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Beautiful Detached Spacious Cottage, Stunning Views, Near Seaside Aberdaron

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Detached, Spacious Cottage Near Seaside Aberdaron, Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms + cot

Beautiful detached, spacious traditional Welsh cottage, with large private garden, surrounded by farmland in all directions and distant sea view. Stunning location, situated near picturesque seaside Aberdaron, the 'Lands End' of Wales (2 miles, 5 minutes by car), on the unspoiled Lleyn Peninsula, a protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms + cot.

This very attractive detached cottage is decorated with a tasteful coastal theme, including many pieces of local pottery and paintings, and has comfortable, high quality furnishings. It is located in a rural setting amidst open farmland, and features stunning views across open countryside towards the sea in the distance. Ty’n Rhyd is within easy reach by foot, across adjoining fields, of a picturesque small cove, Porth Ysgo, and gives direct access onto the stunning Wales Coastal Path.

The comfortable, spacious yet cosy and very well-equipped accommodation consists of a fully-fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, electric oven/hob, fridge/freezer and microwave), with plentiful crockery and glassware, along with the main sitting room with feature inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel stove, and TV/DVD. Free Broadband/WiFi.

A second sitting room with TV ensures plenty of space for all the family. A splendid, south-facing sun room/dining room will entice you to spend many hours just drinking in the views, and in Spring time little lambs will poke their heads through the fence.

There are 3 Bedrooms - 1 Kingsize, 1 Double on the ground floor,and a charming Twin 'crog-loft' room upstairs with distant sea views, which is a haven for children. A beautifully fitted Bathroom with 'Mira' shower over the bath, hand basin, toilet, and heated towel rail completes the indoor accommodation.

Outside there is a large, fully-enclosed garden with a small 'babbling brook' stream, ample recreation space, and a choice of outside dining areas and BBQ. Private, secure parking for 2/3 cars.

All windows and doors are fully double-glazed. Modern electric heaters throughout ensure that the cottage is cosy all year round, and the multi-fuel stove in the main sitting room burns coal and/or logs, and provides a warming glow in the evenings . Bed linen and electricity are provided in the tariff.

This property has a 4 Star grading by the Visit Wales Tourist Board. Many guests return year after year to this little 'piece of heaven', where peace and tranquillity are assured in a timeless and natural setting, with wide-open skies, the cry of gulls and the distant glint of the sea.

More Details

Property Manager
Sue Quigley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Sue Quigley

Sue Quigley grew up spending family holidays on the Lleyn Peninsula, and always dreamed about owning a cottage in this spectacular area. When she met her husband they discovered that they shared a love of this special place, and returned time after time until they finally found and bought Ty'n Rhyd in 2004.

Sue Quigley purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Sue Quigley chose Pwllheli

Ty'n Rhyd offers privacy and seclusion, with wonderful open skies and beautiful views in every direction. Fantastic walks abound from the front door, with a particular favourite of Sue's being across the adjoining fields to the stunning little cove at Porth Ysgo. Also the Ty Coch pub, on the beach at Porthdinllaen, is amongst Sue's favourite places on earth, whatever the season or weather.

The cottage itself was modernised and extended by us in 2005, converting what was little more than a derelict shell into the stunning kitchen and main sitting room of today, and linked to the original cottage by a bright and airy sun-room.

The stylish, coastal-themed interior reflects the cottage's seaside setting, with many artefacts, pictures and decorative touches, which many guests comment upon as being tasteful and memorable.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage is perfect for couples or small family groups, with 3 separate living spaces to give everyone a choice of catching a few moments of peace and quiet with a good book or the daily paper. The large garden is fully enclosed and offers both space and privacy for recreation or al fresco dining, with stunning views over the adjacent farmland towards the sea or hills.

Guestbook comments from the manager

10 out of 10! Lovely, well-equipped cottage, weather did not stop us from walking at least 8 miles a day. My phone is O2 so could not get a signal but took my iPad so was contactable. A bit too windy for a log fire most days, but house was warm enough anyway without. We would certainly recommend and stay again in the future. By the way your house keeper does a excellent job .
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pwllheli in Aberdaron

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Beautifully fitted - renewed throughout in 2014
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Storage comprises large wardrobe plus chest of drawers
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Storage comprises wardrobe with drawers
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Storage comprises chest of drawers plus hanging space
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • churches
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Detached Spacious Cottage, Stunning Views, Near Seaside Aberdaron
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Idyllic haven

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 weeks, this being our 5th visit. Cottage is well maintained and clean. Tea, coffee, milk and biscuits provided for our arrival which after a 3 hours drive, was very welcome. The owner was in contact with us during our stay to check that everything was ok and we had settled in. We would recommend this property without hesitation for a quiet, get away from it all holiday, for couples and families. Ample off road parking. Some good, clean local beaches, plenty of walking trails. An excellent pub/restaurant in Aberdaron, The Ship.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your latest holiday in Ty'n Rhyd, and I know that you made the most of all of the scenic coastal walks, beaches and wildlife-spotting opportunities during your fortnight . Thanks to you both for your continuing loyalty to Ty'n Rhyd, it's great that you can come back every year and still keep discovering new places of interest. Until next year. Warm wishes. Sue.
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  • 5 of 5

A well presented property with everything you need..aberdaran has two great pubs/hotels and good places to eat. A reasonably well stocked spar supermarket came in handy.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, Comfortable and centrally situated

  • 5 of 5

The property is peaceful and private and away from any others (although it is on a bus route) with plenty of parking space and a garden. It is a short (steep) walk from a pretty bay and a 5 minute drive from Aberdaron (small supermarket, pubs, cafes, fish and chips). It is centrally placed to visit lots of other lovely places, especially walks and beaches. The views are of farmland and hills rather than the sea, but very attractive and lots of wild birds come to the bird feeder outside the patio doors.

The washing machine, dishwasher and tumble drier are very useful, reducing the number of clothes you need to take as everything can be washed and dried the same day. There is also a washing line outside. There is absolutely everything you could need in terms of microwave, toaster, pans, crockery and cutlery.

The garden is reasonably safe for children, although there is a shallow stream at the bottom. There is a sturdy gate onto the road. The doors of the two double bedrooms lock, and it is possible to lock access to the kitchen, making it easy to keep small children safely in the bedroom / bathroom / sitting room TV area when parents are having a lie in.

The house is prettily decorated with lots of attractive touches and decorations and spotlessly clean. It feels homely, like staying with a friend. It is easy to keep clean while you are there and dustpan, broom, vacuum cleaner are provided.

The owner is very friendly and happily fixes anything which accidentally breaks or needs replacing.

We have stayed here three summers in a row and have booked again for next summer, and still keep finding new places to visit and explore. We have also visted for a weekend in March, just to enjoy the peace, log fires and restful view. Its is very cosy in bad weather.

We would recommend it to friends and relatives, apart from wanting to keep it as our secret!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderfully descriptive and informative review, thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write it. It is fantastic that you and your family not only return to Ty'n Rhyd every year to revisit old haunts, and to enjoy the peace and quiet of the cottage, but also that you are still finding new places to visit, and things to do and see in this very special corner on North Wales. I look forward to welcoming you all again next summer, and thanks again for the very kind words. Best wishes, Sue
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Great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The Llyn peninsular was new to all of us, and I can thoroughly recommend it for a great family holiday. It has some fantastic beaches and interesting wildlife.

The cottage was ideal for our needs. Our 7 year old grandson said the best part of the holiday inside was his bed! He liked being upstairs with his twin sister away from the grown ups. We all found it very comfortable and well equipped, and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments about your stay at Ty'n Rhyd. I am so pleased that the cottage suited all of the family so well, and that your grandson liked the 'crog loft' bedroom, which always appeals to children as it is tucked away upstairs. I am delighted that you were able to explore the beautiful and unspoiled Llyn Peninsula, with its glorious beaches, small cove and stunning landscapes, and I look forward to you returning to Ty'n Rhyd again soon. With my best wishes Sue
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  • 5 of 5

We loved ty'n rhyd and the peace and seclusion it offered. The properly was stocked with all you could hope for in a holiday cottage and was ideally placed; being in a secluded spot, yet close enough for Aberdaron to be accessable. The cottage was very comfortable and, being so close to the stunning Porth Ysgo was an absolute bonus!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Ty'n Rhyd, especially as you were celebrating a special family occasion there, and delighted that you spent time in the beautiful cove across the fields, Porth Ysgo. Looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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Really top quality

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic accommodation in a lovely spot. Really lovely, clean and cosy. Couldn't fault it in any way. Excellent experience all round, can't recommend it highly enough. Thanks very much Sue

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you enjoyed your extended Christmas stay at Ty'n Rhyd, and thank you very much for your lovely comments and for being such great guests. My best wishes to you both, Sue
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Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Liverpool or Manchester
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Holyhead (from Ireland)
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nefyn & District
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Porth Ysgo
Car: necessary

Ty'n Rhyd is a beautiful detached, traditional Welsh cottage with stunning views, situated near seaside Aberdaron, on the south coast of the unspoiled Lleyn Peninsula, a protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Lleyn also has a distinct identity as a bastion of Celtic history and heritage, and is stronghold of pride in Welsh culture and tradition.

Ty’n Rhyd is within easy reach by foot of a picturesque small cove, Porth Ysgo, and direct access onto the stunning Wales Coastal Path. This area is an absolute haven for walking enthusiasts, with the coastal path accessible from the front door. Much of the coastline is maintained by the National Trust, which means that there are many well-maintained footpaths, car parks and other facilities.

Historic Aberdaron, just 2 miles away on the very tip of the Peninsula, is also known as the Land’s End of Wales. This scenic village was once the last stop for pilgrims making the journey across to Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island). It is widely renowned for its local crab and lobster, which our nearest neighbour sells from her front door! The village has essential shops and also a number of cafes and take-aways, a bakery, plus 2 excellent pubs serving local beers, meals and snacks. Aberdaron also boasts a National Trust Visitor Centre, and a long, sandy beach, which is ideal for families with all the amenities of the village readily to hand including free WiFi.

Bardsey Island - rumoured to be the burial place of 20,000 Saints – is just off the tip of Aberdaron. The island is well worth a boat trip for the day to visit this very special place, and to spot the basking seals, sea lions, and sea bird colonies of puffins and choughs, amongst numerous other species of wildlife that inhabit the island and its rocky shoreline.

Some of the most unspoiled beaches in the British Isles can be found within 10 minutes’ drive of the cottage, ranging from the much-photographed cove at Porth Iago to the famous ‘Whistling Sands’ of Porth Oer. The 4-mile-long beach at Porth Neigwl, (Hell’s Mouth) is extremely popular with surfers and walkers alike. Beach and sea fishing opportunities abound, with bass and mackerel amongst other species found off many of the beaches and rocky points. The popular sailing centre of Abersoch, also a place to spot the rich and famous (or just to see and be seen), is just 20 minutes drive away. Also a short drive, folllowed by a walk along the beach (or over Nefyn golf course), will bring you to the famous Ty Coch (Red House) Inn at Porthdinllaen (voted 3rd Best Beach Bar in the world in 2013). Here the fascinating and historic pub is right on the beach of this stunning bay, and you can while away the day just gazing out to sea, with a glass or two of something cool in your hand and perhaps a fresh crab salad to sustain you .

Whether you are looking for a child-friendly beach holiday, a walking holiday to explore the stunning coastline and unique landscape, a spot of bird-watching, or to participate in sporting activities such as golf, sea fishing, or watersports for the more adventurous, the Lleyn is the ideal choice for your holiday, and Ty'n Rhyd is the perfect base for all of the family, young and old.

You will often hear Welsh spoken in the shops, as this area has probably the highest number of native language speakers, and also boasts a renowned Welsh language centre for learners. But don't worry, everyone speaks English here and you will be given a warm welcome wherever you go, as tourists have been visiting this area for hundreds of years just to enjoy the beauty and tranquility, far away from the crowded resorts and hustle and bustle.

For those wishing to explore further afield, there are ancient castles to see at Criccieth and Caernarfon, and at Beaumaris on the beautiful island of Anglesey, all within a 1-hour drive of Ty'n Rhyd. The Italianate village of Portmeirion, famous as the location for the cult 1960s TV series The Prisoner, is a fascinating day out for all the family. Away from the coast are the mountains, lakes and villages of Snowdonia, which offer endless opportunities to explore this spectacular area on foot or by car, or catch one of the historic steam trains, which chug up mountain tracks and will transport you to a bygone era.

However you choose to spend your time, Ty'n Rhyd will be a welcoming 'home from home' on your return each day, and you will be able to relax and drink in your surroundings from the bright sun room, perhaps whilst sipping a cool glass of something and watching the sun go down over the distant hills.


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  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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