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Plas Dinas Country House - Hotel in Gwynedd

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Bontnewydd, Caernarfon, LL54 7YF, Gwynedd
Wales, United Kingdom

Neil Baines & Marco Soares

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+44 (0)1286 830214(landline)

A fine old house surrounded by fields that run west towards the sea, with smart rooms, tasty food and a roaring fire in the sitting room

The family home of Lord Snowdon dates to the 1600s and stands in 15 rural acres with an avenue of oak sweeping you up to the house. Princess Margaret often stayed and much of what fills the house belongs to the family: striking chandeliers, oils by the score, gilt-framed mirrors – an Aladdin's cave of beautiful things. There's a baby grand piano in the drawing room, where you find a roaring fire and an honesty bar, but potter about and find masses of memorabilia framed on the walls (make sure you visit the private dining room). Bedrooms – some with views across fields to the sea – mix a graceful past with modern design. You get four-posters, period colours, bold wallpapers, a sofa if there's room. A cute room in the eaves has mountain views, all have hot-water bottles, Apple TVs and excellent bathrooms, some with showers, others with free-standing baths. Good food waits in the restaurant, perhaps fishcakes with lime and ginger, lamb shank with a rosemary jus, chocolate tart with white chocolate ice-cream. Snowdon is close, as you'd expect, so bring walking boots and mountain bikes.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Neil Baines & Marco Soares:

Local points of interest from
Neil Baines & Marco Soares:

  • Snowdon Mountain - highest peak in England & Wales, must for climbers and walkers with terrific views. Alternatively take the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the summit.
  • Welsh Highland Railway - running from Caernarfon all the way to Porthmadog, this steam railway is an ideal way to get around whilst enjoying stunning scenery.
  • Portmeirion - beautiful Italianate village made famous by the Prisoners series in the 60s. Also the home of Portmeirion pottery.
  • Caernarfon Castle - World Heritage Site.
  • Penrhyn Castle - National Trust property with a fascinating history and some impressive art.
  • Bodnant Garden - a must for garden lovers, the estate also includes a large gift shop, garden centre and food halls featuring local food producers.
Points of interest

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  • 3 Doubles
  • , 5 Twin/doubles
  • , 2 Suites for 2
Price:(i) £109 to£249 per night

Booking info:

Minimum two nights on bank holiday weekends. Extra beds £50.


Dinner, 3 courses, £25-£35.


23-27 December.

Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

15 acres of grounds. 3 dog-friendly rooms: Buckley, Mount and South.

Dog treats:

Advice on dog-friendly dining, dog biscuits, dog towel, poop bags and suggestions for walks.

Dog fee:

Dogs £10 per night. Max. 2.

Bringing your dog

Bontnewydd, Caernarfon, LL54 7YF, Gwynedd

Hotel 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 109 to £ 169 per night
Hotel 5 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 109 to £ 169 per night
Hotel 2 Suites, each sleeping 2
Price: (i) £ 159 to £ 249 per night

Neil Baines & Marco Soares

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)1286 830214(landline)