Egerton Grey Country House Hotel

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Egerton Grey Country House Hotel
General information
Location Porthkerry Park, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°23′40″N 3°19′22″W / 51.39444°N 3.32278°W / 51.39444; -3.32278
Opening 1988
Other information
Number of rooms 10
Number of restaurants 1

Egerton Grey Country House Hotel is an AA four star listed hotel located near the Bristol Channel in Porthkerry Park, Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales. It is located near the viaduct and Cardiff International Airport, hidden away from the main park area. The house was originally built in the 17th century[1] and functioned a rectory for some time. It opened as a luxury hotel in 1988 and retained its Edwardian bathrooms, open fireplaces, and antique furnishings including paintings and porcelain,[1] with its original brasswork, mahogany and oak panelling.[2] The hotel has 10 ensuite rooms, with many of the rooms containing their Victorian or Edwardian appearances with four-poster posters etc.[3] Past owners include Anthony and Magda Pitkin, and latterly Richard Morgan-Price and Huw Thomas from 2002. The 3.5 acre garden contain croquet. Prince Charles of Wales and the Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall stayed at the hotel in June 2007 and the 14th Dalai Lama has also stayed at the hotel.[2][4] The hotel is currently closed for business.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Porter, Darwin; Prince, Danforth (8 September 2006). Frommer's England 2007. John Wiley and Sons. p. 704. ISBN 978-0-470-00746-4. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Egerton Grey Country House Hotel". Big Cardiff. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Ford, Rebecca (1 August 2004). Cardiff & South Wales. Footprint Travel Guides. p. 23. ISBN 978-1-904777-05-2. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "An Inspector Calls: Porthkerry". Daily Mail. 21 April 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2011.