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Ty Bwlcyn

Three bedroom self-catering holiday cottage, two converted barns, five wigwam cabins and fishing lake in North Wales

Ty Bwlcyn - Key Facts

Charming detached North Wales cottage
Two well equipped converted barns
Five Wigwam Cabins
Guests enjoy free fishing in the lake
Carp to 18lbs
Accommodation refurbished to a high standard
Enclosed garden/patio in the cottage and barns
Well behaved dogs welcome in cottage and barns
Great base to explore Llyn Peninsula

A 17th Century farmhouse with plenty of features

Ty Bwlcyn is a former 17th Century farmhouse and barns with period windows and exposed stone walls near to the popular holiday destinations of Pwllheli and the Llyn Peninsula. A curious feature of the farmhouse is a secret bedroom which is camouflaged within wooden panels making it a hideout retreat for young children.

Although the cottage sleeps up to six people, there are also two converted barns which sleep four people each as well as five well appointed Wigwam cabins which again sleep up to four people each. Situated in Ty Bwlcyn’s own field, this means Ty Bwlcyn can accommodate friends or family groups of up to 20 people.

Free fishing for guests

Although day tickets are available for local anglers and those staying on nearby camping and caravan sites, guests staying at Ty Bwlcyn enjoy free fishing on the the acre and a half lake which holds both coarse fish including decent sized carp as well as a small number of rainbow trout which are remnants from the time the lake was a trout fishery.

Although up to two dogs are welcome in the cottage and barns they are not allowed with guests staying in the cabins.

In addition to offering some excellent on-site fishing for anglers, Ty Bwlcyn is ideally situated for exploring the picturesque Llyn Peninsula. Porth Dinllaen is just a short distance away, as is the beach at Porth Oer, or Whistling Sands – so called because the rounded grains of sand squeak when walked upon.

Within easy reach of costal towns and villages

For those with a love of the sea, a trip to Bardsey Island, reputedly the home of 20,000 saints, is an exciting way to appreciate this coastline. Within easy reach are the towns of Aberdaron, Abersoch, Pwllheli, Criccieth with its castle perched almost on the beach or Porthmadog, home of the famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Steam Railways. Horse riding is available nearby as are a host of National Trust properties.

There is a local shop and pub three miles away.

Ty Bwlcyn Lake

The lake at Ty Bwlcyn holiday cottage and glamping pods near Pwllheli in North Wales The lake at Ty Bwlcyn

About an acres and a half in size, the lake at Ty Bwlcyn started life as a trout fishery although following successive stockings it is now predominantly a coarse fishery with common and mirror carp up to 18lbs with an average size of about 8lbs. There are also a small number of eels and some rainbow trout which are remnants from earlier days.

Developed from a former peat bog, the lake has a central island and fills naturally with groundwater.

Although it is averages about eight feet deep, it has a three feet wide, three feet deep shelf around the margins. It is deepest just off the island where depths of up to 12 feet can be found.

All methods and baits work well with fish falling to both modern and traditional carping techniques. Pellets work particularly well for the carp, although both commons and mirrors  have even been caught by fly fishermen. Floating baits also work well in the summer months whether fished down the margin or in open water.

As with fishing anywhere in the England and Wales, guests wishing to fish the lake must have an Environment Agency Rod Licence. They also need their own equipment including landing nets which must be dry before being used.

Ty Bwlcyn Cottage

Ty Bwlcyn holiday cottage and glamping pods near Pwllheli in North Wales Exterior of Ty Bwlcyn holiday cottage

The three bedroom Grade ll listed Ty Bwlcyn self-catering holiday cottage and  its beautifully refurbished barns is set in a peaceful rural location within easy reach of the Llyn Peninsula.

Featuring wooden beams throughout, the ground floor comprises a spacious living/dining room with tiled floor; the well-equipped  kitchen; a bunk bedroom which is ideal for children; and a modern shower room with toilet.

On the first floor are a double bedroom and a twin bedded room together with the bathroom which has a toilet and shower over the bath.

In addition to the cottage’s central heating the living room features a Woodburner whilst outside there is a large enclosed lawned garden with patio, a sitting-out area with furniture. To the side of the property there is ample parking for several vehicles.

Electricity and bed linen are included in all the properties as are Freeview TV, electric cooker, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, Wi-Fi and BBQ. All the properties are non smoking. A travel Cot is available upon request for younger children although guests should note that there is a shallow unfenced pond in garden.

Visitors wishing to book accommodation at Ty Bwlcyn Cottage should do so through Ty Bwlcyn’s entry on the Sykes Holiday Cottages website using the Booking Enquiry form at the top of this entry.

Ty Bwlcyn Barns

The Tir Eironwy barn accommodation at Ty Bwlcyn holiday cottage and glamping pods near Pwllheli in North Wales Exterior of the Ty Bwlcyn barns

In addition to the main farmhouse cottage and Wigwam Cabins, Ty Bwlcyn also boasts two charming converted barns which feature timber beamed ceilings. Both sleep four people.

The Tir Eironwy barn comprises double bedroom downstairs and a twin bedroom upstairs. The open plan living/dining room has a multi-fuel stove and there is a fully equipped kitchen. Downstairs the shower room offers a walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC.

The similarly appointed Llain Fadarn barn conversion also has a double bedroom and twin bedroom with shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. The living/dining room has a  multi-fuel stove and the kitchen is fully equipped.

Like the other accommodation at Ty Bwlcyn, both barns have a TV with Freesat, DVD player, CD player, radio and Wi-Fi.

Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome in both barns.

Visitors wishing to book accommodation at Ty Bwlcyn Barns should do so through Ty Bwlcyn’s entry on the Sykes Holiday Cottages website using the Booking Enquiry form at the top of this entry.

The Wigwam Cabins

One of the glamping pods at Ty Bwlcyn holiday cottage and glamping pods near Pwllheli in North Wales A Ty Bwlcyn glamping pod

Set in their own field away from the main house and barns are five well appointed Wigwam Cabins which make the ideal getaway for those looking for something different from traditional  hotel accommodation or camping.

With a comfortable double bed, en-suite toilet and shower, mini kitchen, TV, Wi-Fi and an outside decking with fire pit/BBQ, guests staying in the the Wigwam Cabins at Ty Bwlcyn also enjoy free fishing on the lake.

Visitors wishing to book a Ty Bwlcyn Wigwam Cabin should do so through Ty Bwlcyn’s entry on the Wigwam Holidays website using the following link:


Ty Bwlcyn Day Ticket prices

Non-resident Day Tickets

All anglers
All anglers £10.00

How to get there

Make your way to Porthmadog and then take the A497 towards Criccieth
Continue on the A497 past Llanystumdwy and look out for the B4354 on the right
Take the B4354 and continue through Tan-y-graig and join the A497 again
Continue until you reach the junction with the B4412 and turn left towards Ceidio
Follow this road to Dinas and onto Ty Bwlcyn
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