Gwynedd House

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 8
Oliver Approved


Wedding Venue Chateaux & Castles
Great Value
Heritage Collection
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

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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!

Property Features

Heritage Collection
Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities Caretaker/Owner on Site

- Bedroom 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.
- Bedroom 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.
- Bedroom 4 has twin occupancy, and is fitted with a new bathroom equipped with a large walk-in shower.
- Bedroom 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.
- Bedroom 6 is a twin bedroom, fitted with a bath and over-bath shower. The room has a view of the walled gardens and woods.
- Bedroom 7 is a double bedroom, fitted with a bath and over-bath shower. The room has a view of Lane and Gardens.
- Bedroom 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.
- Bedroom 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.

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 Cycling Horse Riding Go-Karting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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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

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)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

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

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Animal farm
  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

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

Event information

For those looking for a small and intimate wedding with a relaxed atmosphere, there is no better venue than Gwynedd House. Ceremonies are licensed to take place in the Victorian- style conservatory which enjoys beautiful garden views down to the sea while the grounds offer a fantastic backdrop for the photographs.

Wedding Reception
Relaxed and intimate receptions with up to 35 people can be hosted at this house in the conservatory overlooking the gardens down by the sea. Dancing could continue in the conservatory with music turned to a respectable volume at midnight.
Wedding Ceremony
A ceremony for up to 35 people would also take place in the conservatory in the gardens. The property is full-licenced to hold legal marriages.

Where to Stay
Up to 20 people could sleep on-site. Nearby, any other guests could find accommodation within 1 mile of the property. The owners can supply details of local transportation firms.

Wedding Planning
The venue can help with some planning requests, can suggest suppliers needed for all event needs and can suggest a wedding planner. The client may also provide their own planner.

Catering can be taken care by an in-house team. Clients may also provide their own caterer.

Other information
No marquee hire permitted at this house. Small, relaxed weddings encouraged. If in-house catering services aren’t selected for the event, there may be an additional conservatory and equipment hire fee.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

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? Fuel charge: 3-days: £85 / 4-days: £95 / 7-days: £135. ***For 2020 bookings: the winter months include the Winter Heating Allowance (times 7.30am until 11am then 3.30pm until 10.30pm) If guests require additional, there will be a charge.***
Linen & towels included? Included.
Pets welcome? £25.00 per dog for a 3-night stay or £45 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 2 No stag or hen do's allowed at the house
Other 3 Please note that if the maximum capacity (including children) exceeds 20 guests, there will be an additional per person charge

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 26th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 £2,374 £2,695 £3,017 £3,390
Dec 18th 2020 - Jan 8th 2021 £4,218 £4,781 £5,344 £5,928
Jan 8th 2021 - Feb 12th 2021 £2,535 £2,879 £3,223 £3,622
Feb 12th 2021 - Feb 19th 2021 £2,773 £3,150 £3,527 £3,961
Feb 19th 2021 - Mar 26th 2021 £2,535 £2,879 £3,223 £3,622
Mar 26th 2021 - Apr 16th 2021 - - - £3,961
Apr 16th 2021 - Jul 16th 2021 £2,661 £3,037 £3,413 £3,801
Jul 16th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 £3,562 £4,046 £4,530 £5,087
Sep 3rd 2021 - Oct 29th 2021 £2,774 £3,150 £3,526 £3,961
Oct 29th 2021 - Dec 17th 2021 £2,535 £2,879 £3,223 £3,622
Dec 17th 2021 - May 30th 2022 - - - £5,087

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 26th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 €2,503 €2,825 €3,147 €3,574
Dec 18th 2020 - Jan 8th 2021 €4,447 €5,010 €5,573 €6,250
Jan 8th 2021 - Feb 12th 2021 €2,673 €3,017 €3,361 €3,819
Feb 12th 2021 - Feb 19th 2021 €2,924 €3,301 €3,678 €4,177
Feb 19th 2021 - Mar 26th 2021 €2,673 €3,017 €3,361 €3,819
Mar 26th 2021 - Apr 16th 2021 - - - €4,177
Apr 16th 2021 - Jul 16th 2021 €2,806 €3,182 €3,558 €4,008
Jul 16th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 €3,755 €4,240 €4,724 €5,364
Sep 3rd 2021 - Oct 29th 2021 €2,925 €3,301 €3,677 €4,177
Oct 29th 2021 - Dec 17th 2021 €2,673 €3,017 €3,361 €3,819
Dec 17th 2021 - May 30th 2022 - - - €5,364

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 26th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 $2,984 $3,306 $3,628 $4,261
Dec 18th 2020 - Jan 8th 2021 $5,302 $5,865 $6,428 $7,452
Jan 8th 2021 - Feb 12th 2021 $3,187 $3,531 $3,875 $4,553
Feb 12th 2021 - Feb 19th 2021 $3,486 $3,863 $4,240 $4,979
Feb 19th 2021 - Mar 26th 2021 $3,187 $3,531 $3,875 $4,553
Mar 26th 2021 - Apr 16th 2021 - - - $4,979
Apr 16th 2021 - Jul 16th 2021 $3,345 $3,721 $4,097 $4,778
Jul 16th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 $4,477 $4,961 $5,446 $6,395
Sep 3rd 2021 - Oct 29th 2021 $3,487 $3,863 $4,239 $4,979
Oct 29th 2021 - Dec 17th 2021 $3,187 $3,531 $3,875 $4,553
Dec 17th 2021 - May 30th 2022 - - - $6,395

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Great for a Family

    Posted by Helen on 17/07/2018

    The perfect house for our family celebration.

  • Our Favourite

    Posted by Barbara 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

    Posted by Leslie 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!

    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.

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