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Aber Clwyd Manor

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Derwen, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a pretty period cottage set in beautiful gardens and with wonderful views."

    It is a historic property, traditionally furnished and largely single-glazed. The owners were most charming and helpful. I would have liked to have known in advance a) that some doorways involved ducking your head, hard to remember in the middle of the night and b) that the central heating is controlled from the owner's home. That said we would be happy to return as the area has so much of interest to offer and we were far from exhausting those possibilities.

    Reviewed by Russell4.1Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful base for travelling around north Wales."

    Beautiful gardens and a cosy cottage for the two of us. Fortunately the weather was also glorious!

    Reviewed by Colin Geoffrey4.1Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage Beautiful gardens Beautiful hosts Friendly welcoming ..."

    Beautiful cottage Beautiful gardens Beautiful hosts Friendly welcoming approachable helpful We had a wonderful stay

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Jul 2023

  • "What a good choice we made when we picked this cottage."

    The setting is absolutely stunning, views from every window were spectacular and the cottage had everything you needed and more. Plenty of room, very clean and cosy. The host Irene and Guiliano were so friendly and such lovely people and nothing was too much trouble, they were very helpful and accommodating. The gardens are absolutely beautiful, you can see how much work has gone into creating them. We would certainly have no hesitation on recommending this beautiful cottage and their lovely hosts. We are looking forward to visiting again. Tina & Paul.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "I have real mixed feelings about Aber Clwyd."

    In some ways it's a wonderful cottage - it's got plenty of character, it's very spacious for a one-bed cottage, the property is very well equipped, it's surrounded by beautiful gardens, you can sit out on the patio and look out across the gardens to the other side of the valley, it's ideally located for exploring North Wales, it's very private, and the owners are a lovely couple. However, whilst downstairs stays cool in the Summer, upstairs is a different matter - be warned. We measured around 28 degrees every night when we went to bed (mid-June). We were so thankful that we had the foresight to bring a fan with us, but still struggled to sleep. You're up in the roof and the few windows there are don't let the heat out so it just builds. Also the bed wasn't the comfiest, a memory foam mattress but quite soft with roll together. Another problem was the lack of WiFi. There is an extender in the kitchen, but the password only worked with the owners hub. You could just about get 1.6mb if you stood in the right place in the kitchen, we had to use 4G. We brought this up a couple of times and was told that there was only the one password and it must be our devices. I doubt that two phones and two tablets had the same issue! So in summary, very mixed feelings, though we did have a brilliant week getting out and about.

    Reviewed by Ian3.1Jun 2023

  • "A lovely old cottage in the grounds of the House."

    Surrounded by beautiful gardens with well kept lawns, 2 small ponds, Lots of trees and colourful bushes with spring flowers in bloom. The cottage had lot's of space to relax in with all the modern equipment you would need. It is situated in a good area to tour North Wales. The owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Aber Clwyd Manor."

    The gardens are lovely and the view from the living room and terrace is stunning. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable. The shower is basic but worked well, the bath tub is great. We enjoyed exploring the local area and would recommend the property.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Sep 2022

  • "Loved our stay in the cottage and beautiful gardens and very friendly hosts with any help you needed"

    Reviewed by Janice4.4Aug 2022

  • "A delightful gem of a cottage surrounded by glorious grounds."

    The hosts made us feel most welcome and the area is perfect for walking or just relaxing. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2022

  • "Beautifully located in the owners' garden but with its own private outdoor space."

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay with Irene and Juliano."

    The house and the gardens were lovely and very relaxing.Our host's could not have been any nicer.Thank You.

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Jun 2022

  • "Both hosts Irene an Juliano we’re so welcoming."

    We would go back again in spring to enjoy the beautiful garden.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely friendly couple"

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Weather was not kind to us but did not put a damper on our stay."

    The cottage was lovely, bigger than expected and very comfortable. Outside the gardens were a wonderful mix of formal and semi wild. Irene and Juliano were excellent hosts. Many thanks to all, hope to see you again!

    Reviewed by Hartley4.7Jul 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Aber Clwyd Manor ."

    The cottage is set in the owners' 4 acres of stunning gardens and it has breathtaking views from the terrace , reached from the patio doors in the lounge . It is very quaint,comfortable,clean and well equipped .Irene,the owner met us upon arrival and she was extremely helpful and accommodating. There are plenty of places to visit and we did lots of walking in Llangollen,Conwy ,Bala and Llandudno,all within an hours drive. We found an absolute gem of a Portuguese restaurant called 'Old Wives Tale' in Corwen,5 miles away and the food and ambience was so fantastic that we ate there twice. We had a lovely week at Aber Clwyd Manor and we would definitely recommend it .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Aber Clwyd Manor."

    The cottage was very clean and spacious with lovely views all around. The bed and sofa were both very comfortable. The hosts Irene and Juliano were there if we needed them, and very eager to please. We loved all the rolling countryside and beautiful wild flowers. As a holiday let we feel this cottage and surroundings to be perfect for a relaxing break away from it all. We certainly hope to return. Ian & Kathleen.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2021

  • "Irene was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble."

    Cottage was as expected in a 150 year old cottage, the gardens and terrace were lovely to sit and relax.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic location with Stunning views if you love nature to reflect spiritually in a natural environment then this is brilliant ."

    The owners were lovely and with 4 acres of land,gardens and chickens lol amazing... expect spiders and butterflies along other manner of forest creatures but that just adds to the splendour and charm of this wonderful stunning place.

    Reviewed by M4.7Aug 2020

  • "The lighting was very poor with half the lights not working."

    There was no facility for drying clothes or towels. The cottage smelled damp and dank The wallpaper was peeling in numerous places and the bathroom facilities were extremely poor. The cottage is charming in a beautiful setting but urgently needs updating to make it more modern and acceptable in 2020

    Many thanks for voicing your grievances regarding your stay at Aber Clwyd Manor. Customer feedback is very important to help us continually improve our standards. We have been informed by the property owner that spare bulbs are provided in the property, and upon further investigation there were two bulbs only which had blown - one in the wall lights and then one in the chandelier. There is a washing line in the garden and pegs provided within the property. No washing is to be dried within the property. The owner has never received a report in regards to a 'damp smell' within the cottage, however the property is extremely old - over 150 years old - and unfortunately this can sometimes occur in properties such as this. The wallpaper which was reported as 'peeling in numerous places' has been investigated further and also there were toiletries provided within the clean and tidy bathroom. We appreciate that the character of the cottage may not be for every guest, however we fully appreciate you taking the time to inform us of your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.1Aug 2020

  • "A delightful cottage set in 4 acres of beutiful gardens."

    Irene the owner met us when we arrived and showed us around the cottage in a Covid-19 safe manner. Cannot recommend this cottage enough, as an ideal location to explore North Wales. Although Irene gave clear direction on how to find the location, I used the folllowing coordinates loaded in to Google Maps which took us to the front gate: 53.044362, -3.382358. Using the What3Words app, the location can be also be found at: ///inspector.witty.begun

    Reviewed by James4.7Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is exactly as described and pictured."

    The bed and sofa are both very comfortable. The kitchen is functional. The gardens are an absolute pleasure, being able to wander around these gardens during our stay made the experience magical. The owners are exactly as you would wish for, very warm and welcoming, but entirely respectful of your privacy.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

  • "The warm friendly welcome from the owners and the magnificent ornate garden setting made this a superb holiday cottage that exceeded our expectations."

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Oct 2019

  • "Its exactly what you see in the advert and as others have said, Irene is a very kind and welcoming host."

    The gardens are huge and beautiful and its remoteness made the nights feel very dark compared to where we normally live.. Its an ideal base for exploring North Wales and we put the postcode of the Bryn Garage in the Sat-Nav to get us back to within reach

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely and the gardens are stunning."

    We arrived towards the end of the season but the grounds were still amazing. In my view the place is faultless and I will certainly be returning.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Sep 2019

  • "A charming old-fashioned cosy cottage in a wonderful garden, full of charm and character."

    The own is kind and there are many little details to make your stay comfortable.

    Reviewed by Jean-marc5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very warm welcome by Irene who met us at the door to show us around the cottage."

    A lovely holiday in a delightful cottage in the most wonderful garden setting. Irene and Giuliano are charming hosts and we would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jul 2019

  • "Lovely warm welcome from Irene and Giovanni, relaxing and peaceful holiday"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic quite and peacefully week."

    Gardens and view to die for. Very lovely couple would do anything to make you very welcome. Very helpful with local knowledge of places to see and eat out. Will miss my morning coffee with exceptional views and wildlife.

    Reviewed by Colum4.4May 2019

  • "Very friendly & welcoming host, the whole place would benefit from an updating & upgrading exercise especially the bathroom."

    The gate would soon become an issue in bad weather, they say the camera never lies, but the premises look much nicer in the advertisement than in real life

    Reviewed by Roger2.8May 2019

  • "Fabulous holiday, Irene offered warm hospitality to us from the moment we arrived, from flowers on the table and tea and welsh cakes; very much welcomed after a long journey."

    The house had everything we needed and exceeded the description; the bed was very comfortable and had high quality bedding, plenty of towels both in the downstairs bathroom and the upstairs wash room. The gardens and views are beautiful with a seating area overlooking the vista. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2019

  • "The location was breathtaking."

    Stunning views and gorgeous setting. The garden was glorious. Irene was lovely and very accommodating, nothing was any trouble.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very steep stairs"

    Reviewed by Brenda4.4Sep 2018

  • "Not very welcoming No information folder Not king sized bed as inferred Bedroom electric socket loose OWNER RESPONSE : Thank you for feedback."

    The listing does not advertise king size beds and I am sorry you found me not be welcoming. As you turned up later than you had stated I was unaware of what time you would have been arriving. I hope you enjoyed your holiday.

    Reviewed by Tony2.5Jul 2018

  • "The selling point for us was the outstandingly beautiful position of the cottage."

    Marvelous views over the valley. Well stocked and well kept gardens that you can walk around at your leisure. The cottage itself was extremely comfortable with every facility needed. It's also central to touring the beauty spots of North Wales as well as Cities like Chester and Liverpool. We were very pleased.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jun 2018

  • "Irene welcomed us like friends."

    The lovely garden is available to wander round, and facilities made cooking so easy. Great place to stay and venture round North Wales, Snowdonia: we even went to Liverpool for the day.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2018

  • "A wonderful experience made even better by the friendliness of Irene and her partner."

    Reviewed by Desmond5.0Apr 2018

  • "Spacious cottage in lovely setting."

    Can walk from the doorstep or simply enjoy the gardens of the Manor House. There is lots to do in the area especially if you like walking. The cottage had lots of equipment and was roomy for two people.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.2Dec 2017

  • "Two things stood out 1."

    there was a beautiful view out of every window of cottage and 2. there was no combi boiler so I had a bath full of very hot water not tepid

    Reviewed by David Stanley5.0Oct 2017

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  • One four poster double bedroom with basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • KItchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with sitting area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with greenery, water features and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles.

The property

Ruthin 7.5 miles.

A charming and pretty one bedroom cottage in an idyllic location set in 4 acres of wonderful land spaced gardens.

Resting in the village of Derwen, this inviting property is tucked within the countryside and is beautifully presented, making it the ideal romantic getaway for two.

There is delightful character throughout the property expressed through exposed beams and sloping ceilings.

The cottage is made up of a cosy sitting room with a woodburner, the perfect spot to sit and relax after a long day exploring, as well as a dining room that is also home to extra seating.

The rustic kitchen is well-equipped and has all the amenities you need to cook a delicious meal and a bathroom is also found on the ground floor.

Up the stairs will lead you to the spacious four poster bedroom which comes along with an en-suite WC, wardrobe space and a dressing table.

Lovely French doors open out to the enchanting garden courtyard, with a far reaching landscape, water features and a pond.

Furnished with a table and chairs you can sit here amongst the wonderful greenery and views out to the stunning countryside whilst you indulge in some al fresco dining on a warm summers evening.

The village of Derwen holds many attractive buildings, pretty farmland and rolling wooded hills.

Further afield will find you the Snowdonia National Park, picturesque Llangollen and the historic city of Chester where you can explore the many attractions available.

Set in a superb location in a peaceful environment, Aber Clwd Manor is the perfect romantic getaway.

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About the location


Ruthin 7.5 miles; Bala 15 miles; Llangollen 17 miles.

The small rural village of Derwen is surrounded by beautiful scenic countryside consisting of pretty farmland, rolling wooded hills and the Clwydian and Berwyn Mountains. Close by is picturesque Ruthin which has a 700 year old history, boasting attractive, half-timbered buildings, mainly clustered around St Peter's Square, along with interesting shops and buildings and the Ruthin Craft Centre, which houses work by internationally recognised artists and craftspeople and is well worth a visit. Beautiful countryside is on Ruthin's doorstep, with Lakes Bala and Brenig, Moel Famau, Loggerheads Country Park and Llandegla and Clocaenog Forests close by. Further afield, but still within easy touring distance are the coast, the stunning Snowdonia National Park, picturesque Llangollen and the wonderful historic city of Chester.

Property accepts Adults only sorry no children or infants as not suitable.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas