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Cefn Bryn Mawr

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 952320)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Cefn Bryn Mawr, we felt at home the second we arrived!"

    Beautiful clean house with lovely furnishings and a great location in the small town of Criccieth. A great base for exploring the lovely north Wales coastline. Criccieth itself is lovely and has a few lovely gift shops, a butchers and a bakers. There is also a wide range of take aways and Dylans restaurant on the beachfront was great! We truly didn't want to leave and will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation that could benefit from a little extra upkeep/attention."

    ....the toaster was broken, there is a few wobbly staircase spindles,just little things like that. It could also benefit with a big deep clean, especially while the virus is still rife, just things like the tops of wardrobes, the tiles in the shower , under the bed etc, just little things. But overall it was such a lovely place to stay and we would come again(dust is my enemy as I'm asthmatic) . Yes there's a pub right at the side of you but that didn't bother any of us at all and we went for a few drinks in there. The owner of the accommodation was a really nice guy and very approachable. Definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed by MelissaAug 2021

  • "The property is in an ideal location, within easy walking distance of all local shops, cafes, restaurants and the beach."

    The property was clean modern and functional, the owner lives opposite and was extremely helpful and polite. Excellent location for visiting many parts of north Wales and the black rock sands beach is beautiful and should be visited by all.

    Reviewed by JackAug 2021

  • "Had a lovely time at Clyne Bryn Mawr."

    Lovely barn conversion in a nice small town, was perfect for our quiet break away. If you like a social drink then you’re in luck as the Bryn Hir Arms is literally in your back garden, a proper pub, plenty of conversation from the locals/ holidayers and lovely helpful staff. Word of warning if you like to eat out, book before you arrive as we couldn’t get in any of the local places, plenty of takeaway options though if you don’t want to cook.

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2021

  • "Fantastic location, very clean and comfortable."

    My only complaint would be there’s not much storage in the bathrooms. Such as something to put shampoo in the shower. , and towels very small. But this is minor. It’s a lovely place near to everything, pub friendly and Indian restaurant really good. Castle fish and chips first class! Owner very friendly . Highly recommend

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "The house was excellent and the owner could not have been more friendly and helpful."

    We have stayed at a number of different properties in Criccieth over the last few years and this is by far the best. Great central location for walking round the shops and down to the beach. Also really good for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by LindsayJun 2021

  • "Lovely spacious well equipped cottage with private parking, nice approachable owner who lives across the courtyard."

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of Criccieth with shops, pubs and restaurants on your doorstep."

    Owner lives adjacent and was very friendly and always made sure everything was ok. A great place to stay.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage ideally situated for Criccieth town, beach, and castle and close to popular destinations such as Snowdon, Portmerion, Zip World if you have a car."

    The house was fairly clean though could have done with a deeper clean between guests i.e dust on skirting boards, crumbs and dog hair under sofa cushions. Facilities in the house ok, though some basics lacking e.g. toilet roll holders, mirrors in all bedrooms, hand soap in bathrooms/kitchen, and no dedicated cupboard for storing food in the kitchen. Though not advertised a beneficial feature would have been a dishwasher - the provided washing machine was less useful to us. All in all the host was friendly, the pub next door was no bother to us and the beer garden was always promptly closed and quiet by 11pm. We all really enjoyed our stay in this house and would definitely consider return visit - and Criccieth is really nice seaside town.

    Reviewed by IreneMay 2021

  • "Lovely holiday, cottage, and landlord."

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "This barn is absolutely incredible."

    We had an amazing 3 nights here. I would highly recommend. The property is beautiful. There is everything you need and it is immaculately clean and really modern. The owner is so friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our mini break. We will definitely return. The added bonus of a pub literally a stones throw from the barn is also perfect with a lovely outside drinking area. Criccieth is beautiful and the surrounding area. Thankyou for such a wonderful break.

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2020

  • "Very well maintained, comfortable cottage, in a convenient position just off the high street."

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2020

  • "The cottage was very nicely decorated, warm and clean."

    The ‘upside down’ layout, wasn’t an issue and made good use of the layout of the cottage and the living area and bedrooms are a decent size. The basic supplies waiting on our arrival were very welcome too. The parking is a bonus, although, not sure ‘big’ cars would get through the arch. It’s great in the middle of the town - good access to the beach, castle and a good base for exploring the surrounding area. It was February, so not all the restaurants are open or are only open part of the week. But the facilities in the cottage, would negate that issue, if you are not adverse to cooking on a holiday or few days away. Good value for money - would recommend

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2020

  • "Great location lovely, clean and warm rental and thank you for the welcome pack the village has everything you could possible need shops, pubs and restaurants very friendly locals."

    The only suggestions we have is there is limited kitchen equipment compared to other rentals we have stayed in, more pans, crockery, cutlery and utensils etc would make dinning in a better experience and a larger toaster would help but all in all a great place to stay and we will be back thank you

    Reviewed by StevenJan 2020

  • "The manager Mr Pritchard couldn't have been more helpful; the cottage was exactly as we hoped, very cosy and perfectly placed for beaches and other walks; cleanliness was good and as expected in accommodation where you can have dogs; some of the furniture could do with replacing, but all-in-all we had a fabulous few days away."

    Reviewed by VictoriaDec 2019

  • "A great location, just a short walk to the sea, restaurants, coffee shops and next door to a cosy pub; everything on the doorstep."

    The owner was very helpful and made us feel welcome. Criccieth is an ideal holiday base. The only problem was the cottage was so nice that we didn’t want to leave it! Will definitely return

    Reviewed by JaniceNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, located yards from the main street in a small village."

    Ideal location to explore North Wales and Snowdonian national park.

    Reviewed by EdgarOct 2019

  • "Lovely well-equipped cottage in a great location close to amenities, with very friendly locals."

    Lots of dog friendly places to eat & visit nearby. Would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by MelodySep 2019

  • "Wonderful holiday cottage very convenient for the beach and right on the High Street."

    The town has everything you need and everyone is very friendly. Wonderful cafe a few doors down which is dog friendly inside, a fab find on a wet afternoon. The cottage is lovely, comfy beds and clean bathrooms. The kitchen could do with a few more bits of crockery and pans etc. The pub was not a problem noise wise, the only slight issue was the air conditioning unit at the pub. This is right next door to one of the bedroom windows and it kept coming on throughout the night and was quite noisy although I’m sure if the windows were shut you wouldn’t hear it though. All in all a very lovely place which we would definitely rebook.

    Reviewed by ShelleyJul 2019

  • "Three minor issues: the toaster needs replacing, bath towels could do with being larger and better quality, toilet seat in en suite needs refixing."

    We would, however, go back to this cottage without hesitation as the layout was excellent and it was very comfortable. The noise from the building work and the pub next door were minor irritants, particularly as we were out for most of every day. We loved the area and intend to return later in the year, hopefully, staying in the same place.

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2019

  • "The property was in excellent condition, very clean and comfortable and had all the equipment one would need, supplied."

    the bedding and towels were good quality too. could even see the sea from the lounge. although close to the Pub, this also meant we were close to the main street and all its amenities, which suited us very well. No complaints, would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2019

  • "The cottage was for 6 persons it would have been better to have above the 6 ..."

    The cottage was for 6 persons it would have been better to have above the 6 place settings knives fork spoons also and extra plate or bowl or 2 and also a larger pan It was impossible to make pasta in the smallest of pans Apart from that was brilliant and I know the area very well having been born and brought up in Criccieth

    Reviewed by AntheaApr 2019

  • "The cottage has a great location behind the pub handy for the high street and not too far from the beach."

    We has no issues with the beer garden at the pub but I can imagine it would get noisy at weekends in the hight of summer. This is a great location for exploring the coast.

    Reviewed by MartinApr 2019

  • "Everything on your front door ."

    Pub. Restaurants . And beach 5 mins away. Everyone in village so friendly. Would definitely consider coming back.

    Reviewed by NeilMar 2019

  • "Great location for ex"

    Reviewed by PhilipNov 2018

  • "The holiday was very comfort,suited our party."

    We will be glad to stay in the future. Many thanks, Malcolm Williams.

    Reviewed by MalcolmOct 2018

  • "Great location and lovely cottage, will recommend to others"

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2018

  • "Little things let this property down, back windows need replacing which would help with the noise complaints from some reviews."

    More utensils needed in kitchen and storage needed although I think the owner is aware of this. Really comfortable beds and seating area although maybe another sofa if accommodating 6 adults. Location is great and we would definitely recommend and book again.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage very spacious for 4 adults and a large dog ..."

    Beautiful cottage very spacious for 4 adults and a large dog No negatives Would book again but maybe if just with my husband the smaller property next door ( same owner ) Mrs Susan Foster

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation and a stunning place to visit."

    Plenty of facilities and amenities to hand - very helpful local residents. I would highly recommend this cottage and the surrounding area. However one constructive criticism is that the accommodation could do with a coffee table of some sort. As with the large living area there isn’t anywhere to place cups etc. We didn’t have an issue but with it being a dog friendly some owners could have issues with drinks on the floor. Will definitely be returning to North Wales!

    Reviewed by AmySep 2018

  • "As others have already mentioned, the noise from the live music held outside the pub is obtrusive, even with the windows closed - easily drowned out the TV, no matter how loud we turned it up!"

    - However, it was only one night and we quite enjoyed the band! The property is very conveniently sited, parking in the pub carpark (which is where the property is) was also easy and convenient. Some aspects of the cleaning could be improved (top of the fridge?) and we had to go out and purchase washing up liquid and dishcloths. Some owners provide, some obviously don't. All in all though, we very much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by RaymondSep 2018

  • "Well situated cottage behind High Street in Criccieth."

    Welcome pack very good, cottage was clean and tidy. Everything we needed was there but we were only 2 people, cutlery,pots etc would just about do 6. We really liked the fact that there weren’t lots of notices and instructions around the place - that made it more homely. Pub noise on Saturday we expected so wasn’t a problem and didn’t go on too long. Parking was ample and the sea a short walk.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2018

  • "I emailed you regarding the possibility of a slightly later departure."

    We hired 2 cottages next door to each other but owned by the same person. This meant there was a possibility of leaving one for the cleaners to start on and one to extend our stay by a couple of hours at the most. I explained it was my sons wedding and we could have been really stuck with no base to use. I received the standard reply - unfortunately the cleaners need to be able ........ etc. I phoned the owner who was amazing and said it was no problem as we had hired both. This is something you could have done. Because of your unhelpful ness and inability to take on board a customers dilemma I may have had to cancel my booking and booked a hotel for the night before for 8 people. My hat goes off to the owner and the cleaner but not to the staff at Sykes.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2018

  • "Had a great stay at Cefn Brn Mawr."

    Great location and lovely beautiful cottage. Hopefully we will be back soon.

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2018

  • "The cottage was warm and comfortable and info and brochures were very useful especially for eating out."

    We liked upside down living and somewhere to lounge in the evening. Beds were very comfortable and the en suite had a lovely big shower.

    Reviewed by LyndaApr 2018

  • "This is the 11th cottage we have rented in GB over the years and our least favorite."

    The kitchen is poorly equipped simply because for a 6 person cottage they only have 5 place settings. I did text the manager who failed to respond to my concerns.. .The rest of the kitchenware is minimal at best as were the other supplies for cleaning etc. .. The cleaning also leaves a lot to be desired. Some areas such as under the beds, as one of our party described it as disgusting. Based on our previous experiences this cottage was not equipped to the standard of the others and was a big disappointment.

    Reviewed by WayneMar 2018

  • "Lovely accomadation."

    Close to beach and local shops/ pubs . Visited lots of lovely places. Friendly local people' excellent value for money.

    Reviewed by GailMar 2018

  • "We came here for a holiday to go on the beach it was really nice the beds were ..."

    We came here for a holiday to go on the beach it was really nice the beds were nice and comfortable it was warm (but the upstairs window latch was snapped of by someone which meant the heating was constantly on to get rid of the draft coming in) there was noise coming from the pub but that didn't bother us the location was amazing the sound of the trains coming past early morning and late night there were tons of things to do like go to aber falls and stand under the waterfall it was great We definitely will come again Thanks, The Dimelow Family

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2018

  • "We loved the house."

    Only a couple of things were a worry. Some of the windows upstairs didn’t have catches - and could easily be opened by our 4 year old. A fall hazard. Plus one downstairs not secure either so anyone could get in fairly easily to break in while out. But we did see Gwyn as we left and we let him know all this. The front door could do with a blind on it to preserve modesty coming out of the bathroom. Loo brush needed in ensuite. Apart from that it was clean, lovely and warm and cosy. We loved it. Especially our little one who loved his chair as he called it. The swing seat. It was a fab base for exploring locally and doing lots of castles. Excellently placed for touring if you are not bothered about a big garden - and because there’s so many lovely places nearby like the beach it was perfect for us. The train track didn’t bother us and neither did the pub. The decor is lovely and fresh looking. Great place.

    Reviewed by AlexFeb 2018

  • "A beautifully presented cottage in a lovely Welsh town that was perfect for exploring the area without having to travel very far."

    Only a few minutes walk to the lovely beach and good cycle routes. The cottage was one of the nicest we have ever stayed in and we even received a lovely welcome pack. Sadly this was spoiled. The cottage is situated behind what seems to be a quiet pub. Unfortunately the comment on the website of 'associated noise' from the pub was a little underestimated. Despite having had a lovely week, it was spoiled by the very loud music from a party in the outdoor area of the pub on the last night. This may have been a 'one-off', who knows, but it was so loud that we couldn't even hear the television. What a shame. It would definitely stop us going back and needs to be seriously considered by other users before booking.

    Reviewed by AnnNov 2017

  • "The accommodation was excellent."

    Clean tidy kitchen utensils and saucepans a little minimal but otherwise very good.

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2017

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Cefyn Bryn Cottages

Centrally located in the seaside village of Criccieth, these two delightful barn conversions are situated in a ‘tucked away’ courtyard location just off the main high street, behind the Brynhir Arms public house. These wonderful barn conversions are less than 20 yards from the vibrant and eclectic high street with an array of shops, pubs, tearooms and restaurants, with the wonderful sandy and pebbled beach and Medieval Castle just a 10 minute walk away. Both successfully converted to combine original features and character with modern décor and furnishings these lovely cottages are an ideal base for a gathering of friends, family or couples alike. Book individually or together for those special occasions when the whole family can get together and celebrate a special birthday or anniversary. Great care has been taken to ensure there is everything you need for a comfortable stay and a wonderful holiday. There is ample off road, private parking outside and each cottage has an enclosed courtyard and patio area with furniture for you to enjoy, sit out and simply relax and enjoy the fresh sea air. Perfectly located for exploring this beautiful coastline of North Wales, with the Coastal Path close by its great for some wonderful walks and the popular resorts of Abersoch and Pwllheli are easily reached, both are well worth exploring, with many miles of sandy beach and watersport opportunities. Within driving distance is the Italianate village of Portmeirion, the wonderful Snowdonia National Park, the harbour town of Porthmadog, home of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Steam Railways, and further afield is the Isle of Anglesey. There really is something for everyone in North Wales and these wonderful cottages can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

The property

Cefn Bryn Mawr is a beautiful semi-detached barn conversion, one of two in a small courtyard position.

The cottage is well thought out with comfort and style in mind, a modern, contemporary interior blends well with the character features, such as exposed purlins and beams.

The cottage is ideal for a family or couples.

Three bedrooms on the ground floor are stylish in design, a cosy double, a twin which is great for the children and the master bedroom boasting a king-size bed and en-suite shower room.

There is also a family bathroom which is great if someone fancies a bit of pampering!

Or a good soak after a day out and about.

An open staircase leads up to the spacious open plan living accommodation which offers a well-equipped kitchen with dining area and a comfortable sitting area where everyone can sit and relax, an ideal area for entertaining and socialising. Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 952319, together they sleep 10.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV/DVD with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (please bring own beach towels)
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio and furniture
  • Two small well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pubs, restaurants and shops 3 mins walk
  • Castle and beach 10 min walk
  • Note: Although situated off the high street the cottage is located behind a pub, some associated noise may be heard during busier periods
  • Note: During summer, live music is played on a Saturday night in the pub garden, associated noise can be heard.

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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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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