Cottage in Mynydd Nefyn, North Wales - On The Hillside Overlooking Nefyn. Set Within Its Own 7 Acres Of Fields And Streams.
About Chris Woodhead
We are Chris and Jen Woodhead and although we live in Derbyshire we spend as much time as we can on the beautiful Llyn. Chris spent many happy holidays as a child on Nefyn beach which is why we purchased this lovely property and our six children have been lucky enough to have the same experience. We love it here so much that in 2012 we got married at Nant Gwrtheyrn, a hidden little piece of Switzerland, well worth a visit!
Chris Woodhead purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Chris Woodhead chose Pwllheli
The cottage had been on the market for nearly two years and seemed as if it had been waiting especially for us. It was in need of some TLC but we fell in love with it as soon as we came through the gate to the dell and the beautiful stream, the sea view was the icing on the cake!
What makes this Cottage unique
The seclusion of the property is wonderful, with just the babbling of the ancient stream, sound of the waterfall and bird song for company. There are an abundance of wild flowers on the banks of the stream and in our surrounding fields, from snowdrops, daffodils, violets and primroses in early spring, bluebells in May and campions and foxgloves in summer. Sitting on the terrace above the sea on the mountainside, you can see Anglesey and the lighthouse at South Stack to the right and the double bays of Nefyn and Morfa Nefyn to the left! It's easy to while away the hours sat here, whether we are watching a weather front coming in, an amazing sunset, the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland or sailing boats in the bay. The Welsh Coastal Path runs right past our gate and you can be up the mountain or on the beach before you know it. For us, there is no better place!
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A beautiful cottage in a fabulous location.
What a fantastic week we have just had. Some great walks directly from the cottage. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property, we loved it!
The views from the patio are amazing especially on a clear day.
Thank you for your review Nicola and we are so pleased you had such a super week. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future.
A very tranquil spot with excellent sea views and sunsets yet near to facilities.
This was a very good location for us as we were able to do a fair amount of coastal walking and also benefit from time sitting in the property’s gardens, which was important as one member of the party had chronic foot and hamstring injuries. Despite a chilly north wind, it was always possible to find a protected nook and enjoy the sunshine. The small back garden, through which a stream runs, was charming and had a very natural feel. The front garden has extensive sea views (a very small caravan site is located next to the sea several fields below.). There was a good selection of comfortable outdoor seating. It was very handy to be on the coastal path itself although our main walking took place further afield. If the weather had been warmer, we would have used the nearest beach (10 mins walk out, 15 back). The front garden (with waterfall on a side boundary) and adjoining small field would provide plenty of space for families.
We enjoyed being in the cottage itself on rainy days and it had a very homely feel, with a good supply of books and games, and was clean and tidy. We had everything we needed in the kitchen, although tended to eat out for the main meal of the day so didn’t undertake more complex cooking.
The beds were OK although one of us found the pillows too high and firm (although had travelled with own as this is often a problem).
For those with mobility issues, there is a very small but fairly steep slope from the car parking area to the door. Care is also needed driving up the access lane and through the entrance gate for those with wide vehicles.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to others or returning ourselves. It is a great base for the Llyn Peninsula itself (beyond which we didn’t need to travel) or for exploring slightly further afield in Snowdonia and other parts of the North Wales coast.
The sunsets were an unexpected surprise because we had wrongly thought the cottage’s aspect on the north coast would preclude these.
Very well maintained with fantastic views.
Lovely character cottage set in own grounds. Excellently equipped and comfortable.
Wonderful place as always!
This was our fifth year staying in this lovely cottage. No where can beat it. Sun, sea, sand, great walks, watching dolphins from the terrace with a glass of wine while the kids play in the garden what more could you want! 😊�
Thank you Tori. Looking forward to welcoming you all back next year.
We had a very enjoyable stay in this lovely cottage. Fantastic weather, wonderful sunsets. Thank you
The cottage was very well equipped, very comfortable and provided a real home from home. We were blessed with wonderful weather during our stay so we were able to enjoy the lovely sea views and fantastic sunsets from the terrace and every window at the front of the cottage! Our cocker spaniel loved the large garden and we were able to pick fresh mint and oregano from the herb garden for our tea. The property is a 20 minute walk into Nefyn which has a very well stocked Spar. The cottage is well placed to visit all parts of the Lleyn Peninsula. We have visited the area several times and love the peace and quiet and wonderful coastal and mountain walks. The wine and bara brith on arrival were a nice touch thank you. We would certainly stay here again and didn’t want to go home after our week here!
Thank you Jacqui, we are delighted you had such a great holiday and enjoyed staying at Llwyn Ffynnon. We look forward to welcoming you back!
A truly unforgettable holiday in a beautiful cottage ! The Llyn peninsula is Stunning !! The view from the cottage patio was breathtaking , even our 13 yr old daughter and friend were wowed by it !
We had family staying in the wern camping site which was on the shortest walk to the beach ( in cottage information book ) so
Perfect ! We had a walk along the coastal path to the Ty couch inn, stunning !! Great food , BBQ on the beach ( great BBQ bucket at cottage ) , saw Dolphins at Wern camping site end of nefyn Beach , visited portdaeron and Abersoch and a great late afternoon at Hells mouth on surf and body boards , unfortunately surf only up for one day in our week ! Had take out from Bombay joe as in Nefyn ( excellent ) and ate at Nanhoron arms which was also very good and walkable from house along the coastal path , a great week in a home from home cottage with everything you could want ! Thanks for the Wine and Bara brith !!
You are very welcome! Very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. Thank you very much for your comments, your positive feedback is very much appreciated and some very helpful information for future guests.
Beaches to sunbath on - a 15 minute walk to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world or a short drive to the other 26 Llyn beaches, from Whistling Sands to Hells Mouth, and not a donkey in sight. Rock pools and crabs, streams that run over the beaches and into the sea, feeding sandcastle moats and fill the buckets of toddlers, and shells and stones to collect - but not keep.
If you're traveling by train, the nearest railway station is Pwllheli. There is a very good local bus service that will get you into Nefyn, then just a short walk to the cottage. Alternatively use the main Rail link in Bangor, then it would be better to Taxi to the cottage. You don't need any transport whilst on holiday, everywhere is just a short walk on the ancient green roads that surround our cottage.
The Cottage is at Mynydd Nefyn, between the hamlet of Pystyll and the village of Nefyn. Just on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
We are 7 miles from the marina’s, and yachting centre of Pwllheli, 12 miles from the beaches and surf of Abersoch, and 19 miles from the Castles in Caernarfon.
There are a wealth of things to see and do in the beautiful countryside around Llwyn Ffynnon, several pubs: The Bryn Cynan for good wholesome meals, a walk along the beach for good ale and outdoor food at the 'third best beach bar in the world' Ty-Coch, a post office, chemist, and a large general store with deli all within walking distance. The medieval town Caernarfon is a few miles away, the Castle stands guard over the Menai - the place of the Prince of Wales Investiture, with museums and views over the Harbour and on into The Isle of the Angels. The Welsh Highland Railway is Snowdonia’s newest railway.Trains start a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the castle walls at Caernarfon. The trains - hauled by the world's most powerful narrow gauge steam locomotives - climb from sea level to over 650ft on the foothills of Snowdon, before zig-zagging dramatically down the steep hillside to reach Portmadoc. Then take the Ffestiniog Railway on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. These historic trains climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls. Or Go Karting for Kids old and young at GlasfrynParc. Horse Trekking at the Snowdonia Riding Stables, offering you superb riding amongst some of the best mountain and coastal scenery in the British Isles, whether you are a complete beginner or a competent rider. And did you know Surfing has really taken off in North Wales, with the big surf beaches of Abersoch, and Hells Mouth, lots of help through the summer with well organized expert tuition. Or just a fishing trip from Pwllheli, out into the bay to catch Tope, Bass or Bream. Cast from the beach for Mackeral and Pollock. BBQ gently on the beach with a large glass of wine. Climb Snowdon on a clear day for stunning views down the Llyn to Bardsey sound.
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