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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
Pet 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

Steve Hall

What can I say that hasn’t already said by the other reviewers. The house is fantastic with every amenity one could ask for, and as an added bonus, a games room. Myself and my grandson played pool every evening after returning from the very beautiful beaches nearby. We also sat on the patio enjoying a nice glass of wine or two surrounded by the lovely gardens and the beautiful views.The owners were there to greet us and made us felt very welcome on our arrival.
My grandson, aged 9, was very excited to be looking after the chickens everyday and was even more excited when he discovered the eggs each day, and was very sad to say goodbye to them when we had to leave. We are now back in London and our thoughts wander back to the lovely time we had at Rhiwal.

Wendy Haynes

Wow! We had the perfect stay at Rhiwal. As we walked in to the gorgeous kitchen the view to the garden pulled us outside. The outside space was amazing, a massive private space with so much to do. Lying in the hammock between the trees as everyone plays basketball. It was great to have cows peeping over to say hello and our own hens which gave us 3 eggs every day. The games barn was brilliant with pool, snooker, table tennis and more! There was even a sandpit! We loved eating outside at the table on the patio and spent every night toasting marshmallows at the firepit. Heaven. The rest of the house was fantastic too, the girls loved watching iplayer and netflix and the beds were so comfy, we all slept so well. There is so much to explore in the area, we used to nip to the beach to watch the sunset and have an evening swim. However, we spent more time than usual at the property since it was so peaceful. The owners were brilliant and provided everything we needed and more! They left us in peace but were always at the end of the phone if we needed anything. A magical week and I hope we can book again for next year!

Gail Jones

Wow! This property was fantastic and the owners so helpful. The amenities (kitchen is like a Swiss Army knife:all the gadgets) and decor were excellent with comfortable beds and cosy seats. The games room and fire pit were a real bonus for our family with two energetic children as was the large garden to play football and basketball. Rhiwal is close to many beautiful beaches (visited 5 different ones in 5 days) with shops about 10mins by car. We throughly enjoyed our holiday here and will return. The chickens were an added bonus! Thank you !

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