Gothic Styled Mansion Near The Beach in Llanbedrog | Glyn-Y-Weddw | Dioni

Gothic Styled Mansion Near The Beach in Llanbedrog | Glyn-Y-Weddw

This Gothic styled mansion near the beach in Llanbedrog was built in 1857 and was originally part of the famous Madryn estate. Now run as an art gallery by a charitable trust, the rear wing of this impressive building has been lovingly converted into self-catering accommodation. Don’t worry, the wing is quite private, you wont be one of the exhibits on show!


A private entrance opens up into a large entrance hall with a wide staircase leading up to the accommodation. A stair lift is available for anyone with mobility difficulties. As we walk along the 1st-floor corridor, the first door on the right leads into the dining room. Towering sash windows and high vaulted ceilings ensure plenty of light and air. A spiral staircase leads up to a mezzanine area above the dining room where there are two extra single beds if required.

From here we can walk left into the kitchen. All the usual appliances including a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. If we return back through the dining room, we can walk straight through into the lounge. The lounge is a bit smaller than the dining room but plenty of seating and that all-important TV.

The best thing about staying in the wing of an art gallery of course is the artwork that that is used to adorn the walls of the accommodation. A lovely collection of mostly local artists provides that extra touch of charm and fascination.

There are four bedrooms on this first floor. Two double rooms with en-suite shower rooms, and two twin rooms. One of the twin rooms has a shower cubicle and washbasin but no wc. Finally we have a family bathroom with a bath plus separate shower cubicle, wc and washbasin.

There is one more double en-suite bedroom on the ground floor. This room is naturally more detached from the rest of the accommodation so may not suit younger children. But older relatives may appreciate the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle upstairs.

Gothic Styled Mansion Near The Beach in Llanbedrog | Glyn-Y-Weddw -Floor Plan

Property Details

Sleeps  10 + 2 children +cot

Pets  2 Max (£30 per pet)

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Not Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided

Bedrooms  5 Bedrooms. Bedroom 1: Double bed with en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2: Double bed with en-suite shower room. Bedroom 3: Twin with en-suite shower (no wc). Bedroom 4: Twin on mezzanine. Bedroom 5: Twin. Bedroom 6: Double with en-suite shower room (ground floor).

Bathrooms  5 Bathrooms. Bathroom 1: En-suite with shower, basin and WC. Bathroom 2: En-suite with shower, basin and WC. Bathroom 3: En-suite with shower and basin, no WC. Bathroom 4: En-suite shower, basin and WC, Bathroom 5: Family Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin.

Facilities  Linen (no towels), Cot, High Chair, Central Heating, WiFi, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (no icebox), Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board, DVD Player, Mobile Phone Reception, Shared Garden - seating area with table and chairs, Off Street Parking, BBQ.

Chair Lift from ground to first floor.

Parking for 4 cars by permit; provided upon arrival.

Please note that pets are only allowed in the communal living quarters and not in the bedrooms.


The grounds to the mansion are as impressive as the building itself. Although you will have to share these with gallery visitors up until 5pm when the gallery closes. Green lawns and picnic benches look out onto Cardigan bay and the mountains of Snowdonia. As short walk will lead you down to the golden sands of Llanbedrog beach famous for its colourful beach houses. Guests are also encouraged to explore the recently created footpaths that wind their way through the woodland next to the mansion. The main trail through the property forms part of the All Wales Coastal Pathway.

The ever popular and fashionable town of Abersoch is a short 5 minute drive away and has a great selection of pubs, restaurants and trendy shops. The larger harbor town of Pwllheli is 10 minutes in the other direction. The newly built marina has over 400 pontoon births including visitor births and hosts a number of national and international sailing events.

Llanbedrog is arguably one of the nicest beaches in North Wales but a short drive in the car will take you to lots of other hidden coves and small seaside villages. To the east, the mountains of Snowdonia are a natural home to an ever-growing number of adventure activity providers.


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  1. Sue Williams says:

    Perfect location for a family celebration. Plenty of space with

    amazing artwork for everyone to enjoy.

    The gallery staff were very friendly and helpful and it felt very

    special to be the first visitors on the reopening of the gallery.

  2. David Lea says:

    Just had a great stay spread over a very wet (Storm Dennis) school half term holidays with 13 members of my family. The first time we have all been away together for many years. The disabled access stair lift was perfect for my 83 year old mother and the fact that we could all be on the same floor was a real bonus. Dioni also helped us source a rise and recline chair for my mum and the staff at the gallery organised the logistics of delivery and collection of the chair which was perfect. The settings, surroundings and the gallery were all perfect and we would not hesitate to recommend staying here if you have a large party. Mum enjoyed it so much she thinks we should go back in the summer when the weather should be better!

  3. Evan Davies says:

    A really excellent apartment for a large family. Wonderful position and views from the front, within easy walking distance of a tremendous well-stocked local shop (SPAR) and other conveniences. Wonderful beach very nearby and lots more within short driving distances on the N and S coasts of Llyn.

    Not many views or large windows so would have liked much stronger artificial lights as it became very gloomy indeed in the evening/night.

  4. Claire Owen says:

    Just spent a wonderful fortnight in this beautiful place. Stunning in every way – cannot recommend highly enough. Diolch xx

  5. Helen farnsworth says:

    What a wonderful place for a holiday and to celebrate my 60th birthday. All generations very happy especially my 87 year old mum thanks to the brilliant wheelchair sized chairlift which we even got her mobility scooter on and the downstairs bedroom. HUGE place, well equipped and 5 minutes from the beach, what’s not to love. Staff very friendly and helpful, we shall be back.

  6. Martin says:

    Very nice place. Would have been helpful to know there was no soap in any of the five bathrooms, but the friendly gallery staff soon supplied some. Fabulous location, great beds and soo quiet. Have never slept so well!

  7. Andy says:

    Location absolutely stunning and the beach and coastal views are gorgeous. Aqua bar and restaurant by the beach, brilliant!
    The house is great, spaceca plenty.
    Double beds too small for us, modern day living allows us King and Suoer King and the standard 4’6” just seems too small.
    Careful cooking steaks, we set the fire alarm off !

    All in all, we had a most perfect fun weekend.

    3 middle aged couples all left with big beaming smiles.

  8. Lesley Blount says:

    Our stay could not have been made happier.
    Eight adults and three children had plenty of clean, comfortable, space in this lovely house over the 2019 Easter weekend and then two of us remained for the rest of the week to indulge in having the place to ourselves!
    Every member of staff at Glyn y Weddw is pleasant, friendly, and most helpful.
    Jess made us very welcome and Jackie came up with a superb home made supper for us all on the Saturday night.
    The location is perfect and the gallery a delight.
    We really didn’t want to leave. We will be back.

  9. Bernard says:

    Great place to stay amazing house with lots of space and great location

  10. Andrew Smith says:

    Excellent value, well kitted out, loads of space.

    So that gets you past the buying criteria, so lets concentrate on the finer details. This is a unique location because it does double as an art gallery, and for some seeking privacy and solitude, this may not work as the Gallery is popular and open 7 days a week. For us as two families holidaying together it was a fine distraction and never an issue.

    The location is superb, being a few minutes walk from the expansive Llanbedrog beach. And being pet-friendly accommodation your dog will get plenty of exercise, just watch out for the jellyfish. The Gallery is also ideal to strike out from, whether to visit the harbour at Abersoch, the brewery at Neffyn, a walk up Yr Eifl (the Rivals) or to take lunch at the Ty Coch at Porthdinllaen.

    And the peaks of Snowdonia are never far away either.

    John, the Gent that received us, perfectly introduced us to the property and then let us get on with it. Milk and Bara Brith available on arrival. Super stuff, we should have stayed longer. Our only ask would be to improve the WIFI, unfortunately I can never leave work for long; there’s always something!

  11. janet king says:

    Excellent location and plenty of space. Staff really lovely, informative and helpful. Would definitely go back there.

  12. What a place, Stunning building and amazing views. There were 10 of us in total and everyone of us thought the accommodation was fantastic. John, the caretaker, is a diamond. cant recommend this place enough.

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