Welcome to Llanfendigaid

A jewel in the crown of a breathtaking area

The Llanfendigaid Estate is located on one of the most breathtaking stretches of Welsh coastline and yet nestled in the midst of Snowdonia National Park, known for its challenging climbs and stunning rural landscapes.

Tranquility, relaxation & adventures await.

An idyllic spot to rest and reconnect, offering a touch of a luxury in a truly beautiful location

Indulge & Relax

There’s a host of facilities to enjoy such as the use of an indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis table, shared gardens – beyond the one acre in which the house it set in, and an abundance of adventures to be had right on the doorstep.

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Llanfendigaid Estate

Steeped in history

Built in the 13th century, Llanfendigaid (translated as ‘Parish of the Blessed’) is steeped in history boasting royal connections.

About The Estate
An extraordinary region

From the Snowdonian Hills to the Welsh Coast

The Estate is located within the stunning Snowdonia National Park (now officially called Eryri National Park) with its nine mountain ranges, fifteen peaks over 3,000 feet and twenty-three miles of sweeping coastline. The National Park is home to countless waters, lakes and rivers and the Llanfendigaid Estate is a fantastic base to go and explore its beauty.

Explore Cader Idris and the southern hills

Explore Cader Idris and the southern hills


Cadair Idris is one of the most iconic and prominent mountains in Wales, located within the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, northwest Wales. Known for its stunning landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and rich folklore, Cadair Idris offers a rewarding experience for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

  1. Location and Accessibility: Cadair Idris is situated near the town of Dolgellau, making it accessible by road from various parts of Wales. The nearest major cities include Bangor and Wrexham. There are several parking areas and trailheads from which visitors can begin their ascent.
  2. Hiking Trails: The mountain offers a variety of hiking trails catering to different skill levels. The most popular route is the Minffordd Path, which starts from the Minffordd car park and provides breathtaking views of Llyn Cau, a glacial lake nestled below the summit. Other trails include the Pony Path and the Fox’s Path, each offering unique perspectives of the landscape.
  3. Scenic Beauty: The summit of Cadair Idris, known as Penygader, stands at an elevation of 2,930 feet (893 meters) and offers panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, lakes, and coastline on clear days. The rugged terrain, dramatic cliffs, and glacial features add to the mountain’s allure.
  4. Flora and Fauna: Cadair Idris is home to a diverse range of plant and animal species. Heather, bilberry, and cotton grass adorn the slopes, while birds of prey such as red kites, buzzards, and peregrine falcons soar above. Lucky hikers may also spot mountain goats, known as feral goats, traversing the rocky terrain.
  5. Legend and Folklore: According to Welsh folklore, Cadair Idris is named after Idris Gawr, a giant who purportedly used the mountain as his throne to gaze at the stars. Legend has it that spending a night on the summit will either result in madness, poetry, or death, known as “The Night of Idris’s Chair.”
  6. Conservation: As part of Snowdonia National Park, Cadair Idris is protected for its natural beauty and biodiversity. Visitors are encouraged to respect the environment by staying on marked trails, avoiding littering, and minimizing their impact on the fragile ecosystem.

Exploring Cadair Idris offers an opportunity to connect with nature, immerse oneself in Welsh folklore, and embark on an unforgettable adventure in one of Wales’ most breathtaking landscapes.

Unwind along the Welsh coast

Unwind along the Welsh coast


Wales boasts some of the most picturesque and diverse coastlines in the United Kingdom, offering visitors a wealth of opportunities for relaxation, exploration, and adventure. From rugged cliffs to sandy beaches and charming seaside towns, the Welsh coast has something to offer everyone. The Llanfendigaid Estate is in an enviable position with quick access to beautiful stretches of beach.

Coastal Walks: Wales is home to several long-distance coastal paths, including the Wales Coast Path, which stretches over 870 miles (1,400 kilometers) along the entire coastline of the country. These paths offer stunning views, access to hidden coves, and encounters with wildlife. Popular sections include the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, the Anglesey Coastal Path, and the Llŷn Coastal Path.

Beaches: There are numerous beautiful beaches, ranging from secluded coves to expansive sandy stretches. Some of the most renowned beaches include Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula, which has been voted one of the best beaches in the world, and Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire, with its crystal-clear waters and golden sands. Visitors can enjoy activities such as swimming, surfing, and sunbathing, or simply relax and soak in the coastal scenery.

Seaside Towns and Villages: Wales is dotted with charming seaside towns and villages, each with its own unique character and attractions. Places like Tenby, nearby Aberystwyth, and Llandudno offer a blend of coastal charm, historic architecture, and vibrant cultural scenes. Visitors can explore quaint shops, sample fresh seafood, or simply stroll along the promenade and soak in the seaside atmosphere.

Water Activities: The Welsh coast is a playground for water sports enthusiasts, offering a range of activities such as surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and coasteering. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced water adventurer, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the thrills of the ocean while surrounded by stunning coastal landscapes.

Wildlife Watching: The waters are teeming with marine life, including seals, dolphins, porpoises, and a variety of seabirds. Visitors can take boat trips or join guided wildlife tours to spot these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. Additionally, coastal nature reserves and bird sanctuaries provide excellent opportunities for birdwatching and exploring diverse ecosystems.

Historic Landmarks: The Welsh coast is rich in history, with numerous historic landmarks and attractions waiting to be discovered. From medieval castles perched on cliff tops to ancient ruins and lighthouses, there are plenty of opportunities to delve into Wales’ fascinating past while enjoying the coastal scenery.

Conservation and Sustainability: As stewards of the coastal environment, visitors are encouraged to respect and protect the natural beauty of the Welsh coast. This includes adhering to designated walking paths, avoiding disturbing wildlife, and disposing of waste responsibly. By practicing sustainable tourism, visitors can help preserve the coastal landscape for future generations to enjoy.

Exploring the Welsh coast offers a chance to connect with nature, immerse oneself in history and culture, and create lasting memories against the backdrop of some of the UK’s most breathtaking coastal scenery.

Paddleboarding tours on the beautiful Dyfi Estuary

Paddleboarding tours on the beautiful Dyfi Estuary


SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) is currently one of the fastest growing sports worldwide and can now also be enjoyed locally.

The Dyfi estuary is a beautiful place to explore by SUP and Let’s SUP offer both short taster sessions to learn the basics or longer tours where they take you on a journey up and down the estuary.

Birdwatching at the Broadwater Lagoon

Birdwatching at the Broadwater Lagoon

For Families

There is plenty to see around the estate and in the local area. A short walk takes you to the Broadwater Lagoon which is a huge draw for birdwatchers and nature lovers alike. It is a haven for many birds including moorhen, coots, swans, nesting cormorants, buzzards, grebes and various species of duck, including the red-breasted merganser.

Stargaze in an International Dark Sky Reserve

Stargaze in an International Dark Sky Reserve

For Families

Snowdonia National Park was designated an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2015; one of just 18 such reserves in the world.

Sitting in the SNP, The Llanfendigaid Estate benefits from undisturbed landscape in all directions and there is little to no light pollution allowing for truly exceptional dark skies.

The Estate has one fairly powerful resident telescope for guests to use (The Pod comes with a small one too) and the stargazing is truly exceptional on a clear night. Long winter nights are particularly impressive.

Zip World

Zip World


Set over three sites in close proximity, the Zip World collection in North Wales comprises a range of activities: Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda has the world’s fastest and Europe’s longest zip line, Velocity 2; Zip World Llechwedd Slate Caverns features Titan 2, Europe’s first four-person zip line, and the underground Bounce Below trampolines; and finally Fforest, the UK’s only alpine coaster through the trees.

In South Wales, Zip World Tower, based in Rhondda Cynon Taf, is home to the Phoenix and Tower Flyer zip line rides, Tower Coaster and the Tower Climber.

All sites are easily accessible from the estate and are sure to provide a fantastic experience!

Enjoy food with a view

Enjoy food with a view

Food & Drink

Welsh cuisine is a rich tapestry of flavours, influenced by the country’s agricultural heritage, coastal location, and cultural traditions. From hearty stews to fresh seafood, Welsh cuisine celebrates locally sourced ingredients and time-honored recipes. Indulge in Welsh Rarebit, traditional Cawl, the best Welsh Lamb or an abundance of seafood, all with great scenery on the doorstep. Here’s some nearby options to enjoy:


  • Salt Marsh 
  • Millie & Sid’s
  • Mor fish and chips
  • Chippys fish bar 


  • Seabreeze 
  • Coast
  • Penhelig Arms 
  • Walkers fish and chips 


  • Ty Medi (lunch only – vegetarian) 
  • Ynyshir (Michelin, not vegetarian friendly) 


  • Y Sospan
  • George iii
  • Penmaeuuchaf (fine dining) 


  • Fanny Talbot
  • Lobster pot (lunch only) 
  • The mermaid fish and chip shop 

Create new and lasting memories

Six luxurious holiday properties, close to one of the most attractive stretches of Welsh coastline in Snowdonia National Park.

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