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Llys Offa

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Ruabon near Llangollen, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


  • 11 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house for family weekend."

    Great spaces for my whole family. Kitchen well equipped bedrooms all very spacious and beds super comfortable. Everywhere spotlessly clean. We had a issue with the central heating which was very promptly sorted. Garden lovely. Great location within easy reach of lots of wonderful countryside.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2023

  • "The televisions were not able to get access to programmes to programmes."

    The leather furniture in the lounge was quite old and worn.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.4Oct 2023

  • "The house was just as it said on the itinerary we had two tiny faults which was ..."

    The house was just as it said on the itinerary we had two tiny faults which was sorted within 10 minutes exellent service the house I would very highly recommend fantastic holiday will be going back

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have a lovely family weekend at Llys Offa ."

    The house has separate rooms downstairs so people can go in the games room while others are watching tv and no one is disturbed. The pool is great and the kids and adults had lots of fun . All in all a great find .

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2023

  • "A very relaxing spacious property."

    Everything provided for a lovely family holiday. The beds were amazing. Our family enjoyed the pool and the space to run around. The owner checked in with us to make sure of anything we needed. We all enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2023

  • "We all had an amazing holiday at Llys Offa and were really lucky to have better weather than forecast."

    Lots of lovely dog walks and rivers. Everyone loved the swimming pool, snooker table and showers. Great memories made.

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely house and gardens."

    Everything we needed was already there. The swimming pool was a great success, the children were in it every day. Would definitely be looking to book again if we can all get time off together again.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had an amazing time only downside is waiting for the pool to warm up"

    Reviewed by Hayley4.1Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay, very good facilities."

    The out door pool and the snooker table made all the difference. The property size is perfect for large families. However, the general appearance and decor could do with updating. The kitchen facilities were very good and instructions very clear. All guest commented how comfy the beds were. There was wasp nest on the side of the house and the owner dealt with it straight away. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Jul 2023

  • "Excellent comfortable accommodation with lot's of facilities the swimming pool was well received."

    The garden patio area and furniture could do with a bit of TLC but we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7May 2023

  • "This property was not as advertised in the pictures when booked they have since been updated after a complaint."

    The property had many faults, lights hanging off walls, door handles hanging on for dear life, dirty and ripped furniture, the outside area needed some tlc. And the floor boards were all chip or raised making them a danger to children or someone with mobility issues as a trip hazard. The owner thought our complaints were laughable and knew about all the issues with the property for several years doing nothing about them, but didnt think any problems with letting people stay. The owner claimed to be contactable during our stay, we asked for a light bulb to be changed a simple request as not working and never heard back from him. Be warned you wont receive your good housekeeping bond back within a week this was delayed and then excuses made. Skyes have investigated all the issues raised and have said they are now rectified. Skyes have been amazing throughout keeping us informed would recommend them for any holidays but i wouldnt recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Teri1.3May 2023

  • "Lovely property, really clean and comfy and had everything we needed!"

    My only gripe, and it didn’t ruin for us, is that it needs a bit of tlc….especially the outside patio area and the swimming pool.

    Reviewed by Avril4.4Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful family holiday in a beautiful area."

    The house was fabulous, so spacious and with plenty to keep three generations comfortable and occupied. The swimming pool was a huge hit with all, even in early April. We will be booking again soon!

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had an absolutely fabulous stay at Llys Offa for my husbands surprise 65th birthday."

    As a family of snooker players this property was perfect everybody enjoyed spending hours playing the game. The property is large so even though there was 10 of us we didn’t feel like we were on top of each other. The house is in a perfect location, ideal for exploring Chester ( we went to the Christmas market) or for going on long walks in some beautiful countryside. We didn’t use the swimming pool because of the freezing temperatures but it looked great for a summer holiday. The owner had put up Christmas lights outside and a tree indoors which was really lovely and made it very festive. Will definitely book again sometime; great place for a large group of family and friends.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at llys offa ."

    Met the owner who came to put some lights up for xmas .had a little sing song when they were lit .house had everything we needed very comfortable and well equipped will definitely be going back in summer .

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Clean with everything necessary for a comfortable holiday. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Llys Offa although there were a few Niggly that needi addressing."

    Shower in downstairs bathroom is very very slippery. Pool had to be topped up every day with cold water. Duvet cover to small for duvet. But that didn't stop us having a wonderful holiday . Many thanks to the owner.

    Reviewed by J4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had amazing stay to walk into a spotless house makes ir holiday everything ..."

    We had amazing stay to walk into a spotless house makes ir holiday everything was A1 i couldnt fault a thing the pool was a real high lgt and the snooker table was used every ngt huge amount of fun there was lots of different ages but no one had a moan about anything it a 1st class property and everyone treated it with respect the huge table we all sat round at least 4 times made the hol a proper family affair i woud tell anyone whod listen u go stop there i hope we can again thank u to the cleaner gardener caretaker for keeping the property so well

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fabulous holiday - a special family birthday celebration."

    The owner gave us lots of tips of places to go, walks and sites to see. There are National Trust places nearby also and not too far to drive to the sea. The snooker table and swimming pool were used every day (although we did have to top up the pool from time to time). Would definitely book this amazing property again. Thanks

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Aug 2022

  • "Llys Offa is a beautiful house in attractive grounds which accommodated our family of 11, in comfortable rooms throughout."

    The kitchen was massively well equipped ( although requiring some order in the storage of utensils, glasses etc) making for easy cooking, and the dining room enabled the meals to be served easily to the whole family. The snooker room and pool kept everyone happily occupied on site and the location was very convenient for local shops, buses and the railway station - 4 minutes in the car to the supermarket and station. We had a minor problem with the television, but Julian, the caretaker helped within a half hour of our contacting him, and the owner was very helpful in resolving the problem. I would highly recommend Llys Offa to any multi- generational family.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful family holiday ay Llys Offa."

    The house is very comfortable and the swimming pool and snooker table were well used. The kitchen is really well stocked with cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils, which isn't always the case in a holiday let. There is a lot to do in the area and we would particularly recommend a walk hrough the woods opposite the property and The Boat at Erbistock for a fabulous meal. Local people were very friendly and helpful. Altogether a great, relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Jul 2022

  • "Enjoy the stay and a lovely place thank you"

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Loved the master bedroom suite with a balcony which caught the afternoon sun. Pool was a good temperature for exercising. A full sized snooker table - WOW. Train station a twenty minute walk away but no train noise - ideal for outings. Am definitely hoping to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Adele4.7Jun 2022

  • "The property was very comfortable with good facilities that enabled the family to have a good holiday."

    The kitchen was well stocked but you had to search cupboards for utensils etc as there was no order as to where things were kept. The oven worked well but is in need of a good clean. When we did have a problem with the hot water and contacted the caretaker, he was at the house sorting it out within 5 minutes an amazingly good response. The swimming pool was great and used throughout the week. It would have been nice to have had more information about the local area, such as walks and facilities. The internet was very good. The snooker table was in constant use a great leisure facility. Our dog and family enjoyed the large garden area. Overall I feel I can recommend the property for family get together, just the few points I raised stopped me highly recommending the property..

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2022

  • "The 100pound housekeeping is still not returned to me one month later"

    Reviewed by David and Fiona3.8May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and the property more than accommodated the 11 of our family."

    The only fault we found was the downstairs toilet light did not work (we tried replacing the bulb) and it hindered my visually impaired father but we accommodated for this ourselves. The house was everything we expected it to be and would highly recommend it

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2021

  • "We booked the house for a family wedding over a long weekend."

    We required a house that could cater for our elderly grandmother plus 3 babies. This house did everything. The downstairs bedrooms and bathroom were ever so helpful. There is lots of space to spread out and allow everyone what they need. The games room was a hit! We didn’t use the pool but it appeared clean and tidy. The kitchen was well equipped. The instructions for accessing the property were detailed and easy to follow. It meant we could all arrive separately but still be able to get in. The location is beautiful. Lots of walking around the local area and although lovely in November, it would be brilliant as a summer location. We’d definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2021

  • "We have just returned from this property we had a great weekend with everything we needed."

    The house is very spacious, clean and well equipped. The pool was a bonus and very popular with the children. The owner was very helpful and we would definitely return to this property.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "The house was amazing , we had a wonderful time and will definateley return at some point"

    Reviewed by Betty5.0Oct 2021

  • "We only had two days of good weather to enjoy days out, but my grandsons made full use of the swimming pool and games room."

    Excellent internet connection. The owner dealt with any questions promptly. It’s a fabulous holiday home and we’d definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Aug 2021

  • "Llys Offa is an extremely spacious property for a family gathering with high quality and comfortable rooms."

    The covered pool is a great facility for both adults and children and there is plenty to attract both nearby and in North Wales generally.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2021

  • "The house was really great, so much space for our family of nine, comfy beds and the pool was great - warn enough to spend a decent amount of time in but strong smell of chlorine, however if you leave the door open for a bit it subsides."

    Sauna was broken for the first half of our stay but they got it fixed while we were there and it was really good - enough room for three people at a squeeze (I had to coordinate with the handyman a few days). Would stay again as the location is great for tourist attractions like the aqueduct and Chester zoo. Be aware that the return of the housekeeping bond was over a week and a half late from the owner despite chasing a few times (you pay the owner directly, not through Sykes). Sykes had said they would reimburse us if it was late but then I could never get through to them on the phone!

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Jun 2021

  • "The house is spacious and cosy and the pool was warmer than expected."

    We loved watching the squirrels play through the skylight windows and the Robins out the front. A fab family home!

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Apr 2021

  • "This is a lovely house and a very social space."

    The owner couldn't be more helpful and knew the local area well, having lived at the property before renting it out. We ate out a few times at the Trotting Mare which is about 15mins away and that was brilliant too.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fab place cannot fault facilities."

    Plenty of space. Games room massive with plenty to do. Pool was great. Pity it could not have the cover opened as demonstrated on Sykes website. You need to update this in line with owners instructions. The owner very helpful and appreciated him dropping by. Had a problem with a wasp nest but I am sure it will get sorted. Group of 8 and two dogs loved the holiday

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Jul 2020

  • "Stunning property and had a fantastic isolated week with the family"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2020

  • "The house was excellent, comfortable, well furnished, clean and we had a great weekend."

    Also the owner and Sykes were great when we needed flexibility due to a family incident,

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fantastic home for large family get togethers."

    The home is designed in such a way that there is plenty of space for everyone to gather in the same space or for groups of people to engage in different activities in separate parts of the house. Plenty of bathrooms and toilets too!

    Reviewed by Jessicah4.7Dec 2019

  • "Pure luxury did not want to go home so peaceful"

    Hi Thomas I am glad you enjoyed your holiday and gave us a good review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Sep 2019

  • "We were pleasantly surprised when the owner called to say he would call on us to check that we were happy with everything which we thought was very thoughtful."

    He didn't want to impose on us and said he wouldn't come in the house but we invited him in and had a good chat.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely Bungalow very clean and well presented."

    instructions very good would well recommend lovely setting. many thanks,

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2019

  • "The property is extremely well equipped."

    Sky TV in several rooms, a full size snooker table, a piano and a heated pool are brilliant extras. The listing on Sykes does show the swimming pool with a retractable roof which the owners don’t allow so I think this should be corrected. The caretaker couldn’t have been more helpful when contacted with a very minor issue. The house is very well configured with lots of space both inside and outside- ideal for bringing extended family together. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the property and have already booked a return visit.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Apr 2019

  • "The house was spacious, comfortable, warm, excellent facilities."

    Would certainly recommend to friends. The owner was also very quick to respond to any queries.

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2018

  • "A fantastic time was had by all."

    What a great place to be able to spend time together as a family. I would highly recommend this property and would like to go again next year.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely property for family gatherings."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2018

  • "What a brilliant week's stay, a simply fantastic place to stay with great facilities and a fabulous location."

    We'd really recommend staying at Llys Offa and would definitely book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2018

  • "It would be helpful if there was a pad key inside the gate to leave the property as well outside"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2018

  • "Highly recommended and good facilities as described, appreciated for 3 generation family gathering."

    We stayed during the very hot weather at the end of July - the pool was great for cooling off and good for swimming lengths. There is surround sound in the lounge which adds to the cinema experience. There are branches of most supermarkets within a short driving distance (10-15 mins) and points of interest e.g. Pontcysyllte viaduct and Erddig (NT property) nearby.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2018

  • "LLYS Offa was a lovely house,very well equipped,perfectly suited for our party of 8 adults,2 children and our family dog."

    The weather was tremendous so used the pool extensively ,Description was accurate and as advertised. There is quite a large drop down to the stream so you have to keep your eye on small children. The grounds needed some pruning and weeding,however this did not stop us enjoying all the facilities. Would consider returning.

    Reviewed by Sheila3.8May 2018

  • "Lovely house with lots of space."

    Beautiful location. A shame we couldn't use the pool as it was too cold as the heater was broken.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Apr 2018

  • "This cottage is amazing."

    So much space and in beautiful surroundings. The security around the pool was really good, this was something that had concerned me before getting there. The stream is a little bigger than advertised though.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2018

  • "We had a great stay at this lovely house and would definitely go back ."

    Very helpful owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Mar 2018

  • "Very special place."

    Our pre Christmas family gathering was made extra special by the exceptional comfort and facilities at Llys Offa. Clean, warm and very comfortable. Well equipped (except for a decent can opener. Ha ha) Full sized snooker table, sauna and swimming pool, kept all ages happy for hours. Lovely countryside walks straight out of the front door. Many happy hours reinforcing existing dams on the river upstream and playing pooh sticks off the bridge. Perfect for laying down wonderful memories. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Nov 2017

  • "Not long enough."

    Reviewed by D5.0Oct 2017

  • "The operator phoned the owner of the house to ask if I could take an extra dog ..."

    The operator phoned the owner of the house to ask if I could take an extra dog as the person who was meant to look after mine had had a stroke and got back to me straight away

    Reviewed by Rhian5.0Aug 2017

  • "Garden could do with weeding but that didn't affect our holiday."

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Aug 2017

  • "The facilities at the house were fabulous the pool and snooker table were a great addition, everyone had a great time and would love to return."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2017

  • "Fabulous property."

    Beautiful location and grounds. Perfect for a family gathering.

    Reviewed by Steph4.8Dec 2016

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with TV, 1 x ground floor super king-size double, 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x king-size double with TV with Sky, fridge, balcony and en-suite aqua-jet shower, basin, bidet and WC, 1 x twin with pull-out trundle bed
  • Ground floor bathroom with corner bath, separate shower, basin and bidet
  • Shower room with 3-seater sauna, rainfall shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with breakfast area (seats 5)
  • Sitting room with piano
  • Snooker room (seats 8)
  • Pool house changing room with two showers, basin and WC.
  • Oil central heating with solar panels and air source pump
  • Electric double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, 2 x freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 50” TV with Sky Movies, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, 2 x iPod docks (1 with Bluetooth), telephone (incoming calls only), WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own pool towels
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Enclosed outdoor heated covered swimming pool (4’ deep, 33’ x 16’)
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Acre of lawned gardens with patios, furniture, hammock, recliners, BBQ and stream
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pub 9 mins walk
  • Note: Due to swimming pool and unfenced stream with terraced drops, children to be supervised
  • Note: Pool available Apr - Oct inclusive and the water temperature will vary depending on the weather
  • Note: This property requires a Good housekeeping bond of £100 Please note there is no facility for charging electric cars at the property
  • If you have an electric car that you bring to the property please let the owner know beforehand. We will keep a record of the meter reading before and after your holiday and if you do charge your car using the domestic charger ( the usual 3 pin plug from the mains) we would have to charge you at the rate my current electricity provider charges us

The property

Ruabon 0.8 miles. A spacious and welcoming detached house with outstanding facilities including a heated, covered outdoor swimming pool, in Ruabon, 6 miles from Llangollen.

Furnished and decorated to a high standard, this fabulous holiday home near Llangollen is a real treasure.

The property is accessed through electronic gates, and is set in over an acre of gardens, with the remains of the original Offa’s Dyke ridge and a babbling stream, Afon Eitha, running through them.

Internally, this Llangollen holiday home offers a variety of bedrooms, with two king-size rooms, one with a balcony and en-suite, and two super king-size rooms, plus a triple bedroom which is ideal for children.

This Llangollen holiday home also offers two family bathrooms, one with a 3-person electric sauna.

There is a large dining room with a separate breakfast area for informal dining, a spacious sitting room with an electric piano and 50” TV benefiting from Sky Movies, and a fantastic snooker room with full-size snooker table, and further seating area.

Outside this Llangollen cottage is a fabulous air-source heated swimming pool, plus a shower room/changing block with gym stepper machine.

The gardens surround this Llangollen holiday home, ensuring privacy and offering several excellent seating areas with a good selection of recliners and a stylish hammock bed.

Take a walk across the lawns to the stream and there is a delightful seating area under a sycamore tree on the banks of the stream, where you can sit, enjoy the tranquillity and listen to the waters running by.

There is access across the road to a further 5 acres of private meadowland, leading to 15 acres of public woodland trails, ideal for walkers, dog lovers and horse riders.

With numerous activities nearby including walking on Offa’s Dyke, several golf courses and historic sites such as Chirk Castle, the Llangollen railway and watersports on Lake Bala (25 miles), this superb Llangollen cottage will appeal to golfers, families, walkers and those just wanting a superb leisure destination, all year long.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Wrexham 5.8 miles; Llangollen 6.3 miles; Chester 18 miles.

Ruabon is a community on the outer reaches of the county town of Wrexham, close to the English/Welsh border. This area of unspoilt natural beauty is ideal for enjoying the attractions of both countries. The Eisteddfod town of Llangollen, with its shops, eateries, railway and watersports, is only a few miles down the road, while the wonderful landscapes of the Snowdonia National Park, Llyn Peninsula and Isle of Anglesey can be easily reached by car. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the network of canals is only 2.5 miles from Ruabon, while Pystyll Rhaeadr, one of the Seven Wonders of Wales, is easily accessed through the scenic Ceiriog Valley. Or head into England, to explore Chester with its Roman walls and Medieval ‘Rows’, renowned zoo, river boat trips and excellent shopping. Take a day trip to Liverpool or Manchester, or explore Shropshire, including the timber-framed buildings of Shrewsbury or Ludlow. Within 15 miles of Ruabon there are several beautiful golf courses to enjoy, including at Wrexham, Llangollen, Llanymynech and Oswestry. Numerous National Trust properties such as Chirk Castle, Erddig, Attingham Park, Penrhyn and Croft Castle can also be enjoyed, or just lace up your walking boots and take in the spectacular scenery this area offers.

Note: No stag/hen parties or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas