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Pensarn Hall

Llanbedr near Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 7117)



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  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "It is an amazing property with all facilities."

    The property pictures doesn't do justice to the lovely setup and facilities in the property. We had great time and enjoyed every second while we were there

    Reviewed by RuvindaDec 2021

  • "Lovely victorian property in a beautiful location with amazing views of the sunset."

    Reviewed by CarmelDec 2021

  • "Fantastic house for a large family (4 families)."

    We went here for a 75th birthday. All age groups thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Kids played mostly in the gardens which are quite extensive. Views over the estuary are stunning and the views around the house are of the Welsh hills!! My only criticism is we cannot get everyone together for a longer vacation....

    Reviewed by IanNov 2021

  • "Pensarn Hall is a beautiful old house, and is extremely well equipped."

    What a treat to be able to use Portmeirion pottery every day! The house was an ideal space for grandparents, children and grandchildren to stay and celebrate a Ruby Wedding anniversary. Local walking was great, the harbour to the beach, the back lanes to Llanbedr and the local farm park kept us all occupied. We were blessed with good weather, but this house is ideal whatever the weather. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by JoyAug 2021

  • "Wonderful location for sandy beaches and castles."

    The snooker table in the house was a great success as was Zip World. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "The property was very clean and had all the amenities you wish."

    The kids enjoyed the house , grounds, location etc etc exceptional nice land lady and house keeper , low pressure water on the showers and that's because it comes straight from the mountains, hopping to come back next year !!

    Reviewed by JudithJul 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday, warm cosy and beautifully decorated within keeping with its age."

    Absolutely spotless everywhere and an abundance of kitchen equipment and serving dishes for more than the 14 of us that went. Caroline is lovely and a pleasure to talk to on prior to our arrival. We will be coming back, my children have had many a tear leaving this gorgeous home. Thank you very much Alex

    Reviewed by AlexandraFeb 2020

  • "Wonderful house set in a great location overlooking the coast roughly mid-way between Harlech and Barmouth."

    House was extremely comfortable with plenty of facilities and a great range of rooms to fit all types/sizes of party. Very friendly and helpful owners. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2019

  • "This house is a one off."

    the size was ideal for a large family gathering . Caroline the owner was very helpful a good time was had by all.

    Reviewed by VivienOct 2019

  • "Welcome pack on arrival, cleanliness was impeccable."

    Only thing missing is comfortable outdoor seating.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2019

  • "This was our second visit and even more enjoyable as the weather was so much better."

    Our party comprised thirteen people aged from 8 to ninety_two and everyone was comfortable. We can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2019

  • "Fabulous house."

    Wonderfully kept. We all enjoyed living like lords for a week(even if we did have to do the catering). Weather not good enough to enjoy the outdoor facilities but snooker table was a hit. Very easy to get out and about and the local slate mine and children’s zoo were a good introduction to the area. Their cafe was also a winner. Only thing to mention - no ice cream scoop!! So obvious how great it was. Would return again if opportunity arose. Congratulations to all involved

    Reviewed by RosemaryMay 2019

  • "A well located property convenient for mountains and beach."

    It was well equipped, clean and welcoming, perfect for a large group such as ourselves. We have already agreed that we will visit again next year.

    Reviewed by JeanMar 2019

  • "Pensarn Hall is spacious, well heated, well equipped and well located for many interesting and scenic locations ."

    Wi-fi connectivity throughout the house is very good. The owners and local caretaker are all friendly and extremely willing to assist with any issues that may arise.

    Reviewed by CliftonOct 2018

  • "Pensarn is a perfect setting for large families wishing to explore the beautiful Gwynedd coast."

    The accommodation had everything a large group needed and catering for everybody’s needs was easy. The house was grand but in such a way that it was possible to relax and feel at home. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by AliAug 2018

  • "The location and accommodation were excellent."

    The kitchen was very well equipped, especially for large family gatherings. Will certainly consider it again in the future

    Reviewed by JosephAug 2018

  • "Super house can't be faulted"

    Reviewed by PhilJul 2018

  • "Lovely house in a perfect location, ideally suited to a group of friends holidaying together."

    En suite facilities were excellent, as was the kitchen and liv8ng space, and any slight problem dealt with very quickly. We had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2018

  • "Perfect location for a large group holiday."

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "Pensarn Hall was spacious and impressive."

    We loved having the seven en-suite bedrooms, the snooker table and the lovely garden. We would love to have known about the history of the Hall and wonder if the owners have thought about leaving some information for guests to read - we are sure others would be fascinated to hear about it. Thank you to Sykes and Caroline of Pensarn Hall for giving us the opportunity to enjoy it.

    Reviewed by JoanMay 2018

  • "You were helpful in the end when my previous booking was taken away from us on 3rd December, and had nowhere to take 11 people for Christmas at the very last minute, BUT Pensarn Hall was perfect and fitted us all excellently, and was nice and spacious."

    Reviewed by ClareDec 2017

  • "As a large group of friends who like to meet up at a big cottage every year, Pensarn Hall met all our criteria."

    The hall is well-equipped for a large group of adults to sleep, cook and have fun. The location is excellent and, despite some rain, we managed a lovely walk up Rhinog Fawr and a fantastic trip to the beautiful beach at Harlech, complete with a swim in the sea. Caroline was very helpful and thoughtful, providing milk, tea and biscuits that were very welcome. Overall a lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2017

  • "We had 4 children with us, the very large garden was a god send, they could play out without having to keep checking on them."

    The view was amazing, and we were blown away with all the kitchen equipment and how many different dishes, glasses and other items, the large table/snooker table came in very handy. We could not have wanted for more.

    Reviewed by JoanAug 2017

  • "An excellent house with something for all ages."

    We were three generations baby to pensioner. Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Plenty to do locally ranging from sandy beaches to Snowdonia. Local all weather venues enjoyed by our four under 5's were Harlech swimming pool and Llanfair Play barn. Pensarn station is at the bottom of the drive so unlike many remote properties it is possible to arrive by train. Also it provides an alternative for travel up and down the Welsh coast.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2017

  • "The property was excellent for a large family group of mixed ages as there are a number of living rooms and a large dining room ensuring everyone could eat together comfortably."

    The only comments are that there are probably not enough mugs for a full house of people and there are not enough sharp knives, hardly any at all in fact, we were always scrabbling around trying to find the 1 small vegetable knife. All the other facilities were excellent as was the location close to the beach and walking areas.

    Reviewed by AndyJul 2017

  • "A wonderful place in wonderful surroundings."

    Reviewed by BryanMay 2017

  • "Great facilities - kitchen had everything you needed and more best equipped kitchen we have had on our holidays now into our 4th of holidaying as a group."

    Quality bed linen and very comfortable beds. Bedrooms a great size. 5 minute walk to Pensarn railway station which was a bonus - leaving the car at home and able to get to many places along the coast. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2016

  • "A house so full of character and history but yet warm, very comfortable and providing everything a family or group could possibly need."

    We had a wonderful second visit and hope to return as soon as possible. The house is situated in a stunning setting with gardens that are natural and sensitive to the environment.

    Reviewed by BrendaOct 2015

  • "We immediately felt at home and loved choosing the bedrooms all with their own bathroom."

    The kitchen was superb, and so well equipped. We would definitely recommend it to friends and consider another stay in the future.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2015

  • "The house was excellent for a family such as ours with ages from 6 to 70, the youngsters loved the space, and the older members enjoyed the garden areas and conservatory."

    It is also situated in an area of beauty with lots to do for all ages.

    Reviewed by EllenJul 2015

  • "Plenty of space in the house, good facilities and character of house."

    The garden is great and the outlook from the house is lovely and interesting. The beach is close by and there is plenty to do in the area.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2015

  • "A lovely warm house with plenty of living space, not just bedrooms."

    Beautiful location and views.

    Reviewed by KathrynMar 2015

  • "A very comfortable large property that suited us very well."

    The location was very convenient too, with easy access up and down the coast by train and activities out the door.

    Reviewed by JamesDec 2014

  • "We enjoyed the location and the view from the house and garden."

    The kitchen was so well equipped - absolutely everything we wanted. The conservatory was ideal for us all to sit and chat. The snooker table provided an extra activity in the evenings. En-suite bathrooms for every bedroom made life easy and it was beautifully maintained and clean.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2014

  • "Pensarn Hall suited our purpose extremely well."

    We are 6 couples who holiday regularly together and we each prefer to have our own en-suite facilities and, therefore, Pensarn Hall was ideal. It was extremely well equipped and very clean and cosy. The views of the surrounding area from the house are superb and it is in a great position to be able to enjoy the sites and beauty of the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by CaroleMar 2014

  • "A beautiful house, lots of space for a family reunion."

    Spectacular views and access to the coast.

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2013

  • "An amazing property, well looked after, and thorough cleaners!"

    Very handy for local places to visit. Very generously stocked with crockery and cutlery. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by BevSep 2013

  • "Our stay at Pensarn was a delight."

    Everything we could have asked for as a large family group was there available to us. We were most impressed with the house, it's contents and it's location. I hope that one day we will return.

    Reviewed by JackJun 2013

  • "Fantastic location and a wonderfully accommodating venue."

    Reviewed by SiobhanMay 2013

  • "We were all so impressed with Pensarn Hall, for our St George's hospital nurses reunion."

    We have been doing long weekends together for the last 30+ years and the general consensus was that this house was without doubt the best.

    Reviewed by TheresaMay 2013

  • "Fantastic property and location."

    Loads of room for a big family group. Loved the huge kitchen and the snooker table.

    Reviewed by CherylApr 2013

  • "We loved the big house and all of the fittings."

    Reviewed by ElaineApr 2013

  • "Excellent accommodation with plenty to do in the vicinity."

    Reviewed by WilliamOct 2012

  • "Very comfortable, well-equipped house in an excellent location."

    We made contact with the owner on several occasions and she was extremely helpful, especially in helping us to organise a birthday celebration in the house.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2012

  • "Every eventuality seemed to have been foreseen."


    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2012

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The property

Pensarn Hall is a superb, imposing, Victorian property, located in Llanbedr, set in private gardens, in the Snowdonia National Park, with easy access to the beaches of the North Wales coast.

The location of this Llanbedr holiday home is truly idyllic; slightly elevated, this wonderful large house benefits from views across the valley, down to the Artro River estuary, Pensarn Harbour and coast, all less than 10 minutes' walk away.

This Llanbedr cottage offers seven large bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, making it ideal for friends and families alike.

There is a spacious drawing room with woodburner, which is ideal to relax and socialise in, while the stately dining room is able to seat 16 guests comfortably for dinner, and with an open fire, it is cosy and homely.

After dinner, the dining table can be converted into a ¾ size Victorian slate bed snooker table for some friendly, family fun, or alternatively, you could retire through to the library with its woodburner, or relax in the conservatory, which overlooks the gardens.

Pensarn Hall retains many original features, such as a wood-panelled, Minton tiled hallway, the original servant bells, architraves, cornices, sash windows with lead lights, and even a Victorian decorated Thunderbox toilet!

Outside, the grounds are extensive, offering secret gardens, a games lawn with croquet and numerous shaded seating areas in which to relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside, maybe you'll even see a steam train running between Barmouth and Harlech on the local line.

This Llanbedr cottage is a fantastic property to escape from daily life and step back in time, relaxing with friends and family for the perfect memorable holiday.


  • Over four floors
  • Seven bedrooms (all with either sea or countryside views): 1 x 2nd floor double with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x 2nd floor twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin & WC, 1 x 2nd floor twin with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x 2nd floor family room with double & single bed & en-suite bath, shower over, basin & WC, 1 x 1st floor double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin & WC, 1 x 1st floor four poster king-size double with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x 1st floor twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Ground floor basin & 'Thunderbox' WC
  • Victorian-style kitchen with granite worktops, breakfast area, AGA, pantry & woodburner
  • Butler's pantry
  • Laundry room with WC
  • Dining room with ¾ size Victorian slate bed snooker table & open fire
  • Drawing room with woodburner in slate hearth
  • Library with woodburner
  • Conservatory (seats 10)
  • Lower ground floor tiled basement for dogs access from house and outside.
  • Oil central heating with woodburners and open fire
  • Electric Rangemaster double oven, AGA, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, wine-chiller, 2 x washing machines, 2 x dishwashers, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, library of books, games (inc. table bowls for the dining table) & DVDs.All fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Cot & highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 9 cars
  • Private garden with furniture and BBQ, games lawn with croquet (would be suitable for marquee/outside catering etc)
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome (in tiled, heated basement room only)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Private filtered water supply
  • Please note: check in is after 4pm

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About the location


Harlech 3 miles; Barmouth 8 miles.

The pretty village of Llanbedr quietly nestles in ancient woodland between The Rhinogs, part of the Snowdonia Mountains, and the stunning golden beaches of the North Wales coastline. Situated next to the beautiful River Artro, and boasting a mild climate due to its unusual positioning behind the high dunes of a nature reserve, this charming village has an exciting array of wildlife and birds, handy local shops, bike hire and mountain walks on your doorstep, as well as two excellent pubs. The small town of Harlech is just 3 miles away and boasts the World Heritage Site of Harlech Castle, a majestic 13th century stronghold, the most impressive of all those 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 and the most magnificent six-mile long sandy beach, perfect for wonderful walks and family fun. Nearby Barmouth offers the amazing Panorama Walk along the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, providing breathtaking vistas, which were described by John Ruskin as “the most sublime view in Europe” and also a harbour from which you can catch 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 Snowdonia National Park and beautiful Cardigan Bay to discover, this is a fantastic holiday location at any time of the year.

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Region Information

Please call our Reservations office if you would like to book the Christmas week from Friday or Saturday
Please call our Reservations office to discuss a discount for party sizes of less than 6 for holidays between 18th June and 2nd July 2021.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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