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Awel Y Mor

(Ref. 1059165)

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • no (7)
  • sea (5)
  • out (4)
  • great (4)
  • comfortable (3)
  • lovely (3)

9 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage with an outstanding view of the sea and castle from the terrace."

    Very clean and comfortable. Issue with the TV sorted out quickly. A lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2024

  • "The owner has taken into account the previous feedback dated October last year, we found the rental to be clean and everything working fine , plus a very nice little welcoming pack ."

    The property is well placed, right on the sea front with stunning bay views from the balcony and the “snug”. I’d say the property is best suited to 4 people , we managed fine but 6 people might struggle with storage space , but overall no hesitation in recommending this property

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Mar 2024

  • "Had a great stay at Awel Y Mor such a big place and the view of the sea and castle are breathtaking the outside roof terrace is amazing, comfy beds and great wet room with powerful shower, there are quite a few maintenance issues and so many light bulbs out I lost count and the dust and cobwebs were a bit much these should of been addressed before our arrival, the front door and key lock on wall really does need some urgent maintenance, a few things where old and worn that need replacing the heating was off when we arrived and the place was freezing and smelled of damp, could not find any air fresheners, the kids played count the dead flies in the living room lamp with one of the bulbs broken which was a bit embarrassing, hopefully they fix the issues I have mentioned as if they are not made aware how can they address them."

    Reviewed by Kevin3.4Oct 2023

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations - it was light, bright and the sofas were sooooo comfortable."

    Loved the terrace, loved the view, loved sitting watching the bay whether it was sunny or rainy. Perfect location for us to explore the Llyn Peninsula, Portmeirion and Eryri (Snowdonia). The bedrooms are definitely on the cosy side - not sure it would be ideal if there were 6 adults staying together with lots of clothes - but the expansive ground floor and terrace means there would be plenty of space for everyone to relax during the day. We would definitely rebook again!

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely setting overall house great."

    Needed some maintenance doing to sort out mould in shower room as not enough ventilation and couldn’t open window as on ground floor on to alleyway. Decking area lovely but needs painting. No sockets in main bedroom.

    Thank you for your comments ,we are glad you enjoyed our property so much. We take cleanliness issues seriously and will raise your concern over the wet room with our housekeeper. We are sorry you didn’t find the power socket availability in the main bedroom adequate and the decking will again be sanded and treated at the end of the summer season. With best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Jul 2023

  • "This is a very spacious and comfortable holiday home in a beautiful seaside village."

    A big selling point is the balcony, which gives spectacular views across the bay. However, the on-street parking can be a bit problematic and the lack of a few consumables (e.g. dishwasher tablets, cling film and kitchen foil) was a minor irritation. Having said that we were very lucky with the weather and had a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Jun 2023

  • "Property is in need of maintenance (paint on walls in living room for example) celling lights, need new lamps (living room above the table and on the landing did not work) kitchen requires a medium and large cooking pot (there was only 4 small one's which is not ideal as the house is rented out to a max of 6 people) we were a family of 5 so impossible to cook pasta for 5 for example."

    Thank you for this feedback which we take seriously. The lights mentioned are touch sensitive ( as you will have discovered) and come on and off and dim when the bar is held - all bulbs have been checked and are now in working order. ( the spares were in a draw in the sitting room ) Similarly ,I’m sorry you found the pan sizes unsuitable for your party ,there is in fact a large pan which our housekeeper has confirmed is still there and she has now made it more obvious. Painting of the living room will be looked into - this will only be possible when there are no guests in the cottage. Thank you again for your feed back and we hope you had a lovely holiday in beautiful Criccieth. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neal4.1Apr 2023

  • "We really feel we struck gold when we found this house."

    Everything was so easy and convenient. From the small sachets of salt etc to save an emergency dash to the shops, to the huge selection of board games and books in the snug. Sleeping 6 and having 2 bathrooms, it would very easily cater for a large family, or different generations in the same stay. With plenty of space to be alone or with a party. The views are amazing! Just as it looks from the photos. We felt like King and Queen in the castle. There was a chip shop and an ice cream parlour a little down the road. We had a great meal in a local pub, also, with the kitchen being fully equipped we were able to make our own meals etc. The deck is huge and really makes the most of the space, the sun stayed on the deck into the evening, and watching the moon rise over the sea was a first. I did have some worries about parking as we borrowed a convertible car however, we never failed to get a space right outside. Criccieth is a great base to see so much of north Wales and Anglesey is easily reachable. There is also a small station a short walk away if you want to leave the car behind. Will I return? You bet! However, this time with more of my family.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great property, lovely location, everything needed for a fabulous week away"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x bunk bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Gas central heating, electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs with Freeview, WiFi, 1 of the 2 TV's has Netflix
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • On-street parking
  • Rear patio with furniture and barbecue
  • First-floor terrace with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: This property does not have a garden
  • Note: The front door opens directly onto the street, children and toddlers should be supervised
  • Note: Spiral staircase can be slippery when wet, please take care
  • Note: Towels are not provided, please ensure to bring your own
  • Tea towels, oven gloves and hand towels are provided.

The property

Resting in the centre of Criccieth, Gwynedd is where you'll find this wonderful end-terrace cottage, Awel Y Mor.

With fantastic amenities, sandy beaches and traditional Welsh villages on your doorstep, the cottage is an ideal retreat for a family or group of six.

On-street parking is available in front of the property to unpack and step inside to find a number of charming surprises.

Be welcomed by the social heart of the house, a spacious living/dining room with beautiful rustic features including an exposed stone wall and lovely wooden furnishings, complete with a woodburning stove for colder evenings, dining for six, two sumptuous sofas and a smart TV with Netflix.

The cottage is well equipped for a self catering for up to 6 people, with a galley kitchen with a 4 ring gas hob, separate electric oven and grill, microwave, toaster, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine; cook up a hearty breakfast before exploring the Llŷn Peninsula and finish the day with your family's favourite home-cooked meal.

Younger guests or those seeking a quieter escape will find a that there is a charming rear snug sitting room at the back of the house with a further exposed stone wall and a Freeview TV with large windows overlooking the bay and the castle.

Catch your rest ready for the day's adventures in one of three bedrooms at Awel Y Mor, including a king-size, a twin and a bunkbed.

Energise the day with a hot shower in the convenient ground-floor wet room or sink into a bubble bath in the spacious family bathroom with access to the first-floor terrace, before wrapping yourself in a warm towel fresh off the heated towel rail.

Awel Y Mor's outdoor space makes it a wonderful summer base; dine alfresco on the patio with a barbecue and benches for seating, as well as space for storing bikes, surf boards and muddy boots, or take the spiral staircase up to the first-floor terrace, a lovely spot to soak up the views.

Admire the sparkling sea, bustling bay and village, as well as Criccieth's romantic hilltop Castle, whilst you gather around the outdoor seating or recline on the sun loungers with a good book.

You'll be situated in the centre of Criccieth for a plethora of amenities and attractions; dine in a traditional Welsh pub, grab takeaway fish and chips before heading to the sandy beaches, or climb the hill to get a closer look at the spectacular Criccieth Castle.

If you want to explore more of this fantastic region of Wales, journey east for Porthmadog, a popular coastal town with three scenic railway routes taking guests to Caernarfon and Blaenau Ffestiniog, whilst The Cob is a much-loved landmark well-worth a walk for beautiful sea views.

Be sure to add the neighbouring Portmeirion to your to-do list, a picturesque, Italian-style village designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, with quirky architecture, woodland walks and charming shops and eateries on offer.

A variety of coastal paths enjoying breath-taking views and wildlife are within reach along the Llŷn Peninsula, as well as watersports and plenty of historic sites; drive to the vibrant village of Abersoch where sandy beaches, perfect waves for surfing and seafront cafés await for a perfect day along the Welsh coast.

Choose Awel Y Mor to experience the best of North Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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