What to do and where to go

Plas Penaeldroch Manor is situated just off the A470, the main North -South road through Wales, between the destination towns of Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog. The building nestles on the hillside above the River Lledr rapids (which give the building its name)and has views of protected woodland and exposed rocks all around. Penaeldroch sits in the small hamlet of Pont y Pant which benefits from a station on the Llandudno to Blaenau Ffestiniog railway, and is within 40 minutes by car of glorious coast to the North (e.g.Llandudno), the West (e.g. Porthmadog) and the beautiful Llyn peninsula.


Activities enjoyed locally include walking and hiking in the rugged hillsides, cycling (both on road and over country), kayaking (including on the nearby River Lledr), horse riding from the Gwydr stables in the nearby Penmachno valley, not to mention fishing. We have installed a near full size Chartres labyrinth, constructed of brick pavers and slate chippings on the lower meadow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the tranquil, almost meditative peace that can be found walking this traditional path.

Further details on facilities and activities can be obtained from:

Betws-y-Coed (ca.10 minutes by car) www.betws-y-coed.com
Fairy Glen, Swallow Falls, Horse riding, Golf, Mountain cycling, Conwy Valley Maze, Bodnant Gardens, Conwy Valley Railway Museum

Blaenau Ffestiniog (ca.15 minutes by car) www.blaenauffestiniog.org
Llechwedd slate caverns, Ffestiniog railway, Zip world and Bounce beyond

Llandudno (ca. 45 minutes by car) www.visitllandudno.org.uk
Beaches, Welsh mountain zoo, Cable car, Llandudno pier, Great Orme, Watersports centre and other villages

Porthmadog (ca. 40 minutes by car) www.porthmadog.com
Black rock sands beach, Portmerion, Harlech, Criccieth inc. castle

Snowdonia (all around) www.visitsnowdonia.info and www.snowdoniatourism.co.uk
Events, mountain biking and cycling, walking, trains, attractions

You may also wish to visit Capel Curig and Llanberis. . . and so much more!

Private functions

Please contact Carrie or Mike if you wish to discuss holding a private function here.


Plas Penaeldroch Manor sits in 4 acres of rugged hillside. Approx 2 acres are covered in protected woodland that includes principally sessile oak, maple, rowan, and holly trees. There is also a lower meadow garden which leads down to the river bank. Salmon and trout run the river in season. We have begun the process of reclaiming the landscape from under some years of neglect and will be planting an making other provisions to attract birds and bats to the site. We have installed two bee hives, and hope to be offering local honey later this season.

View of river from the garden
View of river from the garden
Woodland surrounding Plas Penaeldroch
Woodland surrounding Plas Penaeldroch