In association with
Sykes Cottages
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search
1 of 19 View Image Gallery
  • Craiglwyd Bach - North Wales - 8492 - photo 1

Craiglwyd Bach

(Ref. 8492)

Penrhynside near Llandudno, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • cottage (90)
  • lovely (54)
  • views (52)
  • owners (31)
  • great (29)
  • stay (28)

108 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage , fantastic views, garden is nice to sit out ."

    Comfy bed , friendly hosts . Good local pubs . Had a great week here , would come again .

    Reviewed by June4.7Jun 2024

  • "Lovely little cosy cottage equipped with everything you could need."

    Nice touch with the cake

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0May 2024

  • "The ride up to Craiglwyd Back was a hairy the first time ,my husband did get used to it and the parking at the top was big enough."

    Thanks for the milk and cake ,but there was only 1 tea bag and a bit of sugar I'm just pleased I packed some .Fantastic views from the kitchen, it would be better if the hedge wasn't so tall . Wales was stunning plenty to do and see and we had such good weather ,Torches were a good idea when going to the bathroom in the middle of the night . A very pretty cottage shame we didn't meet the owners they were away ,we did meet there daughter

    Reviewed by Ann4.7May 2024

  • "We had such a lovely week in your lovely, warm, comfortable cottage."

    The location was amazing with so many lovely places to visit. We would love to stay again ….Thank you

    Thank you so much for your very kind comments. It would be lovely to see you again! All the best. Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2024

  • "Craiglwyd Bach, Penrhynside was a well equipped, clean and homely cottage."

    Lots of local walks, pubs and eateries within walking distance with information provided in the cottage. Great views over looking the Bay and sea. Lots of nice extra thoughtful touches, the Welsh cakes were yummy sat by the roaring woodburner in the evening with the dog that was also made most welcome. I would well recommend a stay in this little cottage.

    Thank you very much for kind words. It means a lot to Fiona and I Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage was warm and cosy."

    Great stay for 2 people,very clean too.The Penrhyn Arms serve a lovely amazing value Sunday lunch.I met the owners who seem very friendly.

    Thank you very much for the compliments about the cottage. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Sunday Lunch at the Penrhyn Arms is very good isn’t it!!! Best Wishes, Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2024

  • "A really pleasant place to stay ,with all the facilities you need,with friendly owners living next door."

    Glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. All the best Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rodney4.1Mar 2024

  • "We had lovely week at your cottage, very comfortable and lovely views."

    Nice quiet village. As Arnie says WE WILL BE BACK Judith & John

    Glad you enjoyed Craiglwyd Bach. See you next time!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our 2nd visit to a gorgeous, character filled, cosy cottage."

    It has everything you need for a perfect holiday, peaceful setting, a lovely walk into Llandudno, close to 2 friendly pubs ( one that does good food ) stunning views and some good walks.

    Sorry I missed you during your stay. Thank you so much for choosing us again. Look forward to catching up next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2024

  • "Wow how to put into words how beautiful and cosy this stunning cottage was, everything we could of needed was provided and more it was a very comfortable, cosy relaxing cottage and we had the most amazing time and only 3 mins from cottage was an absolutely amazing place called Angel Bay which had absolutely stunning views and there was also upto a 100 seals with there pups beached on the bay i would definitely recommend this place to visitors as a must see!"

    !! The facilities at the cottage was perfect I managed to cook a full English breakfast each morning and even a 3 course meal for me and my fiancée, bed was to die for very comfortable and pillows was so comfy I wanted to bring them home with me lol, village people was so friendly as was the owners who at a drop of a hat was at the cottage with any queries I had regarding lighting the log fire he quickly came and showed me and gave me more logs for our stay, we had a roast in the local pub called The Penryn Arms and it was probably the best roast we've had and very reasonably priced apple crumble and custard was also a winner, very nice atmosphere, warm cosy and very friendly too, our stay from start to finish was perfect, WE RECOMMEND THIS COTTAGE TO ANYONE!!

    Hi there, Thank you for your very kind feedback. We do try our very best to ensure that our guests have the best stay at lovely little Craiglwyd Bach. I must add Angel Bay to to our list of local walks. Glad you found your way there. Its fascinating to see the seals isn't it. I shall let Mark, at the Penrhyn Arms know that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch there. Hope to see you both again soon. Best wishes, robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2024

  • "Brilliant stay for new year."

    Fantastic location, right at the side of some good local pubs and plenty of good dog walks around the area. Messaged Robin & Fiona a couple of times and nothing was ever any trouble , always happy to help. Overall, 10/10 cottage and holiday , loved the stay.

    Really glad you enjoyed yourselves. Come back soon!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cameron5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage!"

    It has everything you need for your stay. It's the cleanest property I have stayed at by far and the cosiness is second to none...the bed is sooo comfy!! The views overlooking the bay are to die for! Our stay was winter but would love to come back in the spring/summer and sit on the patio taking in the views. We were out every day visiting castles etc which are all really close with this cottage location. There are a couple of pubs a few minutes walk which serve food and are very welcoming. Find the steps from the property straight down to them...Will save you time walking round the windy roads. Definitely will be going back. Thank you for letting us stay it was fab!!

    Hi there, Thank you so much for your very kind feedback. It does mean a lot to us, as we really value our guests having a good time. Looking forward to seeing you again! Best wishes, Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2023

  • "Wonderful time and experience - excellent weekend away and we will be back!"

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are really glad that you enjoyed yourselves and it will be lovely to see you again. Best Wishes, Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay here in November 2023."

    The cottage is delightful and so cosy for the winters nights. It was a special treat for us with it being my birthday, our first anniversary and our first holiday away with our 3 month old. Robin and Fiona we great with communication over email, and even provided a travel cot for our little one, setting it up in the bedroom for us prior to arrival. We loved the personal touch of a card to congratulate us on our anniversary. Again to reiterate others, the road is narrow and steep, and takes a bit of confidence to navigate it however after a couple of goes you do get the hang of it. Lovely stay thanks again!

    Hi Sophie, It was lovely to be able to host you and your family, at Craiglwyd Bach, on the occasion of your first anniversary. So glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Super little cottage with great views, I think we’ll be back when the weather is better."

    Thank you Allan. So glad that you enjoyed the cottage and the views. Hope to see you again! Best wishes, Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Nov 2023

  • "The only thing you noticed is radiator in the bathroom is rusty and so is the inside of the kitchen bin the handle"

    Thank you for your observations which we shall attend to. Regards, Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy4.1Oct 2023

  • "A lovely holiday cottage, well presented and really clean."

    The views are great - lovely sunny private patio. Good location for exploring. Appreciated the welcome pack and a welcome pack of wood and stick wood for the woodburner- thank you. Cottage really snug, - and a really comfy bed. The walk leaflet was great - the views from the top of the hill behind the cottage were fab. We went up the Great Orme on the tram - great fun and did the Park Walk - a must also is to go to Angel Bay and see the seals ( only a few minutes drive from the cottage ) We would recommnd to anyone and hope to stay again.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed some of the local walks. The Park Wall is really bracing in the winter, but a great preparation for a visit to one of the local hostelries!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2023

  • "Due to flooding, we stayed in,and the area wasn’t too good for a bad ankle and knees , if we wanted to walk."

    Our last day, fantastic.Friends picked us up an we went for a meal . Lovely little cottage, just not appropriate for disabilities.

    Hi Diane, We are so glad that you enjoyed the cottage but, also, very sorry that your bad ankle and knees precluded you from enjoying the fantastic walks and scenery in the area; which are normally a major benefit for people staying on our mountainside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane3.8Oct 2023

  • "What a gorgeous getaway."

    . the cottage has fantastic views and has great small walks out of the front door the 2 pubs in the village are very friendly and welcoming and the stone baked pizzas at the pendrym Arms are fantastic. Easy parking even for our X5 although the drive to the cottage is a bit tight it's ealiy navigated. Local amenities are to hand and hosts are very polite and lovely and are happy to leave you to enjoy your holiday. Perfect break in a perfect cottage.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re so glad that you enjoyed the cottage and the village. Robin and Fiona. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with great views."

    Thank you for you helpful feedback. All the very best. Robin and Fiona. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.1Sep 2023

  • "A very cosy cottage with superb views over Penrhyn Bay."

    Ideally located for walks into Llandudno and the Little Orme. Very grateful for the alternative parking as we would have struggled otherwise.

    Thank you for your very kind comments which mean so much. All the very best. Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Sep 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely and cosy, everything you wanted and gorgeous views from the patio you can also see the sea."

    Robin was very helpful and nothing was too much for him. Thank you

    Thank you so much for your review. It means a lot to us to know that our guests have enjoyed Craiglwyd Bach Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a beautiful little cottage, set in a lovely village, not far from all seaside resorts."

    The owners of this cottage provided everything needed for our stay. Even making sure that our dog had everything as well, e.g. dog towel, dog treats and bowls. They were also on hand if we needed them. The views from the cottage were amazing and Penrhyn village had everything that we needed. It had plenty of places to eat, good regular bus service to costal towns and a first class dog friendly beach. Angel Bay is a must if you go there, it is a short walk from Penrhyn village. I would definitely recommend this cottage and we are planning to return within the next couple of years.

    Thank you for you lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed the cottage, village and surrounding area. very best wishes, Robin and Fiona. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with excellent views."

    Milk and other goodies provided on arrival a nice touch. Comfortable bed. Friendly owners and would stay here again.

    Thank you for your feedback, Glad you enjoyed your holiday in the cottage. All the very best Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2023

  • "Authentic as it comes."

    If you are looking for a quintessential cottage, look no further. Cozy and well-appointed inside. Breathtaking views outside. Be sure to pop into the Penryhn Arms Pub in the village on Monday night to hear world class jazz.

    Thank you so much for your lovely words. Will pass on your comments to Mark at the pub re the Jazz night. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Craiglwyd Bach."

    The cottage is lovely and the views from the patio were stunning. Robin and Fiona are very friendly and helpful. We visited a lot of places whilst staying North Wales with so many choices of beaches and walks nearby too. As everyone does comment the drive to the cottage is very narrow however we own a Mitsubishi truck and with careful driving we had no issues with driving to the cottage and parking at the rear of the cottage but I would advise no vehicle larger than that. Overall a fabulous stay and would highly recommend this lovely place.

    Thank you for your your feedback. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Best Wishes, Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jasmine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage , perfect location for our days out , cottage was fully ..."

    Beautiful cottage , perfect location for our days out , cottage was fully equipped for all cooking needs , sofa could do with updating as it’s a little uncomfortable but other than that absolutely amazing , robin and Fiona are lovely people and very helpful

    Thanks you for your kind remarks. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. All the very best, Robin and Fiona. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason4.7Jun 2023

  • "This cosy little cottage is really lovely."

    The furniture is very comfortable and you sleep like a baby in the huge bed. There are two pubs in the village which are really good and the staff and locals are so welcoming and friendly. The owners are next door if you need them for advice, which is also reassuring if you have any problems. ( which I doubt as the cottage is perfect.) The drive up to the cottage has to be carefully manoeuvred as the driveway is extremely narrow! We look forward to returning to the cottage later in the year. Sykes said that the cottage was on one level, WRONG there are three stairs into the bedroom, which for people with mobility problems is an issue. They need to address description accuracy in their advertisements.

    Thank you for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed the cottage and local walks. I will contact Sykes with regard to the three steps and ensure that the listing is amended Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan4.4Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful clean quaint cottage with outstanding views."

    Getting to it a challenge but parking on owners property not a problem. Would recommend. Owners very helpful. Would return.

    Thank you for your feedback. It is very important to us that our guests enjoy their stay at Craiglwyd Bach. Very best wishes and perhaps see you again, Robin and Fiona. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage to stay in."

    The owners have literally put a lot of thought in this property and its perfect for a little retreat. There is a lovely patio which overlooks breathtaking views. The cottage is very clean and comfortable and well worth staying in. We would definitely book it again.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and enjoyed the cottage. We look forward, perhaps, to seeing you both again sometime. Best Wishes, Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2023

  • "The owners were obliging & helpful."

    The cottage provided a quiet, comfortable home from home, away from the hustle and bustle of Llandudno but within easy reach of all its amenities. The kitchen was fully equipped for anyone wanting to prepare their own meals, as we did. There is an excellent bus service into Llandudno & beyond for those willing to walk down the hill into Penrhyn Bay (& back up again!). The parking at the owner’s property was as described, but not for the faint hearted and vacant parking spaces in the small village square never materialised while we were there. That said, we had a wonderful time, enhanced further by the good weather.

    Glad that you enjoyed the cottage and the quiet and peacefulness of the village. Thank you also for bringing the first week of good weather, that we have had this year, with you! Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was in a perfect place for us, the walks to and around Llandudno excellent plus the public transport was great, plenty of pubs to visit in the village and around."

    The cottage is clean and dog friendly. The village is up hill and parts steep and roads in parts are narrow. The views from the cottage are outstanding. Me and the wife plus the dogs really enjoyed our stay and will recommend to family and friends.

    Thanks for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed the walking in the area and the very good stops to slake your thirst!! Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2023

  • "Really enjoyed the cottage, it had all facilities in the kitchen you could want."

    Mr Holden was were very helpful in pointing out places to visit. Enjoyed the use of their garden with all it's little hidy holes, our dog loved it and also his Black Cocker Spaniel. It has the biggest bed I have ever slept in and was very comfortable all round we had a very good holiday even the weather was kind to us and we had several days we went to the beach. Sue

    Thanks for your feedback. It was lovely top meet you both, and of course Freddie!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at the cottage, the views are amazing and the cottage was very comfortable and so peaceful"

    Thank you for your feedback and so glad you enjoyed, the views, the peace and the tranquility of our little village Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect for relaxing break. Great a Thank you to Robin and Fiona!

    Hi, thank you for your feedback. It means a lot to us that our guests enjoy the cottage, village and surrounding area. All the best Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2023

  • "Holiday cottage was very cold ."

    Had a log burner but only had small amount of wood and you really needed it on to keep warm heating was on but being a very cold cottage did not warm it .the views from cottage were amazing bed comfortable but again cold .very very small bathroom .and a list of things to do before we left .we had fabulous weather and enjoyed our stay

    Thank you for your feedback. Sorry you felt cold during your stay. Had you contacted us whilst you were at the cottage I am sure we could have checked out the heating for you and resolved your problem one way or another. Glad you enjoyed your holiday otherwise. Kind Regards. Robin and Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judy3.1Mar 2023

  • "Nice property,comfortable and lovely views."

    Friendly and helpful owners.Two nice dog friendly pubs.

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

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic short break!"

    !! The cottage was just as you would expect , lots of character, cosy and comfortable. Owners were very helpful and friendly. The local area has plenty to do and local pub was a definite hit. Friendly staff, open fires and simple food done very well. Would definitely go back again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay. Those log fires in the Penrhyn Arms on cold days and evening are wonderful, are they not. Best Wishes, Fiona and Robin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with great walks from the door."

    The instructions supplied regarding the narrow road and suggestions for parking were really helpful. Welcome pack supplied was a nice touch.

    Glad you enjoyed the cottage and local walks. and that the parking instructions were helpful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sherryl4.4Feb 2023

  • "Such a brilliant stay in a beautiful, cosy cottage, everything was perfect with all you need for a relaxing stay."

    We enjoyed it so much we booked again before we came home. Ideal location didn't need to move the car all week plenty to do round and about, with lovely walks, did over 70 mile.

    Thank you so much for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed the cottage and the lovely walks. See you and the doggies next year!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2023

  • "Our stay in Craiglwyd cottage was to say honesty Not at all pleasant it was Bitterly cold the central heating system."

    was not capable of heating the cottage The owners provided us with enough wood for a fire for 2 evenings .I would not recommend a winter visit .I would imagine it would be very pleasant in warmer weather .Both Pubs in Village were friendly . Sandra Cowley

    Hi Sandra. Sorry you were cold, but glad you enjoyed the holiday otherwise. I would have popped round to attend to the heating if I had known at the time. Best wishes. Robin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra3.8Feb 2023

  • "A beautiful, well kept, warm and comfortable cottage."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. The surrounding area was beautiful.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful romantic cottage with lodge burner and sea views, what more could you ask for more!"

    The owners are lovely, and easy to contact. Loved the little touches of milk, tea, coffee, sugar, Welsh cakes and dog biscuits, so it was lovely to have a brew after driving up. Two pubs in walking distant, would really recommend the queens head pub for food which is about 5 mins drive away. I would really recommend this place and will book again in the future! Thank you

    Thank you so much for the kind words. So glad you enjoyed little Craiglwyd Bach. It will be lovely to see you again, should you choose to return. Robin and Fiona. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Nov 2022

  • "Nice cottage, well placed for plenty of local walks without using the car to start with."

    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so glad you enjoyed the cottage and the surrounding walks. all the very best, Robin, Fiona, Bryn and Beth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Oct 2022

  • "We stayed at the cottage at the end of October 2022 with our puppy Fudge at nearly 6 months old."

    The cottage was lovely and cosy and Fudge couldn’t get out of the garden as it was really secure. The cottage had a lovely log burner which made the stay extra cost. We also had Netflix which was really good as we stayed in at night with Fudge. The bed was really comfortable as I don’t usually sleep well but had the best nights sleep. The views from the cottage were amazing. Robin came to meet us once we had settled in and was a lovely person who gave us information on where to go and the area. I went the local pub which was a few minutes walk away and everyone was very welcoming. I would definitely recommend this cottage and will definitely be returning

    Thank you so much for your very positive comments. It means so much to us, when our guests enjoy lovely little Craiglwyd Bach Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cleaning not the best, some dirty pots , and sofa was dirty under cushions."

    We found dog hairs and stains with having to turn cushions regularly because of sliding off . Iron broken cable not been checked. That’s what happens when owners don’t look after the property and check what’s been done .Geoff from derby.

    Thank you for your helpful feedback. We have rectified the shortcomings that you noted and put procedures in place to prevent a recurrence. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel2.8Oct 2022

  • "Gorgeous, cosy cottage with amazing views."

    Everything we needed was there. Super comfy mahoosive bed!! We had a brilliant time. 2 minutes to The Penrhyn Arms (can't recommend the Sunday dinner enough) Can understand what previous people mean about the tightness of the road up to the cottage. No mishaps from my Husband though. Would definitely stay here again.

    Glad you enjoyed the cottage and also Sunday Dinner at the Penrhyn Arms! It is good isnt it!!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was my wife and I first time in Wales."

    The cottage was excellent very quaint, clean and warm. Loved the view from the kitchen and a nice patio to sit and have a coffee. Would certainly recommend it.

    Thank you very much for the feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was a lovely quiet and relaxing break, just what we needed."

    The only thing that was disappointing was the sofa cushions was constantly slipping down wich made it uncomfortable. Overtime lovely.

    thank you for your feedback. I shall see what we can do about the cushions Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    With Fantastic veiws.owners very friendly and helpful.

    thank you for your kind words. It means alot Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect,the view was amazing,in an excellent position to visit ..."

    The cottage was perfect,the view was amazing,in an excellent position to visit other places,the owners were great people,we will definately book it again

    We are really glad that you enjoyed the cottage and life on our little mountainside Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2022



    Thank you for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jul 2022

  • "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 Nickola5.0Jun 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 Gareth5.0Jun 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 Antony5.0May 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 David5.0Apr 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 Nancy5.0Apr 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 Sonja3.8Mar 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 Andy5.0Mar 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 Angie5.0Feb 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 Debbie5.0Feb 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 Duncan5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage comfortable great views."

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Oct 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 Allan4.7Oct 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 Pippa5.0Oct 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 Angela4.7Aug 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 Kamil5.0Aug 2021

  • "Too many e-mails from Sykes"

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 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 S5.0Jun 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 David5.0May 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 Brennig5.0Apr 2021

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

    Lovely views over the bay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 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 Lynn5.0Sep 2020

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

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 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 Malcolm5.0Jul 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 Patricia5.0Feb 2020

  • "Cottage great, lovely location and view."

    Perfect getaway and opportunity to explore the region.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Jan 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 Johanne4.4Nov 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 Martin5.0Oct 2019

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

    Reviewed by Dawne5.0Oct 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 Patricia5.0Sep 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 Kerry3.1Sep 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 Barbara3.1Aug 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 Christine5.0Jul 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 Philip4.7Jun 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 Edna5.0May 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 Sue5.0Mar 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 Fiona4.7Mar 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 Jacqueline5.0Mar 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-marie5.0Feb 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 Glynis5.0Feb 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 June5.0Dec 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 Yvonne5.0Nov 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 Wayne5.0Nov 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 Charlotte4.7Oct 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 C5.0Oct 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 Catherine5.0Aug 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 David5.0Jul 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 Susan4.1Mar 2018

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

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Feb 2018

  • "Friendly greet from robin and Fiona ."

    Lovely place .

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 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 Paul5.0Oct 2017

  • "Very nice cosy cottage."

    everything provided.super views.nice and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.8Jun 2017

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

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Jun 2017

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

    Two dog friendly pubs 5 mins walk.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2017

  • "Lovely cottage perfect location"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2017

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

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 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 Graham5.0Aug 2016

Show more Hide all


  • 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
  • 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: There are 3 steps up to the bedroom
  • 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 situated on a hillside and therefore, may not suit those with limited mobility

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.

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.

View on map

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!

View more holiday cottages in Llandudno

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas