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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "The most perfect stay!"

    Spent a weekend here and it was absolutely perfect, we have not got a single complaint. The cottage was spotless and had everything we needed for our stay. Hosts were amazing and were on hand if you needed anything. Six of us stayed here and we all said we have never had a better nights sleep, the beds and pillows were the comfiest any of us have ever slept on! Could not recommend a better place to stay!

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely part of the world."

    The cottage provides all the facilities one requires. We were lucky with the weather and so were able to chill in the garden. I would definitely recommend for a group stay away.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2024

  • "This beautiful cottage is in the most peaceful location yet close to all the wonderful beaches and facilities the Llyn Peninsula has to offer."

    We had a wonderful 4-day break there and the hosts Caren and Gwyn were incredibly helpful. It really is a delightful cottage and we are certain we will return.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2024

  • "Stabla was absolutely ideal for our stay in Chwilog."

    We were so very comfortable, and grateful to be able to stay in such a special place. We loved the historic nature of the property and the lovely serene setting. Nothing was lacking in 'our home'. The only problem was that we were only there for 3 nights! There is so much to explore in the area. We were torn as to whether to luxuriate in this fabulous home or do our requisite tourism (visiting from Canada so so excited to see historic landmarks, Snowdonia...). Thankfully we were able to do both. I certainly hope I will come back someday, it was truly perfect. Thank you.

    Reviewed by J5.0Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful converted barn with everything that was needed."

    Clean and very comfy. Lovely log burner. Hot tub was great. Hosts were very friendly and had good recommendations for days out and where to eat etc. We had a really lovely time staying here with our family and dog.

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Apr 2024

  • "We have had an excellent stay in Stabla for Easter and our daughters 20th birthday Everything had been thought of, home from home."

    Very clean and tidy. Hot tub was an excellent addition. Gwyn and Caran were excellent hosts, making recommendations of beaches and restaurants to visit. we will return. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely spacious cottage in beautiful Welsh countryside."

    Great place for beach walks with the family and then coming back to warm up in the hot tub. Would really recommend a stay in this cottage.

    Reviewed by Ellie4.7Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely lovely!"

    Like home from home, spotlessly clean, lovely hosts, great location, we will definitely recommend and be back ourselves thank you..

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jan 2024

  • "Having a downstairs bedroom was the the thing that clinched our booking."

    Our aging dog would’ve been stressed if we’d have left him alone at night, but this way he could be in the kitchen with one of us nearby. Cozy but with plenty of room, spotlessly clean, all needs met, secure garden and great recommendations for places to visit. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great stay and the owners of the lodge were very hospitable."

    So lovely and welcoming and were always available when needed. Cant thank them enough! Lodge was a great size and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Jordan4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely house with everything we could need for our week stay."

    The hot tub was a great added extra and really made up for the weather. The host was very friendly and on hand. We loved our stay and we highly recommend this beautiful house.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Aug 2023

  • "Stabla is a lovely property in a quiet rural setting."

    Converted stable, tastefully renovated retaining original features. Next door there is a medieval hall and apparently the owners have acted as witnesses for ‘elopement weddings’

    Reviewed by Sian Nerys5.0Aug 2023

  • "An excellent property in all aspects"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great stay in a comfortable house in great location."

    Access to fabulous towns and beaches with 30 minutes drive plus Snowden a little further away. A broom, dustpan and brush would have been good - plus a few more toilet rolls, but these are minor quibbles - I would recommend this house for a quiet and comfortable holiday.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jul 2023

  • "We had an amazing time!"

    The house was bigger than we imagined. The hosts were brilliant! Kitchen was fully equipped, barbecue was great. The house was clean and had absolutely everything we needed. The children want to return immediately.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay at Stabla and what a place!"

    Everything you could ever need is there, even had milk in the fridge, sweets for the kids and a lovely fruit cake waiting for us. The owners are amazing nothing was too much trouble. The cottage itself is beautiful, peaceful and quiet.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "We were unnerved by the cameras."

    Kitchen equipment lacking ie blunt knives not many serving dishes no ice cube trays. BBQ totally unfi for purpose

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.1May 2023

  • "A fantastic place to stay, Caring owners that will go 110% to support any requirements you have."

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a great stay, lovely house with everything you could need, even milk in the fridge, a bottle of wine and a delicious cake when we arrived."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic place."

    Loved every minute. Very nice welcome and some treats in the kitchen. Sofas and fire a high point. Bigger than it looks and very clean and tidy. The WiFi - whilst fairly quick - was a bit up and down which seems to be because it's strung across from another building. I'd say it worked 70% of the time. I did manage to rig a hotspot so it wasn't the end of the world. It might also be a bonus for some

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet location."

    The log burner and the hot tub got a lot of use!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2023

  • "It would be extra helpful to let people know that you need to provide your own ..."

    It would be extra helpful to let people know that you need to provide your own lead for charging the car and also what speed/rate you will charge at… Perfect place and ideally located

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jan 2023

  • "Stabla is the perfect, cosy holiday cottage."

    The owners could not have been more welcoming and we plan to return and stay again...despite living about 10 hours drive away. The cottage is beautiful and contained everything we needed. It was warm and cosy in October, despite being open plan. The hot tub was the cherry on the cake. The local area is stunning, with plenty of activities inside and out. We can highly recommend the Ty Coch Inn and beach on a sunny day and the Zip World Caverns on a rainy one.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful property, great location, quiet and peaceful and plenty of room outside to enjoy."

    The Owners were a delight- friendly, helpful and scored points by showing us all the new puppies that had just arrived! I'd definitely book this place again, can't recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 2 x double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on the ground floor
  • Electric double oven and grill, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Ample off-road parking with electric car charging point
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, furniture, hot tub, barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.8 miles, beach 2.3 miles
  • Note: The garden is enclosed but not secure
  • Note: Please bring own bedding for use of the travel cot

The property

Tucked away in Chwilog, Gwynedd is this exceptional four-bedroom Grade II Listed cottage, Stabla.

Enjoying a spectacular and historic setting overlooking the Grade I Cadw Heritage Penarth Fawr Medieval House, and easy access to the popular destinations of Pwllheli, Criccieth and Snowdonia, as well as its own history dating back to the 17th-century, Stabla is a fantastic family-friendly dwelling for a group or family of eight, plus their canine companion.

Ample off-road parking greets you on arrival, along with an electric car charging point and beautiful, enclosed gardens where you can fire up the barbecue enjoy a spot of alfresco dining at the lovely picnic bench, followed by an indulgent dip in the bubbling hot tub.

Your private outdoor area links with the garden of the 15th-century Medieval Hall, which can be enjoyed privately after 5pm.

Be welcomed into the large living/dining room, where you can look forward to relaxing on the sumptuous sofas in front of a much-loved film on the Smart TV with DVD player, as your pooch takes up their favourite spot in front of the crackling woodburning stove.

Impress your loved ones with tasty dishes prepared in the contemporary and fully-equipped kitchen, featuring a handy dishwasher and washer/dryer, ready to enjoy at the dining table for eight over celebratory bottles of fizz.

Completing the ground floor is a delightful twin bedroom, ideal for those with limited mobility, with access to a bathroom with bath and overhead shower.

Follow the stairs up to the first floor, where you will find three further well-appointed bedrooms, a large king-size furnished in an industrial style, and two doubles, all with beautiful, exposed beams.

Explore the remarkable Penarth Fawr Medieval House which rests right on your doorstep and is well-known for being one of Wales’ best preserved Medieval Gentry Hall Houses dating back to 1460, it is the perfect place to immerse yourself in history.

For beachside fun, head to the idyllic village of Abersoch, where you can spend a day at the beach, test out your swing at the excellent Abersoch Golf Club or sample fresh seafood at The Potted Lobster and The Cove.

Continue onto Pwlhelli, home to its own fabulous beach and golf club, as well as a picturesque marina and Discover Llŷn, where you can hire paddleboards or tour your surroundings on an e-bike.

Next stop is Criccieth, where you can visit the remarkable Criccieth Castle with sweeping sea views, peruse local art at the good selection of art galleries, or hook your catch of the day at the Eisteddfa Fishery & Café.

Venture into the Snowdonia National Park, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, where you can take on the famous Snowdon Peak, visit the World Heritage Site of Dinorwig Quarry, or enjoy a day of fun and thrills at Zip World Llechwedd.

For an escape filled with character and plenty to see and do, look no further than Stabla.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Criccieth 4.5 miles; Pwllheli 5.2 miles; Porthmadog 9.5 miles; Abersoch 12 miles.

Chwilog is a small village on the Llyn Peninsula, near the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, in a region of Wales renowned for its outstanding scenery and varied walking. The Afon Wen river runs through the village and down to the sea, just one mile away. A short drive away, Criccieth is a delightful seaside town with a 13th century castle sat on a rocky outcrop with wonderful views of Tremadog Bay and the Snowdonia mountains. Watersports enthusiasts will be delighted by the towns two beaches, whilst walkers and bikers are spoilt for choice by the proximity of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Stroll along the beaches, watch porpoises playing in the surf, or relax in the various pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, sampling the famous Cadwalader’s ice cream. Visit Abersoch, an attractive harbour village situated between two glorious bays. It is one of the most popular sailing venues in North Wales and important sailing regattas are held there throughout the summer months. Numerous shops cater for the tourist as well as pubs, restaurants and cafes. Watersports enthusiasts are also well catered for, particularly windsurfing, water skiing and dinghy sailing, not to mention renowned surfing at Hell’s Mouth. Further afield, attractions such as Portmeirion’s wonderful Italianate gardens, the individual shops and restaurants, as well as the Ffestiniog railway, in the bustling harbour town of Porthmadog, Harlech Castle, Pwllheli host to both European and world sailing events, Caernarfon Castle and the beautiful beaches and renowned golf courses of the Llyn Peninsula are all within an easy drive.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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