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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1008769)


(16 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay at Cennin."

    The house is very clean, spacious & well equipped with everything you could need. Situated in the ideal spot for touring the area. The goodies basket was most welcoming along with cheese and milk. Lovely walk down the lane & not far to the beach. Plenty of rock pools for the kids to explore. Criccieth Castle is in easy walking distance, the paths are good and well maintained wether you take the coastal path or roadside footway. We enjoyed visits to Sygun copper mine & the slate museum at Snowdon. A lovey drive around Llanberis pass allows for some excellent panoramic views of Snowdon, before arriving in Caernarfon for the castle. Arriving back at Cennin provides all the comforts of a home from home. A superb shower then a good night's sleep in very comfy beds sets you up for your next adventure. We can highly recommend Cennin for the perfect holiday. The Jennings family.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay, we had some teething issues but the owners were on hand to help us, just one word of advice don’t go to prince of wales pub in Criccieth as very rude, customer service skills are awful."

    Cennin is a lovely home comfortable with all the bits you need to make your stay a home from home experience

    Reviewed by MaxineOct 2021

  • "Cennin Cottage, 2nd to 9th October 2021."

    This was our second visit to Cennin, the first was in October 2019. As before the cottage was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and well equipped. On arrival the ‘welcome basket’ was a lovely surprise and the addition of WiFi since our last visit much appreciated. Mr and Mrs Hughes were attentive and promptly rectified a brief problem with the boiler. The volume of traffic on the road adjacent to the cottage was heavy, but this was clearly mentioned in the description. A short walk to the left of the cottage gives access to a beach path on the opposite side of the road. Stout footwear is recommended as the route, leading to a scenic coastal walk, tends to be wet after heavy rain. Criccieth is 20 to 30 minutes walk from Cennin along a well maintained footpath at the side of the road. The cottage is well located for touring the area. Our travels included Betws-Y-Coed, the Corris Craft Centre at Machynlleth and Porthmadog for food supplies. The beautiful Lyn peninsula is a pleasant drive from the cottage and Aberdaron, with its pretty coastal church of St Hywyn’s and sandy beach is worth a visit. The local bakery is excellent for a light lunch or afternoon tea. We had a most enjoyable holiday and the weather, on the whole, was good. We hope to return to Cennin in 2022. Jackie Smith H

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2021

  • "The cottage lived up to the photos on the website and was nice and warm at the end of September, even with no central heating on."

    It was situated just outside the town with easy access to Criccieth on foot or by car. A visit to nearby Portmeirion is a must, and luckily we had a warm sunny day when we visited. The basket of Welsh goodies left by the owner was a nice touch. We would definitely visit again if holidaying in this area.

    Reviewed by DerekSep 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the cottage and it was lovely to visit all the old haunts we used to frequent when we had a caravan in the area."

    The cottage was comfortable and well equipped but we had to take our own BBQ as they don't have one and there wasn't anywhere to dry clothes (we were lucky the weather was unusually warm and dry for late September). There is a large grassed area with a picnic table which would be nice to enjoy on a summers evening and the kitchen has patio doors that open out onto this. Although the website does mention it we found the main Criccieth - Pwllheli road that passes the cottage quite noisy at night when cars pass some at high speed - it just means you cannot have the windows open if it happens to be warm. There is a community pub about a quarter of a mile away and you can walk into Criccieth town centre which is about a mile away along a pavement, more facilities including supermarkets and a number of pubs are available at Porthmadog about 5 miles away. The Llyn peninsula is well worth a visit with some lovely countryside and many excellent beaches to chose from with Snowdonia easy to reach for those with the energy for more serious walking.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Great location, lovely cottage and very nice welcome basket."

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage spacious,comfortable and clean with an added bonus of a little basket of tasty treats !"

    ! Plenty of garden for the children to play in and although it is by a busy road it was never a problem .

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "Very spacious holiday home only downside was a very busy road."

    Lovely Welcome pack and items which may be forgotten. Good quality bed linen. Really enjoyed our visit to Cieccieth and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2021

  • "Love the cottage and the location, nice walk into Criccieth either along the road (busy road but a good footpath) or you can make your way to the beach and walk in that way."

    Within easy reach of many tourist attractions.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "Another great Sykes holiday, spacious, comfortable house, everything we needed, clean and fresh."

    Good location for exploring the Lynn peninsula, just need to be aware of the main road situation, took a moment to get used to that. Lovely 10 minute walk to the sea path. Was Good to get broadband installed whilst we were there as little 4g signal!

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2021

  • "The house is amazing and the owners are lovely."

    There’s loads of room and the power shower in the bathroom is epic There is no wifi and signal is limited, however if your not planning to stay inside much it doesn’t matter! The garden is enormous great safe lawned area for children to play. One observation was that we were contacted by Sykes asking us not to charge the Hybrid car at the house - which was annoying. So many vehicles are hybrid with more being sold this thought process may need to change. Despite the charging issue we had an amazing week - thank you.

    Reviewed by NickOct 2019

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Cenin in in mid October 2019."

    The cottage was very much as detailed in Sykes literature and can best be described as warm, friendly and well equipped. The weather was not altogether brilliant but this did not matter in such comfortable and convenient accommodation. We missed our WiFi connection but overcame this by calling in at nearby Porthmadog Tesco, where free WiFi is available . We plan to return to Cenin in the future and take advantage of its location and facilities.

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2019

  • "I met all my family,they came to me at Cennin ,they lived near by."

    All my family loved the house that I was staying,I hope I’ll will be back soon, no much signal or internet,that was ok with me .

    Reviewed by Caryl LloydJul 2019

  • "Lovely well equiped large house as discribed, the weather was good when all the rest of England and Wales had rain and floods (I don't think this is guaranteed)."

    If you are not a fast walker I dont think you would get to Criccieth or the beach in ten minutes. Social Media fan in our party would have liked to have had Wi-Fi.

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2019

  • "Wifi would be an advantage ..."

    Wifi would be an advantage A better frying pan with plastic utensils The inside space and garden area are fantastic, and the house is very well fitted out

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2019

  • "Spacious. Clean."

    Well equipped. Modern. Plenty of parking space.

    Christine TurnerSep 2018

  • "Lovely house, very spacious and clean."

    The only downside is the noise from the road but you get used to it. The girls enjoyed the walk down to the beach on a morning before we went off on our adventures. We've climbed castles, built castles, visited the rabbit farm and rode horses. The food at the Prince of Wales in Criccieth is reasonable. We could have done with a couple more nice days but we can't control the weather. Overall fun holiday had by all.

    Louise MusgraveAug 2018

  • "Comfortable, spacious, well-equipped and located in a lovely part of Wales and near many places of interest."

    Molly PollittJul 2018

  • "Very good accommodation and very clean."

    It was generally well-equipped but we could have done with being provided with individual hand towels, also a rubber bath/shower mat would have been useful, and also a bread board.

    Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful large cottage lovely and clean."

    Hosts were welcoming and friendly. Great location near to beach and close to village. Only concern is the road outside of the cottage would be slightly wary if you had young children. Other than that everything was excellent.

    Karen ClarkMay 2018

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage in a great location."

    Everything we needed for our family holiday including plenty of space. We were greeted by Mrs Hughes on arrival who was most helpful too. We will be back.

    Palmer 3G'sMay 2018

  • "Generally excellent, however lacked welcome pack or even milk on arrival considering price"

    Oct 2017

  • "Lacking in small things."

    No hooks on bathroom and bedroom door s despite many requests in book.No welcome pack or fresh flowers.No Wifi which is necessary when there is no phone signal Cottage felt rather impersonal.

    Sep 2017

  • "Love this cottage: it's a home away from home."

    A fabulous location which allows us to explore Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula!

    Christina MooreAug 2017

  • "Well equipped house in good position"

    Jul 2016

  • "A cottage which cannot be matched - warm, comfortable, well-eqipped, and amazingly spacious."

    The location is also a winner as so many interesting places are easily accessed from Cricieth. We shall book again!

    MollyJul 2016

  • "Spacious, very clean and well equipped holiday home, stayed with extended family and felt there was plenty of room, would stay again."

    Jul 2016

  • "A very spacious and clean cottage with lovely decor and soft furnishing's."

    On a busy main road, so some road noise. Broadband would have been nice as very little info on nearby restaurants, pubs and local attractions in the cottage.

    BarbaraJul 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • 1 x ground floor cloakroom with loo, wash hand basin, large electric shower
  • 1 x bathroom with walk in shower, loo, wash hand basin, double ended freestanding bath, heated towel rail
  • Sitting room with TV & DVD player, modern wall hung electric fire
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Utility room with washing machine.
  • TV & DVD player, electric fire
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher, electric hob & fan assisted oven, extractor hood, microwave, fridge freezer
  • Underfloor heating downstairs
  • wifi, High chair, stairgate
  • 10 minute walk to beach
  • 2 minute drive to amenities
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Note: double glazed roadside property
  • Note Guests cannot charge Electric Cars at the property.

The property

Cennin is a delightful family holiday home resting on the outskirts of the popular seaside town of Criccieth on the Llyn Peninsula.

The open plan kitchen and dining room is wonderfully sociable and patio doors open onto the garden with splendid views over the countryside.

Just sit outside in the sunshine with your...

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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

Note: Double glazed roadside property.
Note: Infants included in occupancy
Note: Cennin is on a busy 60mph road.
Note: Guests cannot charge Electric Cars at the property.
Note: Towels included

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter