From the moment you sweep down the driveway and first see this manor, you know you are somewhere very special. This impressive Grade 1 listed Jacobean Manor House really does have the 'wow factor' and provides an ideal venue for an exclusive holiday or event. Despite its splendour, Lloyd Hall is very much a family house providing you and your guests with a unique and very special luxury holiday in North Wales. For those who dream of living the Downton lifestyle this really is the holiday home for you. Lloyd Hall is in the grounds of the Pentrehobyn Estate about 1 mile to Mold, 16 miles to Chester, 17 miles to Llangollen and 23 miles to Liverpool.
The manor house has a friendly, cosy feel, beautifully presented with gorgeous antiques and luxury soft furnishings. The reception room, with medieval panelling, is furnished with comfortable sofas and chairs and boasts the large original fireplace and mullion windows with lovely views across the garden and estate. This room leads through to the splendid drawing room with another large fireplace, double French doors to the lawns and gorgeous views across the gardens from the triple aspect windows. The half-panelled dining room has a huge open fireplace and tables and chairs to seat 20 in grand style. The kitchen is fully-equipped with four-oven Aga plus a Rangemaster electric stove, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge/freezer and breakfast area with table and chairs for six. For those wishing for a truly relaxing holiday catering can be provided on request. There is a ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC.
A stunning oak staircase leads to the first floor, where there are four luxurious bedrooms and four stylish bathrooms. The main bedroom, with views across the gardens, was the original drawing-room in the 18th Century and has a superking size bed, and a flatscreen TV. Its en suite bathroom has a bath with handheld shower attachment, basin and WC. There are two large double bedrooms (one with a four-poster bed), each with a flatscreen TV, and a fourth bedroom with king size brass bed and flatscreen TV. Each bedroom has a private bathroom with a bath, handheld shower attachment, basin and WC. There is a small lift from the kitchen into one first floor bathroom, if required.
A further three bedrooms are on the second floor. One has a king size bed and a bathroom with power shower, bath, washbasin and WC. There is a family suite with two bedrooms - one a 4' double and the other with three singles (or single and super king size if preferred); these two bedrooms share a family bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Also on the top floor nestled below original oak roof beams (see if you can spot the carpenters' marks), is a superb room with sofas, a huge flatscreen TV complete with DVD library and a selection of games and books. All seven bedrooms are finished to a very high standard with gorgeous soft furnishings, luxurious Italian Frette linen; duck feather pillows and duvets as well as bathroom products.
The manor is approached down a tree-lined drive and is surrounded by some 100 acres of estate grounds. Within this are 3 acres of lawns and garden within the surrounding stone wall of the Hall. The estate land leads down to the River Alyn. Please see 'Local Area' for further details of the surrounding area and of optional activities available.
£1000 security deposit requested please
Electricity and heating included. A good supply of logs for the fires is provided
Bed linen, towels and toiletries provided
Cot, high chair and stairgate available
No smoking please
At a Glance
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 15
- 7 Bedrooms
- 6 Bath/shower rooms
- No pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Towels provided
- Cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- No smoking
- Private parking
- Nearest shop: 1 mile away
- Coast: 25 miles away
- Nearest pub: 1 mile away
Things to Do
The Pentrehobyn estate is just outside the market town of Mold (1 mile away), and is surrounded by its own 100 acre grounds. It is very accessible from the North West, Birmingham and London - 25 minutes from Chester, 45 minutes from Liverpool and 60 minutes from Manchester. Chester has direct & fast trains to London. The house is also well served by Liverpool and Manchester airports. Taxis can be arranged to collect guests from railway stations or airports as required.
Chester (16 miles away) is a stunning Roman City surrounded by sandstone walls and with an impressive amphitheatre. The popular city enjoys a range of fabulous restaurants plus high street and independent stores, something for everyone, and of course is host the famous Chester Races. For the younger members of the family Chester Zoo is a perfect day out and an easy drive from the property, and for all members of the family, boat rides/cruises can be taken on the lovely river Dee.
There is fishing available nearby and a choice of biking trails including Loggerheads Country Park, the Clwydian mountains and world class mountain bike trails at Llandegla. Moel Famau is just short drive away - a very popular walk with amazing views (not quite high enough to be called a mountain!) located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Further south head through the dramatic Horse Show Pass to Llangollen - a lovely town surrounded by rolling green hills, with an attractive river, heritage steam Railway, canal with horse drawn barge rides to the historic Pontcysytlle aqueduct and a good selection of independent shops and places to eat and drink. Further afield into the Snowdonia National Park there are lots of options for a day out - mountains, walks, beaches, arial zip wires, Bounce Below underground trampolines and Surf Snowdonia wave centre plus a great selection of world famous National Trust properties and gardens..
Optional Activities- These can be booked directly with the estate manager who we can put you in touch with.
Clay pigeon shooting - a number of guests may shoot. The keeper will charge a fixed fee of around £250 for the morning or afternoon and will provide the cartridges and clays, at cost.
Displays of Falconry arranged through Cheshire Farm Falconry, at approximately £70 per hour.
Archery - archery party supplying all equipment and targets - approximately £300-350.
Pheasant shooting in season for up to 8 guns can be arranged on estate land. This will require reasonable notice so as not to conflict with existing set shooting dates. The normal bag will be up to 100 birds.
Massage and holistic treatments can be booked.
Optional private hot tub available, a fee of around £200 applies and is subject to availability.
The property was stunning.Tarenjeet - 26th May 2014
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