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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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  • Bryn Awel

    Llandrillo, Corwen

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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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  • Henfaes Bwthyn

    Nannerch, Mold

    Grade
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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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  • Nestle Nook

    Rhuddlan

    Grade
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Harvest Cottage

    Pen-y-Cae, nr. Ruabon

    Grade
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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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  • Libby’s Lodge

    Pentre, nr. Llangollen

    Grade
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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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  • The Hideaway

    Cadole near Mold

    Grade
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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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  • Beehive Cottage

    Bodfari near Denbigh

    Grade
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    Ref: CC614020
    This heaven on earth sanctuary with private hot tub and holistic treatments on site is perfect for that special romantic occasion or celebration, or indeed if you just want to flop and drop and get away from it all. Situated in the wonderfully stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is also perfect for walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers, wildlife lovers, artists, photographers, spa lovers, yogi’s and yogini’s! New for 2015, Beehive Cottage enjoys an idyllic, peaceful location and is set in stunning scenery that no photograph can do justice. This detached, former stable has been lovingly transformed into a beautiful holiday sanctuary and the owner, a holistic therapist, has paid attention to every detail to ensure that visitors experience the same sense of well-being that her clients enjoy from their treatments. The open-plan living area with a cosy wood burner has full width patio windows from which to enjoy the lovely views that surround the property, so even on a rainy day you can bring the outdoors in. The comfortable and beautifully presented bedroom also has patio doors that lead directly out onto the garden. Complete with several seating areas, a private hot tub and a barbecue, the garden is the perfect place to unwind and relax. There is even a herb garden so that guests can pick their own herbs to cook with.

    Beehive Cottage is located in the Denbighshire village of Bodfari, which is within the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ideal for walkers, you can access the Clwydian Way directly from the property grounds, and Offa’s Dyke footpath is just a quarter of a mile away. Beehive Cottage is also in an Area of Archaeological Interest, with the ancient hill fort Moel Caer being close by. The medieval market town of Denbigh with its castle is just five miles away. Here you will find walking tours which take you around the town and castle. This is also a great place to stock up on the essentials. Other market towns worth visiting include Ruthin, 11 miles and Mold, 12 miles. Bodfari, where the cottage is located has a small shop, which is also an art gallery and a cafe, and two pubs offering great food, one of which offers take-out food, both within a mile.

    Whilst Beehive Cottage enjoys the idyllic rural location with 360° views of open countryside and rolling hills, the coast is also very accessible, and the beaches of Rhyl, Prestatyn and Talacre can all be reached within a short drive. Other places of interest within a short drive include St Winefride’s Well, nine miles, Llangollen, 28 miles, the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno and the Great Orme, 26 miles. National Trust’s Bodnant Garden, 25 miles, and Erdigg, 28 miles, are also worth a visit. Snowdonia is accessible from here and can be reached in around 45 minutes via the scenic Denbigh Moors. On the other side of the border, you can easily visit the historic cities of Chester and Liverpool. For overseas visitors, Manchester airport is just 45 minutes drive away. For evening entertainment, apart from pubs and restaurants there is Theatre Clwyd in Mold, Llandudno Theatre and Rhyl Pavillion.

    Apart from being ideal for walkers, the area is fantastic for cycling. Golfers wont be disappointed either with two courses in Denbigh, five miles, and three others within a short distance.

    After a busy day out exploring, you can come back and relax in the hot tub, or indulge in an on site treatment such as a Aromatherapy/sports massage, Reflexology, Indian head massages, Reiki (treatments arranged directly with the owner). Beehive Cottage was named after the owners’ love of bees and who are beekeepers themselves, but the property was originally named The Sanctuary, which says it all.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wooden floor, wood burner, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock, bluetooth speakers and patio doors.
    Kitchen/dining area: With wooden floor, breakfast area, electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and patio doors to garden.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Yoga mats provided. Treatments on site by arrangement (at cost).

    Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 4.5-acre natural grounds. BBQ. Hot tub. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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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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  • The Barn

    Caerwys

    Grade
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    1
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    Ref: HW7664

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet.

    Patio and furniture. No children except babes in arms.

    Both properties: Electric central heating (first floor) and underfloor central heating (ground floor) from ground source heat pump, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Parking. No smoking.

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