Victorian charm comes to the seaside, with a medieval castle thrown in for good measure – welcome to Criccieth, ‘the pearl of Wales on the shores of Snowdonia’.
This small seaside town in Northern Wales boasts two beaches which are separated by a headland fortress with a fascinating and forceful history. It’s a resort is full of character; with its numerous restaurants, quality hotels and dreamy views across the bay it’s the perfect spot for exploring Snowdonia’s mountains and the Llŷn Peninsula.
Criccieth offers a laid back, relaxed atmosphere and with a local community who are welcoming and warm to all who pass through. So whether you are happy to pass the time with a book on the beach or grab a board and head for the Surf of Snowdonia, Criccieth is the perfect location to visit this summer.
And should the picturesque views of Criccieth coming calling to you, then there really is only one place to stay on your visit, and that is the Waterfront Beach House.
Superbly located right on the seafront with panoramic views across Cardigan Bay, this charming, detached Victorian property has been sympathetically renovated to offer comfortable and spacious accommodation with a large wood burner and kitchen complete with Aga and a chunky farmhouse table.
Sleeping up to 25 guests Waterfront Beach House makes a wonderful base for those looking for a large property to accommodate big parties; with an impressive 24 seater dining table for evenings spent dining and laughing together. All the bedrooms come with a sea view and are decorated in a simple, yet chic manner with plenty of chalk painted furniture and crisp white linens meaning no one gets stuck with the ‘worst’ room when bedding down here!
Ideally located just over the road from Criccieth beach, and only a 10-minute walk from the local pubs you will not be short of things to do during your stay. Take the short stroll to Criccieth’s magnificent 13th-century castle and then sample the wide selection of restaurants, pubs and shops on offer in the area. We highly recommend walking up to Dylans for a bite to eat and a glass of red or taking a drive to near by town Abersoch, to try out Aqua Beach Bar for some sundowners with a backdrop to die for.
If its adventure you are after then the house is in easy reach of a superb range of outdoor pursuits in the nearby Snowdonia National Park, including river rapid rafting, Zip World; one of the longest zip lines in Europe, Bounce Below, Surf Snowdonia, forest segways and mountain climbing. Other popular tourist attractions are the Ffestiniog Railway, lively and fashionable Abersoch, and the famous Portmeirion – location of the cult TV series ‘The Prisoner’.
With its direct and easy access onto the beautiful coastal path taking in the amazing views across Cardigan Bay towards the mountains of Snowdonia has never been easier than they are here at the Waterfront Beach House.