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The Druids

(Ref. 1141329)

Druid near Corwen, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 22 Guests

  • 11 Bedrooms

  • 8 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely fantastic."

    House full of character and very spacious. Very well equipped- we lacked nothing. Beds were extremely comfortable and bathrooms plentiful. We all enjoyed being able to stroll down to the river and there were lots of great walks a short drive away. We were warned about road noise but that didn’t seem bad to us. The garden was nice and the the games room being outside suited our party as those who wanted to retire early didn’t hear the noise of the competitions! There was nothing we didn’t like. A bigger hot tub would have been better though.

    PamelaJul 2024

  • "Thank you. We had a fabulous weekend."

    The cottage is full of character. We are interested in the history of the cottage as we had an unusual sighting whilst there!

    SharonJun 2024

  • "One of our most successful holiday locations as a three generational group of friends and family ranging from ages 5 - 75."

    We loved the decor, all the old features and the quirkiness of the layout. The children loved running through and around the the rooms and garden, it felt very safe for them. The hot tub was a massive asset and we appreciated the fact that it was so clean and well maintained. The house was very comfortable, warm and cosy and clean. The clustering of bedrooms worked well. For us it would have been helpful if there had been a couple more twin bedded rooms as two sets of children had to share double beds. There was road noise 24/7, but we were warned and it was in a very handy location, so many lovely places nearby. The kitchen would have been improved by a least one very large pan and casserole dish (luckily we always bring one) and some soup/stew bowls. Otherwise it was pretty well equipped - good knives, hurrah! We are used to having a much more complete and informational house folder, it would have been nice to have a potted history of the house for example. No board games or novels on the shelves, but I am guessing they went by the wayside after Covid? So all in all, a brilliant holiday location. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage had no wine or beer glasses that we could find, just small water glasses."

    Odd for a house designed for celebrations. The heating and hot water was turned off/failed on the penultimate day of our stay. There was no warning message or reset option.

    Reviewed by William3.4Mar 2024

  • "The property is excellent for a large group of people to holiday in."

    The main house provided everything that we needed and we were very grateful that the owner responded quickly when we couldn’t find the cot and high chair. There were some minor issues with the Annex: there was no TV remote, the washing machine didn’t work and the plumbing was extremely noisy. We were surprised that there were no instructions for appliances or the hot tub.

    SusanOct 2023

  • "Holiday cottage was spotlessly clean and everything was as listed."

    Great property for large families and we had a great time. Facilities were great, plenty of room for everyone, no issues with heating or hot water. Would definitely recommend. Property full of character which definitely added to the stay.

    VeronicaOct 2023

  • "Wonderfully quirky old property with furnishing that really suited its character."

    Nice big rooms that met the needs of our multi-generational party perfectly though four sets of stairs and two toddlers required some careful supervision!! We were able to visit many areas of interest including Snowden which were no more than an hour or less away. Queries were responded to quickly by owners and the bowl full of fresh eggs was much appreciated. A little pruning of shrubs would have made it more fun for the older children to explore all parts of the outdoor space but plenty of room to play outdoor games. We would happily recommend it to any large group.

    LindaAug 2023

  • "Not good cottage"

    TaranjitAug 2023

  • "What a great house plenty of room everywhere was nice and clean and the house was short of nothing."

    Lots of room outside so we were not in top of each other. Lots of space to park multiple cars. Would highly recommend for large groups

    JayneMay 2023

  • "Just returned from 50th celebrations, 9 couples."

    Had a fab time, the accommodation is a little dated but this was expected due to the description & style of the property. It had everything we needed and plenty of room for everyone, a lovely big kitchen where we spent most of our time, some lovely bedrooms & ensuites and comfy beds. Everything was really clean, including the bedding and towels. Only downside was maybe a larger hot tub and in need of some wine glasses - but that was literally it. It was a great space for groups of friends or family. We also walked to the local pub 'The Blue Lion' who accommodated us all and fed us well - we did pre-book. Overall we would recommend!

    EmmaApr 2023

  • "We could see The Druids from the approaching road and all we could say was WOW!"

    This was a weekend that we had all waited 2 years for, we originally booked to celebrate Mum and Dads 50th anniversary but COVID put a stop to that with a full lockdown. We decided to book again and belatedly celebrate the 50th anniversary combined with my 50th birthday. It was lovely for us all to finally be together and we couldn't have chosen a more perfect place. The house is amazingly beautiful, the bedrooms and bathrooms are tastefully decorated and every room has its own unique feel with the beautiful furniture. The annexe was perfect for my parents as they would have struggled in the main house up and down the stairs. The kitchen seemed to be our main congregating point and felt very homely. No one has complained of a bad back as beds were all comfortable. Plenty of dishes, cutlery, cups, glasses etc, could do with more dishwasher tablets though. It is such a big house to explore and every staircase and doorway leading somewhere leaves you amazed. The grounds are lovely and safe and the toddlers have had a great time playing outside all weekend. We are a family of 16 consisting of 4 generations, this weekend at The Druids is one that we will never forget and we have some fantastic photos and memories that will last forever.

    ClaireMar 2022

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Summary

  • Main house: Nine bedrooms: 2 x king-size with en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size, 1 x double with freestanding bath, 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Living/dining room
  • Sitting room Annexe cottage: Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double bedroom, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • External bar
  • External games room Bedroom Configuration in relation to floor plan: First floor, Bedroom 1 - King, Bedroom 2 - King, Bedroom 3 - King, Bedroom 4 - King, Bedroom 5 - King, Bedroom 6 - Double, Cottage: Bedroom 1 - Double, Bedroom 2 - Twin, Bedroom 3 - Double, Annex ground floor: Bedroom 1 - Double, Annex 1st floor – Twin
  • Main House: Biomass heating
  • 2 x toasters, electric Range cooker, coffee machine, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer, pool table and football table, TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Large garden with patio areas, lawn areas, gravelled areas, ample furniture, and hot tub
  • Note: Road noise is to be expected when outdoors
  • Note: Access to double bedroom is via the twin bedroom
  • Annexe Cottage: Biomass heating
  • Electric oven and hob, coffee maker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV, record player and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Note: Double bed can only be accessed via one side
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Note: for groups of 12 of less, the owner may offer a discounted price, any surplus bedrooms and living areas will be closed off for the duration of the stay to reduce cleaning costs and allow the owner to offer a lower rate, please contact Sykes for more information
  • Please note: A £400 good housekeeping bond is required for this property
  • Note: Check-in from 5pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: the hot tub only fits 4 people at a time

The property

Corwen 2.8 miles.

Tucked away within the Berwyn Mountains, just a short distance from the bustling market town of Corwen is this impressive residence, The Druids.

This spacious accommodation dates to the 16th century and has been used as a coaching inn, a blacksmith, a post office and a café over the years, adding to the character and charm of this dwelling.

Today the property enjoys a quirky layout which is complemented by traditional features and the Gothic touches to ensure a memorable base that you will want to return to year after year.

This spacious accommodation is ideal for a large family and friends gathering for those looking to explore this picturesque part of North Wales.

Enter the main house, where you will be spoilt for choice by the sleeping accommodation that awaits you, with nine bedrooms situated across the house, each organised to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement.

After an action-packed day, look forward to spending your down time within the large sitting room, where the exposed beams frame the ample seating, offering a space for all the entire family to gather to tune into the TV or catch up on the day’s events.

If you seek an hour’s peace and quiet from the rest of the group, venture into the additional sitting room where you can relax with a good book in hand.

The charm of the property continues into the country-style kitchen, where the inglenook fireplace containing a Range cooker invites you to cater your own delicious evening meals, whilst also making use of the other quality appliances and the original butcher’s table.

More casual dining moments can be enjoyed within the kitchen, whereas for those special occasions you can settle down within the large dining room, complete with a banquet table with seating for 22 people.

Grandparents or families seeking to be away from the bustle and hustle of the main house will be delighted by the separate annexe cottage, where they will find an additional two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a well-equipped, open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area, housing everything you could possibly need.

Continuing to impress is the property’s garden, boasting a large lawn and ample furniture for you and your loved ones to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining during a summer’s evening.

After dinner, look forward to dipping into the bubbling hot tub before heading to the bar to pour yourself a deserved glass of wine before spending hours of entertainment within the games room, complete with a pool table and a football table.

If you can tear yourself away from this wonderful location, venture into the market town of Corwen where you will find a superb selection of amenities to suit all ages and tastes, whilst the Rhug Estate Organic Farm Shop is situated close by for those extra special occasions.

Whilst here soak up the North Wales scenery by enjoying a journey on the Llangollen Heritage Steam Railway or walking along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte.

Brush up on the local history by spending some time at the National Trust properties of Chirk Castle and Erddig, or those feeling active the majestic Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park is just a short car journey away.

The Druids is an outstanding base for those looking to explore this superb location or to celebrate any occasion with loved ones.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1141327 and 1141328, together sleeping up to 38 guests.

Gwnodl Bach Barns

The Gwnodl Bach Barns comprise three wonderfully-converted farm buildings resting amidst the rolling countryside of Denbighshire in North Wales. The Barn, The Druids, and Hay Store all offer spacious yet decadent living as they enjoy close proximity to the spectacular Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, a real welcoming base for groups of couples, friends and family. All of these stone cottages feature their original wooden beams, retaining much of their rustic charm with it. Make the most of the welcoming open-plan living areas, tastefully-decorated and well-appointed to ensure a first-class retreat for your Welsh countryside break. All of the bedrooms on offer boast neutral and peaceful layouts, making you feel right at home from the moment you arrive until your departure. Appreciate this marvellous location first hand from the patio area at Gwnodl Bach,being sure to top it off with a refreshing drink or a tasty alfresco meal. Nearby Corwen offers a delightful selection of local amenities, making for a lovely base for your break. Avid walkers and cyclists can roam the glorious Eryri National Park, which also presents fascinating tourist spots, including Bala and Betws-y-Coed, with Llangollen also close to Corwen and well worth a visit. The three welcoming barn conversions of the Gwnodl Bach Barns provide the ultimate countryside escape in North Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location

CORWEN

Llangollen 10 miles; Bala 12 miles; Ruthin 12 miles; Betws-y-Coed 22 miles.

Set in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at the meeting point of five river valleys, is the picturesque North Wales market town of Corwen. A charming town offering plenty of local amenities including traditional butchers, greengrocers and bakeries as well as a selection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and a leisure centre, trim trail and children’s play area. Corwen provides everything you need whilst discovering this stunning area. A journey on the Llangollen Heritage Steam Railway, which has now been extended to Corwen, is one of the best ways to see the beautiful views of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in comfort. Take a horse-drawn canal boat from Llangollen and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte, Britain’s largest aqueduct. Corwen is immersed in history and heritage; learn about Owain Glyndwr, the self-proclaimed Prince of Wales, explore beautiful Rug Chapel and Langar Church, or climb through the heather to one of the most important Iron Age hill forts, Caer Drewyn, built around 800 BC. Visit the National Trust properties of Chirk Castle and Erddig, explore the atmospheric ruins of Cistercian Valle Crucis Abbey and Castell Dinas Brân. Foodies can visit the nearby Rhug Estate, one of the largest organic properties in the UK and dine at Tyddyn Llan in nearby Llandrillo, considered to be one of Wales' finest restaurants. The historical town of Ruthin and the town of Bala, with its celebrated lake, offering wonderful watersports, are nearby. The nearby exhilarating Snowdonia National Park; an arena of outdoor adventure is just waiting to be discovered and can also be accessed via the lovely village of Betws-y-Coed, the official 'Gateway to Snowdonia’.

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