Hospitable country house in welshest Wales
Tucked into the Vale of Clwyd, Pentre Mawr is flanked by meadows where sheep horses graze contentedly. This welcoming Snowdonia country house is run by hospitable owners Graham and Bre.
- Country house luxe without a hint of stuffiness.
- Snowdonia's rugged ranges close by.
- Great home cooking.
Hit the spot
In the village of Llandyrnog, three miles from Denbigh.
There's a heated outdoor pool to cool off in and 200 acres of lawns, meadows and woods for walks.
Good to know
You can land your catch of the day here – there's great fishing nearby.
Minimum StayTwo nights at all times
ClosedClosed over Christmas
ParkingThere is free guest parking.
AirportLiverpool or Manchester – one hour.
TrainRhyl station – ten miles
PetsWelcome by arrangement
LocationLlandyrnog, Denbigh, Denbighshire, LL16 4LA, United Kingdom
Five rooms and suites.
Some rooms have a four poster bed and all have double spa baths and huge showers. The suites have private terraces with outdoor hot tubs. All have tea and coffee making facilities, TV/DVD players and iPod docks
Bandicoot has an imposing mahogany huge four poster bed while Lady Griddlebone has a white kingsize four poster bed. Tumblebrutus has super king bed and lavish bathroom. Whichever you choose, you'll find a double spa baths and large shower.
Eat & Drink
Whether it’s a private affair in the conservatory or a sociable gathering in the dining room, dining at Pentre Mawr hits the spot. The menu changes regularly according to the season, and favourites include rack of lamb, and roasted duck in a port and plum sauce. There's a hint of Africa, too, with recipes from Bre and Graham's travels. Please note that the restaurant is only open at weekends, however, there are two excellent pubs in the village under a mile away.
Full Welsh breakfast is served between 8.30 and 9.30 am
No – though there are always staff around who will happily brings drinks and food to your room during normal working hours. .
See & Do
There's private fishing to be had on the river Clywedog andguests can go hawking with Rich, the resident falconer and his Harris hawks. Walks start from the front door and your hosts are happy to give lifts up to the old Roman road on the hills above the house.Local sights to explore include ancient Denbigh Castle and Offa's Dyke, while historic Chester offers plenty of shopping and city attractions. The idyllic setting though is best suited to walks in the country, picnics, and (if you're fit) hiking in Snowdonia.