Plas Dinam, Llandinam, Powys
Grade II listed Plas Dinam, in the village of Llandinam is the much loved family home to the fifth generation of descendants of the famous Victorian railway and mining entrepreneur David Davies. Designed and built by the renowned London based architect W E Nesfield in 1873-74.
In 1884, David Davies of Llandinam bought Plas Dinam from Captain Offley Crewe-Read, whose family did not ever live in the house and sold when they ran into financial difficulties. Home to the 1st Baron Davies and his sisters, the well known and revered sisters, Margaret and Gwendoline. Also for a short period during the war, Gordonstoun school was relocated from Scotland to ensure the safety of the schoolboys. After the War the house accommodated an Agricultural College.
In 2001 a fire devastated the top floor of the house, and over two years parts of the roof and and house were rebuilt and much of the house was redecorated. Lord and Lady Davies ‘down-sized’ and moved out in 2011. Their daughter Eldrydd and her family returned from Australia to look after Plas Dinam and allow others to enjoy this wonderful house.
A rare opportunity to be guided throughout the house (no roped off areas), by the owner, who will bring the history of Plas Dinam alive. During the tour you will be given time to enjoy our small museum, visit the much improved Victorian Stables and wander through the garden.
Plas Dinam is situated on the main A470. The main entrance to Plas Dinam is directly off the main road 200m outside Llandinam. From the north it is on your left before the village, from the south it is on your right after the village. There is a big stone wall and a black and white lodge house at the entrance to the drive and it is opposite a warning sign with a speed camera sign below it. Follow sat nav to SY17 5DQ (not SY17 5DG).
|Duration||2 - 3 hours|
Tea/Coffee/ soft drinks/ cakes.
Ground floor only. Gravel paths.