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Garreg Wen

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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • bungalow (19)
  • clean (18)
  • lovely (17)
  • location (17)
  • garden (14)
  • criccieth (14)

35 Customer Reviews

  • "Stunning bungalow in a great location in Criccieth with easy access for both shops and the beach."

    The new kitchen, just finished, was excellent and a new bathroom too. Comfy beds and sofas. Lovely touch of house plants giving the property a homely feel. Spotlessly clean, and warm on arrival, we couldn't have wished for better. A fully secure rear garden for the dog. A credit to the owners. One of the best properties we have ever stayed in. Perfect in every way.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely bungalow in a great location for Criccieth and also Snowdonia National Park and other coastal towns in North Wales."

    The private garden was a great facility and the bathroom was lovely with a good shower. We loved the airy feel to the bungalow and would not hesitate to visit again. Criccieth has everything you need in a holiday destination with the town, sea front and castle all in walking distance to the holiday home. The advantage of the driveway for parking is a big plus too. A lovely stay - thank you!

    Reviewed by Julia4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow, very nicely kept."

    The interior design is so calming and cosy. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were just the right size. The kitchen was well equipped to cater for a family of four. We loved the garden, it was great to sit out and enjoy a morning coffee and our doggy like to have a morning run around there too. The location of the bungalow is just perfect with kids, with the playground and the beach in walking distance. Our kids also loved to take the short cut to the high street to get fish&chips. Great holiday, we would love to come back another year.

    Reviewed by Timea5.0Jul 2023

  • "A fabulous cottage, Our first visit to Garreg wen but will be back, Lovely location sitting right near the beach and railway Stn."

    Criccieth is a stunning little village with cafes shops. We found the cottage very spacious and light. The perfect combination for relaxing. The Gardens we’re large and ideal for the dog, Overall a stunning cottage which has a feel of home and holiday. Thank you….

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2023

  • "Another great stay here - our fourth time."

    Ideal location - lovely comfortable bungalow with private back garden Glad to see the back outside light in working order and the loose outlet pipe have been fixed. New shower is very spacious

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a great holiday here."

    The bungalow is clean, comfortable, very well equipped and in a great location. We liked that the gardens back and front are very private. It’s also very close to the castle and the beach. Also the location is within easy reach of Porthmadog and Portmeirion. We spent the whole day at Portmeirion which was fabulous and visited Blackrock Sands on the way back. This is our second holiday in Criccieth and we fell in love with the place. We would definitely stay at Garrag Wen again.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very nicely decorated bungalow."

    Clean and confortable. Very quiet location and so near to the castle and beach. Ideal for coastal walks. On the down side there were no curtains on the lounge window, only blinds which when the sun was shinning made it difficult to view a television program which for us happened to be the coronation. There was only 1 toilet roll left aswell which seemed poor but that is only a minor point. We would definitely book again and recommend to friends with no hesitation at all.

    Reviewed by Diane4.4May 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our 2nd stay at Garreg wen."

    The property is so much better since the bathroom has been refurbished and the shower is now brilliant. The back garden is well enclosed and our dog enjoyed being able to run across its width. Criccieth is a delight with great walks, lovely countryside and delicious Cadwaladers icecream. Looking forward to our 3rd stay! Two minor issues, we could not get the cooker grill to heat up and the microwave is now very rusty inside. Hence the drop in cleanliness and maintenance scores.

    Reviewed by Jon4.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location, close to beaches, shops, coastal walks & the castle!"

    Clean, spacious, comfortable & well equipped. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2023

  • "The bungalow is in a superb location with amenities in Criccieth within easy walking distance, including the castle and coastal path."

    A small Spar shop is available at the petrol station which was well stocked. The property is generally well equipped, warm and comfortable and we appreciated the Welsh cakes and milk on arrival. All the basics are provided e.g. toilet rolls, tea, coffee, washing up liquid, tea towels which makes things very easy, and the kitchen has sufficient equipment to enable you to cook simple meals A minor negative is the bathroom, which is in need of some redecoration, but is clean and perfectly functional. Overall we had a great holiday and would be happy to visit again.

    Reviewed by Kath4.4Nov 2022

  • "The bungalow is in an ideal quiet area,disappointed with bathroom,no grab rails for shower and bath,I didn't use the shower for fear of falling,used the bath but with no grab rails difficult to get out,lack of wardrobe in back bedroom,also no blackout curtains,kitchen could do with new worktops,we wouldn't stay there again unless there was a new walk in shower,and new sanitary ware to bathroom,with other property in area having more up to date facilities, it needs a makeover."

    Reviewed by Gareth3.4Oct 2022

  • "A lovely bungalow in an ideal position for Criccieth and all it has to offer."

    On closer inspection the bungalow could probably do with a bit of a clean-up here and there. The outdoor back light wasn't working - so was a bit awkward at night-time to see anything at all in the garden. Part of one of the outdoor waste pipes continually ended up on the floor in the garden, (and if I recollect - was the same the previous year when we came! ) I have put these comments in the visitors book in the bungalow. On the whole we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Very pleased with the new mattresses. Only issue is, could do with a clothes maiden. If it is wet and Wales can be at times. There is nowhere to dry off your wet clothes indoors.

    Reviewed by Albert4.7Aug 2022

  • "The bungalow is very comfortable, clean, I have stayed there a few times and hope to book again."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely bungalow bright clean and appealing layout."

    Good sized gardens and big drive. Location excellent for touring the region or walking into Criccieth and local area. An en-suite shower room would be ideal. Enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2022

  • "Really enjoyed my stay here."

    It's a lovely quiet neighbourhood and there's the added bonus of very quick foot-access to the rest of the village. I was particularly pleased to be able to walk to the railway station in about 3 mins, which really helped me with getting to and from my coastal walk adventures! It's a cosy, warm little house and would definitely recommend it for singles/couples/young families. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Apr 2022

  • "Very much enjoyed our stay."

    Carreg Wen is well equipped and in a very convenient position. We felt that the bathroom was not as clean as we would have liked and could do with a refurb. Otherwise the bungalow was great and in particular the heating was very fast in warming up once we had mastered the smart thermostat which kept setting the temperature back to 12 c twice per day.

    Reviewed by Jon4.7Mar 2022

  • "The bungalow was warm, bright, clean, comfortable and in a good location."

    Previous reviews had mentioned a lack of cutlery, crockery, glasses etc but this had been addressed by the owner before our stay. Perhaps now just the addition of a larger pan, big enough to cook pasta in. If we were to holiday in the Criccieth area in the future we would happily return to Garreg Wen.

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely clean property that was well decorated with beach and coastal themes."

    The WiFi was adequate for catchup on the Smart tv. The location of the property near to the promenade was excellent, and the nearby lane up to the station and the High Street made for an easy stroll to explore. The Cadwalader coffee and ice cream shop in the village is a must to visit. We enjoyed Gwyn’s artwork especially the painting near the tv. Well done Gwyn.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2022

  • "A superb clean, spacious bungalow."

    Ideal for all age groups. Centrally based. Highly recommended

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Garreg Wen and hope to see you again in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2022

  • "Its a really nice bungalow and nicely decorated, warm and a nice open plan living space."

    My only criticism would be there was not enough cups, glasses etc really and this could be easily rectified cheaply. My other would be dog hairs. It was clean, and I suppose being pet friendly its going to happen and i should have thought about this before booking, but we wouldn't stay again because of it being pet friendly. So if you have a pet its a great place and great location... but if you don't have pets and you have a child I would not stay again. But everything else was lovely.

    Reviewed by Adam3.8Dec 2021

  • "Excellent cottage in excellent location stayed for 2 weeks (November 2021) and extended it by another 3 nights just didn’t want to leave Things provided at cottage tea/coffee/milk/ Welsh cakes, toilet roll and all cleaning products including dish washer tabs and some laundry items and towels and tea towels and hand soap Didn’t spot a hair dryer but I didn’t look in all drawers, and always bring my own."

    Will definitely be booking Garreg Wen again two minutes walk to beach and can cut through park at the back for high street train station and buses etc Tesco in Porthmadog and Asda in Pwhelli but garage open till 9pm with shop in walking distance to cottage over hump bridge and turn right

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay at Garreg Wen. A hair dryer is provided in the drawer in the double bedroom. We hope you will visit again in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Nov 2021

  • "Having stayed at this property 3 times, I can say the property is of really good quality and in an excellent location."

    The biggest and most disappointing issue is the quality of mattresses on the beds. One of the most important things for accommodation is a comfortable bed sadly the beds are a big let down. I have rebooked for next year as the house itself is excellent as is Criccieth but I’m hoping the bed issue will be resolved or it may very well be my last visit.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We have taken onboard your comments about the mattresses and have replaced them with new ones. We thank you for rebooking again for next year and hope you will find the beds to be more comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Albert4.4Oct 2021

  • "Excellent property in a fantastic location."

    All attractions of Criccieth within walking distance. The property is clean bright and fresh with a nice enclosed rear garden. The only disappointment is the mattresses on all the beds are of very poor quality and very soft. I have mentioned this before as we have been before and have made another two bookings for the same property. Would love to think this could be addressed as other people have made the same comment on their review.

    Reviewed by Albert4.7Aug 2021

  • "Garreg Wen was a great holiday home for us."

    We've been to Criccieth 3 times now with our young children and Penaber is a good base, and this bungalow was perfect with its enclosed garden and lots of parking. But the beds were too soft! We just couldn't get a good night's sleep on them, far too uncomfortable. This would put me off returning as we were all so tired by the end of the week. Also the shower was stuck to the hottest setting so we couldn't shower the children. I loved the little sitting area out the front, surrounded by hydrangeas - a lovely place to sit and catch the sun when the kids had gone to bed!

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday, weather beautiful bungalow homely, very clean , good situation, As I commented last year, could really benefit from more crockery and cutlery."

    But we had a super time. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at this property."

    Very clean and well stocked. Good enclosed garden for the dog. Certainly recommend staying here and hope to make a return visit.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0May 2021

  • "This lovely bungalow was very well located, well equipped and extremely comfortable."

    We would like to commend the cleaners as everywhere was spotlessly clean on our arrival. Thank you to the owners and Sykes Cottages for helping to give us a wonderful week in Criccieth.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a great time the house is well placed for beach town and train."

    It was easy to get to main road to go to other places and also short walk to beach or high street a really good choice for a holiday

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very soft mattresses and not a very powerful shower"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a super holiday, the bungalow was lovely, it was very comfortable, good position, very clean, and top quality items in the bungalow."

    The only things that we found awkward was that there was 5 of everything with regards to crockery and cutlery , you had no spares of anything. Also the double bed was squeaky. Please take these comments as constructive criticism, we had a great time and would like to book again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at this property."

    Location is excellent for all local amenities. The property is very clean, comfortable, bright and fresh. If there was a negative it would be soft bed mattress’s. However we have stayed in many properties and they all seem to have the same issue. However it’s a beautiful property and we are looking forward to returning here next year.

    Reviewed by Albert5.0Aug 2020

  • "A lovely stay, everything we wanted in the accommodation, and more."

    We were very touched to see that the owners had gone to the trouble of putting up a Christmas tree and decorations for our stay.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2019

  • "A really comfy holiday home within easy access to the beach."

    The beds were extremely comfortable and the open plan living/dining/kitchen area is very nicely finished with quality furniture and amenities. The back garden is well enclosed and private. Criccieth is a friendly and welcoming place. We really enjoyed our stay here and intend to revisit again next year.

    Reviewed by Cat5.0Oct 2019

  • "The only disappointment was that the garden was not secure for the dog, other than that everything was perfect."

    Reviewed by Antonio4.7Sep 2019

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  • All ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot & high chair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Patio with furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Good House Keeping Bond of £100

The property

Garreg Wen is a bright and airy bungalow based on a quiet estate in the seaside resort of Criccieth.

Offering modern-style living in a great location, this property is ideal for a family or group of friends.

Upon entering the property, you will find yourself in a hallway, with ample space for hanging up coats and tidying shoes.

Opposite the hall is a clean and tidy kitchen overlooking the back garden, a lovely outlook when preparing those hearty meals for the whole family.

The kitchen area leads into the living/dining room – a great social space to spend the evening, featuring neutral décor with subtle hints of a nautical theme, showcasing art created by the owner themselves.

Patio doors lead out from the living area on to a small patio at the front of the property with bistro table and chairs.

Further along the hallway there are three bright bedrooms; one double, a twin and a single, allowing for flexible sleeping arrangements, followed by a family bathroom, hosting walk-in shower.

At the back of the property is a private garden with table and chairs, perfect for some alfresco dining or a rewarding beverage on return from a walk along the coast.

The bungalow is situated a short distance from the castle, beach and high street of Criccieth.

The town offers plenty of places to visit in the nearby area too, with attractions to suit many different tastes.

Head to the seaside resorts of Pwllheli, Abersoch or Harlech, or why not venture inland to the Snowdonia National Park?

A stay at Garreg Wen offers a wonderful base with plenty of amenities nearby.

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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