Hotels in Wales

Egerton Grey Hotel, Porthkerry, Nr. Cardiff, Wales

Egerton Grey Hotel, Porthkerry, Nr. Cardiff, Wales
Egerton Grey is situated ten miles from Cardiff and three miles from Barry and opened as a small luxurious hotel in early 1988. Antique lovers are especially enchanted by what they find at Egerton Grey - a wealth of fine antiques, porcelain and paintings. The house's historic character - it dates from the 17th Century and was a rectory in Victorian times - has been magnificently preserved. In addition to the antiques, there are beautifully restored Edwardian bathrooms, original brasswork, open fireplaces, ornate mouldings and outstanding mahogany and oak paneling.

A feature of the hotel is its peaceful location set in a wooded valley away from all main roads. No other habitation or road can be seen from the hotel and residents are able to relax completely in these peaceful and secluded surroundings. Set in seven acres of lush gardens' with views down to Porthkerry Park and the sea, it has two dining rooms, a restful Library and a magnificent Edwardian Drawing room.

There are ten exceedingly comfortable bedrooms, all with large, comfortable en-suite bathrooms and direct dial telephone colour satellite teletext television and radio trouser press and hairdryer tea and coffee making facilities For even more comfort, or for that special occasion, the Four-Poster and Blue Room suites are very spacious and have superb views to the coast.

A short stroll away towards the sea lies a delightful country park, immaculately tended by the local authority, where you may enjoy a pleasant round of 'pitch and putt' over 18 holes.

Further afield, but within a few miles, are well-known golf courses, riding centres and many other attractions. There are delightful coastal walks with views across the channel to Devon and Somerset. Among the many attractions in the area are the Welsh Folk Museum at St. Fagans, which offers a number of fascinating restored period buildings, carefully re-constructed from a by-gone age, the magnificent formal gardens at Dyffryn House and the fairy tale castle at Castle Coch. Within a short drive is Caerphilly Castle and the magnificent Cardiff Castle with its great Norman battlements and keep. Cardiff itself is now a superbly laid-out modern and prosperous city with fine shopping centre, theatres and concert halls.

Egerton Grey Hotel, Porthkerry, Nr. Cardiff, Wales


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