DERWIN COTTAGES

Two historic holiday cottages

ABOUT

These are 2 superb period cottages each with an eclectic mixture of influences with a warm intimate feeling. Both have enclosed spacious gardens which are secure for dogs. 
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 from the cottages, an ideal walk with or without dogs. These properties offer a combination of peaceful and relaxing surroundings with easy access to a local traditional pub and to places of interest - e.g. narrowgauge railways, industrial archaeology, historic castles, wonderful beaches and interesting market towns with unique individual shops. Despite the cottages considerable age they offer all modern amenities and comfort.

Perfect for a peaceful, relaxing break. Family and pet friendly.

 

DERWIN

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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. This is a fine example of a traditional 18th century longhouse. In days gone by the family would have shared the accommodation under one roof with their domestic animals. The animals would have been housed at the lower end, with the family occupying a slightly higher level removed from them. The animals have long gone from their quarters, which has now been transformed into a spacious lounge complete with gallery.
 

Rates and availability for Derwin

 Rental Period - 2021

 

 4 January - 11 February

12 February - 18 February

 19 February - 25 March

 26 March - 15 April

 16 April - 27 May

 28 May - 3 June

 4 June - 22 July

 23 July - 26 August

 27 August - 9 September

 10 September - 19  December

 20 December - 4 January

 

Rate Per Week

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£460

£485

£460

£590

£480

£620

£480

£890

£650

£520

£620

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 looked after.

 

LLYS DERWIN

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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 dendrochronologicaly at C 1543. This sixteenth century farmhouse was built on the probable site of a Roman Bath-house. It retains all it's original feature characteristics.
The first floor is reached by a stone spiral staircase complete with slit window reminiscent of an arrow hole. The roof is supported by a couple of massive collar beam trusses with the original oak purlins and spars exposed. The solid oak post and panel partition in the hall is a replica of the original which was unfortunately removed in the early part of the last century to make a threshing floor.

 

Rates and availability for Llys Derwin

We had such a lovely stay at Derwin cottage, which is so characterful and well appointed. Beautiful garden and welcome pack appreciated. Mari was very friendly and attentive to any queries. It felt very peaceful and private and a perfect base to explore hikes in the Snowdonia area and surrounds. Highly recommended.

 Rental Period - 2021

 

 4 January - 11 February

12 February - 18 February

 19 February - 25 March

 26 March - 15 April

 16 April - 27 May

 28 May - 3 June

 4 June - 22 July

 23 July - 26 August

 27 August - 9 September

 10 September - 19  December

 20 December - 4 January

Rate Per Week

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£460

£485

£460

£590

£480

£620

£480

£890

£650

£520

£620

We had the most fabulous time at this gorgeous cottage, even in December the weather was kind and we spent time exploring Snowdonia and all the lovely beaches which our dog loved, our host was a lovely lady who made us feel very welcome… we will definitely come again – Thank you

General Information

 
  • Check in - 17.00pm

  • Check out - 10.00am

  • Short breaks - Yes, excluding peak weeks 

  • Wi Fi - Yes

  • Changeover - Friday

  • Towels - No

  • Fuel - Central heating inclusive May to Sept.£45 p/w outside these dates. Starter pack of logs inclusive.

  • Dogs - 2   £25 each per week

  • Travel cot - Yes (please bring your own cot linen)

  • Highchair - Yes

  • Bed linen - Included as standard 

  • Mobility - suitable for people with mobility problems (ONLY in Derwin)

  • Parking - Yes, ample private parking space

  • Short breaks - Yes, excluding peak weeks 

Things to do

 


The cottages are situated on the western edge of the Snowdonia National Park, equidistant from the beaches on the northern and southern coasts of eastern Llŷn.

The Llŷn Peninsula has a stunning, sweeping coastline with the backdrop of the foothills of Snowdonia. Between Aberdaron, departure point for Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island - one of Wales' Holy Islands) and the bustling resorts of Abersoch, Porthmadog and Pwllheli lie some of the loveliest beaches of North Wales, sandy coves in unspoilt rural surroundings.

There are spectacular golf courses, modern marinas, riding stables and activity centres, and for families there are slate caverns, museums and castles waiting to be explored. Locally - Bryncir Woollen Mill turns Welsh wool from fleece to flannel before your eyes using traditional spinning and weaving looms powered by a water wheel - soft fleecy woollens make perfect holiday souvenirs.

The cycle track that begins down our lane stretches from Bryncir to Caernarfon following the old railway line, and there are miles of coastal footpaths for walkers.

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Portmeirion Village and Gardens Classic Italian village and gardens designed by Clough Williams-Ellis, used as setting for "The Prisoner"

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Steam Railways There are many narrow gauge railways including world famous route from the sea at Porthmadog into the mountains at Blaenau Ffestiniog and the Llanberis Lake Railway Blaenau Ffestiniog

beaches

You are never far from a fantastic beach. Cricieth, Borth y Gest, Harlech, Dinas Dinlle and many more.

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Castles abound in this area. You can walk to Caernarfon Castle from the cottage, visit Cricieth, Harlech or the many other castles nearby.

glasfryn

Glasfryn Parc: Whether you decide to take the challenge of the go-karting circuit, the quad bike safari or try your hand at ten-pin bowling, fishing or archery. It offers the ideal family day out.

Snowdon

Snowdon and the range of Eryri is world renowned. Where you can walk, climb or gaze at the wonderful and spectacular scenery.

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Bryncir Woollen mill is only a few miles up the road. It is also worth visiting Trefriw woollen mills near Betws y Coed.

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There are many museums to visit. This one is on Dinas Dinlle near Caernarfon

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Beddgelert

Beddgelert, a quaint village nearby

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We welcome dogs.

Lake Llanberis

Llyn Padarn, the lake in Llanberis, with the iconic view of Snowdon.

Thank you so much to Rhys and Mari for a perfect place to stay this Bank Holiday weekend. The cottage was in the most picturesque, perfect location and the cottage itself is faultess. Perfect for a cosy weekend away. We have had the best time and the complimentary bottle of wine and cakes on arrival was very appreciated. I couldn’t recommend this cottage enough!

 

Contact us

Rhys and Mari Rhisiart

Derwin bach, Bryncir, Garndolbenmaen, Gwynedd. LL51 9LX

email:  mr1hughes@tiscali.co.uk 

 Tel: 01766530

   mob:  07774459978

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