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Beamed 19th Century cottage - four poster bed + inglenook fireplace

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 ensuite shower, sleeps 4

An-T-Gwen is conveniently situated in the centre of Llangollen, North Wales in Church Street. This beamed, three storey, terraced cottage with history dating back several centuries has been modernised to a good standard providing comfort without losing its original character.

On the ground floor is a small porch, leading into an open plan living area with an inglenook fireplace containing a wood burning stove, and a well equipped modern kitchen area. A washing machine is provided. For those wishing not to cook there is a wealth of restaurants in easy walking distance

On the first floor there is a bathroom with bath and shower over and a twin bedded bedroom with its own ensuite shower. The large main bedroom on the top floor of the cottage features a king size four poster bed.with drapes. A single bed/chair gives an additional child's bed.

For entertainment there is a flat screen TV/DVD player in each room and some DVDs along with book and a few games. The main TV also has a mobile phone dock and a charging socket and multiple adapter is provided.

A small backyard acts as a sun trap and is furnished with a patio table, two chairs and a bench. An ideal spot for morning coffee and planning the adventures of the day.

There is a cot and a high chair for children if needed.

The area has delightful scenery with local attractions including Steam Trains, Horse Drawn Canal Boats, and Motor Museum. It is in easy reach of the historic town of Chester and forming a good base for touring Snowdonia. Local activities include canoeing, walking, horse riding, mountain biking and golf. Plenty to do!

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Lesley Annan
Member since: 1998
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
9 October, 2017

About Lesley Annan

My name is Lesley Annan, a part time teacher who runs An T Gwen for my husband. The property was originally purchased by my husband when he was Chief Executive of the British Slalom Team and needed somewhere to stay for events and meetings. Since 1988 it has been let out to provide holiday accommodation for those who wish to enjoy the wonderful town of Llangollen and all that it as to offer. It has been my job to communicate with our customers and make sure their holiday no matter how short provides a pleasurable experience.

Lesley Annan purchased this cottage in 1983

Why Lesley Annan chose Llangollen

An T Gwen blends the best of the old with the best of the new and suits guests who are looking for genuine character without compromising on comfort. The property dates back many centuries with its stone walls and thought to originally been part of a brewery. The beams are original and there is a wood burning stove in the ingle nook fireplace which provides great ambience but also gas central heating to ensure the whole house is warm. Double glazing helps to add to the cosiness of the home.

What makes this cottage unique

Romantically draped four poster bed

Excellent location with easy walk to all the town's facilities

Guestbook comments from the owner

My friend and I were looking for a holiday rental for the week of the International Musical Eisteddfod and we decided to book this cottage due to it's fantastic central location. Not only was it in the town of Llangollen itself but it was in walking distance of the grounds of the Eisteddfod. We had a really fantastic stay as the cottage was very homely and was the perfect size for myself and my friend. The rooms sizes were excellent, especially the upstairs double room. The kitchen was plenty big enough for the two of us and the living area was warm and welcoming. I would just mention that although it is listed at a 2 bathroom property, the second bathroom is a shower cubicle in the twin room. I think it would also be helpful to have an internet router within the property as the BT hotspot did not work for us. But overall this is a very lovely cottage in a very convenient location and I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking to visit Llangollen!
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Llangollen in Denbighshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Twin bedroom has additional en suite shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Four poster
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
  • Main bedroom features King size four-poster bed with romantic drapes. The single futon, suitable for a child, is located in the same room but can be moved. A mother-care cot (4' X 2' ) is available but linen for this is not available. All bedrooms have TV/DVDs
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Yard
  • 3 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Animals & pets allowed by arrangement at £10 per week. Parking on the street by permits of which some will be provided within the tarriff. Also car park pass provided - no additional cost


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Beamed 19th Century cottage - four poster bed + inglenook fireplace
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Cosy, quirky, & perfect in a great little village

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. A unique property with a ton of character.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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What more could you want?

  • 5 of 5

After a few very stressful weeeks we were very much looking forward to a relaxing break and both the cottage and Llangollen did not disappoint on any level! The cottage has all you need for a "home from home"stay and the bed in the top room was gloriously comfortable!!

The town has everything from fantastic places to eat to great outlets for local artists.

Particular mention should be made of the friendliness of all the locals, the beauty of the surrounding countryside and the various sites it has to offer.

We really enjoyed the stunning "Plas Newydd" and all it's quirkiness (well worth a visit!) The wonderful anecdotes of Aubrey the boatman on the viaduct cruise (his wit alone was worth every penny of the fare!)

Recommended for superb food, atmosphere and service The Corn Mill was an excellent find and the belly pork with mustard sauce was to die for!!

The Simla was also enjoyed hugely for fab curries and unhurried atmosphere.

All in all a fantastic relaxing time and a holiday that will stay in our thoughts for quite a while.

We will be back!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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My Stay In T-GwenLlangollen

  • 5 of 5

We a family of two adults a little girl and our other four pawed lady stayed in this little cottage in

August 2008. We were looking for something relaxing and full of adventure at the same time, Well Llangollen gave us everything we were looking for, The town itself isone of the most welcoming friendly romantic places we have ever visited. Thecottage was very tasteful and comfortable to stay in it also gave that old rustic feeling with all the mod cons. We loved to light the woodburning stove in the evenings as the weather was not that kind to us. The little cottage was conviently located to visit all the attractions That the town had to offer on foot . A week was not enough time to visit all that the beautifullocation had to offer and we will be back visiting in the near future

A very satisfied Irish Family

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2009
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Gales Wine Bar
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Gales Wine Bar
Car: not necessary

Llangollen stands on the river Dee nestling in the valley amidst beautiful mountainous countryside. It provides an ideal centre for touring North and Mid-Wales, including the Snowdonia National Park and numerous coastal resorts. As well as the outstanding beauty of the surrounding countryside there are many local attractions and activities available. Something for all interests and ages!

Either in town or within easy reach there is horse riding, golf, canoeing, rafting, mountain bike riding, swimming, rock climbing and abseiling, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, paraglyding as well as good walking and climbing country and bird watching.

The nearest International airports are at Manchester (68 miles) and Liverpool (46 miles). The nearest train station is at Ruabon (6 miles).

Other Activities: canoeing, white water rafting


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Llangollen, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50
Pet Fee £10

Short breaks up to 3 nights from £150, 4 nights from £200. Ask for prices 5 or 6 nights.
Discounts for parties of 2 or less.
Rates include bed linen, gas and electricity.
Towels for hire @ £10 per week.
Dogs by arrangement plus £10 charge
25% on booking, balance due 4 weeks prior to the let. A damage deposit of £50 is taken at 4 weeks before the let.
Payment through this site, by cheque, electronic transfer, PayPal

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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