Cae Caled Cottage

Bodfari near Denbigh, Wales (Ref. 2034)

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Cottage features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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Glan Clwyd Isa Cottages

Bodfari 1.5 miles. Three delightful luxury character cottages, standing in 30 acres of beautiful grounds on an award-winning farm at the foot of the Clwydian Hill Range, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Providing top quality accommodation amidst wonderful surroundings, these superb Bodfari cottages are the perfect antidote for the stresses of modern life; there are wonderful scenic walks straight from the door with the Offa's Dyke Pathway close by, and guests can enjoy a summertime dip in the heated swimming pool, private fishing on a fully-stocked trout lake or on the River Clwyd which runs through the farm, and all the attractions of North Wales in easy reach.

The property

A delightful, brick-built cottage, adjoining the owner's 15th century farmhouse, on a 30-acre award-winning farm, boasting a welcoming woodburner, lavish bathroom and superb handcrafted, Welsh Oak bed. Cae Caled Cottage was voted one of the UK's top 20 romantic cottages in 2009 by Alistair Sawday for The Times Online. Note: This property is across the fish pond from Ref. 2555 and Ref. 14074 and together they can accommodate 12 people.


1 x galleried bedroom with super king-size bed & en-suite (double-ended deep bath, separate shower, basin & WC). Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area & sitting area with woodburner. Note: A folding bed is available on request.


LPG central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi. Fuel, power & starter pack of wood for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. 2 cots, highchair & stairgate. Shared use of heated outdoor swimming pool by prior arrangement with the owner (1st July - end Sept). Trout fishing on River Clwyd available within owner's grounds end March - end Sept (fishing licence required). Off road parking for 2 cars. Private lawned garden with ornamental pond, patio, furniture & BBQ. Two small well-behaved dogs welcome at a charge of £10 per dog, per week. Sorry, no smoking. Shop & pub 1.5 miles. Note: Unfenced pond. Ensure care is taken. Note: Spiral staircase in property may be unsuitable for less mobile. Note: The pool closes at 6:30pm for chemical top-up and hoover clean. Note: Dogs must be supervised at all times as the owners have dogs of their own. They must be kept on a lead at all times when outside and not be allowed to roam freely.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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Guest Reviews


    • “Thoroughly enjoyable stay”
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    • “Had a lovely week at Cae Caled Cottage. This was a tastefully renovated cottage with ample space and very comfortable. It was a great place to stay, private and we were made welcome including the dog. Would certainly return as very good value for money”

    Sylvispoon, County Durham, United Kingdom, September 2015

    • “Absolutely Fabulous week in beautiful surroundings”
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    • “A faultless cottage. Clean and well equipped, warm and inviting. Perfect for a week away from it all. Plenty big enough for the 2 of us and our 2 border collies. Lovely garden area for the dogs to run around freely. This area of North Wales is stunning. The views from the patio doors both in the living area and the bedroom are awesome. You are never far from the remote hills, quaint villages, or bustling towns. The cottage is ideally located whatever your pastime may be. The owners were delightful and helpful and have a clear pride in their beautiful property which is immaculate. I have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to anyone. We will definitely return...hopefully soon. Richard & Sue”

    Richard B, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom, May 2013

    • “Idyllic Peaceful Retreat”
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    • “The cottage is beautiful and well equipped and the location is little short of perfection. The owners are on site and friendly and helpful. If you need to get away and have a complete break then this is the place to go. Take plenty of books and good food and wine, walk the spectacular scenery in the day, light the log burner and cosy up at night. It was a wonderful experience and I shall return.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Corsham, November 2012

    • “Cosy, Warm Cottage”
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    • “A very cosy, warm cottage & a Warm Welcome from Hugh to match ! Set in beautiful, tranquil surroundings Cae Caled is the perfect escape from the hustle & bustle of city life, yet Denbigh is only a short drive away. We took our dog along, he loved roaming safe & free in the fields & gardens surrounding the cottage, Hugh was more than happy for him to do this. We didn't get chance to take a dip in the pool, hardly the weather in October, but we could see the pool would be very tempting during the summer. The open plan design of the cottage was lovely and if the weather had been kinder to us we'd have loved to throw open the large patio doors and sit looking across the fields over breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening. As it was October we chose to snuggle by the log burning fire, we lit some candles and created a home from home - perfect ! As for the bedroom - what a huge comfortable bed, we struggled to leave its snugness especially on one winters morning while we listened to wind & rain beat down around us - the bath is also large & deep and perfect for soaking your aching muscles after a long day walking. The cottage was very clean, homely, warm and perfect to return to after a long day exploring North Wales and everything Wales has to offer. We would definitely return and highly recommend to others ! Thank You Hugh & Linda for providing a much needed relaxing time & Thank You for the drinks you bought us at the Kimnel Arms - a very nice touch and Zac loved the fact they were all so very dog friendly - We found the food & hospitality there was perfect too !!”

    Jacki66, Liverpool, United Kingdom, October 2012

    • “Comfortable Cottage in Beautiful Surrondings”
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    • “The cottage was very well equiped for holiday let, and comfortable too. The furniture was in good condition and of good quality, and the bed was really comfortable. The views were fantastic. The owners were helpful and friendly. The dog loved exploring the grounds and the pond!!”

    Swicks71, Bedford, United Kingdom, June 2012

    • “Comfortable, relaxing, peaceful and friendly”
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    • “The cottage is beautifully situated and very well equipped. There are wonderful views from all windows and a great sun-trap outside where you can bask in the sunshine. The owners live in the adjoining farmhouse and were very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed trips to Snowdonia - check out the Welsh Slate Museum at Llanberis (free entry) and Llangollen has plenty of attractions.”

    Stephen H, Ipswich, United Kingdom, May 2012

    • “Peaceful, beautiful, relaxing.”
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    • “This is a beautiful cottage attached to the main house and has lovely views of fields and hills from the french windows and bedroom balcony. It's at the end of a long narrow country lane (lots of potholes, so drive very slowly and carefully!) and is so peaceful. The cottage has been tastefully renovated, with a hand crafted wooden spiral staircase and 6ft bed. The owners are very friendly and helpful and we would thoroughly recommend this place if you want a quiet and/or romantic getaway. (Although the guinea-fowl was a bit noisy in the morning sometimes!) Plenty of places to visit nearby, castles, walks etc.”

    Fingerspeller, Cardiff, August 2011

    • “peace and quiet”
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    • “The cottage is the most perfect place for a romantic get away. The wildlife are very entertaining, chickens, guinea fowl and swans sharing the garden. Even though it wasnt that warm, we were still able to enjoy a swim in the pool. The hosts are about but dont bother you. The bathromm is fantastic massive double bed. Its just a very magical place. Loved it, cant wait to return”

    Denise, Cambridgeshire, September 2010

    • “beautiful”
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    • “A fantastic house in a fantastic area. We feel like home. The quiet feels so good.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Frankfurt/M. Germany, July 2010

    • “Idyllic”
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    • “What a lovely place to stay, quiet and relaxing and within easy reach of some beautiful sights.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Doncaster, December 2009

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    • “Very relaxing and very quiet with good walks on the doorstep. At one with nature and not far to Chester or the coast, and fishing on the lake in the grounds.”

    Mr Evans, Belper, April 2015

    • “Superb location with fine views and easy access to hill walks. The Cottage was a real treat, lots of character, spacious and tastefully decorated.”

    Mr Mallison, Stratford-upon-Avon, July 2014

    • “Lovely setting, our son and dog loved the surroundings. Gorgeous comfy bed and massive bath. Really cosy and comfy place to relax. Great location for exploring the Welsh coastline and hills.”

    Mr Robinson, Crewe, April 2014

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About the location


Denbigh 4 miles; Mold 12 miles; Chester 25 miles.

The small village of Bodfari is peacefully located in the lovely Vale of Clwyd, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, beneath the imposing Clwydian Hill Range. Steeped in history, the village has taken on many roles, such as a Celtic camp in 500 BC and a Roman encampment, while the original Church of St Stephen pre-dates the Norman Conquest. Today, this pleasant village is home to a local shop, whilst the surrounding area boasts a range of good country pubs and eateries. The Offa's Dyke Pathway is easily accessible and the ancient market town of Denbigh, with its celebrated 13th century castle and pretty streets littered with shops, pubs and restaurants, is just 4 miles away. Endless, beautiful countryside surrounds this lovely area, which offers excellent walking, cycling, fishing, and nature and bird watching opportunities. This is a wonderful base from which to explore the whole of North Wales and the Roman City of Chester.

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