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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "The properly was beautifully furnished and decorated and there was everything you could need for a happy holiday."

    So close to the sea and Criccieth a lovely place to spend time in. The house was very clean and we loved relaxing there. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely house to stay in."

    Very clean and all the facilities that we could have wished for. We are all very pleased that we chose to stay at Maelgwyn.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2023

  • "The photos do not do the property justice, especially the bathrooms."

    The house is extremely well equipped with numerous board games dvds , coffee machine, 3 tvs . Position is also amazing, just steps to the beach and also close to castle, high street and chip shop but on a residential street so not too much noise except for people walking down to the beach. Parking isn’t guaranteed outside the house but we only had to park elsewhere once during the week (in free car park just round the corner) and then moved back once a space was available. My only slight grumble was no downstairs toilet but that can’t be helped in a house of this age and we are just used to living in a modern house! Overall I would definitely recommend for either one family or two families sharing as two double rooms and two twins

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Jul 2023

  • "I cannot praise this property enough, beautifully presented property with everything you need, situated in a fantastic location."

    Never traveled to this part of Wales before and was not disappointed. If I had to find one negative, that would be kitchen cupboard space, we had very little room to store shopping ‘& that is me being really picky’. I would highly recommend a stay in this property. Beautiful!!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay the property had everything we wanted very clean ..."

    We had a wonderful stay the property had everything we wanted very clean Beautiful decor Would definitely return We completed the Snowden for sunrise challenge during our stay for Myton Hospice it was so nice to have a comfortable place to come back to

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2023

  • "Another great stay excellent quality and value 3rd stay will be booking again next year for our golf trip if available"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a great week in North Wales and enjoyed staying in Maelgwyn ."

    The house was very well equipped, spacious and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Lucie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Hi everyone first of after my booking with Sykes everything spot on everything ..."

    Hi everyone first of after my booking with Sykes everything spot on everything updated and the cottage is fantastic ❤️

    Reviewed by Mohamadu Repai5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a brilliant week away."

    Property was spotless, superbly equipped and great location. The outside space was like a sun trap with very comfortable seats and table which made it a great social space Would 100% stay at Maelgwyn again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great stay again."

    Accommodation up to standard. A small quibble. New kettle not really big enough for the number of guests!

    Thank you for your feedback. Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us again. We have a spare kettle that we will leave in cupboard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Aug 2022

  • "Great position and had everything we wanted or needed."

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jun 2022

  • "Would be helpful to clarify the note re fuse box location."

    Low down in cupboard under stairs it was hidden by clutter of hoover, ironing board etc. (The power to hob tripped when the kettle element went). Generally very well presented accommodation. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will update the information folder accordingly following your useful suggestion. Our apologies for the inconvenience during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1May 2022

  • "We have been holidaying in this property for 3 years its always clean , tidy ,full of lovely furnishings and fittings and well stocked with kitchen equipment if we had a problem Emma the caretaker usually sorted it quickly."

    The fact that it is so close to the beach and shops+ the added bonus of having a great fish and chip shop and the Tonnau restaurant well what more can i say .

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2022

  • "What a fantastic place warm, welcoming andxsmelt divine, everything you could possibly need and way more, beautifully decorated throughout and spotlessly clean, the kitchen is fully equipped with utensils crockery gadgets you name it its included, the lounge has a open fire style gas fire making it homely and comfortable on chilly nights with an extensive collection of Dvds, games etc, the bedrooms are lush plenty of storage, fluffy pillows and quilt, lovely thick bath sheet and hand towel provided for each person, 2 beautiful bathrooms one on the 1st floor one on the second floor with rainfall shower heads no issues with water heat or flow if more than one person was showering a separate loo on the 1st floor aswell small courtyard garden with table and benches spare chairs in the storage basement along with blankets to keep the night chill away."

    Amenities were plenty Castle Fish and Chips, the Ice cream Parlour and the Prince of Wales pub at the top of the Road are to be recommended there's a Nisa shop the sea is 2 minutes away at the bottom of the road with a promenade wild water swimmers, fishing and water sports, we walked to Porthmadog along the Welsh Coastal walk route and caught the train back after a spot of lunch spectacular views all the way, I'd recommend this property to anyone....perfect❤️

    Reviewed by Lezley5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful house close to the beach in Criccieth."

    Well equipped and furnished to a high standard. Housekeeper Emma was so helpful too. Location perfect for the town and although quiet due to Winter season there was plenty to occupy the family with trips to nearby Portmerion, Caenarfon and Porthmadog. Had a delicious meal on New Years eve at Dylans and enjoyed the amazing fireworks that were set off on the beach by locals at midnight to welcome 2022! Would love to return in the Summer.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2021

  • "Loved our stay."

    Perfect location and lovely place to stay. Very comfortable and well equipped. Don't think the photos do it justice!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2021

  • "All Good"

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1Oct 2021

  • "Maelgwyn far exceeded our expectations in comfort, cleanliness and decoration."

    I have never stayed in a house which had so many household gadgets and appliances in the kitchen. My bed was so comfortable that I didn’t want to get up! The living areas were very well equipped and the sofas and chairs very comfortable. As my son said this isn’t a holiday house, it’s a holiday home. I cannot recommend it highly enough and hope to return for another stay very soon.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2021

  • "The property was immaculate and had everything you needed good location ideal ..."

    The property was immaculate and had everything you needed good location ideal for our golf weekend could not fault it in anyway

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely house, well stocked and comfortable, and so close to the beach."

    Three generations enjoyed everything. Would search this one out again.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2021

  • "A fantastic property with everything you need and to a very high spec."

    We loved it

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jul 2021

  • "4th time we stayed at Maelgwyn, always great."

    Thanks for the new walk in shower on the top floor. Well done re covid

    Reviewed by Dorothea4.7Jul 2021

  • "This is the 5th time we have stayed at this property we love the location and the house it has everything we need we will be back in September ."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely holiday, great location, lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Carin5.0Aug 2020

  • "I have attempted to call your office with no success about one particular issue, perhaps you could email the best method of contacting you."

    Many thanks Laura

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2020

  • "Superb location,only yards from the beach, well kitted out."

    The only problem we had was that the shower on the top floor could not be regulated, it ran either stone cold, but we coped by just using the other shower.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2020

  • "The house and location are perfect."


    Reviewed by PETER5.0Dec 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation in a great location close to the beach and town."

    We’ve been to Maelgwyn for the past three years and it never fails to please.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2019

  • "Not only was the house amazing and had everything you could think of including lots of games for the children it was also in a perfect location in Criccieth, very close to the beach, the shops and the Castle."

    It was also very close to visitor attractions such as Portmeirion, Porthmadog, Abersoch, Beddgelert and of course Snowdon. We took the train to Porthmadog which was £3.20 return for an adult and got us there in approx 7mins. We had a lovely meal at Dylans in Criccieth which was at the end of the promenade. Would definitely book this houe again.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Aug 2019

  • "Amazing house, attention to detail in every aspect from quality of furnishings to the bits and pieces you need on holiday."

    As a family of 7 it was absolutely perfect! The location of the house to the beach and restaurants couldn’t be better! we absolutely loved it!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2019

  • "The overall standard of furnishings and fittings is top class."

    There isn't anything that you need to bring it you want to cook in, the kitchen is superbly equipped.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Jul 2019

  • "I don’t think I have ever stayed at such a well thought out and well equipped place."

    Over the years all four of us have stayed at quite a few holiday homes, we were well impressed. The quality of the towels (M&S) the bedding, china and cutlery were absolutely top quality as everything else was. A great deal of thought has clearly gone into this property, no little detail over looked both for adults and children alike. In fact home from

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely been many times befor it’s our favourite place to stay"

    Jan 2019

  • "The cottage was a great place to celebrate Christmas with our family."

    As our party comprised of 8 adults it's not always easy to please everyone but in this case Maelgwyn met everyone's needs. Would love to return .

    Avril FenwickJan 2019

  • "The house was very good."

    very well equipped. we had to be careful opening the lounge curtains because there was no end stop on the curtain rail.

    Aug 2018

  • "Well furnished clean accommodation."

    Position was ideal very close to beach and Criccieth town.

    Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful house, excellent location."

    C RyanJul 2018

  • "High spec,near the sea we could not have chosen better."

    D HaleJul 2018

  • "Excellent. The house is perfect, from how it is decorated to the location, everything you need in a beautiful house ."

    We will be booking again

    Peter CordingleyJul 2018

  • "Beautiful house with everything you need."

    Very clean and well presented. Felt very comfortable here, all furnishings of excellent quality. Cottage very well located with a great choice of places to visit nearby.

    May 2018

  • "Expensive. We loved our stay (4th consecutive year at Maelgwyn) but it is getting pricey."

    Trevor CapewellApr 2018

  • "My partners 65th birthday with 8 getting together to celebrate."

    The house was amazing - it had everything you needed for the stay. Bedrooms were large and enough comfy seating in the lounge for all of us to relax. Three toilets and 2 bathrooms with very high standard of fixtures & fittings.

    Glain JonesDec 2017

  • "Stayed numerous times and will stay again."

    All you could want from a holiday home. Ideally situated close to the beach & shops,clean,well presented. Perfect.

    S BrooksOct 2017

  • "One of the best "cottages" we have stayed in."

    So close to the beach and the shops. Extremely well equipped and furnished to a very high standard. Home from home in fact. We all love it, grandparent, patrents and children!

    Aug 2017

  • "Excellent"

    Jul 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x King size with seating area and seaview, smart tv
  • 1 x King , 2 x Twin
  • Large family bathroom with bath, seperate shower, WC and handwash basin
  • Further bathroom with shower, WC and handwash basin
  • Seperate WC and handwash basin
  • Kitchen diner with two Neff Ovens and large Neff induction hob, Large fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and smart TV
  • Nespresso machine (no pods provided)
  • Sitting room with pryzm electric fireplace, smart TV and dvd player and dvds
  • Second, smaller sitting room with a CD player
  • Courtyard with seating and table for 8 people
  • Bike / canoe etc locked storage
  • Good Signal Wifi
  • Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels), central heating, stairgate, high chair, travel cot (no linen) dishwasher, washing machine, 2 ovens, american fridge freezer, microwave, enclosed courtyard, garden furniture, on road parking, bike/canoe storage
  • A short walk to Criccieth beach and local amenities
  • Note: Due the residential location of this property, it is best suited to families, No Hen/Stag or similar type gatherings
  • Note: 1 medium size dog or two small dogs allowed
  • There will be a charge of £35 per dog and no dogs are allowed upstairs, there will be a stairgate available for guests to use
  • All guests are expected to clean up the dog mess from the garden and to keep their dog clean before entering the property
  • NO dogs should be unattended during their stay at any time.There is on road parking

The property

This stunning terraced holiday house, just a stone's throw from the beach, is more like a boutique hotel than a holiday house.

If you wish, we will deliver cooked meals to you - so a boutique hotel it could be!

Beautifully presented, Maelgwyn is bright and chirpy and at the same time sophisticated, calm and relaxing.

A great house for special occasions or Christmas and New Year get-togethers! The sitting room is comfy and relaxing, with wooden floors, a living flame gas fire, leather sofas, and a flat screen TV and CD player.

If you want to have a little peace and quiet, double doors take you through to a second, smaller sitting room with a CD player. The bright and contemporary kitchen has a bistro feel with its gingham tablecloth, interesting tiling, wooden floors and a TV on the wall.

It is equipped for serious cooks with two Neff Ovens and a Nef induction hob, American fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and radio. A new glass roof in the kitchen extension really lets the light flood in and bounce off the piano gloss grey doors - gorgeous! From the kitchen, a door leads out to a lovely courtyard with a table and seating for eight people.

This is a little sun trap where you can enjoy a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, both with brass king-size beds.

The second room has a pretty bay window with views down to the beach.

On the second floor are two twin rooms with iPod docking stations.

The gorgeous knitted cushions and the interesting colours and textiles give it a homely touch.

You can lie in bed here and look over to Criccieth castle. The panelled bathroom has a bath with separate shower, wash hand basin and loo.

There is also a separate loo and basin.

The twin rooms share a further bathroom with a bath with shower over, loo and wash hand basin. The owners have taken such care in renovating and restoring the house.

The careful colour schemes combined with wooden floors, contemporary bathrooms, and a bright and fun kitchen. It's just a short stroll to the beach, where there are spectacular views across the sea to Harlech with the backdrop of the hills behind.

Day or night, this view is amazing! The fine seaside town of Criccieth retains a wonderful old-fashioned charm whilst still being contemporary.

The butcher offers local produce, and the fantastic Idris Bakery supplies the Portmeirion chefs! With excellent restaurants, pubs and cafes, Criccieth is a lovely place to relax and enjoy a break or holiday at any time of the year - and Maelgwyn is perfectly located for the town and surrounding attractions.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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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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Note: Infants included in occupancy

Note: 1 medium dog or two small dogs allowed. There will be a charge of £35 per dog and no dogs are allowed upstairs, and there will be a stairgate available for guests to use. All guests are expected to clean up the dog mess from the garden and to keep their dog clean before entering the property. NO dogs should be unattended in this property.
Note: No Sunday changeovers.
Note: There is on road parking.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.
Note: No Hen/Stag or similar type gatherings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas