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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 double bedroom, Victorian sitting room with piano, medieval dining room, 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' bed and 1 with 5' bed, 1 twin with walk through to bathroom with mixer tap shower over bath) and single bedroom.
Visitor notes

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 40" screen free sat television and separate DVD player are provided. You may wish to bring your 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.

Cottage details
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Special offers
  • Late Availability 15% 2017 - Offer from 25/06/2017 to 20/07/2017 Save 15% 15% Late Availability
  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Celebration
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge
  • 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

Exterior, beach near Burrows Cottage,Llanmadoc,Gower,South Wales © Joe Cornish

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.

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


Comments from past visitors

  • Dr Vormoor
    • July 2016
    • Tyne and Wear
    Peaceful location

    We really enjoyed the atmospheric house and peaceful location, and particularly the 2 warm evenings, sitting outside in evening sunshine and looking across to the Llyn peninsula! The surrounding countryside is amazing and our favourite day was the hike up Cadair Idris!

  • Mrs Longley
    • June 2016
    • Radstock
    Ideal accommodation

    This is an annual holiday taken for the last 40+ years by the female members of my family, although we now have a very young male in our midst, while the males go to the Hebrides. The accommodation was ideal for us. The children - ranging in age from 6 months to 10 years - did not miss either the TV or the internet although some of the adults found the lack of a mobile phone signal irksome. We were especially lucky with the weather and the local beaches were brilliant for our age range. The youngsters found the house a bit scary but loved that aspect as they could imagine ghosts.

  • Mrs Everitt
    • January 2016
    • Bridgnorth
    Lovely decorated cottage

    I love the way the National Trust furnish and decorate the holiday cottages, very tasteful and comfortable, very easy to relax and enjoy. As one guest said it is like visiting a stately home and being allowed to sit on the chairs! Perhaps a bit more lighting in the upstairs living area would have been useful.

  • Diana Lambert
    • March 2015
    • West Yorkshire
    Made special:

    The fantastic history and timber work. Beautifully clean and a nice welcoming vase of flowers and note.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • Late Availability 15% 2017 - Offer from 25/06/2017 to 20/07/2017 Save 15% 15% Late Availability
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for 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.


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