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Book your unique holiday on Bardsey today. We have a range of Grade 2 listed houses, lofts and a cottage for you to choose from.
Bardsey Island lies about 2 miles (3 kilometers) across Bardsey Sound at the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula, North Wales.
Properties are let out by the Bardsey Island Trust as holiday lettings from April to October. These range from detached 5 bedroom farmhouses, lofts and one small traditional cottage.
Details on each property, including images of the rooms, prices and availability can be found below. Houses are usually let from Saturday to Saturday on a weekly basis and we also take short break bookings. Short breaks can be taken for 3 nights or 4 nights, with arrival on Saturday, or arrival mid-week and departure on Saturday. Please contact us for prices.
Houses Available to Book
Llofft Plas is a popular, charming and comfortable stable conversion with one of the best views on the island - from the front door there is an uninterrupted view towards the lighthouse. It is part of the outbuildings associated with Plas Bach and is situated about fifty yards from the track. There is one living-room/kitchen downstairs with a gas fire and one bedroom upstairs, with 2 single beds. There is no garden with Llofft Plas, but plenty of space to sit out in the grassy enclosure to the front. Please note: due to lack of fireplace, this property can be chilly during colder months.
This traditional Welsh cottage is full of character and has a living room with multi-fuel stove and a small compact partitioned kitchen downstairs. Upstairs is a wonderful crogloft bedroom with 2 single beds and the base of the mattresses literally touch the inside of the slate roof. The stairs are the original steep and sturdy ladder put in when the house was first built. This cottage is a time capsule with charm and atmosphere complete with a Welsh settle and dresser. There are wonderful views across the island and to the west towards the Wicklow mountains in Ireland.
Llofft Nant is a charming and comfortable stable conversion, part of the substantial outbuilding complex in Nant yard next to the Abbey. The Bardsey Island Trust's shop and exhibition is attached to the property.
There is one good sized living-room/kitchen downstairs, with views to the north of the island, and one bedroom that has 2 single beds upstairs.
There is an electric light in this building powered by solar panels and a gas fire is provided for heating downstairs.
Please note: due to lack of fireplace, this property can be chilly during colder months.
A semi-detached farmhouse, next to Hendy. This house was still occupied as a farmhouse until shortly after the Second World War. Hooks on the ceiling were originally used to hang cured salted bacon.
The house is a mirror image of Hendy and two families or a large group, wishing to stay close together, often occupy both houses. There is 1 double room, 1 room that has three single beds and 1 ground floor single. There is a multi-fuel stove in the lounge.
Nant is close to the Abbey Tower and a stone's throw from the Island's chapel. Views are west towards Ireland and Nant guests can also enjoy the sheltered garden to the rear of the house.
Attached to Nant, Hendy also has a secluded garden where you may pick blackcurrants or raspberries when in season.
This is the place to linger outside during the long summer twilight and to savour the scents of honeysuckle mingling in the night air with the echoes of nocturnal shearwater.
Views are west towards Ireland.
Hendy can be booked with Nant for those in a large group or two families who wish to visit the Island together. There is 1 double room, 2 single rooms (one is on the ground floor) and 1 bedroom that has 3 single beds. There is a multi-fuel stove in the living room.
Tŷ Nesaf (not available for 2024 season)
A semi-detached farmhouse next door to Tŷ Bach where the Island Manager lives. Tŷ Nesaf has 1 double room, 1 single and one that has 3 single beds. The kitchen and lounge are south facing with spectacular views towards the lighthouse.
There is a multi-fuel stove in the lounge.
A small wooden gate near the front garden leads to meadows and eventually the wild and rugged western coastlines. Looking east towards the mountain you may also see flocks of chough and an opportunistic peregrine soaring against the skyline. From your garden you will often hear crashing waves and the cries of seal, chough and oystercatcher.
A substantial detached house, Tŷ Capel, which means the chapel house, was used as the minister's house. The Rev John 'Enlli' Williams and his wife lived here during the latter part of the 19th Century where they raised five children.
It is said that the Rev Williams would often be consulted by the Island owner Lord Newborough about development proposals for the Island and was once reputed to have convinced Lord Newborough that the islanders would rather have a new chapel rather than a new quay or new lime kiln.
During the summer the sunset can be seen flooding through the Celtic Crosses in the cemetery before the sun sinks softly behind the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland.
Tŷ Capel also includes a private garden and a multifuel stove in the lounge. There are 2 double bedrooms and two twin rooms.
This house stands on its own in the middle of the Island, providing a peaceful location ideal for a retreat. Accessed is through a field, which may on occasion be occupied by sheep or cattle. Artist and writer Brenda Chamberlain lived in Carreg Fawr during the 1950's. Some of her murals painted on the upstairs walls have been preserved.
One of the largest houses on the Island, sleeping eight people in 1 double room, 2 single rooms and 2 twin rooms, Carreg Fawr is ideal for groups or large families.
There are wonderful views across the island and to the west towards the Wicklow mountains in Ireland.
Carreg Fawr has a multi fuel stove in the lounge.
A large house, sleeping 8 in two doubles, two singles and one twin room.
Ideal for a group of people sharing or for a large family. Both double rooms provide fantastic views towards Ireland with the singles and double looking South or towards the east and the slopes of the mountain. There is a multifuel stove in the lounge.