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Alwyn Cottage

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Froncysyllte, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage set in the beautiful Dee Valley - the views from all windows and the patio were truly breathtaking."

    The weather was very kind to us every day and so we were able to enjoy all the area had to offer. We also enjoyed the patio every evening - listening to the birds, taking in the view, and even got to watch a hot air balloon glide over the valley. You can just about see the aqueduct from the property and enjoyed using the binoculars provided to look at the canal boats crossing. A great base for exploring in and around Llangollen - great walks, lovely towns, and a good touring base as close to the main A5. The drive way looked like it may have been a problem for many previous people, and we had a couple of stressful days whilst we worked out the best way in and out - in the end we forward parked in the driveway and then reversed out, getting a dab hand at the manoeuvre by the end of our stay! We would definitely recommend, and wouldn’t think twice about staying again!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a full and complimentary review. We were also pleased to read your comment in the guestbook: "Days out walking, visiting the local area and some spectacular drives. A walk around the area is definitely recommended - you don't have to travel far at all for scenic and rewarding walks! " We look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jun 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay with amazing views from the cottage, everything that you could need is provided in the property."

    We will definitely be back again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We have worked hard to make Alwyn Cottage a home from home and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dimitrios5.0May 2024

  • "The property was in lovely location."

    However the drive is dangerous and difficult to negotiate. Also the heating was unreliable. The owners did come out to look at radiators but they all came on at different times and the top bedroom radiator never worked. Too many items in kitchen cupboards.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.4Apr 2024

  • "Had a week in Alwyn cottage & thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    What a great location with some breathtaking views. The cottage itself was comfortable & cosy with the log burner which was needed with the cold weather we had given us for the week. Spacious & well equipped with nice powerful showers. What a beautiful part of Wales the cottage is set in. Fantastic views from the terrace & having a week in the summer would be fantastic for the beautiful sun sets. The only down side is a week isn’t long enough. We will no doubt be returning & Would highly recommend Alwyn cottage. Gav & Mel.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you had such a lovely time at Alwyn Cottage. It was a shame that the April weather was so cold this year, but glad you made the most of the cosy log burner. The beautiful sunsets looking down the Dee Valley, with Castle Dinas Bran silhouetted in the distance are the perfect way, together with a glass of wine, to enjoy one of the many outdoor seating areas at Alwyn Cottage. We do hope you return to enjoy a summer sunset! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin4.7Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage with amazing views, it’s on a steep hill and was impossible to park our T5 Van, so parked on Alma road but not a nice walk up everyday after days out."

    But still had a lovely week. Lots to do in the area and Llangollen centre was lovely, 40 minute drive to lake Bala for some kayaking and paddle boarding. Would stay again while we renovate our own cottage close by.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased you had a lovely week and appreciated the fantastic views from the cottage. We are sorry that you were unable to park your T5 on the drive. We have had guests with large vans who parked on the drive, but like many driveways in the village, the drive is steep and narrow, so not for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn4.1Apr 2024

  • "Great location and cottage, the only slight issue was it was a bit cold as the lag fire would not hold."

    We spoke with the owners who came round quickly and turned up the electric heating. After a couple of days we did manage to get the fire going but it took a lot of effort. The access is a bit awkward as mentioned by the owner but reversed as suggested and managed ok. Had a great week. Thanks

    Thank you for your feedback, we do recommend that guests reverse onto the drive and initially park near the bottom. We have had many guests that have managed to park further up the drive without issue. we are pleased that you managed ok and enjoyed a great week. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Mar 2024

  • "Lovely house which was comfortable, warm and well stocked with all we might need."

    Fabulous views and close to amenities. We had great days to Llangollen, Chirk castle and the aqueduct (even though it was closed to crossings!). Only issue was parking at the bottom of the drive which was stressful due to the poor traction on the gravel.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Feb 2024

  • "Superb well fitted cottage."

    Comfortable beds, very clean surroundings. Great location. Good showers .One cubicle needs a little re-sealing but otherwise no problems. Plenty to do ie walking, games, good eatery around area. Scenery was ever changing but great to watch. Nicely decorated for Christmas.

    We were really pleased that you all enjoyed a cosy Christmas break at Alwyn Cottage. The log burner really adds to the seasonal feel. We had have taken the opportunity to refresh and redecorate the cottage and the bathrooms have both benefitted from resealing. We look forward to welcoming you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vi5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing stay, really lovely holiday spot!"

    Our only fault was the very steep driveway, we were warned but the hill was so uneven we actually pulled the bumper off our car on the first attempt at the drive unfortunately so I think that should be described more obviously in the listing, Didn’t let it ruin the holiday though as it really is a wonderful property! Had soo many home comforts, especially loved all the crockery in the kitchen ! Would stay again but maybe hire a raised vehicle to make the drive easier haha! Thanks for a great stay!

    We have tried hard to make Alwyn cottage a home from home with everything you might need and we are glad you had a lovely holiday. We hope that you will come and stay again. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Nov 2023

  • "Great property- gorgeous views and fully equipped with everything you could possibly need for some time away."

    Met with the owner of the property after we had an issue getting up to the cottage- we were helped greatly and are extremely grateful for this- thanks so much again. Would love to stay again and would definitely recommend to others looking for somewhere to stay!

    We are thrilled you were able to collect your friends from the local train station for your weekend reunion and found the cottage to your satisfaction. We would love to welcome you all back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at Alwyn cottage."

    The property has been beautifully renovated and is extremely well equipped. The kitchen has a dishwasher, a brilliant oven, toaster, plenty of pots and pans and even baking equipment, which our children loved using. The beds and sofas are comfortable and there is a great selection of games, a smart TV and lots of leaflets full of information about the local area. The views are amazing; you can see for miles across the Dee Valley, and we felt very fortunate to be able to barbecue and to eat on the patio most evenings. Despite the surroundings being so peaceful, there is so much to do in the local area and the cottage was lovely to return to every day. We wouldn't hestitate to recommend Alwyn Cottage.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Froncysyllte is a fantastic holiday location with plenty of beautiful walks in countryside and along the canal and many tourist attractions in the local area. With the far reaching views there is something for everyone! We really would love to welcome you back in the future and have left a number of walks leaflets and maps in the cottage for guests to borrow. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and very well equipped."

    Stunning views and close to attractions. Unfortunately our stay was marred by the driveway. It was extremely steep and very uneven. The driveway was a mix of paving, small amount of tarmac and loose gravel. There was very little traction when driving on there. Walking up or down on the driveway was also difficult due to the unevenness.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed the cottage and wonderful views. We have taken on board your comments about the uneven surface and have remedied it with additional stone. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a wonderful location."

    It's elevated position gives views across the Dee Valley. Sitting on the patio watching the sunset was just magical. The cottage is very well appointed with everything you need. The access to the cottage is very steep so not suitable for anyone with mobility issues but the listing does make this very clear. Our week at Alwyn Cottage was enjoyed by all and I would certainly love a return visit.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We understand the access is steep and try to make people aware of this but the incredible views and location make it worthwhile! We look forward to welcoming you back! Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the week at Alwyn Cottage."

    A characterful cottage with fantastic views. Very well equipped and beautifully done. Lots of great places to visit closeby, including Erddig, Chirk Castle, Ty Mawr. We also enjoyed some beautiful walks along the river and canal. Would definitely recommend a visit.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found everything you required in the cottage. We have tried hard to include everything anyone could want while away from home! We are very fortunate to have an abundance of lovely places to visit in striking distance and incredible walks from the doorstep. One of our favourites is the walk up Yr Ochr to the top of the hill where you can take in panoramic views across the Shropshire plain into England as well as all the way to Eryri / Snowdonia. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2023

  • "We loved staying in Alwyn Cottage the views from the terrace are wonderful."

    The cottage has everything that you need , it has been updated without being spoilt and is close to lovely walks , a pub and Llangollen. Hope to return later in the year. Follow the owners directions to the cottage rather than the sat nav

    Thank you for your lovely feedback; we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Apr 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: Upstairs 1 x king-size, 1 x bunk bed, Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Downstairs 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front, tiered patio with furniture and stunning views and a raised terrace with bistro table and chairs
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Supermarket 2.2 miles, post Office and pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: Alwyn Cottage is accessed via a short narrow drive which is both curving and steep
  • We advise reversing onto the drive and parking near the bottom
  • However, confident drivers and those in smaller vehicles have been able to park further up without issues
  • Note: There are 16 steps up to the raised terrace, please take care
  • Note: Dogs must be kept downstairs and off the furniture, and must not be left unattended in the property

The property

Nestled in a fantastic, elevated location, overlooking the picturesque Dee Valley and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a World Heritage Site, is Alwyn Cottage.

This idyllic Welsh cottage in the heart of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Beauty, boasts a truly unique and unforgettable location, a wonderful patio with furniture where you can soak up the panoramic views, a homely interior boasting character features and three well-appointed bedrooms perfect for families and friends looking to explore the wonders of North Wales.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and step straight into the fully-equipped kitchen where you can rustle up delicious meals for the whole family that can be enjoyed around the dining table.

Later, enjoy drinks outside on the patio where you can raise a toast to your holiday before relaxing in front of the crackling wood burning stove and the smart TV.

When the sky darkens, climb the stairs to wash off the day’s adventures in the sleek shower room before sloping off to sleep in the king-size, the ground-floor double with en-suite shower or the bunk room.

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic property, explore the wonderful walks upon your doorstep and treat yourself to a well earned meal in the Aqueduct Inn.

Or, if you're feeling brave, why not walk over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and have a meal at the Telford Inn?

Be sure to visit the full 11 miles of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage site taking in the Chirk Aqueduct, Viaduct and Tunnel as well as the beautiful Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen.

Outdoor enthusiasts will be in their element as nearby Llangollen houses endless walking and cycling opportunities through the countryside or along the canal and unique chances to take to the river on kayaks and canoes.

Other temptations include the famed Llangollen railway, the Llangollen Museum and Plas Newydd Historic House and Gardens, home to the infamous ‘Ladies of Llangollen’.

Notable nearby attractions also include the National Trust Site of Chirk Castle and Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park where guests can lose themselves amidst the abundance of trails or even hike the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)!

Discover all this and more at Alwyn Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Chirk 3 miles; Llangollen 4.5 miles; Wrexham 9.2 miles.

Resting in the county borough of Wrexham, the Welsh village of Froncysyllte can be found settled amongst the scenic wonder of the Vale of Llangollen, making it the perfect base from which to discover the countryside of Wales. Mostly made up of nineteenth and twentieth century cottages, the area offers a wide host of amenities to cater for a variety of requirements, including a local store for any last-minute amenities, a pub for a rewarding beverage after a day of rambling and tea rooms for an indulging afternoon of sweet treats. The village also plays host to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal, where you can find the navigable aqueduct carrying the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee; a true marvel, well-worth the visit whilst out on your adventures. Be sure to take your own aqueduct boat trip too, where you can view the wonder up close whilst sailing along and soaking up the views. Within close reach of the village is the City of Wrexham, where you can find fantastic walking routes in Nant Mill, as well as the National Trust of Erddig offering a grand estate with landscaped gardens to roam. Once you've explored the beauty of the imposing Chirk Castle, head over to the historic cathedral city of Chester, with its Roman walls, fantastic shopping experiences and bustling nightlife, it makes for a wonderful day trip for all. In the reach of Snowdonia National Park and Shrewsbury too, Froncysyllte is a wondrous base for your exploration of Wales and beyond.

Note: Alwyn Cottage is accessed via a short narrow drive which is both curving and steep. We advise reversing onto the drive and parking near the bottom. However, confident drivers and those in smaller vehicles have been able to park further up without issues.
Note: There are 16 steps up to the raised terrace, please take care