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Pen y Maes Mawr

Aberdaron, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 962364)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Miss Richardson

    “What a little gem of a cottage, so quirky.”

    .. will definitely recommend and hopefully come back with a different set of friends and family.

    .. will definitely recommend and hopefully come back with a different set of friends and family. Location is remote, to say the least, but sometimes that's what's needed!!


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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
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The property

Aberdaron 2 miles.

A delightfully positioned, detached period cottage with magnificent sea views towards Gull Islands, standing within its own grounds, in a most idyllic rural setting in Uwch Mynydd, just 2 miles from the beautiful fishing village of Aberdaron on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales.

Pen y Maes Mawr enjoys magnificent panoramic views across the countryside overlooking Porth Meudwy and Aberdaron Bay and Gull Island in a southerly direction and provides the perfect base for a family holiday close to the coast.

Well-presented, this delightful cottage boasts some lovely attributes and character features.

Arranged mostly on the ground floor, with the exception of three bedrooms, this charming cottage has a spacious sitting room with comfy seating for everyone and a wonderful inglenook fireplace, housing a warming woodburning stove, perfect for the cooler months and evenings.

The kitchen is stylish and modern and adjoins the dining room, so family meals are well catered for, whilst the conservatory provides a relaxing space where you can just sit, relax and take in those breathtaking views.

Also patio doors lead out to the patio with seating, perfect for some alfresco entertaining.

A ground floor bedroom with an en-suite bathroom is great for anyone in the family who may find stairs challenging, although there are a couple of internal steps to be mindful of!

Two croglofts have been cleverly created, one over the dining room which is a fourth bedroom and another over the kitchen, which is a great play area for the kids!

To the outside there are lawned gardens surrounding the house on all sides.

There is a delightful paved patio and furniture and provides a lovely place to relax with a glass of something chilled, enjoy the peace and tranquillity, enjoy those fantastic views, be inspired or just sit and watch the sunsets, where no two are the same!

There are some excellent walks from the doorstep many of which link up to the Welsh Coastal Path, opening up miles of unspoilt coastal and cliff top walks.

The famous Whistling Sands Beach is just over two miles away and is set in one of the National Trust’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Within a 10 minute drive is the charming fishing village of Aberdaron with its lime-washed fishermen's cottages, cafes, shops, and hotels which give the village its’ character.

Aberdaron has a lovely sheltered sandy beach as well as the superb surf beach at Hell’s Mouth.

Close by are the popular resorts of Abersoch and Pwllheli and further afield, but still within driving distance, is the Italianate village of Portmeirion, the wonderful Snowdonia National Park, and the Isle of Anglesey.

Pen y Maes Mawr provides a wonderful base at any time of the year.


Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x 2’6” twin, 1 x crogloft twin. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Crogloft playroom. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Conservatory.


  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, Xbox, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front, rear and side lawned gardens with elevated patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 2 miles
  • Note: There are four steps up to the front entrance of the cottage and some internal steps between the dining room, sitting room and ground floor shower room
  • Note: Crog loft bedroom is accessed by steep multiplex tread stairs, although secure and gated at the top, the bedroom has low level beds, sloping ceilings and low head height, care should be taken and not suitable for guests with limited mobility or children under 9 years old
  • Note: Crogloft playroom is accessed by steep open tread steps and has low height head, children to be supervised
  • Note: The first floor twin room has 2’6” single beds only suitable for children
  • Note: The grounds and gardens are on various levels and slope in places, care to be taken and children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Although the cottage sleeps 8, max 6 adults only.

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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 Snowdonia National Park area are within easy driving distance, making an ideal base for a varied and enjoyable holiday, at any time of year..

Region Information

Note: Although the cottage sleeps 8, max 6 adults only.

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