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Overview

Every inch a family home, Iscoyd is not stuffy or formal but relaxed and welcoming - a classical Georgian house with a modern attitude.

An award winning wedding and events venue with 14 beautiful bedrooms and a Michelin trained chef. Iscoyd was described by the Telegraph as "the perfect party house and wedding venue".

We don't do packages but work with each client to create a bespoke and unique occasion whatever that may be. We have a wonderful and experienced team who work to create, plan and deliver every event with the aim of exceeding our clients expectations.

Iscoyd has been in our family since 1843 and we have spent the last eight years lovingly restoring our home. The passion, hard work and attention to detail that has been put into the restoration and development of Iscoyd is reflective of the care that goes into every event held here.

If we have done our job properly, our clients feel so happy and comfortable here that they will feel Iscoyd is their home too.


Opening
Opening

Open by Private Tours and pre-arranged appointments only.

Find Us
Find us

Located on the North Wales side of the border with Shropshire and Cheshire, off the A525 between Whitchurch and Wrexham, and 2 miles from the A41/A49 Whitchurch bypass.

Our nearest railway station, Whitchurch, is located 3 miles away, with regular services to Crewe (connection to the mainline service to London and to the North/Scotland.) Services to Manchester, Cardiff and South Wales.

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free parking

Taxi

S&M Cars 01948 666 957

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
Group Visits
Group Visits

Groups are welcome to visit the house and gardens, refreshments can be provided. 

Please contact us to arrange:

Contact Philip Godsal on 01939 210113 or email info@iscoydpark.com.

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details for our special events

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Forthcoming Tours

28 Apr 2020
2PM - 4PM | £18.00

14 Jul 2020
2PM - 4PM | £18.00

28 Jul 2020
2PM - 4PM | £18.00

Tour Overview

Go on a guided tour of the main house, converted outbuildings and gardens, conducted by a member of the family.

Tour duration

2 - 2.5 hours.

Tour prices

£18.00 per person.

£14.00 per person for organised groups up to 20 people.

Refreshments

Tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits, soft drinks.

Access notes

Not very easy, there is separate wheelchair access to the house, although restricted to ground floor, the garden also has some steps.

Special restrictions

No dogs, no stilettos, photographs permitted as long as nothing is posted on social media.

Weddings

A country house wedding venue and private events venue, exclusively yours to invite your family and friends, full of warmth, happiness, romance and elegance.

We hope that you enjoy exploring the house and gardens here and discovering what makes Iscoyd so special and different.

 

Facilities

  • Suppliers list
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Wedding planner
  • Bridal suite
  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking
  • In-house catering

Thank you so much for everything you and the amazing Iscoyd team did to make our wedding day perfect! It was everything we had hoped for and more and all of our guests commented on how fantastic the venue was and how friendly all of the staff were.


Accommodation

We have 11 award winning bedrooms, all individually designed with beautiful en-suite bathrooms that can be rented on a B&B basis.

There are also two self catering cottages, providing a further 7 bedrooms.

Our bedrooms have been awarded with the Hudson's Heritage Award in 2012 for Best Accommodation. Visit Wales Gold Award 2015/16/17 for serviced accommodation.

Described by the Telegraph in 2016 as having beautifully appointed bedrooms, offering a style and sense of individuality that would put most 5 Star hotels to shame!


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Leave identikit hotels and event venues at the gates. Iscoyd Park is the perfect haven for businesses to celebrate together, reward staff for achievements or find the quietness needed to gain a fresh perspective.

Just over an hour from Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham, Iscoyd Park offers a healthy balance between work and play.

Across the five reception rooms indoors, you’ll find high-speed Wi-Fi, long tables, soft sofas and plenty of natural light. Whilst outside, the acres of parkland, the gardens and private cricket pitch (complete with umpire) provide plenty of space for you to relax, celebrate, bond and unwind however best you need.

The 14 en-suite bedrooms have been beautifully designed with modern flare by interior designer Suzy Hoodless. Featuring four poster beds, roll top baths, ornate wallpaper and elegant furnishings, each of the rooms give a nod to the unique heritage of the house but includes the comforts you can expect from any quality venue.

Beyond the capabilities of any city venue, at Iscoyd you’ll be able to make use of the ample space and the breadth of activities you can do on site. From clay pigeon shooting to orienteering, assault courses to zorbing, we work alongside trusted outdoor event organisers, Original Outdoors.

Beyond the estate, there is beautiful countryside for walks and cycling and for those eager for a bigger challenge, we can arrange trips to Snowdonia from Iscoyd.

In the evening, the house comes into its own as a place to relax, entertain and enjoy the company of others. We can arrange three course dinners in the dining room, dancing in the Garden Room, cocktail hour at the bar with our resident world-champion bartender or relax around the fire with some wines from the cellar.

You’ll have the support of our events team and kitchen staff, who are on-hand to ensure the evening runs to perfection. Iscoyd Park is also the ideal location for product launches, photo shoots, film location, merger meetings together with private meetings.

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Team building activities
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Plentiful parking
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments

Opening
Opening

Open by Private Tours and pre-arranged appointments only.

Find Us
Find us

Located on the North Wales side of the border with Shropshire and Cheshire, off the A525 between Whitchurch and Wrexham, and 2 miles from the A41/A49 Whitchurch bypass.

Our nearest railway station, Whitchurch, is located 3 miles away, with regular services to Crewe (connection to the mainline service to London and to the North/Scotland.) Services to Manchester, Cardiff and South Wales.

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free parking

Taxi

S&M Cars 01948 666 957

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
Group Visits
Group Visits

Groups are welcome to visit the house and gardens, refreshments can be provided. 

Please contact us to arrange:

Contact Philip Godsal on 01939 210113 or email info@iscoydpark.com.

Other opening


Iscoyd Park's history and features

Iscoyd Park has a rich and varied history with a string of colourful owners. The main house dates back to 1737 but other parts date back as far as 1700, and there was certainly a dwelling there centuries before that.

In the 14th century the estate was owned by the heirs of Iorweth Voel, Lord Maelor Saesneg. It then passed by marriage to the Roydens of Holt. In the 17th century the Jennings family lived at Iscoyd and in 1737 William Hanmer, who had married the Jennings heiress of Godsal, Leicestershire, built the front part of the house. It was then sold to Rev Richard Congreve in 1780.

Philip Lake Godsal, the son of the leading coachmaker of the time, bought the house in 1843. The Godsal family have – by the skin of their teeth – been at Iscoyd Park pretty much ever since.

P.L. Godsal added the portico and the dining room and his son, Philip William Godsal, was responsible for the bow to the drawing room in 1876. P.W. Godsal was agriculturalist and rural philanthropist who believed his tenants should have the opportunity to farm their own smallholdings.

In 1964, Philip H. Godsal moved to Iscoyd and restored the Georgian façade. He sadly died young in 1982 and two years later his son, Philip Caulfield Godsal, moved in. A land agent, Philip Caulfield gradually set about restoring all the outbuildings, re-roofing the main part of the house and ridding it of death watch beetle.

Which brings us to the latest in the Godsal dynasty to occupy Iscoyd – Philip Langley and his wife Susie. Despite the extensive work carried out by his father on the house, various parts of the fabric of the house urgently needed renewing if it was to survive as an adored family home.

Philip Langley and his family had to do a great deal of soul searching as to which direction to take Iscoyd. After much thought and discussion with the other members of the family Philip Langley, Susie and their three children moved to Iscoyd in September 2009 and started a huge restoration project to create a country wedding venue and family residence fit for the next generations of owners to enjoy.

The bulk of the restoration was finished in May 2010, 20 minutes before the bridal party arrived for the first wedding!


A word from the owner

I have lived at Iscoyd since 2009, with Susie, our children Poppy, Hector, Cecily, and Freda and Mabel and the dogs. We have been restoring he house and gardens, which opened as a wedding venue in May 2010. We have a great passion for Iscoyd and for the experience it provides for all those that come here and we can’t wait to share it with you.
Phil Godsal

Fun Facts

The house mainly dates back to 1737, incorporating some slightly earlier elements, and has been in the Godsal family for 175 years.

During the Second World War the house itself was leased to St Godric's Secretarial College, which had been evacuated from Finchley, North London.

The Park was requisitioned in 1942 for a US Army hospital, for treatment of both allied forces, and German Prisoners of War casualties. The Americans left shortly after VE Day, and the camp became a hospital for Polish Refugees.

Phil's great grandparents returned in 1947, and lived in a self contained flat at the back of the house. The camp was eventually demolished in 1957, Phil's grandparents moved in in 1964 and restored the front of the house.