This is your “Home away from Home” from the moment you arrive right up until it’s time to leave. Where complete rest and relaxation are guaranteed. Immerse yourself in the historic – yet relaxed charm, combined by a certain “bon viveur” that is the epitome of Country House Living – the epitome of Plas Tan-Yr-Allt.
Perched high on a hillside and nestled amongst some 40 acres of ancient woodlands with long lensed views over the Glaslyn Estuary, Ffestiniog Steam Railway to the plantagenet castle of Harlech and mountains beyond.
Tanny as its affectionately known by its current owners, and those in the “know”, was the first Regency Villa in North Wales built by William Madocks the esteemed philanthropist and entrepreneur. His vantage point “spectaculaire” to observe his newly constructed Cob, the then gateway to the areas mountain quarries and bustling international port of Porth Madoc (Madocks Port / Porthmadog) and Tre Madoc (Madocks Town / Tremadog) with its aptly named London and Dublin Streets respectively. All designed and built in typical Madocks style – the architecture very much thought out and in the latest “rigueur du jour”.
Captivated by the idyllic of all settings the 18th century literary superstar Percy.B. Shelley completed his most famous of works Queen Mab “All things are recreated”. Other noted residents include Elizabeth Billington the opera singer of her day, E.F Benson of Mapp & Lucia provenance, Miss Mary Hilda Greaves the aunt of Portmerion founder and architect “extraordinaire” Sir Clough Williams-Ellis – all to name but a few.
Having recently refurbished the Plas the current owners Howard and Mark are offering three luxuriously appointed bedrooms, complete with antiquities and period features, all named after some of its previous residents: The William Madocks Bedroom, Shelley’s Theatre and Miss Hilda’s Bedroom . All rooms come complete with an array of creature comforts consistent with a property of this type. Lavishly appointed en-suite bathrooms with slate underfloor heating complete the picture.
We very much welcome you to our home here at Plas Tan-Yr-Allt.