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Penlan Cottage

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from £72 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 23 reviews

from £72 /night

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.

Penlan Cottage, Carrog

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Penlan is ideal for both families and couples. It is peaceful, with beautiful views over the 400 year old bridge and the fields and mountains beyond. The house is decorated and fully furnished to a high standard.

Suitable for walkers (Snowdonia, 50 mins drive), fisherman (from private bank), bird watchers (Lake Vyrnwy, 45 mins drive), train enthusiasts (Llangollen Steam Railway terminating at Carrog) and people who like to explore beautiful countryside. Barmouth beach is only an hour away for children and the beautiful beaches of Anglesea not much further.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Barmouth
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester & Liverpool, Nearest railway: Ruabon
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Boat available
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The property is on four floors. On the top floor is the family room with super king size bed and single bed, a double bedroom and shower room. Next floor down is the fully equipped kitchen, with table and chairs for seven and lounge with two couches and armchair, TV etc. Next floor down is the third bedroom, with river views. On the lower ground floor is the family bathroom and study, opening out onto the terrace.

There is also a laundry area with washing machine and dryer, a freezer and a second fridge. A cot, high chair and stair gates are available on request.

Further details outdoors

The riverside terrace is large and equipped with a barbecue, swinging hammock, table, chairs and loungers. Gated steps lead down to the private bank, from which you can fish (with the appropriate rod license). There is also a kayak for use by guests. However, it must be stressed that the river can be fast flowing and dangerous and only the experienced should use the kayak and only when the river is benign.

Also, the wall around the terrace is low and the drop from it deep, so young children must never be left unattended on the terrace.

Further details

Special rates are available for single couples. Please contact the owner for details.

About this location

The Denbighshire region

Denbighshire in North East Wales delivers an amazing number of experiences for such a compact and easily accessible area. Stunning countryside, bustling market towns, two of Britain’s best-known resorts and many centuries of rich heritage combine to make Denbighshire a destination with a difference.

When you pay a visit to Denbighshire you can expect many indoor activities including water parks, craft centres, the fascinating Ruthin Gaol and magnificent castles where you can walk the town walls or drink in the stunning views. If you like the outdoors, Denbighshire offers fantastic walks for all abilities, canal boat rides and activities for all the family, or take advantage of the lovely beaches where you can spend the day sunbathing, enjoying watersports or even taking a donkey ride.


Carrog lies in the Dee Valley in North East Wales. There is a local pub, The Grouse Inn, which provides excellent food. The town of Corwen 2 miles away has local shops, banks and a Post Office. The ancient market town of Llangollen 7 miles away has many tourist attractions, good shopping and a wide range of pubs, bars and restaurants including the award winning Corn Mill. During the summer Llangollen is the venue for the world famous International Eisteddfod.

Carrog is ideally located to enjoy everything that North Wales has to offer. Snowdonia National Park is only a short distance away whilst both the North and West Coasts are within easy reach. Barmouth is only a 45 minute drive. The town of Bala with its lake is nearby and offers a wide range of water sports activities. There are mountains, rivers, canals, waterfalls, forests, lakes, mines, beaches, castles, railways and architectural gems such as Portmeirion all within a short drive.

The Llangollen Railway runs steam trains for 7 miles along the banks of the River Dee from Llangollen to Carrog through some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. It operates most of the year and Carrog station is the ideal starting point for an unforgettable experience.

Visit Plas Newydd home to the Ladies of Llangollen, Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, from 1780 - 1829. They became celebrated throughout the country as the story of their friendship spread through Regency Society. The house retains the Gothic features they introduced and is set in peaceful gardens with objects of interest, including the font from the nearby ruins of the Valle Crucis Abbey.

Take a walk or horse drawn boat ride down the Llangollen Canal which leaves the Shropshire Union Canal just north of Nantwich in rural Cheshire and climbs through deserted Shropshire farmlands to cross the border into Wales near Chirk. It then cuts through increasingly hilly countryside to finish alongside the River Dee tumbling out of Snowdonia, just above Llangollen at the world famous Horse Shoe Falls.

Walk or take a barge ride across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, now a World Heritage Site. The famous engineer, Thomas Telford, built Pontcysyllte Aqueduct near Llangollen in 1795 and the structure continues to represent a masterpiece of Georgian engineering.

Visit the award winning Ruthin Craft and Applied Arts Centre. Enjoy and take in the three galleries, six artist studios, retail gallery, education and residency workshops, tourist information gateway and then finish with tea or a meal at the Centre café with courtyard terrace. Whilst in Ruthin, take in this beautiful county town with its fine market square, castle and gaol.

Visit the Rhug Estate and organic farm which covers 12,500 acres extending from Gwyddelwern in the north, Carrog to the east, Cynwyd to the south and Maerdy to the west. The estate runs traditional sporting including shooting and fishing, modern sports such as rally car driving, gorge walking, mountain biking, canoeing and public events.

Lake Vyrnwy is well worth a visit. It’s spectacular as are the routes there and back (about 1hour each way) and there’s is lots to do including bike hire – 12 miles around the lake all flat and few cars!

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Review 1-10 of 23

15 Jan 2015


"Perfect all rounder."

Stayed with friends over the New Year period. Lovely house everything you need and more for a great retreat. Views are fantastic. Pub across the road is very welcoming. Definitely worth a visit to t… More

10 Jan 2015


"The Perfect Break!"

Stayed at this beautiful cottage for New Year with friends and had the most perfect break. Everything you would need was provided. Apart from lovely riverside walks, the only times we left the cottage… More

1 Sep 2014


"Beautiful house and location"

This is a lovely find, marvellous views from the house with access to river fishing.A good pub across the road and steam trains run from Llangollen to Carrog station on a regular basis ,what's n… More

27 Jul 2014


"A paradise on a trout stream in the Welsh mountains"

Penlan Cottage is a superb place to stay if you are looking for spectacular views, comfortable accomodation, wi-fi, large kitchen, great family bathroom, lovely terrace on a stream full of trout and s… More

8 Jan 2014


"Well-equipped and spacious cottage in beautiful location."

Stayed at Penlan cottage with young family (and dog!) for Christmas week. Decorations and Christmas tree were provided which gave the cottage a lovely Christmas feel. Plenty to do in the area and l… More

19 Nov 2013


"A great cottage in a great location"

We booked Penlan Cottage at short notice to enjoy the autumnal hues and the beautiful scenery and had a marvellous week with our family.The cottage is very well appointed and in the perfect position o… More

29 Oct 2013


"Fantastic Location"

I can't add a lot more than what has already been said about this cottage on the banks of the River Dee. This was our second visit and this time we spent only 2 nights, it was supposed to be 3 b… More

8 Sep 2013


"Great place to stay - highly recommended"

Spent 3 nights at Penlan Cottage with 6 adults and a 4 year old. The cottage is perfectly located with great views over the river Dee and bridge. Rooms are comfy and spacious. Cottage has everything y… More

8 Sep 2013


"Beautiful views, lovely quiet village, well furnished spacious house."

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is well equipped and spacious and the view sepactacular. The house was clean and all the instructions very clear. Nearby Llangollen with the steam railway and… More

27 Jul 2013


"Unbeatable home from home in North Wales."

If, like us, your choice of holiday home demands perfection of location and property, look no further than Penlan Cottage in picturesque Carrog.Situated on the banks of the River Dee some 12 miles bey… More

Review 1-10 of 23

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Calendar last updated:26 Mar 2015

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