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Helen

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german

TRADITIONAL STYLE COTTAGE WITH STUNNING VIEWS NORTH WALES

7 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Wales Cottage Rental Photos and Description

QUALITY 3/4 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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Helen (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

TRADITIONAL STYLE COTTAGE WITH STUNNING VIEWS NORTH WALES
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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.

  • 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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5

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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5

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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Hengoed Farm

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful stay in all respects. Spacious house, lovely grounds, appeasing view on all sides, sunset over the hills, absolute calm... The interior decoration is warm, charming, all details are thought of, the level of equipment is first rate... all this is matched only by the kindness of the owners. Helen and Tony were extremely serviceable, never intrusive. All family members (aged from 8 to 45) thoroughly enjoyed their stay. There are plenty of places to visit around, whatever the visitors' interests are and Helen and Tony were very helpful in this respect as well. The whole is just a perfect balance; of course we recommend it, and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very grateful for this kind review from the Vial family of their holiday at our Cottage. It was really nice to see the children, in particular, enjoy what our farm had to offer - feeding the lambs, giving the cat Thomas a fuss, taking little Joseph (border terrier ) for a walk ( and not forgetting the building of a small dam in a stream to start off a pond we are planning for the "Dell" - which is still there!). It makes our job so much more worthwhile when a family make the most of what the property and the area has to offer as the Vial family did. Many thanks. We would love to see you all again!
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5

Wunderbar+empfehlenswert/Wonderful+recommendable

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine wunderbare Woche in diesem liebevoll eingerichteten Cottage und haben es bedauert, weiterreisen zu müssen. Es liegt sehr ruhig, aber trotzdem nahe an Ruthin mit allen Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und man ist schnell in verschiedensten Richtungen bei allen möglichen Sehenswürdigkeiten. Auch für Sportler ist das Cottage ein guter Ausgangspunkt, man kann sowohl Radfahren wie auch Joggen. Der Fluss bietet für Kinder einen Abenteuerspielplatz. Besonders bedanken möchten wir uns bei Helen und Tony, die jederzeit ansprechbar und hilfsbereit waren und uns viele hilfreiche Insidertipps gegeben haben (man sollte wirklich "Leonardos" in Ruthin ausprobieren!)

We had a wonderful week in this beautifully decorated cottage and regretted it that we have to leave. It is very quiet, but still close to Ruthin and all needed shops are very close. Yo can reach all possible attractions very fast. For sportsman, the cottage is a good starting point for cycling as well as jogging. The river offers an adventure playground for children. We would especially like to thank Helen and Tony, who were always approachable, very helpful and gave us lots of fantastic insider tips (you really should try "Leonardos" in Ruthin!)

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre Art kommentiert über Hengoed Bauernhof(Farm)! Sie waren ausgezeichneten Gäste! Hoffentlich werden wir Ihnen wieder in North Wales sehen! We are glad you enjoyed yourselves in our cottage. You left it very clean and tidy which we appreciate very much. And the weather was good - it does not always rain in Wales!
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Ruthin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER HOLS
Jul 22 2016 - Aug 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
SUMMER HOLS
Aug 5 2016 - Aug 18 2016
6 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
SUMMER HOLS
Aug 19 2016 - Aug 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,028
 
 
LATE SUMMER
Aug 26 2016 - Sep 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
$823
 
 
september
Sep 9 2016 - Oct 20 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$133
From
$159
Fri,Sat,Sun
$663
 
 
autumn half term
Oct 21 2016 - Nov 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
$829
 
 
autumn/winter
Nov 7 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$126
From
$146
Fri,Sat,Sun
$564
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,128
 
 
New YEAR
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 5 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$1,028
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $27

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 and whether +1 or +2 persons. 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% of price - unfortunately this web listing does not allow for this figure to be specified above. Balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. Start day usually FRIDAY, or Saturday by arrangement.

payment deposit 30% on booking, balance 8 weeks before arrival. CANCELLATION: deposit not refundable, and balance payments only refundable up to 60 days before arrival unless at discretion of owner it is agreed that a refund will be made within this period..

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Amenities

Wales Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double sofa bed
  • Bedroom 4 is in snug/library and will sleep 2 on sofa bed. We need to know at time of booking if this room is required.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Yard
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
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 when available. 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.

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