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Ymwlch Bach Farmhouse Coastal Cottage in Criccieth, Gwynedd

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From: €328 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 3 Bathroom 1

Ymwlch Bach Farmhouse Coastal Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
This comfortable, homely property is half of a traditional Victorian farmhouse. The house has been sympathetically converted to provide cosy and fully self-contained holiday accommodation on a 96-acre working farm only three miles from Criccieth. Well equipped throughout and providing a welcoming mix of antique furnishings and up to the moment modern convenience, this three-bedroom house is beautifully decorated throughout. With panoramic views of Snowdonia National Park from the bedrooms, this property also has an utterly charming sitting room with an open fire and mountain views. A perfect location for those wanting to explore the breathtaking mountain countryside that surrounds this idyllic location.

Often described as the ‘Pearl of Wales on the shores of Snowdonia', Criccieth is a tranquil and delightful seaside town just five miles from Porthmadog. The town is dominated by a 13th Century castle that towers over the settlement on a rocky outcrop. From the castle there are superb views of Tremadog Bay and the Snowdonia mountains. The area is a haven for water sports enthusiasts with two pristine beaches and walkers and hikers have the magnificence of the Snowdonia National Park to explore with a myriad of footpaths and walks throughout the region. The town itself is well served with restaurants, pubs, shops and tea-rooms, giving visitors an opportunity to sample the famous Cadwalader's Ice Cream. In the immediate vicinity is a wealth of attractions including Portmeirion's Italianate gardens, the Ffestiniog railway in Porthmadog, Harlech Castle, Caernarfon Castle and the beautiful beaches and renowned golf courses of the Lleyn Peninsula.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Oil-filled electric radiators with open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, use of owner's washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, TV with basic Sky, Blu-ray DVD, WiFi. Electricity and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair by arrangement. Off road parking for 3 cars. Bike storage. Lawned garden and front patio with furniture, BBQ and stunning mountain views. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles. Beach and Criccieth Castle 3 miles. Note: This property is suitable for a maximum of 6 including infants. Note: Check-in between 2pm and 6pm, check-out 9:30 am.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a Farm
  • Rural location
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Subbarayan, September 2020
September 2020
Fantastic cottage, located on a sheep farm run by a friendly and helpful family.. The cottage has everything that you could want, rooms spacious with comfortable beds. Good quality shower in the bathroom, and all the appliances you need in the kitchen. Decent TV in the lounge, great views from every window. Nice outside seating areas from which to take in the stunning mountain scenery. Excellent location for popular tourist attractions such as Snowdonia, Beddgelert, Betws-y-Coed, Criccieth, Porthmadoc, Barmouth etc. Many castles are also close by. On a clear night you get an excellent view of the night sky and if you're lucky you may see the milky way and a few od the planets in our solar system. You can either eat in, or just a couple if miles down the road is an excellent pub restaurant called The Goat (Tafern Y Afr) where we had many excellent meals at a reasonable price.
Mr Streluk, September 2020
September 2020
It is a very scenic cottage with lushes of green and mountains all around.. However, the living area carpet could be refurbished. The furniture could be changed to be more comfortable with some recline options. The throw on the furniture looked a bit dirty and they need not be put on the sofa as it wasn't welcoming. The kitchen had everything we needed except for some big utensils.The bedroom cupboards hardly had any shelves for storage. It had the hangers though. However, this cottage is very ideal for a small family of 4 and for a romantic getaway for couples. The house had heaters and it kept us warm all the time. There were enough log provided by the landlord which spared us for the whole holiday. The landlord was very hospitable welcoming us with a freshly baked home made cake. The laundry facilities were easily accessible. There was enough storage to store the bikes etc in the garage next to the cottage. Couple of times, our privacy got interrupted by the landlord doing gardening at the front of the house making some noise in the morning. The landlord's dog was let loose once (Farm house) and that was an invasion of privacy for me as an individual. I would recommend this cottage definitely for a peaceful serene holiday makers who would like to see both sunrise and sunset from their abode as the house faces East at the front and West at the backyard. We had a lovely holiday except for a few improvements to recommend.
Mr Streluk
September 2020
The farmhouse itself was lovely, comfortable and full of original character.. Mrs. Watkins was welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. She had provided a home made bara brith cake for our arrival. Everything that we needed was provided and it was useful to be able to wash and dry clothes, with the Welsh weather soaking us a couple of times! Perhaps the main thing that will stay in our memories, however are the fantastic, long ranging views from every window in the house of the mountains and Cwm Pennant valley. A stay here is strongly recommended!
Mr Cordingley, September 2020
July 2020
Had a fantastic week at Ymwlch Bach Farmhouse.. Amazing views all around. Great walks nearby.and the beach at Black rock sands Cottage is ok but in need of a good deep clean all around the property especially the carpets. Stayed with 4 adults an 2 young children but would be a squeeze if 6 adults stayed.not enough lounge seating for 6 people. Decor of the the house could do with an update. That said the kitchen was very well equipped & lady host was very pleasant & helpful. Great fire at night when it got a bit chilly. Lovely having a morning coffee just sat looking at those views as well.
Mr Guy, July 2020r
November 2019
Very enjoyable holiday.. Great experience.
Mr Flanagan
April 2019
A lovely, cosy farmhouse with incredible views of the mountains.. Great location for NW Wales. We loved the home made cake on arrival, the open fire and the comfy beds. The kids loved it too.
Mrs Povey
April 2019
We had everything we needed and more.. The kitchen was well stocked and had the extra things we needed like a cot and highchair. We even had mini Easter eggs left for us on the kitchen table and a cake. Nothing was no trouble, we washed out one of our sons blankets and put it on the line to dry during the day, while we were out it was raining and the owner got the blanket in and dry it out and gave it to us that night. This was amazing and very helpful. There was a lot of space for our two young boys to play in and outside as well. We all loved our break away.
Mr Castle
October 2018
Mrs Watkins was a generous and welcoming host.. The house was warm and cosy with all the facilities and equipment we needed for our stay. We would definitely stay here again.
Ms O'Dowd
September 2018
This property was amazing.. .. Mrs Watkins is an absolute gem and made sure that everything in her cottage was perfect and that i was taken care of. As a solo female traveler, i could not ask for more. She baked a cake for my arrival and it was such a nice touch. I look forward to staying here many more times as the views from every room were simply stunning! It was also nice to have a cup of tea in the morning with my host so that i could learn a little more about the area and places to go.
Mr Wareham
August 2018
We had a fantastic time and it was a lovely cottage
Mr Reid
August 2018
We have just returned from a lovely stay in Ymwlch Bach Farmhouse with 2 adults and 4 children.. The house is clean, comfortable and well equipped and the home baked cake on arrival was much appreciated. The location is ideal with great views of the mountains, only 20-30 minutes drive from the beach at Black Rock Sands, ZipWorld Bounce Below, cycle hire in the forest at Beddgelert bikes and canyoning "Adventures with Bob" at Llyn Gwynant - all highly recommended by the teenagers! Many thanks to Mrs Watkins for promptly posting back some clothes we left behind!
Mrs May
June 2018
Mrs Watkins was very welcoming and we enjoyed the Barabrith cake she had baked for us.. The house was cosy and comfortable with everything needed for a self catering holiday.
Mrs Brennan
May 2018
Perfect location for exploring the beautiful places in North Wales.. Beautiful views. A little further from Criccieth than we had expected therefore a car is essential. I do not believe this property should be advertised as in Criccieth as it clearly is not. The lounge area in the property was very dusty and in need of a thorough clean, the rest of the property was acceptable. Sufficient space for six adults although an extra bathroom would be beneficial.
Dr Spencer
April 2018
Lovely place.. Nice and warm. Mrs Watkins was very welcoming and friendly. The only one thing I would have liked to know about was that there was a £2 charge for the washing machine and the same for the drier for each load. We have 3 very active children and hence a lot of washing. If we had known I would have brought more clothes from home or might have considered looking for alternative accommodation.
Mr Jackman
March 2018
The property sleeps 6 but only 5 can sit in the living room comfortably (3 seater and 2 seater sofa).. The property is probably more suited for people with younger children (we had 2 adults, 2 x 15, 13 and 11) The bedrooms were nice but we had to use the spare blankets from the cupboards to cover the curtains as they did not block out the morning light. Each room had an electric, oil filled radiator so we were never cold. Lots and lots of hot water. Lovely location but you do need to drive to everything so bring in your own supplies. The ad clearly says that you share the farmhouse with the owner but the division does feel slightly uncomfortable as there are 3 locked doors that lead into the owners part of the property. The main bedroom with the double and single is directly above the owners living room. All in all it was nice but we need a larger property for our size family.
Mr Lindley
August 2017
Very warm welcome when we arrived including a plate of welsh scones.. Excellent facilities.
Mrs Frost
October 2016
We had a lovely welcome by Mrs Watkins and enjoyed the cake and fruit she gave us.. The house was spacious and comfortable for us and our two young children and very cosy with the open fire. We had everything we needed in the house and it is close to the shops in Porthmadog. It is a good location for exploring North Wales and we had a great week doing just that.
Sally R
September 2015
I booked to go with my 3 grand children ages 17,15 & 9. It is a lovely peaceful location & safe, we had a fun packed week visiting Snowden, Zip Wire, Bounce Below, Portmeirion, Black Rock Sands, Porthmadoc, Caernavon, Llanfair P.G, & Beaumaris. The children are already planning a return trip and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The location is perfect as it is within driving distance of most if not all of the main Snowdonia attractions. The owner Mrs Watkins is a perfect host and you wouldn't have known she was next door, but on hand for advice when needed, also bakes a lovely Bara Brith which was very welcome. Would recommend a stay and would definetly return.
Ms Evans
September 2015
The location is perfect for travelling in around Snowdonia, and the property is in a safe quiet area. The property had all the mod cons yet still retained the natural beauty of an old farmhouse. Would recommend a stay and are looking to return.
August 2015
We stayed for a week with our 2 children. The house is really nice and in such a quiet and scenic location. Plenty to do nearby and the owner is really nice and helpful.
Dr Brimicombe
July 2015
We had a lovely stay at Ymwlch Bach. We enjoyed the wonderful views and it was very easy to get to both Criccieth and Porthmadog. Our children particularly enjoyed running around in the garden and seeing all of the sheep in the surrounding fields.
July 2015
We had a lovely week here with our two small children. Lovely views in all directions, a little garden for the kids to run around in, enough space inside for us, and very easy to get down to the coast at Criccieth or Porthmadog, or into Snowdonia. I don't think I would recommend it for more than 4 adults though - the sitting room and one small bathroom would be a real squeeze for that many.
Mr Clark
April 2015
In a fantastic location with wonderful views from every room. There were many local attractions within a short drive. Everything was perfect, even the weather.
Jamie F
February 2015
We had a really nice stay here. The landlady - who lives in the adjoining but completely separate part of the house - had baked us a cake on arrival. The views are tremendous and the accommodation offers a great base for exploring North Wales.
Ms Dagnall
March 2014
The views from the house are stunning. There are many interesting walks, beaches and other tourist attractions very close at hand.
Mrs Kelly
August 2013
Excellent location, beautiful views, lovely welcome from the owner.
Mr Hewson
July 2013
The property had stunning views and very comfortable accommodation. The owner had provided lots of additions, not generally found in holiday accommodation.
Mr Simons
September 2012
The owner couldn't have been more helpful. The views and the location of the cottage were amazing. Doesn't get much better.
Ms Knott
September 2012
Beautiful setting. Very friendly welcome with flowers, cake and chocolates to greet us. Excellent base for exploring Llyn peninsula and Snowdonia.
Mrs Rankmore
July 2012
Beautiful views and a friendly owner.
Mr Lycett
October 2011
The property was cosy and comfortable. The log fire was particularly welcome in the evenings. Booking was quick and easy and the mountain views were stunning.
Mr White
June 2011
Fantastic location, brilliant views, extremely helpful host.
Mrs Slater
June 2011
The views and location of the property were delightful and the owner in the property next door was very welcoming and helpful.
Mr Mistry
September 2010
The location was excellent with fantastic views of the mountains. We had fantastic weather and enjoyed the stay. We would go there again.
Mr Crane
November 2009
The holiday was booked very last minute but the owner still had the property clean and ready with a roaring log fire waiting on our arrival. The property was ideally located to visit Criccith, Portmadog and Harlech.
Mrs Jackson
August 2009
Owner very welcoming and friendly. Left us a Bara Brith cake which was delicious! Stunning views from Farmhouse.
Mr Farrah
August 2009
The hostess was very friendly and welcoming.There were also good views of the surrounding hills and a safe location for the children.
Mr Arthur
August 2009
Shame we took five children, otherwise it would have been very relaxing! The Farmhouse worked very well for our needs.
Mrs McPeake
July 2009
Views were absolutely wonderful and changed throughout the day.Wildlife and birds rich and varied. Friendliness of the owner.
Miss Nel
May 2009
The owner was very friendly and helpful. She left us to ourselves even though we were staying in the same house so we did not feel we were intruding which was great. The property had fantastic views and in a great location for the surrounding attractions. We had a great time and would return.
Mrs Shelat
April 2009
The owner was awaiting our arrival, fire was on. Our stay was very good. We, as a family, were looking forward to a different experience, which we experienced. I would definitely visit again in would love to live in the same property.
Mr Husain
February 2009
Warm welcome, beautiful surroundings, gorgeous house containing everything we needed. Good base allowing us to explore North Wales.
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