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Prys Mawr

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Chwilog near Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "What a lovely, comfy, spacious property everything you needed was there including a very nice welcome pack."

    The property was very secluded and quiet which was lovely to come back to after a busy day exploring, downside there was no nearby footpaths to use or none that we could find which meant if you wanted to walk you had to use the very narrow roads which were generally very quiet. Nearest pub you wouldn't want to walk to also it doesn't do food. It was lovely to hear the cows and sheep nearby and listen to the owls at night. If you want quiet and secluded then this property is for you. Would we comeback? Yes definitely it was perfect

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Jun 2024

  • "Great location."

    Well maintained and in a quiet rural location. If you like peace and quiet in the countryside this is ideal. Each day we sat having coffee outside listening to birds and owls in the evening. Great week

    Reviewed by George3.8May 2024

  • "A beautiful place to stay, such a peaceful location."

    The property is amazing. Spacious, well furnished and equipped. Beds very comfortable. Owners very helpful and responsive. We had a problem with ensuite shower, it was replaced. My only comment would be a larger saucepan (for cooking pasta)and maybe casserole dish for stove top to oven that caters for 6. But loved the property, would definitely come back. Criccieth, coastal walk around Abersoch and Portmeirion a must.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0May 2024

  • "We had a wonderful break at Prys Mawr."

    The house is in a lovely secluded spot and very quiet. The house has everything you need and was very clean and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this property for a relaxing family break.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2024

  • "This was our second visit to Prys Mawr and we have been very happy there, this was until we received a call halfway through our holiday saying we could no longer charge our electric car."

    With very little public charging in North Wales this is likely to mean we cannot visit again. We are very disappointed, this is such a shame, the house itself is perfect for our needs and had hoped to become regular visitors. The car was charging at 2KW per hour, exactly as it does outside our own home (this is equivalent to a normal domestic electric heater) but we were told it was a fire risk. Perhaps the owners would consider installing an exterior plug socket to alleviate this? as the number of electric cars is increasing rapidly across the country.

    Reviewed by Meredith4.7Oct 2023

  • "Comfortable modern cottage set in a quiet location but close enough to beaches, castles, mountains and riverside walking to name just the start of what the area has to offer."

    A generous welcome pack was waiting for us and was greatly appreciated after our long journey. We had a lovely time, the weather was mainly warm and quite sunny for October so we went out somewhere different every day. The only slight niggle was a smell of oil from the central heating which was quite noticeable at times but we got used to over the week.

    Reviewed by A4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely secluded cottage in farmland but only a couple of miles from Criccieth."

    Property finished to a very high modern standard.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very nice accommodation in a quiet area."

    The owners were very kind and helpful and I would like to visit again.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful house and garden with no neighbours, so location very peaceful!"

    Only tiny 'problem', we didn't have the skylight window opener so we couldn't open the skylights and we stayed on the hottest week of the year, so over nights were unbearably hot and could have been much better with them open.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Sep 2023

  • "Immaculate cottage with all facilities in a very quiet location surrounded by countryside."

    Very nice welcome package waiting for us which was greatly appreciated. Comfortable bedrooms and lounge and kitchen with all the necessary appliances.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely week at Prys Mawr, property is 1st class with everything you would need for a cottage holiday."

    The garden is wonderful and our grandson loved it. The only small niggle is the shower in the bedroom is not very powefull but the ground floor one is fantastic,would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The property was lovely and spacious. The facilities were great and my grandson enjoyed playing in the garden! We would love to visit again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2023

  • "Our 4th stay here, really love this place."

    House is in a quiet secluded place,the owner is friendly and helpful. All in all an excellent holiday, except for the weather. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Stan4.7Mar 2023

  • "Perfect cottage which was possibly the best equipped cottage we've stayed in!"

    Perfect location, we enjoyed seeing and hearing the cows in the barn and the sheep/lambs in the field. Thank you for the lovely welcome hamper! Would highly recommend and we hope to return again in the future!

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, quiet location, beautifully renovated, owner has thought of everything you need and even provided a lovely welcome basket of local goodies."

    Will definitely be adding this to my list of places to return to :)

    Reviewed by Meredith5.0Oct 2022

  • "Our second stay here,cannot fault this remote quiet property."

    This property has been renovated to a high standard, lovely and clean.Hope to stay here again.Property owner helpful and a pleasure to deal with.

    Reviewed by Stan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Well maintained and equipped cottage."

    Isolated and quiet rural location. Ideal if you want to get away from it all. Coastal village of Criccieth just a 15 minute drive away. Will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2022

  • "The house was beautiful and clean."

    Owners left us a lovely welcome pack, which was a very nice touch. The house was spacious and en suite sink and toilet was excellent as 5 adults could have their own privacy. We saw a rabbit a couple of times in the garden which our granddaughter loved seeing. The property was easier to find than we first thought. Location was beautiful and very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2022

  • "Prys Mawr is tucked away down a long drive, off a lane were a tractor might pass down or not."

    The kids listened to bees and watched swallows fly. What a haven of peace, we relaxed after our days on the beach or train or castles. Games of football and a BBQ, what more could you want.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2022

  • "Renovated to a high standard, nice remote location, very clean, hope to return."

    Had a great time.

    Reviewed by Stan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Impressive cottage in the middle of nowhere."

    Absolutely beautiful, scenic and cosy. Cottage appears to have gone through a thorough make over, done to the highest standards. Very good gesture by the owner by leaving us a welcome hamper with stuffs to get you started. Couple of issues though; water doesn't drain away quickly from both tha bathrooms and we found lumps of hair left in the bedrooms, the cleaning staff must have missed it. But overall these can be forgotten because the cottage is located in a lovely spot and is very good. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sibin4.7Dec 2021

  • "The cottage is stunning, fantastic surroundings so peaceful and quiet ."

    The cottage is just as described and the welcome hamper is a wonderful surprise .

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "Superb high spec cottage which far exceeded our expectations."

    Lovely addition of a generous welcome pack. Comfy beds, plenty of hot water and spacious bathroom..So peaceful and relaxing. A credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Sep 2021

  • "We have had such a fabulous holiday."

    This cottage is just lovely in a peaceful location. A “welcome pack” greeted us, Thankyou! Clean and complete with everything you need. Owners are responsive if you need to get in touch. Would be great for the barns to be converted…… I can picture family gatherings there! Thankyou for a very much needed rest in your lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Chrisanna5.0Aug 2021

  • "Brilliant. It’s was so clean."

    Great house. Lovely garden for us all the play in. We had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Matt4.7Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely family stay at Prys Mawr."

    Peaceful and relaxing location with easy access to the beaches and towns we wanted to visit. Great facilities in the cottage and the garden was great for the children and dog to play in. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jul 2021

  • "The pictures do not do justice to the property, and in particular the location."

    Anyone wanting a break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, this is it...only cows for company!! The Silence is wonderful. 10 minute drive to local beach, pub, butcher.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jul 2021

  • "I can most definitely recommend this property."

    The location is close to several towns but far enough away to be very peaceful. The furnishings are modern and comfortable and the house is exceptionally well kitted out. The mattresses were all good quality and extremely comfortable. The box of Welsh goodies on arrival was a lovely surprise and meant we didn't have to rush out to the shops. I would be very happy to return here. I have only given 4 stars because (and I am being very picky now) there are a few things that could be improved to make it a 5 star rental. Firstly, during our stay the broadband speed was less than 1MB. The owners tried all they could to resolve the issue but it required an engineer visit. This was due to happen the following week, so if you do need broadband during your stay then it would be worth checking with the owners first to make sure this has happened. Secondly the garden furniture is not particularly comfortable for lounging in. There is a bench and a picnic table but the property will benefit from some deck chairs or loungers. Finally, there is a really good sized garden space, plenty of room for dogs to run around, but the garden feels like it has not been cared for, it would be so beautiful if the stone walls and fences were cleared of brambles and there were some plants added to make it brighter and more inviting.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at Prys Mawr, it was very comfortable and the area around very peaceful."

    The cottage was well equipped but we could have done with some easy garden chairs to enjoy the beautiful sunshine which we were fortunate to have had.

    Reviewed by Sharman5.0Jun 2021

  • "Comfortable, well appointed cottage in a quiet location"

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our week here."

    Well equipped, clean and comfortable cottage and so peaceful! I'd not been to the Llyn peninsula before but it was great, with beautiful beaches, mountains and countryside.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing house and location was perfect for our family."

    Close enough to town to be able to still do things but secluded away in the peaceful countryside to have a well needed break.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely holiday in beautiful cottage."

    Clean and comfortable and all the amenities and more in the kitchen. Wi fi router was a casualty of the lightning but the owner brought us a new one after a day. Bit worried about the bins as no information in booklet about what day they were collected so not able to put them out. Also owner informed us no towels were supplied and check out was 9am instead of 10am and this was not on Sykes information booklet.

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Aug 2020

  • "Your response to repeated emails from me following my booking and prior to the date of arrival was unacceptable."

    Eventually I received a telephone call from you when I explained the reduction in the advertised cost of £200 compared with that which I paid when booking last January. This I considered unfair practice and I have subsequently referred the matter to the Competition and Markets Authority for their consideration.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2020

  • "Excellent cottage, perfect for a family getaway."

    Lovely walks around the area and liked the kitchen in particular.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Apr 2019

  • "The only thing to bring up is that the mobile phone signal was patchy."

    Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that you had an issue with your phone providers signal in the area. As you can see from all the reviews below this is the first time this has been highlighted to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2018

  • "Had a long weekend playing golf on the local coastline, so wanted somewhere convenient with good cooking/cleaning facilities."

    The cottage was really well presented.. clean and comfortable, all ‘mod cons’ in a quiet, rural setting. We even used the barby one evening despite the late September chill! An ideal base to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great cottage set in rural surroundings - modern clean well equipped - well placed for Criccieth and Pwhelli and surrounding areas."

    Each bedroom has ensuite the only very slight negative points I would say is that the TV in the sitting room could do with being bigger and maybe there could be some form of heating for the large fireplace but I am being very nit picky here Overall a great property and would definitely visit again if returning to that area

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2018

  • "Beautiful location and wonderful cottage extremely comfortable."

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Sep 2017

  • "Absolutely beautiful property, had everything we needed and more."

    Really gorgeous location and perfect for walking in Snowdonia. Will definitely be returning soon. Will be recommending to everyone!!

    Reviewed by Kirsten4.8Sep 2016

  • "Lovely quite cottage clean fresh with all amenities and high quality furnishings ..."

    Lovely quite cottage clean fresh with all amenities and high quality furnishings Close to town and places of interest Lovely welcome pack too

    Reviewed by Ch5.0Sep 2016

  • "We found the cottage to be very comfortable and well equipped."

    Lovely location plenty to do and see. Our two year old granddaughter loved the sea - but the best part of the holiday for her was 'ice cream' Would certainly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2016

  • "The cottage ticked all of the boxes for us and some - we loved the kitchen, the bedrooms with ensuite facilities and the welcome pack was much appreciated."

    The owner was very pleasant and helpful and the location was amazing. Thanks for a lovely holiday!! We will definitely re-visit.

    Reviewed by Carlton5.0Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin (one zip/link, can be super king-size double on request) with en-suite basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Side lawned garden plus front patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Note : EV charging is not permitted at this property
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and beach 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

The property

Criccieth 4 miles.

A beautifully appointed detached farmhouse in a rural location, with wonderful countryside views.

This welcoming holiday cottage lies close to the seaside town of Criccieth, a few miles from the beautiful coastline of the Llyn Peninsula.

Perfectly located, it provides an ideal base for couples, friends and families wishing to spend quality time together whilst being centrally situated for all that Snowdonia and the North Wales Coast has to offer.

Prys Mawr offers a warm Welsh welcome from the minute you walk through the door.

Sympathetically and imaginatively renovated to a very high standard, the cottage radiates charm and character, with oak wood flooring and locally hand-crafted oak doors.

The character blends well with the stylish, modern finish with high ceilings, spotlighting and well-equipped kitchen with a wonderful central island and Neff appliances, and ground floor walk-in wet room.

The welcoming sitting room with comfy leather sofas is a lovely place to sit and relax long into the evening.

Upstairs, there are three good-sized bedrooms, each benefiting from en-suite WCs with the double also with a shower.

The lawned garden to the front is enclosed by shallow stone walling and the patio with garden furniture provides a fantastic location to sit and soak up the sunshine whilst enjoying the uninterrupted views of surrounding countryside.

Enjoy a refreshing drink or dine alfresco and discuss the day’s adventures.

There are some wonderful countryside walks from the doorstep; visit St Cybi’s Well or enjoy a walk along the coastal path.

Nearby is Lon Goed, an avenue of trees which leads to the coastal path.

Prys Mawr is also set on the Pwllheli-Portmadog cycle path with wonderful routes to follow.

There is also easy access to wonderful beaches at nearby Criccieth, Morfa Bychan and the whole of the Llyn Peninsula.

Spend a day discovering the 13th century castle at Criccieth before taking afternoon tea at one of the many charming tea rooms.

Porthmadog has an impressive marina and is the terminus for the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways.

This charming cottage is the perfect base for discovering this fabulous part of Wales.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas