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A very special venue for any special occasion with friends and family.

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths5
Space 6,781 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Please ignore prices shown in online booking and contact us directly - see below

Our standard price is £2700 for 2 nights or £3200 for 3 nights - this can be more for school holidays and Christmas or less through the winter months. Owners Direct will try to charge you a hefty fee to book through them, so please contact me directly - linda at bighousebythesea dot com.

You get a lot for your money at Ty Gwyn and the list of facilities and attractions includes:

Infinity decking with possibly one of the best views of the amazing Welsh coastline!


Cinema with cinema seats and 3m screen

11 hole Frisbee Golf Course

Games room with pool table.

Wood Burning Hot Tub

Wood Burning Sauna (5m long!)

Fire Pit

Wood Burner in the big comfortable lounge

A 1.5 cubic metre pallet box of logs to fire all the above up!

The village pub is a 5 minute walk away and serves great food or can provide you with takeaway Fish & Chips or Pizzas to eat back on the decking at Ty Gwyn.

Please take a look at our own website w w w dot bighousebythesea dot com for further information and prices and please take the time to read the reviews on Owners Direct to see what what guests thought of Ty Gwyn.

Contact me now if you want to book or just ask a question or two:

linda at bighousebythesea dot com

More Details

Property Manager
Linda Lee
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Linda Lee

Lawrence (husband) and I are in our early 50s and we fell in love with Ty Gwyn as soon as we saw it online, in fact, we had decided to buy it before we'd even seen it! We live in Hafod Tudur near Bala since 1989 (after living in Chester) and have owned and run holiday accommodation for the last 26 years! We travel the world as part of Lawrence's job and have used all the things that we like (and don't!) about staying in and booking accommodation to shape how we approach sharing Ty Gwyn.

If we want to book somewhere we want to know straight away if it's available and what the cost will be, so we always endeavour to keep our calendars up to date and to answer emails within an hour or two.

We always try to be as flexible as we can with dates and can usually accommodate most requests (no matter how unusual!) - we also hope we have created 'a home from home' in Ty Gwyn and have hopefully made it how most people would want it.

Linda Lee purchased this house in 2014

Why Linda Lee chose Llwyngwril

We fell in love with Ty Gwyn as soon as we saw it, I don't think you could find a better location, midway between Aberdovey and Barmouth and the views are amazing!!

New for November 2018 will be our new wood burning sauna which we hope will seat 15-18 people - it will have a fully glazed end that will overlook the fire pit and have a great sea view. Also new for November 2018 will be a new wood burning hot tub that will really give you that party/festival feeling - it takes approximately 70 minutes to heat on the first day and then 20 minutes on subsequent days. There is no extra cost to use any of the above and we will even throw in a pallet box full of logs that should last the full weekend, as long as you don't burn too much in the fire pit on your first night!

What makes this house unique

You and your friends or family (or both) will have so much freedom here in 5 acres of grounds - if you want to relax and 'escape' from the world then you can; if you're looking for the perfect venue for that special family occasion, it's yours.

If you want to get out there with horse riding, white water rafting, mountain biking or fishing - you can. If you want to take your family to the beach or to visit one of the may castles, National Trust properties or gardens around here, do it.

If you don't want to go anywhere (and lots of people don't when they get here) then we have so much to do on site on the Frisbee golf course, cinema, bar, games room and much more.


Llwyngwril House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6781 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 30 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 5 Half Baths
  • Silver Room en-suite - toilet , shower , Large accessible en-suite - fully tiled
    Shower Room 2 - shower , Shower - wooden bench - hand basin - mirrors
    Shower Room 1 - shower , Shower - wooden bench - hand basin - mirrors
    Shower Room 3 - shower , Large walk-in shower - wooden bench
    Shower Room 4 - shower , Quadrant shower - wooden bench
    Top Bathroom - toilet , shower , Serves Linda's Room and Top Bedroom
    W/C 1 - toilet , Downstairs W/C off cloak room
    W/C 2 - toilet , Downstairs W/C off cloak room
    W/C 3 - toilet , First floor W/C outside Brown Room
    W/C 4 - toilet , First floor W/C
    W/C 5 - toilet , First floor W/C
  • Ty Gwyn has an up to date biomass boiler and modern pressurised hot water system, so you should never run out of hot water for the showers. All showers are panelled with marble effect shower panels so look very modern and clean.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Green Room - 1 king , King-sized oak bed- wardrobe - chest of drawers - hand basin
    Brown Room - 1 king , King-sized oak bed- wardrobe - chest of drawers - hand basin
    Big Bunk Room - 6 twin/ single , 3 bunk beds - bedside units - large wardrobe - leather seat
    Blue Room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Family room - Oak 4 poster bed & 1 bunk bed
    Colin's Room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Family room - King-sized oak bed - 1 bunk bed
    Silver Room - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be placed together - accessible en-suite
    Jack's Room - 1 king , King-sized oak bed - wardrobe - chest of drawers - bedsides
    Red Room - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be placed together to form a 'Super King-sized' bed
    Top Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 4 single beds - 2 wardrobes - bedside tables - great views!
    Linda's Room - 1 king , My favourite bedroom - best views in the whole house!
  • All bedrooms are furnished with Vermont Oak furniture - all double beds are King-sized with Silent Night memory foam mattresses. All pillows and duvets are hypoallergenic. Ty Gwyn has central heating throughout but there are thermostatic valves on the cast iron radiators.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The cost does include all electricity, heating, electricity, wi-fi, linen (but not towels) sauna and hot tub use, there is nothing else to pay. The Hot Tub is wood burning and really gives you that party/festival feeling! The sauna is also heated with a wood burner and has a fully glazed end to give you a sea view while you roast! We even throw in a 1.5m pallet box full of logs for you to fire everything up, which should easily keep you going for 2 or 3 days. Please see our our website - w w w dot bighousebythesea dot com for more details


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A very special venue for any special occasion with friends and family.
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

What an absolute beautiful house. It was perfect for our family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we contacted the owners, they were amazing. Every little question was answered quickly and when we booked we were in contact regularly. The photos were amazing and we hoped that it would be just as amazing and it really was! We went as a family of 30 to celebrate my sister’s 40th and it was the perfect setting. The house and grounds were amazing. So much room inside and out for us all. The instructions were clear and during the visit the owners contacted us to check we were all ok which was very much appreciated. We were all so sad to leave on the Sunday afternoon, but are now looking for an excuse to go back, although we really would need an excuse! We would gladly visit again, as would all who came with us. We have recommended Ty Gwyn to so many of our friends, although we were reluctant to do as we wanted to keep it “our little secret” but from the photos we have shared, it looks like Ty Gwyn will be fully booked for a while! Many thanks to Linda and Lawrence for a beautiful weekend in your beautiful house, we really did have a weekend to remember. Diolch yn fawr!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything we could of wanted and made so easy by the hosts!

  • 5 of 5

It was my first time to organise a getaway for such a large group. The task of organising 20 people seemed daunting at first but Linda was there every step of the way making the whole process feel like a breeze!

I was looking for a large property, that most of all had lots of communal space so that we could all enjoy big meals together.

The house was incredible and had more than we could possibly hope for. Large dining room, well equipped kitchen (2 dishwashers saves a lot of effort) cinema so we could watch the rugby and acres of space outside.

Linda was kind enough to recommend some activities and even booked us travel to and from. We went and did the zip wire which was amazing fun and definitely worth a journey.

We didn’t want to cook every day and we’re put in contact the the local pub (the Garth). The food was great the locals even better.

If you are brave enough we went for a swim in the sea after....

I have worked in the hospitality industry for 15 years and could not have been more impressed with the property and ease of which everything was handled.

Big thank you to Linda and no doubt you will see me there again!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dathlu Penblwydd Nia - 40 /Celebrating Nia's 40th

  • 5 of 5

30 family members with ages ranging from 4 months to 67 years of age descended on Ty Gwyn to celebrate our daughter Nia's 40th birthday.From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were thrilled to bits with the whole experience.

Everything in the house was amazing -

*the bedrooms - beautiful and comfortable

*the bathrooms - brand new and immaculate - lovely showers

*the kitchen - so well equipped with everything (and more) that you need

*the older 'girls' absolutely loved - and want - a cool room pantry

*the dining room was a fabulous space for us all and we all ate together

* prosecco ping pong was a highlight of one evening on the long table

* the 'older' boys found the bar ideal

*the cinema was a HUGE hit with the children and the 'boys', whilst the 'girls' enjoyed and afternoon relaxing watching a film whilst the boys took the children on the train from the village to Barmouth.

*the lounge was huge and very comfortable for us all. We lit the fire on one night, but the whole house was so warm there was no need at all.

*outside was a huge hit especially the rope swing. The fire pit also.

*the boys enjoyed the frisbbe course too

*the highlight of each evening was our relax in the gorgeous hot tub -bliss

*even the weather was perfect and we sat out on the decking enjoyimg the views and having drinks - tea, coffee and stronger - waited on by the boys - marvellous.

As you can guess we didn't really enjoy our stay!!!!!! Haha.

Nia had the most marvellous celebration, and every single person had a fantastic time.

Linda and Lawrence have a beautiful property, and from the minute our youngest daughter , Hannah, spoke to them , everything was dealt with in a friendly,professional manner. We felt like friends rather than guests. We have recommended Ty Gwyn to all our friends - silly really - because we may not be able to book again!!!!

Thankyou both/ Diolch yn fawr, we loved our weekend. xx

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Wonderful House by the sea

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay. Beautiful & large house with interesting quirky touches and a great view. It was especially great to have a dining area and the living room large enough to accommodate all the guests at the same time.

Sam (the housekeeper at Ty Gwyn) did a wonderful roast lamb for lunch. Very helpful to have someone to do the catering for large groups.

The cinema room was a great hit especially with the children.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I booked the big house on the sea for my partners 30th Birthday as a surprise and we were definitely not let down! Every single person commented on how amazing the house was and how it catered for all needs! The bar was a particular big hit as was the cinema room for the children alongside the stunning area in which the house is situated. We are already looking to book again very soon! We cannot thank Linda and Lawrence for making the booking so easy and providing us with so much useful information. We would 100% recommend this house for any groups/ families as you will not be let down :)

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great House great break

  • 5 of 5

First impressions last and ours lasted it was amazing from start to finish. The house is very clean and bright spacious and caters for everyone, the kitchen is well stocked for large parties and throughout there are great facilities including the cinema room and hot tub.

We walked to the beach had runners in the group who found great (if hilly) routes, the children were occupied by the Football

Pitch, games room and rope swing- as were the adults!!!

Large house with plenty of room we will defiantly be back.

Great customer service 5*

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Talyllyn Railway
Cliff Walk Aberystywth to Borth
Bird's Rock - Craig Yr Aderyn
King Arthurs Labyrinth
Centre for Alternative Technology
Riverside Hotel
Nearest Airport
93 Miles
Liverpool John Lennon
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Garthangharad Hotel - good pub food
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Fairbourne - Barmouth
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Fairbourne or Aberdovey
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
72 Miles
M53 - Chester
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Best - Riverside Hotel
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We are offering 2, 3 or 4 days over a weekend at Ty Gwyn.

2 days at £2400, 3 days at £2850 and 4 days at £3400 - which works out to be £40, £31 and £28 per person per night respectively.
These prices can't be configured on Owners Direct, so please call us directly for stays longer than two days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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