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Y Beudy

(Ref. 2353)

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Very disappointing."

    Dishwasher broken but was replaced on our last day. One of two kitchen lights broken, overhead kitchen cupboard door broken (dangerous) No instructions re electrical equipment. Bed linen very worn and pillows very aged. Only one towel per guest, window in bedroom not operable ( weather very Hot). En Suite , plaster fallen off wall and left lying on the floor. Toilet seat loose ,toilet roll holder insecure. Property rated as 4 star,. Perhaps rating needs reconsideration.

    Reviewed by Anthony John1.6Sep 2023

  • "The property was very good,spacious and with good facilities,a really nice place to come back to after a busy day in the stunning Welsh countryside and coast."

    The views from the back of the property over the fully enclosed garden were stunning,we had a dog with us and it was brilliant that the garden was secure.Would certainly recommend it to friends.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Has the potential to be a wonderful property, but needs some renovation and better cleaning."

    Wonderful views and a great location with lots of things to do. Owner was very helpful when calling to arrange key collection and cot/bed guard for our children. Garden is nice and secure for our small dog (side gate is broken, but he couldn't escape from it). On arrival the property was minimally cleaned, dusting and removal of spiderwebs was non existent even at lower levels. The floor needed a mop as our socks were filthy on the first day, and under the rug in the lounge was clearly not cleaned. Several items were missing or broken (pop up waste in the ensuite didn't hold water, kitchen cupboard door half coming off, missing lightbulb in the kitchen, door out from the main bedroom handled wouldn't work so couldn't be used, a few of these had been mentioned in previous reviews.) The whole property needed a bit of a revamp with areas of wall missing paint, loose tiles on the wet room floor and more cutlery required ( three forks for a property which sleeps 5!). The beds weren't very comfortable for us, quite soft and sheets on the main bed weren't big enough for the depth of mattress, so kept coming off. The WiFi speed is very slow, we just used our 4G signal which was much better. The size of the property is good and was nice and safe for our children, but it is definitely not a 4 tick rated property unfortunately.

    Reviewed by Josephine1.9Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed the location of Y Beudy."

    It served us well as a base to explore North Wales and the Llyn Peninsula. The Cottage was clean warm and cosy and well equipped. However there is a need to look at some general maintenance issues which didn’t spoil our overall enjoyment but had they not been there we couldn’t fault the cottage.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Jul 2023

  • "Lovely Barn conversion, superb mountain views & peaceful."

    Big let down was poor, cheap furnishings, total lack of basics ( i.e. salt, pepper etc) no visitors book. We had to wash utensils/ plates before we used them. We are no snobs but the place needs some T.L.C. We shall not return.

    Reviewed by and Mr1.9May 2023

  • "Beautiful barn conversion, stunning views, no welcome pack, owner available for help if required, rained so flooded the parking area."

    shame just lacked the finishing touches, rather dusty and brushed away dead fly's off window ledges, plus cleaned spiders webs away, but didn't spoil our stay, ideal for my mum with health issues, would recommend, probably stay again for mum

    Thank you for your feedback, we rely on it in order to maintain our standards. We apologise for the minor cleanliness issues, I will relay it back to my cleaning team. Thank you once again and we hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Mar 2023

  • "Overall a lovely place to stay - we were a couple with a 91yr old mother and a small dog and the cottage suited us all."

    An ideal location for Snowdonia, Anglesey and the Llyn. Kitchen area is well equipped and seating and beds comfortable. It was always cozy and warm. Some info regarding the heating, multi fuel burner and appliances would be useful as well as of the surrounding area. Thank you for a great stay

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Y Beudy."

    We had awful weather while we were there but the cottage was really warm, cosy and comfortable. It was very clean, had a good enclosed garden for the dog and fantastic views when we could see through the fog! It has everything you might need for your stay and Huw the owner was really nice, helpful and easy to contact. Cottage is in a great location, just off the A487 (but not noisy) and easy to get to Criccieth, Caernarfon, Porthmadog etc. The underfloor heating was lovely, but a little difficult to get the temperature right. Little information in the cottage itself about nearby walks etc that would have been nice, but easy to find out. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily go back.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay here for my husbands surprise 50th birthday."

    The cottage is beautiful and so cosy with the log burner And under floor heating and has spectacular views! The owner Huw was so helpful and accommodating with anything you needed. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely spacious well equipped cottage with fantastic views, in a good area for visiting coast and mountains."

    The pop up waste in the bathroom didn’t work and we would have expected a bit more information about the cottage, heating, rubbish/recycling etc.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Sep 2022

  • "Totally loved our holiday here just wished we could have stayed longer."

    Beautiful location and perfect setting. Ideally placed for local beaches and villages. Lovely place to come back to chill out after a day out. Will definitely be back. I think this place would be lovely whatever the season.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a fantastic property and based in a really special part of Wales."

    We had an amazing two weeks stay and were very sad to leave. We will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "Could do with btter quality bedding"

    Reviewed by Denyse5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautifully converted barn, loved the slate floor with underfloor heating, good quality tasteful furnishings, heated towel rails, airy feel throughout and magnificent view."

    Heating was so efficient we were a little too warm, unusual for Britian! struggled to figure out how to turn heating down but much cooler when we turned towel rails off. We would deffinitley recommend this as a holiday venue.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Jun 2022

  • "Property was lovely, great size and location, easy to access and had everything you needed ."

    The cleanliness could have been a bit better & the French doors in the bedroom were broken so they didn’t open. I found the bed in the main bedroom rather uncomfortable too, but we had a lovely stay and would probably return if we decided to visit this part of wales again.

    Reviewed by James3.4May 2022

  • "We stayed for a very relaxing 3 nights at Y Beudy."

    A couple of reviews made me nervous about booking but so glad I ignored the concerns of cobwebs and uncomfortable beds. First impressions were the modern decor and welcoming living space. Well equipped kitchen and hot powerful showers. We arrived in the evening so the first morning of opening the curtains to a beautiful view was the highlight. Snow capped mountains! Lovely enclosed garden for our dog but larger dogs could jump the fence at the bottom so take a long lead if this would be an issue. The log fire was well used while we were there and we got extra logs and kindling from a shop in Criccieth. The owner was so helpful when I forgot my hairdryer and popped one round for me. Small gesture but appreciated his time. Overall excellent value, very peaceful spot, clean and comfy, glorious views, and a good base to explore.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Feb 2022

  • "More attention to a good cleaning throughout would not go amiss especially the windows inside and out."

    Having said that, the view from the property is spectacular.

    Reviewed by and Mr3.1Sep 2021

  • "The survey above doesn't really give you the right scoring."

    .. so... Positive - the location was remote and beautiful. The cottage was lovely and modern. The sofa was very comfortable. Negative - the beds were ridiculously uncomfortable and really had an impact upon our holiday. We bought double duvets to try and recreate a mattress protector. You could feel the springs, it was so uncomfortable and such a shame. I appreciate that the beams are a feature and would collect cobwebs, however, there is no excuse for cobwebs at a lower level... bedside light and ensuite door. I got the duster and hoover out to clear them all... but then the amount of cobwebs falling to the floor was beginning to be a huge job... and I was on holiday afterall! Suggestions - put a screen between the toilet and shower in the ensuite... the toilet can't be used for a while after the shower has been used. A surround sound speaker for the TV... it was very quiet in the lounge and very loud everywhere else. The holiday was great... but the beds / mattresses really must be changed as you would expect better for the price paid.

    Reviewed by Ceri3.1Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage close to beaches and only an hours drive to Mount Snowdon."

    Accommodation clean and well fitted.

    Reviewed by Ingrid5.0Aug 2021

  • "Stunning setting, breathtaking views, beautiful property & the owner was very helpful."

    Beds were uncomfortable. There were a LOT of cobwebs & overall the property was not spotlessley clean as we expected. The property could really do with drying facilities. A pay as you go tumble dryer maybe. There were no radiators so & due to it raining we had to hang all our clothes to dry over the beams/ doors etc - not ideal. This property was OK, wasn't value for money & we probably wouldn't stay here again.

    Reviewed by Anna2.8Aug 2021

  • "Y Beudy was a wonderfully comfortable cottage with spectacular views across to the mountains of Snowdonia."

    The cottage was very well equipped - the kitchen was especially well equipped particularly if you intend to stay in and cook rather than eating out. The cottage was located just off the main road into Porthmadog so travelling to different parts of the Llyn was easy. There was easy access for the more elderly members of our party with everything on the same level and no steps. Overall a very peaceful location and extremely comfortable and homely cottage which was great base to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2021

  • "Stunning property in a fabulous location."

    Property looks out onto snowdonia with the beaches of the Llyn peninsula 10 minutes away. Fantastic family holiday was had by all.

    Reviewed by Torrie5.0May 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely, very modern and clean and cosy."

    Host very easy to get hold of if needed. Only complaints are that it is more out in the sticks than descrided and tv and dvd player dont work. Would definitely recommend , is definitely worth the money.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Sep 2020

  • "Poor quality of fitments ,there was so many broke or damage items it had ..."

    Poor quality of fitments ,there was so many broke or damage items it had obviously not been checked ( 4 weeks out of lockdown it should have been immaculate) broken grill in oven, damaged light and oven switches, broken toilet seat ,door and loo roll holder not up to sykes normal standard, certainly not worth the money

    Reviewed by Chris2.8Aug 2020

  • "Found Sykes to be very helpful in aiding us to organise last minute break away."

    Agree with many of the reviews about Y Beudy which state that it could do with a little TLC to make it the beautiful place it could be. Main things to improve would be newer bedding, guidance on how to use the under floor heating, access to hoover, dust pan and brush etc, fresh coat of paint throughout including front door. We enjoyed the views out to the mountains - when sitting down unable to see the main road; good location to access the area; fab wood burner and appreciated the kindling and bag of logs left to use which warmed the lounge beautifully quickly.

    Reviewed by Helen2.8Mar 2020

  • "We were not keen on the underfloor heating,our feet would be too hot but it seemed necessary for heating the cottage."

    The log burner was great .

    Reviewed by Marion2.2Dec 2019

  • "Y Beudy is in an easy to find location, just off a main road, but despite its proximity it’s very quiet."

    The views across the mountains are stunning and with the weather constantly changing it’s fascinating to watch. The cottage itself is well equipped, with comfortable beds and two bathrooms. It’s a little chilly there in November, whilst the underfloor heating is good, it wasn’t the easiest to regulate. There is a log burning stove which gives off a lot of heat of cold nights. The mobile phone signal is quite poor and the internet connection is not reliable, but it’s nice to be away from the constant communications. Contacting the owner was simple and he was quick to respond to messages. The shops in Criccieth are close by down a narrow country lane. If heading to Criccieth it’s worth booking the restaurants in advance as they do seem to book up. If you like castles there are plenty within driving distance. An excellent base to explore that part of Wales from.

    Reviewed by Leighton3.8Oct 2019

  • "Our second stay at this beautiful cottage and despite the inclement weather we thoroughly enjoyed the visit."

    The easy proximity to Anglesey, the Lynn peninsula and the Ffestiniog make this a perfect base. Wifi a little flakey, but I didn't come here to work. Showers and heating very good. Dog loved it - you have to visit Newborough forest on Anglesey. Bed could do with a comfort upgrade but we're coming back anyway.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful location."

    Fabulous views over the Welsh hills/countryside. The layout of the accommodation great, with ample hot water and really powerful showers! Unfortunately, the cottage was a little shabby. From the review of previous comments this is a consistent trend for some time. Some general DIY, a lick of paint and a good clean would not go amis. The quality of the bed linen was really poor. It was a little disappointing when paying over £600 tha there was no welcome note, pack etc The information folder did not look as if it had been looked at/ updated for some time. Whilst we had a lovely holiday, some attention on a regular basis is much needed.

    Reviewed by Corrine2.2Sep 2019

  • "Cottage in beautiful area, cottage great but needs a little tlc"

    Reviewed by Agostino3.8Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with brilliant lay out but very tired in need of a lot of tlc ."

    Reviewed by Irene3.1Jun 2019

  • "Great converted farm building with smart, spacious interior and good facilities."

    Beautiful location with views towards Cwm Pennant. Exterior woodwork needs maintenance, as does garden. Wi-Fi not working although owner did try to fix it.

    Reviewed by Philip4.4May 2019

  • "We met the owner on arrival because the central heating underfloor heating had broken."

    He organised engineers but even with 3 visits no one could repair there for we had no heat for the week. We got by with electric heaters and by keeping a log burner going constantly, at our own expences. We were surprised to find no welcome pack. The accommodation was clean but cobwebs up in the beams, dirty light shades, various missing light bulbs and a flush that was very hard to work. The owner kindly organised a shower chair for our disabled friend, but the shower kept running cool so was unable to benefit from it. It's a stunning property but needs some decorating and maintenance on the outside doors and garden fence.

    Reviewed by Gerald3.8Mar 2019

  • "Nice location."

    Cottage in need of some maintenance (paintwork, plaster chips, broken garden fence, tatty front door), and thorough clean. No logs available for log burner in February. Has potential, but currently not reflecting the above average cost paid to stay.

    Reviewed by Ian2.8Feb 2019

  • "Though the cottage felt cold on our arrival once the underfloor heating came on and we lit the wood burning stove it was very cosy."

    The cottage was in an ideal location for exploring the coast and the countryside . Early morning walk along the country lane was perfect . We enjoyed the rural quiet location with sheep in the field for company, but Criccieth was easily reached for shopping ice cream and afternoon tea.

    Reviewed by Gill4.1Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was very nice and set in a beautiful location, close enough to the shops in Porthmadog to top up for food etc,lovely beaches that go on for miles."

    Went to Llanberis to walk up Snowdonia, views where amazing. I would truly recommend this cottage, as it suited us perfectly.

    Reviewed by R4.7Sep 2018

  • "Great location with fabulous views."

    The cottage was lovely it didn't get a 10 as it needs a few extras, an oven glove and tea towels would have been appreciated and as many cottages do a welcome pack would have put the icing on the cake. Otherwise it was fab.

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Sep 2018

  • "On arrival the cottage drive is covered in weeds ."

    .. the lawn needed cutting , there were weeds growing through the patio slabs which must have been there months. Inside the cottage there were cobs webs every where , broken kitchen chair ... in the lounge area there was a chair covered with stains with a loose cover thrown over it. Stains on the carpet in main bedroom, the doors to both bathrooms catch on the floor.... toilet seat loose main bathroom. Also plug in en-suite did not hold water no bulb in the bedroom lamp. Outside again the front door the stain was peeling off, And the shed in front of the cottage the stain is also peeling off badly ..... it’s first impressions as you arrive at the cottage one more thing there was a bath plug chain thrown on the floor outside the cottage and a child’s very large rubber just left on the floor. And not a smell of fresh disinfectant or air freshener anywhere on arrival.

    Reviewed by David2.2Aug 2018

  • "It had amazing views, and was wonderful to stand outside at night just looking at all the stars you just don’t get to see in a town or city."

    It was a lovely relaxing place.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2018

  • "Really peaceful location with superb views."

    Ideally place for exploring the Lynn peninsula and the little railways of Wales. Facilities are great with the wet room shower so much more convenient to access than a normal bath. Looking forward to booking here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jul 2018

  • "Well appointed cottage in ideal location for the Lleyn Peninsula and Snowdonia."

    Lovely views and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Ken4.4Jul 2018

  • "Holiday'd from 7-14 July 2018 - had a fantastic holiday!"

    Accommodation was great and ideal for 4 adults sharing. Facilities in the cottage were superb. Views from the cottage are outstanding and the photos on the website don't do them justice!! Fortunate to have great weather for most of our stay and did a lot of local sight seeing. Criccieth is a beautiful little coastal town and a trip to Cadwaladers ice cream shop is a must, as is the Castle inn pub for a cracking burger!!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2018

  • "Good location and great scenery."

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.4May 2018

  • "We found the cottage very relaxing wth good views from the lounge and patio."

    A good place to start to explore the locality.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2018

  • "Clean, cosy and comfortable."

    Beautiful cottage in tranquil and beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Mar 2018

  • "The cottage is a lovely rural location with fantastic views across the hills and mountains!"

    It's situated just off the main Caernarfon - Porth Madog road within easy driving distance to Porth madog which all the amenities needed. The underfloor heating, hot water and water pressure are all fantastic and the WiFi is adequate. The rear garden was a good size to enable my large dog, Newfoundland, to have a good frolic! Overall we would definitely return to this property. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Roy4.4Feb 2018

  • "Absolutely no problems with this cottage so we had a relaxed enjoyable week."

    It is a perfect location for exploring the area and is in a safe quiet position thats easy to reach

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2017

  • "Wonderful views from the lounge, lovely & warm for winter break."

    Great recommendation of meal at the The Goat & owner quickly changed a bathroom light fitting that went. Only improvements that should be made are new mattresses/bed linen & clearer instructions on using heating system. Would definitely return again. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Gareth4.4Nov 2016

  • "It was our third visit to this property and we loved it."

    We'd happily go back again. The cottage is great and well equipped, the views are stunning and there's loads to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Sara4.6Oct 2016

  • "A lovely well equipt cottage."

    We had no hot water on arrival to the cottage, the owner managed to get the problem fixed on monday.

    Reviewed by A4.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shared washing machine in utility
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Underfloor heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, shared washing machine in utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage (not lockable)
  • Patio with furniture, BBQ and lawned area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Beach 3 miles.

The property

A delightful, semi-detached, single-storey barn conversion boasting quality accommodation with exposed beams and modern furnishings.

Perfect for families or couples.

Note: This property is next to Refs 2354 and 2838, together they sleep 16.

Ymwlch Bach Cottages

Criccieth 3 miles. These fantastic holiday homes are in a lovely rural location on a 96 acre working farm, three miles from Criccieth. There are two delightful, late 19th century stone barn conversions, both successfully converted to combine original character with modern décor and furnishings, including woodburning stoves. The traditional Victorian farmhouse has been cleverly split in two, and one half has been carefully converted to create self-contained, well-equipped accommodation; a welcoming mix of antique furnishings and modern fixtures and fittings. All the properties offer panoramic views of Snowdonia National Park and are in a central position for walking, cycling (the National Cycle Route is within 60 yards of the cottages), watersports or fishing. There is also easy access to wonderful beaches at nearby Criccieth, Morfa Bychan and the whole of the Llyn Peninsula. Enjoy medieval castles, the mountain railway, National Trust properties, lakes and waterfalls. Pwllheli, just 12 miles away, is home to the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre, hosting events and exhibitions throughout the year. Three lovely properties set amidst stunning mountainous scenery!

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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:

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