Château Rhianfa

Anglesey

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Château Rhianfa is a Grade II-listed château on the banks of the Menai Strait, with views across to the towering peaks of Snowdonia; the perfect location from which to explore Anglesey and North Wales.


Built as a gift to Lady Sarah Hay Williams from her husband John, the stunning architecture was inspired by Lady Sarah’s sketches of her favourite châteaux in France's Loire Valley.


Every last detail has been thought about at Château Rhianfa. From the music and drawing rooms to the turret showers and summer and winter balconies, it’s easy to be impressed with this beautiful château.


Stay in one of 27 individually-styled rooms, 16 of which are in the main building. Rhianfa is the perfect location for romantic getaways, weddings, or to celebrate special occasions with loved ones.

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Stay

Escape the fast pace of everyday life when you check into one of the luxurious rooms at Château Rhianfa. After a busy day exploring Anglesey and North Wales, these are rooms you’ll long to retreat to each evening, before waking up to the sunrise over Penrhyn Bay.


Château Rooms


The original château has 16 bedrooms to choose from. They vary from Standard Double Rooms, all the way through to stunning Superior Suites.


All the rooms are luxurious and individually-styled with period furnishings. The bathrooms are contemporary and indulgent, with double sinks and big walk-in, rain-head showers; two of the Superior Suites have baths.


Whether you're looking for a four-poster or a view of the coast, the château has the room for you!


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Rhianfa Lodge


The Rhianfa Lodge is situated approximately 50 metres from the château. The rooms are modern and contemporary with stunning views of the coast. All eight Lodge Rooms can be booked exclusively, perfect for a group looking for their own space.


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Cottage Suites


There are three Cottage Suites that sleep 2-6 people. They have en-suite bedrooms and separate lounge areas, making them a great option for families, or groups of friends travelling together.


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Weddings

Saying "I do" is one of the most important moments in your life - let's make it memorable!


Dotted around the magnificent architecture of this enchanting French-style château is a collection of beautifully-designed rooms that are both exquisite and intimate, or lavish and grand. Each has its own unique charm and alluring character with an exciting history that lies behind every nook and cranny.


Choose a room that's as individual as you are. Opt for a big white fairy-tale wedding and host it in the grand splendour of The Banqueting Hall or perhaps a more intimate affair? The Drawing Room, with historic charm and alluring character, will enchant everyone around you.


Both are located at the heart of the château with stunning views of the Menai Strait and the peaks of Snowdonia.


The team of dedicated wedding planners are on hand to turn your plans into reality!


We'll be happy to discuss your options or arrange a wedding show-around.


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Elopement Package

We offer a special, all-inclusive wedding package for couples looking for an intimate wedding at Château Rhianfa.


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Dining

The AA Rosette-awarded 'Le Dragon Rouge' restaurant is the perfect venue for an intimate dinner or for getting together with friends and family. The menu has been carefully constructed by the Head Chef and his team to give you a Welsh dining experience that will leave you wanting more.


For special occasions, there is a selection of private dining rooms that provide a perfect setting for your celebration.


Afternoon tea is served in the luxurious lounges. Soak up the views of the Menai Strait and Snowdonia while enjoying freshly-baked scones and homemade cakes.

History

The château was built in 1849 by Sir John Hay-Williams, Baronet of Bodelwyddan, as a gift for his wife, Lady Sarah. Beautifully positioned on the water, the artistic design was influenced by the couple’s travels in the Loire region of France, where they were particularly enamoured with the architectural style favoured in the region during the reign of Francois I (1515-1547).


Lady Sarah desired that everything would be perfect and no detail overlooked. The magnificent interiors were chosen by her own hand and, to honour her exquisite taste and connect the French-style château to its newly formed Welsh roots, the house was christened “Rhianfa” (put forward by the local vicar), which means ladies' abode.


Over recent years, great care has been taken to preserve the treasured French-style architecture through gentle restoration, to ensure the historic charm and unique character of Château Rhianfa can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Prices

Bed and Breakfast 2020/21
Standard RoomFrom £129
Sea-View RoomFrom £154
Executive RoomFrom £154
Superior SuiteFrom £204
Lodge Standard RoomFrom £99
Lodge Sea View RoomFrom £114
Lodge SuiteFrom £129

Rooms are priced per room, per night, including a full Welsh breakfast and VAT, based on 2 guests sharing the room.


A 3-course, fine-dining experience is available at the château.


Cottage Suites 2020/21
Coach House Cottage (sleeps 6)From £294
Gate Lodge Cottage (sleeps 4)From £259
Stable Flat Cottage (sleeps 2)From £189

Cottage Suites are price per night, including VAT, on a self-catered basis.


Exclusive-use starts at £9,000 per night mid-week for hire of the main castle, lodge rooms and the three cottages, which total 27 bedrooms, including breakfast. Please enquire for more information.

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Location

Anglesey is the perfect place to enjoy activity holidays in Wales, and Château Rhianfa is the ideal base for exploring the local area.


Whether you want to explore the island of Anglesey, or you fancy heading over to North Wales, Château Rhianfa is conveniently located close to many great attractions and activities.


The estate lies within 2 miles of the A55 expressway, facilitating access across the North Wales coast to Cheshire and Greater Manchester and linking with the national motorway network. For travel further afield, there is a rail service from Bangor to London Euston, via Crewe.


With helicopter landing facilities, you can arrive in style. Or why not get picked up by private RIB or boat and taken to Château Rhianfa, where the team will be on hand to greet you?