It's tempting to put something to put people off - simply so that we'll always be able to get a room - but, seriously, the place is fabulous.
The ride along the drive to the hotel was almost worth the price on its own. Sweeping through the countryside to what, depending on your view, could be your very own Downton or a haunted manor, was an experience in itself. The room, with period wood furniture, was warm, clean and comfortable - and the bed was fabulous.
The basic breakfast was more than enough for me - local ham and cheese on a freshly made croissant, with toast - although the additional menu had a good selection of traditional breakfasts. Had lunch in the Stables restaurant, which we all really enjoyed with a nice selection of wines.
The atmosphere here is so relaxed that you could spend a couple of days and simply forget that the world outside exists (although it's easy enough to visit Chester, Ruthin and North Wales if you want - with the added bonus that you get another chance to waft up the drive to the hotel).
And, finally, the staff were great. Always friendly and willing to stop for a chat, very helpful (sometimes we had to hunt to find someone - good way to explore the hotel) with drinks and food. Unforgettable.