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.