Hotel Maes y Neuadd Ghost Hunt & Sleepover
Join Haunted Rooms for a chilling night of real ghost hunting at one of the most sought-after haunted locations in the country!
This is a back to bare-bones case of traditional paranormal investigation. An empty secluded old manor house in the middle of nowhere! No luxuries, no-frills, just real genuine ghost hunting in one of the country’s most infamously haunted and historic locations!
Most old secluded manor houses are a little frightening, and this is no exception. Once the lights go out in this impressive 14th Century abode, you’ll be taken aback, of that there’s no doubt.
Join us for a night of paranormal investigation during the most active time of year!
As renovations are still ongoing here, the place is stripped back to its core, with no luxuries, no-frills, just an empty shell of what was once thriving with life. What are the spirits making of all the recent work, are they upset? Do they want to make their feelings known? Find out on an entire night of ghost hunting with the Haunted Rooms team.
Will you come face to face with the nursemaid known to regularly check in on guests? Or will you see one of the many other spirits that haunt many of the 15 bedrooms in this incredible property? The grounds outside tell a story too, with a mass gravesite believed to be on the property.
Spots will fill up quickly for this one, so hurry and book now!
Maes-y-Neuadd is an old country house that dates way back to the 14th century when records show it was named Tyddyn y Doctor (“the doctor’s smallholding”). Not long after it was renamed Maes-y-Neuadd (“field of the hall”).
During the 17th century, Oliver Cromwell would visit the house on several occasions, to check where the loyalties of the occupants lay.
The oldest part of the building was built just one century after Edward 1st’s castle was built at nearby Harlech. Substantial additions were made to the property in the 16th, 18th, and 20th centuries, giving the property a wonderful mixture of different architectural styles.
Tenants of the house in the 20th century included the landscape painter Sir William Nicholson and his family. One of his children was Ben Nicholson, one of Britain’s earliest abstract painters. Another was Nancy Nicholson, who became a noted painter and textile designer and married the poet Robert Graves. The couple stayed many times at Maes-y-Neuadd, which Graves declared a “much haunted house”.
In the 1950’s it was transformed into a luxurious country hotel, which welcomed many famous guests including Jackie Kennedy and JFK’s younger brother, Teddy Kennedy in 1985. Later welcoming Sean Connery and Richard Gere during the filming of the 1995 movie, First Knight. Kylie Minogue, Nigel Mansel, and Sir David Attenborough would also come and stay at the hotel over the years.
Changing hands in 2020, Maes-y-Neuadd is now undergoing a sympathetic and extensive renovation.
Event Location: Maes Y Neuadd, Talsarnau, LL47 6YA
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 AM (Arrive from earliest 7:00 PM)
Access & Parking: Located in the small village of Talsarnau in Snowdonia National Park, the access is as you would expect, down many small country roads. So please give yourself plenty of time to get to the location. Parking is available on the site of this former hotel.
Accessibility: The location is not wheelchair friendly, but is suitable for guests with mobility issues.
Please Note: All guests must be 18 years or older. Not suitable for those who are heavily pregnant. Guests are strongly advised to wear comfortable shoes and warm layered clothing on colder nights.
What to Bring?
You’re welcome to bring your own equipment, though we will be providing paranormal equipment to use.
The investigation will be in darkness so please bring a torch with you.
Although snacks and drinks are provided, you’re welcome to bring your own. There are also facilities to make both hot and cold drinks, which are provided also.
And of course, bring your phone/camera with you, the more pictures we have the better chance we have of capturing something!
Other than that, just yourself and an open mind!
What to Expect from a Maes Y Neuadd Ghost Hunt & Sleepover
Our event starts at 8.00 pm but you can arrive at 7.00 pm. Structured investigations normally end around 2 am, but you are welcome to investigate as long into the night as you want.
The event is a sleepover, but it does not include room. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag/bedding, and camp bed with you. A couple of communal rooms will be open for guests to set up their sleeping equipment after investigations have come to an end.
The whole location including the most haunted areas of this historic property will be open to you. Ghost Hunters will also have the opportunity to see and investigate the very rooms where Oliver Cromwell slept.
You will have the chance to look around the space before the event to familiarise yourself with its layout. Shortly before the event kicks off, we’ll run you through a quick induction and safety briefing, followed by a short talk and introduction from our team. You’ll then split into smaller groups with your family and/or friends if you’ve come together, and we’ll begin our vigils for the night!
If you have your own paranormal equipment we encourage you to bring it, if not we can provide them free of charge. Snacks, refreshments, and treats will be provided at intervals throughout the night, and we’ll have facilities to make hot and cold drinks too.
We do have mediums and sensitives with us for every event. Anybody that has sensitive abilities we encourage you to come forward, as it only increases the energy and enjoyment for all in attendance.
To get the most from the evening we encourage you to try your hand at as many things as you can, and if you’re feeling particularly brave you should give a lone vigil a try, as well as joining in with our table tipping experiments as we try to commune with the spirits and ghosts of the historic Maes-y-Neuadd.
Please dress weather appropriately, with extra layers of clothing if it’s cold, plus comfortable shoes and a torch if you need one.
Spots are likely to fill up fast for these dates, so don’t wait and book now!