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Hillside Secluded Apartment With Beautiful Views

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 635 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Holiday apartment near Llangollen looking out over Dee Valley countryside.

ABOUT THIS LISTING

Hillside is a beautiful, 1-bed, self-contained apartment sleeping up to 3 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.

THE SPACE

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, plus a full single-sized daybed - perfect for an additional guest, child, or a great spot to curl up with a good book. 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.

GUEST ACCESS

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.

GUEST INTERACTION

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.

NEIGHBOURHOOD OVERVIEW

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.

GETTING AROUND

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. Whilst check-out is usually by 11am and check-in from 3pm, we can be flexible, so do feel free to drop us a line if, for example, you need to arrive earlier in the day. Hillside sleeps up to 3 people, but if you want to borrow a spare blow-up mattress to accommodate an additional guest or child, we have one available at no extra charge. We provide tea and coffee (plus a few hand-chosen, seasonal treats) on arrival, 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.

More Details

Owner
Lora Jones - Llanerch Farm
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2018

About Lora Jones - Llanerch Farm

Hello! I'm Lora. I'm a Writer and Business Owner. In late 2016, after 12 years of living and working in London, my husband Barry and I decided it was time to take the plunge and move back to my native North Wales. Soon after we stumbled upon Llanerch Farm, an 18th century Welsh farmhouse set in 16 acres of beautiful countryside with outstanding views of the beautiful Dee Valley, and made it our home in early May, 2017. We opened Hillside, our holiday apartment, in June 2017, so we might share this gorgeous patch of rural Wales with visitors from all over the world. We're super fortunate that we both now work from home - it sounds like a cliche but not a day goes by during which we don't appreciate how incredibly lucky we are to be here. We look forward to meeting you should you choose to stay with us here at Llanerch Farm!

Lora Jones - Llanerch Farm purchased this apartment in 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Llangollen in Denbighshire

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 635 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Hillside has one pretty, bijou ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. There are shelves to store your things while you stay and complimentary extras... we try to think of the things you may have forgotten!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • The bedroom at Hillside has a super-comfy king size bed and a full single-sized daybed. Crisp linens and fluffy towels are provided for your stay and there is a wardrobe for you to hang your clothes plus a suitcase holder to make unpacking easier. We have installed 2 USB power sockets next to the bed for handy, overnight charging of phones and tablets.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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(4 traveller reviews)

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Hillside Secluded Apartment With Beautiful Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Relaxing and enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay, beautifully appointed property, warm, comfortable,magnificent views. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning and very welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few nights here beautiful views from each window over looking the valley and beautiful mountains. The horses were a addded bonus

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much, Alison. Thanks for being such great guests and lovely to hear you had a good time staying in our apartment. :-)
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5

Relaxing stay with stunning views in this beautiful & well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 nights at Hillside and loved every minute. The accomodation is beautifully decorated and the attention to detail shows, there is a lovely private garden, plenty of parking space, a well equipped kitchen and very comfy sofa, bed and day bed! We enjoyed the fabulous views over the valley, the lovely on-site ponies and the friendliness of the owners who we met briefly during our stay and were very sweet giving us tips for local walks etc. This real is a home from home, we arrived exhausted and in need of downtime and left refreshed and very much hoping to visit again in the future. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 2 nights. Excellent little apartment, everything first class, spotlessly clean, fabulous views. A quiet peaceful location could not fault anything at all. Would highly recommend to friends and family. A little gem thanks so much Barry and Lora. Hope to see you again soon. Debbie and Barry.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. You were both an absolute pleasure to have stay here. Look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again in the future.
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Location

Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Car: necessary

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.

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  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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