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Top 5 Holiday Cottages on the Llŷn Peninsula

Published on 17 Apr 2023 by Gwion Llwyd

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 Eryri (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.

Top 5 Holiday Cottages on the Llŷn Peninsula

The Llŷn is actually a 30-mile long chain of long-defunct volcanoes which sits on Eryri’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.

Top 5 Holiday Cottages on the Llŷn Peninsula


Sleeps 8 | Dog Friendly | Near Beach | Near Pub | Large Cottage

This Gothic styled mansion near the beach in Llanbedrog was built in 1857 and was originally part of the famous Madryn estate. Now run as an art gallery by a charitable trust the rear wing of this impressive building has been lovingly converted into self-catering accommodation. Also on-site is an award winning cafe you must try! Don’t worry, the wing is quite private, you wont be one of the exhibits on show!

Top 5 Holiday Cottages on the Llŷn Peninsula


Sleeps 14 | Dog Friendly | Near Pub | Real Fire | Large Cottage

This large converted barn near Abersoch offers accommodation for up to 14 guests in a beautiful country setting. Luxurious décor, a huge garden and only 5 minutes from the beach make Gadlas-Sarn perfect venue for those family get-togethers.

Top 5 Holiday Cottages on the Llŷn Peninsula


Sleeps 20 | Dog Friendly | Near Beach | Hot Tub | Real Fire | Farm Stay | Large Cottages

Tucked away in the heart of the Llyn countryside, Hendre Feinws offers beautiful farmhouse accommodation in a country setting. Though if we’re honest, beautiful seems like rather a large understatement here. Hendre Feinws has been really lovingly renovated to create a supremely comfortable and luxurious holiday hideaway. With a gorgeous photoshoot-ready interior it exudes style, elegance, and a wonderful restful calm. The house sleeps up to 20 guests, so is perfect for extra-special get-togethers, memorable holidays, big family shindigs, and celebrations. Bright and inviting, it is packed full of original features like exposed beams and stone work, and is beautifully presented throughout. We love it.

Top 5 Holiday Cottages on the Llŷn Peninsula


Sleeps 14 | Dog Friendly | Near Beach | Hot Tub | Real Fire

Ty-Newydd-Llannor is a magnificent large stone cottage with hot tub and sea views. Located in the heart of the Llyn countryside, it comes with gorgeous views of the Tudwal Islands, and even has an original working waterwheel.

Top 5 Holiday Cottages on the Llŷn Peninsula


Sleeps 6 | Dog Friendly | Near Beach | Hot Tub | Real Fire

Beudy-Efailnewydd is a beautiful barn conversion with fantastic outdoor space. Located on the edge of a small village just a couple of miles from Pwllheli, it comes with big rural views and a distinctly peaceful soundtrack. There is a magnificent wood-fired hot tub in the garden, and the cottage is pet-friendly.

For our full selection of Holiday Cottages on the Llyn Peninsula click the areas below!

Holiday Cottages in Aberdaron

Holiday Cottages in Abersoch

Holiday Cottages in Criccieth

Holiday Cottages in Nefyn

Holiday Cottages in Pwllheli

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