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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 11 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a wonderful family stay."

    Facilities excellent. Kitchen has everything you need, bedrooms great and bathrooms good. Only a couple of gripes... lounge sofas are far from the best and I would suggest these need replacing. Top ensuite shower is not the most powerful, just a light shower however, all other bathrooms and ensuite perfect. Gripes aside..... Holiday home owners left a lovely welcome gift and responded to our queries regarding recycling quickly. Try the bakery in town... gorgeous bakes!! Criccieth is an excellent central.point for touring the surrounding areas. All in all a great house, just in need of replacement sofas to ensure comfort. Overall an amazing family holiday home and would recommend to others.

    Hello, thank you for your feedback. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Criccieth A new sofa has been ordered for the living room and we are awaiting delivery, apologies it did not arrive in time for your stay. Thanks for poinintg out the upstairs shower it should have full power, I will check to make sure it has full power. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vyette4.1Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful house with original features and stunning views."

    Pengolwg was a lovely holiday home in a great location. The photos don’t do the views from the house justice - amazing outlook onto the castle and the whole of the bay. Coast path walks virtually from the door in both directions. House was perfect for us as a group of 4 couples - we had a bathroom each! The beds were very comfortable and the house was cozy particularly with the Aga and the effective central heating. We easily fit 4 cars on the drive. Criccieth was an ideal base from which to explore the area. Oh, and we were very lucky with the weather! There are areas of the house that could do with some updating (e.g. some of the curtains) but they didn’t spoil our enjoyment of the house and the owner was friendly and very responsive when the battery in a smoke detector needed replacing. Definitely highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Everybody really liked the property."

    The views were excellent. The house is very spacious and comfortable and we had a great stay and would be more than happy to return. A previous review had raised concerns and there were a few niggles eg one of the toilets not flushing properly but none of them detracted from our enjoyment and could easily be sorted.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2023

  • "The photos make this property look wonderful - but unfortunately the experience didn't match up to this."

    Positives - Location (5 minutes to the beach) - Good sized house and rooms, with high ceilings - Comfy and clean beds - Plentiful bathrooms - Clear recycling instructions. Areas that need addressing - The house is generally faded, feels and smells grubby and as a result doesn't make for a relaxing stay. - The ground floor smells very foisty/musty and we suspect there is damp rising from the locked cellar. This smell permeates to the 1st floor meaning that we needed to have the bedroom doors shut to keep it out. - The hall way during our visit had a different awful wet rotting smell emanating from the outside/garden items cupboard. This smell was so bad that we had to be sure to keep the inner door shut to keep it contained to the hall. - The back door to the house which is the main one for accessing the car parking and going in/out constantly blows open unless you keep it locked. - There is a general grubbiness to the place - chipped paint work throughout, stained and/or peeling walls and ceilings in many places. Rooms have been cleaned, but not fully clean e.g. dust, or with the slate runners on the table - clearly not lifted for a long time! - Sagging and faded furniture (I see one response from the owner to another reviewer suggests that the cushions just need plumping but several sofas are beyond that. Unless you want to spend an evening constantly plumping them up!) - Broken arm on leather sofa (broken where people must have lent so much). - Carpets throughout generally clean but a bit stained in places. - Top room ensuite not fully cleaned and bin was full on our arrival. - The outside bin was full when we arrived so we had to wait till day 6 for that to be emptied. Even if this is a consequence of previous guests there needs to be a way that your cleaning team rectify this for new guests. - Washing machine - tripping hazards of stuff to get to this. - Huge dandelion weeds as the only flower in the pot by the door. - No information file on the house (yet other reviewers have repeatedly said this). - First aid kit only found 2 days after we needed it. In the back of a cupboard. - Wooden gate down steps does not fit into the lock without being lifted, hence one of our party cut themselves trying to shut the gate (which was necessary as we had a dog with us). - Presumably loose stained glass in internal front door - with bubble wrap protecting it on either side. - General feeling of damp/foistiness. Felt like the smell clung to us when going out. Such a shame but the house needs much work to get it up to standard worthy of the price charged. I see that since we booked it (reviews seemed OK then) - many of the last 6 months reviews have raised issues and these just don't seem to have been dealt with. We'd return to Criccieth, but not to this house. It was very disappointing.

    Reviewed by Lindsay1.6Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our week in Pengolwg which is a spacious house with wonderful views."

    There were one or two issues which I have already raised with Menai/Sykes, mainly concerning food recycling and external door locks. Just a little more TLC needed overall to do justice to such a beautiful old house. This did not however detract too much from the holiday as a whole, and the property suited our party of six so well that I have re-booked for next year, with fingers crossed that issues will be resolved by then!!! The provision of beach towels is a real bonus as are the information sheets around the house, although we didn't find one with local contact numbers for the usual caretaker, doctor,dentist etc, which could prove useful. The 'welcome pack' was also very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Aug 2023

  • "Just got home from this amazing house."

    Spectacular views! Lovely, comfortable, spacious, lived in home. (Very comfy beds) Wonderful convenient location. Thoughtful welcome hamper too. We wanted to stay longer.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Jul 2023

  • "This is a lovely, spacious property in a perfect location close to both the beach and shops."

    Very well equipped for a large group, with plenty of bed and bathrooms, good outdoor space and barbecue. We had a great week. Just one minor grumble in that there were a number of things needing repair. The frame of one of the twin beds was broken, as was the rotary clothes dryer and also the gate, which meant that the garden was not secure for the dogs or children. However, this did not detract from an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.1Jul 2023

  • "On arrival we met the owner, she was friendly and informative."

    We all had a wonderful holiday, the weather was perfect , the house comfortable. Local restaurants good. We couldn’t find an information folder! They are usually helpful. A house to return to in the future.

    Thank you for your feedback and commnets and I am pleased you enjoyed your holiday. I will ensure that the infomation pack is available. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie-louise5.0May 2023

  • "The house is lovely and has lots of space."

    Definitely in an ideal location as so easy to get to the beach and lovely place to walk around. We had a few slight issues which dampened it from being perfect. When we arrived there was a bundle of towels that looked like they needed to be washed on the landing and a big bag of bedding at the other end in the middle of the upstairs landing ( someone came and picked these up a few days into the holiday). There was also mouldy food and liquid left in the food waste bin inside which smelt horrible and made us gag. In one of the bathrooms there was tooth paste and wrappers left on one of the bathroom sinks. The gate down to the high street we couldn't get to open and some of the doors were difficult to open or close but that it could be they are just old. It is a lovely property and a great area. It's a shame those few bits let it down for us as not really ideal having to clean up when you arrive. It was difficult to find instructions on how to use stuff in the house but we were able to figure stuff out. Beautiful hose shame about the cleanliness at the start.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8May 2023

  • "A lovely house in a lovely location."

    There were some essential items missing from the kitchen, as discussed with Sykes and Menai Holidays. It is a lovely house but could do with some TLC with the decoration and some of the furniture. The beds and linens were comfortable and clean. Think a bigger or second fridge (for 10 people) would work better and a dryer would add to the overall facilities.

    Reviewed by Georgia3.1May 2023

  • "A great property with fantastic views out to sea and across to the castle."

    Huge rooms, lots of storage space, very comfortably furnished and well-kept. An excellent week in early May

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2023

  • "I've been coming to the area for more than 40 years and what a lovely treat for our return."

    Pengolwg is perfect, with beautiful sea views across to Harlech and beyond. There is so much space in the house, with everything provided that you could possibly need, and the beds are beyond comfy. The house is fantastically situated in Criccieth, just a short walk to the beach, castle and shops. The village has a lovely bakery, butcher, deli, cafes, a great fish and chip shop, and of course Cadwalader's ice cream parlour. Another highlight was the Dylan's restaurant in the renovated Clough Williams-Ellis-designed pavilion. We had a brilliant week and can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent property, superbly equipped in a great location."

    All the rooms have plenty of space and easily enough comfortable furniture for a large party. Great walks from the property and a good selection of shops, particularly the deli, in Criccieth. Superb views from the front of the house across the bay. Only thing in the listing that was inaccurate was the parking said room for 2/3 cars but easily enough for 4 and possibly more.

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2023

  • "Couldn't of asked for a better place to celebrate my Mum's 89th birthday!"

    The views from the house were spectacular looking over the beach and the castle. Loved it and it had absolutely everything you could think of in the house. Nothing was missing; even had binoculars on every window ledge! Cricieth is completely lovely with great restaurants - Dylans and the Poachers - great ice cream at Cadwallerders - great cafes - Tir a Mor - and gorgeous shops and so close to Wyddfa (Snowdon). Completely perfect with so much room.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2023

  • "The Property is big and spacious there was 10 of us put we still had lots of room."

    The property is in a great Location The village is lovely so close to the beach lots to do and see

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Sep 2022

  • "Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful house."

    The facilities and location were excellent. My whole family had the most enjoyable week. Every utensil you could think of was provided to ensure ease of catering for 7 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs. The house is uber comfortable with masses of space for everyone to spread out and do their own thing. The garden was a joy to be in. Views from the house and garden are second to none! The only issue was a dripping tap in the en suite in bedroom 2 on first floor. We would highly recommend you to anyone thinking of staying in Cricceith with a large family.

    Thanks for your feed back, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Pengolwg and Criccieth. Thanks you for pointing out the dripping tap in one of the ensuite bathrooms, the plumber has been in and it is all fixed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Aug 2022

  • "This property has been awarded 4 ticks on the listing and the photographs make it look exceptional."

    Indeed it is a fantastic house in a wonderful position however as previous guests have noted there are loads of things which let it down. It seems petty to list them but the cream sofa in the lounge is so old and saggy it’s really a disgrace. The bath tap on the top floor bath is tied up with string and wood to prevent it being used. (Presumably this a solution to it dripping which has been mentioned in a previous review). Lots of the crockery is chipped and cracked. Twice while we were making hot drinks a mug leaked as the boiling water hit. The recycling was in a very unhygienic state. We tidied it up ourselves. The access to the washing machine was blocked with boxes and cleaning equipment. I had a little go at tidying it up so as not to fall. The nappy bin in the downstairs bathroom had not been emptied and smelt. It’s not really what we hoped for from the description.

    Thanks you for your feedback and apologies for the inconveniences. The cream sofa cushions are feather fill and does need pumping up as this is a characteristic of feather down filled cushions , I have checked the sofa but is does not sag, and it is in good condition, I have purchased foam cushions for those guest that find feather down cushions uncomfortable. A note should have been left explaining that we are aware that the tap in top floor bathroom bath was dripping, but that it was in full working order, we had been waiting for a replacement part, and twice the incorrect part arrived. This is now fix. Thanks for pointing out the chipped crockery, this has been replaced. We will ensure that we leave a note out for guests asking if they come across any chipped crockery, that the items are left out for the cleaner to remove. As we don't ask for a deposit for breakages, the cleaner does not check the crockery on a weekly basis, and if chipped crockery are placed back in the cupboards the cleaning team will miss finding them. Apologies that the recycling was in an unhygienic state. The recycling blue boxes and food bin are collected by Gwynedd council on a weekly basis on a Friday morning, as our guest arrive on a Saturday the recycling bins should be empty. In the utility room the access to the washing machine should not be blocked, and there should not be any boxes left there, the cleaning team will ensure moving forward that all the cleaning equipment will be left at the back of the room. We leave a nappy bin out for the benefit of our guest with babies, as it should be a hygienic disposal option, it should have been emptied, it looks like it was on oversight and the cleaning team apologies Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel1.9Jul 2022

  • "As other reviewers have said, this is a wonderful property, spacious and with a great location and facilities for a large family party – almost like having a hotel to yourself."

    Having beach towels provided was an added bonus too. However, as has been indicated in previous reviews, it is in need of some TLC. A significant amount of crockery is chipped; on arrival the cafetiere was dirty (unwashed, containing tea bags!); aside from manuals and instructions there was no information about the property and locality per se, including about bin collections for example (from our previous bookings with Sykes this lack of local information is pretty much unheard of). Some of the feedback given by previous reviewers (such as the problem with the toaster) appeared not to have been acted upon. Finally, despite searching we were unable to find replacement dustbin liners or biodegradable bags for the food waste Judging by the condition of the outside feed waste container, we were not the first to have this problem. But, despite these points, which we hope are helpful and anticipate could be easily rectified, we had a great stay with Sykes once again!

    Thank you for your feedback, Apologies for the chipped crockery, this has been replaced, and we will leave a note for future guest to suggest that any chipped crockery to be left out so that we can replace it. The cafetiere should have been washed, and our cleaning team apologies for the oversight. There should be an information pack left in the dinning room, with details on doctors, local hospital, contact numbers, local restaurants, taxi's, and tourist attraction, and also a pack on all the appliances etc. This will be replaced as it appears to have gone missing. There should also be a laminated sheet in the kitchen with details on the recycling and bin collection. Extra Bin Liners should have been left under the sink in the kitchen, moving forward the cleaning team will check to ensure they are there. A new toaster has been purchased Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful house in a beautiful place."

    Only minor points but wardrobe in one of the rooms was cracked on the inside. A toilet in one of the bedrooms, first floor, didn't flush properly but one of our friends fixed it. Bathroom on the second floor, tap leaking in bath. Apparently it's been like that for a while. Seen on other review. Apart from this, we all loved the house and would definitely stay there again. Recommended and close to local shops.

    Thanks for your feedback, and pointing out the crack in the wardrobe on the base. The dripping tap on the bath has been fixed, we were waiting for a spare part, and were sent the incorrect one, and had to re-order hence the delay in getting it fixed. Our plumber has been in to see the toilet and is ordering a replacement, again thanks for pointing out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Jul 2022

  • "A great house in a lovely location."

    We were a party of three generations, 7 adults, two 3 year olds and a baby. There was plenty of space for everyone, and having so many bathrooms made a big difference (the bath in the top bathroom was still out of use but wasn't a problem). Because it's such a solidly built house we had no problems with noise transmission - especially good in the early mornings for those of us without children on the top floor! The house is a little worn but this made it feel more homely and less precious. We enjoyed the garden when it wasn't blowing a gale and pouring! The kitchen was well stocked though a few of the dishes and pans were either cracked or old and weren't needed anyway. Only a few suggestions that would have improved our stay, a shoe rack in the hall, oven gloves, and a tumble drier (the electric heated rack wasn't very efficient and we couldn't always dry clothes outside). We agree with previous comments about providing an appliances/visitor information folder. The weather let us down on several days but we love Criccieth (it was our second visit but first with the family) and there is plenty to do in the area. Our favourite café is the the Tyn e Mor. Being so close to the beach and the town is a real plus. We would definitely recommend and hopefully will return.

    Thank you for your feedback. I have asked the cleaner to check the crockery, and old pans will be replaced. Oven gloves should be left out for guests on the aga and I will purchase a shoe rack, a great suggestion. A visitor information pack should be located in the dinning room. We will ensure it is left on the kitchen table, with the welcome pack. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Jun 2022

  • "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.

    Thanks for your feedback, The bath tap has been fixed. And our plumber has ordered a replacements for the two en-suite toilets on the first floor. A laminated sheet with details on the bin collection, should be available to see in the kitchen. We will ensure it is visible in future. We hope you come and stay with us again at Pengolwg. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Jun 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 Jeffrey4.1May 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!

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Criccieth and the Llyn Peninsula. We hope you visit us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.7May 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

    Thank you for your feedback. The issue with the boiler was resolved as there was air in system. Apologies for the inconvenience this may have caused you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leon5.0Mar 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 Sally4.4Dec 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

    Thank you for your feedback and we are happy that you could celebrate your 40th wedding anniversary at Pengolwg. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Felice3.8Nov 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.

    Thanks for your feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Pengolwg, and hope you can visit us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 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

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Criccieth and hope you visit us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 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 Denise & John5.0Aug 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 Maria4.4Jul 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 Alison4.7Mar 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 Gregory3.1Dec 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 Ronald5.0Dec 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 Marian5.0Aug 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 Susan5.0Jun 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 Joy5.0May 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, double electric oven with 5-ring hob, fridge freezer, wine fridge dishwasher, Nespresso 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 a double electric oven and 5-ring hob, fridge freezer, wine fridge, dishwasher, Nespresso 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
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