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Pretty Three Bedroom Home Near Criccieth | Graig Bach

Dog FriendlyNear BeachNear PubReal Fire

This pretty three bedroom home near Criccieth on the Llyn Peninsula is in a fab location, with beaches, mountains, castles and beautiful walks on the doorstep. It has three large bedrooms, and sleeps up to seven guests.

The cottage is almost exactly equidistant between two great holiday bases in North Wales: Criccieth, with its medieval castle, art galleries and great big beaches, and Porthmadog, with its pretty harbour, interesting shops and heritage steam railways. Both towns have some fabulous places to eat out. They are each just a five minute drive.

Graig Bach is a particularly pretty stone cottage – in fact it is so picture perfect it looks like it might well have inspired the original gingerbread house design. We love the intricately carved bargeboards under the steep gables and porch.

The cottage is quiet, set back from the road, and surrounded by the most beautiful lawned gardens with mature shrubs and trees. There’s plenty of space to dine al fresco, and it’s a lovely place to sit and listen to the chirrup and hum of the birds and the bees.

This pretty three bedroom home near Criccieth has a sociable welcoming layout, and is ideally equipped for family holidays, or a getaway with a group of friends.

Downstairs, there is a large open plan living area with a feature stone fireplace. A plump sofa and easy chairs are arranged around a toasty log burning stove. Bright and airy by day, but extremely cosy by eve, it’s the kind of place you could get very comfortable indeed, especially if you manage to nab the fireside rocking chair ahead of your fellow guests.

From the living room area, walk through to the dining area, with a dining table to seat six. The kitchen beyond is very new and smart, well laid out and extremely well equipped. There is a large central island, two ovens and a microwave. There are two fridge freezers too, so plenty of room for your holiday drinks and treats.

Also downstairs, you’ll also find a loo, and a handy utility / boot room which comes with a washer dryer and plenty of space to cast off muddy shoes and boots.

Upstairs there are three large bedrooms, two with king size beds and one twin room which comes with an optional pull out third bed. One of the king size bedrooms comes with an en suite shower room, and there is a separate family bathroom with bath.

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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
2 Pets, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, TV, Mobile phone reception
Private Garden, Off street parking
Additional Information
Netflix/Amazon prime

Floor Plans




You’ll find this pretty three bedroom home near Criccieth in the small village of Pentrefelin, halfway between the towns of Criccieth and Porthmadog. It’s a great location for all ages and holiday preferences because there are so many 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.

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

It is home to 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.

If you enjoy walking, you might want to explore the Wales Coast Path which winds its way around the Llyn through small fishing villages, along estuaries and sandy beaches. You’ll take in some of the UK’s most spectacular coastal scenery along the way. If you like to head into the mountains on your hols, Yr Eifl, a short distance away on the Llyn’s rugged north coast, is a fantastic day of walking. On a clear day you can see as far as the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland from its summit.

Criccieth is just over two miles away from the cottage. This small seaside town is a lovely place to explore, with its traditional Welsh tearooms, some excellent places to eat out, as well as some very decent fish & chips. And you can’t miss Cadwaladers ice cream shop! There are some great little independent shops with browsable galleries and antiques along the high street. Criccieth Castle - a spectacular medieval fortress in the centre of the town - is a fascinating and atmospheric place to explore.

Over at Porthmadog – two miles from the cottage in the other direction – you’ll find a high street full of independent shops. The harbour has a good selection of restaurants and cafés, 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 (there’s a large Tesco on the High Street).

You can jump on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railways at Porthmadog for a magical ride through Snowdonia. 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, you’re close to the Glasfryn Parc Activity Centre 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, the much-loved Italian-style village designed by Clough Williams-Ellis, is a short drive beyond Porthmadog. It’s a great place to spend the day, and you can stock up on quality pottery, ceramics and kitchenware whilst you’re there. Look out for the fabulous views across the Dwyryd estuary from splendid woodlands and gardens. You really can’t come to this part of North Wales without making a visit.

Here's a link for more information on the local area that you might find useful:
Things to do in Criccieth

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Guest Reviews

Matt Hobley

We had a lovely week at this cottage. Criccieth is an excellent location for Snowdonia, the coast and the Llyn Peninsula and we made the most of all this fantastic area has to offer. The cottage is very comfortable and the wood burner a welcome touch (helping us to dry out on occasion!). As others have said, the driveway is tight when leaving the property. Care is needed here. The bedrooms are a bit restrictive terms of head height if you are tall, too (6’6″ in my case). While the kitchen is pretty well equipped, the lack of dishwasher could be a chore if your party is large enough to fill the cottage and you plan to cook more extravagant meals. We ate out most of the time and this is highly recommended (check out the pizzas and icecream at the Glaslyn in Beddgelert).

Helen Powell

Gorgeous and spacious cottage, tucked away in a super location for exploring. Well equipped with comfortable beds but the cottage’s real plus is watching the wildlife from the windows- rabbits, bank voles, bats and numerous birds. We will definitely be back some time.

John Goulding

We stayed at the cottage in February 2023 and we were very impressed with the cottage.The level of decor is excellent and everything is provided in the kitchen.The cottage is a little difficult to find from the main road and as other reviews have mentioned, the entrance to the drive is extremely tight with stone walls either side,consequently i ended up scratching my wife bumper.

Lisa Perkins

Graig-Bach is a fabulous cottage,very comfortable, welcoming and warm. The kitchen facilities are fantastic, modern and well equipped. Overall, very clean and well presented. It should be noted that the driveway up to the property is extremely narrow, if you have a small car you won’t have a problem but our 4×4 SUV was a very tight squeeze! It would have been nice to have a gate but only because we had our dog with us. Graig-Bach is ideally situated for some wonderful beaches and walks. Black Rock Sands is a particular favourite of ours. We were blessed with some glorious weather and our short 3 day break was fabulous. Thank you!

Julian Whitlock

An excellent property with a good location which is both modern and well equipped but a lovely homely feeling.
Strangely it does not have a dishwasher despite a large and otherwise comprehensive kitchen/breakfast room.
It could also do with some kitchen knives!
The bedrooms and bathrooms were like the rest of the property comfortable, decent size, clean and well presented.
One problem is the tap on the bath which is located too close to the wall meaning it is not possible to get hot water without twisting the whole tap.
The access to the property is via a narrow stone lined drive which would challenge a wide vehicle such as a Range Rover, Tesla S or similar.


Rachel, Alex, Becky, Si, Emma and Dan
Absolutely beautiful home away from home – love staying here!
Thank you so much!

Hazeldire Family

3-10 September 2021
Wonderful holiday cottage, everything you could wish for. Beautiful countryside and villages and of course the people, so friendly.

The Evans Family

20-27 August 2021
Lovely house and location. We all had a fantastic time and can’t wait to come back again.
Thank you for a lovely relaxing staycation.

The Harris Family

3-6 December 2021
We had the best family time, the cottage has everything you could possibly need. It’s so cosy, comfortable sofas and beds, so warm too.
Close to beautiful walks along the beach and local countryside. Loved the local shops and restaurants too.
Will definitely be back.
Love the Harris family x

Graig-Bach Happy Guests

Warm & Cosy.
Must Do’s and See’s
– Dylans Restaurant
– Zipworld
– Harlech Castle

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