located for touring the Snowdonia National Park and the
Llyn peninsula, Wenallt is near the centre of Penrhyndeudraeth
village but elevated enough to enjoy views towards the Dwyryd estuary
and the Rhinog mountains behind Harlech.
Wenallt is less than 2 miles/3km from Portmeirion, the
Italianate fantasy village and setting for the cult 60s TV series The
Prisoner. The world-famous Ffestiniog narrow-gauge steam
railway also runs near the house, with its Penrhyn Station just
a few minutes’ walk away. For garden lovers, Plas Brondanw,
created by Clough Williams-Ellis of Portmeirion fame, is 2 miles/3km away.
Ospreys breed nearby and there is an information and
viewing area (free entry) at Pont Croesor (2 miles/3km). The Welsh
Highland narrow gauge steam railway runs from Porthmadog
via Beddgelert to Caernarfon Castle,
a world heritage site.
is a large village in the scenic Vale of Ffestiniog. Our local services
include a convenience store/Post Office, newsagent, free-to-use cashpoint,
chemist, doctor's surgery, Indian Restaurant, a pub and good public transport
links with a main line railway station (Shrewsbury to Pwllheli route),
plus buses and the Ffestiniog railway all within walking distance. Porthmadog,
our nearest town, (3 miles/5km) has shops, restaurants and cafés,
with Black Rock Sands nearby. The pretty mountain village
of Beddgelert is 7 miles/11km, and the world-famous castles
and beaches at Harlech and Criccieth
both 8 miles/13km.
A little further afield are Bodnant Garden, Penrhyn
Castle, Plas Newydd and Plas-yn-Rhiw
(NT properties); slate caverns, zip wires and slate museums at Llechwedd
and Llanberis and of course Mount Snowdon
and cyclists are welcome. For those exploring the area by bicycle we have
a lockable bike shed. Limited undercover car parking is available for
our guests, ideal if you are touring by motorcycle, and there is a free
public car park nearby.