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. Bob says:

    We had a lovely family Christmas at Cors Y Gedol.
    It was a marvellous experience giving you an insight into how the aristocracy lived in years gone by.
    The welcome pack was nice thank you.
    All 7 bedrooms were used.
    The grounds are spacious so the kids and dogs had space to play.
    The location is great and we did the walk down to the Ysgethin Inn which was superb. Several lovely beaches very close by as well.
    Suggestions – an extra sink in the utility area would be very useful. The heating in some rooms didn’t really get the temperature up to a modern day level and some radiators were only lukewarm so this needs sorting out.
    Another kettle in the kitchen would be good too.

  2. Margaret Hepworth says:

    We had a great stay at Gors y Gedol Hall last week. The house was well equipped and cosy. When we arrived we contacted the owner asking for a couple of items which we had thought would be there and he immediately brought them round. Our only negative comment would be the lack of a fire guard for the man open fire. In the notes it asked for guests to use the fire guard and not leave the fire unattended but we couldn’t find one anywhere.

    Wonderful location and a very special place.

  3. Jane hMBLING says:

    We stayed n the Manor House at the end of August. e were a party of 12 and we loved the location and the house. The accommodation was perfect for us.

  4. See our comments on 30th June 2017.
    When you return to somewhere for a second time you can often be disappointed this was most definitely not the case with our second visit!
    Our visit this time further confirmed that this is a special place in a special location.
    A must visit place to stay.
    We will return .

  5. Alison and John Thomson says:

    We came to Cors y Gedol 2 years ago for a family get together and returned this year for a full week
    We love the spaciousness of the house and the wonderful setting
    So easy for those who wanted to go walking, those who wanted the beach and those who wanted to visit some wonderful places close by.
    It’s an excellent facility for a large gathering, the house offering comfortable facilities whilst location offers a wide variety of activities.
    The house has all you need for a comfortable stay whatever the weather
    It was enjoyed by all the family of mixed ages
    I am sure we will book again next year.
    Alison and John Thomson

  6. Andrea Williams says:

    Just back from a family holiday week here – party of 12 adults, 2 children and a baby. Fabulous house with an amazing atmosphere- perfect for murder mystery evening, dinner party and games nights. The fire in the hall was kept going all week as weather not good but plenty of wood provided. Beds very comfortable in beautiful bedrooms. The only issues were in the kitchen. Two small fridges and only one kettle doesn’t make sense when 14 adults are staying. We had quite a bit of food go off and couldn’t make a cup of tea/coffee for everyone at the same time. Would also suggest the house information booklet was updated……..

  7. Alex Wilson says:

    We were 13 for a walking break mostly in our 70’s. We all thought that the house was just beautiful….so much room for us all …lovely evenings gathered round the huge log fire. Walking from the door, swimming from lovely beaches and great painting without moving out of the grounds. Hopefully we will return.

  8. Adrian Jennings says:

    We have celebrated my 50th here and now step daughters 30th .
    The ages of our party ranged from 14 to 83 and everyone loved it .
    Amazing place we are already looking to book next year .
    Thank you

  9. Paul Taylor says:

    We stayed at the Manor House for a long weekend and loved every minute, we were a party of 14 including 3 children and thoroughly enjoyed our break. The Manor has some lovely original features with modern touches to the bathrooms and kitchen, the owners supplied a lovely welcome hamper and a huge supply of logs for the fire. We enjoyed the walks through the woods down to the near by Inn and the stunning scenery around Talybont and Barmouth. We would definitely recommend the hall to friends and family and hope to return in the near future. Only negatives are water pressure in bathrooms which can be managed if you run 1 shower at a time. All in all a fabulous house and surroundings and plenty ro see and do. We would recommend 1957 restaurant for food.

  10. Cookie says:

    What a fab place, easy to book, great communications with Louise, can not fault the Manor or Dioni. Lovely walk through the wood to the local pub to earn your dinner and then walk off. House soon warms up on a cold day with a fab heating system as well as log fires. Great cooking facilities if required, comfy beds and lining, soft towles, sheer luxury and worth every penny. Looking forward to try some more of your properties, The local steam Ffestiniog railway is a must and a great day out but pre book the zip wire at the top if you wanna go.

  11. Jane Weightman says:

    We were a party of 8 70 year olds on a very wet week. The house was so welcoming, warm and comfortable. Sitting round the fire talking, laughing and celebrating friendship. Perfect. Impressively they had dealt with all the previous comments. The showers had good pressure, there were 3 cafeteires, lots of champagne flutes etc. This is a lovely old, atmospheric place. Even in horrid weather it feels a great holiday.

  12. Bishop says:

    Superb long weekend .
    The Manor has all the old charm and hasnt been sploit by modernization or stupid HHE regs . EG Fire doors etc .
    Fantastic loved it .Any small problems where sorted by our contact Ben . Rapidly
    Only thing maybe get another flue liner done .say in lounge so u could have a 2nd real fire on the go .
    Thanks loved it will be back

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