Pont Faen


Tranquil cottage tucked away on a private estate on the Llyn Peninsula, with walks starting from the door and unspoiled beaches to discover


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This charming whitewashed cottage is one of five on the Wern Estate, on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. You let yourself in using the key safe, but housekeeper Viv will pop in during your visit and is on hand if needed – ask about having a home-cooked meal waiting when you arrive and dine in the conservatory looking out over the gardens.

Snuggle next to the wood-burner in the sitting room with a book or play games while you indulge in the generous welcome hamper, which includes homemade cake, jam and Welsh cakes as well as fresh ground coffee and a bottle of elderflower fizz. Pick your own herbs from the garden and cook up a storm in the farmhouse kitchen or use the barbecue on the patio when it’s balmy.

A pretty stream runs alongside the house, and at the back there’s a secret garden with inspiring views across a private lake to the surrounding hills of the Llyn Peninsula. Walk to the beach at Black Rock Sands in 40 minutes, explore the nearby seaside towns of Criccieth and Porthmadog and have a fascinating day out at Portmeirion, designed in the style of an Italian village (a seven-mile drive).

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We think you'll love

  • The sense of rural tranquillity
  • The stunning walks from the door
  • Staying in such a charming, traditional cottage
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You should know

  • The rooms are all on one floor
  • You can't park right next to the cottage - there's a trolley for suitcases
  • The mobile signal is patchy and WiFi is slow


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
10am Saturday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 5-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £125
Weekly price
from £875
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From £1254 beds3 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

The Llyn Peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Welsh Coast Path runs around it, passing coves, beaches, churches and the remains of Iron Age forts. The Victorian seaside resort of Criccieth, six minutes’ drive away, has the remains of a 13th-century castle, as well as independent shops and good restaurants – try Dylan’s, a seafood restaurant in an art deco building facing the sandy beach.

Local points of interest from Tamar Ferguson

  • 2000 Acre private rural Estate surrounded by oak woodlands. The gardens are lawned and private
  • The pretty seaside of Criccieth is just a 5 minute drive (or 50 minute walk for the active ones among us!) - the pretty castle dominates the town and is a must to visit. Lovely cafes, restaurants and independent shops.
  • Porthmadog, with it's marina and shops, is just 5 minutes away
  • Black Rock Sands is a must - the beach is so vast that you can drive your car onto it. Perfect for dog walking, shell collecting, windsurfing or just having a good old run about.
  • Llanbedrog is a charming little seaside village with a superb beach and the most famous line of beach huts in North Wales. Visit the Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw Gallery for homemade cake and see David's (the owner of Y Boncyn) sculpture "Louise" in the garden.