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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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  • Honeysuckle Cottage

    Nercwys near Mold

    Grade
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    Ref: CC614031
    Situated in the heart of rural north Wales, Honeysuckle Cottage offers welcoming and homely semi-detached accommodation, perfect for couples looking for a romantic escape. This pretty stone cottage, set in the owners’ extensive gardens, has been thoughtfully renovated to provide a cosy holiday home which has all the comforts one needs whilst at the same time offering lots of character and charm. Downstairs there is an open plan living space which has a gas wood burner. Stairs lead to a galleried bedroom area which has a super king size bed, beamed ceilings, Velux windows and plenty of storage space. Honeysuckle Cottage is located on America Farm which dates back as far as the 17th Century. Originally the site of five lead miner’s cottages, after the mining industry collapsed, America Mine became America Farm and when the current owners bought the farm, they converted the old piggeries into holiday cottages.

    Situated in the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, America Farm is sheltered from the winds by Moel Findeg which showcases spectacular views across the Wirral and Liverpool to the east and Snowdonia to the west. Guests are free to enjoy the owners’ beautiful garden and there are lots of lovely walks from the doorstep. There is a tennis court on-site which guests are welcome to use (own equipment required) and there are two great pubs within easy reach. America Farm is just five minutes from the lovely market town of Mold which has a great street market held twice weekly (Wednesday and Saturday). Mold also boasts the famous Theatre Clwyd where many famous actors take part in the productions.

    Ideal for those who love the great outdoors, the local landmarks of Moel Famau and Loggerheads Park are just moments away from America Farm, and offer nature lovers the chance to connect with the beautiful Welsh countryside. Moel Famau Country Park is one of the most visited places in north Wales and its ever changing scenery is a real delight. Cycling enthusiasts will love Coed Llandegla where large sections of the forest have been turned into a mountain bikers paradise. Those wanting to explore the coast can visit places such as Llandudno, 43 miles and Anglesey, 70 miles. The rural joys of Snowdonia, 38 miles and Llangollen, 15 miles, are also easy to find. Over the border, the historic city of Chester is just 18 miles away and Liverpool can be reached in 45 minutes by car.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Beamed open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With gas wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen area: With underfloor heating, tiled floor, breakfast area, electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Shower room: With underfloor heating, walk-in shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Galleried with beams, zip and link super king size bed (which can be made to twin beds - please advise when booking) and Velux window.

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

    Sitting-out area with furniture. Shared lawned garden. Shared BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Tennis court. No smoking. NB: Pond, 50 yards.

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  • The Coach House

    Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: HW7782


    Gloriously located in the centre of a peaceful rural village in the beautiful and unspoilt Ceiriog Valley, this charming, detached coach house conversion offers supremely comfortable and spacious accommodation within the grounds of the former rectory. The bathroom has a wonderful rain shower and outside, magnificent views down the valley can be savoured from the pretty raised terrace. The Coach House also has a small balcony and a courtyard herb garden. The village boasts two award-winning gastronomic country pubs. There is wonderful walking - the Berwyn Mountains are on the doorstep and Snowdonia is within easy reach - also bird watching and pony trekking. Chirk, an historic border town, has a good selection of shops, a magnificent castle (NT) and the 19th-century Telford aqueduct, whilst Llangollen’s steam trains, horse-drawn canal boat trips and world famous music Eisteddfod are within easy reach. Shop 5 miles, pubs serving food 100 yards.

    Ground floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor/dining room/kitchen with patio doors.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Induction hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Small terrace and furniture. Balcony. Parking. No smoking. No children under 6 years except babes in arms.

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  • Nestle Nook

    Rhuddlan

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W43045

    This cosy, semi-detached holiday property is attached to the owners’ house. Situated in a quiet residential area of Rhuddlan, half a mile from the village shops, restaurants and all facilities. Completed by Edward I in 1282, historic Rhuddlan Castle is within walking distance and is well worth a visit as is the nearby town of St Asaph with its beautiful cathedral. The seaside resorts of Prestatyn and Rhyl are both a short distance away and the mountains of Snowdonia, Victorian Llandudno and the walled town of Conwy are all within easy reach. Horse riding and golf can be found nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen with breakfast area. First floor: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine and tumble dryer (in owner’s utility room). Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Cartref

    Cyffylliog, nr. Ruthin

    Grade
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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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  • Nodyn-Y-Nant

    Glyn Ceiriog, Llangollen

    Grade
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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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  • Porter’s Lodge

    Glyndyfrdwy, nr. Llangollen

    Grade
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    Ref: HW7806

    A true gem for rail enthusiasts, this Victorian railway station consists of the Station House (ref HW7742) (the former station master’s house), and Porter’s Lodge (ref HW7806), in a peaceful village setting. They sit right alongside the Llangollen Heritage Steam Railway, which winds its way through the delightful scenery of the Dee Valley between Llangollen and Corwen. Station House enjoys a pretty cottage garden, and is decorated with a Christmas theme during the festive season. Porter’s Lodge has a seating area adjacent to the delightfully restored station platform, where you can sit with a glass of wine and watch the trains go by. This is a perfect location to explore the surrounding area, with great walking, bird watching and myriad outdoor activities nearby. Llangollen, home to the International Musical Eisteddfod, has lovely walks along the canal and over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Erddig and Chirk Castle (NT) are close by and Snowdonia National Park is within easy reach. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 0. 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 twin (can be 6ft double) bedroom

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters included. CD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Wi-fi. No smoking.

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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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  • Bryn Awel

    Llandrillo, Corwen

    Grade
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    Ref: OWP

    Bryn Awel is an exquisite Grade II listed detached holiday cottage, the view from which is stunning with a panoramic outlook across the Upper Dee Valley. This is one of the most attractive valleys in the UK. As part of the 2,500-acre Crogen Estate, there are plenty of activities to be enjoyed such as walking and sightseeing with fishing and tennis by arrangement, and for the more adventurous, paint balling and high ropes. Golf can be found locally. Within 1½ miles there is an outstanding restaurant, pub and village shop. Bala Lake is only a short drive away and the sandy beaches of west Wales’ coastline are approximately 45 minute drive. Llangollen is a nearby town with its horse drawn barges, steam train and numerous festivals throughout the year. Shop 1½ miles.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Galley-style kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • No smoking

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  • Bryn Gwyn

    Brynford near Holywell

    Grade
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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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  • Bryn Dedwydd Cottage

    Eryrys, nr. Mold

    Grade
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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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  • Millers Retreat

    Plymouth Copse, nr. Babell

    Grade
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    Ref: 28969

    Situated on a working farm and surrounded by acres of unspoilt countryside, Millers Retreat provides spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation in the heart of North Wales. Located in the small Flintshire hamlet of Babell, this property is well located for exploring miles of beaches, scenic hill walks, castles and mountain ranges. The city of Chester is a 30-minute drive and the town of Llandudno is just 40 minutes. Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele are also within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    1 step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with dining area and French doors/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire 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. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared, natural 23-acre woodland. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: property accessed via a rough track.

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