Tremadog, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, North Wales, LL49 9RG
The Observer on Sunday magazine November 2018
The Observer on Sunday magazine have featured us under the following article "Great literary getaways: 10 writers’ retreats for an inspirational break”. Percy Bysshe Shelley’s home for a year, 1812-1813, was the delightful whitewashed Victorian villa Plas Tan-yr-allt in Gwynedd, Wales, set in 47 acres on the edge of Snowdonia national park. You can choose from three en suite bedrooms, including Shelley’s Theatre (from £115 B&B), reputedly where he used to recite his poetry.
As featured on Welsh television show Heno (S4C)
Booking.com 2016 – Guest Review Awards 9.8 / 10 – One of the highest rated properties in the UK
Eviivo Awards 2016 – Best Hidden Gem in Wales Finalist & Eviivo Awards 2017 – Shortlisted - Best Hidden Gem in Wales
Tripadvisor 2017 – Awarded Certificate of Excellence
Our new book launched 2017
A social history of William Alexander Madocks, his family and some of the people and places he knew. Working closely with award winning author Sara Eade the book features Plas Tan-Yr-Allt and some of our famous former residents. Exclusive signed copies from the author are available to purchase here at The Plas. [More info...]
Shelley’s Ale launched 2017
In homage to the romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley who lived here from 1812-1813.Our new beer Shelley's Ale is now available to buy at the Llechwedd Slate Cavern's Gift Shop. Each gift box contains 3x 500ml bottles with a unique description of Shelley and his time at The Plas. [More info... ].
Our Half Board partner restaurant wins major award 2017 and has been voted as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in Wales at The 2018 Restaurant Awards Welsh Addition
Y Sgwar have been awarded “Best Restaurant in Wales” at the prestigious 2017 Welsh Hospitality Awards. The special awards gala was held in Cardiff and they’ve done incredibly well to be voted the best in the country! [Read more...]
Hot off The Plas printing press – Handmade Gift Vouchers
Our tailor made Handmade Gift Vouchers are now available to purchase for family and friends. They can be adapted to any number of nights in a particular theme room for Bed & Breakfast or Half Board. Beautifully packaged complete with a tailor made handmade voucher, special signed letter and a copy of our glossy brochure. They really are the perfect gift to give to loved ones or friends. [Read more...]
Currently in development
Coming soon in 2018 - We are starting work on a mini-book based purely on Plas Tan-Yr-Allt. This “dip in and out” mini tome will contain fascinating stories, remarkable events and intriguing insights into the lives of some of the former residents of the Plas. Was the pistol found buried in the garden some 200 years after Shelley was shot the actual pistol used in the assassination attempt? Who kept dynamite in the wine cellar? How is Queen Victoria connected to The Plas? Watch this space for more information…
Nominated charity for 2018
All proceeds from our new Alcohol Free Honesty Bar will go to Freshfields Animal Charity.
Welcome to Plas Tan-Yr-Allt
Award Winning Historic Country House
Enter as strangers - Leave as friends......
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 Country House Living - the epitome of Plas Tan-Yr-Allt.
Perched high on a hillside and nestled amongst some 40 acres of ancient woodlands with long lensed views over the Glaslyn Estuary, Ffestiniog Steam Railway to the plantagenet castle of Harlech and mountains beyond.
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 William Madocks the esteemed philanthropist and entrepreneur. 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 architecture very much thought out and in the latest "rigueur du jour".
Captivated by the idyllic of all settings the 18th century literary superstar Percy.B.Shelley completed his most famous of works Queen Mab "All things are recreated". Other noted residents include Elizabeth Billington the opera singer of her day, E.F Benson of Mapp & Lucia provenance, Miss Mary Hilda Greaves the aunt of Portmerion founder and architect "extraordinaire" Sir Clough Willams-Ellis - all to name but a few.
Having recently refurbished the Plas the current 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 Bedroom, Shelley's Theatre and Miss Hilda's Bedroom . All rooms come complete with an array of creature comforts consistent with a property of this type (please refer to individual room description for further detail). Lavishly appointed en-suite bathrooms with slate underfloor heating complete the picture.
We very much welcome you to our award winning home here at Plas Tan-Yr-Allt.
Howard & Mark
"after their long and uncertain travels, the Shelleys were delighted with the prospect of staying at Tan-yr-allt"
- Richard Holmes,
Shelley The Pursuit
"even if it rained incessantly the house provided all that the guests could ask for. Tanny was certainly 'in exquisite beauty"
- Elizabeth Beazley,
Madocks and the Wonder of Wales
"with an appealing air of quietly assured good breeding and of friendly welcome, Tanrallt......."
- Clough Williams-Ellis,
"..........a spanking new Soho club with a view............"
- The Guardian
"Tanny offers decor with a sense of drama as well as the requisite creature comforts"
- Sunday Times
"........exemplifies contemporary country house style.........."
- Daily Telegraph