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Large Georgian Country Manor House With Sea Views | Plas-Bryn-Hir

Dog FriendlyNear BeachNear PubReal FireEV Charger

This large Georgian country manor house with sea views is a stunner. Perfect for extra-special get-togethers, anniversaries, and celebrations, it sleeps up to 13 guests. Well-behaved pets are also welcome.

Warm, welcoming, and oh-so-very luxurious, Plas Bryn Hir is a real staycation bolthole for a holiday that you will remember forever. The house name means Long Hill Manor, and its slightly elevated perch less than half a mile from the beach means it comes with dreamy sea views. It’s a fantastic little spot. The house is just a short walk from the beautiful seaside town of Criccieth with its 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. Set over three floors, Plas Bryn Hir 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. 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', and there’s also a formal dining room on the ground floor. Plas Bryn Hir 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. This large Georgian country manor house with sea views is surrounded by large, sublime grounds, and 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, EV Charger
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, TV, Mobile phone reception, Security Deposit Required
Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage, Private Garden
Additional Information
Sister properties: 


BRYN-HIR-MAWR - sleeps 23

BWTHYN-BRYN-HIR - sleeps 5

PLAS-BRYN-HIR sleeps 13

GORWEL-BRYN-HIR - sleeps 18

***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).***

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This large Georgian country manor house with sea views in Criccieth is ideally placed for exploring Eryri (Snowdonia) and the Pen Llyn (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 Y Sgwar 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 large Georgian country manor house with sea views 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, Lidl & Aldi).

You can also jump on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railways at Porthmadog for a magical ride through Eryri's (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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Fabulous house with lovely grounds in a great spot walking distance from town and coast. We had a wonderful catch up with friends and and would highly recommend this house. We’d love to come back sometime too. Highly recommended. Thank you

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