Most haunted hotels are a little frightening. Not this one – Maes-y-Neuadd is home to a ghostly nursemaid, who often appears when guests at the hotel are unwell. Rather than being frightened in the presence of an apparition, many of the guests report feeling calm and content in her presence. A ghostly dog has also been spotted roaming around the garden by many of the guests.
Other phantom figures have also been spotted in the hotel – but only reflected in mirrors.
Maes-y-Neuadd is an old country house that dates way back to the 14th century. The oldest part of the hotel was built just one century after Edward 1st’s castle was built at nearby Harlech. Additions were made to the property in the 16th, 18th and 20th centuries, making this hotel a wonderful mixture of different architectural styles. The Jackson and Payne families sympathetically refurbished the hotel, turning it into a cosy, comfortable hotel with bags of old-world charm and plenty of Welsh character.
The hotel boasts 15 en-suite bedrooms, all decorated in a different style to reflect the different periods in which the property was built. Some of the rooms have 16th century beams and there are even two rooms that date back to the 14th century. All of the rooms are furnished with soft and comfortable furniture and homely soft furnishings, making this a hotel that feels just like a home from home.
The hotel also offers a double AA-rosette awarded restaurant. Head chef Peter Jackson provides a daily 5 course menu that changes daily according to the produce that is in season. There is an extensive kitchen garden at the hotel, and they strive to use as much of their own produce as possible in all of their menus. If you tire of your welcoming surroundings, Snowdonia and some astonishingly pretty Welsh countryside are right on the doorstep, so you can go walking, hiking, cycling – Maes-y-Neuadd is the perfect base to explore much of what North Wales has to offer.
Weddings, special events, Christmas and New Year can all be spent in the hotel too – just ask the hotel for more information. Whatever your reasons for staying at Maes-y-Neuadd, whether you are a couple, family or single traveller, you’re sure to have a relaxing, enjoyable stay here.
- 15 en-suite rooms
- Stunning location
- Bedrooms with distinctive style
- Gardens complete with kitchen garden
- 2 AA-rosette awarded restaurant, using local produce, menus changing daily
- Traditional Welsh welcome
- Wedding license
- Open all year
- Rooms for families, couples and single travellers
- Special requests welcome
Things to do
Maes-y-Neuadd is perfectly located for exploring the best that North Wales has to offer – Snowdonia and some stunning countryside! Try walking, hiking, cycling – this is the perfect location for trying some new outdoor pursuits. If you’d rather relax, sit back with a cup of tea in one of the hotel’s gardens and watch the world go by.
- Room only summer tariff for two people: £78-£177 per night.
- Dinner, room and breakfast summer tariff per person: £96-£146 per night.
- Room only winter tariff for two people: £69-£164 per night.
- Dinner, room and breakfast winter tariff per person: £91-£138 per night.
- Single room, room only: £33 per night, dinner, room and breakfast: £91.
Ask the hotel for more details regarding room size and availability.