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Ysgybor Yd

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



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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74 Customer Reviews

  • "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

  • "The property was immaculate, extremely clean and well presented."

    The owners were very friendly and were great hosts. The cottage is in between the coastal resorts of Criccieth, 3 miles away and Pwllheli, 6 miles away. It's ideally situated if you just want to get away from the noise of towns and cities. We will return to this property for sure, 10/10. A big thanks to the owners for making our stay relaxing.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2016

  • "A fantastic cottage of a very high standard, owned by lovely people in a great location."

    I have already recommended it to several people.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2015

  • "A perfect property of a very high standard - excellent 'finishing touches' make this cosy cottage feel like a welcoming 'home from home."


    Reviewed by WendySep 2015

  • "This is the 2nd time of staying here and yet again it was fantastic."

    The children love the cottage. Very close to all the local beaches. Lovely warm welcome. We have just booked for are 3rd visit in the summer. Can't wait!

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2015

  • "A fabulous cottage."

    Everything was spotless and the hosts were so kind and friendly. We really enjoyed our week and would definitely come again. We had everything we needed.Wonderful.

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2015

  • "The character of the cottage was wonderful, it was lovingly decorated and maintained."

    The location suited us well for exploring the local region. The garden size was great for us having two energetic toddlers! The owner was friendly and hospitable.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2015

  • "The barn was in a great location within easy travelling distance of lots of walking areas, beaches, towns, tourist attractions and Snowdonia National Park."

    It was immaculately clean and very well equipped. On a cold day the house is very cosy, on a good day the garden is sheltered and warm.

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2015

  • "The cottage was quirky and had lots of hiding palaces for a 3 year old, the shower was perfect for washing sand off a 3 year old, and the garden had space for a 3 year old - our 3 year old grandson loved it, so did we!"

    Reviewed by JeanMay 2015

  • "This was our second visit to this lovely cottage, it is beautiful, warm and welcoming, perfectly located between the lovely towns of Porthmadog, Pwllheli and Criccieth with beautiful views out to sea."

    Each time we have arrived here we found milk, tea, coffee, sugar, eggs, bread, lovely marmalade, a packet of beautiful Welsh cakes and a bottle of wine. We would highly recommend a visit here.

    Reviewed by SuzanneOct 2014

  • "It was a very well designed cottage with all we could need."

    It was particularly good for my elderly father who has mobility problems with the ground floor bedroom and bathroom with easily accessible shower.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2014

  • "The location provided stunning views of the sea and mountains."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much bother.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2014

  • "The location, the owners - cottage was perfect for our needs with 2 small children (nearly 2 and 4 years) and really well equipped, with basics already ready waiting for us eg tea, coffee, wine, bread, milk, lots of space."

    Lots of things to do nearby, would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by AndreaFeb 2014

  • "Cottage is beautiful, full of character, very comfortable and everything supplied you could possibly need or want, including basic food supplies and games, books, etc."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by KayeNov 2013

  • "Great standard of accommodation, and very peaceful."

    Lovely views out to the sea were unexpected, as not really emphasised in the brochure description.

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2013

  • "The holiday cottage was in a very good location for the varied attractions of this part of North Wales."

    The cottage was excellent and the owners were very welcoming. With very small children, the property and garden were very safe.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2013

  • "Enjoyed the quality of the cottage, can say the best we have stayed in."

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2013

  • "Fantastic cottage with amazing views of the mountains and glistening beach."

    The cottage has been designed to a high standard and great choice of furnishings. Great hosts and were very helpful. Definitely recommended.

    Reviewed by YogeshMar 2013

  • "Nothing was too much trouble for the owners and we were especially delighted to receive a lovely welcome pack on our arrival."

    The accommodation was warm and comfortable and what more could we ask for an early November holiday. We also found it an excellent centre for visiting local places of interest.

    Reviewed by AudreyOct 2012

  • "The holiday cottage was clean, comfortable, well equipped and run by a lovely couple."

    We have never been happier with a holiday cottage and will be going back. We have never felt more welcome!

    Reviewed by JennySep 2012

  • "Great location, great views, couldn't really find anything wrong with the accommodation."

    The welcoming supplies of milk, tea, coffee, eggs, orange juice and a bottle of wine made for a faultless start.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2012

  • "Everything, this cottage is beautiful in every way, from the cottage itself which I would give a 10/10."

    The owners of the cottage when we picked the keys up were so lovely and what can you say about the location amazing! We went everywhere all around as we know the areas well. Thanks to Sykes Cottages and the lovely family from Chwilog for this beautiful place. We are already planning are next visit.

    Reviewed by StevenSep 2012

  • "Beautifully renovated property."

    Owners couldn't have been more thoughtful and helpful. Great welcome pack, including wine and flowers. Beautifully clean too.

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2012

  • "Beautifully converted."

    Arrived to a welcome pack of food and wine, also flowers. Although the weather was rubbish it was great to come back to a warm and quiet place. A brilliant place to stay.

    Reviewed by BrendaJun 2012

  • "A lovely stone barn conversion in an excellent spot for access to the area."

    Everything about the cottage was excellent.

    Reviewed by GJun 2012

  • "Our third time there and we just love it."

    Really friendly caring owners who are nearby to help if necessary. Very good for my mother who has limited mobility. An excellent situation remote enough and close enough to Criccieth and Pwhelli.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2012

  • "The location of the property was excellent and the owners were very nice."

    Reviewed by AileenSep 2011

  • "A good property in an excellent position."

    The owners very helpful and friendly.

    Mrs YoungAug 2011

  • "Excellent property with probably the best equipped kitchen I have experienced whilst self-catering."

    Ideally situated between Criccieth and Pwllheli and only half an hour to Caernarfon.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2011

  • "The owners were very caring."

    we had everything we needed. The cottage was very well furnished. The area was perfect as there is the sea and the mountains as well as many sights. As coming from the continent, I appreciated very much that I could always talk to someone at Sykes if a question arose and instantaneously got the problem solved!

    Reviewed by DorotheeJul 2011

  • "Property situated perfectly, with stunning sea views."

    Owners very helpful and left a superb welcome pack.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2011

  • "Very good location, beautiful scenery on the doorstep."

    One of the best equipped cottages we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2010

  • "Great, fantastic place!"

    Sykes need to highlight this cottage more highly!

    Reviewed by John&NaomiAug 2010

  • "The cottage has been finished to a very high standard & it had a lovely home from home feel."

    The couple who owned it were very approachable & friendly. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves especially my 19th month old boy who loved playing in the garden. I have already recommended the property to friends & am hoping to return again next year.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJun 2010

  • "We thought this property had been very thoughtfully converted retaining many original features, and presented to a very high standard."

    The 'welcome pack' containing lots of consumable items in the kitchen was lovely!

    Mrs CollinsJun 2010

  • "Peaceful location so close to the beach and other places of interest."

    Children loved the farm setting and visiting the cows everyday.

    Reviewed by BethanMay 2010

  • "A beautiful cottage with stunning views of both sea and mountains."

    A lot of thought has gone into it. Plenty to see and do for both young and old alike. We were blessed with a whole week of wall to wall blue skies and warm sun, even being on the beach in shorts and t-shirts - in April!

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2010

  • "Beautiful cottage with lovely view of the sea from the bedroom window."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by DeniseFeb 2010

  • "Great location for lots of local tourist attractions."

    Friendly owners. Cottage extremely clean and decorated to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2010

  • "The owners were extremely pleasant and helpful and the welcome pack was generous."

    Superior overall.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2009

  • "The cottage looked nice on the internet."

    However, when you see the cottage in reality it is even more beautiful. A truly magical place to stay. We shall be back.

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2009

  • "We all particularly liked the location, the scenery, the cottage comfort and decor; the cleanliness and the welcome tray; the friendliness of the owners."

    Mr JordanSep 2009

  • "The cottage was picture perfect and the owners were as nice as anyone you could wish to meet."

    It was a home from home, with every detail thought of. We are already working out when we can go back again!

    Reviewed by JennyAug 2009

  • "Everything was skillfully and thoughtfully furnished and there was a nice welsh decoration."

    We had a warm welcome.

    Reviewed by DorotheeAug 2009

  • "The owner was very welcoming."

    The cottage was very well equipped and had a very generous welcome pack. The accommodation was in an excellent location, quiet yet within a short distance by car to nearby villages and tourist attractions. It was lovely to see swallows flying around the cottage each day and to see farm animals in the fields nearby.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2009

  • "Beautiful cottage set in a quiet location, with stunning views overlooking Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia."

    The cottage exceeded our expectations, it has been converted from a disused barn and has been finished to a high standard. I would highly recommend for anyone to stay at Ysgybor Yd. P.S The photos on the website don't do it justice!

    Reviewed by MarcJun 2009

  • "The property was beautiful- one of the best cottages we've ever stayed in, and the welcome from the owners was great."

    Reviewed by AdrianApr 2009

  • "Superbly converted barn with plenty of character and a high standard of finish."

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2009

  • "The cottage was excellent, very clean and very well-equipped."

    The cottage was in a very good location, nice and peaceful. The enclosed garden was great and our grandson had the time of his life. We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by MAug 2008

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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.

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.


  • 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.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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