Popty Pennant is an old bakehouse in the grounds of an historic seventeenth century upland manor house on the Chirk Castle estate at the head of a secret valley, part of the Ceiriog Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Popty Pennant is a tiny cottage - a converted bakehouse with stone flagged floor, beamed ceiling, white washed walls and an old cast iron range with open fire and stove. It's furnished with traditional antique pieces, a couple of comfortable arm chairs and a scrubbed top table. The cosy crog-loft bedroom with comfortable double bed looks down on to sitting room and open fire. The kitchen has an old dresser, full size oven, microwave and fridge and is fully equipped. There is also a modern shower room.
The cottage is exclusively yours with a bench and table and chairs on the terrace. Guest are free to explore the gardens of the manor house and there are more garden chairs down by the gazebo which provide a great view from the top of the ha ha over the front fields and south towards the Ceiriog Valley. There is undercover parking in the cart shed in the farmyard, only about 50 yards from the cottage.
Interaction with guests
Nick and Derek live in the main house and are more than willing to provide help and advice during your stay. There is another cottage on site i.e. Capel Pennant but there's never likely to be more than six people about in total so you can be assured of a very quiet and restful stay.
Other things to note
There are three friendly dogs at Pennant, free range hens, ducks and geese in the orchard and around the farmstead, and mares and foals in the surrounding fields.
We have changeover days on a Monday and Friday and offer full week 7 night breaks commencing on either day; 3 night weekend breaks arriving on Friday afternoon and leaving on Monday morning; and 4 night weekday breaks arriving on Monday afternoon and leaving on Friday morning. We are limited to these two changeover days as our housekeeper Sandra is only available on a Monday and Friday. Let us know though if you are seeking something different and we can see if it's possible.
I work as Inspector of Historic Buildings for Cadw, the heritage body of the Welsh Government. I live with my partner Derek and have been renovating Plas Pennant for the last 18 years. We have dogs, rare breed hens, ducks and geese and breed Irish Draught horses.