nr Barmouth, Gwynedd
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Set within Snowdonia, with the coastal towns of Barmouth and Harlech close by and the Llyn Peninsula within easy driving distance, Egryn is the perfect base from which to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of North Wales. This magnificent, historic Medieval Hall House with large, private walled garden is situated on working farmland. It is only a short drive to the lovely sandy coastline of Cardigan Bay with walks right from the door through the Scheduled Ancient Monuments of the Rhinogydd Range, making it perfect for a seaside or walking holiday – and a wonderful cottage to return to. Egryn is a stunning Grade II listed Welsh Medieval Hall House dating from 1510, one of the finest and rarest of its kind. At the heart of this unique building is the Medieval hall which has been faithfully restored by the National Trust using traditional building techniques. The cottage is beautifully furnished in keeping with each period of its development with a replica ‘Egryn’ dining table having pride of place in the medieval dining hall, skilled craftsmanship in the grand sitting room and a Victorian parlour with piano. The large private gardens with patio and the variety of spacious living areas are great for entertaining, making Egryn the perfect place for family holidays, get togethers and those special occasions.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- entrance hall leading to bedroom (double with antique brass/iron bed), Victorian sitting room with piano, medieval dining room with 17th-century fireplace, kitchen, large utility and bathroom with shower over bath.
- First floor
- staircase leading to the medieval hall sitting room, separate lavatory, four bedrooms (2 doubles - 1 with 5' mahogany antique bed and 1 with 5' antique iron bedstead, 1 twin with walk through to bathroom with mixer tap shower over bath) and single bedroom.
Oil central heating included. The cot in this cottage is a travel cot. A television and DVD player are provided but please note there is no television reception. Visitors may wish to bring there own DVDs.
Egryn is located on a working farm. Please be advised that all farm buildings and yards are strictly out of bounds, all gates must be kept shut and consideration must be given to the movement of live stock and machinery. There is an unfenced shallow stream in the garden.
The laundry man will call each week but does not need access to the house, and the gardener will call as and when necessary between the hours of 10am and 3pm.
Due to the nature and age of the building some floors are uneven and there are low beams and doorways throughout the property. There is a small step from the hall to the twin and a large step from the twin to the bathroom/single corridor.
All fires are purely decorative and are not to be used under any circumstances.
- Let starts
- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
- Cottage ref
- Coast nearby
- Beach nearby
- Double bed
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0844 800 20 70
Things to see and do nearby
- North Wales
Renowned for the dramatic mountain scenery of Snowdonia with its lakes and rock-strewn mountain passes, North Wales also offers a surprisingly varied countryside, from the beautiful Conwy Valley to the tranquillity of the Isle of Anglesey. The coastline is equally diverse, with sandy beaches, rocky coves and spectacular cliffs - and standing proudly over the land and seascape are some of the country's mightiest castles such as Penrhyn. The National Trust owns some 60,000 acres of coast and countryside in North Wales, including some of the majestic mountains of Snowdonia, unspoilt coastline on the Llyn, and an array of historic houses and castles.
Some of the most varied landscapes of North Wales lie within Snowdonia. The peaks of Snowdon rise to over 3,000 feet above sea level and provide some of the most magnificent scenery in the region while the dramatic slopes of the Arans are less frequented and offer stunning views and tranquillity. This is a great base from which to explore beautiful Betws-y-Coed with its interesting shops; the market town of Dolgellau; spectacular Cader Idris and the majestic Mawddach estuary. Several of the cottages are situated on the Ysbyty estate which is the Trust?s largest farmed estate consisting of 51 farms, 20,000 acres and over 500 acres of woodlands. National Trust places in and around Snowdonia include Craflwyn estate, Penhryn Castle, the shop and pub at Beddgelert, Ysbyty estate, Ty Mawr Wybrant, Aberconwy House, Conwy Suspension Bridge and Bodnant Gardens. Other attractions and places of interest include Llanwrst, Cerrigydrudion, Ruthin, Bala Lake, Llandudno, Conwy, Nant Gwynant Valley, Porthmadog, Criccieth, Portmeirion, Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis, Harlech, Welsh Mountain Railway and the Welsh Slate Museum at Llanberis. Activities in the area include walking, birdwatching, fishing, canoeing, mountain biking and rock climbing.
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place to visit
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- Shell Island
- White water rafting / sailing and windsurfing at Bala lake. Golf courses at Barmouth and Harlech. Fishing trips out from Barmouth. Mountain biking and climbing at Coed y Brenin
National Trust places to visit
Comments from past visitors
- January 2013
Boyles and Chapman
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 800 2070 or email email@example.com to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.