Self Catering in Gwynedd - Criccieth

Areas: Lleyn Peninsula

Conifers Cottage

Conifers Cottage, Criccieth, Gwynedd
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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £429.00 - 1211.00

This restored 500 year old cottage is located on the Talhenbont Hall Country Estate near to Criccieth in North Wales and sleeps five people in two bedrooms.

Conifers Cottage is a 500 year old stone built cottage on the Talhenbont Hall Country Estate near to Criccieth in North Wales. With one double bedroom (with ensuite facilities) and one family room as well as a family shower room, this cottage can sleep five people. The cottage also contains a well equipped kitchen, a dining room and a sitting room with an electric fire. Outside the cottage is a private garden area with outdoor furniture and a BBQ as well as plenty of off road parking. There are also fishing, tennis and woodland walks included with this cottage. With a number of other cottages on site making it ideal for large groups of over thirty people, Conifers Cottage is a wonderful holiday home for anyone wishing to explore the delights of North Wales.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


A quiet, clean, comfortable cottage in unspoilt surroundings with rather exuberant feathered neighbours which we enjoyed feeding. There were extensive grounds with good walking and a quirky garden and woodland decorations.
Mrs Butler

Completely restful
First and foremost don't use a satnav to find it you end up at a ramshackle farm, secondly if you do arrive at said farm don't attempt the driveway! If in doubt head for the Bear Grylls centre or Harlech Foods. The entrance to Talhenbont Estate has a beautiful cottage at the gate. As you meander (10mph) down the driveway there are lots of squirrels and birds darting across the road. As you pass the main house you will see peacocks roaming the grounds or in some cases resting on the hood of the owners car! If you carry on to the right you get to the other 3 rental properties which are clustered around a courtyard, go to the left and you get to The Quackery which is where The Conifers Cottage is situated. The cottage is very twee but that is perfect for its style and era, it is full of dark beams and exposed stone. It feels more isolated as you have the whole of The Quackery as your garden. There are two issues which might tempt you to stay in one of the other properties; The Quackery as you can probably guess is chock full of birds, they woke me at 4am the first two days but after that I didn't notice the noise. The other thing is that in The Quackery particularly and around the house in general you cannot let dogs off the lead. The cottage was a dream to stay in as despite the initial early morning wake up call it was extremely restful. I would have preferred towels to have been provided and the bedding could do with updating but those are small quibbles. The estate was wonderful to walk round and my dog loved the woodland walk and playing in the river. Wear sensible shoes as the paths are slippy and to be honest don't rely on the handrails in the woods. If you want to take your dog to the beach try Criccieth beach (dogs to the right) it's rocky but beautiful and the caf? allows dogs. All in all we have never come back from a holiday so well rested. Last point of note there is no mobile signal or wifi so if you need to stay in touch bear that in mind.

Character cottage
The cottage is situated in a shady spot within the grounds and near the bird sanctuary and play area. Mr Good was friendly and helpful. A car is essential and the area has a great many attractions for all age groups within an easy drive. A selection of leaflets about things of interest were only found at the end of the stay as they were tucked on a shelf under the TV. This should be more prominent. The cottage was cooler than outside temperatures so take jumpers if you want to avoid high electricity bills. The furnishings and bed linen were OK but dated and towels were not included but we were informed of this. It was difficult to regulate the temperature of the shower in the utility room and this room would be improved by having a warm towel rail to dry towels and hooks to hang up clothing. The kitchen was well equipped and clean and had a good supply of portmerion pottery. We enjoyed our stay but it wasn't as comfortable as previous rented cottages.
Rhonda F

Lovely situation and comfortable.
Mrs Fraser

The peacefulness, -- it is a place where you can relax and chill out. I particularly liked being able to hand feed a peacock at the kitchen door - a first for me!.
Mrs Mounfield

Services / Facilities:

Electric panel radiators throughout. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, flat screen TV, DVD. Electricity inc. in rent 1st June to 1st September and charged at cost for other months. Bed linen inc. in rent. Cot and highchair by request. Private garden area, garden furniture, BBQ. Well behaved pet welcome. Fishing, tennis and woodland walks all inc. in rent. Ample parking. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 2

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

St Cybi's Well - 2.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Criccieth Castle - 2.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Penarth Fawr - 2.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Pen Llystyn Roman Fort - 3.7 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Wern Manor Gardens - 5.1 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Tre'r Ceiri Hillfort - 6.5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Clynnog Fawr, St Beuno - 7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Deudraeth Castle - 8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Harlech Castle - 9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Llanfihangel-y-Traethau Carved Stone - 9.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Nearest Alternative Cottages

Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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