Self Catering in Gwynedd - Criccieth
Areas: Lleyn Peninsula
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Pricing From: £686.00
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.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Just back from a week in Conifers cottage as a family including my 90-year-old mother and the dog. The cottage is as described. It is spacious but cosy. The curtains, sofas, bedding are all new and very tasteful. However, the kitchen and bathroom are very dated and we are told they will be replaced before next season. We fell in love with the peacocks who came to visit every day. We didn't find the noise of the birds to be an issue. In fact, I quite enjoyed hearing them. The gardens and woodland are quirky and interesting. Paul, the owner, gave us a very friendly greeting, was very interesting to talk to and we enjoyed hearing the history of the place. Paul has had the hall for six months although he grew up there. He has a huge amount of work on his hands to bring the grounds up to the standard he desires. I would love to return in the spring time to see the gardens in bloom. Just a note, at the moment I would not recommend this cottage for someone with limited mobility due to the step up to the shower and the sunken bath. Otherwise, a great location if you don't mind driving to town on the beach and you want to get away from it all.
A piece of paradise
Stayed in bothy cottage a charming cottage very clean and cosy just what I was looking for . It was well equipped with everything you could need for a home from home .T he ground it was set in are a delight to walk round and so peaceful all you could here was the sound of birds and the sound of the river running by which all helped to make our stay there so relaxing .The owners are very friendly and helpful and thier daughter is obviously following in thier foot steps .Gabriel who works there is also very friendly and helpful .The quackery is lovely to wonder round with some quirky and interesting things to see ( won't say anymore as it would spoil it for those who haven't been before ) .Having visited this area many times before I would highly recommend talhenbont hall cottages to stay at to explore the area as it is within easy reach of many of the top spots to see. Loved it here so much can't wait to return .
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.
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 cafe 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.
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.
Electric panel radiators with electric fire
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Ample off road parking
Private garden with furniture and BBQ
Fishing inc in rent
Shared use of grounds, gardens, the Quackery, outdoor lawn chess (for adults) and all weather outdoor tennis courts
One well-behaved dog welcome (please bring own dog beds, blankets and towels)
There are 5 wide steps that lead to the Conifers cottage and two wide internal steps inside the cottage
Please call to query if you have more than one dog - may be allowed at £15 per dog per week at owner's discretion
Sorry, no smoking
Shop, pub and beach 2 miles
Note: Dragon Raiders activity park, Segway and Bear Grylls survival academy is close by and discounts are available for guests at the cottage (please arrange directly with the cottage owner or estate manager)
Note: Although all ground floor, there are a couple of internal steps
This property provides a hamper for Christmas and New Year bookings with a dressed Christmas Tree
There is a New Years Eve fireworks display completed by professionals
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