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Cosy 2 Bedroom Cottage with off road parking, free Wifi, linen and power include - Swallows Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



Swallows Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms

Swallows is fully centrally heated. The two bedrooms (one downstairs) provide ample space for up to four adults. The kitchen is fully fitted with an integrated electric cooker and hob, full size dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer and microwave. Being fully equipped with all crockery, pots and pans. Bed linen/towels are provided, with no charges for either central heating or electricity.

The lounge is furnished with stereo player, DVD player and LED television with Freesat TV. Patio doors lead onto decking that overlooks the steam railway and rolling countryside, just the spot for an al fresco breakfast. There is a porch for storing outdoor coats and shoes. The downstairs bathroom has a walk in shower, toilet and hand basin. The upstairs bedroom has magnificent views through its panoramic window. This bedroom can be arranged as twins or a super king size double. There is a dressing table, wardrobe and bedside tables with lamps in both bedrooms. Complimentary WiFi is provided.

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About the property


Dee Valley Cottages are two miles from Llangollen towards Betws Y Coed. Set in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. with both the River Dee and the Steam Railway running along the bottom of the fields, about 200 yards down the bridal path. The cottages both sleep up to 4 adults in two bedrooms. Additionally, babies and children sleeping in cots are welcome. There is a private shared garden with amazing views across the Dee Valley along side the secluded off road car park. We take pride in our cottages, they are both fully equipped, centrally heated and very cosy with open fires, huge super king size beds in one bedroom and twins in the other. The price you pay includes all power, linen and towels plus the first scuttle of logs. We do not charge extra.

The cottages were converted in 2006 from the old barns that were attached to the farm that once worked the land around us. The buildings date back to at least the late 17th century, things get a bit hazy before then but, we believe there has been a building on the site for well over a thousand years. A holiday with us is more than just a holiday it's being part of and enjoying the real history of the area.

There are very many activities suitable for the experienced, the novice or those who just want to relax and chill out. The area offers white water rafting, a particular favourite with families who have young children, you can go horse riding, mountaineering, canoeing, mountain biking. We have two stately homes with magnificent gardens in the area, a canal that offers boats rides, either horse drawn or drive your own. You can also take a barge across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a world heritage site. Those who have a head for heights can also walk across or even canoe. We have restaurants, bars and country pubs all close by. We even have the only Michelin starred restaurant in Wales just 20 minutes drive away; somewhere to celebrate that special day or anniversary.

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Richard Scowcroft or Jenny Scowcroft
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
31 August, 2017

About Richard Scowcroft or Jenny Scowcroft

Jenny & Richard live on-site and so are available if you have questions or need assistance. We will meet you when you arrive and show you in, introduce you to your holiday cottage, explain how things work and answer any questions. Then we will be available as much as you want. We have lived here since May 2000 and so know the area quite well, we are equally happy to leave you alone to get on and do your own thing.

Richard Scowcroft or Jenny Scowcroft purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Richard Scowcroft or Jenny Scowcroft chose Wrexham

This is one of the beautiful parts of the UK, the views from both our house and the cottages are stunning. Whilst we are definitely in a rural area, however, we are not so rural you can't easily get to the shops and pubs. We love living here, the peace and quiet are addictive and our guests feel the same way, many returning year after year.

We even have a the steam line running at the bottom of the fields, easily seen from the cottages. Walk along the path to Dee Side Halt and you can catch the train into Llangollen or up to Carrog, or up to Corwen. For the more active there's canoeing, climbing, abseiling, horse riding, fishing and quite a lot more.

We provide all heating, hot water, bed linen with quality duvets, and towels. We can also provide a baby's high chair and cot, although please bring cot linen, there is no additional charge for the travel cot or high chair. Guests staying for a week or more will receive a welcome basket which contains: a loaf, (usually brown), fruit juice, 2 pints of semi skimmed milk, some eggs from our own chickens and some sort of "treat". In addition, we provide a choice of cereal (quality muesli usually), or the meat option of sausage and bacon. Just let us know your choices when booking if you wish to change any of the usual items.

We also supply some household necessities, such as dishwasher tablets, bin bags, tea towels, dishcloths, tea, coffee and sugar, as well as trying to ensure the usual condiments are in the cupboards. The cottage kitchens are fully equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, independent central heating pots and pans, plates and cutlery for six wine, beer and whisky glasses, a vegetable steamer, coffee peculator and more. The lounges are comfortable for 4 adults, colour wide screen TV with surround sound DVD players. Each cottage has complimentary WiFi and super king size beds (can be divided into twins on three of the cottages' bedrooms).

What makes this cottage unique

Swallows Cottage is suitable for up to four adults excluding children in cots, whih can be provided free of charge, please bring cot linen. It has two comfortable bedrooms; the upstairs bedroom has a huge super king size bed, the second, downstairs bedroom has twin beds. Both bedrooms have a full size wardrobe, a dressing table and hairdryer. The bathroom has a level access shower, a shaver point over the sink and the loo. Along with the downstairs bedroom this cottage is suitable for guest with mobility requirements.

The kitchen is fully equipped with an automatic front loading washing machine, a full size electric oven and hob, a fridge and dishwasher. We also provide a six set of crockery, pans and cutlery, more than enough to cook that three course meal . The lounge has an open fire and seating for four adults. The patio doors look out onto the decking and the valley beyond. The views are magnificent. There's an HD TV and Freesat plus a surround sound DVD player.

All power, linen and towels are provided with beds made up prior to your arrival. A welcome basket is provided for guests who stay a week or longer.


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Liverpool or Manchester
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Berwyn Arms
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
North Wales Coast
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

There are a number of outdoor activity centres around Llangollen offering guided walks, canoeing, climbing, gorge walking and much more. We can provide on request illustrated, detailed, laminated information packs for many walks in and around the area and lend out maps on request.


We are 60 minutes from the nearest beach


Our nearest airports are Manchester and Liverpool

Our nearest railway station is Ruabon

The ferry port from Dublin is about 90 minutes drive

We recommend guests have use of a car whilst staying at dee valley Cottages


Llangollen is 2.5 miles, 5 minutes drive

Wrexham is 15 miles, 20 minutes drive

Chester is 40 minutes and

Shrewsbury is also 40 minutes

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
We accept a deposit of 25% of the booking fee to secure the property with the balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Payments can be made by cheque or debit card at no additional charge. Credit cards have a 3% surcharge (that's what we are charged by the bank)

If you bring a pet, there is a one off charge of £15.00, that covers up to two pets

Changeover Day:
During the high season change over days are Saturdays. Other times it will vary to suit guests requirements

Notes on prices:
More detailed prices are on our own website. Deals are often put up on the home page, shorter breaks are offered out of season and when we are in two weeks of any available breaks.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Llangollen in Oswestry

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Suitable for level 2 wheelchair access. There is a walk in shower with carer screens and shower curtain. The toilet has a drop down support on the left hand side of the toilet as you look at it. The transfer is from the user's left hand side. The wall hung handbasin has a lever tap.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , The super king size bed in Swallows can be made into twins,
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • whitewater rafting
Outside: Swallows cottage has a good sized decking area that looks out across the gardens to the valley beyond. Wagtails has a patio area that also looks out over the gardens and across the valley. We provide ample parking space for six cars. The garden and patio/decking areas have summertime furniture. There is easy access to walks from the doorstep of each cottage. Many of these are rarely used, through wonderful contryside.


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Swallows Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Stay at Swallow cottage, Dee Valley, Llangollen

  • 5 of 5

Very nice...comfortable, well equipped; friendly and helpful owners.

The cottage location is easy to find.. good instructions. (approx. 3 miles from Llangollen centre towards Corwen).

The location is fantastic with lovely views across the Dee Valley.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay, we get a vicarious pleasure when we see the area around here through the eyes of others. It is also nice to know the efforts we put into equipping and maintaining the cottages are appreciated. It would be a pleasure if you were to return. Jenny and Richard
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Beautiful, relaxing and homely.

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely relaxing weeks stay at Swallows Cottage. Comfortable, and had everything we needed for our stay. A welcome basket was presented on arrival, and was indeed very welcome! The views are amazing, and the local area is stunning. We were made to feel very welcome, and Richard and Jenny went above and beyond sorting out a temporary gate for us, so we could keep our dogs on the decking area. Should we visit the area again, I would be more than happy to stay at The Swallows again. Will definitely recommend to anyone. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Pleased that you enjoyed your stay, we love to "see" things through the eyes of others, helps us keep aware of how beautiful it is round here. You would be welcome to return anytime. Richard and Jenny
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Great get away

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful getaway in the hills of Wales just outside of Llangollen. The cabin over looks some gorgeous fields. The Llangollen Railway is at the bottom of the field and will stop to pick you up if you hold your hand out and get you to town and back if you make arrangements at the station. I had a few people over one afternoon for a meal and Richard was quick to help with a picnic table for our group. This place had everything that I needed for my week long stay. Thanks for everything Richard.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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