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November 19, 2017

Castle House Bed & Breakfast

Denbigh, Clwyd

Overview

Welcome to Castle House Bed & Breakfast in the ancient walled town of Denbigh, North Wales, overlooking the beautiful Vale of Clwyd.

Expect the warmest of welcomes, attention to detail and quality at every turn.
Stunning décor throughout all rooms and cottages, unrivalled history and breathtaking views – not to mention superb food - mark out Castle House Bed & Breakfast as a perfect ‘home from home’ for the discerning visitor with a taste for adventure and an eye for the iconic!

Castle House must be one of the most uniquely historic bed & breakfast locations in the UK, featuring as part of its own garden a significant part of Denbigh’s ancient town walls, as well as the evocative ruins of a 16th Century Cathedral built by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.

 

Accommodation Details

Castle House Indulgent, Luxurious, Different

The spacious and gracious Drawing room with it’s ornate cornicing and feature fire place (log fires in season) baby grand piano and comfortable seating is available for our guests to relax whilst sipping a snifter! There is a selection of board games and magazines to help ensure your stay is comfortable.
The formal dining room with it’s pretty ornate ceiling plaster work, splendid views over the Clwydians, and log fires in season is adaptable for luxurious breakfasts and sumptuous candle lit dining.
The grand entrance reception hall with feature mirror welcomes you on arrival and lends a sense of the style and grandeur that was Castle House in it earlier days of shooting parties from a by gone era, now brought up to date whilst retaining the majesty and style.
The garden balcony offers a special place to take breakfast outside whilst taking in the view over the vale, alfresco breakfasts taken here offer a memorable meal, whilst in the evening social moments over a snifter or two set up your evening.

The Gee Room (Twin)

This room evokes an atmosphere of fresh Victorian country style with twin corona style beds and a fresh modern, cheerful feel using Laura Ashley furniture dressed up in pretty golds and turquoise. The accommodation is spacious and has a triple panoramic view of the rolling lawn and the forest beyond.
Three steps lead down to a modern bathroom, featuring a large romantic roll top bath with separate powerful shower, under floor heating and subtle floor lighting.
The room is named after Thomas Gee, the first publisher of a Welsh Newspaper and also active Liberal politician. His family occupied Castle House for some decades and entertained Lloyd George here!
Each room has ensuite bathrooms with floor lighting, under floor heating, romantic baths and powerful showers. In addition, there’s a flat screen TV with integral DVD player, with DVDs available from your hosts, together with a good selection of games and magazines. Room service is also available.

The Stanley Room (Double)

Pure Parisienne romantic chic, inspired by this spacious room’s ornate fireplace! Calm, dreamy and spacious, the high-ceilinged room features a king-size double French boudoir bed with corona in Toile de Jouy and matching wallpaper.
A triple panoramic window provides a breathtaking view across the valley to the Clwydian range. Ensuite facilities include a powerful shower and bath, underfloor heating and subtle floor lighting.
The room is named after Denbigh’s local boy made good, H M Stanley of ‘Dr Livingstone, I presume’ fame
Each room has ensuite bathrooms with floor lighting, under floor heating, romantic baths and powerful showers. In addition, there’s a flat screen TV with integral DVD player, with DVDs available from your hosts, together with a good selection of games and magazines. Room service is also available.

The Dudley Room (FOUR POSTER)

A sumptuously romantic room designed in the Elizabethan style and featuring a super-king-size mahogany four-poster bed, dressed in opulent crewel embroidered fabrics.
Ensuite facilities feature a rolltop bath and separate powerful shower. Triple panoramic windows in both rooms offer panoramic views of the Clwydian range. Truly a loo with a view!
The room is named after Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester who was also Sheriff of Denbigh and well known as the lover of Queen Elizabeth I. He also built Leicester’s Church, the ruins of which form part of the Castle House gardens!
Each room has ensuite bathrooms with floor lighting, under floor heating, romantic baths and powerful showers. In addition, there’s a flat screen TV with integral DVD player, with DVDs available from your hosts, together with a good selection of games and magazines. Room service is also available.

Gardener's Cottage --AWAITING GRADING--

The Cottage Suites have not been graded by the A.A. or Visit Wales. However we have attempted to create a similar quality and apply the same ethos of personal touch to the cottage suites as we have to the 5* house.
This quaint and cosy former Victorian servant’s cottage has been tastefully refurbished to provide a look in keeping with its unique heritage, having part of the ancient Town Walls as part of its structure!
Situated 90 yards from the main house, on the edge of nine acres of ancient woodland, the Cottage benefits from its own private garden with barbeque and patio area.
It offers far-reaching views stretching towards the Clwydian range and features a wood burning stove with unlimited supply of firewood, backed up by full central heating. Gardner’s Cottage represents a romantic hideaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a short or longer break.
Accommodation includes an upper floor comprising bedroom 1 with a king-sized double bed, beamed ceiling, romantic country style furniture and bathroom.
Breakfast is taken in the main house dining room.
The ground floor features a lounge which can be adapted to provide bedroom 3. It includes a dining /lounge area with dining table, wood burning stove with unlimited log supply, and kitchen.
The lower ground floor includes bedroom 2, a twin-bedded room with original Victorian beds, a modern ensuite bathroom with shower.
Gardners’ Cottage is ideal for families with children. Dogs welcome.
Please Note the stairs in Gardner's Cottage are steep.

Leicester's Cottage

The Cottage Suites have not been graded by the A.A. or Visit Wales. However we have attempted to create a similar quality and apply the same ethos of personal touch to the cottage suites as we have to the 5* house. Leicester's Cottage Suite has been totally refubished, refurnished and decorated in 2009.
Situated 70 yards from the main house, this charming cottage shares its back wall with the former 1587 Church.
Spacious and tastefully furnished, it makes an ideal base for a short or longer stay. The Cottage features entrance porch, large kitchen with huge window, lounge, with wood burning stove and an unlimited supply of firewood.
Bedroom one on the ground floor has a king-sized double bed which can be changed into twin beds. Bedroom two on first floor includes king sized double bed. The luxury bathroom (with shower) has recently been refurbished.
Breakfast is taken in the main house dining room.
Each of the rooms features 500 strand Egyptian cotton bed linen and goose down quilts and pillows. Anti allergenic substitutes are available on request.
The Cottage includes a flat screen TV with integral DVD player, with DVDs available from your hosts, together with a good selection of games and magazines. Room service is also available.
Leicester’s Cottage is available for B&B and self-catering, and is ideal for families with children and or dogs.

 

General Details

Castle House & History

An Historic Location

Castle House enjoys a setting shared with the 3 jewels of Denbigh’s heritage crown, The Castle, Leicester’s Church and the Ancient Town Walls.
Castle House is set within the tranquil grounds of Plas Castell Estate.
Gardens and Views

There are 2 acres of landscaped gardens, with lawns, shrubs, fish pond, heather beds and croquet lawn. Seating and tables afford wonderful views of the Clwydians and make a perfect place to take time out from the hustle and bustle of a busy life, slow down and reflect on the more natural side of life whilst enjoying an alfresco breakfast, cream tea or evening snifter!
Private Woodland and Local walks

The main drive runs for 1/3 mile through our ancient woodlands that surround Denbigh Castle. Owls, woodpeckers and many more species of birds are to be found here. For walkers there are many interesting local walks, Dr Johnson and Beatrix Potter have local connections with Denbigh, and 2 local walks take these subjects into account.

A Piece of History in Our Back Garden

Within our grounds are Leicester’s Church, the unfinished Cathedral built by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, lover of Queen Elizabeth I in 1587, the aim was to replace the Catholic Cathedral in St. Asaph, it was never completed, and is incorrectly referred to as ruins!
Private Access To The Town Walls

At the bottom of the garden is access to the ancient town walls, built c1280 as extended fortifications to the castle, there is a walk along these walls that stretches for some 500yds. Where the Salient, 30 metre Goblin and Countess towers, remains of a draw bridge and portcullis are evident. Goblin tower used to house a well that enabled the town to survive in time of siege. Unspoilt views of the mountains are another feature of this gentle yet rewarding walk.
Images and information on the Town Walls as well as the castle can be found here.

Well Positioned

Denbigh Castle is next door!
Sheltered from the town by the Castle and Leicester’s Church, Castle House has the feel of being in the middle of the country side, yet benefits from being a short walk to the town centre where shops, library, banks, pubs and restaurants are to be found.

Castle House and History

Castle House itself was constructed around1720 as a gentleman’s residence, Emily Fazakerley who owned it during the 19th. Century was responsible for many of the Victorian embellishments and additions, under the ownership of the famous Gee printer’s family it was visited by many famous local politicians, and by Lloyd George (prime minister 1916 - 1922). In the 1920s Howells School purchased Castle House as a boarding house, until it was sold off in 1985. Since then it has been used as a private dwelling until Charlie & Angie Hobson converted it into a luxury B&B in 2009.
Castle House is a grade 2 listed heritage building, with grand rooms, high ceilings, ornate covings and ceiling decorations, outstanding views, listed fireplaces and staircase.

Castle House Today

Castle House has been brought up to date by our recent renovations, to include ensuite bathrooms with powerful showers, under floor heating and floor lighting.
All the rooms are light, spacious and graceful, the bedrooms are each individually designed and magnificently appointed there is a romantic lounge and a graceful dining room, both having open fire places with log fires, this graceful feel is reflected by the warm and personal welcome and approach to comfort and style that Charlie & Angie offer to our guests, our aim is to provide unparalleled comfort, style, luxury and pampering served up in a friendly and informal style to make your stay a special treat.

Castle House: Indulgent, Luxurious, Different, much more than just B&B.

 

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Property Name

Castle House Bed & Breakfast

Address

Castle House
Plas Castell, Bull Lane
Denbigh
LL16 3SN

Phone:

01745 816 860

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