Bryn Gwalia

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Criccieth, Llyn Peninsula (View Location on a map)
10 Guests
5 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
No Dogs
£708 7 Night Breaks From
£10.11 Average Per Person Per Night
Handpicked Highlights

Bryn Gwalia was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Bryn Gwalia too!

  • Large Criccieth holiday home
  • Excellent location for a family holiday
  • Fully enclosed garden
  • 150 metres walk from 2 Blue Flag Beaches
  • Within walking distance of pubs, restaurants & shops

Excellent Quality
Rated 4.5/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Cot Available
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Pubs Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About Bryn Gwalia

Large Criccieth holiday home within walking distance of beaches & castle

  • This spacious and comfortable home sleeps up to 10 people to a high standard with a lounge and dining room at the front of the property.
  • Two leather sofas, wooden floors and feature stone fireplace make the sitting room welcoming and comfortable.
  • A rear conservatory overlooks a large garden with wooden benches placed in the shade of mature apple and pear trees.
  • The bedrooms, (2 en-suite) are well equipped and four have lovely views of the Castle and the fifth has views of the garden and towards Snowdonia.
  • With a homely atmosphere, this large Criccieth holiday home is popular with both large (sleeps 10) and small groups.
  • 150 metres walk from two beaches.
Layout & Further Information

5 Bedrooms sleeping maximum of 10. 2 Doubles both with ensuite (double shower, toilet and washbasin) one with TV. 1 Twin with TV. All on 1st floor. 1 Twin and 1 Double on 2nd floor with TV.

Take care please, steep stairs to 2nd floor.

Bathroom on 1st floor with bath, toilet, wash basin, shower cubicle.

Cloakroom on ground floor with toilet and washbasin.

Kitchen fully fitted luxury kitchen with double oven cooker, microwave, dishwasher, freezer, fridge/freezer, fridge, DAB radio and CD player, table and chairs seating 4.

Conservatory L-shaped Rattan furniture set seating 6 and coffee table, Freeview 32" TV, DVD, Sony DAB radio.

Utility Room with washing machine and tumble dryer, sink.

Dining Room oak dining table and leather/oak chairs seating 10, oak floor, stone fireplace with gas fire

Lounge 2 x 3 seater leather sofas, leather easy chair, 2 leather beanbags, oak floor, stone fireplace with gas fire, Freeview Smart 40" TV, Soundbar with Bluetooth, Blu ray player and collection of DVDs.

Grounds large fully enclosed garden with lawns, apple and pear trees, shrubs, flower beds and garden furniture. 6-seater picnic table in the lower garden. Care with toddlers please, some uneven steps.

Refundable Security Deposit of 100 payable on all bookings

Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes (superfast)

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - No

Parking - Yes, ample. On road and off road.

Fuel - Gas central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates 30 p/w

Dogs - No

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.5/5

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Verified Guest
31st August 2019

Lovely sized family house with a large well kept garden. Excellent location for stay home days to visit the castle and beach or day trips out to Portmeirion, Sygun Copper Mines, walking in Snowdonia or on the Coastal Route and the Ffestiniog Railway. My daughter even organised a Kayak trip from Trefor Beach

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your beautiful local photos and lovely review, delighted to hear you enjoyed both the house and the location

Debbie Backshell Verified Guest
9th June 2019

As in first section. More care needed to check property contents

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your comments we will forward them to the owner today.

Verified Guest
1st June 2019

Bryn Gwalia was perfectly placed. The property has views out of the windows of criccieth castle and the beaches are a 5 min walk away.We were blessed too to see dolphins in Treath beach ( by lifeboat hut) in criccieth!! What a treat that was.The house was beautifully clean & presented very well. There are 2 large fridges and a moderate sized freezer for storing small essentials.The beds are firm & en-suite to 2 double rooms were adequate & clean too. Toilet roll supplied.The garden was spacious, but have some nasty hawthorn trailing in garden which 1 of our grandchildren cut their knee on, which bled quite nasty. And also the outside furniture (benches) were rotten and were too unsafe to enjoy sitting on in the sunshine.The driveway into the property takes a very sharp turn left. Be aware of this, as a neighbour parks right on that left hand turn, which makes it extremely narrow.All in all this was a super setting, with stunning views and we found it to be a very quiet area, very peaceful as there is no through traffic on the sea front.We would definitely come again. Thankyou for making our family holiday a memorable one.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your detailed and informative review, we are delighted that the whole family enjoyed their stay.

Verified Guest
26th August 2018

We've stayed at this property twice now. The location is so convenient, two minutes from the beach and shops and about the same from the playground. It's a large property with comfortable beds and lovely bed linen, three large showers and a huge bath. There is a large garden which the children loved playing in. The utility room is large with a separate tumble dryer and washing machine. However we won't be booking for next year and have found an alternative property in Criccieth. Firstly parking and access - the parking is enough for three cars and is at the rear of the property, but to get to this you have to go up a side road and then a gravelled track. Admittedly we have a large vehicle but on several occasions we couldn't get to the house without asking a resident in the side road to move their car which was met with a very unpleasant attitude. To get out we had to try and reverse down the track past all the parked cars. The house itself is lovely but could do with a bit of attention, some of the windows don't shut properly and the locks on some of the doors and one of the ensuites did not work. Lack of knives in the kitchen. None of them huge issues but the parking was too much of a stress for us.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

From the Owner:- We also have a large car and have not experienced problems parking at the rear of the property but acknowledge that access can be tight for very large cars. The parking at the rear of the property is provided for convenience as sometimes it is difficult to find a parking spot very close to the front of the property at peak times. The windows do shut properly and there are plenty of knives in the kitchen.

Verified Guest
2nd July 2018

Comfortable house in good location.

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at Bryn Gwalia.

Very clean and comfortable, perfect location near beach

Pat, John and family
4th March 2019

We've had a lovely break here in the centre of Criccieth. The house is in a great location, right beneath the castle, and just minutes from the beach, cafes and restaurants. The house has been so comfortable, with the added bonus a large conservatory, where we spent most of our evenings. We enjoyed the rugby on the huge TV in the lounge and were able to celebrate Wales win in the 6 nations here in Cymru ! We would love to return in the summer with friends and enjoy meals out in the garden. The off road parking behind the house was extremely helpful as we had 2 cars. Thank you for a warm welcome in this lovely home from home. P & J

Steadman party
26th October 2018

Perfect! We visit Criccieth every year (for the past 18 years) and have stayed in various different accommodation types. This house is perfect for a large group - or if you want the luxury of a big newly renovated house with all mod cons. The location is great for exploring all of Criccieth and as a base to use public transport (trains and bus) farther afield. There's plenty of parking space at the rear of the building for car users which means you can get to explore more of Gwynedd. The house is spotlessly clean. Well decorated and maintained. Freeview TV, wifi, dishwasher, washer, dryer, good oven, 2 X fridges, 2 X freezers, utility room. TVs in several of the bedrooms. Conservatory looking out over wonderful garden with 2 fruit trees. Being here in Autumn is still worth the trip as there's much to do and the area is beautiful all year round. The garden must be even more amazing in summer.

Steve & Kay Wright, Chesterfield
18th September 2018

Great house & garden. Enjoyed spending time in the conservatory. Ideal location for exploring the area. Can recommend the fish & chip shop round the corner & bacon steaks from the butcher on the High Street. Saw a seal on our last beach walk.

Dave Sawvain & Nick Russell, Nottingham
5th September 2018

Beautiful house. Lovely garden.

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Black Rock Sands at Morfa Bychan & other beaches

  • Excellent beaches are nearby.

Large Criccieth coastal holiday home on Llyn Peninsula

  • Criccieth is a pristine resort with 2 Blue Flag beaches, one either side of the romantic ruined Welsh castle. There are excellent locally owned shops, supermarket, banks, post office, fuel station, internet cafe, chemist, doctor, pubs, high quality restaurants and tea rooms all within walking distance. Cadwalader's ice cream and a nearby fish and chip shop make a delicious quick and easy meal - a great alternative to cooking! Markets are held on Wednesdays and Sundays (May - Sept)

Black Rock Llamas, near Porthmadog

  • Discover the thrill of taking these beautiful creatures for a 1.5 hour walking adventure. With their gentle affectionate nature, big eyes, long eyelashes and intelligence you will find them appealing and perfect walking companions. Book to avoid disappointment, Tel 01766 513344

Llyn Coastal Path near Criccieth holiday home

  • The Coastal Path can be joined here and as it meanders inland it reaches Llanystumdwy, the childhood home of Lloyd George, where there is a museum and very special riverside woodland walks to enjoy.

Osprey RSPB Hide Glaslyn The only breeding pair in Wales

  • Ospreys nest on the Glaslyn River inland from Porthmadog and the RSPB have a 'hide' here and cameras in the nest to show live footage of the bird's development, with the backdrop of Snowdon this is a lovely spot and a good starting point from which to explore Snowdonia.

RSPB Ynys hir

  • Near Machynlleth, 7 hides within the Welsh oak woodland and wet grassland. Look out for birds of prey. The visitors centre has a shop and cafe.

Llanberis Lake Railway

  • Enjoy spectacular views of Snowdonia from your seat on the train. Look out for 13th C Dolbadarn Castle before passing the scenic shores of Padarn Lake on the way to Penllyn.

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways at Porthmadog and Cambrian Coast Line Trains all within a short drive or train ride of Bryn Gwalia

  • The bustling harbour town of Porthmadog is home to The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. One at each end of town.

Glasfryn, Y Ffor

  • A great day out for the whole family with something to please everyone. Choose from ten pin bowling, karting, wake park, quad bikes, fishing, archery, the kids zone and much more. Eat in one of two restaurants or take a picnic and stock up on delicious local produce at the farm shop before going home.

The Fairbourne Railway

  • Buy one ticket at Fairbourne and ride all day on this 1895 railway from Fairbourne to Barmouth.

Llanstumdwy Boyhood Home of Lloyd George near large Criccieth holiday home

  • Do visit the picturesque village of Llanstumdwy the boy hood home and museum of great 20th C statesman Lloyd George. Across the road is Tafarn y Plu a traditional family friendly Welsh inn serving real ales and good pub food.

The Goat Inn, Bryncir

  • Enjoy a meal in the warm convivial atmosphere of the Goat Inn particularly popular for Sunday lunch.


  • The pretty seaside resort of Abersoch in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is popular for its sandy beaches, chic cafe culture, boutique shopping and sailing waters. The town hosts a number of events throughout the year. Read more about Abersoch.

Bryn Tocyn Hotel Good food Guide

  • This successful family run hotel overlooking Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia has been in business for 60 years and in the Good Food Guide since 1957. Treat your selves to a special celebratory meal in one of the most respected restaurants in Wales.

The Golden Fleece Inn, Tremadog

  • The Golden Fleece Inn and bistro serve meals renowned for quality and value for money. Dogs are welcome in the covered courtyard.

Cemlyn Tea Shop, Harlech

  • Not just a tea shop - but an award winning member of the Tea Councils Guild. Enjoy delicious teas with views of 13th C Harlech Castle, the Royal St Davids Golf Club and the sea.

Days away
Visit north Wales hotspots

  • Caernarfon Castle is one of the most impressive castles in Wales built by Edward 1 to subdue the Welsh population. Now home to the fascinating Museum of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Wales' oldest regiment. the small town of Llanberis sits at the base of Snowdonia. Board the Snowdon Mountain Railway from here and take a ride to the 'top of the world'. Hafod Eryri is a spectacular state of the art visitor centre, skillfully and painstakingly built on top of the mountain to provide shelter, sustenance and breath taking views over the Snowdonia massif. While in Llanberis visit Electric Mountain, Llanberis Lake Railway, the National Slate Museum and Llyn Padarn (lake).

Large holiday home in Criccieth at the gateway to the Llyn Peninsula. A great base for exploring.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Bryn Gwalia.

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Cadwaller's Ice-cream Parlour
( 0.1 miles away )

Italian style cafe experience with a vast range of delicious ice-creams, tea, coffee, cakes & more.

Blue China Tearoom
( 0.1 miles away )

The cafe serves light refreshments, snacks and pizzas etc.

Moelwyn Restaurant
( 0.2 miles away )

Locally caught seafood is a speciality. English and French cuisine served overlooking Cardigan Bay

Bryn Hir Arms
( 0.2 miles away )

Basement bistro and beer garden serving good 'pub grub' every day from 12 until 9.30

Castle Fish & Chips
( 0.2 miles away )

Family run business for 30 years situated near the castle. Eat in or take away

Spice Bank
( 0.2 miles away )

Delicious food with flavours of India and Bangladesh. Sunday buffet 'all you can eat' 12 noon to 9pm

Poachers Restaurant
( 0.2 miles away )

Delicious home cooked meals, generous portions and excellent value for money in this family owned and run retaurant. The varied menu incudes international cuisine made with the freshest local ingredients available.

Idris Cafe & Bakery
( 0.2 miles away )

A wide selection of cakes, teas coffees and snacks served all day all year round.

Tafarn y Plu
( 1.6 miles away )

This traditional Welsh pub is in a Grade II listed building opposie the Lloyd George Museum.

The Goat Inn
( 3.8 miles away )

Good pub food in a warm and convivial atmosphere.

Activities & Attractions

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Holiday cottage Criccieth - exterior
Holiday house - views towards Criccieth Castle
Large holiday house Criccieth - conservatory
Criccieth holiday house - lounge
North Wales holiday house - dining room
Criccieth holiday home, late Vitorian holiday house in seaside resort

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