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Ysgybor Yd Beach Cottage in Criccieth, Gwynedd

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Ysgybor Yd Beach Cottage description

Holiday home
Situated on the owners' thirty-acre sheep and cattle farm, this delightful stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion is just one and a half miles from the charming village of Chwilog and a mere three miles from the pretty seaside town of Criccieth. Combining character features with modern facilities, this property has been successfully converted to offer a welcoming and cosy retreat. Well-served by local amenities, this lovely little cottage is well placed for all of the fantastic activities that Wales has to offer.

This delightful seaside town, situated just five miles from Porthmadog, is often described as the 'pearl of Wales on the shores of Snowdonia'. Dominating the skyline from its majestic position on a rocky outcrop, the town's 13th Century castle offers superb views of Tremadog Bay and the Snowdonia mountains. There are two beaches close by, as well as a wealth of footpaths and cycle trails present in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Nature lovers will enjoy the excellent bird watching in the area as well as the chance to spot porpoises playing in the surf. For those who prefer the bustle of a town, Portmeirion's offers various pubs, restaurants and tea-rooms, as well as Italianate gardens, the Ffestiniog railway in Porthmadog, Harlech Castle, Caernarfon Castle and the renowned golf courses of the Lleyn Peninsula.

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.

Oil central heating with electric fire in living area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair provided. Off road parking for 3 cars. Enclosed rear lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets or smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: The ground floor of this property may be suitable for some accompanied disabled - please contact Sykes for details.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Mr Bramley
March 2016
The property was immaculate, extremely clean and well presented. The owners were very friendly and were great hosts. The cottage is in between the coastal resorts of Criccieth, 3 miles away and Pwllheli, 6 miles away. It's ideally situated if you just want to get away from the noise of towns and cities. We will return to this property for sure, 10/10. A big thanks to the owners for making our stay relaxing.
Mr Thomson
June 2015
The character of the cottage was wonderful, it was lovingly decorated and maintained. The location suited us well for exploring the local region. The garden size was great for us having two energetic toddlers! The owner was friendly and hospitable.
Mrs Cooper
September 2015
A fabulous cottage. Everything was spotless and the hosts were so kind and friendly. We really enjoyed our week and would definitely come again. We had everything we needed.Wonderful.
Mrs Marsh
September 2015
A perfect property of a very high standard - excellent 'finishing touches' make this cosy cottage feel like a welcoming 'home from home.'
Mr Osborn
November 2015
A fantastic cottage of a very high standard, owned by lovely people in a great location. I have already recommended it to several people.
Mr Walsh
January 2016
This is the 2nd time of staying here and yet again it was fantastic. The children love the cottage. Very close to all the local beaches. Lovely warm welcome. We have just booked for are 3rd visit in the summer. Can't wait!
Mrs Moylan
June 2015
The barn was in a great location within easy travelling distance of lots of walking areas, beaches, towns, tourist attractions and Snowdonia National Park. It was immaculately clean and very well equipped. On a cold day the house is very cosy, on a good day the garden is sheltered and warm.
Mrs Rees
May 2015
The cottage was quirky and had lots of hiding palaces for a 3 year old, the shower was perfect for washing sand off a 3 year old, and the garden had space for a 3 year old - our 3 year old grandson loved it, so did we!
Mrs O'dell
October 2014
This was our second visit to this lovely cottage, it is beautiful, warm and welcoming, perfectly located between the lovely towns of Porthmadog, Pwllheli and Criccieth with beautiful views out to sea. Each time we have arrived here we found milk, tea, coffee, sugar, eggs, bread, lovely marmalade, a packet of beautiful Welsh cakes and a bottle of wine. We would highly recommend a visit here.
Mr Stevens
September 2014
It was a very well designed cottage with all we could need. It was particularly good for my elderly father who has mobility problems with the ground floor bedroom and bathroom with easily accessible shower.
Mr Evans
June 2014
The location provided stunning views of the sea and mountains. The owners were very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much bother.
Mrs Howe
December 2013
Cottage is beautiful, full of character, very comfortable and everything supplied you could possibly need or want, including basic food supplies and games, books, etc. Owners were very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Fairbrother
February 2014
The location, the owners - cottage was perfect for our needs with 2 small children (nearly 2 and 4 years) and really well equipped, with basics already ready waiting for us eg tea, coffee, wine, bread, milk, lots of space. Lots of things to do nearby, would love to visit again.
Dr Wood
August 2013
The holiday cottage was in a very good location for the varied attractions of this part of North Wales. The cottage was excellent and the owners were very welcoming. With very small children, the property and garden were very safe.
Ms Ospedale
August 2013
Great standard of accommodation, and very peaceful. Lovely views out to the sea were unexpected, as not really emphasised in the brochure description.
Mr Green
September 2012
Everything, this cottage is beautiful in every way, from the cottage itself which I would give a 10/10. The owners of the cottage when we picked the keys up were so lovely and what can you say about the location amazing! We went everywhere all around as we know the areas well. Thanks to Sykes Cottages and the lovely family from Chwilog for this beautiful place. We are already planning are next visit.
Mrs Harris
August 2012
Beautifully renovated property. Owners couldn't have been more thoughtful and helpful. Great welcome pack, including wine and flowers. Beautifully clean too.
Mrs Kozak
August 2012
Beautifully converted. Arrived to a welcome pack of food and wine, also flowers. Although the weather was rubbish it was great to come back to a warm and quiet place. A brilliant place to stay.
Mr Thompson
September 2012
Great location, great views, couldn't really find anything wrong with the accommodation. The welcoming supplies of milk, tea, coffee, eggs, orange juice and a bottle of wine made for a faultless start.
Mrs Tull
October 2012
The holiday cottage was clean, comfortable, well equipped and run by a lovely couple. We have never been happier with a holiday cottage and will be going back. We have never felt more welcome!
Mrs Charnley
November 2012
Nothing was too much trouble for the owners and we were especially delighted to receive a lovely welcome pack on our arrival. The accommodation was warm and comfortable and what more could we ask for an early November holiday. We also found it an excellent centre for visiting local places of interest.
Mr Nagpal
April 2013
Fantastic cottage with amazing views of the mountains and glistening beach. The cottage has been designed to a high standard and great choice of furnishings. Great hosts and were very helpful. Definitely recommended.
Mr Daniel
July 2013
Enjoyed the quality of the cottage, can say the best we have stayed in.
Mr Toms
July 2012
Our third time there and we just love it. Really friendly caring owners who are nearby to help if necessary. Very good for my mother who has limited mobility. An excellent situation remote enough and close enough to Criccieth and Pwhelli.
Mrs Rose
September 2011
Excellent property with probably the best equipped kitchen I have experienced whilst self-catering. Ideally situated between Criccieth and Pwllheli and only half an hour to Caernarfon.
Mr Pennington
June 2012
A lovely stone barn conversion in an excellent spot for access to the area. Everything about the cottage was excellent.
Mrs Finnigan
September 2011
The location of the property was excellent and the owners were very nice.
Mrs Young
August 2011
A good property in an excellent position. The owners very helpful and friendly.
Mr Evans Gittins-Evans
October 2010
Great, fantastic place! Sykes need to highlight this cottage more highly!
Mr Dean
June 2011
Property situated perfectly, with stunning sea views. Owners very helpful and left a superb welcome pack.
Dr Scheffler
July 2011
The owners were very caring. we had everything we needed. The cottage was very well furnished. The area was perfect as there is the sea and the mountains as well as many sights. As coming from the continent, I appreciated very much that I could always talk to someone at Sykes if a question arose and instantaneously got the problem solved!
Mrs Alvey
September 2010
Very good location, beautiful scenery on the doorstep. One of the best equipped cottages we have stayed in.
Miss Morley
June 2010
The cottage has been finished to a very high standard it had a lovely home from home feel. The couple who owned it were very approachable friendly. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves especially my 19th month old boy who loved playing in the garden. I have already recommended the property to friends am hoping to return again next year.
Mrs Collins
June 2010
We thought this property had been very thoughtfully converted retaining many original features, and presented to a very high standard. The 'welcome pack' containing lots of consumable items in the kitchen was lovely!
Mrs Kassim
June 2010
Peaceful location so close to the beach and other places of interest. Children loved the farm setting and visiting the cows everyday.
Mr Mrs Noble
February 2010
Beautiful cottage with lovely view of the sea from the bedroom window. Great location.
Mrs Scorer
April 2010
A beautiful cottage with stunning views of both sea and mountains. A lot of thought has gone into it. Plenty to see and do for both young and old alike. We were blessed with a whole week of wall to wall blue skies and warm sun, even being on the beach in shorts and t-shirts - in April!
Mr Harris
May 2009
The property was beautiful- one of the best cottages we've ever stayed in, and the welcome from the owners was great.
Mr Evans
July 2009
Beautiful cottage set in a quiet location, with stunning views overlooking Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia. The cottage exceeded our expectations, it has been converted from a disused barn and has been finished to a high standard. I would highly recommend for anyone to stay at Ysgybor Yd. P.S The photos on the website don't do it justice!
Mrs Cowie
July 2009
The owner was very welcoming. The cottage was very well equipped and had a very generous welcome pack. The accommodation was in an excellent location, quiet yet within a short distance by car to nearby villages and tourist attractions. It was lovely to see swallows flying around the cottage each day and to see farm animals in the fields nearby.
Dr Scheffler
August 2009
Everything was skillfully and thoughtfully furnished and there was a nice welsh decoration. We had a warm welcome.
Mrs Cook
August 2009
The cottage was picture perfect and the owners were as nice as anyone you could wish to meet. It was a home from home, with every detail thought of. We are already working out when we can go back again!
Mr Jordan
October 2009
We all particularly liked the location, the scenery, the cottage comfort and decor; the cleanliness and the welcome tray; the friendliness of the owners.
Mrs Harris
October 2009
The cottage looked nice on the internet. However, when you see the cottage in reality it is even more beautiful. A truly magical place to stay. We shall be back.
Mr Halford
November 2009
The owners were extremely pleasant and helpful and the welcome pack was generous. Superior overall.
Mr Coleman
February 2010
Great location for lots of local tourist attractions. Friendly owners. Cottage extremely clean and decorated to a very high standard.
Michael O
November 2015
This cottage has everything you could possibly need. The owners are so friendly and helpful. We only stayed for 3 nights but are already planning going back for a week next summer. It was our first visit to Wales and it definitely wont be our last.
August 2014
This cottage is situated on a farm in a rural setting so its lovely and peaceful. Our hosts could not have been more friendly and obliging, ready to answer all our queries regarding places of interest and places to eat. The views from the bedrooms across the bay to Snowdonia are stunning. We would certainly love to return.
David T
June 2015
We stayed here with our two young children for a week in June. The cottage is a lovingly converted farm outbuilding that has plenty of character, a homely feel and is very well maintained. The garden was perfect for our toddlers to run off steam and we enjoyed a BBQ and meals outside on the decking. Location-wize it was an ideal base being close to Criccieth and c. 30 mins from Caernarfon, Abersoch and Harlech. Tthe owner was friendly and hospitable to us. There is a pub about a mile away in Chwilog that has a beer garden and a great play area for kids, the nearby Rabbit Farm is also a must visit. We had a great week.
Mr Hughes
February 2009
Superbly converted barn with plenty of character and a high standard of finish.
Mrs McCarthy
September 2008
The cottage was excellent, very clean and very well-equipped. The cottage was in a very good location, nice and peaceful. The enclosed garden was great and our grandson had the time of his life. We would definitely recommend it.
June 2013
Absolutely loved the stay. The Cottage is right in the heart of nature with views of mountains on one side and views of sea on the other. Mr & Mrs Widdicombe are great hosts as they were kind enough to be awake till 1 am to welcome us. The cottage is about 20 mins driving distance from all the nearest attractions. The rooms are spacious and designed to a very good taste. We would definitely like to stay there when we visit snowdonia next.
December 2009
The accomodation was absolutely perfect, finished to a very high quality. The welcome pack was exceptional and the owners were a really lovely couple who couldn't have been nicer. There love of the cottage was evident. It was an excellent base for everywhere and everything we wanted to do - Abersoch, Harlech, Anglesey amongst a few. Criccieth itself is a lovely little town as well, with a beautiful castle (Ken Barlow was there - goes all the time), quiet beach / tea-shops and restaurants.
September 2012
I struggle to find any faults with the accommodation, immaculately clean and equipped with everything you would need. A welcoming supply of the basics - milk, bread, coffee, tea , sugar, orange juice, even a bottle of wine.Towels, bed linen, tv's in lounge and all bedrooms. Very quiet but close enough to all the popular attractions to make it an idea base for exploring. Highly recommended
November 2010
Extremely well equiped cottage,all the rooms clean with contemporary decoration.Extra unexpected supplies from the owners,like bread,milk eggs and wine. Great location for this beautiful coastal area of Wales. Well worth a visit.
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