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Swn Y Mor

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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic place to stay and a fabulous location."

    This is a really nice and cosy home with a modern kitchen and bathrooms. Fantastic owners also. Cannot wait to come back

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2023

  • "A wonderful property ideal for access to many areas of North Wales."

    Clean, easy to fit several adults in, well laid out , brilliant kitchen, lovely views and only a mi ute's walk to the beach and a plethora of cafes.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2023

  • "+ve - Central location near shops, restaurants and beach."

    -ve - Property is in need of some TLC. Photographs on website need updating to reflect the propertys current state.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.1Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    The kitchen, range and equipment was excellent and we enjoyed family homecooked meals with meat from the local butchers. The railway line and level crossing "ting ting ting" was a cute feature of the property and we enjoyed looking out for the trains. Parking was never an issue and the property was well placed for access to the beach and local facilities. The family bathroom loo was a tad noisy and it kept us awake the first night, but we soon got used to it. The master suite was excellent - good views of the castle and sea and a lovely big shower with great water pressure! The twin bedroom beds were more suitable for small children, not the strapping teenagers we had. We gave up attempting to stream online TV as the WiFi was a little slow when we tried, however the selection of games at the property kept us entertained in the evenings. We felt the property was a little run down. Doors that did not shut properly, the sofas a tad saggy, the dining room chairs uncomfortable. We felt like it needed a little TLC and a freshen up and was not as nice as other properties we have rented in the past, however, it was clean and functional for our holiday.

    Reviewed by Steph3.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property in a brilliant location!"

    Great facilities and we all had a really great week away. Especially loved the bath in the top floor bedroom! My only "issue" is the astroturf in the back garden - with the wet weather we had for a couple of days this did become very water logged - and a mat going into the kitchen would have been a great help x

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Jul 2023

  • "Swn Y Mor is ideally located in the centre of Criccieth and we were able to park our cars nearby despite the absence of allocated parking."

    The house is clean and well maintained but improvements could be made in some key areas. These mainly revolve around bedroom storage as we felt there was a general shortage of wardrobes and drawer space for clothing. The twin beds were not really suitable for adults although they could adequately accommodate younger (smaller) persons. Our party consisted of 7 people but the lounge seating was not quite enough for us all to gather there in the evening. We did not, however, find this a major problem and overall we had an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Jul 2023

  • "A very good standard promised and achieved."

    An excellent property which we all enjoyed very much.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great property - perfect location and amazing views"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2023

  • "This property was maintained to a very high standard, the kitchen was fully equipped."

    There was plenty of utensils crockery etc. We arrived to a lovely gift of cake and chocolates and in the fridge, milk, prosecco and some bottles of beer. Lovely gesture as we were staying for New Year. Our grandsons loved the bath, being able to see the occasional train and the view of Criccieth castle. True ly lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Criccieth."

    The house was very comfortable and clean and ideally suited for 7 of us with 2 dogs. The location was ideal and we were minutes from the sea. 2 of the rooms had sea views which was very special. We hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2022

  • "Myself, my husband and our 2 dogs stayed at the property for 2 weeks at the beginning of October 2022."

    I can honestly say that this was one of the best holiday homes we have ever rented. The house has ample toom and is decorated and fitted out yo an incredibly high standard. The kitchen diner is a real highlight along with the master suite on the top floor. The cosy lounge was perfect after long walks along the costal path. The owners are very welcoming and friendly. They truly make you feel like you are part of the community and the local area. The town itself is very beautiful and we would highly recommend the Prince of Wales as well as the fish and chip shop. Amazing holiday and we will he back.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2022

  • "We arrived tired and looking forward to our stay The first thing that hit us was a horrible pervading stench I said it was like rotten cabbages ."

    We bought various spray to cover it , but it persisted till the thursday I made us some supper and had to wipe down the table of the stale food marks We decided that we would stack the dishwasher daily till it was full , to save energy ,however on wednesday when i swithched it on the salt warning light came on ,so I had to empty it , we resorted to hand washing dishes I cleaned the inside , but not the marks down the sides, not of my making Upstairs there was only one room with loo paper The top shower roon had a black hair hanging across the two basins , there where hairs on the tiles and the shower was not very clean , we didnt use it . The other bathroom had dust encrusted skirting boards the floor was not clean and the shower drain was slow The loo made noise all night . We read the info that told us how Covid cleaning standards were in situ This was not evident and Inviting us to follow these standards was strange To get a email from the company re cleaning requirements before leaving is insulting We do not hire a property to do the house work before we leave. one further point , a downstairs loo would have been appriciated Criccieth was wonderful , we will be back , not to this property

    Reviewed by Anne1.3Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week at Swn Y Mor which was perfect for young and old alike, plus our two dogs."

    The house was spacious enough for us all and the kitchen was very well equipped. Thoroughly enjoyed cooking and eating family meals in the fab kitchen/dining room. Bedrooms were all cosy and comfortable and we all slept well from the first night. We did not find the trains a disturbance (as a previous reviewer suggested) in fact our children loved to listen for them passing (only possible outside or with windows open - as I it is not a busy line nor are the trains very noisy) and they enjoyed waving at the driver and passengers. Likewise with parking, we didn’t have a problem all week (mid August and peak holiday season) and we arrived in two cars and used them throughout the week so complaints from us. We met John, who owns the property, briefly and he was extremely welcoming and friendly and even left us some drinks in the fridge to enjoy once Howe had unpacked. Communication was great and I have no doubt that had we had amy issues whilst there John wouldn’t have hesitated to help. We would definitely stay here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    A well stocked kitchen with all things you might need and some nice welcome drinks ! Thanks Good local shops & cafes within walking distance. If you want to eat at Dylan’s book before you arrive as they book up quickly. It is right next to the train line, which isn’t too busy but did wake us every morning around 6.30. Parking was a bit tricky some days but we were able to park on surrounding roads.

    Reviewed by Fran4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely week and the property was perfect for us (6 adults and 2 juniors)."

    We were able to park 3 cars without too much difficulty and the 4 year old in the party loved the trains going by. The back area could do with a makeover and we had to avoid it when it rained. Lovely views of the sea and the castle - especially from the top floor. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jun 2022

  • "The property wasn’t as clean as We would expect as the kitchen could do with all the cabinets have a good clean inside draws ( there was hair) and doors had runs down them."

    Patio door glass was dirty and skirting’s in second floor family bathroom had not been cleaned . The patio yard at the back was really poor with gravel all over the artificial grass so not very pleasant to sit out there and I think it could be much nicer with little effort . Bed in the first floor bedroom is way to big for where it’s situated and I had to turn sideways to get around the end of the bed ( I am only small) so not because of me. We would not return to this property as we stayed around the corner in a similar house last year that was immaculate and far nicer and this is why we made such a Comparison . Upside , property was handy for getting around and was very quiet no one should be put off by trains as only a few a day and gone in a blink of an eye.

    Reviewed by Marilyn2.8Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic house to stay in and a great location."

    Really enjoyed our stay here. The owners had thought of everything that you need and the property was spotless. Hope to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2022

  • "Best equipped house we have stayed in."

    Very warm and cosy even during the storms!!. John was very helpful. Lovely view of the Castle and the sea from our bedroom. Plenty of room for a family of 6 Adults a Toddler and a Dog!!. We spent a lot of happy time in the bright open plan kitchen/dining room. We appreciated the Welcome drinks left for us :) Close to all amenities and the beach, a lovely week .

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic stay!"

    The house was well maintained, tastefully decorated and the location was great! Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2021

  • "A beautiful holiday home and enjoyed by all."

    Location was central to Criccieth. Lovely surprise of welcome pack which was appreciated by everyone

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Oct 2021

  • "The house was lovely."

    .spotless and had everything we needed. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the street was lovely and quiet. We sat out most nights under the stars. The beach was beautiful (and warm) and just a few minutes walk away with lovely walks around. It was great to have a little train line and be able to take leisurely rides up and down the coast. We had wonderful days out to Port Merrion and Snowdonia. Criccieth is a little jewel and would definitely return..there is an amazing fish and chip shop but you will have to queue!

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2021

  • "We have just returned from the most amazing holiday here, if you are after total relation & stunning scenery this is the place to be, cannot wait to return !"


    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday and the house we stayed in was fantastic."

    Very clean and spacious and all furnishings and household facilities where in good working order. Could not fault anything and would stay here again in the future if it was available. Met owners on arrival who were welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2021

  • "Owners very helpful and friendly After staying in many houses we found the kitchen the best equipped."

    Good quality crockery and cooking items with everything you could possibly need

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2021

  • "An absolutely beautiful property in a fantastic location."

    Looking out from our bedroom window to a view of the coastline and the castle made leaving extremely difficult. The house itself is stunning, cooking in a well equipped, amazing kitchen was a pleasure and not a chore for a change! Will definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a brilliant stay And the owners were extremely helpful and friendly we ..."

    We had a brilliant stay And the owners were extremely helpful and friendly we would love to return to such a special place

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a fantastic week in Criccieth and the house itself was beautiful."

    Very well equipped with everything we needed and felt luxurious with the bath in the top room and the view was stunning. Thank you for the welcome drinks and cake was such a lovely touch we will definitely be recommending to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay over the Christmas holidays in this comfortable and well kitted out Holiday home."

    We loved the extra touches of a bottle of wine, chocolates and cake that greeted us when we arrived. Fabulous comfortable beds, commented on by all! The fabulous beaches were a stones throw from the cottage and we loved exploring. Altogether a fabulous holiday destination.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Dec 2019

  • "The open plan kitchen dining room was perfect for our party."

    Everyone could chat and socialise even when cooking. Rooms were perfect for our requirements, comfortable beds and lots of little extras. Loved the welcome bottles in the fridge and cake too. Location is perfect near beach, castle, shops etc.

    Reviewed by Rosita5.0Oct 2019

  • "The house was very well appointed with excellent kitchen facilities and bathrooms."

    It is also very handy for the local shops, restaurants and the beach which are all within easy walking distance. Altogether 10/10.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2019

  • "House was wonderful."

    Really spacious and clean with everything you could need. The kids loved having the train go by. The view of the castle, sea and train was perfect. Had been concerned about parking, but we managed to park both cars outside with no problem. Criccieth is such a lovely place and perfect for exploring everything Snowdonia has to offer. Thanks for an amazing week!

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Aug 2019

  • "Had a fabulous holiday at Swn Y Mor."

    Spacious,clean and everything was just spot on. Met the owners John and Janine, who were really keen to make sure that we had everything that we needed.It was clear that they were really interested in making sure we had a great experience at the house. Criccieth is a beautiful place and such a great base to explore this part of Wales.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2019

  • "A very comfortable house in a beautiful location."

    We had everything we needed to enjoy our holiday with a well equipped kitchen to prepare some of our own meals in. We were fortunate to have lovely weather so we made the most of the opportunity to sit outside to eat at the front of the house: overlooking the sea and mountains made this a fabulous place for relaxation. This is a perfect base from which to explore North Wales. Criccieth is a quiet coastal town which remains unspoilt. The owners were very kind, with a welcome pack of a few provisions including Prosecco and gave us great recommendations for eating out and visiting the local area. Thank you John and Janine and Menai holidays, we will be back! One week was not enough time to explore this stunning part of the UK.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely large house, very well furnished and comfortable."

    Perfect base to explore the Llyn Peninsular and North Wales. Criccieth is a lovely town. Recommend Dylans & Meis Fusion for meals and of course Cadwalladers for ice cream. Only downside in Criccieth is that parking could be an issue during the summer.

    Alan WalklettApr 2019

  • "The cottage was really great."

    Clean, stylish and had everything we needed and more. The beds were very comfy and the bedding was really soft and luxurious, really felt like a treat. Only 5 minutes walk from the beach and great views of the sea and the castle. Nice private outside space at the back which is bigger than it looks from the photos. Couldn't recommend highly enough.

    Sep 2018

  • "Stunning house, really felt like home."

    All the neighbours were so friendly.

    Sep 2018

  • "See details above in the previous box"

    Aug 2018

  • "It was a beautiful house."

    The interior was modern and clean. It had every facility needed. The owners had thought of everything. They were very welcoming. We were a family of 5, 4 adults and a baby (6 if you include the dog!). With 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an en suite there was plenty of room for all of us. Information was provided in both Welsh and English. We had a lovely holiday.

    Aug 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king ensuite, 1 x king, 1 x twin, 1 x single ensuite
  • Two bathrooms: 1 x family bathroom with bath and shower over, loo and basin, 1 x ensuite with loo and basin for single, 1 x ensuite shower room with double sinks and loo
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • Bed linen and towels provided, Woodburning stove, Smart TV, Range Cooker, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Clothes line, High chair, Travel Cot (no linen), Stairgate
  • Within walking distance to amenities
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome Note: £20 Per Pet Per Week
  • Note: Initial supply of logs, then £5 per bag available from the owner.

The property

This lovely holiday house sits on a quiet lane in the centre of Criccieth.

It has been decorated to a high standard and is a great space for family and friends to relax after a day exploring all that the Llŷn Peninsula has to offer.

You can walk out the door to the beach, castle, shops and restaurants, so if your plan is to hang up the car keys and switch off it doesn't get much better than this! The open plan kitchen and dining area is flooded with light from the glass roof lantern.

The kitchen has a large range cooker with 3 ovens and gas hob, and American style double door fridge freezer and microwave.

There is a large wall mounted Smart TV, and a large dining table with ample seating. The cosy sitting room has comfortable sofas, a Smart TV and wood burning stove.

The master king bedroom is located on the top floor of the house with stunning views of the bay and the added luxury of a roll top bath and an en-suite shower room with double sinks, loo and towel radiator.

There are a further three bedrooms, comprising of a double, a twin room with hand basin and fitted wardrobes, and a single room with optional trundle bed and en-suite loo and hand basin. The family bathroom has a shower over bath, loo, hand basin and towel radiator. There is a small enclosed courtyard to rear of the house and a further seating area at the front of the property to take advantage of the views. Criccieth is a lively and friendly seaside town full of charm, character and everything you need for a great holiday.

If you do want to explore further, a ten minute drive away are the large marina towns of Pwllheli or Porthmadog where you will find supermarkets and independent local shops.

Alternatively, discover the magical Italian village of Portmeirion.

At the front of the house there is a railway line.

However, far from causing disturbance, it seems to add ambiance to the house as you listen to the trains chug past on their way down the Cambrian Coast.

Note: This property sleeps 7 plus a trundle bed, please let us know if you require the trundle bed
Note: This house has a £200 good housekeeping bond

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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: No Hen/Stag or similar type parties allowed at this property
Note: Please note there is a £20 Per Pet Per Week charge at Swn Y Mor

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas