By Dan Coles
LAP UP THE LUXURY this summer with this enchanting retreat in the superb Hen Wrych Hall Tower, located in Abergele.
The tower overlooks the 500-year-old Hen Wrych Hall, once home to the famous poet Felicia Hemans.
The property sits in the original curtain of Gwrych Castle, which is ranked as one of the most important castellated houses of the picturesque style in Britain.
The castle, with its associated lodges and towers was completed sometime in 1822, after being designed by Lord and Lady Bamford along with architectural theorist Thomas Rickman.
What’s incredibly interesting about the property is it still holds a lot of historical elements, including original cast iron windows and traces of scratched pictures of period sailing ships, believed to have been done by Napoleonic prisoners of war hundreds of years ago.
The current owners, in partnership with the local Conwy conservation officer carried out extensive renovations. This included preserving an original bread oven and camber headed front door and also adding a specially commissioned metal window matching the Rickman window downstairs.
The tower has a couple of notable features including a deep slipper bath and original Thomas Crapper toilet cistern.
Other features include an Elizabethan-style deep carved four poster bed, hand carved mahogany staircase and wood burning stove.
Ideal for site seeing, there are local woods and hills to wander over, as well as being just a five-minute walk from the North Wales coastline and beach.
If you decide you want to dine out during your stay, local restaurants and pubs are just a mile away.
Llandudno is very easy to get to as well as Bodnant gardens, Conwy and an array of castles being just a short drive away.
The place advertises its open plan living space consisting of a living area fitted with a wood burner, TV and DVD player.
The kitchen comes ready with a cooker, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer. The turning stairs then lead you to the bedroom with a four-poster bed, finishing off with the bathroom consisting of a shower, bath and toilet.
Other amenities include LPG central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi.
Initial logs for the wood burner are included whilst any extras are available to buy locally.
Finally, there’s a grassy area with garden furniture and private parking for one car.
The property sleeps two and costs £783 for the week, you can find It here: http://www.cottages.com/cottages/hen-wrych-hall-tower-opw?adult=2&nights=7&range=3
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