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Plas yn Rhiw

Llŷn Peninsula, Gwynedd

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This is a former gardener's cottage, adjoining a small manor house set in extensive grounds on the Llyn Peninsula. With its ornamental gardens, Plas yn Rhiw commands one of the most spectacular views in Wales along the beach of Porth Neigwl (Hells Mouth) and southwards across Cardigan Bay. The cottage was restored and given to National Trust by the Keating sisters. Enjoy the gardens or sit on the terrace and watch the sunset over the bay. Visitors to this welcoming cottage enjoy the freedom of the gardens throughout the year, and the house when it is open.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen, sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace and bedroom (twin with antique brass/iron beds).
First floor
one double bedroom with antique brass/iron bed and bathroom with mixer tap shower attachment over bath.
Visitor notes

The cot in this cottage is not a travel cot. Night storage heating included. Guests share the garden with visitors to Plas yn Rhiw when the property is open. Due to the location of the cottage, the digital signal for the television can go off for long periods of time. As such a DVD player is provided, and you may wish to take DVDs with you.

Cottage details
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Coast nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Shared tumble dryer
  • Shared washing machine
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

Exterior, beach near Burrows Cottage,Llanmadoc,Gower,South Wales © Joe Cornish

South Wales is a land of sweeping green valleys, rugged mountains, woodland and forests and miles of coastal paths laced with heather.

The special places we look after in Pembrokeshire include the rugged landscape and views over to Ireland from St David’s Peninsula, to the nature reserve at Stackpole where otters and dragonflies nestle amongst the water reeds. Then take in the views over the Bristol Channel to Lundy and Exmoor from sun-drenched Rhossili, the highest point on the Gower peninsula.

In North Wales, the dramatic mountain scenery of Snowdonia, with its rivers, waterfalls and the Nant Gwynant valley nestled amongst the mountains and hills, draws people back again and again, while the colourful beach huts at Llanbedrog beach and grey seal-spotting at Porthor Beach are just a few of the highlights of the very special Llyn Peninsula.

Llyn Peninsula
A sheltered fishing hamlet on the Llyn Peninsula seen from the north. A calm bay is lined with colourful houses.  © Joe Cornish

The Llyn Peninsula is an eight mile wide strip of land just to the south-west of Caernarfon that is one of Wales\' finest beauty spots. Much of the coastline is in the care of the Trust and there are some fine and accessible beaches. Wildlife enthusiasts will find much to enjoy here and there are also opportunities for sailing, fishing and diving. Plas yn Rhiw is a 16th-century house with Georgian additions with views across Cardigan Bay. One of our holiday homes adjoins the house and the other stands in an elevated position overlooking Hell?s Mouth Bay. Holiday Cottage guests have free access to Plas yn Rhiw house and gardens during opening hours. Other National Trust places nearby include Llanbedrog Beach, Penrhyn Castle, Porthdinllaen, Porthor. Other attractions in the area include Abersoch Beach, famous for its surfing, Aberdaron, Porthdinllaen, Porthor, the beauties of Snowdonia, the wonderfully quirky village of Portmeirion and boat trip to Bardsey Island

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  • Abersoch
  • Aberdaron
  • Porthdinllaen
  • Porthor
  • boat trip to Bardsey Island
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Plas yn Rhiw
Plas yn Rhiw Delightful manor house with ornamental garden and wonderful views
Segontium Remains of a Roman fort

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Brown
    • August 2015
    • -----
    Made enjoyable...

    The cottage was full of character and in a fantastic location.

  • Bringloe
    • August 2015
    • ----
    Made enjoyable....

    The staff were very helpful in the preparations for our Daughters wedding .One lady helped me to make bows to put on the car. We were allowed to have photos taken in the grounds.

  • Paul Rotherham
    • March 2015
    • Bucks
    Made special by its....

    quiet location on a hill by the sea. We were pleased once again by the location. Additional armchair was an improvement. Small rug would be ideal as the floor can be cold to feet even though close to log fire.

  • John Harvey
    • February 2015
    • Shropshire
    Made special by its....

    Stunning views

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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