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Lovely, renovated 1800s stone-built former rectory, ideal for family holidays.

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Aug-2016
6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, spacious, comfortable house, equipped to very high standard, wonderful views, on edge of pretty village with 2 award-winning pubs.

Enjoy spectacular views and wonderful peace and quiet in our warm and comfortable former Rectory which has just been completely renovated. Perfect for one or two families wanting to holiday together, but still have some privacy, the house is particularly spacious and well-equipped. The village is renowned for its 2 gastronomic award-winning pubs, only a short walk away. The area is packed with things to do: great walking in the Berwyn Mountains - right on the doorstep, or in Snowdonia beyond; pony trekking and riding just down the road. The beautiful Ceiriog Valley -" a little piece of Heaven on earth" to quote David Lloyd George - is rich in history: visit Chirk Castle, the awe-inspiring UNESCO Telford Aqueducts and amazingly preserved Erdigg Hall, or Llangollen, world famous for its International Music Eisteddfod, Heritage Steam Trains, Horse-drawn Canal Boat trips, and White Water Rafting. There is golf and fishing locally and a new swimming pool in Oswestry.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have been coming to stay in the village since the children were little and have always been enchanted by its beauty, serenity and glorious views. When we saw that the house was for sale, we knew we had to try and buy it.

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Speaks English, French, German

7 Reviews

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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

Perfect house for our 3 generation family holiday

  • 5 of 5

St. Garmons was the perfect house for our anniversary celebration holiday with our children and grandchildren. It has all the equipment you could wish for and bags of space for everyone. The location is delightfully peaceful with lots to do in the area. It was amazing watching the Red Kites in the field next to the garden. The 3 year old grandchildren loved the trains at Llangollen and a day trip in a barge on the canal at Trevor, we all held our breath as we went over the aqueduct.

Many thanks to Patrick and Carol for all their help and advice.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An idyllic retreat and a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

I searched high and low for a large house that could accommodate four families for a wedding anniversary. Bathrooms were a must, as was somewhere we could all eat together, space the kids could run around, space to relax and wind down, near different activities, clean - you get the general idea! In all honesty I am slightly loathe to write a review in case this gem gets booked up solidly for the next ten years, but I think it's only fair considering what a superb job the owners have done with it. Attention to detail is fantastic, every room has been beautifully decorated and equipped. Think luxury 5* hotel, rain showers, quality fittings etc. The layout is ideal for families as we had two in each side of the second floor and two on the top floor. Bathrooms for all and we didn't hear a thing at night despite there being 5 very young children in the house.

The house was very clean and double dishwashers and washing machines were very useful.

In terms of the area - wow. Stunning all round and lots to see and do in the vicinity. We went on excursions to Chirk castle, the acqeduct, white water rafting, horse drawn narrowboats and park hall farm. Both pubs in the village are also lovely and very accommodating.

I feel very fortunate to have found St Garmon and had the opportunity to bring four families (of old school friends) together under one roof with 6 children, five under the age of 5. It could have been a recipe for disaster, but the size amd space in the house, coupled with the fantastic facilities and location made it one of the most enjoyable holidays we have had. It is a home where many memories are made. Well done Caroline and Patrick!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom
5

Quite the house!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house that has loads of space.... the word 'tardis' comes to mind. Plenty of space for large families or groups of friends, and with all the day-to-day facilities you would need. In fact it was better equipped than our own house.

We stayed with our little 18 month old and the house worked well for her. The child's room and supplied cot were great and she loved all the space to run around.

We would definitely recommend the house and the two local pubs (literally over the road) were fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to hear that Tom and his family had such a wonderful time in the house and liked the space it offers. It was also especially nice to read that they appreciated how well-equipped it is, as we put a lot of thought and effort into making the house really comfortable and relaxing, with all its bathrooms and spacious sitting rooms. Glad they found the two pubs down the road as enchanting as we do - they certainly deserve their excellent reputation. It was just really lovely to welcome such very nice and thoughtful guests.
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Leicestershire
5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a wonderful week in llanarmon. House was amazing, plenty of room for all 12 of us and a baby. Spacious bedrooms and beautiful scenery. Very well equiped kitchen and a lovely dining area for everyone to get together in the evenings.

Highly recommend visiting the Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall and we had some lovely days out to Chester and Llandudno.

Well worth a visit

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy indeed to hear that Jennifer and her family enjoyed their stay so much and that they really liked the house and all the space and facilities it offers. Certainly, we have been especially pleased by the new kitchen arrangements with the through access to the dining room and the French doors to the sunny terrace and its glorious views. Also, good to read that they had chance to visit some of the beautiful places close by. It was a pleasure to welcome such lovely and appreciative guests.
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5

Another brilliant week!

  • 5 of 5

Coming back for the second time with all the tribe, this time for a full week, we realised again just what a fantastic family house this is. The new French doors in the dining room (which now lead out onto new terrace) add to the pleasure of eating there, while the superb kitchen and laundry room make domestic arrangements so much easier. We had Welsh weather for this week, but the sheer beauty of the surrounding area - at this time of year absolutely full of bluebells - make weather almost irrelevant. As ever, The Hand offered a most excellent respite with their hospitality. All in all, a great time in a great place!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to welcome the Lewis family back to the Old Rectory and were especially touched that they had chosen the house for their important celebration this year. It was also lovely to hear how much they appreciated all the facilities and learn that they were as pleased as we are with the new arrangements in the dining room and the new access to the terrace. We very much hope that they will return to Llanarmon for another visit.
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5

Fabulous holiday break

  • 5 of 5

The house at Llanarmon exceeded our every expectation. the website description does not do it justice.

My husband and I spent a week there with our grown up children and their spouses, and our grandchildren. The house was more than big enough to accommodate us all and roomy enough so that we weren't on top of each other all the time.

The large kitchen and kitchen table meant all 11 of us could sit down together for tea, which was great.

The number of sitting rooms allowed the younger ones to sit in their own room, watch their own TV and play their games while we were in the other sitting room.

The bedrooms are very roomy and well fitted out with the most comfortable beds we have slept on in a while.

The owners were very accommodating and very helpful with advice on using the house and local points of interest while the local handyman/caretaker was very helpful whenever we had any immediate problems.

The location of the house was perfect for us and provided the children with lots of space for walks and adventures.

Within easy traveling distance for Llangollen and North Wales in general. Although we are not great walkers I could see this as being and ideal base for a fantastic walking or cycling holiday.

The local pubs were very friendly and welcoming serving some really good food.

I would highly recommend this house to anybody and look forward to staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted that the family enjoyed their stay so much and that they clearly appreciated all the facilities and space which the house offers. It was also particularly nice to hear that they had noticed the quality of the mattresses and beds, which was a bit of a luxury that had rather stretched the budget for us at the time. We very much look forward to welcoming the family back in the future.
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Location

From the Owner

We love the fantastic peace and quiet, and yet it is only a short walk down the road to the pub for a great pint and a brilliant meal. During the renovations, we have enjoyed huge support from everyone and have been truly appreciative of the warm welcome extended to us in this really friendly village. The valley is steeped in history and is also home to many talented artists, some of whom generously offer a fascinating insight into their work on “open studio” days.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

The wide sandy beaches of Barmouth on the coast to the west are 49 miles away; to the north, Colwyn Bay is 55 miles distant.

Travel:

Manchester airport is 66 miles away, Liverpool airport 55 miles.

There is a bus service to the village and a very good local taxi, but a car is recommended for trips further afield or shopping.

Distances:

Glynceiriog - 5 miles down the road.

Chirk - National Trust castle, Telford aqueducts, 10 miles away.

Llangollen - 11 miles.

Chester - 30 miles.

Further Details:

Glynceiriog - Post Office, cafe and delicious home-baking, friendly shop and newspapers (small supermarket, excellent bread) pubs,chemist,doctor's surgery, cash point.

Llangollen - beautiful Vale of Llangollen, Mediaeval Bridge over River Dee, Dinas Bran Castle, Valle Crucis Cistercian Abbey ruins, Steam Railway and Horse-drawn Canal trips, brilliant Motor Museum, Welsh Culture Centre, Outdoor shop and activities: kayaking, rafting, wide variety of other shops, several antique shops, market, good pubs and restaurants.

Chirk - National Trust Chirk Castle, UNESCO site - breathtaking Thomas Telford Aqueducts, outstanding butcher, good produce shops.

Oswestry - new swimming pool, livestock market, market, extensive variety of shops.

Erdigg Hall - extraordinary, totally preserved "upstairs, downstairs" 19th century Hall (National Trust) - see BBC website- Life for the Servants of Erdigg Hall.

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner. £200 deposit on booking, remaining balance payable 2 months before start of holiday.
Sorry, no pets.

Changeover Day:
Preferably, Saturday.

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Facilities

From the Owner

As we think having plenty of space is a bonus on a family holiday, the size of the rooms is especially attractive - we can all be together or simply do our own thing – the 2 sitting rooms with large TVs mean there is harmony at peak viewing times. Our aim was to make the house really warm and comfortable, so we installed very efficient central heating plus wood burning stoves for extra cosiness. We love how light and airy the house is, so there is a real sense of connection with the countryside when we look out of the windows and see the hills and watch the lambs and sheep in the fields. The luxury we decided to allow ourselves when planning the works, was the number of spacious bathrooms: most are en-suite, several having walk-in power rain showers, which have proved a great success.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with bath, large walk- in power rain shower, basin ,W.C. En-suite to bedroom 2 , large walk- in power rain shower, basin, W.C. En-suite to bedroom 3, walk-in power rain shower, basin, W.C. En-suite to bedroom 4, bath ( with shower attachment) basin, W.C. Separate shower room next to bedroom 5, basin, W.C. Downstairs cloakroom with walk- in shower, basin, W.C.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Bedroom 1 with king size bed, T.V. DVD. Bedroom 2 with king size bed Bedroom 3 with king size bed Bedroom 4 with 2 single beds Bedroom 5 with double bed Bedroom 6 with 4ft. double bed and extra long single bed

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Calor gas fired central heating. Initial baskets of logs / kindling / matches provided. Outside: Gardens - there is a lawned area to the front of the house and plenty of parking. To the side, looking down the valley, there is a large decked area with patio furniture and a garden. Utility Room: 2 Miele washing machines, 2 tumble dryers, extra dishwasher, large upright freezer, 2 drying racks, sink, wide ironing board, iron. Belfast sink outside for cleaning muddy boots etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included, changed weekly. Cleaning after each visit. Other: Boot room/ drying room / cloakroom with boot racks, drying rack, powerful fan heater, extractor.

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