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Awel Y Mor

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1059165)


Menai Holiday Cottages rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Kevin

    “Had a great stay at Awel Y Mor such a big place and the view of the sea and castle are breathtaking the outside roof terrace is amazing, comfy beds and great wet room with powerful shower, there are quite a few maintenance issues and so many light bulbs out I lost count and the dust and cobwebs were a bit much these should of been addressed before our arrival, the front door and key lock on wall really does need some urgent maintenance, a few things where old and worn that need replacing the heating was off when we arrived and the place was freezing and smelled of damp, could not find any air fresheners, the kids played count the dead flies in the living room lamp with one of the bulbs broken which was a bit embarrassing, hopefully they fix the issues I have mentioned as if they are not made aware how can they address them.”

    - Kevin, October 2023


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x bunk bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Gas central heating, electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs with Freeview, WiFi, 1 of the 2 TV's has Netflix
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • On-street parking
  • Rear patio with furniture and barbecue
  • First-floor terrace with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: This property does not have a garden
  • Note: The front door opens directly onto the street, children and toddlers should be supervised
  • Note: Spiral staircase can be slippery when wet, please take care
  • Note: Towels are not provided, please ensure to bring your own
  • Tea towels, oven gloves and hand towels are provided.

The property

Awel Y Mor, a lovely end-terrace cottage in Criccieth, Gwynedd, is located in the heart of the town.

The cottage is a great hideaway for a family or group of six, with fantastic amenities, beautiful beaches and historic Welsh villages right on your doorstep.

On-street parking is provided in front of the house to quickly unpack and step inside to find charming surprises.

Enter the cottage to find a large living/dinning room with lovely rustic characteristics such as an exposed stone wall and wooden furnishings, as well as a woodburning stove for colder evenings, dining for six, two cushioned sofas and a smart TV with Netflix.

The cottage is well equipped for a self catering for up to 6 people, with a galley kitchen with a 4 ring gas hob, separate electric oven and grill, micro wave, toaster, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

Prepare a healthy breakfast before touring the Llŷn Peninsula and end the day with your family's favourite home-cooked meal.

There is a charming rear snug sitting room at the back of the house with a further exposed stone wall and a Freeview TV with large windows overlooking the bay and the castle, ideal for younger guests or those seeking a quieter respite.

Awel y Mor has three bedrooms, including a king sized bed, a twin bedroom and bunk beds, to rest up before the day's adventures.

There is a convenient ground floor wet room and a spacious family bathroom upstairs with access to the large decked terrace.

Outside the property there is a patio area with a BBQ and a space to store bikes, dirty boots, body/surf boards.

A spiral staircase leads directly to the large terrace which is decked and surrounded by glass panelling for alfresco dining, there are also sun loungers so the sea and castle views can be enjoyed.

While you gather around the outdoor seats or relax on the sun loungers with a good book, take in the dazzling sea views and lively bay, as well as Criccieth's majestic hilltop Castle.

You'll be in the heart of Criccieth, near to a variety of amenities and attractions; dine in a traditional Welsh pub, grab takeaway fish and chips before heading to the sandy beaches, or climb the hill for a better view of the magnificent Criccieth Castle.

If you want to see more of this gorgeous part of Wales, head east to Porthmadog, a prominent coastal town with three scenic train routes connecting guests to Caernarfon and Blaenau Ffestiniog, or trek across The Cob, a well-loved path with stunning views of the sea.

Make a point of visiting nearby Portmeirion, a delightful Italian-style village created and developed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, complete with unique architecture, woodland walks, and charming shops and cafés.

Along the Llŷn Peninsula, a variety of coastal paths with breath-taking views and wildlife, as well as watersports and numerous historic sites, are all within easy reach; drive to the vibrant village of Abersoch, where sandy beaches, perfect waves for surfing, and seafront cafés await for a fantastic day along the Welsh coast.

Awel Y Mor is the place to go if you want to see the best of North Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Porthmadog 5 miles; Portmeirion 8 miles; Abersoch 15 miles.

Often described as the 'Pearl of Wales on the shores of Snowdonia’, this delightful seaside town is situated just 5 miles from Porthmadog. The town’s 13th century castle perches majestically on a rocky outcrop, dominating the skyline and offering superb views of Tremadog Bay and the Snowdonia mountains. Watersports enthusiasts will be delighted by the two beaches, whilst walkers and bikers are spoilt for choice by the proximity of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Stroll along the beaches, watch porpoises playing in the surf, or relax in the various pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, sampling the famous Cadwalader’s ice cream. Further afield, attractions such as Portmeirion’s wonderful Italianate gardens, the Ffestiniog railway in Porthmadog, Harlech Castle, Caernarfon Castle and the beautiful beaches and renowned golf courses of the Llyn Peninsula are all within an easy drive.


This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas