Manor House | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 16
Llandrinio Hall was built in 1678 during the reign of Charles II near the site of a former hall that can be traced back to 1589. It has a well-documented history as an important Montgomeryshire house that was the centre of a large estate throughout the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. During that time its owndership passed through just three families, but they boasted amongst their numbers the nephew of the Bishop of St Asaph, four high sheriffs of Montgomery and various relatives of the great parliamentarian Sir Robert Peel.
The hall is approached via an impressive avenue of lime trees and stands against the backdrop of the Breidden Hills. Many of its original features have been retained, including two oak Carolean (ie dating from the reign of Charles ll) staircases at either end of the house and a wealth of oak timbers and polished oak floors. Having been recently fully renovated, nowadays the spacious rooms strike a balance between their fine original features and more modern style details: a Steinway baby grand piano in the Drawing Room; Snooker/Games Room with a full-sized snooker table and darts board; Cinema Room with 64" HD plasma television and Bose home theatre surround sound system; an impressive walk-in Shower Room/Wet Room; gym equipment. There are open fires in the Snooker/Games Room and Cinema Room and a solid fuel stove in the Drawing Room. The state-of-the-art sound system enables fingertip music/radio control throughout the house, and into the garden. Together with its fully equipped kitchen, its romantic vined conservatory and spacious dining areas, Llandrinio Hall is an impressive and atmospheric setting for relaxing and entertaining guests in style.
You will find this charming, welcoming, warm, comfortable and atmospheric property to be aesthetically appealing and tastefully decorated and furnished. The whole place has been engineered for comfort and pleasure. The hall is equally suited as a place to relax in peace and tranquility, or to party and have a great deal of fun; or both.
It is also an exceptionally child-friendly place. Obviously the Cinema Room is an attraction (with its comprehensive DVD/Blu-Ray collection of over 300 titles), as are the grounds, complete with a massive trampoline and purpose-built tree-house, and an acre of orchard to the side in which to roam and play. There is also a host of children's toys, games, puzzles, a DVD with wide-screen TV in a separate room, a large collection of children's DVDs (Simpsons, Futurama etc), table football, table tennis.
The property is fully-equipped throughout, including high-speed 20mb broadband wifi internet, Freeview TV channels, a full burglar and fire alarm system, comprehensive kitchen facilities, comfortable beds, a library of books, a library of children's books, 3 showers and 2 baths. Altogether, it's a very beautiful and idyllic, peaceful and tranquil home, or home-from-home.
Outside catering for parties can be arranged (please enquire).
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Barmouth, Aberdovey and the Ceredigion coastline 60 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester/Birmingham/Liverpool all about equidist 50 km, Nearest railway: Oswestry (Gobowen), Shrewsbury equidistant (15 min 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (7), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors||
DINING KITCHEN: 6.5m x 5.35m; large, south-facing room with a door onto the conservatory; very well-equipped with range cooker, dishwasher, microwave, panini maker, and American-style fridge/freezer with ice maker; Bose remote sound system.
CONSERVATORY: 6.4m x 3.7m; south-facing and centrally heated; Bose remote sound system; table tennis.
SITTING ROOM: 6.35m x 5.45m; solid fuel stove; Steinway baby grand piano; Bose remote sound system; windows overlook both the conservatory and the 200-metre tree-lined driveway.
CINEMA ROOM: 5.45m x 4.45m; 64" Panasonic flat screen HD television with Freeview and Bose cinema sound system; extensive library of over 300 top-quality DVDs; XBox 360 with many games and 4 wireless controllers; open fire.
GAMES ROOM: 6.2m x 5.45m; full-sized period snooker table; dart board; open fire; Bose remote sound system.
PLAY BEDROOM: 5.45m x 3.75m; extensive collection of board games and children's toys; Panasonic TV with DVD player; collection of children's DVDs.
BOOT ROOM: WC.
MASTER BEDROOM: 5.75m x 4.5m; double bed; Bose remote sound system.
BEDROOM 2: 5.75m x 4m; double bed; Bose remote sound system.
BEDROOM 3: 5.35m x 4.15m; double bed.
BEDROOM 4: 5.75m x 4.15m; double bed.
BEDROOM 5: 3.75m x 3.5m; double bed.
BATHROOM 1: bath and shower and WC; Bose remote sound system.
BATHROOM 2: bath and shower and WC.
SHOWER ROOM: walk-in pebble-lined wet room with state-of-the-art shower; Bose remote sound system.
BEDROOM 6: 4m x 5.8m; double bed.
BEDROOM 7: 4m x 5.8m; double bed.
BEDROOM 8: 4m x 5.8m; twin beds.
Please note that all second floor bedrooms are built within the eaves and thus have low sloping ceilings. Not particularly suitable for unusually tall people of an uncoordinated nature, but everyone else is fine.
|Further details outdoors||
The vine-shaded conservatory opens onto the lawned rear gardens, with rose borders and formal yew hedging. Other garden features include: a family-sized trampoline; tree house; BBQ. With stunning uninterrupted views of the Breidden Hills, it really is the perfect place to relax, unwind and/or to entertain guests.
Dear Jonathan & Polly,
What can I say, other than 'Wow?!' The Hall is stunning - you have created a real home-from-home for your guests and each and everyone of us were thrilled with everything!
We really enjoyed our stay at Llandrinio Hall. It was an excellent venue for the family celebration of my husband's 60th birthday. The garden was a superb size for children and adults to play a variety of games. The adults enjoyed watching the highlights of the Olympics on the large screen during the first week. The kitchen was a great size to work in and have everyone sitting round the table for a meal. And the pianists amongst us played a few duets, so something for everyone. There was just the right amount of space for people to join in or do their own thing. In fact, apart from taking the dog for walks in and around the village, we were happy to spend our time at the Hall. We also had a few family table tennis tournaments, raising the competitive spirit.
Kind regards, Paula Crosbie & Family
We had an amazing time, a fab time - the pictures did not do the house justice! Really fell in love with it.
I celebrated my 40th birthday there and Alec and Veronica did the catering - it was a fantastic night, and they are just the loveliest people. Nothing was too much trouble.
The house was so comfortable and not like most holiday lets! We did not want to leave and certainly hope to return one day. It far exceeded our expectations.
Thanks so much, Fleur Challis
It was truly a wonderful experience staying at Llandrinio Hall, for all of us (10), over the bank holiday weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was immaculately tidy and we were proud to be part of the historical mansion. Honestly, 4 nights was simply not be enough; we would have loved to stay longer than that. I take pleasure on behalf of my family and my friends, in conveying our happiness and thanks for the nice way we were treated at the Hall. Special thanks to Alec and Veronica for their help. We would highly recommend that others experience the amazing place, providing entertainment to all ages from 6 to 60. All-in-all, it was a fabulous place to spend the holiday period. We liked the whole house, including the entertainment for adults and kids in the form of snooker, table tennis and the trampoline, plus the sports gear, the amazing Bose sound system, the sprawling kitchen and dining facilities, TV lounge and music room, the shower room and the king size bedrooms.
Warm regards, Ramesh Ramaraju & Family
Llandrinio Hall is a beautiful place with fantastic facilities. We had no problems finding something to keep everyone amused and the whole family enjoyed their stay. A truly wonderful experience, from the first sight of the Hall approaching up the driveway, to saying goodbye. Totally unique. The photographs on the internet don't do this place justice at all; no fault of the photographer, it just has to be seen to be believed. Oh and the most important part: loads of dishes if you are planning to cook Tapas! I enjoyed the weekend so much, I've already booked for the whole family for next spring, and I'll come back with this mob again also.
Thanks again, Darren Hunt & Family
We had a wonderful time last weekend at your house - such a beautiful place to stay. It was a perfect place for such a large group, and we really appreciated all the facilities (and enjoyed piping through odd music to people halfway through their showers - rather childish, but we never seemed to grow tired of it). We can highly recommend the area for an activity weekend - great mountain biking at Coed Llangdella and an enjoyable afternoon karting at the circuit near Chester. Alec was more than helpful with the handover of keys, and great at filling in on the history of the house, too. A handy tip it might be worth passing on - Tesco will do an evening home delivery of shopping to the house for future guests - we had a van turn up with all our provisions about 10 mins after we arrived on the Thursday night, which then means you're free to enjoy the weekend without worrying about heading out for drinks/food first thing after arriving or having to stop and do a shop on the way. I hope I manage to find another excuse to book again in the future - one of our party's wife has already booked in November for a weekend (Shona Hares), and I expect you'll find a few of us will be in contact again in the next couple of years. Thanks once again for a great weekend.
Regards, Tim Watsham & Guests
We had a fantastic time in your lovely home. It was even better than advertised on your website.
I can't tell you how fun it was to help one of our older guests onto the trampoline. She and I laughed like hyenas as I tried to gently guide her to bounce up and down. The bedrooms were great, the bathrooms very nice, the kitchen so spacious - we were able to fit 16 people for Sunday lunch. We were really pleasantly surprised at the huge number of plates, glasses & cutlery. Absolutely brilliant! Also, lots of pots, pans, and casserole dishes. We've stayed at several villas in France, Italy & Spain and you've definitely offered the best kitchen for entertaining. We had a singalong on Saturday night, so thanks so much for the piano. And we had a nice cozy couple of nights with open fires. Needless to say, the cinema room was a huge hit with the under 19-year-olds and the sound system was just as popular with the rest of the party. The trampoline as I say above, was hugely popular. We all couldn't stop laughing and it will certainly go down in history as the best way to get grumpies to smile!
Really, it was a total pleasure from start to finish. Many thanks again to you, and Alec (for all his support & assistance) for a fantastic stay at Llandrinio Hall.
Best wishes, Linda & Geraint Ditchburn
We had a fantastic weekend at Llandrinio Hall, thanks. It's an incredible house! We definitely hope to return in the near future. We frequently stay in large country houses and this is the best one yet; the house has it all!
Thanks a lot, Susan Ryan
Just a quick message to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Llandrinio Hall over Christmas. It is a fabulous house and will be remembered by all for a very long time. The children (and a few of the adults) enjoyed the trampoline, and we had a great game of hide and seek at night in the garden. The cinema room was a huge hit. All in all, we thought it great value for money, and hope to book again for the future!
Kind Regards, Fiona Stephenson & Family
We had a truly memorable stay at Llandrinio Hall over New Year. We are all still suffering from withdrawal symptoms. The house was amazing - beautiful, spacious, kid-friendly. We loved the wet room, the cinema room, the table tennis, the trampoline, the billiard room, the piano etc etc. So nice to be in a house where there was no shortage of crockery, pans, cutlery etc. We had a fantastic week, many thanks.
Frances Rivers & Family
We’ve enjoyed a fantastic weekend. Everyone loved the place and all the activities, both in the house and locally. The house provides a beautiful setting, and, although grand in stature, has a very homely feel. I couldn't imagine a better location for a gathering of friends and family.
Paul Morris & Sarah Milne
We had an amazing (albeit far too short!) weekend at Llandrinio Hall. The house is perfect for gatherings of family or friends. There is so much to do to keep everyone occupied. The kitchen is absolutely perfect for cooking/eating/socialising (and comfortably sat 16). The snooker, darts and table tennis kept the males occupied and the television/games room is ideal for taking time out and relaxing. The photos do not do it justice - it is much bigger & more impressive 'in the flesh'. The wet room was the talking point of the weekend & the garden is truly magnificent. We hope to re-book in the near future.
16 of us stayed for a long weekend in Llandrinio Hall in March and one of my children actually burst into tears when it was time to leave - we'd had such a wonderful time, she couldn't bear the thought of driving away. To be honest, I felt the same way! The house is beautiful - I especially loved the huge old windows and the wide wooden staircases - and the children had great fun with the treehouse and trampoline in the garden. What made Llandrinio Hall such a special place to stay was that it felt as if we were staying in a friend's house - there were so many books and games and lovely pictures around the place, that it was like a home, not just an impersonal building. The weather was great but even if it had poured down solidly the whole weekend, nobody would have minded - the house was so comfortable and well-equipped with its snooker room, cinema room and games room, that there was something to keep everybody entertained. We have already booked to come back again next year - I can't wait!
Thanks again, and all the best, Sue Mongredien
Just a quick note to let you know that we all had a brilliant time at Llandrinio Hall and very much appreciated the obvious care and attention to detail that you have lavished on the house and grounds. A highly satisfactory weekend and everyone agreed that it is the nicest house we have stayed in so far (this is the fourth time we have gone away together for the May bank holiday).
Many thanks, Graham and Liz Sturgess
We had a fantastic time at Llandrinio Hall. It was everything we had hoped for. The house is amazing and in a beautiful setting, with the most of the beautiful garden with a fantastic view; it was idyllic. The views are amazing. We were there for the village carnival on the Saturday and there was a fete on the common, which was nice. The pub was a good stopping place for a drink on the walk back to the Hall.
The children enjoyed sleeping in the rooms in the eves and exploring the garden, playing rounders and making friends with the cows in the neighbouring field. All the bedrooms on the first floor were of equal size and were all very nice. This meant all couples were happy in their room, which we allocated by picking room numbers from a hat.
The kitchen was fantastic and well equipped, with plenty of everything you could possibly need and room for everybody to help without it being a case of ‘too many cooks’.
My favourite room was the drawing room, in which some of us relaxed with a wine after dinner, whilst others watched DVD’s in the cinema room. Some of us even had a play on the piano.
We had such a perfect weekend that nobody in our party wanted to go home. We even bought a syndicate lottery ticket on the Saturday night and planned to buy the house if we won!
Kind Regards, Linda Hynan
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at your beautiful hall and we have all fallen in love with it. It was a great place to hold a large party, as there was something for everyone and we could have stayed for weeks. Our group included people from 4-83 and we all had something to entertain us. The area is beautiful, the garden a dream and every room was beautiful. We are all planning when we can stay again.
Thank you so much, Suzanne Al Kaddah
We had a great week and the weather was very kind to us. The house and gardens are lovely. We hadn't realised how old the house was, and gives the place a lot of character. Our daughter especially loved the attic room with the curtains across the entrance. The cinema room was a big hit, and 4-player Mario Kart on the big screen was lots of fun! Trampoline - brilliant! It was great to be able to sit 10 around the table in the sun room, and around the kitchen table very comfortably. The bread maker and the blender were also used quite a bit (good bread) - thanks for those! All the rooms were great, fantastic views from all windows, and very spacious. The walk up to Rodney's Pillar is very rewarding and I would recommend that to the next visitors. The housekeepers are very friendly and helpful. Shrewsbury is really nice and good for shopping. The piano is great and wonderful to have this in the house. Walk-in shower room amazing!
Thanks again. We will certainly return next time we all want to meet up for a holiday. Jenny Jones
We had an absolutely fabulous stay at Llandrinio Hall. We booked it as somewhere for the whole family to get together, to celebrate my Mum's 60th birthday. She arrived at the Hall thinking my Dad had taken her to stay at a country hotel, only to be met by all her family! Mum, like the rest of us, was blown away by the Hall. Not only was it able to accommodate the whole family, 14 in total, it is a beautiful setting; a real home from home. We loved the grandeur and history of the property, which made us feel extremely special. But more so we enjoyed the personal touches around the house, and the attention to detail, which meant there was something for everyone and there was never a quiet moment. It was constant activity, and we all developed a competitive edge: table tennis, snooker, darts, even the trampoline got the most inactive of us out of our seats; even my Nana got involved and was playing the XBox at one point! The weather was gorgeous, and in all honesty, whilst we did venture out, we were all keen to get back to the Hall and enjoy some time sat in the garden with a glass of wine, admiring the splendid setting and scenery.
Everything was fantastic. We even thought about how we could all pool our financial resources so we could make an offer on the place if you ever sell up!
Kind regards, Jessica Nash
Have just got back from Llandrinio Hall, which is a very impressive building and has very well kept grounds. It is beautifully furnished and full of very interesting artifacts (stuffed piranhas, a turtle on one wall, beautiful carpets). In our group were 5 teenagers/young adults and there was so much for them to do - the biggest snooker table I have ever seen, table tennis, darts, Xbox with huge screen, trampoline). The property had fantastic views and there was a great walk nearby. I have to say it is a great place for a family get-together. We found the local pub very friendly, too.
I was a bit concerned before our trip to Llandrinio Hall at the beginning of November. Everybody was looking forward to it so much – would we be disappointed? I needn’t have worried; it was even better than we had hoped.
The house was beautiful and comfortable with plenty of space for our party of eight to spread out. The huge kitchen was one of the best equipped I have ever seen and all the fitting and furnishings throughout the house were of a really high standard. Our four-year-old grandson loved the trampoline and the table football and we appreciated having a variety of toys to keep him amused. The billiard table and darts kept the competitive ones happy, and the only problem with the cinema room was choosing what to watch. Some of us managed to drag ourselves away from the house for a few hours (others refused point blank to leave!) for a short trip to Shrewsbury, where there are lots of unusual shops, as well as the larger national chains.
We had a great welcome from Alec and Veronica and they provided a fantastic meal on the Friday night for an 80th birthday celebration using local meat and tasty homegrown veg. They then washed up while we relaxed in front of the log fires.
I've been trying to think if there is anything that could have improved our stay - and can't think of a single thing! We’ll remember our perfect trip to Llandrinio for many years to come, and are already thinking of other occasions we could use as an excuse to come and stay!
Many thanks, Pat Jones
Fifteen of us (ranging in ages from 6-80) stayed for a long weekend at Llandrinio Hall to celebrate my father’s 80th birthday, and not once was anyone bored.
The hall was much more than any of us expected. From the moment we drove up the long driveway to investigating each themed room that we went into. It felt homely, it was beautifully decorated and so well equipped. It was a pleasant surprise to find so many utensils, so much crockery/cutlery and everything else that you would find in your own home.
All of us managed to sit around the kitchen table at meal times, to chat and to play games, which was fantastic. We loved the table tennis, cinema and snooker rooms equally and we were amazed at how many toys/games/DVDs and books were there to keep everyone occupied. The sound system was a definite bonus having music playing in each room.
We hardly ventured out other than for Sunday lunch at the Punch Bowl pub (10 minutes walk away). Everyone had a fantastic home cooked roast dinner at an excellent price.
We all would definitely like to return to Llandrinio Hall at some point, hopefully for a longer duration. If you are in any doubt as to whether to book this, I can assure you that you will not be disappointed.
Lynn Howard & Family
We had an absolutely wonderful time. What a fabulous house for my 50th birthday party! It was truly such a special place to be - a fantastic fun-filled house to party in. There were 14 of us, all adults - music lovers, art lovers, film lovers, food lovers - and we could not have been in a better place!!
Very best wishes, Sue Richardson
I just wanted to say that we had a fantastic stay at Llandrinio Hall for my 40th. All the adults and the children were gushing in their praise. I had several conversations about what a great place it would be to come back to year after year as the children grow up and for our geographically dispersed group to meet up. Alec and Veronica were so hospitable and made us feel right at home with wonderful catering and local gossip. The house is magnificent, the views spectacular, and we loved it. Hope to return next year.
Cheers, Tom Liptrot
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
Llandrinio Hall is the perfect base for exploring the varied delights of both Shropshire (to the east) and mid-Wales (to the west). It is located directly on the English/Welsh border.
Shropshire has been surprising visitors ever since the Romans first settled here. It has some 32 castles and stately homes, the best of which can be found at Ludlow, Stokesay and Attingham Park in Shrewsbury. There’s even a Roman city at Wroxeter. Shropshire also boasts many national horticulture collections and speciality gardens, like Wollerton Old Hall and Stapley Water Gardens.
Mid-Wales has just as much to offer visitors, too. The unique Powis Castle near Welshpool is built from red gritstone and was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1952 by the 4th Earl of Powis. It features magnificent gardens complete with rambling Italianate terraces. Beyond Welshpool are the Elan Valley reservoirs, the Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth, the Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons National Parks and the beautiful west Wales coastline, many stretches of which fly the much-coveted Blue Flag award.
The towns of Oswestry (10.3 miles) and Welshpool (8 miles) both have extensive shopping facilities and regular farmers' markets. The historic Georgian county town of Shrewsbury, birthplace of Charles Darwin, is just a little further afield at 13 miles and has some excellent independent shops, stylish restaurants and leisure facilities.
There are many superb walks close to Llandrinio Hall, including the Severn Way and world famous Offa's Dyke trail. During your stay you might also want to try the impressive hour-long climb to Rodney's Pillar, visible from the rear of the house on the Breidden Hills. Other local activities include cycling, riding, golf, fishing, hot-air ballooning, paintballing, hovercrafts, shooting and go-karting. Historic Llangollen (15 miles) also offers some of the UK's finest and memorable stretches of canal.
Slightly further afield (30 miles) is the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Also 30 miles away is Ludlow, Shropshire’s food and drink capital and home of the Ludlow Food Festival and a number of Michelin starred restaurants. Other local attractions worth visiting include the 18th century gardens and grottos of Hawkstone Park Follies, the RAF museum at Cosford, the Severn Valley Railway and Stokesay Court, where the Oscar winning-yet-tedious movie "Atonement" was filmed.