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    manorhaus is a unique boutique place to stay

    located in Ruthin - The Sunday Times 'best place to live' in Wales 2023

    since 2002






    Established in 2002, manorhaus provides a unique boutique guest house,

    in historic and cultured ruthin in the beautiful Vale of Clwyd,

    named in 2023 as The Sunday Times 'best place to live' in wales


    Recommended at various times in the Michelin Guide, Welsh Rarebits, Good Hotel Guide, i-escape, Historic Hotels of Europe and Rick Steves Guide to Great Britain, Also awarded TripAdvisor Hall of Fame and Certificate of Excellence.


    We hope to WELCOME you soon.

    Gavin, ChristopheR & TEAM




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    We love well behaved dogs at manorhaus

    We charge a one off £15 per stay.


    Bring your dog along to stay at manorhaus Ruthin. We provide a dog bed, blanket, feeding mat and bowls, as well some treats.


    There are convenient doggie walks nearby in town, and we can provide poop bags to ensure you are as well behaved as your pet.


    What travel guides have said about manorhaus

    Pleae note we no longer offer a sauna & steam room referenced in some reviews.

    Rick Steve’s Great Britain

    Manorhaus rents the classiest rooms in Ruthin. The eight rooms are impeccably appointed with artsy-contemporary décor, and the halls serve as gallery space for local artists. Guests enjoy use of the ... mini-cinema in th cellar, free wi-fi and recommended restaurant:

    Manorhaus is the town splurge, with updated Welsh and British dinners served in a mod, art-gallery space.

    Fodor’s England with the best of Wales

    Manorhaus. A Georgian town house in the heart of Ruthin has been converted into a simply stunning boutique hotel. Each entirely original room is a mini-art gallery, designed and decorated in colloboration with the artists whose work hang on the walls. There’s also a library, gallery, private cinema, and restaurant serving fresh, locally sourced food.

    welsh rarebits • hotels of distinction

    Every once in a while a place comes along that redefines conventional notions of accommodation. Having said that, there are at least two challenges with manorhaus. How to describe it? And how to fit it all into a review of 200-odd words? We have to start with the owners, Gavin Harris and Christopher Frost, because it is their passion for art and architecture that defines this unique building. Manorhaus is variously described as a restaurant with rooms, boutique hotel and art gallery. It combines these roles seamlessly. On entering, there’s a gallery space featuring changing exhibitions by contemporary artists and designers. But that’s just the start of the art. It infuses the entire building. It’s tempting to say that the bedrooms are works of art in themselves. Each one has a theme, taking as its inspiration a particular artwork that is then cleverly replicated in the décor. But at least as inventive is the way in which cutting-edge interior design has been playfully and professionally blended into the Georgian fabric of this fine old townhouse. All the must-have luxury items are there – the Egyptian cotton bedlinen, fluffy duvets, robes, upscale toiletries and fabulous bathrooms. And, to complete the picture for guests, there’s a library ... and private cinema. Back downstairs, there’s more: a split-level bar and conservatory restaurant where, again, the accent is on contemporary taste informed by the traditional values of fresh, local ingredients.

  • manorhaus on social media

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    a tiny selection of some newspaper and magazine reviews, mentions and write-ups.

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    guardian observer

    A Welsh boutique hotel that complements its city-slicker image with great food and roaring fires


    I will admit to a twinge of doubt about manorhaus before I set off. There's something about the combination of the words "boutique" "art gallery" and "North Wales" that brings out my latent South Walian suspiciousness. (I'm from Cardiff, where it's traditional to regard North Wales in roughly the way the rest of Britain views Murmansk.)

    And the website doesn't allay my fears: it's a city slickers' sort of a place, that looks to have been airlifted straight out of Shoreditch into Ruthin, an unassuming market town in the Vale of Clwyd, between Snowdonia and the English border.....

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    Awed by artistic Welsh wizadry

    A Rainy night in Chester. Not a great song title perhaps, but a reasonable summing up of our predicament one wet night after disgorging from the packed London train. The taxi whisking us across the Welsh border to the boutique comfort - and shelter - of the Manorhaus in Ruthin got lost....

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    THE daily post

    TASTE TEST • Fine feast awaits at journey's end

    "But why are going all the way to Ruthin?" the babysitter asked. Fair question really, as it's a 40-mile round trip for us and there are plenty of places to eat closer to home. But it was my husband's birthday and we were in the mood for something out of the ordinary....


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