Big House On The Hill – Wales
Built in 1796, The Big House on the Hill is a loose translation of its Welsh name; ‘Plas Uchaf’ (literally ‘Highest Place’). This glorious retreat stands in a unique elevated position overlooking the Tanat Valley, with stunning views, no near neighbours and beautiful peaceful gardens. Found up a long sweeping private drive, the 4 acres of garden have spectacular views, a sweeping large lawn, outside seating area, a 6 seater hot tub and a group outdoor dining area.
The house is set over three floors, with elegant reception rooms and 7 bedrooms. There’s ample space to relax and unwind with a family TV room, formal lounge, a snug, large family kitchen and big dining room. There are also plenty of cosy seating areas to enjoy the open fires and curl up with a good book, or soak up the countryside views.
It’s all about the detail here – throughout your stay you’ll noticing all the quirky little touches and creature comforts! Lovingly restored by the interior designer owners, they’ve used some stunning fabrics, antique furniture, and artwork from all over the world.
If you don’t fancy cooking, we can organise a private chef to create delicious home cooked breakfasts using local produce, atmospheric candle lit evening meals, or simple sharing suppers. If you are celebrating something special the owners work with a range of local, brilliant and talented suppliers that will happily bring the house to life in any way you choose.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:A true haven for friends & families to enjoy quality time together or celebrate something special.
Sleeps:14 guests in 5 en-suite bedrooms & 2 additional rooms with family bathrooms.
Service:Self-catered with a welcome hamper and catering available on request.
Location:Located overlooking the beautiful Tanat Valley, nestled within 4 acres of charming gardens and lawns, on the Welsh/Shropshire border.
Swimming:In the 6-seater hot tub.
Children:It is the perfect retreat for families. Imaginations will run wild in the garden alone.
Price:From £3,700 (minimum 3 night stay at weekends).
There are 5 en-suite bedrooms and 2 further twin bedrooms which share a family bathroom. All rooms are individual designed where you’ll find peace and space with everything you’ll need to relax – Hypnos mattresses, cosy throws and beautiful views.
service & extras
On arrival a hamper of tasty treats including pastries, essentials and some local treats awaits you. Daily cleaning is available at an additional £40 a day / chefs are available for bespoke catering either through the property itself or our pool of F&P chefs (subject to availability). Fridges can be pre stocked for your arrival, the local patisserie can deliver delicious cakes and pastries and pretty much anything can be arranged or organised to make your stay extra special.
Hot tub, Wi-Fi, log burner, 50 inch Wi-Fi TV, inglenook fireplace, three fridges, Rayburn, induction range cooker, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, washer-dyer, books, high chair, travel cot, outside dining area, free parking, hairdryer, Hypnos mattresses, toiletries, robes.
Up to two well behaved dogs are allowed to stay here… make sure the gardens are left how you find them!
There are an abundance of spectacular landscapes to explore right on your doorstep here. Go walking, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, horse riding or just relax in the hot tub or curl up with a book. Located just 30 minutes from the edge of Snowdonia National park famous for its mountains and coast this makes for a wonderful day out. Otherwise Lake Vyrnwy and the Berwyn Mountains are just 15/20 minutes away to immerse yourself in stunning scenery. The house guestbook is famous for its advice on local activities and experiences and a must read on arrival!
Tanat Valley, Wales
Located overlooking Tanat Valley on the Welsh/Shropshire border about 40 minutes west of Shrewsbury. We recommend driving here (there is free parking for up to 9 cars). However, the local train station Gobowen is just a 20 minute taxi away.