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Cosy Cottage Near Beach with Games Room | Bwthyn-Bryn-Hir

Dog FriendlyNear BeachNear PubReal Fire

This cosy cottage near the beach with a games room is tucked away in the most idyllic location. Dating from the 17th century, it is packed full of character, including two fabulous inglenook fireplaces.

You’ll find Bwthyn-Bryn-Hir (Also known as Bwthyn yr Ardd) on the edge of the seaside town of Criccieth on Pen Llyn (the Llyn Peninsula). Built in 1671, it is the original cottage wing of the handsome Georgian manor house next door. It sleeps up to 5 guests, and well-behaved pets are also welcome.

This cottage is really quite delightful. Carefully renovated to preserve its original features - we love the exposed beams and stonework - the accommodation is bright, comfortable, and welcoming.

It’s a fantastic little spot. Bwthyn-Bryn-Hir is just a short walk from the beautiful seaside town of Criccieth with its medieval castle, browsable boutiques, and big sandy beaches. As well as some excellent places to eat out, there are plenty of activities and watersports to enjoy too.

On the ground floor of this cosy cottage near the beach with a games room, you’ll find a large sitting room with an inglenook fireplace and wood burner. This is a lovely room with exposed beams and stone work, thick stone walls and shuttered windows. A great place to hunker down in.

The well equipped kitchen diner is equally characterful, with more exposed beams and another large inglenook fireplace with a wood burner. Don’t miss the original beehive bread oven in the fireplace. More contemporary features include an electric oven and hob, as well as a dishwasher. The farmhouse dining table seats up to six guests. Upstairs, you’ll find three very decent sized bedrooms - a king size double which has an en suite shower room, as well as a twin bedroom and single room which share a family bathroom, with a shower over bath.

It’s worth noting that one of the beautiful original features at this cottage is its narrow stone spiral staircase - it is one of the defining details of the cottage, but please enquire if you are concerned about accessibility.

Outside you can look forward to a large private garden with pretty sloping lawns and mature trees and shrubs. As well as an adjacent woodland to explore, the cottage has its own games barn with table tennis and pool tables. Perfect rainy day entertainment for the kids.

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Cottage Type
Dog Friendly, Near Beach, Near Pub, Real Fire
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating, Smoke detector, Carbon monoxide detector, First Aid kit, Fire extinguisher or blanket
1 Pet, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board, Smart TV, Toys/ Games/ Books, Mobile phone reception
Private Garden, Shared Garden, BBQ, Bike Storage
Additional Information
Games Room
Bike storage in the barn which is exclusively for the use of guests of Bwthyn-Bryn-Hir

Sister Properties:

Bryn-Hir-Mawr - sleeps 23

Plas-Bryn-Hir - sleeps 13

Gorwel-Bryn-Hir - sleeps 18

Stabal-Bryn-Hir - sleeps 5

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This cosy cottage near the beach with a games room in Criccieth is ideally placed for exploring Eryri (Snowdonia) and the Pen Llyn (the Llyn Peninsula). It’s a great location for all ages and holiday preferences because there are just so many great things to do on the doorstep.

Nature lovers will love the proximity to mountains, rolling countryside and beautiful golden beaches, but it’s close to some great little towns and attractions too. There is no shortage of great places to eat out nearby, including Dylan’s restaurant in Criccieth, and Ysgwar in Tremadog.

Criccieth sits at the gateway to Pen Llyn (the Llyn Peninsula). It is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and slightly more remote, and therefore less visited, than other parts of North Wales. It is a great place for anyone who wants to feel like they have properly ‘got away from it all’.

It’s an exceptionally beautiful coastline, which – being North Wales – comes with a magnificent mountain backdrop. It’s the kind of place where you can take a picnic to a ‘secret’ cove or beach and feel like you have the whole place to yourself – because you probably will. Busier beaches like Pwllheli and Abersoch are brilliant playgrounds for all sorts of watersports and have a dedicated surfer / kitesurfer following.

This cosy cottage near the beach with a games room is just a ten minute walk from Criccieth. The town is a lovely place to explore, with its traditional Welsh tearooms, some great places to eat out, as well as some very decent fish & chips. There are some great little independent shops along with browsable galleries and antiques, and don’t miss the spectacular medieval fortress in the centre of the town.

Over at Porthmadog – around five miles from the cottage – you’ll find a high street full of independent shops. The harbour has a good selection of restaurants and cafes, and if you’re a fan of real ales look out for the Purple Moose brewery too. Porthmadog is also home to what will be your closest large supermarket (as well as plenty of independent stores, there’s a large Tesco on the High Street).

You can also jump on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railways at Porthmadog for a magical ride through Eryri's (Snowdonia’s) mountain landscapes. The railways run a regular service throughout the year, with family-friendly and some themed events in school holidays.

If you’re looking for family-friendly activities and attractions to enjoy during your stay, you’re close to the Glasfryn Parc Activity Centre, Dragon Raiders Activity Park, and the Dwyfor Ranch Animal Farm and Activity Park. Bounce Below, Zip World and the Llechwedd Slate Caverns are a scenic 45 minute drive into the mountains at Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Portmeirion, with its much-loved Italian-style fantasy village and beautiful woodlands and gardens is a short drive beyond Porthmadog. It’s a great place to look around, and you can also stock up on quality pottery, ceramics and kitchenware. Look out for the fabulous views across the Dwyryd estuary. You really can’t come to this part of North Wales without making a visit.

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