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Fantastic Cottage in a Peaceful Rural Location



Updated: 04-Nov-2016
Cottage in Llanarmon Yn Ial, Denbighshire, North Wales - Central Location To All North Wales, Chester, Llangollen, Snowdonia National Park

In a peaceful rural setting within the Clwydian range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), this charming 4 star graded, detached barn conversion offers a perfect location for enjoying the wonderful scenic walking and delightful market towns of Mold and Ruthin,a very pretty corner of wales, perfect for exhilarating outdoor activities, mountain scenery and great family attractions. Less energetic pleasures can be pursued in the historic city of Chester with its famous zoo, fine selection of shops, MacArthur Glenn designer outlet, Blue Planet aquarium and good restaurants. Loggerheads country park, Offa's dyke long distance footpath. Coarse and fly fishing on several local lakes and on the world famous River Dee. Several golf courses and Coed Llandegla mountain bike centre are all found nearby. Shop and Community run pub in the village approx 10 mins walk.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have lived in Llanarmon Yn Ial for nearly 26 years now. We have two young children Nia 11 and Oliver 8. They both go to the local school. We are adrenaline junkies and are quite often out kite surfing, kayaking, paragliding or climbing. Any advice wanted just ask.

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31 Reviews

based on 31 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful cottage with stunning scenery.

  • 5 of 5

Nice and secluded, but close enough to towns and villages to get what you need. We have a lovely time and would definitely go again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review Mr and Mrs Anonymous ( I know who you are!!) Hope to see you again soon. Frank & Family
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  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week in August, it was a home from home.

It's situated in a great location offering, both, a peaceful get away, or, if your really up for it, action packed days out.

I would recommend this lovely cottage to anyone wanting a holiday in Wales.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy cottage near a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely, fully equipped kitchen , great garden space , kiddies loved going out there kicking the ball around . Great views from the little court yard where we sat and had breakfast in the morning sun, the weather was lovely too. Loggerheads park nearby was a great favourite with the kiddies too. Do visit the the Raven pub in the village the meal we had there on the Saturday night was lovely.

Frank was on hand if we needed anything but the cottage has got everything covered. Will return x

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michelle for your review. I'm glad you had a great time and the cottage lived up to your expectations. Hope to see you again. Frank & Family
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Nice little place in northern Wales

  • 4 of 5

Everything was in order and clean.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ken. Thanks for your kind words both here and in our journal. I'm sure you enjoyed your Welsh stay and I hope you have a safe journey home.
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Quiet spot in farm country not far from major attractions

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful but short stay in this converted barn. It's a little tough to get to down single track roads in a small farm filled community, but is quiet and has the necessities. The highlight was meeting the Hill family who are friendly, very interactive and generous. Would recommend particularly to families for a little longer stay to hit the attractions in northern Wales and vicinity.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely cottage in a good location

  • 5 of 5

we had a really nice short break. it was important to be able to bring our dogs and feel welcome, and we did. a really nice cottage in an excellent location. Frank made us feel really welcome without being intrusive at all. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you kind comments. Hope to see you again.
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From the Owner

Ty Gylfinir (Curlew Cottage), the cottage you will be staying in, used to be an old joiners shop making wheels and wooden gears for the surrounding mills and lead mines that proliferated the area. We have travelled extensively and stayed in various degrees of accommodation so when we converted the building we put into it all the things that we thought a client may like and used our own experience to get it 'just right'. Our own cottage is just over the road from Ty Gylfinir so if there are any problems we are on hand to help. We moved to the area as it is very central to all amenities but still with a very rural environment.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester and Liverpool at 25 Miles Nearest Barpub : Raven Inn at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Pantymwyn at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Chester at 7 Miles Nearest Motorway : M56 at 7 Miles Nearest Beach : Talacre at 8 Miles

Special interest holidays:

There are plenty of things locally to enrol on if you fancy something different.

Loggerheads Country Park offer cookery, dry stone walling, hedge laying etc.

Coarse and fly fishing at local fisheries and on the world famous River Dee.

Coed Llandegla mountain bike centre. Abseiling & climbing at Devils Gorge (special discount for residents).


Most of the North Wales coast can be reached within 30-40 minutes drive.


Both Manchester and Liverpool airports are less than 1 hour away. A car is recommended to get the full benefit of the area.


Llanarmon village is 10 minutes walk, 1 minute by car. Llangollen 15 minutes

Chester, Wrexham 20 mins. Liverpool and Manchester 1 hour of easy driving

Further Details:

Visit the historic city of Chester with its famous zoo, fine selection of shops, Cheshire Oakes shopping and designer outlet, Blue Planet aquarium and good restaurants. Coarse fishing on several local lakes and game fishing on the fantastic river Dee.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Christmas Term
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas - New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer.
Payment via the Owners Direct website.
We accept Paypal payment.
Payment by Paypal or Owners Direct payment system - if either of these are used we reserve the right to charge a 2% correspondence fee.

Changeover Day:
As agreed. Usually Saturday to Saturday but other days can be arranged

Notes on prices:
ONE and TWO NIGHT STAYS can be arranged, costs from £60 per night.

7 nights (Weekly) are normally Saturday to Saturday.
Different start days possible Please email or telephone for price - we will try to meet your requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 04-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Whilst staying at Ty Gylfinir you can enjoy the rural area and still be less that 20 minutes from the cultural and bustling cities of Chester and Wrexham. Llangollen with its annual International Eisteddfordd is but a 15 minute drive away. 10 minutes walk takes you to our local pub The Raven which serves excellent real ales along with the best fish and chips anywhere, (they also serve a full menu) There is ample parking for two cars at Ty Gylfinir The garden is fully enclosed so you can allow your children to play, however there is also a larger area for the older ones with ample room to kick a football around or just wander and chill out.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs bathroom with full size bath and electric shower. Drying line. Drying rail. Sink. Shaver point. Continuous hot water provided by LPG boiler Centrally heated with and heated towel rail.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) plus baby Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has double bed with space for a cot. Dressing table, wardrobe etc. Bedroom 2 has 2 x single beds. Bedroom 3 has 1 x single bed. All bedrooms are tastefully furnished with quality bedding. Bedside tables and lamps. Childrens nightlights.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Centrally heated throughout. Child friendly. Absolutely no smoking. Dogs welcome on request. Outside: Large secure private garden with tables and chairs, gas barbecue. Beyond the private garden is a further larger garden with a pond, a stream and a tree house! where guests are free to wander and explore. Parking for 2 cars. There is also storage for bikes. Utility Room: Washing machine, storage for boots and wet gear. Further storage for cycles and wet muddy gear available on request. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality hand and bath towels along with bedding provided, as are tea towels, toilet rolls, dish washing liquid etc. Free use of travel cot and high chair available on request. Hair dryer, iron and ironing board provided.

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