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Georgian Country House and Stable Sleeping 18 | Gorwel-Bryn-Hir

Dog FriendlyNear BeachNear PubReal Fire

This Georgian country house and stable sleeping eighteen is perfect for extra-special get-togethers, big family holidays, and celebrations. Well-behaved pets are also welcome to holiday here.

Warm, welcoming, and oh-so-very luxurious, Gorwel Bryn Hir is a magnificent staycation bolthole for a holiday that you will remember forever. The accommodation is split over two cottages: one large 18th century manor house which sleeps 13, and a cute stable annexe, which sleeps an additional five guests.

The cottages - which are adjacent but have separate front doors (with no connecting internal doors) - are just a short walk from the centre of Criccieth. It’s a beautiful seaside town with a medieval castle, browsable boutiques, and big sandy beaches. There are some excellent places to eat out nearby, and plenty of activities and watersports to enjoy too.

But back to the beautiful cottages. First up, the Georgian manor house, which sleeps up to 13 guests.

The Georgian Manor House at Gorwel Bryn Hir

Set over three floors, this part of the accommodation is a handsome Grade II-listed manor house, dating largely from the 18th century. Look out for some fabulous original features, including a beautiful glazed verandah, wood paneling and coving, and elegant staircases which were designed to accommodate the long skirts of the original ladies of the house.

With great age comes great proportions. You can expect beautifully presented bright living spaces with plenty of room for everyone in your holiday gang to come together or find some quiet time apart.

To give you some idea of the very ample living space, the natural ‘heart’ of the house - the stunning family room beyond the kitchen - was originally used as a ballroom. With its wide bay windows, comfortable plush sofas, and huge wood burning stove it is a great place for sociable get-togethers. There’s also a large dining table - and a piano! - in this lovely spacious room.

The luxury kitchen is well equipped, designed with heritage green units and a Rangemaster cooker, perfect for cooking your holiday meals. There is a large breakfast bar with four stools, and a separate formal dining room, which seats a further six. So plenty of room for entertaining.

The sitting room has been decorated and furnished to reflect the Georgian period with an attractive muted palette, deep original alcoves and shutters on the windows. Beyond the sitting room, you’ll find the 'library’ - a quiet space which is ideal for catching up with some reading or conversation.

The Georgian manor house offers six stylish bedrooms spread over the first and second floors, most with original fireplaces. All of the first floor bedrooms have their own bathrooms; two double rooms with en-suites, and a twin room with a separate bathroom. The second floor bedrooms - two twin rooms and a family room - share a shower room. There is a further shower room on the ground floor.

The Stable at Gorwel Bryn Hir

Next door in the cute stable annexe, the two-storey accommodation is bright and beautifully presented. A large entrance hall with a handy cupboard for coats leads into a well proportioned sitting room. The sofas are plump and very comfortable - this is a lovely relaxing den.

The contemporary kitchen diner is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, and a farmhouse style dining table to seat five. There are beautiful views down to the sea from bi-folding doors, which open out into the garden. Here, you’ll find a terrace and picnic style table for al fresco dining.

Upstairs, you’ll find three very decent sized bedrooms - a king size double and a twin bedroom with sea views, and a lovely single bedroom with dormer window. The bedrooms share a family bathroom, which has a shower over bath.

This Georgian country house and stable sleeping eighteen is surrounded by large, sublime grounds, and - as well as a games barn - so there’s plenty of room for children to run around and explore. Relax on the veranda at the front of the house to enjoy views of the lawns and woodlands. There are beautiful views of the beach and bay looking across to Harlech and the Rhinogydd mountains beyond.

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Cottage Type
Dog Friendly, Near Beach, Near Pub, Real Fire, Large Cottage
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating, Smoke detector, Carbon monoxide detector, First Aid kit, Fire extinguisher or blanket
2 Pets, Hob, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, Smart TV, Toys/ Games/ Books, Piano, Mobile phone reception, Security Deposit Required
Enclosed garden, Off street parking, Bike Storage, Private Garden
Additional Information
***Please note a £500 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).***

Sister properties:

Bwthyn-Bryn-Hir - sleeps 5

Bryn-Hir -Mawr - sleeps 23

Plas-Bryn-Hir - sleeps 13

Stabal-Bryn-Hir - sleeps 5

Floor Plans




This Georgian country house and stable sleeping eighteen is ideally placed for exploring Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula. It’s a great location for all ages and holiday preferences because there are just so many great things to do on the doorstep.

Nature lovers will love the proximity to mountains, rolling countryside and beautiful golden beaches, but it’s close to some great little towns and attractions too. There is no shortage of great places to eat out nearby, including Dylan’s restaurant in Criccieth, and Ysgwar in Tremadog.

Criccieth sits at the gateway to Pen Llyn (Llyn Peninsula). It is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and slightly more remote, and therefore less visited, than other parts of North Wales. It is a great place for anyone who wants to feel like they have properly ‘got away from it all’. It’s an exceptionally beautiful coastline, which – being North Wales – comes with a magnificent mountain backdrop. It’s the kind of place where you can take a picnic to a ‘secret’ cove or beach and feel like you have the whole place to yourself – because you probably will. Busier beaches like Pwllheli and Abersoch are brilliant playgrounds for all sorts of watersports and have a dedicated surfer / kitesurfer following.

This Georgian country house and stable sleeping eighteen is just a ten minute walk from Criccieth. The town is a lovely place to explore, with its traditional Welsh tearooms, some great places to eat out, as well as some very decent fish & chips. There are some great little independent shops along with browsable galleries and antiques, and don’t miss the spectacular medieval fortress in the centre of the town.

Over at Porthmadog – around five miles from the cottage – you’ll find a high street full of independent shops. The harbour has a good selection of restaurants and cafes, and if you’re a fan of real ales look out for the Purple Moose brewery too. Porthmadog is also home to what will be your closest large supermarket (there’s a large Tesco on the High Street).

You can also jump on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railways at Porthmadog for a magical ride through Snowdonia’s mountain landscapes. The railways run a regular service throughout the year, with family-friendly and some themed events in school holidays. If you’re looking for family-friendly activities and attractions to enjoy during your stay, you’re close to the Glasfryn Parc Activity Centre and the Dwyfor Ranch Animal Farm and Activity Park. Bounce Below, Zip World and the Llechwedd Slate Caverns are a scenic 45 minute drive into the mountains at Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Portmeirion, with its much-loved Italian-style fantasy village and beautiful woodlands and gardens is a short drive beyond Porthmadog. It’s a great place to look around, and you can also stock up on quality pottery, ceramics and kitchenware. Look out for the fabulous views across the Dwyryd estuary. You really can’t come to this part of North Wales without making a visit.

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

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Guest Reviews

Kimberley Onions

We hired the venue for a large family birthday celebration, it was ideal for us!
We did find the check-in unclear as no instructions had been sent, and then when we tried ringing no one was sure, but Dioni got back to us quickly which allowed us to get into the properties.
However, going forward the whole experience was amazing, the house and the grounds is perfect for hosting large groups and we would definitely look at coming back.

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