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Gwel Afon

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Llanystumdwy near Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Well set up, and set out accommodation."

    Very comfortable lounge/ eating area. Kitchen equipment all as you would expect and all clean. A really nice play to stay, very central for Llyn peninsula, and of course Snowdonia Ational park. The owners are on hand to help or consult but they are no means intrusive if you wish to be left to it. I would happily go back there, so that seems a decent recommendation! And you can't say that for them all......

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful place immaculate property."

    Great stay lovely owners on site. cant ask for more really

    Thank you Ian. Much appreciated feedback .A pleasure having you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent location, hosts, accommodation and weather."

    We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning in the not to distant future.

    So glad you enjoyed yourselves, an absolute delight and hope to see you agin soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent location."

    Lovely quiet village. Wi-Fi great.

    An absolute delight. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Gwen Afon."

    A perfect location for exploring the local area and beaches as well as riverside walks along the the beautiful river Dwyfor. Jason the owner was very friendly and helpful and the property had everything we needed for our stay. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Our pleasure. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shelagh4.7Jul 2023

  • "Perfect for a peaceful getaway."

    Thank you Peter. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation perfect location ."

    Owners attention to detail cannot be faulted. We really enjoyed our stay . Thank you both. Ian Brenda and Esther our dog .

    An absolute pleasure. A delight having you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "The best holiday home we have stayed in for years."

    High quality throughout. Thoughtful layout. Comfy settee and bed. Great shower. Lovely outside patio area with seating, with the sound of the river. Very peaceful but convenient for getting around. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a stay in this area.

    Well Amanda. Thank you very much indeed I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. . It was a plaesure having you, feel free in coming again. All the best. Jason. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2023

  • "A well- presented and comfortable accommodation- great location."

    Thanks to Jason for letting us in early and for the fencing so Coco could also enjoy the patio area !

    A pleasure having you all. Do come again. In the meantime enjoy you travels. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2023

  • "This was one of the nicest places we have stay."

    The hosts were very helpful and around if we needed anything. A hidden gem

    Thank you very much. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. A pleasure to have you. Do come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2023

  • "The apartment was just what we needed."

    It was very clean and comfortable. We will be going there again, this time in the summer. A big thank you to Jason.

    A bit late in responding, my apologies. However it was a pleasure. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely property in a very peaceful village in a beautiful part of north Wales."

    A great base with a wide range of day trips out including stunning beaches, Snowdonia, historical sites etc. The property was clean and had everything needed for a family of 2 adults and 2 children (aged 14 and 12 - good wifi). Having breakfast outside with the sound of the river nearby was lovely. Many thanks to the hosts.

    Again, apologies for the tardy respose, I'm new to this... However thank you for your feedback and so glad you had a good stay. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Aug 2022

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  • Ground-floor accomodation
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x bunk
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box
  • Smart TV, Echo speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 1.7 miles
  • Note: This property sleeps four but is a maximum of 2 adults
  • Note: There is a step up to the en-suite shower room, please take care
  • Note: The bunk room is accessed via the double room
  • Note: The owners live on-site
  • Note: One small well-behaved dog allowed for a supplement of £20

The property

Criccieth 1.7 miles.

Perched in the charming village of Llanystumdwy near Criccieth, is this superb ground-floor accomodation, Gwel Afon.

Enjoying a wonderful location along the banks of the River Dwyfor, which can be heard from your very own private front garden, and within easy reach of Snowdonia National Park, Gwel Afon is the ideal dwelling for a family of four.

Be greeted by two off-road parking spaces and a front patio with furniture, the perfect spot for savouring your morning coffee.

Step into the open-plan living space, where you can look forward to gathering your loved ones on the plush leather corner sofa to enjoy a family favourite on the Smart TV.

Rustle up tasty dishes in the well-equipped kitchen, ready to enjoy at the dining table for four or alfresco in the garden with the tranquil soundtrack of the river.

After a day of exploring, you will find two well-appointed bedrooms, double with en-suite shower room, and a bunk room, ideal for the little ones to snuggle up in.

From your new accommodation, you can enjoy leisurely strolls along the river, delve into history at the Amgueddfa Lloyd George Museum, or refuel at the welcoming Tafarn Y Plu pub set within a Grade II listed building.

Continue onto Criccieth, where you can stock up on essentials at the petrol station, visit the fascinating Castell Criccieth with sweeping sea views, spend a day on the golden sands of two beautiful beaches, or tuck-in to fresh seafood at Dylan’s.

From here you can easily access Porthmadog, home to the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, an excellent golf club and the Black Rock Llamas.

Your new accommodation is ideally located for walkers and cyclists with exceptional walks nearby, including the renowned North Wales Coastal Footpath, as well as the Snowdonia National Park, where you can tackle the famous Snowdon Peak.

All this and more awaits at Gwel Afon.

NOTE: Charging of electric cars is not permitted at this property, please see our blog for electric car charging stations nearby

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Criccieth 1.6 miles; Porthmadog 6.4 miles; Morfa Bychan 8.4 miles.

Llanystumdwy is a charming Welsh-speaking village resting between Chwilog and Morfa Bychan. The village is well-known as being the location of the National Writer’s Centre for Wales, and offers a good selection of attractions, including the Amgueddfa Lloyd George Museum, walks along the Afon Dwyfor, and the Rabbit Farm. Dining options include the welcoming Tafarn Y Plu, where you can sample local ales and hearty pub meals in a traditional inn set within a Grade II listed building. Just outside of the town is Criccieth, where you will find a well-stocked petrol station for picking up essentials, the remarkable Criccieth Castle, Traeth Criccieth, Marine Beach, and the eateries of Swn-y-mor, Poachers Restaurant and Idris Café. Continue onto Porthmadog, where you can enjoy the delights of the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, the Maritime Museum, and Porthmadog Park.

NOTE: Please note the first floor isn't included in the accomodation.
NOTE: Charging of electric cars is not permitted at this property, please see our blog for electric car charging stations nearby

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