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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Only 4 miles from Criccieth, Melin Chwilog is an attractive converted mill with a large secluded garden. Located in a private, peaceful setting in the little village of Chwilog, the local pub, village stores and butcher's shop are all within a 3 minute walk. Pet-friendly, spacious and well equipped, this cottage also offers a wide range of things to do and see on its doorstep. From excellent sandy beaches and impressive castles to Activity Centres, Snowdonia National Park, numerous high quality shops and restaurants and much more nearby, Melin Chwilog really is an ideal location for your holiday, at any time of the year.

Ground Floor

The main door from the porch opens into a welcoming kitchen-diner. Fully fitted kitchen with beautiful beech units, granite tops and double sink. It also features and oil Rayburn cooker, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.

Living room - spacious and cosy with wood burner and river views through a large picture window. Sofa and chairs, TV and DVD player.

Large main bedroom with en-suite. Double bed, wardrobe, bedside tables, dressing table and chairs. En-suite includes toilet, basin, electric shower and shaving socket.

Small twin bedroom – two single beds, chest of drawers, bedside tables and chairs.

Family bathroom with bath, basin, toilet and electric shower above bath and shaving socket.

From the landing, spiral stairs lead down to another, large living room on the lower ground floor.

Lower Ground Floor

L-shaped living room with 3 sofas, TV and DVD player. From this spacious living room, doors open onto a patio that overlooks the river.

Adjoining twin bedroom with large chest of drawers, bed-side tables and chairs. *Beds are zip-link and can be joined to form a large 6ft bed on request.


As guests of this beautiful cottage you will also be able to enjoy its 3/4 of an acre garden. Bordered by fields and a river, it offers plenty of space and privacy to relax and enjoy nature. *Please note that toddlers should be supervised at all times as the river is unfenced.

Additional Information

Bed linen, hand towels and hairdryer provided (please bring your own bath towels).

Electricity and oil central heating included. 1st supply of logs also provided for woodburner.

Pets welcome

Cot and high chair provided

Private parking

No smoking inside the cottage.

Washing machine in outside utility room.

*Please note this property is currently awaiting official grading.

Weekly lets from £335 / Short breaks from £167.50

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Afonwen 1.5 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Penychain 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1)
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The North Wales region


Afonwen Beach. 1 mile

Criccieth has two beaches, either side of the Castle. These are a mixture of sand and pebble with a rocky area at the far end of the eastern beach exposing rock pools at low tide. 4 miles


Lon Goed - a beautiful 6 mile avenue of hardwood trees and a paradise for walkers. 1 mile from the cottage

Wales Coast Path – Walk west towards Pwllheli and the Llyn Peninsula along Abererch beach, or walk east towards Criccieth and Porthmadog. Nearest joining point is Afonwen, 1 mile from the cottage

Yr Eifl (The Rivals) – Mountain range including the highest point on the Llyn Peninsula. 4.5 miles in length. 7 miles from cottage.

Plenty of mountain walks to choose from in Snowdonia National Park, just 9 miles from this Criccieth self catering cottage. Snowdon, the highest, is a must. The nearest route starts from Rhyd-ddu, or you can catch the train from Llanberis to the summit café. 19 / 24 miles.


Lon Eifion - old railway track from Bryncir to Caernarfon. Join path in Bryncir, 5 miles


Afonwen Farm Pony Trekking Centre offers beach and coastal rides, with ponies to suit riders of all skill levels. (open school holidays and for the summer season). 1 mile


Cricieth Golf Club – 11 unique holes, noted for its stunning views and the peace and tranquility of its surroundings. 4 miles

Pwllheli Golf Club - 18 hole golf course, suitable for golfers of all ages and abilities. 6 miles

Nefyn and District Golf Club - 26 holes, offering two cliff top 18 hole courses set in spectacular coastal scenery. 10 miles


Llanystumdwy - 6 acre lake and river fishing on the Dwyfor. 3 miles

Eisteddfa Fishery, Pentrefelin - a five lake coarse and trout fishing complex. 6 miles

Cwm Ystradllyn lake - picturesque setting with brown and rainbow trout. 10 miles


Pwllheli Sailing Club, Pwllheli Marina – excellent facilities and possibly the best sailing waters in the U.K. 6 miles

Abersoch beach offers flat water for wakeboarding and waterskiing, sailing, power boating and windsurfing. 12 miles

Find out more about watersports on the Llyn Peninsula.


Brilliantly located between Snowdonia National Park and the Llyn Peninsula, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, this quirky cottage offers a great variety of activities and attractions on its doorstep.

Only 4 miles from Criccieth, Melin Chwilog is located within its own, large secluded garden in the peaceful little village of Chwilog. The local pub, post office/grocery/newsagent and butcher’s shop are all within a 3 minute walk. There are also many good restaurants and pubs serving meals nearby and some of the best include the Poacher’s and Mynydd Ednyfed in Cricieth (4 miles) and Plas Bodegroes in Efailnewydd (6 miles).

The area offers a wide range of things to do and see. For families and groups, Glasfryn Activity & Adventure Centre (4.5 miles) will keep everyone entertained for a full day with activities ranging from go-karting to quad bikes, ten-pin bowling, archery and even wakeboarding. For a more relaxing day out, travel on one of the seven narrow gauge railways in the area, visit the Lloyd George Museum in Llanystumdwy or the glorious castle and beaches at the beautiful seaside town of Criccieth. Melin Chwilog is also within 12 miles of Portmeirion, the famously designed Italian village, and many National Trust properties.

Snowdonia is famous for its rugged mountains, breathtaking views and endless activities. The highest peaks in Wales can be found here, including Snowdon, the highest. Numerous walks lead up to its peak, or if you’re feeling less energetic, take the famous Snowdon Mountain Railway from Llanberis to the top and enjoy the magnificent scenery in comfort. For golden beaches, dramatic coastline and pretty coastal villages, head to the beautiful Llyn Peninsula. Please also note that a stay at Melin Chwilog is not complete without experiencing the taste of a Cadwalader’s ice cream at its founding home in Cricieth, whilst enjoying the spectacular views across Cardigan Bay.

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31 Aug 2014


"Relaxing break"

Had a brilliant stay at this cottage.well equipped,everything you needed was supplied .the owner anne was warm& welcoming .the house itself is lovely& the stream in the garden added to its character … More

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Calendar last updated:21 Aug 2014

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