Relax at the Edge of Wales on the Llŷn Peninsula,
overlooking Hell's Mouth with views across Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia.

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Guest Book

This is a completely unedited copy of the comments left by our visitors over the last couple of years.
Editor’s note: the Stanley referred to is the Aga-like cooking range in the Kitchen, and the pheasant referred to comes and taps on the big window at regular intervals and looks very inquisitive! Some of the entries are written by children.
 
Thanks for giving us he opportunity to spend some time in this most beautiful cottage. The views are without doubt breathtaking and the house wonderfully comfortable and cozy on rainy days. It’s marvelous and we have truly enjoyed ourselves. As usual we hope to be back next year.
We all love the roof and all the space, and the lounge is excellent. We went for a walk last night and saw a bunny in the garden too
A fantastic setting with superb views – What can I say? We had a thoroughly enjoyable time even though the weather was not brilliant. It’s a wonderful cottage – clean and tidy and with everything we could have needed. We will be sure to return during the warmer weather months for a longer stay.
Heavenly peace – lovely house, very comfortable wonderful situation in excellent walking country.
Loved the view, loved the Stanley  fantastic place. We even had snow – made us feel at home. The bunny visited us too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
A very enjoyable and peaceful break from the frantic environment of Pwllheli and district. An opportunity to be amongst good company and friends. Watched a little TV, ate drank and chatted a lot –went for walks and thoroughly enjoyed the house and its location. Would not have any reservations about recommending it to anyone. Many thanks.
Thank you so much for letting us in your lovely cottage-What a treat! We had a great time. Excellent with a well equipped kitchen.
Cottage very nice, well equipped and comfortable. Wonderful views and walks. Good company from the pheasant and rabbits. I am sure we will be back.
Lovely cottage and fantastic weather. Nature and technology at its best – loved the kettle!
We have had a lovely time. Very peaceful (apart from our own kids!) and hope to come back soon.
I wish I could take the view home with me. This house is excellent and well equipped and we had a wonderful time. Could have done with a downstairs basin. [fitted in ’06 –Ed]
Lovely fabulous view and cottage is gorgeous. Gave me an excuse to wear hiking clothes ‘n’ go for a walk when I wouldn’t normally so thank you [a teenager!]
I had a really great time, can’t wait ‘till next time!
Lovely cottage – we had a wonderful weekend here and found a new part of the country to explore. Loved the view from the top of the hill behind the house and the sun even shined for us!
Lovely comfortable cottage with wonderful views and walks. Thank you so much.
Having spent most spring bank holidays during the 1970’s in Aberdaron this was trip down memory lane, and apart from the shops being rearranged nothing has changed. So many places to explore but the grandchildren just wanted Aberdaron beach and this very welcoming house and garden. A lovely holiday!
Wonderful location for a lovely family holiday cottage. We loved the kitchen, especially the Stanley. Very well equipped. Never explored this area before – loved Whistling Sands (Porth Oer), Abersoch, Views over Bardsey. Hope we can return for further adventures.
The cottage is a lovely family holiday place to stay and I love the beach. We could never make it to the lonely beach because it was a long way down! I loved the village in Aberdaron. In the cottage I like the beds and the games best. I liked the Warren Beach. [children’s entries]
A week was not enough for us to fully enjoy the breathtaking scenery from this beautiful cottage. We found we were able to visit many of the lovely beaches from this central location. The fishing and many golf courses made our husband’s and son’s holidays even more enjoyable. The warmth and coziness of the cottage made our evenings very pleasurable. Ideal family holiday home, would certainly return.
Finally worked out how to use the Aga on day six – the pheasant tasted lovely!! Whistling sands comes highly recommended. Great views, fine sands and sheltered etc.
Lovely cottage in an outstanding location. The views are outstanding, especially when you can even view them from the windows. To top that you even ordered us some fantastic sunshine!
Once again a lovely weekend! It’s now becoming like a second home! See you again very soon.
A wonderful cottage and a superb location. The good company food and wine complimented a lovely weekend.
Another lovely family holiday enjoyed by us all.
Lovely weekend. My birthday celebrations went with a bang. Weather was good with two great walks.
What a lovely weekend! The views are fantastic, local walks superb. The house is very warm and welcoming and relaxing. Just what we needed, thank you.
The house is lovely, great views and comfy beds. Really refreshing walks and saw four seals at Nefyn. The house was warm and cozy, even though cold outside; loved coming back to it. The mountains looked amazing as they were topped with snow. Saw a lot of interesting birds and looked them up in the bird book provided. I defiantly want to come again. Thank you!
Amazing picturesque scenery and lovely long walks where we saw seals and dolphin and went to a lovely little pub which was right on the beach. The house is wonderful and cozy. Enjoyed the fabulous views from the house. Would love to come back and enjoy the fresh air and the views again!
Fantastic setting with spectacular views- a little piece of heaven. Great facilities with a lovely homely feel. Wish we could stay much much longer. An ideal venue for chilling out with friends and family. Thank you so so much.
Had a great weekend. Cottage is wonderful and so restful. We’ll be back for more.
Had a great weekend. Very impressed with the cottage and enjoyed the walks and the local scenery. Very breathtaking!
Kitchen equipped with every kind of gadget available – great for having good meals in and sitting around the big table. Nice cottage with all the home comforts.
Great house for family re-union. Loads of space to do your own thing. This is the second visit; hope there’ll be a third! Weather didn’t stop us walking.
Fantastic cottage – everything has been considered with a fantastic range of in-house activities for the children. Fantastic part of the world. We are looking forward to returning to the Lleyn peninsular and “Awelon” again and exploring further. A great weekend!!
Enjoyed staying in your lovely cottage, kitchen equipment fantastic, and panoramic views magnificent. I feel really rested and ready for my operation. Thank you.
We couldn’t wait to come back here, and we have had another fantastic week in this lovely cottage. Wish we could take the view home with us!!
Weather brilliant, didn’t feel the need to move from the house! Views captivating, can we take it away?! Very well provided for in the house. Every need catered for. Pity the café was closed for the week. Recommend Manana in Abersoch.
It was another brilliant time .The weather was beautiful for the whole week. The best beach is Porth Iago – it’s lovely.
A beautiful location to be in touch with nature and the fab weather. Not always sunny by all means but equally enjoyable. An antidote to town life. We have enjoyed our week here, exploring and relaxing in a wonderfully comfortable cottage. I wish I could have brought my cats, I am sure they would have loved!! J -especially the sheep.
Enjoyed the sun and following the 2 walks in the walks books, both lovely. Walks on Lleyn part 1 walk 9 from the house-great views and scenery. First trip to whistling sands along the coast path too.
We had read the blurb, but words cannot do any justice to this place. Experience is everything – the cottage, the views, the peace – so rare in our lives. And above all, you can hear the silence (RAF permitting!) Everything has been done to make a visit immediately relaxing and comfortable. Within half a day one forgets that the M25 even exists! Our sincere and grateful thanks to all concerned. The beach at Llanbedrog is worth a visit on a nice day with good snacks at the café. Sea food restaurant at Uwchmynydd is an absolute must – excellent in all respects.
Lovely cottage, wonderful and dramatic views, very peaceful and quiet. Best beach Whistling Sands (National Trust). Thoroughly enjoyed the break!
Absolutely Fab! So peaceful. The cottage is really comfortable and has excellent facilities and a well equipped kitchen. It’s a place one falls totally in love with – and the kettle is hilarious!
So good we came back 2 weeks later!
More like home than home! Superb cottage-so much thought has gone into equipping it. Fantastic views – you really unwind here, whatever the weather.
Don’t want to go back to Warrington!!! We’ve formed the “Stanley Appreciation Society”! We love Stanley!
Love the new fire in the living room – lovely and cozy on a cold winter’s night.
Good few days, weather excellent. Cottage just as expected, first class – lovely and warm. Just like home.
4 days of joy! This is the life. Leisurely walks in cool, dry conditions, no crowds, friendly locals and back to the warmth and relaxing atmosphere (plus the chance to tackle good food with appetites) of this lovely place. Many Many thanks!
In windy weather this place is awesome! Yet again a superb holiday – peaceful, relaxing and breathtaking. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Another fantastic week, rain and snow at the beginning of the week and glorious sunshine by the end. Whatever the weather, this cottage is “heaven on earth”. We walked, relaxed and recharged our tense “city batteries”! We will have memories forever of being the only people on the beach in Porth Ysgo all day! [the beach behind the house – ed] Thank you, we will be back very soon.
Porth Ysgo – HEAVEN ON EARTH! You always travel in expectation that it will be as good as you remember – only to be delighted that the memory is good, but being there is even better.
What a great Easter! Our baby’s first experience of playing in the sand at 10 months, and how she loved it! We have had so many great times here with our baby – she crawled for the first time in Awelon’s living room! Rhiw will always be a special place for us – what a romantic part of the world – who needs Tenerife, Skegness or Marbella ! (never in a million years!) Rhiw is best!
Very relaxing time in wonderful house which feels like home. Saw lots of wildlife in the front garden, beautiful views from the house. Went for 2 lovely walks; to Nefyn and went swimming in the emerald green sea, the other walk was to Porth Ysgo peninsular which is a short but beautiful walk. Finally we went body-boarding at Porth Neigwl [Hell’s Mouth Bay] in amazing waves. Got back to warm house with tea cooking on the Aga and fire burning away. Definitely coming back – Thank You!
Had an amazing time –got lots of fresh air, lots of exercise. Amazing wildlife. In morning a pheasant comes up to the living room and taps on it. Lots and lots of wildlife books and binocs help. Going surfing is amazing. This is my best best best placed in the world. Love to come here more often. Thank you fore a lovely time.
The trip to Awelon has been long awaited and it met with more than I could have dreamed never mind expected. The house is tastefully and lovingly decorated to create and ambience of peacefulness and calm – a haven away from the rush of everyday life. The Log fire in the sitting room and the breathtaking views, the visiting wildlife in the garden and the yellowhammer, the penguin, and the peacock all help to create an amazing experience. Treasured memories. A visit we hope to repeat before too long.
We have had a lovely holiday here, with the beautiful views and we have had the most wonderful weather, sun every day! The scenery is very similar to the Isle of Man where we live. The boys (age 17 – 9) enjoyed Porth Oer (Whistling Sands), a trip to Greenwood Park (brilliant) and a day at the mines – also Glasfryn Park. We have had some lovely walks around the cottage. The cottage is the best equipped we have ever stayed in – well done to the owners!
It’s been a very relaxing week with good weather most days. Our 2 little children loved the garden (and the toys) and the “Fireman Sam” video. We found lots of good short walks and outings in the area, as well as visits to the various beaches. Found “The Ship” in Aberdaron good for food and very child friendly. We found working the TV rather tricky! [Aren’t they all?! Ed]
Fantastic cottage with great sea views. Me and Dan liked body-boarding. Found TV tricky at first but easy now. Thank you for letting us stay – cannot wait to come again. Lots of Love William.
As fantastic as we remembered from our last visit. Enjoyed all the facilities including the new features. The views all the more spectacular with the aid of the very hot and sunny weather. Good company with local knowledge made a thoroughly enjoyable holiday Looking forward to testing out all the seasons here – especially the new fire on a winter’s evening.
Beautiful house, wonderful scenery, views incredible. Wildlife has included many species – even a stoat! We have had a fantastic holiday – peaceful, funny, good fellowship; we feel so refreshed. We recommend the church at Botwnnog, the millhouse at Sarn and climbing up the rocks at the back of the house! Thank you for the opportunity of staying here.
Last year we came to Plas yn Rhiw [National Trust Manor house just down the hill from the house, Ed] for our first holiday on the Llyn peninsula. We loved the area and are back! The views from this cottage and the space and home comforts have made it a wonderful place to stay. We have revisited many places that we discovered last year including favourites like Porth Neigwl, porth , Porth Ysgo and Garn Fadryn. The boat trip to Bardsey was a great day out. In exploring new areas we enjoyed Porth Ceiriad for the surf and Mynnyd Mawr for the views. Many Thanks.
Really enjoyable holiday. Lovely cottage with really nic features and facilities. Wonderful walks of great interest and two local beaches we MUST mention are Porth Ysgo and Oer –which has a café too! Both lovely and spectacular. A most enjoyable and relaxing holiday.
Third time at “Awelon”! We can’t get enough! Such Amazing views and another week for relaxing. We will defo be returning next summer
Our first time here and have found it to be very relaxing. The cottage is wonderful with spectacular views!! We loved Aberdaron village and the hillside walks.We’ll be back!!
We have all had a wonderful time and it has been fantastic. Thank you so much.
The family have been coming to the Llyn peninsula for 45 years and we didn’t know Rhiw existed. We have had a fantastic week and fell in love with Awelon as soon as we came through the door. The boys found everything in the cottage to entertain themselves – Monopoly being their favourite. Choosing the beach of the day was fairly easy – Porth Oer (Whistling Sands) came out top as it has the right kind of sand for building. “Awelon” is the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in, and we will be recommending it and coming back again.
WHAT A GREAT HOLIDAY! Apart from the sore thumb from digging holes, I really enjoyed myself. I think the top 3 beaches would be 1) Whistling Sands 2)Porth Ysgo (We had lots of fun digging channels for the water to flow down)  3) Hell’s Mouth (great for cricket) We also went on a walk/scramble. If you want a nice walk to go down the lane to the gate, and follow the arrow and it brings you to a nice café. If you want to scramble, don’t follow the arrows.
Our third visit. Still fantastic. Relax as soon as  you arrive. On the beach most days despite mixed weather. All week body-boarding for the first time and loved it – will bear the bruises for some time! Can’t wait to return at half term.
Wonderful accommodation, fantastic views, hope we can repeat the experience.
Two days of glorious isolation, with just nature and views for company. Wonderful accommodation that caters for all ages, the children loved their creature comforts including the range of videos. Walked to Porth Ysgo, then went back next day with torches to explore the manganese mines!!!
Yet again another glorious weekend staying at the best house in Rhiw. See you again very soon.
Another wonderful holiday in our “second home”. Lots of fun, laughter, relaxing, good food, good wine, and a little body-boarding and walking. Hope it sets us up for winter. We will return.
Discovered the meat from the butchers in Abersoch was delicious…. Lovely week – enjoying the first of the winter chill. A special week for us in a special place…Thank you so much.
Fantastic weather all week. Lots of walks on the beaches. Love the new bathroom and other improvements. The new carpet survived our visit. We will be back.
 
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