A busy week and not much time to catch up so G suggested a night away, after trying to book our usual haunts I was beginning to panic until I remembered reading an article in the Sunday Times about The Sychnant Pass Hotel, a hotel which allows man’s best friend to explore every room apart from and rightly so, the dining room, great Chester(our dog) can travel with us. Eagerly I rang and Bre the owner answered, they were full but they did have rooms at their other hotel…I looked at the website and did my usual trip advisor read up and booked.
We set off early Sat am and arrived in North Wales 11.30ish then went for a walk around Loggerheads with my sister and her family and their 2 dogs. We arrived at Pentre Mawr at 2pm, we were greeted by Bre who offered us a bucks fizz followed by afternoon tea, the homemade fruit cake was lovely.
Full to the brim we set off to our accomodation, golf cart available but we decided to walk the 300 yards or so to the canvas lodges( I was corrected several times for calling them tents!). WOW , was all we could say as we entered the lodge…leather king size bed, comfy sofa, flat screen tv, fabulous furnishing. The bathroom had underfloor heating, double sinks, roll top bath and free standing shower and outside in the private small relaxation area a hot tub for two as well as recliner sun chairs.
We decided to chill with a bottle of Prosecco IN THE HOT TUB IN THE SNOW! We then sat on the sofa watching the flat screen TV, eating chocolates………pure decadence. The bathroom beckoned as we had to get ready for dinner at the house. Couldn’t get G out of the rainfall shower. Eventually we were dressed and looking forward to dinner but on opening the front door we were greeted by 4 inches of snow and the whole place was a winter wonderland which just added to the fabulous atmosphere.
The house has been in the family for 400 years and is trdaitional Country House with 2 sitting rooms a dining room with conservatory but the piece de resistance is the fantastic main dining room for private parties, lots of wood/mirrors/silver!
Dinner was cooked by Bre (she is a super woman and does everything) and was 3 homely well presented courses. Cheese is taken in the sitting room with drinks from the honsety bar. A very relaxed evening chatting with other guests.
Despite the snow the huge bed with electric blankets was vey warm and cosy. After a good night’s kip we walked back to the house through the snow for breakfast. Juices, cereals, fruit, cold meats are served on the big country kitchen table before a individually cooked breakfast is served with builders tea.
A fab weekend was had by all 3 of us and we set off back home with smiles on our faces feeling totaly chilled……….Chester snoring away in the back.