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Ysgybor Yd

Chwilog near Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 2370)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage and views were amazing, it was even better than I expected, everything was spotlessly clean and comfortable, and it had everything we needed."

    The hosts were lovely, and the essentials when we arrived were a lovely touch. We had an amazing week and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Fantastic location. Very warm welcome on arrival. Welcome pack was so thoughtful and the best we have ever had. Spotlessly clean. Perfect accommodation for our elderly mum. Will definitely be visiting again. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable the at the cottage, it truly was a home front home."

    Lots of little touches from the owner made for a very comfortable stay. The beds were super comfy and we enjoyed lots of restful sleep. We would certainty highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2022

  • "The corn barn had been beautifully restored."

    There was a lovely view from the cottage over the fields to the sea. The “bits and pieces” (tea, coffee, milk etc) that the owner left for us were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by DoreenMay 2022

  • "Second time staying at this beautiful cottage."

    Spotlessly clean accommodation, a very thoughtful welcome package on arrival and extremely friendly hosts. A great location to explore the Lleyn Peninsula. Would not hesitate to recommend and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by AimeeApr 2022

  • "Can't register the 5 stars or number 4 on the other headings!"

    We had a great holiday. The owners are very attentive and helpful. The cottage is comfortable and cosy and well supplied including a generous welcome pack. The location is good for exploring this beautiful area.

    Reviewed by PatApr 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage in a beautiful location with amazing views all around."

    Perfect for anyone who wants a break from a busy lifestyle in a peaceful location with everything you could need already in the cottage. We have never stayed somewhere where the hosts have thought of everything you would need in the accommodation and included it. Bedding, tea towels, towels, toilet roll and there was even tea, coffee, sugar, milk and locally sourced eggs. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very spacious with lovely hosts to match. We have already recommended to family members and will definitely stay again in the future. Thank you for an amazing break.

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2022

  • "Lovely property,well maintained."

    Good location, generous welcome pack. Rooms bigger than we anticipated. Highly recommended. Glencross and Johnson.

    Reviewed by AllanSep 2021

  • "Excellent location."

    Unexpected sea views from the cottage. Beautifully converted retaining many of the original features.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2021

  • "Hosts were friendly and met us to explain facilities and included a lovely welcome pack of basis provisions."

    Gorgeous patio with views to the sea. Peaceful setting.

    Reviewed by RuthSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and very well equipped."

    Very quiet location

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2021

  • "Great cottage, well equipped to a very high standard."

    Lovely terrace with exceptionally good views across the sea, and a safe garden for children to play. Location perfect for exploring the surrounding area. Andrea and Colin very good hosts, who made us very welcome. Would definitely plan a return visit in the future.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2021

  • "Wot a lovely cottage so clean and well set up ,inbeautiful spot with lovely views."

    Could not fault it everything you need for a lovely stay. Welcoming by lovely people.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2021

  • "We had such an amazing time in the most beautiful cottage in North Wales."

    Mr and Mrs Widdecombe had thought of everything. You name it and it was there. We had our disabled daughter with us and they did everything they could to accommodate her. We were very lucky with beautiful weather too. Will definitely look to go back again another time. Very highly recommend this beautiful clean holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2021

  • "The cottage was superb, the owners were very friendly and had provided a first class holiday facility."

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2020

  • "We had an excellent stay in this homely, comfortable cottage."

    Kitchen, beds and bathrooms were immaculate and well equipped. The enclosed rear garden and safe stairs were appreciated as were the fairy doors with two boys under 5 yrs. Great location for trips out. Owners were friendly and the welcome pack a nice touch. Thank you, would definitely book this again.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2019

  • "Warm and cosy cottage in a very peaceful location, within 50 minutes drive of Mount Snowdon."

    Comfortable sofas and comfy bed in master bedroom. Everything was spotlessly clean, and the welcome from the owners (including tea, coffee, bread, milk and eggs) was lovely. Everything you could need was provided. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    Well equipped, well furnished, comfortable and clean. There is a large enclosed garden at the back of the cottage. Much bigger inside than the photos show. The owners left us a welcome pack of bread, milk, wine, coffee, tea and welsh cakes which were definitely welcome after a long drive. Lots of lovely beaches within a 10 mile drive.

    Reviewed by Mary BernadetteAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, great location for different beaches."

    Much bigger than appears on photos (large bedrooms and decent lounge). Good enclosed garden for kids.

    Reviewed by AdamApr 2019

  • "The Cottage was beautiful, the owners were exceedingly hospitable and accommodating."

    Reviewed by GeoffNov 2018

  • "Ysgybor Yd has to be one of the best kept secrets we have have ever uncovered."

    It is an extremely clean and well thought out cottage with some great touches from the hosts. the arrival package was most welcome and really appreciated after a long drive. It is spacious and very deceptive with it looking quite compact from the outside - it is not! The master bedroom is one of the largest we have stayed in and having two bathrooms is great when travelling as a group or family. The hosts are attentive without being intrusive, thank you for a great stay, we wouldnt hesitate to recommend Ysgybor Yd

    Reviewed by DeborahNov 2018

  • "We had a fantastic week staying here."

    The house is even more lovely than it looks in the photos, and very spacious too the main bedroom is enormous. It's beautifully maintained and so clean it seems brand new. We stayed with a toddler and the owners were great at providing everything we needed for him. The garden is perfect for children, spacious but enclosed. Our son loved seeing the sheep every day opposite the barn. So much to do in the area, a brilliant place for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by SallySep 2018

  • "The lovely warm welcome on arrival and thoughtful welcome pack."

    Converted barn done to the highest standard with attention to detail and lovely little quirks

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location."

    The cottage had everything you could need and more, for example an unexpected welcome pack with bread, milk, coffee, tea, butter, Welsh cakes ad wine. The owners even provided items such as salt, pepper, washing up liquid and cloths and lots of other little items that you usually have to remember to take with you. A perfect base to visit North Wales, or simply sit on the patio with a glass of wine and admire the sea view.

    Reviewed by JaniceJul 2018

  • "We had a fabulous stay here."

    Me my sister & disabled nephew. Everything was good for all his needs. Great location & beautiful accommodation. Can’t wait to return next summer.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2018

  • "Exactly as described."

    Really happy with the service. The owner of the cottage lived nearby and was very helpful and respected our privacy. Had a fantastic holiday. Kids really enjoyed the cottage.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2018

  • "The cottage was homely, cosy and very well maintained."

    We were left coffee, tea, milk, marmalade - even a bottle of wine! The owners were friendly and helpful. On the night before we left there was heavy snowfall and they offered us to stay another night. Very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by Cerys RebeccaMar 2018

  • "Lovely location for visiting local attractions."

    Hurricane winds did not worry us in our cosy cottage!

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2017

  • "Lovely clean cottage with every convenience you could ask for."

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2017

  • "Photographs of cottage did not do the place justice."

    When we arrived we were delighted to find it looked amazing!

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2016

  • "This cottage was definitely one of the best I've stayed in."

    It's beautifully converted, and just right - many cottages are too fussy, or too crammed with odds and sods, but this has everything you need in its place, and no more. The welcome package of food was extremely thoughtful. I know North Wales well, and usually stay further into the mountains, but this time I went with my daughter and her friend who aren't into walking! They were also extremely happy with the cottage, and I must say the Wi-Fi works well, which is essential for 2 18 year olds. Porthmadog is well placed for a range of entertainments, and we were near enough; the actual location of the cottage is excellent, with views both of the sea and the hills. For those into beaches, there is a truly fantastic one at Morfa Bychan (Black Rock Sands.) Mr. Widdicombe is a very welcoming owner, and showed me the other cottage, which is equally impressive. I couldn't recommend this cottage any more highly.

    Reviewed by DuncanSep 2016

  • "Lovely property well looked after could benefit from shower over bath on first floor bathroom as well as dishwasher"

    Reviewed by IsabelleAug 2016

  • "Property owners extremely helpful and friendly"

    Reviewed by DarrenAug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms with TV and Freeview: 1 x double with exposed beams, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with large shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and living area with character beams and log-effect electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire in living area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed rear lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: The ground floor of this property may be suitable for some accompanied disabled - please contact Sykes for details.

The property

Criccieth 3 miles.

This delightful stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion is one of two, situated in a small courtyard on the owners' 30-acre sheep and cattle farm.

Combining original character features with modern facilities, this lovely property provides a welcoming and cosy retreat, boasting exposed beams, three lovely bedrooms and a sociable open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and comfortable sitting area.

Outside the lawned garden is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the mountain views.

An ideal base for a gathering of friends and family or couples alike looking to explore both the stunning coastline and the wonderful Snowdonia National Park.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref 932767, 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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