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Doldeg

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 986463)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent, spacious accommodation in a very convenient, peaceful location."

    Very private garden. Generally comfortable, well equipped and mostly very clean. Would recommend. A few minor issues need to be sorted. TV.signal issues.....BBC unavailable for most of stay. (Intermittent at start of week then nothing at all for last 3 days). King size quilt needed on king size bed. Plug in ensuite basin doesn't work. Ice box in fridge was so iced up the door wouldn't shut. Bedside lamp not working in 2nd bedroom. Roller blind in kitchen needed to be rolled up and pulled down by hand as mechanism faulty. Frying pan a bit grim - a new one needed. No food waste bags. Venetian blinds very dusty. More drawer space needed as 3 drawers filled with spare bedding etc. One of single beds very squeeky. Running a totally empty freezer not very environmentally friendly.....perhaps fill with tubs of ice cubes that could be removed if freezer needed by occupants. A clothes airer would be handy if weather not suitable for hanging outside.

    Reviewed by JennyJul 2022

  • "My second visit, (this time with my friend from Italy)."

    The bungalow was just as perfect as last year with everything we needed....comfortable beds, great bathrooms,the dog proofed garden and even the special dog cupboard. Criccieth is a perfect centre for exploring this beautiful part of North Wales with its fantastic beaches and mountains.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2022

  • "We had a very relaxing break."

    I'm usually happy enough to go home at the end of a holiday but not this time. We were both sad to leave. The property was so peaceful, very close to the beach for strolls with the dog. We have stayed in Criccieth before, through Sykes, and although that property was very nice, this one was better, probably due to the tranquil setting. We very much liked the open plan layout and the light airy decor. The host was friendly and easy to contact, quick to respond. Our lives are quite hectic and we felt much better after a week at Doldeg

    Reviewed by PaulaJun 2022

  • "Great property would definitely stay again, already discussing returning next year if we can all make it."

    Only issues was the washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer had to be cleaned. The outside was covered it dirt and dust. The washer soap drawer and around the rubber were caked in black gunge so I had to clean it before I could use it( I hike so need a washer to wash my dirty hiking gear) tumble dryer was full of fluff and dog hair. Tried hoovering but hoover is obviously blocked. I see from a previous review this has mentioned.

    Reviewed by KateMay 2022

  • "Brilliant property, amazing location."

    Did local exploration and walks but spent lots of time in the garden which Bonnie loved

    Reviewed by AnnetteApr 2022

  • "Freezer not on, and required cleaning before we could use it."

    (Raised this with owner at the time.) Vacuum cleaner didn't work very well. (Only used on last day - note left.) No DVD player. Everything else was good. We enjoyed our stay very much and found everything we needed.

    Reviewed by HowardApr 2022

  • "Beautiful bungalow very well cared for, could buy and live there so well appointed within criccieth with the lanes around the bungalow wasn't far to get to the beach and surrounding area on foot."

    brilliant stay would go back . thank u

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2022

  • "Fab little home away from home."

    Location was amazing for us to set of and explore the local area, and walking distance to the beach if we wanted to stay close to home. The town had everything we could need, a good chippy, a few shops and cafés to treat ourselves. Driveway was plenty big enough for 2 large cars in our group. The house itself was well thought out, and plenty of pots, pans, cutlery for us. The garden was safe and secure for our pets, and 2 bathrooms was great for us 3 adults sharing. But by far the best feature was the open plan living area... lots of space for my large dog to enjoy the underfloor heating after walking up Snowden, and then follow me round when cooking in the hope I drop something! We will definitely be back, and would recommend to anyone for location and facilities!

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2022

  • "Our second stay at Doldeg, we go out of season so we can go on the beaches with the dogs but the little town is very quiet."

    It's lovely though and we will definitely return again.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "The property is very light and spacious, well designed with everything you need."

    We loved our stay there as it was so relaxing and quiet to return to after lots of dog walking, the location is excellent only 10 mins from the beach and coastal path. The enclosed garden is excellent for dogs who like to have a regular run around and safe for them to pop out into in the eves. Many thanks to the owners for making it so very enjoyable.

    Reviewed by JennyFeb 2022

  • "A warm, comfortable and well equipped bungalow in a very nice setting."

    We couldn't find the DVD player that was advertised. We would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by MaryJan 2022

  • "Great location and a very comfortable property to stay in"

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2022

  • "Lovely clean modern bungalow in excellent quiet location."

    The kitchen was well equipped and all furniture very comfortable. The bed was super comfortable and the shower was great. Plenty of hot water and on colder days the log burner certainly packed a punch!! Private and fully enclosed garden was perfect for children or dogs and had lovely countryside views. We would definitely recommend and would stay again. The only reason we didn't give 5 stars was because we booked last year and were disappointed to find that it had dropped in price by over £200 ...... then on arrival there was only one toilet roll supplied for 2 bathrooms, no milk in the fridge and no dishwasher tablets. All these items were clearly stated in the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by KarenJan 2022

  • "We had a perfect much needed break here over New Year."

    The cottage was well equipped. We loved the layout with the open plan living space and being able to shut off the bedroom area from the dog. Criccieth beach was nice for walking. Easy access to main roads to go further afield to Beddgelert and Llanberis. Just fabulous.

    Reviewed by CarolineDec 2021

  • "Loved this bungalow perfect size and great for dogs with it being open plan ..."

    Loved this bungalow perfect size and great for dogs with it being open plan great location would definitely recommend and book again would given it 5 stars but we had problems with TV as the storm had damaged the aerial a fews weeks before, we managed to get a few channels through Internet so wasn't too bad overall great break

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2021

  • "We had numerous problems with the property, the bedding on the king size bed was too small, the sink in the en suite was the smallest we had ever seen, you couldn’t wash in it."

    The heating was inadequate, even the wood burner didn’t have kindling to enable us to light it, so we had to buy it. The TV didn’t work properly. All the utensils, crockery, glasses, cooking equipment were all a complete mish mash and cheap, if you wanted to make a meal, you couldn’t as there was no knives to chop anything up, the glasses were a joke, not enough of any of them. The only way we knew when to put the refuse and recycling out was to check on the local councils website as there was no instructions, the cleaners instructions couldn’t be adhered to as there were no black bags or linen bags. One thing that did make us laugh was there were three pictures blue tacked to the wall, then a frame put around it, the blue tack was coming away and showing through on all corners. We go away in cottages several times a year, this one was a disappointment.

    I have to say I believe these comments to be unfair, and so I would like to add a response individually to some of them here: 1. The bedding on the king size is well......king size. 2. The sink is small as to ensure people can pass in and out easily, as the room is quite narrow, any bigger and people would not be able to pass in between it and the toilet without some bother, it is designed for basic daily use such as washing of hands and brushing of teeth.....there is a larger bathroom if needed. 3. Heating is underfloor and takes time to match the thermostat levels. Guests mentioned to me that they failed to turn the thermostat up in one room and so was colder than they were comfortable with. The property has very good heating and not once has anyone mentioned this before, in fact the opposite. 4. Wood burner - we do not as a rule provide wood/kindling/firestarter's for guests, it does mention this in the welcome pack. however we have been providing some logs as a bonus as we had so much ourselves. Guests even mentioned to me that they had "no idea" how to use a log burner. 5. TV - Storm Arwen had just passed 2 days prior and had damaged the TV aerial on roof, which was out of our control. I took the time to buy an internal aerial and go to the property to try to get a signal. Unfortunately this didn't work but the guests were assisted to connect to iplayer/netflix/itv etc etc...needless to say there was not much gratitude! 6. We often have guests who have more people in the group and they have never complained regarding utensils, we have however taken this on board and made some improvements. 7. There is a refuse guide on the table as you walk through the front door with clear instructions as to which bins are used for what etc. 8. Refuse sack's were in the property but have been moved to a more obvious location now. 9. Pictures - I created these myself! We had them on the wall when we lived in the property and ok while I may not be the most artistic person I think they're quite cool! Anyway I don't think they really need to be mentioned on a review as I doubt they so bad to ruin your 'relaxing' break! Please see below for some 'real' feedback and what most of our guests have to say, the vast majority love our cottage and we are super proud of it to say the least....maybe these guests were just not suited to our cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by TeresaNov 2021

  • "Lovely property & situaton"

    Reviewed by MacNov 2021

  • "The stay was amazing, place was well equipped and very cosy, was like a home from home."

    Only thing was the timings of having to be out was super early that is the only thing I would change, we wanted to go exploring on our last day but struggled because of how early we had to be out but other than that would 100% come back, loved the place! Everything about it was perfect apart from the departure time.

    Reviewed by EmilyNov 2021

  • "Peaceful location, convenient to beach and facilities."

    Good spec on cottage and well thought out in both layout and equipment. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by CathyOct 2021

  • "We did not think that there was enough crockery for 4 guests when using the dish washer."

    The single beds although quite comfortable were extremely noisy, not sure if it was the actually bed frames. Would love to return to the area but due to the big increase in the prices for next year unfortunately this will not be happening.

    Reviewed by CarlOct 2021

  • "Kitchen ; no kitchen food prep knives, limited crockery, not enough for ..."

    Kitchen ; no kitchen food prep knives, limited crockery, not enough for dishwasher which would not work after 2 runs and an oven I could not program But most disillusioned by rollover not refund for last years booking

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2021

  • "This is an ideal holiday let for families, lovely secure garden for the children, close to the beach and the owners have made it a really nice place to stay."

    Would come back if the prices stay reasonable.

    Reviewed by SimoneAug 2021

  • "A superb holiday house, spotlessly clean, modern and with everything you need provided."

    Because of Covid, my friend from Italy was unable to join me and I holidayed alone with my 2 dogs. I felt completely safe in this quiet location. My dogs loved the enclosed garden. The bungalow is ideally situated, with its footpath alongside the property taking you into Criccieth centre or down to one of the beaches within a few minutes. I note that some of the comments on line say that there is only a small freezer compartment and no washing machine. A large freezer and a washing machine are now in the garage. One of the best properties I have ever stayed in!

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2021

  • "Lovely holiday home, so easy to get out and about, as it’s so close to the station."

    Had a lovely week with our 10 year old doggie who loved lying out on the decking!

    Reviewed by JayneJul 2021

  • "Location of property was spot on for us with 2 large dogs, garden was great for them to stretch their legs."

    Food services in town were very good and convenient. Less then 20 miles from 2 brilliant dog friendly beaches at Harlech and Black Rock Sands.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "Bungalow was situated close to coast short walk to shops and beach."

    Very comfortable property everything you needed was there. .set in a quiet location. Our dog Pod, an older Westie ,loved the garden as we did. Sat in the garden with a view of the castle was magic.

    Reviewed by KathleenJun 2021

  • "Excellent property in good location."

    Everything within Criccieth was accessible and most locations within easy walking distance. Superb holiday destination and good weather certainly helped. We were intending to book for next year but a 75% increase in price for 2022 is totally unacceptable.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely location."

    Had everything we needed, only (minor) feedback would be a bigger duvet for the bed as it only just covers the bed. But everything else was perfect. Lovely secure garden for our dog, great walks from the doorstep, all the facilities of Criccieth on hand and a great location to explore the beautiful coastline of North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park. We’d like to come back.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2021

  • "A wonderful bungalow in a fantastic location with beautiful decor and a fabulous private rear garden that made it very safe for our 7 year old daughter and our puppy to play in."

    Reviewed by CeriMay 2021

  • "This was our 2nd visit to this holiday home and look forward to a return visit"

    Reviewed by RonaldMay 2021

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Lacks a table and chairs for outdoor dining, and there is plenty of space for a hot tub! Squeaky bed frames in twin bedroom. However we will return as we had a lovely week in sunny Criccieth.

    Reviewed by MApr 2021

  • "A 5 minute walk to the sea, really nice bungalow providing a much needed break, highly recommend and will definitely return."

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "Lovely house so comfortable this is our 4th time here have booked again for next year."

    Location is great short walk to the beach, can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by JosephineOct 2020

  • "Lovely bungalow on a quiet estate, very clean, we felt very safe entering the property."

    Perfect location in Criccieth, 2 minutes to coastal path on Marine Terrace and the castle. Footpath alongside property takes you to the station and the high street We were so pleased with it we have booked for April 2021.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2020

  • "We stayed at Doldeg in late September 2020."

    We loved this bungalow so much that if we win the lottery, we would like to buy it. The bungalow, location and surrounding facilities, all great. The only problem we had, being of the older generation and beginning to suffer arthritis, was the double bed is very low and therefore difficult to get in and out of. We tried the two single beds but they both have metal bedframes which are very noisy when you move about in the night. The bed situation aside though, this is a beautiful home with a lovely garden set in a very quiet and peaceful location but still within close proximity to the town's main street, beach and amenities.

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2020

  • "What a lovely, comfortable place Doldeg is!"

    !! It is spacious and very well equipped. The bed was extremely comfy and the shower was brilliant. It was a very peaceful place to stay (having said that the owls could be a bit noisy!!) We were fortunate enough to see dolphins and the resident seal in the bay. There are plenty of places to eat locally and all were adhering to the social distancing rules so you always felt safe. The food at the Castle Inn, literally just 5 mins walk away, was very good, we ate there twice. There are lots of beautiful places to see and nowhere seems to far to get too. Our dog had a fabulous time at Black Rock Sands and Harlech. Aberscoch is lovely as was the beach at Nefyn with the Ty Coch Inn literally on the beach. A trip to Beddgelert is a must with the tale of Gelert the dog. We would definitely return here if we were to come back to this area in the future, we loved it!!!

    Reviewed by TonySep 2020

  • "Excellent property."

    Comfortable, modern, clean and excellent location. Would use again.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "Doldeg is a delightful bungalow perfectly situated for both the beach and high street in Cricceth."

    The property itself was superb and far exceeded our expectations. Lovely and comfy and spotlessly clean with everything needed for our stay provided. Would definitely recommend both this property and Sykes Cottages when looking to rent a holiday home in the UK.

    Reviewed by JanineJul 2020

  • "Location and facilities were fantastic!"

    We miss the amazing underfloor heating already!

    Reviewed by LouiseJan 2020

  • "The property was lovely with everything you could possibly need."

    The location was perfect both for the beach and the town. Can’t recommend enough.

    Reviewed by JayneDec 2019

  • "No thank you"

    Reviewed by George AAug 2019

  • "2nd time to Doldeg - we love it, the bungalow and Criccieth"

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2019

  • "We loved Doldeg."

    It was very clean, comfortable and spacious. It is in a very good location. It is a short walk to the town, castle and beaches. I accept the point made by a previous guest that there is no large freezer but the fridge does have a small freezer compartment which was perfectly adequate for us. In the town there are convenience shops, a deli and a good butcher. There are also take aways in the town and supermarkets a short drive away. We would certainly recommend Doldeg; we would book this holiday home again!

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2019

  • "Really enjoyed staying in Doldeg was very comfortable."

    Would have liked access to washing machine and dryer.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2019

  • "We had a holiday with Sykes Cottages last year in Anglesey, which was really excellent and we were expecting the same this year."

    However, Doldeg did not quite reach the same standard. Hoping to eat in the cottage most evenings, we took rather a lot of frozen food, but unfortunately there was no freezer, which meant that most of our food was spoiled and had to be thrown away. All other facilities were adequate and we thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and would probably go back again, as we really love Criccieth.

    Reviewed by RoyJun 2019

  • "Doldeg is a relaxing well equipped comfortable home."

    Very quiet estate.Very short walk to beach and coastal path. The footpath down the side offers a lovely shortcut to the high street, train platform, bowling green, putting green, castle and chip shop.

    Reviewed by TerrienJun 2019

  • "The bungalow is beautifully presented and spacious."

    We found the double bed very comfortable as is the sitting room. The back garden is private, filled with bird song and with a view of the castle. The nearby footpaths and little passageways were interesting to explore and provided shortcuts to the shops and beaches. The kitchen would benefit from a small sharp knife, for preparing fruit and veg, a dish suitable for the microwave and a potato 'masher'. Otherwise very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Helen JoyMay 2019

  • "My wife and I had such a wonderful time staying at Doldeg ."

    ...........everything was quite modern, clean and tastefully laid out..the kitchen was very spacious with everything you would need....the beds were very comfortable and the shower room was a dream...The owners , Alicia and Gethin, have gone to great lengths to make this home a perfect place to spend a Holiday and we will now be booking another holiday in the future

    Reviewed by RonaldMay 2019

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location to enjoy all that Criccieth offers without using a car."

    Our dog loved the enclosed back garden and enjoyed sitting on the decking behind the garden furniture. Sykes were very helpful when we lost the key to the front door, as the owner's father lives nearby and was able to come round with the master key to let us in. We would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to stay in Criccieth, particularly if they have a dog. Blackrock Sands is a super place to walk the dog and the Australia pub is great for a beer afterwards (it also welcomes dogs).

    Reviewed by GillianApr 2019

  • "Great bungalow, lovely layout and everything you need, in a quiet location but easy walk to the town and beach, lovely walks from the door and further a field in the Forrest."

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2019

  • "Doldeg is a modern, well equipped bungalow three minutes walk from the sea."

    Warm and very clean it was the perfect base for our winter break. Our two dogs loved the secure garden at the back. They loved the big local beaches even more! All in all, a perfect break.

    Reviewed by CliveFeb 2019

  • "Bungalow needs more equipment i."

    E. Brush, Hoover, iron and more kitchen utensils, other than that it was absolutely brilliant, amazing location in a lovely quiet residential area right by the castle and beach

    Reviewed by LeeJan 2019

  • "Had a lovely time, cottage was gorgeous and in a fantastic location."

    We would definitely return. Our dogs were made to feel welcome with their own doggy cupboard. Lots of space and a nice garden with views of the castle. Only slight issue was that some of the kitchen utensils/tableware and equipment need updating.

    Reviewed by JoanneDec 2018

  • "We had a great holiday and really enjoyed the break and location."

    Whilst the property is on a small estate we found it peaceful yet convenient for Cricceth.

    Reviewed by MatthewNov 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and clean."

    Fantastic location, would definitely recommend. We had a lovely time in Criccieth.

    Reviewed by PatrickNov 2018

  • "There was a couple of things needed 1there were no microwave dishes to use for ..."

    There was a couple of things needed 1there were no microwave dishes to use for food and we found the teapot handle was very hot to pour other than that we had a great stay

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "The only problem we found was the door handle on the oven was extremely loose so we did not attempt to use it as we may have pulled it off and we did not want to cause any damage otherwise it is a very nice comfortable bungalow in a quiet location."

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2018

  • "Lovely holiday home in an excellent location near to the Beach."

    Owners friendly and communicative

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, basin and WC. Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with multi-fuel stove.
  • Gas central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden to the rear with decked patio and lawned area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: Decked pathway and one step up to access cottage.

The property

This modernised detached bungalow takes a prime location, only a short stroll to the beach and amenities of Criccieth, a seaside town not to be missed.

Renovated to a lovely standard with a homely ambience throughout, Doldeg is a peaceful base to return to, ideal for friends or couples wishing to explore the area and beyond.

A decked pathway leads up to the property where you step inside to discover the lovely open-plan living area, divided between a comfy lounge with multi-fuel stove, a stylish kitchen with contrasting units, and a charming dining room for four people.

Whether you are cosying up on the L-shaped sofa, or gathering together for a home-cooked meal, this entire layout is a delightful set-up, with underfloor heating to warm those cooler months.

Continue through the accommodation and you will arrive at a family bathroom wrapped in white tiles, complete with a bath and a shower attachment.

Two bedrooms promise a good night's sleep, each classically presented, with a master suite also featuring its own shower room and natural views.

For more of this, wander out to the rear enclosed garden, your own haven to unwind, whether this be on the lawned area or decked patio, spend some time enjoying the sun on a clear day.

Water sports enthusiasts will be amazed 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, and Harlech Castle are certainly worth a visit.

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About the location

CRICCIETH

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
  • Christmas