L121 – L125. Near CRICCIETH. Click here for a map
A selection of five very well-appointed renovated properties set in 70 acres of a country estate in the grounds of an historic mansion house (pictured above). Guests are welcome to explore the ancient woodland paths, fish a stretch of the Dwyfach river (subject to local permit/licence) with trout and salmon, use a full-size tennis court and enjoy the wildlife which proliferates here – ducks and peacocks roam the grounds and have nesting boxes adjacent to The Quackery – and sheep and lambs graze the meadow. Four of the properties are in the mansion courtyard and the fifth is the former lodge of the estate. The mansion was once a garrison for Cromwellian forces during the English Civil War.
The seaside town of Criccieth is about three miles away and scenic Snowdonia and the wonderful beaches of the Lleyn are easily accessible by car. Tourist attractions in the area include Narrow Gauge Railways, pony-trekking, Paint Balling, Go-Karting, excellent restaurants, golf and a whole lot more.
All the properties have a BBQ area and outside furniture, and either central heating or electric wall heaters (charged locally) and TV with video player. Plentiful parking is available. Bed linen is also provided in each property. House trained and well-behaved pets are accepted at all the properties. Short breaks are usually negotiable at a proportion of the weekly fee.
L121. The largest property is THE HUNTING LODGE which can accommodate up to ten people (plus cot) in four bedrooms (a ground floor double, a ground floor twin and then a double on the first floor and a first floor room with twin beds and full sized bunks.) The Lodge has a bathroom with bidet and an additional shower room both on the ground floor. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric cooker, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. The shower/cloak room is also equipped with a washing machine and a tumble dryer. The lounge/dining room is split level with a stone fire. The Lodge prices start at £540 a week and rise to a peak week maximum of £1,400.
L122. WOODBERRY COTTAGE can accommodate up to eight people (plus cot) and has a rear illuminated terrace which overlooks the river and woodland. There are four bedrooms – a double with an en suite shower room and then a twin on the ground floor and a first floor double with en suite lavatory and then a twin room. The bathroom is on the ground floor. The kitchen with adjacent laundry room offers a split level oven and electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and a washer/dryer. The lounge has an inglenook log fireplace and a door to the terrace. Central heating. Woodberry prices start at £750 a week and rise to £1,440 in the peak season. Bookings for Woodberry run from Friday to Friday.
L123. THE GARDENERS is actually a self-contained wing of the mansion itself and can accommodate 6 + 2 people and a cot. There are three bedrooms (all first floor) one double and two twin rooms. A first floor bathroom and a ground floor lavatory. Kitchen/diner with laundry facilities, electric cooker, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. The Lounge has an open fire place and there is also a small glazed sun lounge. Central heating. The Gardeners prices start at £480 a week and rise to a peak of £1,050
L124. THE CONIFERS can accommodate 4 (or five) plus a cot. Single storey (but some internal steps) and has two bedrooms – a double with an en suite bathroom and a second room with twin beds (or bunk beds and a single if required and arrange well in advance) The shower room has a washing machine and a tumble drier. Kitchen has an electric cooker, fridge-freezer and a dishwasher. Separate lounge and dining room. Fees range from £430 to a peak of £1,138. Bookings for The Conifers run from Friday to Friday.
L125. THE BOTHY is similar to the Conifers in layout (but two storey with both bedrooms on the first floor). Ground floor bathroom with shower over the bath. Kitchen dining room with electric cooker, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. Laundry facilities available. Lounge with electric fan heater set in a feature grate. The Bothy is closest to the tennis court. Fees range from £270 to a peak of £999.