Glasfryn Fawr

Pwllheli, Ceredigion
+44 (0)7903 864357

Comfortable 17th-century farmhouse on a secluded estate with a lake, views of Cardigan Bay and unspoiled beaches nearby


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Glasfryn Estate was once the family home of Clough Williams-Ellis, whose quaint Italianate village of Portmeirion is a 30-minute drive away. Stroll down to the large lake – you can learn wakeboarding here – or set out for peaceful walks from your door.

You’ll be cosy here: the living room has comfy sofas around a massive fireplace with a wood-burner and there’s another wood-burner (and a TV) in the snug. Find all the basics in the pantry and owner Helen will leave you tea, coffee and Welsh cakes as a welcome.

Hop in the car to discover a growing local food scene, including independent wine merchants, organic farms, fishmongers and ice-cream producers – Cariad Gelato has a delightful kiosk on the beach in Criccieth (20 minutes), where there’s also an excellent restaurant, Dylan’s, in a glass-fronted art deco building. Return for a sundowner and a barbecue on the patio with views of Snowdonia in the distance.

Glasfryn Fawr - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The lovely sea views from this homely farmhouse
  • Exploring a quiet peninsula of Wales
  • The downstairs bedroom and wet room with a separate entrance - great for those less mobile or wanting more privacy
Glasfryn Fawr - Gallery

You should know

  • There are other guests on the estate
  • You can bring one well-behaved dog only


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.


Nightly price
from £200
Weekly price
from £1400
1 Cottage for 8
From £2005 bedrooms


This is a peaceful old farmhouse with beautiful views of the Cardigan Bay - a wonderful base to explore this quiet peninsula. It's homely and comfortable; spend evenings in front of the wood-burner or barbecuing on the patio and sleep soundly in cosy beds.

Zoe, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Bring bikes and sea kayaks - this is a great area for biking as there are many of small, quiet roads, and there are loads of beaches to choose from about 15 minutes onwards in both directions. Lots of people make the trip to Snowdon from here - it's one hour away. The 6th-century holy well of St Cuby's and an Iron age fort, Tre'r Ceiri Hillfort, are only 3 miles away.

Local points of interest from Tamar Ferguson at Glasfryn Fawr

  • There are 2 wonderful Blue Flag beaches only 4 miles away - Aberech Sands (sandy, warm and shallow) and West End Beach which is pebbly and deep
  • Our resident donkey (Teddy) and Arab mare (Jiwan) will be very happy to meet you if you have polo mints, carrots or apples!
  • The local town of Pwllheli has lots of cafes, restaurants, independent shops, a fabulous traditional bakery - Gwalia - and an award winning wine and beer shop - Gwin Llyn
  • Ty Coch Inn in Porthdinllaen is officially one of the top ten beach bars in the world! The setting, looking towards the sea is spellbinding.
  • We are a working Estate and now have a new creamery with over 200 cows.