With its romantic bedrooms and views across the Menai Strait, the former country residence of the Armstrong-Jones family manages to be luxurious yet relaxed. One reader felt ‘at home’ in this ‘incredible historic country house’. Annie and Daniel Perks have preserved the romance of this Victorian home with 17th-century origins, where Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon spent weekends, while introducing modern comforts. Antiques, family portraits, memorabilia and signed photographs by Lord Snowdon decorate the rooms. Bedrooms, recently fully renovated, are furnished with bold wallpapers, swagged curtains and a mix of antique and bespoke furniture. Some have four-posters or carved beds, others a fireplace or window seat. Bathrooms vary from compact to opulent with gold fittings. Guests gather in the welcoming drawing room with its open fire and plump sofas before dinner. The highly praised monthly-changing menu might include smoked duck breast with five-spice pear, grilled halibut with saffron potato, and ‘absolutely glorious’ steak. ‘The most wonderful country house. I have never felt so relaxed.’ (Mrs Duckett, and others)
Bontnewydd Caernarfon Gwyedd LL54 7YF Wales
10. 1 on ground floor.
all year except Christmas, restaurant closed Sun, Mon Oct–May (incl.) when light snacks available.
Autumn Two Night Dinner Bed & Breakfast Special Offer
AUTUMN 2 NIGHT DINNER, BED AND BREAKFAST OFFER. Secluded, intimate and romantic, Plas Dinas Country House is the perfect place to treat a loved one to an Autumn escape. This offer is available from Tuesday 25th October 2022 – 22nd December 2022. Offer includes: Enjoy a two-night stay in one of the beautiful individually styled bedrooms. A delicious Welsh breakfast on both mornings. A complimentary glass of Prosecco served on arrival. An exquisite dining experience in The Gunroom Restaurant worth £65 per person, per night on BOTH evenings, prepared by chef and tv personality Daniel ap Geraint and his team of creative chefs. Classic Room – £470.00 per room based on a 2-night stay (Judges, Major or Peregrine). Luxury Room – £500.00 per room based on a 2-night stay (Butlers and Snowdon). Deluxe Room – £530.00 per room based on a 2-night stay (Lady Buckley, Llewelyn and Lady Armstrong-Jones). This two-night Dinner, Bed and Breakfast offer is available as follows: November – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings (second night may include a Friday during November only). December – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. (Includes festive dining). To make a reservation please call the hotel’s team on 01286 830 214 and quote #AutumnOffer. This offer cannot be booked online. This offer is non-transferable to other dates other than those dates above. T&C’s apply. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
We recently stayed at Plas Dinas Country House for 3 nights. We chose to stay after reading the guide and loved to read up on the most wonderful history of the building.
The team are most wonderful. They allowed my partner and I to relax, to feel at home in one of the most incredible historic country houses I have visited. They manage to do so whilst still making me feel looked after.
The designer of the hotel, I believe to be one of the owners. I was speaking with Ferdinando and he explained to the extent that the owner has worked on the property.
We stayed in the Lady Buckley room which is exquisite. Modern meets historic. A very fine balance.
The food at The Gunroom is worthy of a Michelin star. We enjoyed the autumnal, seasonal produce. The steak is absolutely glorious as was the eccles desert.
We have already booked to return in December. If you love historic places then you need to stay here.
- Mrs Duckett - October 2021
I feel so fortunate to have found this gem. We stayed in Princess Margaret Suite, had delicious afternoon tea and then dined in the restaurant that evening. The food was to die for.
- Tracey Blessed - January 2020
This is the most wonderful country house. I have never felt so relaxed. The atmosphere created by the staff and the owners Annie and Daniel is just wonderful.
- Deborah Meadows - December 2019
Absolutely stunning country house, rooms were beautifully decorated, and comfortable. We had dinner on the second night in the restaurant which was outstanding, The staff are excellent and worked really hard to make everything perfect. If you are looking for a quiet break this is an absolute gem!
- Tom Challinor - July 2018