Steeped in history and dating back almost 400 years, Plas Dinas offers guests a taste of the grandeur of a Welsh gentleman’s country residence. Yet it boasts all of the luxurious finishing touches and mod cons that you’d expect from a five-star gold-rated guest house – and more!
As well as offering a choice of boutique B&B and self-catering accommodation, Plas Dinas is a fabulous venue for weddings and other special occasions.
This Grade II listed property was built in the mid-seventeenth century around a vast inglenook fireplace, which can still be seen in the Gun Room today.
Plas Dinas enjoys an enviable location between the Menai Straits and Snowdonia mountain range. It’s just a short drive away from some of the region’s most popular visitor attractions, including Caernarfon Castle, the Snowdon Mountain Railway and Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens.
Tucked away down a long private drive, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, yet the excellent road links make it a convenient base for those visiting North Wales on either business or pleasure.
Plas Dinas is a great place to unwind; read a book and enjoy a glass of wine on the garden terrace in summer, or cosy up by the fire in the Drawing Room and sample the complimentary tea and homemade cakes when the weather is cooler.
The grand reception rooms are full of antiques, portraits and interesting memorabilia relating to the Armstrong-Jones family, who lived at Plas Dinas for generations, giving guests a fascinating insight into the property’s past.
From the beautiful grounds, there are spectacular views at every turn; in spring a carpet of bluebells covers The Mount, and in autumn the trees turn a multitude of glorious colours.
A two or three-course evening meal is available from Tuesday to Saturday, with 24 hours notice. Plas Dinas is fully licensed and has an honesty bar. Dogs are welcome. Smoking is not permitted.
The nine guest rooms vary in size and each has its own unique design, but they share a glamorous, contemporary look and feel, as well as an emphasis on comfort and luxury. Molton Brown toiletries; fluffy bathrobes and slippers; comfortable beds dressed in crisp, white linen; beautiful antiques and discreet modern technology (free wireless internet access, flat-screen televisions and iPod docking stations) make for a clever fusion of old and new.
The Deluxe rooms are the most spacious and feature four-poster or super king-size beds, as well as a mini bar and homemade biscuits. The Super Deluxe Princess Margaret Suite boasts a freestanding bath for two and a large, walk-in power shower with a ‘rain’ head.
There’s a charming self-catering cottage in the grounds for those who prefer self-contained accommodation. The Gatekeepers Lodge comprises a quaint little lounge with open fire place; a separate dining room with a table for six; a fully-equipped kitchen; a downstairs toilet; two double bedrooms upstairs (one of which can be made up with twin beds on request); and a bathroom with a corner bath and overhead shower.
Double room rates range from £129 to £275 per night, or from £99 to £149 for single occupancy. Self-catering prices start at £299 for the week.
Start your day with breakfast in the sunny dining room, which overlooks the garden. An extensive selection of hot and cold options is available, and a Continental-style breakfast can be provided from 7am for those who need to leave early. The emphasis is on fresh local produce and the award-winning sausages come from a butcher in Caernarfon.
Plas Dinas can comfortably cater for wedding receptions with a maximum of 26 guests, including the happy couple, and offers a personal, friendly and informal service. If you’d just prefer to hold your ceremony there, followed by a drinks and canapé reception, the team can cater for up to 60. Contact the owners direct to discuss your requirements.
You have found a wonderful place to stay and Boutique and Breakfast is committed to giving you a personalised service so that you can find the right room at the right price. Simply fill in our enquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive a response from Plas Dinas tailored to your needs. This will be in the form of either a telephone call or an email.