Hartsheath, Pontblyddyn, Mold, Flintshire
Hartsheath is a Grade II* country house in neo-classical style, set in a 19th century landscape park. The house dates to the early 18th century, though it was heavily rebuilt in the early 19th century.
The main wing has five bays, integrating classical motifs, such as a Doric porch. The interior features an entrance hall with a black marble fireplace, Regency oak details, and early 19th century doors. The drawing room has trompe l'oeil painting decoration with pineapple motifs. The service areas, adapted from the earliest house here, include a servants' hall, butler’s pantry and Victorian kitchens. Under the main house block are vaulted cellars.
Unique collection of “Welsh” 18th and 19th century watercolours and works by the “Jewish Holbein”, Isidor Kaufmann, as well as interesting collections of furniture and porcelain.
Tour of the ground floor of the house. There is also a six-acre garden for visitors to explore.
At the junction of the A5104 and A541 take the A541 direction Wrexham and after approximately 400 yards turn left at the Lodge and proceed up the drive.
Tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes.
Limited access to ground floor and no disabled lavatory.