Elizabethan Manor House Set In Beautiful Countryside

Elizabethan Manor House Set In Beautiful Countryside

An Elizabethan manor house set in the beautiful Snowdonia countryside in North Wales. The architecture of this amazing property is matched by its rich and fascinating history. If only buildings could talk. The grand fireplace would reminisce how it had warmed the toes of the native princes of Wales. The oak paneled walls in the King’s Bedroom would giggle of the soft snoring of Charles II. The library would whisper of the clandestine plans of the revolutionary Owain Glyndwr and the secret staircases leading down to the servants quarters would blush with stories of flirtatious encounters.

The King's Bed
..amazing architecture..
..fascinating history..
..beautiful countryside..

A mile long oak lined driveway leads us up from the coast road up to the hall. A magnificent granite gateway heralds our arrival. The hall opens up in front of us as we sweep along the circular driveway. That enriching crunch of gravel as we step out of the car.

A heavy oak door opens onto a small entrance hall and then onto the main lounge. A huge fireplace sits on the far wall. An old leather sofa and matching armchairs face the flames. A fascinating collection of antiques and historic artifacts line the oak paneled walls.

The dining room next door is equally grand, a central dining table comfortably seating up to 14 guests. Big tall windows filling the room with a soft light. The adjoining kitchen is smaller and more modern in appearance. Recently renovated, this room and the utility next door are very well equipped and have all the modern appliances you’d expect. There is also a games room to keep you entertained with pool table, table tennis and drinks bar.

A second living room is more Victorian in style. Beautiful moulded plaster roses, corbels and cornices adorn the ceiling and walls. A grand piano sits in a large bay window and a large rug sits atop of the original oak floor. The perfect space for afternoon tea. Later on in the day however, guests might like to adjourn to the library. Another real fire but this time the walls are covered with a myriad of books both young and old. A flat screen TV in the corner is a welcome modern addition perhaps.

A majestic central stairway adorned with intricate wooden carvings lead us to the first floor bedrooms. Seven bedrooms in total, each one individual in their own way but each equally magnificent. Incredibly tall ceilings, big comfortable beds and huge windows overlooking the surrounding lawns and the countryside beyond. The bedroom arrangement is a bit confusing with a maze of doorways and hallways leading in every direction. Guests will have to pass through some bedrooms to get to a second so have a look at the floor plan to make sure it suits your group.

There are four bathrooms upstairs two of which still have their original Victorian bathtubs and all are wonderfully luxurious and well appointed. There are two more WCs on the ground floor.

Gors-Y-Gedol Floor Plan

Property Details

Sleeps  14

Pets  3 Max

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided

Bedrooms  7 Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Super king bed. Bedroom 2: Two single beds. Bedroom 3: Double bed. Bedroom 4: Super king bed. Bedroom 5: Super king bed. Bedroom 6: Super king bed. Bedroom 7: Two single beds.

Bathrooms   5 Bathrooms: Bathroom 1: En-suite bathroom with shower over bath, wc and washbasin. Bathroom 2: En-suite with shower, wc and washbasin. Bathroom 3: Family bathroom with large freestanding bath , wc and washbasin. Bathroom 4: En-suite with shower over bath, wc and washbasin. Bathroom 5: Ground floor wc and wash basin.

Facilities  Welcome Hamper, Linen, Towels, Cot, High Chair, Central Heating, Pet Friendly, WiFi, Log Fire, Farm Stay, Near Pub, Near Beach, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, Books, pool table, table tennis and drinks bar, Private Garden, Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage.

Please note that whilst the house is very family friendly, it is advised that smaller children be accompanied by an adult on the main staircase and top landing due to a low bannister.

***Please note on payment of balance a £250 security deposit will be pre-authorised on your card. This will be released in full after a post departure inspection (usually within 5 working days).***


The formal gardens surrounding the hall are equally lovely. The gatehouse, design by the famed architect Inigo Jones, stands guard over a huge expanse of lawn complete with your own private lake. Beyond the lake the oak woodland has been designated as a site of specific scientific interest due to its rare flora and fauna.

Head west along the old drovers road through the surrounding farmland to Llyn Bodlyn lake and the mountains of southern Snowdonia. Alternatively, head east back down the drive and guests can enjoy miles of un-spoilt sandy beaches.

Lots of activities in the area. Adrenaline fuelled days out on the zip lines in Blaenau or mountain biking in Coed Y Brenin might be popular with some. More lazy outings to The Royal St David’s Golf course or a tour round Harlech Castle might be favored by others. There’s one pub just within walking distance through the woods with a wider selection of hostelries and restaurants a short drive away in Barmouth or Harlech.


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  1. Alison & John Thomson June 30th 2017 says:

    We have just returned home after a wonderful 3 nights at Cors y Gedol. What a fabulous place with plenty of room for all the extended family. Large bedrooms with plenty of ensuite bathrooms. 2 lounges and a marvellous great hall with a cosy fire for sitting by in the evening.
    We had some great days out in Barmouth and Harlech returning in the evening for a large family meal in the dining room. The kitchen was very well equipped and a delivery from Tesco was a bonus.
    Beth and Ben whose family the hall belongs to were very helpful with prior information of a local caterers. We also had extra logs delivered on the second day.
    Every member of the party had an enjoyable time and I am sure we will return sometime in the future.
    An excellent house in a great location with lots to do within easy access for all the family.

  2. Alexandra Harrison says:

    Just returned from a fabulous weekend at Cors Y Gedol. The house is simply wonderful with it’s quirky and historical features. There was 11 of us staying and there was plenty of room for all. We enjoyed cooking in the well equipped kitchen and having a feast in the dining room, then congregating around the fireplace. We did a murder mystery party and the setting was perfect! Could not recommend this place enough. I’m pretty sure we will be back again!

  3. Sian says:

    We had a lovely stay at Cors y Gedol. The house is clean and well-equipped, the kids loved playing in both the house and the gardens & it’s also a great base for other activities. You can walk down the river to the Ysgethin pub or to the beach, up river takes you to the lake or you can walk across the fields into Dyffryn. We’d definitely stay again!

  4. Tom Byrom says:

    What a fantastic property! On arrival we were found searching for our National Trust membership cards – such was its impressive historical grandeur.

    A lovely week with our extended family exploring the local Welsh countryside set against the backdrop of a truly unique and one off holiday let.

    The accommodation is very well set up with all that you will need to make your stay comfortable. There’s lots to do locally – so much so that after a week we were feeling like we had only scratched the surface. Hopefully one day we’ll be back to scratch a bit deeper.


  5. We have just returned to this wonderful house for the second time (won’t be the last). We enjoyed it even more this time, and stayed an extra night. We discovered a lovely new walk down through the woods, following streams and paths down through the forest, just lovely. The house is simply stunning. The usual warm welcome from the owner and plenty of logs for that gorgeous fire. Beautifully clean throughout. Fantastically well equipped. Just brilliant. Thank you so much!

  6. Margaret Trickey says:

    We had a wonderful weekend at Gors y Gedol, just the setting for a celebration with its gorgeous grounds. The bedrooms were all superb, well furnished with comfy beds. Bathrooms large, clean and warm. Lovely roaring fire in the reception area, a very authentic room of that period (1571) with lots of wood panelling. Kitchen was modern with plenty of utensils and crockery. We would certainly revisit this fab hall. Margaret Trickey

  7. Marie Heathcote says:

    We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Cors Y Gedol. The house comfortably held 11 of us for a family get together and was large enough for us all to have our own space if needed. The fire was a great focal point where we all congregated in the evening and still plenty of dancing room. Logs were plentiful and replenished when we had got low. The kitchen was well equipped and bedrooms were clean and comfortable. The only downside to the weekend was the water pressure, it made it difficult to shower if water was running in any other part of the house. I would still recommend this house to a group of friends or families wanting to get away together in a unique property.

  8. Sue Norwood says:

    I spent a week at this absolutely fabulous manor house with my family for birthday celebrations. The bedrooms were all tastefully furnished with fresh clean linen and plenty of towels. The kitchen is modern and well equipped, although it would have been useful to have a milk jug and tray (very minor points). The extensive grounds were an ideal playground for the children. However the pond is getting rather overgrown and the terrace area needed weeding and tidying. We all loved the peaceful relaxed surroundings and were impressed with the many interesting features in the house.

  9. Brian Simpson says:

    Simply superb! As its says above the fireplace in Latin. Follow justice and a life of discovery. There is plenty to discover nearby, from the golden sands and sea at the end of the driveway to the lonely foot paths and ancient drovers tracks that run off into the wild hinterland of the Rhinog mountains. Past cairns, standing stones and neolithic burial chamber. The Mansion is old and full of history with wonderfully modern bedrooms, bathrooms and a new kitchen. We all had a great time.

  10. Wonderful stay at this beautiful Manor House. Unbelievable setting, very well equipped throughout. Extremely comfortable bedrooms, glorious roaring log fire. What a fabulous weekend we had. We will be back, and can’t wait. Superb break, thank you very much indeed.

  11. Chris Longhorn says:

    We stayed at the Manor House between 11th. and 14th. March and would say this accommodation was unique. The property was full of original character features yet modernised in respect of the bedrooms and kitchen, to a very high standard. The grounds were interesting and the lake was a magnet for one of our dogs. Young children would require supervision in this area. The owner was very helpful and we were never short of logs for the fires and for a building of this age all rooms were surprisingly warm. The location is ideally situated for the beach, countryside and adventure sports. “The Last Inn” at Barmouth is recommended for a visit to a character Inn/Restaurant.
    The 12 people who were in our party all, without reservation, recommend the Manor House as an ideal base for a long or short stay.

  12. Peter Foxcroft says:

    The Manor House was fantastic !! The property was well equipped and had the benefits of recently refurbished kitchen and bathrooms. Plenty of logs were provided for the huge open fires. Furniture was in keeping with the age of the property. Beds were very comfortable with fresh linen. A bonus was both Tesco and Asda deliver groceries to the Hall. Looking forward to going back 🙂

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