Plas Bodegroes

Pwllheli, Gwynedd
+44 (0)1758 612363

An elegant but not at all precious house for families with children, and the dog, in glorious countryside for walking, cycling, exploring


10 beds


10 bedrooms


Sleeps 20

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

It’s a big old place so you’ll never feel overcrowded. A library packed with an eclectic choice of books has an open fire and views onto the garden – a great escape if it gets a bit noisy. The drawing room is enormous with bay windows, another open fire and a baby grand piano (which plays itself if you prefer). The former hotel kitchen has been completely refurbished and leads to a grand dining room with a wine wall. Whoever ends up cooking will be delighted with the kit, gadgets, 3 ovens, 2 fridges, wash-up station, prep area, big pantry – even an ice-cream machine.

The house is surrounded by a beautiful cast-iron veranda with a partly-covered courtyard so you can sit outside even when it’s raining, or have a barbecue. Beyond is 5 acres of garden including woodland, yours to explore.

Walk and cycle your socks off, explore the peninsula and return to good-sized bedrooms, all en suite, all with mini-fridges and kettles for morning tea.

Plas Bodegroes - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Anyone who enjoys cooking for a large party will hugely appreciate the kitchen and all its gear
  • Having tea in bed while admiring the views
  • Setting off for stunning walks, at the coast or inland
Plas Bodegroes - Gallery

You should know

  • The beach is only a mile away but you can't walk to it because of the road
  • Dogs welcome but please bring their bed
  • Two of the bedrooms are in an annexe to the main house


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.
2 January - 2 February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner £45.


Nightly price
from £500
Weekly price
from £3500
Damage deposit
1 House for 20
From £50010 beds10 bedrooms


A wonderful part of the world for fun family adventures and a beautiful house from which to enjoy it all. Walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers, history lovers, cooks, lively children and the dog, will love staying here.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Pwllheli has two beaches, long and sandy and seldom busy. Visit hip Abersoch, 6 miles, for restaurants and cafés including Après Sea and The Potted Lobster. Catch the boat to Bardsey Island from Aberdaron, 45 mins in the car, for Manx shearwaters, puffins and seals. In Llanbedrog (3 miles) there’s a gallery of contemporary Welsh art, pottery and sculpture and a good café. Glasfryn Parc is 4 miles.

Local points of interest from Chris Chown

  • Wales coastal path 1 mile - Llyn peninsula heritage coast is all designated AONB (Area of outstanding natural beauty)Wales coastal path 1 mile - Llyn peninsula heritage coast is all designated AONB (Area of outstanding natural beauty)
  • Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Wales's oldest art gallery and outdoor theatre 3 miles. Caernarfon castle 20 miles.
  • Snowdon (3560 ft, highest mountain in England and Wales) and Snowdon mountain railway 25 miles
  • Portmeirion village and Ffestiniog narrow gauge railway 15 miles. Sailing, sea, lake and river fishing, clay pigeon shooting, go-karting, bowling, and 3 golf courses all within 8 miles.
  • For eating out, head to Pwllheli for lots of options (1 mile): Whitehall gastropub, burger bars, fish & chips, Chinese, Indian, south American. Twnti Seafood restaurant in Rhydyclafdy (3 miles) or Dylan's seafood restaurant in Cricieth (10 miles).
  • More cafes and restaurants in Abersoch (6 miles) including a new branch of The Potted Lobster seafood restaurant. Bryn Cynan is a gastropub in Nefyn too (5 miles).


Chris Chown

Chris worked as an accountant then re-trained as a chef, and Gunna who is half Faroese/half Danish, came here to learn English and never left. Together they ran Plas Bodegroes as a very successful hotel, she front of house, he in the kitchen. Between them they won a Michelin star for 14 years and countless other accolades. Chris now does renovations as a hobby. They live in a house across the garden.