Popty Pennant is an old bakehouse in the grounds of an historic seventeenth century upland manor house on the Chirk Castle estate at the head of a secret valley, part of the Ceiriog Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Popty is a tiny cottage - a converted bakehouse with stone flagged floor, beamed ceiling, white washed walls and an old cast iron range with open fire and stove. It's furnished with traditional antique pieces, a couple of comfortable arm chairs and a scrubbed top table. The cosy crog-loft bedroom with comfortable double bed looks down on to sitting room and open fire. The kitchen has an old dresser, full size oven, microwave and fridge and is fully equipped. There is also a modern shower room.
The cottage is exclusively yours with a bench and table and chairs on the terrace. Guest are free to explore the gardens of the manor house and there are more garden chairs down by the gazebo which provide a great view from the top of the ha ha over the front fields and south towards the Ceiriog Valley. There is undercover parking in the cart shed in the farmyard, only about 50 yards from the cottage.
The owners Nick and Derek live in the main house and are more than willing to provide help and advice during your stay. There is another cottage on site i.e. Capel Pennant but there's never likely to be more than six people about in total at Plas Pennant so you can be assured of a very quiet and restful stay.
There are three friendly dogs at Pennant, free range hens, ducks and geese in the orchard and around the farmstead, and mares and foals in the surrounding fields.
We have changeover days ONLY on a Monday and Friday and offer full week 7 night breaks commencing on either day; 3 night weekend breaks arriving on Friday afternoon and leaving on Monday morning; and 4 night weekday breaks arriving on Monday afternoon and leaving on Friday morning. We are limited to these two changeover days as our housekeeper Sandra is only available on a Monday and Friday. Let us know though if you are seeking something different and we can see if it's possible.
The crog-loft bedroom is accessed via a steep winding wooden staircase and the double bed is low to the floor on a slim base so sorry to say is not suitable for guests that have any mobility issues.
The farmstead is at the head of what feels like a very remote valley but it is only 2.5 miles from Llangollen, which can be reached on foot along an old drovers road. The National Trust's Chirk Castle is only a mile away as the crow flies and the surrounding countryside offers some lovely walks, some great traditional pubs and opportunities to go cycling, horse riding etc. The World Heritage Site Pontcysyllte Aquaduct is also in the adjoining Dee Valley and within walking distance of Pennant. Guests often have trips out to Snowdonia, visiting the coast at Harlech and attractions such as Port Merion, the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway and the World Heritage Site Edward I castles at Caernarfon, Conwy, Harlech and Beaumaris.
Although most visitors come by car, quite a few arrive by train - the nearest station is at Chirk about 3 miles from Pennant. We can pick visitors up from the station but local taxi firms are available for other journeys. To save on carrying too much, some visitors arrange for a supermarket delivery and we are more than happy to receive these if are delivered before guests arrive
Central heated throughout
Cast Iron range with open fireplace
Dining table and chairs
2 comfy armchairs
Iron and board
Terrace with bench, table and chairs for alfresco dining
Under cover car parking area
Places to eat :
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12) and pets - Popty only has a double bed and there is not enough floor space for a travel cot etc. The grounds are also not child friendly.
Parking and facilities
Parking available , Private Garden
Credit cards accepted , Pets not allowed
Bathroom and laundry
Bed linen, Hair dryer , Iron & Board
Heating and cooling
Internet and office
Credit cards accepted
Pets not allowed
Check in: 04:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM
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