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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Great house and lovely space."

    Located just off main seafront. Perfect for beach castle and local facilities. Plenty of space for 3 cars. All rooms well appointed and high spec and well equipped. Loved the well lit mirrors in all 3 bathrooms. Would definable rebook

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Nov 2023

  • "We all had a lovely holiday the property was perfect clean and well equipt met the owners a lovely couple thanks for a relaxing holiday ."

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was beautifully renovated and very spacious and had everything we needed to enjoy our holiday."

    We were a family of 7 and had a very enjoyable stay. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely go back and would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Kelly3.8Apr 2023

  • "Would benefit from curtains in some of the bedrooms and more drawer storage."

    No oven gloves or chopping board provided but other than this well equipped. Unlocking front door a bit of a challenge until we got the knack!

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Sep 2022

  • "Discarded sweet wrappers (and a wrapped cereal bar) under more than one bed."

    Curtains needed in the bedrooms upstairs, particularly the king size bedroom and the twin bedded rooms. Previous comments in the Visitors' Book have asked for curtains. Inadequate storage space in bedrooms. Also, the kitchen very poorly equipped for a property which sleeps 8. A lot of BASIC items missing. Also mentioned in the Visitors' Book.

    Reviewed by Judith3.1Aug 2022

  • "When we arrived at the property it was not ready or cleaned."

    The cleaner arrived at the same time. There was no toilet paper no cleaning products, no fairy liquid or handwash, no soaps and no shampoos. No basic food at all all kitchen cupboards were empty. No salt pepper, sugar nothing at all. We had to do a big shop for the 3 days we stayed there. Not welcoming at all. I certainly will NOT be coming back again.

    With regret I feel the need to answer you very negative remark. i do appreciate the horror you witnessed on your arrival of the horrendous storm, it was 1987 the area had such rain so we were not prepared for it. this is why the cottage was not ready due to flooding on the road and the cleaners struggled to go from A to B. this was on our BBC news. On arrival you wanted to use the toilet, and asked if you would*nt mind using the public toilet which is just around the corner which you refused. Despite the water nearly in the cottage we let you in and to our horror you stayed in the Livingroom letting the cleaners clean around you. Our last telephone conversation I was informed by yourself that your child had broken the fish tank and water was everywhere, but I assured you that no charge would be given to yourselves , because of the inconvenience of your arrival. which you forgot to mention. Our cottage is self catering , I was not aware that i had to do your shopping, we always leave coffee/tea/sugar/ welshcakes/milk for our guests , never have we had such a remake as this before. As landlords we appreciate all the feed backs and try to learn from them , but unfortunately because of act of god im unable to do anything apart from praying it wont happen again, but as for your teenagers that is pure untidiness . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hajjira1.9Jun 2022

  • "Cold bedroom downstairs need to consider black out blinds"

    Reviewed by Helen3.4May 2022

  • "Lovely house & enjoyed week's break with family."

    Would just like to point out that in the main description of the property on the website it states the ensuite has king-size bed, did not appear to be so. Please correct description. (Please do not publish name)

    Reviewed by Danuta4.4Oct 2021

  • "Gathering of the clan for a family wedding and then holiday as we had travelled ..."

    Gathering of the clan for a family wedding and then holiday as we had travelled miles to get to N Wales; superbly decorated property; loads of room; super clean; use Sykes a lot and this is the best property we have ever been in; similar group gathered 3 years ago in Cornwall for a wedding with holiday but this was a far better place and at a better rate (I know there are regional differences in what is charged); within walking distance of the beach which was used each day as weather was so good; will talk about our week together for years to come; would have no hesitation recommending this property to anyone

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable property - very convenient location."

    The biggest issue is the windows blinds in the master bedroom, they really don't stop the light coming in and curtains should really be added. Also the mattress could be a lot more supportive. Also a check out time of 09:00 is unreasonable !

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Aug 2021

  • "I think that the property was not set up for 8 people."

    There were 8 chairs, but they didn’t fit around the table. No room could accommodate us all to sit down in. The pans were just far too small to be cooking for 8 people and the fact that there were no blinds on the windows meant that anyone with kids would have very early mornings!! A BBQ would have been nice too! But it was close to sea and very clean.

    Reviewed by Katie2.8May 2021

  • "Positives - Lovely modern house, very clean, lots of space, great location."

    Very comfortable overall. Loved the brightness and space, large bathrooms a plus too. Suggestions to improve - Desperately needed curtains on the bedroom windows for a better sleep. Also, the en suite bedroom did not have a king size bed as advertised (which was one of the main reasons we booked). Kitchen equipment very sparse - tiny 6 inch frying pan so had to buy a large one, no steamer so hard to cook veg and would definitely have been a problem with a larger party, only one chopping board so had to buy some. Also, no basics like hand soap in bathrooms, kitchen sponges, toilet roll, bin bags, wash up liquid provided which is a first for a Sykes property of this level. Would also have benefited from an Information Folder on the appliances, recycling information etc Overall, it was a lovely holiday. The house is lovely but I think to pay top prices in high season the above improvements would be justified. As a comparison, we just stayed in Mountain View Conwy which has all the above and more at a comparable price.

    Reviewed by Olga4.1Apr 2021

  • "Excellent holiday home."

    Would thoroughly recommend. We were a party of 6 adults and it gave us perfect space. Very clean. Great to have space for parking 3 cars, dishwasher/washer dryer, and Netflix. Great location for touring. Perfect for beach. Only down sides - 9am departure could easily be a more acceptable 10am, and the lack of curtains meant you were woken at sunrise. Still a 5* property and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Monarfon is a beautiful house, clean & spacious and very well equipped."

    Parking is ideal for 2 or more cars. Would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a fabulous holiday in Criccieth."

    Monarfon is a lovely, clean house and located perfectly. Beds, bathrooms, living areas were excellent, so comfortable! The kitchen was really spacious and it was lovely to have the washer and dryer and a dishwasher. We did find, however, that there could have been more kitchen items - eg there was No chopping board, only just enough Plates and no bowls for putting food out in. I ended up going to buy some cheap bowls. There were no hand towels either. Otherwise, all good! And we would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Sian4.7Aug 2020

  • "Excellent location"

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2020

  • "Had a lovely stay at this house."

    Perfect size for us as a party of 8. Great location for the beach & town centre. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jul 2020

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  • Over two floors.Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with P-shaped bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV in all bedrooms and sitting room, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Large front and rear lawned garden with patio and seating
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.4 miles
  • Note: There is a step down into the ground-floor double bedroom, please consider when booking.Note: The garden can be enclosed when the gates to the drive are closed, but still not be dog/child proof so both must be supervised at all times
  • Please note: This property only accepts weekly stays
  • No short breaks to be accepted.

The property

In the seaside town of Criccieth, a lovely corner of the coast found on the Llyn Peninsula, you can find this lovely large family holiday home, Monarfon.

Hosting four bedrooms and enjoying a great location for all kinds of exploring, this property is perfectly suited to a family or group of eight.

Park up on the drive and head inside to find the fantastic kitchen/diner, where a large wooden table offers a seat for everyone for family gatherings with some great home-cooked food, get involved in the cooking using the array of appliances behind sleek cream units.

Adjoining this and providing access to the garden is the utility room, a welcome addition as it provides a washing machine and a tumble dryer, perfect for longer stays so you can cut down on packing.

A Smart TV rests in the sitting room in front of a charming arrangement of soft seating, a spot will you be looking forward to winding down in at the end of the day, and adding a homely touch is the woodburning stove set within the traditional fireplace.

Relax in the conservatory with breakfast and a coffee to wake up with the rest of the world while still within the warmth of the indoors, you can open up the doors to the garden in summer months for children to be in and out of.

As well as a cloakroom, the ground floor also benefits from a double bedroom; take a step down into this delightful spot, it has patio doors which open out onto the drive so you can wake up to a fresh sea breeze coming in.

Head upstairs to find the rest of the bedrooms, including a king-size with an en-suite shower room, a double and a twin, with all the bedrooms hosting a Smart TV as well, meaning you can snuggle under the covers while you watch your favourite show.

A family bathroom with a large P-shaped bath offers a great spot to unwind with a long soak, or take a shower with the shower over to freshen up and start your day.

The town of Criccieth hosts all the amenities you need, you can pick up some recipe ingredients for the shops, indulge in a pub lunch or try out one of the many different bistros and eateries for an evening meal.

Spend your days by the coast with coastal walks heading further along the Llyn Peninsula, or simply stay by the beach if you've found a sunny spot.

The Criccieth Castle is a great one to explore, it offers wonderful views over Tremadog Bay, and built in the 13th century it is a longstanding piece of this towns history.

Porthmadog isn't too far away and is a quaint port town with a pretty harbour and is rich in maritime history.

The Snowdonia Mountain range is within reach too for those who enjoy a walking challenge, making Monarfon a perfect choice for a getaway to North Wales for you and your loved one.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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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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Please note: This property only accepts weekly stays. No short breaks to be accepted.