Yr Hen Fynydd

Llithfaen, Penllyn (Llyn Peninsula) twixt Caernarfon and seaside Nefyn
Guests: 5       Wifi: available       Pets? Strictly no pets allowed

Yr Hen Fynydd

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Wonderful beaches, fantastic castles, mountains and lakes… stay in this beautifully appointed Llyn Peninsula (some say ‘Lleyn’) for your perfect North Wales holiday. Great quality interior, views and furnishings that make this a special place for your Llyn holiday.

This Penllyn mountain cottage must be many peoples’ idea of a dream location - a traditional cottage which has been carefully and sympathetically restored, with fine open views down to the sea. Yr Hen Fynydd (The Old Mountain) enjoys a secluded sheltered mountain setting at some 900ft, over-looking the magnificent landscape of Snowdonia, the peaks of Mid-Wales and coastline of Cardigan Bay - it really doesn't get any better than this!

The cottage sleeping arrangements are very flexible - either in two doubles or 1 double bed and 3 singles - you choose!

The surrounding garden is bordered by stone and field walls, beyond which there is a private clear watering pool / pond to sit by and there are sheep grazing on the mountains beyond.

There is excellent walking, and bird-watching opportunities in the immediate area, (including walks to the internationally important Celtic fortifications above the cottage to the east.) There is easy access to the sandy beaches and rocky inlets of the Llyn Peninsula, the towns Pwllheli and Porthmadog and to the abundant sights and activities, which are all within easy driving distance.



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Wonderful holiday in a very special location

Louise C, November 2020

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arrival at
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7 nights from
£562 (based on 2 staying)
7 nights up to
£1260 (based on 2 staying)
strictly no pets allowed
bed layout
Master Double, Double

facilities at Yr Hen Fynydd

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
media & technology
television and reception
wifi broadband available
cleaning services
washing machine

map - location

travel info

Nearest: Train; Pwllheli 5 miles Bangor 20 miles (3.5 hrs. London.Virgin trains.) Bus 1 mile

in detail


Contemporary timber fitted Kitchen with stable door looking south across to Cardigan Bay and the sea, includes : ceramic hob, Electric oven, dishwasher, mini washing machine,
fridge, and Rayburn. Private soft spring water supply. 

Living/dining room:

Double storey. Spacious living/dining room under a trussed and beamed roof (with wood-burning stove in huge inglenook), sofas, a large farmhouse table that seats 6 easily. T.V. and radio


Well heated comfortable bathroom, with bath, basin & loo

Master Bedroom:

Large kingsize bed,  (which can be unzipped and made into two single beds) antique furniture with windows overlooking the Snowdonia mountain ranges

There is a further single bed in this room

 Bedroom 2: One double bed, on private internal balustraded gallery over looking the living area.

Outside: Beautiful garden (with furniture) views over to the sea - a private watering pool/pond to sit by

Ample parking for up to 3 cars

A starter pack of wood is provided, and there is a local wood supplier for you to buy more that is needed.

local area

  • Provisions shop / bakery, P.O. Public telephone, and public houses in two villages - 1 mile
  • Pwllheli - Shopping, Golf club 3 miles
  • Porthmadog - harbourside town with shops and supermarket facilities -13 miles - 24 minutes
  • Portmeirion - designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village - 20 miles - 39 mins
  • Criccieth - Criccieth Castle,originally built by Llewelyn the Great and town shopping, restaurants, cafes - 12 miles - 23 mins
  • Penarth Fawr Medieval house - 15th Century hall house, impressive timber roof and aisle-truss
  • Nefyn & Mofa Nefyn - lovely beaches - 3.9 miles -8 mins
  • Ty Coch Inn, Porthdinllaen - traditional pub right on sandy beach - 5.9 miles - 14 mins
  • Caernarfon (and Castle) - 15 miles - 25 mins

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customer reviews for Yr Hen Fynydd

Wonderful holiday in a very special location

- Louise C,
November 2020

What a gorgeous not so little cottage , the pictures just don’t show how huge the fireplace is and the instant wow factor when you walk in ! Even in winter this is a brilliant place to stay in , very warm and cosy bed very comfortable and everything you need! As always it was spotless and this is why we always use UTT for our special occasions and anniversaries they are always perfect and we are definitely coming again. So romantic such a huge sofa we could both easily fit on it one at each end listening to our music by Blu-ray on their epic sound system! Such great memories for my 50 th and plenty of room to dance !

- Alexandra S,
January 2020

A beautiful place to get away from it all. So peaceful, you feel relaxed from the moment you walk through the door. The children loved the outdoor space and we had a great time pond dipping around the pond, we made some very special finds. Situated so you feel away from.it all but close to local amenities and some amazing places to visit. Harlech beach was one of the children's favourites plus our climb up Snowdon. All in all a wonderful place to stay and the amazing fireplace oh and sound system just gives it the wow factor. Would definitely recommend x

- Rachel B,
August 2019

The cottage was fantastic. A brilliant location with views right across the bay. The pool/pond at the back was the highlight so if you like a quiet, tranquil time experiencing nature then this is the place for you. Probably one of the best places we've stayed.

- Pete F,
July 2019

Amazing, secluded cottage and grounds in a fantastic location. Great to get away from it all. Loved every minute and can't wait to return :)

- Ian M,
April 2019

Beautiful setting with amazing view from kitchen across to the sea in the distance . Loved having breakfast outside looking across at the mountains & sea . Possibly the most efficient wood burning stove I’ve ever encountered!

- Angiy M,
February 2019

A really lovely place.

- Paul L,
October 2018

This is a lovely cottage with a stunning view down the valley to the sea in the distance. Cosy inglenook fireplace and super sound system. Comfy bed and well equipped kitchen with useful Rayburn to cook our bacon and eggs in the mornings. Thank you.

- Ann W,
August 2018

We had a wonderful 3 days at the cottage. It was exactly what we needed, and the cottage was perfect. Our only drawback was initially finding the cottage. We picked up the keys, but then had to call the owner to find out how to get there. Maybe the instructions could be a little clearer? Also, if you go in the winter, make sure to take plenty of warm clothes with you and maybe a hot water bottle as the cottage can be quite chilly when you first arrive. Having said that, we would very very happily return.. winter or summer!

- Tara W,
February 2018

This is a lovely cottage, can definitely recommend to anyone looking to explore the area or to just get away from it all for a few days. The drive up to the cottage gives the feel of being a very secluded location, even though it's actually quite close to a main road. (Traffic noise never an issue) Im struggling to think of any negatives as its a beautiful place. I do have a tip though, for anyone used to a very dark bedroom I'd suggest taking eye masks as there are skylights that can't be covered in both bedrooms.

- Simon allen ,
October 2017