Porthyraur Self Catering Accommodation Snowdonia

Self catering accommodation n Criccieth Llyn Peninsula

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holiday cottage in north wales

 Porth Yr Aur self catering accommodation Snowdonia sleeps 8 (or 8 plus infant)

Towels and linen are provided but please bring your own beach and dog towels.

 WIFI throughout

Central heating- with additional heating via electric stoves in living and dining room


Downstairs- living room with large corner sofa, sky glass tv, Dvd player, stove


Dining room- large dining table-seats 8, fireplace with stove, desk, window seat, games, books, DVDs


Kitchen- fridge, dishwasher, induction hob, double oven. kettle, toaster, sandwich maker, filter coffee machine and filters, blender.


The following are also provided in Porth Yr Aur self catering accommodation Snowdonia – Hand soap, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and cleaning cloths, tea towel. Basic condiments- salt, pepper, olive oil, sugar, and a selection of herbs and spices.


Porth Yr Aur Self Catering Accommodation Snowdonia Floor Plan

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Ground floor
first floor design


Porthyraur is a beautiful historic building set in a stunning location with breath taking views. We strive to provide high levels of comfort to our guests, with central heating and electric stoves to keep you warm and cosy during the winter months. During summer, there are plenty of local beaches, coastal walks, and attractions to explore. Porthyraur self catering accommodation Snowdonia is ideal for families and friends looking to spend quality time together in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Porthyraur is fantastic for multi-generational stays, as it includes a ground floor bedroom and bathroom. See our  REVIEWS

Porth Yr Aur self catering accommodation Snowdonia is a charming grade ll listed cottage located in Criccieth, North Wales, built on the site of the original castle treasury, hence its translation – Gate of Gold. The property boasts a beautiful view of Criccieth Castle and is a mere 2-minute walk from both Criccieth beaches. With its central heating and secondary glazing, the cottage offers all the comforts of modern living, while still maintaining its historic character.


The cottage has private parking for 2 cars and an electric vehicle charger available for an initial fee of £30, which covers up to 100kw usage. Any excess over 100kw will be charged at the provider’s electricity charge per kw and will need to be paid post-stay. and works well for multi-generational stays with a ground floor bedroom and bathroom.

Additionally, the cottage is dog-friendly and can accommodate up to 2 dogs.

There is WiFi throughout  Porthyraur self catering accommodation Snowdonia

The outdoor area to the rear of the property is gated to ensure safety, and there is a 8 person picnic bench with patio area and additional seating, along with buckets and spades for guest use stored in the lobster catcher!
!NEW! June 2023 Our beach hut- contains beach equipment for guests use

A separate studio to the rear of the building with its own small outdoor area and entrance that sleeps 2 can be hired alongside the cottage to increase capacity to 10. Please see THE STUDIO PORTHYRAUR This sleeps 2 and may be hired alongside increasing capacity to 10. Please ask for details if interested. Works well for extended families and groups of friends. 

Porth Yr Aur self catering accommodation Snowdonia has a living room, dining room (seating 8), snug, kitchen, utility (up 3 steps), king-size bedroom, and shower room on the ground floor. The living room has a large corner sofa and a slate fireplace with an electric stove. There is a latest Sky Glass TV (with Netflix), DVD player, and Xbox-360 with games, making it an ideal place for entertainment. The dining room has a wonderful view of the castle, with a large dining table, desk, sideboard, and electric stove, and guests can use the window seating area to admire the castle. In the snug, there is bench seating together with lots of things to keep families occupied, including a dolls house, Lego, puppets, board games, and jigsaws.

The well-equipped kitchen includes a fridge, dishwasher, double oven, and induction hob with extractor, as well as a kettle, toaster, filter coffee maker, and sandwich toaster. Up three steps is the utility room, where guests can find a washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, and microwave together with additional storage cupboards. The downstairs shower room has a large shower cubicle with shower tower, vanity sink unit, and toilet. Directly next to the shower room (not en-suite) is the largest king-size bedroom, with a wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table with hairdryer, and a full-length mirror.


The stairs leading to the first floor can be reached through the dining room, where guests can find three further bedrooms and a bathroom. The bathroom has a bath with a shower, sink with storage cupboard, toilet, and towel rail radiator. The double bedroom has two windows, both with sea views, and a large wardrobe area, chest of drawers, hairdryer, and full-length mirror. The bunk bedroom has a wardrobe, large chest of drawers, dressing table, and full-length mirror, while the second double bedroom has a chest of drawers, hanging rail with shelf, and full-length mirror. Baby/toddler equipment is available, including a travel cot, stair gate, baby monitor, baby bath, and highchair (please bring your bedding for the cot). There are also two dog crates for guest use, a water bowl, and two food bowls. Additionally, there is a hoover, steam mop, iron, and ironing board.

Please note- we require completion of a customer registration form for all of our bookings. This will be sent by email after booking.

Why not book a stay at our self catering accommodation on Llyn Peninsula today!


Kitchen Porth Yr Aur
Criccieth Castle
Drawing Room
Kitchen table
Porthyraur Room

Self catering accommodation on llyn peninsula

Snug- dolls house, children’s books, puppets and lego

Utility- Microwave, Washing machine, tumble drier, tall fridge freezer with water dispenser and additional sink. Double doors to outdoor area

Snug Porth Yr Aur

Shower room with large cubicle and tower shower


King-size bedroom- this has a wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table with hairdryer and a full length mirror.

porthyraur bed room
Porthyraur Bathroom
Porthyraur Room
Upstairs Bathroom Porth Yr Aur
Upstairs Bathroom Porth Yr Aur

 Upstairs- Double room with castle views from both windows, there is a large wardrobe area, chest of drawers, hairdryer and full length mirror.

Bathroom with modern fittings and shower over the bath




Second double room- chest of drawers, hairdryer, hanging rail with shelf and full-length mirror.

Bunk bed room with sea views, chest of drawers, wardrobe, dressing table and full length mirror.

porthyraur bed room
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 Porth Yr Aur self catering accommodation Snowdonia outdoors- picnic bench, wooden bench, buckets and spades for guests use.

Fully enclosed garden with walls and tall garden gate.

Parking- private parking is provided at the rear of the property (see access page) for up to 2 cars (one behind the other)

Parking Video 

There is also unrestricted parking on the opposite side of the street, there are double yellow lines directly outside the house.

How would you like to stay at our self  catering accommodation Snowdonia?

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self catering accommodation on Llyn Peninsula