This lovely holiday cottage near Llangollen is brilliantly located overlooking the beautiful Ceiriog Valley, described by Lloyd George ‘as a little bit of heaven on earth’. Enjoy having access to table tennis, table football and magnetic darts on site, follow the footpaths from the doorstep or take the short journey to the picturesque town of Llangollen with water sports on the River Dee, a wide range of outdoor pursuits, a steam train, canal and range of individual shops and cafes.
Kitchen / dining / sitting room: Enter through double glazed doors to a stylish fully fitted kitchen including an integrated oven, hobs and fridge. Here you can also enjoy views to the west and east from a bespoke window seat. There is a cosy wood burning stove with a glass door so you can lie back on the sofa and watch the fire after a lovely meal.
The sitting area has a small library and board games for the children/adults (toys and extra age specific books can be borrowed on request). There is a television with dvd player and a broadband connection. The walls are decorated with a selection of local and Welsh artists’ work which creates a pleasant and interesting environment.
A light, large entrance and utility which is ideal to store boots and coats after outdoor activities. Also includes a separate sink and an integrated washing machine. You can step out directly onto a private terrace with an outside sink and picnic table with views down the spectacular valley.
A warm, light shower room with a heated towel rail. East facing window with magnificent views down the Ceiriog Valley.
Bedroom 1 - beautifully light, double room with fantastic views to the East and West and a garden to the north. Comfy divan bed with a traditional Welsh tapestry and bedside lights. 2 chest of drawers, mirror and storage for hanging clothes and racking for bags.
Bedroom 2 - cosy, light room with views to the east, west and south down the valley. Two comfy twin beds with traditional Welsh tapestries and bedside lights. Large chest of drawers and mirror.
Private terrace to the east with a picnic table to enjoy the morning sun and views down the valley. Garden furniture including 2 recliners and a BBQ set (please bring your own charcoal).
On the west side of the cottage there is a terraced area with a table and chairs to enjoy the afternoon / evening sun with spectacular views.
Also on site (and shared with one other cottage for 6 on site) is an indoor games room with table tennis, table football, magnetic darts and child size pool table. On a separate field, next to the games room is a football goal and fire pit (wood supplied). Please note that the property is on the site of an old hill farm. We do sometimes get snow and ice in the winter and in extreme conditions this can mean leaving the car in the village and an adventurous walk up the hill (about 15 mins) to get to the property.
- Welcome pack of coffee, tea, milk and sugar and fresh free range eggs, courtesy of the owners' hens
- Bed linen, hand and bath towels included
- Electricity and heating included
- Starter pile of logs for free. Additional logs can be purchased from the owners @ £5 a bag.
- A store room adjoins the cottage and this includes a standard freezer with 3 drawers.
- Travel cot and high chair provided on request. Please bring your own cot linen.
- Hairdryer provided.
- WiFi available at the property but please note that this is 'rural broadband' and is it at times slow or intermittent.
- Outside sink which is ideal for muddy boots and washing down bikes.
- There is an under-stairs broom cupboard with iron, ironing board, drying rack and storage
- No smoking inside the cottage
- No Pets allowed.
- Parking available on gravel drive.
- Elevated position with great views, accessed by a country lane. During the winter months we recommend taking holiday insurance in case of snow. Insurance details can be requested when placing the booking.
- Late departure - customers can stay until midday on Sundays only for an additional fee of £25
- Additional items provided include:
- Kitchen: salt and pepper, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs, new dishcloths and scourers, tea towel and oven gloves.
- Bathroom: complimentary local handmade goats milk soap and 2 toilet rolls per toilet
- General cleaning products: bleach, bathroom cleaner, kitchen cleaner, clothes horse, hoover and brushes
- Fresh organic vegetables available to buy as part of the village's organic community garden scheme. The range is a seasonal variation of veg and salad, priced 15.00 per box for 2 people. Delivery can be organised or you can go on a lovely walk and visit the garden to collect it.
- It is also possible to arrange a supermarket delivery to the cottage.
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Double bed
- 2 Single beds
- 1 Sofa bed
- 1 Bathroom
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Open fire or woodburner
- Saturday changeover
- 40 Miles from a beach
- 0.25 Mile from a pub
- 0.25 Mile from a shop
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Private parking
- Bed linen provided
- Games room
- No smoking
- Towels provided
- No tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Highchair available
- Travel cot available
Great property. One of the best cottages I’ve ever visited.Mr Kevin Kosterman - 13th August 2018
A lovely cottage in a lovely valley. A great base to cycle and walk although the hills were a bit challenging for our two wheels! Found the local pub really friendly (The Oak) with good food and beers. Hope to come back sometime with the rest of the family.Mr Lyons - 5th November 2016
It was amazing and it had so many fun things to do. The pets were adorable and the chickens' eggs were delicious. Thank youMs Westcott - 28th October 2016
Lovely property, gorgeous views and friendly owners.Mrs Porter - 15th September 2016
An excellent holiday was enjoyed at this property. Will be happy to recommend and hopefully return.Mr Pemberton - 13th September 2016
Stunning location with lots of attractions nearby, owners very welcoming and cottage beautifully presented.Mrs Harris-Bates - 22nd August 2016
We had a wonderful time here - many thanks for your extremely comfortable cottage. It is great in itself and also a superb base for exploring some of the area. The views and walks and the surrounding countryside have been most enjoyable. Thank you very much for your hospitality.Arthur, Andrew, Gwennan, Owen and John - 18th July 2016
What a lovely cottage with breath taking views! We enjoyed bringing our family to Wales to show them some family roots. It was a nice break to unwind from the hussle and bussle. Thank you so much for the milk, tea and hot chocolate on the first rainy day to help us get over the jet lag! The children also enjoyed your animals.The Carvers - 11th July 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The surroundings and view is excellent. Wales is a great place for your holidays and I've enjoyed the nature and lovely people.Family Gilles - 2nd July 2016
We have so enjoyed our few days in your serene and beautiful cottage. We are leaving feeling restored, revived and inspired! Thank you for your kindness. Diolch o galonSylvia - 16th May 2016
We've really enjoyed ourselves and had a relaxing time in your comfortable and stylish cottage. You've been very welcoming and kind.Iola - 12th May 2016
We had an amazing break, loved the cottage, great views.John B - 27th September 2015
All was goodMatt D - 3rd April 2015
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This North Wales holiday cottage is situated on a the south side of a hill overlooking the beautiful Ceiriog Valley which Lloyd George described ‘as a little bit of heaven on earth’. Detached cottage adjacent to the owner's house and opposite one other holiday cottage for 6-8 (in case you have extended family who would like to join you). Surrounded by 18 acres of land with accessibility to footpaths, bridleways and The Upper Ceiriog cycle trail. The cottage is ½ mile from the village which has a shop with late opening hours, post office, two pubs offering food and a new community centre offering tennis, badminton courts and bike hire.
There are opportunities to go fishing, pony trekking and quad biking near by. Llangollen ‘home of the International Eisteddfod’ is a short drive away and offers water sports and a wide range of outdoor pursuits. It is a picturesque town on the river Dee with a steam train, canal boat trips and range of individual shops. The cottage is also very close to Chirk with its famous aqueduct and castle. Oswestry with its larger supermarkets and market is again close by with footpaths that link to the immediate valleys by the Offa’s Dyke path.
Amongst the must see attractions in the area are Chirk Castle, Erddig House, the Thomas Telford aqueduct, The International Eisteddfod (first week every July), Plas Newydd house and gardens and steam train rides through the valley to Carrog. The cottage is also ideally placed to visit the coast and Snowdonia.
Holiday activities in the area include walking, pony trekking, fishing, quad-biking and water sports e.g. canoeing, gorge walking & white water rafting. You can also try your hand at bush craft or some rock climbing. If you prefer to take it easy, there's a spa / pool and full treatments available 8 miles away.
Ceiriog Valley Way – gentle, 12 mile figure of eight route. 4 miles from cottage.
Find out more about 3 other popular routes from Llangollen, namely North Berwyn Way, Dee Valley Way and Clwydian Way. 4.5 miles from cottage.
Offa’s Dyke Path – National Trail (177 miles in total) following the Welsh/English border. Join the Llanymynech - Chirk Mill section, 5 miles away.
Upper Ceiriog & Llangollen Valleys – 25 mile circular mountain biking route. Join 0.2 mile from cottage.
Coed Llandegla – top quality mountain biking suitable for all abilities and fitness levels. 15.5 miles
Bwthyn Ceiriog has teamed up with Ceffyl Gwyn stables (5 minute drive away) to offer riding holidays, hacks out, lessons and young people's pony days. It caters for all ages and abilities to enjoy our beautiful valley on horseback.
White Water Rafting, Canoeing and Rafting – Llangollen. Various water and outdoor activities to suit everyone. 4.5 miles
Chirk Fishery – two lakes for fly fishing & separate bait pool for children. 4.5 miles
River Dee – Llangollen. 6 miles of river fishing. 4.5 miles from cottage.
Llangollen Golf Club - 18 hole golf course. 4.5 miles