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Gwel Y Castell (Castle View)

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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "The outside picture of the house does not do justice to the beautiful house inside with its large windows and lovely light."

    The location is also excellent. We struggled with the washing machine to start it with child lock. We couldn’t get the coffee machine to work and there was no instruction manual. We couldn’t remove the audio describe on the TV. We also had problems with grill on oven as it always set off the smoke alarm. We did find ways around these problems and we realise we are not as techy as the younger generation. However we had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely flat."

    Well presented and comfortable. Everything we needed. Thank you.

    Hi Janet Many thanks for your feedback, I’m glad you enjoyed your stay with us, looks like you had great weather too!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "This has to be one of the best rentals we have ever stayed in."

    Everything has been thought of from essentials in the cupboard to hair straighteners in the bedroom. The flat itself is beautiful and in a great location for exploring the neighbouring towns. We really enjoyed our stay and in no doubt that we will be returning.

    Hi Nicola Very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to beautiful wales. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2023

  • "The toilet in the main bathroom needs maintenance to avoid future flooding."

    Hand towels would be a plus, you provide one large towel each anyway so it wouldn’t be a huge change to add these.l Other than that, we had a fantastic stay & would definitely be back & recommend this property.

    Hi Lucy Many thanks for your feedback, we have now had maintenance to the toilet after your comments and everything has now been checked out. We have also purchased some more hand towels. Looking forward to welcoming you back to sunny wales ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Apr 2023

  • "Great location and a very peaceful spot, we had a really relaxing stay and will definitely be booking again next year!"

    The apartment was well thought out and had everything we needed including great veiws!

    Thank you Nikki Glad you enjoyed your stay, looking forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Feb 2023

  • "The apartment was exactly what we need it for recharge and reset !"

    Great spot and very clean And cosy ! Thank you for having us

    Thanks Eleni glad you enjoyed your visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eleni5.0Jan 2023

  • "Very nice appartement in the centre of Criccieth."

    Ideal for exploring the local area. The apartment is very well appointed and equipped with everything you would need.

    Hi Jason Thanks for your feedback, i hope you had an enjoyable Christmas in Criccieth ! Hope to see you again soon. Thanks Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The flat is lovely and airy and well equipped. The location is ideal for exploring North Wales. It would be useful to have a proper vacuum cleaner so that we could have hoovered before we departed. A very enjoyable week,we shall definitely be visiting again. Lesley & Andrew MacPherson

    Many thanks Duncan All feedback is very welcome, especially when it’s positive!! I’m so glad that you enjoyed the apartment and the facilities / equipment included within it. It’s our pride and joy and we’re glad that we can share the Welsh experience with the wider community. Wales is a beautiful place and should be enjoyed by everyone at some point. Pure peace and relaxation is always good for the soul. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and always happy to welcome you back. Many thanks Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful Apartment with a lovely view of the castle."

    Centrally located in the lovely Criccieth, ideal for local beach & coastal path walks. Betsw Coed & Bedgellert we’re wonderful to visit & walk from. Apartment was comfy & spotlessly clean, very peaceful.

    Hi Lynn Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. I’m really glad you enjoyed the apartment and wales in general. Hope to see you again in the near future!! Kind regards Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely spacious, clean accommodation."

    Very well equipped with some extras! ( thank you!). Fabulous views. Very comfortable beds ( and I’m very picky!) Could do with more drying space outside, the rotary line was occupied a lot and I struggled to dry our clothes. I don’t know if this would be something you could look at? Also, an upright hoover would be handy, I found the little one but I struggle to reach down due to arthritis. Also, it may be worth putting a notice at the front door or a larger one in the apartments asking for consideration of other guests regarding noise. Overall a lovely, comfortable apartment and a fantastic view. Will certainly be looking at returning. Thank you!

    Hi Deborah Many thanks for taking the time to write us a review, our guests feedback is very important to us and we always try to act upon any suggestions or recommendation they may have, as we strive for the apartment to exceed in guest expectations wherever possible. I have noted the suggestion of a standup hover, and will look into purchasing one of these, when we manage to get back to the apartment ourselves. In relation to drying clothes, there is a clothes horse in the kitchen boiler cupboard. I just thought I would mention it, on the hope of you returning to stay with us again in the future. I’m glad you enjoyed the extras and from your overall comments I’m glad you enjoyed the apartment and Criccieth in too. You now know where we are, should you wish to venture back to sunny Wales :-) Many thanks Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2022

  • "We've just come back from a lovely week in the apartment."

    Very comfy and felt like home from home. We loved the games and my 9 year old loved the xbox. The views of the castle and sea were beautiful. A couple of issues was we were woken up daily by the barking dog downstairs which was also before 6:30. The parking is very tricky though we managed it. The apartment could also do with a hoover being provided as a week in a carpeted accommodation is a long time to go without hoovering.

    Hi Charlotte Thanks for providing us with some feedback, I’m glad you enjoyed your stay with us and your 9 year old enjoyed the Xbox. In regards to the dog barking, all I can do is apologise for the inconvenience, although I don’t believe this is the dog downstairs, it maybe from a property nearby, nevertheless I’m glad it didnt stop your enjoyment of the apartment. In regards to the hoover, there is a handheld hoover supplied in the kitchen cupboard housing the boiler. This is for just crumbs and general bits, you are on holiday after all, so we don’t want you doing the usual household chores, leave that to us, that’s what we’re there for!! Many thanks Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.4Jul 2022

  • "A clear sign, naming the property and visible from the pavement ,would have been useful."

    Otherwise superb!

    Many Thanks Christian Really appreciate your positive feedback, thanks for taking the time to do so and we have noted your suggestions on the signage. Enjoy your summer and hope to see you back in Criccieth soon!! Many thanks Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Jun 2022

  • "The apartment was beautiful, and clean, and the views were excellent."

    We were very comfortable there and would recommend it. It was an easy walk into Criccieth town and down to the seafront. The only negative point I felt was that the apartment is on the first floor and we were led to believe that we had use of the communal garden, however the people occupying the ground floor apartment treated it like their own and allowed their dog free range.

    Hi Andrew I am really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and many thanks for taking the time to provide us with some feedback, it's very much appreciated. I can confirm that all gardens are communal and equally shared between the three apartments. All i can do is apologise that there was a dog present in one of the apartments during your stay. I hope this won't prevent you coming back to stay with us one day and enjoying Criccieth again. Kind Regards, Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a lovely and spacious apartment and everything was provided for a pleasurable stay."

    We thought Criccieth was delightful and a great base for exploring the coast and Snowdonia.

    Many Thanks Elisabeth We really value your feedback, thanks for taking the time. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0May 2022

  • "A well appointed flat, very comfortable, lovely views."

    The only tiny niggle was no storage containers for such things as bread/ biscuits , no kitchen scales . But would certainly recommend and hope to return soon, depending on price.

    Many thanks Gillian I’m glad you enjoyed the apartment and I really appreciate your feedback. I have noted your comments and we will look to get a bread in and measuring scales in the coming weeks. Kind regards Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7May 2022

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  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with TV and Xbox 360
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen with TV
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker
  • Smart TV, 3 x TV, DVD player, Xbox 360, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking space for 1 car with unrestricted roadside parking
  • Communal rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.6 miles

The property

Resting in the centre of Criccieth, Gwynedd is this pretty, first-floor apartment, Gwel Y Castell (Castle View).

Close to the beach and Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, the apartment welcomes a group or family of four to discover the best of North Wales.

A designated parking space is available, as well as unrestricted roadside parking, to unload your luggage with ease.

Up the stairs to the first floor where your home-from-home awaits; admire the panoramic views of Castell Criccieth, the sea and Eryri (Snowdonia) mountains in the distance from the living/dining room.

Start the electric fire on colder nights and snuggle up on the sofa in front of the Smart TV.

Whilst the family chef whips up dinner in the well-equipped kitchen, set the dining table ready to tuck into a hearty meal together.

Whether you choose a day by the sea or rambling the idyllic countryside, throw your gear into the handy washing machine and freshen up in the shower room, complete with a heated towel rail and a spacious, walk-in shower.

Choose the king-size bedroom with a large window framing gorgeous views to wake up to, along with an en-suite cloakroom and TV, whilst the twin offers a TV with Xbox 360 for guests to relax and play games in the evening.

In the morning, make a fresh cup of coffee using the coffee machine and enjoy a seat in the communal garden; a peaceful spot to plan the day's adventures!

You'll be in the heart of Criccieth, a fabulous seaside town with amenities on your doorstep, from traditional Welsh inns to classic fish and chips.

Hike up the hill to get a closer look at the castle ruins, stroll along the town's promenade with an ice cream in hand, or while away the day on Criccieth Beach.

The Llŷn Peninsula is a spectacular holiday destination for watersports, coastal paths and picturesque village such as Abersoch, home to popular sandy beaches, a golf club and seafront eateries.

Alternatively, visit the Maritime Museum in the bustling Porthmadog, or hop on the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways for unforgettable vistas on a vintage steam train!

A little Italy in Wales, Portmeirion is another must-visit for enchanting architecture, tea rooms and woodland walks.

Snowdonia National Park is also within easy reach for ample outdoor adventures, whether that's hiking to the top of Glyder Fawr or a fun-filled day at Zip World.

There's something for everyone with a stay at Gwel Y Castell (Castle View).

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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 Eryri (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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