Plas Dinas Country House

Caernarfon, Gwynedd

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


10 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Booking restrictions
Minimum two nights on bank holiday weekends. Extra beds £50.
23-27 December.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

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

Dogs £10 per night. Max. 2.

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

Dinner, 3 courses, £25-£35.


Nightly price
from £109
3 Doubles
From £109
5 Twin/doubles
From £109
2 Suites for 2
From £159


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The neighbourhood

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.