Bucolic, tailored self catering destination like no other

Handed down through time, Godolphin Hall awaits your arrival to this incredible destination in the Mid-Wales borderlands. To add to the self catering stay where Godolphin Hall has its own private hydrotherapy tub, you can choose the best bits from a hotel experience, dining options, and Wellness Spa with tennis court and gym for you to blend with your own private space.

Home to warmth and wellness

Play the generation game at Godolphin Hall, with warm and welcoming space for 28 family and friends (or 44 with the additional lodges). This family home, handed down through time, has been restored and enhanced. Now it’s yours. Positioned within acres of parkland and boasting a woodland garden rolling down towards the River Tanat sits Godolphin Hall. The peaceful setting invites you to relax and recharge as guests are warmly welcomed at the late 17th Century hall.

The Hide is a new addition, exclusive for Godolphin Hall guests, where you can admire views from the ten-person hydrotherapy tub through the trees to the River Tanat. Godolphin Hall is a destination experience book into the onsite Wellness Spa and leisure facilities. Maintain your fitness in the state of the art gym, chill out in the treatment rooms and satisfy your competitive edge on the tennis court.

You can make the downtime all the more entertaining in the terrace room, crammed with competitive fun, in the shape of table-tennis and American pool. Elsewhere, there is snooker to be played on the full-size table and songs to be sung on around the Bechstein Baby Grand Piano.

Tailor your stay, with your foodie fanatics cooking on the three ovens, or let our chef take over. Dine in style in the intimate timber-framed dining room or get everyone together in the wedding-style large terrace room. Relax in elegant lounges, home of leather sofas, flicks on the TV and flickering fires. Welcome home.

Gardens and grounds

Greenery is plentiful here. It all begins before you even arrive, wending your way through the Welsh border country that looks like a giant golf course sculpted by a higher power. But the idyll’s only just begun, as you explore the 15 acres of rolling greenery that harbours a full-scale spa, gym, all weather tennis court and the meandering waters of the River Tanat.

Make the most of it. In high summer, with the Hall awash with wisteria, hire the Weber barbecue and dine out on the terrace amid the landscaping and the laburnum tunnels. Fish the river, walk the woodlands with their 2500 semi-mature and specimen trees, play a little croquet on the lawns.

Out there among the verdant pastures picnic by the river, take a tipple on the terrace and pretend you never have to leave.

Living spaces

Relax, this is your home. Spread out, put your feet up, revel in the warmth of the open fire with free logs. Fire up some family flicks on the 50-inch Smart TV, tap into the free wifi, sink into the many sofas. This is the home with the feel of a hotel, with guests you’ve personally invited yourself.

Behind the sitting room, snooker balls wait to be potted. Pour a stiff drink and knock a few down before dinner. Bash out a tune on the Bechstein baby grand. Enjoy the wooden beams, exposed stone and roaring fires, with room to escape to the second lounge for a little me-time.

Wind yourself up in the terrace room, with pool table and table-tennis, then wind down in the Hide in its tranquil natural setting.

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Cooking and dining

The kitchen’s spectacular in all its gleaming glory, with two two-ring induction hobs, one four-ring induction hob, three ovens and two dishwashers, but you might prefer to take it easy. Practise a little sofology as our chefs stir and simmer their way to a fine-dining evening meal, a relaxed supper, a buffet or simply a drop-off meal or two.

Dine around the cosy oval table for up to 14 or get everyone together in the terrace room, scene of many a wedding. For dining al fresco, a small charge for gas gets you summertime use of the Weber barbecue on the terrace amid landscaped grounds.

Family-friendly pub meals get no better than The Station Grill at Llansantffraid, where slow-braised Welsh brisket of beef and grilled sea trout sit happily by homemade crispy-chicken bites. At the Sun Hotel in Llansantffraid fresh seasonal fare includes Pan Fried Duck Breast with salt and vinegar roasted potatoes, burnt carrot puree, roasted shallot and dandelion and burdock jus.

Go the whole hog and try the glittering taste of a Michelin star at Tyddyn Llan, teaming ‘classical techniques with patriotic Welsh flourishes’. Grab a mouth-watering dopiaza or dansak takeaway from The Simla Tandoori. Or top up the fridge with fresh fare from Llynclys Hall Farm Shop and Momentum Wines in Oswestry.

Bedrooms

Be prepared to sleep like Rip van Winkle, although you might expect a big bill if you do. Here in the rural idyll of Welsh border country, beneath a yawning sky, a grand night’s sleep is pretty much a given. Open your window a little and let the pure air tickle your senses and sharpen your dreams.

Among the 14 bedrooms are contemporary, traditional and surprising designs. Wrap up in fluffy bathrobes and sumptuous towels and feel a million dollars with Aromatherapy Associate goodies. Drift off in 400-count sateen Egyptian cotton linen with downfeel hypoallergenic hollow-fibre duvets on pocket-sprung mattresses.

Bedroom one is a double with shared bathroom, while bedroom two is a zip-link twin or superking. Bedroom three offers twin singles, while four and five are en-suite kingsizes. Bedroom six and seven are zip-and-link or superkings with a rolltop-bath bathroom across the hallway from six, and seven having an en-suite.

Bedroom eight is a kingsize with private bathroom across the hall, and nine is an en-suite king. Also en-suite, bedroom ten offers twin singles, while 11 has the same with a wet room shared with 12, a zip-link superking. ‘Cello’ is a superking sharing a bathroom with ‘Oboe’, offering twin singles.

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Rest, relax and rejuvinate

Our professional therapists will indulge you with the ultimate self-care experience in the Wellness Spa. Step into a world of natural materials, wood, stone and glass that combine to create this calming retreat. With an exclusive partnership with British brand, Aromatherapy Associates you will experience their award winning spa treatments.

Visit for an individual treatment or book for a private Spa Suite Experience package for 4 hours of therapies to include hydro, infra-red, red light and experience shower.

The Lodges

At Mandarin Lodge or Pine Lodge, both sleeping eight in the grounds of Godolphin Hall, you can do as much or as little as you like. Shoot some clay, fly wild birds, play a Test match in the gardens, take to the trails. Or just settle back on the Indian flagstones, get the barbie going, top up your glass and chill among the Breidden Hills above the Meifod Valley.

You’ll be planning a permanent new life among the Eastern-inspired interiors, the sprawling grounds, the luxury bathrooms and the Egyptian cotton that wraps around you after every exhilarating day. Catch some Netflix on the smart TV, load up the log burner, watch the river rumble past and eat together around the dining table with the light flooding in through the patio doors, or al-fresco in the crisp sunshine.

Embrace the true you on the mid-Wales border, where the red kites hang high above, the night stars glitter like Christmas and every day ends with a glass of Prosecco and a dip in the pipingly pleasant hot tub. You’ve been running on empty. Refill and refuel your life with the things that really matter.

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What people say

What people say

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We hired the hall for our 2 day team away days and couldn't have chosen a better venue. From the organisation through to leaving, everything was excellent. The staff all really looked after us, the food was amazing and they went out of their way to make the table setting special for our dinner there. They also organised activities for us and liaised directly with our external facilitator to make life easier. Thoroughly recommend - Gough
Rented this property for a gathering of friends it was fantastic and everyone throughly enjoyed we have wonderful memories of this grounds are amazing. - Rebecca
This place is purely amazing and relaxing with a hot tub and beautiful walks with nature all around you. They also have sport equipment for you to use. The wifi is also very good - Mellor
Best venue ever for family reunion. Beautiful grounds. Beautiful mansion with enough lovely rooms for everyone. - Georgina
We rented Godolphin Hall a few weeks ago for my sister-in-laws hen do. From start to finish the experience was wonderful. The house is just stunning, with original features and modern appliances. The house was immaculately clean. We arranged a private dinner for everyone on the Saturday in the house and the food and service was brilliant! I couldn't recommend Godolphin Hall enough - we couldn't have chosen a better place for a fun and relaxing weekend. - Holly
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Castles, abbeys, kayaks and skunks

Kids can explore the river by kayak, ride the valley on the Llangollen Railway, or meet ducks and skunks at Greenacres. Grown-ups can stay home for the spa and gym or head out to walk the border country, chase history at Powys Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey or sample stylish shopping at Cheshire Oaks.

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