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Cosy Cottage Near The Coast Between Porthmadog and Criccieth | Twll

Pet FriendlyNear BeachReal Fire

This cosy detached cottage near the coast between Porthmadog and Criccieth is ideally placed for exploring Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula. On a quiet country lane, with some seriously lovely walks on the doorstep, it sleeps up to five guests in three bedrooms.

It comes with an interesting backstory, as it was once home to the renowned Welsh poet R S Thomas. His friend Clough William Ellis, the architect of Portmeirion, is thought to have helped Thomas to design the delightful terraced garden.

The cottage is in a fantastic little spot, almost exactly equidistant between two great holiday bases in North Wales: Criccieth, with its medieval castle, 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.

This is a single storey cottage, so ideal if you prefer to stay in a place without stairs. The whole cottage has been recently renovated, so everything is smart and new, and the accommodation is bright and welcoming.

The smart kitchen diner is a good size and well equipped with everything you might need to cook up a holiday feast. The dining table seats up to six. There is an electric range cooker with a gas hob, a microwave, dishwasher, and fridge/freezer. There is a separate utility room with a washing machine.

The spacious sitting room has a real fire, and two very comfortable sofas. It’s a great place to hunker down with a good book, or to get cosy with a glass of wine. There is a TV with Freeview. There is also a dining table and chairs to one end of this large room - an alternative to the kitchen diner, or a good place to set up your Scrabble board.

There are three bedrooms at this cosy cottage near the coast between Porthmadog and Criccieth – two doubles and one single. There are two bathrooms – one with a bath, and a second with a walk in shower.

Outside, you’ll find a delightful cottage garden planted with mature shrubs and flowers. It’s a great place to explore, with various nooks and crannies and a lovely little path that winds through it. There is a lawned area too, and a south-facing dining terrace, a great little sun trap and a fabulous place for a spot of summer lunch.

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Cottage Type
Pet Friendly, Near Beach, 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), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board, TV, Mobile phone reception
Private Garden, Enclosed garden, On street parking, Off street parking

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This cosy cottage near the coast between Porthmadog and Criccieth is ideally placed for exploring Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula.

You’ll find it 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 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.

The 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.

Criccieth is just over two miles away from the cottage. 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 – 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 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 (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, 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

David and Annette

What a lovely few days at this fabulous cottage. The garden was amazing and we made good use of it because of the lovely weather we had. The cottage was immaculate with beautiful pictures and paintings throughout clean and warm and very well equipped.


Had a lovely family break with baby and dog. Cottage was in a really good location with lots of places nearby and walks in the immediate vicinity. Everything we needed was in the cottage. Very clean. Host was very good and kept checking we were ok, which was lovely. Welcome gift a nice touch. Overall great holiday .

Margaret sturdy

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely, spacious cottage. It was scrupulously clean and Ann had supplied everything we needed. Communication was good and Ann called to check everything was in order. The cottage was ideally placed to explore the area and there was an abundance of places to visit.

Nicola Edwards

Lovely cottage, much bigger than we expected. Perfect base to explore many beautiful places from. The owner was excellent at communicating and made sure we had everything we needed. Would definitely visit again.

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