Penmaenuchaf Hall dates back to the 16th century when records show a small farmhouse, known as Cliffe House, was a dwelling on the estate. Although today the estate only spans 21 acres, it used to cover thousands of acres and was home to landmarks including the Cregennan Lakes, the George III Inn, and the wooden toll bridge in Penmaenpool. The George III part of the estate was a combination of a farm and hostelry, which also ran a ferry that transported wayfarers across the river Mawddach to the market town of Dolgellau.
Around 1860, Bolton cotton magnate, James Leigh Taylor, incorporated the original dwelling now known as the West Wing, into the building design we see today. The Leigh Taylor family crest can still be found above the main entrance, and the initials JLT within the stained glass above the reception desk in the main hall.
The house remained in the same family, being passed down through the line of daughters, until 1975 when Major and Mrs Wynne Jones died within a short time of each other. The house stood empty and decaying until 1978 when Mr and Mrs Gavin Miller purchased the house as their private home. Mark Watson and Lorraine Fielding bought the Hall in August 1989 and after almost 2 years of planning and major refurbishment, Penmaenuchaf Hall opened as an Hotel in December 1991. In June 2022, Penmaenuchaf became part of the Seren family of businesses, under new owners Neil and Zoe Kedward.
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