Good Hotel Guide Review
Surrounded by gardens and ancient woodland, with views over the Glaslyn estuary to the Rhinog mountains, this late Georgian villa-turned-B&B revels in its rich history. Bedrooms are named after notable past residents – William Madocks, who built the house; Percy Bysshe Shelley, who spent a year here completing Queen Mab; and Mary Hilda, who was born at the Plas, and whose nephew Clough Williams-Ellis was responsible for a mural, ‘The Triumph of Neptune’. Luxuries include an Italian espresso machine, a mini-fridge, fresh flowers, and a bathroom with heated slate floor. You can lie in a four-poster in dual-aspect Madocks Room and hear the steam trains on the Ffestiniog railway chuffing across the sea wall that was also his creation. A cream tea is served in the drawing room, with ‘sumptuous furnishings’, a baby grand and drinks globe, or on the veranda. Breakfast, cooked by owners Howard Mattingley and Mark White, brings ‘a nice selection of cereals and juices followed by a choice of items freshly cooked to order’. Readers are full of praise for the ‘excellent accommodation with convivial hosts’. (Ian Morgan, Andrew Billingsley, and others)
all year except 3rd week of Dec to 1 Jan.
drawing room, dining room, 40-acre grounds, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.
in drawing room and dining room.
not under 16.
per room B&B £104–£144. 1-night bookings refused bank holidays, weekends and at peak times.