Top 5 Holiday Cottages on the Llŷn PeninsulaPublished 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 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.
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.
Sleeps 6 | WiFi | Near Beach | Near Pub | Pet Friendly
A beautiful beachfront holiday apartment in Llanbedrog on the Llyn Peninsula. Private balcony, stunning mountain & sea views. Sleeps 6.
Sitting right at the water’s edge on a quiet headland cloaked by woodland and heath, this beautiful beachfront holiday apartment offers an idyllic escape from the busy noise of life.
Sleeps 4 | Pet Friendly | Hot Tub | Real Fire
Located in a rural part of the Llyn Peninsula, Llwyn y Forwyn is a lovingly renovated barn near the Lôn Goed, perfect for small families and couples. This single storey renovation includes two bedrooms and a fabulous and private outdoor space with wood heated hot tub. For guests that enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside, woodland walks and exploring the coastline, Llwyn y Forwyn is the ideal destination.
Sleeps 20 | Pet 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.
Sleeps 14 | Pet 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.
Sleeps 10 | Pet Friendly | Near Beach | Real Fire | Large Cottages
Hen-Felin is a beautiful and large family holiday cottage on the Llyn Peninsula. This converted mill provides luxurious accommodation for up to 10 guests in this popular holiday destination. Exquisite furnishings and gorgeous location combine to provide a fantastic holiday cottage.