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A cozy bedroom with a comfortable bed and a window offering a view of the outside world.

Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel, Wales

Commercial | Hotel

This grand, old stone-fronted house sits high above the magical Mawddach estuary valley at the foot of the peak of Cader Idris, one of the highest mountains of southern Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park. New owners bought Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel in the summer of 2022 and resolved to restore and rejuvenate the building for a new era.

A picturesque stone house nestled amidst nature's beauty, exuding charm and elegance.

We devised a phased implementation to minimise disruption to service. Honouring all that had gone before along with the extraordinary setting of its ancient landscape, we worked hand in glove with the owners to preserve the rich character and history of the place. Ensuring Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel would still feel as if it made sense throughout each stage of the project.

"A restorative, timeless mountain hideaway"

A well-lit desk with a lamp and a potted plant, creating a serene and productive workspace.
A cozy living room with a chair, table, and lamp, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
A bed with a blue headboard and a lamp, creating a cozy and stylish bedroom ambiance.

Inspired by the whimsy of Welsh folklore, we began with the challenge of transforming five of the original bedrooms tucked away at the top of the house into four spacious yet cosy, romantic attic suites.

A bathroom with a white and pink tub and a wooden stool.
Bedroom with bed and couch, cozy and inviting interior design.

Drawing on a warm, rich palette of soft pinks, reds, blues, and greens, our designs resonate with the unique views of the historic formal gardens and surrounding woodland from each of the windows and balcony doors. Connecting each room with the wilderness of the estuary and mountain range beyond.

By framing ornate pieces of old lace, sourcing traditional local pottery, and pairing antique furniture and fireplaces with double-ended cast iron bathtubs, what had come to feel tired and dour soon became an enchanted place of intrigue. A restorative, timeless mountain hideaway.

Work on the remaining bedrooms, bar, restaurant and lounge spaces is evolving over the next 18 months.

Nicola Harding & Co

Nicola Harding & Co is a London-based interior design studio that creates places, not spaces. Rich in atmosphere, our interiors are refined yet reassuringly familiar. At the heart of our work is Nicola’s unique ability to create a sense of place, that peculiar alchemy that gives a space a soul.

About Nicola Harding & Co