Nestled high on the hills between Abersoch and Bwlchtocyn, Bardsey Island View occupies a privileged spot with breathtaking views of the ocean, cliff tops, hillsides, mountains and Bardsey Island. This wonderful 4 bedroom property sleeps 8 guests. It oozes style, elegance and calm and has definitely been designed to make the most of the fantastic landscapes and seascapes.
Located at the far end of the wildly beautiful Llyn Peninsula, visitors can enjoy stunning beaches, dramatic sea cliffs, pretty coastal hamlets, picturesque harbours, seaside resorts and hiking the amazing Wales Coast Path. The Llyn Peninsula is known as ‘Snowdon’s arm’. It is perfect for those that enjoy an outdoor holiday with walking, cycling and watersports on the agenda. Although Bardsey Island View is only a mile or so from Abersoch, it feels completely rural. Abersoch is a delightful seaside resort with sailing and watersports, a bistro dining scene, fabulous beaches, a lovely sheltered harbour and a good range of shops. It is very handy to be close by!
Within the traditional white pebble-dashed exterior of Bardsey Island View lies contemporary style and fittings. You will be very comfortable here, and you will certainly marvel at the views.
At the front of the house, you will find a cosy sitting room with a log burning fire and television. At the back, you will love the beautiful modern kitchen with its central island and the dining area complete with a sofa. Huge floor-to-ceiling doors open out onto a wonderful decked terrace. With the doors open, this is where you will want to spend the majority of your time at Bardsey Island View. The decked terrace boasts a lovely high-quality corner sofa as well as alfresco dining. You can prepare meals at the house barbecue. The far-reaching views are phenomenal. This whole living space with the views is a delight that you will dearly miss when you return home. Steps lead down from the decked terrace to a garden with yet more seating, a lush lawn and a playhouse. It is perfect for children’s games or to laze on the grass, enjoying the Welsh sunshine.
This property offers four delightful bedrooms, of which two are located on the lower floor. The master bedroom is very smart and boasts a lovely wooden floor with furniture to match and an ensuite shower room. The other room on this level is a children’s bunk room. It is fun and children love it. There is also an immaculate modern family bathroom. Upstairs you will find two further bedrooms nestled within the eaves as well as another smart family bathroom. One of the bedrooms enjoys a kingsize bed, a bright and cheerful feature wall and lots of light from the Velux windows. The other bedroom is a twin. Every room in this house is decorated beautifully.
The Llyn Peninsula is beautiful with a rich culture and heritage, gorgeous harbours, stunning beaches and dramatic sea cliffs. It is a protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you can walk the Wales Coast Path.
Bardsey Island View’s proximity to Abersoch is wonderful. You have the best of both worlds, feeling so remote, and away from it all but fantastic restaurants and excellent shops await in Abersoch. Abersoch has two beaches. The main one offers wonderful watersports and excellent views of St Tudwal’s Islands. The beach is flanked by some of the most expensive beach huts in Wales. They make for a lovely photograph. The harbour beach is great for crabbing and watching the boats. One of the biggest attractions is the ‘micro-climate’ which is attributed to Abersoch’s location on the Llyn, surrounded by the sea on three sides. Abersoch has a number of good restaurants, a few pubs which have children’s play areas and some up-market boutiques and souvenir shops.
To the west of Abersoch, at Y Rhiw, you will find Plas yn Rhiw, a 17th-century Welsh manor house set in beautiful ornamental gardens with outstanding views of the bay. It is owned and run by the National Trust. As the road climbs, you will pass Porth Neigwl, otherwise known as Hell’s Mouth Beach which is highly rated as the best for surfing in North Wales.
Bardsey Island is also known as the ‘Isle of 20000 Saints’ . It is one of Wales’ natural wonders and was declared a National Nature Reserve in 1986 due to its amazing birdlife. Legend has it that this remote island is home to 20,000 saints who are buried on the island. The stretch of water separating it from the mainland is known in Welsh as Ynys Enlli due to an abundance of rip tides and whirlpools which can make the crossing interesting. The wildlife on the island is extensive with many migrant species pulling over for a pit stop or to breed and nest. Migratory birds visiting include chiffchaffs, goldcrests, wheatears, sedge, willow warblers, whitethroats and spotted flycatchers. Resident species include ravens, little owls, oystercatchers, chough, razorbills, guillemots, fulmars and kittiwakes.
Llanbedrog boasts a photogenic line of colourful beach huts and a superb beach. Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw is its wonderful art centre and gallery. Porthdinllaen is a stunning coastal hamlet brimming with quaint houses above a stunning half-moon of golden sand, another great photo opportunity. The village and beach are owned by the National Trust, and access is by foot only. It boasts a lovely characterful waterfront pub. Beside Porthdinllaen you will find Nefyn with its maritime museum, pretty harbour and a sweeping crescent of sand. Its headland golf course is extremely scenic.
Llithfaen is a quaint inland village set in a fascinating landscape. On Yr Eifl mountains you will find Tre’r Ceiri, an astonishingly well-preserved prehistoric village which was occupied until about 2000 years ago. Nearby is the Welsh Language and Heritage Centre, Nant Gwrtheyrn.