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Welcome to Plas Tan-Yr-Alt
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Plas Tan-Yr-Allt, Tremadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9RG, North Wales, UK
Telephone: 01766 514591 | Email: info@plastanyrallt.co.uk


Welcome to Plas Tan-Yr-Alt
Award Winning Historic Country House

By Booking Direct Will 100% Guarantee Our Lowest Rates Anywhere

Plas Tan-Yr-Allt, Tremadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9RG, North Wales, UK
Telephone: 01766 514591 | Email: info@plastanyrallt.co.uk


Welcome to Plas Tan-Yr-Alt
Award Winning Historic Country House

By Booking Direct Will 100% Guarantee Our Lowest Rates Anywhere
Plas Tan-Yr-Allt, Tremadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9RG, North Wales, UK
Telephone: 01766 514591 | Email: info@plastanyrallt.co.uk

Choose Your Snowdonia Experience

Choose Your Snowdonia Experience



Where good old fashioned hospitality mixes with 5* Country House Living

“We very much welcome you to our award winning home here at Plas Tan-Yr-Allt Historic Country House”

Your hosts,

Howard & Mark

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Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets. He was regarded by some as among the finest lyric and philosophical poets in the English language and certainly one of the most influential. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord ByronJohn KeatsThomas Love Peacock, and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of ‘Frankenstein’.

The radical young poet lived here at The Plas from 1812-1813 when he was just twenty and completed his first epic poem Queen Mab ‘All things are recreated’. Its subject was nothing less than ‘the past, the present and the future’.Other poems he was engaged in here were ‘Henry and Louisa’ and Zeinab and Kathema’. The former a tale of wars and battles, the latter a Circassian romance.

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 [More…]

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……..

Shelley’s Theatre is aptly named after the great ‘literary maestro’ and located in the oldest part of the house dating back to the 16th century. With its original exposed timber beamed vaulted ceiling, restful hues and plenty of thoughtful touches. What could be more romantic than staying where one of our greatest romantic poets once lived.Guests can now stay in the very area where he conducted poetry recitals to a captive audience and penned his ‘magnum opus’…

From £112.50 to include a hearty cooked Welsh Breakfast with a selection of cereals, compote, toast, fresh fruits, yogurts and juices. (Everything sourced where possible from quality local produce).

Miss Hilda’s Edwardian Cream Tea is served in the Drawing Room or during the summer on the Veranda between 3pm – 4:30pm.[More…]

Our historic country house offers the perfect opportunity to kick back and discover some of the finer things in life.

‘This was like being in a wonderful fairy tale. Not just comfortable but a real Michelin Star experience’. David

‘Thank you for a magical two days. It made me feel even closer to Shelley. It’s such a gift to Shelley lovers all over the world that you’ve made it possible for us to stay here. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.’  Nina

‘ Fabulous luxurious getaway – We were lucky enough to spend 2 nights here. The place is steeped in history. Shelley amongst others stayed here. Our room was fantastic. The four-poster bed was sublimely comfortable; the window seat reminiscent of the great poet himself’. Kath

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William Alexander Madocks (MP) bought the Plas Tan-Yr-Allt estate in 1798. He is best known for his entrepreneurial activities as an agricultural improver in Gwynedd especially around the towns of Porthmadog and Tremadog both of which he founded and are named after him. A Member of Parliament for the town of Boston in Lincolnshire from 1802 to 1820 and then for Chippenham in Wiltshire from 1820 to 1826. The youngest son of John Madocks, a Denbighshire landowner and successful London barrister. He grew up in London and Kent but with frequent visits to family and friends in North Wales.

He and his family were keen amateur actors and singers, taking part in theatricals at Wynnstay. Madocks’ childhood home in Kent had a small theatre and he built a theatre near Dolgellau and one in Tremadog itself.

Perhaps his greatest achievement was the construction of the the great sea wall in Porthmadog known as the ‘Cob’. This enabled the development of the Ffestiniog Railway which in turn facilitated the transportation of world famous Welsh slate around the globe.

The William Madocks Room with its original domed ceiling commands breathtaking sea and mountain views. Guests are able to see and hear the steam trains from the Ffestiniog Railway crossing the Cob all year round.

From £112.50 to include a hearty cooked Welsh Breakfast with a selection of cereals, compote, toast, fresh fruits, yogurts and juices. (Everything sourced, where possible, from quality local produce).

Miss Hilda’s Edwardian Cream Tea is served in the Drawing Room or during the summer months on the Veranda between 3pm – 4:30pm. [More…]

Our historic country house offers the perfect opportunity to kick back and discover some of the finer things in life.

‘Perfection! Just as you would want it to be. From the fluffy white towels and four poster bed to the perfectly cooked breakfast’. Jane & Harvey

‘Beautiful views from a house with real charm and character. Excellent hosts. This is country living at its very best’. Hilary & John

‘The room was gorgeous and maintained period features, from the four poster to the leather armchairs… the bed was so comfortable that we didn’t want to get up in the morning’. Sarah

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Mary Hilda, known as ‘Hilda’ was born here at The Plas in 1855. Daughter of John Whitehead Greaves founder of Llechwedd Slate Caverns and aunt of Sir Clough Williams- Ellis the creator of world famous Portmeirion. Known for her generosity and kindness she made several changes to the the house which are evident today including a mural of ‘The Triumph of Neptune’ commissioned no less than by Sir Clough himself.

In Edwardian society the ‘At Home’ afternoon was an important social event. Her afternoon tea was a truly splendid affair here at Plas Tan-Yr-Allt. There would be scones, jam and cream, iced fancies, meringues and fruit cake, popularly known as ‘cut and come again cake’. During the afternoon carriages would arrive at regular intervals. Ladies bedecked in their latest finery, protected against the suns 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 and traditional aspect guests can once again enjoy Miss Hilda’s Edwardian Cream Tea.Taken in the Drawing Room or during the summer months on the Veranda between 3pm – 4:30pm.[More…]

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.

From £103.50 to include a hearty cooked Welsh Breakfast with a selection of cereals, compote, toast, fresh fruits, yogurts and juices (Everything sourced where possible from quality local produce).

Our historic country house offers the perfect opportunity to kick back and discover some of the finer things in life.

‘Picturesque, quiet, charming – We stayed in Miss Hilda’s room which had stunning views and possibly the comfiest bed in the world’. Jessica

‘An oasis of tranquillity in a turbulent world – wonderful’. Kathryn & Nicholas

‘Heaven on a Hill – My husband and I stayed in Miss Hilda’s room. It was a lovely room, spacious and very comfortable. Equipped with a coffee machine and a kettle was very handy. Towels were white and fluffy. Hot water was in abundance! The views from this room are breathtaking’. Diane

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Special Features

Special Features

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Exclusively for residents of The Plas the Drawing Room remains virtually unaltered with its cornices, bookcases and original Italian fireplace dating back to the 18th century. Classic furnishings with a sympathetic palette balance regal leather chesterfields and tub chairs complimented by bold Kashmir Indian silk rugs. Regency style table lamps and diffused lighting create a period mood and subtle ambiance. Complete with a Baby Grand, Objet d’art and Drinks Globe – the Drawing room is the perfect setting for Miss Hilda’s Edwardian Cream Tea, pre or after dinner drinks or a simple “How do you do” with fellow guests.

Double aspect with french windows leading out onto the veranda and Shelley’s Lawn with expansive panoramic views over the gardens, estuary, sea and mountains beyond. Esteemed Welsh landscape artist Sir Kyffin Williams was so captivated by Plas Tan-Yr-Allt’s idyllic setting he commented “The view from its veranda was among the finest in Europe”.

On the night of the 26th February 1813 the Drawing Room played its most famous part as was the set of the ‘supposed’ assassination of our most celebrated resident Percy B Shelley. The event so traumatised Shelley that he left the following day for Ireland never to return. Now known as ‘Shelley’s Ghost’ guests still search for the ‘bullet’ holes left in the wainscot……..

So, whether its evening board games in the Drawing Room or perhaps a good book in front of the roaring log fire during the winter months, afternoon tea or a gentle stroll after breakfast in the grounds. At the end of the day your comfort is paramount to our delivering a wonderful experience.

‘On arrival we were provided with afternoon tea in the Drawing Room with log fire and a view of the Glaslyn estuary, including Madocks Cob, Boston Lodge and beyond to Harlech. This room set the tone for us, no television or modern distractions, an unbelievable feeling of tranquillity pervades, a glimpse of a bygone era when time spent was better accounted for’. Ian & Joanne

‘Very occasionally you find a place that instantly makes you happy and, as you leave, you just know that you will have to return. This is one such place. The location of Tan-Yr-Allt is stunning and the views are a feast for the eyes. From the moment of arrival you are made to feel welcome and relaxed and there is a special air of calm and serenity about the place. we had afternoon tea in the Drawing Room. A delightful and relaxing room where it would be very easy to just while away the hours reading’. Laurie

‘Luxury, relaxation and a fantastic setting – The people who run this historic house have learned the rare knack of providing unashamed luxury in a comfortable and relaxed environment. The amazing views from the bedrooms and living rooms, across the estuary and beyond, must be the best in the area’. Rob

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Croeso / Welcome to the first Regency House in North Wales
Immerse yourself in the historic – yet relaxed charm, combined by a certain ‘bon viveur’ that is the epitome of 5* Country House Living – The epitome of award winning Plas Tan-Yr-Allt Historic Country House. Step back in time to a bygone era and be greeted by the gentle flicker of candlelight. This is your ‘Home away from Home’ from the moment you arrive right up until it’s time to leave – where complete rest and relaxation are guaranteed…

Stay in a piece of social history at award winning Plas Tan-Yr-Allt Historic Country House
Undoubtedly one of the most historically diverse and widely recognised country estates in North Wales.
Our hidden gem offers individuals, couples and groups the perfect opportunity to kick back and discover some of the finer things in life. The perfect retreat to discover the very best of the Snowdonia National Park. Calling all adventurers and explorers, nature and history lovers and steam train enthusiasts alike.

Secluded yet accessible – Luxurious yet affordable – Intimate yet relaxed 
Where good old fashioned hospitality mixes with 5* Country House Living – “We very much welcome you to our award winning home here at Plas Tan-Yr-Allt Historic Country House”. [Read more…]

Your Hosts,

Howard & Mark
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Sir Kyffin Williams the esteemed Welsh landscape artist once said when visiting the house and gardens “The view from its veranda was among the finest in Europe”. As a result of the areas striking natural beauty other notable artists have also come to the area to practice their craft……..

Our formal lawned gardens, waterfall and 40 acres of ancient woodlands are no exception housing a rich and diverse abundance of flora and fauna.

The ancient woods above the house would have been in existence when William Madocks acquired the site consisting mostly of Sessile oak. A tree enthusiast he planted a great many beech trees after purchasing the estate in 1798 and to this day, they dominate the immediate area. He very much designed the house and grounds in the ‘romantic manner’ peacocks wandered freely, roses and mignonette were planted as well as sweet peas his favourite flowers. The site was far more extensive then with both kitchen and ornamental gardens. Vines were planted along the colonnade and the kitchen garden stocked with fruits and vegetables for use in the house. The important elements being the views, trees and kitchen garden with the original informal layout remaining much unaltered to this day. Interesting to note that the botanist, gardener / landscape designer and horticultural author John Claudius Loudon stayed at The Plas for Christmas in 1806. Described as the ‘father of the English garden’ without him it is unlikely that we would have the modern garden in its present form and the passion we have for gardening today. He also founded ‘The Gardener’s Magazine and was the author of the ‘Encyclopedia of Gardening’. Following his visit he was engaged in talks with Madocks regarding the construction works on the embankment and of Tremadoc itself. He went on to publish the ‘Ideal Plan for Tre Madoc‘.

We also have oak, pine, laurel, silver birch, azaleas and rhododendrons giving colour from early spring to midsummer. The Steiner School who purchased The Plas in 1985 operated here until 2000 and the children were instrumental in helping clear pathways and providing good housekeeping. This included planting the fruit orchard, which is at the foot of the Ha-ha on the Southern lawn and planting a multitude of spring flowering bulbs dotted at various points. Interesting to note the garden was originally filled with soil brought up from the Cob during its construction to balance the thin soil of the hillside.

Since purchasing the property in 2015 we have been keen to develop the formal gardens whilst maintaining a sympathetic balance to the surrounding woodland landscape. This has included redefining the main borders on ‘Shelley’s Lawn’ planting hydrangeas, scented roses, gerbera and careful pruning of the existing camellia’s, Himalayan fuscias and other older shrubs. Regency style chaise longues with scrolled backs, elegant garden ornaments now feature on ‘Shelley’s Lawn’ with our Victorian style rose pergola and sun dial being the main focal point. Newly cleared ‘Windchime Walk’ leads the way from ‘Shelley’s Lawn’ to the ‘Lily Pond’ at the foot of the South facing lawn. Something not to be missed is the enchanted night-time garden which comes into its own at dusk – showcased with a thousand dancing lights and strategically placed flickering flame effect batons.

Regular visitors to the garden include badgers, rabbits, squirrels, hedgehogs, stoats, reptiles, amphibians newts, toads, frogs and the Pipistrelle bat. During our first year here at The Plas we had a ewe and her lamb graze on the lawned areas and a couple of ducks on the ‘Lily Pond’. The female Mallard later went on to give birth to 10 fluffy chicks who stayed by the waterfall for awhile before being carried off to new adventures in the cascading water.

We have many diverse species of birds and the gardens are a haven for our twitcher and birder guests. The dawn chorus is a very special treat indeed and from March to July, our feathered alarm clocks defend their territories singing to attract a mate. The first songsters of the season are residents such as robins and great tits, joined later on by migrants like chiffchaffs and blackcaps to make May and June the peak time to enjoy the dawn chorus. Not forgetting our resident short-eared owls and green woodpeckers who can also be heard at various times of the year with red kites and buzzards a common sight too.

Forget the humdrum of the daily routine…….. Come and discover our little piece of ‘heaven’ that is uniquely The Plas Wildlife & Gardens……..

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