For Sale 12 Bed House - Semi-Detached 

Portmadoc Road, Criccieth £675,000

Property Features

Portmadoc Road, Criccieth, Criccieth, North Wales, LL52 0HP
Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 12
Bathrooms: 11

Contact Agent

1a Tyn Celyn, Sarn Hir
LL45 2HN
Tel: 01341 475000

About the Property

10 Bedroomed Victorian B&B/Home with superb views over the Esplanade.

Situated on the North Wales Coast and with stunning views of the sea, castle and mountains; Glyn y Coed is a luxury Victorian Villa, currently operating as a B&B with 10 individually decorated ensuite bedrooms.

The owner’s accommodation is of an exceptional size and standard and this would make for a wonderful lifestyle business for the right person.

The business has the potential to increase turnover or it is lucky to have many alternative options too such as a restaurant, cafe, self-catering, self-contained apartments or simply a large beautiful family home in a most desirable location.

The financial data and online reviews are a reflection of how special Glyn y Coed and its local area is. If you enjoy hospitality, mountains, sea, lakes, castles, coastal walks and history, this is a unique opportunity for serious consideration.

  • Amazing sea, castle and mountain views
  • Patio and established gardens with views of the esplanade
  • High quality finish and style in this beautiful Victorian house
  • 10 ensuite bedrooms
  • Private owner's accommodation with 2/3 bedrooms
  • Thoroughly enjoyable business - seasonal or all year
  • Established as a B&B for around 100 years
  • Private parking for 12 cars
  • Minutes walk from beach, castle, cafes, restaurants etc

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About Glyn Coed & the Area

A luxury B&B in a beautiful Victorian house in the much sought after small coastal town of Criccieth. Glyn y Coed is situated at the start of the Llyn Peninsula and is minutes walk from the beach, castle, Wales Coastal Path, cafes and several excellent restaurants. You are also a short drive from Snowdonia, Abersoch, Aberdaron, Harlech, Caernarfon, Anglesey, Conwy, several golf courses, zip wires, etc.

Easily accessible but within a peaceful location, Glyn y Coed is lucky to have amazing views of the sea, Criccieth Castle and the Berwyn Mountain range (and Harlech Castle in the distance). You are south-facing here so you will see fantastic sunrises and sunsets over the bay. In an evening, the sea and the mountains often turn very orange or to a pale blue and pale pink. We see the wild horses on the rough sea, the bright moon reflecting on the water and lightning storms behind the castle - in fact that is a great time to run down to the sea and go for a swim!

There are 10 ensuite guest rooms including a ground floor annex room, parking for 12 cars and a beautiful raised patio overlooking the garden and the bay. Four of the guest rooms, the lounge and also the dining room have stunning views - an ideal place to sit, unwind and watch the dolphins and occasionally the seals.

The 2/3 bedroomed owners accommodation is of exceptional size and standard and the new luxurious kitchen, with a large Aga is stunning and contemporary whilst remaining practical.

The decor throughout is classic and tasteful and retains many of its original period features. This elevates Glyn y Coed to an above-average B&B.
This has been a successful business for around 100 years, providing an excellent return and a rewarding lifestyle business.

The Business

Glyn y Coed has been trading successfully by its current owner for 18 years and enjoys a high level of repeat custom. There is scope to expand on the already impressive turnover figures. Opportunities include the potential introduction of daytime and evening menu options. There is a liquor license currently in place with an honesty bar however, formalising the bar services could generate even more profit. Alternatively, there is scope to convert to a number of high end self catering units. Actual trading accounts will be made available following a successful formal viewing.

The Accomodation

In summary, there are 10 ensuite letting bedrooms, a residents lounge, dining room, kitchen, reception/office, ground floor WC, two linen rooms and an external laundry room. There is a 2/3 bedroom owner's accommodation with bathroom and lounge, two gardens, driveway and parking for 12 cars. A top of the range fire alarm system and CPU has been installed throughout and is regularly maintained along with the required fire extinguishers.

Entrance Hall & Stairs

There is a welcoming entrance porch with original Victorian tiled floor, traditional wooden doors leading to a hallway with a solid pitch pine staircase and doors. Off the hallway is the main reception room, the lounge, dining room, a ground floor WC, kitchen and a private staircase to the owner's apartment.

Residents Lounge

4.39 x 4.18 (14'4" x 13'8")
Beautiful room with solid welsh oak flooring (which was sourced from the Grounds of Powys Castle), period coving, panelling around the window and window seat giving lovely sea and castle views. Ample seating areas and coffee tables - perfect for for a pot of tea on arrival or relaxing with a glass of wine in an evening.

Dining Room

9.46 x 3.81 (31'0" x 12'5")
Currently used as the breakfast room with period features and a bay window providing a light airy room overlooking the sea and castle. Ample space for tables. This could also function as a lovely atmospheric dining room with beautiful sunset and moonlit views over the bay. There is an honesty bar for guests to use. Additional income could be generated by serving a licensed day/evening menu.

Ground Floor WC

1.12 x 1.58 (3'8" x 5'2")
Newly decorated with tiles & white suite consisting of WC and hand basin.

Guest Bedrooms

There are 10 ensuite double/twin guest bedrooms including four with spectacular sea/castle/mountain views. In season, it is common to see the dolphins swimming in the bay. One with a lounge area, one in a ground floor annex. Most rooms have period features including some original fireplaces. All rooms are recently decorated to a high standard with quality furniture, fittings and bedding. All ensuites are tiled with marble, granite or porcelain tiles - immaculately presented - some with baths and all with showers. There is parking for each room.

Ground Floor Annex Guest Bedroom

Ideal for guests who struggle with stairs, this room has its own stable door entrance, twin beds, large walk-in shower ensuite room and a small chairs and table can be placed outside.

Exterior Front Garden

A raised patio garden at the front which has been landscaped to provide seating areas from which to enjoy the sea, castle, mountains and the fiery red and orange sunrises and sunsets. Planted with established palm trees, a magnolia tree, and many old cacti, the 'mystery' garden path is a talking point and is lit up at night.


3.27 x 3.53 (10'8" x 11'6")
A large welcoming room with original coving and skirting.


4.49 x 6.19 (14'8" x 20'3")
A beautiful recently fitted statement kitchen/diner with a large white Aga and a feature Dune tiled splash back. Large windows, flooded with light and a sea of white quartz worktops sitting on high-quality units with solid two-tone wooden doors. A large double sink in granite with a high-end tap fitting. The beautiful natural limestone floor has underfloor heating and has been insulated too. There is a second oven, grill and induction hob, integrated large fridges, dishwashers, a freezer and a microwave. Back door onto car-park.

Laundry Room

A separate building attached to the guest annex, this room currently houses a freezer, 3 washers and 2 dryers and shelving. This building is also alarmed with the main building.

Driveway & Parking

A tarmac and lined car park for 12 cars, with a TESLA charging point, an electric socket and a hose pipe tap.

Owners Accomodation

The owner's apartment is of an excellent size and standard which is another outstanding quality of this B&B, along with the private garden area at the rear of the house.

Accessed via a private staircase, the accommodation is located in the basement and comprises a lovely bright lounge with a bay window to the front and a period fireplace. The principal bedroom also has a bay window to the front. Both of these windows open at the top and side so can be used as a fire exit. There is a further bedroom and a sizable walk in wardrobe (once used as a third bedroom). There is another room with a desk and TV lounge. The bath/shower room is beautifully and fully tiled.

Exterior Rear Garden

Also with views of the sea and castle, this is currently used for washing lines, a vegetable patch, compost bins, storage shed and a private lawned area.

Fixtures and Fittings

Most trade fixtures and fittings except for the vendor’s private inventory will be included in this sale. A full inventory will be provided prior to exchange of contracts. All stock will be sold at valuation on completion. No testing of these fixtures or any appliance has been undertaken by the agents,


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