A springtime family stay at Talhenbont Hall Manor House

During our Easter break in North Wales, we were invited to stay at Talhenbont Hall, a stunning 17th Century Elizabethan Manor House located in the heart of Snowdonia.

Nothing quite prepared us for what we were about to see, from the gates that gently swung open, allowing us into the 100 acre estate to the house coming into view for the first time.

Talhenbont Hall

From the moment we walked into the front door there was a “Wow” moment around every corner.

Talhenbont Hall

We were very lucky to be given a tour of the house and gardens by the owner, Alicia who is very proud of the house’s history.

Talhenbont Hall

Talhenbont Hall was built in 1607 and was used as a garrison for Cromwell’s soldiers during the Civil War. There is even a painting on the wall of a meeting between Cromwell and his men, depicting him by the actual fireplace in the main room.

Talhenbont Hall

There is so much to explore both inside and outside the house, with themed and lovingly manicured gardens, a duckery and ancient woodland just a short walk away.

Talhenbont Hall

The woodland has a small meandering river running through, which you can cross via bridges – perfect for a game of pooh sticks and we were lucky enough to visit just as the bluebells were coming into bloom.

Talhenbont Hall

Back inside the house, there are five bedrooms to choose from including the bridal suite which is dark wood panelled room complete with a huge four poster bed and a copper bath.

Talhenbont Hall Honeymoon Suite

The kids were over the moon to have their own rooms, all of which have large double / king size beds, apart from the Cromwell Room which has two single beds.

Talhenbont Hall

There are also two bathrooms, one with a walk-in shower and the other with a walk-in shower and a roll top bath, plus an extra separate W.C.

Talhenbont Hall

Back downstairs, the manor house consists of the main lounge, complete with huge Chesterfield sofas and a piano, a large dining room, the court room, a study, an informal dining room with large AGA, kitchen plus another WC and basin and a huge laundry room.

Talhenbont Hall

Cooking on an AGA was definitely a learning curve for me, but following some sound advise we managed well. The kitchen itself was extremely well equipped with everything you needed to cook almost anything, probably because the family use it as their own home for a few months of the year.

Talhenbont Hall

Talhenbont Hall is the perfect place to stay if you want to get away from it all and I was disappointed that we had such a busy itinerary as I would have loved to explore more of the grounds, we did manage a soak and that gorgeous bath though!

Talhenbont Hall

The only downside is the lack of phone signal / wifi although there is a wifi router available in the office which is just about strong enough for light social media use.

Talhenbont Hall

We used the office room as the kids room, as they could watch their TV in here or plug the Nintendo Switch into the television.

Talhenbont Hall

Just outside the office is a tennis court if you fancy a knockabout.

Talhenbont Hall

Pricing for the Hall which sleeps 10 people starts from £1,309 for a 2 night stay (off peak), up to £3,077 for a 7 night stay in the summer holidays.

Talhenbont Hall

To book it is recommended contacting Paul and Alicia directly for the best pricing. Email enquiries@talhenbonthall.co.uk or phone 01766 810247.

Talhenbont Hall

If staying in the Hall is above your budget, there are also five holiday cottages on the site, each of which sleeps between 4 and 6 people and giving you access to the stunning grounds.

Talhenbont Hall

Talhenbont Hall is also licensed to host weddings, both indoors and out which start from £3,850. For more information about weddings please visit www.talhenbonthall.co.uk/

Talhenbont Hall

A massive thank you to Paul and Alicia for the fabulous welcome hamper and for letting us stay in their beautiful house, it was an experience we will treasure for years to come.

Disclaimer: We were guests at Talhenbont Hall for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own

31 thoughts on “A springtime family stay at Talhenbont Hall Manor House”

  1. Oh wow what an absolutely gorgeous place to stay, this building is so beautiful and the grounds – this is exactly the kind of “simple back to nature and away from screens” break for a family that I love

    Laura x

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  2. What a wonderful place to stay. Smart move on soaking in the tub. I was just thinking we don’t use the bath much around here, we’re always too busy!

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  3. I love old houses like this one. You are very lucky to be invited to stay in a classic manor house. The closest I ever came to this was home swapping into a 17th century stone row house in an old quarter in Costa Brava. Your manor house stay is quite a bit more luxurious.

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  4. Look at that magnificent view and beautiful ambiance of that place. It must be a really fantastic experience to visit Talhenbont Hall with your family. Thanks for sharing us the glimpse of this lovely Manor House.

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  5. What a stunning place, the house is so huge and the decorations look splendid and some are like an antique. I love the auto gates that open for your car when you entering. It looks like a palace to me.

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  6. How amazing does this little place look? It’s looks so grand. And that bath looks amazing I would love one of those in my house. The bedroom also looks pretty spacious.

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  7. What a gorgeous place to stay! Snowdonia is so beautiful and I’d love to spend a night or 2 here. Your bedroom was wonderful too.

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  8. Oh gosh, what a lovely place to stay. The bedrooms look beautiful and that bath is just wow. The grounds are so lovely as well. We live in South Wales but have never been to North Wales. Maybe one day soon we will

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  9. That bath looks amazing! Well the whole place does really and it really feels like you had an lovely experience here at Talhenbont Hall. It sounds like a place with a lot of history and character, which we would very much enjoy too

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  10. Wow just wow! My favorite pieces would have to be the massive soaked tub and the life size checkers or chess board! I also can’t imagine trying to cook like that! Was there a pool on property?

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