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A Superb Period Cottage with inglenook fireplace - Llys derwin

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Llys derwin

MASTER BEDROOM has an antique french large double bed.Exposed beams and panelled walls. SECOND BEDROOM has mahogany twin beds, large antique wardrobe,a corner basin and also exposed beams. BEDLINEN PROVIDED. BATHROOM contains victorian bath with cath kidston wallpaper.Stone circular staircase with wooden steps.

The LOUNGE has a huge inglenook fireplace,beamed ceiling post and panel partition,leaded light windows, antique welsh dresser, grandfather clock, piano, colour digital t.v., d.v.d. and comfortable seating.

KITCHEN has dishwasher, washing machine, highchair,fridge-freezer microwave, electric cooker and oak table and plenty of kitchen units.

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About the property


This is a superb period cottage with an eclectic mixture of influences and a warm intimate feeling. Derwin is an 18th century longhouse with a large farmhouse kitchen and an oil fired aga. It has a spacious lounge with a log burning stove. LLys Derwin is a fine example of an Elizabethan farmhouse restored to preserve all its original features. With inglenook fireplace, stone circular staircase, oak panelling and leaded windows. Recently dated dendrochronologiaca at C 1543. Both have enclosed spacious gardens which are secure for dogs.

Rhys and Mari
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Welsh
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Rhys and Mari

The present generation is the 7th to occupy this farm and have a long tradition of welcoming visitors from all over the world since the 1950s.The family - parents Rhys and Mari, children - Morgan and Nel live in the principal farmhouse conveniently situated to attend to all our guests requirements.

Why Rhys and Mari chose Garndolbenmaen

Both cottages are centrally located for mountain and beach activities. Tastefully decorated in a quiet, scenic and rural location. Wonderful for children to play, great walks and so many sites to visit.

What makes this cottage unique

Centrally situated to enjoy both mountain and coastal scenery on the western perimeter of Snowdonia National Park. A 12 mile long cycle track runs to Caernarfon Castle. A river for fishing meanders through the land. These properties offer a combination of peaceful and relaxing surrounding with easy access to a local traditional pub and to places of interest - e.g. narrowgauge railways/ industrial archeology/ historic castles/ wonderful beaches and interesting market towns with unique individual shops.Despite the cottages considerable age they offer all modern amenities and comfort.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Its been an absolute pleasure staying in your beautiful cottage. The lovely at,osphere has led to a very relaxing week. Thank you for your warm welcome, fabulous fruitcake, wine and fruit. It was very much appreciated. Mike loved the pussy cats.

Thank you once again.
May 2016
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Booking Notes:
50% deposit required for confirmation of booking. Balance paid in full 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Friday change over day. Cottages available from 4 p.m.
Departure by 10.00 a.m.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Garndolbenmaen in Llanystumdwy

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Cath kidston wallpaper with antique sinc and roll top bath with shower taps.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 has a large french antique mahogany bed with a mahogany dressing table. Also a TV so you can relax in comfort.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Oil-fired central heating Outside: Each cottage has enclosed private gardens with garden furniture.


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Llys derwin
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Fantastic Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautifully fantastic Christmas here. The area is stunning with a fantastic long walk along the disused railway and lots of space for the dog to run around securely away from the sheep! Pubs, mountain walks, beaches and anything else you could possibly want are all a short drive away. Porthmadog is very close and a pleasure to pootle around. But with such a comfortable and characterful cottage to explore, a roaring fire to curl up next to, or a hot soak in a huge roll top bath, why go out!? And despite the age and the beautiful ancient features, we had all possible mod cons and complete and utter comfort! We really couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Baschurch Shropshire

Holiday in the cottage amongst the trees

  • 5 of 5

The friendliest and warmest of welcomes from a couple dedicated to providing a good service and proud of their country. The cottage was homely, warm (particularly the kitchen with the Aga) and delightful.

Generous logs provided for a real fire and heaps of hot water at all times from the Aga. We enjoyed cooking some wonderful meals on the Aga and the setting of the cottage was charming. Rhys and Mari did all they could to ensure we were happy and comfortable. We would recommend this venue to anyone who wants to sample a bit of traditional Wales. Thanks Rhys & Mari.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Goat Inn
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Goat Inn
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Situated centrally between north and the south coast of the llyn peninsula with many wonderful and varied beaches to chose from. Many coves, harbours and vast stretches of sand.


Nearest international airports at Manchester and Liverpool


Caernarfon - 12 miles, Porthmadog - 8 miles, Cricieth - 5 miles, Pwllheli - 12 miles. Porthmeirion - 10miles. Snowdon - 20 miles.

Further Details:

The Goat Inn - a traditional local pub with good food. Walking distance of 1 mile. There are many and varied eating places locally.