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Plas Tan-Yr-Allt, Tremadog, Porthmadog, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9RG

Guide Price £995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 reception rooms
  • Library
  • 6 double bedrooms all en suite
  • 6 bathrooms
  • Integral Flat

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Plas Tan-yr-allt is conveniently situated within walking distance of Tremadog - also built by Madocks - which has a restaurant, three pubs, post office and village shop. Well placed for the nearby seaside town of Porthmadog which offers a comprehensive range of services with high street banks, post office, chemist, doctors surgeries and shops including a good range of independent retailers and a Tesco Supermarket. On the recreational front there are sandy beaches nearby at Borth-y-Gest and the famous Black Rock Sands at Morfa Bychan, bordering the Snowdonia National Park, access to numerous castles and historic houses and the popular Ffestiniog Railway. At Porthmadog there is a sailing club and marina complex for the boating enthusiasts with more comprehensive facilities at Pwllheli. Golf in the area is well provided for with courses at Porthmadog, Harlech, Pwllheli, and Nefyn.

Road communications to the area have improved greatly in recent years with access to the A55 Expressway just beyond Caernarfon allowing for ease of travel along the North Wales coast to Chester and the national motorway network serving the larger conurbations of Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham.


Plas Tan-yr-allt is a charming Regency country house with some of the greatest views in North Wales, complete privacy and an extraordinary history. Once home to the poet Shelley it has numerous literary associations and has played an important part in the history of the area.

Set in 40 acres it offers a gracious yet manageably sized country house. It is also a flexible building with considerable income potential: the current owners let the main house and separate cottage to holiday makers (income details available from the vendors' agents).

The accommodation is currently arranged so that there is the main six bedroom house, a separate ground floor flat with kitchenette and a separate one bedroom cottage which is suitable for owners' accommodation or as ancillary accommodation for relatives. It would potentially be possible to divide the property so that there were two three bedroom houses and the one bedroom cottage, subject to the necessary consents.

The property was fully refurbished between 2002 and 2005 and has been sympathetically and stylishly restored. It now boasts modern services including gas central heating whilst retaining its historic charm.


Arriving at the House

Arriving up a long private drive with a magnificent waterfall visitors arrive at the back of the house. From the door you can see all the way through the hall to the view beyond: throughout the house you will continually be drawn to the extraordinary vista which was once described by the famous Welsh Artist Sir Kyffin Williams as "the greatest view in Europe".

Madocks designed the house so that the main rooms have large floor to ceiling French windows ensuring the view is ever present. He also designed a verandah along the front of house which gives it a gracious aspect and provides a wonderful outdoor living space.

The House

The ground floor of the house consists of a large Kitchen with AGA and spacious walk in pantry, a gracious Drawing room with French Windows and a Dining Room also with French Windows which currently houses an oak and slate table commissioned for the house seating for fourteen. Completing the main rooms is a Library which provides a more informal sitting/TV room and an Office.

Heading up the main staircase - which has an original mahogany handrail - you come to three bedrooms including the master bedroom, a charming second bedroom and a magnificent room with beamed ceiling. All the bedrooms have modern en-suite bathrooms including underfloor heating and heated towel rails - the water is pumped throughout the house ensuring strong pressure at all times.

The middle landing takes you to the other three bedrooms and provides access to a utility room, walk in linen store and cleaners cupboard. These three bedrooms also have en-suite bathrooms and two of them have magnificent views. The largest of the three has a bathroom with roll top bath and walk in shower.

Throughout the house features original to the house have been retained, restored or reproduced including the splendid marble fireplace with window over in the dining room, the staircase and cupboards built in the early twentieth century in both the Dining Room and Drawing Room.


The flat can either be incorporated into the main house as a seventh bedroom suite or used separately as it has its own front door and access to the garden. The flat consists of a hall, kitchenette, large bedroom with magnificent views and huge inglenook fireplace, en suite bathroom with walk in shower and small sitting room.

The Cottage

The cottage was restored from ruined buildings to make an ideal holiday home. It has a sitting room with vaulted ceiling and French windows leading to a decking verandah overlooking the estuary. It also has a large kitchen/dining/sitting room ideal for entertaining and upstairs a charming cottage bedroom with en suite bathroom including bath and walk in shower.


The property currently consists of a six bedroom house, a one bedroom flat which can be accessed from within the main house and a separate cottage. The way that the house has been built means that there is potential for it to be divided into two substantial three bedroom houses and a separate cottage if that was what the purchaser preferred, subject to the necessary consents.


Plas Tan-yr-allt is approached off the A498 via a long winding graveled drive which ascends through woodland to a parking and turning area beneath the north front.

The gardens are arranged to the east of the house incorporating a formal lawned area enclosed by herbaceous borders. The lawn extends across the south front below the verandah sloping down to a circular lily pond. From the garden there are extensive views of the estuary, surrounding countryside and hills. The adjoining woodland contains many mature trees including sycamore, beech, oak and pine underplanted with rhododendron and azalea through which there are a series of paths and walks. Part of the woodland has been designated a SSSI

Important Notice
The property benefits from planning permission to operate as a guest house: it is currently used as a private house and for holiday lets


From Tremadog travel east on the A498 signposted Beddgelert. The entrance drive to Plas Tan-yr-allt will be seen after approximately ½ a mile on the left-hand side.

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