ABOUT THIS LISTING
Hillside is a beautiful, 1-bed, self-contained apartment sleeping 2 people. Located at Llanerch Farm, an 18thC farmhouse nestled above the Dee Valley in 16 acres of private countryside; it has its own private garden, well-equipped kitchen and gorgeous views. Overlooking a World Heritage site and conservation areas of special historic interest, it's the perfect place for a tranquil getaway - or to explore the gorgeous landscape of the North Wales borders and beyond. We're just over a 5min drive off the A5 up a quiet, single lane road with a couple of hairpin bends. There are plenty of passing places, and it's not as foreboding as it sounds(!) but please be aware that these sorts of roads do come with our rural location. The payoff is the magnificent view from our farm! For more info and alternative routes to us, please visit our website by typing "Llanerch Farm Llangollen" into any internet search engine.
Hillside is a newly-decorated and furnished, self-contained, one-bedroom apartment situated at Llanerch Farm, an 18th century farmhouse located between Froncysyllte and Llangollen on the North Wales borderlands. Llanerch Farm is nestled in 16 acres of private land, with beautiful views of the stunning Dee Valley. We're lucky enough to be able to not only enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct from our windows, but also the 13th century Castell Dinas Bran (or "Crow Castle"), as well as a host of amazing wildlife. Hillside is a peaceful apartment which has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished to provide a flavour of contemporary Welsh farmhouse style and surroundings. It is well-equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable home-from-home, including free WiFi, kitted-out kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, Freeview TV/DVD player/HDMI cable, board games, USB sockets and printed information on places to visit, local eateries and lots of other useful stuff. Hillside's private rear garden with patio set and parasol is the perfect spot to watch the sun set behind the romantic ruins of Dinas Bran castle, whilst our peaceful resident ponies quietly graze in the surrounding fields. The bedroom has a super-comfy king-size bed. The pretty, bijou ensuite bathroom has a walk-in shower, toilet, hand basin and heated towel rail, plus fluffy towels and complimentary accessories - we've tried to think of everything you might have forgotten! Our area also has a great 4G phone signal.
Hillside is a self-contained, one bedroom apartment on the lower-ground floor of our family home, Llanerch Farm. Use of it is exclusively yours during your stay, including Hillside's own private rear garden, private entrance and parking area. Guests are welcome to take a walk from out the private rear garden into the field to enjoy the wildlife or picnic overlooking a different view of the river and valley from the bottom of our meadow.
We live on site at Llanerch Farm, so one of us is usually always around and happy to help if you were to need anything. Having said that, we totally appreciate the fact that guests come to us for a quiet getaway, and have the utmost respect for their peaceful privacy. We make sure everything's in place ready for guests to check themselves in, hassle-free, but always love to meet new people and chat if you wanted advice about the local area or need help with anything.
We are located on quiet lane above the A5 between the 19thC village of Froncysyllte and ancient town of Llangollen. Llangollen (a 10 minute drive away) is bustling with cafes, bars, restaurants and delis selling Welsh produce. Llangollen's world-renowned International Eisteddfod takes place every July, and the town also hosts annual comedy, music, food, walking and Christmas festivals too - to name but a few! In terms of shopping, Llangollen is super-handy for groceries and takeaways, and there is a Tesco Superstore a little over a mile away in Cefn. The border market towns of Oswestry and Wrexham are easily accessible (both just under 20mins by car), or if you fancy shopping 'til you drop, Chester and Shrewsbury are both a mere 30-40mins away by car. We are lucky to enjoy a fantastic choice of local walking routes across mountains, over moorland, along rivers and through woodland. The Panorama, Horseshoe Pass, Valle Crucis Abbey and Pistyll Rhaeadr/Ceiriog Valley walks are particularly popular. We're also situated on the A5 leading straight to the "Gateway to Snowdonia", so a great location to explore further into North Wales too. There's a superb range of adventure activities and experiences in Llangollen (including white water rafting and gorge walking), as well as caving, bungee jumping, canyoning and pony trekking in the area. As well as actually being able to see Castell Dinas Bran (a 13th century castle built on earlier ancient settlements) and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct from Llanerch Farm; we are also very close to 13th century Chirk Castle (seat of the Myddletons), Plas Newydd (18thC home of the celebrated Ladies of Llangollen), and Erddig Hall, which offers a unique sense of below stairs life in a Victorian country house. Other great places to explore include Betwys-y-Coed and Snowdonia, Pistyll Rhaeadr (a stunning waterfall and one of the seven Wonders of Wales), the Ceiriog Valley, Ellesmere and environs, and the lovely Welsh coastal villages of Port Meirion and Port Madog. Our local native wildlife is hugely important to us and we are passionate about continuing to work to create a haven for the wild creatures we share our land with here. You can watch some of our beautiful wildlife from Hillside itself - binoculars and bird book provided! We also have a number of lovely nature reserves on our doorstep and black grouse lekking on the moorland across the valley. Our favourite visitors to Llanerch include peregrine falcons, partridges (listen out for their arresting, mechanical calls) and spotted flycatchers. We keep regularly-updated brochures, leaflets and information outlining all of this info in Hillside for our guests to browse through during their stay.
Although there are a number of good local taxi companies, as well as local busses and a decent rail network, you will need your own vehicle to reach us here at Llanerch Farm. Walking aside, it's the best way to explore the area. We're up the hill from a turning between Froncysyllte and Llangollen off the A5. It's a single lane road (with passing places) and one sharp bend. The road has been completely resurfaced and new safety barriers installed since the Street View pictures were taken. We'll send you full driving directions on booking and are usually always on hand to help.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
Hillside is a self-contained, one-bedroom apartment on the lower-ground floor of our family home. However, it is very private and its own entrance, parking and garden to the rear. We provide some tea, coffee and sugar, but not breakfast. We have lockable outbuildings for muddy boots or bikes, should you need it. Regrettably, Hillside is not suitable for wheelchair users. Inside the apartment there is a single shallow step between the passageway and living area and one step down from the doors into the garden. Otherwise, the space is all on one level and could be used by people with limited mobility. We are located in a peaceful spot up the hill from the A5 into Llangollen from the A483. Whilst we are handily located for access to main road routes, no traffic noise can be heard from the A5 below.