Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A family run self catering accommodation situated in the heart of The North Wales Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) suitable for both couples and families of all ages. 2 Bedrooms to accommodate 4 persons with a large enclosed garden featuring a 20m zip wire prefect for keeping the kids occupied. Set within a 57 acre Registered Historic Parkland (CADW/English Heritage) and only 2 miles from Coed Llandegla Mountain Bike Centre which makes it an ideal location for the biking enthusiast.

1 hours drive from Liverpool and Manchester airports and 20 minutes drive from the historic towns of Llangollen and Ruthin.

East wing of a Grade II Listed Historic Manor-house was renovated into a self catering property accommodating 4 people. Young families particularly welcome with cot, stair-gates and high chair all available on request.

East wing of a Grade II Listed Historic Manor-house was renovated into a self catering property accommodating 4 people. Young families particularly welcome with cot, stair-gates and high chair all available on request.


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, slim chest freezer, washing machine/dryer, ironing facilities, Dualit Expresso machine, cafetiere and toaster, etc. Tea towels and dishcloths are supplied.

Sitting room - Free-standing oil stove, Satellite TV (freesat) with Samsung Internet TV (Netflix subscription included). Two double sofas. iPod docking station. DAB radio. WiFi (av speed 4.5Mb/s)

Downstairs Cloakroom with WC


Bathroom: Double ended bath (taps in the middle) chrome mixer power shower over bath. Wash hand basin and WC (personal towels are supplied)

2 Bedrooms - 1 bedroom with a king size bed, one bedroom with two single beds (3.25m by 3.55m). 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

Highchair & Wooden cot (new April 2015) available - please let us know beforehand

Chester only 18 miles, 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.

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.

Top 10 things to see & do whilst at Plas yn ial

1. Walk along the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct nr Llangollen - a World Heritage Site (25mins drive)

2. Visit Chirk Castle (National Trust) - the Kids will love the spiral staircases and dungeon - (25mins drive)

3. Visit Erddig (National Trust) – Like ‘Downton Abbey’ you get to see the servants quarters

4. Cycle the 'Black run' at the Llandegla Mountain bike centre (5 mins drive away – you can hire bikes there too

5. Walk the roman city walls of the City of Chester (40mins away)

6. Go to Ruthin to see 3 new attractions; the Goal, the Craft Centre and Nant-Clwyd House (20mins away)

7. Walk to the highest field at Plas yn ial for a stunning view of the Vale of Clwyd and the sea

8. Spend a whole day at Chester Zoo (45mins away) Full day required

9. Dine at the Corn Mill, Llangollen, which has a decking on the River Dee;....stand on the bridge and look upstream to see the Mill

10. Visit the Horseshoe falls just beyond Abbey Cruises Abbey – follow the Brown tourist signs. This is where Thomas Telford syphoned water from the River Dee to create the Shropshire union canal.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Prestatyn
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 Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, 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
Furniture Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The North Wales 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 slopesIn 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 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.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

Supermarkets - closest, the biggest, and the easiest to find:

Largest: Sainsbury’s Wrexham (11 miles) – Directions (Fairly straight forward) Postcode – LL11 2BA

(Follow signs for Wrexham). Turn Left at the bottom of the drive, back to the roundabout. Straight over the roundabout. At the T-junction with the Crown Inn, turn right. Proceed along the A525 through Bwlchgwyn and Coedpoeth.

Approx 1½ miles past Coedpoeth you will encounter a set of traffic lights. Turn Left, signposted Chester, onto the A483 dual carriageway. Exit at the next junction, signposted Wrexham, keep to the right lane – you are on a large roundabout above the dual carriageway. Exit the roundabout at the third left – keep left. You will immediately approach another roundabout -Take the left exit (Hugging the Homebase Store). At the next roundabout take the Left – you are at Sainsburys. Boots, Frankie and Benny’s & Sports Direct is also on this little Retail Park.

Nearest: Tesco Ruthin (8 miles) – Medium size - Directions (easy to find). Postcode – LL15 1BB

(Follow signs for Ruthin). Turn Left at the bottom of the drive, back to the roundabout. Left at the roundabout onto the A542. At the T-junction take the Left turning onto the A525 for Ruthin. Proceed through the wooded Ravine of ‘Nant y Garth’ and enter into the Vale of Clwyd. Proceed through the village of Llanfair DC.

Enter Ruthin, proceed for ½mile along the main road – until you reach a roundabout where Tesco is located.

Also near: Co-op Postcode -LL20 8HN- Llangollen (8 miles) – Small/Medium size - (easy to find).

(Follow the signs for Llangollen). Turn Left at the bottom of the drive, back to the roundabout. Right at the roundabout onto the A542 to Llangollen. Proceed into Llangollen – turn right to cross the Bridge. Proceed along the high street. At the T- junction (which has traffic lights) turn Left. Co-op is approx 500 yrds on the left.