Welcome to Plas Tan-Yr-Allt
Historic Country House
Enter as strangers - Leave as friends......
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.
The Plas 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 Willams-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 (please refer to individual room description for further detail). 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.
Howard & Mark
"after their long and uncertain travels, the Shelleys were delighted with the prospect of staying at Tan-yr-allt"
- Richard Holmes,
Shelley The Pursuit
"even if it rained incessantly the house provided all that the guests could ask for. Tanny was certainly 'in exquisite beauty"
- Elizabeth Beazley,
Madocks and the Wonder of Wales
"with an appealing air of quietly assured good breeding and of friendly welcome, Tanrallt......."
- Clough Williams-Ellis,
"..........a spanking new Soho club with a view............"
- The Guardian
"Tanny offers decor with a sense of drama as well as the requisite creature comforts"
- Sunday Times
"........exemplifies contemporary country house style.........."
- Daily Telegraph