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Gwynedd in North West Wales has an untouched mountainous and coastal landscape, which includes the magnificent Snowdonia National Park and a coastline of sandy beaches that face out over the Irish Sea. An area of great natural beauty and the perfect antidote to our busy, hectic lives!

The region is sparsely populated and has a rich and colourful history that dates back to 5th century Britain; a magical kingdom to explore, filled with history, heritage, eye-watering views and fantastic attractions. Here you’ll find towering mountains and fast flowing rivers, ancient forests and tranquil valleys, fascinating castles and quiet beaches.

There’s plenty to see and do; a great way to get a feel for the area is to travel on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways which takes you 13 miles from Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog and a 25 mile journey from Caernarfon through the foothills of Snowdon, respectively.

While you may see many of Gwynedd’s attractions en-route many of them are worth stopping for. The castle at Caernarfon is just one such attraction. Looming magnificently over the town the 700-year-old castle is in fantastic condition and offers a truly atmospheric visitor experience. Make sure you check out the views too! The Welsh Slate Mine paints a fascinating picture of Gwynedd’s industrial history. This may sound a bit dry but it’s actually a fun and interesting way to learn about the beautiful landscape that surrounds you and well worth a few hours of your time.

Garden lovers should head for some high-altitude garden delights at Wales’ highest garden, the Caerau Uchaf open gardens with a pet’s corner and adventure playground for the children. Also of interest is the seaside garden, Sunningdale, at Amlwch; a wild area with beaches, caves, cliffs and wildflowers.

And of course no trip to Gwynedd would be complete without a ramble in the Snowdonia National Park so get on your walking boots and you’ll be rewarded with some of the most stunning scenery in Britain.

If you’re ready to begin your adventure take a look at our our selection of holiday cottages in Gwynedd.

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  • Gwynfryn House

    Llanbedr near Harlech

    Grade
    10
    6
    0
    2
    Ref: CC612040
    This fabulous, traditional, Welsh listed building nestles against the hillside opposite the banks of the River Artro, which flows majestically down from Cwm Bychan. In under a minute you can be walking across a pretty bridge over the water and wending your way along pathways to the little village of Llanbedr, which boasts both a pub and a hotel - plenty of choice for a nice meal out. A warm welcome awaits you at Gwynfryn House with log fires and plenty of room to accommodate a large party of friends or family. The property has been tastefully decorated retaining much of its original character, such as the servant bells in the dining room, cleverly combined with modern conveniences. The downstairs layout is on slightly different levels of a step or two giving a unique feel to this glorious holiday house. The  lounge entices you to snuggle into its comfy leather sofas and relax completely. The combination of dark wood panelling and tall windows bring a sense of calm to the soul and the piece de resistance is the superb large fireplace. Cooking should be a delight in the recently fitted kitchen where you may choose to have breakfast in the morning and a more formal dinner in the attractive dining room in the evening. The ambience in here, along with the log burner housed in the fireplace, will make it very difficult to move from the table!  With so much to see and do in the local area, Gwynfryn House is the perfect base from which to explore beautiful North Wales

    Ground Floor: Property is set over three floors, has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, Satellite TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Dining Room: With wood burning stove, feature original set of servants brass bells above the door
    Breakfasting Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dining table and chairs and breakfast bar
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With 4ft bed (small double for + 1 ) or large single
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
    Bedroom 3: With double bed
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: With two single beds
    Bedroom 5: With double bed
    Bedroom 6: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With bath and wash basin. Separate WC
    Utility Room: With washer/dryer, wash basin and shower

    All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included.All fuels for fires provided. Cot and high chair available

    Outdoor stoned area suitable for al fresco dining, BBQs reached via a number of steps partially enclosed by wall. Parking for 3 cars. Internet access available.

  • Tan Y Fron

    Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd

    Grade
    11
    6
    2
    4
    Ref: CC611034
    This beautiful holiday property sleeping 11 sits in spacious grounds and is only a few minutes walk to the beach. Finished to a high standard, the property has two lounges and three of the six bedrooms are en-suite with the front rooms looking out over Cardigan Bay. There’s a huge lawned garden to the front of the house and a lovely mature garden to the rear. Situated just outside the coastal village of Dyffryn Ardudwy, the wonderfully spacious sandy beaches of Morfa Dyffryn and Traeth Benar are less than a mile away, ideal for family beach holidays. The Wales Coastal Path passes nearby and it is possible to walk for miles along the beach. Enjoy some real ale at the village pub a short stroll away in Talybont. The seaside town of Barmouth is a short drive away, whilst to the north, Harlech has a selection of eateries whilst its Edward I built castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, broods dramatically over the town. Explore the coast using the Cambrian Coast railway line, visit the Italianate village of Portmeirion, the famous Ffestiniog Railway, or experience the exhilaration of Bounce Below and Zipworld Titan, an adrenaline junkies delight!

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge 1: Large with oil burner, 42" Freeview TV, Blu-ray player and CD/radio.
    Dining room/conservatory: With door to garden.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Lounge 2: With TV.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath and WC.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed and en-suite with bath, shower and WC.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 5: With double bed.
    Bedroom 6: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi.

    Large, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times - sheep country. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream nearby.

  • Glanrafon Isaf

    Llanfaglan, Caernarfon

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    4
    Ref: OYQ

    Glanrafon Isaf is a fabulous converted barn and adjacent annexe that adjoins the River Gwyrfai, with full access for fishing and walking along the river bank. The open-aspect kitchen, dining and living area is ideal for family get-togethers and parties. The large decking area outside is ideal for barbecues and al fresco dining. This holiday home lies close to the town of Caernarfon and there is much to see in the area, including mighty Caernarfon Castle, the Galeri Arts Centre or take a trip on a steam train on the Welsh Highland Railway to Beddgelert. Children will also love Caernarfon’s Fun Centre (Yr Hwylfan), and Gypsy Wood Park in nearby Bontnewydd. It is also just a short journey to the Isle of Anglesey with its spectacular 125 miles of coastline and fascinating places to visit such as Beaumaris with its Edward I castle, Red Wharf Bay and the beautiful and leafy Newborough Forest. In the other direction is Snowdon which, at 3,560ft, is the highest mountain in Wales. A more relaxing way than climbing to the top is to take the train to the visitor centre at the summit - on a clear day the views are spectacular! The Victorian town of Llandudno, Llanberis and picturesque Betws-y-Coed are all within easy reach. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

    Beamed living room with open fire, French doors and wooden floor, open-plan with beamed, kitchen/dining room. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV, French doors to garden and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms and one double bedroom, each with French doors to garden; one twin and the double with shared en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom with low, sloping ceiling. Separate annexe: Living room with electric ‘coal-effect’ fire and wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. Double bedroom (for +2). Shower room with toilet.

    • Open fire - fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Three Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Fishing available
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Access to river in garden

  • Dolgadfa

    Llandderfel, nr. Bala

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    5
    Ref: OF3

    Dolgadfa, forming part of the Crogen Estate, is a split-unit property that comfortably sleeps twelve people. The estate is located in the Upper Dee Valley and is home to the Robertson family, having sympathetically restored the Grade ll listed farmhouse and barn into comfortable holiday accommodation for a large family party. Dolgadfa is unique, offering access to over 2500 acres of its own private land that includes Wales’ finest woodlands and the River Dee. Dolgadfa has its own fishing offering exclusivity for its guests. Dolgadfa also owns its own moorland lake at the northern end of the estate, with wild brown trout. This is a great day out for all the family as access is on foot! At Dolgadfa there is the breathtaking scenery of the estate, and the Berwyn Mountains and Dee Valley are on the doorstep. A short drive leads to Arenig and Aran Mountains and the Snowdonia National Park. Dolgadfa-Crogen is home to Get Wet, the outdoor adventure activity company. The high rope course is one of Europe’s highest and most challenging; paint balling is also available. Lake Bala offers a wide variety of water sports. The white water course at the National White Water Centre on the River Tryweryn is renowned. Courses are available for kayaking, rafting and canoeing. Mountain biking is available at expert centres in Llangollen, Llandegla and Coed-y-Brenin. Shops 1 mile, pubs 3 miles.

    Main house: Sitting room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with open fire. Well-equipped kitchen with oil range, electric cooker and breakfast area. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Two twin bedrooms; one with wash basin. Shower room with toilet. Annexe: Large living room with open fire/dining room. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire and wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Full oil central heating (controlled by owner)
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Oil range included
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi available at £10per week or per short break
    • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Fenced river in grounds

  • The Old Quarry Hospital

    Blaenau Ffestiniog

    Grade
    15
    7
    3
    3
    Ref: HW7677

    Perfect for year-round breaks, situated just 0.5 miles from the heart of the little slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, this property provides an impressive venue for large groups holidaying together. Created from the skilful conversion of the old hospital for quarry workers, it was built nearly 200 years ago and stands proudly above the town, boasting a smart, spacious and contemporary interior. Close by are Llechwedd Slate Caverns, where visitors can explore spectacular underground chambers, and the famous Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Steam Railway for scenic journeys to the pretty little harbour town of Porthmadog. For the adventurous, the surrounding Snowdonia National Park offers exhilarating outdoor pursuits, whilst fine sandy beaches, championship golf and historic castle are in easy reach.Perfect for year round breaks, situated just 0.5 mile from the heart of the little slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, these two properties provide an impressive venue for large groups holidaying together. Created from the skilful conversion of the old hospital for quarry workers, built nearly 200 years ago now standing proudly above the town, they boast smart, spacious and contemporary interiors. Close by, Llechwedd slate caverns, where visitors can explore spectacular underground chambers, and the famous Ffestiniog narrow gauge steam railway for scenic journeys to the pretty little harbour town of Porthmadog. For the adventurous, the surrounding Snowdonia National Park offers exilarating outdoor pursuits, whilst fine sandy beaches, championship golf and historic castle are in easy reach.

    Lower ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk (double bed on bottom). Shower room with toilet. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Second living room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 bunk. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in second living room included. Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Seven Freeview TVs. DVDs. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Two freezers. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking. NB: Fenced, elevated patio.

  • Plas Meini - The Manor House

    Llan Ffestiniog

    Grade
    16
    8
    3
    3
    Ref: JAV

    "Magical secluded estate with spectacular views. . . the best of Wales – sandy beaches, lofty peaks and ancient castles . . ."

    Just six miles from a sandy beach, these four delightful, comfortable properties peacefully lie in the heart of 108 acres of wild flower-strewn meadows and woodland in a superb valley near the mountains of Snowdonia. There is a wealth of wildlife including red kites, buzzards and owls. The properties have been renovated and tastefully furnished to a very high standard. Two of the properties have their own well-planted secure gardens, whilst the others share a beautiful Mediterranean-style courtyard garden. Visitors can enjoy superb walks through the grounds and surrounding countryside. A river with dramatic waterfalls runs through the estate a quarter of a mile away, offering the chance of a swim in the natural pool below the falls, and a one and a half mile stretch of fly fishing. Visit the owners’ stud of miniature Shetland ponies, including the delightful foals. All properties are cosily heated throughout, making them ideal for holidays at any time of the year.
    There is a superb selection of restaurants and pubs locally, including Castell Deuraeth, which offers outstanding food and service in a superb setting. Village shop and Post Office in Llan Ffestiniog and several supermarkets in Porthmadog. Five miles away lies the fascinating Portmeirion, with its warm-coloured, romantic, Italianate buildings and exotic plants. Porthmadog (8 miles) is the gateway to the Lleyn Peninsula, one of Wales’ five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches and popular resorts. Within a short drive are the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland light railways. Harlech has the acclaimed Royal Saint David’s golf course, one of Britain’s most impressive castles and miles of most wonderful sandy beaches. Wide range of tourist attractions for all ages in easy reach. Sea fishing, quad biking, white-water rafting and horse riding locally. Shop ½ mile.

    With panoramic views down the Vale of Ffestiniog towards the sea, this elegant and substantial Victorian house enjoys a secluded setting in its own secure large landscaped garden and has been renovated and superbly furnished to retain its original period features. Living room with superb slate open fireplace and arch to dining room with French doors to covered terrace with chairs and tables for alternative dining. Breakfast room with electric woodburner. Library/study with additional television. Traditional fitted kitchen. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Two spacious double bedrooms, each with four-poster bed. Spacious double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Further double bedroom. Shower room with large walk-in shower and toilet. Second floor: Two large double bedrooms. Two large twin bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Open fire – fuel included
    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity and oil central heating included (October-May by meter reading)
    • Three cots and high chairs
    • Satellite TV (Sky basic)
    • Two additional Freeview TVs
    • Two DVDs
    • Two ovens
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Large secure private landscaped garden with summer house
    • Terrace with
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    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Wi-fi broadband
    • 108-acre pastoral farmland
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Fly fishing on river included
    • Complimentary fruit, wine and Sunday paper

    Note: All four properties JAV, JAW, OFG and OHN can be booked together whilst allowing privacy of their own accommodation, to sleep up to 25 - ideal for a special occasion

  • Plas Colwyn

    Beddgelert

    Grade
    20
    9
    0
    5
    Ref: OWJ

    Situated in the centre of the village of Beddgelert in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, Plas Colwyn is an elegant, stone-built, detached house which retains many original features and has been welcoming visitors to the area since the early 1800s. This beautiful Grade II listed building is set in extensive grounds with parking (for 7/8 cars), gardens and patio areas for guests to enjoy. Located in the heart of the village amidst glorious mountain scenery and overlooking the river, Plas Colwyn is ideally situated for those seeking a family holiday, quiet escape or outdoor activity break. The property comprises garden room, entrance hall, living room (with wood-burning stove), dining-room, farmhouse kitchen and games/TV room. There are 9 bedrooms, 3 with en-suite bath or shower rooms, and a further 2 bathrooms. Beddgelert is a charming Welsh village and the house is central for all the local amenities including the local village store, a post office, three pubs, several restaurants and cafés and an award-winning ice cream parlour. The traditional stone buildings nestle beneath the surrounding mountains with two rivers, the Colwyn and the Glaslyn, converging in the village making it one of the most picturesque in North Wales. Attractions in the village include the Grave of Gelert (the legendary dog which saved the son of Prince Llewelyn) and the Sygun Copper Mine, as well as being an ideal base for walking and climbing in Snowdonia and mountain biking in Beddgelert forest. The station for the Welsh Highland Railway is within walking distance and the Ffestiniog and Snowdon Mountain Railways are within easy reach. The beautiful beaches of Criccieth and Llyn Peninsula are a short drive and the property is ideal to explore the attractions of North Wales including Port Meirion, Caernarfon and Porthmadog. Horse riding nearby. Ideal for golf. Shops and pub 100 yards.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room. Garden room. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with electric range (for cooking) and double oven. Games/TV room. Cloakroom. Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Lower ground floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. First floor: Double bedroom (accessed by separate steep, narrow staircase). Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single folding bed on request (for +1). Further double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1) and pull-out bed (for +1). Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Folding bed (for +1) available
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Two TVs (one satellite, one for use with games consoles and DVD playback only)
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Electric range and double oven included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Two dishwashers
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Wine cooler
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with furniture, tree house
    • Parking (for 7-8 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Games/TV room with Wii and X-box
    • Catering available by prior arrangement with owner
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unprotected drops in garden and sloping rocks

  • Noddfa

    Harlech

    Grade
    20
    8
    0
    8
    Ref: OVX

    Situated between Harlech Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the world class Royal St Davids links golf course, Noddfa has beautiful views of both and the sea beyond. The current detached mansion has a history dating back 250 years, and was protected by the castle garrison. However the distinctive frontage of the house was added in 1850 by Samuel Holland MP and retains much of the Victorian character and splendour, with high ornate ceilings and a bell tower. The fully refurbished holiday accommodation comprises entrance hall, dining room with table for 20, drawing room with views over the links, cinema room, games room real fire, large farmhouse kitchen and cloakroom. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms, three twin bedrooms and one bunk, all of which are en-suite. Charming gardens surround the property with ample parking. Harlech is an attractive town with a theatre, a magnificent sandy beach with safe bathing and good restaurants and shops. Portmerion, Ffestiniog railway and Snowdon are all within a short drive. Golf can also be found nearby. Shops ½ mile, pub 300 yards.

    Large drawing room. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen with gas range (for cooking) and slate floor. Cinema room. Games room with open fire. Cloakroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, each with additional single bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet; one with low, beamed ceiling. Two twin bedrooms, each with zip and link beds and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet; one with additional single bed (for +1). Further twin bedroom with zip and link beds and en-suite shower room with toilet. Bunk bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Open fire - fuel available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating included, bed linen and towels included
    • Two cots
    • High chair
    • Two TVs
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Gas range included (electric oven for cooking)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Two dishwashers
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Rock sloping garden
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 6-7 cars)
    • Cinema room
    • Games room
    • Catering available by prior arrangement with owner
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unprotected drop in garden

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