Bontuchel holiday cottage rental with internet access, walking and fireplace and TV

HENGOED FARM

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1 / 24 Hengoed Farm Cottage - traditional character and modern convenience

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 Home 168856

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Description from owner

We can accommodate up to 7 persons in 4 bedrooms.

Hengoed Farm and Medieval Hall is set in idyllic countryside close to the historic medieval market town of Ruthin. Located overlooking the Vale of Clwyd with panoramic views of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the site has been continuously occupied since at least the early 14th Century. The centrepiece is a Grade 11* Listed early 15th Century Medieval Cruck Hall House now used as a Barn, one of the oldest in Wales.

We can accommodate up to 7 persons in 4 bedrooms.

Hengoed Farm and Medieval Hall is set in idyllic countryside close to the historic medieval market town of Ruthin. Located overlooking the Vale of Clwyd with panoramic views of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the site has been continuously occupied since at least the early 14th Century. The centrepiece is a Grade 11* Listed early 15th Century Medieval Cruck Hall House now used as a Barn, one of the oldest in Wales.

Attached to the Medieval Hall House is an 18th/19th Century cart (or Coach) House/Granary. This has been converted into a limewashed traditional stone cottage using traditional materials where possible, with original oak and slate features as well as a wood-burning stove. It has been graded 5* by Visitwales ( Welsh Tourist authority), is the only rental at the property, and is available for letting throughout the year for both weekly and shorter breaks ( the latter not in peak periods). Quality facilities and furnishings throughout with strong focus on cleanliness - strict cleaning programme followed after each rental period supervised by the owner. All in all 5* rating for a 5* holiday! Very well equipped kitchen with the utensils and other equipment needed for anything from a small snack to a massive feast with home-baked food! Ceramic hob and double oven, fridge/freezer and additional freezer for those bigger shops. Bathrooms and furniture have an 18th/early 19th century period feel, and the decoration throughout is light and airy. Good-sized living/dining area so larger groups don't feel constricted, yet cosy and intimate enough so that smaller parties don't feel lost! Subtle wall lighting provides an attractive mix of light and shadow on the limewashed stone walls in the evening, and the glow of the woodburning stove adds atmosphere and charm. The Ground Source Heating system provides constant hot water and warmth ( when required), which together with the very high standard of insulation makes for a very warm and cosy cottage in the colder seasons!

Both Hall and Cottage form part of a Small-holding with sheep and horses, extending to some 20 acres of pasture and woodland, in a secluded yet accessible position overlooking a steeply wooded river valley with stunning views in all directions.

The area provides superb access for walkers, cyclists and riders within the valley and in the surrounding hills. An excellent network of footpaths, bridleways, tracks and lanes extends in all directions from Hengoed Farm. Those who just want to relax can enjoy the peace and tranquility of Hengoed Farm itself, take in the views and enjoy the abundance of its wildlife, ancient Oaks and rolling pasture. A wooded river valley provides an attractive riverside walk down into the Vale of Clwyd from just below the Cottage.

Hengoed Farm is a convenient base from which to explore the beautiful landscape and rich historical heritage of North Wales and the Welsh Borderlands: Medieval castles and historic houses, the Clwydian range of Hills with the Offa's Dyke Path, the pretty pasture and rivers of the Vale of Clwyd, and the hills, valleys, forests, lakes and moors of the wild area of Mynydd Hiraethog to the west of Hengoed Farm.

The Mountains of the Snowdonia National Park are about an hour away, the coast 30 minutes, and there are many pretty villages, country pubs and quiet lanes to explore.

Hengoed Farm is only 2 miles from the historic Medieval town Ruthin with its shops, markets and other facilities.

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The Denbighshire region

Hengoed Farm is located within the welsh/english Borderlands region, an area rich in historical and cultural significance for the history of the British Isles. A good road network provides easy access to Snowdonia and the West, Shrewsbury and the Midlands to the south and east, and the cities of Chester (40 minutes), Liverpool (i hour) and Manchester (1 hour+).

The landscape comprises hills and valleys noted for fine woodland, as well as rivers, many streams and lakes. The area is rich in wildlife, unspoilt and quiet. Hengoed has large resident and transient populations of wild birds, birds of prey and mammals, all attracted by the wooded organic landscape. The main industry in the area is Agriculture, predominantly livestock (particularly sheep).

To the west of Hengoed there is a vast area of forest, moorland, streams and lakes called Mynydd Hiraethog, comprising the Denbigh Moors, lakes including Brenig and the reservoir at Alwen, and the Clocaenog Forest. To the East of Hengoed Farm lies the stunning Clwydian Range of hills and the pretty pastures, rivers and lanes of the Vale of Clwyd. The area is generally great country for walking, cycling and generally exploring nature, and facilities exist to cater for all sorts of outdoor activity: boating/sailing, windsurfing, white water rafting, canoeing, horse riding, fishing, climbing, paragliding/gliding, mountain-biking, go-karting, quad-biking .... to name a few. North Wales also has a fine collection of classic steam railways - take a locomotive up to the summit of Mt. Snowdon, or the Welsh Highland/Ffestiniog railway through the mountains of Snowdonia from Caernarfon to Porthmadog, or steam locomotives from Llangollen into the Berwyn mountains, or around Bala Lake.

The Vale of Clwyd seems to be sheltered from the rain to some extent by the mountains of Snowdonia in the west and the Clwydian hills to the east, but is very green and fertile. Within it are quiet rambling country lanes, tracks and footpaths providing easy access within the valley and up into the adjoining Clwydian Range of hills.

The very distinctive Clwydian Range of hills includes the northern section of the Offa's dyke long-distance footpath, many trails for walkers and mountain bikers, and has panoramic views over the Vale towards Snowdonia, down to the coast, and over the Dee Estuary towards Liverpool and the north-west of England.

The North Wales/Borderlands areas has a higher concentration of Medieval Castles than anywhere else in the World. National Trust, CADW, English Heritage and other historic buildings are to be found within a short drive.

Hengoed Farm is centrally located for easy day trips both west (Conwy valley and Snowdonia), and south and east to explore the Borderlands (castles at Chirk, Powys and Stokesay and Beeston, the National Trust stately home at Erddig and the Roman city of Chester to name a few places).

West of Hengoed Farm castles are to be found in and around Snowdonia (Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Harlech, Dolwyddelan, Penrhyn, Dolbadarn and Castell y Bere), and the Conwy Valley and Vale of Clwyd nearer home (Ruthin, Conwy, Gwydir, Denbigh, Rhuddlan, Flint and Ewloe). There are also other fine historic buildings to visit close by - Plas Mawr and Aberconwy house in the old town of Conwy for example, which apart from its imposing castle has retained its complete medieval town wall that can be traversed on foot and gives spectacular views of Conwy, the castle and Telford's wonderful suspension bridge across the estuary.

Then of course there are the many pretty towns and villages to be found in North Wales, including Llangollen with its castle, abbey, steam railway, canal and picturesque town on the banks of the river Dee.

There is so much to see and do - we provide books and brochures in the Cottage library to help guests plan their trips. We are also on hand to give the benefit of our local knowledge.

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RUTHIN is an historic medieval market town which has hardly changed for hundreds of years. It is full of character. Famously the revolt of Owain Glyndwr against the English Crown (which nearly succeeded!) started here in 1400 when he attacked and burnt down much of the town. In the early 15th century the town was rebuilt and many of the buildings from this period remain to this day. The centre of the town is well worth a wander, with its fine collection of timber-framed buildings on winding streets that fan out from the elevated central square. Castle Street, with its collection of Medieval and Georgian buildings on each side of a narrow road leading up to the Castle is particularly noteworthy, and Nantclwyd House, early 15th century and one of the oldest townhouses in Wales, is now restored and open to the public, and reflects its changing character from the middle ages through to the early 20th century.

The original Castle at Ruthin was built in the 13th Century, and the "new" red sandstone Castle (19th century) is a hotel, and venue for weddings and medieval banquets. A Heritage "Open Doors" week-end in late September provides an opportunity to see inside buildings in the area (including the Hall at Hengoed) to which the public would otherwise not have access.

Ruthin has more listed buildings than any other town in Wales, and is described by author columnist, broadcaster and Chairman of the National Trust Simon Jenkins as:-

"..... the most charming small town in Wales ..... a match for England's Rye, Broadway or Lavenham. Every prospect pleases." (ref - 'WALES Churches, Houses and Castles' Allen Lane 2008 )

A local Produce market is held regularly, and the main livestock market is the venue for sales and auctions that go beyond just livestock.

Ruthin has an eclectic mix of small shops, cafe's, restaurants and public houses (as well as a Tesco and Co-Op for those weekly shops!). There are some good eating places and pubs serving food in and around the town. We have the details of what is available and can inform guests about our experiences of what is on offer.

Bed & bathroom

  • bedroom 1: king bed
    bedroom 2: double bed
    bedroom 3: single bed
    beds in other rooms: double bed
  • 1 family bathrooms, 1 shower rooms

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy

About the owner

Helen and Tony R
Response rate:
85%
Calendar updated:
03 Jan 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom
Payment accepted:
Paypal accepted , credit cards accepted

Languages spoken: English, French, German

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“Wonderful in every way”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2013

Everything about Hengoed Farm was just great. Beautiful location, friendly hosts, reasonably priced, quality furnishings, lovely cottage feel, impeccably clean, lots of little touches to make you feel at home. The farm location was ideal for kids. We couldn't have asked for more and wish we could have stayed longer. Highly recommended.

We are really grateful for this kind review, and are extremely glad that these guests had such a good time - they are very welcome back at any time. We always try to improve and where necessary update what is on offer, and provide a genuine "welsh cottage" experience for guests ( but with those modern conveniences that people expect from 5* accommodation ).

“A first class holiday experience, 5*+”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2011

Tony and Helen are excellent hosts who have turned the cottage into a first class place to stay. We belive that holiday accomodation should be as good or better than our home and Hegoed Farm is certainly that, everything has b een thought of and is of the highest standard. Not only is the cottage perfect, but the location is stunning too. The private fenced garden was great for our dogs and straight out of the garden there is a footpath through the trees down to the river where there a paved path follows the river bank. 2 mins into Ruthin where the Manorhaus and Resturant on the Hill provide first class fare. We will certainly be going back, thankyou Tony and Helen for a lovely holiday.

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