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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent stay, very well equipped property beautifully furnished in a lovely location close to the bay."

    Added touches to assist with our dog (extra water bowls, towels etc). Sadly we booked as a group of six but unfortunately our friends developed COVID so we're unable to join us however the rest of us had an amazing stay.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2024

  • "Awelfryn is a beautiful house, really well appointed."

    We had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. The views are absolutely gorgeous and the beds extremely comfortable. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0May 2024

  • "Our whole family has enjoyed our holiday at Awelfryn and would certainly recommend it to other families."

    The children loved the hot tub and were in it every evening.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2024

  • "The facilities available for use in ‘Awelfryn’ went beyond the description, we had taken towels for the hot tub (we did use our own), & lots of kitchen items ( tea towels, oven gloves etc) & really we did not need to."

    The house was beautiful & catered for our every need. The views were amazing & the outdoor furniture was positioned to make the most of these views.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Apr 2024

  • "Lovely house, meticulously kept, with wonderful views over Cardigan Bay."

    Our second visit to this house, and will return again. Excellent.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely house, very clean and tidy."

    short walk to the beach and town. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

  • "Brilliant stay in a lovely place."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful house, great location with sea views ."

    Lovely touch with the welcome pack, flowers and champagne . Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Aug 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Awelfryn, such a good spot to admire the castle and seaviews from the patio."

    The house was spotlessly clean, and the lovely welcome pack an added bonus. It was perfect for a family reunion and the hot tub was a hit with everyone. Perfect to explore the area, and make new memories. Thanks !

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful house, beautifully furnished with view of sea."

    What's not to like! We all throughly enjoyed our week, grand daughters loved the Hot Tub. Very pleasant and understanding owner. 5 stars all round.

    Reviewed by George5.0Jul 2023

  • "Owners were lovey."

    House wonderful. Added extras were a nice touch and made it very welcoming. The additional bottle of champagne and chocolate was a generous and kind token. Location is very good with stunning views. Everything was wonderful.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jul 2023

  • "Top class accommodation, in a wonderful location overlooking the sea."

    A Fresh clean welcome with some delicious goodies, a real treat. A very comfortable large, airy house with lots of special features . Quality items used in the house , nice dishes, cutlery (Robert Welsh) our favourite …home from home. A family fridge with ice maker, a great cooker with added grill pan etc . Lots of thought has been given to making the house comfortable for guests. The owners live near by , unobtrusive but there to support if need be. Would like to return again, so much to see and do in the area.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful house in a beautiful location."

    All amenities catered for and all the homely touches which makes this a great setting for families to be together and just relax against the backdrop of the hills and sea. The owners were there to check everything was satisfactory which it was 100%. On the doorstep is everything you need all within walking distance.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely week staying in Awelfryn."

    The property was very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The outside area was perfect for enjoying a BBQ and relaxing in the sun, The hot tub with views of the sea and countryside was a welcome relief after days out exploring the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Gayle5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic house!"

    From the moment we walked in it felt like home from home . The welcome basket was a lovely touch and the house spotlessly clean . We were a party of six adults and one small child and found we had plenty of space. The hot tub was great and would recommend paying the extra to have it. The house shouts quality and luxury , the beds were all comfortable and bedding and towels lovely . Location great across from the beach and views amazing . Handy for Porthmadog and Pwllheli. Owners friendly and helpful . We would definitely rent again without hesitation .

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0May 2023

  • "Awelfryn is a lovely spacious house, well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    It's just a couple of minutes walk to the beach, most of which is dog friendly so we and our dog had some lovely walks along the beach. The hot tub is a bonus and great to relax in at the end of the day. A lovely house to stay in.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2023

  • "Thank you for our wonderful stay in your Beautiful house."

    Everything we needed was here. The welcome pack was so good! What a great location with Amazing views.

    Laura, Lee, Evie, Arlo,Brett,Sylvia,AlanMay 2023

  • "Lovely house in a spectacular spot."

    We had a wonderful time at Awelfryn over Easter. From the welcome pack and beautifully clean interior, to the sea views and lambs gambling on the hillside at the back of the house, we absolutely loved it. Criccieth is a lovely place to wander around, the beach and castle are a short walk away from the property and our children were perfectly happy to explore the rock pools every day with a bucket and spade. However, we did manage to explore a bit further afield with Portmeirion, Black Rock Sands and Caernarfon castle all just a short drive. Big thank you to the owners for their communication and much appreciated extra touches that made our holiday so special.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a gorgeous house and spot!"

    It was perfect for our stay. Thank you so much, we have had a fantastic holiday!

    Mrs WilkinsonApr 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable and well maintained property."

    Beautiful location and great owners. Very helpful and supportive with any queries we had and equipment to the highest of standards. Would definitely recommend to others in the future. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Kelly & Steve4.4Mar 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with small bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor WC with basin
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Central heating
  • Range cooker, microwave, American fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 3 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring your own beach towels and hot tub towels
  • Off-road parking available
  • Front, back and rear garden with furniture
  • One dog welcome
  • Hot tub at an additional cost
  • Outdoor shower facility
  • Electric charging point
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 miles and beach 0.5 miles

The property

Awelfryn is a large, detached house hidden away in the historic town of Criccieth, Gwynedd.

Awelfryn is a wonderful option for couples, friends, or groups of seven, thanks to its convenient proximity to the beach and its breath-taking views of the sea and the castle in the distance.

The property offers off-road parking and a lovely garden, perfect for enjoying your favourite tipple on balmier evening whilst other members of the party soak in the luxury hot tub.

Sink into the plush sofas in front of the gas fireplace while watching a much-loved show on the TV; the roomy sitting area affords beautiful sea views.

Head through to the kitchen to prepare delicious dishes, which can then be enjoyed at the dining table as you recount the day’s adventures.

There is a utility just off the kitchen for your convenience.

Finishing off the ground-floor is a well-appointed bathroom, perfect for washing off the day's adventures under the overhead shower or relaxing in the bath.

A super-king-size with en-suite shower room and breath-taking sea views, two doubles, and a single can be found on the first floor, along with a well-appointed shower room and a cloakroom.

Visit the magnificent Castell Criccieth, relax on the beautiful beach, practise your swing at the fantastic Criccieth Multi Golf, and dine on fresh seafood at Dylan's, British classics at Poachers, and hearty pub fare at Prince of Wales.

Black Rock Sands features a beautiful beach, the Greenacres Nature Reserve, and the popular Black Rock Sands Beach Club, which is known for its award-winning cask ales, cocktails, and wines, in addition to its delicious seasonal menu.

Keep going to Porthmadog, where you can take a ride on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, explore the Maritime Museum, enjoy a meal at The Port Café Deli & Restaurant or The Australia, try some beer from the Purple Moose Brewery, or head into Snowdonia National Park, home to numerous scenic hiking and cycling trails.

Treat your loved ones with a stay at Awelfryn.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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Note: Please note there are low walls in the garden, please ensure children take extra care.
Note: Please scan the QR code on the EV charger to access and pay online.
Note: Additional charge of £150 for the use of the hot tub.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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