Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Aelwyd a Gymhell - a welcoming hearth beckons

This is an inscription which greeted me on my arrival at Plas Penucha near Caerwys.

I had a meeting concerning the North Wales Pilgrim Way which lasted late into the evening. So I took the opportunity of staying overnight at this unusual 4 star farmhouse B&B. The place is extremely restful, spacious and elegant. A far cry from the Travelodges into which the office often books me!

The present structure is Tudor and has been in the hands of the same family ever since. It was altered and improved in the arts and crafts era when Lloyd George himself was a great friend of the family.

It is surrounded by farmland and has a super garden looking out over the Clwydian Hills.

I had another meeting after my splendid breakfast so the Flintshire brochure was as close as I got to walking that day. But the house is only a mile from Offa's Dyke so this place will make a great port of call when I tackle the Offa's Dyke Path later this year.


  1. Do they do evening meals or is it only breakfast?

    1. Only if you arrange it with them. We had a fantastic stay though, made full use of their drying facilities as regrettably it poured down during our stay. Would definitely go back.