Gwynedd House

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 8
Oliver Approved


Recommended Manor Great Value
Heritage Collection
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties On-Street Parking

Treat yourselves to a peaceful and tranquil break in this luxurious ten 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 twenty-one guests, this south facing, fantastic house is set in seven 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.

Set in seven acres of land, there is more than enough space for the whole family to enjoy! The gardens have been beautifully maintained, the seating area is the perfect spot to relax with a glass of Pimms amongst the beautiful azaleas, hydreangea and roses, while watching your loved ones enjoy a game of tennis! On a warm Summer's evening there is nowhere better to be than on the terrace watching the sunset while making use of the barbecue and dining al fresco.

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

Oliver Approved

This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

This is a historic home, and as such:

  • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
  • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Microwave AGA Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Fire Pit Heating Conference Facilities Caretaker/Owner on Site On-Street Parking Seaview

Floor 1
- Lloyd George (Bedroom 1) has a four-poster bed, and a modern en suite bathroom fitted with a steam room that seats two. The bedroom has sea and garden views
- Lady Margaret (Bedroom 2) has a Super King zip-and-link bed (can be split into two single beds). It is spacious with chaise-lounge, and modern en suite bathroom with solid cherry and granite fittings, bath and shower. With sea and garden views. There is an adjoining door to :-
- The Teddy Beards Picnic Room ( Room 3) with full-size bunk beds which can form a spacious Family Room, again with sea views.
- The Young Masters (Bedroom 4) has twin beds, an en suite with a large walk in shower. Has sea and garden views
- The Lilac Room (Bedroom 5) has a King size bed – an adjoining small bedroom with single bed.. There is an en-suite stylish bathroom with large walk-in shower. The bedroom overlooks the drive and gardens.
-The Secret Garden (Bedroom 6) is a twin bedroom, en suite, fitted with a bath and over-bath shower. The room has a view of the walled gardens and woods.
- Lady-In -Waiting (Bedroom 7) is a double bedroom, fitted with a bath and over-bath shower. The room has a view of Lane and Gardens.
-The Herb Garden (Bedroom 8) has a King bed, with en suite bathroom, comprising of large walk-in shower, toilet and basin. The room has a view of the  sea, walled garden and woods.

Floor 2
- The Butlers Room (Bedroom 9) Has a King Brass Metal bed, large marble hand has an en suite shower room. This room has lovely sea views of Cardigan Bay.
-The Nautical Room (Bedroom 10), Bunk beds / Twin Room has a  sea-side theme, with views of countryside /sheep and mountains
The Butler Room and Nautical Room together are an ideal quiet family

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

In the drowsy warmth of summer, relax in seven acres of gardens, among the azaelea, hydreangea and roses, while enjoying sun-sparkling views across Cardigan Bay to Snowdonia beyond.

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.
- 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.


About the surrounding area of Gwynedd House
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Go-Karting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Surfing
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From your luxurious base at Gwynedd House, enjoy the best that North Wales has to offer:

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
- Portmeirion Village & Gardens

- Festiniog Railway - Welsh Highland Railways
- Lloyd George Museum

- Caernarfon Castle
- Conwy Castle

Local Activities

Zip World

From the longest zipwire in the world to Bounce Below, a huge subterranean playground, Zip World is located on 3 sites in Wales and offers adrenalin-fuelled experiences for all ages.
a) Penrhyn Quarry Bethesda (Velocity and Quarry Tour)
b) Zip World Forest at Betws y Coed (Zip Safari, Plummet and Skyride)
c) Slate Caverns Blaenau Ffestiniog (Titan, Bounce Below and Caverns)

Lon Eifion Cycle Route
This scenic route from Caernarfon to Bryncir runs alongside the Welsh Highland Railway and offers wonderful views of Caernarfon Bay and Snowdonia.

Surf Snowdonia
A revolutionary world-first inland surf lagoon roughly the size of six football pitches, set in the lush, green Conwy Valley in the lee of the Snowdonia mountains.

Bear Grylls Dragon Raiders Activity Park
Survival academy, paintball park and Segway adventures based in the heart of north Wales.

Pen Llyn Lusitano Stud and Riding Centre
Trekking, stable days, beach rides and lessons from the leading Lusitano stud in the UK.

Porth Neigwl (Hells Mouth) – West Coast Surf  

Hells Mouth Surf School offers quality, fully qualified, insured and regulated surf school on the Peninsula since 1996 and have helped thousands of people with their first surfing experience.

Coed y Brenin not only has miles of exceptional singletrack for experienced and expert riders, but also great family and intermediate trails for all abilities. Bring your own or hire a bike.

Antur Stiniog Downhill Trails
Stiniog offers six fantastic downhill mtb trails, graded blue to black and the best mountain bike uplift service in the UK. Also offered is mountain bike coaching to riders of all levels, from beginner to expert; from trail riders to downhill racers.

Abersoch Sailing School
Sailing and powerboat lessons, sea kayaks, paddle boards, pedalos and ringo rides. Equipment available to hire.
Click here to find out more!

Glasfryn Park
Go Karting, Quad Biking, Wakeboarding, Ten Pin Bowling and a Soft Play Centre (and much much more!). Homemade food is served all day. Admission and Parking is FREE!
Redline Indoor Karting
Groups and individuals are catered for, from absolute beginners to corporate hospitality events - all under the expert supervision of fully trained staff.

Beacon Climbing Centre

The largest indoor climbing centre in North Wales, welcoming all climbers and offering a full range of indoor climbing from relatively easy challenges for those new to the sport to fiendishly difficult climbs capable of testing the best climbers around.
Walking in Snowdonia
Snowdon itself, is obviously the prime destination for many with 6 popular routes to the summit of varying difficulties, but endless other walking routes around Snowdonia and the Llyn.

Dwyfor Health and Nordic Walks
Nordic Walking Taster sessions from the grounds of Mynydd Ednyfed to guided 6 hour walks further afield.

Shearwater Coastal Cruises

Specialising in scenic coastal cruises, visiting off-shore seal and seabird colonies where you can usually see and are regularly joined by the resident dolphins.

Recommended Food & Drink
- Ty-Coch Inn
- Dylan's Restaurant Criccieth

Read more about Snowdonia

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 Dylans Restaurant

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Prince

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Criccieth

(2 km)

Nearest Golf Criccieth

(2 km)

Nearest Tennis

(On Site)


Welcome to Snowdonia, the wild, beautiful wonderland tucked away in northwest Wales! This place is a total jackpot for nature lovers, adventure junkies and anyone in desperate need of a serene escape. Covering a whopping 823 square miles, Snowdonia National Park is like a giant, nature-themed quilt with stunning landscapes stitched together and dotted with soaring mountain peaks, zen-inducing lakes and ancient forests. Oliver’s Travels properties sprinkled across this captivating landscape include charming cottages and characterful farmhouses that will make your heart sing and turn your weary body into a puddle of relaxation.

The pièce de résistance of Snowdonia is none other than Mount Snowdon itself, the heavyweight champ of Wales and England. Standing tall at 3,560 feet, this mountain boasts panoramic views that will make your jaw drop. Nature enthusiasts enjoy hikes from the leisurely Llanberis Path to the hardcore Crib Goch Ridge while thrill-seekers can zipwire until their hearts are content. If you are not feeling the leg workout, you can hop on the Snowdon Mountain Railway for a scenic ride that will have you reaching the summit in style. Bala Lake is a water sports haven with sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and leisurely boat trips on offer.

Betws-y-Coed, the "Gateway to Snowdonia," is a village straight out of a fairy tale surrounded by lush woodlands and waterfalls. It is the perfect launchpad for your Snowdonia adventures, complete with charming shops and pubs that practically beg you to pop in for a pint. For a touch of magic, Betws-y-Coed’s Fairy Glen is a secret fairy hideout with mystical gorges, bubbling cascades and rocks covered in fairy-approved moss. You can take a stroll, have a picnic and let the enchantment wash over you. History buffs should get ready to geek out in Conwy, a medieval town dominated by the epic Conwy Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site that makes you think of a Game of Thrones set. You will wander through cobbled streets, explore castle nooks and soak in marvellous views. Portmeirion, a village straight out of an Italian daydream, courtesy of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis offers quirky buildings, subtropical gardens and spectacular views of the Dwyryd Estuary.

Snowdonia is a jackpot of nature wonders, historical stunners and villages straight out of fairy tales. Whether you are chasing mountain highs, lakeside tranquility or village enchantment, Snowdonia is amazing!

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.

Download our Wales Travel Guide >>


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Gwynedd House is the perfect location for a family holiday. The house has a warm and welcoming atmosphere offering spacious living area, large garden and outdoor tennis court.

The following family friendly activities can be enjoyed within easy reach of the house:

Piggy Pottery Llanrug
Open 7 days a week, so if you ever feel like getting creative, there’s a warm welcome waiting and over the 40+ years that the 'paint your own' studio has been operating, people of all ages have been surprised and delighted by the amount of enjoyment it brings.
Greenwood Forest Park

Voted the Best Family Attraction in North Wales for 6 years, the park includes the UK’s only solar powered water ride, the world’s first people powered roller coaster and the longest sledge run in Wales!
Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm

For over 30 years the farm has welcomed visitors to interact with a wide range of farm animals including some rare breeds. Under adult supervision, the children are allowed to handle a selection of different types of animals including rabbits, guinea pigs and puppies, as well as hand-feeding many of the larger animals such as pigmy goats, alpacas, rhea, donkeys, ponies, pigs and lambs.

Glasfryn Park
Something for everyone from Go Karting, Quad Biking,  Wakeboarding, Ten Pin Bowling and a Soft Play Centre (and much much more!). Homemade food is served all day. Admission and Parking is FREE!

Three great experiences with full instructor support. Step up to High Challenge and Aerial Adventure, both 1.5hrs each and for adventurous under 8's go high on the Climbing Wall Challenge.

Gypsy Wood Park
An outdoor park in the foothills of Snowdonia in North Wales, which is a must-see attraction for all animal, nature, outdoor, train and fairy lovers.

Llanberis Lake Railway
A narrow guage steam railway,  which takes you on a five-mile return journey alongside Lake Padarn, right in the heart of Snowdonia.

Parc Glynllifon
Take a tour to historic gardens and craft center Parc Glynllifon to enjoy a day out for the whole family. Parc Glynllifon is suitable for people of all ages and abilities, with:
- Rotation suitable for coaches and wheelchairs
- Facilities for the disabled

Wildlife Wales
Exciting Wildlife programmes and activities for all ages including Wildlife Walks, 4x4 Safaris, Rock-Pooling, Beach Suppers, Fly-Fishing and Children’s Activities.
Black Rock Llamas
Llama treks, experience days and hands on adventures at the centre located on the outskirts of Snowdonia National Park.

Wales Coast Path
With the Snowdonia National Park providing a mighty natural backdrop, it is easy to understand why this area is so loved. There is some great walking to be had where you’ll find small fishing villages, estuaries and miles of sandy beaches. This is an under-explored wonderland.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Booster seat
  • Baby bath
  • Food blender
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Animal farm
  • Kid-friendly museum
  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Water excursions/Boat trips
  • Forest park/High-rope course
  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Playground
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Tennis rackets
  • Croquet
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Meal delivery service


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Property host
  • Meal delivery service

What takes your fancy? There's 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.

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.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500. This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection
Arrival time 16.00 pm
Departure time 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Fuel charge: 3-days: £110 / 4-days: £125 / 7-days: £165. Includes Central Heating on from 7.30 – 10.30 am; 4 – 10.30 pm, plus a basket full of logs
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
Pets welcome? £30.00 per dog for a 3-night stay, £35.00 per dog for a 4-night stay or £50 each for a 7-night stay. Maximum of 2 dogs allowed
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
Other Ts and Cs Please note that if the maximum capacity (including children) exceeds 20 guests, there will be an additional per person charge
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? Hen do's are allowed. No However, stag do's allowed at the house.
Heating costs included? Heating fee from October to March - £160 per week

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 15th 2024 - Jul 15th 2024 £2,797 £3,196 £3,596 £3,995
Jul 15th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - - - £4,995
Sep 2nd 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £2,797 £3,196 £3,596 £3,995
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £2,097 £2,397 £2,696 £2,995
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - £5,695
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - £5,695
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 £2,797 £3,197 £3,596 £3,995
Mar 21st 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 £3,255 £3,720 £4,185 £4,650
Jul 18th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 - - - £5,995
Sep 5th 2025 - Oct 31st 2025 £3,255 £3,720 £4,185 £4,650
Oct 31st 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 £2,797 £3,197 £3,596 £3,995

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 15th 2024 - Jul 15th 2024 €3,075 €3,514 €3,953 €4,392
Jul 15th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - - - €5,492
Sep 2nd 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €3,075 €3,514 €3,953 €4,392
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €2,306 €2,635 €2,964 €3,293
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - €6,261
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - €6,261
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 €3,075 €3,515 €3,954 €4,392
Mar 21st 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 €3,579 €4,090 €4,601 €5,112
Jul 18th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 - - - €6,591
Sep 5th 2025 - Oct 31st 2025 €3,579 €4,090 €4,601 €5,112
Oct 31st 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 €3,075 €3,515 €3,954 €4,392

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 15th 2024 - Jul 15th 2024 $3,297 $3,768 $4,239 $4,710
Jul 15th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - - - $5,889
Sep 2nd 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $3,297 $3,768 $4,239 $4,710
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $2,472 $2,825 $3,178 $3,531
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - $6,714
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - $6,714
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 $3,298 $3,769 $4,239 $4,710
Mar 21st 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 $3,837 $4,386 $4,934 $5,482
Jul 18th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 - - - $7,067
Sep 5th 2025 - Oct 31st 2025 $3,837 $4,386 $4,934 $5,482
Oct 31st 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 $3,298 $3,769 $4,239 $4,710

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Gwynedd House

    on 22/07/2023

    Such an amazing house and grounds with thoughtful games and activities. Friendly helpful welcome, thank you

  • Great for a Family

    on 17/07/2018

    The perfect house for our family celebration.

  • Our Favourite

    on 24/04/2018

    Gwynedd House was a superb choice for a large family gathering. The location is stunning and very close to all the amenities and attractions of the area. The house itself is has everything one could need, from a superbly equipped kitchen, excellent dining and lounge areas and a beautiful conservatory leading onto the extensive gardens. We were a group of 15 adults and 7 children and we all fitted in with space to spare. The children loved the garden area and The adults were spoilt for choice between table tennis, pool or tennis Maureen, our host, made us most welcome. We will most definitely book again.

  • Excellent

    on 24/10/2017

    An ideal house for our party of Golfers! Gwynedd houses a games room , indoor and outdoor games that are really fun... a lot of privacy and seperate rooms with bathrooms. A real plus and excellent hosting by Maureen, who cooked great breakfast.

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

    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!

    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.

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