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Gilar House, stands beautifully since 1600AD
Gilar's 1623 Gatehouse, one of the last remaining in Wales
The open fire-place provides a fantastic setting for your meal
A dining room perfect for a christmas get together
Sink into a warm bubble bath the huge cast-iron rolltop tub
Curl up next to the open fire and read more about the history of Gilar
Feel the history in this oak panelled lounge
Beautiful kitchen with Belfast sink and double oven
Creatively designed and well equipped kitchen
Rustle up some home made cooking
The master bedroom boasts a super-king size4-poster bed
Substantial master bedroom finished with antique furniture and tapestries
Treat yourself to breakfast in bed
Master bedrooms antique dressing table and mirror
Character wherever you go
Wallow in this beautiful large cast iron bath
Exposed oak floorboards and wood panelling
The Pheasant bedroom offers a super king-size bed
Double room over-looking the garden
Large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
En-suite bathroom
A characterful twin room with exposed beams
Fantastic views towards the gate house
A cosy and compact twin room found in Gilar's gatehouse
Enjoy the warmth from the electric log-burner standing within an original fireplace
Look out from the Gatehouse towards Gilar
Store your wellies and hang your coats, hats and dog leads
Gilar welcomes two dogs to enjoy the vast walking routes
Take a stroll up the farm track with your four-legged friend
Take a stroll to the lakes for a picnic
Fantastic views of Snowdon from the top of Gilar
1 / 31  Gilar House, stands beautifully since 1600AD
2 / 31  Gilar's 1623 Gatehouse, one of the last remaining in Wales
3 / 31  The open fire-place provides a fantastic setting for your meal
4 / 31  A dining room perfect for a christmas get together
5 / 31  Sink into a warm bubble bath the huge cast-iron rolltop tub
6 / 31  Curl up next to the open fire and read more about the history of Gilar
7 / 31  Feel the history in this oak panelled lounge
8 / 31  Beautiful kitchen with Belfast sink and double oven
9 / 31  Creatively designed and well equipped kitchen
10 / 31  Rustle up some home made cooking
11 / 31  The master bedroom boasts a super-king size4-poster bed
12 / 31  Substantial master bedroom finished with antique furniture and tapestries
13 / 31  Treat yourself to breakfast in bed
14 / 31  Master bedrooms antique dressing table and mirror
15 / 31  Character wherever you go
16 / 31  Wallow in this beautiful large cast iron bath
17 / 31  Exposed oak floorboards and wood panelling
18 / 31  The Pheasant bedroom offers a super king-size bed
19 / 31  Double room over-looking the garden
20 / 31  Large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
21 / 31  En-suite bathroom
22 / 31  A characterful twin room with exposed beams
23 / 31  Fantastic views towards the gate house
24 / 31  A cosy and compact twin room found in Gilar's gatehouse
25 / 31  Enjoy the warmth from the electric log-burner standing within an original fireplace
26 / 31  Look out from the Gatehouse towards Gilar
27 / 31  Store your wellies and hang your coats, hats and dog leads
28 / 31  Gilar welcomes two dogs to enjoy the vast walking routes
29 / 31  Take a stroll up the farm track with your four-legged friend
30 / 31  Take a stroll to the lakes for a picnic
31 / 31  Fantastic views of Snowdon from the top of Gilar

Gilar House,

Betws-y-Coed (7 mls SE), North Wales

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Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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As featured in 'The Times', this stylish 1600s farmhouse, part Tudor, part Elizabethan, offers exceptional interiors, nestling in 500 acres of farmland with ancient woodlands, mountain, lakes and unrivalled views. The old oak beams, ancient panelling, slate floors and the massive open fires, allows you to take a step back in history and appreciate the period character of this historic building. In Pentrefoelas close to Betws-y-coed. The gateway to Snowdonia National Park, where the River Conwy meets its three tributaries, boasting outdoor activities, craft, shops, galleries, pubs and historic bridges over rivers and streams. Discover waterfalls, river pools and hill top lakes alongside majestic mountains and dense woodland. Enjoy walking, climbing, cycling, canoeing, kayaking and fishing in breath-taking scenery. Climb Snowdon’s Summit, visit Bala Lake, Surf Snowdonia, ZipWorld and Go Below for adventures. Take a trip to Conwy Castle, Ruthin Gaol and the National Trust’s Bodnant Gardens. An all year round destination for an active or relaxing holiday.

An historic treat awaits you in this fascinating historic 'Landmark Trust' style house, with twists and turns exuding period charm with oak panelled rooms, plaster armorial shields, feature fireplaces, exposed beams, stone and wooden floors, quirky staircases and even the original beam-door-lock from the 1600s. Perch on the oak seat in the porch, take off your boots and enter the oak panelled hallway. To your left is the spacious lounge with impressive stone fireplace, relax on the comfy sofas, light the fire, listen to music or watch a film on TV. Back in to the slate-flag floor hallway take a step down to the bespoke kitchen with all the equipment you need to rustle up a meal, including electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. If you decide to stay in after supper you can gather round the refectory table in the dining room, light the fire in the huge open fireplace, peruse the local maps and plan your adventures or enjoy a game of cards. The ground floor bathroom has a roll top bath with shower over and WC. On the first floor you can relax in the freestanding bath or take an invigorating shower in the large monsoon shower cubicle. There is also a WC. Further along the corridor you will discover the bedrooms with antique furniture, historic tapestries, oak panelling, uneven floors and historic clues to times gone by. The master bedroom with exposed beams and fine late 16th century ceiling offers a gigantic four-poster super-king-size bed, next door is a superb double bedroom with lovely views and at the end of the corridor is the spacious king-size bedroom with en suite shower room and WC. Back towards the bathroom and up the narrow stair case to the attic room, you will find the charming twin bedroom. Along the cobbled garden path, the beautiful 1623 Gatehouse, offers the unique opportunity to sleep in one of the last remaining gatehouses in Wales. This fifth bedroom has two comfy single beds, oak window seats and an impressive feature fireplace. All have splendid views across the grounds towards the rolling countryside.

Along the cobbled garden path, the beautiful 1623 Gatehouse, offers the unique opportunity to sleep in one of the last remaining gatehouses in Wales. This fifth bedroom has two comfy single beds, oak window seats and an impressive feature fireplace. All have splendid views across the grounds towards the rolling countryside.

Outside you have 500 acres to explore across the working sheep farm with ancient woodlands, Garn Prys Mountain, lakes and enclosed walled garden accessed from the porch. The walled garden is perfect for alfresco dining with table, chairs and BBQ or take a picnic on the lawn. Relish the wind on your face, enjoy walks around the working farm and soak up the history of this unique house. Ample private parking at the property. If you are bringing your bikes there is a covered store and an outside tap to hose your bikes down. Please note the caretakers are on site though privacy is assured.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Read more Code: 55987

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 four poster super-king-size, 1 double, 1 king-size, 1 twin and 1 twin in the outside Gatehouse
  • 2 bathrooms (1 to ground floor) and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Outside utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 500 acre farm with lakes
  • 2 open fires (logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample private parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Beach 18 miles, shop 3 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Covered bike store
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available

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Gilar House, stands beautifully since 1600AD
Gilar's 1623 Gatehouse, one of the last remaining in Wales
The open fire-place provides a fantastic setting for your meal
A dining room perfect for a christmas get together
Sink into a warm bubble bath the huge cast-iron rolltop tub
Curl up next to the open fire and read more about the history of Gilar
Feel the history in this oak panelled lounge
Beautiful kitchen with Belfast sink and double oven
Creatively designed and well equipped kitchen
Rustle up some home made cooking
The master bedroom boasts a super-king size4-poster bed
Show 19 moreSubstantial master bedroom finished with antique furniture and tapestries

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

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Rhiannon , 7th November 2019

Absolutely stunning property! It was like going back in time, but with all the facilities you would want today! Perfect size for 10 adults and variety of room types. Its in a perfect location, gorgeous countryside all around and Ideal for heading to zip world or other adventure activities nearby! Would definitely recommend as a place to stay if youRead morer visiting north wales Hide

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Kay, 6th September 2019

We loved the irregular shapes of Gilar House; its uneven floors, and the wooden walls, beams and panels. Even the old front door key seemed to hold the memories of all those who had lived there. The contemporary high end shower was a luxury and the giant bath was a dream come true. We loved the security of the long enclosed garden for the dog who hRead moread such great holiday. We didn't leave the farm site as there were such lovely walks and we had our own mountain for a week in the lovely weather. Hide

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Sarah, 9th August 2019

A stunning period property with a host of original features, comfortable furnishings and open fireplaces in a beautiful location. Really well equipped and welcoming with an enclosed garden. What a wonderful place!

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Richard, 7th June 2019

Very comfortable and and well equipped The beds are also very good A bit of improvement on the fire wound help as it smokes s little but we still enjoyed using it

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Kelly, 10th May 2019

Fantastic location, surrounded by beautiful hills, lambs and fields. The house was amazing with everything you could need for a break away. Fires were set up on our arrival with a warm welcome. The 16th century house has been fitted with the modern cons what managing to keep its original charm. Highly recommend

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Howard, 5th April 2019

Brilliant old farmhouse with wonderful log fires and an attractive ambience.

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WHERE TO FIND IT

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