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4 Arvonia Terrace

(Ref. 1073336)

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Property was a really good size, had a lot of helpful amenities."

    Rear garden was secure for the dog. Views from the front bedroom of the sea and castle were lovely. Conservatory was too cold, even with the heater on or doors left open from the kitchen, and overlooked by neighbouring properties. The double doors to the conservatory have a broken hinge, making it difficult to close. The kitchen has only two rings on the hob, so a little inadequate to cook larger meals. The living room chairs are very uncomfortable. The provision of a TV is a good idea, if it works. Maybe a DVD player would cover for the times of no TV signal. Even better would be some type of service for the TV to carry TV channels. The electrical plug sockets are concerning as they are loose. The decoration and general maintenance need a lot of attention, the paper on the walls is bubbling and the walls damp to the touch. The door between the living room and kitchen are pointless, it has a huge gap, so doesn't close. The door from the kitchen to the hallway also doesn't close, so there is no way of keeping your dog out of the front room at night. The downstairs toilet flushes when it feels like it and the room is very damp, with paint falling off. Going upstairs, the paintwork needs looking at, as paint has fallen off the ceiling. The upstairs front bedroom has damp in the furthest corner from the windows/door. Again, needs a lot of work on the decoration. The rear bedroom has multiple areas of damage to the walls. Again, need attention to the paintwork at least. The bathroom is a great size, with a decent shower. However, the toilet is difficult to flush (to say the least), and very loud when it does. The finishing of the paintwork needs looking at. The mirror on the wall is loose. There are no shelves/storage and no toilet roll holder. In general, what could be a great cottage has been let down by lack of care and attention to its maintenance. Yes, we had an explanation of there was a problem with the external wall, but this doesn't explain the internal walls and ceilings (with no connection to the outside wall) being damp. In general, sadly, this cottage has not been to the standard as expected when booking through Sykes.

    We are sorry that you had issues with our cottage and thank you for highlighting the problems. But there are some things we cannot change. However, the cottage is currently undergoing a complete redecoration, including treating damp areas. There is a curtain to separate the kitchen and lounge, the Louvre doors are meant for decoration only, but we will see what we can do about that and the door from the kitchen to the hall. The plumber has been to check the toilet and it just needed slight adjustment. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen2.5Feb 2024

  • "What an absolute gem."

    So glad we stayed. Really well equipped and easily the cleanest holiday let we have ever stayed in.

    Thank you so much it means a lot to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Nov 2023

  • "Everything very nice"

    Thank you we are so pleased you had a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in walking distance of the sea and most importantly Cadwaladers."

    Beds are comfortable and the facilities are adequate, some parts of the cottage could do with a little neatening up and a little maintenance. But it was perfectly suitable for our short break

    Reviewed by Timothy4.1Aug 2023

  • "All was lovely and clean and well appointed."

    Apologies for missing bin day on Monday, since the plastic/paper recycling was already very full and we have added to it.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Jul 2023

  • "Excellent property and great family holiday."

    Note the property is at the top of quite a steep hill from the beach and parking is a bit cramped in the street. Generally clean and well maintained but light not working in utility room. Rugs showing signs of use and although I know dogs are allowed it might not suit all families particularly those with young toddlers.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jul 2023

  • "The garden needed tending too grass needed cutting and general tidy up."

    The taps in the bathroom were about to break they need urgent attention. On the plus side the bedrooms were large and the beds and bedding were vey good. The baby gate downstairs was a good thing as we had a dachshund who was not allowed upstairs.

    Thank you for your feedback and for informing us about the taps and the garden. These will be dealt with as soon as possible. We appreciate your use of the gate thank you. Update - the bathroom taps have been replaced by the plumber, the loo flush has been checked and is working properly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, very well equipped, comfortable and very clean."

    The bedding and beds were excellent, both in comfort and quality. Parking was on road, but there was plenty of room in the fairly quiet road. Little further from the sea than we expected, with steep hill... we are aged 75+... but younger, more mobile people wouldn't have a problem with the location. Overall we would definitely recommend this cottage. Lovely touch from our host was the milk and some luxury biscuits that were provided, so our first cuppa was a treat.

    Thank you for your feedback it is much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maurice4.7Jun 2023

  • "Nice very clean property."

    TV reception was very poor couldn't plan to watch as so unreliable.

    Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7May 2023

  • "Described as rustic."

    Some what attention to detail has been missed. Although everything you need is in the cottage, beds comfortable, good sized bathroom. The kitchen has everything that you need. The seating areas in front room is not very comfortable at all. The decor could do with updating and maybe a-bit more attention to detail. Property would benefit from a deep clean

    Reviewed by Sian2.2Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at this property, didn't light the wood burner but if we ..."

    We had a lovely stay at this property, didn't light the wood burner but if we come again to this property we would consider the fire as it was a bit chilly at night we had to turn up the heating to be comfortable, also the signal on the tv not very good at times but we just put something else on

    Thank you for your lovely feedback we did have had the tv signal checked and it is just the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Mar 2023

  • "The most well equipped place we have stayed in and exceptional clean."

    Good position and had no trouble parking. Nice quality bed linen and comfy beds. Decoration looked a bit tired, but then it is a traditional old Welsh cottage. Garden secure for dog although was smaller than looked in photo, but adequate. Conservatory too cold to use (November) but ate off fold up tables which was fine. Efficient heating system elsewhere. Used log burner for effect, but warm enough without. Could do with different light in the kitchen as found fluorescent strip too bright and cold. Good pub grub at The Prince of Wales, 10 mins walk. Very friendly staff, as were the people. Overall really enjoyed our stay and would stay again. Thank you Jan & Martin

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. The table in the conservatory is effectively two smaller tables. Either one or both will fit in the kitchen area in front of the fire which makes a cosy eating area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan4.1Nov 2022

  • "This is a lovely property which we have now stayed in several times."

    We really appreciate the way the owner provides some basis supplies (for the dishwasher, washing machine etc) as well as a welcome packet of biscuits and pint of milk. The main house is cosy and well-appointed. It would have been nice to have some form of heating in the conservatory where the dining table is. It was too cold to use this room when we stayed this time. However, we appreciate that would add to the costs for the owners.

    Thank you for your feedback it is appreciated. To warm up the conservatory when we are there we open the kitchen french doors and it soon warms up enough to use. I hope that this is a useful suggestion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pippa4.7Oct 2022

  • "Such a well provisioned cottage in a great location for both exploring the beaches of the LLyn and the mountains of snowdonia."

    Proximal to big shops (Lidl, Aldi, Asda, Tesco) and walkable to the Cricceith shoreline. Cottage is clean and homely and has everything you could need. The small bottle of semi skimmed milk, some tea bags and bisgedi in the cottage for when you arrive so you can have a cuppa before you shop properly is a very nice and welcome touch - especially if you have travelled a distance to get there. Would recommend highly

    Thank you so much for this feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage near to the shops, pubs and restaurants of Criccieth."

    Everything was included to make our holiday very enjoyable.

    Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda4.4Sep 2022

  • "The property was very appropriate for our needs."

    The proximity (5 minutes walk) to lovely quiet country walks with the dog was much appreciated, and the cottage was well equipped with seating, kitchen utensils, appliances etc. The only complaint was that the BBQ mentioned in the details was in a locked shed and we received the key the afternoon before our departure. Lovely to look over at the castle and sea from main bedroom window and this compensated for any inconvenience.

    We are sorry about the BBQ, but glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your honest feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Aug 2022

  • "A very comfortable stay."

    Cottage nicely decorated and very well equipped. Furnishings and fabrics modern with a few vintage items. Beds new and comfortable. We visited as a couple but plenty of room for a family. Cottage a 10 min walk to town/beach, but a steep hill coming back if mobility is a a problem.Street parking along the terrace limited, we visited August but only had to park on another street on one occasion Communication from Sykes excellent all as expected

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "We really loved our stay."

    The cottage was pleasant and homely. It had everything we could ever need during our stay and more which was very thoughtful. The hosts had considered everything! The cottage was spotlessly clean with Welsh cakes and a carton of milk on arrival - which was very kind. Thank you! We loved the quality bed linens and towels - little touches that make your stay even nicer! The double bed in the master bedroom was so comfortable that we’re investing in the same mattress for our bed at home! The location is perfect - it’s a short walk down a hill to Criccieth’s high street where there are a couple of pubs, a shop and takeaways if you don’t want to cook. There is easy access down to Criccieth beach from the town. We noticed dogs aren’t allowed on the beach in the summer months so please be aware if you have your furry friends with you. Other local beaches are fine. The cottage is perfectly located for exploring the Llyn Peninsular - in 3 days we visited Abersoch, Portmeirion and Porthdinllaen - all a short drive away. Would definitely stay again!

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property is within walking distance of Criccieth and all amenities."

    The biscuits were a nice surprise and my husband enjoyed them enormously. Shower was very good and the property was very clean and had a nice homely feel. Towels and various cleaning materials supplied but could not find a dustpan and brush. The garden is enclosed but not as long as shown in photograph on the website. The front bedroom you can see the sea and car style. There is plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. The car was parked on the road and we did not have any problems with this. We had a very nice stay and would recommend this property.

    Thank you for taking time to give us feedback. We’re glad you have enjoyed your stay and hope you will return. Re dustpan and brush there was one so we will replace it. Thank you for letting us know. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Jun 2022

  • "A very comfortable and thoughtful cottage."

    I couldn’t fault it. A small, but extremely pretty garden, perfect for sitting in. There were dishwasher tablets, laundry tablets, and a washing line - and I used them all. The bedroom had a great view of the sea and castle. A great position for exploring the Llyn peninsula and Snowdonia.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2022

  • "This property was better supplied than other cottages we have stayed in with plenty of cleaning materials, spare toilet rolls and soap etc."

    We also appreciated having maps of the area there and the recommendations for local restaurants. The cottage was comfortable and in a good location, though the hill was a little daunting at the end of the day. There were only a couple of small issues. My partner hit his head a couple of times on the low ceiling coming down the stairs so possibly some sort of warning would be helpful. Also I was a little wary of using the garden as it was clear that it had been used by dogs and it was unclear if it had all been cleaned up behind them as the grass was a little long. As I said these were only small issues which didn't impact significantly on our enjoyment of the cottage and we would recommend it to other people.

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your useful feedback we have taken comments on board. Much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0May 2022

  • "There was nothing that could have made our stay more comfortable - it was perfect in both location and provision Lots of nice touches such as spare dog lead, bowl and bed should you need them - dustbin bags, cooking oil, tea bags and a small bottle of milk and welsh cakes on arrivala so no need for a stop at Porthmadog aldi/lidl on the way up really."

    Beds wonderfully comfortable - lovely view of the castle and sea from Bed 1 and kitchen well stocked TV in the lounge has a freeview play option which was useful as terrestrial tv reception was a bit hit and miss Would recommend and hope to return

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such lovely feedback. We look forward to seeing you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2022

  • "The facilities were excellent and it is refreshing that a lot of things were readily available - down to basics like salt and pepper!"

    Some holiday house owners don't provide anything which means you have to bring or buy things specially for a week's stay. This is a very welcoming and pleasant house, with a really nice vibe. Being a cold late winter/early spring week, the weather was cold (but very sunny) and it was quite cold to have breakfast in the conservatory, although that is a really nice space. Either a table in the kitchen or a heater in the conservatory would be nice. But I imagine in summer the conservatory and garden will be pleasantly warm. One of the bedside lamps in the main bedroom wasn't working. But everything else was great. We had a really nice week.

    Thank you for your feedback and for letting us know about the lamp. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Mar 2022

  • "We were very pleased with the house, everything as advertised tidy and clean and more bits and pieces than expected."

    The local area was nice and loved the view of the castle and sea from the front bedroom. Had good meals in the Prince of Wales, very good service.

    Thank you we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Comfortable , well presented holiday home , with everything needed for a family holiday ."

    The only slight niggle is that there isn’t a dryer , which given the rain and storms we encountered, was a pain . It’s a lovely property with a view of the castle from one of the bedrooms. I would recommend the local bakery which is a short drive away .

    Thank you for your feedback and we hope you enjoyed your stay even though it was stormy. We are sorry about the lack of a dryer, but we didn’t have room for one. The pulley maid in the kitchen is very useful for drying and there is an airer in the utility room. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage - very clean, beds very comfortable, shower lovely - ideal for two people."

    Thank you for giving us your feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Viv4.4Jan 2022

  • "Cottage was warm and comfortable except for the settee."

    This could do with replacing.

    We appreciate your feedback and over the winter we have replaced the settee. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.1Oct 2021

  • "Lovely spacious accommodation, spotlessly clean and everything you may need ."

    In a quiet spot above the town , parking not a problem and only a short walk into Criccieth . Very much enjoyed my stay and looking forward to booking again .

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Oct 2021

  • "Great cottage just as described had a wonderful week there."

    Hopefully be back.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable, close to all we needed and we would stay again if available,"

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Aug 2021

  • "Cottage was well appointed and spacious."

    Owners had thoughtfully left supplies - the little things that make a difference. Lounge sofa was a little uncomfortable which was a shame. Felt the cottage would get cold in winter and rooms could all do with curtains vs blinds.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Aug 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • This property offers an upstairs bathroom and toilet as well as a downstairs toilet
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen with wood-burning stove
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory/dining room
  • Gas central heating and multi-fuel woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books & games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis
  • Front courtyard with bench and enclosed rear garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.7 miles
  • Note: pets are not allowed to be left unattended at any time
  • Note: This property does not accept sunday check ins.

The property

4 Arvonia Terrace is a homely stone-built holiday cottage nestled in the popular seaside town of Criccieth on the Llyn Peninsula.

Sleeping up to four guests, 4 Arvonia Terrace offers the perfect base for your next family holiday to North Wales!

As well as offering comfortable accommodation, you can simply stroll down the hill and into the heart of Criccieth for shops, places to eat and drink and, of course, a fabulous stretch of beach!

Stepping into the property, enter into the snug sitting room, boasting a sumptuous sofa and a number of plush armchairs set around the television, inviting you to nestle in and enjoy a movie with your loved ones.

Continue through the property into the charming country-style kitchen, which has everything you need to whip up a tasty breakfast or light supper, featuring a warming woodburning stove set within a rustic stone fireplace, offering a cosy spot to gather with a glass of wine to read or reflect quietly.

Patio doors open out into a lovely conservatory, beautifully-appointed with a pastel colouring, serving as a welcoming dining space, leading out to the rear garden, a tranquil sun trap in the afternoon, where you can enjoy sitting out in the morning with a cuppa, listening to the sounds of the birds chirping.

Head back inside and climb the stairs to the first-floor where you'll find two bedrooms, a charming double room overlooking the delightful garden at the rear, and a king-size room, framing far reaching views towards Criccieth castle.

The bedrooms are serviced by the family bathroom, boasting a bath and a separate shower, giving guests the choice to indulge in a leisurely soak or a quick rinse.

Completing the property is the handy utility and cloakroom located on the ground-floor.

Head off on foot to explore your delightful surroundings, taking the short stroll into the heart of Criccieth where you'll find a plethora of eateries, including the traditional country pub, The Prince Of Wales, where your four legged friend is more than welcome.

Spend a fun-filled day at Traeth Criccieth, decorated with a mix of shingle and sand, where you can enjoy an invigorating dip in the tranquil waters of Bae Tremadog, or if you'd prefer to stay on land, visit the nearby ruins of Castell Criccieth, offering captivating panoramic views of the Llyn peninsula.

The property sits not far from the Wales Coastal Path where you can enjoy stunning view across the North Wales coast line for a lovely day exploring or Route 8 is an exciting long-distance route which will challenge and amaze you as it passes through wild and beautiful Welsh landscapes, the route starts in Cardiff and passes two national parks, the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) and Eryri (Snowdonia), before finishing on the island of Anglesey.

The seaside resort of Harlech is within easy reach, where you can test your swing at Royal St. David's Golf Club, explore the ancient history of Harlech Castle, dating back to 1283, or in true seaside tradition, indulge in a portion of fish and chips and a leisurely stroll along the beachfront, backed by the towering sand dunes.

Head further afield to the picturesque landscape of Eryri National Park (Snowdonia National Park), decorated with woodland, moorland and rugged mountains, offering a thrilling selection of trails to explore, where avid outdoor adventurers can tackle the challenging climb to the summit of Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales.

Enjoy an unforgettable coastal escape, no matter the time of year, with a stay at 4 Arvonia Terrace.

Owner WM 13.10
We cannot accommodate Sunday changeovers on a Sunday re Christmas 2024.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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 Eryri National Park (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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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