About Aeolian Holiday Cottage Wales
Aeolian is a spacious pet-friendly holiday cottage with tasteful accommodation, comfortably sleeping eight plus one infant in four bedrooms situated in the popular coastal town of Criccieth, North Wales. A short stroll to the beach either direction of the front door, with historic Criccieth Castle opposite. Parking is readily available, unlimited and free on the road opposite. Shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, usual amenities and train station are all within easy walking distance and the house is ideally placed to explore the Llyn Peninsula, Snowdonia and all the many and varied attractions of beautiful, timeless North Wales.
We offer 7-night holidays starting on a Friday or Monday, 4-night midweek breaks (Mon arrival) 3-night weekends (Fri arrival) with the addition of 2-night weekends (Fri arrival) between November and March. Tailored discounts are available for parties of four or less guests and one or two house-trained and well behaved dogs are welcome. Please enquire further for discounts and alternative dates to the above – we will always try and accommodate your requirements subject to availability.
An elevated, light and airy peaceful house spread over three floors with contemporary artwork throughout plus Wi-Fi included.
On the ground floor there is a long slate tiled hall with storage space for boots, hats and coats plus items for the beach to include fold-out chairs and a windbreak along with dog bowls, spare leads, dog mess bags and a couple of old towels for drying. A large sunny double sitting room separated by an archway with large comfy sofas and armchairs, throws, large coffee table, varied reading stocked bookcase, occasional tables, lamps, spotlights, carpets, rugs, Smart TV/Blu-Ray DVD player, dresser stocked with games, original fireplaces, shutters for privacy and French doors out on to decking and the garden beyond. A superbly equipped gloss white kitchen/diner with plentiful table ware, cutlery, toddler’s dinnerware, cooking utensils, washer/dryer, dishwasher, double oven and five-ring hob, microwave, coffee machine, VAX cordless vacuum, Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker, USB sockets, adjoining cloakroom, two Velux windows and double doors leading to the enclosed, private courtyard with a large outdoor dining table, seating and lighting. Further items include a travel cot (please bring own bedding, a wooden highchair, a stair-gate for the second floor, first aid kit, a sewing kit, wind-up torches, a vegetable steamer, a slow cooker, a hand held blender and a small tool kit. The kitchen/diner has underfloor heating plus an electric panel heater, the rest of the house is gas central heating with an electric stove heater in the front sitting room and hot water is instant.
On the first floor is a large sunny double aspect thickly carpeted room with a pocket sprung super-king bed (two singles on request) room with shutters and blackout curtains, spotlights, Smart TV, original fireplace, plenty of storage, chairs and occasional table in the large bay window and great sea and Criccieth Castle views. Also, a thickly carpeted twin room with adult size pocket-sprung mattresses on single beds (super-king on request), blackout linen curtains and plenty of storage. For children/adults a bunk bed room with adult size air sprung single mattresses, a vaulted ceiling, pocket window, spotlights with shutters along with a limestone and slate family shower room with walk-in rain head shower.
The second floor is one huge thickly carpeted master bedroom with a pocket-sprung super-king bed (two singles on request), a large blanket chest, armchairs with footstools, Smart TV, dressing area, reading area, plenty of storage, blackout roman blinds and an en-suite with shower over a bath and a Velux window. There are far reaching sea views from both front and back of this room along with views of Criccieth Castle to the front.
All towels and fine linen supplied along with hairdryers, binoculars and hot water bottles. The duvets and pillows are duck feather and down with anti-allergy duvets on the bunk bed and are of seasonal weight. Throws and blankets are also available. Beach specific towels, picnic basket, beach blanket and umbrellas available for your use along with a highchair, a travel cot (linen not supplied), stair-gate and toddler specific dinnerware (please request whilst booking). Toilet paper is supplied along with anti-bacterial soap in all bathrooms. Aeolian operates a contact free entry via a key-box system.
2022 weekly rental prices range from £770 - £1820.
We only accept 7-night bookings from mid-July to the end of August, half-term and Easter.
The house is decorated at Christmas and a hamper provided – 7, 6 or 5 night bookings on request please. Aeolian is closed at New Year.
There is a strict no smoking/vaping policy on the premises.
The house is not particularly wheelchair accessible due to the bedrooms being on the first and second floors.
There are two flights of wide stairs with a handrail. There is a toilet on all three levels.
No parties or events - therefore all female or all male group bookings on request only please.
The train station is a ten-minute walk along the path behind Aeolian, also a bus service and local taxis operate in the area.
Criccieth is set in the most spectacular location surrounded by sea and mountains with friendly Welsh speaking townsfolk who will make you welcome. Criccieth Fair has been held on the 23rd May and 29th June on Y Maes every year since 1284 and there is a firework display on the beach in November. It has two beaches either side of the Castle, the famous ice-cream shop Cadwaladers is just down the road along with Castle Fish & Chips which is hugely popular. Dylan's restaurant (seating inside and outside is at the end of the seafront promenade housed in the Clough Williams-Ellis (Portmeirion architect) designed art-deco glass fronted building, a heads-up to book well in advance which can be done online where their current menu can also be found. The views out over Cardigan Bay are simply stunning taking in Black Rock Sands, Harlech Castle and stretch down the Welsh coastline with the mountains of Snowdonia as a backdrop. Dolphins, porpoises, gulls and seals can be seen at certain times of the year and the starlings swirling at dusk to roost in Winter high over the town are a sight to behold. Locally, there is horse riding, jet skiing, a golf course, boat trips and the Wales Coast Path and a good old fashioned day on the beach. With the West Highland Railway, Portmeirion, Zip World, Abersoch, Caernarfon, Harlech, Betws-y-Coed, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Bodnant Gardens etc within easy reach by car or train. Or you could just park the car up for a few days and relax...
The Wales Coastal Path winds around the coastline along with lots of inland walks with guidebooks and maps available locally.
We will always try and accommodate your booking needs and requests so do please contact me by email or phone. I am your first port of call for any queries you may have during your stay and you will also have contact details for Aeolian's housekeeper who lives 10 minutes away.