Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

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. If you call +44 (0)1490 430342 we can discuss the property with you directly, you can also book directly with us using a credit or debit card or by bank transfer. 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
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Prestatyn 40 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Liverpool 30 km, Nearest railway: Ruabon 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, 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
Furniture Super King Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
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.

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.