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Plas Gwynfryn

(Ref. 5051)

Llanbedr, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 18 Guests

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Superb house, full of character and delightful gardens."

    This was our second visit for our extended family break and we will be returning. Great location for access to beautiful Wales.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Apr 2024

  • "Loved the house and venue and the kids loved the football pitch sized lawn and grounds."

    Slightly old fashioned but warm and cozy with a somewhat bizarre lay out . The last house we rented from you had an advertised but totally useless piano. While Plas Gwynfryn has an in tune Bechstein which was much appreciated why not mention it? Luckily a late arrival brought some music Need more toilet rolls 2 per room with 9 adults and 5 children is Not enough! Area is great and Victoria Inn - local pub got 5 stars

    Reviewed by Hugh3.8Dec 2023

  • "Fabulous venue with lots to recommend it for large groups."

    ONly one very minor complaine - definitely need more drying (dish) cloth in the kitchen. we had a really great holiday break in spite of terrible weather

    Reviewed by Kj5.0Sep 2023

  • "We’re a family of 10 that played in Plas Gwynfryn on from the 8th to 15th September!"

    We had an amazing time both in the house and the local area! There’s so much to do in the house! So much space to entertain yourselves, and hidden areas if you want 5 minutes to yourself. The kitchen is well stocked, it has everything you could possible need for baking, cooking and preparing! HEADS UP! THE AGA IS ALWAYS ON AND HOT! If you’re in the bedroom above the kitchen it does get very warm in there. The bathrooms were all clean and to a high standard, the beds aren’t the most comfortable mattresses in the world, they’re quite soft! The grounds the house sits on are beautiful, again so many hidden features, we didn’t find the pond until the third day. The lawns are perfect for outdoor family games, we played king cub for hours it was amazing! If you’re into spooky stuff, this is definitely a great house to go to, certain bumps, bangs and scuffs that can’t be explained most certainly happened. Things seem to be in a different place to where you remember leaving them. We had a few friends along the way, spiders and mice came to say hello a few times but this wasn’t a major problem and is expected with grounds like the ones that surround Plas Gwynfryn! Outings: we’d recommend a trip to the waterfalls about 5/10 minute drive away, do the blue walk and see the sights it’s beautiful, catch the train up snowdon (or walk if you’re able). One of the best roast dinners we’ve eaten was at Hafan Artro! Take a drive to Porthmadog - they have a great escape room if that’s your thing! Final note is to Caroline, the manager who looks after the house, she’s wonderful, no problem or question to big, she’s always on hand to rush in and save the day and help anyway she can!

    Reviewed by Luey4.4Sep 2023

  • "Excellent facility Superb locality Would def stay again (when funds available)"

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous place to stay, was over and above what we hoped for."

    Great spaces for us all to get together, with enough room to spend time to relax on your own. Had everything we needed and more.

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2023

  • "Plas Gwynfryn is a fabulous spacious property with loads of character and huge well kept grounds."

    Caroline the owner was very helpful and responsive. We did have an issue when an appliance broke down but Caroline was quickly on hand and provided an alternative to stop the holiday being spoiled. The house is very tastefully and period correctly decorated with good quality fitments. The only minor quibble was the sofas in the main lounge were very saggy and could have done with a good servicing. The kitchen was really well equipped with lots of utensils and cutlery. This is something I have had issue with at other large properties but not here. Beware that a security deposit is required directly to the owner rather than a hold on your credit card via Booking.com (despite booking.com sending me email opposite to this, this is a booking.com issue rather than with the owner). There was a large party of us plus a big dog and we never felt cramped. The grounds were just superb for the kids (and the big kids) to play in. Overall very happy to recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Jul 2023

  • "Plas Gwynfryn was a lovely spacious property."

    It was very comfortable. The grounds and the views are amazing. It was also so easy to walk into Llanbedr and to get to Harlech and other local attractions. Caroline was very welcoming and clearly cares about people enjoying their stay.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2023

  • "We were warmly welcomed and said goodbye by Caroline."

    The house and the garden are fantastic and we could enjoy the tranquility of this place. We were 17 people between the ages of 1.5 and 63 and had to look for each other in the house or garden from time to time. So we had enough space. A heartfelt thank you to Caroline and we hope to be able to enjoy another year's holiday in this wonderful place.

    Reviewed by Theodor5.0Jul 2023

  • "A spacious, functional and interesting house set in the most beautiful grounds."

    Walking distance from the house to the village and pubs and also paths to many short walks. The area is gorgeous with beaches, mountains and castles. We were a group of twelve with many keen walkers amongst us and can recommend The Coastal Path, The Waterfalls walk as well as Cader Idris for the more adventurous. The weather was mixed but a day spent at Plas Gwynfryn reading or playing games is no hardship and usually the sun came out at some point and then it was games on the lawns or perhaps an evening stroll. Norma

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic. Brilliant."

    Amazing. Nothing more to say.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0May 2023

  • "The Sykes details state that there is a shower in the downstairs toilet, which is not the case."

    Thank you Peter, the Sykes listing has been updated to reflect this change, following the recent renovation of the downstairs cloakroom. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful house and gardens with overall good facilities."

    Some of the soft furnishings are ready to be replaced. Luckily we found the cause of the smell in the family bedroom, as previous guests had left chicken in one of the draws! Great part of the world and we would love to return next year.

    Reviewed by Debra4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a fantastic family holiday at this beautiful house."

    The grounds are amazing too. We had 3 generations and it suited all ages, the children (and adults)loved playing hide and seek in the huge house! If there had been a downstairs bedroom for people with mobility issues it would have been perfect

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2023

  • "This has to be one of the nicest places I’ve stayed, there were 15 of us and every room was comfortable and had everything we needed, the grounds were simply amazing and the kitchen facilities were great."

    Thank you so much, precious memories made that will last a lifetime

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent holiday."

    Fantastic house and gardens. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had the most amazing family holiday in the most beautiful house and gardens."

    It was the first time we had all been together since 2019 and there were 12 of us, all different ages and from Liverpool, Kent, Wolverhampton and Ireland. The house is beautifully furnished and feels peaceful and homely. One of my teenage grandson's said that he really liked the feeling of space both inside the house and in the garden, a feeling which we all appreciated as you can always find a space to escape to if needed. We are a family which loves to cook and were delighted with the kitchen which is very well laid out and equipped to cater for large groups. (It is always disappointing to arrive at a cottage to find milk pan sized saucepans!). One small point to note - it would be good to put in the summary that there is a full sized fridge and a handy undercounter freezer as this would have helped us in planning what to take. The views from the house are absolutely stunning. The gardens are magnificent, beautifully maintained and can be enjoyed from the veranda even on rainy days.. Caroline the owner is on hand if you need her and nothing is too much trouble. Thank you Caroline. And on a final note it is the perfect house for a game of hide and seek!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Bedroom with ensuite (next to east corner - but not east corner), the shower levers are a little loose and stiff."

    Also feels like if too much force is applied the whole unit will break off.

    Reviewed by Mehmet4.7Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful house in a stunning setting."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful family time at the beautiful Plas Gwynfryn."

    The property was perfect for a large mixed aged family. Lots of space and most of the bedrooms were equipped with super en-suites. The beds were very comfortable and the bedding of excellent quality. The absolute bonus for us was the magnificent extended gardens, a total joy for our 7 Grandchildren to explore and be safe in, having endless adventures! All shops, pubs and restaurants were within easy access. Needless to say all the surrounding beaches were a joy for us all, so varied and something for everyone. Caroline, the owner was on hand at all time with any enquiries. We certainly had a very happy memorable time at a special property in a glorious corner of beautiful North Wales Coast.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2022

  • "Amazing house, beautiful grounds, excellent location!"

    We had a fantastic stay and Caroline couldn't have been more helpful. Thank you! x

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2022

  • "An extremely distinctive property and ideal for our family gathering."

    Described by one of our party as something like the property in Cluedo, and universally requested to be the location for the next time we are all able to be together. A particular bonus was the location which well suited anyone that enjoys coast and countryside.

    Reviewed by Alistair4.4Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a great location."

    ......Caroline is a great host , very friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Sep 2021

  • "This is a lovely place to stay."

    Photos do not do the house justice. More options on twin bedded rooms would give greater flexibility. We had a great week, really enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "This house is amazing, absolutely beautiful, with a mix of old and new."

    The house is equipped with everything you would need for a get away and the hospitality was brilliant. It's close by to shops and pubs and the nearby walks are stunning.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Mar 2020

  • "Excellent house for family celebration."

    Lots of space Kitchen well equipped and bedrooms lovely . Plenty of room for 15 plus dog and Caroline really helpful about information about the area which is beautiful

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fantastic house & gardens."

    No need to go out to look for something to do

    Reviewed by B5.0Jul 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our extended family holiday and a 90th Birthday celebration at Plas Gwynfryn."

    The kids particularly loved the large house and extensive gardens as did we all. The area is wonderful and the staff and owner were very friendly and helpful. For a large group, such as ours, it was also very reasonably priced.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "Wonderful house in a beautiful location."

    Spacious rooms and plenty of communal areas for our extended family (and dog) to enjoy. The kitchen was well equipped and we were able to self cater for our Christmas week very comfortably. The owner Caroline was attentive and helpful. The Wi-fi signal struggled a bit, but for us that was not a big issue. We’d thoroughly recommend this house for a group of friends or large family.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Dec 2018

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic time at Plas Gwynfryn."

    It was the perfect size for the whole family (13 of us - with ranging ages from 25 - 82) to relax and not feel overcrowded. We booked it to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday which was a surprise (he was so overwhelmed by everyone being there and in a such amazing setting). The house felt really comfortable and homely, you can tell that a lot of time and care has been put into the upkeep. There we're lots of nice little touches, logs and kindling to use for the log burners, sky tv, and a it was very kind of the hosts to provide us with some provisions. The grounds are stunning, we enjoyed exploring them and the location is perfect, surrounded by mountains and not far (walking distance) from shops and a pub. We received a warm welcome from Christine and Paddy who really took the time to show us around. Caroline was also fantastic, always just a text away and was very helpful. The whole family had a such great weekend, we just wish we could have stayed longer! Thanks again to Caroline, Christine and Paddy :)

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Nov 2018

  • "A most fantastic weekend break."

    We really enjoyed the peace and quiet of the location, the house is absolutely beautiful, the beds are comfy and the gardens are a dream. We couldn’t have asked for more! The only small hint I would give is to bring a knife sharpener if you are cooking butternut squash soup like us ;)

    Reviewed by Saskia5.0Nov 2018

  • "Excellent Caroline was really lovely and helpful, plenty to do around the area, grounds are lovely to walk around, played murder mystery at the manor which was brilliant with the setting the house is in, well worth a visit ."

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2018

  • "There was initial confusion about the extra £250 Good Housekeeping Bond."

    The property was large, for 18 people: the dishwasher broke halfway through the week and the frig leaked throughout the week and we had no control over the heating. The dishwasher was not fixed and the compensation we received was two bottles of wine, a wheelbarrow full of logs, additional tea towels, a bottle of fairy liquid, two sponges and several apologies. It did not seem to add up. It was also advertised that there was a possibility of outside catering at the property and we were then quoted £45 head for a 3 course meal. When I mentioned that I found that a bit pricey but was interested in other options the outside caterers let me know that they were no longer available. Brilliant location, lovely house and gardens and great pub, Ty Mawr, nearby. We had a great time!

    Thank you for your feedback and we're sorry you felt there was some confusion regarding paying the good housekeeping bond before your stay, we will endeavour to make this a simpler process moving forward. Unfortunately, the dishwasher needed a new part which was ordered but did not arrive in time to be fixed during your stay; to help with this, we provided you with the additional cleaning equipment and some wine for your inconvenience, apologies if you felt this was not the correct way to deal with your issue. The fridge appears to be working fine, however, it can leak if it is overcrowded inside due to condensation with the air not being able to circulate. Regarding the caterers, we cannot amend the pricing they provide you with and they do need notice in order to organise something for you; we're very sorry they could not arrange something for you at late notice, had we been aware of this, we would have happily provided you with further numbers for alternative caterers. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the location, the house itself and the gardens and are very pleased you had a lovely stay overall. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know your feedback, it is always helpful for us to continually improve our standards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Sep 2018

  • "The house and grounds are simply outstanding and yet Plas provided a home for 16 of us young and old to enjoy!"

    Wonderful, liveable, special place x

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is a delightful house, tastefully refurbished to reflect its age and character."

    The location is ideal, nestled in the most beautiful landscaped gardens and providing easy access to the Snowdonia National Park or if inclined the beautiful beaches of Harlech and others. The town of Llanbedr is in easy walking distance and provides a great pub, a number of very nice restaurants and a little village shop. There were 12 of us and a couple of dogs, the dogs could safely roam the gardens sniffing out rabbits and other wonders, whilst we played croquet and the youngsters went to the town or walking in the ‘sunshine’ !!. No downside to this place we felt well looked after by the owner, gardener, caterers and cake maker (my wife’s birthday). I think we all shed a tear when we left and will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7May 2018

  • "Plas Gwynfryn is a fabulous base for exploring the surrounding area."

    The grounds are spectacular, our children from 4yrs to 11 had a great time adventuring around the garden and the lawns are perfect for a game of rounders! The bedrooms are very comfortable and quite luxurious, the hot water for showers can be a bit temperamental when with a large group, but the bathrooms are all very nice. The downstairs living space is great with a very large but cosy lounge. The kitchen is quite well equipped but it is quite small and quite difficult to navigate when you're cooking for a large group. Overall we had a fantastic stay in North Wales, I would definitely recommend Plas Gwynfryn to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Apr 2018

  • "Quite simply breathtaking!"

    Such a find I almost don't want to tell anyone about it. Everything about the house is amazing, but the icing on the cake for us were the catering company that the house recommended. We were spoiled rotten all weekend.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Nov 2017

  • "Received a very warm welcome from Patrick and Christine, the owners representatives, who showed us around the house and pointed out the various facilities and fire exits."

    The building and its contents were well maintained and presented, and there were more than enough facilities to occupy everyone. The grounds are quite large, and very well maintained and a credit to the gardener whom we often saw beavering away in the distance. Overall an excellent holiday accommodation, and one we would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Aug 2017

  • "Stunning venue!"

    I would strongly recommend this place to anyone! The grounds are just wonderful and we will be going back.

    Reviewed by Carolyne5.0Jun 2017

  • "A perfect setting for a family holiday."

    Accommodation was special. An overall rewarding holiday with lasting memories.

    Reviewed by Sallie5.0Apr 2017

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  • Eight bedrooms: Bridal Suite with king-size double half tester bed with en-suite double-ended bath, walk-in shower, twin hand basins and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 king-size double sleigh bed and 2 singles with basin, 1 x king-size double with adjoining door to 1 x single with additional pull-out trundle bed (single room can also be accessed from hallway), 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Separate basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom
  • Fitted kitchen with AGA and door to breakfast room (seats 6) with woodburner
  • Dining room with woodburner
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Reception hall with woodburner, oak table (seats 8) and piano.
  • Oil central heating with woodburners in reception hall, sitting room, dining room and breakfast room
  • Oil fired AGA, Gas Range Master oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 52" TV with Sky HD entertainment extra including Sky movies, DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburners inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 10 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Eight acres of grounds and landscaped gardens including 3 one acre lawns, a formal rose garden, woodlands, inner courtyard, front veranda, garden furniture, large charcoal BBQ and views over the Artro Forest and Rhinog Mountains
  • EV Charging Point (Please note: 40p Unit Rate)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: No hen or stag parties
  • Note: The garden contains unprotected drops, steep steps and slippery paths and there is a small unfenced pond in the garden, care to be taken at all times
  • Note: Occasionally the owners may be in residence in their house in the grounds
  • Note: There are a range of catering options available during your stay, by arrangement with the owner
  • Note: Wedding packages are available by prior arrangement with the owner
  • Please Note: Good Housekeeping bond is £500 Christmas 2024 breaks are available from the 20th December x 7 nights at this property Please call Reservations to make this booking so we can confirm the rental

The property

Llanbedr 0.6 miles.

Plas Gwynfryn is a magnificent and imposing Edwardian country house set in an 8-acre estate which is situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

A holiday home of true distinction and character that is a fine example of the arts and crafts architecture, this cottage is perfect for a large family celebration or for groups of friends, and was featured in Country Life property review in November 2011.

Plas Gwynfryn has been lovingly renovated to successfully combine its many period features with contemporary living and has retained a wealth of original Edwardian features, such as oak floors, extensive wood panelling, an impressive staircase, stone framed windows and many period furnishings.

From first entering Plas Gwynfryn's oak panelled reception hall, you know you are about to experience a truly special cottage.

With eight charming bedrooms, all boasting uniquely styled beds and decor, four of which have en-suite bathrooms, as well as spectacular mountain or sea views from all of the rooms, this is a holiday home to remember.

With four woodburners in the downstairs rooms, this cottage is warm and welcoming.

Cook sumptuous family meals in the well-equipped kitchen and then sit with friends in the charming dining room before retiring to the sitting room to while away the evening over a nightcap.

Outside, the extensive landscaped grounds and enclosed courtyard are perfect for dining alfresco and having family fun.

As the cottage stands in an elevated position, you can enjoy spectacular views over the Artro Forest, the Rhinog mountain range and Moelfre mountain as well as experiencing spectacular stargazing on a clear night.

In the grounds, numerous paths wind their way through the natural relief and large variety of flora and fauna - perfect for a relaxing stroll after lunch.

Located on the outskirts of the delightful village of Llanbedr, this wonderful cottage is situated just 4 miles from the UNESCO world heritage site of Harlech Castle, the internationally-known Royal St. David's links golf course and Harlech's wonderful 6-mile long sandy beach.

The surrounding area is renowned for its spectacular mountain and coastal scenery, all of which provide magnificent walking, mountain biking, a variety of water sports and huge sandy beaches for family fun.

Penrhyn Slate Quarry, located near Bethesda in North Wales, is home to Zip World Velocity 2, the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe.

This beautiful holiday cottage provides a rare opportunity for families and friends to experience something special; a wonderful character property in a stunning setting, in one of the UK's most beautiful regions.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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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Christmas 2024 breaks are available from the 20th December x 7 nights at this property

Please call Reservations to make this booking so we can confirm the rental

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter