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The Auction House in Criccieth, Gwynedd

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sleeps 11
5 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Auction House description

Holiday home
The Auction House is a unique apartment, set over two floors in the heart of Criccieth town on the Llyn Peninsula. This wonderful apartment, full of character offers accommodation for eleven people in five bedrooms, consisting of one second floor king-size double with en-suite basin and thunderbox WC, a second floor twin, a first floor king-size double, a first floor twin and a first floor family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single with en-suite slipper bath and shower cubicle. The apartment also has a first floor kitchen with dining area, a sitting room with bar and gas fire, and a first floor bathroom with roll-top bath. Outside there is an enclosed front patio with furniture and off road parking. The Auction House provides an excellent base that you will want to return time and again.

The seaside town of Criccieth on the Llyn Peninsula is situated just 5 miles from Porthmadog. The town offers a 13th century castle, watersports, shops, pubs and restaurants. Close by is Portmeirion, the Ffestiniog railway in Porthmadog, Harlech, Caernarfon and the Snowdonia National Park.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Gas central heating with gas fire. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Off road parking opposite for 2 cars, plus free car park opposite property. Enclosed front gravel patio with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 1 min walk. Note: Spiral staircase to second floor may not be suitable for very young children. Note: Taxidermy and suits of armour on display; might not appeal to everyone. Note: Above an auction house, which has monthly auctions. Note: Check-in 4pm.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • Near pub

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Mr Winwood
February 2016
The Auction House is an absolutely fantastic property. Had an amazing time. We would recommend.
Miss Whitaker
June 2016
A very unusual property, very exciting to be staying in such an interesting building with so many quirky features! It had all the facilities we could have needed and more. We couldn't have asked for better hosts and only regret not being able to stay longer.
Mrs Doyle
February 2016
This is an amazing property with the interior helping to make the weekend feel like a really special occasion, which it was. We have never stayed anywhere that so successfully combines a sense of drama with luxury.
Miss Dodd
February 2016
This place was absolutely incredible and we had an amazing weekend for a special occasion. The size of the main room was fantastic for a big group and the features certainly got everyone talking! We could not recommend this place enough!
Mrs Burns
December 2015
We all loved the house, and the bathrooms were sensational. It is lovely and warm with lots of hot water whenever you need it. The kitchen was well stocked with everything necessary for our party. Highly recommended.
Mrs Wild
September 2015
We just said WOW when we went into the property, it is completely mad! Bathroom showers had disco lights, music and a monsoon shower, with plenty of towels. An amazing space for entertaining a large group and the kitchen worked well for several cooks. The settees were also really comfy. A lovely area of Wales, ideal for getting about to other resorts.
Mrs Oakes
August 2015
This was such a unique property that staying here added to the experience of our holiday. We loved, the children especially, all the interesting objects that decorated the place and all the fancy gadgets in the bathroom added to the wow factor. It was exceptionally clean too and I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family.
Mrs Butler
March 2015
The apartment surpassed our high expectations. The attention to detail was amazing. For some it was their first visit to Wales and they were totally blown away by the experience.
Mr Crockett
June 2015
We had a great stay at The Auction House. It is in a great location on the High Street for all the amenities, but being upstairs you are totally unaware of this and have some fantastic views. The kids loved the whole feel to the House and especially the Knights Armour, animals and singing showers. It was like being in a Hollywood film set - Fantastic.
Daphne W
August 2016
What a fantastic place for the whole family to celebrate a significant birthday. Quirky, fun, suitable for all ages from 3.5yrs to 70yrs. We had a lovely happy time and I'm sure you will too.
Mrs Sheriden
January 2015
The property was warm, with plenty of hot water available. The kitchen was exceptionally well equipped, enabling us to cook a wide range of meals with ease - and the cooker is fantastic! There were plenty towels provided too. All in all, we felt that a real effort had been made to ensure that the property was very welcoming and easy to live in for the holiday. This was a fantastic property for our extended family as we celebrated New Year.
Karen F
August 2015
Phenomenally outstanding - this property surpasses all expectations with fresh flowers to greet guests, black toilet roll to add to the quirkiness and the most amazing decor. The Auction House must be seen to be believed and my friends/family repeatedly thanked me for finding somewhere so spacious even for 11 people, including 2 little ones. To add to the authenticity, for 2 nights a bat popped in to visit us and he was a very welcome guest! Each time we had a query, the owners were very quick to respond plus as there is so much to see and do in the area, the property makes an excellent base. You will be exceptionally lucky to check in here as words really cannot describe how wonderful it is.
September 2015
Enjoyed a great week at The Auction House with family to celebrate my birthday. This is a completely wacky place with plenty of space, luxury bathrooms and great location. It was very clean and the individual touches such as tissues in every room, starter pack and well equipped kitchen made it all the more enjoyable. Criccieth is a great location for travelling to other coastal resorts but has plenty to see and enjoy in its own right.
April 2015
Located in the delightful village of Criccieth this is a wonderful place for a getaway. This property is effectively an apartment in the top two floors of the auction house (a former Methodist chapel), and that connection is apparent the moment you open the door. Everyone who walks in goes 'wow', the sheer size of the main living space is one thing, but it's the object d'art that make the place so fabulous. I would describe it as Victorian gothic - faux medieval, with suits of armour, paintings, and a menagerie of wonderful taxidermy. A fireplace and comfortable sofas provide a cosy spot in which to enjoy the gallery of interesting things. There are five bedrooms in all which range from luxurious to comfy and functional. The top floor has a double with a view of the castle and small en-suite and a twin room - ideal for a family of four. The downside of the top floor is that it is accessible via a narrow spiral staircase - definitely not disability friendly, and the double room can get chilly with the draughty round window. The family bedroom (for 3) on the main (first) floor is beautifully appointed with a wonderful full en-suite bathroom to luxuriate in. The other common bathroom is similarly appointed and the remaining smaller double and twin are also good if a little less extravagant. There is a wide range of ostentatious antique furniture throughout which strangely doesn't seem to clash with the modern appliances as you might imagine. The dining room has a wonderfully long table with a large kitchen with more drawers than you know what to do with. Smeg appliances are a nice touch, especially the large range cooker. It can be hard to find objects in the kitchen at first, and these could do with a full review - more sharp knives and lids for pots please! These are minor niggles though. We stayed with ten people all told including three kids under 10. We thought the lack of garden would be an issue, but the size of the property gave the kids plenty of room to play. That said it's not ideal for very young children 5+ is best. Parking was mostly ok, with private space for one or two cars in a spot opposite, next to a larger public car park. The large TV could have used a DVD player, but we brought a Chromecast and iPads to use with the decent broadband connection. It's worth mentioning how lovely Criccieth is too. As well as a good number of pubs and restaurants you can see what a real high street used to be like before big supermarkets. Welcoming butchers, grocers, and bakers shops sit alongside craft and gift shops to ensure the basics of living are taken care of as well as the needs of tourists. It's a great base in which to explore Snowdonia and the Ll?n peninsular. In summary be prepared to be amazed and in awe of this genuinely unique property. A lot of love and money has gone in to making it special. Stuffed animal heads, birds and foxes are not to everyone's taste so be aware of this. However if you want a special venue for a get together with friends or family or a base to explore the wonderful sights of north west Wales you'll be hard pressed to find a better place to stay.
March 2015
Had a great time staying in the Auction House. The apartment has lots of period features with modern touches and stunning sea views across to Criccieth Castle on the headland. The owners are very friendly and provided cake and tea bags on arrival which was welcome. The accommodation was very spacious and can comfortably hold 11 people. The location was good with lots of shops close by and a 5 minute walk to the beach. It is a good central base for exploring attractions in North Wales. Overall a really fun and beautiful place to stay.
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