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Plas Hen Manor House

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

Boasting heaps of period features, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were on the set of Sense and Sensibility! Plas Hen, an historic, 15th Century Welsh manor house, is ideal for large family and group celebrations. With large and spacious rooms, and its own private, secure garden, everyone has space to be together, but also to find a quiet corner to themselves. The ancient market town of Dolgellau, with over 200 listed buildings, has bags of charm and is just 3 miles down the road with all the necessary amenities.Visitors to Plas Hen may also enjoy the neighbouring grounds of Caerynwch House, established in the 1800's and featuring a collection of special rhododendrons brought back from China in the 1900's by renowned botanist, Mary Richards, and grandmother of the present owner. Also on the grounds is the rushing Clywedog river, the site of the historic Torrent Walk, where private fishing can also be enjoyed.

Location

Boasting heaps of period features, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were on the set of Sense and Sensibility! Plas Hen, an historic, 15th Century Welsh manor house, is ideal for large family and group celebrations. With large and spacious rooms, and its own private, secure garden, everyone has space to be together, but also to find a quiet corner to themselves. The ancient market town of Dolgellau, with over 200 listed buildings, has bags of charm and is just 3 miles down the road with all the necessary amenities.Visitors to Plas Hen may also enjoy the neighbouring grounds of Caerynwch House, established in the 1800's and featuring a collection of special rhododendrons brought back from China in the 1900's by renowned botanist, Mary Richards, and grandmother of the present owner. Also on the grounds is the rushing Clywedog river, the site of the historic Torrent Walk, where private fishing can also be enjoyed.

Location description from owner

The North Wales region

Southern Snowdonia is the best kept secret in Wales, where the mountains meet the sea, but not overrun by tourists. Cadir Idris is the 3rd highest peak in Wales with the summit offering breathtaking views of the sea and seemingly endless surrounding mountain ranges. The haunting Mawddach Estuary and miles of deserted, sandy beaches still exist where you can walk for hours and see just a few others, usually with a friendly nod and a wave.World Heritage site, Harlech Castle, and the famous village of Portmeirion, set of the TV series, The Prisoner, and are both within a short drive of the cottage. The Centre of Alternative Technology near Machynlleth, offers solutions to some of the most serious challenges facing our planet and the human race, such as climate change, pollution and the waste of precious resources. A stop at the Corris Craft Centre along the way is not to be missed with ten individual workshops from unique Celtic and contemporary jewellery to ceramics and rustic furniture.For a bit of adventure, the Coed y Brenin mountain biking centre offers some of the best trails in Europe and hosts a Go Ape rope and tree-top adventure. Water activities abound with the National Whitewater Centre just an hour away at Tryweryn near Bala, seakyaking on the Mawddach Estuary with Up 4 Adventures in Dolgellau, and various chartered fishing and sea tours running from Barmouth pier.

Brithdir

The picturesque market towns of Dolgellau and Machynlleth, along with the bustling harbour town of Barmouth, offer plenty of civilisation - if any is needed! All have cafes, music, seafood restaurants, galleries and antiques. And you can always enjoy a night of special music at Ty Siamas in Dolgellau, the National Centre for Welsh Folk Music. There are many fantastic walks within a few miles of the cottage. The Torrent Walk path runs right from the cottage grounds through a beautiful wooded gorge along the spectacular fall of the Clywedog River. The Creganon Lakes up in the foothills of Cadir Idris have views of the sea and Barmouth, while the famous Precipice and New Precipice Walks are both cliff-top walks with unrivaled views of Cadir Idris and the Mawddach Estuary. Don't forget to give Mum a night off from cooking - treat her to a gourmet meal at the Mawddach Restaurant (advance booking recommended) or the newly renovated Cross Foxes pub. Or if you fancy a bit of old world charm, historic Penmaenuchaf and Dolserau Halls both offer a cafe and dinner service to non-residents. The George III pub in Penmaenpool is an historical railway station along the Mawddach Trail, a former railway line that runs all the way to Barmouth.

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
  • 2 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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About the owner

Paul - H
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
28 Aug 2016
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, Portuguese


This Manor house has 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 20 May 2011. Located in Dolgellau, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £890 to £1600.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 28 Aug 2016.

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“A place to rest between the hill and the sea”

Reviewed 5 Dec 2014

This is the third time I have been lucky enough to stay at Plas Hen. We go there with friends, sometimes as a lads weekend, and sometimes with partners. The adventure starts as you crest the high pass on the A470 . At the top there is a parking space, and you can get out, underneath the Aran mountains, and look down three miles below and see the country estate where the house is situated. You turn off down a quiet, wide farm lane, and pull up underneath this wonderful old mansion, that used to be the family home of the owners of the estate. After exploring the six or seven rooms, you will no doubt look out of the windows, across the beech hedges containing the formal garden, towards the dip in the country, in which the famous Torrent drops down into the Barmouth estuary at Dolgellau. You will light a fire: perhaps in the dining room if you are staying in for dinner for the first night, or more likely, light a fire in the sitting room, ready for you after a walk down the lane to the Cross Foxes pub. On the way down, you will walk past the extraordinary courtyard of the new house where the family now live. They are kind enough to allow Plas Hen guests to roam across the gardens and the footpaths of the big estate, so you will see the view from the terrace, above the rose garden. Cader Idris is tantalisingly close from here, and it may be your first objective in the morning! Perhaps eat at the George looking across the estuary in the evening. Then back to the big old house, come into the warm kitchen with its oil range, and plan the next day! LR

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