|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.