Yr Encil,Trefor Llyn Peninsula
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This is a stone quarryman's cottage in the village of Trefor on the Llyn Peninsula set in a row of terraced cottages.
Trefor is a traditional quarrying village which nestles in the shadow of Tre'r Ceiri which is one of the best preserved Iron Age hillforts in the UK. Trefor has a small harbour and a beach with plenty of parking. Surfing and diving is possible here. There is a small shop, Cafe and a Post Office in the village. There are lots of walks starting from your cottage doorstep. This has been graded 4 Star Self Catering by the Welsh Tourist Board.
Trefor is situated on the north coast of the Llyn Peninsula, between Caernarfon and the market town of Pwllheli just off the main A499 road. It is just 15 minutes drive from Pwllheli, 20 minutes from Caernarfon and less than half an hour from Abersoch.
It is ideally placed for exploring Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula with plenty of walking on its doorstep. Climb up to the old quarry on Y Eifl for panoramic views towards Anglesey. Or follow the coastal path which continues around the Peninsula. The local village of Clynnog Fawr has an impressive church St.Beuno which was used by pilgrims travelling to Bardsey Island.
One well-behaved pet welcome (We ask that they do not sleep on the sofas or beds)
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Trefor 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Liverpool 164 km, Nearest railway: Pwllheli 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The North Wales region
Trefor is in a prime position for exploring the Snowdonia mountain range or the Llyn peninsula with all its splendid beaches and coastal walks.
The Royal town of Caernarfon just 13 miles away has an impressive castle and quaint old town set within its old city walls.
On the road towards Pen y Groes, you can visit the Inigo Jones Slateworks for a guided tour and a Slate craft Shop.
Also towards Caernarfon is Parc Glynllifon - a country park offering 8 miles of country paths which cater for visitors of all abilities.
The expansive beach of Dinas Dinlle is on road towards Caernarfon. This is a very popular beach with easy access and cafes nearby.
Pwllheli just 8 miles away is a historical Market town with a range of traditional and local stores, bars and restaurants and boasts one of Wales' best marinas with moorings for up to 400 boats. Many of the buildings in Pwllheli are listed, including the Old Workhouse, The Penlan Fawr, Whitehall and The Old Town Hall and a stroll around the town is quite rewarding.
There are two main beaches, South Beach with its Blue Flag award, or the Glan-y-Mor, towards the rear of the marina.
On the road to Pwllheli just a few miles away is an Activity centre - Glasfryn Wake Parc - for Go Karting, Quad bikes, fishing, archery, wakeboarding and kayaking.
SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK
Snowdonia National Park the highest mountain range in England and Wales is an area of outstanding natural beauty and contains some of the most magnificent scenery in Wales.
Visit the picturesque villages of Beddgelert and Llanberis where the railway can be taken for Snowdon.
Visit Portmeirion the beautiful village and gardens built in an Italian style on a rugged hilltop overlooking the estuary. Many know Portmeirion for its role as "The Village" in Patrick McGoohan's television series "The Prisoner". It is also known for the Portmeirion Pottery, designed by Clough's daughter Susan Williams-Ellis (1918-1997).
The village of TREFOR is to be found on the Lleyn(or Llyn) Peninsula close to Caernarfon and Pwllheli.
Trefor developed thanks to the local granite quarry. Its small harbour became extremely busy in the days when local granite from the Eifl Quarry was shipped to all over Europe. The beach, a mix of sand and pebbles, is mostly sheltered. Trevor's pier – built during the granite boom years and now a popular spot with fishermen – extends into the sea for about 650ft/200m. Nowadays, the inner harbor is mostly occupied by pleasure boats.
It is a popular dive site for those interested in SCUBA diving and who appreciate the variety of sea life that exists in this location. Nestling at the foot of Yr Eifl (worth the walk to the summit for a spectacular view of Nant Gwrtheyrn) the village of Trefor is popular with families, diving, watersports and fishing enthusiasts and it provides you with an ideal base for exploring the Peninsula.
The village itself has a small grocery store with a Cafe, and a sub post-office.
Buses run from Trefor into Pwllheli and Caernarfon.
The beach is just 5 minutes walk from the house.
Close by, at CLYNNOG FAWR, there's the ancient Church of St Beuno, a major Llyn landmark on the Pilgrims' Route to Bardsey Island.
Also nearby at MORFA NEFYN a popular seaside resort, there is a unique 26 hole golf course with a view of the sea from every tee.
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8 Sep 2014
"A gem of a cottage in a lovely location"
We booked this cottage at very short notice and were delighted with what we found - cosy, comfortable and well-equipped, it proved to be a great base and an ideal home-from-home. We enjoyed walks dow… More
28 Aug 2014
"Clean, comfortable, perfect base to explore Llyn Peninsula"
A quaint cottage in a lovely location. Very clean and well equipped for self catering with a modern bathroom and kitchen. Exactly as looks in the photos.Perfect location for walking Llyn Peninsula an… More
23 Aug 2014
"What a beautiful.idylic spotless cottage...loved it"
Everything was perfect, a perfect romantic getaway in an amazing area. ... I would recommend this cottage.… More
21 Aug 2014
"Great week in a fantastic cottage"
We have had a fantastic week in this lovely cottage. The cottage is finished to a very high standard and in an ideal location for exploring the local areas. The beach is beautiful and when the rain di… More
2 Jun 2014
"Gorgeous Cottage great location"
The cottage was spotless and greatthat they accepted dogs. We could walk down to the beach each day to take them for a walk. Excellent base for Snowdon and Slate Mine tour. Only 15mins to bigger town … More
Thank you - I appreciate your feedback and so pleased you enjoyed your break in our cottage.
18 Jun 2013
"Beautiful cottage with real attention to detail."
This cottage is a real find! It's really well decorated and furnished throughout. It has everything you need and more! We spent the last weekend there and really enjoyed it. It has a very pretty … More
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29 Mar 2013
"Lovely and cosy"
We loved our stay. The cottage was so cosy with the log burner. Great to be able to walk out the front door and go straight to the coastal path for our walks. Had a few days in Snowdonia too.
There was everything we needed, and everything was new.
Steve and Jane
20 Mar 2013
"Home from home cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside"
Recently refurbished cottage with a wellcoming log burner. The decor is modern while maintaining the cottage feel. Very, very clean. Lots of room for 4. The thick walls make for a very quiet retreet. The kitchen has all the modern appliances needed. The garden has a stream running through it!! The surrounding countryside has many walks suitable for young families to more senior walkers. The headland includes the coastal path along cliffs with many sea birds, only a 15 minute walk from the cottage. Plenty to see further affield. Will definately return!
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