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.
Talhenbont Hall, built in 1607 was once the home of William Vaughan and was used as a garrison for Cromwell's soldiers during the Civil War.
Steeped in history this stunning Grade II listed 17th century manor house is a truly wonderful example of architecture of its day and offers a rare insight to estate life of a bygone era.
Perfect for a very special holiday, a family reunion or that really special birthday or anniversary, Talhenbont Hall provides a unique holiday experience in what must be one of the most imposing private houses on the Llyn Peninsula.
Sympathetically restored and renovated with impressive original features including a stunning Minton tiled floor, handsome oak-panelled rooms, superb fireplaces and a coat of arms, impressive and intricate stained glass and leaded light windows, wonderful external stonework and even the original set of servants’ bells!
The Hall is well proportioned with beautiful views across the gardens and grounds from most of the principle rooms.
Internally the house has elegant reception rooms, many with high decorative ceilings.
Retire after a busy day to the stunning sitting room with an impressive stone fireplace and wonderful Chesterfield sofas, perfect to sink into to relax in front of a roaring open fire and chat about your day’s adventures whilst the kids head next door to the TV room where they can hide away and watch their favourite movie or play a game from the wonderful selection offered.
The original butler’s pantry is now the kitchen, small in comparison to the rest of the property but together with the breakfast room, with a wonderful warming AGA is well-equipped and caters for all your needs and from which you can prepare a family meal to be served in the elegant and stylish dining room.
The beautiful turned pitch pine staircase takes you up to five individually styled and designed bedrooms, including a stunning panelled four poster room and two bathrooms as well as one shower room.
Talhenbont Hall is an exceptional holiday hideaway offering a stunning sanctuary and wonderful base from which to discover the delights of the Llyn Peninsula, Snowdonia National Park and North Wales.
Note: This property can be booked with Refs 379, 380, 381, 382 and 383, together they sleep 42.
Five bedrooms: 1 x four poster double, 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be 2’ 6” twin on request), 2 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower and basin. Basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Dining room. Breakfast room (seats 6). Sitting room with open fire. Drawing room (seats 4). Snug room with TV.
- Oil central heating with open fire
- Oil-fired AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of games, books and DVDs
- Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent, additional logs can be purchased at £5 per basket
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair on request
- Ample off road parking
- Courtyard with furniture
- Fishing inc. in rent
- Shared use of grounds, gardens, the Quackery, outdoor lawn chess (for adults) and all-weather outdoor tennis courts
- Pets Welcome (please bring own dog beds, blankets and towels)
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop, pub and beach 2 miles
- Note: There is an inter-connecting door on the ground floor and first floor which connects to Gardeners Cottage (Ref 383), booked together these can be unlocked, together they sleep 16
- Note: Taxidermy on display; may not appeal to all
- Note: Dragon Raiders activity park, paintball, 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)
- Note: No stag/hen or similar.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500.
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About the location
Porthmadog 5 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.
Note: No stag, hen or similar.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute