Deep in the captivating scenery of Snowdonia, this distinguished country estate stands tall. With its towering turrets and laurel-lined driveway, Pale Hall Hotel and Restaurant makes a grand entrance. Step inside and it is just as magnificent, with quirky antiques, cosy furnishings and glittering chandeliers. Here, classic cars are wheel-to-wheel with fishing trucks and muddy boots are just as welcome as evening shoes. That means arriving to a warm welcome and glass of chilled champagne, settling you immediately in to the spirit of this restful boutique hotel. Staff are on hand to spoil you, whether that means a picnic lunch to accompany adventures in the great Welsh outdoors, or signature cocktails before supper. You will eat like a king from dawn to dusk, thanks to hearty breakfasts, indulgent afternoon teas and gourmet dinners. In fact, Michael Caines worked in tandem with the hotel chef to create the delicious menus. See where the ideas for dinner last night grew as you potter around the kitchen gardens. Take a croquet set deeper into the grounds. Or get cosy with a good book from the library in front of the fire. Upstairs, character-filled rooms and luxury suites are the perfect retreats - whether you spent the day exploring Snowdonia, or simply doing nothing at all. Expect roll-top baths in some and magnificent four-poster beds in others, while all have sublime views across the gardens or the mountains beyond. Pale Hall Hotel and Restaurant is a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property. NEAR PALE HALL Snowdonia National Park, Llandderfel, the River Dee and fly fishing, Lake Vyrnwy, Bala Lake, Berwyn Mountains, Llangollen Heritage Steam Station.