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

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Pet FriendlyNear BeachNear PubReal FireFarm Stay
Barmouth
 
 
Cors-Y-Gedol Hall is an Elizabethan manor house set in beautiful countryside in 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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Facilities

Cottage Type
Pet Friendly, Near Beach, Near Pub, Real Fire, Farm Stay, Large Cottages
Essentials
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating
Inside
Games Room, 3 Pets, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, Smart TV, Toys/ Games/ Books, Security Deposit Required
Outside
Private Garden, Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage
Additional Information
Books
Pool table
Table tennis
Drinks bar


 
 

Floor Plans

 

Location

 
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 Snowdonia. 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.
 
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Guest Reviews

 
Deborah Perks
 
 

We absolutely loved our stay at Cors-y-Gedol – the house is so full of character and the garden is magnificent! We were a party of 6 adults and 3 under 5s so there was plenty of room for everyone. It is in a great position, only a couple of miles from a quiet beach and less than 15 minutes from the lovely resort and beach of Barmouth and a similar distance from Harlech. We had fantastic weather so didn’t venture any further. It was an amazing holiday – we didn’t want to leave! Just to mention that the phone signal isn’t very good there but it didn’t really bother us. Also, there are apparently bats in the cellar – we made the mistake of keeping the front door open after dusk and one got into the house, but the owners sent someone promptly the next day to catch it and release it back outside.

Andy
 
 

This was our second stay in less than a year to celebrate family birthdays and Cors Y Gedol is an ideal place full of character, comfortable and well equipped, a sprawling place, large grounds and plenty to do nearby whether its walking, going to the beach or even the pub!

Alan
 
 

This is a very special house in a lovely location for a memorable family get together.

Ann Jeff
 
 

All 13 of us loved our weekend at your house.
It filled all our needs and more. The children loved the games- room and the kitchen is well equipped. The dogs had a fabulous time being free to play on the big lawns. We had a long nice walk to the beach, we were extremely lucky having glorious weather. The location of your house is fantastic. We would like to come again. Also if you ever get short notice cancellations I would appreciate if you’d let me know.
Just like to draw your attention to the loose roof tiles in case you didn’t know. My little grand daughter was by the green bins when one or two roof tiles came crashing down and just missed her. This happened on the Friday when we arrived.
When we looked up we could see quite a few loose tiles.
Thank you so much for a lovely long weekend.

Roger Wakefield
 
 

Thank you for an amazing time with my family of 14. The house was more than we could of imagined, it was like stepping back in time. We couldn’t of asked for anything more. Everybody commented about what a wonderful time they had.
The house was that big you had to think twice about which direction to take to find a room. Every time you entered a room there was a piece of furniture or history you hadn’t seen the first time around.
Truly amazing experience and will definitely book again.
Thank you

Carol Edwards
 
 

We have just had the most amazing Christmas as a family of 11 at Gors y Gedol . Hall was wonderful everything we could have wanted and more .
We have taken away as a family amazing memories to treasure for ever . Already planning for our next visit . Thank you to Ben who looked after us really well .

Sarah B
 
 

The house is absolutely stunning and we had a very comfortable stay. The facilities are great and the house is really spacious. We had a couple of questions for our hosts and they were very accommodating!

Kornelia Mund
 
 

Our stay at Gors-Y-Gedol was a dream! A long weekend away from London, and we were transported into this most precious and beautiful place. All 13 of us, including two little ones, had the time of our lives. We simply did not want to leave and are already planning our return. Thank you so much to Ben and Beth for sharing the one and only Gors-Y-Gedol with us.

Jacky Baker
 
 

Just returned from a wonderful week at Gors-y-Gedol for all of us-8 adults, 2 toddlers and a baby. Such a beautiful house and surroundings, big enough for us to have our own space, very comfy beds, roaring fire and a well equipped kitchen
Was very clean, especially considering the size and age of the house
Lots of lovely walks with the dogs and gorgeous beaches nearby
Can highly recommend and definitely 5*

Gareth Evans
 
 

Gors y Gedol is quite simply a magical place to stay – nor more, no less. It’s beyond my ability to do it justice in a review.

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