Magical Character Holiday Cottage Near Criccieth | Llys-Derwin
Llys-Derwin is a magical character holiday cottage near Criccieth in North Wales. Built in the 16th century with the blood money of King Henry VIII in his effort to influence the nearby monastery the cottage is a fascinating combination of old world charm and modern comforts.
A tree-lined path leads us to the front door of this picturesque stone house. The front door of which leads us straight into a large lounge. An impressive inglenook fireplace dominates the space with big comfortable armchairs and sofa helping guests to relax in front of the warming flames at the end of an action packed day.
The adjoining kitchen is smaller but everything you need for a holiday is included. Oven, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave etc. and all the utensils and crockery that you’d expect in a five star cottage. Again modern fitted units and stainless steel appliances seem to sit easily with the 400 year old oak panelled dividing wall and deep set casement windows.
We have to return through the lounge and climb up a very exiting stone spiral staircase to get to the bedrooms. Children, young and old are bound to enjoy having their own bit of castle to climb before bed. Although, if you’re any taller than Dobby, you will have to watch your head.
There are two bedrooms upstairs. One double room and one twin room. Both bedrooms, like the rest of the house, are decorated in wonderful bold colours and littered with interesting antique furniture and fixtures. A large central landing also leads to the family bathroom at the far end of the house. A Victorian washbasin and wc is complimented by an enamelled roll top bath.