It could easily be overbearing but this elegant, mainly Regency gentleman's house (though parts date back 400 years) is a place where you can be yourself. No coincidence that the hosts, Neil and Marco, know how to be welcoming but not intrusive; or that they have a sharp eye for detail - right down to the homemade biscuits in the bedrooms and the 'In case you Forgot' packs, complete with toothbrush and razor.
   The Drawing room and atmospheric Gun room (private dining for small groups) with its royal memorabilia are the highlights of the downstairs public spaces. Bedrooms are mostly spacious, some are decorated in traditional country house style, others modern 'boutique' with bold wallpapers that make a statement. All combine antiques with contemporary facilities. Each has been given the sort of individual thought we look for, with every room having its own character, including the amusingly masculine Bachelor Room.
   They have views from the 15 acres of grounds to the Menai Strait or over unspoilt countryside. The property, down a 100-m drive, once belonged to the Armstrong-Joneses, the family of Lord Snowdon, who married the Queen's late sister, Princess Margaret - she stayed here - and Prince William has visited for a private lunch in the Gun room.