An intriguing history and a mini museum of its own makes Plas Diam grand, refined and stately, while still retaining a comforting warm and friendly atmosphere thanks to its owners, Eldrydd and her husband Tyson, who returned from Australia with their family to open a new chapter for the country house when her parents downsized. The couple are renowned for going the extra mile to make your stay a magical one, though the pizza oven, tennis court, stunning views, numerous sitting rooms and impressive billiard room leave little else to be desired. All 15 bedrooms are exquisitely decorated and filled with little luxuries that make all the difference – fluffy towels, quality linen and REN skincare products. Set in the picturesque Severn valley, 12 acres of woodland provide more than enough space for children to explore. Having been a much-loved home for years previously, the mansion, and in particular the Old Stables complex, are designed to maximise the fun of large family get togethers, parties, weddings and weekends away ‘just because’.
Walk to the top of the hills above Plas Dinam to see the majestic view which stretches down the Severn Valley to Shropshire, north to Snowdonia and far south as the Brecon Beacons.
Feast on wood fired pizzas cooked in Plas Dinam’s own Victorian bread oven, a great group activity around the huge oven with fire going.
A biography about Gwendoline and Margaret Davies called “The Gift of Sunlight” by Trevor Fishlock, A wonderful book about the history of Plas Dinam and their large early collection of French 19th century Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings which they bequeathed to the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff.