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Bwthyn Siop Pencaerau

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Rhiw near Aberdaron, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was perfect, spotlessly clean, a wonderful welcome pack on arrival and the host was kind, friendly and not at all intrusive."

    Extra towels and blankets, a stove full of wood and firefighters made us feel very welcome. The hot tub is absolutely fabulous! The location is wonderful with easy access to many beaches. There was nothing to fault about this cottage, a perfect retreat for two. We will certainly return!

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Nov 2023

  • "Everything we needed for an enjoyable stay."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property, very good hot tub, basically everything you need."

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday in this lovely cottage."

    Character beams, wood burner. Hot tub too which was a real feature of our stay. Friendly and helpful host who lived next door which was good.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, clean and comfortable."

    Thanks for our stay here in the Llyn.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay immensely at Bwthyn Siop Pencaerau."

    This beautiful, cosy cottage, which is of historical interest as well, had all the amenities we needed. The hot tub was a bonus and much appreciated of course. The surrounding coast and landscape is matchless in its beauty. We recommend a boat trip to Ynys Enlli, the beaches at Morfa Nefyn and Porthdinllaen, Glyn Plas y Weddw art gallery, Plas yn Rhiw, and Aberdaron itself which has retained it's Welshness. Diolch Clare a James am y croeso cynnes. Thank you Clare and James for the warm welcome.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in lovely peaceful surroundings"

    Reviewed by Nia5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a compact characterful well converted comfortable cottage well located in beautiful countryside but close to the amenities of Aberdaron."

    The king size bed, power shower , and woodburning stove are all notably user friendly , and Carole the owner was friendly and helpful. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely clean, comfortable and well equipped compact cottage in beautiful rural location."

    Really pleased to have the electric car charger available. (Type 2, so don't forget an adapter if your car takes type 1). And a hot tub to watch the sunset in. We had a wonderful week. Excellent, helpful host. We really appreciated the change of towels midweek! A few small things. Can we suggest a blind or curtains over the small window on the stairs? The bright sunrise woke us at 430am! Mattress on the soft side for us, but understand that's just personal preference. And no 2 pin shaver socket. Would be useful if an adapter was provided. We had to go and buy one. Recommended!

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Jun 2023

  • "We can thoroughly recommend this beautiful cottage."

    The location is superb , ideal for a peaceful stay. The cottage was clean , comfortable and had everything you could want . The hot tub was a relaxing bonus. We would certainly consider a return trip . Anne and Mike

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely location, lovely property."

    Well equipped Kitchen and very clean. Carole was a lovely host, bringing us fresh towels mid week. Nice walks and very quiet.

    Reviewed by Heather4.4May 2023

  • "Arrived with a warm welcome and tour."

    Absolutely beautiful cottage, home from home with everything you could possibly need. Beautiful setting and views. Carol recommended places to visit which was stunning. Beautiful walks for miles along the coast. We can honestly say we will definitely return. We are parents and work full time and we have never felt so relaxed. Thank you

    Reviewed by Dean5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely 9 day holiday in this very comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage."

    The log burner was great in the evening and gave a cosy ambience to our experience. After a day visiting the surrounding attractions the hot tub was very welcome treat and so relaxing. I highly recommend Bwthyn Siop Pencaerau for a relaxing and friendly holiday.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage for a couple to spend some time together in front of a log fire or under the dark sky."

    We would and probably will book again.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a very lovely weekend at this lovely cottage."

    There was everything provided for a stress free weekend. The hot tub was a delight

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2023

  • "Adorable cute cosy cottage in a remote area."

    The log burner was a bonus. Plenty of cutlery, tea towels and kitchen utensils to use. Towels were fluffy and even included flannels. The hot tub was a luxury, may be a good idea to bring flip flops for when you get out as it can be a bit stoney underfoot for when you go back into the cottage and may be a good idea to bring a beach towel. Also had extra blankets for those chilly nights, but we didn’t need them. However the bathroom can be quite chilly as there is no heating in the room. A little tip would be to have a linen basket and more cupboard space in the kitchen. But we thoroughly enjoyed our four night stay and explored the areas close to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Jude4.4Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here, cottage was lovely and clean, log fire and the hot tub was a great bonus after a cold winters walk."

    Hosts were brilliant and so friendly, welcome pack was such a lovely touch. What a stunning part of the world this place is in! Highly recommend the walk to Porth Ysgo and also watching the sunset at the pub down the road in Aberdaron. Will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Nov 2022

  • "The owners went above and beyond had a little."

    Start pack for tea coffee milk and bread which was a really nice. They give us fresh towels have way through the week as was their for 7 nights. Nice and comfortable and very relaxing. Will return again next year

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage for a couple in need of a bit of me time."

    Am hoping to get back to it in the future.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "What an amazing stay."

    .we were on honeymoon and felt like we had been blessed by the thoughtfull touches that had been provided..would highly recommend this property for an amazing break for any couple

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Sep 2022

  • "The location, the facilities, the warm welcome; everything about this stay and property was utterly fantastic."

    We loved our short break away here and would love to come back again soon!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2022

  • "Everything was perfect!"

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2022

  • "First of all Carole the host who lives next door is so lovely."

    Not Intrusive at all but very knowledgeable about the area, and very helpful . The cottage is stunning with everything you could need provided. Including fresh towels delivered to the door half way through our stay. The Hot tub was amazing. The cottage is perfectly positioned in Rhiw which is only a short 7 min drive into the gorgeous unspoiled seaside village Aberdaron. Which has 2 pubs, a couple of restaurants/ cafes, a chippy, a gift shop, and a fab bakery which was a little overpriced.there is also a spar shop too. We didn’t want to go home after our weeklong stay Whistling sands is a must for walkers and beach lovers I cannot wait to return to the Lyn Peninsula Just one thing take it slow and easy driving on the very scarey roads It’s £5 to park on the national trust car parks at Aberdaron and Porthor (whistling sands) all day

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely hidden gem."

    The cottage was so comfortable and homely it had everything you would want. Great location for visiting places nearby and to come back and relax in the hot tub in the evenings to watch the sunset. Lovely place to get some rest and relaxation we would highly recommend here.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in this beautiful, very well equipped cottage."

    It had everything we needed to enjoy our stay, starting with a thoughtful welcome hamper. It was the perfect base to explore the peninsula which has an incredible coastline and stunning beaches. The hot tub was a great way to relax afterwards. Wish we’d booked longer and will definitely return one day.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2022

  • "Thank you for providing us with a lovely cottage for our stay on the Llyn and for the warm welcome from Carole."

    We very much enjoyed exploring the peninsula and the cottage was a great location for this. The hot tub was fantastic for soothing sore feet and muscles after long walks. The cottage had everything that we needed. Thanks very much.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "A very comfortable and well refurbished Cottage."

    A great place to stay with easy access to great walks on the beautiful north wales coast. The cottage, which has been expertly converted from what was once a dairy, it is very comfortable and exceptionally well equipped. The cottage was perfectly clean and he welcome pack was excellent. The hot tub is an extra bonus. Carole (with an e btw!) and James were excellent hosts We had car problems on the journey to the cottage and were very late arriving. We kept in contact supportive. We were welcomed by Carole who lives next door James and Carole put me in contact with the local garage who, much to my surprise, were able to diagnose the problem and obtain and fit the necessary part the following day. It was a pleasure to chat to Carole although, as noted before, she was not at all intrusive. The history of the building was very interesting at one point it was a general store, haberdashery and private clinic all run by the same person! The cottage is highly recommended

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with tasteful touches and it was nice to meet Carol, the host, in person."

    Basket of goodies, milk & bread appreciated. Enclosure for hot tub meant the lovely views could not be enjoyed when sitting outside, but a great facility for hot tub lovers.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Apr 2022

  • "Very peaceful and tranquil, lovely quiet place"

    Reviewed by Tannia5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, perfect for a short break, well equipped and comfortable."

    Carole, the owner, who lived next door was really welcoming and helpful but not intrusive in any way. The hot tub was well maintained and a wonderful treat to come back to after a day exploring the beautiful surroundings. Would highly recommend it as a perfect getaway.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at this cottage it was clean, comfortable & had everything you needed, in a very good location, beach within walking distance, steps to get down onto it."

    The hot tup was great after a long day hiking along the coastal paths & taking in the amazing views, then it was lovely relaxing in front of the wood burner. We were lucky enough to have sunshine as-well, what more could you ask for, would highly recommend & would definitely stay again, friendly hosts & nice welcome basket . Thank you

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Mar 2022

  • "WOW!!!"

    What an amazing warm cosy cottage. Very clean and well equipped. Lovely welcome pack on arrival. The log burner fire was fantastic..and the hot tube was amazing. Carol and James were the perfect hosts. Will be definitely be booking to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent, would definitely stay there again"

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Feb 2022

  • "The property was amazing, and had everything we needed, even had a mini hamper, milk and a loaf of bread upon arrival, the owners, who lived nextdoor were nice and very accommodating, the hot tub was great followed by the log fire which made the place worth going, my only niggle and it was a very small one, was that the radiators were locked to 18 degrees which made the mornings quite cold, but this was a minor detail and wouldn't stop us going again!"

    We was there for 3 nights which wasn't enough to see the local beaches ect, this place definitely gets a 10/10 from us

    Reviewed by Luke4.7Jan 2022

  • "We had a perfect anniversary weekend at this lovely cottage."

    James and Carole were friendly and helpful, and went out of their way to make it a great stay. It was super cosy - we spent mornings and evenings in front of the log fire! And seeing the stars at night from the hot tub was magical, we've never seen so many stars. The cottage was in the perfect location, very quiet and 5 minutes from a small village, and a walk away from a beautiful beach. We would love to come back to visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Nov 2021

  • "The welcome was warm and friendly, the cottage and facilities were lovely and the area was beautiful, despite the wind and rain!"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2021

  • "Hosts were so very welcoming."

    The cottage is beautiful, especially the upstairs mezzanine area. Lovely hot tub and cottage location is ideal for walks or drives to beaches. Highly recommend this cottage for a quiet holiday.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Oct 2021

  • "My husband and I have just had a wonderful 4 night stay at this property."

    The cottage is really, cosy, comfortable and homely and it was an added bonus to have a hot tub which we really enjoyed using. The hosts James and Carol were really friendly and and made us feel welcome on our arrival. We thought it was a lovely touch to have a welcome basket that contained biscuits, teas, coffees, jam, butter, chocolate, a beer and small wine. There was also a loaf of bread and a pint of milk for us which we were not expecting. We would definitely book again as it was the ideal place to recharge and see some of Wales. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2021

  • "This was a fabulous find for our weekend away."

    The cottage provided us the perfect space for some much needed R&R, the hot tub topped the weekend off. The area is so quiet and just a short walk to the coastal path, and a short drive to other tows nearby. The cottage was clean and tidy and had everything we needed, the bed was so comfy! James was a great host and helped us with everything we needed. We will definitely be recommending to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great little compact cottage, excellent hosts, great cycling country Great location Hot Tub"

    Reviewed by Deepak5.0Sep 2021

  • "Just returned from a well needed break away."

    James and Carole, the hosts could not have done any more for us and made sure we had everything we needed. The cottage is in a perfect spot for exploring the Llŷn by day and then returning for a dip in the hot tub under the stars. Could not recommend it enough, thoroughly enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is newly listed and lovely to have everything new."

    Excellent hot tub from which you can also watch the stars on clear nights. Do mind your head through the kitchen-living room doorway!! Very friendly and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "Be prepared for a challenging drive through the countryside but it is worth the effort."

    Beautiful and peaceful place. We loved it

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage and hosts were brilliant - very friendly and attentive."

    The cottage was clean and well equipped and the local area is beautiful. Thoroughly recommend the coastal path with takes you to multiple beaches and coves.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet rural area."

    Great for a relaxing break away from it all.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Aug 2021

  • "James who was our host at this stay was wonderful!"

    Very welcoming and kind, made sure we had everything we needed and more, we couldn’t ask for anyone better. The cottage itself was beautiful. Jacuzzi and the fireplace was definitely a bonus! great location, great facilities and clean. There is a beach and a touristy town just a mile away with everything you need, would be interested in coming back in the future!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Fire starter pack provided - More can be purchased if required
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Electric central heating
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Shed available to store outdoor gear, will hold 2-3 bikes depending size
  • Type 2 car charger (Tethered male fitting)
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front patio
  • Rear courtyard with seating and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.7 miles, beach 1 mile
  • Note: There is a low doorway from the sitting room to the kitchen, care must be taken

The property

Aberdaron 1.8 miles.

Resting in the small village of Rhiw, on the Llŷn Peninsula, is this semi-detached cottage, Bwthyn Siop Pencaerau.

With exposed bricks and beams, this stunning annex is a romantic dwelling for a coastal trip to this part of North Wales.

The interior of the property has a traditional cottage feel with a woodburning stove taking centre stage in the living/dining room, along with a Smart TV, leather sofas and a dining table so guests can enjoy a romantic evening meal rustled up in the well-equipped kitchen.

Moving upstairs there is a charming yellow bedroom with an exposed brick feature wall, storage so guests can unpack and a stylish en-suite shower room so you can get ready in style for an evening out or wash those sandy feet after a day at the beach.

Outside there is off-road parking, and a delightful courtyard to the rear of the house with a hot tub and two sun loungers so you can spend a romantic evening under the stars, as well as a front patio so you can take your morning coffee into the fresh air.

Just a short drive away is the gorgeous Porth Ysgo beach, whilst a little further you can explore the beach at Aberdaron, as well as the lovely Porth Simdde reserve and the shoreside 12th century church.

In the opposite direction you can head into Rhiw which boasts a 4 mile sandy beach and Plas yn Rhiw, a 16th century National Trust manor house with surrounding gardens.

A little further afar you can discover the coastal Castell Criccieth, head into Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) for an exciting day in the countryside, or take a thrill seeking adventure at Glasfryn Parc which is an activity centre hosting go karting, archery, watersports, bowling and much more.

For an exciting and scenic coastal break to this part of North Wales, choose Bwthyn Siop Pencaerau as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


  • Abersoch 11 miles
  • Pwllheli 16 miles

The seaside village of Aberdaron is peacefully situated around two streams, and facing the sea. Straggling up the hills are the buildings that give Aberdaron its character; the lime-washed fishermen's cottages, the cafes, shops, and hotels, and the church of St Hywyn. On each side of the river's mouth is the beach for walking and playing on, and a promenade where you can watch the sailing boats and regattas in the bay. There is also a National Trust visitor centre and car park. The popular resorts of Pwllheli and Abersoch are within easy reach. Discover fabulous castles and coves, or enjoy excellent fishing, watersports and golf opportunities, all available nearby. The dramatic scenery and abundance of superb walks at the Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) area are within easy driving distance, making an ideal base for a varied and enjoyable holiday, at any time of year.

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Note: There is a low doorway from the sitting room to the kitchen, care must be taken
Note: Please be aware the electric car charging point will be subject to additional charges, this will be 20p per kilowatt monitored by a meter

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas