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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property


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.


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Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ruthin in Llanynys

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • 7 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Fabulous Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We were somewhat desperate when we booked this cottage. Our National Trust cottage had been cancelled at the last minute (lack of rain = lack of water at that cottage), and Helen and Tony accepted us with almost no advance notice. We are SO delighted by this turn of events, because our stay at the farm was so much better than our stay at the Trust cottage would have been (though we are still big fans of National Trust!). Helen and Tony's cottage was comfortable, spacious, clean, quiet and charming. It was perfect for us. But we also enjoyed talking to our hosts, and learning more about the area and about life in Wales. We loved chatting with the horses in the stables each morning. What a great way to start the day! But our favorite part was sitting on the lounge chairs behind the cottage each night. The chairs overlook a lovely ravine and the hills on the other side. Add some wine and cheese, and sunset becomes a thing of beauty. Be sure to take in the walk along Lady Bagot's Drive (it follows a lovely stream) and enjoy tea at the Sugar Plum Tea Room.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW - what a fabulous review from these guests. We feel really humble! We really enjoyed our chats about the landscape, history, politics and just about everything else one could think of ( I think thoughtful Brits and Americans have much in common in these uncertain times!), and it is very gratifying that they made so much of what was on offer at the cottage, locally and throughout North Wales. Our young Arab horse enjoyed his morning exchanges with them! We do hope they look us up if they ever visit North Wales again.
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Wonderful relaxing stay in the beautiful Welsh countryside

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a fabulous long weekend at Hengoed Farm. The cottage is lovely and had everything we could need. Helen and Tony were really friendly and helpful and were happy to answer any questions we had. This is the first time we have taken our well behaved but adventurous Husky dog away with us. The garden was plenty big enough for her and, as it is totally enclosed by a fence, we felt happy letting her out without having to constantly check on her - no unplanned adventures for her this time!

The surrounding area is beautiful; you are only a few minutes’ drive from Ruthin which is a pretty town where you will find supermarkets, shops, cafes and pubs, and there are lots of lovely scenic walks close to the property. We were lucky enough to have fabulous sunny weather during our stay which made it even more perfect, especially for that evening glass of vino in the garden.

If you are looking for somewhere to relax and unwind, but still not be too far from amenities, I cannot recommend Hengoed highly enough. We liked it so much we are already planning a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A regular visit!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed with Helen and Tony many times, both as leaders of Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions and as a family. We now feel like we're coming home. The house is warm and cosy, and always immaculately presented - so we try and leave it as we find it always. Helen always leaves us a delicious cake and there is always milk in the fridge for us. Tony leaves the makings of a log fire for us too, which is often welcome in the winter months. Tony and Helen are friendly and welcoming hosts and the cottage is ideal for us. When we brought the family last September, the children loved seeing the horses in the yard, as well as the friendly cat!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great base to explore a fabulous area of Wales

  • 5 of 5

Hengoed is a real gem of a cottage.

Clean, well-furnished and ideally situated to either relax and enjoy the location or to use as a base for some great walking and days out. Coast and mountains are both within easy reach or there are some great walks straight out of the cottage. Ruthin is a great little town with loads of history and some great places for eating out

Helen and Tony were great hosts and went out of their way to make us welcome

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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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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: 10-Jun-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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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Liverpool or Manchester
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cross Keys
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Flint or Chester or Wrexham
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
motorway M56
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
26 Kilometres
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ruthin, Wales

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
31 Aug 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
early Autumn
28 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Break
19 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

owner admin fee £25
Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Exceptionally 4 bedrooms can be provided at an additional cost for up to 7 persons - please enquire to find out if this facility is available.
Balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. Start day FRIDAY, or Saturday by arrangement with owners. Dogs £20 per dog , maximum 2 well-behaved pets unless otherwise agreed. Online cost is £20 for a dog - if 2 dogs agreed £20 cash payable on arrival for the second dog.
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 that the number and identity of guests staying over at the cottage at any time during your stay are only those for whom the booking was initially made. Any changes to this arrangement must be agreed in advance with the owners.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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