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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1008956)


(16 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets Yes

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

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house with the most amazing views."

    The bath tap on the second floor doesn’t work properly,both toilets on the first floor front bedrooms take a long time to refill and the left hand side buttons on the toaster won’t stay down, information regarding refuse collection would enable guests to put out the bins on required days these are not complaints though just repair information. There were ten of us staying and it certainly wasn’t overcrowded. Fabulous house for large groups or families with the added advantage of being well within walking distance of local pubs and restaurants. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Pengolwg and with six adults and four children the accommodation provided ample space for everyone."

    The views of Criccieth were stunning and the location of the property was ideal for the beach and walking into town. Our only gripe was the welcome pack which only consisted of a number of brochures for eating out and activities etc. On numerous previous holidays of this type we have always had the benefit of a pack, usually written by the owners, highlighting their recommendations on where to shop, eating out, excursions and most importantly phone numbers for local GP practices, dentists and nearest hospitals etc in case of emergency. There were notes dotted around the house with various instructions for food waste etc but it would have been preferable to have all these in one location.

    Reviewed by JeffreyMay 2022

  • "This is a home that welcomes friends, families, children and dogs and provides everything that you would find at your own home."

    It is full of spacious rooms so you don't feel on top of each other, comfortable beds, plenty of hot water, 5 min walk from the fabulous Criccieth beach, 5 -10 mins to a little town full of lovely shops, scrummy eateries and fabulous views from the many benches along the way. We found the garden secure for the four legged companion, yes it's a busy road and the traffic can be a bit noisy, but this didn't impact on our night time sleeping and we didn't spend too much time in the garden as we were too busy investigating the beautiful Llyn Peninsula. Perfect location for a large group of people with children and pets!

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2022

  • "Our group stayed in Pengolwg on 25/3/22 for 3 nights, there were 7 adults and 1 infant."

    The house keeps its classic characteristics while being modern with good amenities. The house is elevated from the road and the beach opposite makes this very desirable with beautiful views, you have the sun all day and into the evening. The only small issue we had was the boiler was quite noisy during the night. Other than this our stay was very enjoyable. Regards Vicki

    Reviewed by LeonMar 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay."

    The house is huge and very comfortable. We were 3 families staying together and we had plenty of room. The views are amazing from all of the rooms. The house is well stocked, with everything you need. There was one radiator in the twin room that wasn’t working. But it wasn’t too much of an issue for us. The Aga keeps the house really warm. So a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by sallyDec 2021

  • "There is not much to say really."

    This is a fabulous holiday Let. In a very good location, with plenty of facilities within the property, all of which are of good quality. In general, this is a very accommodating and comfortable house, in which we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with 8 of our very dear friends. Felice & Julie

    Reviewed by FeliceNov 2021

  • "Beautiful, clean, comfortable, spacious and warm holiday home in a stunning location over looking the sea."

    Made a well needed holiday perfect for us all and the dogs. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2021

  • "Loved the house felt so warm and homely we were on a much needed family holiday ..."

    Loved the house felt so warm and homely we were on a much needed family holiday myself, children and their partners plus 15 month old twin Granddaughters, we all had a fabulous time, the home was well stocked with everything couldn’t fault it

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2021

  • "The property itself was outstanding with every need and more catered for."

    Fantastic views from every room, exceptionally well equipped with quality towels and furnishings. There were ten of us plus baby and it never felt crowded. Minor negative was the refuse bins, need a second general waste bin as we generated a lot of waste. All in all a brilliant holiday, thank you

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely time plenty of room in the house to have your own space also plenty of bathrooms which makes a difference."

    Just one thing they could do with a bigger recycling boxes and maybe a bigger fridge freezer.

    Reviewed by MariaJul 2021

  • "The house 'Pengolwyg' was the perfect size for our family gathering of 8Adults and 3 children."

    Lovely sea views from the windows, perfect spot in Criccieth to walk to everywhere. Our family of 3 generations had a great time, most bedrooms ensuite with extra bathroom downstairs, and extra shower room on the first floor. We didn't want to leave, we all enjoyed the weekend very much. A meal at Dylon's on the sea front one night, and a Special Celebration on the Sunday afternoon in the Hotel Portmeirion Restaurant for my Husband's 60th Birthday too! We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thankyou.

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2020

  • "The property was not cleaned on our arrival very well and this was a disappointment"

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. I am really sorry that you felt that the house was not cleaned thoroughly to a standard you expected. If you had let us know of your disappointment when you arrived we would have immediately organised to come and resolve any outstanding issues that hadn't been dealt with during the clean that took place that day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GregoryDec 2019

  • "A party of 8 members of Handford/Jenkins/Dillow families stayed at Pengolwg during 21st - 28th December 2019 and all had nothing but praise and admiration for it ."

    full marks to Sykes/Menai and owner Mrs Hughes for the presentation of this wonderful house , it was clean as a whistle , not a thing out of place and looked fantastic with its big , decorated Christmas Tree with fairy lights everywhere , even in the garden and rear porch , a real treat that was appreciated by all . i understand Pengolwg was originally named Brynawelon and the family home of former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Prime Minister David Lloyd George and his daughter Megan who was Wales' first female MP , the name was changed to Pengolwg when the "new" Brynawelon was built in c.1911 which is now a Nursing Home and where a plaque to commemorate her life has recently been erected , but being born in 1902 , Megan spent her early years in the "old" Brynawelon years before the "new" was even built !!! A house so full of character and part of such cherished Welsh history we all felt privileged to have stayed there. History apart this is a beautiful house in its own right , sympathetically updated , its bright , airy and modern with big comfortable rooms having everything you could possibly need , the kitchen is fully equipped with electric ceramic hob/electric oven (but not fan) and a bright red gas Aga !! huge selection of glasses/plates etc with v.good quality pans/frying pans (not cheap & nasty ones) a bay fronted window with a round table & 4 chairs proved popular for breakfasts , this opened on to a Dining Room with a bay fronted window overlooking Criccieth Bay and the castle ..... sublime !! across the hallway is the large and comfortable Lounge with another bay fronted window overlooking Criccieth Bay and the castle. the first floor comprises 3 large bedrooms , the front two of which (both en-suite) have fantastic vista's over the Bay , the two second floor bedrooms also have that view !!! Everyone in our party loved the property, its perfectly placed opposite the beach and the little shops of Criccieth , we had a fantastic time and were truly sad to leave !!!

    Reviewed by RonaldDec 2019

  • "We have had a few lovely holidays at this lovely house and it is perfect for large families."

    The view is outstanding. We love Criccieth and have been coming here for the past six years in holiday homes. We hope to continue as it is the perfect place to relax and spend time with family. Pengolwg is very spacious indeed and has everything you could want for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by MarianAug 2019

  • "Pengolwg is a large family house that is well-appointed but also very comfortable."

    We felt very much at home there. It has the most amazing views - particularly from the bay windowed downstairs and upstairs rooms. It was wonderful to wake to the wonderful views of the sea and castle and in the early evening we even saw dolphins or porpoises out in the bay. The arrangement of bedroom accommodation across two floors and the generous bathroom allocation was ideal for our three generation family group (including 4 children age 8 mths to 4yrs). We had a wonderful holiday!

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2019

  • "We felt completely at ease the minute we walked through the door."

    Everything was just as it said it would be, and we very quickly made ourselves at home. The views were outstanding from all areas and the children had great fun exploring all the rooms. All in all a brilliant, restful holiday enjoyed by everyone. Thank you.,

    Reviewed by DennisMay 2019

  • "Excellent house with great views"

    Oct 2018

  • "Excellent property with plenty of room that accommodated out large family with ease."

    Perfect location, close to beach and town and ideal for exploring snowdonia and other parts of north wales.

    Richard MonkJul 2018

  • "Lovely house, nice location, nice big bedrooms."

    Kitchen well appointed, lovely garden and now. Good location too.

    Jul 2018

  • "Silly things did not work or were broken and the road / train noise was ..."

    Silly things did not work or were broken and the road / train noise was horrendous - not in details I have given an extra star as the house inside was lovely and leaving beach towels was a lovely touch although we didn't use them as we took our own as no other accommodation has left beach towels

    Alison McwalterJun 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation with superb views of the Bay"

    William WatkinsJun 2018

  • "Fabulous rooms, most en suite."

    Amazing views. Only downside was garden wasn’t secure for dogs and bbq not ready for use. It probably is now though

    Alison FarrowMay 2018

  • "A splendid spacious property that suited the needs of our extended family perfectly."

    Good parking and close proximity to a beach, the granchildren loved it. An ideal base to explore the North Wales coast and national parks.

    Terrence WookeyApr 2018

  • "Fantastic well maintained house."

    Great sea views. All facilities excellent.

    Fred CookMar 2018

  • "Great location."

    Beautiful views. Wonderfully styled and suitably large holiday home for a family to enjoy in beautiful Criccieth.

    Mike WingJan 2018

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king,1 x double ensuite,1 x twin (zip/link option can be made as double on request) 1 x double, 1x double with x 1 single bed and ensuite, Ground floor family bathroom, 3 x ensuite shower rooms, Shower room, Freestanding bath
  • Kitchen with AGA, electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and microwave, DVD player
  • Utility room with a washing machine
  • Dining room with large table, small sofa and log burner
  • Sitting room with log burning stove, Smart TV and a DVD player, reading corner
  • Garden, off street parking for 2/3.
  • 5 minute walk from the beach and local amenities
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Woodburning stove, initial supply of kindling and logs, Smart TV, DVD player, travel cot (no linen), high chair, bed guard, WiFi, bedlinen, towels & beach towels provided, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee maker, washing machine, AGA, electric oven and hob, EGG ceramic charcoal BBQ, off road parking for 2/3.

The property

This is a fantastic holiday house with a definite wow factor.

Once home of the Prime Minister David Lloyd George, Pengolwg means "lookout point".

It was from this spot that the women of Criccieth would stand to look out for their loved ones returning from sea on the tall ships.

Walking through the front door you are greeted with a large restored wooden staircase, and ceilings reaching all the way to the top of the first floor with doors darting off in every direction.

The spacious sitting room has luxurious soft carpets and a log burning stove, making it a warm and cosy room to relax in after a day of exploring.

There is a Smart TV and a DVD player.

If you want complete solitude from the rest of the group, there is a wonderful reading corner with stunning views over to Criccieth castle and the sea. There is a very well equipped, contemporary kitchen with the luxury of a bright red AGA, as well as an electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and of course a Popty Ping (Popty = oven, ping = ping, meaning Microwave).

The kitchen also has a DVD player.

There is a utility room with a washing machine. The dining room has the most stunning views across to Criccieth castle and all the way to Harlech following the coastline down Wales.

There is a large dining table and chairs at one end of the room, with a small sofa and log burner for a quiet corner whilst the rest of the party are in the sitting room. There is a large bathroom behind the kitchen, so as the kids bathe you can start to get the supper underway. There are five bedrooms.

On the first floor you will find a twin room with zip and link beds and very comfy mattresses.

Please request how you would like the beds to be made up when booking.

There is also a double bedroom with views like no other, looking out for miles and miles over the Welsh coastline.

The room has the luxury of an en-suite shower, loo and basin.

The third room has a king size bed, with similarly stunning views and the added bonus of an en-suite shower, loo and basin. Nestled at the back of the house is a secret staircase up to another hidden section of the house on the second floor, with a stunning family en-suite room, with a double and a single bed, twinned with views across all of the Llŷn's coastline as well as Harlech and Criccieth castle.

Across the landing, there is a double room, with equally amazing views. On the first floor, there is also a shower room, with a large power shower.

The second floor has a free-standing bath. It is just an easy walk to Criccieth town centre which is laden with pubs, shops, restaurants and cafes, on your way to or from the beach.

Criccieth is an excellent central hub for exploring the Llŷn Peninsula, as well as having Snowdonia right behind you.

This house is perfect to relax in after a day of adventure, or equally luxurious to spend the days in reading a book in front of the fire and playing board games. The beds will be made made up as advertised, if you would like a different bed configuration please contact Menai Holidays 7 days before your arrival.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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: Maximum 10 adults + 1 child infants are included in the occupancy number.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter