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Award Winning 5* Cottage on the Llyn Peninsula

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Award Winning 5* Mountain Retreat On The Llyn Peninsula - Stunning Mountain And Sea Views

Gors-lwyd Cottage is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is nestled on the southern slopes of the majestic Yr Eifl, the highest mountain peak on the Llyn Peninsula.

* Winner of Best Self Catering Accommodation award from North Wales Tourism 2017.

* Regional winner for North Wales at the National Tourism Awards For Wales 2018.

* 5* Visit Wales rated.

* Detached cottage at the end of a country lane. The idyllic cottage is surrounded by open mountain which is grazed by sheep.

* Traditional cottage with modern facilities including WiFi.

* Large Games Room with full-size pool table, full-size table football and dartboard.

Llithfaen village is within walking distance and has a shop and village pub. There are plenty of opportunities for sport and recreation, whether you enjoy walking, hiking, cycling, horse riding, bird watching, mountain climbing, fishing or golf.

Llithfaen is also within easy reach of the beaches of Nefyn, Porthdinllaen, Pwllheli and Criccieth, as well as the castles of North Wales (Conwy, Caernarfon, Harlech and Criccieth to name a few).

Why not take a trip up Mount Snowdon, a ride on the world-famous Ffestiniog steam railway or a visit to the famous slate caverns and slate museums? For a vacation destination for the whole family Gors-lwyd is ideal.

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Mrs Samantha Watson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Mrs Samantha Watson

We live in the village and whenever we walked passed Gors-lwyd we always thought it was a beautiful cottage in a stunning location. We would love you to visit our cottage and experience the peaceful location and mountain walks for yourselves.

Mrs Samantha Watson purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Mrs Samantha Watson chose Llithfaen

We love the Llyn Peninsula, it has everything from mountains, coastline, villages and towns to adventure activities and sports. Beautiful scenic areas which are unspoilt and perfect for a quiet getaway.

What makes this cottage unique

Llithfaen is an excellent location from which to explore North Wales. Gors-lwyd cottage itself is in a beautiful location. It is surrounded by open mountain and sheep graze right outside the door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from an amazing break at this gorgeous Welsh hideaway. This was our second visit and having spent the most wonderful Christmas it was the icing on the cake. The cottage had been decorated to create a magical, Christmas atmosphere and one we will not forget. The hamper was again an absolute treat full of delicious goodies which we devoured. This gorgeous cottage is so deserved of the North Wales Tourism Best Self Catering Cottage and is a worthy contender for the upcoming National Tourism Awards. We will be back again next year, thanks again to Sam and Howard for such a memorable Christmas.
Dec 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Llithfaen in Pistyll

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, heated towel rail. Shaver sockets.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Travel cot(s) or toddler bed can be provided.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Travel cot(s) or toddler bed can be provided
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 + cot/toddler bed (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin single beds. Cot/toddler bed available on request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Due to the steep nature and size of the garden, we advise that toddlers and very young children are supervised when in the gardens. We have a strict no-smoking policy inside the cottage and no pets are allowed. Please see our website for lots more information - click the link above. Outside: Large secluded gardens with large private patio area with garden furniture and BBQ. Some outdoor games are provided. Stone outbuilding for storage of bicycles and sports equipment etc. Off road parking immediately next to the cottage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and towels are included in the rental fee.


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Award Winning 5* Cottage on the Llyn Peninsula
average rating of 4.972973 based on 39 reviews

Wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing cottage. So clean and has everything you need. Such a warm welcome from Sam the owner. We have stayed in lots of cottages over the years and this has to be in our top 2. Would definitely recommend it and when we visit wales again this is where we would like to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage with a warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in Sam's cottage. Everything had been well thought out and the cottage was warm, spacious and comfortable. Sam's welcome basket was very generous and she was very helpful and considerate. Strongly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfully quiet location, cosy, very clean and with everything you could wish in a cottage

  • 5 of 5

Sam's cottage has been prepared with great care and attention to detail. It's obvious from the moment you walk in that she has a good understanding of what most people would expect in a holiday rental. The house is traditional and beautifully furnished with good quality white goods and clear and easy to understand instructions on how to use everything.We felt immediately at home. The location is ideal for walking from the house to explore the surrounding area as well as for getting in the car and discovering some of the great places on the Lleyn peninsula. We had a most enjoyable week there.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent !

  • 5 of 5

One of the best places we,ve stayed Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with fantastic views and a fantastic base for visiting the Llyn peninsular.

We had the most relaxing time and were blessed with near perfect blue March!

Sam had thought of everything even down to the lovely welcome basket of goodies.

Would highly recommend the cottage and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - it's great to know you enjoyed your break...It was so nice to meet you both and I hope to see you again. Thanks, Sam
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  • 5 of 5

This was the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. As others have stated, the photos don't do it justice. The cottage had everything that we needed and more, and is in a stunning location for fantastic walks. Sam has thought of everything and our children were delighted with the extras just for them. We would highly recommend this property and hope to return ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nefyn (4miles)

Porthdinllaen (6miles)

Llanbedrog (9.5miles)

Abersoch (12miles)

Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth), Porth Ceiriad and Porth Oer (14miles)


Nefyn (4miles)

Pwllheli (6miles)

Abersoch (12miles)

Caernarfon (16miles)

Mount Snowdon (22miles)

Further Details:

Llithfaen is one of the highest villages on the Llyn Peninsula and the village offers a shop, village pub and nearby is the Welsh Language and Heritage Centre at Nant Gwrtheyrn. Four miles away is Nefyn, a seaside town with sandy beach, shops, pubs and restaurants. Within easy driving distance are Pwllheli and Abersoch, and, a little further, Snowdonia National Park.

Things To Do:

To make the most of your holiday there are lots of things to see and do nearby. There are walks, beaches, castles, train journeys, golf, horseriding and activity centres for all the family.

Further information is available on our website - click the link at the end of this page. Please see this for a comprehensive guide to local activities and things to do.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Rental rates quoted are per week (7 nights).
**Short breaks are available.
**Longer stays are available at a reduced rate.
**Please contact us for rates other than weekly**

All bed linen and towels are provided. A cot/toddler bed and high chair can be provided on request. please note we do not provide cot/toddler bed bedding.

Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
N.B. During off-peak times or short breaks, the changeover days can be negotiable.

Notes on prices:
Rental rates quoted are per week (7 nights). Longer stays are available at a reduced rate. Shorter stays are also available. Please contact us for rates other than weekly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.