• Pen Hendre

  • Trefor
  • Ref: 1435
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Pen Hendre

  • 4
  • 2
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  • 2
  • Ref: 1435
Property Highlights:

  • Spacious home with large rooms
  • Child-friendly with games and quirky delights to entertain couples and families
  • Wild swimming, dining and listening to vinyl records, this Scandinavian-retro inspired luxury cottage on the Welsh coast would make a memorable romantic destination.
  • Wales Coastal Path and Kayaking 5 short walk away
  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty away from the crowds

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Guest Book Comments

Fabulous holiday cottage with everything you could wish for. Highly recommended.

Reply from: Jill

Delighted to hear you enjoyed Pen Hendre, we would love to welcome you again in the future.

A trusted customer - 2nd August 2019

We had a wonderful time at Pen Hendre, the house was spotlessly clean, the decor was cool and quirky and it had everything we needed for a lovely relaxed stay with our Boston Terrier pup Bilbo. If you're looking for peace and quiet, along with lots of things to keep you entertained (records, tv, loads of board games and beautiful walks nearby) then Pen Hendre is the place for you!

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your detailed review, the owners will be delighted as they work hard to ensure their guests have a lovely stay.

Reply from: Jill

From the owner:- Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback and are so pleased that you and your gorgeous doggies enjoyed your stay and had fun exploring the area. Hope to welcome you back again soon.'

Lucy Graham - 20th March 2019

Had a wonderful weeks break at Pen Hendre. Couldn't fault the cottage which has everything you could possibly want/need for a relaxing break. Craig the owner was very responsive to messages when making a query and the whole place was spotless and put together with an eye for design. The area is lovely and perfectly sited for exploring Lleyn and it's many pretty beaches and villages and only a 40min drive from mountains of Snowdonia. Would happily return and hope to do so in the future.

A trusted customer - 24th September 2018


A trusted customer - 4th September 2018

this remains excellent in every respect; one of the best self catering places I have stayed

William Sellicks - 11th May 2018

Absolutely fantastic property, every detail of the property was modern, clean and very well thought out. It had everything you would need and more - we especially liked the disco ball in the bathroom! We wish we'd have stayed longer and will definitely be back! This is the perfect cottage for exploring the Llyn Peninsula.

A trusted customer - 16th February 2018

This cottage was absolutely perfect. The cottage is spacious, well equipped and extremely clean. The beds were the comfiest I've ever slept in for years. There was an Alexa in each room which was a huge hit, my children loved this. A record player with some fantastic records, an original Nintendo and sega mega drive, more DVDs than I could watch in a year! Something to please everyone, for every taste, whether that be a film, series or documentary, along with Netflix as well as others. There was a cupboard full of games downstairs, but not enough time to play with them, but excellent for rainy days. The bathroom was extremely clean as was the kitchen, where you can find just about everything you need to cook a meal, you name it they provide it. There were cushions for outside and fairy lights made it lovely and cosy to sit out in the evening. I've travelled and stayed in all types of accommodation but this cottage stands out as being superb! The owners have thought of everything and more. The photos and write up don't do the property justice.

Ali - Manchester - 2019-08-13
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Dear Craig, Louise & Gregor You have made this a truly magical, homely & relaxing place to explore North Wales. You have thought of every detail & have exquisite taste in interior design. We have particularly enjoyed the walk to the local beach, the Porthdinllaen walk ending at the Ty Coch Inn on the beach ... so thank you all

Karen, Peter, Karen, John & Finn Finn - Fri 07.04.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

This is a fab property in a great location and the owners attention to detail makes for a great holiday. We have climbed Snowdon, relaxed on beaches and visited Caernarfon Castle - all brilliant! Thank you for a luxury property which is so beautifully decorated.

The Daniels Family - Fri 26.05.2017
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Andy, Sue, Luke and Connor came to Trefor for a great weeks holiday at the lovely Pen Hendre. Really enjoyed the local area and all the thing nearby. Feeling very refreshed. Board games made a comeback. Particularly after a hard day hiking up Snowdon and back. Thanks!

Andy, Sue, Luke and Connor - Fri 21.07.2017
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What a great cottage in a wonderful location! We have been so comfortable, you have thought of everything and more. We have been so lucky, really good weather, out every day walking our dog Ted.

Sandie, John and Jack - Fri 14.07.2017
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We loved how stylish the house is - and all the little touches which show how much you've thought about what will make your visitors' holidays even better. We loved the beaches at Hell's Mouth + Rhos Neigor - and spent very pleasant times at Porthdinlean and Llanbedrog. Highly recommend the wild swimming at Llyn Pedran.

Lynne, Pete, Agatha and Ollie, August - Fri 04.08.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We have had a great stay at Pen Hendre, you really have thought of everything and the house is so beautifully decorated. We have had good weather all week and have loved exploring the local area and beaches. Will definitely return and recommend to others

Sara, Paul, Henry, Charlie, Edie & Oscar - Fri 11.08.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We had a wonderful stay here at Pen Hendre. Everything we could have possibly needed and more ... Many thanks! We would love to return.

Emma, Mark, Lewis + Jimmy the dog - Fri 18.08.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

The Nicholsons are very happy! We've enjoyed staying at Pen Hendre so much. Best holiday in years. Your taste is impeccable and the finishing touches are done to such a high quality that we've felt spoilt every single moment we've had here. I especially loved the vinyl touch'. Awesome, inspired and welcoming. I'm sure we'll come again.

The Nicholsons - Fri 25.08.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

What a find! Such a lovely holiday house; you have thought of everything that a family may need. Thank you. We will recommend to others.

Ross, Nick, Ted and Poppy the dog - Fri 01.09.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Lovely home with all one could need. Thanks.

Tim, Bridget & Wilbur - Fri 08.09.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

What a fabulous house, warm and inviting. Craig was prompt in attendance when needed (tiny bit of storm damage). The house is ideally located for total peninsula exploration with everywhere being in easy reach. Many thanks.

Greg, Denise, Daisy & Dolly - Fri 20.10.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

What a fab break we have had! We feel like we have truly been staying in the lap of luxury! The cottage has been finished to such a very high standard. Our every need has been met and more! we love the wee beer' garden... The village is charming and the beach is a gem with spectacular views... We will definitely be back and look forward to our next visit

I Watkins & E Lee - Fri 07.07.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We only booked Pen Hendre 3 days before as a last minute break ... wow, could not have picked a better place. We were blown away! So much to see and do, and just not enough time. We cannot wait to come back. It's been a fantastic week and you have provided everything a family could want. Many thanks and every success for the future

Rick, Suzi and Roxy - Fri 01.06.2018
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A really beautiful well equipped holiday home in a delightful place. The weather has been perfect and my daughter and I have thoroughly enjoyed our week here. Not forgetting her little dog. Thank you.

Valerie, Nina and Robbie the dog - Fri 18.05.2018
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Back a year later to find some great improvements and Pen Hendre as charming and comfortable as ever. Thanks and all the best to you with this terrific enterprise.

Bill and Diane - Fri 04.05.2018
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Absolutely fantastic property, every detail modern, clean and very well thought out. It had everything you would need and more - we especially liked the disco ball in the bathroom! We wish we'd stayed longer and will definitely be back! This the perfect cottage for exploring the Llyn peninsula

Nia - Mon 05.02.2018
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We have just had a beautiful week staying at Pen Hendre. We have had superb weather and your holiday let is second to none. We have stayed in some lovely cottages but your place was superb. Congratulations to you. Hope to be back later in the year.

Peter, Bridgette & Alisha - Fri 08.06.2018
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Lovely stuff! A brilliant house and location. We loved staying here and hope to come back soon

Chris and Jane - Fri 15.06.2018
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Wow! What a fantastic holiday home. We've had a wonderful holiday. We couldn't have wished for better. You have done a brilliant job and you should be very proud of what you have achieved.

Pam, Tracey, Ben and Obie the dog - Fri 22.06.2018
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Great week at Pen Hendre. What a fantastic renovation you have done. Been to some beautiful beaches and harbours. Hope to come and stay again soon and see more of the area.

Jason, Lee, Taylor, Leah and Fudge - Fri 20.07.2018
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Lovely stay in a fantastic house! Everything we culd want and more! Great days out... Perfect house for getting anywhere, you have done an excellent job!

Monica, Andrew, Hannah, Matty & Ted - Fri 27.07.2018
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Pen Hendre is just perfect for a relaxing cottage break in the peaceful welsh village of Trevor; there is a sandy and shingle beach situated just a mere ten minute walk away and a range of coastal and countryside walks that are quite literally on the door-step...The cottage even comes complete with a range of handy maps to take with you on your walks! <br><br> The cottage itself is just magical, the owners have thought of literally everything to make your stay comfortable, fun and memorable! There's plenty to keep you occupied; a miniature football and snooker table, board games, books and even a record player with a range of great records...You simply cannot get bored at Pen Hendre! The kitchen even has everything you need for a picnic including: picnic basket, blanket, flasks and tupaware, you needn't take a thing with you. The décor is very tasteful and beds are so comfy we didn't want to leave! <br><br> The little garden outside is perfect for a BBQ (although the early April weather didn't quite allow for this) we enjoyed sitting outside with a hot chocolate and taking in the scenery of Yr Eifl, the mountain which serves as the stunning back-drop to the cottage. If you are lucky enough to stay in the second floor bedroom this is the view you will wake up to every day! <br><br> There is a handy little village shop a stone's throw away and its ony a short-drive to the town centre of Pwllheli where there are a great range of shops and restaurants. We also travelled to nearby Caenarfon and Abersoch - both within easy reach for a day out. Pen Hendre is very well placed for exploring the whole of the beautiful Ll?n Peninsula, we can't wait to stay here again as there is still so much more to explore!

Lucy T, Manchester - 1 May 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

I'm lounging on the sofa at Pen Hendre writing this review before our stay ends because I want to say how much we have loved our stay here. <br><br> This accommodation is absolutely fab so I won't cover all the usual - take it all as 5 star. I'll cover what makes it special. Pen Hendre has been renovated, decorated and furnished with love, care, enthusiasm, generosity and a great sense of fun. The owners really want you to have a great stay in a way that goes beyond simply making money - it's done with love & we've felt the pleasure they must have had in assembling it all & trying to walk in the shoes of people who come here for a holiday. Children would love it. <br><br> The village is just as it comes - friendly, untouristy, Welsh speaking. Whoever you are out there guys - hope you prosper and your imaginative enterprise reaps the rewards you deserve. Oh by the way, coastal path's quite good too!

Diane M - 10 May 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

To Craig, Louise and Gregor, <br><br> Apologies for the eviction notice you're going to have to serve on us! We've had an absolutely amazing time at Pen Hendre and don't want to leave. <br><br> Highlights have included playing lots of board games, posting messages in the postbox and lots of dancing around the living room. Who knew Jacob was a huge Abba fan! We haven't stopped laughing all weekend.....even when a cheeky seagull ate Mae's ice cream outside Caernarfon castle (she wasn't laughing at that point !) <br><br> You've both worked so hard to create a wonderful holiday experience that you'll make precious memories for everyone who visits . <br><br> Lots of love and hugs and a huge thank you

The Gartsides - 2017-01-01
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Craig, Louise and Gregor <br><br> Pen Hendre has been a perfect escape from busy life back home! You guys have literally thought of everything to create a beautiful and relaxing break, your hard work shows in this fantastic holiday home. <br><br> The board games got plenty of use especially when storm Doris hit. Calum loves all the toys in 'his room' that he didn't need to play with any he brought with him. <br><br> We've made so many memories here at Pen Hendre and it's the perfect location to visit all attractions.<br> We will definitely be returning! <br><br> Love and thanks

Lindsey, Keri and Calum - 2017-02-01
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Property Description

Stylish Dog-Friendly Llyn Peninsula holiday cottage

  • The creative owners have taken much time and pride putting together an exciting, artistic interior in this much loved home. The wonderfully cheerful decor and private courtyard will leave you and your well behaved pooch feeling spoilt, rejuvenated and relaxed
  • Alexa's full music account throughout the property
  • Spacious living area with an eclectic mix of 1960's retro furniture, stylish new sofas, bright colourful artwork and designer posters
  • Singing and dancing to the record player is tempting, with a fast growing selection of vinyls
  • Streamlined galley kitchen with everything you could need, gorgeous crockery, cookwear and plenty of little extras
  • Incorporated into the kitchen wall is a red post box, owners encourage you to post any suggestions and comments here
  • Spacious shower room, super lovely and warm!
  • Two chic bedrooms,1 kingsize on 1st floor and 1 twin on 2nd floor(Twin beds can be changed to zip and link king sized bed on request)
  • Cloakroom on 1st floor with WC and washbasin
  • First floor landing sitting area for adults or children with miniature snooker and football tables, plenty of books, maps, games and artist materials to distract you from any rain showers
  • Stop and learn a few Welsh phrases chalked up on a blackboard as you descend the stairs
  • Evening walks down to Trefor's small harbour, with a small sandy beach

2 Bedrooms sleeping maximum of 4

1 Kingsize bedroom on 1st floor.

1 Twin or Kingsize loft bedroom on 2nd floor (zip and link - Please advise at time of booking if you would like twins 2 x 2'6" single beds or king sized bed)

Cloakroom on 1st floor with WC and washbasin  Molton Brown soaps throughout

Kitchen galley kitchen with pale grey units, table, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and a Dualit Nespresso compatible coffee machine. Children's kitchen essentials provided. Highchair is available on request

Shower room on ground floor

Lounge 1 x 3 seater mid-grey sofa, matching 2 seater sofa, armchair, DVD player with large selection of DVDs, Free sat, DAB radio/CD player, 50 meg broadband record player, wooden-effect floors , coffee tables

Alexa with unlimited Amazon music account streamed throughout the cottage. 

Sitting room/ games room on 1st floor landing area,  2 easy chairs, miniature snooker and football tables, bookcases with plenty of books and local information/guides, plenty to keep you amused on rainy days

Beach Trip Essentials Picnic equipment, buckets/spades, folding chairs, children's fishing poles, football/pop-up goal 

Private courtyard outside with sleek slate floor, dining table &chairs and portable barbecue, once the light goes put on the fairy lights and enjoy the peaceful birdsong 

Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes, 50 meg broadband on a mesh network, full strength throughout the property

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes (beach towels not provided)

Parking - for one car on road

CCTV - yes, on exterior of building 

Fuel 25 p/w winter fuel supplement

Dogs - 1 welcome free , 1 @ 25

Travel cot - Yes on request

Highchair - Yes on request

Bed linen - Included 

About the Area

Trefor quiet seaside village

  • A small traditional village at the foot of Yr Eifl , a range of three iconic mountains that dominate the skyline above Trefor
  • Village shop conveniently located across the road from the property
  • Small beach and traditional fishing harbour a five minute walk away
  • One of the best sections of coastal path in north Wales sits at edge of the village. The stacks of Ynys Bach, and the dramatic jagged pinnacles of Ynys Fawr, provide a spectacular scene with the sheer cliffs of Trwyn y Gorlech plummeting nearly 250 metres into the sea in the background
  • Photographers delight in capturing the breathtaking scenery combining both mountains and the sea
  • Trefor is an ideal spot from which to go kayaking, where the views of the pinnacles are 2nd to none!
  • The coastal path offers magnificent views up towards the old granite quarry that is still one of the main suppliers of curling stones for the popular Scottish sport. �

Pen Llyn (Llyn Peninsula)

  • Discover the lovely Llyn Peninsula - enjoy the cliffs and beaches along one of the most remote and unspoilt coastline in Wales with spectacular views from bracken covered headlands. �
  • A wildly beautiful peninsula that wraps you in a strong embrace. �Pen Llyn offers a mix of culture and heritage, traditional farmsteads, little ports, beaches, bays and sea-cliffs, quite unlike anything else you'll find in Wales - or elsewhere, in the world . The coast is a protected �- Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Walk it by following the Wales Coast Path in the footsteps of the Pilgrims on their way to Y Enlli - Bardsey Island. �

    Criccieth and Pwllheli
  • A short drive across the peninsula from Pen Hendre are the popular holiday towns of Criccieth and Pwllheli.
  • Criccieth town is overlooked by its distinctive ruined Castle on the hillside which separates the 2 Blue Flag beaches. There are lots of locally owned shops - deli/coffee shop, butchers and fishmongers - good recommended restaurants are 'Poachers and 'Royal China' restaurants as well as Dylan's on the beach housed in a stunning art deco building designed by local architect and creator of Portmeirion, Clough William.
  • The centre of the popular seaside town of Pwllheli has many distinctive independent shops, boutiques and coffee shops - enjoy lunch or coffee at 'Taro Deg' (Striking Ten) a locally owned cafe �which is highly recommended. There is plenty to distract and entertain you.

Pilgrims churches

  • A few miles northward from Trefor is the village of Clynnog Fawr. The large and impressive church has many original fittings and a saint's shrine in a small chapel at the side where sick pilgrims would rest on rushes before continuing their journey.
  • On the mountain road towards Nefyn is the small hamlet of Pistyll where down off the main road is a lovely 12th century church just above the cliff It is kept as it was long ago with sweet smelling rushes on the floor and walls adorned with medical herbs - apparently a long standing local tradition relating to the needs of the pilgrims. The pilgrims' destination was Bardsey Island and the embarkation point was the lovely whitewashed village of Aberdaron. Here there is also a stunning church and boat trips can be taken to Bardsey itself.

Caernarfon Castle and Victoria Dock

  • Edward I's colossal building is magnificent and breathtaking. Wander round this huge fortress - children will love the circular stairways up to the towers with their arrow slit walls and creepy dungeons.
  • The Victoria Dock nearby has a theatre and restaurants and Caernarfon has a number of quirky shops including an excellent independent book shop. Palas Prints is a good place for browsing on wet days.

Days Away

Snowdonia National Park

  • This is about 40 minutes away by car. Llanberis, at the foot of Snowdon, is the perfect starting point for a walk to the summit and the Snowdon Mountain Railway starts here. Pick a good day to see the views if going by train. Booking is advisable. Exciting new ventures Zip World and Bounce Below are very popular - the zip wire run is not for the faint hearted! Bounce Below is in the heart of the old slate mine - huge trampoline nets are set in 2 vast chambers linked together by walkways and slides. Advance booking advisable.

Surf Snowdonia

  • Newly opened in the Conwy Valley this is going to be a hugely popular attraction - 300 meter lagoon which can produce two meter high waves which surfing enthusiasts will love.

Pen Hendre is a delightfully creative, comfortable and stylish cottage for Llyn Peninsula holidays at any time of the year.

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