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Llwythder Ucha

Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 954476)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mrs Gooda

    “We had a lovely time in this ...”

    We had a lovely time in this cottage and the snow was a bonus. The owner pre warned us about the difficulty we could have in getting the car up and down the hill but we still ended up snowed in as there was far more snow than predicted. But with the help of Anthony and a local farmer we managed to get the car down. ...

    We had a lovely time in this cottage and the snow was a bonus. The owner pre warned us about the difficulty we could have in getting the car up and down the hill but we still ended up snowed in as there was far more snow than predicted. But with the help of Anthony and a local farmer we managed to get the car down. It was quite hard work keeping the cottage warm in the unusually cold weather. It needed the wood burner stove as well as the oil fired boiler. When the boiler stopped working Anthony was round within minutes and successfully fixed it. This cottage has a lot of character, loads of space and is surrounded by fabulous countryside. The village has two fantastic pubs / restaurants within walking distance but no shop as described, though the pub sold us essentials. But there is a reasonable shop and chemist about 4 miles away which we cycled to and Chirk, a short drive, has everything including supermarkets, a brilliant butcher, greengrocer, and quirky little shops.


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Llwythder Ucha is a lovely traditional Welsh farm cottage in a breathtaking location, just under a mile from the picturesque village of Llanarmon.

Offering comfortable en-suite accommodation with real boho charm, this is the ideal holiday home for a group of nature lovers or keen walkers or cyclists wanting to explore the beauty of mid-Wales.

Through the front door, there is a farmhouse kitchen which really is the heart of the home with its woodburning stove and rustic table.

Flanking the kitchen is a small dining room and a comfortable living room with plenty of seating, TV and books and games, plus a gorgeous antique Welsh dresser.

There's also a useful wet room, ideal for muddy gear, that includes a cloakroom with shower cabinet.

Upstairs, the property offers ample accommodation for one or two families, comprising a double room with en-suite bathroom, a further king-size double with en-suite, a single room (with an additional folding single bed) stunning views and the same beautiful character beams as the living room, and a final large double bedroom with en-suite featuring a roll top bath.

Quirky and charming, the decor is absolutely right for a character cottage of this type yet with all the convenience of en-suite accommodation.

The location of this cottage makes it the ultimate rural getaway, with stunning views over the valley.

There is a paved patio area to the front of the property plus an area of grass, ideal for watching the sunset after a hard day's hiking or biking.

There is also handy barn storage for bikes and other equipment.

Llwythder Ucha also benefits from plenty of off-road parking.

Look up the hillside and you'll see the McAlpine family's hunting lodge, the Towers.

The lovely little village of Llanarmon is just under a mile away with its shop, Michelin-starred gastropub and traditional inn, plus a picturesque bridge over the river, making it a really lovely spot.

Further afield are Oswestry with its castle and Llangollen with its boutique shops, restaurants and steam railway.

On the doorstep of the Snowdonia National Park, this area is paradise if you love the outdoors and there are cycle and walking routes around Llwythder Ucha.

Known for its magnificent landscapes, superb beaches and the majesty of the mountains, lakes and waterfalls of Snowdonia, North Wales is the ideal holiday destination if you're a keen cyclist, walker or culture vulture as the area is also renowned for its castles and festivals.

For the thrill seeker, the Snowdonia zipwire is the longest in Europe.

For the steam enthusiast, the Llangollen railway is a must-see.

With comfortable and charming accommodation and a gastropub on the doorstep, Llwythder Ucha is perfect for both families and groups of outdoor enthusiasts.


Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite roll-top bath, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x single with additional folding single bed with basin. Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with woodburning stove. Utility. Dining room. Sitting room with open fire.


  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove/fire inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel can be purchased locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Sorry, no Stag or Hen groups

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About the location


Llangollen 9 miles; Oswestry 10 miles; Shrewsbury 27.5 miles.

Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog is a small Welsh village located at the foothills of the Berwyn Mountains in the Ceiriog Valley, between Oswestry and Llangollen. A former stopping point for Drovers, the village still retains its two original pubs, both renowned for excellent food and one now offering spa treatments. The village church is reputed to date back to the 5th century with Bronze Age remnants identifiable. The area is surrounded by unspoilt walking trails with the nearby village of Glyn Ceiriog being the main village in the picturesque Ceiriog Valley in Wrexham County, North Wales. This beautiful valley, described by Lloyd George as 'a little piece of heaven on earth’, offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, from walking and fishing to horse riding and cycling. Formerly the centre of the slate mining industry in the valley, Glyn Ceiriog is located three miles south of Llangollen and offers a good range of local amenities, including two village pubs, a Post Office containing tourist information and a cafe, a well-stocked village store and a community sports centre, offering a range of activities including bicycle hire, tennis, indoor bowls and table tennis. Nearby, you will find a wide array of attractions, with the dramatic World Heritage Site of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct well worth a visit. Set alongside the boulder-strewn River Dee, why not visit the popular town of Llangollen, famous for the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod? Offering a good range of pubs and restaurants, as well as many interesting shops, the town also boasts a dramatic mountain backdrop. Explore the Dee Valley by steam train or canal boat, or take an exhilarating walk up to Castell Dinas Brân, high above the town to enjoy the breathtaking view! The National Trust properties of Chirk Castle and Erddig are both within easy driving distance, while a day-long car trip can take you to visit six of the Seven Wonders of Wales. Enjoy a visit to the Old Hill Fort at Oswestry, scenic walking on Offa’s Dyke Path, along the crest of the Clwydian Hills, or access the national rail network to explore the Roman city of Chester, Shrewsbury and beyond. This is a wonderful base for exploring this beautiful region all year round.

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