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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.
Heating: oil central heating included.
Parking: is after the entry farm gate to Egryn and situated approximately 20 metres from the house, accessed via a small path.
Garden: The house is surrounded by a large garden with several seating areas. There is an unfenced shallow stream in the garden.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm at this cottage.
Utilities/Electricals: there is a combined washing machine and tumble dryer.
Television: a television and DVD player are provided but please note there is no television reception. Visitors may wish to bring their 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.
South Wales is a land of sweeping green valleys, rugged mountains, woodland and forests and miles of coastal paths laced with heather.
The special places we look after in Pembrokeshire include the rugged landscape and views over to Ireland from St David's Peninsula, to the nature reserve at Stackpole where otters and dragonflies nestle amongst the water reeds. Then take in the views over the Bristol Channel to Lundy and Exmoor from sun-drenched Rhossili, the highest point on the Gower peninsula.
In North Wales, the dramatic mountain scenery of Snowdonia, with its rivers, waterfalls and the Nant Gwynant valley nestled amongst the mountains and hills, draws people back again and again, while the colourful beach huts at Llanbedrog beach and grey seal-spotting at Porthor Beach are just a few of the highlights of the very special Llyn Peninsula.
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.