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Swn y Mor (Sound of the Sea)

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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Just back from a lovely stay with our four children and dog."

    Beautiful house and great location. Only a couple of observations/suggestions that would have been helpful for us as a family and going forward for other guests: Sharper cooking knives. Was tricky cutting anything really. Higher/no ceiling pendants! Hubby is 6’1” and must have banged his head on landing, hall and kitchen about 20 times! Chest of drawers in single bedrooms. Back sliding door really tricky to open/close. Thank you for a lovely stay, would highly recommend for anyone wanting a base to explore North Wales.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Feb 2024

  • "The second time we’ve stayed in this lovely house, it’s a stunning property, beautiful views, clean and tidy, nothing is too much trouble for owner, absolutely love this house!"

    Thank you so much for another wonderful stay.

    Thank you so much, glad you had a great stay . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely bright and clean accommodation, and well located property."

    Plenty of room for 3 generations. Weather could have been better but plenty to see and do nearby. Not complaints but a few things to note - there was no DVD player that we could find, the toaster left side doesn’t latch properly and the Dyson main body falls off the handle part (we tied it on with ribbon!). Think knives need sharpening too!

    Thanks for the great feedback, it's much appreciated. Thanks for highlighting the problem with the Dyson, i'm sorry but I was unaware of the issue, it has now been replaced. The DVD player is in the downstairs lounge. Unfortunately you have to use the right side of the toaster before you can use the left side. Promise to sharpen the knives !!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is our 3rd visit here."

    All good the bed in the front bedroom is improved on last year. The only thing to improve is some new sharp knives.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Jul 2023

  • "Very convenient location with a view of the sea."

    Plenty of room for the 5 of us. 2 problems occurred which were very quickly resolved. We had a very good week.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2023

  • "What an incredible place!"

    We have just returned home and have already booked for next year. The house is clean and spacious. It’s close to the beach, shops and pubs. We really couldn’t fault it. We look forward to visiting again.

    Thanks for the great feedback, its much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jun 2023

  • "House is beautiful, spotlessly clean,everything you need and more…."

    Very cosy In a great location, near to beach and shops , we had an amazing Christmas , decorations were amazing and made us feel very welcome … there is nothing not to like about this house

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2022

  • "Swn y Mor is a well-appointed house, the only thing that let it down, and this is quite a big thing, is that the mattresses are very cheap and very uncomfortable."

    Every time one turned over in the bed it flet like being on a ship at sea, there was no support at all - I appreciate that you don't want to put an expensive mattress in a rental property but there must be a happy medium to having one that is the absolute basic.

    Reviewed by Phill4.1Oct 2022

  • "As others mentioned, a well situated property, clean, of good size and comfortable."

    Having stayed elsewhere in the Snowdonia area this our first time to stay in Criccieth rather than just as day visitors. We really enjoyed the friendly residents, their shops and range of eateries. Downside of the property for us that with three of us ranging in height from 5'11" to 6'5" was that many ceiling lights were very low and we kept knocking our heads on them. That is why we would not return to this house.

    Reviewed by Rob4.4Sep 2022

  • "This was our third stay at this lovely spacious house."

    The house was spotlessly clean with all the equipment that we needed for our stay provided for. Swn y Mor is in an ideal position, just a few minutes walk to the seafront and Criccieth town centre and a lovely dog friendly beach 10 minutes walk away. It is also convenient for visiting the many other tourist attractions nearby. Thoroughly recommend this house.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2022

  • "The weather was excellent for our stay which helped, but the property was so ..."

    The weather was excellent for our stay which helped, but the property was so well equipped and located I think the holiday would have been great no matter what the weather

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was our 2nd stay here."

    Lovely house love the extra room downstairs ideal for teenagers. The only comments are a lack of sharp knives and the beds in the front bedrooms were not comfy perhaps time for some new mattresses. Other than that great place to stay so convenient for beach, shops cafes etc. I'm sure we will be back again.

    Hi thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry you found the mattresses uncomfortable but it is very difficult to please everyones preferences. There are 9 sharp knives in the drawers, I suspect that you didn't find the internal drawer within the utensil drawer, my apologies, I should have labelled them clearly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Jul 2022

  • "Tremendous property, especially for a family of 6."

    We enjoyed 2 weeks of absolute relax and refresh... Brilliant! The cleanliness of the property was the best we've ever known, and the advantage of two sitting rooms, (one of which has fabulous games and is two floors below the bedrooms) meant that our 3 year old grandchild (and her chosen parent or grandparent!) could rise early in the morning and not wake everyone else up before the sun rose! The bed mattresses are soft and the house well furnished, even the weather was excellent on several days... raining mainly only at night. Internet speed is very good - 2 of our party had to have zoom meetings with colleagues, no problems and great bandwidth. Social media access seems to be unavailable through internet, but was easily catered for by good 4G signals on our phones. Sea views from the rear and a 3 minute walk into the town, with two fabulous cafes, a fabulous restaurant and a further 5 or 6 minutes to the beach... Brilliant. Already booked our return.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was our second stay at this house."

    It's spotlessly clean, cosy and had all the equipment we needed for our holiday. The house is in a good position, near to the beach and Criccieth town, and within easy travelling distance to Snowdon and many other attractions. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful house in a fabulous location."

    We loved our stay, thank you. The house has everything you need and is very well presented, while we brought cleaning products, cloths, dishwasher tablets and condiments with us, these were all helpfully and thoughtfully provided - which is rare in our experience. The games room on the ground floor provided numerous board games and table hockey as well as an Xbox, which was a welcome surprise, for entertainment which is great for inclement weather days, which luckily we didn’t have. The house has all mod cons you would need and is tastefully decorated, the one minor gripe was the WiFi wasn’t great but a week off of social media was actually another highlight of our stay! The location is perfect for our needs with beautiful beaches close by (Abersoch, Harlech) as well as the hills, rivers and mountains of snowdonia on your doorstep. Overall, we had a fabulous holiday and the house definitely played a big part in that, and I thought the price was fantastic value for money. We will be back!

    Thank-you so much for the lovely feedback. We would love to welcome you back to Swn y Mor. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent value."

    Lovely accommodation. Blessed by wonderful weather.

    Thank-you, so glad you enjoyed your stay at Swn y Mor. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property, clean, well equipped, beautiful views."

    Great location, can walk to shops, pubs, cafes & beach. Good base to Snowdon & walks. Only downside was 9am check out, far too early. Overall would recommend this property.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. Will be changing the early check out and late check in times, it was just to allow for extra cleaning. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards Angharad. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely property."

    Warm and toastie even though blustery outside. Decorated for Christmas which we appreciated. The property was spotless and close to all the peninsula offered. Would stay again. Many thanks

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. Regards Angharad. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Dec 2021

  • "The house was lovely."

    Spotlessly clean with everything we needed and more. We will definitely book this house again

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We would love to welcome you back to Swn y Mor again soon. Regards Angharad. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Oct 2021

  • "The house was clean and tidy, and was well equipped with plenty of space."

    Being within easy walking distance to the beach and Criccieth town centre was also a bonus. The only down side was the very uncomfortable bed in the en-suite bedroom, something other guests have commented on. Also felt that there should have been an earlier time for checking in and later for checking out. Having to clean a large house like this and be out by 9 am was something of a challenge. Other than that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very satisfied with Swn y mor."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had the most amazing week at swn y mor!"

    We didn't want to leave!! The house is beautiful and was well equipped with everything that we needed. My two boys loved it. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Aimee5.0May 2021

  • "The holiday home was very comfortable with everything you require."

    Wonderful views lovely to be able to look across the sea. We had a lovely relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely holiday home has everything you need."

    Very comfortable and it was lovely to look out the window and see the sea every day. Weather could have been a but better but that’s one thing we couldn’t choose. Ideally situated for visiting other places and site seeing.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2021

  • "Really good property very clean good accommodation very nicely presented really happy we booked this property in a quiet road plenty of parking but only a couple of minutes to shops and a couple more minutes to the beach."

    Very good views of the sea, mountains and across the bay. If we come to this area again would definitely book this property would have no problem recommending it.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2021

  • "The house was very comfortable and in a good location."

    Parking was easy, right outside on the road. The house was warm and well laid out with wonderful views. There was lots of space. The owners were great on communication and very responsive. The mattress in the front double bedroom does need replacing. A steamer would be a great addition to the kitchen. All of the ceiling light fittings are very low and some of them are sharp, spiky metal. If you are tall you will hit your head repeatedly! We had a problem with the lights in the dining room and lounge as they flickered very badly. Even with the negatives we would still go again as the positives outweighed them.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.4Sep 2020

  • "It was great location and very comfortable and well equipped and stocked dwelling."

    Didn't need to buy anything extra. Great welcoming touch to have milk in the kitchen. Only minor issues. The bed in the master bedroom was creaky and mattress too soft. When two people shared you were both colliding in the middle when you turned over... Likewise in the other bedrooms too. Also the toilet seat needs fixing in the en-suite. Had to turn off all the plug-in air freshners as it is not suitable for all customers, especially for those with asthma and allergy. Late check-in was unexpected despite the Covid as when we booked it still had 4pm on the website and to be informed 48 hours later to 6pm and 9am check-out was very disappointing indeed. Especially when nothing had changed as far as Covid status was concerned...

    Reviewed by Priya4.4Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful house in lovely village with stunning views."

    Home from home!

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The photos don’t really do it justice - the house has an amazing sea view. The location is perfect to explore Criccieth, Porthmadog, Portmeirion and beyond. The house was spotlessly clean and the facilities were excellent.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great house in a great location to explore the North Wales Coastal Path and the Snowdonia National Park"

    Reviewed by Gavin4.7Sep 2019

  • "A comfortable garden chair would be quite nice."

    No books anywhere in the house for rainy days, books on local walks in the area.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Sep 2019

  • "Lovely area."

    Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Ann4.1Aug 2019

  • "The house in Criccieth was a perfect base to explore Criccieth itself but also the Llyn peninsular and the Snowdonia national Park."

    An amazing holiday in a beautiful holiday home.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2019

  • "A lovely property with plenty of space and well equipped."

    The location gave us easy access to our favourite places on the Llyn Peninsula .It was nice to be able to walk into Criccieth to the beach, the castle and lovely places to eat. We had a great holiday.We were just short of a couple of comfy chairs to sit in the sun in the quaint back garden. Luckily we had some fold up one's with us.

    Reviewed by June5.0Jun 2019

  • "The house was lovely, the views amazing and as a real bonus the weather was warm and sunny."

    We have had a brilliant holiday. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Norma5.0May 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double ensuite, 1 x double, 1 x single, 1 x single with trundle bed (this room suitable for children only)
  • Ensuite shower, WC and basin
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and basin
  • Open plan kitchen, dining and seating area with electric fire
  • Snug room.
  • Central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine TV, Wifi, DVD, CD player
  • Travel cot, high chair
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Enclosed rear patio with decking and garden furniture
  • Small front lawn
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants 0.5 miles
  • Dogs allowed if well behaved.

The property

Swn y Mor has been refurbished to offer a bright, cheerful holiday house in Criccieth on the Llŷn peninsula.

Split over three floors, it has lovely ocean views stretching towards Black Rock Sands and Harlech.

The kitchen, dining and living room is a gorgeous open plan space.

The well equipped kitchen has an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and toaster.

The table and chairs seat 8.

The seating area has comfortable sofas, a TV, modern electric fire, and great views of the sea. There is a further sitting room on the ground floor with sofas, TV, DVD player and CD player and patio doors opening on to the rear garden.

There is a downstairs cloakroom with a washing machine. There are four bedrooms all on the first floor.

The master double bedroom has an ensuite with shower, loo and wash hand basin.

There is a further double and two single bedrooms.

One of the singles has a pull out trundle bed and is suitable for children only. The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, loo and wash hand basin. The enclosed rear garden has a patio, decking and garden furniture.

The front garden has a small lawn and shrubbed area.

There is easy roadside parking outside the house in this quiet residential area. Swn y Mor is located in a peaceful residential area of the charming coastal town of Criccieth with its sand and shingle beach, the castle and a variety of places to eat and drink.

Be sure to sample one of Cadwalader's famous ice creams whilst on holiday here!

Note: Single bedrooms with trundle is only suitable for children
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100.
Note: No stag/hen parties or similar, no working groups
Note: Please do not allow dogs upstairs or on any of the soft furnishings, any evidence of this will result in us withholding some of the Good Housekeeping bond.
Note: 2 small dogs welcome

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: Single bedrooms with trundle is only suitable for children
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100.
Note: No stag/hen parties or similar, no working groups
Note: Please do not allow dogs upstairs or on any of the soft furnishings, any evidence of this will result in us withholding some of the Good Housekeeping bond.
Note: 2 small dogs welcome