Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Very Family friendly. Large enclosed garden.

2 Bedrooms to accommodate 4 persons.

Set within a 57 acre Registered Historic Parkland (CADW)

2 miles from Coed Llandegla Mountain Bike Centre.

Zip wire 20m long in the enclosed garden.

20 minute walk from front door takes you through parkland to vantage point with panoramic views of Vale of Clwyd and Vale of Yale/ial

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Prestatyn
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester or Liverpool, Nearest railway: Chirk
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

East wing of a Grade II Listed Historic manorhouse was renovated in 2004 into a self catering property accommodating 4 people.

Young families particularly welcome; cot, stair-gates and high chair all available on request. (Bath with shower over - for babies/young children).


Downstairs - direct access onto a large child-friendly enclosed garden with panoramic mountain views and garden furniture.

Kitchen, with dining table - fully equipped to ensure ease of catering, including a dishwasher, microwave, electric cooker, fridge with freezer compartment, (small chest freezer in hall), automatic washing machine/dryer, ironing facilities, cafetiere and toaster, etc. Tea towels and dishcloths are supplied.

Sitting room - Free-standing oil stove, Colour Satellite TV (freesat) with Samsung Internet TV (Netflix subscription included). Two double sofas. iPod docking station. DAB radio.

Downstairs Cloakroom with WC


Bathroom: Double ended bath (taps in the middle) chrome mixer power shower over bath. Wash hand basin and WC. Please note that personal towels are supplied.

2 Bedrooms - 1 bedroom with a double bed, one bedroom with two single beds. Due to the old character of the house, the bedrooms on the 1st floor are inter-linked; it is necessary to go through the twin bedroom to reach the double. All beds are Laura Ashley Victorian style and are already made up on your arrival with polycotton sheets and covers for the duvets.

The Double bedroom has a 32" wide wall mounted flat screen TV

Chester only 18 miles Chester, Llangollen 8 miles, we are easily accessible, yet you will be entering a different land with the Llantysilio Mountain range (AONB) on our doorstep - a site of special scientific interest, is a haven for nature lovers and historians. A new mountain bike centre opened in Llandegla Forest - 2 miles away - see our for a link to their site. Coed Llandegla accommodation.

As a VisitWales 4 Star property, you are assured of well equipped accommodation with beds made up, electricity and heating, all included.

With full central heating to provide warmth and comfort, tasteful furnishings, period décor, free-sat television, books and games, your stay at Plas yn ial will be enjoyable and relaxing.

Our prices are all inclusive; we do not charge extra for bed linen, electricity or heating. We provide many of the basics you require for your holiday such as washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls, salt, pepper, tea, sugar. If you need anything else just let us know and we can arrange it for you.

Further details outdoors

Large enclosed garden - wooded in one part with a 20 metre zip wire between 2 trees - climb onto a platform and slip away!

Ample parking. Large enclosed garden - family friendly. Unrestricted access to 35 acres of bluebell woodland and 150 acres of farmland. A courtesy footpath from the house takes you to a vantage point at 1,300ft with panoramic view of the Vale of Clwyd (as seen in the picture opposite with sheep in the foreground).

Plas yn Ial, is the ancestral home of Elihu Yale, who in 1718 helped to establish the famous Yale University in Connecticut, USA, which was named after him.

Most Welcome - Children and Babies - cots, high chairs and stair-gates are available on request, but please bring your own cot bedding.

Further details

Owners live in the North Wing and are available should you need anything

Directions from the South (Shrewsbury).

From Shrewsbury take the A5 to Llangollen. In Llangollen take right turn at main traffic lights – signposted 'Ruthin – A542' & 'Horseshoe Pass'. Proceed along the High Street and over the bridge (River Dee). At the T-junction turn left– again sign posted 'Ruthin – A542' & 'Horseshoe Pass'. Continue for approx 7 miles – driving up the Horseshoe Pass – past the Ponderosa Café on your right.

At roundabout turn left, signpost 'Corwen – A5104'. Plas yn Ial is situated on the A5104 – 3rd farm on the right from the roundabout (approximately 1 mile from the roundabout). Slow down after passing the 2nd farm – and look for our sign 'Plas yn Ial' road verge on the right - sign also reflects a cars headlights. Drive up the 'driveway' leading up through parkland to the house.

NB: SatNav - LL11 3BD we share our postcode with 3 other farms - we have discovered that SatNavs usually centre this postcode on the first farm on the right from the above mentioned roundabout - please proceed along the raod to reach the third farm on the right.

Bikes - we there is a secure back porch - or you are welcome to leave the in the hall of your accommodation.

Directions from the North (Chester).

Wrexham A483. Exit A483 at junction 4 -signpost 'Ruthin A525'. Right turn for Ruthin. Proceed through the town of Coedpoeth and village of Bwlchgwyn (highest Village in Wales). Continue over moor land. After passing the Plough Inn – but before the Crown Inn by the traffic lights, take a left turn on the A5104 – signposted 'Corwen'. Continue to a roundabout.

At the roundabout, proceed straight over - signpost 'Corwen – A5104'. Plas yn iâl is situated on the A5104 – 3rd farm on the right from the roundabout. Farm situated approx. 1 mile from the said roundabout. Slow down after passing the 2nd farm - you will see our sign: 'Plas yn Iâl' hanging by road verge with a drive leading up through parkland to the house.

The Denbighshire region

One of only 8 Protected Landscapes in Wales this 35km chain of heather clad hills and limestone cliffs form a spectacular gateway to North East Wales.

The Clwydian Range forms a 35km north – south chain of undulating hills extending to 160 and rising to 554 metres at the summit of Moel Famau in the centre of the area. The hills stretch from the Vale of Clwyd in the west to the foothills of the Dee Estuary to the east; from Prestatyn Hillside in the north to the Nant y Garth pass in the South.

Seen at its best from the Vale of Clwyd, the open heather moorland of the high ridge dominates the small hedged fields and coppice woodland of the lower slopes

In places, limestone rock outcrops are exposed in attractive wooded escarpments and on the fringes of the area, highly fertile farmland gives a soft pastoral foreground to the hills.

The AONB has traditionally been a day-trip destination from Merseyside and Cheshire, and receives large numbers of visitors, particularly at its two Country Parks of Loggerheads and Moel Famau. The Offa’s Dyke National Trail follows almost the entire length of the ridge crest.


Llangollen is a truly amazing town, encapsulating the best North Wales has to offer in a small area. With more sun than Cornwall and less rain than the Lake District it is no wonder that this gateway to North Wales should be so popular with sightseers and walkers of all ages.

Llangollen has many natural wonders. There are mountains, white water rivers including the spectacular River Dee canals with horse-drawn boats, The Llangollen Steam Railway with steam trains that chug along the Dee Valley, the Horseshoe Pass, the Horseshoe Falls and all in easy reach of Chester and Wrexham.

Famous structures, gardens and historic buildings abound, Plas Newydd, home to The Ladies of Llangollen, numerous National Trust properties surround the town and we have the highest and longest aqueduct on the canal system. The Pontcysyllte aqueduct was built by Thomas Telford 200 years ago, over a 1000 feet long and standing 126 feet above the river Dee which is now a world Heritage Site .

You can cross it by narrow boats which depart from The Wharf in Llangollen for a 3-hour return trip and marvel at the engineering which took the canal beginning at the Horseshoe Falls close to The Chainbridge Hotel all the way to join the national canal system. You can also take a horse-drawn boat from The Wharf up to near its source. Both trips are a cheap and very enjoyable way of seeing the spectacular countryside