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  • Bwthyn yr Ardd

  • Criccieth
  • Ref: 1198
  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
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Bwthyn yr Ardd

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • Ref: 1198
Property Highlights:

  • Secluded & peaceful holiday cottage
  • 17th-century wing of a Grade II listed manor house
  • May also be booked with Plas Bryn Hir (1352) &/or Bwthyn Stabal (1199)
  • Wood burning stove
  • 10-minute walk to Criccieth beach, shops and restaurants

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Price reduction of £40 for 1 to 2 guests.

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Guest Book Comments

Beautiful cottage with lovely furnishings. Plenty of room for 5 people. Lovely grounds.

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, glad you enjoyed Bwthyn yr Ardd.

A trusted customer - 26th April 2019

Attractive cottage with loads of character in lovely cared-for grounds. Roomy inside and out with easy access and parking. Great location only 5 mins' walk to the sea, shops, cafes and restaurants. Walks on the doorstep. Just a shame that we found the bed uncomfortable. Otherwise a really great stay.

A trusted customer - 1st October 2018

Very comfy cottage in pretty secluded grounds. Struggled a bit with the stairs as we are elderly. Needed to be very organised and use outside toilet on occasions. Good equipment although we really would have liked an oven glove. The television in main bedroom wasn’t easy to use and we had to fiddle around to get any reception (think it was the aerial) so tended not to bother. Nice games room, we didn’t use much as we had lovely weather.

A trusted customer - 25th May 2018

Lovely well equipped cottage in an ideal location.

Catherine Ford - 11th May 2018

Lovely cottage, very clean and well maintained, great location and had everything we needed.

A trusted customer - 10th July 2017

What a lovely location, being a short walk from Criccieth. We had a great mix of beach and mountains with a foot of snow up Snowdon! Listen out for the owls

Robinson Family - 1 April 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Thank you! We have had an amazing family holiday. We were blessed with beautiful weather too. Highlights: Borth y gest beach, Electric Mountain, Zip Wire Titan and Llanbedrog beach. Happy children and happy dog = v. happy family.

The Hill family - 7 April 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Beautiful place to stay! A little haven. We can't fault the cottage in any way. Everything you could ever need. Poachers restaurant in town is beautiful, serves lovely food. Best week away. Loved the log fires after a long day on the beach.

Maxine, Kirsty, Jan and Dan + Ava and Bailey the dogs - 7 June 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Had a nice 6 days here and walked and cycled despite unsettled weather. Lovely cottage, lit the stove in the evenings (even though it's July!) Dylan's restaurant at the far end of the main beach recommended nice for cocktails overlooking the sea.

Gill, Dave and Barney and Tyrone - 1 July 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

This has to be one of the best holiday homes we have stayed in. Despite some mixed weather we have been down to Blackrock Sands. The Rabbit Farm, Ffestiniog Railway, Portmeirion, and we've had plenty of walks with Chloe and Amber the dogs. They have had a fantastic time. We have been very comfortable in the cottage. Everything was great, and we felt the owners have achieved a very high standard. Hope we can visit again.

The Hall Family with Chloe and Amber - 30 September 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Huge thanks to the owners and Quality Cottages for being so kind and helpful. A superb cottage in a lovely location- our week was brilliant must come again.

The Peace family - 8 October 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Our second visit to this cottage. Another enjoyable week in a beautiful town. Cottage is brilliantly equipped and the internet was working. Lexi enjoyed the garden and venturing into the sea for the first time! 10/10 would recommend.

Elaine, Andy, Maygan, Cassie and Lexi the dog - 28 October 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Wonderful retreat so close to nature, yet close to the beach and town we had a lovely relaxing holiday. Thanks!

Dave, Denise, Josh and Tony + Betsy the dog - 31 July 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.
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Property Description

Criccieth holiday cottage near Blue Flag beaches, Llyn Peninsula

  • In the heart of Criccieth this 17th-century wing of a Grade II listed manor house has been fully and beautifully restored and is now a stylish and comfortable holiday cottage. May also be booked with Plas Bryn Hir (1352) which sleeps 13 &/or Bwthyn Stabal (1199) which sleeps 5.
  • Set in a wooded enclave the cottage is brimming with character - thick stone walls shuttered windows, 2 inglenook fireplaces and a stone spiral staircase (NB care required on steep stairs).
  • Criccieth's surrounding protected woodlands have undulating lawns and an orchard shared with Bwthyn Stabal (1199) to enjoy meals in dappled sunlight under the trees listening to birdsong - what could be more enchanting!
  • The property is protected with CCTV in the grounds, focused on the oil tank whilst guests are in residence and on the front door in low season.
  • There are 2 other properties on the estate Plas Bryn Hir (Ref. 1352) and Bwthyn Stabal (Ref. 1199) sleeping 13 and 5 respectively a total of 23 people can be accommodated for larger group bookings.


3 Bedrooms sleeping maximum of 5 (Plus a folding bed for a child). 1 Double with Kingsize bed and en-suite (Shower, WC, basin). 1 Single and 1 Twin.

Bathroom with full suite and shower over bath. All on 1st floor.

Kitchen luxury fully fitted with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. Long oak refectory table seating 6.

Lounge large stone inglenook with wood burning stove, 2 x 2 two seater sofas, 2 easy chairs, Freeview TV/DVD.

Grounds not enclosed care with toddlers please, large mowed fields surround the property, shared orchard, garden furniture.

Barn available with pool table and storage for bikes. Outside WC attached.

Additional Information

Short breaks - No

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - For up to 4 cars and a small boat

Fuel - Oil central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates 40 p/w

Dogs - 2. 1 well behaved dog welcome free, additional dog 30 p/w. Please keep dogs under control and clean up after your dog

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

About the Area

Criccieth, Llyn Peninsula

  • Criccieth is a thriving community with lots of amenities on your doorstep as well as 2 Blue Flag Beaches flanked by its ancient ruined castle.There are a variety of local shops including a bakery, butcher and fishmongers. Good restaurants recommended include 'Poachers' and 'Royal China' plus an excellent fish and chip shop!

Llyn Peninsula Coastal Path

  • Join the Llyn Coastal Path which hugs the cliff tops - spectacular scenery - before turning inland to the pretty village of Llanystumdwy, visit the Lloyd George Museum there or the Rabbit Farm which children will love!

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

  • The terminus for the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways is close by at Porthmadog. Recently opened, the Welsh Highland meanders through spectacular Snowdonia passing the RSPB Osprey Viewing Centre on the wide Glaslyn River then through the Aberglaslyn Gorge culminating at the mighty fortress of Caernarfon Castle.

Caernarfon Castle

  • This bustling market town, constantly occupied since Roman times, is dominated by Edward I's magnificent 13th century castle which houses the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers - Wales' oldest regiment.Wander Carnaerfon's streets, browse the craft/shops and take a break at one of the many excellent restaurants, pubs and tea rooms.

Poachers Restaurant, Criccieth

  • The a la carte menu changes seasonally with daily fish and vegetarian dishes a speciality.

Selective Seafoods, Tudweiliog

  • Gareth Griffiths & Mary White prepare delicious locally caught crabs, lobsters and other seafood. Collect direct from their home 'Ffridd Wen' but please call first to avoid disappointment 01758 770397.

Sion Williams Charter Fishing & Sight Seeing Trips, Tudweiliog

  • Tackle & tuition are given - choose from a 2 hour trip or a full day's fishing. Alternatively sit back and enjoy a 2 hour cruise along the north Llyn Peninsula coast to see marine wildlife such as seabirds, dolphins, seals and porpoises. Sion will haul a few pots on route to show how lobster & crab are caught.

Abersoch Sailing School, Llyn Peninsula

  • Experience a 30 minute accompanied sail in a Laser Fun Boat for ages 4-7 years. Courses also available for older children & adults including power boat tuition.

Family Fun

  • Youngsters and the young at heart are sure to enjoy days out at Glasfryn Parc where there are numerous fun packed activities indoors and out. Try go karting, fishing, wakeboarding, 50cc quad biking, soft play, stand up paddle boarding, 10 pin bowling and more. The Dwyfor Ranch is a rabbit farm and animal park with plenty of cuddly animals to pet.

Days away in the Snowdonia National Park

  • Enjoy a day, or two, exploring the beautiful Snowdonia Natioanl Park squeezed between the mountains and the sea. Relish stunning scenery, iconic steam train rides, exhilarating adventure activities, delicious local produce, breathtaking walks and so much more.

Days away on the Isle of Anglesey

  • Cross Thomas Telford's iconic suspension bridge spanning the beautiful Menai Strait to visit Wales' largest Island. A glorious landscape of tranquil rural life, rugged coast, fabulous beaches, sleepy villages and historic sites.

Year round holidays can be enjoyed by all in this charming cottage near Criccieth.

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Bwthyn yr Ardd rated 4.6 out of 5


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