A quality country house experience that's warm, friendly and unfussy. Experienced, welcoming hosts, and good, flavoursome food. Inspiring location between Snowdonia's mountains and the sea.
This welcoming country hotel stands in a spectacular spot in the grassy foothills of Snowdonia overlooking the Menai Strait and Isle of Anglesey. Inside, it’s equally appealing, furnished in a fusion of classic and contemporary styles with warm fabrics and comfortable bedrooms (individually appointed and ranging from standard to deluxe) with Egyptian cotton bedding, bathrobes, luxury toiletries and attractive bathrooms.
This air of quiet, understated luxury also applies to Tŷ’n Rhos’s atmosphere. Experienced hoteliers Stephen and Hilary Murphy know how to run a generous and warm country house. They have no desire to preside over a frosty, formal country house hotel. The distinction is an important one. Tŷ’n Rhos prides itself on its high-quality, highly professional standards and friendly informality. This non-pompous approach extends to the food. Experienced chef Stephen cooks in a non-faddy way (‘it’s all about flavours and textures’) blending tradition with delicacy and fresh local ingredients. The meat comes from local farmers and butchers, the fish is freshly caught and in summer vegetables and herbs come straight from the garden.
Flexibility is another hallmark in this ‘nothing-is-too-much-trouble’ kind of place. For what was originally a farmstead Tŷ’n Rhos has some unusual qualities. The public rooms and bedrooms are surprisingly spacious and there’s a large, modern conservatory that looks out across green, open fields towards Anglesey. Standing between mountains and sea close to Caernarfon (with its World Heritage castle), Llanberis (at the foot of Snowdon) and the Llŷn Peninsula’s wildly beautiful coastline, it’s the ideal touring base for all of North Wales.