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Ty Ardwyn

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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "House was stunning, everything we needed was there, stunning artwork."

    Rubbish weather but that's not you fault. Only issue was noise from dementia home, had bedroom window open at night and the noise we heard one night had me in tears I understand why you dont say it's there but I think it should be mentioned however we would love to come back

    Reviewed by Beverley4.4Dec 2023

  • "This is a perfect property for families that like to be together yet have their own space."

    Plenty of room in the house and an excellent location.

    So pleased that you had an enjoyable visit to Ty Ardwyn, Wendyanne, and thank you for your positive comments. Don't forget that we offer a 10% discount returning guests, so we hope we can accommodate you all again sometime soon AND save you a little money too! All the best, Colin & Donna :D Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendyanne4.7Nov 2023

  • "Lovely house in a fantastic location."

    Very well equipped. Would happily stay there again.

    Thank you for your lovely positive review, and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Ty Ardwyn. We'd love to host you again sometime - don't forget that returning guests get a 10% discount on their bookings :D All the best, Colin & Donna. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely house."

    Just two minutes walk from the beach and such a beautiful area. We had everything we needed. The only drawback was the home for people with dementia which is very close to the holiday property. We realise that these very poorly people need care but it was upsetting at times. This wouldn't put us off staying again though. Could the owners of the house please invest in a new clothes airer as my sister found that some of her clothes had rust on them after using it. Thank you for a lovely holiday in your house.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2023

  • "Some crockery, utensils and pans not clean!"

    A couple of non stick pans would be useful too. Otherwise everything just as it should be and as we have found it on past visits to Ty Ardwyn.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely time ,house is in a great location close to the beach and a short walk to the local convenience store,spotlessly clean and it was lovely that the pictures on the walls were so nice."

    Well equipped kitchen ,sounds picky I know but couldn't find a cheese grater ,one of us loves cooking

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Aug 2023

  • "We couldn’t fault the cleanliness of the property however the freezer leaked each day: there appeared to be an issue with the bottom drawer."

    There was only one wooden board near the bread bin which seemed odd and not particularly hygienic for chopping raw meat etc and meant we couldn’t prepare meals quickly as we had to wait to sanitise the one board. The cooker hood does not extract to the outside of the property and as a result of this, and powerful smoke alarms, cooking steak one evening resulted in two of us standing on chairs to try and reset smoke alarms. we had the same issue with cooking a bacon butty one morning. Even though the windows and door were open we battled with the alarms, and nothing was burning- just cooking. A blind or net curtain in the front window would be a welcome addition as passers by are always looking in and it was like sitting in a goldfish bowl unless we drew the curtains and sat with a light on. As a previous guest has stated the property backs on to a dementia home and guests need to be aware that there is often very loud shouts and screams throughout the night so despite the warm weather it became necessary to sleep with the windows closed. Unfortunately we will not be returning to this property.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful characterful holiday home clean and welcoming."

    Spacious with lovely, thoughtful touches, great for an extended family group holiday with a short walk to the beach, castle and local cafes. A big downside for us was the noise from the dementia home directly behind the property. There are obviously some very ill people there who were heard screaming, shouting and chanting every day of our stay. This was upsetting and as the weather was warm windows were open which probably made it more disturbing. We would not stay in this property again because of this. According to neighbours this is an ongoing problem with many people complaining repeatedly to the council. According to Sykes they don't take responsibility for this noise and the issue not being flagged in the description. It was not mentioned in the few reviews available to read. I can't believe that we are the only family who have experienced this! I would like to flag this up for anyone considering booking this property.

    Reviewed by Jillian4.4Jun 2023

  • "Had trouble using the oven which was irritating however it didn’t spoil the holiday and the accommodation overall was brilliant."

    Comfortable, spacious + well equipped. Ideal location, would definitely consider booking again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Apr 2023

  • "Great location - and the house had all we needed, everything had been well thought out and was really clean."

    We had a minor plumbing issue and the hosts and were very responsive. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property was a in a fantastic location, just a minutes walk from the beach with a café and restaurant within a minutes walk."

    The rooms were well equipped with everything you would need on a holiday and very clean. Would like to go back soon as really enjoyed the stay.

    Thank you, Paul, for your lovely feedback on your stay at Ty Ardwyn. We are always pleased to hear that guests had a nice time visiting Ty Ardwyn and the Llyn, and also that they appreciate the work that we put in to making Ty Ardwyn the holiday home it is! We look forward to maybe hosting you again sometime down the line; you'll be more than welcome back. All the best, Colin & Donna. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a very pleasant stay in this lovely property."

    Very clean and comfortably arranged, four very nice bedrooms with good light and views. Nice touches like wood for the stove, games and jigsaws, good quality towels. Appreciated the excellent heating, particularly on arrival after a long drive from Edinburgh. Thanks we'll probably come again!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments about your stay at Ty Ardwyn. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and it's wonderful to hear that you appreciated the effort that we like to put into making Ty Ardwyn as welcoming for our guests as possible. If you do have another opportunity to visit Criccieth and the Llyn in the future, we would be honoured to host you in Criccieth once again. All the best, and thanks for your kind words. Colin & Donna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Feb 2023

  • "The property was in an excellent location close to beach and ameanities."

    Requires a solution to the curtains in the living room which the rail falls down very easily putting a warning sign up does not remedy issue. Signs of damp in back kitchen on the wall. However had a brilliant time and would book accomadation again. Gary

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Dec 2022

  • "It is a very good property."

    The top stairs are steep and require care irrespective of age a vertical pole on the adjacent banister is broken and has been over painted The overall condition is good but this and the fact of a pat failed plug on the iron is surprising. Would visit again

    Reviewed by Steve3.8Oct 2022

  • "Superb location."

    Used back yard for every meal, although not the nicest place to sit, a bit scruffy and poorly lit. Property is for 7, but only 6 chairs outside. Needs a downstairs toilet desperately. Overpriced, won't be returning.

    Reviewed by Terence4.4Aug 2022

  • "Loved this house so much."

    felt full of good vibes and had everything we needed for a lovely family holiday with 3 kids and our dogs. We loved how close it was to beach and the shops and eateries so hardly used the car except to go to bounce below with the kids. The only issue we had was our youngest puppy dog hadn’t been away before so I am afraid he did bark a lot whenever people walked past front door or window ( as it is right on the street) and set the other dogs off. Our oldest dog Chester is 15 and arthritic but he had the best time beach walking and paddling in the sea and so glad we could take him on holiday again. Lots of room to have space and also comfy sofas and big tables for socialising. Would definately go there again and I don’t often feel like that. Thankyou

    Thank you for your lovely feedback on your stay at Ty Ardwyn; we're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us. We look forward to maybe hosting you again sometime down the line, you'll be more than welcome. All the best, Colin & Donna. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tamsyn5.0Aug 2022

  • "Second rental of this property as we like the house & closeness to beach The owner responded very promptly when we had a problem with the washing line & this was fixed the following morning, thank you Colin As the party included a young baby, we asked Sykes if we could access property slightly earlier than 5 p."

    M. Sykes were most unhelpful to the point of rudeness

    Reviewed by Valerie4.1May 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay for a week in May 22."

    Family of 2 generations 6 adults and a furry member. The house is described well however more stairs than we originally thought however we managed well. The house is situated on the perfect street for beach walks and parking was never an issue. Shout out to the kebab shop and pub for food both restaurants were well worth a visit. I can honestly say we had a lovely week away Thankyou

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7May 2022

  • "The property was lovely in a fantastic position."

    Would recommend Fabulous views and amenities.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Ty Ardwyn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allison5.0May 2022

  • "Amazing Holiday Home"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jan 2022

  • "A beautiful property in an idyllic setting."

    A seaview from at the front and a castle view from the rear bedrooms, the seafront is on your doorstep. Super clean and welcoming on arrival, Ty Ardwyn was a big hit with all our family, ages ranging 18 months to 78. A very nice large kitchen with ample equipment/utensils, a lovely lounge with wood burning stove for cosy nights in. All the stylish bedrooms with comfortable mattresses, everybody slept well, which is very unusual for us on holiday! We wouldn't hesitate to book again and will highly recommend to friends and family. Criccieth is a charming village, enough dog friendly eating establishments, we particularly enjoyed the prince of Wales, very good home cooked food. All in all an excellent week, even the weather behaved considering it was late November!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely house a minute from the beach & a view of the sea from the bay windows at the front of the house."

    Perfect for our family of 3 generations including 2 children & dog with everything you need for a stress free break. Safe beaches for swimming & paddle-boarding. Choice of restaurants & shop & butcher's just up the road. We look forward to returning soon.

    Reviewed by Carrie4.7Aug 2021

  • "We have done a few family cottage holidays now and this has proved to be the best accommodation we have booked, thank you."

    Certainly the rooms are generous proportions and crockery etc. all matches which made me very happy :) and is good quality, with a very generously stocked kitchen. Fridge is a very good size and cooker, hob etc. were great too. Bathrooms/toilets adequate in number for a large party of adults and also good quality. We felt like we were on holiday as soon as we got there. We really enjoyed the ample dining tables both inside and out, with the neighbour being friendly and even joining in with our quiz words over the fence!! My 78 year old mum and her partner were able to access the top suite as the stairs are steeper, but made easier by being carpeted. Criccieth was not difficult to park in even on a busy day so long as you are happy to drive around the block/along the front so all 3 cars we brought were able to park for free all week even though the sun was shining for most of it (during August) so I guess it was 'busy'. Best day out was definitely Portmeirion which comes highly recommended if you like a wander and architecture etc. We also had a body board at Hell's mouth (approx 30 mins drive and stunning/wild, viewed later from Plas in Rhiw) Surprisingly the kebab shop in Criccieth is worth a mention being well stocked with groceries/alcohol at the back and good takeaway food (book early for collection later) Close dog beach next to the castle, but the best one was the other side of Dylans - 5 mins walk along the promenade. Once the tide is lower there is a decent stretch of sand to run the dogs on a bit further round the bay if your pooch is shy of stones as our greyhounds are! The only reason I would not book again is that we like to discover somewhere new each year. Felt really emotional unpacking as we enjoyed it all so much !!!!!!

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful, spacious, well appointed house in a great location."

    The sea and castle views really make you feel like you're on holiday!

    Reviewed by Jenna5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a fabulous 3 day break in Criccieth and Ty Ardwyn was a beautiful place to stay and the location was superb."

    The house was perfect in every single way!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "The facilities were excellent."

    Brilliant location, thought the parking may have been an issue but wasn't. Well equipped with everything you could possibly need. We had an amazing hisay.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Nice house and location"

    Reviewed by Valerie4.1Aug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in this lovely bright and comfortable holiday home"

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Aug 2019

  • "Loved Criccieth, loved ty Ardwyn, the location was perfect, the house was clean, the kitchen was particularly well equipped."

    The lounge would benefit from cafe style shutters as passers by can see directly in but other than that everything was good. Thank you

    Reviewed by Cath4.4Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful house!"

    Beautiful location! This house has absolutely everything you could need for 7 people to have a great break away in North Wales. We will definitely stay here again. Right near the beach so great for children and dogs. You have Cafes, Cadwalladers ice cream parlour and Dylans all within walking distance. Perfect!

    Julie WilsonFeb 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x king size bed (zip/ink option the bed can be made up as twin by request), 1 x single, 1 x king with ensuite
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin
  • Ensuite shower, WC and basin
  • Cloakroom WC and basin
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove, dining and sating area
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven with gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave
  • Smart TV , Wifi
  • Initial supply of logs
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • High chair, travel cot (no linen)
  • Three dogs welcome
  • Enclosed courtyard with outdoor furniture and new lockable shed
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants 0.1 miles
  • NOTE Stairs to the top floor are narrower and steeper than normal and there is a beam at the top.

The property

This lovingly renovated, mid terrace Victorian holiday house is set over 3 floors.

It has stunning views of Criccieth castle from the rear bedrooms and the beach from the bay windows at the front.

Ty Ardwyn is just minutes away from the sea, the castle, galleries and a wide variety of individual shops, cafes and restaurants.

The modern, well-equipped kitchen has an electric cooker, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and toaster.

There is a breakfast table overlooking the courtyard. The sitting/dining room has a large bay window with a strategically placed easy chair to enjoy the view.

There are comfortable sofas set around the wood burning stove, and there is a wall mounted TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime access.

The dining table and chairs seat eight.

There are four bedrooms.

On the first floor there is a double room, a twin room with zip and link beds that can be made up as a king size by prior request, and a single room.

There is a family bathroom with a bath with shower over, loo, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.

There is also a separate loo, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.

Both have an illuminated/de misting mirror and shaver point. Stairs from the landing on the second floor lead to the spacious top floor double ensuite bedroom with king size bed, TV and DVD player.

The ensuite has a shower, loo, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. The sheltered rear private courtyard has a large table, chairs and parasol.

There is a lockable storage shed for bicycles and boards etc.

There is no allocated parking for Ty Ardwyn but free parking spaces can be found at both the top and bottom of the road. Criccieth is a lovely seaside town with many good places to eat, interesting individual shops and the famous Cadwalladers ice cream parlour.

A short drive takes you to the Italianate village of Portmeirion, the Welsh Highland Railway, and the magnificent mountains in Snowdonia. Ty Ardwyn is the perfect house to relax and unwind with family and friends.

The owners have provided many thoughtful touches to ensure you enjoy your holiday whatever the season. Please note that the stairs to access the top floor eaves bedroom are slightly narrower and steeper than the average staircase with a beam at the top. The beds will be made made up as advertised, if you would like a different bed configuration please contact Menai Holidays 7 days before your arrival.

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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: The stairs to access the top floor eaves bedroom are slightly narrower and steeper than the average staircase with a beam at the top.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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