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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Minffordd Cottage in the Ceiriog Valley, fantastic

from £48 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

from £48 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Ceiriog Valley from the balcony

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Minffordd is an old slate miner's cottage with fantastic views of Ceiriog Valley, described by Lloyd George as 'a little bit of heaven on earth'. It's cosy and characterful and the location is great for walking, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, horse riding from the door and exploring the local heritage and attractions in the area.

The cottage has a balcony which overlooks the valley and River Ceiriog where you can enjoy the views and the sound of the river. Wood is provided for the wood burning stove to relax in front of the fire on cooler evenings and there's Wi-FI Internet, satellite TV, books, DVDs and a short walk away a village shop, post office, cash point, pharmacy and two pubs offering food.

The cottage has secure bike storage at the rear for four bikes and a covered area outside at the back where there's seating and wet clothes can be hung. There are two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with a double bed, both new with new quality sprung mattresses, new down quilts and new cotton bedding. Maps and information about the area are provided.

The Ceiriog Valley is set in the foothills of the Berwyn Mountains. The valley is rich in industrial heritage, with many old slate mines, quarries, mills, railways, canals and castles. The Glyn Valley Tramway which ran alongside the river at the end of the garden was a narrow-gauge steam railway which used to transport slate and rock to the Llangollen branch of the Shropshire Union Canal and later the Great Western Railway at Chirk. Part of the Glyn Valley Tramway is now a National Trust path which follows the river and the attractive Ceiriog Valley Walk.

The aqueduct at Chirk still carries narrow boats across the Ceiriog Valley alongside the railway viaduct. The canal towpath can be walked and cycled to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct at Llangollen starting from Chirk Castle. In Llangollen, the dramatic ruins of the Welsh medieval castle, Castell Dinas Brân sets the scene, high above the valley on the site of an Iron Age hill-fort built around 600 BC.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Barmouth and Harlech
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Liverpool or Manchester 80 km, Nearest railway: Chirk station 5 miles with local bus & taxi
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture King Beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden

About this location

The North Wales region

The Ceiriog Valley is set in the foothills of the Berwyn Mountains. The valley is rich in industrial heritage, with many old slate mines, quarries, mills, railways and canals.

The garden leads down to the River Cerriog and the old Glyn Valley Tramway, a narrow-gauge railway which used to transport slate and granite to the Shropshire Union Canal and later the Great Western Railway at Chirk. Part of the Glyn Valley Tramway is now a National Trust path which follows the river and the attractive Ceiriog Valley Walk.

The drive to Snowdonia, Harlech and coastal towns such as Porthmadog and Barmouth on the west coast of Wales are spectacular through the mountains via Bala from the cottage.

Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog

To the north of the cottage, lies the ancient market town of Llangollen which hosts the International Musical Eisteddfod in July. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Britain's longest and highest aqueduct on the Llangollen canal is a World Heritage site. The canal has boat rides and the Llangollen Steam Railway which runs through the River Dee has views of the dramatic welsh medieval castle, Castell Dinas Bran. The remains of the 12th Century, Cistercian Abbey, Valle Crucis are also nearby.

The area is popular for walking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding and fishing. With many horse riders and cyclists passing the front of the cottage and there's fishing in the river at the end of the garden behind. There are also a range of water sports in the area with white water Kayaking and canoeing.

Chirk trains connect to Chester and Liverpool in the north and Shrewsbury and Birmingham in the south west.

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Review 1-8 of 8

29 Jan 2015

4/5

"Lovely cottage - a little in need of updating - decor wise"

We had a very comfortable stay at Minffordd cottage in general and the owner was lovely. We were a little surprised to have to take our own bath towels as the owner had problems drying her own. The… More

We aim to provide good accommodation, at a very modest price, in a fantastic location but we would like to be greener...

The cottage has antique and vintage furniture and maps and books of the local area which add character to the original 1850's fireplace. Wood for the fire is provided.

Towels in the bathroom and kitchen are provided and bath towels are available in the cottage. We've started to say to guests who stay a weekend if they bring their own towels it would be appreciated as an eco friendly option.

The water timer switch was replaced in January as the boost was not automatically turning off and had been left on constantly on occasion. Unfortunately the boost did not work on the new replacement either so we kindly asked to check it was turned off after use.

8 Nov 2014

5/5

"Wonderful"

Minfford cottage is a fantastic place if you need is a roaring fire, comfortable beds, a lovely view and some peace and quiet! Great value for money.Excellent communication from Ruth. Fantastic food … More

30 Oct 2014

5/5

"Blissful break, homely quirky cottage, restful river sound and view.... When can we come back?!"

The owner Ruth allowed us to stay at exceptionally short notice and nonetheless had the cottage spic and span before our arrival despite the previous guests vacating just a few hours before.First impr… More

14 Oct 2014

5/5

"Absolutely Perfect in Every Way"

This beautifull cottage is a gem. Perfect in every way. The contact and information from the owner Ruth is spot on. The location is great set in a lovely village with everything to hand. The cottage i… More

10 Sep 2014

4/5

"Lovely,Will stay here again."

The owner Ruth gave us a warm greeting on our arrival, she had made sure that everything was clean and in order for us. The cottage is just as described on the website and is charming and cosy,wonderf… More

2 Aug 2014

5/5

"Lovely relaxing and clean cottage"

As the other reviewers have said, this cottage really is remarkable value for money - we booked on price and were not sure what to expect. What we got was a lovely cottage, perfect for what we wanted … More

17 Jul 2014

5/5

"A delightful stay - best value for money! Highly recommendable."

I planned to stay only 4 nights with my eleven-year-old twins and extended it a further 2 nights!The property is clean and with all the necessary amenities. It has a nice fireplace stove and candles f… More

29 Jun 2014

4/5

"Great value, great location"

Really great value, good walking & cycling. Cosy & pleasant. Useful basement storage/ workshop for bikesAll clean & tidy… More

Review 1-8 of 8

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