The current Gellihaf House completed in 1931, stands on the site where the old Gellihaf House Farm had stood for generations. Information on the Farmhouse is currently being researched but we know that the last occupier of the Farm was a solicitor, William Ebsworth whose family had lived and farmed there for many years. He passed away in 1927 and his daughter Edith, a spinster, had no desire to live alone in such a large house so she sold off the barn separately, allowing the main residence and outbuildings to be sold to a local businessman called Herbert Davies who owned the local abattoir. He promptly demolished the old farmhouse and rebuilt Gellihaf House in the Grand Manor House ‘Arts and Crafts’ style that we see today. It stands in impressive gardens and grounds and retains many of its original features. A beautiful, imposing house in which we hope you will thoroughly enjoy yourselves.
Set in almost two acres of grounds, Gellihaf House has well-managed and enchanting gardens. The main area directly outside the front door is a mature garden replete with large lawns, shrubs and flowering plants; a glorious looking Mermaid Fountain (Maggie) dominates the middle of the main garden adding her special character. There is an upper lawn, once a tennis court with its own Summerhouse, which attracts the sun all day and is ideal for playing croquet or just lounging about. Or you can explore our wild garden ‘The Meadow’, a honeybee’s paradise full of wildflowers and bee attracting shrubs. There you can take a seat on our ‘Viaduct View’ log bench where you can view the Maesycwmmer viaduct and its beautiful surroundings, a dramatic legacy of the locality’s rich industrial heritage.
Catherine and Howard believe that their guests should experience a completely stress-free and peaceful time during their vacation and should want for nothing. That conviction underpins the ethos and management of Gellihaf House; a place you will love and enjoy and a place to which you will surely return.