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Craiglwyd Bach

Penrhynside near Llandudno, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 8492)


(56 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic week in this lovely cottage."

    The views from it are amazing and we had all our meals in the courtyard every day. Llandudno is within walking distance and I can highly recommend The Cottage Loaf pub after a walk up The Great Orm. Rhos on Sea is also within walking distance and has some lovely coffee shops. The cottage itself is very cosy and the super king size bed is the most comfortable I’ve ever slept. We had the log burner on in the evening as it got a bit chilly which was cosy. The drive up to the cottage is tight but easily done if you take your time. We had no problems at all. I would highly recommend this idyllic cottage. Aberfalls distillery and falls is also highly recommended and not just for the whiskey. A fabulous walk to the falls is not to be missed.

    Thank you so much for your review. It really means a lot to us that our guests have a really good experience at Craiglwyd Bach. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NickolaJun 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a beautiful location with stunning views."

    A great home base for exploring the region, and after a day out in the Welsh weather nothing better than sitting in front of the log burner with a cuppa. Really quiet area but a short walk to plenty of amenities and pubs, would highly recommend!

    Thanks so much for your comments. Lovely to meet you both and glad you enjoyed Craiglwyd Bach. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GarethJun 2022

  • "Everything you would want from a comfortable holiday, great views of the bay & town."

    Well stocked with tea, coffee, milk and essential household items. Weird refuse collection & awkward recycling system (But that's the councils problem) Don't expect to park outside the cottage unless you are in a bubble car and be careful driving along the winding narrow lanes. Nevertheless, a good quiet break.

    Reviewed by AntonyMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a wonderful location,views were tremendous,everything in the cottage was first class, the bed was luxurious !"

    Would recommend it to anybody ! Even though the approach road was rather narrow ! but no real problems, Robin the owner was extremely nice and friendly. Parking is best next to the pear tree as suggested,unless you have a tiny car ! All in all we had a smashing holiday and the weather was great for April ! Would love to visit again ! Dave and Pam .

    Thanks for your feedback. It means a lot to us to know that you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "I have tried to put off writing this as that will mean our Holiday is almost over… OK here it goes, had a very relaxing 3 nights away at the Craiglwyd Bach."

    . Directions given were perfect to find it. And they were not lying when they advised us of the narrow roads… VERY Narrow, but thankfully we managed them with out any destruction to any part of the car. Walking through the door and all your stress just melts away. Front room is furnished with a couch, chair, Table w/2 chairs, TV & beautiful wood burning stove - lit for two of the nights we were there and kept the room nice, warm & cosy. To the right of the room - Watch your Head… is the Bathroom (Small, as they made use of the space they had, but perfect for what you need to do in there) and the Kitchen. The views from both windows is breath taking. We didn't use the Stove but they have everything needed pots, pans, baking dishes plates & utensils if we wanted too. Then back to the left of the front door – up 3 steps/stairs is a the bedroom with a massive, very comfortable bed. Dressing table w/mirror and a large wardrobe to hang your clothes. Everything was neat, tidy & clean. Could not ask for a better place to stay. PERFECT for a relaxing/Romantic get a way… Highly recommend & will 100% be back THANK YOU Nancy

    Thanks for your feedback Nancy. Very much appreciated. Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by NancyApr 2022

  • "Lovely stay in a beautiful area, cottage was great, if there was one thing I ..."

    Lovely stay in a beautiful area, cottage was great, if there was one thing I would recommend it would be an outside shower for the dogs for coming back from fabulous walks

    Thanks for the feedback Sonja. We are so glad that you enjoyed yourself Property Owner

    Reviewed by SonjaMar 2022

  • "Loved the cottage which catered for everything we required."

    Great location and enjoyed the views from the kitchen window in the morning overlooking Penrhyn Bay. Thank you.

    Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the cottage and the views. Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndyMar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Perfect for a couple and their dogs for a well earned break

    Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngieFeb 2022

  • "This is one of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in!"

    Everything was just perfect and we cannot wait to return!

    Thank you so much. It means a lot to Fiona and I when our guests have a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebbieFeb 2022

  • "The owners could not have been more helpful and accommodating."

    We’ll appointed property in a super location- despite the very narrow road leading to it!

    Reviewed by DuncanJan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage comfortable great views."

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "The cottage is very pretty and well presented in a beautiful location."

    It was very comfortable and cosy. I found the shower a little neat. The access to the cottage and parking is tight. I coped with this for the week, right up until we were leaving when I scraped the rear sill and wheel.

    Reviewed by AllanOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Craiglwyd Bach."

    The cottage was lovely in a nice quiet spot, handy for the local pub. Will definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by PippaOct 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our little cottage, we had everything we needed, the extra large bed was particularly comfortable and the bedroom plenty big enough to house our puppy pen."

    Be careful driving as the lanes up to the house are extremely narrow and we did scrape our car on both sides, despite taking extreme care. Our host Robin next door was absolutely lovely and was there if we needed anything but totally unobtrusive. Gorgeous cottage with incredible views.

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2021

  • "Great place to stay with stunning views."

    Cottage is clean and comfy with fire place but place is not easy to find and park a car. Highly recommended!!!

    Reviewed by KamilAug 2021

  • "Too many e-mails from Sykes"

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2021

  • "A very well kept cottage, which was beautifully furnished and very clean."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful and the location was breath taking. What more can I say?

    Reviewed by SJun 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning place to stay,we enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage."

    The owner lived next door and was helpful but not intrusive.Its ideal to discover north wales. With fantastic beaches and walks as well as llanduno.You read in reviews about vehicle access but don’t it’s ok we had no problem and saw vans delivering up the hill just take your time,We wish to thank Robin and Fiona for a great week.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Fantastic little cottage."

    the road up to it is a bit hairy (don't take a large car!), but the cottage is perfectly clean and very well-provisioned. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay there and would be looking to go again.

    Reviewed by BrennigApr 2021

  • "The owners were very helpful, great pub in the village,Penrhyn arms."

    Lovely views over the bay.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "Just returned from a midweek break in this beautiful cottage."

    Cosy little cottage with amazing views enjoyed from the lovely patio area. It was like a home from home, very comfortable with all home comforts and more. Exceptionally clean with the owners taking all recommended precautions to the highest degree. Very short walk to the 2 local pubs and lots of lovely walks on the doorstep ( we had 2 dogs with us). Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage made even better by the great weather making our stay very enjoyable"

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely and quaint."

    Fantastic views of the countryside and coastline. Very peaceful in the evening so quiet great to relax. Our hosts robin/fiona were there if we needed them they were brilliant. Its our second time there we will definitely be going back. Xx

    Reviewed by MalcolmJul 2020

  • "This cottage was lovely and the hosts couldn't do enough for you."

    Would highly recommend this cottage. The views were exce!lent. Next time we would come in the spring

    Reviewed by PatriciaFeb 2020

  • "Cottage great, lovely location and view."

    Perfect getaway and opportunity to explore the region.

    Reviewed by GarryJan 2020

  • "Excellent location for amazing walks and plenty to see and do lovely homely ..."

    Excellent location for amazing walks and plenty to see and do lovely homely cottage with excellent hosts very friendly village

    Reviewed by johanneNov 2019

  • "The accommodation was excellent with an extremely helpful owner who was unobtrusive and helpful."

    The views from this cottage are superb we loved it!

    Reviewed by Martin JosephOct 2019

  • "Fabulous views, near amenities, very enjoyable place to be."

    Reviewed by DawneOct 2019

  • "The cottage was clean and comfy ,warm, and had everything you could need during your stay."

    The garden was a plus and our dogs loved it, but it was Also nice that it was enclosed and secure. It was lovely after a day out to come back and sit in the garden with a coffee, and watch the world go by. Seeing the harvest moon rise was a sight I will never forget ~it was spectacular. The bed was absolutely huge and extremely comfortable, and the furnishings were within keeping of a cottage of that age. Carrying our luggage up from the village car park was a struggle initially, as the lane is VERY narrow just before the cottage, and we didn’t feel confident enough to drive up the last part to get to the private driveway, however by the next day we had learned to master it with care. The kitchen had plenty of cooking equipment in it and plenty of crockery. It also had 2 frying pans which were true to their description of being non stick! We were also gifted a Bara Brith plus tea coffee milk and sugar for our arrival. There were also lots of other kitchen items such as cling film, washing up liquid, fabric conditioner, work top spray, dishcloths, foil ,kitchen towels and tea towels ~ all provided for us !!! The cottage is really close to some lovely places. Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, The Great Orme, Rhos on Sea, and Colwyn Bay are minutes away, and we visited all of these several times. The village pubs are literally 2~3 minutes walk away, and very welcoming. There’s another pub about 1mile away which also does food too. Anglesey, Bettws Y Coed, and Llanberris are all stunning and well worth the visit, and there is so much more to see and do. For rainy days there’s a small book library or dvds at your disposal, plus cards and other games. The owners Robin and Fiona live next door to the cottage, and are there on hand for any problems you may have-but you are given total privacy to enjoy their property, which is really nice. It felt really homely there. All in all it was a peaceful relaxing break, spent in a beautiful part of Wales.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2019

  • "Positives:- beautiful views, clean kitchen and bathroom, spacious bedroom, owner friendly and helpful with lots of helpful tips Negatives:-driving up to cottage not for the faint hearted and the alternative option not very feasible i."

    E parking on village hall - full most of the time only four or five spaces in any event and parking on the road unsuitable as narrow roads and residents parking. The living room tired and not much space - for 2 adults & 2 dogs Lack of things to do unless you drive - two pubs within walking distance both lack atmosphere neither do food so unless you want to cook yourself you have to drive for a meal out

    Reviewed by KerrySep 2019

  • "The living room was too cramped and very disappointing."

    The sofa & matching arm chair we very soft and took up too much space, in fact most of the space. Siting on a dining chair was not what we expected to have to do on holiday.It was difficilt for one person to sit at the table & the other to try & get past to get to the bedroom. The table was smaill and no lighting near it to do jigsaw or read a book. Lighting in the living room was very low and inadequate. It seems the cottage is loved by dog owners and by those who eat out or sit on the sofa in front of the log fire & watch TV. The bedroom was excellent and the shower/toilet/wash room. The kitchen well equiped except for the old cooker, the grill and oven were unacceptable. Owner was very nice. The road up to the cottage was challenging and the owner guided us up there. It was single track, very narrow with tight bends. That should be mentioned in your description. On the plus side: It was very near our family who we were visiting, and friends at a local church. Hilltop walks from the door. Lovely prom walks & beach at Colwyn Bay.

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage for two."

    Everything you could need for your holiday.The owner even left us a small selection of delicacies to taste. The views from the kitchen and patio over Penrhyn and local area including the sea makes this holiday special - a set of binoculars for use would have been really useful. All in this is one of the nicest cottages l have stayed in.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2019

  • "Nice cottage, in a good location."

    Our first experience of North Wales. The cottage was very pleasant and the bed was the best we have ever experienced in all the years of self-catering cottages. The basin in the bathroom would benefit from being an inch or two deeper and with a plug that seals. Kitchen well-appointed but a more modern cooker (with better temperature control) would be better. Anyone who likes old pubs would love the Old Penryhn Arms, which is in walking distance. All in all a very positive experience.

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2019

  • "Beautiful comfy cottage, Mr Holden very welcoming and very helpful."

    . would have booked for the following weeks as needed a cottage in the area but unfortunately it is fully booked.. a very beautiful place with beautiful views of Llandudno .. will certainly come back again..

    Reviewed by EdnaMay 2019

  • "The cottage was so warm and comfortable with everything you could need."

    It was perfect for our dogs as there many nearby walks and the scenery is stunning. We had a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by SueMar 2019

  • "Cottage felt much bigger than expected."

    Particularly liked the views from the small garden and the bedroom with a super comfy bed.

    Reviewed by FionaMar 2019

  • "Spotlessly clean on arrival."

    Directions and key location, excellent. Ample room for everything. More kitchen appliances and utensils than expected, even a washing machine, plus everything worked! Bonus! very good value for money. Very comfy huge bed! Even tea, coffee,sugar and bara brith on arrival. Lovely decor, bedding and towels of high quality. Very pleased with our stay. We have stayed in many places, and have found that with the dog as a paying guest also, the accommodation is of a much lower standard, but not in this case, well done

    Reviewed by JacquelineMar 2019

  • "Cottage has excellent location in terms of travelling around the area and in it natural surroundings."

    The access is fine, you just need to get used to the narrow lane after the first couple of times there is no problem, a small car is also helpful however! The cottage is well equipped and sufficiently spacious for two people. The large bed is the most comfortable I have slept in in a long time. Plenty of eateries and shops in close proximity for all needs. A very peaceful property.

    Reviewed by Ann-marieFeb 2019

  • "The wood burner was very welcome and cosy on those frosty nights."

    The cottage/croft was well fitted out and very clean, a credit to the owners. Would book again.

    Reviewed by GlynisFeb 2019

  • "We really enjoyed spending our Christmas at the cottage , robin met us in the ..."

    We really enjoyed spending our Christmas at the cottage , robin met us in the village and took us up to the cottage, we were left some bara brith and mulled wine which was nice ,the views are amazing at nightime too,the two local pubs are 5 mins walk away we went on sat and they had live music on,and dog friendly,the cottage its self had everything we needed a very comfortable bed, and really enjoyed the log burner, we really enjoyed and have booked again for next year

    Reviewed by JuneDec 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage - everything you need for a short break."

    Owner was very friendly and met us at the village hall to show us the way up to the cottage when we arrived. I soon got used to the narrow approach! Would recommend

    Reviewed by YvonneNov 2018

  • "Robin and Fiona are absolutely so welcoming when you arrive,made to feel real welcome,chatty and bubbly owners,the cottage its self is again absolutely amazing."

    ...The views are breath taking for sure...dogs loved it two..definatly going back....

    Reviewed by WayneNov 2018

  • "The directions from the host were really useful as we arrived very late."

    It was a lovely cottage and we'd definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by WilliamOct 2018

  • "This is a lovely old cottage with beautiful scenic views and well located for walking into Llandudno or to dinner."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped. The local pub was five minutes walk away and very welcoming.

    Reviewed by COct 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way."

    Fantastic location with views overlooking both the sea and the mountains from the small patio area. Just a short stroll to two dog friendly pubs and around a twenty minute walk to another pub serving excellent food. The facilities within the cottage were great and a lovely touch to have cake, milk, tea and coffee provided. We really couldn’t fault anything!

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2018

  • "This lovely cottage provides a peaceful retreat with amazing views and is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding coastline."

    It is not far away from a quiet beach in the bay, perfect for winding down ( or cooling off if you are a dog ) after a busy day sight seeing. We were welcomed with everything to make that first cuppa and slices of the best Bara Brith. Safe patio area for dogs and a warm welcome at the Cross Keys pub only minutes away from the cottage where dogs are welcome. The cottage on the hillside means you have to embrace the adventure of driving up hill with tight corners but the shared parking is a plus. We managed it with a Landrover Freelander 2. Our hosts were very helpful and knowledgeable about the local area.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with loads of plus points but here are a few things that took the shine off it."

    The sea view is obscured by the owners hedge so a little disappointing as this was one of the reasons for choosing this cottage. I expect it is for their privacy at the expense of the cottage's view. The sofa is old and very uncomfortable. Shame, as sitting in front of the log burner on the cold rainy afternoons would have been idilic. Leaving a cottage in a clean and tidy condition is a given but being informed on where all the cleaning materials and hover are and requested to clean the cottage for the next guests is not what I expected.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2018

  • "The property owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2018

  • "Friendly greet from robin and Fiona ."

    Lovely place .

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2017

  • "The road access is very restricted with awkward turns on a steep gradient that ..."

    The road access is very restricted with awkward turns on a steep gradient that make it unsuitable for a large car - could just about manage in a Corsa

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2017

  • "Very nice cosy cottage."

    everything provided.super views.nice and relaxing.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2017

  • "We had a fabulous break in a beautiful comfy cottage"

    Reviewed by VivienneJun 2017

  • "Excellent accommodation, in elevated location with great views."

    Two dog friendly pubs 5 mins walk.

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2017

  • "Lovely cottage perfect location"

    Reviewed by StevenMar 2017

  • "Great welcome from the cottage owners and the provision of Bara Brith and milk etc in the cottage was most welcome."

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2016

  • "The property was prepared by the owners with extraordinary care and thoughtfulness, e."

    G. the torches by the beds, and the nest of tables with mats for drinks. There was genuine privacy without a sense of isolation; this was the perfect balance for us.

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One super king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, library of DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 small car in driveway next door to cottage
  • Free parking for larger cars available in village
  • Private patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared garden
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 8 mins walk, pubs 3 mins walk
  • Beach 0.5 mile
  • Note: Low doorway between kitchen and lounge
  • Note: Property is approx
  • 150m uphill from parking in village
  • If guests utilise village parking, owner will arrange for luggage to be transported to/from cottage on arrival/departure
  • Note: Although all ground floor, this property is not suitable for wheelchair users.

The property

Llandudno 3 miles. A delightful, Grade II listed 18th century single-storey cottage, set in an elevated location on a quiet lane above Penrhynside, with stunning views over Penrhyn Bay.

This Llandudno cottage is a superb retreat for romantic getaways and activity breaks in North Wales.

Set next to the owners' home, this Llandudno cottage offers peace and tranquillity from the moment you arrive, with a spacious bedroom with exposed beams and a super king-size bed.

The sitting room continues the traditional character of this Llandudno cottage, with exposed beams and stone wall, and a woodburner to keep you warm in the evening after a long walk along the coast.

The fitted kitchen is well equipped and offers seating at a breakfast bar from which to enjoy the sea views.

Outside there is a sun-soaked patio area overlooking the valley, and to the rear of this Llandudno cottage the owners have a secret oasis garden of half an acre, which they are happy to share with guests.

Accessible hilltop walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep of this Llandudno cottage, with beautiful views from the top over Llandudno and Conwy bays, Snowdonia, Anglesey, and even the Isle of Man on a clear day.

This is a superb, quiet Llandudno cottage getaway, yet only a short stroll to two CAMRA award-winning pubs in the centre of Penrhynside, making it an ideal location to enjoy any time of the year.

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About the location


Conwy 4 miles, Colwyn Bay 6 miles, Snowdonia 20 miles.

Llandudno lies between two headlands, the Great Orme and the Little Orme and it is these headlands, and the town's two waterfronts, that give this tourist resort its special appeal. The town offers two superb beaches - the North Shore, with its wide promenade backed by an imposing crescent of Victorian hotels and the quieter West Shore with miles of sandy shoreline backed by sand dunes and superb views towards Anglesey. For the best views, however, you can reach the summit of the 679ft Great Orme using either the Great Orme Tramway or by taking an exciting cable car ride of over a mile. The town has an excellent selection of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés, as well as Venue Cymru, which is North Wales' premier theatrical stage for opera, ballet, musicals, comedy and visiting orchestras, boasting a programme that is second to none - all this is just a stone's throw from the promenade. Just 4 miles away is the town of Conwy - a designated World Heritage Site. A true medieval gem, Conwy is dominated by a splendid castle and completely enclosed by its well-preserved town walls. Discover miles of sandy beaches along the North Wales coast and excellent walking and climbing in the Snowdonia National Park just 20 minutes' drive away - there's plenty to see and do!

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas