The Plas Llanfair Story

We moved to Plas Llanfair as a family in 1999, attracted by the property’s idyllic setting and its traditional (but at that time dilapidated buildings).

Small enclosures of land here are bordered by traditional dry stonewalling, native hedgerows and trees. There is a diverse range of species and habitats and we have run the smallholding with strict attention to this environmental sensitivity and within an organic system.
The land at Plas Llanfair is of environmental interest. Until recently we were a member of the Soil Association and continue to uphold its values and principles with the management of our 8 acres. Our small scale fruit growing provides ingredients for our jams and chutneys.

We are part of the Welsh countryside conservation and protection scheme, Tir Gofal, and hold the Green Dragon Level 2 certification in recognition for effective environmental management. This standard is made up of five steps each incorporating the key elements of planning, Taking Action, Checking Progress and Reviewing Achievements to realise continual environmental improvement.

Cottage Construction

In 2006 we started the conversion of the two redundant stone barns at the rear of the farmhouse. It took almost two years to complete the buildings which we believe date back to the 1750s or earlier. We have tried to provide a high level of aesthetics and comfort by combining traditional building methods and materials including existing stone, slate and lime with new technology (underfloor heating).
As well as our own efforts we employed skilled local craftworkers and builders in the process.

The land and gardens are a work in progress and are evolving through the seasons and years.

Thank you to all our guests who have shared in our enjoyment of the cottages and those of you who are about to do so.

Mike and Gill Parker