Experience Warm Friendly Hospitality & First Class Service At Multi-Award-Winning 5* Plas Tan-Yr-Allt Historic Country House & Estate.
Crammed full of historical charm, sprinkled in literary mystique and bursting with ‘la dolce vita’ – The first Georgian built Italian style villa in North Wales – Once home to romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and a whole host of ‘sparkling luminaries’ – With strong historic links to the world famous Italianate village of Portmeirion, Elgar, Last Night of the Proms, Queen Victoria, The Ffestiniog Railway, Llechwedd Slate Quarry plus very much more…
Having sympathetically refurbished The Plas on offer are 3 luxuriously appointed bedrooms, complete with antiquities and period features, all named after some of the previous residents: ‘The William Madocks Room‘ with its domed ceiling, romantic beamed ‘Shelley’s Theatre’ and of course not forgetting the incomparably cosy ‘Miss Hilda’s’.All come complete with an array of creature comforts consistent with a property of this type. Lavishly appointed en-suite bathrooms with slate underfloor heating complete the picture.
With strong literary and creative connections audaciously perched high on a hillside nestling among some 40 acres of ancient woodlands. Long lensed views draw the eye over the Glaslyn Estuary towards the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Steam Railways, Plantagenet Harlech Castle, Irish sea and majestic Rhinogydd mountains beyond.
Secluded yet accessible – Luxurious yet affordable – Intimate yet relaxed.
Where good old fashioned hospitality mixes with 5* Country House Living – “The owners very much look forward to welcoming you to their Multi-Award-Winning home at Plas Tan-Yr-Allt Historic Country House & Estate...”
What makes a stay at Plas Tan-Yr-Allt Historic Country House & Estate unique?
Stay in a piece of social history at Multi-Award-Winning 5* Plas Tan-Yr-Allt Historic Country House & Estate.
Undoubtedly one of the most historically diverse and widely recognised country estates in North Wales.
This hidden gem offers individuals, couples and groups the perfect opportunity to kick back and discover some of the finer things in life.
You can lie in an antique four-poster in the William Madocks Room with long lensed views over the Glaslyn estuary to the Rhinogydd mountains and sea beyond. Listening to steam trains puffing along the sea wall known as the 'Cob' which Madocks constructed.
What could be more romantic than a stay in 'Shelley's Theatre' named after the great literary meastro, romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Guests can stay in the very area of the house where he penned his magnum opus 'Queen Mab' and conducted poetry recitals to a captive audience! A ‘possible’ assassination attempt took place here at Plas Tan-Yr-Allt in late February 1813 and as a result, Shelley and his entourage left never to return...Percy later went on to marry Mary Shelley the creator of ‘Frankenstein’.Some writers have even suggested that the ‘apparition’ he saw during that fateful February night, known as ‘Shelley’s Ghost‘, was the impetus behind Mary Shelley’s most famous creation...Can you find the bullet holes left in the wainscot?
Miss Hilda’s with its quaint Half Tester – Be wrapped up and cossetted by her old world charm whilst enjoying spectacular views over the Glaslyn Estuary to the sea and mountains beyond. Miss Hilda was known for her afternoon tea which was a splendid affair. During the afternoon carriages would arrive at regular intervals. Ladies bedecked in their latest finery, protected against the sun's glare by delicate parasols, would gather on the lawn. Coachmen and gentry alike ate extremely well, and they all said they loved to come to Plas Tan-Yr-Allt. Carrying on this delightful tradition guests can once again enjoy 'Miss Hilda's Classic Edwardian Cream Tea' taken in the Drawing Room or on the veranda during the summer months.
This Historic Country House is known for its warm, friendly, inviting hospitality and top notch service as well as all the prerequisites that go together in delivering a truly wonderful experience!
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Plas Tan-Yr-Allt Historic Country House & Estate?
Plas Tan-Yr-Allt Historic Country House & Estate has 3 Deluxe Themed Heritage Style En-Suite rooms on offer all named after previous residents of the house.
Miss Hilda's Double-Deluxe with it's quant half tester, The William Madocks Room King-Deluxe with Kingsize Four Poster and Shelley's Theatre King-Deluxe with Superking Four Poster. All of which come complete with antiquities and period features as well as all the expected mod cons.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Porthmadog area?
Porthmadog is essentially a gateway to the stunning Glaslyn Valley at the southern edge of the Vale of Ffestiniog which leads directly to Beddgelert and the main peaks of the Snowdonia National Park, including Snowdon.
It is also home to the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway just 5 minutes from the house both of which pass through some incredible scenery. The world famous Italianate village of Portmeirion designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis is also a stone’s throw away from the house. The sandy beaches of Borth-y-Gest and the famous Black Rock Sands at Morfa Bychan are all within a 10 minute drive. Golf in the area is well provided for with courses at Harlech, Porthmadog, Pwllheli, Nefyn and Abersoch.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
Y Sgwar - Winner of the prestigious and much acclaimed ‘Best restaurant in Wales’, voted as one of the ‘Top 100 Restaurants in Wales’ and holder of a ‘TripAdvisor Excellence Award’.
Guests are able to take a leisurely breakfast in the onsite Dining Room with expansive panoramic views over the Glaslyn Estuary to the sea and Rhinog mountain range beyond. Whilst in the evening soak up the classy chic, intimate cosy and contemporary feel of award-winning Y Sgwar located just 2 minutes away by taxi, or a short 10 minute stroll into the village.
Y Sgwar was opened in 2003 and is run by husband and wife team David & Lorraine Lloyd-Roberts. Head Chef David prepares local food which is all freshly cooked whilst Lorraine manages the front of house. Having built up a formidable reputation for excellent quality food, and great value, with friendly attentive and welcoming service Y Sgwar offers the perfect dining experience and is easily the Number 1 choice.
Additionally, Plas Tan-Yr-Allt is blessed to have a great selection of 'recommended' independent restaurants to choose from close at hand. These include Dylan's in Criccieth - Featured in the 2023 Good Food Guide (10 mins by car), Hebog Bistro in Beddgelert (15 mins by car) and Poachers Restaurant in Criccieth (10 mins by car).
'Come & Create Your History Here At The Plas'