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Bryn Eglwys

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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


  • 16 Guests

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely loved our stay here again."

    Everything was perfect. Would highly recommend Sykes Cottages, very professional service. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2023

  • "Myself and family were celebrating my 70th Birthday."

    Your house made our week well located. Every thing we needed to make our stay comfortable. Thank you for a lovely stay. Would definitely love to stay again. Thanks Barbara

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay in a lovely house."

    The facilities were great - particularly the pool room and the hot tub. Everything was well maintained and the rooms were comfortable. The only small area for improvement would be the check out time - we felt a bit rushed on the last day. All in all a fantastic house and one I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely marvelous house Just as good as described."

    Plenty of space for all 14 of our family. We had one problem which was sorted the same day. Couldn't ask for a better response. great view of the castle from two of the bedrooms. Will definitely return again if we can all get together

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Aug 2023

  • "The hottub cleanliness was not maintained through the 5 days of our stay."

    Dear Mrs U, Thanks for your feedback. I’m glad your guests enjoyed using the hot tub. The hot tub maintenance company empty, clean, refill and prepare the hot tub in between every set of guests. Where the booking is for a full week they also perform a chemical check mid week. We’re glad that everything else was to your liking and would welcome a future booking should you wish to do so. Many thanks, James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Johanna4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely house and setting."

    Everything was very clean and comfortable. We all had a very good holiday.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property and position -room for all-great views-can walk to beach and castle-had great holiday."

    Major drawback is the check out time of 9am-this was changed to 9.30-1000 very kindly by the owner-felt a very short weekend due to early planned departure-I felt the cost did not reflect this-though appreciate my family may not be representative, and less of an issue if staying for longer. Have stayed at other properties for the weekend with check out times of 4pm. Would very much recommend the house however, individual choice re leaving time.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at Bryn Eglwys."

    The house was was the weather! We ate on the terrace nearly every day - what a great space. There are beautiful views out over the sea and we made full use of the BBQ. All the family loved the pool table and it was wonderful to be able to walk down to the beach and enjoy the sunshine. We only ate out twice as it was so good on the terrace. We went to Dylans and Poaches. Both were very good but Poachers particularly was super.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic weekend and the place was even better than we imagined."

    Thanks very much for having us!

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0May 2023

  • "Bryn Eglwys was great for our group, the bedrooms are really spacious as are the living spaces, meaning there was enough room for people to spread out but also eat together in the dining room or on the top patio."

    The view from the front bedrooms and the top patios is beautiful and there is easy access to the beach and local coffee shops. The hot tub was lovely as we were lucky enough to have great weather and make use of it along with the bbq. there are enough bathrooms to accommodate a large party as well as a large oven and two fridges. the front garden was secure and great for our dog to be able to run around.

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Apr 2023

  • "Just returned from a fabulous stay Bryn Eglwys."

    We are 3 seperate families with 8 children ranging from 7 to 16. The house catered for us all. So much space for everyone and tastefully decorated and fully equipped with everything you need. The views are fantastic and the large outdoor patio and hot tub was great to relax on whilst the kids enjoyed the games room(s). 2 minute walk to criccieth village and the beach/castle but also a great base for exploring surrounding towns/areas. Perfect break and highly recommend for any large groups.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Apr 2023

  • "Our stay at Bryn Eglwys in Criccieth for our dads 70th birthday celebrations was fantastic."

    The house was amazing, fitting 15 of us comfortably, nobody getting under anyone else’s feet. The pool table and hot tub were used and loved by all, and the children loved ‘the den’ on the third floor and the decor is impeccable, every detail thought out and catered for. The views were absolutely beautiful, I will miss waking up to the view of the castle and the beach each morning. There was one small issue of a fire alarm beeping, I called the phone number provided and it was dealt with without any problems. We genuinely loved our weekend here. We are already trying to plan another trip in the future, and we can’t wait. Thank you for the opportunity to stay in such a wonderful place.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Mar 2023

  • "We stayed in this property for my 50th Birthday arriving on 6th Jan and departing 13th Jan."

    I would just like to say what a fabulous property this is, what you see is what you get. The hot tub was a massive hit with us along with the Games room. Overall this is a fabulous property and I would highly recommend and look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had an amazing time at Bryn Eglwys, we were a family of 15, 8 adults and 7 kids."

    We had an amazing Christmas and it was decorated wonderfully with 2 big trees as well as other bits. The hot tub was great and the place is massive, brilliant location, short walk to the beach and great for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Dec 2022

  • "This is a stunning property in a beautiful location."

    We stayed for a 50th birthday weekend and we all loved every minute of our stay. The property is very clean and beautifully decorated throughout. The garden views of the beach are stunning. Will definitely be returning and would highly recommend :-)

    Dear Mrs A, We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we’re very thankful to see you’ve re-booked for next year. James & Victoria Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful stunning property - we couldn’t fault anything!"

    Hi Jacqui, We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for being wonderful guests. James & Victoria Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful weekend celebrating my daughter’s 30th birthday."

    The house was everything we expected, beautifully decorated with very comfortable beds and beautiful views. Kitchen was very well equipped and the welcome pack very much appreciated after a long drive. Location was perfect for many activities and also for simply chilling. The hot tub was very luxurious! Solar lighting around the BBQ would have been useful but otherwise a fabulous property. I would definitely recommend and book again.

    Hi Jane, We’re so glad you had a great stay with us. We’ve purchased some additional lighting for the top deck based on your feedback, thank you. James & Victoria Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at this beautiful house in Criccieth."

    My father has stage 4 cancer and we could not have picked a better place to take him for his last holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner and Jess who cleaned the house. We would highly recommend this spot to anyone !

    Reviewed by Sally-ann5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very spacious for our family of 12 and 2 dogs, location very good, great having pool table for the guys, everyone could have there own space if wanted to."

    Definitely recommend the house for large family's and groups.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.4Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous house in an amazing location!"

    We celebrated a birthday here with 9 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs and everything we could possibly need was provided for. Plenty of space both inside and outside, the trip up the stairs to the hot tub area was definitely worth it to sit and enjoy the fabulous views. The house is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. We would definitely recommend a stay here and hope to be able to come back in the future.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Jul 2022

  • "Property is situated in a beautiful spot and the views are amazing."

    The house itself is a great place for a family get together. We (11 of us) were there to celebrate a birthday and we had a great time. James, the owner was easily contactable and catered for all our needs. Thank you. Definitely recommended.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0May 2022

  • "Wonderful location, amazing views, super comfortable, and spacious."

    Great bathrooms. The outside space is amazing. Great views from the hot tub, Criccieth is a superb classy little holiday village, with fabulous surrounds and easy stroll into ‘town’. Nice cafes and shops. Wonderful walks from the village and in nearby localities. Bedrooms felt luxurious, comfy beds, lovely linen, stylish walls! Kitchen and utility well equipped, and a brilliant enclosed space to let the dogs out. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2022

  • "Stunning house!"

    The stand out would be the location/ views. The facilities such as Hot tub and BBQ over looking the beach and then the sheer size of the house, very grand and specious. The check out time of 9am would of been a slight pain if it wasn’t for such good accommodation from the owner for allowing us a 10:30 check out. Having to be up and cleaning at 8am on a bank holiday Monday wouldn’t of been ideal so we’re all very happy this was pushed back. I celebrated my 30th here this weekend and couldn’t of picked anywhere better if I tried. Highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Apr 2022

  • "Am amazing house, in a perfect location."

    Brilliant facilities and the children loved the pool table. Would highly recommend and hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Apr 2022

  • "Just loved it here."

    A family group ranging from one year old to seventy eight, there was something for everyone. The tasteful decor was amazing and we loved the fact that we could all sit round the enormous dining room table for our meals. The kitchen was so well stocked with so much storage space. I loved sitting in the conservatory overlooking the wonderful view or, alternatively, relaxing in the hot tub or on one of the sun loungers. Small issues were dealt with in a friendly manner. I really hope we are able to come back.

    Reviewed by Joan4.4Apr 2022

  • "All of us really enjoyed our stay away for a surprise 50th birthday party."

    All the kids and adults loved the hot tub and the outdoor space with lovely views and lush weather The old downside to our stay was what we thought was a very early checkout time of 9am, with a later check out time it would have given us the opportunity to have breakfast before we left. Other than this the property, the location and the local town was fantastic and would highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Rhys5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time as a family celebrating my wife's 70th birthday."

    We were very impressed with the quality of the furnishings, the range of facilities and the speed of the response from the owner in meeting our needs. The house is close to all amenities and the views from the house were glorious. The fact that the weather was so lovely in early March was the icing on the (birthday) cake. Everyone really enjoyed their stay from the youngest, 6 months, to the oldest, 71. There were 15 of us in total and the house was spacious enough to accommodate us all comfortably. We'd love to return.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Mar 2022

  • "What an amazing property."

    We had the most unforgettable stay in this beautiful house, it’s so much bigger than the photos and the views are incredible. It’s a short walk to the beach, and near a lovely restaurant Dylan’s which is also walking distance. We had a party of 14 people for my boyfriends 30th birthday celebrations, and the house was everything we could have hoped for. The kitchen facilities were fantastic, loads of everything including even a cake stand for birthday. The hot tub and pool table were also well enjoyed by everyone. We hope we will be back! Thanks so much - a weekend to remember. Sophia x

    Reviewed by Sophia5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely house with great views of the castle and sea."

    Well equipped with plenty of bathrooms and showers for all. Hot tub was an extra bonus also taking in the fantastic views. Holiday enjoyed by all, from 17 months to 68 years. Hope to return soon

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Feb 2022

  • "12 of us stayed Fri-Mon."

    We were able to get into the property at 16:00 as promised. The rooms were big, clean and attractive. The bathrooms & cloakrooms were plentiful and the kitchen very well equipped. The views from the hot tub and bedroom windows were fantastic. It had a real homely feel to it. We did have an unforeseen problem on the Sat but it was dealt with quickly by the maintenance team. Communication with the property owner was great over the weekend. The village itself was also very welcoming. I know I speak for the 12 of us when I say this property is definitely worth consideration.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jan 2022

  • "Had a brilliant time with family, loved the feel of the house."

    Great location, ample parking, excellent WiFi. Very enjoyable

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fantastic property would love to go back, everyone was amazed when they arrived at the quality and location."

    Two pieces of feedback. 1) we could not find any clear bags for the recycling. 2) the pictures on the website do not give the property justice. It’s far better in reality, much larger and exceeded all our expectations. Thank you, my wife had a brilliant 40th birthday and a big part of that is down to your fantastic property. James Ekins

    Reviewed by James5.0Jan 2022

  • "Had a lovely time!"

    Everything you can imagine was available in this house to have a beautiful Christmas! Stylish decorations. Would recommend this beautiful house to anyone.

    Reviewed by Marieke5.0Dec 2021

  • "On arrival."

    Access is simple via the key safe and there was a lovely welcome.pack to.get you in. We made the booking for my wife's 60th birthday for our close family, 16 in total ages from 3 to.mid 60s. There was something for everyone theirs loved the hot tub, games room and the play stations in the "Den" at th top.if the house. The house is in a lovely setting with great views of the beach and the castle and close to.local amenities and provides everything you need for.a great stay just being your food and drink. The only downside of you could that.was the fan oven to.the left of the stove didn't appear but we managed to get by without it. The boys also.asked would it be possible to have a TV in the games room so they could watch the football as the women watched Strictly and Other reality shows lol

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay at Bryn Eglwys."

    The house is beautiful and the location is amazing. Comfy rooms, and absolutely everything you might need was provided. Will definitely be going back next time we need a large venue. Great value too!

    Reviewed by Eloise5.0Dec 2021

  • "We stayed for my mothers 60th and it was fitting for our family."

    House was so rustic with a modern touch the house was so spacious for 14 guests. Nobody ever felt on top of each other. Would love to stay during summer time to chill outside watching the sun set with a bbq on and the hot tub. The view over the sea is something I could get used to. All bedrooms where huge and beds also very comfortable. Will be looking on another stay next year. Thank you for a wonderful service and also the bread and milk was also a brilliant touch after our drive.

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Nov 2021

  • "Information pack received before arrival with everything we needed to know."

    Amazing property, better than the photos! Fully equipped with everything you could need, comfy beds, towels, gorgeous bedrooms and bathrooms. This place was outstanding and the views were out of this world. 12 of us stayed there and every single one of us would go back. We were sad to leave!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay for my hen weekend!"

    We didn't expect much as the photos did not do the property justice! Absolutely everything you could have needed was provided, and the views out onto the water were beautiful. I'd definitely love to come and stay again!

    Reviewed by Cassandra5.0Oct 2021

  • "Accommodation was very good but the beds were very hard, towels were a bit small."

    Lovely location.

    Reviewed by Joy4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely place in a good location!"

    Great facilities to entertain families! Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Aug 2021

  • "What a find!"

    We were lucky enough to secure a booking at Bryn Eglwys this summer for a large family holiday after many months of not being able to see each other and to celebrate my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary. The house has been renovated and decorated beautifully and there are lots of lovely design touches, not least the gorgeous variety of wallpapers used throughout the house. The front bedrooms has amazing views but the rest of the rooms are also very comfortable and thoughtfully finished. There are several bathrooms, with fab showers, so there was no queuing up in the morning! The hot tub was well used (and checked part way through our stay) as was the pool table and as the weather was well on our side we had several BBQs during our stay too. The town amenities and beach are within a short walk and we enjoyed a few days in Criccieth as well as rediscovering the gorgeous beaches along the coast including Barmouth and Black Rock Sands. The weather was glorious during our stay so we stuck to the beaches but the Snowdonia mountains are also within reasonable distance for those who may prefer to go hiking. We had a very relaxing stay and it was just what we needed to catch up on much missed family time together. Don't leave without trying an icecream from the Cariad Gelato Piaggio!

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Jul 2021

  • "We had a variety of age in our group and every member thoroughly enjoyed themselves."

    Absolute beautiful and accommodating place with amazing views of the sea

    Reviewed by Samina5.0Jul 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Eight bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king size, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x king-sizes, 2 x king-size (zip/link, can be a twin on request), 2 x second-floor kingsize
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, 2 x heated towel rails and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, hand held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with gas fire
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Games room
  • Second-floor games room
  • Gas central heating with gas fires
  • Electric range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwashers
  • Smart TV, Xbox, WiFi, pool table, a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and 2 x highchairs available
  • Off-road parking for six cars
  • Enclosed garden with hot tub and outdoor seating area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The bedrooms on the second floor are adjoining and to get to one you must go through the other.

The property

Proudly positioned in the beautiful town of Criccieth, overlooking the soft sandy shores of the North Wales Coast and the spectacular fortress of Criccieth Castle, Bryn Eglwys is a magnificent three-storey Victorian holiday home that is sure to add a touch of luxury to any self-catering stay.

Boasting eight gorgeous bedrooms, each with their own individual style, this property can host up to sixteen people making it a wonderful spot from which to enjoy a family or group getaway, no matter the occasion.

Leave your coats and boots to dry in the porch, before stepping inside the grand hallway and discovering a fabulous sitting room with a traditional gas fire, where you can enjoy many relaxing evenings chatting amongst friends and enjoying enthralling movies on the Sky TV.

From here, a gorgeous kitchen with stunning solid wood cabinets and a striking range cooker can be found hosting a sea of appliances, perfect for cooking up many delicious home-cooked meals for all to enjoy whilst gathered at the opulent mahogany table that decorates the fabulous dining room.

End your evenings with a quick game of pool in the ground-floor games room whilst the children play peacefully on the PlayStation in the second-floor games room, or head outside to the enclosed garden for a relaxing dip in the hot tub as you watch the sun set after another memorable day in Wales.

Retreat indoors to the ground-floor, accessible king-size bedroom, served by a gorgeous ground-floor shower room, or head upstairs to the first-floor and discover a further five bedrooms, each beautifully appointed and served by both a family bathroom and a shower room.

The bedrooms are made up of three king-sizes, one benefiting from an en-suite shower, and two twin bedrooms which can be arranged into king-size beds on request.

There are also two additional king-size beds resting peacefully on the second-floor, served by a family bathroom.

When ready to explore your surroundings, be sure to take a stroll down to the centre of Criccieth and uncover the fortress of Criccieth Castle, the shores of Criccieth and Marine beach, and a good selection of bustling pubs and restaurants from which to enjoy dinner and drinks by the sea.

Take a tour of the Amgueddfa Lloyd George Museum or travel to the colourful village of Portmeirion, home to tranquil spas, exotic gardens and a famous stone boat, offering a superb day out for the whole family.

A stone's throw away the town of Porthmadog offers plenty of fun with a captivating Maritime museum and Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, where you can delight in a scenic tour of the countryside.

Head into the mountainous terrains of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park and discover Sygun Copper Mine, Llechwedd Ancient Quarry and Zip World Slate Caverns, as well as awe-inspiring hiking trails to the peaks of Yr Wyddfa (Mount Snowdon), Glyder Fawr and Mynydd Mawr.

Seek thrills at the Dragon Raiders Activity Park, right on your doorstep, or head along the coast to the picturesque village of Abersoch to learn to catch a wave.

Experience Wales like never before on an escape to Bryn Eglwys.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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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 Eryri (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 (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: The bedrooms on the second floor are adjoining and to get to one you must go through the other.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas