Gwynedd House

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Property Amenities

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Wi-Fi/Internet access
Pets allowed
All bedrooms en-suite
Tennis court on site
Party House (Ideal for celebrations!)
Stag/hen parties allowed
Gym/fitness room
Games room
Indoor games
Outdoor games
DVD
Working fireplace
Heating
Conference facilities
Caretaker/owner lives on site

Babies & Toddlers

High chair(s)
Cot(s)
Toys
Ideal for babies & toddlers

Kids & Teens

Ideal for kids
Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Coastal
Rural Location
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Golf course nearby
Walking/Hiking paths
Fishing
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
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Overview of Gwynedd House

Treat yourselves to a peaceful and tranquil break in this luxurious 10 bedroom, C16th country house. The house sits snugly in the mountainous area of Snowdonia, North Wales, just a short walk from the sandy delights of the Llŷn Peninsula and the bustling seaside town of Criccieth.

Gwynedd House offers large group accommodation, either on a self-catering basis or with in-house catering. Local activities range from golf to surfing.

Sleeping up to 21 guests, this south facing, fantastic house is set in 9 acres of garden and woodlands and is perfect for large parties wanting to celebrate a special occasion!

Over 400 years old, this country home was once the home of the family of Lloyd George, the Liberal Prime Minister, in the late 1900s. More recently the property has been used as a lovely country hotel.

Throughout the summer months you can enjoy flower filled gardens, long evening walks and the space to fully unwind or play a game of tennis on the private tennis court.

Spring, summer, autumn or winter, Gwynedd House welcomes you year round!

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Interior & Grounds

Bedrooms
Room 1 has a four-poster bed, and a modern bathroom fitted with a steam room that seats two. The bedroom has a view over the sea and garden.

Room 2 has a convenient zip-and-link bed. It is spacious with chaise-lounge, and modern bathroom with solid cherry and granite fittings, bath and shower.

There is an adjoining door to Room 3 with full-size bunk beds which can form a spacious Family Room.

Room 4 has twin occupancy, and is fitted with a new bathroom equipped with a large walk-in shower.

Room 5 is a double bedroom – an adjoining single room has enough room for a travel cot. There is an en-suite stylish bathroom with large walk-in shower. The bedroom overlooks the drive and gardens.

Room 6 is a twin bedroom, fitted with a bath and over-bath shower. The room has a view of the walled gardens and woods.

Room 7 is a double bedroom, fitted with a bath and over-bath shower. The room has a view of Lane and Gardens.

Room 8 is a double bedroom, with a new bathroom, comprising of large walk-in shower, toilet and basin. The room has a view of the walled garden and woods.

Room 9 is a totally refurbished double room, with new bathroom and fittings. It can also be used with Room 10, which has bunk beds and new fixtures of a sea-side theme.

Roaring log fires aid winter pleasures, including billiards, table tennis, many board games, and movies on the projector TV/DVD screen. If you're feeling particularly energetic you can work off that warming winter food in our in-house gym.

Games Room and Lounge
Enjoy a relaxing evening watching a film from our DVD selection on the projector screen, or take on the family with a competitive game of pool, table tennis or even Monopoly! From traditional board games, to poker or pool, Gwynedd House offers:
- Full-size table tennis
- Pool table
- Lots of board games, cards and poker chips
- Chess table
- Cricket bats and balls
- Rounders equipment
- Boules
- Webber gas barbeque

Outside
In the drowsy warmth of summer, relax in seven acres of gardens, among the azaelea, hydreangea and roses, while enjoying sun-sparkling views of the Irish Sea, and the ancient Criccieth Castle.

Children love the freedom to play riotous games of football, rugby and cricket, or simply ride the tree swings, and play with the cat, dog, ponies and chickens. Outdoor amenities include:
- Hard-weather tennis court, with views down to Cardigan Bay.
- 4 x basic tennis rackets available. Please bring your own tennis balls.
- Gymnasium: located in the old coach house to the rear of the property, the gymnasium offers seven different stations. The equipment will target your cardiovascular system with weighted machines – as we feel there is no need for running machines when you can fill your lungs with the Welsh sea air with a run along the beach!
- The spacious grounds can be transformed into 'The Oval' for an afternoon game of cricket, 'The Olympic Stadium' for an energetic decathlon or 'La Place de L'hotel de Ville' for a relaxing game of boules. All the equipment is provided.

Map, Location & Local Information

From your luxurious base at Gwynedd House, enjoy the best that North Wales has to offer:

Golf
The house is a stone’s throw from Criccieth Golf Club (with special prices for golfing parties staying at the house). Other local golf clubs include Nefyn, Pwllheli, St David's, and Porthmadog. Oliver's VIP concierge team can arrange tee times for you, plus a 10% discount. Maximum golfing parties: 10 (single occupancy), or up to 18 sharing.

Local attractions
- Criccieth Castle
- Llechwedd Slate Caverns, discover the unique heritage of Welsh Slate
- Portmeirion Village and Gardens
- Snowdon
- Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Liverpool

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Ferry port Holyhead

(71-80 km)

Nearest Village Criccieth

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Criccieth

(2 km)

Nearest Restaurant Criccieth

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Criccieth

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Criccieth

(2 km)

Nearest Golf Criccieth

(2 km)

The Region

While the image of lush valleys and a laid-back lifestyle are right at the heart of a holiday in Wales, don’t think stunning landscapes and a bit of relaxation are the only thing on offer in this beautiful country. Don’t believe us?

Check out our Wales travel guide – it’s full of handy hints, travel ideas and great stuff for families and groups of friends to do.

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Catering & Services

What takes your fancy? There's archery, golf, rifle shooting – or perhaps, awaiting your arrival, you'd like to book a delicious starter hamper (all produce sourced from suppliers within a 15 mile radius).

Whatever it may be, the owners are on hand to make sure that your stay at Gwynedd House is both enjoyable and memorable. So much so that you will return time and time again – no matter the weather or the season.

Choose from in-house archery, rifle shooting, boules and tennis. Oliver's VIP Concierge Team can also organise group bookings for golf (tee-off times and a 10% discount), clay-pigeon shooting and boat trips to mystical Bardsey island.

Bob Valentine – The Shooting School, in Llanbedrog offers both traditional and clay-pigeon shoots for groups (minimum eight people). Criccieth also offers tennis, nine-hole golf course, sea angling, swimming and surfing.

Groups can either book on a self-catering basis, or with in-house catering with an accomplished chef. Extra 'add ons' include a summer welcome hamper, or hot tasty winter dinner waiting for you in the Aga. The chef can cater to all your culinary needs, from a tasty three-course dinner, to a simple, fresh buffet, or a wonderful summer BBQ, all with locally sourced Welsh produce.

If you choose to self-cater, the well-equipped luxury kitchen includes two fan-assisted ovens, a microwave oven/grill, a wonderful Aga, and a convenient deep-fat fryer. The owner also includes mixes, spices, condiments – and access to their fragrant herb garden.

Housekeeping can be arranged at time of booking: Kitchen £12.00, Bedroom/en-suite £8.00, Lounge/Dining Room £10.00.

Carys Wyn Alhoff-Roberts offers a range of holistic therapies in the Oasis Treatment Room at the house. The treatment room is located in the old stables. Therapies include Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy, Swedish massage, Reflexology and a range of facials.

To arrange any of these services, contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £250. This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. Arrival time 16.00
Departure time 10.00 Energy costs included? Winter fuel charge 1st Oct-31st March, 7 day stays-£110.00; 4 day stays-£85.00; 3 day stays-£75.00
Linen & towels included? Included. Pets welcome? Only 2 dogs allowed at £25.00 each for 3 days or £35 for 1 week.
Changeover day Any day of the week. One week minimum stay for the Summer holidays, Easter, Christmas and New Year. Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs The Winter Fuel charge is expected to be paid cash on the day of arrival, along with the Security Deposit.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
High chair(s)
Coastal
Cot(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
High chair(s)
Coastal
Tennis court on site
Cot(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Games room
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Indoor games
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Toys
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

Event information

The license caters for 45 people, at a cost of £350.00 (extras included e.g. large flower arrangement to suit the theme of your wedding).

The owners will cater for the wedding breakfast, and reception.

Civil Weddings

Gwynedd House has been granted a licence to conduct civil wedding ceremonies in the Victorian style conservatory, which has beautiful views overlooking the gardens down to the sea. The romantic setting is perfect for exclusive, intimate weddings.

In the summer, you can be surrounded by glorious summer blooms, while winter offers the romance of softly falling snowflakes.

Gwynedd House will provide a floral decoration on the Registrars table, and the use of 'The Gazebo Arch' for memorable photographs of the bride and groom.

The owner of Gwynedd House is on hand to offer advice and guidance with your wedding requirements if needed and for over 20 years has built great working relationships with local businesses, such as florists, hairdressers and wedding providers. A quotation for this service is available upon request and is charged at a daily rate.

Reviews for Gwynedd House

Gwynedd House Reviews


  • 5 star stay - perfect for family get-together!

    Posted by Kate W on 11/02/2017

    A group of 20 of us visited Gwynedd House in November 2015 for my mum's 60th birthday. The house was fantastic, and perfect for us. We had arranged for a local supermarket to delivery our shopping, and Maureen, the owner, had kindly put everything away for us before we arrived. The house is located a 10 minute walk away from the local village, where there is a local store. Bigger supermarkets are within a 15 minute drive and the house is within easy driving distance of Criccieth. There are many walks from the grounds. For children, there are plenty of games and dvds, as well as a table tennis table. There is also 2 lovely ponies in the grounds! We had a perfect weekend, and wouldn't hesitate to return

  • Wonderful weekend!

    Posted by Daphne on 23/09/2016

    We had a lovely holiday at Gwynedd House in Criccieth last week-end. The house was lovely, everything was clean and comfortable, as well as being well equipped. We also enjoyed the lovely meal they cooked for us on the Saturday evening. Even the weather was kind to us enabling us to enjoy our beautiful surroundings. My family and I all enjoyed a wonderful, happy and relaxed week-end and it was a memorable celebration of my special birthday. Please convey my thanks to Maureen and her team in case I cannot get through to her.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 20 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 27th 2017 - April 7th 2017 - £1,802.50 £2,575.00
April 7th 2017 - May 26th 2017 - £2,090.90 £2,987.00
May 26th 2017 - June 2nd 2017 - £2,631.65 £3,759.50
June 2nd 2017 - July 21st 2017 - £2,090.90 £2,987.00
July 21st 2017 - September 8th 2017 - £2,631.65 £3,759.50
September 8th 2017 - September 29th 2017 - £2,090.90 £2,987.00
September 29th 2017 - October 20th 2017 - £1,802.50 £2,575.00
October 20th 2017 - October 27th 2017 - £2,090.90 £2,987.00
October 27th 2017 - December 22nd 2017 - £1,802.50 £2,575.00
December 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - £3,759.50
January 5th 2018 - February 9th 2018 - £1,802.50 £2,575.00
February 9th 2018 - February 23rd 2018 - £2,090.90 £2,987.00
February 23rd 2018 - April 6th 2018 - £1,802.50 £2,575.00
April 6th 2018 - May 25th 2018 - £2,090.90 £2,987.00
May 25th 2018 - June 1st 2018 - £2,631.65 £3,759.50
June 1st 2018 - July 20th 2018 - £2,090.90 £2,987.00
July 20th 2018 - September 7th 2018 - £2,631.65 £3,759.50
September 7th 2018 - September 28th 2018 - £2,090.90 £2,987.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 20 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 27th 2017 - April 7th 2017 - €1,999.75 €2,856.79
April 7th 2017 - May 26th 2017 - €2,319.72 €3,313.88
May 26th 2017 - June 2nd 2017 - €2,919.64 €4,170.92
June 2nd 2017 - July 21st 2017 - €2,319.72 €3,313.88
July 21st 2017 - September 8th 2017 - €2,919.64 €4,170.92
September 8th 2017 - September 29th 2017 - €2,319.72 €3,313.88
September 29th 2017 - October 20th 2017 - €1,999.75 €2,856.79
October 20th 2017 - October 27th 2017 - €2,319.72 €3,313.88
October 27th 2017 - December 22nd 2017 - €1,999.75 €2,856.79
December 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - €4,170.92
January 5th 2018 - February 9th 2018 - €1,999.75 €2,856.79
February 9th 2018 - February 23rd 2018 - €2,319.72 €3,313.88
February 23rd 2018 - April 6th 2018 - €1,999.75 €2,856.79
April 6th 2018 - May 25th 2018 - €2,319.72 €3,313.88
May 25th 2018 - June 1st 2018 - €2,919.64 €4,170.92
June 1st 2018 - July 20th 2018 - €2,319.72 €3,313.88
July 20th 2018 - September 7th 2018 - €2,919.64 €4,170.92
September 7th 2018 - September 28th 2018 - €2,319.72 €3,313.88

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 20 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 27th 2017 - April 7th 2017 - $2,168.85 $3,098.36
April 7th 2017 - May 26th 2017 - $2,515.86 $3,594.10
May 26th 2017 - June 2nd 2017 - $3,166.52 $4,523.60
June 2nd 2017 - July 21st 2017 - $2,515.86 $3,594.10
July 21st 2017 - September 8th 2017 - $3,166.52 $4,523.60
September 8th 2017 - September 29th 2017 - $2,515.86 $3,594.10
September 29th 2017 - October 20th 2017 - $2,168.85 $3,098.36
October 20th 2017 - October 27th 2017 - $2,515.86 $3,594.10
October 27th 2017 - December 22nd 2017 - $2,168.85 $3,098.36
December 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - $4,523.60
January 5th 2018 - February 9th 2018 - $2,168.85 $3,098.36
February 9th 2018 - February 23rd 2018 - $2,515.86 $3,594.10
February 23rd 2018 - April 6th 2018 - $2,168.85 $3,098.36
April 6th 2018 - May 25th 2018 - $2,515.86 $3,594.10
May 25th 2018 - June 1st 2018 - $3,166.52 $4,523.60
June 1st 2018 - July 20th 2018 - $2,515.86 $3,594.10
July 20th 2018 - September 7th 2018 - $3,166.52 $4,523.60
September 7th 2018 - September 28th 2018 - $2,515.86 $3,594.10

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