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5* GRADED TRADITIONAL STYLE COTTAGE WITH STUNNING VIEWS

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

QUALITY 3 BEDROOM CHARACTER COTTAGE IN HILLS WITH ANCIENT WOODLAND

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

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!

More Details

Owner
Helen
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ruthin in Denbighshire

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Yard
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Younger children will be considered where appropriate and we can provide necessary facilities. A security deposit may be required. Logs for wood burning stove £5 basket+ kindling. Complimentary basket of logs, kindling and fire-lighters provided on arrival. DOGS: additional charge of £20 per dog, maximum 2 well-behaved medium sized dogs. We need to be advised of breed and age of dog at time of booking. INTERNET ACCESS subject to 'reasonable use' policy. Refer to owner for details.

Reviews

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5* GRADED TRADITIONAL STYLE COTTAGE WITH STUNNING VIEWS
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Great location for a short break

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, the cottage is beautiful and has everything you need, great views , good walks by the river, and good location with plenty places to visit nearby.

Helen and Tony are very welcoming.

We would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very many thanks for this nice review. We are so glad these guests enjoyed their stay and would welcome them back anytime! We do have a bit of a micro-climate here in the Vale of Clwyd and often, like over recent days, miss much of the rain forecast to follow the heatwave (rain seems to hit Snowdonia and the coast more than us ). I would just add that 3 days is not enough to see all there is to see in the area - a week would be much better ( and better value too)!
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5

Beautiful house, stunning location. The property was very clean and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely stay. Helen & Tony were very welcoming and we particularly enjoyed the lemon drizzle cake that was waiting for us on arrival. There's absolutely loads of things to do in the area. I think we barely scratched the surface but still managed some nice walks with the dog, visited Ruthin and Chester climbed Snowdon, went on a steam train at Llangollen and trampolining at Bounce Below. There's plenty left to do so we're coming back! Our girls particularly enjoyed the horses at the property and Helen very kindly let them watch the horses being groomed in the stables - they even got to plait the mane of one of them! Helen and Tony are able to give plenty of advice on places to go and their recommendation of a good local coffee shop (Sugar Plum tea room) and Stokesay Castle on our way home were brilliant. We also had a lovely meal at Myddleton Grill in Ruthin. The property itself is beautifully decorated, clean and spacious (there were five of us and a dog). The beds were very comfy and it's a warm and cozy cotttage. I think we pretty much had everything we needed and cooked several meals during our stay including a roast chicken. My only comment would be the knives need a sharpen! Thanks for a great and memorable holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very grateful for this kind review and very glad our Cottage met expectations. we try to blend the traditional with modern convenience and gratified that these guests feel that it works! Being dog friendly is very important to us - other guests have also commented how effective the secure garden fencing is to make sure their pets are safe. On a personal note we really enjoyed having these guests. The children really showed an interest in the farm animals, and horses in particular, which was nice to see. They also left the cottage really clean and tidy which is much appreciated!
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5

Delightful, clean and modern. Tastefully decorated and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to stay somewhere within striking distance of Manchester so we could share an Easter break with our son who is at uni there. This property was perfect. We have stayed in many places that claim to be dog-friendly with secure gardens only to be disappointed. This little house was everything we required to have a short and relaxing stay. The owners were very welcoming and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very grateful for this kind review and are very glad these guest enjoyed their stay at Hengoed Farm. We try to blend the character of the cottage with all the mod cons and little touches that guests rightly expect for a relaxed and enjoyable holiday. We are so glad that these guests feel that we accomplished this!! We do hope they return when they will be very welcome. It was lovely having them ( and their well-behaved pets of course )!
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5

One of THE best cottages we have ever stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

Cannot recommend highly enough! Beautiful cottage (would very happily live there!), beautifully presented with the perfect, secure, large garden overlooking the valley and hills. The cottage is extremely well equipped, and many little extras are provided (which was very much appreciated and not at all expected!). The cottage itself is worth booking, but combined with the garden, the views, the locality (stunning walks, and Ruthin a short drive away), and Helen and Tony's warm welcome and helpful advice (always on hand), you would struggle to find a holiday cottage to rival this one :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks for this kind review. We are so glad that these guests enjoyed both the cottage and it surroundings, and know that they took full advantage of the hills and woodland in surrounding area to walk their beautiful dogs. We know that the Clywedog River next to Hengoed farm was a particularly favourite route, with its wooded gorge and footpath down into the Vale of Clwyd. We would welcome them back here at Hengoed Farm any time!
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5

Fab!

  • 5 of 5

We just keep coming back! It is like coming home, everything is ready for us, it is always warm and welcoming. First class accommodation and a great place to stay. Everything you need for a good holiday. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review and for being such enjoyable guests! We do hope that you will come back again, perhaps when the Riviera sun becomes a little jaded and boring, and you again remember the joys of the seasonal variety of the Welsh weather! we try to make the cottage welcoming and characterful and it is always nice when someone appreciates this.
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5

wonderful comfortable relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at Hengoed Farm in mid-July. The setting is beautiful and the cottage itself is really nice, with a lot of attention to detail, and a real flair for decoration. There's a very comfortable sitting area around a fireplace (fortunately the weather was warm enough that we didn't need it), a well-equipped and convenient kitchen, and exceptionally comfortable beds upstairs. Indeed "comfortable" is a good description for the whole place. We spent a lot of relaxing time just sitting, reading, and watching the passing parade of horses and cats, along with views of mountains in the distance.

Hengoed is also an excellent base for exploring the varied parts of North Wales. Lots of castles within a few miles (ask Tony for history and advice), Snowdonia only 20 miles away, Conwy and Carnarvon not much further; there's endless variety in a quite small space. Ruthin itself is a really interesting town; we spent a fine half-day exploring it.

Helen and Tony went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. We had a great time, and would love to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very grateful for this kind review from guests who were a pleasure to have staying with us. We are very interested in local and national history, as well as local heritage and architecture, and provide a lot of information, both published and verbal where necessary for guests to explore. It is nice that guests appreciate this and follow the leads we provide and make the most of their stay in this beautiful part of the world!
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Location

Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Liverpool or Manchester
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cross Keys
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Caerwys
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Flint or Chester or Wrexham
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
motorway M56
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ruthin
Nearest Beach
26 Kilometres
Prestatyn
Car: necessary

Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) near English Border with spectacular views of Clwydian Mountain Range and the beautiful Vale of Clwyd. Surrounded by woodland and pasture and overlooking a steep wooded river valley, the area is noted for its landscape and wildlife and ideal for walkers, cyclists, mountain-bikers and many other outdoor pursuits. Hengoed Farm is ideally located for exploring the Conwy Valley and Snowdonia Mountains (1 hour) to the west and the Roman City of Chester (40 minutes), Llangollen (25 minutes) and the castles and landscape of the Borderlands to the east and south. Area is steeped in history, with proportionately more Medieval Castles than anywhere else in the world, as well as the historic towns of Ruthin, Denbigh and Conwy with their fine collections of medieval half-timbered buildings and in the case of Conwy and Denbigh, their ancient town walls. The immediate area is tranquil and unspoilt. The town of Ruthin ( described by Chairman of the National Trust as 'the most charming small town in Wales' ) only 2 miles away with its shops, pubs and restaurants. Pets welcome.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ruthin, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Holidays
12 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
£800
for 6 nights
From
£125
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£825
 
 
Summer Holidays
19 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
£840
for 6 nights
From
£130
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£825
 
 
late summer
25 Aug 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
early autumn
8 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£135
Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 
 
autumn break
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Autumn/winter
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£525
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Damage Deposit £100

PRICES SPECIFIED GENERALLY FOR 5 PERSONS/3 BEDROOMS. 2 PERSONS sharing one bedroom DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE. FOR 6/7 persons and/or use of Snug/Library as a 4th BEDROOM GENERALLY ADD £50 - £100 depending on season. Security deposit up to £100 USUALLY required. Short break prices can be ascertained by aggregating nightly/week-end rates, minimum stay 3 nights.
Use of 4 bedrooms always attracts the higher 7 person rate, and use of 3 bedrooms is always the 5 person rate, regardless of how many guests are staying.
Deposit payable is 30% or 25% of price. Balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. Start day usually FRIDAY, or Saturday by arrangement. Dogs £20 per dog , maximum 2 well-behaved pets unless otherwise agreed.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You agree to keep and leave the Property and the furnishings, kitchen equipment, crockery, glasses, clean and in good condition, and to follow the system for recycling as explained on arrival.

You agree not to cause any damage to the walls, doors or windows of the Property nor to do anything that may be reasonably considered to cause a nuisance or annoyance to us or to any other occupier of adjoining or neighbouring properties.

You agree to take all necessary steps to safeguard your personal property. No liability to you is accepted in respect of damage to or loss of such property, except where the damage or loss is caused by our negligence.

You agree to ensure that each member of your party is covered by comprehensive travel insurance (including cancellation, flight delays, loss and damage to baggage and other property) and health insurance (including evacuation and repatriation coverage). You agree not to smoke or light any candles in the property in any circumstances and to confine such activity to the outside area sufficiently far away from the property to avoid any danger to the property from fire or smoke damage. You agree to keep dogs accompanying you at the property under proper control at all times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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