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- Llanfendigaid Estate
Llanfendigaid, Rhoslefain, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9LS
The main house at Llanfendigaid was built in 1746, and its out-buildings have been sympathetically restored as further guest accommodation.
The estate is suitable for holidays with family and close friends, or for a special celebration.
The main house sleeps 17 people in 9 bedrooms with two bathrooms and two separate loos (one of which is in a shower room). Downstairs there is a comfortable drawing room, large dining room (with long table and benched seats), and large kitchen with an Aga.
Should you need further bedrooms, there is Dove Cottage (sleeps 4), Stable Cottage (sleeps 4), and the Cow Shed, which sleeps 6. Both of the cottages and the Cow Shed are self-contained holiday cottages, with their own kitchens and living spaces.
The house is surrounded by wooded gardens (with bluebells in the Spring), and there’s plenty of outdoor space for a BBQ or picnic.
There is also a heated, covered swimming pool, for the house and cottages to share.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
Llanfendigaid is on the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park, and the sea-views from the house are extraordinary (you can see Ireland, over the sea).
About the Location
The estate is off the main coastal road, the A493, close to the town of Aberdyfi. The nearest train station is Tonfanau, which is about a mile away. The owners of the house very much recommend taking the train, as the route is one of the most beautiful in the UK.
Things To Do
Snowdonia National Park offers lots of distractions, such as pony treking, climbing, walking, mountain biking and road cycling. The nearby town of Aberdyfi has a few shops, and a great sandy beach with dunes to play hide-and-seek within.
For any guests interested in murder holes and looped battlements, the hills around Llanfendigaid boast the most amount of medieval castles.
For train enthusiasts, there’s the Great Little Trains of Wales, in which you can take lots of trips on trains that originally pulled slate from the mines.
If you’d like to have a simple day, the shingle beach is a mile from the house, and the walk to it is lovely.