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Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews


Manor House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Carregfelen is an unusual, luxurious, 5 Star Graded, 14th Century Manor House set on a private 2000 acre leafy estate on the edge of Snowdonia. Surrounded by ancient oak woodlands, the Wern Estate is a paradise to walkers and bird watchers. The house has been lovingly restored by the Williams-Ellis family - the cladded extension was extended in the 1920's by Clough Williams-Ellis, creator of the nearby Italianate village of Portmeirion. Inside are twisty corridors, marvellous antique furniture and oak staircases. The splendid Dining Room, with antique oak refectory table and old oil paintings is reminiscent of a medieval hall and the cosy living room has the huge original inglenook fireplace. The attic bedrooms have wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and the terraced gardens are a delight. In front of the house is a paved area with BBQ, slate topped table and benches with views of Moel y Gest. This is the gateway to explore the very best that North Wales has to offer.

The castle dominated Criccieth and the small harbour town of Porthmadog, with it's famous Ffestiniog railway, are both a short drive away. The excellent sailing centres of Pwllheli and Abersoch are close by.

This is a wonderful setting from which to enjoy the very best that Wales has to offer.

Recently awarded 5 Star Grading by the Welsh Tourist Board.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 7 bedrooms
Nearest beach Black Rock 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Liverpool or Manchester 164 km, Nearest railway: Porthmadog 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The inside of Carregfelen is a delight and is beautifully decorated with an enchanting mix of old and new.

The entrance hall has 16th Century oak beams with a collection of antique furniture.

Cosy Sitting Room with log burning fire in Inglenook fireplace.

Dining Room with refectory table.

Separate Playroom/Living Room with cosy comfortable sofas and a box of children's toys. This room has an open fire and SKY T.V.

A Welcome Pack of local produce is provided.

Further details outdoors

There is a large secluded safe garden which offers total privacy, with an outdoor dining table and garden furniture. Charcoal is provided for the BBQ.

The surrounding Country Estate is a haven for nature lovers and bird watchers.

There is a natural lake/reservoir where private fishing can be enjoyed.

Further details

Carregfelen rents from Friday to Friday.

A mid-week clean is included and extra domestic help can be arranged privately with the housekeeper.

An excellent local cook is available for private dinner parties.

The North Wales region

This region of North Wales is steeped in history. Snowdonia National Park is one of the most beautiful areas in the U.K. The Snowdon Mountain Railway takes you up to the summit where the views are breathtaking - you can either walk down the mountain (where a wonderful cafe offering home made ice cream awaits you) or take the train back to Llanberis.

Every corner of this stunning region will take your breath away!


The house is close to Portmeirion, the amazing Italianate village created by Clough Williams-Ellis (who was related to the owner of Carregfelen) and made famous by "The Prisoner" series in the 1960's.

The castles of Harlech and Criccieth are only a short drive away, whilst Caernarfon castle is well worth a day's visit. There are activities planned for families throughout the summer.

Fishermen and sailors will enjoy Pwllehli and Abersoch. Children will enjoy the sandy beaches of the Llyn Peninsular. Climbers will love the challenges of Snowdonia. There is something for everybody in this region.

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30 Sep 2014


"Carregfelen - 10 out of 10 for location, gardens and view"

Looking out from this beautiful 14th Century Manor House, there is a spectacular view of a beautifully maintained multi-tiered garden and centred in the middle of this view, the lovely Moel y Gest in … More

6 Jan 2014


"Homely,effortless and truly relaxing"

We stayed in the house over New Year. The reviews below hit the nail on the head. We all felt privileged to be able to stay in such a beautiful house steeped in history, and surrounded by beautiful c… More

23 Sep 2012


"A wonderful house and gardens"

There was a short notice cancellation so we got a great deal on our stay of thirteen nights. I know it sounds ridiculous for a couple to rent a seven bedroom manor house but it was our 30th wedding a… More

11 Apr 2012


"Quirky, spacious cottage to get away from it all"

I stayed here with seven of my close friends for a weekend getaway.The house was clean, comfortable, and infused with history and character. Despite its age, it had modern amenities including central … More

11 Jan 2012


"Heaven on earth."

We stayed at Carregfelen for a week in August 2010 as having four teenagers meant that we needed a bit more space than is offered by many other rental properties.The house is set back from the Porthma… More

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