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5 Star Luxury House. Stunning Sea Views. 2 minutes from beach. Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 star Large family house in Criccieth over looking the sea, North Wales - 60 Seconds From The Beach. The High Street Offers Grocery Shops, Restuarants, Pubs And Bars

Ardro is situated with a stunning south facing aspect overlooking the sea cliff in Criccieth. The house has three floors and all rooms are packed with style and character. The dining room and lounge have the original wood floors combined with well chosen antiques with modern touches. These rooms and the master bedroom all overlook the sea and mountains. The large kitchen is open plan, has a lovely wood burning stove, and is perfect for family get-togethers. All four bedrooms are tastefully decorated, comfortable, and ready to provide a wonderful nights sleep. The front terrace is the ideal place to be sitting with your morning coffee watching the dolphins or in the evening with your wine while marvelling at the views and sunsets over the Llyn Penninsula. At the rear of the property is a lovely courtyard with lots of potted plants and outdoor furniture; a real sun trap and perfect for al-fresco dining. And as the day draws to an end you can listen to the rolling waves that will gently send you to sleep. In short - here is everything you need for a wonderful getaway. Please note you will be charged a service fee by Owners direct this can be avoided if you speak with us direct. 01928 590450

Jane Pinnington
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Jane Pinnington

I live in Cheshire with my husband Mark. We have 8 children between us and a scruffy little dog called kitty. Mark works as a lecturer at Liverpool university and I am a support worker for the elderly with Dementia.

Jane Pinnington purchased this house in 2012

Why Jane Pinnington chose Criccieth

Our families have always holidayed in Criccieth; our parents, and us as parents with our children. Mark & I married here in Criccieth, and when Ardro came up for sale, we knew it was the home for us. Mark's parents honeymooned 3 doors away from Ardro in 1947. Criccieth and it's way of life is in our blood. If your still in any doubt please check out our reviews.

What makes this house unique

We benefit from the peace & tranquillity that comes with being by the sea in a town that has essentially remained unchanged for decades. Walking (or just sitting) on the beach replenishes the soul. Fishing from our sea kayak while dolphin watching cannot be beaten.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Awesome location + beautifully furbished home = best vacation ever!”

The Gibson family Medford, New Jersey

This was my fourth visit to Ardro, my husband's first - and it never loses its charm. What a truly wonderful time. You couldn't be closer to the castle, or the beach, and everything else is in walking distance. Ardro is the perfect family vacation home - well appointed throughout and lovingly decorated. The owners, Mark and Jane, ensure everything is tip top before your arrival. A fully equipped kitchen, fabulous ocean views, a private courtyard to the rear, leisurely walks into the village - we have stayed at a hotel in Criccieth before but would always choose Ardro in the future. Prepare to be wowed - the memories linger for weeks after your visit and you'll want to rebook as soon as you get home. Recommended it to our son and fiancee, too. They went in July and loved it. We're hooked!

Review 2

Johnson family

“A wonderful property with owners that go out of their way to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible.”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 13 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This was our second visit to Ardro. Once again we received a lovely, friendly welcome. I didn't think Jane and Mark could improve things last year but they have managed to! A lovely patio at the front of the property is wonderful for sitting out in the sunshine, people (or dolphin if lucky) watching. Ideal for lazing away those moments when others are still getting ready or you're just feeling lazy. We were lucky with the weather and were also able to eat out in the pretty courtyard at the back several times.

We found lots of new places to visit, as well as revisiting some favourites from last year. Ardro is ideally placed for lazing on the beach, long coastal walks, gentle country rambles or more strenuous mountain climbs. The Lleyn peninsular and Anglesey have loads to offer too. For those odd rainy days, and evening fun there are plenty of games and dvd's to enjoy.

Jane gave us the opportunity to try our hands at mackerel fishing; fishing rods available already hooked, but we ran out of time! Once again we had a wonderful holiday, and I have no hesitation in recommending this lovely property.

Review 3

Special touch - evidence of the love poured into this property”

Lesley Cox and family

Lovely home, special touches to make you feel very welcome and nothing too much trouble, fantastic views from downstairs dining room, with chairs in bay, ideal for people watching -(when you can take your eyes of the sea view). Lounge is lovely, again with breathtaking views across the whole bay and over to Llyn Peninsular.

This is a house to love, and with new owners, the visitors book says it all. 'great'.

Bedrooms & bathrooms are lovingly furnished, even the back bedroom has a sea view.

Would recommend this house to all who appreciate good taste and comfort.
Oct 2014
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Criccieth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sorry no pets
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Town
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet
  • Ground floor toilet near to bedroom 1 En suite bathroom with toilet and bath to bedroom 2 First floor toilet and bath/shower next to bedroom 3 large family bath/shower room next to bedroom 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: On the ground floor bedroom 1 a twin bedroom First floor bedroom 2 double bedroom and a side view of the sea. First floor bedroom 3 twin bedroom. Second floor bedroom 4 master bedroom with super king bed with sea view
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This property is a Friday to Friday change over day. Although you may wish a mid week break so please contact us for more dates.


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5 Star Luxury House. Stunning Sea Views. 2 minutes from beach. Sleeps 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples and the house was perfect. The master suite looks over the sea and the castle--a perfect place to sleep, relax or have coffee. Plenty of bathrooms, closets, a large sitting room looking over the sea and a kitchen with everything we needed! We had a lovely week!

Jane was very helpful, leaving excellent restaurant suggestions. The town is charming and easy to navigate. Everyone in our party was fit so the 3 story layout suited us just fine. I wouldn't recommend the house for anyone who has trouble with stairs, however. With the kitchen and dining on the ground floor and sitting room and 2 bedrooms & shower/bath on the first floor (American 2nd), the stairs might be a problem.

We loved our week here and highly recommend the house to active adults and families!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unbeatable location, great house

  • 5 of 5

We were given a warm welcome and shown around the house, and there was a lovely selection of treats left for us too.

The house is clean and well maintained, and stocked with everything you need. The owners use it regularly for family get-togethers so it feels homely.

The location is perfect - right next to the beach, just a little elevated. Also next to the castle and the town. You can walk to a surprisingly well- stocked garage for grocery requirements, and there are supermarkets a short drive away. We were even treated to the magical sight of dolphins one evening, swimming very close to the shore for around 15 minutes or more. The house has several pairs of binoculars, but really the view is just beautiful without them.

Wifi was good throughout the house.

A perfect holiday home for our two families (4 adults, children 15,14,12,11).

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your break and our house. Seeing the dolphins is always an extra bonus! Thank you and we hope that we'll welcome you back for a future holiday. Mark and Jane P
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Beautiful House over looking the sea

  • 5 of 5

We hired this house for 7 friends to holiday in Wales - and it was perfect. Such a great base for exploring the local area. The house itself is so beautifully presented and very well stocked with everything you could need for a holiday!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, wonderful house and amazing service

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in driving rain, but were very welcomed by the owners. We have stayed in many VRBO's, but this was the best experience. The hosts met us on site, provided us with a welcome pack and even had the kettle on. The house is fantastic, plenty of room and very well maintained. It was perfect for our group of 8, 6 adults and 2 children. If the weather is nice, you can sit out front and watch for dolphins. We wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello the Epps family many thanks for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your break and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Jane and Mark P
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Ardro - the house is lovely with beautiful sea and castle views, ideally placed for beaches and town centre.

Jane is extremely organised and welcoming and the house is spacious and very well furnished.

The town has several restaurants, pubs and cafes along with an excellent fish and chip shop and ice-cream parlour.

I would recommend the property to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kate for a lovely view, we are so pleased you had a relaxing break and hope to see you all again soon.
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Wonderful New Year break

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous house , clean , comfy , with great views of the sea & beach

Had fab break with family , for New Year with fireworks on the beach.

The owners made us feel so welcome , and thought of everything you need for a really relaxing time . Would certainly recommend

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your break and the house. Thank you and we hope that we'll welcome you and your lovely family back for a future holiday. Best wishes Jane and Mark P
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Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

This is the ideal base for exploring the mountains and beaches of Snowdonia. Criccieth town is a 5 minute walk down the hill. Porthmadog marina and Pwllheli are a short drive. The Italiante Village of Portmeirion is a 15 minute drive away from Ardro. Fishing can be organised on your behalf if you require. Why not try the biggest fastest zip wire based in Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda which is 20 minutes away from Criccieth. If that's a bit on the wild side you could try go karting at Glasfryn a 15 minutes drive from Criccieth.


50 m walk from our front door is a sandy beach, or Black Rock Beach with it's huge sandy bay is a 5 minute drive away from Ardro. The stunning beaches of the LLlyn Peninsula are on your doorstep. Abersoch, Nefyn are within easy reach of Criccieth.


The nearest airports are Liverpool and Manchester. The nearest ferry port is at Holyhead on the island of Anglesey. Criccieth train station is a 5 minute walk form the property.


Portmadog is a short drive approx. 10 minutes

Pwllheli 15 minutes

Further Details:

You wont have to travel far. Shop local we have a lovely selection of shops including, bakery, fruit and veg shop, post office, office licence, florist. If you like eating out we have a large selection of restaurants and pubs to tingle any taste bud! If you need you need a large supermarket we have Tescos at Portmadog, Aldi in Portmadog and Asda in Pwllhel.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $276.97

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is taken at the time of booking with the balance payable eight weeks prior to arrival. We ask for a cautionary £200.00 deposit against breakages and additional cleaning charges. Please note the service fee is paid to Owners direct and not to the owners. IF YOU WISH NOT TO PAY OWNERS DIRECT A SERVICE FEE PLEASE PHONE THE OWNERS BEFORE BOOKING.
The service fee is paid by the traveller when booking through the HomeAway websites. This fee covers the cost of providing 24/7 customer support. So if you don't want to pay this please delete from your booking fee. you can contact the owners anytime on 01928 590450 or email

Changeover Day:
Change over is normally Saturday to Saturday. Arrive 3.30 and leave the following Saturday at 10.00 am. We are flexible on change over days and times so please ask.

Notes on prices:
We offer mid week breaks( Sunday - Thursday) and weekend breaks. For 2 people to 8. Please feel free to call for more information. Our weekend breaks are generally £300- £350.00 per night depending on the season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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