Quality stone Character Cottage. Part of traditional farm courtyard adjoining Grade 11* Listed Medieval Cruck Hall-House (now used as a Barn). Set in elevated position within a 20 acre farm of pasture and woodland, with stunning views over Vale of Clwyd and Clwydian Range. Wealth of old oak trees and wildlife on the doorstep. Lime-washed stone walls preserved externally and internally, original oak and slate features blended with character oak flooring, window cills and doors in open plan Living room/dining area. Cosy traditional charm with modern comforts and amenities. Quality beds and bedding. Geothermal Heat Pump for cosseting heat and constant hot water. Private fenced garden. Peaceful location yet only 2 miles from Ruthin with amenities. Excellent road network. Centrally located for Snowdonia and the landscape and historic sites of the Borderlands (including Chester and Llangollen) to the east. Top 5* Grading awarded by VisitWales (Welsh Tourist Board).
The Cottage : 18th century stone cart-house/Granary conversion, using mainly traditional lime, slate and oak. Well-equipped with modern conveniences. The beds are of quality repro cast iron type, mattresses pocket-sprung with memory foam for comfort. The furniture is mainly antique pine. Quality fabrics throughout. Traditional character yet cosy with modern comforts. Well-equipped modern kitchen, soft carpeting upstairs, exposed original oak truss in bedrooms. Two bathrooms - traditional with roll-top 'slipper' bath, shower room downstairs, both with toiletries provided. A snug/Library downstairs has a sofa bed, as well as comprehensive literature on what to see and do in the area, with guidebooks, maps and books of general interest. The open-plan living/dining area has a host of original oak beams with wood burning stove in its own inglenook for added luxury. Dramatic views into wooded valley at rear of cottage. Private Garden is well fenced, spacious, with pretty flowers and cast-iron furniture.
Location: Quiet unspoilt location overlooking steep wooded river valley with panoramic views over the Vale of Clwyd and Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The cottage is located within 20 acres of pasture and woodland, with many ancient Oaks. No near neighbours/main roads (about 1/4 mile from minor road). Property provides easy access to network of footpaths into the surrounding hills, valleys and woods. River Clywedog below the Cottage offers an attractive riverside walk into the Vale of Clwyd. Great countryside for walkers, cyclists/mountain-bikers, photographers, artists, wildlife lovers, and those who just want to unwind. Only 2 miles from town of Ruthin with all its amenities, including fine Restaurants, pubs and shops, and supermarkets for that big shop! Confrontation at Ruthin provided the spark for the great rebellion of Owain Glyndwr against the English Crown in 1400. The town has a fine legacy of medieval timber-framed buildings. Good Highway connections nationally.
The Area : The Welsh/English Borderlands is steeped in Medieval History and famed for its classic landscape. From the Clwydian Range of Mountains with its stunning far-reaching views towards Snowdonia, the coast and North West England, to the adjacent Vale of Clwyd with its lush pastures and woodland and the wild area of Mynydd Hiraethog with its lakes, forests, wooded valleys and rivers, there is something here for everyone. Most outdoor pursuits catered for. Walkers, cyclists/mountain-bikers, photographers and wildlife enthusiasts have a vast unspoilt area to explore with a comprehensive network of footpaths, bridleways and trails to choose from. History and culture enthusiasts will find a higher concentration of Medieval Castles than anywhere else in the world, fine historic houses, and historic towns such as Ruthin, Denbigh, Conwy, Chester and Llangollen. Snowdonia is an hour away, the coast about 30 minutes, Liverpool 1 hour and Chester 40 minutes. Quality shopping in Chester and Liverpool.
DIRECTIONS TO HENGOED FARM FROM MOLD – If coming into Ruthin from the direction of Mold, directions to Hengoed are as follows :
Upon arrival in Ruthin (@ Tesco roundabout) from direction of Mold, take the 3rd exit signposted “through routes” and “Bala” from roundabout by Tesco’s, go down past fire station (on right) to TEXACO garage (on left). Turn left here (Mwrog street) and follow this street round and down to mini roundabout. Go straight across mini roundabout and up hill. Go over brow of hill (church on the right, Cross Keys public house on your left ) and down the other side, taking the next turn on your right (direction Cyffylliog/Bontuchel). Up the hill then along the top and gradually down. After a mile look out for sign on your left to Woodland’s Hall, caravan site and restaurant. DO NOT TAKE THIS TURNING but you will take the next turning on the right which is about 1/10th mile further on. HENGOED is located about 50 yards down this lane on your left (wooden estate gate, stile and footpath sign). If by chance you reach the village of Bontuchel you have gone too far (so turn back!).
DIRECTIONS TO HENGOED FARM FROM A5/LLANGOLLEN – If coming into Ruthin from direction of A5 and Llangollen, directions to Hengoed are as follows :
Upon arrival in RUTHIN (traffic lights) follow the same road round to the left, then right, and then straight ahead past B&M Bargains and Co-op (on your left side) to the TESCO Roundabout. Take the 2nd exit signposted “through routes” and “Bala” then follow same directions as above.
GUESTS ARE ADVISED NOT TO USE SATNAV FROM RUTHIN – OUR POSTCODE COVERS A LARGE AREA AND SATNAV WILL DIRECT YOU TO ANOTHER PROPERTY ABOUT 1/4 MILE AWAY. PLEASE FOLLOW OUR DIRECTIONS – THEY ARE VERY ACCURATE!