We are close to Bala Lake and Llangollen, 35 miles from Chester, just under one hour. 1½ hours from central Manchester and Liverpool and their airports.  Nearest train station is Wrexham or Chester.

There is a local bus service which is the T3 route from Wrexham to Barmouth, but it takes a while. Taxis can be arranged with good notice.  London can be done within 3½ hours if you take the M6 toll road and the traffic is kind to you.

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Previously an Editor’s Choice

‘Not quite the back of beyond’, but this restaurant-with-rooms ‘in a very pleasant. quiet, rurual location’ is well worth the trek, according to trusted Guide readers. ‘Food is the main event’ at Susan and Bryan Webb’s Michelin-starred retreat, ‘and the menu makes you want to stay longer to try more of his cooking’. Backed by ‘spot-on’ service from ‘professional,  friendly’ staff, the chef marries crab and langoustine with avocado salsa, calves’ sweetbreads with bubble and squeak, panna cotta with blood orange and grappa, taking advantage or seasonal Welsh produce.

Away from the epicurean delights, the ‘sympathetically extended’ Georgian property has ‘tastefully decorated’ guest rooms. ‘There is plenty of storage, two armchairs, a very comfortable bed. Our bathroom had great towels, a walk-in shower and free standing bath, but no shaving mirror or soap dish in the shower. Minor irritations.’

Overseeing everything is Susan Webb, who is ‘very much in evidence’, ensuring that events run like clockwork. Breakfast brings ‘good coffee’, several ‘freshly cooked’ options. Perhaps, mused one guest, the excellent bread served at dinner could be used for morning toast.