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Hafan Cartref

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 953817)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Zou

    “This is a nice little cottage that has the perfect location for our family holiday to North Wales, having the direct access to the beach and other amenities.”

    It is situated in a nicer seaside town in that part of Snowdonia, which has a lot of charm to it. We loved taking the children down to the beach every morning followed by walks in the mountains in the nearby villages. ...

    It is situated in a nicer seaside town in that part of Snowdonia, which has a lot of charm to it. We loved taking the children down to the beach every morning followed by walks in the mountains in the nearby villages. On the other hand, I was very disappointed how the owners of the cottage do not seem to have maintained this lovely cottage well especially it's a great asset. On our day of arrival, the kitchen floor was soaking wet and the every part of it smelled like bleach, even in the fridge. The cabinet door underneath the kitchen sink was broken and half hanging outwards. Then to my horror, I discovered that all the glassware and crockery were caked in dry food bits when my daughter asked me to get her a cup of water. And I found two dinner plates still had wet red and white sauce stuck in between them but they were already neatly piled away in the kitchen draw-ready to be used?:( So I had to hand wash all of them so that our family of 5 would have enough kitchenware to use. To be honest, that was minor until we realised that the kitchen tap/mixer started to leak water few days into our stay there. We tried to contact the owners by both phone and email but we did not get any response so we had to contact Skyescottage instead. They were very helpful and apologetic but still we were the ones that had to keep the place dry by soaking the water puddles from the tap with bath towels everyday after that so that we could still use the kitchen for the remainder of our holiday. lastly, I did not expect to be rushed out of the door by the cleaners on our day of departure who were half an hour early. I am quite vigilant at getting things organised so I did make sure that the kids were fed and bags were packed by 9am so that we would have an hour buffer before the check out time. Unfortunately we were greeted by a knock on the door at 9:30am and felt really uncomfortable for the next half and hour with the cleaners waiting in their car as we tried to load our belongings into our car and did the last minute tidy-up at the same time. I would suggest for the owners to take a bit more time to care for this holiday let as it is still their place after all. I am not sure if I am entitled to partial refund but I would think that I deserve some kind of explanation.

    We are very sorry to discover that your stay was somewhat marred by a number of issues and we’re keen to address & rectify these for future guests. We have spoken to our cleaners & they have assured us that they do not use bleach in their cleaning products & certainly not in the fridge. If the floor was still wet it must have been because your arrival coincided shortly after they had left. They only have a small window in which to ‘turn around’ the cottage between guests & there had been guests for Christmas week who had only just left on the Saturday morning so this timing was tight. This also may go some way to explaining the dishes, which we can only assume the previous guests had ‘washed’ & put away & it was an oversight on our cleaners behalf that these had not been checked. This will be a priority in the future. We will also be installing a new filter/new dishwasher before next season as this is obviously contributing to the issue as it is not cleaning properly. We have also discussed the issue of their early arrival on your check out day with our cleaners & whilst they say that they merely knocked politely on the door just to confirm that you were leaving that day, & that they told you not to worry, there was no pressure, we can see how that must have made you feel & for that, again, we apologise.This will not happen again. It is the end of a busy season & wear & tear inevitably happens, sometimes that we cannot be aware of, until it occurs (such as the leaking tap during your stay, which, again, will be replaced within the next few weeks) The maintenance & upgrades usually happen in the quieter months of January/February when we have an opportunity to get down & spend some time addressing issues, such as repainting, fixing broken cupboards, fixtures & fittings etc & making good for the following season. Unfortunately, we, the owners do not live locally, it is first & foremost a family holiday home, which we care greatly about. It was left to us by our father when he passed away. It was his pride & joy & he was responsible for renovating it from its formally neglected / abandoned state over many years of weekend visits & blood, sweat & tears. We took a difficult decision to let it out simply to cover overheads & we have to rely on local suppliers & the holiday letting company for the general running of the cottage as a holiday let & contact for guests. We did not receive a phone call & any emails are not manned/are out dated since we handed over the running to Sykes. They are the point of contact & with it being the holidays & New Year’s Day, this was obviously not as straightforward as usual. Once again we apologise & thank you for bringing these issues to our attention, they either already have been or will all be addressed & maybe you would give us another chance in the future. - Sykes owner relations

The property

A superbly located, double-fronted seaside terraced cottage enjoying delightful Tremadog Bay views, in the heart of the coastal village of Criccieth, close to Porthmadog in North Wales.

An ideal base for exploring the beautiful coastline, a warm welcome awaits you at this charming cottage.

This cosy Criccieth cottage has plenty of space, with three bedrooms, a large kitchen and dining room.

The cottage also provides a spacious sitting room with a woodburner; a wonderful spot to retire to on chilly winter evenings.

Enjoy a morning coffee and newspapers on the front patio whilst watching the village and bay wake up in the mornings, then in the evenings you can relax in the surrounding tranquillity and dine alfresco style.

Situated on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, Criccieth is a delightful town with an array of shops, pubs and restaurants on your doorstep, as well as Criccieth Castle which was built in the 13th century and dominates the landscape on its rocky perch at one end of the town.

Whatever you choose to do on your North Wales holiday, this charming Criccieth cottage is the perfect base for discovering this fabulous region.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with stacker bed, 1 x children's bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio garden to rear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 3 mins walk
  • Note: The neighbouring property is having work done which will be completed in Mid March and will cause little to no disruption during your stay or the property

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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