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Y Beudy

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 2353)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "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 MrSep 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 CeriAug 2021

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

    Accommodation clean and well fitted.

    Reviewed by IngridAug 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 AnnaAug 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 PhilipJul 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 TorrieMay 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 SofiaSep 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 CAug 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 HelenMar 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 MarionDec 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 LeightonOct 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 AndrewSep 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 CorrineSep 2019

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

    Reviewed by AgostinoJun 2019

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

    Reviewed by IreneJun 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 PhilipMay 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 GeraldMar 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 IanFeb 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 GillOct 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 RSep 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 AnneSep 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 DavidAug 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 KarenAug 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 AndrewJul 2018

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

    Lovely views and comfortable.

    Reviewed by KenJul 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 NicolaJul 2018

  • "Good location and great scenery."

    Reviewed by GeoffreyMay 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 BrianMar 2018

  • "Clean, cosy and comfortable."

    Beautiful cottage in tranquil and beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by ClareMar 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 RoyFeb 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 JohnSep 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 GarethNov 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 SaraOct 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.

    Mrs DuffySep 2016

  • "A fantastic cottage in a beautiful location!"

    Ideally placed for Snowdonia and the coast. A well renovated and furnished cottage with a friendly and helpful owner. We'd love to return and would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by FayeAug 2011

  • "Delightful clean cottage, very well prepared for our arrival."

    Very safe property for young children. Excellent location and good pub food at The Fleece. Good playground near interesting harbour and train station in Portmadoc.

    Reviewed by CJul 2011

  • "A wonderfully well converted and appointed cottage; well equipped and in a stunning location."

    The cottage was well laid out for those with mobility problems with all rooms on the ground floor and an en-suite wet room. As we had my 85 year old father holidaying with us this was a big plus.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2011

  • "There was beautiful scenery visible from the cottage and it was very quiet and peaceful."

    Reviewed by MattApr 2011

  • "Very, very, nice cottage."

    Very well situated. Quiet. We felt like really at home. We would recommend this cottage to anyone! Great!

    Reviewed by DominiqueOct 2010

  • "The cottage was lovely - decorated and furnished to a high standard and the view of the mountains was beautiful."

    I'd recommend the cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2010

  • "Beautiful spot - not too isolated and very central to a number of visitor locations."

    Very comfortable, cosy and well-equipped accommodation.

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2010

  • "The location was superb with a wonderful vista of mountains."

    It was nice to be situated on a working farm and surrounded by sheep and their lambs.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2010

  • "Great property, great weather, great location."

    Reviewed by JonApr 2010

  • "Y Beudy us a beautiful holiday cottage in a stunning location."

    We had a wonderful week away and hope to return next year. An ideal base for the area.

    Reviewed by SaraOct 2009

  • "Brilliant location, with fantastic views."

    Lots to do in the area. Lovely spacious property.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2009

  • "The views from the patio were stunning."

    A very quiet and relaxing situation. The property was value for money and we would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2009

  • "It's a perfect place to stay for everyone, young and old."

    Both Barns have been restored with a very personal touch. The views are fantastic, we have found our little bit of heaven.

    Reviewed by R & RAug 2009

  • "This property was lovely and peaceful and the views were fantastic - a real place to get away from it all."

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2009

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location, thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Mr MitchellJul 2009

  • "The location of the property was excellent with easy access to everything we wanted to do e."

    G. cycling, train rides, beaches, castles etc. which meant we never had to spend too long in the car - ideal with 2 young children. It was nice to have a garden from where we could enjoy the fantastic views across the countryside to the mountains. All in all, we had a really fab. holiday and just loved Wales! I think it's safe to say we would visit again!

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2009

  • "Fantastic setting and really nicely furnished accommodation."

    Very clean beds and fluffy towels. Our two boys loved it (aged 3 and 6) inside and out - especially watching the tractor and finding sheep in the garden!

    Reviewed by Nigel & HelenMay 2009

  • "Well appointed barn conversion."

    Beautiful views in a good location. Safe garden for young children.

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2009

  • "The setting, views, accommodation was just as described in the brochure which is sometimes not the case."

    The space was used very effectively and created a very comfortable and relaxing base to enjoy the countryside.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2009

  • "Excellent accommodation, lovely weather, lovely surroundings."

    Reviewed by LesleyApr 2009

  • "The accommodation was excellent."

    The cottage was in a perfect spot to explore Snowdonia National Park.

    Reviewed by SuzanneFeb 2009

  • "The views were spectacular of the Snowdonia Mountain range."

    The underfloor heating was lovely to come home to, after a very cold day out walking in the snow.

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2009

  • "The cottage was beautiful inside and out-very modern furnishings."

    Set in a wonderful location with fantastic scenery.

    Reviewed by KathrynDec 2008

  • "Friendly owners, excellent location, high spec accommodation and good facilities available."

    Under-floor heating perfect for winter. A lot of thought and attention has gone into the conversion. We plan to return and hopefully soon.

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2008

  • "Beautifully converted with modern styling."

    Fantastic feeling of space yet very warm and cosy. The feeling of underfloor heating on bare feet after a cold days walking is a real winner! Stunning views from each room of snow capped mountains!

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2008

  • "An excellent location for all types of holiday in North Wales."

    We enjoyed walking along sandy beaches and were able to do plenty of walking.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2008

  • "This property was first class."

    Everything about it was peaceful. We could not fault it.

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 2008

  • "The Barn conversion was absolutely fabulous - more like a 5-star hotel."

    The location and views were fabulous too.

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2008

  • "Good views from property."

    Peaceful. Good base for exploring steam trains in North Wales.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2008

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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!

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.


  • 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.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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