A short history of Mynydd Ednyfed Country House
Stay at our luxurious and versatile 10-bedroom / 9-bathroom (8 en-suite), 16th century Country House, which sleeps up to 21 people.
A warm friendly welcome awaits you, Mynydd Ednyfed provides a unique and perfect venue.
The rear of the house dates from the original farmhouse built in 1540.
Two centuries later the middle section was built in 1760 with an outer wall of 6 feet, now found on the right as you enter the kitchen.
The most recent front section was added circa 1850 when the house was used as the local Rectory, where John Jones was the rector of Criccieth for 45 years until his death in 1863. His only son – a bachelor – died in 1870 leaving the house to be sold, becoming part of the Gwynfryn Estate. Misses Jones and Lewis, members of the Lloyd George family lived at Mynydd Ednyfed until the 1940s.
Upon Miss Lewis’s death her nephew inherited the house, and rented it out to an engineering firm from Salford, namely H. Cobden & Turner, who used it for Directors holidays (and recuperation) during the Second World War.
During the 1960’s Mynydd Ednyfed was converted into a very respectable hotel whose guests were served with tea in bed at 7.30 am, followed by breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea on the lawn and evening meal.
The hotel changed several times during the late 1970s and 1980s until it was acquired by Maureen Edwards and was successfully run as a hotel and restaurant by Maureen and her team for more than 20 years, hosting many weddings with a reputation as an ideal location with excellent food.
In January 2013 – to move with the times and off-load some of the hard work of the hotel – Maureen and Arwel removed the catering kitchen and replaced it with a stylish Country Kitchen, plus converted the function room into a sun lounge and games room to accommodate Luxury Group Accommodation.