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Pentre Mawr Country House
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic escape!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I stayed in a safari lodge in August with my friend. The food was amazing, the lodges have everything you could wish for, the hot tub was perfect!
The owners catered to our every whim. It felt like we were staying with friends.
The location is lovely, in the middle of the welsh countryside where the only sounds you hear are birds and sheep.
The only thing I would say is that you should not expect this level of quality for a bargain price! We stayed for 2 nights and it cost over £700! Worth every penny in my opinion.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We have just stayed here in 1 of the amazing & very 'boutique hotel' style tents....pure luxury & escapism. We were made to feel very welcome and after being whizzed to our tent on arrival in the Golf buggy and relaxing in our private hot tub, we wandered up to the main house for a champagne cocktail and a very tasty dinner...lost count of the extra courses. Very relaxed and hospitable atmosphere and met some other guests also 'glamping' & exchanged stories. This morning we were able to go and see the resident birds of prey ...something we hadn't expected and loved watching them. The whole place is amazing, so friendly and something just a bit special....we cannot wait to go back. Bre & Graham were fantastic hosts!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

A must stay if you need a get away, lovely people, lovely accomodation highly recommend to anyone wanting a break in the country. Food is excellent, the walks are relaxing and the hot tub is a nice way to end the day. We stayed in the tents rather than the house and they were amazing, everything you needed for a comfy night with all mod cons. Beautiful bathroom, large comfy bed and very peaceful

  • Stayed November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you like relaxed, cosy, family run guest houses in beautiful surroundings then I massively recommend you pay a visit to Pentre Mawr.

Bre and Graham are brilliant and make you feel relaxed and welcome from the moment you arrive.

We stayed in the house rather than in the tents and it was wonderful. Within 20 minutes of being there I was in the HUGE Jacuzzi bath tub, candle lit, with a glass of fizz in hand. After a four hour drive from London this was heaven! A quick snooze on the big four poster before our friends arrive was the perfect way to wind down after a hectic week at work.

A few reasons for visiting below:

Super dog friendly – our little pooch had her own doggy blanket and treats in our room when we arrived. She came down for drinks in the evening and was more than content in our room while we had supper. A lot of hotels / guest houses claim they’re dog friendly when they’re actually not. Pentre Mawr definitely is.
Bre and Graham – honestly could not be more welcoming into their home. They were so interested in our day out and about and were very knowledgeable about where to visit etc in surrounding areas.
The food – Ohhhh the food! 6 DELICIOUS courses two nights running was such a treat! A reason to visit alone. Yum!
The Safari Tents – as I said above we didn’t in these but we were shown inside an empty one should we want to stay in one of them next time. Admittedly I’m no real camper so I had my reservations but they are amazing! Very cosy, incredible bathrooms (!) and your own private hot tub!
Falconry Experience - a bit like I thought I was isn't to tents, I also thought I wasn't into birds! But we were persuaded to try this and it was AWESOME! A must if you visit!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went last minute to Pentre Mawr , and stayed in the suite with a double spa bath. We had wanted a hot tub suite but they were fully booked however we were told the main communal hot tub would be there for our use!
Upon arrival we parked in the car park and a golf buggy pulled up to take us and our bags the whole 50yrds to the main entrance.
We were seated in the front room which was full of unique chess sets books and general items giving the room a lovely old fashioned homely feel. We were asked if we wanted tea and coffee and also served fresh orange bucks fizz. I really felt special and we were 10 minutes into our stay.
We were taken to our room ( our bags already taken ahead) and it was fab. Large four poster bed a big double jacuzzi bath a wall mounted dvd tv ipod docking station ... Plus a bathroom with a large shower..
We went down for our 3 course meal were we were seated in the front room again with menus and drink orders taken. Then our menu choices. Shortly after We were taken through seated in the dining area all modern with great wine glasses i have to add! There was warm bread on the table and then we were given a pre starter as well of panacotta which was beautiful. After starters we had a sorbet shot which really did cleanse my palette it was gorgeous. Mains was delicious , then dessert , then cheese crackers and coffee served in the front room with the other guests... Its a nice touch as you get talking with the other guests as well which makes the whole experience more comfortable!
We went then to ask about the hot tub to be told it hadnt in fact been put on. I was a bit upset having brought a bikini with me especially and nothing nicer than a cold wine in a hot tub on a cold night!
However they did in fact put the hot tub on for us. We gave it a good 35 minutes before attempting it and whilst it was warm it wasnt warm enough and after another 20 mins we gave up ... Bre explained they had had it switched on all year and it hadnt really been used and as most guests had hottubs hadnt put it on that night. It was a bit of a shame i was a little disheartened as its what we actually went for ...but we made up for it in a super hot bubbly jacuzzi bath which was fantastic with all tealights around!
Breakfast the next morning was fantastic again , plenty of options for everyone tea coffee and more fresh bucks fizz.
The atmosphere was light friendly the hotel exactly what you expect yet more. We have stayed all over britain in hot tub hotels and this is one place we will definitely return !
In fact ive been in touch recently about doing a joint hen stag overnight relaxing stay for just 2 wks before our wedding..it will be well needed if we can do it.
It may seem steep in price per person per night but for everything it includes its WELL worth it !!
The suites look amazing and we were shown the glamping huts which are a fab idea and definitely fun to do with friends...
And as my fiance lives abroad and flies back days after the wedding i think a little 2 night honeymoon break in the suite is in order.
A huge thank you to bre graham and lynda as well as the other staff for giving us a memorable night away !

  • Stayed October 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We’ve stayed at Pentre Mawr three times now, twice in the main season and at New Year last year. I was recommending it to a friend when we went on trip advisor and saw the previous review. I’ve never written a review before but felt the need to say something about it, so here goes. To be honest I’m so annoyed. I know everyone has a right to their opinion but I really feel that the review was uncalled for. When we stayed at New Year it was really cold and the heating in the lodges was more than enough, yes it was cold but the heaters we had were more than adequate, we didn’t expect it to be roasting in a tent in winter. When we stayed this September it rained the whole weekend. We used the gas fire to back up our electric heating and did as Graham and Bre suggest, having switched off the heaters dropped the curtains down around the bed and we were snug as a bug in a rug, not that we saw any bugs, just Graham with a smile in the morning and Bre running around after her guests and finding time to chat and be friendly with all of them. We bring our dog with us and she even gets treats and a blanket and towel in the lodge when we arrive. So I just want to say the people who said their heaters didn’t work, it’s not complicated, you should have gone to see the guys and they would have sorted it out for you. Still baffled as to how you missed the lovely gas heaters that are in the lodges. As far as value for money is concerned, I assume that they haven’t stayed at a five star country house before. With the fabulous food and all the special little touches not to talk of the friendly service in OUR PERSONAL OPINION it’s great value for money.
The tent is in the garden and we brought mud in our feet and so did our dog and that was the only dirt we saw in the tent. It was just fabulous. Everywhere you look our every need was covered. The first time we visited Bre even lent me her willies as I wanted to walk to the river and the fields had been flooded. We had Polo’s for their lovely old ponies and we sneaked a few for ourselves as well,
Lovely evening meal hard describes the fabulous dinner with the little surprise mini starter, fantastic main course where my hubby wanted his sauce on the side, no trouble was Graham’s reply and the Chocolate torte just to die for. Get Bre to tell you how to make it. She’s right it is easy but mine has never been as good hers, she has a really special knack with food.
So my advice ignore the previous review, go to Pentre Mawr and be spoilt by two lovely people and their staff who really care about their guests and give you warmest welcome we’ve ever had in any hotel any place in the world. And no we’re not friends, just guests who were lucky enough to have found Pentre Mawr and will keep returning there as often as we can and our dog thinks so too. Thanks again for a lovely stay and don’t let that miserable review get you down. Bobbi

Room Tip: We've seen all the rooms and suites, the safari lodges are our favourites but the rooms in the m...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

What a gem to find on one of the worst weeks for weather! Despite floods all around there was such a warm feeling to the family house where Bre and Graham welcome you to join them in what feels like a house party with friends (and the dogs had a wonderful time too!)

Nothing was too much trouble to make us and our friends from South Africa (who were certainly feeling the cold!) feel a warm welcome - and the spa baths caused a lot of giggles to us the uninitiated! The most delicious dinner in the most cosy setting was followed the next morning with a really splendid breakfast - Graham just makes it look so easy to bring you exactly what you ask for - and our order was quite complicated..!

Altogether a lovely experience - we will be back and hopefully Maggie and Peter will cross continents again too.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Pentre Mawr Country House
Address: Llandyrnog, Llandyrnog LL16 4LA, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Denbighshire > Llandyrnog
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Llandyrnog
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Pentre Mawr Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in an area of designated natural beauty in the foothills of the Clwydian hills Pentre Mawr Country House has a lovely romantic feel to it...set as it is in nearly 200 acres of meadows, park and woodland. There are all the little extras that you would expect in a fine country house at Pentre but it is run on a much softer line. Meals are served either in the Oak room or the formal dining room but with none of the stuffiness. We are delighted to announce that we have received 5 Stars and a dining award from the AA There are two lovely sitting rooms all with comfy sofas and portraits of Graham's ancestors. The hidden walled garden is a lovely place to sit and read or just relax and smell the roses.We are more than happy to welcome guest dogs as we have two collies and two cats of our own here. ... more   less 
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