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Bennar Fawr

(Ref. 1059145)

Dyffryn Ardudwy, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 24 Guests

  • 10 Bedrooms

  • 10 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property, beautiful part of the world, would highly recommend"

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We’d love to welcome you back any time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2024

  • "The house iis beautiful and a perfect size for our party of 17."

    The location and proximity to the beach was really lovely. Great to have 2 Hot tubs. The bedrooms were a good size. Beds and bedding were of a good quality and very comfortable. Not wanting to be critical and just a a few Ideas would be having a couple more large serving dishes and big serving spoons. This would have been useful as we were serving up large quantities of food particularly as it was Christmas. We spent a lot of time in the big kitchen which was always warm and wonderful. Not sure if time clock was wrong due to a power cut we had but it seemed cold upstairs in top bedrooms. The batteries had gone in thermostat in bedrooms 9 and 10 in top floor. But this was easily sorted. Laura responded very quickly to any queries, even on Christmas day when the power cut happened. We enjoyed our stay very much even felt emotional when we had to leave.

    Thank you so much for the lovely words Debra. It means the world to us. It's wonderful to hear you had a great Christmas, especially when the village power went out! We will get the extra items for the kitchen and investigate the temp in the upper rooms. Please do keep in touch as we'd love to have you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fabulous Xmas family stay."

    Perfect location with the beach a stones throw away. The house perfect for a large group. (22 family members) Laura, the owner went out of her way to ensure our comfort and answered our queries ( which were numerous) tirelessly. Wouldn’t hesitate in returning.

    Thank you so much for the lovely words, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. If there is anything more we could do to get 5* in all areas, do feel free to get in touch Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Dec 2023

  • "We LOVED our stay here."

    The property is nothing short of amazing and is perfect for large groups. The kitchen was the ideal space for bringing everyone together, while the multitude of other comfortable spaces meant people could break away in smaller groups when it was needed. All the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, with ample bedding, and you couldn't hear much noise from them either - so no disturbance from the early risers or the late nighters! The setting is just gorgeous, as is the surrounding area, and we had a good mix of staying in (can thoroughly recommend bringing in a private chef!) and visiting the local sights of Barmouth, Harlech, Portmadog and Portmerion. There's some absolutely delightful places to eat and drink around, which were helpfully highlighted by the super friendly and communicative owners, who really helped elevate our stay with well thought-out extra little touches. All in all it was absolute pleasure, and we can't wait to come back and visit again!

    Thank you so much for the feedback, it's wonderful to hear! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jessica4.4Nov 2023

  • "The property was amazing."

    Every room was as good as the last. The property was clean and well kept and accommodates 24 people comfortably. The garden and amenities were fantastic. A short walk to the beach and a short drive to the shops. The only thing to consider for future is to either install a large American style fridge freezer or otherwise put in a standalone freezer inthe utility room as the freezer currently in the kitchen a much too small to accommodate for such a big group. We would definitely book again (once bigger freezer is put in!).

    Thank you so much for your feedback, really wonderful to hear. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Funnily enough, we have now put in additional freezer space and we'd be delighted to have you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Bennar Fawr, it was a very well equipped and laid out house and very cosy (we had one very wet and windy day weather wise)."

    The house was beautiful with lots of space for a big group. We had the pleasure of having a private catered dinner by chef Lewis Keane, his food was fabulous and he really made the weekend extra special, the food was thoroughly enjoyed by all guests. We climbed Mount Snowdon whilst visiting, the house is about an hour drive away from here if you are wanting to do this. The beach near the house was absolutely beautiful, perfect for dog walks and very close to the property. Laura was also very accommodating and helpful whilst planning our trip. Would highly recommend and return.

    Hello Elizabeth, thank you for your lovely words. It is a great base for exploring Snowdonia and the beautiful Gwynedd coastline. We'd love to welcome you and your party back. Many thanks, Laura Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Sep 2023

  • "An amazing house set in beautiful surroundings."

    We were having an early 70th birthday celebration for my husband with our daughters and their families so there were 16 in total and the enormous kitchen became our hub for a lot of the time as it is so light and airy. Obviously the hot tubs were also very much enjoyed but we also visited local walks places we went to when our daughters were little so our grandchildren could also enjoy them. Great memories made x

    Thank you for your wonderful words, they mean the world to us. I'm really glad you enjoyed gathering in the kitchen, we love it too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent"

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darryl5.0May 2023

  • "Amazing house that allowed all our 19 friends to gather and enjoy ourselves in lovely, comfortable surroundings, it was very nicely decorated, clean with great hot tubs too."

    Lovely walks and beach on the door step, highly recommend it.

    Thank you so much for the great feedback. The beach is stunning isn't it! We'd love to welcome you back to any of properties any time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really good clean property."

    Garden was a bit messy when arrived Chairs all over the place. And a few bits of rubbish about. We had a good re arrange and sorted all this. Lights also didn’t work so we had to go to the fuse box as tripped out. In One of the rooms a load of paint had flaked off ceiling and gone onto floor. House had everything you needed we just all thought a little welcome pack explaining how to use things would be handy such as ovens and tvs as we struggled for a while to get one tv working as internet wouldn’t connect. It was advertised for 24 but we had 23 and still struggled for beds as the sofa beds were tiny for some of the lads. (I’d say more 20) Overall we all liked the property location was good, the beds were super comfy and well presented. House was clean when arrived and easy to get into. Hot tubs were also really good some of the best we’ve used. We would defiantly stay again.

    Hello Alistair, thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. I contacted the changeover team about the garden as, despite the challenging weather undoubtedly being to blame, it is not acceptable that this had not been rectified. We have resolved the issue with the ceiling, again I am very sorry that this wasn't spotted on the morning inspection. I am also very sorry you were not able to locate the housebook, it is on a tablet in the entrance hall and was emailed to you prior to your stay, however we will endeavour to make it more visible in future and leave it with the welcome hamper we provided. The listing explains the layout of house and number of beds, sofa beds etc, and the housebook has a floorplan, we are sorry that this layout was not ideal for your group on this occasion. It is really lovely to hear you enjoyed the comfy beds and our lovely hot tubs. Do get in touch if your would like to stay again, we'd love you show we can address all the issues raised. Best wishes, Laura Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alistair4.4Nov 2022

  • "Bigger freezer would be better for house this size as we struggled to get our shopping in it and a dustpan and brush to sweep up bits would be useful."

    Great beds and bathrooms, ground floor room however had no storage!

    Hello, thank you for your really clear constructive feedback. We're always trying to improve and have acted on all points the made Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time, but all, young and old found the kitchen very noisy for meals, with a lot of echo."

    Maybe curtains and some panels on the wall would help? For 24 people there was a woeful supply of serving dishes, large saucepans, and 1 cafetiere and 1 kettle seemed crazy for so many. Otherwise it all worked beautifully. Some plaster fell off the wall behind the bannister going up to the top floor. Also as it is a big house, and some groups might bring someone to help with the cooking I think a few items such as lemon squeezer, baking dishes, and maybe a wand or food processor would be sensible.

    Reviewed by Julia4.4Aug 2022

  • "The property exceeded our expectations and it was clear that it was extremely important to the owner that their provision was of the highest standard and quality in order that their customers were comfortable."

    Care and thought had gone in to this. In the lead up to our visit we had a few questions and the owner was approachable and helpful and followed up on things. In summary, both the property and the customer service were excellent. We were blown away by Bennar Fawr and we look forward to returning.

    Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, it means the world to us and we were more than happy to help! We'd love to have you and your party back any time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great house, lovely location."

    Nicely decorated feeling modern and clean. Very comfortable beds! We didn't want to leave!

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, we get lots of compliments on the comfy beds! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had such an amazing family holiday, the kitchen and dining room was perfect for our evening dining and organised fun!"

    Everyone thought the house was supper stylish, homely, comfortable and a home away from home! Everyone loved their en-suites which was a luxury and the beds were so comfy we asked where to buy the mattresses! Location was idylic with a short 10mins stroll down the road, to an incredible coast line. We hope to come back and stay on another family holiday as it was such a beautiful holiday!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. It is really special to hear such positive comments! We'd be delighted to welcome you back any time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gabrielle5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had the most amazing holiday at Bennar Fawr."

    What a house! Absolutely gorgeous, we couldn’t have asked for more. The location and views were beautiful, the local people were friendly, so close to the beach with the added bonus of being pet friendly... Our group was made up of adults and children, 15 people in total and there was plenty of space for everyone to engage as a family but also plenty of rooms to have a little piece and quite. The hot tubs and sauna are added perks but honestly we couldn’t fault a thing. Would love to revisit again soon. A huge Thank you from all the Keating family. Highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Thank you so much for your kind comments, it is fantastic to hear about how much your party enjoyed your break at Bennar Fawr. We'd absolutely love to welcome you back any time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carrie5.0May 2022

  • "The property was beautiful and prefect for our girls trip."

    The kitchen is fab and there is a lot of attention to detail throughout the whole property. The beds are super comfy and every bedroom is beautiful. It would be handy to have access to a sweeping brush and a mop, as it was tricky to tidy up any spillages, apart from that it was perfect!

    Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback. The kitchen is pretty special! We are sorry you couldn't find the brush and mop, we've now put them in a more accesible place. Thank you for letting us know Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2022

  • "The property is great for large groups, with a really good large dining kitchen and multiple lounges, and two hot tubs."

    It is also a stunning location - 10 minutes walk from a glorious beach (its not one for swimming) and amazing coastal walks. We had a brilliant family break and everyone loved the house. We also appreciated how dog friendly it was too.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We're so pleased you all loved it, including the pets! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Apr 2022

  • "Amazing house for a family holiday."

    The standard is extremely high- we couldn’t have wished for more. 15 minute walk to the beach, 5 mins to nearest shop, 10 min drive to Barmouth- perfect location!

    Thank you for that fantastic feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed the property Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bradley5.0Mar 2022

  • "What an absolutely incredible home."

    We booked it for my husbands 40th birthday and the house comfortably accommodated all 22 adults. The facilities were incredible with a large kitchen and separate areas for guests to sit back and relax. Not one but two hot tubs!!!! The whole group have said they would love to book to return next year. Thank you so much for enabling us to make such special memories.

    Thank you so much for taking your time to review the property, and for the lovely comments, it really does mean a lot to us. We'd absolutely love to welcome you back again Property Owner

    Reviewed by C5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a wonderful property!"

    We had a lovely stay at Bennar Fawr, the house is in a great location, a short walk from an amazing beach, few minutes drive to nearest shop and a few miles down the road Barmouth! The house itself has a real WOW factor, the kitchen is to die for and a great space for all the family to gather. Every single room is done to a high standard, great views and en suites, so no arguments were had! The safe surroundings allowed all our children to play for hours in the outdoors and the hot tubs and sauna were an added bonus! Some quick fixes - tin opener and a whisk but we'd give it 10/10 all day long and would definitely return! Thank you Laura for being so quick to respond to our queries and the yummy welcome pack!

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, you were wonderful guests and we'd love to have you back one day. We're so sorry that the whisk and tin opener were missing, thank you for bringing it to our attention and we will replace them immediately Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holly4.7Feb 2022

  • "This property is stunning."

    We stay in a lot of large houses and the layout was perfect. All rooms exceptional with plenty of spaces to chill but the main kitchen / dining area is the perfect place to congregate as a group. The most amazing beach a short walk away and enjoyable even in sideways wind ! Will definitely be back. Owners were quick to fix a problem from previous guest stay as well.

    Thank you so much for that fantactic feedback! We would absolutely love to have you back one day. Totally agree, the beach is very special (even during storm Franklin!) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is an excellent property in a gorgeous location."

    Huge kitchen, ample bedrooms, really responsive host. We had a wonderful time.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, we really appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed the house Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a beautiful stay at Bennar Fawr."

    We were looking for an extra special place to accommodate all our family of 15, and we found it. The furnishings and decor are both beautiful and consistent throughout the house. The jacuzzis and sauna are an added luxury that we really enjoyed. The property is only a 10-15 minute walk from the beach where we enjoyed incredible sunsets and walks. Such a bonus! This property is extra special, with plenty of room to relax individually and gather together. The kids loved the garden and the huge kitchen and dining space is wonderful! Being able to all eat around one table was so special. The owner and property manager both went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was a success and provided excellent customer service. We made some special memories at Bennar Fawr and hopefully will be able to return to this beautiful home again to make more. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, it really makes our day! We'd love to have you back one day to make more special memories! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Dec 2021

  • "Was a very Nice property except the internal sensor lights which were too sensitive and would come on in the night ."

    but the property is definitely worth as its newly done up and had all the amenities. for a large group its very with it . I would rate it excellent

    Thank you so much for your feedback, you were wonderful first guests and we'd love to welcome you back to Bennar Fawr one day Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shahi5.0Nov 2021

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  • 10 bedrooms: 2 x ground-floor super-king-sizes with sofa beds and en-suite walk-in showers, basins, heated towel rails and WCs, 3 x ground-floor super-king-sizes with en-suite walk-in showers, basins, heated towel rails and WCs, 3 x super-king-sizes, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor family room with four singles and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • 2 x shower rooms with walk-in showers, basins, heated towel rails and WCs
  • 2 x cloakrooms with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Second sitting room
  • Snug
  • Conservatory
  • External summerhouse
  • External sauna
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating
  • 3 x electric ovens, 2 x induction hobs, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, 2 x dishwashers, 2 x wine chiller
  • 2 x TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power and Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Gas BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 15 cars and an outdoor electric point that can be used for car charging
  • Large rear garden with lawn, patio, pond and furniture
  • Front garden with raised patio, lawn and two hot tubs
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 0.7 miles, beach 0.5 miles
  • Note: There are steps in the property, excluding the stairs to the first floor, please take care
  • Note: There are stone steps in the front garden, please take care
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times around the pond, please take care
  • Note: Pets to be kept off the furniture
  • Please note: Fireworks are not permitted and guests are asked to keep noise at a reasonable level to respect the neighboring properties Note: Floor plan can be made available upon request
  • Please note: Stag/Hen parties only accepted at the owners discretion
  • Note: A private chef can be hired to cater for your group via prior arrangement direct with the owner.

The property

Dyffryn Ardudwy 1.7 miles.

Resting by the coast near Dyffryn Ardudwy, North Wales is this remarkable, detached house of Bennar Fawr.

A historic property that dates back to the 15th century, Bennar Fawr is ideal for a large family celebration or gathering, with its stunning and spacious interiors, outdoor spaces and ample off-road parking for up to 15 cars!

You will be wowed by Bennar Fawr's marvellous exterior as you pull up outside; take in the sea breeze and the landscaped gardens before entering the impressive dwelling.

After an adventurous day out, there is nothing better than unwinding, and Bennar Fawr provides plenty of that, thanks to its numerous sitting areas, including two well-decorated sitting rooms; both feature TVs.

Move across the ground floor to find a spacious snug that can seat all the group, where you can enjoy a catch up over coffee, or perhaps you'd prefer to catch the sunny rays in the conservatory?

When you're feeling peckish, make your way to the large kitchen/diner, a very stylish spot that would please any aspiring chef, with its sleek fittings hosting several ovens, hobs, dishwashers and even wine chillers!

Gather around the lengthy dining table to enjoy a grand meal with your loved ones, or simply savour a quick meal-to-go at the breakfast bar if you're eager to head out to the beach.

After dinner, choose between one of 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms, all enjoying names that reflect the region, with six of these enjoying identical en-suite shower rooms and resting on the ground floor, including five super-king-sizes, with two offering single sofa beds, along with a family room that features four single beds; ideal for the kids!

Venture upstairs to find five more bedrooms, with three of these resting in the west wing of the property and enjoying far-reaching views of the sand dunes, including two super-king-sizes sharing access to a fabulous shower room and bathroom, along with a king-size with an en-suite shower room.

Continue to the east wing to discover another super-king-size and a twin room that are situated close to an additional shower room.

The property also hosts two cloakrooms, to prevent those morning queues.

In the morning, the kids can play on the spacious lawns in the front and rear gardens, whilst you unwind in the sauna, summerhouse or the two spacious hot tubs.

Benar beach is just moments away from the house, where plenty of fun can be had in the sun and sand; be sure to visit Tal-y-bont afterward, where a hearty meal can be savoured at The Ysgethin Inn.

Dyffryn Ardudwy lies a short distance away and hosts all your amenities in one handy spot, including a hotel with a bar/restaurant, supermarket and a handful of intriguing attractions, from the Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber to the local art gallery.

Hop on the train from Dyffryn Ardudwy and run through the coastal scenery to Harlech, where a breathtaking castle, extensive beach and the vast Morfa Harlech National Nature Reserve await.

Barmouth can also be reached by train, and is home to another gorgeous beach, Traeth Abermaw, a hiking trail that provides panoramic views of the quaint town, along with a harbour where you can go crabbing or board a boat to the idyllic village of Fairbourne.

North Wales will provide you with so much to experience during your stay, with the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park on your doorstep and picturesque settlements of Portmeirion and Dolgellau resting within easy reach.

An unforgettable staycation awaits at Bennar Fawr.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £2000.

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About the location


Harlech 5 miles; Barmouth 5 miles.

The pleasant village of Dyffryn Ardudwy quietly nestles between The Rhinogs, part of the Eryri (Snowdonia) Mountains, and the stunning golden beaches of the North Wales coastline. The unusual positioning of this charming village results in it having its own mild climate, as well as offering good local shops. The surrounding area has an exciting array of wildlife and birds including soaring buzzards. The small town of Harlech is just 4 miles away, dominated by its majestic 13th century castle which is a World Heritage Site, and the most impressive of all the castles built in North Wales by Edward I. Popular with golfers due to its famous Royal St. David's course, Harlech also boasts an excellent variety of amenities including some good quality restaurants. Nearby Barmouth offers an amazing Panorama Walk with breathtaking views and also a harbour from which you can enjoy a ferry to Fairbourne for a ride on the miniature railway or a boat trip out to sea to try mackerel fishing. With the delights of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park and beautiful Cardigan Bay to discover, this is a fantastic holiday location at any time of the year.

Note: There are steps in the property, excluding the stairs to the first floor, please take care.
Note: There are stone steps in the front garden, please take care.
Note: Children must be supervised at all times around the pond, please take care.
Note: Pets to be kept off the furniture.
Note: A private chef can be hired to cater for your group via prior arrangement direct with the owner.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas