- Sleeps: 2 per roundhouse
- Bedroom: 1 per roundhouse
- Bathroom: 1 per roundhouse
- Minimum stay: 2 nights
In a true labour of love, friendly owners Tom and Jenny have spent years designing and developing the beautiful gardens on the grounds of their 18th century home, which was once the laundry and dairy to Llanrhaeadr Hall.
And if you’re in need of some well-deserved rest and reconnection with nature, you can opt to stay in the gently restored Grade II-listed property itself…
… or in the magical Roundhouses; adults-only hideaways with mesmerising views of the Clwydian Range. A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with huge, clear skies that are perfect for stargazing, you’ll soon be lost in scenic heaven.
Naturefully named Tilia and Ilex (brand-new addition Ilex is bookable now), the Roundhouses are circular, timber-framed eco-buildings that are reminiscent of a soothing log cabin, and are perfectly equipped to allow you to soak up the blissful peace and quiet and to switch off from the hassles of everyday life.
With your roundhouse purposefully facing eastwards, you’ll be able to clutch a steaming mug of coffee and watch the sun rise gently over the horizon – but if you can’t get out of that dreamy kingsize bed with its luxury cotton sheets, no problem. Huge, extra-height windows mean that amazing vista can come to you.
Meanwhile, every holiday indulgence is more than catered for, from the large shower, locally sourced toiletries and fluffy bathrobes, to a gorgeous mini kitchen… though you’ll also find an outdoor hob and cooker that are ideal for lazy al fresco suppers. You’ll even be supplied with a welcome hamper containing locally sourced and homemade essentials, to help get your stay off to a delicious start.
Linger outside well into the evening… simply pour another glass of wine, and light the firepit to stay nice and toasty (marshmallows and storytelling optional!)Keep reading
At a glance
- Luxury log-cabin-style Roundhouses nestled within the beautiful grounds and gardens of an 18th century property, perfectly positioned to face Clwydian Range.
- Each self-contained Roundhouse sleeps two adults – perfect for a romantic getaway!
- There are full shower facilities and a kitchenette inside the Roundhouses, with outdoor cooking facilities and a firepit for stargazing suppers.
- Optional extras include newspaper and grocery delivery, yoga and personal training sessions – just ask!
- Test your hiking boots on the many walking trails, visit ancient castles and forts, or jump in the car to reach local historic attractions, including Mount Snowdon. There is a variety of places to eat close by.
- Adults Only
Log cabin-style roundhouse, sleeps 2 adults. Seating, full-height windows, Sony LED TV, USB charge points, Wi-Fi, underfloor heating, kitchenette with fridge, toaster and kettle, welcome hamper, kingsize bed with pocketsprung mattress and high thread count cotton sheets, large shower room with heated towel rail, complimentary locally sourced toiletries, luxury white towels and bathrobes, hairdryer. Outside: hob and cooker, seating area with firepit, free private parking.
Walking, cycling, castles, historic sites, restaurants, nature watching, gardens, fitness sessions
2) Tilia Roundhouse
1) Ilex Roundhouse
It’ll be hard to think about leaving, but if you’re able to manage it, you’ll be rewarded with some glorious walking routes, peppered with ancient churches and iron age hill forts.
If you really want to test those hiking boots, the Offa’s Dyke Path is the longest walk in the Vale of Clwyd, or head for Denbigh Castle for a majestic meander.
Fancy a night off from cooking? There are plenty of places to eat close by, while if you prefer jumping in the car and rooting out the local attractions, Bodnant Gardens are 40 minutes away, while the charms of Mount Snowdon and the thrills of Zipworld can be reached in just over an hour, and the walled cathedral city of Chester is just 45 mins away.
If you’re feeling spoilt for choice, Tom and Jenny will be happy to help you put together an itinerary for your stay, including yoga and personal training sessions for those who want to get active … though if all else fails, you could always sit back, relax, and take advantage of the blissful peace and quiet.
Things to note
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Where you'll be staying
What the guests of The Laundry Retreat say
“What a beautiful place, we have thoroughly enjoyed our time here and most certainly don’t want to go home! The retreat is so well thought out, we wanted for nothing and the little extras were a lovely thought. It is brilliantly situated for exploring North wales, topped off by its own amazing view!” Nicola and Richard
“Tilia is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy some quality time together. Jenny and Tom have made sure that we felt at home and anything we needed was never too much trouble. The gardens are exquisite and this weekend has been a great start to birthday celebrations. We would love to come again.”
Sasha and Ross
“What a great find! This place is so peaceful and beautiful. My husband and I have a crazy work life so this has been the perfect place to relax and unwind for a couple of days for our first wedding anniversary! Thank you again Tom and Jenny! We will definitely be back”
Hayley and Jordan