“The house was very spacious and ...”The house was very spacious and extremely well equipped. The utility room was an absolute boon as our grandchildren, aged 5, 3, 2 and 6 months created rather a lot of washing. The washing machine, tumble drier and clothes line were in daily use. The house was lovely and warm. The combined kitchen/ dining area was lovely and could easily seat the whole family - 6 adults and the aforementioned 4 children. A cot and high chair was provided. ...The house was very spacious and extremely well equipped. The utility room was an absolute boon as our grandchildren, aged 5, 3, 2 and 6 months created rather a lot of washing. The washing machine, tumble drier and clothes line were in daily use. The house was lovely and warm. The combined kitchen/ dining area was lovely and could easily seat the whole family - 6 adults and the aforementioned 4 children. A cot and high chair was provided. The garden was indeed spacious and the boys could use their bikes. Ample parking for 3 cars or more. The shops were within a 5 minute walk, and the beach not much further. The local Fish and Chip shop provided the best take away. Not to be missed. The view was also very special.It is not often you experience the perfect view of a castle from your kitchen window. Ms Richards was very friendly and helpful and provided a tray of goodies on our arrival. We can wholeheartedly recommend Greystoke, and we hope to return.
- Four poster bed
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Sky TV
- Broadband / WiFi
A beautifully appointed, semi-detached Victorian villa on a slightly elevated position overlooking the village green in Criccieth, on the north west coast of Wales.
This beautiful house is an ideal place to stay, for friends and large families wishing to enjoy a seaside holiday together.
Set within half an acre of lawned gardens, the property is set over four floors and will not disappoint from the moment you walk into the hallway, which has a wonderful turned staircase to the upper floors and a colourful stained glass window to the upper stairwell.
With bold, statement art pieces throughout, this Victorian villa has retained many original character features from the period, from deep bay windows and amazing views, to high ceilings with original coving and ceiling roses.
The kitchen, with contemporary fitted units and a Belfast sink with a slate surround, is the real social hub of the property, a great place where everyone can sit around the large dining table and plan the day ahead over a leisurely breakfast, or reflect on the day over supper.
The sitting room is on the first floor, with a large bay window to enjoy those amazing sea and castle views, and a wonderful feature fireplace housing a woodburning stove, a splendid place to relax and unwind after a busy day.
The second sitting room has a TV and a selection of DVDs and games, as well as well-stocked bookshelves, making it a great space for the children.
The bedrooms are individually designed and furnished, roomy and well-appointed, and the bathrooms are contemporary in design and of a high quality.
The master bedroom on the second floor has an en-suite and a beautiful, wrought iron, four-poster Victorian bed.
The bedroom on the ground floor has an original, antique Victorian wrought brass iron bed, and with an adjoining shower room it is ideal for those less mobile.
Outside this lovely house is a covered veranda with seating, and well-appointed lawned gardens with pretty planted borders, mature shrubs and trees.
The gardens are predominantly to the front and side of the property, with seating and garden furniture, where you can all enjoy alfresco dining or have a kick about on the lower lawn if the children still need to burn off any excess energy.
Criccieth offers an extensive beach and Criccieth Castle sits on a headland, both only a few minutes’ walk from this lovely Victorian villa.
If you are feeling more energetic, Criccieth Golf Course is only a walk away, or you can simply enjoy a day on the beach.
Enjoy a spot of lunch, or afternoon tea, in one of the many cafes and tea rooms in the village, or treat yourself to an evening meal at the award-winning Dylan’s Restaurant on the sea front.
Further afield, enjoy exploring this beautiful part of the North Wales coast.
Travel to the harbour town of Porthmadog, only five miles away, and take the Ffestiniog steam train and travel the 13.5 miles to Blaenau Ffestiniog and its many attractions, such as the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Zip World Titan, the longest four-man zip wire in Europe, Bounce Below, an underground trampoline, plus the Antur Stiniog Mountain Bike Centre and its various downhill trails.
Alternatively, visit the stunning Italianate village of Portmeirion, or pop along the Llyn Peninsula and discover the watersports at Abersoch, and the quaint fishing village of Aberdaron.
There really is something for everyone to enjoy in this wonderful area, and this fabulous Victorian villa can be booked at any time of the year.
Over four floors. Five bedrooms: 1 x second floor four-poster double with en-suite roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor double, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x third floor eaves twin, 1 x ground floor double. Second floor family bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. First floor sitting room (seats 4). First floor sitting room with woodburner (seats 10).
- Gas central heating with woodburner
- Rangemaster with electric oven and 5-ring gas hob and wok burner, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview (one with basic Sky), DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair on request
- Ample off road parking
- Lawned gardens with furniture
- One small-medium well-behaved dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 mins walk
- Beach 5 mins walk
- Note: Some restricted head room in eaves bedroom, accessed via separate narrow steep staircase to landing with no banister, may not be suitable for younger children
- Note: Second floor landing is open and overlooks staircase
- Note: Access is shared by neighbouring cottage, with allocated parking clearly marked
- Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 11am
- Note: Max 10 guests, not including infants.
About the location
Porthmadog 5 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.
Note: Max. 10 guests, not including infants.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute