Watching from the balcony as dolphins, fish & jellyfish swim around in front of the house was absolutely amazing. I will miss sitting on the balcony gazing out to sea.
The house is very nicely decroated and the showers are fantastic - even the outside one which comes in very handy with a sandy three year old. Perfectly situated for my mum with an very short walk to the beach. There are a few steps on the way to the beach but we managed to carry baby in pushchair down them easily. The beach is perfect for children with shady areas under the trees and very shallow water when the tide is in.
Only tiny thing I'd highlight is that the glass on top of the side table (made from driftwood) in the living area isn't stuck in place - which is fine if you don't have a 10 month old who wants to pull themselves up on everything. Easily solved though, we just removed it for the week and put it somewhere out of reach, then replaced it when we left.
Our first site of the boathouse was from a little restaurant across the beach where my sister and our husbands met before it was time to check in. Even though we had seen pictures of the boathouse the reality of its perfect setting right on the beach and surrounded by beautiful wooded cliffs was so exciting.
We certainly weren't disappointed as we entered and saw the amazing view through the huge picture window, cleverly mirrored on the opposite wall. Kevin's welcome pack and lovely flowers were the icing on the cake. The rest of the accommodation was immaculate with a fantastic kitchen kitted out to a very high standard.
The location of the boathouse was perfect for a wide range of activities; however we didn't need to travel far and really enjoyed visiting nearby gardens and castles and
going for lovely walks along the cliffs and of course the amazing beach!
We ate out a few times and can recommend The Ship for evening meals and Aqua and the Art Gallery for lunches.
We stayed in the boathouse in Easter 2019. It is a perfect holiday home. Beautiful house and Kevin really thought about everything you might need to feel at home.
The beach is beautiful and there are nice walks around. We stayed with 3 kids and a dog and all of us want to go back.
There are nice places to dine in short drive distance and the gallery is beautiful. I would highly recommend.
I write this on our last evening here. Truly memorable. An exceptional and iconic location. Over the sea at high tide. Over the beach at low. Wonderful panoramic views of the range of the western Snowdonia mountains. The granite mass of the headland immediately behind gives shelter from the prevailing westerly winds. And affords great walks through woods and out onto the heather, bracken, gorse and bilberried top. With more wonderful views.
Llanbedrog itself is a delight. A bonus is the old house, Plas Glyn y Weddw, a short walk away across the lovely green (former paddock and stables of house). Now a centre for arts with tea room/coffee shop. Aqua - bar/cafe/restaurant - just above the beach (and a hundred yards from the property) looks like it is straight from the Mediterranean.
Kevin, with whom we chatted this last evening, has put heart and soul into this wonderful place. Furnishings, furniture, everything is high quality. Never been in a holiday letting with such a profusion of crockery and cutlery.
Sitting at the generous table in front of the huge picture window with the extraordinary views is alone enough to make this place amazing.
We have stayed at the Boathouse for over 8 years now and have seen many changes, but all we could say on this visit was “wow”. The Boathouse is in the most idyllic spot in a lovely unspoilt village and on the beach and within easy reach of Abersoch. We have always loved the Boathouse (3 bedroomed) but following the most recent renovation we just didn’t want to leave. The inside is incredibly stylish and cosy and practical. The standard of this accommodation, furnishings and all contents is 6 star. The photos are great but don’t do it justice. And we know from our past visits if you ever have to contact the owner Kevin, he deals with any queries right away. I also took a peep in the two bedroomed apartment and Tides Reach and they are both exceptional. My only regret at writing this review is that it will make it harder for us to book it in the future!!!!! Thank you.