3 (all year)
Plas Mynach Tower is a gorgeous apartment with incredible views of Barmouth Beach and the surrounding countryside. The unique property is part of the Grade II listed Plas Mynach House and can either be booked on its own as a romantic bolthole for couples or together with the big house for celebrating a special occasion with extended family or friends. It is only a short, ten-minute stroll to the beach and town with its harbour cafes and seaside bars.
The Victorians popularised Barmouth as a seaside resort, flocking here for its miles of sandy shore and proximity to the stunning mountains and countryside of Snowdonia. The Perrins family (of Lea & Perrins sauce fame) could afford the best location and artisans to build their holiday home, and the views from the tower remain unrivalled more than a century after its construction. Barmouth beach and town is less than a mile away, yet guests enjoy ample peace and privacy. The town has a variety of places to eat, drink and shop, many of which are locally owned and independently run, and is an ideal base for a holiday in western Snowdonia.
The traditional seaside attractions in Barmouth remain as popular today as they were with the Victorians, and you could easily spend all day every day on the beach (weather permitting!). However, the magnificence of the surrounding scenery is too tempting to resist. Barmouth Bridge links the town to the Mawddach Estuary and offers fantastic views, particularly at sunset. You can walk or cycle along the Mawddach Trail to Dolgellau, which follows the estuary past Arthog and Penmaenpool, hiring bikes in Barmouth town centre if you do not have your own.
Harlech Castle is ten miles north of Plas Mynach, while the intricate beauty of the architecture at Portmeirion is a further ten miles. Caernarfon Castle is just over an hour north of the apartment, while Aberystwyth is an hour south. The stunning mountain ranges of the Snowdonia National Park are also within easy reach. Scale Snowdon on foot or by steam train, or tear up the trails at Coed-y-Brenin mountain bike park. There are golf courses and pony trekking nearby, and you can plan days out at places like Zip World, Bounce Below, Llechwedd Slate Caverns and the National White Water Centre.
Plas Mynach was built for relaxation and enjoyment and demonstrates that quality never goes out of style. The Tower is a welcoming space with incredible views, and the sort of character that will make your stay here as strong a memory as any part of your holiday.
Joan Grieve joined Independent Cottages in August 2017
Once guests have climbed the spiral staircase of 32 steps, accommodation is all on one level. The Tower is a beautiful Victorian property that has been carefully updated and restored to provide comfortable accommodation while still retaining the original features that make it so wonderful and unique.
Outside: The Tower benefits from a private sun-deck on top of the tower where you can enjoy amazing coastal views. There is private off-street parking.
Additional Information: The Tower has central heating, and all utilities, sheets and towels (not beach towels) are included. Short breaks are possible all year round (£250 and £100 per night thereafter). The property is not suitable for children due to the spiral staircase. No smoking or pets are permitted in the apartment.
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Tue, 27th Apr 2021 - Sat, 31st Dec 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £450 | 4 nights: £550 | 5 nights: £650 | 6 nights: £700
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