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Y Bwthyn

(Ref. 1008748)

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (55)
  • lovely (26)
  • location (20)
  • clean (18)
  • cosy (17)
  • comfortable (17)

61 Customer Reviews

  • "Third visit, love the cottage and location, will book again."

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Cottage is small and cosy with everything you need."

    Comfortable beds and great shower. Large secure back garden which would be great if we’d had better weather. Great location in centre of Criccieth with shops, pubs and beach alll nearby. Definitely recommend Only change I’d suggest is for the owner to leave their mobile tel no. We had a slight delay contacting him as there was only a landline no. available.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely loved it, what a lovely cottage, definitely a return visit for my son and I ."


    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely holiday the cottage was warm and cosy and clean ."

    I could not find the torch which was stated to be under the stairs.But we love this cottage and have booked to come back again next year.

    Thank you for your kind comments and support. The torch will be replaced asap. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2023

  • "We were here last week for our fourth visit to the cottage and we have booked again for next year."

    Great location, comfortable and cosy, nice and clean.

    Thank you for your kind comments as we try to give good value. It is pleasing to have a good number of regular clients who enjoy our facilities in this special town. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely week in this cottage"

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Jun 2023

  • "We have just returned from a fantastic week at Y Bwthyn."

    On arrival we found the cottage spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. It looks tiny on the outside but was actually quite spacious. The garden was a bonus, very secure and private and we enjoyed watching the birds watching us dining outside! Criccieth is a really quiet, quaint little seaside town and the cottage was a very short stroll from the beach. Would highly recommend a stay here as it is a great base to explore the whole of the Llyn Peninsula. Would definitely return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely warm and cosy cottage with tastefully furnished rooms and a pretty garden to relax in."

    Many thanks for your feedback & we are pleased to see that the cosy feeling to the cottage has been restored. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and furnished, very clean."

    My only gripe with it was with the heating; there was no way to control the temperature and it was generally a bit chilly. The heater in the lounge is a fan heater and not adequate as it dried the air and made the place stuffy.

    We are sorry that you were not warm enough during your visit. The gas central heating is programmed over 24 hours with a new Dimplex Laverton Electric Stove to boost the heat should further heat be needed. The prior booster heater was gas fired & was changed because of safety reasons as not all guests are used to managed gas stoves. This is the first time we have had a comment of this nature & will monitor the situation for the future. Thank you for advising. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dom4.7Apr 2023

  • "Excellent situation for exploring north Wales."

    Lovely cottage our second time staying there as we liked it so much before. Brilliant area for those who want to travel around or those who prefer to stay local.

    Thank you for your kind response and that you enjoyed your stay in spite of some wet and windy weather!!. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage with secure garden."

    Could do with another baking tray/ dish in the kitchen. Other wise very well fitted out. People should be aware that each bedroom has very low beams, and the stairs are steep and very narrow at the top. Lovely to be so near the beach, but parking could be a problem between April and September because of restrictions during the day. Out of season it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Mar 2023

  • "This cottage is in an excellent location for all local and further afield attractions."

    It is a lovely cottage most comfortable and cleanliness of a high standard. The garden is brilliant for both children and pets. i would rate this cottage highly and we have every intention of booking it again.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Just back from our third visit to the cottage."

    We feel like we are “home” from the minute we walk in. Comfortable, warm, cosy and well located and equipped. We love staying here.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a fab location close to beach and amenities."

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Very cosy and comfortable. Everything there that you need. Very clean. Close to amenities and not far from other resorts. Good WiFi service though it does say on first page WiFi - No, so it may put some people off but the WiFi was excellent. Could not get fire to work, though it wasn't too cold when we went. Overall we enjoyed our stay very much and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable we really enjoyed our stay."

    Also very convenient for shops, beach and cafe’s.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Ty Bwthyn."

    It's in a great location, comfortable and clean. We visit Criccieth regularly and this was one of the best places we've stayed in. Just one suggestion would be for more hooks around the place for hanging coats and other clothing.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was a pleasure to spend a week in."

    Pretty and cosy, we wanted for nothing. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your positive comments. We try to provide value for money. Also we are fortunate to be able to rely on our housekeepers to ensure that the premises are comfortable & welcoming. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, will be back next year"

    Thank you for your response & look forward to welcoming you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, spotless and had everything we needed."

    Owners were really helpful, so can honestly say will come back next year. Thank you Pam and David Lloyd George

    Thank you for your kind comments & that everything turned out well. We forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2022

  • "Fabulous clean cosy cottage that was packed with everything you may need down to the finest detail for your holiday."

    Will definately return in the future.

    Thank you for your comments & we are pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage."

    Great facilities. Ideal location , cafes, restaurants, beach, shops, castle right on the doorstep. No problems parking nearby. Kitchen had everything we needed. Comfortable beds. Lovely bathroom. Kind of cottage you want to live in. There is a nice garden at the back, those with toddlers will need to watch as the top tier has a drop without a protective barrier apart from flower pots. I would definitely stay there again it’s beautiful. Criccieth is one of our favourite places.

    Thank you for your review & we are pleased you enjoyed your holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2022

  • "Cosy cottage in a great central location."

    We appreciate your comments particularly you finding the cottage cosy with the testing February weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Feb 2022

  • "Very cosy, clean and well equilped cottage in a great location ideal for dog owners with enclosed rear garden"

    Thank you for your kind comments and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Feb 2022

  • "This cottage was the perfect Christmas get away for us."

    It was so cosy and had everything we needed. The little touch of leaving us a Christmas card so sweet. I wish I was still there!

    Thank you for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, perfect in every way, will book again"

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Nov 2021

  • "This was a lovely warm and cosy place to stay near to all facilities it was very ..."

    This was a lovely warm and cosy place to stay near to all facilities it was very homely so will be looking forward to staying there again

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic week spent here."

    It was our second visit to the property and we have also booked again for next year. It’s a real cosy home away from home, it is in a great location for the town and the beach. The cottage is clean and comfortable. We love staying here.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage, facilities well equipped."

    . in a lovely location and would diffenatly book again in the future. Only downside was having to leave to go home

    Reviewed by Jaqueline5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely character cottage in a great location."

    Didn't get a chance to use the cute garden, but it looks nice too. Parking very nearby was no issue during our stay. To raise this to perfect for us would be simple. Provide better quality loo paper and sharpen the kitchen knives. The Spice Bank and Dylan's provide great food just a short stroll away. I would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely ,very clean and in a great position in criccieth."

    we had sunny weather all week and the garden was a great place to sit with gin an tonic,playing cards !!

    Reviewed by J5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, well kept and equipped, convenient location for exploring the area."

    really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Shelagh5.0Sep 2021

  • "It was another fantastic stay in a lovely cottage, a real 'home from home'."

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Cottage was tiptop clean and had everything you might need for a home from home stay!"

    Reviewed by Helena5.0Aug 2021

  • "A very nice cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, great location, everything that we needed already booked for next year"

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is very cosy and warm."

    The kitchen equipment could do with a few additions, a bigger saucepan a bigger casserole dish with lid and a non stick frying pan with lid. Apart from this it is a well equipped cottage in an excellent location. We had a really enjoyable week and hopefully we will have a return visit in the near future.

    Reviewed by Oliver4.7Nov 2020

  • "Fabulous week in this beautiful cottage."

    We had everything we needed and and it was very warm and comfortable. Beautiful fireplace and loved the layout of the kitchen and living area downstairs. We were very sorry to leave when we had to, it felt like a home away from home. Fantastic location too. Will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Generally the cottage was very good, with the following exceptions I feel need to be addressed for future occupants:- 1."

    Fire didn't work and we had to phone contact number to send a person to repair it. 2. washing machine didn't work. 1 and 2 should have been checked before we arrived, and others arrive in the future. 3. Not enough cooking gear. eg. no large casserole-type dishes. 4. Inadequate clothes storage in bedrooms. The only large cupboard in twin-bedded room was full of bed clothes. Please act on this feedback..

    Thank you for your feedback, the central heating is set on a 24-hour programmer, the fire can be used as a secondary heating source in cold weather. We were glad the engineer came to assist when the pilot light went out. On checking the washing machine, it is all in working order. The facilities are being reviewed and there is a clear set of instructions provided for the bins at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray4.4Sep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time in Criccieth in this beautiful cottage!"

    Our children (4 and 8) absolutely loved it and having the beach so close was a massive bonus! Will definitely be coming back and would thoroughly recommend it to others!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "We've just had a wonderful long weekend at Y Bwthyn in Criecceith."

    Everything was perfect - what a cosy warm and delightful cottage right in the heart of Criecceith. We already have friends who are already looking to book based on our recommendation!

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was great - as per our expectations - and we had the very peaceful holiday we wanted."

    The only slight downside was that there was no remote control for the DVD player so we couldn’t watch the box set we’d brought with us. This was just a very minor annoyance in the context of a very enjoyable week. Thanks C.

    Reviewed by Cameron4.4Jan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, a real home from home clean, comfy and fantastic location didn't want to leave"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Nov 2019

  • "A pretty little cottage right in the centre of Criccieth, just 1 minutes walk from the beach."

    Cottage had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Nov 2019

  • "We have stayed at this beautiful traditional cottage many times and continue to book."

    We are a family of 4, we have 2 boys aged 6 & 9. We all throroughly enjoy our stays at Y Bwythyn. The cottage itself is full of character and history. Perfectly positioned for exploring North wales especially with Cadwaladers Ice cream shop at the end of the road and Criccieth beach and Castle a stroll away! Many restaurants to visit too including Dylans position right on the sea front and The Poachers on the high st just a short walk away. Perfect all day breakfast at Swyn Y Mor just 2 mins walk from the cottage! All in all after visiting Criccieth and staying in many cottages over the past 22yrs we have found our home from home.

    Reviewed by R5.0Oct 2019

  • "This cottage more than met our needs."

    Clean, comfortable and in a perfect position within the village. We will defiantly be coming back again soon.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely unfortunately my husband is 6 foot 4 and kept banging his head on the door frames upstairs."

    Also the stairs where very narrow and steep. Not suitable for children or the elderly. We had a very relaxing holiday. The cottage is close to shops and cafes and the beach.

    “Thank you for your 100% score for the cottage & its facilities. As a 300+ year old Grade II listed cottage and one of the oldest in Criccieth it does have certain limitations particularly regarding the height of people since at the time it was built the population was smaller. This has been a family owned property for more than 70 years and the home of my grandparents.. Both my and my sisters families have spent much time here & my wife & I are well into our 70’s. It has been a holiday rented property for 20 years and this is the first comment of this type. In fact it is very popular with our senior citizens and families and have many repeat bookings.” Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Aug 2019

  • "Very well situated cottage."

    The peaceful sunny garden was a bonus. Beware of low beams upstairs if you are tall! Criccieth is a lovely town with all amenities.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped and when we had a problem with electric kettle it was replaced straight away"

    D E Dennis- JonesApr 2019

  • "We spent a wonderful, cosy Christmas in this lovely, comfortable and clean cottage very close to the beach and centre of Criccieth."

    Just perfect!

    Sonia IsserJan 2019

  • "Warm, comfortable and close to all amenities."

    Although we didn’t used the garden and patio area it looked lovely. Excellent hosts to speak to. A thoroughly enjoyable stay.

    Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was everythng we expected."

    Olde Worlde with modern appliances. Ideally situated for local shops, beach, eateries and bus stop.

    Alan WilliamsOct 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in good location clean with nice garden"

    Jul 2018

  • "Clean, comfortable and quaint, in the middle of town with a delightful garden."

    Gillian RogersMay 2018

  • "Relaxing, home comforts, home from home."

    Have been visiting for 20 years!

    Apr 2018

  • "Felt at home and comfortable as soon as we arrived."

    Everything we needed was there. A wonderful cottage in a wonderful place.

    Andrew PilleyDec 2017

  • "Ardderchog, diolch yn fawr"

    Nov 2017

  • "Super cottage - very comfortable and well equipped with a good atmosphere."

    The private garden was a real bonus. Perfectly placed in Criccieth, and exploring further afield was very easy. Would not hesitate in recommending this cottage, although it is worth mentioning the low beams in both bedrooms. As it turned out this was not a problem for us, but if you're on the tall side it could be!

    Sep 2017

  • "When we arrived the cottage was abit dusty and most of the crockery and utensils needed rewashing."

    The cheese grater, saucepans, frying pan and baking trays all had food stuck to them from previous use. Otherwise the cottage served the purpose of our holiday and the kids loved their holiday there and were sad to be leaving the cottage.

    Sep 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a good spot - it was just as advertised."

    The enclosed garden was great for the dog. The cottage had everything we needed - except a hair drier.

    JanetJul 2016

  • "Lovely cottage clean and comfortable with everything you need and good outdoor space"

    DavidJul 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and hand wash basin
  • Kitchen with washing machine, microwave, electric oven, gas hob and a fridge with freezer compartment
  • Open plan living room with inglenook and coal effect electric stove, sofas and a dining table and chairs, TV with Freeview, and CD/DVD players
  • French windows open onto garden.
  • Wifi, TV with freeview, BT Vision, DVD/CD player, enclosed garden, garden furniture, central heating, washing machine, microwave, electric oven, gas hob and a fridge with freezer compartment
  • Located a short walk from the centre of the town with local amenities readily available
  • One dog welcome (please ask for more)
  • On road parking.

The property

A quintessentially traditional grade II holiday cottage with low ceilings and doorways in the popular seaside town of Criccieth on the Llŷn Peninsula.

Set in a quiet location, it’s just a short walk from beaches, the medieval castle and good cafes, restaurants and shops. Downstairs is a cosy open plan living room.

Comfortable sofas ranged around a stone inglenook fireplace with a coal effect electric fire.

Dining table and chairs for four.

TV with Freeview, CD/DVD player.

The kitchen area is well equipped with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and washing machine.

French windows open out onto a well-managed terraced garden. Upstairs are two bedrooms: one double room and one twin.

The upstairs landing has views out over the garden and is a great quiet spot for reading.

The family bathroom has a bath, shower, wash hand basin and loo. Outside, a set of stone steps lead up to a lovely terraced garden which is ideal for relaxing in and for alfresco meals. The centre of Criccieth is just a short walk away.

There are wonderful coastal walks nearby and a little further afield is the Welsh Highland Railway - why not take a ride up into the mountains of Snowdonia?

The Llŷn Peninsula is a lovely, undiscovered part of North Wales and great destination for a holiday.

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 a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
Note: One dog welcome but one more may be considered, please ask.
Note: £20 charge for additional dog

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas