Archive for October 2018

Watch: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen visits Iscoyd

In 2011 a newly renovated Iscoyd Park featured on BBCs Hidden Houses of Wales. In the film my family open up to presenter Laurence about the chance we have taken to bring what he describes as a ‘glorious example of Welsh Georgian architecture’ back to life as a contemporary party house for the public.     The show was popular …

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Iscoyd Park named UK’s best wedding venue

In 2011 we were awarded the UK’s Best Wedding Venue by the Hudson’s Heritage Award – the UK’s leading awards for public heritage sites. The win earned us a double page spread in Dream Weddings Magazine as well as local coverage in the North Shropshire Chronicle, the Wrexham Leader and the Shropshire Star. Iscoyd Park has been in my family, the …

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Iscoyd weddings in the media

When Jane and Duncan chose our venue for their special day we knew it was going to be a memorable affair: because they are a lovely couple and also because the UK’s number one bridal magazine, Wedding Ideas, would be covering the wedding for their real life section. The article featured some beautiful photography, including the image above that now appears …

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Iscoyd Park: Sunday Times best place to party

In their 16 trends for summer 2016 list they suggest ‘befriending the owners [of Iscoyd] in their local’ if you want to ‘join in with the trustafarians’. We were delighted to appear at number one in the list. While The Sunday Times may cite climbing the social ladder as one of the main reasons to visit Iscoyd Park, we have …

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Iscoyd featured in City A.M

Inheriting a country estate sounds like one of the most ridiculous privileges that could be bestowed upon a 30-something in modern Britain. In reality, it’s a bit like being told to look after a dying relative in the middle of nowhere who keeps stealing from your wallet when you’re not looking. When five friends suddenly …

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The Sunday Times features the Iscoyd story

In 2016 we shared our story with The Sunday Times who featured us in their Home magazine along with our fellow country home owners from Canvas & Stone. The two-page feature told the story of how we – Phil & Susie Godsal – inherited a crumbling Iscoyd Park and restored it into a beautiful country home available for private hire for weddings and events. The restoration has been …

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Shropshire Party House: The Telegraph visits Iscoyd

The house: It is rare that you walk into a stranger’s house and immediately feel at home. Even rarer when that home is an 18th-century Grade II-listed Georgian pile set in 750 acres of beautiful Welsh parkland. Iscoyd Park has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, changing from a crumbling stately home that looked only …

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Church weddings

The whitewashed church is particularly charming with beautiful stained glass windows, family memorials and carved inscriptions. The church has a galleried seating area and can accommodate up to 150 people. We are lucky that we have wonderfully welcoming and friendly rector (revd Veronica), two lovely and very helpful church wardens (Carolyn and Andy) and a …

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The restoration of Iscoyd Park

In 2009 Philip Godsal and his wife Susie embarked on a major restoration plan to turn the crumbling Grade II listed property at Iscoyd Park into a traditional countryside wedding and events venue. A year and £1 million later the restoration was complete. Here’s their story. A bit of history The house dates back to 1737 and has been …

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The history of Iscoyd Park

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. …

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