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Tirwyddan, 5* Holiday Cottage in Criccieth

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Croeso! Welcome to Tirwyddan, which has recently been renovated and awarded a 5* rating by Visit Wales. Tirwyddan is set in a tranquil location near the golf course but is a mere 500 yards from the centre of the pretty, flower-filled town of Criccieth, a regular winner in Wales in Bloom. The house has stunning views of Criccieth Castle and the sea from most rooms.

Tirwyddan is one of 6 detached properties in a small cul-de-sac. It is in a lovely, sunny position with most of the rooms facing south and looking over the well-kept rear garden to Cardigan Bay beyond. The master bedroom boasts a stylish en-suite and has French doors leading to a balcony with a small table and chairs to help you make the most of the view of the castle and the coastline beyond – an amazing way to start the day whilst sipping a morning coffee!

The house offers a high degree of privacy. It is set back from the road and there is very little passing traffic. The most frequently heard sounds are birdsong and the noises of the sheep and hens in the fields behind the house. The atmosphere in our light-filled rooms is warm and welcoming. The house is ideal for families (including those with young children). Many of our visitors return year after year – and some come twice a year!

Well-served by local amenities, this lovely cottage is well placed for all of the fantastic activities and attractions that North Wales has to offer....or simply to relax and unwind in whilst taking in the wonderful views.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Criccieth 500 m
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 400 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 185 km, Nearest railway: Criccieth 600 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

- Master en-suite with Balcony & king-size bed, Double bed with king-size bed, Twin Room (2 singles) & Single room. All 3 double rooms have sea views.

- 4-piece bathroom upstairs, Shower room & Wc downstairs, master en-suite shower room

- Modern well-equipped kitchen with island & granite surfaces offers plenty of preparation space

- Separate Utility/Boot Room with own access (ideal for those seeking outdoor pursuits!)

- Lounge and Kitchen/Diner have sea views

- French windows lead from the dining area to the covered patio, which has a further table and chairs for al fresco eating

Further details outdoors

- Parking for up to 4 vehicles on the drive

- Enclosed garden is ideal for children and is tended to weekly by our gardeners

- The town with its shops and restaurants is a 500 yard walk down a hill. The town offers numerous excellent restaurants including 'Tir a Mor', Poachers and The Moelwyn Hotel. Shops include greengrocer, baker, butcher, delicatessen, mini-market, post office, newsagent, coffee/tea shops and several pubs.

- The beach is a further 200 yards downhill from the town

- Playground, bowls and miniature golf less than a 10 minute walk

- Castle & the world famous Cadwaladr's ice-cream also 10 minute walk

Further details

Although we have 7 beds, we only let the house to parties of 6 or fewer (not counting infants) to ensure that there is adequate seating for everyone.

The house is well-equipped for babies/toddlers with travel cot, highchair and stair gate all on site.

This property suits family groups or similar. It is not appropriate for large same sex parties of young people.

About this location

The Gwynedd region

North Wales boasts a beautiful coastline, the magnificent Snowdonia which is excellent for walking and climbing expeditions, and the Llyn Peninsula which provides plenty of sailing and watersports opportunities as well as safe sandy beaches to relax on.

There are many things to do, from visiting North Wales' historic castles to walking along the coastal paths and seeing the various villages en route. The region is also famous for its copper and slate mines (Copper mine in Beddgelert, and slate mine in Blaenau Ffestiniog) and there are several National Trust properties in the area, including Bodnant Gardens with its famous Laburnum Arch. Families are well catered for with plenty of tourist attractions in the surrounding areas including Anglesey Sea Zoo and various farm parks. For the more active the area is also home to some renowned golf courses and other outdoor activities including fishing, rock climbing and horse riding.

Criccieth sits at the beginning of the Llyn Peninsula, has a mild climate and is fantastically positioned to take advantage of all that the area has to offer.

For more information on the attractions and activities the region has to offer please visit our website - link at the bottom of the page.


Criccieth is a magical place and once you fall under its spell, either as an inhabitant or visitor, you find yourself being drawn back time and time again – we once lived there ourselves and were hooked, hence Tirwyddan, our much loved holiday home!

Traditionally called the’ pearl of the North Wales coast’, the original mediaeval town grew in the shadow of the 13th castle, developed as a Victorian seaside town and has now blossomed into a thriving seaside town with a wide range of shops and excellent restaurants while remaining largely unspoiled.

Despite its sleepy, tranquil air, Criccieth is a vibrant, outward looking community. It has an annual festival in June, and has won numerous awards in Wales and Britain in Bloom. Local groups, and societies flourish. The volunteer lifeboat station is well supported by the community and saves many lives each year. The sound of the maroons going off and the launching of the lifeboat is a regular occurrence, especially in the summer months.

It used to be said one could buy anything in Criccieth, and it is still almost true today. Alongside the gift shops you expect to find in a tourist resort, there is a wonderful old fashioned ironmongery, carpet shop, florist, super delicatessen, well stocked Spar, newsagent, excellent greengrocery and fish shop, good butchery, bakery, shoe shop, numerous hair-dressers, beautician, antique shops, art shop and picture framer, and post-office - all in a compact little town. There are great restaurants, cafés, pubs, hotels, a traditional Welsh tea-room, good fish and chip shop and Criccieth’s renowned locally-made ice-cream parlour– Cadwaladr’s.

Criccieth has retained much of its Welsh character. You will frequently hear Welsh being spoken and all signs are bilingual so you can have fun trying to get your tongue around some of our place names and perhaps learning a few words– we have left a pronunciation guide and list of useful words and phrases in Tirwyddan to assist you.

Criccieth has a long tradition of welcoming visitors young and old, which, continues to today. Let us extend a warm welsh welcome to you too, but be warned, you will probably have to come back again soon, when you will be greeted with “Croeso nol!” – “Welcome back!”

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30 Sep 2014


"Superb holiday rental"

Tirwyddan is a very well equipped comfortable house easily accommodating our party of five. It has fantastic views over Criccieth to the sea and the castle from the garden and the balcony. It is withi… More

10 Aug 2014


"Excellent house with views to die for!"

We only had a week at Tirwyddan, but wish it could have been more. The house is just as described but the views are even better. Sitting on the balcony with a cup of coffee in the morning sunshine loo… More

30 May 2014



We have stayed here each year since 2011. It is simply perfect. We have holidayed in North Wales for the past 40years and nowhere has even come close to a Tirwyddan. The house is fantastic, spotlessly… More

19 Jan 2014


"Absolutely fantastic!"

We've spent our last two holidays at Tirwyddan with our three young children and have all fallen in love with the house, its location and with Criccieth! We've stayed in many properties in N… More

13 Jan 2014


"Fantastic holiday cottage"

Tirwyddan is an extremely well-equipped house in a lovely, quiet location.
There are fantastic views of the castle from the main bedroom & the house is just far enough out of the centre of Criccieth for a lovely walk each morning to fetch the newspaper & fresh bread for breakfast.
The house is really well situated for exploring the surrounding area & we couldn't fault it as a holiday base. In fact, we liked it so much we're staying there again this year!

12 Jan 2014


"Perfect in every way!"

We stayed here last June and found this to be the best place we have ever stayed in - it is gorgeous spotlessly clean and the location perfect!!! The views are incredible and we did not want to leave!… More

18 Jul 2013


"Wonderful, relaxing & comfortable house in an amazing location"

We have been staying at this wonderfully comfortable house since our boys were babies. The house is so well equipped with all you can think of and more for a family with children of any age to relax … More

15 Jul 2013



A beautiful house which looks as good in real life as the photos on the website! Fantastic modern kitchen with splendid views to criccieth castle and the sea beyond. In fact the Views can be enjoyed f… More

8 Aug 2011


"The ideal place for a family holiday in beautiful North Wales"

We had a fantastic week here with our extended family of three couples and a toddler, everything we would need ( and more ) was provided with comfy beds in large bedrooms and a bathroom for each coup… More

27 Jun 2011


"Great place for a family holiday"

We found the house to be wonderfully comfortable and well-equipped. The bed linen, especially, was of the highest quality. There's a great view of the sea and castle. With two small children in o… More

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    Calendar last updated:27 Feb 2015

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