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Bryn Henllan

(Ref. 1095963)

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 7 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful house in a stunning location, spotlessly clean and well equipped."

    A couple of minor points for the owners: One half of the 4 slice toaster didn't work. There being only one kettle proved to be a bit of a battle with 12 people wanting to make drinks in the morning. Some of the radiators in the bedrooms never came on all week (we adjusted the valves to maximum); The weather was mild so this wasn't a problem for us but could be in the depths of winter.

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2024

  • "A really fabulous holiday home ."

    10 adults had a fantastic time. Spotless and beautifully appointed. So much space and comfort . The sitting rooms and bedrooms were top quality and en-suite bathrooms were lovely. The kitchen had everything you could possibly want for grand dining, no compromises needed in terms of platters, pans glassware etc. . We would have preferred dining chairs rather than benches for our leisurely meals . Overall a really great house with everything you could wish for. Thankyou !

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful 3 night stay at Bryn Henllan to celebrate our Mum's 90th birthday."

    We all felt that the house was so warm, cosy and welcoming. So clean and tidy. Everything that we could possibly need during our stay had been provided. All aspects of guest's varying needs have clearly been taken into consideration. Smooth arrival and departure of the property. The surrounding area is quaint and picturesque. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gail4.4Feb 2024

  • "Amazing house beautifully decorated with absolutely everything you could need."

    Spotless, linen ,towels all great quality. Location was perfect for us stunning views and huge garden. Parking for several cars. We loved it and the three log burner made it so cosy at night. Wonderful.

    Reviewed by Kieron5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely house in a fantastic location, it was just right for our group of mostly adults."

    The only things we missed were a hair dryer (or two) and a high chair everything else was perfect.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Sep 2023

  • "A spectacular house with wonderful views."

    All the furnishings and bed linen were of a really high quality and the kitchen was stocked to a very high standard. A few suggestions : a high chair and cot would have been very welcome especially being such a big family rental property .A hair dryer was also lacking. There were issues with electrical items such as lighting and the lounge rooms would benefit from some brighter lights for reading. A second main door key would have helped too. This is a property we would very happily return to and everyone in our party had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Agnes4.7Aug 2023

  • "A fantastic home in a fabulous location."

    The photos really do not do it justice. I could not recommend highly enough. Spacious, comfortable, well equipped. The owners have clearly renovated recently and they have done a brilliant job. Great holiday home.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property came up to even more than expectation, we all were delighted With the property , faultless!"

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable house with minor problems, rotary line would be better on opposite side of house ,not easy to get to to for older people!"

    radiator switches in bathroom would be better if reachable and use 2 hour auto timers ( we have one at home easy to use and cheaper to run !) We think that photos do not do it justice first impression when entering gate and house is wow !! position and views lovely ! thankyou from us all

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Jul 2023

  • "It's a fantastic house for a large group!"

    Great location with views if the castle with the high street on your doorstep. Lovely bedrooms and modern bathrooms. The owners have equipped the house with pretty much everything you need and the only thing I'd say is that a BBQ would really add to what is already a great property.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Jun 2023

  • "Just an absolutely beautiful cottage in a fabulous location - perfect for both mountain walks and lazy days by the sea."

    The house was cool when it was hot outside and cosy on the nights where it was a little chillier. It helped that the weather was wonderful for our entire time here but the house was the jewel in the crown of the whole holiday. So good in fact we booked for next year while we were still there.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic holiday staying at Bryn Henllan."

    The property is absolutely gorgeous, in a wonderful location with amazing views across the bay. All the rooms are beautiful, each with its own en suite and the beds are very comfy. The grounds are spacious with rabbits popping out when it's quiet. We will definitely be back to this remarkably lovely house. Thanks to all concerned in making our stay so fabulous.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0May 2023

  • "All our , extended family from Stoke, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Australia, ..."

    All our , extended family from Stoke, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Australia, would like to thank you so much for our stay in your wonderful house, to say that is is fabulous is an understatement, it is spacious, very well equiped, light,airy and comfortable, also the outside space with those wonderful views was a bonus, everyone was more than happy, we had a lovely family get together, and you made it very special for us all, many thanks

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2023

  • "9 adults and 2 children stayed here."

    The property was really well located for the different activities we were doing over the holiday. All the rooms were comfortable. There was plenty of space in the house so you never felt on top of one another. The only thing we would have liked was a travel cot and high chair, but we checked beforehand and were informed there weren't any at the property so it wasn't a big deal and we brought our own. Great fish and chip shop in the town!

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Apr 2023

  • "Bryn henllan was perfect for our family get together!"

    the layout suited us perfectly, with oodles of room over the three floors - really important when there's ten adults and two babies to accomodate Every bedroom was so perfect that we had no worries about choosing which couple had what room; everyone was in luxury. A very well-equipped house, with beautiful views. The kitchen/diner was a great place for us all to gather - and we loved the fact that there was no telly in the attached lounge. We started looking for next years availability as soon as we got home!! many thanks.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2023

  • "Visiting from New York City, I was pleased as punch to find this place."

    Warm, open rooms good for sprawling after a day of hiking... That giant dinner table, perfect for our big group gathering... And especially nice is the overall renovation, clearly a beautiful job of awakening the spirit of an old house while also updating tastefully -- where the things you'd wish in your home to be modern are, and the things you'd wish to remind you of family history do that too. I loved staying in a strong house just a few quiet steps from the middle of the village. Thank you; we'll be back!

    Reviewed by Rhiannon5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Bryn Henllan over new year."

    The house is stunning - spacious, cosy and everything worked well. We spent evenings sitting in front of a log burner looking out at Criccieth Castle - really magical. There were plenty of books and games to occupy us when the weather wasn’t so good, but we also had sunny and drier days when we could go for coastal walks. I would definitely recommend a winter stay in Bryn Henllan

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Dec 2022

  • "We were a group of 12 adults who stayed for 3 nights in this beautiful house - and would have dearly loved to stay longer."

    The house is very spacious, beautifully decorated, well equipped with everything you could wish for - and spotlessly clean. The beds are comfortable and there is plenty of hot water. It really is home from home, with so much thought going into every detail. Logs are supplied for the various log burners downstairs (and we found we needed to use them as the house wasn't overly warm). There is also an abundance of games and books for cosy evenings in one of three sitting rooms. Outside, there is plenty of parking, a huge garden and lovely walks on the doorstep. Our party were all keen to revisit Bren Henllan next year for a long weekend (Friday to Monday) but it seems that bookings will now only be from a Saturday with start days either side incurring the full week/2 week's rent. Such a shame as a stay is now above our budget, but I understand the reasons behind it. In all, a gem of a holiday home!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Oct 2022

  • "Bryn Henllan is a very special place, spellbinding scenery and views from the house, beautifully decorated, and furnished to the highest standard."

    The house can cater for every shape and size of group, with three great sitting rooms, a huge dining table, and several log-burners to ensure winter breaks are just as appealing. There's a lot to be said for being on the edge of a lovely small town, combining good privacy with short walks to a butcher, a deli, a baker, coffee shops and an attractive seafront. For the more adventurous, there are tremendous longer walks along the shore (towards Porthmadog) or hikes into Snowdonia. We stayed in early September, and were lucky to have sunshine every day. We absolutely loved the house and the area!

    Richard And Michelle RaeSep 2022

  • "Truly the pearl of Northern Wales, Criccieth is a breathtaking village with incredible beauty and so much to explore."

    And perching on the best location over it all is the beautiful Bryn Henllan which has sweeping views of the rocky crescent beach and of course a breathtaking view of the castle. The home has a perfect modern renovation, spotless, clean, detailed and well considered it was clearly done with a lot of care and thought. Original details are preserved and honored side by side with modern conveniences. I have traveled quite extensively and this is one of the best spots I’ve found. Full recommendation, no reservations.

    Darren AronofskyAug 2022

  • ""Just had the most wonderful and magical stay in this beautiful Victorian home by the beach."

    All the guests had their own bathroom and bedroom so felt very private but the communal areas are spacious and great for accommodating lots of friends and family. We were all able to sit down for meals because of the huge and beautiful dining room table and spent all our time in the kitchen/living/dining area and on the outdoor terrace taking in the spectacular views of the sea. One of the best bits is you can take a morning dip in the sea which is only a 5 minute walk away. I highly recommend staying here - it was very clean when we arrived, towels on our beds, a huge garden and plenty of games, books and room to have the best holiday!

    TallulahJul 2022

  • "We stayed at Bryn Henllan in May."

    The house is magnificent. Recently renovated, every room has real character and there’s some beautiful artwork on the walls. The house's position is breath-taking, with views of Cardigan Bay from many of the rooms. The house has a large garden which was great for the children and it’s within easy reach of so many things to do in Snowdonia and the quiet beaches of the Lleyn peninsula. I couldn’t recommend it more for a break for an extended family or a get-together of friends. 6+ well-appointed bedrooms all with their own bathrooms make for a very comfortable stay. A beautiful large, open plan kitchen with everything you could possibly need (who has two dishwashers?) is just one of a number of shared spaces we were able to use. The house was spotless on arrival and we enjoyed a very thoughtful welcome box. Seemingly new to the rental market, do take advantage of what is a real gem. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

    Dan BrandtMay 2022

  • "Kids’ Top 10 The house: 1."

    is HUGE. 2. is comfortable 3. has a warm and heartfelt feeling. 4. has lovely furniture. 5. has a secret room just for kids!! 6. looks like a magic house in a Ghibli movie. 7. has a really big garden with lots of plants, flowers and rabbits. 8. is really near the sea. 9. has a great view of Criccieth castle. 10. is near a brilliant ice cream shop called Cadwaladers.

    D BrandtMay 2022

  • "We stayed at Bryn Henllan in May."

    The house is magnificent. Recently renovated, every room has real character and theres some beautiful artwork on the walls. The house's position is breath-taking, with views of Cardigan Bay from many of the rooms. The house has a large garden which was great for the children and its within easy reach of so many things to do in Snowdonia and the quiet beaches of the Lleyn peninsula. I couldnt recommend it more for a break for an extended family or a get-together of friends. 6+ well-appointed bedrooms all with their own bathrooms make for a very comfortable stay. A beautiful large, open plan kitchen with everything you could possibly need (who has two dishwashers?) is just one of a number of shared spaces we were able to use. The house was spotless on arrival and we enjoyed a very thoughtful welcome box. Seemingly new to the rental market, do take advantage of what is a real gem. I cant recommend it highly enough.

    Dan BrandtMay 2022

  • "Adults’ Top 10 The house 1."

    is very big, with plenty of room for three families or two families and grandparents. 2. has a large, well-equipped kitchen. 3. has the biggest dining table that you have ever seen. 4. has a boot room with second dishwasher, 2 x washing machines, dryer and wet room to hose down the kids. 5. has a large garden, which is fenced so that kids are safe. 6. has beautiful local art all over the house. 7. beautiful decoration and furnishings. 8. has amazing, inspiring views over Criccieth Bay. 9. is a very short walk from the town with its shops, cafes and antique shops 10. is a short walk from the beach

    D BrandtMay 2022

  • "This house is an incredibly special place to stay!"

    We stayed here with family for a wedding in the area and the house was perfect. Amazing size, location and views. Undoubtedly the best views in Criccieth! Inside, there is so much light throughout the house. The downstairs manages to balance being spacious and open, whilst also cosy. Every bedroom is fantastic. The gardens are enormous, with the views only getting better and better as you walk up. Perfect walking distance to everywhere in Criccieth (great jog down to the beach for an early morning swim....) and really well located for accessing Snowdonia and other parts of the Llyn peninsula. Already planning a second trip...!

    Declan ClancyMay 2022

  • "Such a brilliant place for a big group with little ones!"

    We stayed for a week, with extended family and our 4-week old. We settled on the top floor which was the perfect setup with a newborn, incredibly comfortable, with lots of space and no need worry about disturbing others. Having a big utility room separate from the kitchen and two washing machines also a huge bonus with a baby. The house has such a cosy and homey feel whilst also being set up with a fantastic, modern kitchen and lovely bathrooms (en suite for everyone!). Brilliant location too, being set above the town with wonderful views but also just a few minutes walk to the shops and the beach.

    Imogen BermanApr 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1/F 1 x superking-size with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 2 x twin (zip/link can be made into super kings on request) with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x four poster king size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC; 2/F 1 x king size, 1 x twin
  • 2/F bathrooms x 2, one with free-standing bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2nd with bath, handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open plan kitchen/diner/living room with wood burner
  • Utility, with ground-floor wet-room, shower, basin, and WC and drying room with slatted shelving and coat hooks
  • Ground floor snug with woodburning stove
  • First-floor sitting room with electric stove
  • Second-floor study.
  • Central heating with 3 x woodburning stove and electric fire
  • Electric range cooker with induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer with built-in ice maker and chilled water, additional fridge, 2 x washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwasher
  • Smart TV, TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn, patio, and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles, beach 0.6 miles
  • Note: There are steps throughout the property
  • Note: Guests must bring own beach towels

The property

This spectacular three-storey property, Bryn Henllan, is located in the bustling seaside town of Criccieth, Gwynedd.

Bryn Henllan is ideal for a large family or group, sleeping up to 12 guests, and is conveniently located within its own grounds with ample off-street parking in the heart of the town, with stunning views of the seashore and castle.

Behind the property’s stone-fronted façade is a newly renovated family house which blends original and contemporary features to provide a spacious, light-filled interior with original beams, exposed brickwork, wooden floors and high ceilings.

The airy entrance hall with original Victorian tiled floor leads to the well-equipped open-plan kitchen/diner, perfect for getting together around either the contemporary granite-topped breakfast bar or rustic wooden dining table.

Adjoining the kitchen is the utility area where you'll also find a drying room, cloakroom and wet-room for convenience, perfect for cleaning off after a day at the beach or hiking.

There is also direct access from the kitchen to the front and side terraces for al fresco dining or taking in the sweeping seascape over a drink. You can relax in one of three comfortable reception rooms: the elegant sitting room adjoining the dining area or the snug just off the entrance hall, both of which have woodburning stoves and an assortment of books and games to enjoy as a family, or the first-floor sitting room with its spectacular sea views where you can unwind and enjoy some peace and quiet in front of the electric stove and Smart TV.

The property’s six bedrooms are spread over two floors.

On the first floor are four spacious en-suite double rooms, two of which can be arranged flexibly as either twin or superking beds, whilst on the second floor are two bedrooms, a king and a twin, a study, and two contemporary bathrooms with underfloor heating.

Bryn Henllan offers the best of two worlds: picture perfect views and informal gardens surrounded by nature for private dining, picnics or drinks, whilst also being only a short stroll to Criccieth town itself with its array of eateries, pubs and shops. Enjoy some family-friendly activities, right on your doorstep in Criccieth, such as excursions up Criccieth Castle, walks along Marine Beach to the river Dwyfor’s estuary or along Neraig beach to Black Rock, or picnics on the sands of Morfa Bychan.

Nearby are also the attractions of Portmeirion Village, rides on the Mountain Railway to Snowdon, exploring the slate caverns at Llechwedd or the Sygun copper mine in Beddgelert.

For walkers the area is rich in hiking trails and picturesque circular walks, including trekking up Snowdon or trailing through the valley at Aber Glaslyn Pass.

For some friendly rivalry, try water sports, clay pigeon shooting, or go karting at Glasfryn Parc. If you enjoy history, the Lloyd George Museum is on your doorstep in Llanystumdwy, and a short drive away are St Cybi's Well and Caernarfon Castle with mediaeval architecture and breath-taking scenery.

Choose Bryn Henllan as your Gwynedd home, offering something for everyone.

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 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: This property requests a £1000 Good Housekeeping Bond
Note: There are steps throughout the property.
Note: Guests must bring own beach towels.