Capel Pennant
Chirk Castle estate, near Llangollen, NE Wales
Sleeps 2
Key Features
Farm or Rural location Young children welcome Open fire / woodburner Pub Nearby (walkable) Television and reception Accessible without your own car Gay friendly 
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Earliest arrival:16:00
Depart by:10:00
Price range:£0 - £503 short stay, £0 - £565 week *
Bedrooms:  one
Separate beds:one
Bed layout:Master Double
Pets:  Strictly no pets allowed
Prices based on:up to two guests
Booking policy:Booking changeovers strictly Monday and Friday only.
Smoking:All our properties are strictly No Smoking.

The Accommodation

Is this the most romantic cottage in North Wales? We think so! No. 7 in The Times list of Top 10 Country Estate Holiday Lets!

"The interior of Capel Pennant is reason enough to stay in this estate chapel, stylishly refurbed by north Wales’s inspector of historic buildings: the antiques, moody religious paintings, Shaker kitchen and hymn board make it mag-shoot gorgeous. Open the door and you’re in the gardens of one of Wales’s most beautiful upland manor houses, with verdant views down the Ceiriog Valley." Martin Hemming reviewing for The Times

The Financial Times loved it too, 'Here is a corner of North Wales so pristine it's almost a pastoral cliche. Capel Pennant is stylishly done - The Shaker kitchen, column radiators and exposed rafters painted in Farrow & Ball tones, natural sisal floors. The living room has a deep sofa, big fireplace, the odd ecclesiastical hint and lots of cosy Welsh blankets. It's in a pristine rural valley that seems to have escaped mass tourism altogether, and enjoys a delicious sense of peace.'

Capel Pennant is a converted estate chapel in the gardens of one of Wales' most beautiful upland manor houses (Plas Pennant), on the Chirk castle estate. It has been beautifully furnished - in fact we consider this one of our best interiors - but the chief delight is the wonderful open view down the famous Ceiriog valley. The restoration has been the pet project of Cadw's Inspector of Historic Buildings in North Wales, and as you'd expect it shows in the remarkable attention to detail (Cadw is the state body for Welsh heritage). Book this property and enjoy access over the handsome gardens of the manor, great walking in the area, and visit the charming heritage towns around, of which Llangollen and Chirk are just the start. Extra photos here as well as general views. Anna McDonald from the New York Times has penned this great article on Capel Pennant too!

See extra, larger photos of this romantic North Wales cottage.

In Detail

The cottage is centrally heated throughout - included in holiday price.

  • Sitting Room - Fine views from three huge windows / French doors onto the patio and gardens. Wing-back armchairs, a woodburning stove and dining with more views. Unobtrusive flatscreen TV/ DVD with basic satellite channels.
  • Kitchen - electric cooker, fridge (small freezer compartment), microwave, toaster
  • Shower room - with powerful shower
  • Bedroom (over) - antique brass double bed, authentic 15th century Gothic arch adds a romantic touch
  • Outside - parking for 2 cars, table & chairs with views, shared use of the beautiful gardens around the manor house as well as the land about. Exclusive use of the Chapel garden
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This location is relatively accessible via public transport. You may need a taxi or to ask for a lift at the start and end of your holiday if you have heavy cases, but otherwise there are local public transport services available within walking distance. You can get information on UK transport services from Transport Direct using a destination postcode of LL20 7AT.

Travel Info

Train to Chirk (3 miles from cottage) and then taxi, or you can bus up Ceiriog valley and walk the final 1.5 miles (uphill). It may be possible to arrange pickups from Chirk station, depending on availability of owners. There's a direct train from London Marylebone station to Chirk on the Wrexham Shropshire line.


This property is co-located with:
Popty Pennant sleeps 2
Therefore sleeping a total of up to 4 people.

If you want to book multiple accommodation simply make 2 or more bookings. We'll even hold your details in a cookie so you don't even need to retype anything more than your card number.

Local Area
  • Llangollen (heritage town - cafes, art, canal, steam railway) - 2.5 miles
  • Pontcysyllte Aquaduct (World Heritage Site) - 2.5 miles
  • Chirk Castle (National Trust) - 1 mile, or 2 miles to town
  • Golf - choice of two clubs within 3 miles!
  • Chester - heritage, great food & shopping - half an hour
  • Beaches on North or West coast - about an hour
  • Ceiriog valley - you are in it!
  • Berwyn Mountains - 6 miles.
  • re-use of a formerly derelict outbuilding
  • only lime used so breathable walls
  • natural claypaints used - no toxins
  • efficient condensing combi boiler
  • on site recycling collection
  • most furnishings antique
Booking Notes

- toddlers to be supervised in garden as unprotected water & drops (note cottage only sleeps 2 anyway)


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This accommodation strictly operates Monday / Friday changeovers only

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Our Prices *

Prices include heating and electricity where it is installed, bed-linen, towels, and hot water. Guests may be responsible for purchasing extra baskets of logs/fuel if desired.

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