Welcome to Plas Penaeldroch Manor

Our newly refurbished, fully licensed, dog-friendly, café is open, and our menu can be seen here! The cafe is ideally situated to benefit walkers, bikers, kayakers and those enjoying the many activities on offer in this stunning region of North Wales. There is ample parking and the Wifi is free to use!

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.

The rest of the premises are currently being refurbished, and details can be followed on our blog at www.penaeldroch.co.uk. The hotel bedrooms are currently being upgraded, and will start to be available, we hope, from mid- 2018 as bookable suites of rooms accommodating four to six people. Suites of accessible rooms are due to be available from 2020. All rooms enjoy great views of the stunning wooded hillside and river scenery, and some will have external balcony access to the ground floor. Guests in the suites may wish to be catered from our cafe / restaurant, or choose to visit the many excellent eateries in the surrounding towns and country.

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.