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Gardeners Cottage

Talhenbont Hall near Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 383)

4.8

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant hosts, friendly, helpful and informative."

    Quick to deal with an odd teething problem with the hot water. We were made to feel at home and very happy. A wonderful time was had by all

    Reviewed by IrinaOct 2021

  • "We stayed here with our 2 children age 1 and 5 and my Wife's Mother along too."

    We all loved this amazing settings and grounds, very interesting and the owners are lovely and look after you. The only thing I would say is the kitchen utensils need an overall, also the bath looked like it had few repairs but otherwise great holiday. Thank you very much

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "Good location for the Lleyn Peninsula."

    Cottage feels remote but is close to most facilities. Beautiful grounds and peaceful.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "Talhenbont Hall and it's cottages are set in an idyllic spot."

    A real haven of peace and tranquillity. The walk along the river in the grounds was wonderful. We were very lucky to have blue skies and sunshine everyday which may have helped. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. Snowy the white peacock was an added bonus. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by JillSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at Gardeners Cottage."

    The grounds are amazing and hosts Alicia and Paul were fantastic. Our girls loved the local wildlife. We’d love to stay again.

    Reviewed by TomAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely visit to Talhenbont."

    When we arrived the cottage was immaculate and we had a warm welcome from Paul, the host. We loved exploring the estate and the river walk was most enjoyable. The estate being in the location it is meant there was plenty to do, either visiting Snowdonia or enjoying the many beaches on the Llyn peninsula.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2020

  • "A fantastic setting on the large estate."

    The owners were incredibly friendly and helpful, we struggled slightly with the cooking equipment with four teenagers but the owners found us more pans for all the pasta! We thoroughly enjoyed the space which the house and grounds provided and it was an excellent base for exploring the peninsular. Lots of storage space for kit such as boards, bikes and boats and the conservatory area was a great drying room! The teenagers enjoyed a great afternoon at Dragon Raiders.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2020

  • "We loved this cottage, and the estate it's situated in."

    Private (only three other cottages were occupied, and we hardly noticed they were there), peaceful (no traffic noise whatsoever) and lovely walks in the grounds, including a quirky 'Quackery' and woodland/river walks. The cottage was extremely comfortable - perhaps lacking in one or two useful bits such as wooden spoons and other cooking utensils - and is furnished to a high standard. We received a warm welcome from our hosts Paul and Alicia, and were offered a tour of the magnificent hall during our stay - an extra and unexpected perk - as well as being shown around the newly restored coach house, their new wedding reception venue. Superb stay - we'd definitely come back, if only to see some new friends, the peacocks and Midas the golden pheasant!

    Reviewed by CorinneMay 2019

  • "It has got stunning natural beauty and can spend whole time within the hotel."

    Reviewed by SureshApr 2019

  • "Cottage is situated in a estate surrounded by beautiful woods."

    We had a fabulous stay and would recommend Talhenbont Hall to all.

    Reviewed by AliAug 2018

  • "Once you had found the cottage, It was everything and more, Very clean location was great."

    Reviewed by NadineNov 2017

  • "Enjoyed all of the holiday."

    accommodation was great the friendly welcome we had from.the owners Paul and Alicia over all estate and area excellent would recommend this place to everyone and dog friendly

    Reviewed by MariaSep 2017

  • "Gardeners Cottage is set in the most wonderful location, with ease of travel across the peninsula, snowdonia and the north wales coastal resorts."

    The cottage proved to very welcoming as were our hosts, Paul and Alicia, and we will definitely return. The 100 acre estate proved a good place for our little dog who enjoyed his morning, afternoon and evening walks. with plenty to explore. A visit to the quackery is also well worthwhile.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2017

  • "We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday at this location."

    The cottage was wonderful and perfect for the family and dog. The grounds were lovely and many hours were spent wandering up and down the various paths. We met Paul several times and his enthusiasm for the property / grounds was wonderful to see. He always said hello and nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely consider booking again.

    Reviewed by DianneAug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, the owners and estate staff were extremely friendly and welcoming."

    It is a very special place.

    Reviewed by MahoneyMay 2017

  • "Picture does not do it justice."

    The house and grounds were fabulous as was the cottage itself - didn't want to come home!!

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2017

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double (accessed from one of the twin rooms), 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open log fire
  • Sun lounge
  • 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
  • Courtyard 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
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (please bring own dog beds, blankets and towels) Please call to query if you have more than one dog - may be allowed at £15 per dog per week at owner's discretion
  • 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). This property provides a hamper for Christmas and New Year bookings with a dressed Christmas Tree
  • There is a New Years Eve fireworks display completed by professionals

The property

A homely semi-detached cottage with exposed beams and timbers, dating back 100 years and is adjacent to the main hall and overlooks the courtyard with coach house and stables.

The cottage offers spacious, comfortable holiday accommodation providing a great base for couples, friends or a family.

The kitchen is well-equipped with a dining area with room for everyone to enjoy a sit down meal together or leisurely breakfast before heading out for a day on the beach.

The light and bright sitting room has a lovely Claygate fireplace with open log fire, lovely for those chillier evenings; relax to the crackling sounds of the logs on the fire.

Upstairs, are three bedrooms and the family bathroom.

Outside, the courtyard with seating provides a lovely spot to enjoy your morning cup of coffee.

A great cottage to enjoy with friends or the family anytime of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs 379, 380, 381, 382, 936824, together they sleep 42.

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.

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About the location

CRICCIETH

Porthmadog 5 miles; Portmeirion 8 miles; Abersoch 15 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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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