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Morfin

(Ref. 1008931)

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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Cleanliness
Comfort
Facilities and Maintenance
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  • well (19)
  • location (19)
  • house (18)
  • lovely (18)
  • great (14)
  • beach (14)

41 Customer Reviews

  • "Comfortable and well appointed house in a good and convenient location."

    Good view across the harbour. Thoughtful welcoming supplies from very obliging owners.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2024

  • "Morfin was a delightful home to be in for a few days, I particularly enjoyed sitting at the stone table at the top of the garden with a coffee and book."

    The house was 100% equipped with all that you would need, clean, comfortable and relaxing to sleep, eat and just be in. Perfect location. Incredible selection of reading matter, everything well thought out. Already planning my next visit, thank you Jane and Mike for letting us stay.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I love sitting in the garden or “jungle” as it was described by a previous guest. I love gardens where the plants do their own thing. We hope that you will return to read a little more of our eclectic reading material. Jane & Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2024

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Morfin wonderful views."

    Weather was warm and sunny apart from last day. Dogs enjoyed their trips to the Beach.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. Did you enjoy your trips to the beach too? We are so pleased that you experienced Criccieth in sunshine . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0May 2024

  • "The house is so comfortable and beautifully situated with amazing views."

    It was our third stay and we will certainly come back.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased that you continue to enjoy the views and beautiful Criccieth. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathrine5.0Feb 2024

  • "Our stay was good in this very dog friendly house"

    Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Dec 2023

  • "Although not promoted as a disabled friendly property, I decided to book it anyway because it looked eminently suitable for my needs."

    It is a delightful house with very comfortable seating everywhere and very well equipped in the kitchen and utility room. The sea views through the picture windows from the two double bedrooms are stunning, especially at sunrise and sunset. However the climb from middle floor to the top floor en-suite is not suitable for the infirm. Everywhere is very clean (except the dust and cobwebs found behind the chest of drawers when pushing the the two singles together to create a third double) Also, the back garden was disappointing in that it could be a very pleasant sitting area but everything was overgrown, making access difficult and annoying. Despite the negative points, I do recommend this property for its comfort and proximity to the beach and promenade.

    Thank you for your constructive comments. The garden is untidy and once the season is over the overgrown shrubs will be cut back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "We all felt that the kitchen was well equipped for cooking etc, and nice to have a dish washer, the rooms were fine and had everything we needed, however the whole place could do with a really deep clean, the fridge, drawers, rug in the front room, ledges, skirting boards, floors, under the beds etc."

    were all dirty, and the whole place looks dated, such a shame really as the place has so much potential. We were also very disappointed at the state of the garden or should I call it "the jungle" it wasn't fit for use at all, again a real shame. We all felt that due to these problems it was overpriced.

    Thank you for your review. The first part was most complimentary and then came the sting in the tail. Neither ourselves nor Sykes received any complaints from you during your stay and Mr Hurle even met you on your day of departure, It therefore came as a shock to receive this review. On your arrival I invited you to look around to check that Morfin was suitable accommodation for your party of three, one of whom had mobility issues. Your reply of “I’m going nowhere”led me to believe that you were happy to stay, although you were a little peeved at having to park 50 yards away . It was August Bank Holiday and no spaces nearer. Your comments about cleanliness are outrageous. Having had a complaint about dust on the dado rail several years ago , I now take photos of sections of the house about an hour before guests are due to arrive.I have photos of the rug,flooring, sink, basin, bath…taken on August 25th at 15.15. No dust to be seen. In order to look under the beds you would need to crawl on hands and knees for one bed and you would need to move the others as they are divans. I know the weather that week was poor , but did you not have anything better to do during your holiday than hunting for dust?As for value for money, the price is set by Sykes.August is prime holiday time. Your comment re the garden being a jungle is in the realms of hyperbole. The garden is untidy but usable. There are two seating areas for reading relaxing, eating and drinking and space for drying your washing. If you wanted more space for football, tennis, barbecues etc then I suggest using the beach a mere minutes walk away.I sympathise that the weather was bad and that Morfin was not to your liking. Perhaps you should have let us know immediately? You had ample time when you arrived, during your week and when you met Mr Hurle on day of departure. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane2.8Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic property, great location, lovely owners!"

    We really enjoyed our stay at Morfin, loved the central location and views, the kids loved being on the beach and we enjoyed exploring the area (and taste testing all the cakes in the cafes). The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked, and the little garden is such a sweet addition to the holiday. We had plenty of room for all of us (6) to sit comfortably and enjoy some family time. The house is well stocked with some great books, movies, and has really good WiFi coverage. There are some amazing days out in the area for the kids and we enjoyed a trip to Zip World, lots of castles, and beaches. Highly recommend Morfin; thank you for giving us a great location to make some amazing family memories.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We also appreciated your letter and the need for a larger frying pan. Constructive comments are always welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sabrina5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great location, garden unkempt, cleanliness poor,bedding worn out,overall poor ..."

    Great location, garden unkempt, cleanliness poor,bedding worn out,overall poor level of decoration, I'm sure that it would not take much to bring up to scratch but the rating of 4star at present is not warranted

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review.What a pity you did not alert us immediately to the defects of Morfin. Thank you for leaving a disgusting mess in the outside food waste bin . There are biodegradable bags into which food waste should be placed before going into the outside bin. Instructions for waste disposal are clearly stated in the information folder. Thank you for allowing your dogs upstairs, and I suspect on the beds, as I found a multitude of dog hairs on the bedding. Thank you for putting an uncovered duvet and a covered duvet in the bath with the damp towels. The bedding is almost new and I have taken photos of all bedding used during your stay for future reference should you wish to take your complaint further. I agree the garden is untidy , the main reason being that July was a very wet month.As for the comment about 4 stars. These are calculated from the marks awarded from guests . Your very low mark seems at odds with the majority of our guests and has a hint of malice. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob1.6Jul 2023

  • "The house was just lovely and exactly as described."

    The little welcome pack of supplies was a lovely touch and gratefully received. The beds were very comfortable and the living area was great. The kitchen was a little narrow for more than one person at a time but that wasn’t a major problem. We could have done with a bigger fridge with five of us there for five days but we managed. The location of the house was excellent with stunning views of the beach and an easy walk down there in the morning. Lovely property all round and we had an excellent stay.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Yes the kitchen is narrow and the space for a large fridge is not available ,but as you note , it is manageable. I hope the weather was kind to you and that you were tempted to try both the Cariad gelato and Cadwaladers ice cream. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Comfortable and well equipped house in an excellent position."

    Although no dedicated parking this was not a problem as nearby ‘on street ‘ parking was always available ( this might be different at a busier time ).

    Thank you for taking time to review Morfin. Your kind words, however, belie the marks given for accuracy of listing, cleanliness and comfort. Sykes/ Menai are responsible for the listing. In what way are they inaccurate? As for cleanliness it would be helpful to know exactly what was unclean in order for us to put it right. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan3.8May 2023

  • "A lovely clean, bright and well-equipped house to stay in with beautiful views."

    The owners are very attentive and friendly. We hadn't realised that steep stairs and no downstairs loo would be tricky for us older ones! Also we had to overflow into another bedroom because the double bed was not king size, but it was fantastic to be in Criccieth again after many decades and find very little has changed.

    Thank you for your feedback. Sorry about the steep stairs and lack of WC on the ground floor. Mr Hurle did offer to find you alternative accommodation . He gave you ample time to see the double bed, steep stairs and lack of downstairs W.C. On his return to check that you were happy with the accommodation you answered in the affirmative. What more could we have done to make your experience better? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenni4.7May 2023

  • "Very well stocked cottage in an ideal position."

    The property was very clean and welcoming with a few extras from the owner such as a cake and fruit. Really lovely touches thank you. My family and the dog thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Parking can be somewhat challenging though.

    Thank you for taking the time to give us such positive feedback. We note that we failed to get 100% due to losing marks on accuracy of listing. We have no influence over this ,as it is devised by Sykes Cottages/ Menai. Could you tell us the discrepancy so that we can take this up with Sykes? So pleased you enjoyed your stay . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Apr 2023

  • "Had such a lovely welcome by the owner to this lovely, comfy, well equipped property."

    It has stunning views of the bay and a perfect location for the beach, Cadwaladers Ice cream ( the best

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I enjoyed meeting you , especially your beautiful dog. You certainly had a mixed bag of weather during the week, but you seem to have appreciated the charms of Criccieth whatever the weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely, welcoming cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    We loved watching the waves crashing against the seawall from the upstairs bedrooms and seeing the beautiful illuminated castle at night from the back garden. The cottage is very close to everything in the pretty town of Criccieth, and a visit to Cadwaladers at the end of the street is a must. Everything we needed was provided and more besides . We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Morphin and would definitely stay again. .

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We do hope you will be able to stay again and once more appreciate the delights of Criccieth. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous house, excellent location, parking outside."

    Would definitely recommend

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. I hope you found the heating instructions helpful. Sorry we were unable to meet and greet . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Viv5.0Jan 2023

  • "A really beautiful place to stay."

    View of the castle at night from the upstairs is wonderful. Perfect place for an early morning stroll on the beach. All the locals were extremely friendly. Great base for exploring this part of Wales.

    Thank you for finding the time for your positive feedback We are pleased that you enjoyed your time in Criccieth despite the wet weather. Thank you for reminding us about the illuminated Criccieth Castle. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Plenty of room for a family and pets. Kitchen well equipped with comfortable lounge. Handy for beach and castle will definitely be back.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope that you will be able to return to explore the unique delights of Criccieth. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2022

  • "Another lovely stay at Morfin."

    Great views, convenient location and the goodies much appreciated. Thank you

    Thank you for your positive comments. So pleased you enjoyed you second visit. I looked in all the cupboards but did not find any KitKats this time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoiff5.0Sep 2022

  • "Property was excellent , well maintained but the garden could do with a tidy up ..."

    Property was excellent , well maintained but the garden could do with a tidy up ,well situated for amenities , the view from the top room was spectacular highly recommend this property

    Thank you for your kind comments. The untidy garden will be tidied at the end of the season. We hope that the rampant honeysuckle and clematis did not detract too much from the enjoyment of your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely house , well situated for amenities and the views across the bay were excellent."

    Nice to see the castle from the top floor which was illuminated at night. Plenty of crockery, cutlery etc as well as cleaning materials. Have booked again for September.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you will be returning in September. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoiff5.0May 2022

  • "Morfin was in a great location and was very comfortable for the week for ourselves, my father and our two whippets."

    The owners were we're responsive, helpful and friendly. We had everything we needed and where able to use the heating when required when the weather became a little chilly in the evening. Criccieth is a great place with lovely beach walk, ice-cream, fish and chips and Dylans boardwalk on a sunny day is so lovely. The top floor carpet and bed coverings had some large dog hairs and could benefit from a good hoovering but we appreciate that this is a dog friendly house. This didn't detract from our holiday at all. It's just a housekeeping comment and easily addressed. Thanks for our stay, we had such a lovely time and would recommend Morfin.

    Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback. We are glad you found the house comfortable . Apologies for the dog hairs. Guests are expected not to allow dogs on beds but…….We do hoover on changeover day but obviously not enough on this occasion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7May 2022

  • "Happy. Pleased."

    Would go again.

    Thank you for your succinct and positive comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David Owen4.7Mar 2022

  • "An excellent property very well equipped and situated in the perfect spot for the beach, pubs,shops etc."

    One small thing - though listed as dog friendly and indeed it was inside, the external space was a bit limited. However, the beach was just outside and George and Bernard had a great time!

    Thank you for your kind comments. Our dog enjoys the beach too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Great location, close to all amenities especially the ice cream shop/cafe! The owners Mike and Jilll were lovely in every respect, informative prior to the visit, helpful at the time we collected the keys and generous in what they did to accommodate our needs.

    Thank you so much for the positive feedback. It was a surprise to discover that one of your group was the brother of the man from whom we bought the house. I hope he approved of the changes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin4.7Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Morfin, and thought the house was so charming and welcoming."

    The living room is particularly attractive and cosy, and all the bedrooms are very comfortable with good quality mattresses. The top room has magnificent views over sea and mountains, and is fitted out to a wonderfully high spec, including its wet room ensuite. The kitchen is well equipped and cheerful. As a dog owner I did wonder before the holiday where I could find a grassy place for my dog, but was happy to find a grassy alleyway at the end of the garden which my dog was happy to use. The house is ideally located for getting to the beach and the castle, and there was a really good vegan cafe just a few steps away, plus an excellent fish and chip shop. It's well situated too for visiting the Lleyn Peninsula, Snowdonia and the Rhinogs. We would love to return. The house has such a lovely welcoming feel!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It is refreshing to communicate with someone who appreciates Morfin, a comfortable well equipped Victorian house with stunning views and a connection to Lloyd George. We are delighted that you felt the welcoming vibe and would like to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely well appointed property with lots of thoughtful extras."

    Excellent location with beautiful views and a stone’s throw from the beach. I loved the little wild flower garden which was magical in the afternoon/evening sun.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, excellent location near the centre of criccieth and the beach."

    The photos on line make the house look slightly better than it is in real life - very clever photography!!! But all in all a lovely place and a lovely mini break

    Reviewed by Clare4.4Sep 2020

  • "Your support page for Covid was really helpful."

    It helped keep my anxieties at bay and be confident I would get to the holiday in the end. We loved the house, the top room is a bit hot so the fan in there was very helpful. The back bedroom disappointed our daughter intitially because she said it was like a grandma bedroom. It’s the one room that would benefit an upgrade. Although she grew to love it so not sure it’s urgent. The owners were really helpful and especially kind as I walked off with their keys. The house is in a perfect situation with the ice cream shop at the end of the road and the chippy round the corner. They have been a godsend during outdoor only dining.

    Reviewed by Wolfie5.0Jul 2020

  • "Perfect location, extremely well appointed property which was very well equipped ensuring we had everything we needed."

    We were particularly appreciative of being welcomed and shown round by the owner. All in all the perfect holiday. We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Oct 2019

  • "This was the 4th time we have stayed in Morfin and we loved it just as much as ever."

    The house is homely and comfortable, well equipped and in a really great location close to the Castle, beach, Cadwalladers ice cream shop and the chip shop - what more could you ask for? Only small problem can be the parking, even with it being low season and parking allowed on both sides of the street, it was sometimes necessary to leave the car away from the house but it wasn’t a major problem.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great location"

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great having two bathrooms but a few little things need sorting out."

    Bara Brith, milk and Owners contact were all nice touches.

    Sue BrownSep 2018

  • "Excellent location."

    Yard was not totally secure for our dog but the cottage itself was comfortable, clean and very well equipped. Lovely cottage for 5 people and a dog, plenty of space for us all. Close to local amenities.

    Gina MottJul 2018

  • "The property lived up to expectations and the owner was very helpful."

    The location was perfect for exploring the Llyn Peninsular.

    Peter LewisApr 2018

  • "The house had everything we needed."

    Fantastic views across the bay from the front bedrooms. Spacious for my family and dog. Great location- 5mins walk to the beach and a couple of lovely cafes. Chippy around the corner and a great ice cream parlour a few doors away. Will definitely be going again.

    Cath ClarkeApr 2018

  • "John the owner welcomed us to the home and was more than happy to give us tips on the local area."

    The home had everything we needed, was a lovely size and so well placed for exploring the local area. We spent a long weekend, parked on the Friday and didn't move the car again until Monday because we just loved the local walks. Felt truly relaxed upon return. Can't wait to go back.

    Caroline JonesApr 2018

  • "Would definitely book through Menai Holidays again and recommend to friends and family."

    Gail ClaytonOct 2017

  • "The space was quite restricted."

    The washing line was not generous enough for a family's washing, and several things in the house were out of order.

    Sep 2017

  • "Very good amenities, clean throughout, great place to come back to relax after a day out."

    Mark HiggsAug 2017

  • "Well equipped kitchen."

    Comfy bedding. Lovely bathrooms and towels. Great location.

    Aug 2017

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x twin, 2 x doubles
  • Ensuite bathroom in attic bedroom, Family bathroom with Bath, shower, WC, and handwash basin
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge with ice box, microwave, through to utility room with washing machine and dishwasher, door out to the garden
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with comfy chairs, plenty of books and a good selection of CDs, TV with DVD
  • Small garden.
  • WiFi
  • TV, CD & DVD player, bed linen and towels provided, central heating, fridge with ice compartment, washing machine, dishwasher, enclosed garden, garden furniture, secure garage, bike/canoe storage, on road parking
  • Views of Moel y Gest
  • Short walk to local amenities
  • Although garden is enclosed it isn't dog proof, young children should also be supervised
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome.

The property

Morfin is a very comfy holiday house, with gorgeous views towards Moel y Gest.

Once the home of former Prime Minister David Lloyd George, who lived at Morfin from the age of 16 for ten years.

As a solicitor he had his first office in what is now the dining room! Enjoy the views of the sea and Moel y Gest from the bay window in the relaxed sitting room, where you will find comfy chairs, plenty of books and a good selection of CDs, and a TV with DVD player. The sitting room opens into the dining room with a glass topped table and chairs, and French windows open into the small but sweet garden. There is a step up to the long galley kitchen with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge with ice box and microwave.

Next door the utility room has a washing machine and dishwasher and a door out to the garden. There are three bedrooms, all with a small TV.

The double room has lovely calm colours and the most wonderful view across the bay to Moel y Gest and the hills beyond.

The twin room has 2'6" beds which are suitable for children. The comfy little chair on the landing is just the place to sit and daydream, or spend an hour or two reading some of the interesting collection books on David Lloyd George, the only Welsh Prime Minister and 1st Earl of Dwyfor! There are two steps down to the bathroom with bath, separate shower, loo and wash hand basin. Go upstairs again to another lovely double bedroom, with even more magnificent views.

Tucked away is a very neat little wet room with loo and wash hand basin. Outside, there is a small pretty terraced garden with table and chairs.

Although the garden is enclosed, it isn't dog proof and young children should also be supervised.

Within a short walk from Morfin you can enjoy Criccieth's interesting individual shops, galleries, good restaurants and cafes.

One of the best fish and chip shops in North Wales is just up the road, as is the famous Cadwalader's Ice Cream shop. Morfin is peaceful, calm and relaxing, with soft colours and interesting bits and bobs.

I love the lamp in the dining room and the David Lloyd George corner on the landing where you can sit and admire the view or quietly read a book. A comfy house in a delightful Victorian seaside town.

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About the location

CRICCIETH

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: Although garden is enclosed it is not dog proof for small dogs as gaps between gates quite big and the wall is low
Note: Infants to be included in party numbers (max 6)