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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely relaxing week at Glanrafon with my sisters."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean, and in an ideal place with beach, shops and pubs all close by. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was the weather as it rained 5 days out of the 7, though I don’t blame the owner after all it was mid-March. Hope to re-book in the future in warmer months.

    Reviewed by William Clifford5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely warm, clean and a well layed out cottage , in the centre of Criccieth."

    Thanks for your response & we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very convenient spot right in the middle of Criccieth."

    The cottage was cosy, comfortable and clean my only criticism was there was no full length mirror anywhere and a brush and shovel would have been handy to sweep the kitchen floor. Had a lovely holiday and have rebooked for April and September 2024

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage in perfect location."

    Very comfortable and cosy. Useful back garden. Although there was no off road parking it was not an issue, as there are plenty of spaces nearby. Local shops and places to eat all within a few minutes walk. No real issues but if I was being super critical I would say the cutlery could do with upgrading. Could do with a toast rack!. Oven trays were limited, a few smaller ones would be useful. No pizza tray which is always easier to use. But that is all, otherwise this is a lovely cottage which I highly recommend.

    Thank you for this response and we are pleased you had an enjoyable holiday. The constructive points for improvement are much appreciated and are being addressed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alec4.7Jun 2023

  • "Been here once before, beautiful little cottage in the centre of Criccieth handy for everything."

    Beach, shops, pubs and restaurants all within walking distance.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely only downside was there was no Christmas tree which was disappointing, especially when I had rung up to check specifically that there would be a tree and decorations and was assured there would be."

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Dec 2022

  • "We loved every minute in your beautiful cottage ."

    We were very comfortable , everything was provided . Cottage is well situated in Criccieth & we will definitely return . Thankyou .

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage, very comfortable with all the amenities that you need for a great holiday."

    The cottage was very clean and had a welcoming feel. It had a lovely garden with undercover seating so perfect for that first cup of tea in a morning. Would definitely recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a fabulous time."

    Cottage was exactly as described. Only complaint was the tin opener was a bit tricky! Hope to come back soon

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage and in a great location for exploring the local area."

    Proximity to shops, coffee takeaways and dog friendly pubs is also good. My only suggestion to improve would be provision of a smart tv.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Sep 2022

  • "We loved staying at Glenrafon."

    We arrived to find the property extremely clean and equipped with absolutely everything we could need. The position of it was fantastic right in the heart of the town. We would definitely recommend it. Our only issues were that we found the beds really uncomfortable as they had no support. Also as a retired police officer my husband was concerned about the front door being secured by a very basic Yale lock that would be easy to break into.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2022

  • "Great little cottage and had everything we needed for our family holiday."

    The location in Criccieth was ideal with easy access to the beach and local amenities.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2022

  • "Thanks for a wonderful holiday."

    Absolutely charming cottage, full of character. We found it to be better than it looked in the photos. The garden is lovely and has a fabulous covered patio area. Well equipped, clean and comfortable. The property is minutes walk from Criccieth beach and all the amenities. It's a very old cottage, we would have been interested to know more about its history. Fortunately we are all quite short, but it's worth noting tall people staying here would have to watch their heads!

    We appreciate your positive response especially regarding the history which we are trying to establish. We are aware of a mortgage deed of about 1730 but the property is much older. You are quite correct about the size of the doors & ceilings but one has to take account of the physical size of the local population at the time it was built then it must have been quite an important dwelling. Glanrafon translates to "riverside" & the stream is still there though now in a culvert below the adjacent driveway. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clara5.0Jul 2022

  • "A marvellous cottage, wonderfully situated, and Mr Davis has thought of everything that someone staying there could want or need."

    This was our second yearend we will be back. Absolutely faultless.

    Glad everything was to your satisfaction & look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage, extremely clean and comfortable."

    It had everything that we needed for our stay. I would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, garden was a real bonus."

    Would definitely return. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week , the cottage was spotlessly clean , very comfortable beds ."

    The garden was a real suntrap and lovely to see the pots planted with summer flowering geraniums, some holiday let's don't bother .We love Criccieth and this cottage was perfect, two minutes walk to the shops, beach and restaurants , we will be back !

    We appreciate your constructive feedback and try to ensure that our guests get value for money for their stay. We look forward to you visiting us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Glanrafon is a really cosy, welcoming cottage with all the main facilities you need for a holiday."

    Warm and very clean. Small dishwasher was an added bonus ! Lovely modern kitchen and bathroom, but otherwise still has the absolute charm of a cottage of this age. Did not want to leave ! Will definitely stay again. Have stayed in the adjoining cottage and are happy to now have 2 choices ! Thank you for a lovely stay.

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your comments which will be conveyed to our caretaker. . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jan 2022

  • "Found cottage to be well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    The cottage was well positioned in Criccieth. Enjoyed our weekend stay and have booked for a full week in September.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage in a great location."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Although about 600 years old it has been tastefully modernised retaining most of its original features including a low entrance, thick walls, beams (mind your head) and steepish stairs. It will be our first choice of accommodation when we return to the beautiful Llyn Peninsula.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Oct 2021

  • "Really lovely home from home cottage Felt at home straight away."

    Garden needed a little tlc

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in an excellent location within walking distance to all amenities, and have to say it has one of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in."

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was wonderful - it was everything we could ever ask for and was equipped with every conceivable thing we needed."

    We hope to rent it again.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Jun 2021

  • "This was our first time staying at this quaint and beautiful cottage in a fantastically central location of Criccieth."

    5 minute walk to the beach, shops, restaurants and pub. We stayed for the week and made plenty of use of the washing machine, every family knows what a god send this is when you have very small children. The rooms, kitchen and bathroom were adequately equipped, clean and tidy. Some lovely historical pictures of the cottage and full wifi available. Would plan another visit in the future. Around Criccieth there are plenty of beaches, children’s farms, adventure parks and things for to do for family’s all within 30 minutes drive.

    Reviewed by Leanne4.4Apr 2021

  • "Enjoyed our stay in Glanrafron, stayed before prior to refurbishments much improved."

    We used the fire in an evening but in another week would have required central heating we could not see any instructions for putting heating on. The cottage is lovely central village lots of walks. Would visit again.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the refurbishments carried out to the cottage since your last visit. As the central heating is on a preset timer, we do not normally leave any instructions for it's use and it should have been on during your stay. Please accept our apologies if that wasn't the case. We can only think that a previous guest had turned the radiators down or off as the heating was working when it was checked at the weekend. We look forward to welcoming you back to Glanrafon in the not too distant future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location, so near to everything."

    Sweet cottage. Comfy however I would have expected a little bit more for the star rating and price. The TV was very old fashioned and signal was very poor, and no DVD/cable. No coffee machine, only one cereal bowl, no wardrobe or chests of draws. Just little things but this attention to detail could elevate the cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback, the TV supplier will be changing soon which should provide a better service. Glanrafon has recently undergone a full refurbishment and renovation to which everything is new including the television. A set of Denby crockery is supplied with a larger serving dish. Drawers are provided for storage and we are reviewing to see how we could improve this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine4.4Sep 2020

  • "This is a delightful cottage well renovated keeping the original features."

    We will definitely be back so cosy - in an excellent location within reach of lots of places of interest - just great.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Feb 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time in this cottage."

    Very central location both to town and beach for dog walking in the morning, the cottage was warm and cosy with everything we needed. Would definitely recommend it!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fabulous comfy, warm, well-equipped cottage."

    We had planned to stay for 4 nights but soon after arriving we extended our stay to a week as we were so impressed and even then we didn't want to leave! Glenrafon is ideally situated to the centre of Criccieth and its castle and for exploring North Wales.

    Reviewed by Alicia5.0Dec 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire
  • Gas central heating and gas fire
  • Multi-fuel cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, TV with Freeview and DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Road-side parking
  • Rear garden with patio area with furniture
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop within 0.1 miles

The property

Situated between the Snowdonia National Park and the unspoilt setting of the Llŷn Peninsula, tucked within the town of Criccieth is this characterful cottage, Glanrafon.

This traditional grade 2 listed holiday cottage with low ceilings and doorways.

Ideally located for a family seeking a break to the coast, as well as to discover the magnitude of outdoor attractions within the surrounding area.

Unwind into your evening within the open-plan living room, where the exposed beams and white-washed walls ooze bags of character into the space, offering a truly wonderful place to relax during the evenings.

Certain to entice any budding chefs is the kitchen area, where the quality appliances are left for you to make full use of, whether it be a beach picnic or a delicious home-cooked treat.

From here, you can cosy up on the plush seating arrangement and flick on the gas fire which rests within the inglenook fireplace before getting lost within a book you’ve been meaning to read or tuning into the TV.

The charm of the property is continued into the bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, each designed with a refreshing ambiance and plush linens.

Outside, a rear garden area offers the opportunity for alfresco dining or savouring a well-deserved glass of wine one balmy evening.

For local amenities head to the town of Criccieth where you will find a superb selection, including a couple of eateries and a shop for picking up the essentials.

To keep you busy whilst here, head down to the beach to soak up the sun or try your hand at watersports.

Alternatively, head to the National Park to explore miles of walking routes or immerse yourself in the local history by visiting the nearby Harlech Castle and Caernarfon Castle.

Glanrafon is an outstanding retreat for a family holiday break.

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter