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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1008911)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "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 DavidMay 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 AnnMay 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 LezleyApr 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 AngelaDec 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 JonathanOct 2021

  • "All Good"

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 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 IanOct 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 AndrewOct 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 CatherineAug 2021

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

    We loved it

    Reviewed by GraemeJul 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 DorotheaJul 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 AnnMay 2021

  • "Lovely holiday, great location, lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by CarinAug 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 LauraJul 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 RobertJul 2020

  • "The house and location are perfect."


    Reviewed by PETERDec 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 MichaelAug 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 HazelAug 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 AngelaAug 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 DJul 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 RobertJun 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: 2 x double, 2 x twin
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower, WC and handwash basin
  • Further bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and handwash basin
  • Kitchen/diner with two Neff Ovens and Nef induction hob, American fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, dining table and chairs, radio and TV on the wall
  • Sitting room with living flame gas fire, leather sofas, a flat screen TV and CD player
  • Second, smaller sitting room with a CD player
  • Courtyard with a table and seating for eight people.
  • Wifi, SMART TV & DVD, BT Vision with BT sport, CD player, bed linen and towels provided, 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: No Hen/Stag or similar type gatherings

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 £150.

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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

Note: Infants included in occupancy
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.
Note: No Hen/Stag or similar type gatherings

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas