroom.
Views across the fields towards the Rivals from the garden.
Fresh countryside air!

Floor Plans




Pen Llyn – the Llyn Peninsula – is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and one of Britain’s oldest pilgrimage routes. On both counts it’s not hard to see why.

An exceptional and dramatic shoreline of coves, cliffs, bays, secret sandy beaches, offshore islands and stacks, wild beating waves – it’s a picture of what an idyllic coastal wilderness might look like.

This fabulous large barn conversion on a working farm on the Llyn Peninsula is just a couple of miles from the coast, and there are plenty of fantastic local beaches to explore.

The cottage is around 4 miles from the spectacular beaches at Porthdinllaen and Nefyn. Porthdinllaen is home to a beautifully sheltered sandy bay and what is consistently voted one of the best bars in the world – the Ty Coch Inn. An idyllic place for a pint and a ploughman’s, but do check opening times before you visit. There’s also a very decent craft brewery and tap room – Cwrw Llyn – in nearby Nefyn.

Another recommended local beach is the small but lovely sandy bay of Porth Towyn in nearby Tudweiliog. If you fancy some retail therapy as part of the trip, make a beeline for the fab lifestyle emporium of Cwt Tatws whilst you’re there.

The cottage is around nine miles from the seaside town of Pwllheli. This is a real maritime town, with a large marina and sailing community, and some great sandy beaches. You’ll find plenty of shops, cafés, restaurants and bars, and there are a couple of large supermarkets if you need to restock your stores whilst you’re there.

The charming coastal village of Criccieth is around 16 miles away, with its traditional Welsh tearooms, some great places to eat out, as well as some very decent fish & chips. Expect attractive independent shops and some very browsable galleries and antiques. There’s even a traditional Welsh clog maker who still has his workshop in the town. Oh, and a medieval castle to watch over it all. It’s a great place to explore.

This fabulous large barn conversion on a working farm on the Llyn Peninsula is a short drive from some great family activities and adventures, including the petting zoo at Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm (14 miles), Glasfryn Parc with its karting and wakeboarding centre (12 miles), and Bounce Below, Zip World and Llechwedd slate mine at Blaenau Ffestiniog (35 miles).

For slightly more grown-up days out, head to Portmeirion and its Italian style fantasy village (23 miles), or Harlech with its steep winding streets and UNESCO-listed 13th century fortress (30 miles). Caernarfon - the big daddy of all the Welsh fortresses, and home to a thriving harbour town, is around 25 miles.

Or how about a day out on a steam railway whilst you’re here? The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railway are a splendid way to see North Wales, with regular departures from Porthmadog (20 miles). Abersoch, with its buzzing bistros, bars, boutiques and beaches, and Aberdaron, with its timeless seaside village and beach, are each around ten miles from the cottage.

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Guest Reviews

Janet Noble

Absolutely fabulous barn. Enjoyed a 3 night stay with family for my 60th birthday. Beautifully decorated and presented. Every little detail thought about. Lovely suprise was the chickens my grandchildren were able to feed each morning. Highly recommended

Family Pleasance

Rhiwal is a very well placed house to access the Llyn Peninsula
The house is nested in a safe space on a working active farm
The games room was a really great addition
Our grandchildren loved the hens, swings, hammocks and space to run round
The large kitchen became the main focus of the house for us all.
The bedrooms were large and accommodated all our luggage.
The house was clean and well maintained, and the fully equipped kitchen was great.
Waitrose and Asda do deliver to the cottage, but there is a well stocked “spa” in Nefyn, 7 mins drive away.
Beaches were all beautiful Ty Coch, Porth Iago and Porth Towyn were excellent for swimming and SUP
Zinc in Abersoch was very child friendly which was a boost!
Just a couple of points :
There are steps up and down into the kitchen which caused issues for our toddling grandchild
A stair gate option for the top of the stairs would have been a great addition too.
Another fridge would be great for fresh food and beers
The shower in the utility area runs hot and cold needing constant readjustments

Overall this holiday home is just sublime, a great week away thanks to Carys and Malcolm
Thank you

Simone Rawlings

What a fantastic holiday. This is our second time at Rhiwal and we will return again. Four households staying together could have been cramped anywhere else but the size of the house and enclosed garden meant there was plenty of room and space. I knew my 4 year old grandson was safe and he was always occupied in the garden or the games room, sandpit and swings. He loved caring for the chickens and collecting the eggs.The games room , fire pit and bbq meant us adults were never bored but the beautiful peaceful location meant we could also relax. The house is equipped so well, clean and presented beautifully. Two washing machines and the spacious parking are great . We knew Carys was only a phone call away and she is very helpful. Thank you so much for a wonderful week again. Looking forward to returning again. Simone , Lewis and family

Veronica Garvey

Well what can I say!
Our stay was exceptional. Amazing hosts nothing was too much trouble. This was a 60th birthday celebration for my husband after a 6 month recovery from a serious illness. The house was gorgeous with every need catered for. The games room was an added bonus and kept the older children quite (by older I mean the men). Our 17 month old grandson loved running wild in the garden and the extra bonus was feeding the chickens and collecting the eggs every morning. This house is superb for a large get together and can’t wait to come. Don’t think about just book it 😃


Absolutely perfect for a long weekend away with a group of friends. We found the farm house to great for our needs. Spacious and comfortable.
Games room was a massive hit. Garden area lovely for an evening drink and a bbq.
Very rural location, yet within 15 minutes drive you have costal locations in all directions. Loved this farm stay. Will return.

Helen Howells

We had a lovely stay very impressed with the accommodation I didn’t get to meet the owners but my daughter did and said they were lovely . We have family living around the area so it was an ideal spot to meet up with them . The grandchildren loved the open space to run around and the weather turned out to be ok we will definitely be going back . This was our second time we have booked with the company and will carry on doing so x

Nicola Jones

I forgot to mention the wonderful Easter themed welcome basket that we received – Carys had even included something for Alfie!

Nicola Jones

We spent a week at Rhiwal in April (Easter school hols) Fantastic house – very well equipped, home from home with comfortable beds. I have to comment on the enclosed garden – it was nice to find a garden that states as being enclosed was actually enclosed and safe enough for our little dog (yorkie) to wander around in safely. Weather wasn’t great for most of the week we were there but the seperate games room kept our teenage boys occupied with a recently upgraded table tennis table (not the one in the photos) We were able to feed the chickens and sample their lovely fresh laid eggs (nice added surprise) The house is in a good position for exploring the area – lots of nearby coastal towns to visit which are a short drive away. A really pleasant stay in a lovely part of the country

Rachel Kili

Our favourite UK holiday to date! Superbly and generously kitted out with every detail considered in making our stay comfortable and welcoming. Carys and Malcolm are lovely people who happily helped out with our queries. Highly recommend Rhiwal.

Julie Horsfield

Probably one of the best places we’ve stayed! Carys went above and beyond to make our friends 50th birthday weekend that extra bit special. The barn has everything you need and more. Super comfy beds with beautiful soft bedding. An absolute must and I never understand why some places scrimp on this! Lots of little extras and our welcome hamper wasn’t just personalised but extremely generous. Rhiwal is also in a beautiful location with stunning views. We just wish we could have stayed longer to appreciate everything there is! Honestly it was just perfect.

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