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Elizabethan Manor House Set In Beautiful Countryside | Gors-Y-Gedol

Dog FriendlyNear BeachNear PubReal FireFarm Stay
Cors-Y-Gedol Hall is an Elizabethan manor house set in beautiful countryside in Eryri (Snowdonia), North Wales. The architecture of this amazing property is matched by its rich and fascinating history. If only buildings could talk. The grand fireplace would reminisce how it had warmed the toes of the native princes of Wales. The oak paneled walls in the King’s Bedroom would giggle of the soft snoring of Charles II. The library would whisper of the clandestine plans of the revolutionary Owain Glyndwr and the secret staircases leading down to the servants quarters would blush with stories of flirtatious encounters.

A mile long oak lined driveway leads us up from the coast road up to the hall. A magnificent granite gateway heralds our arrival. The hall opens up in front of us as we sweep along the circular driveway. That enriching crunch of gravel as we step out of the car.

A heavy oak door opens onto a small entrance hall and then onto the main lounge. A huge fireplace sits on the far wall. An old leather sofa and matching armchairs face the flames. A fascinating collection of antiques and historic artifacts line the oak panneled walls.

The dining room next door is equally grand, a central dining table comfortably seating up to 14 guests. Big tall windows filling the room with a soft light. The adjoining kitchen is smaller and more modern in appearance. Recently renovated this room and the utility next door is very well equipped and has all the modern appliances you’d expect.

A second living room is more Victorian in style. Beautiful moulded plaster roses, corbels and cornices adorn the ceiling and walls. A grand piano sits in a large bay window and a large rug sits atop of the original oak floor. The perfect space for afternoon tea. Later on in the day however, guests might like to adjourn to the library. Another real fire but this time the walls are covered with a myriad of books both young and old. A flat screen TV in the corner is a welcome modern addition perhaps.

A majestic central stairway adorned with intricate wooden carvings lead us to the first floor bedrooms. Seven bedrooms in total, each one individual in their own way but each equally magnificent. Incredibly tall ceilings, big comfortable beds and huge windows overlooking the surrounding lawns and the countryside beyond. The bedroom arrangement is a bit confusing with a maze of doorways and hallways leading in every direction. Guests will have to pass through some bedrooms to get to a second so have a look at the floor plan to make sure it suits your group.

There are four bathrooms upstairs two of which still have their original Victorian bathtubs and all are wonderfully luxurious and well appointed. There are two more WCs on the ground floor.
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Cottage Type
Dog Friendly, Near Beach, Near Pub, Real Fire, Farm Stay, Large Cottage
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating
3 Pets, Hob, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, Smart TV, Toys/ Games/ Books, Games Room, Security Deposit Required
Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage, Private Garden
Additional Information
Pool table
Table tennis
Drinks bar

***Please note a £250 security deposit will be pre-authorised on your card. This will be released in full after a post-departure inspection (usually within 15 working days).***

No Stag/Hen Parties 

Floor Plans



The formal gardens surrounding the hall are equally lovely. The gatehouse, design by the famed architect Inigo Jones, stands guard over a huge expanse of lawn complete with your own private lake. Beyond the lake the oak woodland has been designated as a site of specific scientific interest due to its rare flora and fauna.

Head west along the old drovers road through the surrounding farmland to Llyn Bodlyn lake and the mountains of southern Eryri. Alternatively, head east back down the drive and guests can enjoy miles of un-spoilt sandy beaches.

Lots of activities in the area. Adrenaline fuelled days out on the zip lines in Blaenau or mountain biking in Coed Y Brenin might be popular with some. More lazy outings to The Royal St David’s Golf course or a tour round Harlech Castle might be favored by others. There’s one pub just within walking distance through the woods with a wider selection of hostelries and restaurants a short drive away in Barmouth or Harlech.

Here's a link for more information on the local area that you might find useful:
Things to do in Barmouth
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Guest Reviews

Bethan Arnold

Amazing property. Catered for every eventuality, it had everything we needed. Useful info provided in booklet. Beds comfy. Most of us ended up using the 2 modern showers but interesting to see the old one. Beautiful location with wonderful walk through nearby ancient woodland, along river. Full of bluebells when we visited. Thoroughly recommend. I can’t think of anything I’d change.

Kathleen Rothwell

Multiple family birthdays enjoyed in this very interesting house. Comfortable beds, well catered for and we were kept nice and warm with the addition of a wood fire in the Hall. Wood supplied.

Delyth Roberts

A really special place to stay, set in beautiful surroundings and a lovely part of the world. We have a family link to Gors-y-Gedol so to be able to celebrate my Dad’s 80th there with family and friends was just perfect – it was so lovely to see him and his brother reminisce, with much of the Hall unchanged (the tiger rug hanging over the stairs used to be in front of the fire in the main hall and my dad remembers sitting on its head as a little boy!) The stars of the show are the main hall and the dining room where you just feel immersed in the history of the place, but all the bedrooms were well furnished, clean, with super comfy beds. It’s a maze of corridors, connecting doors and staircases so we frequently ended up somewhere we weren’t expecting to and my nieces really enjoyed the games room (as did the adults!) Beautiful walks to explore from the door and not far from some lovely beaches which was perfect for the dog.
Ben was really responsive and helpful with a couple of things we needed help with/needed attention so we were very grateful.
A fabulous stay and we would love to go back. Diolch!

Kelly Tysvaer-Amiar

Amazing location and unbelievable place to spend a weekend with my family. Extremely spacious place with fantastic bedrooms and very comfy beds. Ample rooms to get lost in and acres of beautiful land to walk. Definitely will be returning and would highly recommend this perfect place for a friend or family gathering.

Jina Gwyrfai

Corsygedol – y lle perffaith ar gyfer achlysur arbennig teuluol ! Gyda lle i 14 gysgu mewn llofftydd godidog gwahanol, tair stafell i eistedd a sgwrsio/ hel atgofion i oedolion a dwy stafell i’r plant cael chwarae, heb sôn am gyfleuon chwarae cuddio trwy’r tŷ – mae amser yn hedfan yma !
Mae’r gegin wedi ei dylunio’n effeithiol i ymdopi gyda grwpiau mawrion gyda digon o offer coginio, llestri, silffoedd storio ayyb.
Er yn adeilad hynafol â ffenestri gwydr sengl a nenfydau uchel, roedd y tŷ yn gynnes braf diolch i’r system gwres canolog effeithiol a’r tanllwyth o dân yn y neuadd. Roedd pob aelod o’m teulu i – o’r hynaf (81) i’r ieuengaf (2) – wrth ei bodd yn aros yma!
Diolch am ddarparu danteithion, digon o dyweli trwchus, peiriannau golchi a hanfodion modern. Braf oedd yrhyddid i fwynhau crwydro o gwmpas y tŷ a’r gerddi sy’n enghreifftiau o sut roedd boneddwyr Meirion yn byw ers talwm.
Uchafbwynt ein harosiad ni oedd cael defnydd o’r grand piano i fwynhau sesiwn o ganu teuluol! Gwyliau byth gofiadwy, arbennig ac unigryw i bawb!
Diolch yn fawr i staff Dioni am ddarparu gwasanaeth cwrtais a Chymraeg.

Emily Hill

We had the most amazing stay at Gors y gedol. It is in truly the most magnificent place. Full of history and excitement. The kids had a blast. We will definitely return.

Kevin Singleton

We’ve recently enjoyed a large family gathering at Gors-y-Gedol, and were fascinated by the history of the house which seemed to seep out of its walls. Unlike many holidays where the accommodation is just somewhere to sleep, this large house with its many rooms and special character was the star of our break, even a couple of power cuts only added to the experience.


Absolutely fantastic way for our family to come together and celebrate our parents 70th Birthdays. This Elizabethan Manor did not disappoint! We all thoroughly enjoyed exploring all the rooms, our favourite being the games room, so much so we are looking to book for a Christmas break. We have already recommended this place to our friends and family!

terence hodge

It’s rare that somewhere is undersold, but that’s the case here.

The house is a delight, each room is different and different doors, staircases and corridors link up to somewhere different.

I loved the library and spent hours there just relaxing after a day walking the fantastic beaches and along the beautiful stretch of river that leads directly to the pub.

💯 recommend this house and area.

Amy reid

We had a perfect family stay. The area was quiet with some lovely walks locally.
10 of us stayed in total. There was so much space for us all and ample amount of bathrooms.
The games room was the perfect addition to this stay!
It was clean and tidy throughout.
Would definitely stay again!

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