Castell Deudraeth hotel
Portmeirion, Gwynedd, LL48 6ER
Castell Deudraeth is a hotel for fine dining and twenty-first-century comfort. The original castle was a mock-Gothic mansion built for a local MP in the 1860s. Stylishly converted in 2001, it now offers eleven spacious and contemporary styled suites high on a wooded cliff overlooking the Welsh sea coast. The hotel’s popular brasserie serves local produce - lobster, crab, scallops, rock oysters and Welsh beef – in a modern slate-floored conservatory extension. The artistic inheritance of flamboyant Welsh architect, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, can be seen everywhere throughout the hotel.
Castell Deudraeth is part of the famous Portmeirion ‘village’ and was featured in Patrick McGoohan’s cult TV series, The Prisoner.
Castell Deudraeth is part of the following Travel Ideas:
"Visitors arriving at Portmeirion pass by Castell Deudraeth which looks like a medieval Welsh castle but is actually a Victorian newbuild from the 1860s by David Williams, Liberal MP for Merioneth. It was restored in the 1930s by Clough Williams-Ellis, the architect and creator of Portmeirion, who turned it into a small but gracious hotel with a marvellous neo-Gothic fireplace as you enter. A new – and very popular - conservatory dining room has been built onto the back of the hotel, and this summer a brand-new suite will be created out of the hotel’s first-floor boardroom with splendid views over the Dwyryd Estuary. To see Snowdonia from the back of a horse, visit the Ty Coch Farm & Trekking Centre at Gwydyr Stables just outside Betws-y-Coed. Established in 1973 this rural retreat is a wonderful base for horse riding, pony trekking or extended hacking through National Trust and Forestry Commission land. Providing the weather is good you’ll get excellent views of the mountains of Snowdonia too. Ty Coch offers everything from a half-hour trot to a full-day trek. There is also a very popular local “pub trek” available and even the opportunity to try archery while visiting the Stables."
"Clough Williams Ellis, who restored this nineteenth-century mansion, was an architect with a great fondness for writers and artists. Sir Clough invited Noel Coward to stay in the village of Portmeirion, just down the hill from Castell Deudraeth and the Master rewarded him by writing his comedy Blithe Spirit in the village. Castell Deudraeth itself produced a more weighty tome: Bertrand Russell wrote his influential Freedom and Organisation here in 1934."
"David Williams, the first Liberal MP for Merioneth, built himself this impressive mock-Gothic mansion in the 1860s but died soon after entering the Houses of Parliament. In the 1930s the family home was purchased by Clough Williams-Ellis, a distant relative, who turned it into a hotel where the diplomat Sir Francis Oppenheimer rented an apartment and the philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote his book Freedom and Organisation in 1934."
"One of the most unusual walks from any Welsh hotel runs down from Castell Deudraeth and round the fantasy Italianate village built by architect Sir Clough Williams Ellis. Used in the TV series The Prisoner, Portmeirion is a stylish collection of buildings and architectural features brought together by Sir Clough. There’s even a concrete sailing ship moored in the harbour."
Information on Castell Deudraeth hotel , Portmeirion
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Types of room: 7 bedrooms, 4 suites
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Single from: £174.00
Double/Twin from: £139.00
Suites from: £277.00
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Mastercard, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: Yes
DVD & CD surround sound system, Telephone, Wide screen TV, Integrated kitchen area, tea & coffee making facilities, Underfloor heating, Whirlpool bath
Walled Victorian garden, garden terrace with patio heaters, Spa opening Easter 2011, 2 dining rooms, Bar, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, Conference facilities, For up to 30 delegates, Meeting rooms
Golf, Swimming pool (1 mile)
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Birmingham , Manchester
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