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Three Bedroom Cottage With Views To The Sea | Stabal-Bryn-Hir

Dog FriendlyNear BeachNear Pub

This lovely three bedroom cottage with views to the sea, Stabal-Bryn-Hir (also know as Bwythyn Stabal) is surrounded by peaceful woodland. Less than half a mile from the beach and town, it is ideal if you’re looking for a quiet holiday retreat which has lots of options for eating out just a short walk from the front door. You’ll find the cottage tucked away on the edge of Criccieth on Pen Llyn (the Llyn Peninsula). Originally it was the cottage for the horseman looking after the estate's horses. It sleeps up to 5 guests. Well-behaved pets are also welcome.

The cottage is warm, welcoming, and beautifully presented. Set over two floors, the accommodation is bright and very comfortable. As well as a fantastic garden and woodlands to explore, it comes with a well-stocked games barn. Perfect rainy day entertainment for the kids. It’s a fantastic little spot. Stabal 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 water sports to enjoy too. A large entrance hall with coat hooks on the wall, leads into a well proportioned - and well presented - sitting room. The sofas are plump and very comfortable, this is a lovely relaxing den.

The contemporary kitchen diner is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, and a farmhouse style dining table to seat five. There are beautiful views down to the sea from bi-folding doors, which open out into the garden. Here, you’ll find a terrace and picnic style table for al fresco dining.

Upstairs, you’ll find three very decent sized bedrooms - a king size double and a twin bedroom with sea views, and a lovely single bedroom with dormer window. The bedrooms share a family bathroom, which has a shower over bath.

This lovely three bedroom cottage with views to the sea is surrounded by beautiful grounds, and - as well as that games barn - there’s plenty of room for children to run around and explore. And it’s not far to walk with buckets and spades down to the beach.

Relax in the lawned gardens to enjoy the local birdsong, and look out for the 600-year-old yew tree in the grounds along with oak, walnut and Douglas Firs. Enjoy the wonderful sea air, with views across the bay to Harlech and the Rhinogydd mountains beyond.

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Cottage Type
Dog Friendly, Near Beach, Near Pub
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, Games Room, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, Smart TV, Toys/ Games/ Books, Mobile phone reception
Private Garden, Shared Garden, Enclosed garden, Off street parking, Bike Storage
Additional Information
Sister properties:

Bwthyn-Bryn-Hir - sleep 5

Plas-Bryn-Hir - sleeps 13

Bryn-Hir-Mawr - sleeps 23

Gorwel-Bryn-Hir - sleeps 18

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This lovely three bedroom cottage with views to the sea in Criccieth is ideally placed for exploring Snowdonia and 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 lovely three bedroom cottage with views to the sea 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 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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Guest Reviews

Russell Basham

Brilliant location, and accommodation . Booked again for next year already.

Simon Smith

We (2 adults, 14 year old daughter and Italian Spinone dog) thoroughly enjoyed our week stay at STABAL-BRYN-HIR. The wooded private grounds, thick stone wall cottage, comfy sofas, comfortable beds and large secure garden for our dog were all good. Due to the high heat during our week stay, we walked our dog in the mornings, returning to the cottage in the afternoons to enjoy time in the garden beneath the shade of the trees, with view out to sea. The kitchen had everything we required to prepare our meals. We also enjoyed a couple of evening meals from Criccieth Castle Fish & Chips shop, despite the long queue on each occasion. It should be noted if you have a dog that there are a lot of wild rabbits in the private grounds, so we always used a lead outside of the secure garden. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on Criccieth beaches April to September, unless you go beyond Dylans. Of the places we visited during our stay on the Llyn Peninsula our favourite was parking at Morfa Nefyn National Trust car park, down steps, along beach & narrow coast path to the coast guard lookout, then back across golf course to the Ty Coch Inn. We would also recommend walks at Llanbedrog beach & from Bedd Lloyd George memorial up steam through shade of the woods where you and your dog can paddle in the cool Afon Dwyfor river.

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