Plas Bodegroes

In a sylvan setting on the remote Lleyn peninsula, Gunna and Chris Chown’s Georgian country house has enchanted guests for over 30 years. More

Contact details

Plas Bodegroes
Nefyn Road
Efailnewydd
Pwllheli
Gwynedd
LL53 5TH
Wales
01758 612 363

Hotel information

Bedrooms

10. 2 in courtyard cottage.

Open

all year except Christmas, 3 Jan-6 Feb, restaurant closed for dinner Sun and Mon.

Facilities

lounge, bar, breakfast room, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 5-acre grounds (courtyard garden), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms for 'a nominal charge', not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £90-£130, double £110-£150, DB&B double £200-£240. Set dinner £45. 1-night bookings sometimes refused bank holidays.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a sylvan setting on the remote Lleyn peninsula, Gunna and Chris Chown’s Georgian country house has enchanted guests for over 30 years. In ‘beautiful, well-maintained gardens’, more than 100 varieties of old roses grow, some climbing the iron veranda pillars (romantically, Plas Bodegroes means Rosehip Hall). Bedrooms come in varied shapes, sizes and hues, but all have fresh milk, home-baked biscuits and Egyptian cotton bedlinen, with the option of sheets and blankets or duvet. One in the courtyard annexe was ‘large, with king-size bed, coffee table, armchairs’, plenty of storage space, and a ‘smallish but perfectly formed’ bathroom. In a dining room hung with artwork, Hugh Bracegirdle’s menus showcase the best of Welsh produce, from Black beef and lamb, from mountain and salt marsh, to free-range pork and chicken, to fruit, vegetables and herbs from the kitchen garden. It’s ‘verging on fine dining, without the fuss’, says one reader. ‘We particularly enjoyed pumpkin and sunflower-seed tagliatelle, lemon sole and crab paupiette, shellfish sauce; roast loin of lamb with cutlet mint bonbon.’ Mr Chown cooks a ‘good breakfast with a wide choice of quality ingredients’. (GC)

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Plas Bodegroes
Nefyn Road
Efailnewydd
Pwllheli
Gwynedd
LL53 5TH

Guest comments

'Our second visit to the 'house of the rosehips'. Our evening meals were the best we have eaten for many a year. Nicely cooked , with quality ingredients; verging on fine dining but without the fuss. We stayed in the Cottage suite, large room with king-size bed, two armchairs, plenty of storage; small but perfectly formed bathroom, ' - GC - October, 2017
'A delight to return after a two year break to this charming hotel. We found the food just as good even though Chris is only in the kitchen for breakfasts. We did not see Gunna during our stay, but both obviously have their finger on the pulse, and the staff in charge were very welcoming and attentive. We particularly enjoy this hotel for the good food, relaxed atmosphere, peace and quite and the beautiful well maintained gardens in an area of outstanding natural beauty. ' - Mary Coles - April, 2017
'Standards are high. Our courtyard room was large, well furnished. Bath a bit awkward to climb in and out. The courtyard was well supplied with tables and chairs. Food was nicely prepared and well presented, especially the starters. Staff were friendly and helpful, especially the breakfast ladies. We very much enjoyed our stay. ' - GC - October, 2016
'Our second visit; we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our attic room was spacious and had a large, comfortable bed, and chairs to relax in. The huge bathroom had a circular bath and strange taps on the shallow wash basin. Our friends were in a room in the cottage which they said was very nice. The cooking was still of a very high standard. Good breakfasts -- a treat to have leaf tea. The staff can’t do enough for you. The new gardens are delightful. ' - Sara Price - September, 2014

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