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Brig Y Don

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Aberdesach near Penygroes, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Seaside

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "I used to holiday every year on Aberdesach Beach, returning after 30yrs and nothing has changed its still as beautiful as it always was."

    This chalet sits on the grass verge right on the beach front. Its peaceful with the most stunning views! The chalet itself serves its purpose well, the bathroom is a little compact and you need to bend down for the shower head and the main bedroom a litte tight on room but everything is there that you would want and need. If you want a relaxing get away this is an ideal chalet with lots to do locally. Tesco also deliver to the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our time.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2024

  • "Absolutely stunning location,sea right in front of you,perfect view for a relaxing break,quirky cottage layout which only benefitted our stay."

    Shower head is a little low but as long as you can bend down this isn't a problem.Only had a 3 night stay this time but booked for a whole week later in year as soon as we arrived,can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2024

  • "The location and views are fantastic."

    The cottage is small but for two persons it is more than adequate. Although the double bedroom can become cold as it is difficult to plug in a heater anywhere, but once the log burner gets going it heats the place nicely. Bathroom was quirky and probably needs a bit of an update but this didn't bother us. We only used about £16 in the electric meter for the whole week and I cooked 6 nights. Would book again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.1Oct 2023

  • "The incredible location of this property can’t be overstated!"

    It is right on the beach, incredible views, and just an absolutely stunning place to be. The cottage itself is a bit of a mix with an incredibly comfortable living room with amazing views over the sea, but then very small bedrooms and bathroom. Just to note for any other plus size visitors, the bathroom was really inaccessible. The toilet is small and hard to sit on and I’ve left my stay with visible bruises and scratches all over my stomach from squeezing in and out of the shower. Even my thin partner who was with me found the shower very small but for anyone plus size it’s painfully inaccessible. The bedrooms similarly have small doorways and are a bit of a squeeze for anyone plus size but the double bed in the master bedroom was incredibly comfortable and we got really good sleep. Also, we should note that there was no washing up liquid, hand soap, and only one toilet roll for a whole week. We bought hand soap and washing up liquid and left them at the property for the next guests so I hope they’ve been left there. Overall we had a great stay but there were definitely some challenges.

    Reviewed by Esther3.4Sep 2023

  • "Probably the best break we have had so chilled."

    With that view who wouldn't be happy.fantastic place to stay host thought of everything you could need 10/10 we already returning next year.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was small but adequate in a lovely setting couldn’t wish for anything better would definitely recommend to friends, unfortunately my husband had a fall the second day we were there and had to come home for an operation, the owner was lovely and even rang a couple of times when we got home to see how my husband was."

    It’s a beautiful place we were so sad we only had a couple of days there, would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Hi, brilliant stay."

    Lovely location very peaceful

    Reviewed by John4.4Aug 2023

  • "What an amazing property and a lovely host."

    Had such a wonderful break already planning are next stay.

    Reviewed by Ernie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Perfect retreat, no WiFi with poor TV reception."

    ..I loved it. Thankyou it was the best break x

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2023

  • "Quaint little chalet Excellent for walking the rugged coast and unspoilt views ..."

    Quaint little chalet Excellent for walking the rugged coast and unspoilt views of the sea and scenery from the patio and seating area

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2023

  • "Idyllic location and incredible views."

    Fantastic access to the beach and easy parking. Loved the living room area, you could sit on the sofa and watch the sunset. Good, pet safe garden and really useful wheelbarrow. So quiet and peaceful, even with lovely weather the beach was quiet! Feedback- could do with a spring clean, the toilet, basin and kitchen sink/drainer were not very clean when we got there. I appreciate that little extras are reflective of the price but I think it would be beneficial to explain in the listing that nothing is included other than basic crockery, tea, coffee and sugar. There are no cleaning products, cloths, washing up liquid, vacuum etc so to keep on top of general cleaning standards you would need to pack this and longer stays would result in very sandy floors! Loved the chalet and area, just a shame it had such an overwhelming smell of damp.

    Reviewed by Donna3.1Apr 2023

  • "Snug little house in a beautiful location."

    Loved going to sleep to the sound of the sea!

    Reviewed by Roger3.8Mar 2023

  • "Enjoyable stay."

    Perhaps a note telling customers that the shower's hot water is dependent upon the emersion heater. It is easy to assume that the shower is self heating. I think I will book again. Thanks.

    Reviewed by John3.8Mar 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove - logs are available to purchase in the village
  • Oil-filled electric radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • TV, CD player
  • Ample parking in a shared car park approximately 500 meters away, though access from the carpark is an uneven gravelled path and is unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 3.6 miles, beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are steps up to the garden
  • Note: Electricity not included; please use the £1 coin meter
  • Note: Both towels and bed linen are not included; please bring your own or request to hire for an additional charge
  • Note: The property does not have WiFi
  • Note: The bedrooms are interconnected

The property

Penygroes 4.5 miles.

Enjoying a prime position with views across Aberdesach Beach near Penygroes, Gwynedd, is Brig Y Don, a delightful seaside chalet, inviting a family of four and their furry companion.

Benefitting from a proximity to Snowdonia National Park and a whole host of nature-filled attractions, whilst positioning guests for a true seascape, visitors can enjoy a private enclosed garden, ground-floor living, and free ample parking.

Park up and follow the track towards Brig Y Don, before entering the sitting room, offering direct views out to the shore, possible to enjoy from the plush sofas with the woodburning stove alight.

Head into the kitchen/diner to rustle up delicious meals, possible to enjoy around the four-seater table, or outdoors upon the elevated patio area.

As the night grows darker, refresh in the shower room before retiring to one of three bedrooms, including a double, and two singles, all interconnected, ideal for a family.

Awaken to the sound of the waves before exploring Caeau Tan y Bwlch North Wales Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, hiking towards Trefor Sea Stacks for stunning vistas, or touring either Inigo Jones Slate Works or the Airworld Aviation Museum for a history-rich activity.

Travel towards Caernarfon coastline to visit the local sailing club, or discover the magnificent grounds of Caernarfon Castle, before making your way into the national park, dotted with pretty walking trails, landmarks, and views.

Llanberis is a prime location to stop off at, with the chance to aboard the Llanberis Lake Railway for a trip around the county, appreciate your surroundings at Llyn Padarn and Llanberis Viewpoint, or head to Dolbadarn Castle, before making your way towards Snowdon, ready to summit.

Choose Brig Y Don as a wonderful base in Gwynedd.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Llanberis 8 miles; Caernarfon 6.5 miles.

The lovely quiet village of Penygroes is situated around six miles from the historic castle town of Caernarfon, bordering the Snowdonia National Park with beautiful scenic walks and mountain views easily accessible. A good selection of shops, cafes and pubs are available in the village and the wider local area is full of restaurants and activities such as golfing, swimming, tennis, surfing and horse riding to name but a few. Plas Dinas Country House is also nearby, which is home to some great history as well as The Gun Room restaurant. The beaches on Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula can be reached in about half an hour, while the beach at Dinas Dinlle is just a 10-minute drive away. Nearby, Caernarfon is home to Caernarfon Castle, which is well worth a visit, with further shops and cafes available, as well as steam train trips. Portmeirion is also a short distance away, featured in the TV series ‘The Prisoner’. Just 8 miles away is the Welsh Heritage centre which has a licensed cafe at Nant Nwrtheyrn with magnificent sea views from it's decked dining area. Beddgelert is a very attractive village, surrounded by the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, with a fabulous arts and craft shop, and several pubs. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas