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Plas Pistyll

Plas Pistyll

The Llyn Peninsula project delivered twenty-five high quality holiday accommodation units on a prominent and beautiful coastal site on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales.

The client, an established and successful operator of luxury holiday accommodation, required additional capacity in a mixture of unit sizes to enhance its existing operation at the site. The project was required to deliver a similar programme to a previous unrealised design, but also to resolve the planning and technical issues on the site in a manner which could be delivered to the highest standard.

The site is located on a rural, coastal site within the Llyn Peninsula AONB and links with the Welsh Coastal Path. The design responded intelligently to the complex topography of the site and articulated an architecture which was progressive, but also sensitive to the local aesthetic. It was essential that all units were arranged to benefit from amazing sea views; but also to give a sense of privacy and seclusion – engaging positively with the sloping site was critical to success in this respect.

The proposed designs, while being contemporary in their detailing and construction, respond to context sensitively. Timber weatherboarding and slate roofs prevail, with areas of stone cladding and landscaped walling reclaimed from the former Manor House, located at the site, which had previously been demolished.

The buildings are constructed in structurally efficient timber panels, with thermal performance exceeding the requirements of the Welsh Building Regulations. Heating and hot water is provided by discretely located air source heat pumps, so that no gas is consumed.

Since completion there has been consistently positive feedback from the client and users of the buildings. It’s clear that the architectural design is wholly appropriate to the place, and provides excellent accommodation which sensitively capitalises on the extraordinary natural beauty of North Wales.

PROJECT: Plas Pistyll
LOCATION: Llyn Peninsula, Gwynedd
CLIENT: Natural Land
ARCHITECT: Trail Architects
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Ramsay and Chalmers
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Main Contractor:  WGC Scotland

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