An exciting development opportunity comprising an historic 14th century Grade II listed former country house hotel with coach house, offering stunning coastal and mountain views set in approximately 5.9 acres

Maes Y Neuadd is a substantial Grade II listed Welsh slate and stone residence set into the hillside, offering an abundance of history, charm and spectacular views of Mount Snowdon and Cardigan Bay.

Over the years there have been many improvements and additions to the site, with the conversion of Maes Y Neuadd from a grand single family residence to a well-established country house hotel. In the last year, Maes y Neuadd has undergone a significant amount of work as part of a renovation programme, which is still ongoing. This provides the potential purchaser with an outstanding development opportunity.

The property has retained many period features and these are evident in many of the rooms which include the inner hallway with glass roof lantern, stained glass and wooden panelling, a sitting room, drawing room and former bar/billiard room with impressive inglenook fireplace. Many of the rooms enjoy beautiful open aspects of the local countryside and beyond along with views over the gardens.

Maes Y Neuadd is steeped in history, with the land originally being gifted by the King to the first Lord Lieutenant of Merionethshire where as a Royalist estate, it was visited on a number of occasions by Oliver Cromwell. From the mid 17th century it became the principle home of the Wynn family until the early 20th century, when it was converted to an exclusive country house hotel with legendary guests such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Edward Kennedy, Kylie Minogue, Nigel Mansell and the Attenborough brothers.

The property, which amounts to approximately 12,974 sq ft, is comprised of the oldest sections of the house to the right of the main entrance, with the more recent (c.1980) two storey extension found to the left of the inner hallway. The current layout provides accommodation over the ground floor, first and second floors. The further attic space located on the second floor was recently uncovered by the current owners, and offers excellent further development potential subject to the appropriate permissions.

Recently the property has undergone extensive works including complete rewiring, replumbing and the commercial oil boilers have been refurbished. There is great scope for commercial or residential usage at the property, in line with its previous history or a fresh vision for its future.

The Coach House The Coach House is situated alongside Maes Y Neuadd, and provides an additional 4 en suite bedrooms. On the first floor the master bedroom suite includes a dressing room with box room above, while the sitting room/bedroom 4 has a feature wood burner against the traditional exposed stone wall.

Subject to the necessary planning consents, The Coach House amounts to approximately 1,826 sq ft and could potentially provide ancillary accommodation or self service holiday let.

This property has 5.91 acres of land.


Maes Y Neuadd is set in a delightfully tranquil location and has wonderful views of both the headland and the Snowdonia mountains.

There are two means of vehicular access, including a picturesque approach down a long private drive, and a shorter route for larger service vehicles. Both drives lead to ample off-road parking with a large shared courtyard to the front. The garage, with space for a single car, provides storage to the rear. Behind this stands an outhouse which is accessible from the adjoining paddock.

The Hall has approximately an acre of formal gardens laid to lawn with established stone seating areas, butler's memorial stump and a delightful water feature supplied by a mountain stream.

The land extends to approximately 5.9 acres and provides a 'Victorian' pool supporting a wealth of wildlife including white-clawed 'English' crayfish, mature naturalised woodland, formal lawned areas, a walled kitchen garden, two greenhouses and paddocks.


The property lies in the Snowdonia National Park, on a quiet country road leading out of the hamlet of Eisingrug. It is located approximately 5 miles from the town centre of Harlech with its beach, shops, cafes and World Heritage Site castle. It also boasts the Royal St David's Golf Club.

Leisure opportunities are abundant in the area and include sailing, tennis, golf, water skiing, cycling and hiking on nearby Mount Snowdon.

The rural location belies the areas convenient road links via the North Wales Expressway to seaside resorts, and the M53 and M56 to larger cities such as Liverpool, Chester and Manchester.

The nearest airport is Anglesey Airport with regular flights to Cardiff and Liverpool and Manchester Airport for international flights.

There are good nearby train stations along the Cambrian Coastline railway provide excellent links to nearby towns, including Porthmadog and Barmouth with regular services to the Midlands and beyond. From Llandudno Junction there are regular trains to Chester, the Midlands and London Euston.

There are a range of excellent schools within the area such as Ysgol Tan y Castell primary and Ysgol Ardudwy secondary.


Head out of Porthmadog on the A487 and proceed along this road for approximately 3 miles. Turn right onto Cambrian View and continue straight along this road. Once over the Briwet Bridge, continue for 0.6 miles and turn right onto A496. After 2 miles continue straight onto B4573.

In 0.3 miles turn left and then turn left again. After 0.4 miles bear left and the secondary driveway to the property will come into view after a short distance on the right hand side. Travel past this entrance, on reaching a set of white barred gates travel along the drive to the courtyard.

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Other features

  • Development Opportunity
  • Grade II Listed Historic Building with Coach House
  • Formally a 16 bedroom Country House Hotel
  • Victorian pool, small lake and paddock
  • Walled kitchen garden
  • Fabulous Sea and Mountain Views
  • Set in approx 5.9 acres

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Ref: CHS180240

Talsarnau Gwynedd LL47

Guide Price

Ref: CHS180240

Talsarnau Gwynedd LL47

Guide Price