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Plas Gwynfryn

Llanbedr, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 5051)



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  • Sleeps 18

  • Bedrooms 8

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "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 SusanJul 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 MehmetJul 2022

  • "Beautiful house in a stunning setting."

    Reviewed by RobertMay 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 CarolineApr 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 SamanthaMar 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 AlistairOct 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a great location."

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

    Reviewed by SteveSep 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 SarahAug 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 MaggieMar 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 RachelSep 2019

  • "Fantastic house & gardens."

    No need to go out to look for something to do

    Reviewed by BJul 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 DavidJul 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 ElaineDec 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 HeatherNov 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 SaskiaNov 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 KarenSep 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 NeilSep 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 HelenAug 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 ColinMay 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 LisaApr 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 EmilyNov 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 AmyAug 2017

  • "Stunning venue!"

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

    Reviewed by CarolyneJun 2017

  • "A perfect setting for a family holiday."

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

    Reviewed by SallieApr 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 with shower, basin and WC
  • 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, separate double gas oven and hob, Gas Range Master,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

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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