3 (all year)
Plas Blaenddol is the perfect holiday rental for large groups of friends, families and outdoor enthusiasts, sleeping up to nineteen guests in comfort (plus an extra three on fold-away beds which are charged at an additional £90 per bed). Perfectly placed in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park surrounded by its magnificent peaks, the estate is just a five minute walk from the Welsh village of Llan Ffestiniog with a good pub for supper, village store for provisions and access to superb walking (including the lovely walk to Cynfal Falls). With an abundance of attractions close by (Zip-World Titan, Bounce Below, Ffestiniog Steam Railway and Portmeirion to name just a few), spacious accommodation and a vast outdoor playground on the doorstep, Plas Blaenddol is a popular choice whether you want to simply relax with family, get active with friends or celebrate a milestone occasion.
The impressive ancient manor house dates back two hundred and fifty years and is home to Lake House (sitting in the south-west wing sleeping up to five guests in two bedrooms) and the Old Bell House (occupying the west wing and sleeping up to ten guests in four bedrooms; or eleven with the use of a fold-up bed). The Lodge sleeps four guests in two bedrooms (or six with the use of a day-bed) and is the old gatehouse to the estate, just a short stroll from the manor house where the owners also live.
Nestling amidst expansive grounds of nine acres, Plas Blaenddol offers plenty of space to relax inside and out. The Old Bell House Kitchen is an incredibly social space, providing catering facilities for all and a large dining table seating up to twenty guests - the perfect place to get everyone around one table for supper at the end of the day. There is also a hot tub in the garden of Old Bell House, log burners in each property, comfy bedrooms (most with wonderful views to wake up to), parking for up to ten cars, a games room to entertain, bike storage and a picturesque setting with lake and woodland adding to the appeal.
Sitting at the mouth of the beautiful Vale of Ffestiniog, there are no shortage of great days out and outdoor adventures to enjoy, whether your passion is walking, cycling, rock climbing or white-water rafting. Less than fifteen minutes away you have world-class mountain biking at Coed y Brenin; Bounce Below (an exciting underground playground); Zip-World for adrenaline junkies; the tourist village of Portmeirion by the sea; the Ffestiniog Steam Railway (a fabulous way of taking in forty miles of stunning scenery); the golden beaches of Borth y Gest and Harlech; and Surf Snowdonia for water-based adventure.
Alternatively, if that all sounds too energetic, simply relax and soak up the fabulous views from the grounds of Plas Blaenddol over a glass or two of wine; find a quiet spot in the grounds to relax with a good book; try your hand at fishing on the River Tiegl or lace up your walking boots and discover the beauty of the local area.
Kay & Paul Bridges joined Independent Cottages in January 2018
Plas Blaenddol offers three individual holiday homes which are designed and equipped with large groups of nineteen (or twenty two with the use of fold-up beds) in mind.
All three properties are presented to a high standard of comfort and style and benefit from: Spacious living areas for relaxing with log burning stoves; A communal games room for shared use with table tennis (full-size) and pool table (junior size); Lockable bike storage; Communal utility room with washing machines and a tumble dryer; Bed linen and towels (one bath and one hand towel provided per person).
Old Bell House sleeps up to ten guests in four bedrooms (or eleven with a fold-away bed), has lots of original character and sits in the west wing of the main house comprising:
The Lake House sleeps five in two bedrooms and is also in the main house, occupying the south wing, comprising:
The Lodge is a delightful cottage on the edge of the grounds sleeping up to four guests in two bedrooms. Facilities include:
Outside: Parking is available for up to ten cars (up to seven can park close to the main manor house and up to three alongside The Lodge). Additional parking is also available within two hundred metres of the estate and the owners can provide carts to ferry luggage back and forth.
Additional information: Two cots (please bring cot linen) and high chairs available by prior arrangement. Sorry but no pets. Children are welcome but must be supervised as there are some potential hazards such as the hot tub, woodland alongside the river, lake etc. Sorry but no hen or stag parties. Three additional fold-up/day beds can be placed in Old Bell House and The Lodge to accommodate up to twenty two guests at an additional charge of £90 per bed (including its linen). WiFi internet access (free) available in Old Bell House and Lake House but unfortunately not available in The Lodge (which does have good 4G coverage with certain providers). Short breaks (two night minimum) often available, please enquire with the owner. Bookings usually start on a Friday or Monday (Friday to Friday during peak season when seven night bookings are ideally taken) - please enquire if an alternative day is required. Bank transfer is the preferred payment method but the owners also accept cheques.
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