Bwthyn Penarth Fawr

Pwllheli, Snowdonia & the Llyn Peninsula

  • 5 Star
  • Close to golden beaches, ancient castles, majestic mountains and endless attractions, this beautiful Grade 2 cottage provides the ultimate North Wales get-away.

You can book this property from:

  • £979 per week
  • £140 per night
  • 5 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 double beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 3.5 miles
  • Shop 4 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Hot tub
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am
  • Hot tub available from 1st March 2022


Located in a special, historic setting, close to mountain and sea. This beautifully converted, 17th century former stables near Pwllheli, Cricieth and Snowdonia offers the perfect blend of traditional and modern and is surrounded by tranquil countryside. With plenty of features including a welcoming woodburner and stable door leading to an enclosed garden, Penarth Fawr is spacious, pet-friendly and truly idyllic.

As an added bonus, the cottage also overlooks Penarth Fawr Medieval House, one of Wales best preserved Medieval Gentry Hall Houses dating to 1460. The cottage garden area is linked to the garden of the Medieval House which can also be accessed during your stay. In addition, the cottage is an excellent base to access a wide range of popular activities and attractions nearby. From golden beaches and impressive castles to Zip World, Pwllheli Marina and Arts Centres to numerous high quality shops and restaurants, there's plenty to do and see here all year round.

Ground Floor

Lounge and Dining area - A large open plan space with 2 extra large size luxurious sofas placed in front of a wood burning stove and 50” TV with DVD player. This former stabling area has been converted into a luxurious open space with underfloor heating and a large dining area.

Kitchen - This modern kitchen from local suppliers, Steil in Pwllheli, opens up into the dining area. It has all the modern appliances needed to make your stay a comfortable and homely experience. Appliances include a washer/dryer and dishwasher, fridge-freezer and microwave etc.

Bedroom 1 - The ground floor bedroom has two single beds and lies adjacent to the kitchen.

Downstairs bathroom - The downstairs bathroom is easily accessible and has a bath with shower above, wc and sink.


Bedroom 2 - The large bedroom on the west side of the first floor has a hand-made iron company king size bed and boutique industrial style furnishings.

Bedroom 3 - A spacious and cosy bedroom with a brass double bed and artisan furnishings.

Bedroom 4 - This double bedroom has an exterior stable steps access/exit and is comfortably furnished.

Bathroom - A modern bathroom with walk in shower, wc and sink


The garden is spacious, peaceful and enclosed. A large picnic table with 8 seats takes centre stage and a barbecue area is also nearby. The cottage garden extends into the garden of the 15th Century Medieval Hall which can also be enjoyed in privacy after 5pm. Hot tub available and an outside electric car charger.

Additional Information

  • Welcome pack includes tea and coffee, sugar, local dairy milk and Bara Brith
  • Central heating and electricity included
  • Initial supply of logs included for the wood burner. Additional logs available for £5 per bag.
  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels provided
  • Hairdryer provided
  • Wi-fi available
  • Maximum 1 dog allowed @ £25 per dog (non-carpeted areas on ground floor only)
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair gate available on request. Please bring your own cot linen.
  • The following items are also provided:
    • Kitchen: salt and pepper, kitchen roll, washing up liquid/dishwasher tabs, dishcloths and scourers, tin foil and cling film.
    • Bathroom: liquid hand soap and 2 toilet rolls per toilet.
    • General: shower cleaner, anti bacterial spray etc
  • No smoking inside the cottage please
  • Plenty of private parking with extra parking available on site for boats or the like.


The description on the website is very accurate. We travelled here to celebrate my partners 50th birthday as we had arranged to visit zipworld, it was brilliant! There was 5 of us and our dog and we were all comfortable in the cottage and enjoyed using the hot tub. The beach is very dog friendly and there’s a great little pub in the village that also welcomes dogs. The owners were very friendly, helpful and informative. It was such a lovely break.

Ms F,

We loved Penarth Fawr, it's cosy but spacious, spotlessly clean and situated in a spot that manages to be both quiet and convenient for exploring. Would definitely go again.

Mrs B,

Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location - peaceful yet not far from small towns and shops. One of the nicest cottages I’ve ever stayed in. Very much recommend it

Mrs S,

Excellent property in a peaceful rural location, close to all amenities of the alley. Peninsula. A peaceful haven for a family holiday.

Mr P,

Fantastic property, good location, but need to be happy to drive short distances to reach shops, beach etc. Really well set up for dogs and toddlers. Well equipped kitchen, only thing we needed in addition to what was there was oil to cook with. We had the best time here and would highly recommend as an option for groups or families looking to stay together. Hosts were really accommodating too! Thanks for a great few days.

Mrs W,


This newly converted 17th century former Stables is located in an idyllic and historic location. The property forms part of Penarth Fawr Medieval House estate, one of Wales best preserved Medieval Gentry Hall Houses dating to 1460. This Grade 2* listed building has been sensitively renovated to form a modern internal space which is both spacious and comfortable for a party of 8. The garden area is linked to the garden of the Medieval House which can also be accessed during your stay.

The setting is truly peaceful and idyllic yet only a 5 minute drive from the bustling seaside towns of Cricieth and Pwllheli on the Llyn Peninsula, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Snowdonia National Park is also within 10 miles, with its majestic mountain ranges, including Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales.

The location is situated on a network of safe footpaths and cycling trails and is only just 2 miles from Penychain beach, which is linked along a 3 mile stretch of sand to the Marina at Pwllheli. At night enjoy wonderful starry nights along with the mesmerizing sounds of nature, including the resident owls. Penarth Fawr is a truly tranquil, rural location.

The peaceful little village of Chwilog is just 1 mile, offering a local pub, post office/grocery/newsagent and butcher’s shop. Asda in Pwllheli (5 miles) offers the whole range whilst bespoke local goods can be accessed in Cricieth (5 miles). There are also many good restaurants and pubs serving meals nearby and some of the best include Poachers in Cricieth, Whitehall and Pontton in Pwllheli, Plas Bodegroes in Efailnewydd (5.5 miles), Y Sgwar in Tremadog (10.5 miles) and the Ship in Edern (11 miles). For a relaxing drink, Tafarn y Plu (Feathers Inn) in Llanystumdwy (3.5 miles) is also recommended, where they also serve good food.

There is also a great variety of activities and attractions on your doorstep. From the Marina in Pwllheli to Plas Glyn y Weddw Arts Centre in Llanbedrog (8 miles) and numerous other picturesque seaside villages such as Aberdaron and Abersoch that are dotted around the Llyn Peninsula. In the other direction, Cricieth Castle, Portmeirion (the famously designed Italian village), steam trains and Zip World in Blaenau Ffestiniog are just some of the highly popular attractions. For families and groups, Glasfryn Activity & Adventure Centre (4 miles) will keep everyone entertained for a full day with activities ranging from go-karting to quad bikes, ten-pin bowling, archery and even wakeboarding.

Remember as well that a stay at Penarth Fawr is not complete without experiencing the taste of a Cadwalader’s ice cream at its founding home in Cricieth, whilst enjoying the spectacular views across Cardigan Bay.


  • Penychain Beach. 2 miles
  • Abererch to Glandon, Pwllheli – enjoy a 4 mile stretch of sand which incorporates Abererch and Glandon beaches. 2 miles
  • Cricieth has two beaches, either side of the Castle. These are a mixture of sand and pebble with a rocky area at the far end of the eastern beach exposing rock pools at low tide. 5 miles
  • View other beaches on the Llyn Peninsula


  • Paths start on site and a myraid of mountain walks included in your welcome pack at the cottage.
  • Wales Coast Path - walk west towards Pwllheli and the Llyn Peninsula along Abererch beach, or walk east towards Criccieth and Porthmadog. Nearest joining point is Penychain, 2 miles from the cottage
  • Lon Goed - a beautiful 6 mile avenue of hardwood trees and a paradise for walkers. 2.8 miles from the cottage
  • Yr Eifl (The Rivals) – Mountain range including the highest point on the Llyn Peninsula. 4.5 miles in length. 8.5 miles from cottage.
  • Plenty of mountain walks to choose from in Snowdonia National Park. Snowdon, the highest, is a must. The nearest route starts from Rhyd-ddu, or you can catch the train from Llanberis to the summit café. 20 / 26 miles.


  • Lon Eifion Cycleway - old railway track from Bryncir to Caernarfon. Join path in Bryncir, 8 miles


  • Afonwen Farm Pony Trekking Centre offers beach and coastal rides, with ponies to suit riders of all skill levels. (open school holidays and for the summer season). 2.5 miles


  • Pwllheli Sailing Club, Pwllheli Marina – excellent facilities and possibly the best sailing waters in the U.K. 5 miles
  • Abersoch beach offers flat water for wakeboarding and waterskiing, sailing, power boating and windsurfing. 10 miles
  • Find out more about watersports on the Llyn Peninsula.


  • Pwllheli Golf Club - 18 hole golf course, suitable for golfers of all ages and abilities. 5 miles
  • Nefyn and District Golf Club - a famous 26 hole Championship Golf Course, offering two cliff top 18 hole courses set in spectacular coastal scenery. 10.5 miles


  • Glasfryn Parc (Coarse Fishing). 4 miles
  • Llanystumdwy - 6 acre lake and river fishing on the Dwyfor. 5.6 miles
  • Eisteddfa Fishery, Pentrefelin - a five lake coarse and trout fishing complex. 7.6 miles