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Y Stabal

(Ref. 932767)

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely homely cottage."

    Owners were fantastic. Everything we needed to self cater was provided for us plus a very generous welcome pack. A beautiful location with mountain and sea views. Brilliant holiday week.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2024

  • "This was our 4th stay and as usual cottage was up to a high standard, can't thank Andrea and Colin enough for a very enjoyable holiday."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2024

  • "A beautiful property, in a wonderful location - was a perfect base for our Easter weekend."

    A really clean and comfortable property, well-stocked with everything we needed. The hosts were very friendly and helpful, including a great Fish and Chips recommendation! Will certainly look at staying at Y Stabal again if we return to the area!

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is the third visit to this excellent property."

    I cannot fault this cottage at all. It has everything you need for a great holiday no matter what time of year you visit. The property is spotlessly clean, well equipped and the owners can't do enough to make sure you have a great stay. Y Stabal is a great place to stay in this beautiful part of Wales. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is a lovely, comfortable cottage and everything we might have needed was already there when we arrived."

    The position is elevated so there are sea and mountain views all round. Warm welcome from the owners! We had a lovely, relaxed week.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2023

  • "Y Stabal is a beautifully presented and well equipped property in a delightful setting."

    A generous 'welcome package' is provided by the very friendly and welcoming owners. Much thought has gone into providing the little extras that help to ensure a memorable stay.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay and it was very clean and comfortable for our family of 4 including a toddler."

    The welcome package was such a nice touch too and we enjoyed a glass of wine with a lovely view. So much to do and see in this area so would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "Y Stabl is an exceptionally clean , and cosy holiday cottage."

    The owners were very helpful and friendly and the cottage had everything we needed for a brilliant holiday. I would recommend Y Stabl unreservedly.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Mar 2023

  • "Second stay at this beautiful cottage."

    This property has it all. Its immaculately clean, very warm and the perfect place to explore this part of Wales. The location has the most perfect views of the area. Sunset and sunrise are great and this time the added view of snow on the mountains. Very close to lots of places to visit. The owners provide a very generous welcome pack and are happy to help. This cottage is fantastic and never disappoints. Thank you

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2022

  • "What a beautiful, clean and comfy cottage with everything you could want down to wonderful fresh food and drink awaiting for us when we arrived."

    My only comment would be for the EV charging rates to be published in the listing as I was quite shocked at how expensive this was.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Superb accommodation and location."

    Welcome pack provided was very considerate as was our welcome from Andrea. Cosy accommodation with good heating, hot water, very comfortable beds with bedding and towels provided. Lots to see and do around the area too, we would definitely like to return.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Oct 2022

  • "Ideally situated, lovely views,and well maintained."

    Host's Andrea and Colin very helpful and informative, their welcome package much appreciated.We would definitely stay there again. Steve and Maureen Williams.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Amazing views. To sit and take in the views over a cuppa, was just wonderful. Classic cottage looks on the outside, but very modern on the inside. Very high standard of cleanliness. Wonderful hosts, very friendly. A lovely welcome basket, which was very much appreciated after travelling. A perfect place to relax. Although I felt that photos and description did not do this cottage justice, it is much better.. Thank you.. .

    Reviewed by Ca4.7Sep 2022

  • "Our second year at this cottage and we greatly enjoyed our stay once more."

    This is an excellent cottage in a lovely area of Wales. We appreciate the owners being nearby.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely time staying at Y Stabal."

    The cottage was ideal - spotless, well equipped and the perfect garden for our toddler to enjoy running around in. The owners were so friendly and helpful. There were so many great beaches and towns to visit in the area, as well as days out on the Ffestiniog Railway and the Rabbit Farm which our little boy loved. We had the best holiday and would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was an absolutely excellent property in every way, location, cleanliness & equipment/furnishings."

    We were very much touched by the welcome packs - this far exceeded anything we've ever encountered before. Thank you for this property.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2022

  • "We’re a family of 4."

    We had a wonderful stay at Y Stabal. The hosts were great and so helpful. The views are amazing. The beds are comfy and the cottage is one of the cleanest we have stayed in. The kitchen is handy for those nights in for cooking, but there’s many great places to eat nearby. It’s so close to Criccieth, but also in such a quiet location. We especially enjoyed the walk near Lloyd George’s grave. Would 100% recommend and one day hopefully will be back.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was a lovely cottage very warm and welcoming."

    The cottage was spotless and the welcome pack a nice touch. Would recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0May 2022

  • "Mr & Mrs Widdicombe, are great hosts."

    The cottage was beautiful inside & out, the welcome gifts was a lovely touch. Inside the cottage was spotless, We had a great time in Wales. 5stars plus for this gorgeous Cottage Thankyou

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Mar 2022

  • "Brilliant holiday cottage lovely area and great hosts."


    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful, immaculate cottage with everything you need and more."

    The cottage is set in an ideal location with beautiful views. The owners are lovely and the welcome gifts made the whole experience feel extra special. We had a wonderful family break and hope to return again soon. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2022

  • "This property is absolutely beautiful."

    Its spotlessly clean and has everything you need for your stay. The owners have thought of everything and provided a very generous welcome pack which was very much appreciated. The cottage is in a perfect location with fantastic views of the sea and mountains but close enough to the main areas of Porthmadog and Criccieth by car and bus. I would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a great stay in that area. Thanks for a great stay

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was situated in a very nice part of wales,the property was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated."

    Although we didnt see much of the proprietor she was always on the end of phone line

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location."

    The owner was very welcoming and the welcome pack that she put ready for us was a lovely touch and much appreciated. The property was spotlessly clean and well presented. Great area with lovely scenery and it's an ideal start point for exploring North Wales. We hope to return next year!

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Sep 2021

  • "Y Stabal is an excellent holiday cottage maintained to a high standard by the owners who live nearby."

    Very handy for visiting the Lleyn peninsula. Great views of the coast and mountains from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was spotless, very comfortable and more spacious than expected."

    The setting is very quiet and peaceful too. There was a nice welcome pack on arrival too which was a lovely touch. The cottage is a few miles from local villages of Criccieth and Pwllheli. Close enough to pop to by car but not to walk to. But that was fine for is. Would recommend this as a place to stay for sure

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at then end of July, the hosts were great, and there were a ..."

    We had a lovely stay at then end of July, the hosts were great, and there were a lot of thoughtful touches in the cottage, it was spotlessly clean and beautifully peaceful, with easy access to Abersoch and Snowdonia, we would certainly recommend Y Stabal and would like to return, thanks

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Jul 2021

  • "This has been our 3rd visit to Ysabl."

    You may assume, therefore that we have been very satisfied with our stay there.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely quiet barn conversion."

    Close to bus stop. Great for coastal path.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was spotless, had all the home comforts we could wish for."

    Beautiful cottage in beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2021

  • "Such an amazing cottage,the owners were such a lovely couple,so friendly."

    The place was so clean,and a very welcoming starter pack . Situated on a working farm,nestliing near Criccieth.Great for walking and visiting the beaches, &Castles. Hope to go back next year.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2021

  • "Everything was perfect, the cleanliness of the cottage, the spectacular views and very lovely hosts who had thought of absolutely everything to make our holiday enjoyable including a very generous "welcome pack"."

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0May 2021

  • "The owners Colin and Andrea were really helpful without being intrusive."

    The cottage was spotless and very relaxing and the welcome pack was very welcome. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Apr 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at "Y Stabal" from the moment we arrived we felt at home & relaxed, such a warm welcome from Colin & Andrea & the "Welcome Pack" of tea, coffee, sugar, Welsh cakes, bread, milk, butter, eggs etc was extremely thoughtful and much appreciated after our journey, the kitchen was well supplied with all cleaning products, utensils, pans, crockery etc."

    The dishwasher was a welcome bonus too. The supply of towels etc in the bathroom was perfect, beds extremely comfortable, all of the cottage & surrounding farm was beautiful. We couldn't ask for anything more truly a "Home from Home" The extra care & attention with regards to Covid19 was also extremely appreciated. We are already planning a return visit. We would highly recommend "Y Stabal" the proximity to local attractions is ideal, rural enough to relax & close enough to explore the areas of interest. Thank You Colin & Andrea we look forward to returning hopefully next year.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very good location for walks and interesting places to visit"

    Reviewed by William Stanley4.1Sep 2020

  • "Andrea, our host was excellent."

    In this difficult time with Covid-19 we were very pleased with the set up of the the cottage and found it to be extremely clean. The cottage itself had everything we needed and more. It was very tastefully decorated and felt very cosy. We were able to book a supermarket delivery but to our surprise, when we arrived we were greeted with the main essentials already provided. The cottage is set in a beautiful location with stunning views. Would highly recommend it - in fact we are going to try and book again next year!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic, well equipped cottage in a lovely setting."

    Handily located for access to a wide range of attractions and locations across this beautiful part of Wales. Owners have gone to considerable lengths to make everyone feel safe in these difficult COVID-19 times.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2020

  • "Our second holiday in this lovely clean, comfy cottage and we’ll probably book another."

    As usual the booking through Sykes went seamlessly.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2019

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week at Y Stabal."

    The accommodation, utensils etc were all spotless. There was plenty of room in the cottage and good sea & mountain views from the windows. There was a generous welcome pack and the owners made us feel very welcome. We should like to return to this very beautiful area and to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely, fully equipped cottage just outside of Criccieth."

    Ideally located to explore the Llyn Peninsular, with Porthmadog only 10 mins by car. The cottage was clean on arrival with a very generous welcome pack. The view over the bay, towards Harlech, was impressive from the decking, or bedroom. The owners were friendly and full of local tips.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a fabulous week in a superb cottage that was of very high standard."

    The location and view was phenomenal. We would go off sightseeing during the day and come back to peace and tranquillity.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage, in peaceful surroundings, equipped with everything required for a comfortable stay."

    The Welcome Pack was a wonderful surprise! We will certainly be booking again.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Aug 2019

  • "Excellent cottage, very nicely furnished with everything you need there!"

    We appreciated the welcome pack and flowers. The views are lovely especially from the upstairs. We had plenty to do relatively near by. We particularly liked Black Rock Llamas which was a wonderful experience. Very good parking and WiFi.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting,with views of the sea and mountains of N."

    Wales . The Welcome Pack that was provided was one of the best we've had..bread,eggs,juice,wine, milk,Welsh cakes,flowers...all much appreciated. The facilities were excellent and the viewpoint from the front area was outstanding . Well worth a return visit.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2019

  • "Perfect position for travelling all over the Llyn Peninsula."

    The views from the windows especially the bedroom of the sea were amazing and the pictures on the website don’t do it justice. We could see snowdon from the kitchen window! This holiday home was so well equipped, nothing was forgotten. The owners were very kind, on site if needed but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2019

  • "A lovely clean, well equipped, comfortable cottage."

    The friendly owners had provided a superb "welcome pack" including a bottle of wine. The cottage is a great base for exploring the surrounding area and we'll definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2019

  • "Really nice cottage and very peaceful- the wine,milk,bread and marmalade plus other bits including Welsh cakes was a nice surprise."

    The place is clean and comfortable a really nice place for visiting the local area or just to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was fantastic - so clean, superb views and lovely owners"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2018

  • "Great cottage great owners will be going again"

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very well located, spotlessly clean throughout."

    we appreciated the welcome pack. overall top class.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "Stunning barn conversion."

    Immaculate. Clean. Awesome views and location. Have recommended it to lots of people. Really high quality furnishings and sympathetic to original features. Attention to detail was great - all of those bits and bobs you don't need to take when going away are already provided. Fabulous place.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2018

  • "Y Stabal is one of the best holiday cottages that we have been to."

    Extremely friendly hosts who are on hand should you have any questions or problems. If anything the advertising undersells it.( particularly the view from the property ) The cottage has everything you could possibly wish for to have a very comfortable holiday, coupled with an excellent welcome pack which included so much more than the usual bread and milk. The location is perfect for seeing this very scenic area. Altogether a perfect holiday retreat.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Jun 2018

  • "Y Stabal is a beautifully located cottage finished to an exceptionally high standard."

    Lovely touches such as fresh flowers and welcome pack including a bottle of wine in the fridge make it even more special.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage is finished to a very high standard & has everything that you need."

    The whole family loved it. We’re hoping to come back next year.

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Mar 2018

  • "Y Stabl was definitely a 5-star cottage."

    Immaculately presented, stunning views and a great location for visiting Snowdonia. Cannot recommend enough!

    Reviewed by Deborah4.8Jul 2017

  • "Felt like home from, excellent cottage really well presented and provided an ideal base for us to explore Snowdonia."

    Really warm welcome could not have been better.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2017

  • "The accomodation and the owners made us feel like home from home."

    They provided a VERY nice welcome pack and every detail of the cottage was well thought out.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2017

  • "A stunning cottage set in a great location."

    Everything you need is in this property,it was an enjoyable Easter break.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2017

  • "We were so pleased with our cottage,the owners were so helpful, my daughter recommended sykes and i am pleased she did."

    The welcoming pack was a lovely suppbook again soon.rise nothing was too much trouble, will definately

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2017

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Owners very helpful. Great location.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Mar 2017

  • "The owners were very lovely, anything we needed they helped with, we had milk, eggs, bread and marmalade all there ready for us, definitely recommended to anyone who wants to stay!"

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Oct 2016

  • "This property was lovely, really cosy and all that we needed for my husband, me and our 3 year old."

    The property is located just outside Cricceth and pwehelli so not too far from lots of attractions. The owners are really welcoming and had provided a few basics such as bread, butter, milk and wine for our arrival. The only downside to this property is the wifi. There is wifi but we found that it kept coming and going - annoying when trying to watch a film via an amazon fire stick!. I would say this is more to do with the area and signal than anything to do with the property though. We are already thinking of booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by Annalisa5.0Oct 2016

  • "We had a really good time staying in Y Stabl."

    Cottage was fabulous, home from home. Cottage owners very friendly and helpful. Perfect location for exploring the area. Would highly recommend and hopefully we will return.

    5.0Oct 2016

  • "The accommodation was perfect."

    It was very clean and there was a welcome box of dairy items and bread. The owners were welcoming and very helpful. We had a cracked wondscreen that couldn't be fixed till the Wednesday and Mr Widdicome offered to take us into Criccieth if we wanted. The property had everything we needed and the location was excellent for exploring this part of Wales without putting too many miles on the clock. We had a great holiday and will definitely consider returning.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2016

  • "The accommodation was of a very high standard ."

    It was very clean . The location was very good . The Directions where easy to follow . The owners where polite and very helpful. The only down points where , the fridge/freezer are on the small side . Which was ok for 2 but if there where 4 people it might be an issue. The other one was a small side table by the one settee would be an idea as there is only the one table in the lounge. This is really only a very minor point . We solved it by moving the settee closer. These points are both only opinion , overall the cottage was wonderful . The owners have made a very good holiday accommodation .

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2016

  • "Excellent accommodation in a quiet location with views of the sea."

    We enjoyed our holiday despite the variable weather.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2016

  • "We had a fabulous week at this beautifully renovated property."

    Spotlessly clean, lots of storage - best self catering experience in UK for myself, husband and two kids (10 & 13). The location is idyllic with views of the sea and surrounding countryside. Very centrally located so ideal for exploring. We were blessed with a mini heatwave so dined alfresco most days, kids played in garden and also visited beaches at Criccieth and Abersoch and also ventured further - everywhere maximum 60 min drive away. A huge thank you to Andrea and Colin who made us so welcome- we will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2016

  • "The cottage was beautiful and everything was of the highest quality."

    The owners were incredibly welcoming and provided us with everything we needed for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2016

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  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x double, 1 x 2’ 6” twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Shared EV charger with adjacent property
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared use of external bike rack
  • Enclosed lawned garden with decked area, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

The property

Criccieth 3 miles.

A wonderful semi-detached barn conversion, one of two in a small courtyard position.

Inside this delightful cottage is a comfy double bedroom which enjoys a sea view and a twin bedroom, ideal for children.

The kitchen is well appointed with a dining area and the spacious sitting room is welcoming and full of character and charm with randomly exposed stonework, exposed beams, lintels and a lovely fireplace housing a warming log-effect electric fire.

The cottage enjoys its own enclosed garden at the rear with decked patio seating area, perfect for relaxing after a busy day exploring.

This cottage provides an excellent base for exploring countryside and coast.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 2370, together they sleep 10.

Bryn Marsli Barns

Two delightful stone-built, semi-detached barn conversions, situated on the owners' 30-acre sheep and cattle farm, in a rural position 1.5 miles from the village of Chwilog, just three miles from the seaside town of Criccieth and six miles from Pwllheli. Occupying a courtyard position these successfully converted barns combine original character features such as exposed timbers and purlins, lintels and stone, with modern facilities, offering a warm, welcoming and cosy retreat, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the mountain views. These lovely cottages can be booked individually, or larger groups could book the two cottages together for those special occasions when the whole family can get together and celebrate a special birthday or anniversary. Great care has been taken to ensure there is everything you need for a comfortable stay and a wonderful holiday. There is ample parking outside each cottage and each cottage has an enclosed courtyard garden and patio area at the rear for you to enjoy where you can read a good book or simply take in the scenery. There are numerous short walks from the cottages; visit St Cybi’s Well or enjoy a walk along the coastal path. Three miles away is Criccieth, well worth a visit; spend a day exploring its medieval castle, pebbled beach and array of shops. Porthmadog is only five miles away and has an impressive marina and is the terminus for the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Steam Railways. These lovely cottages are an ideal base for a gathering of friends and family or couples alike, and the charming region is a paradise for watersports, walking, cycling, golf, fishing and touring all of the beautiful Llyn Peninsula, Isle of Anglesey and the wonderful Snowdonia National Park.

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About the location


Porthmadog 5 miles; Portmeirion 8 miles; Abersoch 15 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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