Shelley's Theatre

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 £133.00 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.


By booking direct our rates are the lowest online guaranteed.

The nitty gritty

  • Vaulted Ceiling with original beams and walk in lobby area
  • Super King Size Four Poster Bed with superior quality mattress
  • Luxury Goose Down Pillows and Duvet
  • Finest Egyptian Cotton Bed Linen
  • Sumptuous furnishings with original Fireplace and many period features
  • 32 Inch LCD TV with built in DVD Player / Radio
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Dressing Table
  • Mini-Fridge
  • Room Safe
  • Dolce Gusto Coffee Pod Machine
  • Hospitality Tray with selection of fine teas,coffee pods and bottled water with fresh milk daily
  • Selection of Tourist Information Leaflets
  • Additional Anti-Allergy Bed Linen
  • Box of Tissues
  • Hair Dryer
  • Trouser Press
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Ample Wooden & Padded Clothes Hangers
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Double Aspect with views over Shelley’ s monument and beyond
  • Individual Thermostat Controlled Heating

En-Suite Bathroom:


  • Bath with Thermostat Controlled Power Shower
  • Slate Underfloor Heating
  • Heated Towel Rail
  • Selection of Luxury Toiletries
  • Complimentary Shower Cap
  • Superior Quality Super Soft Bath Towels
  • Razor / Electric Toothbrush Point
  • Ample storage for toiletries

Additional requests available