Plas Dinas Country House

Family run luxury country hotel nr Caernarfon

Member since October 2019

2 to 5 night stays
From £93 pppn for a 5 night stay
to £120 pppn
£93 per night for a 5 night stay
to £120 per night
for a 2 night stay

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Luxury boutique hotel set on the coast in the foothills of Snowdonia.  A friendly warm welcome and exquisite food await at this delightful hidden gem of a hotel.  Take a stroll round the 15 acres in the summer or sit by the roaring log fire on a cold winter's day, you'll relax the minute you arrive.  Located between the Menai Straits and Snowdonia mountain range and a short drive away from some of the country's best views, beaches, castles and other tourist attractions.

  • 5* independant hotel
  • Award winning stylish restaurant
  • Beautiful gardens withsea views
  • Individually decorated bedrooms
  • Located on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park
  • Short distance from many local attractions & Caernarfon Castle
  • Worlds Fastest and Longest Zip Line is just a short drive away

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Romantic Luxury Break - Deluxe Room

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Stay in a Deluxe room and receive:

  • A complimentary bottle of chilled Champagne in your room on arrival and a box of chocolates
  • 3 course dinner for two on the first evening (restaurant is closed on Sunday & Monday)
  • Afternoon Tea either on arrival or on guests second day
  • Full Welsh breakfast for two daily

2 night stay

Package Price: £239.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £479 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £314 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £628 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £388.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £777 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £463 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £926 per room

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Romantic Luxury Break - Princess Margaret Suite

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Stay in a The Princess Margaret suite and receive:

  • A complimentary bottle of chilled Champagne in your room on arrival and a box of chocolates
  • 3 course dinner for two on one evening (restaurant is closed on Sunday & Monday)
  • Afternoon Tea either on arrival or on guests second day
  • Full Welsh breakfast for two daily

2 night stay

Package Price: £280 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £560 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £369.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £739 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £459 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £918 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £548.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,097 per room

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Facilities at Plas Dinas Country House

Plas Dinas Country House, set in beautiful Snowdonia in North Wales.

Plas Dinas Country House offers you 5 star comfort in historic surroundings.

Nestled between the Snowdonia mountains and the Irish Sea, the idyllic setting and stunning views are not to be missed. Whether you take a stroll around our fifteen acres in the summer or sit by the roaring log fire in the drawing room on a cold winter’s day, you'll relax the minute you drive through our gates.

Whilst having state of the art facilities such as wireless internet access and flat screen digital TV's, we retain a comfortable homely feel with many period antiques and original Armstrong-Jones family portraits adorning the walls.

Plas Dinas Country House
Plas Dinas Country House
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • Fishing
  • DVD in Rooms
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Internet Connection in Rooms
  • Dogs by Prior Arrangement
  • 1 AA Rosette Dining

Home truths

  • Plas Dinas is one of the smallest properties we feature. Expect to see the owners running around doing everything, from dinner to drinks to breakfast! -
  • The restaurant is closed on Sundays & Mondays (to give them a break!!)

Good to know

  • Hotel check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Hotel check-out time: 11:00 AM

Parking Facilities

Large free car park. Helipad also available.

Disabled Access

Limited access, please ask us regarding specific issues.

History of the hotel

Plas Dinas is Grade II listed and dates back to the mid-seventeenth century but with extensive Victorian additions.  The original house was built around the substantial stone arched fireplace which can still be seen in the Gun Room today.
The house, surrounded by farmland, came into the possession of the Armstrong-Jones family in the nineteenth century through marriage.  In 1899 Sir Robert Jones, who subsequently altered his name to Armstrong-Jones, had a son named Ronald.  The family was, at that time, living in the London area and retained Plas Dinas as their country home.
Ronald Jones married Anne, and the marriage produced a son, Antony, who in 1961 married HRH Princess Margaret, the Queen's sister.  Lord Snowdon, who suffered a major attack of polio in his youth built a reputation for photography and has portrayed many famous people in his career, including members of the current House of Windsor.
In 1963, he was appointed to the post of Constable of Caernarfon Castle and when the young Prince Charles became Prince of Wales, he was largely responsible for organising the investiture ceremony in the castle.  Princess Margaret regularly spent weekends at Plas Dinas during this period in their marriage.

Child Policy

They do not accept children under the age of 12. Teenagers will require their own room as they do not have any family rooms.

Dogs Policy

Small well behaved dogs are welcome by pre arrangment in certain rooms.  A charge of £15 per dog per night is applicable

The grounds

15 acres of grounds with enviable views

Other Information

Formerly the weekend home of Princess Margaret.Plas Dinas still retains many family portraits, memorabilia and original furniture.

It presents the opportunity to enjoy the ambience of genuine Welsh gentleman's country residence, largely unspoilt by it's conversion to luxury accommodation

The Welsh Mountain Railway is available and goes through the grounds of Plas Dinas.

The Rooms at Plas Dinas Country House

Classic room

Comfortable rooms with Molton Brown luxury toiletries, fresh milk, tea & coffee trays. Either bath or shower in en-suite, double, king, twin or super king beds. Please state if you have a preference,although this cannot be guaranteed. Ground floor room also available. All individually designed.

Superior room, Plas Dinas Country House

Plas Dinas Country House - Superior room

Deluxe room

Larger rooms with seating areas, larger range of luxury Molton Brown toiletries, fresh milk, mini bars, tea & coffee tray. Shower or shower over bath available. King size 4 poster, twin or super king beds available. Please state if you have a preference, although this cannot be guaranteed. All individually designed.

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Deluxe room, Plas Dinas Country House

Plas Dinas Country House - Deluxe room

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The Princess Margaret suite

Experience true luxury in our honeymoon suite with a stunning double aspect, beautifully furnished and well appointed. Its elegant style, sumptuous fabrics and comfy sofa, along with the little extras in this room make it the perfect place for a special celebration.

Overall size 43m²
King size (5 ft) four poster bed
1200 pocket sprung mattress
Large walk in rain head power shower
Two person roll top bath
Luxury Molton Brown toiletries
Bathroom television
Goose down pillows, topper & duvet
Option of non-allergenic bedding
Mini bar with a range of drinks (available on request)
Complimentary soft drinks & water
Homemade fudge and biscuits
Tea and coffee facilities. Fresh milk is available daily as and when required
Coffee machine
Fresh flowers

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The Princess Margaret room, Plas Dinas Country House

Plas Dinas Country House - The Princess Margaret room

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The Gun Room

Welcome to Caernarfon's newest and trendiest dining experience - The Gun Room at Plas Dinas Country House.   Headed up by award-winning local Chef, Daniel ap Geraint, the new Gun Room at Plas Dinas offers a traditional country house dinner with a dash of London glamour.

A friendly warm welcome and exquisite food prepared by Head Chef and TV personality, Daniel Ap Geraint await at this delightful hidden gem of a country house.

Dinner is served Tuesdays to Saturdays seating guests at from 6.30 until 8.30 pm.  Make sure you arrive half an hour before to enjoy a pre-dinner drink and nibbles in either the beautiful Drawing Room or or intimate Gun Room Bar, which features a selection of trendy Cocktails and delectable Gins as well as other spirits and wines.  Reservations are essential to avoid disappointment so please ensure that you book online or give us a call on 01286 830 214.
 
A light bar style menu is available for Resident Guests only on Sunday and Monday evenings between 18h00 and 20h00 on request.
 


Opening Times

Breakfast

8am-9.30am Mon-Fri  8.00am-10.00am Sat & Sun

Lunch

Not available. They can recommend good places to eat locally
Dinner

6.30pm until 8.30pm.  They encourage guests to join them in the Drawing Room for Pre-Dinner drinks and nibbles before going through to dinner which is pre-ordered in the Drawing Room.

Closed Sunday and Mondays.  Light meals are available in the lounge


The Gun Room at Plas Dinas Country House restaurant, Plas Dinas Country House

Plas Dinas Country House - The Gun Room at Plas Dinas Country House restaurant

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Plas Dinas Country House Location

Map & Directions

Address

Bontnewydd
Caernarfon
Gwynedd
LL54 7YF

Large free car park. Helipad also available.


How to get here

Plas Dinas is situated 2 miles outside the ancient town of Caernarfon. Travelling south along the A487 from Caernarfon towards Porthmadog you go through the village of Bontnewydd. You will pass the Newborough Arms pub on your left. We are a third of a mile past the pub, on the brow of the hill on your right hand side. Plas Dinas is clearly signposted from either direction. As you enter the driveway you will pass the Lodge on the left and continue down the tree lined drive for around half a mile until you reach the house.  They are easily accessibe from the A55 dual carriageway which joins the M6. The nearest main line train station is Bangor which is 10 miles from Plas Dinas. An express train service is available to Bangor from London Euston Station. Plas Dinas is only 20 miles from Holyhead which is linked to Dublin by a fast Catamaran service, Dublin being reached in approximately 90 minutes.

Just off the main A487 so easy to find and get to but as they are set 1/3 mile down a private drive, you can't hear or see the road and you're surrounded by farmland. Great views in all directions.


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Location & Local Attractions

Beautiful spot nestled in 15 acres between the Menai Straits and the Irish Sea on one side and the Snowdonia Mountains on the other.

Walking - Many people visit the area to climb Snowdon – the highest mountain in England and Wales, but there are also numerous cycle paths, coastal walks, public footpaths and beautiful beaches so you are spoilt for choice. After a long day walking, you can come back to relax by the fire with a drink after a long soak in the bath.

Bird watching - Snowdonia's rugged terrain has an abundance of birds of many different species. Many can be seen by simply looking at of the window while you having breakfast with us, or listening for our owls at night. For the keen ornithologist, organised bird watching tours are available.

Fishing  - The list of man-made and natural fishing lakes in North Wales is extensive. Bala Lake, is the largest natural still water in North Wales, with the River Dee flowing through it, offering season round opportunities to catch different fish. You can fish for fun off Llandudno Pier, night fish in Anglesey or a watching the sun rise by a tranquil countryside stream. With its dramatic coast line there are also great opportunities for harbour fishing and sea-fishing.

Karting - Just 30 minutes away, Glasfryn Parc offers the thrill of outdoor karting (indoor karting is available in nearby Caernarfon). They also offer many other indoor and outdoor activities including bowling, quad biking, fishing, shooting and archery.

Golf - With 49 golf courses in North Wales, many of them the most picturesque in the UK to play, you're spoilt for choice. Caernarfon has its own 18 hole parkland course, with a 10% discount offered if you mention Plas Dinas. The views of Snowdonia, the Menai Straits and Anglesey on the way round are stunning. Many golfers stay for three nights and play a different course each day.

Cycling - Wales now has 1,000 miles of cycle paths so there's never been a better time to start exploring the country on two wheels. Beics Menai is a hire shop in the shadow of Caernarfon Castle. It is ideally placed for Lôn Eifon, the 12 ½ mile off-road cycle route from Caernarfon to Bryncir which passes under our driveway. There's also Lôn Menai, a four mile route along the Menai Straits, and Y Foryd, a country lane which crosses onto Anglesey.

Rock climbing - We're ideally placed for Plas Y Brenin, just 30 minutes drive who offer a selection of rock climbing activities throughout Snowdonia National Park, along with a range of other outdoor activities. Snowdonia's landscape offers some of the finest rock climbing routes in Britain. After a day of mental and physical challenges, you'll be ready for some relaxation and a good meal back at Plas Dinas.

Horse Riding - Less than ten minutes away, you'll find Snowdonia Riding Stables offering you superb riding amongst some of the best mountain and coastal scenery in the British Isles, whether you are a complete beginner or a competent rider. They have a range of horses and ponies to suit all riders. One hour to full day rides are available.

Water Sports - Just 15 minutes down the road, you'll find Plas Menai, the National Watersports Centre. They offer a multitude of water based activities such as dinghy sailing, kayaking, power boating and wind surfing. There are lots of other activities based locally and the website below offers plenty of information on what's on offer in North Wales.

Buggy Riding - North Wales as you've never seen it before. Round lakes, rivers and waterfalls, over moors, mountain passes and through tunnels. Both on and off road you'll have the adventure of a lifetime. Tours from a few hours to a full day.
 

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