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Hunting Lodge

Talhenbont Hall near Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 381)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Owners are lovely and couldn’t do enough and they’ll have a gin bar next year in the garden"

    Reviewed by LeeJun 2021

  • "Sykes and the owner know precisely what went wrong with our break which cost £800 for 4 nights !"

    !! Both Sykes and the owner lied about the reasons for late check in. We were told it was due to thorough cleaning - this property hasn’t been thoroughly cleaned in months and we have photos to prove as such !!

    Reviewed by TonySep 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage, spacious, clean and comfortable."

    In fabulous grounds- beautiful gardens, river walk, tennis court, wonderful wildlife and friendly sheep! An amazing stay with excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "I should point out that the back garden is not enclosed at all so unable to let dog out without worrying they will end up out the front (which happened constantly) by the main gate."

    Living area and bedrooms of lodge were spacious and comfy. Kitchen very small for amount of guests. Fridge and freezer also small. Hot water for bath and shower ran out very quickly. Pleasant surroundings. No WiFi and limited phone signal.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2020

  • "Luxury comfort at amazing value that was way above our expectations."

    What an incredible place - we were a large party plus dogs and it was a very comfortable place for us all to be together. The owners and staff were really helpful without being intrusive and we were astonished by the breathtaking setting of the whole estate. We already knew that North Wales is beautiful, but this gem of a place is likely to be a regular visit for us. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by StellaOct 2019

  • "House was not up to standard, I have the faults to yourselves"

    Reviewed by ArchieAug 2019

  • "Great place & location, lovely old lodge set in the grounds of a picturesque ..."

    Great place & location, lovely old lodge set in the grounds of a picturesque country hall, only downside is this is 2019 so TVs should be in bedrooms and main tv should be a tad bigger than 26inch, no internet and in this day and age that’s very poor and no excuse, people like myself who have there own business it’s important to be able to stay connected, fantastic place that’s only let down by lack of technology,” come on guys your charging enough and it does not cost much to sort these things “ Enjoy our stay though despite this

    Reviewed by EddieMay 2019

  • "The photos do not do the cottage justis when we opened the door of the cottage we where amazed at how big inside was."

    We all thought that the cottage was missing an open fire and the heating in the house was poor. The owners need to consider central heating or a much stronger living room fire. The fire that is there is not powerful to heat the living room area. The weekend however was brilliant we had a lovely family time and would recomend the cottage but maybe not in the winter unless the heating has been replaced.

    Reviewed by LesleyFeb 2019

  • "The whole thing everyone had brilliant time especially the kids bed comfy clean and whole place was a delight"

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2018

  • "What a wonderful place Talhenbont estate is."

    The grounds are amazing with lovely walks. Hunter Lodge where we stayed as a group of 10 (+1 dog) was lovely and perfectly placed for exploring Snowdonia and beyond. There was plenty of space to accommodate us all and it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Unfortunately there was no Wifi, I didn't find this an issue but some of our group did. Definitely somewhere we will look at staying again.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2018

  • "Finding and place for 6 adults with more than 1 bathroom that took pets was harder than you d think."

    At a reasonable price was great but to be in this lovely setting was an added bonus. Truly delightful.

    Reviewed by JackieApr 2018

  • "As a whole package the cottage was incredible, with the grounds, animals and woodland around the property, it made the experience special for both adults and children."

    There were a few issues with the washing machine not working, bathroom in need of updating and a leak, however the owner Paul was very accommodating and even took our washing to do in the main hall. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by SamanthaMar 2018

  • "The Hunting Lodge is at the entrance to the Talhenbont Hall Estate, just outside of Criccieth."

    It's a fabulous old stone building. The accommodation is lovely and very remote. Don't go expecting mod-cons - no wifi and barely any phone signal, for example - but it's comfortable, clean and wonderfully quiet. Hosts Paul and Alicia were very welcoming. They had a Wedding Fayre on at the main hall and invited us - five old blokes - up to see the Hall and have a glass of bubbly. You couldn't ask for nicer folks. We used the lodge as a base for a nearby rock music festival in Pwllheli - and assuming we go back to the event next year, we will definitely use it again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MartinMar 2018

  • "An absolutely amazing stunning place Alicia Paul and Gabriel where such kind ..."

    An absolutely amazing stunning place Alicia Paul and Gabriel where such kind hearted people we really couldn’t have asked for anything better, where we stay was very clean throughout and had a homely feel, it was all magical and the children loved it all too we will definitely be visiting again very soon, we took 9 children with us who were not bored for one minute they were collected by Gabriel every morning to go and feed the duck, chicken, peacocks ect went for walk on on gorgeous grounds it was so peacefull and just beautiful, thank you very much for making our holiday so very nice you are truly lovely people, amber x

    Reviewed by AmberFeb 2018

  • "The owners were extremely helpful and friendly and even took the kids to help feed the animals."

    Grounds and river really beautiful

    Reviewed by AbbieAug 2017

  • "Truly amazing place, lovely hosts and one of the best family holidays we have ever had!"

    Reviewed by DaveDec 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x family room with 2 singles and 1 adult bunks
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin, bidet and WC.Ground floor Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and electric wood-burning effect stove.
  • Electric panel radiators with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Private garden 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
  • 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 wonderful stone-built detached lodge situated behind the walled entrance gates to the estate and surrounded by woodlands and countryside.

The lodge is set on its own away from the courtyard setting of the other cottages, but you can still enjoy all the facilities and the beautiful grounds and gardens.

Nicely appointed throughout, the lodge provides a lovely base and comfortable accommodation for friends or families.

Full of charm and character with exposed beams, slate floors and exposed stone work; this lovely cottage offers a warm welcome and spacious accommodation.

The open plan split-level sitting room has a wonderful accent feature wall with fireplace and warming electric wood-burning effect stove, whilst the raised dining area with polished slate floor is great for family meals.

A well-equipped kitchen caters for all your needs and the stable door opens to a private patio with seating and a raised lawned garden.

Two bedrooms are located on the ground floor and serviced by a family bathroom and a further two bedrooms are upstairs and share the use of a shower room.

The Hunting Lodge is a great base for exploring the area, whether you want just a short break or longer, this cottage is an ideal base anytime of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs 379, 380, 382, 383, 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


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
  • Christmas