Hot Tub Safari, Welsh Borderlands

Want a safari style holiday but don’t want the airport queues, the long haul flights and the jet lag! When you get there it’s all worthwhile but getting there and the threat of cancelled flights!
Pack up your troubles, a c’mon get happy, sounds good but singing a song, dancing around the bedroom and throwing a few items in to an open suitcase isn’t quite so easy and getting away from those demons of responsibility is usually far, far away.
So we thought go right back to one of the holiday wonderments from childhood. Camping. This isn’t just any camping, this is camping with whistles and bells on, king size large beds, bath robes, huge bathrooms with free standing baths and a private terrace hot tub (actually, we made-up the whistles and bells bit). The canvas lodges, as inspired by our African trips, are a camping model firmly focused on luxury.
This is camping for adults who want to unfurl and unwind and be able to sleep like babes in arms. In a quiet corner of North Wales our canvas lodges offer more than the experience of sleeping somewhere unusual and almost under the stars. There is no cooking involved and any swimming is in a pool in the walled garden. Though these are safari tents where grown-up kids can spend a night, or two or three under canvas, the only lions and giraffes around will be part of the decor, however the surrounding parkland and hills are extensive enough to showcase the beauty of this part of Wales. While our safari lodges are let on a minimum two night stay but if you can only stay for one night try our luxury rooms with double spa baths, big enough for two in the main house. There is also use of a semi private hot tub on the pool terrace with these rooms. Please go to for more information.
Address : Pentre Mawr Country House Llandyrnog Denbigh

Zip / Postal code : LL16 4LA

Area description

It’s always difficult to know what to tell our guests about the area, there’s so much to do. So we’re providing some links for you here with a brief idea of each site, but if you’d rather wait till you get here, we’ll be happy to chat to you about what’s available and help out with reservations and lifts etc.

Offa’s Dyke

A long distance walk just above the hills at Pentre Mawr.

Denbigh Castle

One of Edward’s the first’s castle of which there are many, this one is only three miles away.

Ruthin Goal

Recently refurbished and feature on TV for Ghosts!!!

Bodnant Garden RHS

Beautiful world famous gardens in the Conwy Valley about 30 minutes away

Penrhyn Castle

The most fabulous National Trust Castle full furnished and until 50 years ago was lived in by the Pennant family. Art Gallery and a great tea rooms

Plas Newydd

The Original home of the Marquis of Anglesey. A must see is the Whistler Mural in the dining room………’s a mirage! Most peculiar and without the use of CGI.

Great Orme Mines

Copper mines on the a mountain just out LLandudno.

Conwy Castle

Another Edward 1st castle, must see, for position and the town of Conwy is a World Heritage site and a medieval walled town on the mouth of the Conwy river

Caernarfon Castle

Of all the Castles, this is the one everyone goes to see as it’s the site of the investiture of HRH The Prince of Wales and holds the museum of the Welsh Fusileers

The Secret Garden Denbigh

There’s lots of retail therapy locally but a wonderful unexpected gem is the Secret Garden which has a little tearooms and glorious gift caves and rabbits, chickens and ducks running free. You could spend hours here…..settle hubby down with a nice cup of coffee and a paper and go and explore.


Sphere Mania

We’ve just had Richard and Emma from Spheremania stay with us. Fantastic fun people who run the daft extreme activity sport of Sphere Riding. The concept is simple, two people wearing full body harnesses are attached inside the Sphere, then rolled down a hill at up to 30mph. Harness Sphereing is not for the faint-hearted and could not be described as a gentle ride! More importantly though it’ll be the most fun and biggest adrenaline rush you may ever experience. It’s not far from here. For more information go to their web site or better yet give Richard a ring 07966 535162, he’ll give you all the low down and sort out your booking for you. If your daft enough to go Glamping, you’re daft enough to do this.

Falconry Experiences

We’re delighted to be able to offer a superb falconry experience at Pentre Mawr. What could be better when walking the 200 acres of Pentre than to be accompanied by your very own hawk? During your experience you’ll be introduced to your hawk, learn how to handle her and then take her straight out flying. Whilst out for a stroll you’ll discover some of the art and history of falconry as your hawk follows along demonstrating her aerobatic skills. She won’t let you get lost, she’ll be checking in frequently by landing on your gloved hand. If walking isn’t your thing, you can stay put and enjoy the whole encounter while the hawk does all the hard work. No previous experience is needed, your hawk will bring along an assistant who will guide you through the encounter.This is a personal experience, just for you. Your booking won’t be shared with another group. Your hawk wants you to get the best from your encounter. Please contact Rich on 07704 366244 or email him at for more information and to book an extraordinary experience you’ll remember forever.


There are so many great golf courses within an hours drive of the house, we provided a separate page for you with contact details and web sites where available.

Narrow Gauge Railways

Wales is known for it’s steam railways

LLangollen Railway

Take a trip back in time and experience the beautiful Dee Valley by heritage train.

LLangollen Wharf

Fancy a canal boat ride over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct built by Thomas Telford or a horse drawn ride along the lazy waterways in Llangollen.

Welsh Mountain Zoo

Unfortunately we can’t supply a real safari experience but we’re lucky enough to have the Welsh Mountain Zoo about 30 minutes away.

Chester Zoo

A fabulous Zoo with a great conservation history and wonderful breeding programme and beautiful garden……….and who said you could have a safari experience at Pentre Mawr Country House

Natural Beauty

Loggerhead Country Park

This a super country park with long walks by the river and up into the woods…great for our four legged friends and a tea rooms or pub at the end of the walk…..whichever you fancy

Snowdonia National Park

World renown National Park centred around Mount Snowdon.

Swallow Falls

A must see after great rains…….not that it ever rains in Wales!!!


North Wales Theatre

LLandudno theatre 40 minutes away

Theatre Clwyd

Mold is just 20 minutes form Pentre and is our closest theatre

Cineworld 9 screen cinema

We’€™re lucky enough to have a cinema complex at LLandudno junction 30 minutes from the house.

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