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Plas Dinas Country House
Ranked #1 of 1 Bontnewydd B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Plas Dinas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

As a newly wed gay couple, me and my partner noticed this house a few weeks ago online and it was our first choice of accommodation to spend our long awaited honeymoon, as we are major busy with work a short uk trip was all we could manage due to being very busy.

We decided to try the lakes and travel to the Wordsworth Hotel in Cumbria, after arriving in the lakes and entering our room, we stayed no longer than 40 mins as it just wasn't what it said on the tin, my partner felt it was ok, but i just never felt comfortable there, we asked the manager when we called if it was gay friendly and was told yes, the dining room was tiny, hot tub in a conservatory with Cain furniture right next to it, i just couldn't see how it could be private or romantic at all especially for a gay couple.

so we travelled home and had a look for another place to go, we both said we should of followed our instinct and went to Plas Dinas, im so glad we changed our mind, the week stay at Plas Dinas was by far the most relaxing time we have had in a long time, the food was up there with a 5 star standard, the house was comfortable, luxurious and an amazing time capsule for anyone who enjoys history of our country, the house has a great historic feeling and a great history, with a story to be told from all the family heirlooms and original furniture.

In the evening, we were served an extensive wine/spirit list that was more than enough, with a wide range of available drinks & refreshments. the big open fire and comfortable furniture was a huge part of being able to relax, the attention to detail from the hosts, is second to none, they certainly go out there way to make your stay most memorable and go that extra mile to see that guests needs are met.

we stayed in the mount room for 4 nights, the room quality and cleanliness was perfect, crisp white cotton linen sheets with a huge comfortable bed, great heating and an on suite bathroom with power shower and a huge bathtub. in the end Plas Dinas ended up costing us just over 1k which in our eyes was well worth it, we got everything we expected and much more, the Wordsworth would of cost us 2k, i know where ill be going on our anniversary:)

keep up the good work Andy & Julian your a credit to Caernarfon & we will be back very soon for sure, thanks for everything!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Andy & Julian made us feel so welcome. Plas Dinas is undoubtedly one of the most comfortable, friendly and beautiful small hotels that we have ever stayed at. The bedroom (Mount) was lovely, the bed far too comfortable. Andy's culinary skills are excellent. The extra small touches like fresh milk in the room add to the homely feel. Would definitely stay again when in the area.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

We chose this hotel as a base to discover the Snowdonia Country Park for the weekend and were really pleased with our choice. The hotel is situated in a peaceful countryside setting with a winding drive to the hotel which is surrounded by fields and farm animals. We were welcomed by Julian and he brought us a pot of tea and delicious brownies by the fireside in the lounge after a long journey. The hotel was the country retreat home of the Armstrong-Jones family and still retains much of the period features and family portraits.

We brought our small terrier dog with us and stayed in the dog-friendly bedroom which comes with a towel to wipe paws and doggie biscuits. Plenty of land to walk the dog without having to leave the grounds. Rules apply such as not being able to bring the dog into the restuarant which is understandable for hygiene reasons so it is advisabe to review these on the website in advance.

The evening meal and breakfast was perfectly cooked by Andy. I loved all the Molton Brown toiletries in the room. Without doubt, Julian and Andy are great hosts and it is obvious that they are very proud of their beautiful country house. The weekend was everything that we hoped it would be and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Wish we had the time to stay longer. One day in this lovely house is not enough. Our hosts, Andy and Julian, have thought of everything to make your stay a memorable experience. The house is so beautifully furnished. I particularly liked the framed memorabilia that is so personal to the house. I enjoyed drinks in the drawing room before dinner and having the chance to meet some of the other guests. Andy and Julian are to be highly commended for their good taste and attention to detail. It was a delightful experience.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed for seven nights at Plas Dinas with my parents who are not as young as they used to be and how shall we say - a little difficult to please. We had a hard time deciding what holiday option would be suitable for them. I am so glad that we opted for Plas Dinas as we had the best of all worlds. The relaxed comfortable surroundings made us all feel at home from the minute we arrived after a long journey and were welcomed with tea and home made biscuits. The amazing home cooking is such a delightful and tasty change from normal hotel restaurant offerings. Andy and Julian really have created a masterpiece of relaxed refinement set in an historical setting surrounded by the most beautiful gardens and countryside. Well done guys.

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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

A superb country house hotel, so comfortable in every respect. Beautifully appointed rooms, marvellous breakfast, spotlessly clean, welcoming hosts, can't wait to return. Simply lovely. Lesley and Stephen Roberts

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

We enjoyed every second of our stay. We only booked one night and stayed in the sumptious Mount Room - how we wish we could have stayed longer. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel so welcome and relaxed. Plas Dinas has to be seen to be appreciated, it is the epitome of luxury and good taste with a friendly and historic atmosphere. We can heartily recommend the evening meals and would have no hesitation in booking another stay. Friendly hosts and the lovely Patsy made the stay perfect! Thanks boys!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Plas Dinas Country House
Address: Bontnewydd, Caernarfon LL54 7YF, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Caernarfon > Bontnewydd
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Bontnewydd
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Plas Dinas Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful things fill Lord Snowdon’s historic family home, Marco's cooking hits the spot and the ten, en-suite bedrooms offer wifi and luxurious Molton Brown amenities.This is the family home of Lord Snowdon. It dates to the 1600s and stands in 15 acres with an avenue of oak that sweeps you up to the house. Princess Margaret stayed often and much of what fills the house belongs to the family: stunning chandeliers, oils by the score, gilt-framed mirrors – an Aladdin's cave of beautiful things. There's a baby grand piano in the drawing room, where you find smart wood floors, an honesty bar and a fire that roars, but potter about the house and find masses of memorabilia framed on the walls (make sure you visit the private dining room). Bedrooms are quite something, the past mixing gracefully with modern design. Nothing is left to chance, a constant programme of refurbishment sees to that. You get four-posters, classic colours, sumptuous fabrics, a sofa if there's room. Bathrooms are excellent, some with showers, others with free-standing baths. ... more   less 
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