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Y Stabl

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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • quirky (12)

42 Customer Reviews

  • "The perfect winter break."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was our second stay at the cottage - all was perfect!"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely place, lovely flat, right in my own quirky style, will be booking again !"

    !! Only thing missing was some tools to empty out the fire (left a log in as couldn't find anything to use to sweep out etc, sorry

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a fab stay in beautiful Criccieth in the quirky but comfortable Y Stabl."

    Once we found the door to get in (go up the street and it’s the gate before the launderette past the red door and into the side entrance) we were blown away by how amazing the place was. The cottage is on three levels but you walk in on level two. We used the main front door into the very well equipped kitchen to save tramping up and down the carpeted stairs in our outdoor shoes. The kitchen is spacious and spotlessly clean, we were a little disappointed at the lack of coffee machine (self confessed coffee snobs!) however there was cafetières to make up for it. The only thing I would add to the kitchen is an air fryer. The lounge area is pretty bizarre with its amazing wall art, massive TV, comfy couch and swivel chair by the cute little balcony with the stunning sea view, even though it was late in the year we had the doors open several times. We couldn’t work out how to use the sound system sadly but we made do without. The shower and steam room was just heavenly and such a lovely luxury. The bedroom is right up in the attic and has a low beam and a sloping ceiling but the comfortable bed has a view of the castle from one window, which is stunning when lit up at night and the other window has a sea view. The jacuzzi bath is the main reason we booked this cottage and although it’s a little compact it was used three times! We dined at The Spice Bank, delicious Sunday lunch and Saturday brunch was eaten at Tir a Mor and we had a lovely lunch at Dylan’s and we also had dinner at Moelwyn which in summer has a lovely view from the dining room. We adore Criccieth and finding this lovely property just made us love it a little more! We most definitely will be returning.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2023

  • "A great place depending on your ability/mobility as stated in the info."

    Given that, everything was good for a week's stay though confusion re rubbish, bins etc.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Sep 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage for 2 people in the heart of Criccieth."

    Reviewed by Mary4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful sunny week- the setting was excellent and the accommodation well equipped and comfortable ."

    Too hot to try the jacuzzi bath or steam room- maybe we will return in the cooler weather! A name plate on the front door would be helpful on arrival - the instructions were accurate regarding key box but an initial confirmation we were at the right property would have been reassuring. The kitchen was well equipped but a tray would be a good addition as most of our time was spent in the lounge area due to views. Addition of info re bins and recycling would have been helpful. The TV in bedroom and kitchen did not work and the one in the lounge needed the internet settings reconfirming more than once- info in the pack regarding this would be helpful. Thank you

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Sep 2023

  • "Probably the most unique cottage we've stayed in so far, terrific location just a short walk to the beach & shops with a lovely view from the bedroom of the Castle (which was lit-up at night) No parking on site but we had no problem finding parking close to the cottage."

    All in all, a thumbs-up!

    Reviewed by David4.4Aug 2023

  • "Thankyou for a lovely stay!"

    The amenities were perfect for relaxing after hiking up snowdon and we loved the quirky decor. If we are in the area again we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jul 2023

  • "I feel that the photos of the property and the description be updated as the ..."

    I feel that the photos of the property and the description be updated as the present details are misleading as to the seating in the lounge and the seating in location is quite a low swivel chair that is about 30cm from the ground that doesn’t match those in the description

    Reviewed by Mark2.8Jul 2023

  • "This was our second stay here."

    It is a fabulous place, we loved the cottage first time round and although we still had a lovely week we felt that the place was lacking in some TLC. The freezer was completely frozen over all the drawers meaning we were only able to use one of them after hacking the ice from the front to get it to open. The washing machine was not working and clearly hadn't been for some time as the dispenser drawer was full of stagnent water which we can only assume accounted for the terrible smell in the kitchen. I did leave a note to inform the cleaner so hopefully this will have been sorted out. One other off putting thing was when we stripped the bed on our last day the quilt was very yellow and stained.....not nice. Not so sure we would stay again.

    Hello Patricia, Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations. This issues were not brought to our attention and have now been addressed. We welcome guest to get in touch during their stay, if they have any problems we can assist with. We want everyone to have the best stay possible. Regards Renata & Lloyd Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia3.1Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful, romantic base to explore the area."

    Thank you Andrew for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely clean and renovated cottage, well-equipped with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable holiday."

    Well located in Criccieth - convenient for shops, cafes & restaurants. And a 5 minute stroll to the beach and castle. Nicely tucked away on the village green with plenty of free parking close to the property. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property is as described."

    Nice deco, great location, good views. Doing all sets of stairs could get tiring and no doors between different floors, which was not good for noise control (we had a baby). Overall, I would recommend the property. Ps. Bring your own soap.

    Reviewed by Ruta5.0Sep 2022

  • "Spacious and fully equipped accommodation in a fantastic location."

    The property is in the centre of Cricieth but away from the main road. Connections from the train station meant we rarely used our car. Particularly loved waking up to see views every morning.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Sep 2022

  • "A lovely property, very quirky but maybe not suitable for tall people in the bedroom or those who find stairs difficult."

    Location is perfect for the sights and amenities of Criccieth and also for exploring North West Wales. Views from the property are great - down the road to the sea and across to the castle. No on site parking but we didn’t have any problems finding a space on nearby streets.

    Reviewed by Mary4.1Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week in this quirky, well equipped 3 floored cottage."

    It is ideally situated in the centre of Cricceth within easy walking of the beach, the shops, cafes, ice creams and wonderful fish and chips. A perfect place to explore the Lynn Peninsula from.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2022

  • "Amazing 3 storey apartment with some lovely features, beautifully done up."

    Would definitely recommend. There was no information about where to put recycling things!

    Reviewed by Celia4.7Jun 2022

  • "We actually only stayed one night, i quote from the description on the website "Accommodation is over two floors" which it is not it is over three floors."

    The stairs are not usable if you have mobility difficulties, maybe this should be written somewhere, upon booking i saw there was a leather recliner in the picture which is much needed for my back, when we got there no recliner a very low swivel chair and an uncomfortable fabric sofa neither good for back or knee issues. I have only just got round to doing this as i have not been too well since i got back due to the issues i mentioned above and being very upset at spending so much money for 1 night and having no spare cash to be able to go anywhere else so our holiday was ruined.

    Reviewed by Sally2.5May 2022

  • "Would recommend this lovely cottage."

    A lot of time and passion has gone into making it what it is. One of our favourites was the surfing mural on the kitchen wall and the juliet balcony in the lounge with sea views. Lots of coastal touches and other quirky themes. Lovely log fire, and great to see the castle from the bedroom window luminated at night. The beach is only a 5 min walk and there are lovely restraunts and cafés near the beach. We found it a great base to explore from. Porthmadog is nearby with all its shops and Ffestiniog steam railway, as is Portmeirion. Lots to do and see. The facilities in the cottage are great and we would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Apr 2022

  • "This is a fantastic property and in a great location."

    The property had everything we needed for our stay. We really liked the quirky decor. The only negative point I have to make is that there isn't enough information about recycling. We are keen recyclers so ended up taking ours home with us as there was only one bin for all rubbish. Other than that this property is faultless.

    Reviewed by Gareth4.7Mar 2022

  • "Property was very clean, high tech, spacious, had everything you need in it and so close to the beach!"

    Reviewed by Ajit5.0Dec 2021

  • "Amazing cottage with fantastic facilities, you won't be disappointed ❤"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was situated in a lovely quite village."

    With good access to Snowdonia and surrounding areas. Lovely views of the castle and coast line. Great facilities available and support provided by host when required.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location near the beach."

    Everything you'd need and very stylish. Fantastic mural in kitchen. Only downside was no outside space, otherwise would be 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jul 2021

  • "A great stay in the centre of Criccieth."

    Really lovely building with quirky decor and some nice features such as the jacuzzi and steam room. Nice comfy bed, and close to the beach and pubs/ restaurants. A lovely little find.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely time in this beautifully equipped and immaculately clean cottage."

    Fresh flowered were such a lovely touch and every detail catered for. We made use of all of the facilities. Excellent location Port Merrion on the doorstep where we spent the first day before checking in and had a lovely meal in there fabulous restraunt. We love Criccieth, the tea shop next door does amazing cakes, and as we couldn’t go inside we used the kitchen of the cottage and didn’t feel short changed. The staff there are also wonderful and very friendly . Dylan’s is also one of favourite places to go. We went 3 times twice to eat and once for gorgeous cocktails. We scoured the the shops and took home bits and bobs. Loving the castle chip shop too. On our way home we went to Rhug farm, rosies cider press and Cheshire oaks. Spent all our money and loved ever minute . Thanks to the owner we had a great time and no doubt will return

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2021

  • "Another fantastic week in North Wales."

    Second stay at Y Stabl, great cottage and facilities, some new appliances since last visit in September. Still unable to connect phone to music system but think that is down to device, clearer instructions on that would be useful. Steam room and jacuzzi very relaxing after a day in the mountains. Although no private parking we had no issue at all with adjacent roadside parking during our stay. Would recommend and we will be back when next visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic time in North Wales, ideal base location would certainly consider another vacation here."

    Everything as described but could not get music centre to work with either of our phones or play cd's. Praise to the café owner next door as we had trouble locating the key box, he seemed well adverse in assisting visitors. Some instructions regarding disposal of bin bags would also be useful for visitors. As above, these little points would not deter us from coming back :)

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Sep 2020

  • "The massage chair didn't work as there was no cable to get power to it, the google audio system didn't work and the kitchen & bedroom TV's did not connect to the internet."

    Otherwise the stay was excellent.

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Aug 2020

  • "The standard of cleanliness was excellent this year"

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Jul 2020

  • "Great location, good facilities provided with style and all mod cons."

    Some lovely personal touches provided by owner.

    Reviewed by Melissa4.4Dec 2019

  • "The view from the bed of the castle and the sea was stunning."

    The castle is lit up at night which is also visible from the bed. We woke ourselves up every day with a steam in the steam room and a coffee from the machine. Very quirky house. Ideal location in the village for a short walk to the sea, a range of shops or pubs. We would really recommend Dylan's restaurant for a great evening meal, within an easy 10 minute walk. Slightly negative: The heating is locked to a timer and cannot be switched off without a pin code, so we had to open all the upstairs windows on the first night, the toilet floor had been left dirty and I had to clean some wee off the floor when we arrived (and it smelled bad during our trip) so I didn't bother to clean before we left. The Google Chromecast could not be used as the laptop required was not present but we could still use an aux in cable to pipe music to every room but had to keep going upstairs/downstairs to change the song on the phone. Minor grumbles for an otherwise wonderful trip.

    Reviewed by Rosie4.4Sep 2019

  • "Living room chairs uncomfortable."

    not enough directions about rubbish collections.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Sep 2019

  • "Attention to detail was refreshing."

    Lovely Christmas decorations along with lovely hamper including personalised mug. Very comfortable and clean. Wendy was always easy to reach if any information required. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you very much as well for allowing us to check in earlier.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2019

  • "It was a lovely quirky cottage in a lovely part of the country there is so many places to go and visit, and would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by Melinda5.0Jun 2019

  • "Y Stabl is a great place to stay in a very central location, it has many facilities including a steam room and a great music system."

    Finally, Lloyd is a very helpful guy.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2019

  • "Hassle free holiday booking"

    Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was very well located in central Criccieth."

    The bed was comfortable, though as tall people we did end up having to duck in the bedroom, but that's to be expected in an old building. We had everything that we needed - can't think of anything that was missing. There were a few things that we would like to raise - - the cleanliness of the cottage is a 3 out of 5 - the skirting in the kitchen was quite dusty and there were hairs in the corner of the bedroom - the lighting in the lounge was very 'subdued' - fine for watching a film, but pretty useless for reading. We spent each evening in the kitchen/diner (great lighting!) and didn't use the lounge at all

    Richard DaviesSep 2018

  • "Quirky interesting cottage everything you need and more Woke up to lovely view of the sea and range if mountains behind from my bed found this hard to leave at end of the holiday."

    Gillian WarrensAug 2018

  • "Quirky , with perfect little luxuries, such as music in every room as required."

    The views from the bedroom of the castle and the sea were fabulous!

    Fiona MurrayJul 2018

  • "Nice cottage,well equipped, good location, parking would have been nice but there was plenty around."

    Could do with a sign on the cottage as although the instructions were clear to get to it would be nice to know you were trying to open the door of the right cottage.

    Peter SkoylesAug 2017

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  • One bedroom with king sized bed, TV with built in DVD player & jacuzzi bath
  • Cloakroom with WC and hand wash basin
  • Shower room with steam shower and mood lighting
  • Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fridge, gas cooker & hob with extractor fan, dining area
  • Utility room with washing machine and freezer
  • Sitting room with juliet balcony and wall hung 65" Smart 4K TV
  • Google Chromecast available to project video to the lounge TV
  • Log burning stove
  • Google Audiocast sound system in every room
  • Lockable storage for bikes
  • WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Shops, cafes, restuarants, bus stop, railway station and beautiful beaches within walking distance
  • Guests can park in front of the house for unloading only, you can usually park close by without too much difficulty
  • Note: The property is set over three floors and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility

The property

This modern, colourful holiday cottage in the heart of Criccieth on the Llŷn Peninsula.

Brightly decorated and stylishly furnished, this is the perfect pad for a couple looking for a quirky, contemporary place to stay. Inspired by the sea, there’s a definite modern, coastal vibe with a bright surfing mural in the kitchen.

Just a couple of minutes walk from the beach, you can also enjoy views of the sea and Criccieth castle from the bedroom.

Accommodation is over three floors with Google Audiocast sound system in every room!

The kitchen is a fantastic space with mood lighting, seaside surfer wall mural, pebble mosaic table and driftwood light.

Well equipped with a gas cooker and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. The comfy sitting room has a sofa and chair, modern wood burning stove with changing mood lighting, wall hung 65" Smart 4K TV with Google Chromecast available to project video to the TV.

Juliet balcony doors offer wonderful views over Black Rock Sands and Harlech. There is a small utility room equipped with a washing machine and a freezer. The upstairs bedroom has a king size bed, jacuzzi bath and ceiling hung TV with built in DVD player.

Ideal for lazy mornings!

There are good views of Criccieth castle from here. The shower/steam room has a large drencher head, an additional flexible hand-held head, underfloor heating along with a built-in sound system and mood lighting.

The cloakroom has a loo and wash hand basin. Y Stabl does not have its own private outside space but there is a sweet village green in front of the cottage where you can sit out and watch the world go by or enjoy a picnic.

The beach is just two minutes away on foot. Y Stabl is located just an easy walk from cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops.

The railway station and bus stop are nearby.

And being based in the centre of Criccieth, the whole of the Llŷn Peninsula is on your doorstep.

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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
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  • Christmas