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North Wales Borders

The North Wales Borders is situated in the north east corner of Wales with easy access from England and the conurbations of Liverpool, Manchester and the west Midlands. But it’s well worth visiting from further afield as it provides for a lovely holiday location in a most beautiful region of the UK. It’s a region that has much appeal to holidaymakers with great days out and places to visit and also conveniently placed for trips to the north Wales coast and even Snowdonia.

Offa’s Dyke, once a fortified boundary between the kingdoms of Mercia and Powys is today better appreciated as one of the UK’s most popular walking trails. At nearly 200 miles long the path takes in some of the region’s most spectacular landscapes including the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley which are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

An equally splendid display of regional heritage can be found at the Llangollen Canal. In recent years UNESCO made over 10 miles of this wonder of engineering, including the amazing Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a World Heritage site. At 1,000 feet long and 126 feet high it spans the beautiful Dee Valley and carried over 1,000 canal boats over the bridge every year.

The Clwydian Range, designated an AONB, extends over 35 kilometres of limestone cliffs and heather clad moorland and is the perfect place for walkers who come to appreciate the wonderful scenery of this part of Wales. Walkers should also head for the Dee Valley, which offers a 15 mile walk from either Llangollen or Corwen, or if this sounds a bit extreme you could consider a leisurely trip down a canal on a horse drawn canal boat.

The region has its fair share of lovely towns and villages to explore, for example the lovely little market town of Wrexham offers a range of heritage sights alongside a number of contemporary attractions and Chirk is an equally attractive proposition with a castle, aqueduct and championship golf course. Mold in Flintshire has street markets, historical buildings and a leading theatre and Denbigh has strong historical roots with a medieval castle and castle walls, museum and art gallery.

This compact area of north Wales has a lot to offer; blissful relaxation, beautiful countryside, great outdoor activities and fascination towns and villages.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in the North Wales Borders today.
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  • Henfaes Bwthyn

    Nannerch, Mold

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    Ref: CC613024
    Henfaes Bwthyn is the smaller of two cottages situated in a very pretty courtyard next to the owner’s property. Guests have the use of the vast back garden from which the famous Offas Dyke path may be accessed via the garden gate. Or if preferable you can drive only a mile or so to reach the car park by Offas Dyke which is a haven for walkers and cyclists. If you do take your bike they may be stored by arrangement at the property. There is also the opportunity of partaking in a spot of Fly Fishing close by. You holiday retreat is just that. Set amidst rolling countryside just off a narrow lane your holiday can be as peaceful or as energetic as you please. This property provides an ideal, compact base. As it is directly across the courtyard from Henfaes Bach, it would be perfect to accommodate the overflow of a larger group of family or friends. There is a spacious games room situated between the two properties.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level with electric heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
    Lounge Area: With TV, DVD, radio/CD, Wi-fi
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob and fridge with icebox
    Dining Area: With a small folding dining table at the wall opposite the kitchen units in front of a window looking out onto the attractively planted courtyard.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, bidet and wash basin

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Fuel supplement of £25pw or £15per short break 01 Oct - 30 April. Wi-Fi. Cot and high chair available when bed settee not in use (due to limited space).  A shared games room with table tennis and pool table

    The property has use of a large lawn garden to the rear of sister property Henfaes Bach. Parking for 2 cars.

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  • The Hideaway

    Cadole near Mold

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    Ref: CC614023
    Tucked away behind the owner’s home and enjoying its own private enclosed garden, The Hideaway is ideal for couples looking to explore all that beautiful north Wales has to offer. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the small Flintshire village of Cadole at the foot of the Clwydian Hills, this detached studio offers compact but comfortable self catering accommodation in an area that offers so much to see and do. Whilst there are a couple of pubs within walking distance, a wider range of amenities can be found in the popular market town of Mold, three miles, which is also home to Theatre Clwyd, Wales’ major drama-producing theatre and arts centre. Other local towns worth visiting include Ruthin, eight miles, and Holywell, 11 miles, or why not visit Flint castle, nine miles? Should you wish to venture over the border into England, the historic city of Chester is just 10 miles away and the vibrant city of Liverpool with its many attractions is 26 miles.

    For those who prefer a coastal landscape, the beaches of north Wales are within easy driving distance. Colwyn Bay and Conway are just 20 miles away whilst the charming Victorian seaside town of Llandudno and the stunning Great Orme are just over 30 miles away. Walkers are spoilt for choice in Flintshire, with walks for all ages and abilities from challenging climbs to gentle strolls including the Offa’s Dyke path which passes through the county along the Clwydian Range, an Area of Outstanding National Beauty, which is also great for mountain bikers. Other popular activities in the area include fishing and golf. With so much to see and do, your visit to the Hideaway can be as relaxing or as action packed as you choose.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space: With tiled floors.
    Lounge area: With 40" TV with Sky sports and French doors.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Bedroom area: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi.

    Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Libby’s Lodge

    Pentre, nr. Llangollen

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    Ref: 29717

    Peacefully set at the end of a private rural lane, this charming, detached, single-storey holiday property enjoys wonderful walks from the doorstep alongside the famous Llangollen Canal towards the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Nestling beside another holiday cottage, it enjoys its own enclosed patio area and a superb location just 3 miles from bustling Llangollen with its fine selection of amenities and a myriad of visitor attractions, including horse drawn canal boat rides, steam trains and white water rafting. Golf and fishing can also be enjoyed locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with beams and wooden floors. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters included (£20per week, £15 per short break November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Kinnaird

    Llangollen near Wrexham

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    Ref: CC614024
    Located next door to the owner’s home, this split-level, self-contained apartment has been thoughtfully planned and beautifully appointed to create a truly lovely holiday home. The ground floor living accommodation immediately welcomes you with its comfortable furnishings and warm décor, enhanced by the views over the Llangollen canal and surrounding countryside, which can be enjoyed from the floor to ceiling window in the lounge area. Its open plan layout maintains the feeling of spaciousness and there is plenty of room for relaxing. It’s the perfect place to just sit and watch the world go by. Remember to look out for the horse drawn barges that pass along the canal!

    Steps from the living area lead down to the bedroom which is lovely and bright thanks to the windows which run across one entire wall, giving 180 degree views over the garden and Llangollen beyond. The bedroom has a separate dressing area and a contemporary shower room which is very spacious. There are patio doors from the bedroom leading onto a private decked patio which is the ideal place for enjoying your morning coffee or dining on a warm summer’s evening. As well as the great facilities that are already provided, the property also benefits from a hairdryer, an iron, ironing board and a delightful welcome basket with local produce.

    Although Kinnaird occupies a peaceful location, it is just a short walk into the centre of Llangollen with all of the towns amenities such as bars, pubs, shops and restaurants right on your doorstep. There are also gardens with a bandstand, tennis courts, bowling green, ducks and a children’s play area. There are many cultural events held in Llangollen throughout the year including theatre productions, festivals, cabaret and concerts. In July Llangollen hosts the annual International Musical Eisteddfod which brings in over 12,000 visitors. Llangollen is a walker’s paradise with many pleasant walks in and around the town including walks along the canal, Horseshoe Falls and Offa’s Dyke. The stunning Horseshoe Pass is just half a mile from the property.

    Part of a World Heritage Site, Llangollen is located on the River Dee and dates back to the 7th Century. There are several interesting and historic buildings in and around Llangollen including Crow Castle (Castell Dinas Bran), the 13th Century Valle Crucis Abbey and Plas Newydd. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which carries the canal over the River Dee, is also worth visiting.

    Other activities available locally include fishing and golf. For the more adventurous there are several companies that organise outdoor activities such as kayaking and canoeing.

    Whilst Llangollen has a lot to offer it is also well placed for visiting lots of other places too and makes a great base for a touring holiday. The National Trust has several properties within a short drive including Chirk Castle, seven miles and Erdigg, 10 miles. Other places of interest within easy driving distance include Ruthin, 16 miles, Snowdonia, 32 miles, the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno and the Great Orme, 46 miles. Cross the border into England, it’s just 24 miles to Chester and around an hour’s drive to Liverpool.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With electric fire, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave and fridge with ice box.
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    Lower Ground Floor:

    Bedroom 1: With double bed, separate dressing area and patio doors onto a private, decked patio with lovely views.
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    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Laundry service available.

    Decked patio with furniture. Shared lawned garden. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 6 steps in garden.

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  • Cartref

    Cyffylliog, nr. Ruthin

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    Ref: 30579


    Cartref, which means ’home from home’ in Welsh, is a pretty stone-built terraced cottage located in the small Denbighshire village of Cyffylliog, which is just 4 miles from the popular town of Ruthin. With the village shop and pub right on the doorstep, this welcoming and cosy cottage is perfect for couples who want a relaxing romantic break in the heart of beautiful North Wales. The cottage, which is well equipped, and with lots of personal touches, is an ideal base for those who love walking as there are lots of routes and trails in and around the area, with walks directly from the door.

    Hiraethog Forest, which is within a couple of miles of the cottage, offers some lovely walks as well as being great for cycling, horse riding and bird watching. Forest wildlife includes deer, otters and red squirrels. Whilst there is a pub and small village shop in Cyffylliog, a wider range of amenities can be found in either Ruthin, 4 miles, or Denbigh, 6 miles. An ideal touring base, Cartref is within easy reach of the North Wales coastline and mountains. Betws-y-Coed and Snowdonia are within a 45-minute drive and Llangollen, whose many attractions include the steam railway, Horseshoe Pass, Llangollen Wharf and horse drawn boats is reachable by car in under 40 minutes. Other places of interest within easy driving distance include Erdigg, 24 miles, Chirk Castle, 26 miles and Bodnant Gardens, 32 miles. If you fancy a more coastal landscape, the charming Victorian seaside town of Llandudno is just 30 miles. Other popular beach resorts such as Rhyl, Prestatyn and Talacre are also all within a 45-minute drive. Shop and restaurant 4 miles, pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with dining area. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Small patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Hafoty Boeth Cottage

    Bryn Saith Marchog, nr. Ruthin

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    Ref: W8073

    Scenic country views

    This charming, single-storey, detached holiday cottage stands close to the owner’s attractive house and is surrounded by farmland, rolling hills and scenic views. Having all facilities and a country-style throughout, this is a perfect location for couples, providing a romantic holiday with a lovely garden/patio and surrounding countryside. The owners keep llamas and alpacas and a variety of other animals and waterfowl which is always of great interest to guests. Enjoy wonderful walks, horse riding and cycle rides and discover all Snowdonia, including Llangollen, charming Betws-y-Coed and Lake Bala, renowned for watersports. Further afield, explore Chester, Llandudno, the North Wales Coast, castles, museums and much more. Shop 8 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and beams. Kitchen with beams. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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  • Bryn Dedwydd Cottage

    Eryrys, nr. Mold

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    Ref: 26658


    Situated within the Clwydian mountain range, this holiday property with exposed stonework and beams enjoys a peaceful setting adjoining the owner’s home. The spacious living area provides comfortable accommodation in which to relax, and there is a private patio for al fresco dining. This is a great place for birdwatching (binoculars are provided!) and walking with Clwydian Way and Offa’s Dyke footpaths within easy reach. Nercwys Forest is great for walking, mountain biking and wildlife including nightjars and other birds. Located midway between Mold, with its regular market and Clwyd Theatr Cymru, and the delightful town of Ruthin. Ideally situated for trips to Chester, Llandudno and the Snowdonia National Park. Shop 21/2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Kitchen with breakfast area and beams. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 8 steps from parking area to house.

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  • Bryn Gwyn

    Brynford near Holywell

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    Ref: CC614021
    Perfect for couples wanting a romantic escape in rural North Wales, Bryn Gwyn offers spacious and comfortable accommodation which includes a cosy wood burner and a four poster bed. Situated in the grounds of the owner’s home, this detached single-storey barn has been thoughtfully renovated whilst retaining original charming features such as exposed brickwork and oak beams. The property has its own private patio area and a good sized kennel.
    The property is located in the small Flintshire village of Brynford and there are three pubs within walking distance. A wider range of amenities can be found in the historic market town of Mold, 8 miles, which is also home to the popular Theatre Clwyd. Situated within the Clwydian Range (AONB) along a designated cycle route and on the Welsh Tour route, there are some great cycling and walking opportunities in the area. There is direct access onto one of the public footpaths from the owner’s grounds. Other activities available locally include golf and fly fishing. Known as the ‘Lourdes of Wales’ with St Winefrid’s Well and Heritage Centre, Holywell is three miles away and also has a leisure centre with swimming pool, tennis courts and much more.
    There is a lot to see and do within easy driving distance. The beaches of Prestatyn, Rhyl and Talacre are all within a thirty minute drive. Other places of interest included Denbigh Castle which is 12 miles, Bodelwyddan Castle, 16 miles, and Llangollen, 25 miles. Over the border you can get to the historic city of Chester, with its famous race course, excellent shopping and good selection of bars and restaurants within thirty minutes. An extra fifteen minutes will take you into Liverpool. Should you wish to venture slightly further afield, the beautiful Snowdonia is just an hour’s drive.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on ground floor, has two steps to entrance (level access available), has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: Spacious with beams, oak floors, wood burner, large inglenook fireplace, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and French doors.
    Dining area: With oak floor.
    Kitchen area: With beams, oak floor, breakfast area, electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom 1: With four poster king size bed, beams and TV.
    Bathroom 1: With shower over bath, WC and underfloor heating.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot available on request. Access to freezer and washing machine in garage.

    Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Chiminea. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Cycle store. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on lead at all times (Please do not leave pets in the property on thier own). Use of heated kennel available

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  • Walden Cottage

    Prestatyn

    Grade
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    Ref: 28225

    Situated in the grounds of Walden House and with distant sea views, this detached cottage is tucked away close to the start of the Offa’s Dyke footpath. With a cosy woodburner, this holiday property makes a great base for exploring the area. Prestatyn town centre is within walking distance, with its shops, restaurants and pubs, and there are some lovely walks from the property itself. The Clwydian Hills are nearby, whilst the historic city of Chester, the market town of Mold and the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno are all within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with breakfast area. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair (on request). Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 3 shallow steps in garden.

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  • Harvest Cottage

    Pen-y-Cae, nr. Ruabon

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    Ref: JVU

    This carefully renovated 18th-century cottage has its own walled terrace and small herb garden, leading to a paddock within a secluded part of the grounds of the owner’s home. Scenic local drives/walks overlooking the Vale of Llangollen and the River Dee, with steam railway and horse-drawn narrow boats. The Roman city of Chester is just 20 minutes away, and the two local NT properties - Chirk Castle and Erddig Hall - are both within 4 miles. Golf and riding 4 miles. Leisure centre, climbing and fishing 1 mile. Shops 1 mile.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and stable door to terrace. Kitchen with handmade wooden units. First floor: Double bedroom with rustic four-poster bed. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • First £7 of electricity/central heating inc-remainder by £1 slot meter
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Electricity blanket
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD/MP3
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Terrace with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • Tandem/bicycle hire by arrangement
    • No smoking

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  • The Saddlery

    Pen-y-Cae, nr. Ruabon

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    Ref: JUH

    Reached along its own leafy driveway with aspects over barley fields, this cosy conversion of an 18th-century coach house retains many attractive stone and timber features. Visitors enjoy use of their own secluded garden leading to an orchard – home to friendly bantams. Ideal holiday base for exploring the surrounding dramatic Welsh scenery and the English towns of Chester and Shrewsbury. Llangollen (6 miles) on the River Dee offers steam railway and horse-drawn narrow boats. Erddig Hall, Chirk Castle, golf/riding within 4 miles. Leisure centre, climbing, fishing 1 mile. Shops 1 mile.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and conservatory. Galley-style kitchen. Bathroom with sunken bath, double shower cubicle complete with seats, and toilet. Open stairs to gallery double bedroom.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial supply of fuel included, extra at cost
    • Electric heaters
    • First £7 of electricity/central heating inc-remainder by £1 slot meter
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Electricity blanket
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Playstation 2
    • Radio/CD/MP3
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Drying available
    • Internet access
    • Garden with furniture and pergola
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • Bicycle hire by arrangement
    • No smoking
    • No children

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  • Nodyn-Y-Nant

    Glyn Ceiriog, Llangollen

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    Ref: CC614006
    Enjoying a secluded yet only 3 miles from the bustling town of Llangollen, this cosy cottage is ideal for couples seeking a romantic escape in idyllic surroundings.

    Enjoying panoramic views of the hidden village of Glyn Ceiriog and the valley beyond, Nodyn y Nant (which means ’sound of the stream’) is a welcoming retreat for couples seeking comfortable and well equipped accommodation in blissful surroundings. This charming detached cottage built from stone and slate is tucked away in the grounds of the owner’s farmhouse and has been lovingly converted from an original stable and grain store to provide a delightful holiday home with all the comforts one expects including wifi and wood burner.
    Ideal for those who love the outdoors, there are plenty of fantastic walks in the area as well as some great pubs. Its also a great area for mountain biking. Guests are welcome to bring their own and store them on site, or alternatively, cycle hire is available in Chirk, 6 miles. Llandegla Forest, which has become a haven for mountain bikers, is just 13 miles away. Other activities available locally include fishing and horse riding, and there are several golf courses within a 15-minute drive. Water sports enthusiasts will enjoy canoeing and white water rafting on the River Dee, or why not visit Bala Lake, 25 miles, for a wider range of water based activities.

    The quiet village of Glyn Ceiriog is just 3 miles from the bustling town of Llangollen, home of the International Eisteddfod, Balloon Festival, Horseshoe Pass, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, horse drawn canal boats and the steam railway with trains running into Corwen. Other towns worth visiting include Wrexham, 16 miles, and Ruthin, 19 miles,, which both have a good selection of shops and cafes.

    Nodyn y Nant also serves as a great touring base with so much to see and do within easy reach, not just in Wales but in neighbouring Shropshire and Cheshire too. The historic city of Chester with its city walls, famous race course and Chester Zoo is around half an hours’ drive, as is Shrewsbury. Snowdonia and the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno are reachable by car in just over an hour. There are several National Trust properties within easy reach, including Chirk Castle, 6 miles, Erdigg, 15 miles, and Powis Castle and gardens, 30 miles, and Attingham Park in Shropshire, 35 miles.

    Ground Floor: Property has instant electric panel heaters and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen with attractive slate floor and views of the village and open countryside.
    Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, Free View TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine .
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom: With king size bed

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for stove provided. Cot and high chair available. Wi-fi access available.

    Garden with stream and patio area with furniture and BBQ. Cycle store. Parking for 2 cars.

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