Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
A single-storey annexe to the front of the owners' detached house in a peaceful rural location in the Ceiriog Valley, within easy reach of Llangollen and Chirk. Lovely views to the front and an attractive landscaped garden with patio area. Nearby attractions include Erddig Castle, Chirk Castle, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (World Heritage Site), Llangollen canal and steam railway.
Size: Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom
Nearest amenities: 1.5 miles
Pets: Sorry no pets
Short breaks: Available at this property
Smoking: No smoking please
Rooms: Bedroom, shower room, living room, kitchen/diner
Beds: 2 singles
General: Electric heating, log-effect 'stove', TV, music centre
Utilities: 2 ring cooker, microwave, fridge, access to freezer
Standard: Kettle, toaster, iron
Other: Linen and towels provided, Wi-Fi available
Outdoors: Private garden patio with furniture
Parking: Private parking
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The North Wales region
Wales is a place of natural beauty and diversity. The north east of Wales features some traditional seaside towns and spectacular views and is a great place to stay. The West coast has some great coastal walks and lovely sandy beaches to discover. Surfing and dog walking is popular in this area. The north west has highlights including Mount Snowdon and the Isle of Anglesey in this magical part of Wales; you will find a break here relaxing or if you fancy going for a climb then it would be adventurous. The south coast of Wales has sandy beaches but also the benefit of access some of Wales' largest cities including the capital Cardiff. The Brecon Beacons are full of steep mountain escarpments, waterfalls and spectacular views. In mid Wales you will begin to discover the appeal of the Valleys. And finally, Pembrokeshire has jagged coastlines, secret bays and some of the finest coastal towns line this area and you can see why people return every year to holiday there.
A small town in north-east Wales situated on the River Dee on the edge of the Berwyn Mountains. It has a population of 3,400 and takes its name from Saint Collen, a 6th century monk who founded a church beside the river.
Overlooking Llangollen are the remains of Dinas Bran Castle, probably built sometime in the 1260s. Valle Crucis Abbey (Valley of the Cross) is a Cistercian abbey located nearby in Llantysilio; built in 1201, it was dissolved in 1537 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The building is now a ruin, though large parts of the original structure still survive.
On the outskirts of the town is Plas Newydd where the 'Ladies of Llangollen' once lived. Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby ran away together from Regency society. They received a stream of visitors such as Wordsworth, Sir Walter Scott and the Duke of Wellington to the unpretentious little cottage which they transformed into a Gothic fantasy of projecting stained glass and elaborately carved oak.
The route of the Llangollen Canal, twisting through the beautiful Welsh hills and across the Dee Valley on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a World Heritage site, has made it one of the most famous in Britain. A marina, built at the end of the navigable section, allows more summer visitors to moor overnight in the town.
The Llangollen Railway is a restored section of the former Ruthin to Barmouth Great Western Railway line that closed to passengers in 1965; standard gauge, it is probably the busiest Heritage Railway in Wales operating an extensive array of services and special events.
Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world's most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year over 4,000 performers from across the globe head to the town to take part in a unique event combining competition, performance, and international peace and friendship. Around 25 different competitions celebrate song, music and dance, climaxing with the prestigious 'Choir of the World' where winning choirs compete for the Pavarotti Trophy. The dates for 2014 are Tuesday 8 to Sunday 13 July.
To the east of Llangollen, Chirk Castle was completed in 1310 and is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I still lived in today. Features from its 700 years include the medieval tower and dungeon, C17th Long Gallery, grand C18th state apartments, servants' hall and historic laundry. The award-winning gardens contain clipped yews, herbaceous borders, shrub and rock gardens.
The A542 road from Llangollen to Llandegla travels via the Horseshoe Pass, reaching a maximum height of 1,368 ft.