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Holly Cottage

(Ref. 1002543)

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic stay, lovely accommodation, relaxing and peaceful."

    The bottle of wine was a lovely touch. Close to the local shops A good base to explore the area. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "I have stayed at this site previously and it is just right for my needs."

    Knowing the area well, it is ideally situated for the places I visit. I stayed in early spring when the weather is still changeable and knowing I would be going back to a warm and comfortable premises after a day out in the rain and cold was comforting. The welcome gift of a bottle of wine was also much appreciated. Will definitely be looking to stay again in the summer when I venture North again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is our second stay in this cottage, good safe on site parking, good ..."

    This is our second stay in this cottage, good safe on site parking, good location for food, or eating out, and very comfortable, and we will have no hesitating in stating there again

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location, close to the beach and the town but very quiet."

    The cottage was very comfortable with everything you might need for a stay. The gift on arrival was a lovely thought.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic location and beautifully decorated."

    Really appreciated the Prosecco it was a lovely gesture. It would have been useful if there was a small vacuum cleaner and mop, also a full length mirror and access to the plug sockets in the bedroom. Would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Marcelo4.4Sep 2022

  • "We happy with the accommodation, but couldn’t use the huge garden at the back as there was a sign on the gate saying Private."

    It was such a glorious week weather wise we would have loved to have had tea out there. It’s not the same sitting on a driveway.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Aug 2022

  • "Well sited near the town centre."

    Nicely presented with pleasant bathroom and suitable for a couple. Off street parking offered but sometimes difficult to manoeuvre into if all visitors cars present. Major weakness was outdated washing machine with no drier, albeit a rack for drying wet clothes. At the price charged something better would be expected

    Reviewed by John3.4May 2022

  • "What a lovely little gem minutes from the beach."

    Very well equipped, super comfy bed, great shower, spotless. Will recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Holly Cottage is a delightful holiday venue with everything needed for an enjoyable stay."

    All furniture and fittings are of a high standard and the relaxing ambience is enhanced by the colour coordinated soft furnishings and tasteful decorations/accessories throughout the cottage. The owners, Jamie and Eirien, are welcoming, friendly and always willing to advise and help with any queries on the local area.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2022

  • "V comfy and well equipped ."

    Very convenient for facilities Spotless Tin opener broken and lamp in living room needs a new bulb. Bathroom door bangs wardrobe rubber stopper may help Thanks for lovely stay

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Recommended for everyone who looks for beautiful scenery with everything a couple could need and a super comfy bed"

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Feb 2022

  • "This cottage is very warm and cozy and has everything you need for a holiday stay."

    WiFi has strong signal, the bed is very comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. The cottage is very close to the sea and to the town centre. Really enjoyed our stay and will return.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2021

  • "The accommodation was absolutely fine."

    The location was great and the cottage was warm, cosy and comfortable. We thought that, perhaps instead of the bottle of wine, enough toilet paper, soap and washing up liquid could have been provided.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2021

  • "We stayed here for a week in October and have to say that the property was of a very high standard, perfect location and incredibly clean."

    We would most definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Tess4.7Oct 2021

  • "When we arrived there was a lovely Welcome bottle of Wine."

    The cottage it was immaculate. Everything needed was at hand. Everything was on the doorstep. We had a marvellous time. And have told people about our Stay and it was definitely a 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage with everything you need"

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Aug 2021

  • "Within easy walking distance to beach, castle and shops, yet Holly cottage is set back from the main road, so lovely and quiet."

    It is well equipped, comfortable, tastefully decorated and spacious - everything you could need! We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2021

  • "Better facilities than listed eg TV included DVD player, hair drier in bathroom."

    hottest week of year yet cottage was cool very tastefully and comfortably furnished= and VERY near beach

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cleanliness and location were superb."

    Friendly owners, nothing to much trouble and a feel safe factor. Parking spot on and very close to all amenities. Anyone thinking of booking this rental have no fear. Criccieth ticked all the boxes for us. Marion and John Stevenson.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Maybe a full length mirror for the bedroom would be useful, but a great cottage and facilities, in a great location."

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely holiday,cottage was beautiful,and close to beach and shops."

    Owners were friendly and very kind.enjoyed our stay very much

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "Had teapots but no teacups or small glasses but very well equipped though."

    Would book again

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Oct 2020

  • "We received a very warm welcome from the owner of this delightful cottage which is tastefully decorated, immaculately furnished, along with excellent facilities."

    Conveniently situated minutes walk from the beach, shops and restaurants it is just perfect for 2 and has all the comforts of home! We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2020

  • "Ideally placed for touring North Wales and Snowdonia, Llyn Peninsula and coastal path."

    A view of the sea and Criccieth Castle an added bonus. Shops and restaurants within walking distance. A very comfortable cottage with everything required for a pleasant stay. It was good to have a parking space close by too.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2020

  • "Holly Cottage is so comfortable with everything you need for a home from home holiday."

    We were very impressed with the lovely modern furnishings and decoration. In a great position with a five minute stroll to the beautiful beach and very close to shops and amenities. There is so much to see within a short drive in this beautiful area. We were very lucky with amazing weather and maximised it to the full but there are still places to come back and see. Great holiday.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2020

  • "We arrived to a pleasant welcome from the owners."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Good location. Across the road is the beach. Also good to explore other towns. We went to Abersoch. Aberdaron and Portmeirion. Early booking essential for Dylan’s. The Poachers restaurant is now a takeaway. Very good value for money. We had a very good week. One day of rain.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2020

  • "The driveway was awful for the parking due to a 7ft wall, narrow entrance,could not see to get out safely onto the main road, also could not see it there were any pedestrians approaching."

    We'd like to point out to any future guests that the entrance to Holly cottage was extended earlier this year by over 2 ft allowing ample space in and out. We are sorry that Mr Tolmie found this difficult to do. This issue has never been reported by any previous guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex4.4Aug 2020

  • "Excellent location."

    Less than 5 minutes walk to the beach and Criccieth town centre. Would be happy to revisit in the future.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2020

  • "A nice well presented cottage in a lovely location for the Llyn peninsular and Snowdonia."

    Very close to the beach with private parking and easy access to Criccieth makes this a superb location.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is beautiful,and very clean and fresh ,the people that own the cottage are friendly and helpful, it's just a short distance to the beach and shops ,the beach is clean and family friendly."

    Criccieth is an ideal place to visit the beautiful surrounding area,I would recommend Holly cottage it's a great little place for a holiday for two.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2020

  • "Although we had concerns about the recent reviews and had emailed sykes about these and they didn't reply to us we were happy with the accommodation."

    It was as it said on the box. A nice cosy cottage and clean and we had no complaints. We would certainly stay there again.


    Reviewed by David3.8Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely at first sight BUT as we settled in there were one or two things that we noticed."

    1. The small settee is so uncomfortable and creaky. It may be OK for very small people but not large enough for two tall ones. 2. At first sight all looked really clean but the mould in the bedroom and bathroom plus the lower down dust on skirting boards, bed frame and chairs worried me. I appreciate it is the end of the season and cleaners only have a certain amount of time to tackle main cleaning jobs but mould is not good. 3. The internet was useless. I take it this is a problem for everyone, but BT should be doing a better job.

    THIS PROPERTY HAS RECENTLY BEEN FULLY RENOVATED FOR 2020. Thank you for your comments, and for staying at our little cottage we will certainly look into the points. You raised and take action to improve the comfort and cleanliness for all our guests, and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara3.1Sep 2019

  • "Starting with the positives, 10 out of 10 for location, ideal for visiting lots of places and lively walks around criccieth."

    The negatives the cottage isn't really a cottage it's a box. Yes we expected cosy which is fine but we wanted warm, homely and comfortable. This wasn't. The long list of do not do things didn't bode well. Damp and cold, we woke up to damp clothes even tho we had excellent weather we did put the heating on although the weather didn't warrant this. The bathroom is damp and in need of a revamp. No shelf in the shower to put anything with the sloping floor everything ended up in the shower tray! The kitchen is adequate but couldn't really cook a meal from scratch. Sorry Sykes this isn't really up to your usual standards but we did have a lovely time visiting this area despite the moans.

    THIS PROPERTY HAS RECENTLY BEEN FULLY RENOVATED FOR 2020. It's very disappointing to hear that you didn't find the cottage as cosy as other clients have, and that you were unable to cook a meal from scratch as the kitchen is fully equipped to do so, if you needed any additional items they could of been provided. Thank you for letting us know your thoughts about the shower, we will look into putting a shelf in. We have not had a guest who has stayed in the lodge mention about it being damp and cold so I'm sorry to hear you feel this way, we will take a look into this further. However, we're happy to hear that you found the location and surrounding areas lovely. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice2.8Sep 2019

  • "Lovely clean cottage in a fantastic location for beach, castle, walks, eating and drinking establishments."

    Only criticism was lack of towels - 1 hand towel and 1 bath towel each for a week. There was nowhere inside the cottage to dry towels - fortunately the weather was good and we could dry them on the washing line outside.

    This property has recently been fully renovated 2020. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Jul 2019

  • "Excellent break away."

    Comfortable cottage. Everything you could need. Will definitely stay again. (Very comfi bed!)

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2019

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  • All ground floor: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (please bring own beach towels)
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Seating area to side with bistro table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: This property has recently been fully refurbished
  • Note: This property has £100 Good housekeeping bond.

The property

This lovely cottage is set in the charming, seaside town of Criccieth, close to its glorious sandy beach hugging the glistening shores of North Wales.

Holly Cottage is perfect for a couple, offering compact and welcoming accommodation with a lovely sitting room, where you can sink into the sofa and tune into the TV before getting cosy by the fire - ideal for a romantic night in!

There is also an intimate dining area for enjoying home-cooked meals prepared in the well-equipped kitchen next door.

Retire to the double bedroom at the end of a venturesome day and reap the benefits of the en-suite shower room.

A delightful base for a couple at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with ref: 1002544, together they can sleep 4.

Note: This property has recently been fully renovated 2020.

Nant Y Felin Cottages

Centrally located in the seaside village of Criccieth on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales, these two delightful, detached cottages are situated within the grounds of the owners own home and are located within a short stroll of the beach, castle, shops, pubs and restaurants. The properties have had recent full renovations for 2020. Being single storey, they are ideal for any guests who have difficulty with stairs. Both cottages are nicely appointed with full gas central heating and offer compact and cosy accommodation with en-suite shower rooms, providing the perfect base, ideal for couples. Holly Cottage and Fir Tree Cottage can be booked individually or together to offer flexible accommodation and are perfectly located for exploring this beautiful coastline of North Wales. Criccieth offers an extensive beach and a castle, both only a few minutes’ walk from these holiday cottages. Enjoy a spot of lunch or afternoon tea in one of the many cafes in the village, or enjoy a drink in one of the local pubs after a romantic evening stroll along the beach. From Porthmadog, only five miles away, take the Ffestiniog Steam Railway and travel the 13.5 miles to Blaenau Ffestiniog, with its own attractions, such as Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Zip World Titan and Bounce Below, an underground trampoline or the Welsh Highland Railway where you can travel through some of the most splendid Welsh countryside to Beddgelert. Within driving distance is the Italianate village of Portmeirion, the wonderful Snowdonia National Park and further afield is the Isle of Anglesey. There really is so much to see and do and these lovely cottages can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

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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Note: This property has recently been fully renovated 2020.
Note: This property has £100 Good housekeeping bond.