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Glan Clwyd Isa - Llyn Clwyd

Bodfari near Denbigh, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 14074)


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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Spent a fantastic 5 night break here over New year."

    Place was immaculate and had everything we needed. The owners we both friendly and attentive. The Barn was just lovely with breath taking views. Would recommend a visit and hope to go back again this year.

    Reviewed by JenniferDec 2021

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    We were contacted by the owners before and during our stay checking everything was ok and on arrival were greeted with wine, chocolates and flowers which was a nice touch. A fabulous pace to stay if you want peace and tranquillity in glorious countryside. If you don’t want to venture out theres lots of walks from the cottage and after all those long walks theres a lovely outdoor pool and hot tub to enjoy. A great base for exploring North Wales. Thoroughly recommend this place and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2021

  • "We had a great stay."

    We came as two families, renting two cottages and felt like the site was our own. The owners were attentive, yet also gave us space. The children enjoyed using the pool and playing in the grounds. Set in beautiful countryside, with a lovely pub close by. We had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay in the Coach House."

    Really friendly owners, lovely touch of wine, chocolates and flowers on arrival. Accomodation was stunning overlooking a pond with local wildlife and plants. Can't recommend this quiet little gem enough.

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2021

  • "This is our second visit to Glan Clwyd Isa and we will be going again."

    The cottage is set in absolute tranquility with space for children to play or just to explore and relax. The cottage itself is clean and homely with the amenities I really appreciate with a family, such as a dishwasher and washing machine. As a family of 6 the cottage gave us room to spend time together and space to choose to stay in, not like we were under each others feet and had to go out. The owners are helpful and communicate quickly with any information or queries. It is truly a great escape for any kind of visitor.

    Reviewed by MorenaJun 2021

  • "Very warm welcome by the owner the welcome wine and chocolates were a nice touch."

    Very helpful when needing to ask questions and the setting was absolutely beautiful. Great location for walking and accessing the coast with a great pub about 1.5 miles away. The cottage itself was very comfortable with nice, traditional features I’d read in previous reviews about cobwebs but you would expect a few in an old building. The only suggestions I would make that would have improved the stay was thicker curtains in the bedroom but it wasn't a big deal. The leather sofa was really comfy and the TV great quality. We took our own cushions and throws as we knew these wouldn’t be available due to covid. We took 2 small frenchies and the slate floor made it stress free and there was room downstairs for the crate. Would definately return we felt so relaxed after our 5 days there thank you!

    Reviewed by FionaMay 2021

  • "We had the best time after not being out or going anywhere for months."

    Perfect location and beautiful surroundings, we couldnt have asked for more. The barn was amazing and had more than we would have hoped for. We will definitely be back in the future.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "If you want piece and quiet this is the place for you."

    The scenery is amazing when looking out of the cottage. The owners are very friendly and helpful, if you need anything, you could phone and ask. I would highly recommend going to the cottage, we will be definitely go again! It's very comfortable. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2020

  • "Excellent cottage if a little remote"

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "The setting of the cottage was excellent, we found the owners helpful when we emailed them with any queries."

    We kept this to a minimum due to the current issues. The cottage itself needs some TLC as it could be a lot cleaner and some of the furniture is in need of updating especially when the owners are describing it as luxury accommodation. We found that some items such as the cooker and kitchen utensils needed cleaning, the settee and matching chair need changing as they look tired and are past their best. The mattress in the master bedroom needs renewing. Various areas internally and externally have peeling paint or need a good clean. If you require photos of those issues we have mentioned please let us know.

    Reviewed by BridgetSep 2020

  • "Good for families plenty of grass to play on and woods to explore(supervised due to ponds)."

    Very peaceful.

    Reviewed by GaynorAug 2020

  • "Just driving into the property we were wowed at the beautiful setting and the overall appearance of the cottages."

    There was so much space for the children to play freely and the cottage itself really was great. Such a cosy rustic feel with all the appliances and utensils you could possibly need. Having a washing machine and dish washer really helped with being away with the kids. Outdoor seating area and BBQ was also just a lovely addition to out experience. Planning our next visit already. Extra precautions had clearly been made with hand gel and masks etc provided.

    Reviewed by MorenaAug 2020

  • "It is a lovely place to stay."

    We all had a great time. Host was always available to answer enquiries and gave local advices.

    Reviewed by YiJul 2020

  • "Cottage could do with a good clean."

    On arriving the bathroom/bedroom floor covered in dead flies and fridge had mould on the shelves. Cottage starting to look dated with the couch uncomfortable and looking very worn. Lovely location and owner had left logs/sticks for the fire and lovely bottle of red wine.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are sorry that you found some flies and the sofa uncomfortable . The cottage was changed over on the Friday prior to your arrival on the Sunday which may have accounted for the flies. We are glad to hear that you appreciated the wine and logs. We are on site and could have sorted anything if it had been flagged to us during your stay and we do have new sofas arriving in the new year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GarodNov 2019

  • "We've just returned from 7 days at Glan Clwyd Isa and thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The accomodation was well presented, comfortable and well equipped with our kids loving the pool which was great to have on site and very clean. The hosts were lovely and keen to make sure everything was perfect for our stay. With the relaxing rolling countryside surrounding the cottages and local attractions easy to reach we will be returning. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by RussellAug 2019

  • "The location of the cottage is fabulous, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with views of the Clwydian Hills."

    The grounds are spectacular, and particularly suited to anglers, having both a river and a lake. Our holiday there was primarily for our grandchildren, who hugely enjoyed the heated outdoor swimming pool, which made their holiday a big success. Unfortunately the lake and river weren't all that accessible for young children but marvellous for older kids and adults. The owners are very helpful, having a large patch of nettles on the approach to the swimming pool cut back immediately, once it was brought to their attention. The cottage is very well equipped but getting a little tired in some respects. We particularly appreciated the owners' focus on allowing the grounds to be wildlife friendly, rather than tidy and ordered.

    Reviewed by JuneAug 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage with everything we needed plus a swimming pool."

    The beds were so comfortable I slept right through the night each night. Plenty of space and walks to exercise the dog from the site. Well placed to easily visit a part of Wales I have never been to. Very friendly hosts who cut the grass down to the river so we wouldnt get our feet too wet with the long grass. A lovely peaceful place I would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by KaronJul 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage, more than helpful hosts, with amazing scenery, more than ..."

    Brilliant cottage, more than helpful hosts, with amazing scenery, more than adequate facilities for a family of four, restaurants, pubs, Chester Zoo, leisure centres, Cheshire Oaks retail outlet all a short drive away, only downside was the single lane road to cottage which could maybe use a passing place or two but other than that I would strongly recommend the cottage to anyone

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Llyn Clwyd!"

    The cottage was beautiful and set in gorgeous surroundings. The owners were accommodating and helpful at all times and made our stay very comfortable. The only thing we would change is being able to spend more time at this lovely cottage and explore more of the area!

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2019

  • "Great holiday cottage we used as a base ."

    Lovely setting in the middle of an area of outstanding natural beauty. Easy access to all the places we wanted to visit. Llandudno / Great Orme , Conwy Snowden , Caernarfon and Porthmadog. Cheers

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2018

  • "The cottage was spotless with a lovely home from home feel."

    The owners were friendly and very helpful. The views were Absolutley stunning and a peaceful gorgeous setting. Will definetly be booking again!

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation with all the mod cons but set out in a traditional farmhouse theme if your after piece and quiet away from it all then this is the place for you."

    It is in an area of natural beauty with spectacular views the hosts are always on hand should you require anything ,would I come back most definitely

    Reviewed by PatMay 2018

  • "The washing machine was very difficult to fill with detergent, and there was nowhere to store food."

    The rubbish bin in the kitchen was just a small open one, and not really appropriate. It needs a bit more attention to detail.That said, it was a lovely setting, warm and comfortable and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by PhillipApr 2018

  • "The location and property was fantastic and the owners very helpful and friendly"

    Reviewed by GaryJun 2017

  • "We would recommend this cottage to friends and family."

    Reviewed by EleanorApr 2017

  • "May be useful to let people know they will need to bring items like washing up liquid and toilet roll."

    I was under the impression there was a pub and a shop we could easily walk to. There wasn't, we had to drive. The pubs that were nearby were quite expensive for a normal meal. This wasn't a problem for us and I am not complaining, but it maybe useful to let people know.

    Reviewed by StephanieSep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x family room with 2 double beds
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area & sitting area (seats 4) with woodburner.
  • LPG central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Gas oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair & stairgate
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private enclosed rear patio with furniture & BBQ
  • Shared use of heated outdoor swimming pool by prior arrangement with the owner (open 1st July - 30th Sept)
  • Note: The pool closes at 6:30pm for chemical top-up & hoover clean & is heated in July & August only
  • Please be aware that the pool is an open air swimming pool in the middle of the countryside, you may find local wildlife visit (a net is provided)
  • Trout fishing on River Clwyd available within owner's ground (end March to end Sept - licence required)
  • Shared access to private lake with viewing bench
  • Two small well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Unfenced pond & lake - children must be supervisedNote: The double beds in the family room are accessed from one side only
  • Note: Dogs must be supervised at all times as the owners have dogs of their own
  • They must be kept on a lead at all times when outside and not be allowed to roam freely
  • Please be aware that the swimming pool is not currently open
  • Note
  • This property charges a £30 energy supplement due to increased costs

The property

This charming, brick-built semi-detached barn conversion is set in delightful gardens with views to the lake, close to the owner's farmhouse.

This Bodfari cottage provides high quality accommodation, consisting of an open plan living area with a woodburner, slate flooring, marble worktops in the kitchen and two bedrooms, which can sleep up to six guests.

Outside this Wales cottage there is a private enclosed patio and shared use of a swimming pool.

This wonderful Bodfari cottage is an ideal base for couples and families.

Note: This property is next door to Ref. 2555 and across the fish pond from Ref. 2034 and combined they can accommodate up to 12 people.

Glan Clwyd Isa Cottages

Bodfari 1.5 miles. Three delightful luxury character cottages, standing in 30 acres of beautiful grounds on an award-winning farm at the foot of the Clwydian Hill Range, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Providing top quality accommodation amidst wonderful surroundings, these superb Bodfari cottages are the perfect antidote for the stresses of modern life; there are wonderful scenic walks straight from the door with the Offa's Dyke Pathway close by, and guests can enjoy a summertime dip in the heated swimming pool, private fishing on a fully-stocked trout lake or on the River Clwyd which runs through the farm, and all the attractions of North Wales in easy reach.

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About the location


Denbigh 4 miles; Mold 12 miles; Chester 25 miles.

The small village of Bodfari is peacefully located in the lovely Vale of Clwyd, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, beneath the imposing Clwydian Hill Range. Steeped in history, the village has taken on many roles, such as a Celtic camp in 500 BC and a Roman encampment, while the original Church of St Stephen pre-dates the Norman Conquest. Today, this pleasant village is home to a pottery gallery, whilst the surrounding area boasts a range of good country pubs and eateries. The Offa's Dyke Pathway is easily accessible and the ancient market town of Denbigh, with its celebrated 13th century castle and pretty streets littered with shops, pubs and restaurants, is just 4 miles away. Endless, beautiful countryside surrounds this lovely area, which offers excellent walking, cycling, fishing, and nature and bird watching opportunities. This is a wonderful base from which to explore the whole of North Wales and the Roman City of Chester.

Region Information

Please be aware that the swimming pool will open from the 18th June 2021

Note. This property charges a £30 energy supplement due to increased costs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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