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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 all 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.
Visitor notes

Heating: oil central heating included.

Garden: the house is surrounded by a large garden with several seating areas. There is an unfenced shallow stream in the garden.

Parking: is after the entry farm gate to Egryn and situated approximately 20 metres from the house, accessed via a small path.

Utilities/Electricals: the washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.

Television: a television and DVD player are provided but please note there is no television reception. Visitors may wish to bring there own DVDs.

Accesibility: 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.

Please note: Egryn is located on a working farm. For your safety 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.

All fires are purely decorative and are not to be used under any circumstances.

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  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Celebration
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

North Wales
View to Braich-y-Pwll headland, with Bardsey Island in the distance, from the summit of Mynydd Anelog with characteristic gorse and heather vegetation, and ancient field patterns beyond, on the Llyn Peninsula, North Wales. © Joe Cornish

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.

Llyn Idwal, with Y Garn, capped with snow, forming the skyline. © Joe Cornish

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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  • Walking
  • bird watching
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • white water rafting.
National Trust places to visit
Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant
Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant Traditional stone-built upland 16th-century farmhouse
Plas yn Rhiw
Plas yn Rhiw Delightful manor house with ornamental garden and wonderful views
Segontium Remains of a Roman fort

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Lee Murphy
    • February 2015
    • England
    Excellent property

    For the adults the property had so much history and to have the opportunity to be immersed in the history was worth the long drive .the children enjoyed the space and playing hide and seek . An excellent property in a brilliant location.

  • Alex Morgan
    • November 2013
    • Cumbria
    Special place

    An extremely special place to stay - so grand and yet wonderfully comfortable and cosy. We felt very privileged eating our meals in the medieval dining room and then being able to curl up afterwards on the sofas in the magnificent upstairs sitting room.

  • Jacqueline Allan
    • October 2013
    • Leicestershire
    Unique house

    A uniquely interesting ancient house and hall. We loved the original beams and the prospect of dining almost medieval style on that wonderful table. Also, access to such a beautiful NT owned area immediately 'next door' meant good walking and well-designated pathways.

  • Valerie Gorman
    • August 2013
    • UK
    Relaxing atmosphere

    A stunning building ... a real home from home for us all with enough space for three generations to spread out. A very high standard of cleanliness and maintainance. We intend to return next year, perhaps in another season. A very relaxing atmosphere with excellent walks from the front door. We appreciated the peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside.

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