A grand yet wonderfully relaxed and friendly country house on the Welsh borders. Overlooking a lake and first mentioned in 1465, Tower has been in John’s family for hundreds of years, and he is more than happy to share his knowledge on its extensive, fascinating history. Breakfast is served at one long polished table in the impressive dining room, bedrooms are elegant with high ceilings, antiques, portraits and masses of space; the garden is perfect for a stroll. Head out to historic Chester, climb Snowdon or explore lively Mold with its umpteen places to eat. Return to relax by the fire in the drawing room.