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Bed & Breakfast

Gladstone's Library - Bed & Breakfast in Flintshire

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Church Lane Hawarden, Deeside, CH5 3DF, Flintshire
Wales, United Kingdom

Gladstone’s Library

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+44 (0)1244 532350(landline)

Lose yourself happily in this stunning historic building with thousands of books, local food, peaceful rooms with radios, friendly staff

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If this glorious, unusual, historic and stunning place fails you as a retreat, then look deep within yourself. You have 250,000 books, silence, space, convivial company if you need it, Theatre Clwyd and Chester but 15 minutes away. Eucharist is held every weekday, delicious local food is there for you in the bistro, an open fire and sofas in the Gladstone room. The staff are lovely, the mood sheer old-fashioned decency. It is a Roberts radio, rather than TV, place. Bedrooms are warm, simple and unpretentious. Come for as long as you need to recover from this mad world. It will, for all adults, feel like a privilege.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Gladstone’s Library:

Local points of interest from
Gladstone’s Library:

  • Named as Wales’ ‘Most Special Historic Building’ and topping the Guardian’s poll of world-wide ‘well being’ retreats (alongside locations in Mexico and Cambodia) Gladstone’s Library can only be described as truly unique.
  • Located in Hawarden, a charming Welsh village with an eclectic range of shops including a Post Office and general store, hairdressers, chemist, two pubs and the award-winning Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, owned by William Gladstone's great-great grandson.
  • Permits are available for Library guests to enjoy walks in the picturesque countryside of the privately owned Hawarden Estate with its disused corn mill and ruined 'old' Hawarden Castle (13th Century).
  • The 'new' Hawarden Castle, former home of William Gladstone, is still occupied by the Gladstone family today.
  • Gladstone’s Library is located in a prime spot, just eight miles from the famous ‘walled city’ of Chester and a short drive from the rolling Welsh hills.
  • Outside of the village there are many interesting places to visit including the historic market town of Mold, St Winefride’s Well (Holywell),the coastal town of Llandudno and Snowdonia (about an hour and a half’s drive). Tourist brochures are available.
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Guest feedback
"Real relaxation. More of a college than a B & B - having said that the best one we have stayed in."


September 2015

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  • 14 Doubles
  • , 3 Twins
  • , 7 Singles
Price:(i) £65 to£98 per night

Hairdryers, Roberts Radio and Wi-Fi in all rooms.

Booking info:

Reception 8.30am – 5pm. Check in from 2pm, check out 10am; you are welcome to use the facilities and library once you have checked out. If arriving after 5pm please do let us know in advance.


Restaurant on site. Breakfast 8am – 9am, Mon–Fri; 8.30am – 9.30am, Sat & Sun. Lunch 12 noon – 2pm. Dinner 6.45pm – 7.15pm.


Christmas & New Year.


Church Lane Hawarden, Deeside, CH5 3DF, Flintshire

B&B 14 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 93 to £ 98 per night
B&B 3 Twin rooms
Price: (i) £ 93 to £ 98 per night
B&B 7 Single rooms
Price: (i) £ 65 to £ 75 per night

Gladstone’s Library

Visit website

+44 (0)1244 532350(landline)