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Excellent 5/5 15 reviews

Set in a wonderful rural location

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Set in the beautiful rural Dee Valley just 10 minutes from the market town of Llangollen, Dee Valley Cottages is your home from home. We are just 3 minutes from Dee Side Halt on the Llangollen Heritage steam line and the River Dee. Perfect for fishing, walking and cycling.

The cottage is suitable for 4 adults, apart from an additional £15.00 if you bring your pet, there are no extras when booking. All power, linen, towels, + central heating is included. There is a satellite flat screen TV, surround sound DVD system, stereo, for entertainment, and wIfi internet access to ensure you keep in touch while away.

Watch the local wildlife, feed the wild birds, watch the sunrise, or simply read a book and revel in the peace and beauty of the views or watch the steam trains. For steam train enthusiasts the steam railway runs along the bottom of the adjoining field, with Deeside Holt five minutes walk down the hill, stroll down to catch the train.

With full size cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, there are more than sufficient pots pans and crockery to meet all your needs.

All major supermarkets now deliver to this area, if you wish, you can have your shopping delivered during your visit.

All stays of a week or more receive a welcome basket with eggs (from our own chickens when they are laying) bacon and sausage (or vegetarian option if preferred) as well as bread, milk, fruit juice and a treat to enjoy with the tea and coffee which are already in the cottage.

Special occasions can be catered for please ask when booking if you require flowers, a bottle of bubbly, or some other special preparations made for when you arrive.

Relax and enjoy the peaceful countryside or explore the many outdoor persuits available in this area.

Well behaved pets are welcome.

Swallows cottage is suitable for guests with mobility problems.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Prestatyn 40 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Liverpool 30 km, Nearest railway: Ruabon 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, 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 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The cottage has full central heating throughout, plus an open fireplace in which to have a real log fire.

The two bedrooms provide ample space for up to four adults. The fitted kitchen/dining room has everything you need, including an integrated electric oven and hob, a full size dishwasher, (we don't believe anyone should have to wash up on holiday) a washing machine, and a fridge. There's a microwave for those quick snacks. We provide all pots, pans, crockery, and bed linen.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, looking out over the rolling countryside down to the Llangollen Steam railway, or watching the sun rise at the end of the valley.

Relax in the lounge, with a real log fire roaring in the grate, toasting crumpets at breakfast, marshmallows at lunch, chestnuts at tea time and toes in between.

Further details outdoors

Enjoy a walk down to the river, watch the sheep,the trains or sit and observe a large variety of wild birds. There are numerous walks in the nearby area, explore infrequently used pathways, find absolutely breathtaking views in one of the UK's best kept secret areas.

For those who enjoy more sedate activities, take the Llangollen canal boat trip, travel down the valley on the steam trains, or wander round Chirk castle, Plas Nwydd, or Erdigg and their grounds.

Further details

We take bookings over the phone, all holidays can be reserved with a 25% deposit. We accept debit cards at no extra charge, credit cards incur an additional 3%. Payment must be made in full 4 weeks before arrival.

Pets must be kept under the owner's control at all times.

T&C are available on our website.

The North Wales region

North Wales is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales. It is bordered to the south by the counties of Ceredigion and Powys in Mid Wales and to the east by the counties of Shropshire and Cheshire in England. North Wales is divided in to three traditional regions, viz; Upper Gwynedd (or Gwynedd above the Conwy defined as the area north of the River Dyfi and west of the River Conwy); Lower Gwynedd (or Gwynedd below the Conwy also known as the Perfeddwlad and defined as the region east of the River Conwy and west of the River Dee) and Ynys Môn (or Anglesey), a large island off the north coast


Our nearest town is Llangollen. Llangollen is a small town and community in Denbighshire, north-east Wales, situated on the River Dee and on the edge of the Berwyn mountains. It has a population of 3,412.

Llangollen takes its name from Saint Collen (from the Welsh llan meaning 'fortified church yard' and gollen meaning Collen), a 6th century monk who founded a church beside the river there.[2] St Collen is said to have arrived in Llangollen by coracle. As there are no other churches in Wales dedicated to St. Collen, it is possible that this St. Collen may also have connections in both Colan, Cornwall and Langolen, Brittany.

Standing high above the town to the north is Castell Dinas Bran, the former stronghold of the Princes of Powys. Beyond the castle is the limestone escarpment known as the Eglwyseg Rocks. The outcrop continues north to the area known as World's End. The area nearest to the castle is the Panorama Walk, and a monument to local poet I.D. Hooson (from the nearby village of Rhosllanerchrugog) can be found there.

Valle Crucis Abbey was established in nearby Llangwestl in about 1201, under the patronage of Madog ap Gruffydd Maelor of Castell Dinas Brân.

The bridge at Llangollen was built in about 1345 by John Trevor, of nearby Trevor Hall, who later became Bishop of St Asaph. It was extended to cross the railway when this was built in the 1860s and was widened in the early 1960s. The upstream side has new masonry which blends in with the older structure.

On the outskirts of the town is Plas Newydd ("New Place" or "New Hall"), where The Honourable Sarah Ponsonby and Lady Eleanor Butler (the Ladies of Llangollen) lived.

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Review 1-10 of 15

16 May 2014


"Simply Perfect"

We are still here in the cottage, and I am looking out of the magnificent bedroom window of swallow cottage. The views are simply amazing, and the location is superb. You simply could not ask for an… More

Thank you, we do try to make sure everything is conducive to our guests having a memorable holiday. It is very rewarding when guests return as it is a reassurance that we managed that in some small way.

25 Dec 2013


"lovely cottage, very cosy, great location, helpful friendly owners."

Spent a great week here over xmas - thoroughly recommended. Can hear the steam train from the garden and see the hills from both of the bedrooms.… More

Thank you for this review, if you come again in the better, more clement weather you will not only hear the trains, but also see them from the garden when we have the furniture out from undercover. It is always a pleasure to us when the trains start again after their short winter break, a bit like the return of first Swallows indicate summer's return, the return of the trains, when we see them chugging along at the bottom of the field is a reminder that spring will soon be on it's way.

29 Aug 2013


"Lovely cottage in ideal location"

My wife and two of our grandchildren stayed for a week. Cottage had everything we wanted, even the welcome pack was very nice. We loved the surrounding area and the small towns. Packed in a lot of sig… More

Thank you for your review, it is so good to know that we are getting it right. In these times when everyone is so busy in their everyday lives it is good that you took the time out to give us a review.

10 Jun 2013


"Blissful holiday"

We have just spent a wonderful week in Wagtails cottage - albeit helped by that rarity, a week of blue skies! The location is so peaceful and the view stunning yet enough to keep two small boys busy… More

Thanks - we enjoyed your grandson's conversations too, we still have their drawings on our fridge, they make me smile whenever I look at them. If you can bring the same weather should you come again you will get an extra special welcome - though you would probably get one anyway.

13 May 2013


"Brilliant accomodation in a stunning spot."

A superb cottage situated in a fantastic spot. Cottage was spotless and everything you needed was there. The owners greeted us and explained and demonstrated how to use appliances. The actual cottage … More

Thank you, we try to provide a good, clean and comfortable base. It was a pleasure meeting you, maybe we can assist you again at some time in the future. Hope the links we provided before your stay were useful

10 Jan 2013


"A great time had by all!"

Well it's a couple of weeks since we returned from our New Year's break and I'm already going back! In fairness it's only to collect the watch I lost ! The watch was very sentiment… More

Thank you very much, we were pleased we were able to find your watch, and the internet connection was up to the job. We find the area round here can offer many different types of activity, enough to suit different interests, with the comfort of a warm fire and a good book to come back to, (not to mention to joys of the internet gaming).

Best wishes Richard and Jenny

17 Nov 2012


"Perfect place to chill out, a REAL home from home."

In need of a relaxing break we booked Wagtails cottage for us and our 2 Jack Russells. It looked loverly on thier Dee Valley Cottages web page, But the photos didnt do justice! We were welcomed by Ric… More

Thank you very much for your comments, we try hard to keep the cottage as we would like to find one ourselves. You, and your dogs will be very welcome any time you want to return.

27 Oct 2012


"Lovely place to stay"

My Mum, girlfriend and I had a very easy and relaxing stay in Swallows. Our hosts made every effort to accomodate my mother's needs due to her limited mobility and we felt very welcome. Great vie… More

Thanks we really appreciate your feedback, and have started asking if there are any special needs when people book so we can prepare as much as we can beforehand. You will be pleased to know we have taken on board your suggestion of providing an extra large non-stick frying pan too!

29 Aug 2012


"Can't Wait to Return"

What a great place to de-stress.A lovely, clean, cosy, well equipped cottage. We didn't get to see the owners much as they were going on holiday themselves, but were very pleasant and informative… More

We loved to see you so obviously enjoying yourselves while you were here, good to have some of that vicarious pleasure. Sure our House sitter looked after you well when we left, he had been given strict instructions to do so.
Look forward to seeing you all again sometime.

21 Aug 2012


"Great base for a lovely holiday"

We stayed in Wagtails which was a nicely presented and well equipped house. The view from the house was spectacular and there are nice grounds from which to enjoy it. The bridal path leads down to the… More

Thanks for your review, it is good to hear when we are getting it right, it always helps to see our surroundings through the eyes of others, reminds us how beautiful it is around here. Hope to see you again sometime.

Review 1-10 of 15

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