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Hafod Y Mor

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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "The WOW factor of this property is obviously the superb views and huge skies, where you can watch the sunrise and sunset from the same spot."

    The house suited our family, aged 7 to 77, and was in a great location. The negative was the poor WiFi, (non existent downstairs) which meant having to go out to send work emails.

    Reviewed by Kay4.1Oct 2023

  • "The house is well designed to make the most of the incredible views come rain or shine and at every time of the day."

    There was plenty of room for 8 adults and a dog to spread out or spend time together. We enjoyed the games, table football and table tennis which gave us plenty to do in the evenings. The house is in easy reach of the beach, town and everything that this beautiful part of Wales has to offer. This is one of the best holiday houses we've stayed in and we'd gladly come back.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful place to stay as a large family."

    Superior interior design and comfort. Fantastic location

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Was everthing we wanted from our break friends over from New Zealand and we all thought views were spectacular"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful house in a stunning location."

    Views are to die for. House was spotlessly clean and every need catered for. We will be back soon. In fact it was so good, we stayed another night - thank you to the owners for agreeing to our request. Lots of super design features in this house too. Swinging chairs, rotor blade stair rail, built in wireless speakers … the list goes on. Wildlife and birds to the rear of the property absolutely stunning too. Thanks for a fab holiday.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0May 2023

  • "Our family had a wonderful week at Hafod y Mor."

    The house had everything we needed for a great stay and all generations could occupy themselves during the stormy weather we unfortunately had. However, the view from the windows across the sea made the weather all the more bearable and it’s true to say it, enjoyable. Just a few things could make the stay even better: a larger cheese grater; clearer instructions on which outdoor recycling bins contain what as many council instructions vary and we were unsure of local ones. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2023

  • "A fantastic property with, perhaps, the most spectacular views of sunrise & sunset in Wales."

    It was a superb place for our family get together. The owners have provided 'attention to detail' in all aspects & should be applauded.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Feb 2023

  • "Property was lovely, spotlessly clean and lightly decorated for Christmas."

    The most important showpiece of this property is the huge glass door in the living room/kitchen. You can spend hours just watching the bay. First day in and we had the delight to watch a red kite immediately outside the front! The appliances are high quality and the included washing up liquid/soap was a nice touch. So often cottages just leave one dishwasher tablet or a tiny amount of soap meaning you have to run to the shops. Three very minor points for us: - It took us 15 minutes to open the front door on arrival. The lock is very stiff and the trick is to pull the door and turn the key. Probably due to the prevailing wind battering the front of the property in inclement weather. Yes, I did panic when I couldn't get in as it was the 23rd December. - The main glass door in the living room wouldn't close properly. Consequently it was a little drafty upstairs in the gale force winds we had. I think the door lock bar needs re-seating. - Better information about the bins would be good. We were unclear what could be recycled and where it should be placed and if we were meant to put the bins out on a certain day. Hopefully we did it right.

    Reviewed by Nathan4.4Dec 2022

  • "A very beautiful holiday home."

    The views are breathtaking. Kitchen is very well equipped and I have never cooked or washed up with such spectacular views. Our only issue was the noise of the building works on a daily basis which I do realise is outside the owners control but did spoil a perfect week.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely outstanding property, we will definitely be returning!"

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2022

  • "Despite pretty bad weather we had a great time in Criccieth, in part because of this excellent house."

    Spacious, well prepared, comfortable and equipped to a high standard. It's a short walk to Dylan's a good local restaurant, though be aware, it's an uphill return. A couple of minor repairs needed but and double rather than Queen sized beds but overall, one of the best houses we have rented in the UK.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2022

  • "Superb accommodation, great position overlooking the beach with fantastic pation furniture."

    All the facilities were of very high quality.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous holiday home!"

    The view is amazing, so much to look at, didn’t want to leave the house! Pure luxury from the bedding to all the appliances! Our party ranged from 10-74 and there was something for everyone to enjoy. We especially enjoyed using the fire pit whilst taking in the view of the Castle!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2022

  • "Just back from a weeks stay at Hafod Y Mor!"

    Wow what can I say. The property, absolutely beautiful and the views are stunning. Every window you look out there is a beautiful view to admire. Totally felt relaxed from the moment we walked in. The facilities at the property are brilliant and it has everything you need for a comfortable stay. If you’re thinking of booking then don’t hesitate! The perfect break for couples or families! We will be back 100%. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2022

  • "Amazing spot loved the views, a very calming stay, accommodation was spotless the whole experience was perfect."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2021

  • "Amazing place, didnt want to leave!"

    Reviewed by Tara5.0Nov 2021

  • "Well, what a stunning view and excellent location."

    I stayed here in October with my family and close friends and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The weather was a bit hit and miss but we didn't mind as we enjoyed the house and the wonderful views. Beautiful property with excellent facilities, comfortable, clean and a view from every window !. We will definitely book to stay here again. My only gripe , and it is a very small one , would be the lack of storage in the bedrooms. It would have been nice to have had set of draws and a bedside table instead of a tiny shelf. I would highly recommend this property , suitable for anytime of the year!

    Reviewed by Elise4.7Oct 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week away at the property with family."

    The views from the house are amazing. All the facilities were excellent. As stated on a previous review there was an issue with the dish washer but this was resolved very early on in our stay and repaired. We found that the kitchen contained everything that you could possible need. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable and the whole layout of the house is excellent. The football table proved very popular. The dining table comfortably seats 10 people which is ideal for the size of the house. We would love to come back and stay again.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2021

  • "This amazing property is of high spec with the most fantastic views, location is a massive bonus."

    It sits right at the top of Criccieth, so a fair hill to climb, but you don't get views like that from sitting in a valley! We would have loved to have had a hot tub, but that is the ONLY negative point we can make. Of course upon booking the property we knew there wasnt one, but due to the position of Hafod Y Mor I can only imagine how amazing it would be to sit in a hot tub and watch that view. Fantastic place, thank you and I think all of us want to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Nerys4.7Oct 2021

  • "Our expectations were met by the fantastic view from the property but our stay was not very comfortable."

    We reported a problem with the dishwasher on first use but it took a long time to get some action. We found a large piece of glass and a clogged filter in the dishwasher left by previous users presumably causing the problem. Not a lot of fun to wash by hand all week. The glasses and crockery were mismatched and there was no chopping board or bin for food rubbish. The bathrooms are very small and the dining table too big and bean bags in the bedrooms very odd! The coffee pot still had old coffee grounds from the previous occupier.I also think the bedding needs to be renewed. The contact details for the housekeeper had been hidden in a drawer under toys for some reason!

    Thank you for your review and feedback - we are happy to deal with each point raised in turn. We're sorry you experienced a problem with our dishwasher which is a high end double Fisher and Paykel unit (allowing some redundancy should one of the drawers have a technical fault). Our housekeeper did come straight up and have a look at it for you and we asked a local handy man to come up the next day to also see if it was fault that could be easily resolved. Unfortunately it wasn't and the F n P engineer was immediately booked to come out at their earliest appointment. Our glasses and crockery have received exceptionally heavy use this summer and whilst fit for purpose we do replenish and replace as required. There are 6 chopping boards in the draw next to the cutlery draw. There is a food waste bin under the kitchen sink. There is a family bathroom with bath in bed 1 and a large ensuite in bed 4. The ensuite's in Bedrooms 2 and 3 are compact as per the constraints of the property layout and shown in the photographs on the property details website. The dining table has to accommodate 10 as that is our house capacity. The bean bags are in each of the downstairs bedrooms are for guests to take out through their respective patio doors should they wish to take in the views and relax in the sunshine. Our housekeeping team work exceptionally hard to ensure the house is cleaned and presented perfectly. We apologise on their behalf that the coffee pot had been missed and not been cleaned on this occasion as this clearly isn't an acceptable standard. The bed linen is hotel grade and replaced regularly. Our visitor Information booklet left out with our complimentary guest arrival gifts gives all relevant contact details on page 1 and of course you can contact who ever you booked with who will facilitate dealing with any issues. We hope this answers your points raised and thank you again for visiting Hafod y Mor. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne2.8Oct 2021

  • "Modern "upside down" house with everything you could want & fine attention to small details."

    Spectacular views over the bay & Criccieth.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "Our holiday at Hafod Y Mor, Criccieth was 5*+!"

    The best holiday house we have stayed in. Absolutely the best views! The location, a short walk to the beach was perfect. The house was stunning with a great kitchen and living area with views to die for. Cannot give the owners enough praise for creating this beautiful holiday house! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fabulous location and views."

    Criccieth is a hidden jewel. We will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent, of a very high standard, in a fabulous location and exceptionally clean and well-equipped."

    However, the staircases (inside and out) are not easily traversable for the mildly infirm/inebriated, in particular, the fabulous banister on the inside stairway is not 'graspable'. The recycling and rubbish collection instructions were incomprehensible (to us!) and no spare bags were provided - we ended up taking our kitchen waste home in bags we purchased.

    Reviewed by Kate4.4May 2021

  • "Hafod Y Mor is an exceptional property, a really luxurious home from home."

    The views from the property are pretty spectacular no matter what the weather. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, location."

    Views.... Just wow! Worth the price tag for the view alone!!

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Sep 2020

  • "Superbly appointed house all fixtures and fittings are of the highest standard."

    The kitchen and utensils are of the highest quality. The best equipped house we have rented with magnificent views we would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2020

  • "A brilliant cottage- well equipped, perfect location, amazing view."

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2020

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  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor family room with double and children's double bed bunk with en-suite bathroom with shower over, basin and WC, 2 x ground floor doubles with en-suite shower room, basin and WC and 1 x first-floor double with en-suite shower room, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Utility room
  • Large open-plan living space with kitchen, sitting/dining area and snug
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven and microwave, gas hob, American style fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, double dishwasher, wine cooler, Nespresso coffee machine, waffle machine, Popcorn maker, two Smart TVs, integrated sound system, table football, WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Please bring your own Beach towels
  • Feather bedding
  • High chair and travel cot (no linen provided)
  • Off-road parking for six cars
  • Large patio with choice of seating and steps down to a fire pit with benches, Rear patio and lawn space
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.5 miles

The property

This magnificent property in an elevated position above the town of Criccieth on the Llyn Peninsula, enjoys wonderful views across Cardigan Bay.

Suited to a group or family of ten, this large holiday home offers contemporary and stylish décor, and an excellent location within easy reach of many places of interest and activities.

Begin getting to know your new home for the next few days, and discover the reverse level accommodation, with three of the four bedrooms resting on the ground floor, made up of two doubles and a family room with a double and a children’s double bunk, cleverly hidden within the wall.

Each room boasts sleek style and elegance, with natural hues and pristine white bedding, and is a welcoming sight to snuggle up in at the end of a busy day.

Wake up each morning and take only a few steps into your own en-suite bathroom or shower room, to begin your day with a refreshing hot shower.

Step back onto the polished concrete flooring and up the stairs, with it’s amazing feature wall and unique handrail, which is in fact, a helicopter blade.

Just one of the many wonderful additions that make this property special.

Up on the first floor you will find the fabulous open-plan living space, where you will immediately marvel at the floor-to-ceiling windows offering a gorgeous backdrop to your holiday, whether you are lounging on the huge corner sofa, playing a game of table football in the snug, or sitting at the breakfast bar with your morning coffee.

The snug can be separated from the rest of the room by closing the sliding glass doors, creating a great place for the children to carry on playing or watching their shows on the Smart TV, while the grown-ups relish a calmer environment over in the dining area.

Completing this first floor is the superb German built kitchen.

So stylish and well designed with a fantastic range of professional grade appliances to help you cook up a storm.

You will also find the master double bedroom with it's own en-suite shower room on this floor, which features glass patio doors leading onto the rear patio with it’s bistro table and chairs.

Alternatively, head to the spacious patio at the front of the house, where you can enjoy the fresh sea air and the fantastic views.

Take the opportunity to explore Criccieth Beach and the surrounding coastline, which provides a perfect opportunity for walks with wonderful views, or head into Criccieth to wander around the local shops or to pick up your food essentials.

If you fancy a break from cooking, sample the local delicacies at one of the several restaurants in this charming seaside town, with seafood being the speciality at Dylan’s, a beachfront restaurant with an Art Deco theme.

Snowdonia National Park also offers endless routes and trails, some definitely harder than others, not to mention the many outdoor activities and attractions that the area has to offer - there is something for everyone.

Hafod Y Mor is a spectacular property, offering the perfect location for a luxurious stay overlooking Cardigan Bay.

Note: This house has a good housekeeping bond of £1,000
Note: The house has a strict ‘no parties’ rule and the house is not available for use as a party venue.
Note: CCTV security camera overlooks the car park.
Note: No stair gate

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 house has a good housekeeping bond of £1,000
Note: The house has a strict ‘no parties’ rule and the house is not available for use as a party venue.
Note: CCTV security camera overlooks the car park.
Note: No stair gate

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas