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Plas yn Rhiw re-roofing project

Plas yn Rhiw house and garden on a sunny day with the bay in the background
Plas yn Rhiw house and garden on a sunny day with the bay in the background | © National Trist Images/Malcolm Davies

Our work at Plas yn Rhiw

Re-roofing project

In 2023, we made the decision to close Plas yn Rhiw a month earlier than usual to embark on a significant renovation project. The primary focus has been the reroofing project, which involved the replacement of 4830 slates. In addition to the roofing project, we took the opportunity to undertake essential maintenance tasks such as repairing and painting the windows and replacing any deteriorating rafters. However, as is often the case with such large projects, we’ve faced challenges along the way, including adverse weather conditions that hampered our progress.

One particularly delicate task was the relocation of our cherished bee population to ensure their safety during the renovation work.

Further surveys conducted during the renovation process revealed the need for significant restoration work on the woodwork and staircase. As a result, the house will remain closed throughout the spring.

While the main house may be undergoing restoration, the garden and tea-room remain open to visitors. The stunning views that have captivated generations are as enchanting as ever, providing the perfect backdrop for a leisurely stroll, indulging in a delicious treat and having a chat with the team at Plas yn Rhiw. During this period of closure, we will keep you updated via our social media channels. We'll share progress reports, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and perhaps even a few surprises along the way.

Visitor sat on a bench on the veranda of Plas yn Rhiw, Gwynedd

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