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Plas yn Rhiw, Pwllheli

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Plas yn Rhiw is an early 17th-century manor house in Y Rhiw, Gwynedd in northwestern Wales. The estate consists of a small house of Tudor/Georgian style, a garden of just under one acre in size, and many wooded acres. Located at the base of Mynydd Rhiw, the estate overlooks the beach of Porth Neigwl (Hells Mouth), Cardigan Bay, and the Llyn Peninsula.The history of the manor's estate predates construction of the house to some 4000 years of the neolithic period. After the house's construction in the early 17th century (an inscription of I.L. on a window lintel is dated 1634), the manor house witnessed many historical family saga, which finally ended in the 1940s when the three sisters donated it to the National Trust in memory of their parents, Constance and William Keating. Before that, they had refurbished the garden and restored the manor house to its old glory. The three sisters, who lived in the house until each of their deaths, are buried in a church yard near Porth Ysgo, about from their Plas yn Rhiw. Plas yn Rhiw is the only organic National Trust garden in Wales. The original garden was expanded by the trust to include of surrounding woodland.
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  • The building itself from the outside is rather plain, but inside there are many interesting rooms, showing the lifestyle of the sisters who lived there from the 1930s to 1950s. They collected various ...  more »
  • Spent about 3hrs here on Bank Holiday Monday. We are both NT members so car parking & entrance free for us. Gardens really nice & well maintained & a pleasure to walk round & enjoy. Small but adequate...  more »
  • THis is a gem of a place to visit. It is quite out of the way but well worthy of a your time. The house and garden has a style and comfortable feeling and is very interesting. What was remarkable was ...  more »
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  • Wonderful situated, a very special and charming house and a well kept garden.Small, but good tearoom. Dogs can bei taken to the tearoom, only on two tables outside.
  • Lovely house with a homely feel and a pretty garden. Great views from the tea room.
  • Fantastic coastal views. Lovely house and location.
  • Loved it, pleasant gardens, small but interesting house, nice tearoom.
  • Lovely place to visit, not cheap to go into the house if your not a national trust member. House and grounds are beautiful and a fascinating snap shot into how the wealthy used to live. There are a couple of short circular walks around the grounds. Entrance to the grounds and new cafe is free. The cafe is nice with very nice home made cakes and reasonable attempt at a period interior. Great tea selection, only gripe, not impressed with the instant coffee machine.

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