Star in your very own fairytale, with a stay in an opulent French-styled setting that overlooks the magical beauty of Snowdonia.
  • Sleeps: Varies
  • Bedrooms: Varies
  • Bathrooms: Varies
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

With its captivating mix of Welsh charm and French style, filled with creative imagination, artistic flourish and delicious dining, you can guarantee that your stay at Château Rhianfa will be worthy of the grandest fairytales.

A Grade II listed château stunningly positioned on the breathtakingly scenic Anglesey water, Rhianfa (an old Welsh expression for “ladies’ abode”) was built in 1849 as a gift for Lady Sarah, wife of Sir John Hay-Williams, Baronet of Bodelwyddan. During their travels, the couple had fallen in love with the Loire province of France, and the opulent style and design found throughout the château and its surrounding areas are beautifully reminiscent of this region.

Whether you choose a room at Rhianfa Lodge, a deluxe château suite or a luxurious self-catering cottage, you can be sure that lasting memories will be made in this unique and very special location.  What better way to escape the trials of everyday life than by looking out across fresh, magnificent views over Snowdonia from your equally lavish window?

Rhianfa Lodge, perfectly situated in green gardens and boasting beautiful views across the Menai Strait, features eight double rooms all freshly styled with clean and classic New England in mind.  Relax amongst soothing blue, grey and white décor, with plush furnishings and wooden panelling that perfectly complements the surrounding scenery – and then enjoy a fine night’s sleep cocooned in soft, downy linen.

With a decadent ensuite, complete with marble tiles, fluffy towels and luxury toiletries, you may find your freshening up routine takes a little longer than usual!

Choose from classic French-styled standard double, deluxe or executive double rooms in the fairytale château itself, where you’ll find comfort perfectly combined with uniquely sumptuous elegance.   One executive double even boasts a circular turret shower room!

The Château suites, gracefully dressed in bold colours and rich fabrics (and one featuring a turret daybed) add a generous helping of luxury to your well-deserved stay, as you enjoy a glass of bubbles with views to the majestic peaks of Snowdonia.

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At a glance

  • French-styled, Grade II listed château in the heart of North Wales, positioned on the Isle of Anglesey.
  • Offering an accommodation choice of double hotel rooms/suites, lodge rooms and self-catering cottages.
  • Two car parks are available on site, with Bangor the nearest rail station. Arrangements can also be made to travel by boat or helicopter.
  • Numerous activities and adventure can be arranged on or off site, including kayaking, coasteering, zip wiring and mountain hiking.
  • Snowdonia National Park is located nearby.


  • Large Groups
  • Seaside Breaks


There is a wide range of bedrooms, suites and self catering cottages located in the castle grounds, each with its own facilities. Please see the property website for information on each one.

Local activities

Wine tasting, rib riding, cocktail making, castle tour, falconry, tennis, zip world, white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, coasteering, rock climbing.

More information

Three sophisticated self-catering cottages complete the Château Rhianfa fairy story, each complete with incredible views from their secluded location.

Of course, with the mountains of Snowdonia providing such glorious views, adventurous types may feel inclined to scale the peaks (while less adventurous types may prefer to reach the top with a trip on the famously scenic Snowdonia Mountain Railway instead!)

North Wales is known as the adventure capital of the UK, and from your stylish base you can sample the very best, from kayaking and coasteering to zip wiring and hiking.  

Nearby Snowdonia National Park is a true wonderland for sightseers and adventurers alike…perfect for a healthy taste of refreshing indulgence, before returning to a decadent afternoon tea at the château!

If you’d rather learn a new skill instead, then how about indulging in a spot of wine tasting, cocktail making – or even falconry?

With such a feast for the senses just waiting to be sampled at Château Rhianfa, it won’t be hard to find an excuse to visit.  So whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a corporate escape, a family reunion or a wedding venue to end all wedding venues, relax…you’ve just discovered the beginning of your very own fairytale.

Things to note

With the exception of assistance dogs, pets are not permitted to stay inside the castle accommodation, no smoking allowed.

Where you'll be staying

Menai Bridge, Anglesey

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