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The Hayloft

Northop near Chester, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 926335)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay at The Hayloft."

    A lovely countryside setting yet so close to some great days out. The tennis court was a great addition too. Our highlight was arriving and finding the cows right at our window! Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2021

  • "Hayloft was a wonderful place to stay, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay & would defiantly recommend it to our family & friends."

    The owners William, Rosanna & Family were lovely very warm & welcoming. Thank you. This property was well stocked, all the facilities where here, it was a home from home, plenty to do, walks, Tennis & exploring different places in Wales. We had an excellent week very peaceful & relaxing Holiday. Look forwards to booking again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MariaJun 2021

  • "The Hayloft is in Flintshire, just over the border into Wales, but only about ten miles from Chester."

    The owners, Roseanna and Will live in the farmhouse across the farm yard and are incredibly helpful and friendly, but are discreet and leave you to have your holiday in peace. The cottage was clean and well equipped and would be a great place to come with school age children, with bikes and scooters available for younger kids and a tennis court for use as well. There are beautiful walks from the doorstep and the village of Northop is a ten minute stroll away down a lane, with a village shop and 2 pubs. Chester Zoo is about 20 minutes away, as is Beeston Castle, an English Heritage property. We had a fabulous time and will definitely be coming back

    Reviewed by SharronJun 2021

  • "The Hayloft was a gem of a find and an amazing place to call home for a few months."

    Welcoming and wonderful hospitality, peaceful and ideal location to be in-lots of walking trails, animals and not far from stores, Chester and lots of things to explore and do. Highly recommend and I would book again, and hope to be back soon!

    Reviewed by LizaMay 2021

  • "Great, reliable service from beginning to end."

    Venue perfect in every respect.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2020

  • "The Hayloft is ideal place and situation for my visit"

    Reviewed by GlynneFeb 2020

  • "Slightly difficult to find with a sat nav but thorough details were also provided beforehand."

    Very accommodating with the check in time as well - would definitely recommend to others!

    Reviewed by JoeDec 2019

  • "Lovely barn conversion."

    .. in an ideal position for discovering beautiful North Wales... with all the facilities you could wish for..... I’ve already booked here again for my next visit

    Reviewed by GlynneDec 2019

  • "The Hayloft is a great place to stay."

    It has every comfort. We particularly liked the fact that useful odds and ends had been left, like cooking oil, foil, washing tabs etc etc. The welcome tray was also appreciated. We never met our hosts- or anybody! It was very quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2019

  • "This was our second stay at the Hayloft and it didn't disappoint."

    Everything was as we expected plus more...a Christmas tree, bottle of prosecco and some tasty mince pies were all unexpected additions and a lovely suprise. Thank you Will and Rosanna for making our stay a good one. Linda, Stephen, Ellie & Tobias

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2018

  • "Lovely place, really well equipped."

    A perfect break away. Thank you.

    Reviewed by HamishDec 2018

  • "Excellent location for all amenities."

    .. but amidst green fields and farm life what could be better.

    Reviewed by GlynneDec 2018

  • "This is a first class listing."

    The hostess Rosanna Bankes was particularly welcoming and provided a great welcome hamper. The cottage is warm, well equipped and beautifully furnished with high standard linen. The information pack was informative and comprehensive. Very quiet and ideally situated close to Chester and also the North Wales countryside, a lovely home from home.

    Reviewed by TonyNov 2018

  • "The Hayloft is an awesome location, extremely well equipped and hosts Will and Rosanna couldn’t be more responsive."

    Loved the welcome basket, fluffy robes and log burner - very cosy. Lovely walks nearby and lots to visit within a short drive. I will return!

    Reviewed by EricaOct 2018

  • "Sykes staff did a great job to accommodate our extra days' stay for a reasonable price by contacting the owner for us."

    Reviewed by ArjunSep 2018

  • "Wow! This is a beautiful addition to the owners farmhouse."

    The local village is fantastic and it was close enough to shops and for travelling to visit family in the area. Owners were really friendly and allowed our son to play with their children's scooters. Fabulous welcome basket which came with a much needed bottle of wine after a long day of travelling. Beautifully decorated and allowed us to relax.

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2018

  • "Friendly family and beautiful setting already booked another stay here"

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2018

  • "Beautiful accommodation!"

    Above and beyond any expectations, they really have thought of everything. We’ll definitely be staying here again in the future

    Reviewed by HayleyMay 2018

  • "Fabulous location for our needs, the owners were extremely helpful and have thought their holiday home through very thoroughly."

    Has left such a good impression we will make a note of the property and when we go back that way will look to stay in the hayloft.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2018

  • "The Hayloft was lovely and cosy We all had a lovely weekend Owners friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by DebraMar 2018

  • "This property is in a lovely peaceful rural location and yet is still very conveniently placed for visiting lots of places - North Wales coast, Chester, Cheshire Oaks to name a few."

    Great conversion of a barn with modern amenities and every home comfort. Really nice owners and a much appreciated welcome tray on arrival. Will definitely recommend the property to friends and family.

    Reviewed by JanetNov 2017

  • "Excellent location for what we wanted to do."

    The cottage had everything we needed and more with special touches like a welcome pack and dressing gowns.

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2017

  • "Quiet location , very convenient for access to major road links and Chester."

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2017

  • "It was a lovely experience, with everything we needed."

    We met Rosanna, who welcomed us and we felt at home immediately. we would certainly think about visiting again if we wanted to go back to North Wales. Perfect for a break any time of year.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2017

  • "The cottage was extremely thoughtfully presented."

    We have stayed in many, many rental cottages but I thought that the hayloft was the best equipped we have ever stayed in. It made such a difference to have tea, coffee, sugar and milk provided plus toiletries and dressing gowns. These little things make a huge difference.

    Reviewed by AngelaFeb 2017

  • "Lovely venue and cosy accomodation."

    Thoughtful owners who came out especially to welcome us at 10pm at night!

    Reviewed by StevenDec 2016

  • "Warm welcome from the hosts and a lovely property."

    The property met our expectations completely.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2016

  • "A wonderful cottage that has added bits of luxury."

    This was the nicest cottage we've stayed in during our frequent trips to Chester/North Wales so we will most certainly be back in the future. Our kids loved the wild rabbits and chickens around the farm.

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2016

  • "Just purely PERFECT <3"

    Reviewed by JodiJul 2016

  • "This is one of the best cottages I've stayed in!"

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2016

  • "In our opinion a five star property."

    This rental was excellent quality in a wonderful setting and has everything you could possibly need. We would definitely recommend this rental and would book again if we are in this area.

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2016

  • "In a beautiful and idyllic location."

    It is spotless accommodation that is very tastefully decorated. The attention to detail was very much appreciated. Had an amazing stay!

    Reviewed by James DerekApr 2016

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The property

Northop 0.6 miles.

A stunning, Grade II listed barn conversion, overlooking a spacious courtyard, opposite the owner's farmhouse on a picturesque farm, just ten minutes walk from the village of Northop in Flintshire and fifteen minutes' drive from the city of Chester.

Accessed up original covered stone steps, this delightful barn conversion is located above a row of barn outbuildings.

It is beautifully decorated and presented with a welcoming feel as soon as you enter into the open plan sitting room with woodburner.

The well-equipped kitchen with dining area is perfectly designed to provide you with all you will need for a memorable stay, and the two delightful and stylish bedrooms with sumptuous bed linen share a modern stylish bathroom with bath and shower option.

The owners have retained character features where possible including many stunning old wooden beams and the Grade II listed A Frame dividing the living space from the bedrooms and bathroom.

There is also a snug alcove providing a cosy retreat to curl up with a book next to the roaring fire and escape from it all.

Outside, there is an all-weather tennis court set at the edge of grazing fields which provides a unique location for an enjoyable game of tennis.

There is also a private lawned garden with patio terrace, Charcoal BBQ and garden furniture, where you can sit and relax with a cup of coffee and a good book.

The Hayloft is surrounded by beautiful countryside so why not stroll down through woodlands to the owner's lake, past the free-range chickens and enjoy the wildlife and scenery, before taking the 10 minute walk into the village to enjoy a drink or meal at one of the village pubs?

Wat's Dyke runs through the farm grounds and doorstep walks lead onto Wat's Dyke Path stretching to Holywell and the coast in one direction, and the Welsh Marches in the other.

There are lots of great walking and cycling routes from The Hayloft.

Perfectly located to enjoy all that the North Wales coast and Chester and its surrounds offer, this delightful cottage is superbly placed whatever you wish to do.


  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Nespresso machine / milk frother (please bring own pods), TV with Freeview, DVD, Bluetooth speaker/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and bathrobes inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage available (not locked, at guests own risk).
  • Private lawned garden with patio
  • charcoal BBQ and furniture
  • Use of owners woodland and lake area
  • Shared all weather tennis court with equipment available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 9 mins walk
  • Note: Open lake on woodland walk, children to be supervised
  • Note: There are 15 stone steps to access the property.

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About the location


Chester 12 miles.

Located 12 miles west of Chester, on the borderlands of Wales and England, Northop is a historic and pretty village, dating back over 1000 years, with a variety of architectural styles on offer along the high street. Developed as a result of its strategic position on the transport route between the two countries it thrived throughout the 17th century and still retains a delightful village feel, with three welcoming village pubs, a busy Post Office and general stores and several shops and businesses make up its centre, along with a village cricket club and reputable golf club. The Wats Dyke was built in the 8th century to protect the Welsh from invaders and now forms a delightful walk from Holywell along a 65km trail into Shropshire, cutting through the village and surrounding farmland of Northop. Be sure to visit St Eurgain's Grade I listed church in the village, eat at one of the village pubs and perhaps hear the award-winning Northop Silver Band rehearsing in the nearby band hall. With excellent access to both Chester and the North Wales coast on the A55, just 2 miles drive to the renowned Theatr Clwyd, fantastic country walks and cycling routes and several excellent golf courses in the area, Northop is an ideal base for exploring the many delights on offer in the region.

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