Plas BrondanwSusan Williams-Ellis
Foundation (SWEF)

01766 770590

Welcome to Plas Brondanw

Entry to the house is free.

The garden and café are run by a separate organisation, the Clough Williams-Ellis Foundation.

Plas Brondanw is a small mansion from the 16th and 17th centuries, in North Meirionydd. This is the main house of the Brondanw Estate, given to Clough Williams-Ellis by his father in 1908. Clough later became famous for building the village of Portmeirion, but the gardens and landscape around Brondanw are just as typical of his style, but on a more intimate scale. The house and gardens are now in the care of the Clough Williams-Ellis Foundation (YCWEF), and much more information about their activities can be found on their website:

Christmas card by Susan Williams-Ellis

Plas Party

29 December 2023 at 3pm

You are invited to celebrate the holidays at Plas Brondanw, with music by Twm Morys and Gwyneth Glyn, and a chance to socialize and enjoy the warmth of the Plas at the end of the year. We are very grateful to the Clough Williams-Ellis Foundation for their generous contribution to the costs of hosting the party, which is free to attend. Everyone is welcome, whether you are an old friend or have never crossed the threshold before.

We will be providing some drinks and light refreshments, but if you could bring something to share, we would be very grateful. If you would like to bring an instrument to jam after the official musicians have finished their set, that would be lovely. We now have a piano in the library, which is also available for playing

We look forward to seeing you there!

Plas Brondanw

Opening Times

The house is open Wednesday – Sunday 10:30-4:00 all year round, also on Bank Holidays, but closed between Christmas and New Year.

The garden is open every day, year ‘round 10-4. When the cafe is closed payment is via an honesty box on the back of the gate.

The cafe is open from Easter until the end of September, 10-4, Tuesday until Sunday.

We have decided to set a theme each year, going forwards. Items from the Susan Williams-Ellis archive will be curated according to the theme for the year, and this will also be the theme for the open and young open exhibitions. We invite artists who wish to have solo or group shows to consider responding to the theme, if they feel inspired to do so, although this is not a requirement. Events will also be curated to respond to the theme, where appropriate. The themes are deliberately broad and may be interpreted in any way that the artist feels is appropriate. The themes for the next five years are outlined below:

2023: Airbourne
2024: Transformation
2025: Space
2026: Animal / Vegetable / Mineral
2027: Disturbance
2028: The Sea