Pentrehobyn Hall – Information
Pentrehobyn Hall is a beautiful Grade I listed Jacobean Manor House located in Wales just over the border of England near Chester. The house was built in traditional Jacobean style in 1625 by the Lloyd family, who are directly descended from Hywel ep Edwin, who became Prince of Wales in 1096. The house has remained in the same family for generations, who have lovingly restored Pentrehobyn Hall to the luxurious family home it is today.
The house is steeped in history, with wonderful original features including the original 17th century carvings above the central hall fireplace and the dining room, commemorating the successful attack by the Prince of Wales against Randolph, the 4th Earl of Chester. There is another carving at the foot of the stairs dating to medieval times, believed to have been sourced from another of the family’s houses near Llangynog.
Another historic feature is the row of Llettai next to the house, built in 1550 next to the house that originally occupied the site. These unique buildings were created as resting places for weary travellers following the suppression of the monasteries by King Henry VIII, dating back to when the driveway was once the main road through the area. The Llettai and the adjacent overseer’s cottage at the end are Grade I listed and a site of historic interest.
Pentrehobyn Hall is approached via a long private driveway, winding through parkland and magnificent oak trees towards this majestic home. The beautiful wisteria-clad stone exterior with mullioned windows creates a real wow factor as you arrive, with the 100 acres of surrounding grounds ensuring a good deal of privacy.
The entrance hall contains a beautiful medieval oak screen, with the craftsman’s marks clearly visible. This leads through to the stunning oak panelled central hall, with a huge feature fireplace, antique paintings and original carvings creating a real sense of history and grandeur in this room without ever losing the welcoming and homely feel that Pentrehobyn offers.
The drawing room is beautifully light and airy thanks to its dual aspect windows, with plenty of comfortable seating and a lovely original stone fireplace creating a wonderfully cosy space in which to relax. The elegant dining room features a beautiful Victorian fireplace with a 17th century wooden carving above, and oak panelling to the lower half of the walls.
There is also a large family kitchen on the ground floor, with modern oak units and black granite worktops, with natural limestone splash backs and floor tiles. The kitchen is superbly equipped and includes an AGA, a Rangemaster hob and oven, a dishwasher, a large fridge-freezer and a microwave for guests’ use.
A solid oak staircase with medieval engravings leads to the first and second floors where the bedrooms and entertainment room can be found, although there is also a lift to the first floor for those who might find stairs difficult. The bedrooms are all beautifully furnished and individually decorated, and offer Italian Frette bed linen, and duck feather pillows and duvets.
All of the bedrooms offer their own private bathroom complete with luxury toiletries located next to each bedroom, with bedrooms 6 & 7 sharing a bathroom between them.
Outside Pentrehobyn you will find over 100 acres of parkland and surrounding fields, creating a stunning rural setting with mature oak trees. At the front of the house is a large terrace with lawns beyond, ideal for summer dining or drinks.
There are also the Llettai and Overseer’s Cottage to the side of the house, and a rear drive connects the main drive to a separate housekeeper’s cottage, 17th century barn and a large walled garden.