About Crogen Estate
Crogen Coach House is a historic Welsh country house, dating back to the 13th century. It sits at the heart of the 2,500-acre Crogen Estate on the banks of the River Dee, with its own woodlands, moorland and mountainside. There is accommodation on the estate for 31 people (see below) across two properties separated by a large lawn. The Coach House is the hub for the whole party, which sleeps 17 people, and the remainder (14 people) sleeping in Crogen Wing/Hall. It works perfectly for both corporate and private use and also weddings; Crogen Hall has a wedding licence.
Under latest Wales Government rules, it is permissible to have 6 people in one house, (from 4 households), and additional children of 11 yrs and under. To this extent, we can legally offer accommodation for 12 adults (in 2 groups of 6) and up to 5 children. Come and enjoy the stunning Welsh scenery, escaping from the hustle of the city and find a truly relaxing, invigorating and re-energising experience. The property is available for short lets .Due to regulations the house has been split into two parts, by lockable fire-doors. A sheltered South facing verandah runs along the house, providing communal outdoor space within the walled garden. Guests have use of the estate’s private tennis court, 1 mile of fishing on a private beat, walks within the estate and beyond. Snowdonia and many beaches are within easy reach.
The Coach House (sleeps 17)
9 bedrooms, with 6 bathrooms (2 of which are en-suite). The reception rooms include a large kitchen with Aga and woodburning stove, dining room and drawing room with open fires, and games room with table tennis. The house has a private walled garden, and a south-facing veranda with terrace – perfect for al fresco dining.
Crogen Wing/Hall (sleeps 14)
7 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms. For those that of your group that wish to have some time away from the larger group in the Coach House, there is a kitchen with a dining table and a sitting room. The owners live in the main part of the Hall, which is separated from the Wing, and are on hand to help or leave you to enjoy the estate in the peace.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
“Crogen (pronounced Crog to rhyme with Frog – Crog-‘n) really was built for country sport, and the shoot is famous for its high-quality. The hospitality of the estate is top-notch, with every comfort thought of.”
About the Location
The estate is off the A5, in mid-Wales. It is about 4 hours’ drive from Central London, and 2 hours’ drive from Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool. The nearest train station is about 40 minutes away, at Ruabon/Chirk (or Chester station is an hour away). It’s possible to hire a car at Chester station if taking the train from London.
Things To Do
The Crogen Estate rolls over 2500 acres of North Wales, with superb country sport and outdoor pursuits literally on the doorstep. We have a private tennis court for our guests’ use and fishing is available on request. ‘Get Wet – The Adventure Company’ operates from Crogen Estate, and offers, amongst other things: paint-balling, white water rafting, bespoke activities on the estate.
The river Dee runs through the estate, and there is a summerhouse on the banks, which can be hired for parties, receptions or BBQs.
There is also plenty to do off the estate; Portmeirion Village (famous for being built to show how architecture can enhance natural landscape) is close by, as is Snowdonia National Park, and some of the best white-water rafting in Wales.
If you would like to have an elegant evening in the Crogen Hall then it’s possible to have a fully catered meal in the main dining room, complete with wood fires and a sitting room for drinks.
Crogen holds a licence for the Hall’s dining room for a wedding ceremony (fitting up to 50 guests) and it’s possible to put up a marquee on the main lawn to create space for the reception. There are no set packages and you are free to create your own experience; please get in touch for details.
Grayling and salmon (when in season) by arrangement on the River Dee.
Private tennis court on site.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Either on-site or nearby.
At local clubs, Bala and Llangollen.
White Water Rafting
15 minutes’ drive away, just beyond Bala.
At Bala Lake.
…Plus steam trains, mountain walks, mountain biking or other activities, just ask!
Interactive map showing approximate location of Crogen Estate.