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14th Century Luxurious 5 Star Graded Manor House On Private Leafy Estate

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,112 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

7 Bedroom Manor House in Porthmadog, Wales - Close To The Stunning Beaches Of The Llyn Peninsular

Snowdonia's hidden secret! Carregfelen is an quirky, luxurious, 5 Star Graded, 14th Century Manor House set on a private 2000 acre leafy estate on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. 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 with it's huge original inglenook fireplace is perfect for pre-dinner drinks. 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.

Property Manager
Tamar Ferguson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

Why Tamar Ferguson chose Gwynedd - Snowdonia

Carregfelen is the perfect place to enjoy a friends and family get together - to either celebrate a special occasion or just have a fantastic holiday.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are all inclined to keep secret the magic of the house and gardens, so that the memory is exclusively ours! At the same time, we cannot resist extolling the tranquil beauty of the place to others. We will need another fix before too long!” DG - Warrington

We had a wonderful time at Carregfelen. I’m sure that I will be repeating what previous guests have said when I tell you that it was very special to stay at a house that truly felt like a family home that was being generously shared with all its history and memories. We all agreed that it’s the best holiday house we’ve ever stayed at. A.T. Winchester

Our wedding was fantastic and I thought that the rest of the week could be a let down, until I arrived at Carregfelen. What a fabulous house and it was a real pleasure staying there. The house itself is beautiful, but also the many interesting and unusual contents – you need a week just to take it all in. I We just didn’t want to leave. LC
May 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Porthmadog in Talsarnau

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5112 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, loo & sink. Bathroom 2 with walk in shower, loo & sink. Bathroom 3 with bath/shower over, loo & sink. Bathroom 4 with bath/shower over & sink. 2 more separate loo.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 3/4 size bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with king sized bed. Bedroom 2 with Four Poster bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Extension Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Extension Bedroom 5 with double bed. Attic Bedroom 6 with single bed. Attic bedroom 7 with double bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Carregfelen is a much loved and exceptionally comfortable family home with lots of memorabilia and fascinating history. Both young and old will love exploring it's quirky staircases and wooden corridors. Although there are sufficient beds for 13 guests, we rarely take bookings for more than 10 adults. Beds are made u for arrival with a choice of traditional bedding or marshmallow duvets with fine thread Egyptian cotton sheets. House and beach towels are provided with Crabtree and Evelyn shower gels. Although the house dates back to the 14th Century, we offer contemporary bathrooms and kitchen - at last we have infinity broadband! The gardens really are delightful and visibly change with the seasons. There are huge lawns, an orchard bursting with fruit and a wildflower meadow. We have started to cultivate our own bees and hopefully will be able to provide honey to our guests.


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(7 traveller reviews)

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14th Century Luxurious 5 Star Graded Manor House On Private Leafy Estate
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

Carregfelen is a really interesting house in a brilliant situation with a wonderful view.

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family were intrigued by the unusual layout of the house with its nooks and crannies, and 'historical' contents just like a mini stately home! A great place for a game of hide-and-seek.

Everything was supplied for a successful self-catering holiday, with special appreciation to Vivien for looking after us so well, from the lovely meal she cooked for our arrival, the beautifully laid table in the dining room, enhanced by the candelabras. We had everything we needed to make our first meal so enjoyable, not like the traditional mad scramble.

We had plenty of room to spread out. The children each had their own room, and the beds were very comfortable.

As far as the kitchen was concerned, all utensils were more then adequate. Plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses, cooking pans and dishes, double oven and the all-important dishwasher for a family of 10, made our stay all the more enjoyable.

It was nice to have Vivien and Anne to do a mid-week clean, even though this was totally unexpected, and to know that Vivien was contactable if we had any problems. She was very friendly and offered help if we needed it.

We were lucky with the weather, except for one wet day. Otherwise dry and sunny, but it could have been a little warmer, but this did not stop us getting out and about and seeing the local places of interest. Some of us climbed Snowdon!

Altogether a really good holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Carregfelen - we always ensure that our guests feel completely at home and part of the family. Do come and stay with us again - don't forget that we have 3 other cottages - two of them sleeping up to 6 guests and our brand new one which sleeps 4 guests. Tamar
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Country elegance

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and grounds, it was as if we were guests in a family home. The house was full of interest, the garden delightful and the grounds provided a safe and secure environment for the children to play in. Having toys already there also helped keep the children amused when the weather wasn't quite so pleasant! The location was stunning with so many places to visit and things to see and do within such close proximity.

A very helpful housekeeper to keep an eye on things made sure that everything was as it should be.

Would definitely consider a return visit and would have no hesitation in recommending this place to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight having you stay with us and you left the house as perfect as when you arrived. We can't guarantee the weather but we can guarantee that Carregfelen is a much loved home from home and we hope that you come back to stay with us again.
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Something for all the family

  • 5 of 5

We just had a fantastic stay in this lovely place. It's a really quirky house, something interesting around every corner but very comfortable and homely. We absolutely loved it.

The property is really handy for all the nearby attractions but nicely tucked away for complete privacy. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in beautiful surroundings.

  • 4 of 5

Very quirky and cosy house,had a lovely week with family,it was nice to see the owners nic nacks around the house,the only thing that we thought was a lack of comfy chairs in the lounge,other than that it was all very lovely and very clean.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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for all the family

  • 4 of 5

We have now visited Carregfelen on about 10 occasions. We first discovered it in 2003, which we think was the first year the owners had allowed visitors to enjoy their wonderful house. For the last 4 or 5 years we have said to our family ‘Enjoy this as we will probably not return to Carregfelen next year’. And each time a deputation of grandchildren has demanded we come back the following year. We love it there, but don’t want the rest of the family to run out of things to do there – little chance of that it seems.

We are three generations of visitors, and the house fits us comfortably, with each part of the family having its own space in which to chill out (including two separate staircases and plenty of bathrooms) yet with sufficient communal space to fit us all. The house and surroundings simply lend themselves to having fun, relaxing and being together. It is a perfect base: spacious, quirky, comfortable and well equipped. We are always very happy to re-discover that the owners are continually improving the house and gardens, and that they present us with a beautifully clean, tidy and welcoming house each time we arrive.

The area is rich in castles, railways, beaches, mines, restaurants and pubs, surrounded by beautiful countryside, but with tranquillity when needed. We feel privileged to have enjoyed Carregfelen for so long, and look forward to doing so again and again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A truly fabulous family holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Carregfelen 6 times now and had a fantastic time with our extended family on every occasion. The house, grounds, location and welcome are second to none and we really feel that we are stepping into a home not a holiday house every time we arrive.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Black Rock
Car: recommended


The stunning beaches of the Llyn Peninsular are on your doorstep. Black Rock Beach with it's huge sandy bay is only a 10 minute drive and the seaside town of Criccieth with it's sandy beach and wonderful castle is only a few minutes away, as is the harbour at Porthmadog. Abersoch and Harlech are within easy reach.


The nearest airports are Liverpool and Manchester. The nearest ferry port is at Holyhead on the island of Anglesey.


The house is close to Portmeirion, the amazing Italianate village created by Clough Williams-Ellis. The castles of Harlech and Criccieth are only a short drive away, whilst Caernarfon castle is well worth a day's visit. Llanberis with it's West Highland Railway and the legendary Snowdon Mountain is close by.

Further Details:

Included in the cost is a "Taste of Wales" Welcome Pack - home made jams and bara brith cake - and a huge basket of our own logs for the open fires.

Criccieth has plenty of independant shops and Porthmadog has a large Tesco.

We also supply a basket of logs for the open fires (cut from our own woods) and a bag of charcoal for the BBQ.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Porthmadog, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.