Sitting on the south of Wales' historic Snowdonia region - and just a short walk from the Irish Sea - is Llanfendigaid House. This stunning country house has a history dating all the way back to the 13th century. Sleeping up to 18 guests, this charming house is the perfect setting for group celebrations or a large family excursion.
The interior has been refurbished with the historical character of the house kept firmly in mind. Period features can be found throughout - such as panelled walls and timber framing - while various family portraits, antiques, and memorabilia collected by the owners over 200 years add to the unique character of Llanfendigaid.
There are two reception rooms: one with a TV and the other housing a collection of books. Both have comfortable seating and a woodburning stove.
The dining room has a large table which seats 18 guests, while the fully equipped kitchen provides the ideal catering setting for large groups.
The house has nine bedrooms which can sleep up to 18 guests in total: four super king, one standard double, two twin rooms, one triple bedroom, one single bedroom. There are 2 x travel cots available to use too.
There are 3 family bathrooms in the house, one which has a bath and separate shower, one spacious shower room and one on the top floor which with a traditional roll top bath. There are four WCs.
The house is surrounded by a gorgeously maintained acre of private garden, which includes its very own barbecue and outdoor dining area. In the summer months this is the perfect setting for some al fresco dining. There are also a further three acres of shared ground on the estate for guests to explore.
Built and occupied by the Nanney-Wynn family for over eight centuries, Llanfendigaid (which translates as 'Parish of the Blessed') is a Grade II* listed building and occupies a superb position half a mile from the sea in the southern end of Snowdonia National Park near the famous mountain Cader Idris.
Excellent opportunities abound nearby for walking, bird watching, fishing, climbing and cycling. Nearby Tywyn (5 miles) has a swimming pool, a sand and shingle beach and is the terminal of the Talyllyn Railway, one of the famous 'Little Trains of Wales'. Aberdyfi (7 miles) has a first rate golf course, great sailing and 5 miles of golden sand and dunes.
Other features include an oil fired range cooker, fully equipped kitchen, 2 woodburning stoves, ultra fast WiFi with dedicated 100mbs synchronous broadband to the site, ample parking, garden with furniture and barbecue, croquet lawn and access for walking to 300 acres of farmland.
Two dogs are welcome at Llanfendigaid House for an additional charge of £50 per dog per stay.
There are five further properties on the Llanfendigaid Estate, Stable Cottage, Dove Cottage, The Cow Shed, The Pod and newly added Tilly's Shepherd Hut which can be booked together with Llanfendigaid House.