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Ein Cynefin

Ein Cynefin

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A Welsh country house lovingly restored by two sisters 

Set within mature private grounds in the North Welsh countryside, built in 1860 Ein Cynefin is a five-bedroom manor house that embodies style and Welsh heritage. With a blend of grandeur, sleek interiors and coziness, the luxury home offers deep luxury for up to 10 + 2 guests.

Ein Cynefin’s rooms are arranged around a double-height hall – complete with baby grand piano – with sweeping staircase and gallery connecting all the bedrooms. Ground floor rooms run from formal dining room and sitting room to more casual in-dining kitchen, informal lounge and TV snug. ​

The house has 5 bedrooms (2 king, 2 double, 1 twin) with every bedroom benefitting from an en-suite bathroom (all bath with either handheld or walk-in shower).  Sitting in a secluded acre of gardens the house is surrounded by lawns on three sides, meaning there is plenty of space and privacy for games, barbecues and lounging on the sun terrace.

Around the house you will find many objects that celebrate the home’s culture and origins: paintings of North Wales mountain ranges, books, old maps, textiles by Melin Tregwynt, curtains designed by local textile artist Cefyn Burgess, and – of course – traditional furniture including a Welsh dresser and two stick chairs.

This is a house for relaxation

From formal reception rooms and a large dine-in kitchen to smaller spaces like the snug with wood-burning stove, there’s plenty of room to be together (and plenty of room to be apart). Likewise, with an acre of garden surrounding the house, you can easily have drinks in one corner, games in another and quiet time a world away with a book.

This is a house for celebration

You’ll find high ceilings and a baby grand piano waiting patiently to be played. Ein Cynefin is a period home with scene-setting scale full of traditional details. Its rooms are focused around a double-height hall with a sweeping staircase and gallery connecting all the bedrooms on the first floor.

The home has been carefully and creatively updated with contemporary additions introduced among the historic pieces to make a majestic manor house from 1850 into a stunning holiday home.

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The Manor – Ground Floor

With large rooms, bay windows and lofty ceiling heights, our spacious ground floor includes:

  • Formal lounge with bay window seats overlooking the fields
  • Morning room with comfy sofas and direct access onto the sun terrace
  • Snug with log burner and cosy seating to watch the 48 inch Smart TV
  • Formal dining room with dining table seating up to 12
  • Main hall with sweeping double height staircase, glass dome and baby grand piano
  • Kitchen with seating for 10 plus 2 high chairs, four-door range, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, washer-dryer and coffee machine
  • Walk-in pantry because we all know big groups of people need a lot of space for food. We have an extra fridge, freezer and microwave here too.
  • Cloakroom and entrance hall to store all your boots, coats and mucky bits

The Manor – First Floor

The first floor consists of five bedrooms each with high ceilings, ample space and ensuite bathrooms:​

  • Autumn Bedroom – A double, garden aspect, light-filled double bedroom with large en-suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.
  • Green Bedroom – A garden aspect king size room with large en-suite bathroom with shower in bath.
  • Twin Bedroom – A front aspect twin room with en-suite bathroom with double sink and shower in bath.
  • Blue Bedroom – A suite of three rooms offering guests a private hall, king size room and large en-suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.
  • Apricot Bedroom – A double, garden and field aspect bedroom with very large en-suite bathroom with shower in bath.

Please note that travel cots fit in all rooms and the majority of rooms can also take an additional single bed. Ein Cynefin sleeps 10 but please enquire about additional guests.

 

Kitchen

Dishwasher, two fridges, freezer, washer/dryer, microwave and coffee machine taking Lavazza A Modo Mio pods.
We provide salt, pepper, oil, some tea bags and coffee capsules as well as a welcome basket on arrival. Plus, of course, treats for our four-legged friends.

Children

All our homes are designed for family holidays. We provide highchair, travel cot, baby bath when requested as well as various toys and games.

Entertainment & Games

  • Wifi delivered by 4G router on a mesh system
  • TV room with Smart TV Netflix
  • Bang & Olufsen portable DAB bluetooth speaker
  • Baby grand piano with music
  • ​Jigsaws and board games
  • Selection of books (with particular focus on Welsh history)
  • Molkky set
  • Croquet set

Plenty of off-road parking available for 6+ vehicles.

The house has a private patio terrace and BBQ for outdoor dining.

We support planet-positive Welsh makers and brands from toiletries by Goodwash to soft furnishings by Melin Tregwynt.

The Grounds

Sitting in a secluded acre of gardens and set in a working agricultural landscape. The house is surrounded by lawns on three sides, meaning there is plenty of space and privacy for games, barbecues and lizard-lounging on the sun terrace.

The picturesque Moel Famau or Mother Mountain (the highest point of the Clwydian Range) can be enjoyed in the distance from the formal patio with plenty of sheep in view too.

Please pick apples from the orchard and hunt out our wild garlic and blackberries when in season.

10+2

 guests

5

 bedrooms

5

 bathrooms

Hot Tub

What's Included?

  • 50 Inch TV
  • Bath
  • Bed Linen
  • Books and reading material
  • Central heating
  • Coffee
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot
  • Dining table
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free parking
  • Garden View
  • High Chair
  • Hot Tub (On Request)
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Log Burner
  • Long-term stays allowed
  • Luggage drop-off allowed
  • Netflix
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Oven
  • Pet Friendly
  • Refrigerator
  • Travel Cot
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing/Drying Machine
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wine Glasses

Location

More Information

Soughton, North Wales

The house sits in the countryside near Soughton with easy access to the Welsh coast. Close to the border, it is 20 minutes from Chester, and 40 minutes from both Liverpool and Manchester. Nestled in the picturesque North Wales countryside, this family holiday destination offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Clwydian Range.

While simply admiring Moel Famau from the terrace may be satisfying, don’t underestimate the ease of reaching its summit. Standing at 554 meters, it is the highest peak in the range and rewards climbers with stunning vistas of Snowdonia, Liverpool, and the Cheshire Plain.

Explore the stunning Eryri (Snowdonia) and conquer its majestic peaks, or take a leisurely stroll amidst the enchanting Bodnant Gardens. Delve into history with a visit to the ancient Chirk Castle, dating back to the 13th century, or immerse yourself in the grandeur of Conwy Castle. Witness the awe-inspiring sight of barges traversing the magnificent Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a renowned World Heritage Site. Dare to challenge your fear of heights as you walk across this remarkable feat of engineering!

 

And some recommendations

Fresh air 

Loggerheads Country Park – a forest walk and good place to start exploring the Clwydian Range (15 mins)

Moel Famau – a great hill walk (15 mins)

Talacre Beach – sweeping beach with picturesque lighthouse (30 mins)

Eryri aka Snowdonia – a majestic mountain range with walks for all abilities (1 hour)

Colwyn Bay – promenade, beach and watersports at Porth Eirias (30 mins)

Bodnant Gardens – Grade 1 listed formal garden across 80 acres with historic horticultural importance (40 mins)

 

For the kids 

Zip World – incredible adventuring at three locations in North Wales including the world’s fastest zip line and underground trampolining in a space twice the size of St Paul’s Cathedral (1 hour)

Greenfield Valley – woods, playground, local museum and cafe all in one place (15 mins)

Chester Zoo – a strong contender for the best zoo in the UK (20 mins)

Adventure Parc Snowdonia – the world’s first surf lagoon as well as open swimming, climbing, biking and extreme sliding(!) all set in the mountains (50 mins)

 

For a piece of history 

Chirk Castle – 13th century castle, award-winning gardens and a model farm (30 mins)

Conwy Castle – World Heritage site, with circular staircases and battlements – you can walk on the entire perimeter wall (40 mins)

Erddig – 17th century country house with trails, playground and large gardens (30 mins)

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct – stunning aqueduct within a World Heritage Site of canals and waterways with a heritage railway nearby (30 mins)

 

Art and crafting 

Ruthin Craft Centre – one of the country’s finest craft galleries (20 mins)

Ty pawb (20 mins drive)

Mostyn Gallery – contemporary art centre in the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno (40 mins)

 

Football & Hollywood…

For those interested in the beautiful game, Wrexham FC shows what happens when two Hollywood actors take over a local football club. Catch up on the Disney+ series Welcome to Wrexham if you’re interested in the full story

 

Restaurants

Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias – contemporary food with a stunning beach view (30 mins)

Glas Fryn – local pub with a reliable menu (5 mins)

Sticky Walnut – a local bistro with big flavours (15 mins)

Kinmel Arms – pub offering good food and a selection of walks to make amends (20 mins)

Dylan’s – casual dining with local produce in Llandudno, Criccieth and Menai Bridge

The Jackdaw Conwy – a cut above the usual pub (40 mins)

 

Shops (beyond Tesco) 

Rhug Estate – farm shop for one of the largest organic farms in the country and they’ve just launched their own luxury skincare brand (40 mins)

Celyn Farmers’ Market – support local producers on the first and third Saturday of the month (10 mins)

Hawarden Estate – farm shop, bakery, deli and award-winning pub. During school Summer holidays it is worth keeping your eye on their events and festival programme (10 mins)

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