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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

Heating: Night storage heaters

Garden: No private garden however guests share the garden with visitors to Plas yn Rhiw estate when the property is open.

Accessibility: The stairs are steep & narrow.

Parking: There is parking in the National Trust Car Park which is a short distance from property.

Cot: The cot in this cottage is not a travel cot.

Television: 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.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm at this cottage.

Cottage details
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach Nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Shared tumble dryer
  • Shared washing machine
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • Fridge
  • 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


Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs Sauer
    • March 2017
    • Somerset
    Lovely location

    Lovely location, quiet and dark at night. The Tearoom at Plas Yn Rhiw served delicious soup and sandwiches and were very accommodating in making sandwiches for us on our last day.

  • Shepersky
    • June 2016
    • USA
    Thoughtfully renovated

    I've stayed with the National Trust three times now. I'm from the States, so I don't get to visit as often as I'd like. I'm a planner, so I love the way you can book and pay ahead with the Trust online or on the phone, and as your holiday gets closer, automated emails arrive with details of property directions and key entry. I appreciate that I can set up the logistics beforehand, and expect that everything will be as planned when I arrive, so that I can get right down to enjoying my holiday. Trust staff are always friendly, with clearly stated availability, and never intrusive. The properties I've stayed at are both gorgeous and thoughtfully renovated, and access out of hours to their grounds is a fantastic benefit I've deeply enjoyed. There's nothing like the peace and quiet of your "own" private garden (or ruined abbey!) at night. Thanks very much for such a special and unique holiday opportunity. Staying with the Trust has been the highlight of both of our UK holidays so far!

  • Anonymous
    • August 2015
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable...

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

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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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