Monday 8th of February 2016
Are you heading off on a Welsh road trip and looking for some inspiration? Here at Easirent we have compiled a list of the best stately and historic homes to visit in Wales. Located in the south of the country, Cardiff Airport isn’t best placed to visit all of the houses on this list, but if you’re heading off on a road trip, and don’t mind a couple of hours of driving in your Easirent hire car, then it’s totally worth it.
1. Cornwall House
Located just an hour’s drive away from our Easirent branch at Cardiff Airport, Cornwall House is an attractive 16th century townhouse which still houses many of its original features. Having undergone extensive renovations in 1752, the facade of the house is designed in a Queen Anne style. The Grade II listed building is located in the heart of Monmouth and part of the house has been the main office of the local newspaper, the Monmouthshire Beacon since 1987.
2. Fonmon Castle
Hop in your Easirent hire car and take the short drive to Fonmon Castle, which is located just a seven minute drive from our Cardiff Airport pick up point. Having been used as a family home since the 1200s, the medieval castle has been extensively renovated throughout to include stunning Georgian interiors. Visitors flock to the ivy covered castle between April and September each year to enjoy the extensive gardens.
Cresselly is an old country house, located just under a two hour drive from our Cardiff Airport Easirent branch. The ancestral home of Hugh Harrison Allen for the best part of 300 years, Cresselly has many draws for visitors. Take a turn around the morning room, which has been decorated throughout in Wedgwood Blue, or take a walk through the drawing room, with its intricate plaster ceiling that dates back to 1769.
4. Borrhyddan Hall
Located in Rhuddlan in North Wales, Borrhyddan Hall is located slightly further afield than the other castles on this list, however it is still reachable in just over three hours in your Easirent hire car. The home of the Conwy family from over 500 years, visitors to the house can expect to find collections of armour, beautiful furniture and even an Egyptian mummy. Make sure that you check the admission dates ahead of your visit, as the hall is only open on a Tuesday and a Thursday between June and September each year.
5. Llanvihangel Court
This stunning 15th century manor house is located an hour away from our Easirent pick up point at Cardiff Airport. Nestled amongst beautiful landscaped gardens, Llanvihangel Court is rumoured to have housed King Charles I as he hid away druring the English Civil War.