Two weeks of uninterrupted sunshine! Really, a summer to be proud of (So far!) Hotel garden peaking with Rhodies, Azaleas, Peonies, Alliums and much else all in flower together. The Summerhouse has been much in use with guests taking cream teas or bottles of Prosecco up in the garden. First complaint of the year that it’s too hot!
All National Trust gardens also looking splendid – Powis Castle, Attingham Hall, Chirk Castle and Erddig House – all with 30 minutes drive
We won three hotel awards recently. Sawday’s Special Places gave us their “Favourite Hotel Award 2016″, and The Good Hotel Guide have awarded us two awards – the “Rooms with a View Award 2016” and the “Walking Hotel Award 2016”. We were also runners up for Bestloved Hotels Boutique Hotel Award. We were nominated by the Telegraph last year as one of the Top Five Hotel Gardens in the UK and chosen as one of Britain’s Cosiest Places to Stay in the Sunday Telegraph. Tripadvisor have given us their Certificate of Excellence for 2016 (that’s seven years in a row) and their very top award – the “Five Bubble” review - “Still wonderful! and has been for years…”