Welcome to Plas Penaeldroch Manor

Our Rowan suite king bedroom, with forest views

Covid 19 Update:

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

We closed our cafe on 21st March 2020, following government advice. We look forward to the pleasure of serving you once this current crisis has passed.


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 may wish to be catered from our cafe / restaurant, or choose to visit the many excellent eateries in the surrounding towns and country.

Our refurbished, fully licensed, dog-friendly, cafĂ© is also open daily.  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, the cakes are homemade, 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.