If you are looking for a relaxing break in stunning surroundings, Pentre Cerrig Country House will tick all the boxes. Perched, on the south west facing side of the Leete valley, with views across to the Clwydian hills and Offas dyke, it is a magnet for wild life including woodpeckers, gold finch, owls, song birds, herons and badgers.
Ancient records say it dates back to 1596, and could have been occupied when Queen Elizabeth 1st was making her royal progress. There is a large garden with scented blossoms and shady nooks to sit and dream.. Also an organic vegetable garden where the hosts grow vegetables and fruit for the table. A small flock of hens provide fresh eggs for the kitchen.
Between 1998/2007, Charmian and Ted ran Pentre Cerrig as a guest house with the prestigious Wolsey Lodges and also Alastair Sawdays Special Places to stay.
Cardinal Wolsey, a favourite of Henry V111, was well known for his love of good food and hospitality. Legend has it, that before he travelled away from his luxurious palace, he would send out servants to sample the taverns and Inns on the Cardinal’s intended itinerary; when they found one they knew he would approve of, they were to put a sign on the door for the epicurean prelate to recognise (emails and airmails not having been invented at that point!). So the concept of comfortable accommodation and good food was the touchstone of the Wolsey Lodge guest houses, and a 5 course dinners was served to guests, often sharing the meal with them. If any previous guests are still around, they would be pleased to welcome them again.
Pentre Cerrig is not suitable for pets of any sort nor children under 8 years of age.
There is safe parking , free WiFi and an especially warm welcome and comfortable beds.
Please feel free to call and ask for Charmian or Maria who will be happy to discuss any particular requirements you may have, in order to ensure you have a great stay.
What makes a stay at Pentre Cerrig Country House unique?
It’s a great spot to discover the beautiful countryside from.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Pentre Cerrig Country House?
The main house had 3 well appointed bedrooms, all en-suite and with views of the garden and/or the valley. The guests have a breakfast room and comfortable lounge with a TV , games, and a varied selection of books as Charmian is an avid reader.
A Continental breakfast is normally provided but an organic cooked breakfast can be ordered at a small extra cost. A 3 course evening meal can be ordered if requested in advance (see price PP) . Where possible the food provided is Organic, and locally sourced.
Gluten free and vegetarian diets can be catered for by arrangement. Charmian and Ted are happy to join guests for dinner occasionally ( see Wolsey Lodge/ Alistair Sawday experience).
There is also a comfortable one/ possibly two bedroom apartment (for family occupation) within the main house with its own independent entrance but it also has access to the main house .This sleeps 2/4 and has a fully fitted kitchen, TV and an en-suite bedrooms-all with sweeping views across the picturesque gardens and valley
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Maeshafn area?
PCcH is ideally suited for sightseeing, walking and cycling - or just relaxing . There are 3 friendly pubs that serve meals within 1.5 miles from the house. They are just 4 miles from the market town of Mold with the Theatre Clywd; 30 minutes from the Roman city of Chester; an hour from Liverpool, Manchester, Llandudno and very central for touring the N Wales towns, valleys, Snowdonia etc. They are happy to provide information about local points of interest , restaurants, local walks and drives, festivals, maps etc
They look forward to welcoming you to their home and provide afternoon tea and homemade cakes on arrival between 3 and 5 o’clock . They are more than happy to accommodate different dietary requirements from those with gluten intolerance , vegetarians and any particular dietary needs.
Breakfast is served in the sitting room overlooking the front garden and valley and, wherever possible, they use local, seasonal and organic produce.
The rooms are cosy and en suite with soft cotton sheets, large fluffy towels and hospitality trays for a morning cuppa.
In the colder months there’s a lovely log fire in the grate and in summer a large garden and lawns to sit and dream…or sip a glass of cold Prosecco.
They have Wi-Fi throughout the house and safe private parking.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
There is a good selection of local country pubs within walking distance.
Mold town centre is just a ten minute drive.
Chester City Centre just 30 minutes away and Liverpool approx a 45 minute drive.