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Y Castell Apartment 2

(Ref. 926579)

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "The place has almost everything for a vacation."

    Fully loaded kitchen with tons of utensils, Netflix + Amazon Prime, books to read, maps of the area, etc. Location is convenient. Only disadvantage is no to low network in the area.

    Reviewed by Atig4.4Sep 2023

  • "A lovely modern comfortable flat very near the beach."

    The owners are very helpful and easy to contact if needed. Our kettle stopped working during our stay and was replaced immediately. Bread, milk, butter and jams there for us on arrival - a lovely touch and delicious!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2023

  • "The appartment is light, bright and airy, so clean, well furnished and very well provisioned."

    The owners were most considerate and most helpful. We were very pleased.

    Reviewed by Rosalinda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Second time we have stayed in apartment 2 this year both times we have been very ..."

    Second time we have stayed in apartment 2 this year both times we have been very pleased nice and clean and all the bits and bobs you need to feel at home and owner very helpful would definitely recommend a stay at Y Castell Apartments

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2022

  • "Could not fault anything clean, comfortable, and in a great position all you ..."

    Could not fault anything clean, comfortable, and in a great position all you need for a great holiday good communication with the owners

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely apartment in a perfect spot for sightseeing in the area (e."

    G. Mount Snowdon, Portmerian, Llandudno, Beddgelert, Ffestiniog railway etc. Couple stayed for a week). Great hosts with good communication. Lovely additional touches like soap, washing up liquid, salt, pepper etc provided. Very close to a really good fish and chip shop and a couple of great local restaurants. We would definitely recommend this apartment to friends and family.

    Hi Kay - many thanks for staying with us and for leaving great feedback, very much appreciated! Kind regards, Elen xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely spacious clean well equipped apartment."

    Great location. Easy parking. Helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was a very pleasing Apartment (No, 2) and we found no faults with it at all."

    My wife and I relaxed and used our time to explore the area around Criccieth. If you want to go on the narrow gauged railways, I suggest you book in advance, we didn't and could not get a seat. The only downfall of this apartment booking is the on-street parking. We returned one evening and the only space was marked with cones. We ended up parking on the seafront. Later we found that the cones were removed for our neighbour's husband to park in. First come, first served did not apply for us.

    Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave a review - it is much appreciated. Apologies that you were inconvenienced with the parking - it isn't a regular occurrence, but our neighbours have been moving house to another part of the village during May / early June and have used cones on occassions to help with parking so they can load their car. They have now completed their house move, so it shouldn't happen again. Kind regards and take care, Arwel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent apartment nice and clean had a lovely stay couldn’t ask for more"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2022

  • "What a fantastic property and brilliant hosts."

    Information for arrival was clear and accurate, response to questions and help during the week was quick and always courtesy. The apartment is a wonderful space. Comfy, roomy for two, well equipped and an amazing location. Loved eating breakfast with a view of the sea. The bed was super comfy and the living space was ideal. A great location - 30 secs to the beach or the coastal path, a few minute to the castle or the local chippy. Some amazing coastal walks nearby and all you need from supermarkets and amenities just down the road in Porthmadog. We had a very relaxing stay, all thanks to this apartment. Thank you.

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback - it is much appreciated & glad you had a great experience. Thanks again for your custom. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful flat, very clean and comfortable."

    Excellent location to explore Criccieth and surrounding area. Hosts were really helpful and friendly. Will definitely return.

    Hi - many thanks for leaving a great review and appreciate your custom. Means a lot to a small business :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really lovely well equipped flat for two."

    Provided the perfect base for adventures on the Llyn Peninsular. Kitchen was comprehensive meaning we were able to cook easily.

    Thanks for choosing to stay with us & for taking the time to leave feedback. Much appreciated! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "Enjoyed my Visit very much."

    A Nice Clean Comfy Apartment with Brilliant Facilities. An Ideal Base for a Holiday. There is one minor suggestion I would like to suggest Please. Could a Stool be Provided for the Raised Kitchen Storage/Table bordering the Kitchen/Living Room to give us a Choice of Eating our Meals at the Kitchen Storage Table Area if we want, it would make such an ideal Convenient Eating Area, another advantage being less chance of Spilling the Food or Dropping the Plate, Cup etc going across the Living Room Carpet to the Table if You had Your Meal at the Raised Kitchen Storage/Table instead. (Let me Please Make Clear the above Possible Mishaps I mentioned Didn't Happen to me). Thank you.

    Thank you for staying with us again and also for taking the time to leave feedback. Definitely look into your suggestion about having stools where the main kitchen worktop is. Kind regards, Elen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronnie5.0Jan 2022

  • "A lovely apartment, beautiful views of the castle from the bedroom and the sea from the lounge area."

    Very comfortable and nicely furnished. Very clean and everything we needed. We loved our holiday here.excellent place for easy commute to so many lovely places around to visit. Would definitely recommend and will be back to stay again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent location and comfortable property."

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.4Oct 2021

  • "This is a lovely apartment that is very close to the beach and a short walk into the centre of Criccieth."

    It's the second time we have visited and stayed here and we have always manged to park close to the property. We had lovely weather in July so were able to go to the beach to swim and have a picnic most days and it was great to be able to walk back to the apartment as it was so close. As expected, the weather was mixed in October but we were able to do lots of walking along the coastal path and in the local area. On the evenings when we didn't cook we ate out locally and can highly recommend Poachers restaurant on the High Street (delicious food, but you need to book well in advance as it is very popular), Castle Fish and Chip shop (short walk from the apartment, take away only, the queue can be very long but it's worth it for great fish and chips), The Prince of Wales, cosy pub on the High Street (hearty pub grub, big portions and great beer). We also visited Dylans which is in a lovely building overlooking the sea. In the summer we had drinks on the decking by the beach which felt like being abroad. We also ate at the restaurant and although we quite enjoyed the meal we thought it was pricy for what it was. You need to book well in advance to eat in the evening but it was easier to get a late lunchtime (4.45) booking. We really enjoyed both our stays in Criccieth so hope to be back next year.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Oct 2021

  • "The apartment was very lovely."

    The decor was tasteful and fresh. The sofa and bed were both extremely comfortable. The apartment is perfectly located for the beach, castle and town. Elen kept in contact with us throughout our stay to ensure we had everything we needed. We would definitely return to this wonderful apartment as there is still a lot for us to see in the area which we never got around to seeing this time.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautifully decorated accommodation."

    We had a sea view from the front and you could see the castle from the master bedroom. Perfect. Will be booking again! We had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location very close to the beach, good public transport connection (bus and train station), Criccieth is a small village but has grocery shop, cafes, shops, restaurants etc."

    Lovely walking trails to the east (Porthmadog) and west (Pwllheli). Snowdonia National Park is only a few bus rides away. Criccieth is famous for its castle which ruins can also be visited, amazing views from the top. Heritage railway close by (trains depart from Porthmadog). We also visited Beddgelert, another nice village by the river.

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Jun 2021

  • "The apartment was all that hoped for."

    It was comfortable and had all the facilities that we needed for a week's holiday. It was well situated for exploring the Lleyn peninsula, not too far from Anglesey and only a short drive from Portmeirion.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2021

  • "Owner of property could not have done more to make our stay an excellent stay."

    A big thanks to elen for your help.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Aug 2020

  • "The apartment location is ideal; the beach is a stones throw from the front door and all the village amenities are within walking distance so much so that we didn't use the car during the 5 days of our stay."

    The road outside was extremely quiet and safe. We managed to park directly outside the door which was really convenient. As the apartment is on the first floor we were able to leave the sash windows open during the hot weather. The apartment is a very good size, in fact if the settee was a sofa bed it could easily accommodate 4 people. The kitchen was very well equipped and had additional surprises of tea towels, cloths, soap and washing up liquid. The communication with the owner was very clear, she Elen was accommodating with any queries, she allowed us the key for the backyard so that we could store our bikes during our stay. I would highly recommend this apartment and I would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2020

  • "We returned having stayed two years ago."

    Everything was just as good as the first time!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a great stay."

    Positives - basically on the sea front, 5 min walk to a really great fish n chip shop, 20 min drive to Snowdon, quiet area, nice coastal walk, clean and stylish apartment, decent shower, sea views from lounge window, Negatives - on street parking that really tested our parallel parking skills but having said that we always got a spot outside the apartment, no washing machine but we knew this before booking, noisey people upstairs - not sure if they live there or were on holiday but they were very noisey and woke us up everyday :( Overall we enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jul 2020

  • "The apartment was in a excellent place approx100 yards to the sand sea and spectacular sunsets - all mod cons cosy and warm - ideal place for exploring Portmadog and Portmeirion."

    Highly recommend this area and apartment you wont be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8Nov 2019

  • "The flat is in the most perfect location."

    Stunning. The flat itself is wonderful. Clean, modern, very comfortable and with all appliances, etc. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2019

  • "Directions and key collection instructions very good."

    Everything in apartment clean. We had a good break in spite of the weather. Always managed to park outside.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2019

  • "We have enjoyed the fact that the appartment lies very close to the seaside."

    With good weatherconditions we could swim in the sea. We even saw a dolphin and many seals. The appartment was clean, cosy and comfortabele, lots of space, good bed, nice kitchen and comfortabele bathroom. May be w'll come back in the future....

    Reviewed by Karola4.7Jul 2019

  • "A very nice clean flat."

    Well equipped kitchen. Very comfortable. Very close to sea / pebbly beach. Bed comfortable and nice shower room/ toilet. Fan provided and well used during recent hot spell. Shops about 15 mins walk away. Parking outside flat available most of the time. Quiet area. Flat owner very friendly and approachable. Good base for exploring most of the Llynn Peninsular. Touristy leaflets available. A guest book would have been useful in giving feedback to future hirers and recommendations for place to visit.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2019

  • "Exceptionally comfortable accommodation"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely spacious apartment and a great location on the seafront a short walk from the main street."

    We were able to park right outside and it was a quiet and peaceful area of the village. The kitchen could have been better equipped, there was no strainer or sieve and no grater for example. The tv signal was weak and the BBC picture kept breaking up but the other channels were OK. These issues did not soil our holiday however and we had a great week. We enjoyed it so much that we have booked again for September. The owners live only a short distance away and were very helpful when we contacted them. There are lots of things to see and do in the area such as Portmeiron, the highland steam railway and many castles to visit, the apartment is ideally situated for these.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1May 2019

  • "Great location, friendly local people."

    The castle can be seen from the bedroom window and the sea and mountains from the living room. A useful base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Helen Jane3.8Mar 2019

  • "The Apartment was like home from home very comfortable."

    It had everything I needed. The view was good, sea at front window and castle at back. There was even two small Christmas trees, which I thought was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2018

  • "Although within an old house, the apartment was very modern with lovely views of th sea."

    Criccieth is a great centre for visiting castles, railways, gardens and is connected by a train line too so you can leave your car at the property for the week. There are sea walks right from the front door and a castle within 5 minutes. I’d recommend it.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2018

  • "The flat was better than expected."

    We had everything we needed in the kitchen area, with plenty of crockery/cutlery to use in the dishwasher. The lounge area has new furniture/carpeting, not reflected in the pictures and is more modern. The double bed was very comfortable, with ample storage for a week in the wardrobe/drawers. When we arrived the flat was impeccably clean, the cleaning lady is a credit to the owners! The only tiny, tiny thing I would have liked, would be a coat hook. As we did a lot of walking, we had wet coats and there is nowhere to hang them. Location is excellent, when eating at the table on the right hand side you have a full sea view, which is great when eating breakfast! Criccieth is only a short walk away and parking was not an issue. Whilst we were there the owners were carrying out all the necessary H&S checks and fire alarm/detector tests, which is reassuring to know that they are fully regulation complaint. In summary, this is a great flat, in a great location, and is well serviced.

    Reviewed by Mrs Yvonne4.7Aug 2018

  • "We had an excellent week at Y Castell apartment 2."

    Fantastic location with easy access to all that cardigan bay has to offer. Lovely bright airy flat which was really well equipped. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Jul 2018

  • "The apartment is well equipped with modern furnishings but is still comfortable and practical."

    It is in a quite side street and has views of the sea from side of the bay window with this first floor location. You can even see the castle from the bedroom window. Criccieth seems to retain its charm of a small sea side resort with lovely views and has not been spoiled with commercialism. Its our second visit to this property (first to this flat) and we will be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2018

  • "This flat was comfortable , clean and well appointed ."

    I would have liked a washing machine but we were warned of its absence and there is a laundrette a few minutes away . The flat was in a terraced house up a side street and was very quiet with kerbside parking and I could just see the sea from the large bay window . The weather at the beginning of our week was very windy and drizzly and it was great to go back in the flat and curl up on the settee with a coffee !!! The written instructions about the key collection and the appliances were very good . They could maybe mention that the bathroom fan and light go off automatically !!!

    Reviewed by Ronald4.1Jun 2018

  • "We had a fantastic holiday!"

    The apartment was very clean and modern. It was a perfect location, just seconds away from the beach and a few minutes walk to town. We will definitely be staying with you again.

    Reviewed by Emma-michelle5.0Jun 2018

  • "The apartment was comfortable and well-equipped and better furnished than in the website photos."

    The location was ideal for me as I arrived by train and had an easy 5 minute walk from the station. Being so close to the sea was a big plus and one evening I got to see dolphins from the end of the street!

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Jun 2018

  • "The only thing was there was no information pack about the property or local amenities, which is something we have never known before, apart from that a great place and comfortable flat and had a great week."


    Reviewed by Tom5.0Apr 2018

  • "Y Castell appartment 2 is well positioned just off the sea front in a quiet road."

    If you're allergic to feathers or wool as my wife is, this is not the place for you. Otherwise it's a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Paul David4.1Apr 2018

  • "An excellent easy to arrange holiday in a very comfortable, clean, and well equipped apartment in a super location."

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Jul 2017

  • "Lovely apartment and loved the village of Criccieth just a couple of things to ..."

    Lovely apartment and loved the village of Criccieth just a couple of things to mention could do with a couple of small coffee tables and a new mattress but other than that it was spot on and I know you can't please everyone but I would give it a rating 9 out of ten and would book with you again

    Reviewed by Mark4.8Oct 2016

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable week and would recommend this accommodation, and Criccieth, to family and friends."

    Only thing lacking was a DVD player, but wi-fi access made up for that.

    Reviewed by Colin4.8Sep 2016

  • "No issues whatsoever."


    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2016

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  • All first floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking outside property on first come, first served basis
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Seafront and promenade 1 min walk
  • Shop, pub and beach 10 mins walk
  • Note: Mobile signal can be intermittent.

The property

This lovely first floor apartment offers comfortable and spacious accommodation with a good sized double bedroom and en-suite shower room, as well as an open plan living area with the added bonus of a z-bed for flexibility.

A delightful base for a seaside holiday.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 926578 and 926396, together they sleep 8.

Y Castell Holiday Apartments

Centrally located in the seaside village of Criccieth, these three modern apartments are situated in a large, three-storey Victorian property. The apartments are located less than 50 yards from the seafront and promenade on a quiet side street and within walking distance of the beach, castle, shops, pubs and restaurants. The apartment’s share a communal entrance hallway and each are accessed via a private entrance door. They are all well-equipped and offer warm and spacious accommodation with modern fitted kitchens and shower rooms, ideal for couples, friends and families. Enjoying some Victorian characteristics such as bay fronted sash windows and high ceilings, the apartments are light and airy and provide a great base. These lovely apartments can be booked individually or together to offer flexible accommodation and are perfectly located for exploring this beautiful coastline of North Wales. Close by is the Wales Coast Path for wonderful walks and the popular resorts of Abersoch and Pwllheli are easily reached, both are well worth exploring, with many miles of sandy beach and watersport opportunities. Within driving distance is the Italianate village of Portmeirion, the wonderful Snowdonia National Park, the harbour town of Porthmadog, home of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Steam Railways, and further afield is the Isle of Anglesey. There really is something for everyone in North Wales and these apartments can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas