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Plas yn ial, Llandegla, nr Llangollen

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The garden (all enclosed) leading down to wooded area which has a Zip wire

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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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

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17 Oct 2013



We really couldn't fault this place. Set in a beautiful valley and part of a historic farmhouse, this is a cosy, very comfortable rural escape. The house was warm, despite the cold temperatures, and it had every modern convenience we needed, including a dishwasher and wifi. Huw and Bethan are happy to let you walk all over their large farm, complete with chickens and a rabbit ( our son loved both.) they really go the extra mile for young families - we travelled from Qatar and they laid on lots of toys and a bed rail, things we couldn't bring with us. The garden is fenced and it has a zip wire and swing, also for your use.

The location is great, just an hour from Manchester Airport, and yet in such a gorgeous rural location, just a short drive from Snowdonia.

To be honest, you could simply stay at the farm, and still have a lovely time.
We could have simply watched the view out of the kitchen window all day.

17 Feb 2013


"A wonderful haven with a wealth of 'adventure' right on your doorstep"

My husband and two daughters ( 6 and 9) just returned from our stay here. We had a fantastic time. Plas yn ial has everything you could possibly want - from kitchen roll to a welcoming and warming oil stove in a relaxing 'cwtch' / living room. It is immaculate inside and the beds are very comfortable. Bethan and Huw are lovely, friendly and helpful hosts, and yet they have also ensured that everything you could possibly need to know is labelled and explained, within the accommodation (enabling independence.) We were able to explore a large area of North Wales, which is breathtaking in itself, but at the end of a long day my children would ask if we were heading 'home'- meaning the cottage. They loved it and want to come back as soon as possible!

21 Jan 2013


"Fantastic holiday cottage - will definitely be heading back there!"

My husband and I spent Christmas at Plas yn lal and what a magical week it was! The cottage was perfect, very cosy and warm and the ideal Christmas retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life! The view from the front door was absolutely stunning and the walk over the hills at the back of the farm breathtaking.

The cottage is well set up for cyclists and a short drive away from Coed Llandegla. There is a porch at the back to house muddy bikes and kit and there's also a chest freezer in the hallway which came in really handy for cooling beers after a day out on the trails!

Huw and Bethan were super helpful and extremely welcoming. I would highly recommend Plas yn lal and will definitely be heading back there in the summer!

10 Sep 2012


"Wow what an amazing place!!!!"

The accommodation at Plas yn Ial is second to none - it is spacious, beautifully and tastefully decorated to a high standard and set in the most wonderful part of north Wales. Huw and Bethan are fantastic hosts and made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived. We had such a great time and will be booking again

20 Aug 2012


"A peaceful, very comfortable flat with wonderful views"

We had a great holiday in this spacious and very clean flat which provides everything you need to feel at home. As it was quite chilly on a few days we also enjoyed the oil fired iron stove. The views from the kitchen table onto the other side of the valley are fantastic and the bleating of the sheep helps you to unwind.

1 Nov 2011


"Superb accomodation in a superb location"

We were lucky enough to stay at Plas yn Ial during the recent half term, in which the house proved a fabulous outpost for various trips around wales, for example Snowdon in about 45 minutes. I wish we'd spent more time in the house itself. It was warm, cosy, kitted out to a very high standard and the owners were wonderfully hospitable and accomodating. Slightly cliched but it was indeed a home from home, and we will definitely be returning in the future.

12 Jun 2011


"Beautiful location with plenty of space and great for kids"

Very good website which made it easy to see exactly what type of accommodation it was. Well equiped self catering apartment and friendly, helpful service. It was an ideal place to stay with small children as catered for their needs perfectly. There was so much space, inside and out, which made it a very relaxing place to spend time. Lots to do in local area and the farm where it is located to explore. Good value for money.

Thank you - and also for leaving the accommodation so very clean and tidy on your departure. Regards Huw

3 Jun 2011


"Beautiful and relaxing"

This house was the perfect basecamp to explore the area. A relaxing, beautiful place to come home to every day.

The borderlands has so much to offer, which is often overlooked by people travelling through to Snowdonia. Top 5 are: 1.Chirk Castle, 2.Erddig Hall, 3.Froncysyllte Acquaduct World Heritage site, 4.Walk to Dinas Bran LLangollen, 5 Coed Llandegla Forest Mountain bike centre.

17 May 2011


"Excellent hospitality, very clean and quiet"

An excellent cottage to stay in part of the farm house. Lovely scenery and a good base to see Chester and Snowdonia. The owners could not be more helpful and very accomadating. Our children particularly loved feeding the Sheep and playing on the zip wire in the vast garden. Cannot wait to visit again.

Thank you for your kind comments

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      Calendar last updated:30 Jun 2015

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