Talhenbont Hall Country Estate
Criccieth 2 miles. The 75-acre estate of Talhenbont lays in a truly idyllic position in the beautiful unspoilt countryside of the Llyn Peninsula, on the periphery of the Snowdonia National Park and only 2 miles from the pretty seaside village, Criccieth.The Talhenbont estate comprises of an impressive Grade II listed 17th century Manor House and five individual cottages, Bothy Cottage, Gardeners Cottage, Conifers and Woodberry which all enjoy a courtyard position close to the Manor House, whilst Hunting Lodge, the original gate house to the estate stands just within the walled entrance. Each cottage offers something a little different and display some wonderful original character features and attributes such as exposed stone walls, timber beams, oak lintels, slate floors and warming fireplaces with open fires. The cottages, although very different in lay out share one common denominate, clean, comfortable holiday accommodation in a beautiful setting, where you’re sure to receive a warm Welsh welcome from the cottage owner, the estate manager or the resident peacocks!! The Manor House is nothing short of being spectacular with a wonderful display of elegance, original period features, all sympathetically restored and maintained throughout.
The Talhenbont estate offers a lot more than just comfortable holiday accommodation to its guests but a unique holiday experience. As well as each cottages enjoying its own private terrace, BBQ and seating area, guests can enjoy the private grounds and gardens of Talhenbont Hall. There are woodland walks along a 1.5-mile stretch of river which runs over a series of waterfalls in a ravine. The river is a designated habitat for otters and provides double bank salmon, sea and brown trout fishing. Guests are free to use the all-weather tennis court and outdoor chess for the adults. The Japanese water garden is a lovely feature and the wildlife and wild birds you’ll see on your travels are in abundance. Guests of all ages enjoy The Quackery, which houses a great variety of rare breeds and birds such as golden pheasant, geese, ducks and of course, the peacocks which roam free and are bound to visit you at your cottage sometime during your stay! All within easy reach of the popular towns of Criccieth, Porthmadog and Abersoch. The seaside resort of Criccieth offers many local amenities including public houses, restaurants, tea rooms and an array of independent shops. Abersoch and Pwllheli are both renowned sailing centres and both offer excellent 18-hole golf courses. Porthmadog is approximately 5 miles from the property and offers excellent shopping facilities and a leisure centre.
Formerly the stables, this charming detached cottage is more than 100 years old, and stands palatially in the courtyard.
Beautifully converted and refurbished, this lovely cottage is spacious and offers comfortable holiday accommodation for friends, a large family or two families.
The sitting room has an impressive inglenook fireplace with an open log fire and French doors which open to a wonderful private terrace with its stone balustrades which extends across the rear of the cottage and gives you a lovely wooded area to enjoy alfresco dining.
The dining room has a high pitched beamed ceiling and a beautiful hand-crafted stairwell leading up to the galleried landing and two bedrooms.
On the ground floor another two bedrooms, one benefiting from an en-suite shower room, a further family bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar complete this lovely cottage.
With the open log fire, Woodberry is the perfect base for all seasons.
Note: This property can be booked with Refs 379, 380, 381, 383, 936824, together they sleep 42.
Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Dining hall. Sitting room with open fire.
- Oil central heating with open fire
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
- Fuel, power and fuel for fire inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair on request
- Ample off road parking
- Private garden with furniture and BBQ
- Fishing inc. in rent
- Shared use of grounds, gardens, the Quackery, outdoor lawn chess (for adults) and all weather outdoor tennis courts
- Pets Welcome (please bring own dog beds, blankets and towels)
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop, pub and beach 2 miles
- Note: Dragon Raiders activity park, Segway and Bear Grylls survival academy is close by and discounts are available for guests at the cottage (please arrange directly with the cottage owner or estate manager).
About the location
Porthmadog 5 miles.
Often described as the 'Pearl of Wales on the shores of Snowdonia’, this delightful seaside town is situated just 5 miles from Porthmadog. The town’s 13th century castle perches majestically on a rocky outcrop, dominating the skyline and offering superb views of Tremadog Bay and the Snowdonia mountains. Watersports enthusiasts will be delighted by the two beaches, whilst walkers and bikers are spoilt for choice by the proximity of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Stroll along the beaches, watch porpoises playing in the surf, or relax in the various pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, sampling the famous Cadwalader’s ice cream. Further afield, attractions such as Portmeirion’s wonderful Italianate gardens, the Ffestiniog railway in Porthmadog, Harlech Castle, Caernarfon Castle and the beautiful beaches and renowned golf courses of the Llyn Peninsula are all within an easy drive.
Note: There is essential maintenance work taking place in the woodlands and there is restricted access at present. We envisage this work being completed by May/June 2017.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute