Plas yn Rhiw

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Plas yn Rhiw
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huw j
Pontypridd, UK612 contributions
Oct 2021
Out of the way but well worth a visit. Interesting 400 year old house with great knowledgeable staff. Lovely gardens. Small cafe, decent food but awful coffee i have to say. I don't think staff were careful about listening to our order! Spoiled the visit a bit for us. Sandwich was nice though. Parking for disabled as uphill walk form lower car park would have been tricky.
Written October 7, 2021
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Adrian S
9 contributions
Sep 2021
the visit began with the walk from the main car park to the first buildings, which turned out to be a small tea room with abundant outdoor seating. It was a mild early autumn day, with bright sun and clear views, so we decided to begin with a drink and piece of cake. Duly supplied with an americano and hot chocolate, and lemon meringue cake, we enjoyed our refreshments outside, looking down to the awesome Hell's Mouth bay. This is possibly the best of many tearooms we have visited at a NT property. Incidentally, the owners told us that their cakes are supplied by a local baker, and it must be said - they were stunning to view and delicious to taste.

Moving on, we were registered at the office, given maps, and set loose to explore. The house and gardens are indeed relatively small, and (as stated on the website) only the downstairs is open at present. As visitors from England we did have to bear in mind here and everywhere else we visited that week, that Wales is emerging from lock down more cautiously, which does have an impact on visitors and staff. However, the house is fascinating, and the story of its development and conservation good to read. We found an atmosphere of stability and calm which was much appreciated. The views from the front of the property are unsurpassed. From the house and garden we ventured into the woodland walk which rises up the hillside behind the house. When we visited, there were information boards about bees, which added interest to the walk.

Staff were on hand to answer questions and direct, and were pleasant and helpful.

Anyone visiting this property must be aware that it is in one of the most remote parts of Wales, reached only via roads which can wind and twist, with frequent passing places, and low traffic volumes (except in the summer holidays). This means, however, that it is in a quiet place, unspoiled by modern developments, and surrounded by wonderful wildlife. One imagines that the volunteer staff also have to travel these same routes to do their good work. Their commitment is to be commended.

Our visit to Plas Yn Rhiw was a highlight in an excellent week's holiday. It is a relatively small NT property, but packs a punch, for those who take time to immerse themselves, without rushing, into its quiet charms.
Written October 7, 2021
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HillyGilly2014
Shropshire, UK141 contributions
Oct 2021
Pretty place situated high up with wonderful views, small garden but lots to see with winding paths and different areas. Shame only the ground floor of the house was open when we visited, would have thought the upstairs could have been open with restricted number of visitors allowed up at a time, if covid was the reason.
Tea room had a good selection of snacks and some warm food, staff friendly too.
Written October 6, 2021
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Gelert
4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Drove 2 hour round trip, can only see ground floor of small house. However garden is nice enough.
Went to cafe after, long queue though 4 staff, present serving, even a tea seemed to take 10 minutes. Finally my turn. Small selection of cake (3). Asked for a slice , thin slice you could nearly see through for£3.50. I questioned the size. Woman said “ Do you want it or not”? Not a good example of customer service for a National Trust, and actually unusual in my exoeriance
Written September 10, 2021
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Amanda
Failsworth, UK60 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Small National Trust house with lovely small cafe and views to die for. Pre booking required. Car parking available. Only able to view two downstairs rooms at present but interesting to hear about the Keating sisters and how they lived. Nice walks also available through gardens.
Written August 27, 2021
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LancashireWeekender
Lancashire52 contributions
Jul 2021
What a fabulous place! The garden was one of the prettiest I have ever seen - well done to the gardeners for doing such a great job maintaining them. Lovely views down to Hell’s Mouth. (Hell glimpsed from heaven?) Dogs are not allowed in the garden, but that’s understandable here as they are compact, with narrow paths. We took turns to look around whilst the other waited at the tea room with a cup of tea.

Only three rooms in the house were open, due to Covid, so we will definitely return to explore the rest.

The tea room was a little gem too. Such friendly staff and excellent quality items on offer.

A little woodland walk made the dog’s day too.

It was one of the most relaxing times of our very relaxing holiday.
Written July 25, 2021
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PFFC
Manchester, UK6 contributions
Jun 2021
Lovely afternoon tea…..cakes were lovely. The house is always interesting and the gardens are well worth wandering round and just savouring the many different flowers and plants.
Written June 23, 2021
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Michael
London, UK88 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Plas yn Rhiw is owned by the National Trust. It's a compact Welsh Manor house above Hells Mouth Bay on the Lleyn peninsular. We stayed in the gardeners cottage (sleeps 4) which is something we did a while ago. We came back for the best views in Wales, lovely (if sometimes challenging) walks and the peaceful gardens. Every morning, no matter what the weather, you can sit on the verandah and watch the sea and the cliffs as they change in the light. Pure pleasure. The gardens aren't vast but are meticulously maintained and there are short walks in the woods too. Go up the hill above for even more spectacular views. The Welsh coast path passes through the property too. And the stars at night can be spectacular. As I am writing this a rainbow has appeared!
Written October 13, 2020
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Judith O
Congleton, UK67 contributions
Oct 2019
Visited for the second time on a cold October day, and found the place as delightful as last time. Low light only enhances the cosy atmosphere, and the room steward was very knowledgeable about the family who'd lived there. The garden still looked good even at this late season, and the little cafe does a nice line in freshly prepared sandwiches and seasonal soup.
Written November 18, 2019
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Georgina
Newtown, UK22 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
A great little house, with a stunning location, an interesting history, and sweet garden. The volunteers are knowledgeable and welcoming. The cafe has a simple menu - our toasted sandwiches were delicious and the cakes scrumptious. They had plant- milk for my tea!
Written October 16, 2019
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