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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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  • Hen Bwthyn Ficerdy

    Minera near Wrexham

    Grade
    3
    1
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    Ref: CC613036
    Attached to the owner’s home which was once the original village vicarage dating back to the 1600s, Hen Bwthyn Ficerdy (Old Vicarage Cottage), offers comfortable holiday accommodation in the heart of North Wales. Renovated to a very good standard, this welcoming cottage with its cosy open fire and quiet village location, is an ideal base for couples who want to explore both sides of the border. The cottage is located in the village of Minera, which is famous for its lead mines dating back to the Roman times. The village has a community run pub, church and playground, which is just opposite the cottage and is ideal for dog walking. A wider range of amenities including shops, pubs and restaurants can be found in Wrexham, five miles.
    Perfect for those who love the outdoors, there are lots of great walks in the area including the Minera mountain, the former rail tracks and through the old disused quarry which has been designated as an area of rare scientific interest, due to its rare species of flora and bird life. Offas Dyke and Clwydog trail are also nearby. Walk to National Trust’s Erddig, approximately seven miles, or over the mountain and through the vale between Wrexham and Llangollen, known as World’s End.
    For the more adventurous, try a segway experience at Chirk Castle, 12 miles and the popular mountain biking centre at Llandegla, six miles, which offers cycle hire as well as a fishing lake and shooting centre. Other outdoor activities include the off-road driving centre at Bwlchgwyn, the Horseshoe Pass to Llangollen, which apart from its horse drawn barges and the Pontcysyllte aquaduct, which is a World Heritage Site, also offers canoeing and white water rafting, as well as hosting the annual International Eisteddfod in July.
    Ruthin is just 14 miles away, with its castle and historical museum. The historic city of Chester is within a 20-minute drive and Bala, Chester Zoo and Blue Planet Aquarium are all within a 40-minute drive. Liverpool can be reached within an hour, or drive to Wallasey and take a ferry across the Mersey. Snowdonia and Betws-y-Coed with its Go Ape Treetop Adventure and the world’s longest zip wire are also within an hour’s drive. Beaches at Barmouth, Conwy and Llandudno are within easy driving distance.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Beamed with open fire, 28" Freeview TV, DVD player and double sofa bed (for child).
    Six steps to...
    Kitchen: Small with beams, wooden floor, small electric oven/grill, electric hob, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Wi-Fi. Shared use of washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in owners utility room.

    Shared, enclosed garden, patio and BBQ. Private patio and furniture. 1 pet welcome but is not permitted in the shared garden. Bike store. Parking for 1 car.

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  • Plas Bach Cottages - Cottage 1

    Brookhouse, nr. Denbigh

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 12346

    Well appointed, comfortable holiday cottages converted from a traditional Welsh longhouse and stables, the character of its original use still evident in both properties. Each cottage has been tastefully and stylishly furnished with the larger unit ideal for families and the smaller cottage a cosy base for a couple. Well placed for touring all parts of North Wales which include historic castle towns, traditional coastal resorts and beaches together with the magnificent scenery of Snowdonia. In the locality there are a number of walks with golfing, fishing, tennis and bowls. A country Inn and restaurant is also close by. Shop ½ mile, pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with single sofa bed/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    First £10per week, £5 per short break NSH and electricity included, remainder by card from owner. Bed linen included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Large shared front patio and chairs. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 8 years due to low positioning of window in bedroom.

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  • Oran Barn

    Llandrillo, Corwen

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 17511

    Perfectly placed for peace and tranquillity, this former barn is set in the heart of the Pennant Valley and offers splendid views of the Berwyn Mountain range and open grazing farmland. This detached bungalow is within easy driving distance of Bala, which offers water sports on Bala Lake and a steam railway. Llangollen is also within easy reach and is home to the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. There is also the Llangollen Railway, which offers a scenic steam train ride along the River Dee through the pretty villages of Glyndyfrdwy and Carrog, to the town of Corwen.
    Betws-y-Coed, which is known as the ‘Gateway to Snowdonia’, and the Snowdonia National Park are also within easy reach.
    Slightly further afield are Barmouth, with its marvellous sandy beach, Portmeirion, the North Wales Coast, Wrexham, Chester and the castles at Caernarfon, Conwy and Harlech. There are pleasant walks close by and many outdoor pursuits, other activities and places of interest are available in the area. The local village is 1 mile away and includes a Michelin starred restaurant, a pub and the village shop.

    All on ground floor: Living room with single sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Private patio with furniture. Private parking for 2 cars (next door in owners grounds). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Pond nearby.

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  • Lilac Cottage

    Prestatyn

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 27493

    This detached, character holiday cottage has a lovely mature garden complete with private hot tub. Close to the start of Offa’s Dyke this property is a short stroll from Prestatyn with all its amenities, beach, cinema, pubs and restaurants, and is close to some great walks. The Clwydian Hills are nearby as is Rhuddlan Castle. Chester is 30 miles and Llandudno, Conwy and the Snowdonia National Park are nearby. Shop and pub 500 yards, restaurant 700 yards.

    Steps to entrance (with handrail). All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Conservatory. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with French doors, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating included (£25per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine and tumble dryer (in garage). Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi available at £8 per week, £5 per short break. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Private hot tub. No smoking. NB: Fountain, pond and drops in garden.

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  • Apple Garth

    Chirk

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC614015
    Located in a quiet cul-de-sac just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Chirk, Apple Garth provides comfortable and well proportioned holiday accommodation. This superb, detached bungalow benefits from spacious living accommodation, which includes a lovely conservatory overlooking the large garden. Ideal for families who love the outdoors, there are some excellent walks in the area and a recreation park in the village. The canal in Chirk is part of the World Heritage site and is just five minutes’ walk away from the property and extends for approximately 11 miles. You can walk or cycle along the canal into Llangollen, via the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, or head in the other direction towards another of Thomas Telford’s famous aqueducts and viaduct at Chirk.
    Located within a conservation area, Chirk is a charming little town and offers a variety of takeaways, pubs, tea rooms, an award-winning Indian restaurant, small supermarket, bakers, butchers, greengrocers, pharmacy and a post office, as well as a couple of churches and a local library which offers free internet access. Local buses will take you into Wrexham, Chester, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Llangollen. The train station is within a few minutes’ walk and offers services to almost anywhere in the UK. Chirk is just one hour from Manchester airport, making it ideal for overseas visitors.
    Visit National Trust’s Chirk Castle, Erddig and Powys Castle. Local events throughout the year include the international Eisteddfod in Llangollen during July and the annual car rally at Chirk Castle. Or visit Chester Zoo and the Roman town of Chester. Those wanting the beach can head to the charming Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno, approximately one hour 15 minutes, and water sports lovers will enjoy Bala lake. Other activities available locally include golf, cycling, horse riding and fishing. With so much to see and do, Apple Garth is perfect for exploring North Wales and beyond.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Spacious with wooden floor, electric fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to super king size - please advise when booking) and walk-in wardrobe.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Washing machine in laundry.

    Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. BBQ. Cycle store. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Martins Return

    Llandegla

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 18232

    Built approx 300 years ago, this converted coach house provides a comfortable holiday retreat ideal for families, boasting plenty of character, set away from the owners home with its own cottage garden. The area is mainly farmland and has been declared an AONB and SSSI. Mountain biking, shooting, fishing, golf and gliding locally, with easy access to all areas of North Wales including Offas Dyke and Llangollen Betwys y Coed, Denbigh Moors, North Wales coast line and Snowdonia National Park. Shop 11/2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Beams throughout. First floor: 1 bedroom with beams and sloping ceiling, divided by curtains: 1 section with double bed, 1 section with twin beds with en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity included (by £1 meter). Gas, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. Gas hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine and tumble dryer by arrangement. Garden. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: Ponds in garden.

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  • Epworth Villa

    Gwespyr near Prestatyn

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC614025
    Commanding spectacular coastal views from its decked patio, this supremely comfortable and lovingly restored holiday cottage has been sympathetically restored to retain many of its original features which are complemented by all the modern comforts one needs from a holiday home. Formerly the village post office, its cosy, welcoming interior provides the perfect retreat from which to explore the delights of North Wales. The property is pet friendly and there is an enclosed children’s play area just up the hill from the cottage.

    Epworth Villa is located in the quiet Flintshire village of Gwespyr which has a local pub. A wider range of amenities can be found in Prestatyn (three miles) or Holywell (eight miles). Set against the backdrop of the Clwydian mountain range (AONB), the property is surrounded by stunning scenery and offers great opportunities for walkers and cyclists. There are also several golf courses in the area. Ideal for those who love the beach, it is just three miles from the popular seaside town of Prestatyn. Other beaches within easy driving distance include Rhyl and Talacre.

    Thanks to its proximity to the A55 (approximately five miles) Epworth Villa is the ideal touring base for exploring North Wales as well as the neighbouring English counties of Cheshire and Shropshire. The historic city of Chester with its famous races, fantastic shopping and great night life is just 28 miles and Liverpool with its many attractions can be reached in under an hour. Families with children will enjoy Chester Zoo and Blue Planet Aquarium (both 28 miles). Llangollen, Snowdonia and the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno can all be reached within an hour’s drive.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Beamed with wood burner, 30" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD/DAB radio and French doors leading onto balcony with panoramic views of the sea.
    Beamed dining room.
    Kitchen: With slate floor, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and patio doors.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided.

    Enclosed decked patio with terrace and garden furniture. BBQ. Dog pen and kennels available. Parking for two. Cycle store.

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  • Nant y Gain Fishing Lodges - Kingfisher Lodge

    Cilcain, nr. Mold

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30593


    Nant y Gain Fishing Lodges offer contemporary holiday accommodation in the heart of rural North Wales. Built around a private fishing lake and set in stunning grounds the lodges (refs: 30593, 30594 & 30595) are located in the Flintshire village of Cilcain, which has a local pub and post office/shop. A wider range of amenities can be found in the nearby market town of Mold, 5 miles. Situated within the Clwydian Mountain Range (AONB), this area is great for those who love the outdoors with lots of opportunities for walking, cycling and mountain biking with many footpaths and trails on the doorstep. There are two country parks within 5 miles. Offa’s Dyke, which stretches for 177 miles, attracts walkers from all over the world, thanks to its stunning scenery, woodland, forts, abbeys, flora and fauna and is very accessible from here. Other places of interest nearby include National Trust’s Erdigg, 14 miles, Chirk Castle, 18 miles, Bodnant Gardens, 24 miles, Holywell, 9 miles and Llangollen,18 miles. Some of North Wales’ popular beach resorts such as Talacre, Rhyl and Prestatyn can be reached within half an hour by car and Snowdonia can be reached in just under an hour. Fishing is available on site free of charge (own equipment and licence required). Other activities available locally include golf and horse riding. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant 5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    All properties: Gas underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Laundry service available. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio. Shared natural grounds. Fly fishing on-site (licence required). Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: River and lake in grounds 20 yards.

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  • Pant Glas Mawr Cottage

    Axton, near Holywell

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UK6101
    Set in 20 acres of unspoilt farmland with sheep and horses, and close to the award winning village of Llanasa in the Clwydian Mountain Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Pant Glas Mawr Cottage offers spacious and comfortable accommodation in a peaceful rural location. Formlery a cow shed it is ideal for couples and families wanting to explore all that this beautiful part of north Wales has to offer. Attached to the owners’ home, this single-storey, semi-detached cottage has its own private garden which enjoys superb views over the surrounding countryside. Perfect for those who love the great outdoors, there are lots of lovely walks in the area including the famous Offa’s Dyke. There are also plenty of cycle routes and bridle paths in the area, and for equestrians who want to bring their own horse, there is a livery on-site (to be arranged directly with the owner). Other activities available locally include coarse fishing, ½ mile at Gyrn Castle, and golf.
    The pretty conservation village of Llanasa, which has its own castle and a welcoming pub, is just a 10-minute walk from the cottage. A wider range of amenities can be found in Holywell, 7 miles, and the beach resorts of Rhyl, Prestatyn and Talacre are all within a 15-minute drive, making this an ideal destination for those who love both coast and country. The Victorian seaside town of Llandudno and the Great Orme are 30 miles away. Other places worth visiting within easy driving distance include Colwyn Bay, 23 miles, and the historic city of Chester, 27 miles. Families with children will enjoy Chester Zoo, 27 miles, and the Blue Planet Aquarium, 26 miles. For National Trust members, Erddig, Bodnant Gardens and Chirk Castle are all within an hour’s drive. Snowdonia National Park and Llangollen can also be reached within an hour’s drive. With so much to see and do Pant Glas Mawr really does make an ideal touring base with something to suit everyone. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground Floor: 1 step to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With 19" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Sun room.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath and shower cubicle (no toilet).
    Separate toilet: With bidet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included.

    Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and two seater swing seat. Shared 20-acre natural grounds with pastureland and small wood. Stabling and grazing for horses by arrangement. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a covered pond 5 yards from the property.

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  • The Old Stables

    Llangollen

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: OPU

    This traditional single-storey farm building, converted to a high standard, commands far-reaching views of the beautiful Vale of Llangollen. This holiday property stands detached in its own garden and adjoins fields and a golf course, with club river game fishing available nearby, bookable through the local Angling Association. Walking, pony-trekking and canoeing in the stunning surrounding countryside are available locally. Llangollen is nearby with many attractions for all the family, including the famous Llangollen Railway, the Model Railway World, the Llangollen Canal, Plas Newydd and the International Eisteddfod. Shop 1 mile.

    Step to entrance. Living room with French doors. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with bidet and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Access via garden gate across grazing land to unfenced river

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  • Nant y Gain Fishing Lodges - Badger Lodge

    Cilcain, nr. Mold

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30595


    Nant y Gain Fishing Lodges offer contemporary holiday accommodation in the heart of rural North Wales. Built around a private fishing lake and set in stunning grounds the lodges (refs: 30593, 30594 & 30595) are located in the Flintshire village of Cilcain, which has a local pub and post office/shop. A wider range of amenities can be found in the nearby market town of Mold, 5 miles. Situated within the Clwydian Mountain Range (AONB), this area is great for those who love the outdoors with lots of opportunities for walking, cycling and mountain biking with many footpaths and trails on the doorstep. There are two country parks within 5 miles. Offa’s Dyke, which stretches for 177 miles, attracts walkers from all over the world, thanks to its stunning scenery, woodland, forts, abbeys, flora and fauna and is very accessible from here. Other places of interest nearby include National Trust’s Erdigg, 14 miles, Chirk Castle, 18 miles, Bodnant Gardens, 24 miles, Holywell, 9 miles and Llangollen,18 miles. Some of North Wales’ popular beach resorts such as Talacre, Rhyl and Prestatyn can be reached within half an hour by car and Snowdonia can be reached in just under an hour. Fishing is available on site free of charge (own equipment and licence required). Other activities available locally include golf and horse riding. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant 5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    All properties: Gas underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Laundry service available. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio. Shared natural grounds. Fly fishing on-site (licence required). Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: River and lake in grounds 20 yards.

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  • Olde Threshing Barn

    Babell, Flintshire

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: OQA

    Set within the Clwydian mountain range (AONB), this holiday cottage stands detached on a working farm, in attractive grounds amidst acres of unspoilt countryside. It has its own patio area and boasts fine views across the rolling hills of North Wales. Charmingly furnished to a high standard it enjoys all modern conveniences without losing the charm and character of the original buildings. Close by is Nercwys Forest which is great for walking, mountain biking and wildlife including nightjars and other birds. The Victorian town of Llandudno is just a short drive away with plenty of shops. Chester is nearby with its famous walls and river. Shops 2 miles.

    Beamed living room with gas wood burner. Beamed dining room with wooden floor. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Two beamed bedrooms, each with low sloping ceiling; one double with wash basin and toilet. Twin bedroom.

    • Gas woodburner included
    • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • Video
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Garden with patio
    • Shared grounds
    • Ample parking
    • Livery stables
    • Kennels available on-site foc by arrangement (no pets in property)
    • No smoking

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