LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Wales is fast becoming one of the UK’s leading adventure capitals: In Wales you can fly by zip wire at 100mph above a slate quarry or go surfing – not just in the sea – but in the heart of the country. Scale a waterfall or bounce on the world’s largest underground trampoline, mountain bike centres at Coed-y-Brenin and Bike Park Wales, are some of the best in the world, and you can paddleboard, kayak and raft.
Wales’ three National Parks, endless mountain ranges and 870 miles (1,400km) of coastline offer challenging walks and hikes for all ages and abilities. Adventure travel in Wales means much more than adrenalin – it means discovering new and unusual places, watching wildlife, and stargazing. You can watch dolphins and red kites, forage for edible foods, visit the Hay Festival, Glass Butter beach festival and Portmerion Festival No 6. You can take a 2,000 year journey through time from the Romans to cosmopolitan, modern-day Wales. And then there are all those castles to discover – a lifetime’s work, really, with over 600 to explore.
The Ty Coch Inn is arguably the best pub in Wales and OFFICIALLY in the top ten beach bars in the world. It is situated 10 minutes drive away in the village of Porthdinllaen near Morfa Nefyn, Gwynedd, on the north coast of the Lleyn peninsular. With views across the Irish Sea to The Rivals and a sandy beach on its doorstep what better way to while away the hours.
Wales Year of The Sea 2018
This was our Year of the Sea. The 870-mile Wales Coast Path runs the whole length of our coastline: the first continuous coastal path of any country in the world. It passes through seascapes of breath-taking variety, from flat wetlands to towering cliffs, featuring hundreds of harbours, coves, inlets and islands – and around 230 beaches.
We’ve got more Blue Flag beaches – the international standard of excellence – per mile than anywhere in Britain. Every cove and clifftop comes with legends of pirates and smugglers, wreckers and saints. There are classic harbour towns, modern marinas, ancient castles and elegant Victorian and Edwardian resorts with promenades and piers.
There are 50 magical islands which are among the world’s most important wildlife sanctuaries, set in seas that are home to seals, porpoises and Britain’s largest population of bottlenose dolphins. There are natural marvels like the whistling sands of Porth Oer,
There are dozens of activities to try: sailing, scuba diving, kayaking, kitesurfing, coasteering, stand-up paddleboarding, rib-rides and surfing. Or follow the rivers upstream to the inland shores of our lakes and reservoirs.
Wherever you are in Wales, you’re never more than just over an hour from the sea. So wherever you stay – rural cottage or boutique hotel – there’ll be an epic shore nearby. With a language and culture that’s the oldest in Britain, a warm Welsh welcome and food and drink made with skill by passionate people… this is the greatest coastal experience of 2018. Welcome to our epic shores. #Findyourepic
The centrally established position gives you great access to all areas of the Llyn Peninsula.
Whether you are a couple that are on a short getaway break, or a family with adventure in mind, you are no more than a short drive from many relaxing and stimulating locations. We also have many local Taxi firms available.
Pwllheli, Abersoch, Llanbedrog, Nefyn, Aberdaron, Criccieth, and Porthmadog are but a few of the most popular local towns on the Llyn Peninsula, all of which are just a short drive away.
Quiet walks with spectacular scenery lead from the end of the driveway. The North and South coasts with sandy beaches and cliff walks are within a five minute drive. The Old Rectory is an ideal and relaxing base for those wishing to walk all or part of the Llyn Coastal Path. Take a walk along the beach or through the golf course to visit the Ty Coch Pub which was voted 3rd best beach pub in the world or relax on Llanbedrog beach.
The golf courses of Nefyn, Pwllheli, Abersoch, Criccieth and Harlech are within easy reach.
In the immediate local area clay pigeon shooting, shooting, horse riding, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, wake boarding, boat trips, archery, ten pin bowling, go-karting, quad biking and cycling are just some of the activities available.
The railways of Ffestiniog, the Welsh Highland and Mount Snowdon provide wonderful ways to see Snowdonia.
Caernarfon, Bangor, Portmerion, Conway, Bodnant Gardens and Anglesey are just some of the numerous places to visit.
Out of season have the beaches and roads to yourself. The climate is mild and the Llyn Peninsula has a micro climate which is often drier and sunnier than the forecast shows.
For a greater understanding of our location, you are welcome to contact Jeanette and Wilf regarding the local area.
The Old Rectory, Boduan, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales, LL53 6DT
GPS Coordinates : W52° 54′ 38.89, N-4° 29′ 36.31
AIR / SEA / LAND
Airports – Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff and beyond
Train Station – Bangor or Pwllheli
A bus stops 50 metres from the end of the drive to take you to Nefyn or Pwllheli and onwards
Lots of reliable local taxis available
WALKING & CYCLING
We have information leaflets on places to visit and things to do and numerous books and maps available for you to use featuring walks around the Llyn Peninsula and the coastal path.
A secure garage is available to store your bicycle or golf clubs.