Accommodation

Welcome to Penmaenuchaf Hall

Hotel Accommodation

We are confident that Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel, North Wales will fulfill all your wishes with a blend of dignity & style, supreme comfort and an abundance of outstanding qualities.

Each of our fourteen bedrooms boasts wonderful views out to the Mawddach valley and welsh mountains beyond, across the landscape gardens and to the wooded hillside, the herb and sunken gardens. The rooms come in all shapes and sizes, the big being huge, the smaller being warm and cosy! All rooms have in common, exquisite furnishings, luxurious drapes, bathrobes and 21st century amenities throughout, including WiFi, Digital TVs, iPod/iPhone player chargers, CD HiFi systems, mini bars, tea & coffee making facilities, radio alarm clocks and direct dial telephones. The hotel bedrooms are serviced twice daily to ensure your comfort and fresh fruit baskets and sweet platters are offered along all bedroom corridors.

Festive Winter Warmers

Christmas Holly Berries

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The suntans are fading, along with all those summer holiday memories, and the busy season of celebratory planning is upon us. You might need to take time out at this hectic point and plan a little ‘me’ time!

To entice you to return for a relaxing stay at Penmaenuchaf Hall up until the end of January we have this very special value break to offer you …

Just £55 per person, per night
in a luxury graded room

  • Inclusive of afternoon tea on your day of arrival, bed and full Welsh breakfast
  • Based on two people sharing a double or twin bedded room
  • Additional nights can be added @ £99 per room, per night B&B
  • Room upgrades are possible @ £25 per person, per night

 

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Click here for the hotel brochure

The Drawing Room

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Relax in the grand oak panelled drawing room. This room has a truly romantic, warm and convivial ambience. Fall into the comfy leather sofas in front of the stone arched fireplace, complete with bygone family coats of arms and enjoy those stunning mountain views, yet again. Or perhaps be entertained on the fine grand piano whilst sipping an aperitif and musing over the dinner menu and wine list.

The Hall

Polished oak floors and panelling, sumptuous rugs, deep sofas, jugs of fresh flowers and a blazing log fire greet you as you step in to this splendid country manor – you will be eager to see more…

 

The Hall

The Library

Leather sofa, deep set armchairs, oriental rugs on sea grass, a period desk and, of course, books, set the scene in the richly decorated library. Perfect for relaxing with a good book or writing a postcard or two. You could even check your e-mails in the privacy of the library using our complimentary Internet access.

The Library

The Morning Room

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The sumptuously furnished morning room enjoys the morning sun and has outstanding views to the Rhinog mountains across the Mawddach Estuary. Perfect for relaxing with a pot of morning coffee or relishing a traditional Welsh afternoon tea.

Restaurant

Hotel Restaurant

When you visit the hotel restaurant, we are sure you will be delighted with the superb food prepared by our talented, award winning chefs, of whom we are justly proud.

The hotel’s Head Chef and his team produce “Contemporary British Food” with an emphasis on flavour, use of local produce and simple, careful presentation. Home grown herbs, salads and vegetables from our hotel gardens along with exceptional local suppliers combine to create imaginative cuisine. Dining in the hotel restaurant promises to be one of the highlights of your visit to Snowdonia. 

 

The recently opened garden room restaurant, Llygad yr Haul, has a contemporary feel, with a stunning Welsh slate floor, oak panelling, gothic windows and yet again, those wonderful Snowdonia views. This elegant candlelit dining room has tables draped with heavy cloths and topped with fine linen, crystal and polished silver cutlery. The tables are always adorned with fresh cut flowers.

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Recent Menus From the Hotel Restaurant

Dinner is served in our Garden Room Restaurant – Llygad yr Haul (see below)

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The hotel’s dinner menu changes every day and is included in all break packages.

A recent dinner menu from the restaurant. These dishes exemplify our use of locally-sourced ingredients, including Llandudno smoked salmon, Welsh Black beef and best end of Bala lamb.

Set Market Dinner Menu – Option 1

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Set Market Dinner Menu – Option 2

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Table d’Hôte Dinner Menu

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Hotel Wine List

The hotel has recently received the 2012/13 Notable Wine List award from the AA.To complement your meal we have assembled an extensive selection of wines from various regions around the world.Please see our current winelist which includes a special selection of “Wines of the Month”.

This wine list is subject to changes.

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Tariffs

All room rates are per person, per night inclusive of full Welsh breakfast and VAT at 20%. Prices may vary on Bank Holidays and on special occasions and events, please enquire. Please ask for our special weekday “Business Person’s” rate. Rooms are graded according to size, views, furnishings and facilities. 10% discount on all breaks in January and December. Subject to availability.

Bed & Breakfast


  

Double or twin bedded room with private facilities Tariff to 30/04/2015Tariff from  01/05/2015
Standard Room £90.00 £90.00 
Luxury Room £105.00 £110.00
Superior Room £120.00 £125.00
Deluxe Room £135.00£140.00


Double or twin bedded roomfor single occupancy with private facilities Tariff to 30/04/2015
Standard Room £120.00
Luxury Room £140.00
Superior Room £165.00
Deluxe Room £185.00

For stays of three nights or more, we offer a discount of 10% on all our rack rates.

(Excluding bank holidays and special occasions).

Weekend Break

Minimum of two nights stay arriving on either Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin bedded room and include table d’hôte dinner, coffee, bed and full Welsh breakfast.


Weekend Break Tariff from 01/05/2014
Standard Room £245.00
Luxury Room £275.00
Superior Room £300.00
Deluxe Room £330.00

For an additional night (table d’hôte, dinner, coffee, bed and full Welsh breakfast) add £110, £115, £125 or £135 per person according to room grade. Rooms are graded according to size, views, furnishings and facilities. Single occupancy +35% of break price.

Short Break

Minimum of three nights stay arriving on any night. Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin bedded room and includetable d’hôte dinner, coffee, bed and full Welsh breakfast.


Short Break Tariff from 01/05/2014
Standard Room £335.00
Luxury Room £390.00
Superior Room £425.00
Deluxe Room £465.00

For an additional night (table d’hôte, dinner, coffee, bed & full Welsh breakfast) add £105, £110, £125 or £135 per person according to room grade. Single occupancy +30% of break price.

Long Break

Minimum of five nights stay, weekends may be included. Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin bedded room and include table d’hôte dinner, coffee, bed and full Welsh breakfast.


 Long Break Tariff from 01/05/2014
Standard Room £565.00
Luxury Room £610.00
Superior Room £675.00
Deluxe Room £735.00

For an additional night (table d’hôte, dinner, coffee, bed & full Welsh breakfast) add £90, £100, £115 or £125 per person according to room grade. Single occupancy +30% of break price. 10% discount on all breaks in January and December. Subject to availability.

Special Mid Week Break

Two night stay only, arriving either on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.


 Special Mid Week Break Tariff from 01/05/2014
Standard Room £235.00
Luxury Room £265.00
Superior Room £285.00
Deluxe Room £305.00

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin bedded room & include table d’hôte dinner, coffee, bed and full Welsh breakfast. Single rates +30% of break price

One Week Break

Minimum of seven nights stay arriving on any night. Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin bedded room & include table d’hôte dinner, coffee, bed and full Welsh breakfast.


 One Week Break Tariff from 01/05/2014
Standard Room £745.00
Luxury Room £810.00
Superior Room £905.00
Deluxe Room £985.00

For an additional night (table d’hôte, dinner, coffee, bed and full Welsh breakfast) add £90, £100, £115 or £125 per person according to room grade. Single occupancy +30% of break.

Bank Holidays

Minimum of two nights stay arriving on Friday or Saturday. Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin bedded room and include table d’hôte dinner, bed and full Welsh breakfast. See further details in latest offers.


Two or Three Days Break 2 Night Break 3 Night Break – Tariff from 01/05/2014
Standard Room £245.00 £355.00
Luxury Room £275.00 £390.00
Superior Room £300.00 £425.00
Deluxe Room £330.00 £465.00

For an additional nights (table d’hôte, dinner, coffee, bed & full Welsh breakfast) add £105, £110, £125 or £135 per person according to room grade. Single occupancy +30% of break price.

Please see the below pages for additional information

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Latest News

Penmaenuchaf scoops AA Hotel of the Year Wales 2009-10 award

                        From left: Natasha Kaplinsky (host of the AA Hospitality Awards), Mark...

Condé Nast Johansens Most Excellent Country House Hotel 2011

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Things to do

Things to Do in and Around Penmaenpool & Dolgellau

You will find a host of places to visit and things to do in the area.

Cycling and Cycle Touring

If mountain biking is a bit too energetic for you, there are lots of quiet country lanes to explore in the area.

There is a circular ride from the hotel which takes in many panoramic views. The clockwise route proceeds up the Cader Road, around Cregennan Lakes, descends down a gated ‘B’ road and then back along the Mawddach railway trail to Penmaenpool. The hotel owners are keen cyclists and will be happy to provide recommended bike rides to places of interest.

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For the mountain bike enthusiast we have some of the best rides in Wales!

The mountain bike Mecca of Coed-y-Brenin forest, just a few miles from the hotel, is home to an ever-increasing network of fantastic hand-built all weather single tracks and even a dual slalom course. The technical roller coaster riding will have you grinning like a fool, with stunning mountain views of surrounding Snowdonia and the coast that’ll take your breath away.

There is a range of trails to suit different mountain biking skills and fitness levels. Each trail carries a difficulty grade ranging from easy to severe.

Trail name Length Ability Level
Yr Afon 10.8km Easy
Cyflym Coch 10.8km Difficult
MBR 18.4km Difficult
Tarw 20.2km Difficult
Dragons Back 31.1km Severe
Beast of Brenin 38.2km Severe

Latest details about the Coed-y-Brenin mountain bike trails can be found on the
Coed-y-Brenin mountain bike site.

Mawddach Trail
(Llwybr Mawddach) Railway Walk (as seen on the BBC)

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The hotel is within easy reach of some of the best walks in Snowdonia. One such walk is the Morfa Mawddach Trail which runs from Dolgellau to Morfa Mawddach and thence to Barmouth across the impressive Barmouth Bridge.

The walk will fascinate historians and railway enthusiasts as the walk follows the old Barmouth branch line of the Great Western Railway which fell under the “Beeching Axe” in 1964.

The walk is about 9 miles from Dolgellau to Barmouth but it is possible to join the trail at Penmaenpool by the wooden toll bridge. Being flat almost throughout, it is suitable for the occasional walker, children and cyclists. Excellent views of the Mawddach Estuary are afforded along the way and from the Barmouth Bridge. A “must” for any visitor to Penmaenuchaf.

Bushcraft Courses & Nature Awareness

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Have you ever fancied having a go at outdoor survival, animal tracking or food foraging?

The hotel has teamed up with an experienced bushcraft and nature teacher who can share some of his knowledge with guests who want to try something different. The twenty acres of woodland that surround the hotel provide an excellent venue for students of woodlore and survival skills. (Advance notice required.)

Bird Watching at Penmaenuchaf and Penmaenpool

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Have you had a magical moment with nature? It could be a sunset that just takes your breath away, or a robin strutting along your clothes line. We can guarantee such moments at Penmaenuchaf Hall. One lucky guest spied 56 different varieties of bird life flying over or land on the hotels grounds during the month of June.

We have an RSPB bird observatory box on our doorstep and RSPB walks abound. Just a short drive away you can find the only pair of breeding ospreys in Wales. Through telescopes at the viewpoint enjoy watching the ospreys as they carry food to their developing chicks. You may even be lucky enough to catch the youngster’s first flights.
Glaslyn osprey project nr. Porthmadog

Enjoy a relaxing beauty treatment at the hotel

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Beauty Treatments and Holistic Therapies

We are pleased to offer hotel guests a wide range of Health and Beauty treatments in the privacy of your own room. Whatever age, whether a newcomer to such treatments or already familiar with their benefits, they all encourage relaxation after the stresses and pace of modern day life.

Beauty treatments include massage and alternative therapies, facials, manicures and pedicures, make-up, eye treatments and waxing.

For details of holistic treatments and price list please click on the leaflet or ask our hotel reception staff who will be pleased to help you.

Local Fishing

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Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel is privileged to have complimentary fishing permits with the Dolgellau Angling Association.

Please refer to the page dedicated to fishing holidays for full details and additional fishing information.

Golf Courses

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Nearby golf courses include Dolgellau Golf Club, Royal St. David’s Golf Club , Aberdovey links course and Fairbourne par three course.

Please refer to the page dedicated to golfing breaks for full details and local golf course information.

Location

Where is Penmaenuchaf?

Penmaenuchaf Hall is a magnificent luxury country house hotel set in the south of the Snowdonia National Park where Mid Wales meets North Wales. It is close to the market town of Dolgellau and the beaches of at Barmouth and Fairbourne. The luxury hotel boasts wonderful views over the Mawddach Estuary and the mountains beyond.

 

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By Car

From the South East
Use M40 or M1 then M6 → M54 → A5 → A458 and A470 to Dolgellau by-pass.

From the South West
Use M5 → M6 then M6 → M54 → A5 → A458 and A470 to Dolgellau by-pass
or
M5 → M4 → A449 → A40 Brecon → A470 to Dolgellau by-pass

From the North
Use M6 → M56 Chester, then A494 to Dolgellau by-pass

All Routes – from Dolgellau by-pass
(A470) take the A493 towards Tywyn and Fairbourne. The entrance drive to Penmaenuchaf Hall is about ¾ mile on the left adjacent to the Penmaenpool sign.

 

By Rail

From Shrewsbury
Take the Cambrian Coast Line to Morfa Mawddach.
Contact us before arrival to make arrangements for transport to Penmaenuchaf Hall.

By Air

Manchester or Birmingham International Airports (2 hours by car)
Heathrow or Gatwick International Airports (4 and 4½ hours respectively by car)
Helicopter Landings If you wish to arrive at the hotel by helicopter, please phone in advance to make arrangements.

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Grid Reference

 

Grid Reference
SH 69924 18415
X Y
269924 318415
Latitude Longitude
52.747655° -3.9285028°
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History of Penmaenuchaf Estate

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Visitors interested in the history of estates and formal gardens will be fascinated to tour the grounds at Penmaenuchaf Hall. CADW, which lists heritage sites in Wales, has written a detailed report on the development of Penmaenuchaf’s grounds and estate from the late 1800s. With CADW’s kind permission a copy of the report is available to download and print off. We thoroughly recommend a good walk around the gardens with this as a guide to provide an insight into the history of Penmaenuchaf.

»History of the hall’s gardens
(PDF format, Adobe Reader required.)

Dolgellau Town Trail

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The Dolgellau Civic Society have produced a carefully researched and beautifully illustrated guide for visitors to the town.
A copy of the Dolgellau trail guide can be bought at the hotel or downloaded here with their kind permission.

Dolgellau Town Trail Guide
(PDF format, Adobe Reader required.)

Contact

Phone

01341 422129

Fax

01341 422787

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Address

Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel
Penmaenpool
Dolgellau
Gwynedd
North Wales
LL40 1YB
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