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Llwyn Aethnen

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Trefor, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Gorgeous cottage in an incredible location."

    The beautiful cottage was so cosy & well kept, and stocked plentifully with all the necessary amenities, alongside a bunch of extras for the kids (lots of games, toys, spare bedding!) We really appreciated having so many towels clean and ready around the house, as well as a good set up for washing whilst there Brilliant location with easy access to so many of north wales beauty spots - would love to return once our little ones are older and capable of doing some proper walks too Fantastic hosts & a wonderful holiday!

    Reviewed by Rhiannon5.0May 2024

  • "We had a long weekend celebrating a special birthday and this cottage was super."

    Lovely cottage in a lovely setting. Would recommend a stay here. My only concern was it was a bit tricky backing into the drive from the road but slow & steady solved that.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely clean property, well furnished with most amenities you could possibly need."

    Cottage was warm with comfy beds. Great location for walkers, families and relaxers alike - by the beach and lots of places to see and things to do within an hour’s drive. Owner there to meet and greet with good communication prior to arrival. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay on our return to this property."

    It has everything we needed as a family of five. The Owner (Iwan) was there to great us on our arrival and provide all necessary information regarding the property. The cottage is extremely comfortable and suited our needs. We are already looking forward to returning in the summer. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely, there was everything at the cottage to make our weekend very comfortable."

    The hot tub was very welcome the children especially loved it. All in all we had a very comfortable stay. We would definitely recommend it

    Reviewed by Lynn4.1Jan 2024

  • "The property is absolutely stunning set in beautiful surroundings ,it ticked all the boxes for our family, Iwan was a great host ,he even left bread milk and cakes for our arrival."

    An all-round great experience

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Jan 2024

  • "Excellent accommodation, in a fabulous part of the British Isles."

    The facilities were like home from home (it even has a cheese grater-previous comment

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a fabulous family weekend at the cottage."

    It is perfectly placed for a short break, allowing easy access to a range of activities/pastimes around the Lleyn Peninsula. We stopped on the way there, to visit Parc Glynllifon (about 2 miles from the property) with nice walks around the grounds. The property itself was spotlessly clean, well equipped and spacious. The hot tub was fabulous and again, spotlessly clean. Iwan was there to greet us and gave us clear and helpful information. The only thing that affected me (and probably would not be a problem for others) was that the bed was very soft - too soft for my back! But that did not spoil our break. It was a delight to stay there. Thank you, Iwan

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent property."

    Well equipped and very quirky. Lots of space and the hot tub was fabulous.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic property."

    We were greeted by the owner and showed around the property. The welcome pack was very welcome after a long journey. The property was lovely and well maintained. Loved the fact that you had the old part and then a newer part of the property. For me the large bed was extremely soft and I couldn’t sleep in it but the smaller one was fine. The downstairs shower was amazing (never used the upstairs so can’t comment). The hot tub was extremely clean and obviously looked after very well. Our only criticism was the cleaner turned up at 9.20am and sat in her car waiting for us to leave which made us feel very uncomfortable so we left earlier than the 10.00 departure time. Would have definitely booked this property again but noticed it is up for sale which is such a shame. A stunning property to be extremely proud of. Despite the weather an extremely relaxing week

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Llwyn Aethnen."

    The property is tastefully decorated and accessorised and feels really homely. The beds and sofas are very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and appliances are easy to use. The views in the immediate vicinity of the property are beautiful. A walk to to the stoney beach or through the village will give views across the peninsula or of the mountains, no matter what the weather they are breathtaking. You will ideally need a car if you stay here, to be able to explore further afield, but there is also a regular bus service to nearby towns like Pwllheli and Caernarfon. The hot tub is a real treat, it was very clean and warm, the perfect addition to relax after a busy day or something to do if you just fancied staying in. We really enjoyed our stay and would also recommend visits to Pwllheli, Criccieth, Betswy Coed, Zip World, Greenwood Family Park and Black Rock Sands Beach. Thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful, spacious, well equipped cottage."

    Very clean, comfortable and cosy. The hot tub was a perfect tonic after a day out exploring!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Mae Llwyn Aethnen yn le arbennig i aros ynddo."

    Adnoddau ardderchog tu mewn a thu allan. Pobman fel pin mewn papur. Cyfforddus. Mewn ardal neilltuol o hardd a diddorol. Llwyn Aethnen is a very special place to stay. Excellent resources inside and out. Everywhere is immaculately clean.Comfortable. A beautiful and interesting location.

    Reviewed by Dilys5.0Aug 2023

  • "My husband, parents, two boys and I had a fantastic week in Lwyn Aethnen and cannot recommend the cottage enough."

    The cottage was much larger than expected and the facilities were extensive. The cottage was clean and well equipped. We all enjoyed a comfortable stay in the cottage and would not hesitate to book again. The hot tub was kept hot all week and the views from it were beautiful. Thanks for a great week!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a superb house with every imaginable facility a family would need."

    Everything, including furnishing, fittings, books, toys etc. was in excellent condition. The outdoor spa was well maintained and used every day with great pleasure and enjoyment. We received a warm welcome from owner Iwan who told us everything we needed to know. To sum up a 5star+ house in a good location for visiting local attractions.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful, relaxing and in a great location."

    Iwan was very welcoming and happy to show us around on arrival. Fantastic place to stay. I'd highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in North Wales.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2023

  • "We were met by the owner on our arrival and was shown around the property and gardens."

    Iwan was a really genuinely nice guy who was happy to answer any questions. He lives next door and you wouldn't even know he was there. The cottage was so comfortable and warm. Not a single draught anywhere, which you would expect from a aged property. It had everything you could possibly need during your stay. The two bathrooms were really handy, with the downstairs one being really spacious. We can't fault the cottage or owner in any way. As for the hot tub, that was awesome, hot and bubbly. A wonderful, much needed relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely week at the cottage, beautiful scenery, excellent facilities, good location, can't praise it enough, thank you."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "This cottage had everything we could possibly want, and would be ideal for a winter/Christmas break with the log fire in the cosy sitting room, never used by us as we were blessed with warm weather for our week."

    The kitchen was exceptionally well equipped.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage both old and modern."

    The hot tub was fabulous with amazing views of the mountains. The kitchen had everything you could wish for. The beds were big and super comfortable. It was an easy 5minute stroll to the beach.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2023

  • "A delightful property, scrupulously clean and maintained particularly the hot tub which is sanitised between guests then held at temperature throughout the week."

    The furnishings are comfortable, not particularly worn and the external seating area is pleasant to use with its vista of the Yr Eifl ridge.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful property with everything in good order."

    Very pleasant host. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Mar 2023

  • "On arrival we were greeted by the owners mother, a charming lady who showed us around the property."

    We were left a welcome pack too! This was the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed at. There was an endless supply of clean towels and an abundance of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. The televisions had you tube and Netflix, which was great for our little 17th that granddaughter! There were stair gates, highchair, cot and fire guard, all spotlessly clean, as was the whole house. To be critical if feel it was missing an information folder, not about places to visit as there was loads of information, but about using the appliances, Wi-Fi etc. l must stress all of this information was at the property but not in one central place. Finally a visitors book, this is a wonderful cottage and facilities, celebrate this. I would advise anybody to visit this beautiful part of Wales and a fantastic place to stay. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Mar 2023

  • "The best holiday cottage we’ve stayed in."

    Beautiful inglenook fireplace, hot tub amazing. Trefor village is really lovely. The children loved crabbing from the pier in February! Many walks available locally but the best was the walk along the beach to the Ty Coch Inn!

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Feb 2023

  • "The house was in a lovely location and had good facilities."

    The log burner and hot tub were a real highlight. The house was generally clean and tidy and had most things that were needed. Our only gripes were that there was no welcome pack and information pack provided. It would have been nice to know about local amenities, local walks and general things like rubbish and recycling. It would also be nice to have some milk/tea/coffee after travelling such a long way, even if just to get you through the first night until you get a chance to pop to the shop.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.1Feb 2023

  • "Amazing property!"

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Lella5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is one of the nicest places we have stayed."

    A very warm welcome, and the house has everything that you will need, and plenty of towels, bedding, and kitchen is well stocked. It was warm, relaxing and the bonus of the second lounge was great. The location is an excellent base for north wales and we would love to return. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2022

  • "All the above, it was spacious very well maintained and equipped, would definitely go back again."

    Reviewed by Janny5.0Sep 2022

  • "It’s a lovely property and we really enjoyed our stay."

    We especially enjoyed the hot tub on the cooler days! The area the property is situated in is lovely and peaceful, with stunning mountain views as you enter Trefor. The only issue we encountered was my elderly parents seemed to find the upstairs shower quite slippery. We would definitely come back to Llwyn Aethnen for another stay!

    Reviewed by Gemma4.4Aug 2022

  • "Excellent rental, great location and lovely little cove near by."

    Would stay again!

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely area"

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The cottage was very comfortable with all we needed. The views from the property were amazing and the garden was a real sun trap. The football pitch and the park just over the road from the property was an added bonus giving my children somewhere safe to have a kick about and burn some energy. We are already looking forward to returning sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay!"

    Iwan met us at the property to show us around and talk us through how things worked. Very well presented and the little details like a child's cup and plastic plates made it perfect for our family stay. Amazing secluded location too with a beach five minutes down the road. We didn't want to come home.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful house in a lovely location."

    Lots to do in surrounding areas. Really enjoyed our stay. House was equipped with everything we needed and more. We will cherish the memories we made this holiday. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you need for a perfect holiday."

    Hot tub and dining out area are superb. Great location for walks to the beach and surrounding areas. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Mar 2022

  • "We have stayed in a lot of houses/cottages for new year with our friends but this was by far the best."

    It was extremely clean and well equipped. We spent a lot of time playing board games around the big table in the dining room and the log fire was lovely and cosy. We also enjoyed using the hot tub and walking down to the beach. We would definitely come back again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Dec 2021

  • "Words can't describe how beautiful Llwyn Aethnen really is."

    If your after a quiet and relaxing holiday then I highly recommend staying at this property, it was the perfect choice and setting for us to escape the madness of city life. The owner Iwan was so accommodating and did everything that we requested to make our Christmas stay feel like home from home and even decorated the cottage for us for our Christmas stay. Iwan even allowed us to come to the cottage a day early and even left us a little welcome pack with tea, coffee, milk, chocolate and prosecco which was such a lovely and welcoming touch. The property is very clean and tidy and is well equipped it literally has everything you need. The views are just amazing especially from the hot tub and the beach is just a short walk away with some breathtaking views and a national trust walk if you want some regular exercise. I highly recommend this property and is deffo on my agenda to stop again.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2021

  • "We were a family group of five adults and had a wonderful stay at Llwyn Aethnen."

    Lovely warm cosy cottage with everything you need for a stay in this beautiful part of Wales. With two lounges and shower rooms as well as a dining room there was plenty of space for six people without being on top of each other . The hot tub was truly special . Very private and with very little light pollution the night skies were amazing. There was a lovely welcome pack of local produce and even a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge chilling on our arrival. Extremely helpful host Iwan , nothing was too much trouble . Thank you for our amazing stay !

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Oct 2021

  • "We booked a weekend stay here and it was great!"

    An amazing cottage to relax and to have fun. It had everything we needed and more! Will definitely be going again!

    Reviewed by Jaycob5.0Oct 2021

  • "Llywn Aethnen is a lovely property which was great to come back to after our days out."

    It is homely and inviting as well as being extremely well equipped and conveniently located as a base for exploring the Llyn Peninsula, Anglesey and Snowdonia. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Cathryn5.0Sep 2021

  • "Llwyn Aethnen is a beautiful cottage with amazing views and lovely walks, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and will be booking again soon."

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Aug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at Llywn Aethnen."

    Unfortunately we were late due to a tyre puncture and Iwan met us and showed us around late in the evening. We were so happy to settle into such a lovely cottage. Any issues and Iwan responded straight away and sorted it out. The local area is beautiful with the beach a short walk away. The house has everything you would need, for us as a family it was fantastic having the washing machine, dryer and line. My boys loved that their were toys in the cottage also. Iwan thought of everything. We would love to return one day. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Aug 2021

  • "Well equipped kitchen and plenty of towels with a lovely welcome pack."

    The owner was very friendly and clearly explained everything with a full tour of the property.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic property in a stunning location."

    The house is immaculate and homely with little touches that really made it special. There was an abundance of kitchen utensils, towels and even games for the children. The hot tub was a big hit and we enjoyed several walks in the area including a lovely local walk which Iwan the owner left out for us. I couldn’t fault this property it is fantastic.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely"

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jul 2021

  • "It was a lovely cottage, beautifully presented, with everything we needed."

    Good position to explore the beauty of the Lynn Peninsula.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2021

  • "The holiday home was immaculately clean and was in a perfect location."

    The owner was very helpful with resolving a couple of small issues very quickly.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage with everything you would need set in a lovely little ..."

    Wonderful cottage with everything you would need set in a lovely little villageVery enjoyable stay we would definitely recommend it

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin room
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • External utility
  • Dining room with TV
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with electric fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, American-style fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and wood inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking available for 2 cars
  • Garden with patio, hot tub and lawn, as well as a second patio with outdoor seating and dining area
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles; pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: There is a stream that flows at the end of the garden, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: check in 4PM

The property

Resting peacefully in the breath-taking village of Trefor, you will find the beautiful Llwyn Aethnen.

Dating back to the 1500s, this stone-fronted, Grade II listed cottage offers an idyllic base for a family or group of six, looking to explore the true delights that North Wales has to offer.

Open up the pretty stable door and step into the warmth of the hallway, where you can pull off your mud-splattered boots following an awe-inspiring walk through the countryside.

Kick-back and relax on the stylish grey sofa within the spacious sitting room as you flick on the TV and admire the contemporary electric fire, before rustling up a tasty afternoon snack in the well-equipped kitchen, complete with all the necessary appliances for a smooth-sailing stay.

Delight in mouth-watering meals at the beautiful oak dining table as you crack open a bottle of bubbly and exchange your most memorable moments from your holiday so far.

Continue your evening in front of the traditional woodburning stove that sits perfectly within the magnificent inglenook fireplace, as you snuggle up to your nearest and dearest and enjoy a movie on the Smart TV.

Climb the staircase up to the first floor and be greeted by a bright and airy king-size bedroom that can be transformed into a twin on request.

A further twin bedroom offers a fantastic space to escape the excitement and wind down with your favourite book, before drifting off to sleep.

Discover an attractive double bedroom decorated with pretty oak furnishings and complete with ample storage space, leaving you with plenty of room to house all of your belongings.

Take your time getting ready for the day ahead in the chic first-floor shower room, or head downstairs for a quick rinse in the ground-floor shower room.

Soak up your incredible surroundings as you enjoy a dip in the hot tub or dine alfresco out on the patio, whilst the children play happily on the lawn.

Grab your bikes and embark on a spectacular cycle down to Traeth Nefyn Beach where you can indulge in a portion of fish and chips or a tasty ice cream, before continuing along the Llŷn coastal path towards the quaint coastal village of Porthdinllaen.

Stop off at the famous Tŷ Coch Inn for a bite to eat or enjoy a relaxing round of golf at the Nefyn District Golf Club.

Within 3/4 minutes walk of the property is the popular Trefor beach, perfect for taking in some scenery on a dramatic day of the Sea Stacks and Caernarfon Bay just a bit further along part of the Coast Path.

Spend the day in the bustling town of Caernarfon, where you can lose yourself in the history of Caernarfon Castle, a grand fortress and World Heritage Site dating all the way back to the 11th century, or take relaxing ride through the countryside on the Llanberis Lake Railways Steam Train.

Hop in the car and head in-land to the breath-taking Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, boasting magnificent hiking trails and its very own surfing school, or head further afield to hike through beautiful meadows and discover the enchanting Aber Falls Waterfall.

Explore Slate Caverns or fly through the mountains with a family day out to Zip World before a quick visit to the fun-filled Greenwood family park.

Upon your return to your self-catering cottage, why not stop off at the local pub for a refreshing pint with the locals?

For an unforgettable escape to the North Wales Coast, book a stay at Llwyn Aethnen.

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About the location


Nefyn 7.5 miles; Abersoch 15.4 miles; Portmeirion 20 miles; Bangor 22 miles.

The small village of Trefor is surrounded by sea and mountains, overlooking Caernarfon Bay, and enjoys a harbour with stone breakwater pier and sheltered sandy beach that the Wales Coastal Path runs past, or the more adventurous can enjoy a regular surf outside the breakwater. The village benefits from a convenience store, Post Office and licensed social club. Nearby, in the village of Llithfaen, are the Welsh Language and Heritage Centre and restaurant. The pretty coastal town of Nefyn lies 7.5 miles away, sitting atop sweeping cliffs, and is home to a fine, two-mile stretch of sandy beach, along with a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, and the award-winning golf club is popular with families and couples alike. Trefor is also within reach of the amenities of the popular towns of Pwllheli, Abersoch, Caernarfon, Portmeirion and Bangor. The coastline around this region is dotted with castles and coves, while fishing, sailing and watersports are all available. The start of the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park is 5 miles away, with its dramatic scenery and abundance of superb walks. With its proximity to such a wide range of destinations, this area makes a superb base for a break in North Wales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas