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Gyda'r Llif

Llanystumdwy near Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1075367)


Menai Holiday Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Review(s)

  • Bleddyn

    “Beautifully refurbished stone terraced house.”

    Great cosy home from home facilities. Ideally situated for riverside walks by the afon Dwyfor. Would definitely recommend and stay there again.

    Great cosy home from home facilities. Ideally situated for riverside walks by the afon Dwyfor. Would definitely recommend and stay there again.

    - Bleddyn, December 2023


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x King room, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: There is a Good Housekeeping bond of £300

The property

Criccieth 1.7 miles.

Gyda'r Llif is a charming stone-fronted terrace cottage resting in the small village of Llanystumdwy near to the popular seaside town of Criccieth.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to four guests, Gyda'r Llif, set on the Welsh Coastal Path alongside the banks of the stunning Afon Dwyfor is the ideal tourist base for exploring Llanystumdwy and beyond, with the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park and the port town of Porthmadog easily accessible.

Pulling up outside the property you can select your parking spot just on the roadside outside of the cottage.

Look forward to unwinding in front of the woodburning stove with a glass of wine and your favourite TV show in the beautifully rustic sitting room, with traditional wooden beams and exposed stonework.

Whip up delicious treats in the fully functioning kitchen for your group, which has a handy dishwasher which they can load in turn for your cooking!

Settle down around the dining table to tuck into a delicious meal and make exciting plans for the days ahead.

When the night draws to a close, guests can climb the stairs where they will discover two bedrooms, the first being a king room where you can fall asleep to the tranquil flow of the Afon Dwyfor, and the other a twin with relaxing blue décor reflecting the towns coastal surroundings.

Guests will benefit from the modern shower room on this floor, where they can enjoy freshening up after a long day of exploring.

Treat your family to an alfresco breakfast on the delightful patio area outside as the children play, and your canine companion stretches their legs beside you.

Gyda'r Llif offers it’s guests a host of amenities and things to do right on their very doorstep in the small village of Llanystumdwy, from glorious walks alongside the Afon Dwyfor, sampling delicious Welsh beers at the Tafarn Y Plu, setting out for an action packed day at the Dragon Raiders Activity Park where you can choose from paintballing, Segway’s and quad biking, or treating the children to a visit to Rabbit Farm where they can meet the local animals.

In Criccieth a visit to the remarkable 13th century castle is a must, with its superb views overlooking the town, Tremadog Bay and the Snowdonia mountains.

Take a short drive to the charming coastal town of Porthmadog, home to all the amenities you could need during your visit and a picturesque harbour.

Make sure to make a stop at the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, where you can take a short train ride out.

Further afield, you will find the splendid Italian village of Portmeirion, known for its vibrant architecture, Italianate gardens, and impressive coastal views.

Gyda'r Llif is a great base for walkers and those whish to explore the great outdoors, it's location offers limitless walks right from the doorstep.

For the perfect opportunity to explore all North Wales has to offer in a relaxing setting, choose Gyda'r Llif!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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 Eryri (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.

Note : Please note there is a good house keeping bond of £150.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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