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Twll y Cae

Pentrefelin near Criccieth and Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 912866)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Mrs Hetherington

    “Situated in a quiet lane Twll y Cae has access to lovely walks and to the main road for the frequent bus service.”

    It has everything you need for a most comfortable holiday and easily accommodates 5 adults. Ann the owner makes you feel at home upon arrival with flowers and a very generous food basket. If you are thinking of retiring to Wales this would be the cottage at the top of your list!

The property

This delightful detached cottage is located down a quiet lane, just off the main street in Pentrefelin, close to Criccieth and Porthmadog in North Wales.

This beautiful cottage in Pentrefelin was once home to the renowned poet R S Thomas, a friend of Clough William Ellis, the architect of Portmeirion, who it is thought may have helped design the garden at Twll y Cae.

Set all on the ground floor, this cottage near Criccieth has plenty of space, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen/dining room and a spacious sitting room with an open fire, a wonderful spot to retire to on chilly winter evenings.

There is a lovely cottage garden at this North Wales holiday home.

Laid out on a variety of levels and in a number of distinct styles, you can easily get lost just by following the path that winds around the cottage.

A patio at one side is a lovely spot for a cooling evening drink, whilst mature planting obscures quiet little spots where you can hide away with a cup of tea and a good book.

Pentrefelin (Welsh for mill village) is situated midway between the harbour town of Porthmadog and the pretty seaside town of Criccieth.

Spend a day discovering the 13th century castle at Criccieth before taking afternoon tea at one of the many cafes in the town.

Porthmadog has an impressive marina and is the terminus for the steam trains stopping at the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways.

The Italianate village of Portmeirion is well worth a visit, plus there are a number of stunning Blue Flag beaches close by.

Whatever you choose to do on your North Wales holiday, this charming Pentrefelin cottage is the perfect base for discovering this fabulous region.


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric range cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car, further parking on quiet lane
  • Enclosed lawned gardens with patios and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles
  • Coast and beach 2 miles
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

About the location


Criccieth 2 miles; Porthmadog 2.5 miles.

Pentrefelin is a small village situated between Criccieth and Porthmadog on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. The village is spread along the A497 offering excellent transport links to the Llyn Peninsula, the Welsh coast and the mountains of Snowdonia. The historic town of Criccieth is just two miles away and is often described as the ‘Pearl of Wales on the shores of Snowdonia’. 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. Further afield, attractions such as Portmeirion’s wonderful Italianate gardens, the steam trains of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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