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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace


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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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017


Denbigh Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Yard
  • 7 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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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 :)

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: 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 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.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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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.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: 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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Really great

  • 5 of 5

The house is really nice, clean, quite, well equipped and very well located to visit north wales.

The owner welcomed us very nicely. A lovely week in wales !

Sorry if my English wording is not correct, I am from France. ;)

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Escape for just a few days to the country!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely cottage for a short break last week, there was 6 adults a baby and a whippet, we had plenty of room inside, the kitchen and lounge where lovely, as were the upstairs bedrooms. What a great location, within a short drive of Mold, Bala and LLangolen. Some great walks from the cottage. Helen and Tony were very helpful and friendly, And the weather was fantastic in February.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review. We are really glad you enjoyed yourselves at Hengoed and would love to welcome you back sometime - especially the lovely whippet!.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Denbigh Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer half-term
May 26 2017 - Jun 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
early summer
Jun 9 2017 - Jul 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Holidays
Jul 14 2017 - Aug 24 2017
6 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 25 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
early autumn
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
autumn break
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $129.36
Pet Fee $25.87

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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