Gaerwen Farm Cottages are located on a working farm in a small hamlet called Ynys, just four miles from Criccieth and the glorious beaches surrounding it. The 200-acre farm is a mixed dairy farm, and visitors are welcome to get involved in day to day activities, such as feeding the calves, watching the milking and playing with our friendly farm dogs. Pets are welcome in both cottages. Children are always very welcome at Gaerwen Farm, and the two cottages have a garden for them to play safely in, as well as outdoor furniture and a barbecue. The Farmhouse Cottage sleeps 7, whilst the Farm Cottage sleeps 6. A cot and high chair is available, and babysitting can also be arranged.
There are lovely country walks from the farm and “Lon Goed” is an especially picturesque one along a beautiful avenue of trees about 4 miles long. While the charming seaside town of Criccieth is just a few minutes’ drive from Gaerwen Farm, and is perfect for visitors of all ages. Criccieth’s two beaches, East Shore and Marine Beach are both safe for swimming. The beaches are divided by a rocky headland, on which the 13th century Criccieth Castle stands. The castle is well worth a visit, as it offers a fascinating insight into Welsh history, as well as truly spectacular views out into Cardigan Bay.
Further afield, the area around Gaerwen Farm offers plenty of attractions and places to visit. Wildlife lovers will enjoy the saltwater marshes of the Lon Cob Bach Nature Reserve or a trip to the tiny fishing cove of Porth Meudwy, to see the wide variety of seabirds, as well as seals and dolphins. With such a glorious coastline, it’s no surprise that some of the best fish and shellfish is caught off the Llyn coast, and visitors are well-advised to sample some fresh crab or lobster whilst here. Porth Meudwy was once the place where pilgrims would board a boat to take them to Bardsey Island, and once you’ve discovered this charming spot, you may well be making regular pilgrimages of your own.