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Holywell 5.5 miles; Chester 20 miles; Llandudno 32 miles.
Rhes-y-Cae is a quiet, rural village located in an SSSI area (Site of Special Scientific Interest) on the slopes of Halkyn Mountain, also a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The whole area is renowned for its wonderful panoramic views, with the Clwydian Hills and Offa’s Dyke Pathway close by, offering an abundance of scenic walks, cycling and mountain bike trails, while there are also several golf courses nearby. Loggerheads Country Park with its visitor centre offers the opportunity for glimpsing local wildlife, whilst walking along the Leete Pathway on the banks of the River Alyn. The nearby small town of Holywell - the Lourdes of Wales - takes its name from a well surrounded by a chapel, which has been a site of pilgrimage since 660. Historic Chester, within easy driving distance, offers ample opportunities for sightseeing and shopping on the famous “Rows”, while many coastal resorts including Conwy and Llandudno with its beach and pier, are easily accessible. Rhes-y-Cae is a perfect base for exploring the whole of North Wales, the Snowdonia National Park and beyond.
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Located on the edge of the Clwydian Hill Range in the heart of Flintshire in North Wales, these three outstanding barn conversions are set in a rural location, on the edge of the unspoilt village of Rhes-y-Cae, 15 miles from the seaside resort of Prestatyn. Offering high quality accommodation and heated throughout with eco-friendly air source heating, these North Wales cottages are finished with care and attention, and offer the ideal base for those wishing to discover the many delights this beautiful area has to offer. With the unspoilt Halkyn Mountains right on your doorstep, these North Wales cottages are ideally located to explore the region. Nearby you will find the bluebell Nature Reserve at Coed Trellyniau, St Winifred's Well with its Grade I listed architecture, and Loggerheads Country Park, reputed to have some of the best scenery in the country. These superb North Wales cottages are ideal for a holiday break at any time of the year.
A warm and friendly, end-terrace barn conversion with high galleried ceiling and exposed oak beams. The king-size bedroom is on an open mezzanine in the eaves giving a feeling of space whilst retaining the natural character of the building. An open plan living area forms the hub of the house and a corridor leads off to the bathroom and twin bedroom, formerly the “engine room”. Outside a small patio area offers a delightful spot to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside surroundings. Note: This North Wales cottage is on the same site as Refs. 11692 and 11693 and together they accommodate 12 people.
Two bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine king-size double, 1 x ground floor twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with double sofa bed.
Eco-friendly underfloor air source heating. Electric combi microwave/oven, ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Shared patio and courtyard to front with garden furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 10 mins walk, pub 2 miles. Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead outdoors at all times due to sheep in the local area.
Note: Up until the 31st May 2013 this property accepts a maximum of 6 people. From 31st May 2013, the property accepts a maximum of 5 people.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about The Shippon:
A lovely cottage fitted out to a very high standard. The owners were welcoming and helpful. The location of this cottage was perfect for exploring many different areas.
Ms Lawrence, Doncaster, March 2013
Accommodation was to a very high standard and extremely clean. The owner was exceptionally friendly, helpful and went out of her way to accommodate our baby providing us with a cot, sheet, towel, bumbo, cutlery and toys!
Mrs Bate, Wolverhampton, August 2012
We very much liked the warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. The cottage was absolutely wonderful and the owners very welcoming.
Mr Sutton, Weston-super-mare, August 2012