The Auction House

Criccieth, Wales (Ref. 906889)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A superb, spacious, duplex apartment forming part of a converted chapel, above an auction house in the centre of Criccieth, on the Llyn Peninsula.

This Criccieth self-catering apartment will amaze you with its superb styling and original features.

It is hard to identify a specific theme, but eclectic medieval mixed with gothic and rococo undertones might go some way towards it.

Upon entering through a private door and stairwell, you will walk into a grand, spacious sitting room dressed with suits of armour including a life-sized archer, as well as gothic furniture, ornate antiquities, taxidermy and a corner bar.

Four steps lead up to an open plan dining area with a long pine table made from the beams of the chapel and pulpit style chairs, and the bespoke kitchen offers a breakfast island, granite worktop and Smeg appliances.

The high ceiling at this apartment in Criccieth retains its original ornate mouldings and a large cast iron chandelier provides further impact to the room.

A spiral staircase leads up to two bedrooms in your Criccieth holiday home, one with stunning views over the castle and bay with an en-suite thunderbox toilet and washbasin and a super king-size bed crafted from church pews.

Three further bedrooms are located off the sitting room, one of which is a family room with an en-suite and a king-size double bed crafted from church pews.

The bathrooms are luxurious with unexpected touches, such as body dryers, LED lights, which change the colour of the water, and pedestals of bath crystals.

One shower has an extra steam facility while both boast built-in music.

If you are lucky to arrive at Christmas time, guests will get a large tree fully decorated with lights and tinsel.

There is so much on offer in this fantastic Llyn Peninsula apartment that you won’t want to leave, but if you do, then there is Criccieth beach and castle two minutes’ walk away, passing shops, pubs and restaurants.

This Criccieth apartment will have you booking again and again.


Over first and second floors. Five bedrooms: 1 x second floor super king-size double with en-suite basin and thunderbox WC, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x first floor king-size double, 1 x first floor twin, 1 x first floor family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single with en-suite slipper bath, separate jet shower, body dryer, double basin and WC. First floor bathroom with roll-top bath, separate jet shower, body dryer, basin and WC. First floor kitchen with dining area and four steps down to sitting room with bar and gas fire.


  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking opposite for 2 cars, plus free car park opposite property
  • Enclosed front gravel patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 min walk
  • Note: Spiral staircase to second floor may not be suitable for very young children
  • Note: Taxidermy and suits of armour on display; might not appeal to everyone
  • Note: Above an auction house, which has monthly auctions
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Great entertaining space for large group”
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    • “Enjoyed a great week at The Auction House with family to celebrate my birthday. This is a completely wacky place with plenty of space, luxury bathrooms and great location. It was very clean and the individual touches such as tissues in every room, starter pack and well equipped kitchen made it all the more enjoyable. Criccieth is a great location for travelling to other coastal resorts but has plenty to see and enjoy in its own right.”

    PrestonCes, PRESTON, September 2015

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    • “Phenomenally outstanding - this property surpasses all expectations with fresh flowers to greet guests, black toilet roll to add to the quirkiness and the most amazing decor. The Auction House must be seen to be believed and my friends/family repeatedly thanked me for finding somewhere so spacious even for 11 people, including 2 little ones. To add to the authenticity, for 2 nights a bat popped in to visit us and he was a very welcome guest! Each time we had a query, the owners were very quick to respond plus as there is so much to see and do in the area, the property makes an excellent base. You will be exceptionally lucky to check in here as words really cannot describe how wonderful it is.”

    Karen F, August 2015

    • “Brilliantly bonkers, fabulous and well appointed.”
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    • “Located in the delightful village of Criccieth this is a wonderful place for a getaway. This property is effectively an apartment in the top two floors of the auction house (a former Methodist chapel), and that connection is apparent the moment you open the door. Everyone who walks in goes 'wow', the sheer size of the main living space is one thing, but it's the object d'art that make the place so fabulous. I would describe it as Victorian gothic - faux medieval, with suits of armour, paintings, and a menagerie of wonderful taxidermy. A fireplace and comfortable sofas provide a cosy spot in which to enjoy the gallery of interesting things. There are five bedrooms in all which range from luxurious to comfy and functional. The top floor has a double with a view of the castle and small en-suite and a twin room - ideal for a family of four. The downside of the top floor is that it is accessible via a narrow spiral staircase - definitely not disability friendly, and the double room can get chilly with the draughty round window. The family bedroom (for 3) on the main (first) floor is beautifully appointed with a wonderful full en-suite bathroom to luxuriate in. The other common bathroom is similarly appointed and the remaining smaller double and twin are also good if a little less extravagant. There is a wide range of ostentatious antique furniture throughout which strangely doesn't seem to clash with the modern appliances as you might imagine. The dining room has a wonderfully long table with a large kitchen with more drawers than you know what to do with. Smeg appliances are a nice touch, especially the large range cooker. It can be hard to find objects in the kitchen at first, and these could do with a full review - more sharp knives and lids for pots please! These are minor niggles though. We stayed with ten people all told including three kids under 10. We thought the lack of garden would be an issue, but the size of the property gave the kids plenty of room to play. That said it's not ideal for very young children 5+ is best. Parking was mostly ok, with private space for one or two cars in a spot opposite, next to a larger public car park. The large TV could have used a DVD player, but we brought a Chromecast and iPads to use with the decent broadband connection. It's worth mentioning how lovely Criccieth is too. As well as a good number of pubs and restaurants you can see what a real high street used to be like before big supermarkets. Welcoming butchers, grocers, and bakers shops sit alongside craft and gift shops to ensure the basics of living are taken care of as well as the needs of tourists. It's a great base in which to explore Snowdonia and the Llŷn peninsular. In summary be prepared to be amazed and in awe of this genuinely unique property. A lot of love and money has gone in to making it special. Stuffed animal heads, birds and foxes are not to everyone's taste so be aware of this. However if you want a special venue for a get together with friends or family or a base to explore the wonderful sights of north west Wales you'll be hard pressed to find a better place to stay.”

    CheeseSlices, Bradford, United Kingdom, April 2015

    • “Large quirky apartment!”
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    • “Had a great time staying in the Auction House. The apartment has lots of period features with modern touches and stunning sea views across to Criccieth Castle on the headland. The owners are very friendly and provided cake and tea bags on arrival which was welcome. The accommodation was very spacious and can comfortably hold 11 people. The location was good with lots of shops close by and a 5 minute walk to the beach. It is a good central base for exploring attractions in North Wales. Overall a really fun and beautiful place to stay.”

    NesCardiff, Cardiff, March 2015

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    • “We just said "WOW" when we went into the property, it is completely mad! Bathroom showers had disco lights, music and a monsoon shower, with plenty of towels. An amazing space for entertaining a large group and the kitchen worked well for several cooks. The settees were also really comfy. A lovely area of Wales, ideal for getting about to other resorts.”

    Mrs Wild, Preston, August 2015

    • “The size of the rooms in the property were very generous, the décor was fantastic, if a bit eccentric. Fantastic, well kitted out kitchen and bathroom. Would definitely recommend this property.”

    Miss Wells, Southsea, August 2015

    • “This was such a unique property that staying here added to the experience of our holiday. We loved, the children especially, all the interesting objects that decorated the place and all the fancy gadgets in the bathroom added to the wow factor. It was exceptionally clean too and I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family.”

    Mrs Oakes, Cardiff, July 2015

    • “We had a great stay at The Auction House. It is in a great location on the High Street for all the amenities, but being upstairs you are totally unaware of this and have some fantastic views. The kids loved the whole feel to the House and especially the Knights Armour, animals and singing showers. It was like being in a Hollywood film set - Fantastic.”

    Mr Crockett, West Byfleet, May 2015

    • “The apartment surpassed our high expectations. The attention to detail was amazing. For some it was their first visit to Wales and they were totally blown away by the experience.”

    Mrs Butler, Penzance, March 2015

    • “The property was warm, with plenty of hot water available. The kitchen was exceptionally well equipped, enabling us to cook a wide range of meals with ease - and the cooker is fantastic! There were plenty towels provided too. All in all, we felt that a real effort had been made to ensure that the property was very welcoming and easy to live in for the holiday. This was a fantastic property for our extended family as we celebrated New Year.”

    Mrs Sheriden, London, December 2014

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About the location


Porthmadog 5 miles.

Often described as the 'Pearl of Wales on the shores of Snowdonia’, this delightful seaside town is situated just 5 miles from Porthmadog. The town’s 13th century castle perches majestically on a rocky outcrop, dominating the skyline and offering superb views of Tremadog Bay and the Snowdonia mountains. Watersports enthusiasts will be delighted by the two beaches, whilst walkers and bikers are spoilt for choice by the proximity of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Stroll along the beaches, watch porpoises playing in the surf, or relax in the various pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, sampling the famous Cadwalader’s ice cream. Further afield, attractions such as Portmeirion’s wonderful Italianate gardens, the Ffestiniog railway in Porthmadog, Harlech Castle, Caernarfon Castle and the beautiful beaches and renowned golf courses of the Llyn Peninsula are all within an easy drive.

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