Welcome to Plas Penaeldroch Manor

Our Rowan suite king bedroom, with mountain, river and forest views

Covid 19 Update:

We hope that you are keeping well and healthy under the current restrictions.

Our accommodation is open for guests, as is our labyrinth. Sadly, our cafe is currently closed and will remain so until at least Easter 2022.

We are following all the government guidance for hospitality businesses to ensure your stay with us is as safe as we can make it. Our suites of rooms are all ensuite, and breakfasts will be served in our restaurant unless you request that they be served on trays in your suite. To minimise any risk of transmission, we have closed the cafe throughout the pandemic and have no firm plans yet to reopen it.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you to this lovely corner of Wales, circumstances permitting!


Our first fully-refurbished rooms are now open.  We have created three suites of rooms, each with spectacular views of mountain, river and forest, with each suite sleeping four to six people in comfort.  Further information is on our Booking Accommodation tab, and you are welcome to phone us on 01690 750316 now to place your booking.   Guests in the suites can enjoy breakfast delivered to the suite or in the dining room, and in the evenings most of our guests pop into Betws y Coed or Llanrwst to visit the many excellent eateries in the surrounding towns and country.

There is ample parking,  and the Wifi is free!

The rest of the premises are currently being refurbished, and details can be followed on our blog at www.penaeldroch.co.uk.

Plas Penaeldroch Manor is situated, as its name suggests, at the ‘head of the rapids’ on the River Lledr, just 4 miles from Betws-y-Coed in the heart of Snowdonia National park. Located in magnificent sessile oak countryside, and surrounded by four acres of hillside grounds, it enjoys an unrivalled view across the river valley and is conveniently accessible from the A470.

View of river from the garden
View of river from the garden

The East of Snowdon book lists 20 walking routes through the historic village of Dolwyddelan, some two miles distant, and there are several published walks that run immediately adjacent to the hotel. You may elect to walk through the picturesque Lledr valley and Gwydyr forest, and the hotel is a short drive from lush water meadows, picturesque lakes and soaring mountains, noting that the distinctive Moel Siabod (827m) is visible from the hotel, weather permitting!

Moel Siabod, view seen from Plas Penaeldroch
Moel Siabod, view seen from Plas Penaeldroch

The Llandudno to Blaenau Ffestiniog railway has a station in Pont-y-Pant which is a mere 300 metres or so from the hotel, and local bus routes also have stops close by. The manor has fishing rights to its river frontage on the River Lledr, where trout and salmon may be caught in season.

The original manor building was completed in 1884 as a private residence, which it remained until the 1960’s when it became an outward bound centre before being extended and converted to a hotel in the early 1980’s.

Mike and Carrie White will be delighted to answer any queries you may have, and look forward to welcoming you to this magnificent building.