Welcome to Plas Tan Yr Allt

Award Winning Historic Country House

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Plas Tan-Yr-Allt, Tremadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9RG

Telephone: 01766 514591  | Email: info@plastanyrallt.co.uk

Luxury Accommodation

Enter as strangers - Leave as friends ........

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……..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 Plas Tan-Yr-Allt Historic Country House.


With strong literary and creative connections perched high on a hillside nestling among some 40 acres of ancient woodlands. Long lensed views draw the eye over the Glaslyn Estuary toward the Ffestiniog Steam Railway to the plantagenet castle of Harlech, sea and mountains beyond. The approach to this ‘hidden gem’ is by a slow climbing drive, bowered by a canopy of whispering trees and crossing the ‘rough and tumble’ of a cascading waterfall. At dusk the stage is set as flame effect batons come alive lighting the way for the evenings ‘son et lumière’. Whilst thousands of enchanted laser lights flicker and dance whimsically à la ‘Oberon’ & ‘Titania’ style amongst the shadows and chatterings of the night.


The Plas as its affectionately known by its current owners, and those in the ‘know’, was the first Regency Villa in North Wales built by the esteemed philanthropist and entrepreneur William Alexander Madocks. His vantage point ‘spectaculaire’ to observe his newly constructed Cob, the then gateway to the areas mountain quarries and bustling international port of Porth Madoc (Madocks Port / Porthmadog) and Tre Madoc (Madocks Town / Tremadog) with its aptly named London and Dublin Streets respectively. All designed and built in typical Madocks style – the ‘Borough’ architecture very much thought out and in the latest ‘rigueur du jour’.


James Spooner who designed the Ffestiniog Railway for Madocks lived at The Plas from 1818-1829. Both the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway’s are only 5 minutes away. Guests are able to see and hear the whistle of the steam trains crossing the Cob from the house all year round.

Captivated by the idyllic of all settings at The Plas the 18th century literary superstar romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley completed his most famous of works Queen Mab ‘All things are recreated’. After surviving a ‘supposed’ assassination attempt during the stormy night of 26th February 1813 Shelley fled to Ireland the following day never to return…….. 


One of the most historically diverse properties in the area – Other noted residents and visitors include Elizabeth Billington ‘the’ opera singer of her day, author E.F Benson creator of the wonderfully eccentric ‘Mapp & Lucia’ novels, his brother A.C Benson who wrote the words to the patriotic song ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ (sung at The Last Night of the Proms each year) and Miss Mary Hilda Greaves aunt of Portmeirion founder and architect ‘extraordinaire’ Sir Clough Willams-Ellis and daughter of John Whitehead Greaves founder of Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog – all to name but a few……..


Tremadog is also the birthplace of T.E Lawrence otherwise known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ who was born here in 1888.


Having completely refurbished The Plas owners Howard and Mark are offering three luxuriously appointed bedrooms, complete with antiquities and period features, all named after some of its previous residents: The William Madocks Room, Shelley’s Theatre and 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.


If you’re looking for the very best in ‘Concierge’ services – Howard and Mark have a wealth of knowledge and expertise on all that Snowdonia has to offer…….. “Let us help you plan your day with one of our bespoke ‘Travel Itineraries’, suggest first class places to eat or perhaps book tickets at one of our local attractions. At the end of the day your comfort and well being is paramount to our delivering a wonderful experience……..”

Where good old fashioned hospitality mixes with traditional 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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