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Pretty Three Bedroom Home Near Criccieth | Graig Bach

Pet 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
Pet Friendly, Near Beach, Near Pub, Real Fire
Welcome Hamper, Linen, Towels, WiFi, Cot (linen not provided), 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, 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, 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.

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Guest Reviews

Jambor Family

11th – 18th June 2021

Had a lovely time! Great area to stay in!
We especially enjoyed playing skip-bo!!

The Davies Family

July 2021

This is a lovely cottage with lots of ‘extra’ touches – home from home!

We enjoyed lots of lovely walks and days on the beaches – (lots of beautiful ones close by).

We drove to Hell’s Mouth for surfing/bodyboarding. (Teenagers also impressed with the WIFI here as well as the obligatory trip to Sports Direct!!)

Favourite restaurants were Dylan’s and Y Sgwar – reservations are needed for both.

We’d love to return soon.
Thank you!

The Foster Family

August 2021

We have had a lovely family holiday – thank you.
The cottage is very comfortable and well-equipped. Our five year old loved the walk down to Black Rock Sands, and we appreciated the accessibility of both the coast and mountains.

The Cowperthwaites

16th – 23rd July 2021

As above, Black Rock Sands was a great day out. Loved being able to park the car on the beach and the sea was so warm and shallow. We would also recommend Abersoch Water Sports – 2 hour paddle boarding lesson for beginners was great. We had a great week!
Thank you!

Lane Family

09th – 17th July 2021

A very cosy cottage in a great spot. Struggled with the driveway every day Should have bought a smaller car.
Great location to explore from. Try Black Rock Sands beach for a great day, watch out for the wind though.

The Padfield Flint Family

28/05 – 04/06 2021

We have so enjoyed a restorative break in the beautiful Tan y Graig Bach.
The cottage is so well equipped and the beds are so amazingly comfy. There is everything we need and more here.

Thank-you. We hope to return


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