|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Bryn Halen Mawr Farmhouse has retained the character of a bygone era. Huge log fire, oak beams, slate flagstones, nooks and crannies. Ideal for families or rented for a romantic retreat, the farmhouse is full of charm. It nestles in the rolling Denbighshire hills with spectacular views to the Clwydians, Clocaenog forest and towards Snowdonia. Off the busy tourist trail, you have found the perfect, peaceful location for a ‘get away from it all’ holiday. It is ideally situated for exploring North Wales. Ruthin 20 mns drive; Bala 25 mns; Llangollen 30 mns and Snowdonia is 35 minutes away. The beautiful sandy beaches of the North and West Coasts an hour's drive. Ancient castles, steam trains, white water rafting, mountain biking all possible. With picturesque walks from the door and other great rambles nearby, this undiscovered countryside reveals stunning views in every direction. Even in North Wales, renowned for its beauty, this area stands out.
The mature garden has many interesting plants and areas to sit and play, not least the summerhouse with seating and flower perfumed-air being a perfect place to relax with company or a book.
On the same site is a smaller property, listing no w530. The two can be rented together.
We are Jan and Robin Spreckley and we moved to Bryn Halen Mawr from Twickenham in 2003. The old farmhouse and derelict barns were ideal so Robin could develop his existing practical skills with a barn conversion project. We lived in the Farmhouse for 2 years while renovating and redecorating it and we moved into the barn one week before the first guests arrived in the farmhouse for Easter 2005. In those 2 years, we were always working on some part of the house. The Shippon was finished in 2006, the windows, doors & interior planned and built by Robin and a handy neighbour. Jan's done all kinds of jobs and Robin does woodwork commissions for near and far from a workshop in a former cowshed. We enjoy DIY, gardening and growing a little fruit and veg.
Robin Spreckley purchased this farmhouse in 2003
The area is exceptionally beautiful, quiet, a little-known gem, well worth exploring, yet within easy reach of civilisation and the rest of North Wales. The property with it's large characterful house and impressive stone barns arranged in a traditional farmyard in spectacular setting set our spines tingling when we first saw it . We made an immediate offer, and the same day shook on the deal. We instinctively knew the farmhouse with it's inglenook would make a wonderful holiday cottage for those who appreciate getting away from the crowds and we reckoned the extra space and value for money over the usual holiday areas would attract people. The Shippon spoke for itself from the off, yet it's transformation from dark damp hole to light, airy & warm living space still delights us.
Wonderful views. 2 living rooms. Privacy thanks to the 2 sides of the house. Returning swallows every year in April. Spring lambs. Space. Clean air. Quiet. Wildlife. Sunsets. Trees. Stars at night (no light pollution).
“What a wonderful house. Full of charm and very well- equipped. We wanted for nothing and are sad leaving today. We had a wonderful time here and the children enjoyed immensely the house and grounds with great freedom to play. The house enjoys a uniquely quiet, rural location but is within driving distance of so much Wales has to offer…. To the next guests: I hope we have left some of our happy atmosphere added to this lovely house and may you enjoy it as much as we have.” Brady family, Ireland.
“What a totally fantastic farmhouse! We have had a fantastically relaxing time in a perfect setting. I, personally, loved watching the birds feeding from the kitchen window & the summerhouse. We could have stayed for weeks!”
The Stuarts, Solihull.
Had a fabulous stay with all the family. Excellent location .. Amazing gardens with the scent of jasmine and wisteria to name but a few!!
Cottage was very clean on arrival and our brilliant hosts had left some Welsh treats for us to enjoy!
Bathroom downstairs in the left side of house which had the better single beds. Single beds on right side of house unsuitable for adults patprticularly elderly ones. Had to use right side of house because toilets needed in the night. Stairs unsuitable for elderly along with the unlevel floors between rooms. This needs to be stated in description. Main lounge cosy and comfortable . We didn't need to use other lounge which looked much less comfortable with dates furniture. Lovely open fire and large kitchen seating all of us. Understood the need to take own bath towels but expected 1 hand towel per person. Ok for a weekend and our needs as a base.
We had an absolutely wonderful time! What a beautiful cottage in an incredible part of Northern Wales. We were a group of 6 adults, 2 children and a dog and everyone loved the time at the cottage. There was plenty of space for all of us, we enjoyed the garden tremendously (ate breakfast outside every day), were able to relax in the sunroom when it was a bit chilly and even had a barbecue. Robin and his wife were exceptional hosts. They made sure we were comfortable and welcomed us with lovely homemade scones, jam and cream. I absolutely recommend staying here! Such a treat and what a beautiful place to stay and go for walks or drives in Northern Wales.
Accurate description of facilities, which were beyond our expectations.
Property was clean and a pleasure to stay in, would recommend without hesitation. Excellent property excellent service.
Would happily return to enjoy the peace and tranquility as well as exploring further afield. Ideal location to explore the North of Wales.
North Wales Coast's sandy beaches 45 mins drive. West Coast 1 hrs drive.
Liverpool John Lennon & Manchester airports 1hr 20 mns drive. Car hire essential.
Ruthin 10 miles. The charming market town of Ruthin (20 mins) is our local centre for shopping and other services. There are supermarkets, local shops, good restaurants, pubs, cafes. Llangollen (30 mins) is a fine town worth visiting and has some great places to eat and drink. The town is home to the annual International Musical Eisteddfod, Plas Newydd, Valle Crucis Abbey and a great after lunch walk to Dinas Bran, the ruined castle spectacularly situated on the hilltop above the town.
The nearest country pubs are about 4 miles at Clawdd Newydd and Maerdy. 4 miles from the A5 so access to Chester, Llangollen, Betws-y-Coed (Snowdonia) and beyond is quick and easy. Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula about 1hr 30 mins drive. Asda deliver groceries for a small fee.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
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Weekends available on weeks where the minimum stay is 2 or 3 nights, all weekends start on Friday. The actual nightly price for a weekend depends on how many nights you are staying; the advertised nightly price is for a minimum stay only. If the minimum stay is 2 nights at a price of £200, 3 nights will be £160 per night.Contact me for an accurate quote
A deposit of one quarter of the rental required to secure any booking. Payment in full 4 weeks before arrival. Guests are required to sign booking confirmation and terms and conditions. Honesty policy regarding damage/breakages, no security deposit required.
Friday arrival. All weekend bookings begin on Friday. Weekday changeovers are available if the previous weekend is booked. Arrival after 3 pm; departure by 10 am.
Refunds: in the event of guest cancellation the dates will be re-advertised and every effort made to re-let the booking. This may not be for the full length of the booking and may be for a reduced price. Any moneys paid to the owners for the re-let booking will be used to refund the guest who has cancelled. This might not be the full amount. The judgement of the owners on what price to take is final. If the dates are not re-sold, all moneys received for them will be retained by the owners.
Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available off peak (not during school holidays). Short breaks are sometimes available in season and are individually priced in the pricing table: the nightly price for these is based on a 3-night stay: the 4th night is cheaper, if available. Good value midweek short breaks are available if the previous weekend is booked. Please ask if you are interested. Central heating and electricity included in the price. No normal extras or surcharges, except logs. 2 well-behaved dogs free. Guests are liable for any undeclared damage/ breakages, extra heavy cleaning or dog fouling charge which will be notified within 7 days of departure.