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Maestyddyn cottage

Clawddnewydd near Ruthin, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 20653)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Sauna Sauna
  • 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/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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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous sized property that we had a brilliant weekend away in for my husbands 60th birthday."

    Lots of room and things to do for 4 children aged 2 to 11. Great area for dogs to have a run around too. Well equipped kitchen and dining room. Not a criticism at all, but could do with some information on where to leave recycling and bins. Could have done with not having them stored in the kitchen. The family staying in the bedroom next to the games room said there were quite a few flies in there and in the games room.( not sure if this is a regular thing or weather related maybe!!!!) Parts of the property are a little bit 'tired' and could do with tidy up/ lick of paint ( outside area by hot tubs) but would definitely love to stay again. Everywhere looks a little better in the sunshine, so maybe a summer stay next time!

    Reviewed by Julie AnnDec 2021

  • "Great relaxing weekend away."

    The house was large enough to accommodate 15 people and 4 dogs, there was plenty of space for the dogs and humans to run around!! The owner was in touch and to hand if any problems also the local pub The Glen Llyn was a bonus!!!

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2021

  • "The property had excellent facilities, particularly the bedrooms all being en-suite."

    All the communal areas were comfortable and large enough for everyone to sit together. The property was very private and the 2 hot-tubs were excellent. It stated wifi, but we had no wifi access all the time we were there. There were a couple of faulty items in the kitchen. We did inform the owner. This did not detract from us having a great stay at the property, and we would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by YvonneNov 2021

  • "The property is what I would describe as rustic."

    We would definitely book again for a large group (11 adults, 5 children, 2 dogs). The hot tubs and sauna were fab and there was a field for the dogs to run in. The children loved seeing the cows in the barn. The community shop and pub were great. The WiFi is okay, not the best but you’re in the middle of nowhere, it’s a welcome break from technology, the children had a ball playing hide and seek in the huge cottage. We were even lucky enough to see shooting stars. If you’re looking for somewhere for a large group that doesn’t cost the earth this is it, value for money.

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2021

  • "Loved all the facilities, but the kitchen could have been cleaner and a little more attention to the general cleanliness - like the cobwebs, dead flies and insects and marks on the wall that could easily be wiped off."

    Eryl was great - came and changed the hot tub water midweek as it had changed colour and we needed a few extra towels which he provided promptly. the location is prefect for a true relaxing get away. The ensuite bedrooms are excellent as everyone is comfortable. We were all different age groups so loved the fact it had two hot tubs, a sauna, pool and table tennis table and an arcade games machine. The internet needs to be better - which was not necessarily a bad thing as it gave us all a chance to escape the modern day .

    Reviewed by MaliniJul 2021

  • "Cottage wasn't very clean on arrival, we had to clean before we could settle."

    The windows were also very dirty and a few housekeeping jobs that were required. The newish hot tub did not have any filters installed. After a few days the water was getting really dirty. We found the filters sealed up in the cupboard. We had to empty the tub, install filters, refill then all was fine with the tub. The games machine was fun. We spent quite a bit of time on it reminiscing on the old arcade games. Table tennis and pool kept the children entertained. The house was nice and big, beds were comfortable. However, it was pretty noisy in the morning with it being a working farm and a few flies kept sneaking in the house.

    Reviewed by GillianJul 2021

  • "The cottage is better than described and shown in pictures."

    each bedroom has a bathroom including a shower and were all very spacious, which was appreciated as there was 8 adults, 2 teenagers and a dog! the outdoor area is covered so you can go in the hot tub when its raining and use the bbq. Eryl was super friendly and came to introduce himself and brought cake from the local farm shop. the pub that is in the village is lovely and very good value for money. we would 100% come back here.

    Reviewed by ShannonAug 2020

  • "We visited this cottage as a family of 10 covering 4 generations and there was something to do for everyone!"

    The facilities are exceptional, some of us spent the night in the hot tub, whilst others played table tennis and pool (and some just chilled out and had one too many drinks!) The house is immaculate and all the bedrooms are very spacious and comfortable. it was lovely to all have our own en suite too as it made it feel a little more private in the evening when we were done socialising for the day. The property is located on a farm, my niece loved this as she enjoyed seeing all the cows and sheep around. The building it's self is beautiful and very secluded which we enjoyed. It is quite a trek to the nearest town, Ruthin.. and it takes a bit of time to get properly into Snowdonia from here. But for the facilities of the property and the secluded location, we thought it was worth the drive! Would highly recommend this property for a family holiday!

    Reviewed by CharlotteAug 2020

  • "Amazing location and great spacious cottage."

    Wonderful week away with my family.

    Reviewed by JenniferFeb 2020

  • "Had a fantastic time at the cottage, eryl was very helpful and approachable."

    had a great time despite the weather

    Reviewed by ElaineFeb 2020

  • "Home from an amazing weekend at the bigger of the two cottages."

    I booked the cottage for my 30th birthday weekend. 12 of us stayed and there have been no complaints. The cottage is so big that we were never on top of each other. Each bedroom has its on ensuite which is perfect for 12 girls! Hot tub and sauna are lovely additions. It is a bit off track and quite a way from ruthin but if you drive its only 15 minutes. Only thing I would say is the reception isnt great and the wifi is very hit and miss. There also isnt anything for music like a speaker but easy enough to take yourself! Will definitely be returning!

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback and we look forward to you returning in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by KayleighSep 2019

  • "Absolutely perfect place for a group of us after walking the 3 peaks - fantastic house and extremely comfortable, great host who was very welcoming and helpful when we needed!"

    1 night wasn’t long enough!

    Reviewed by BethJun 2019

  • "Everything was excellent and Eryl, the owner, couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by HarryMay 2019

  • "Just what we needed."

    Loved it perfect place to relax

    Reviewed by JessicaMar 2019

  • "We had a lovely weekend, the cottage has all the aminites you could wish for."

    I particularly liked the two Woodburners, they make for a cosy winter Break. Eryl was a great host. We made use of both the sauna and hottub. All the bedrooms are lovely and it is a real bonus that each one has an en-suite. We have already booked to go back next year, thanks

    Reviewed by DianeFeb 2019

  • "Eryl who owns the property was very welcoming and helpful nothing was too much trouble and the farmers on this working farm couldnt have been nicer with adults and children."

    Reviewed by GailOct 2018

  • "Very friendly, helpful owner."

    Lots of space and plenty of bedrooms in the cottage. The hot tub- particularly brilliant- sauna and games room, (although table tennis table a bit wobbly), are great assets to this cottage. Wifi and phone signal very intermittent, but this was expected considering we were in a rural area. The only complaint about the cottage is that we felt a couple of the bathrooms ( mould on the ceiling, flies in the lights, tiles could have been cleaner in downstairs bedroom's ensuite), could have been cleaner. You do need to be prepared to drive , ( which we were) to get to places, but there is a great deal to do. We couldn't fit everything in that we wanted to do- great area for dogs. Most places very dog friendly. A very good week overall.

    Reviewed by GaynorJul 2018

  • "A fantastic cottage with great amenities to relax (games room, hot tub, sauna, patio, flat area of garden for kids to play), kitchen has all necessary utensils to cook large meals for our group of 11."

    ( adults, 2 children aged 10 and 6, and baby of one year) large cooker, large fridge/freezer. Large dining table, excellent beds and on-suite bedrooms. Comfy lounge and TVs in all rooms if you find time to have them on. The location is idyllic, interesting for the kids to be on a working farm. So peaceful, quiet and picturesque. Perfect walks in all directions, fabulous views. Very friendly hosts and Eryl was out quickly to help us when we we blew a fuse. Whilst we had great weather I think even in all weathers/seasons it is an excellent place to stay. Days and nights with no TV (by choice) no playstation (kids never even asked), and just enjoying the views, peacefulness and wildlife was brilliant. Ruthin is close enough to drive to for a day out, the local pub isn't walk-able as the main road is busy and no pavements, but just take your beer and stock up that big fridge...Thanks Eryl, it was our 30th wedding anniversary and to spend it in such a beautiful place with our close family was perfect. We will be back.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2018

  • "This is an excellent venue for family gatherings (including dogs) - our party's ages ranged from 70 years to 12 months and we were all able to find things to do or relax with."

    I am sure it helped that we had wall-to-wall blue skies virtually all the time we were there but even in the rain it would be a great place to stay. We did have a shower on the first night but it made an evening session in the hot tub even more enjoyable. There was plenty of cutlery, crockery, glasses, etc and the kitchen even had two dishwashers! The 'essentials' such as washing up liquid and capsules for the dishwashers were all there which meant no rushing to the shops on arrival to stock up on these. The owner, Mr Williams, was very non-intrusive and was happy for us to visit the animals on the farm. We had 3 dogs with us which we kept on leads in the open parts of the farm, but Mr Williams let us us an enclosed field behind the house where tha dogs could run freely. This was an excellent base for us to experience the beauty of Snowdonia and visit the excellent beaches all around the area. We were primarily there to go to Surf Snowdonia and the Velocity zip wire but had a great time touring around with family and dogs.

    Mr StentifordMay 2018

  • "House, although on a working farm was quiet and peaceful."

    Having two dishwashers was great with a big party. Beds were comfortable.Overall the accommodation was good but did need some TLC. A few lamps to read by in the sitting room would have been appreciated. We did raise the issue of the cleanliness of the hot tub with the owner as we found an empty drinks can in it but he assured us it was cleaned regularly.

    Reviewed by MicheleMay 2018

  • "It was really big and had a hot tub and a jacuzzi and easy access to various places only one problem was our towels did not dry as we were using them for the jacuzzi - maybe bath robes would be a good idea?"

    last place we stayed supplied those and slippers..Lovely place...highly recommended.

    Reviewed by KellyApr 2018

  • "Great house perfect for large families in an ideal location if you are wanting to explore north wales"

    Reviewed by StevenApr 2018

  • "Had the most fantastic time celebrating my best friends 60th Birthday."

    Cottages suited the needs of the 11 women there perfectly. Will definitely rebook in the future.

    Reviewed by MarieNov 2017

  • "Lovely, spacious and very cosy."

    A fantastic time was had by all!!

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2017

  • "Mr Williams was very friendly and helpful and the cottage was wonderful."

    Very good standard of comfort and we loved the hot tub. Lovely location as well. Would book again definitely. Only sorry we had to leave early because of family circumstances.

    Reviewed by PamMar 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Set on a farm so perfect for a group of vets! Owner very friendly and helpful. Very impressed would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by LauraJan 2017

  • "The property was very comfortable, a group of 12 adults really enjoyed our stay."

    The owner was very accommodating and ensured that we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by ShannonJan 2017

  • "This well equipped family sized property is a very comfortable base for sight seeing around the area, as well as offering all the amenities to "stay at home", with ample opportunities to walk with or without dogs around this base."

    Our family of 9 + 2 dogs, all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will most definitely be going for a second stay.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2016

  • "Cottage was lovely and owner was incredibly friendly and helpful."

    Felt really relaxed, great way to spend time with friends. The house was s great size and we hope to be back again next year

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2016

  • "The quality throughout the cottage was just incredible!"

    The beds were the most comfortable beds any of us had stayed on! The Jacuzzi was just fabulous. We all had a really great stay!!! Thank you so much!!

    Reviewed by EleanoreSep 2016

  • "Fabulous relaxing weekend."

    Owner friendly and helpful. Family of 10 with 2 children and 2 dogs. Lovely walks and lovely cottage and hot tub.

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2016

  • "The cottage was well furnished and had comfy beds & good quality linen, the temperature was perfect with under floor heating, and if needed a log burner."

    The kitchen had everything needed to entertain plus lots of country walks, to build up an appetite. The highlight for the family was the hot tub.

    Reviewed by CherylJan 2016

  • "The cottage was everything we could have asked for."

    Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time at Maes and will definitely be booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2015

  • "The location of the property was ace and the friendly warm welcome from the owner was A plus."

    Loved everything, especially the jacuzzi.

    Reviewed by KhalilAug 2015

  • "The quality of the accommodation was excellent."

    Especially each room having an en-suite. Hot tub a definite plus! Location was good with forest walks from the cottage or nearby forest parks or general walks. Easy to pop down to Ruthin for those who like to look at shops. Excellent cakes on arrival and fresh towels in the utility room was great.

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2015

  • "What an amazing property in a fantastic, peaceful location."

    We booked both this property and the property next door for my birthday with a large group of friends and we had everything we could have possibly wanted. Cosy living area, two wood burners and a brilliant dining area large enough for us all to use.

    Reviewed by EmmaFeb 2015

  • "Excellent property."

    Ample space and modern interior. Hot tub is just the icing on the cake. Very impressed.

    Reviewed by HelenaSep 2014

  • "A great place for a family get together and the owner was extremely helpful."

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2014

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in a lovely location."

    The owner of the property was really lovely and made sure we all had an amazing stay. The hot tub was the icing on the cake. We would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2014

  • "We truly had the best time!"


    Reviewed by LeanneApr 2014

  • "A fantastic property in a superb location."

    Beautiful cottage tastefully and thoughtfully furnished. Ideal for large group events as everyone can have solitude if they wish and gathering areas are large enough to accommodate the group. Hot tub a great additional facility. Owner goes out of his way to assist wherever necessary.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2014

  • "Having the chef to come and cook for us was a real treat."

    The hot tub was also well used. Communication with the owner was excellent, as was the welcome! A great stay was had by the whole group.

    Reviewed by AnnaFeb 2014

  • "We loved everything about it!"

    A place I'd definitely recommend! Great for adults and children! The cottage had everything you needed including towels and a fully equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by LauraDec 2013

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    A good time was had by all. Well presented property with ample space and utilities for a group of 10 adult friends. The owner was on hand to offer help if required. Couldn't fault Maes and will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by AngelaDec 2013

  • "We all had an amazing time, and we all agreed that we will be back."

    Reviewed by MattNov 2013

  • "The cottages were of a very high standard, all inventory was plentiful and furniture excellent (no flat packs here)."

    The owner, was very pleasant and on hand when required to offer any advice about the local area and amenities. The properties were very clean. It is situated on a working farm and allows you to use it as a base for visiting places in North Wales, or allows the peace and quiet to recharge your batteries from the normal hustle and bustle of working life. The bedrooms were very comfortable all were en-suite, and each had a TV to watch. The garden contained a hot tub which was checked daily to ensure it was clean. The gardens each had a gas barbecue and seating area. The property had an amenity room were clothes could be washed and dried so that no washing was necessary when we got home. The cottage also had a games room with a snooker and table tennis table. All had a thoroughly great holiday here, and we are happy to recommend this holiday property to anyone. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2013

  • "Fantastic house in a beautiful setting."

    Beds very comfortable. Owner seems to really care if you enjoy yourself.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2013

  • "We absolutely adored the cottage!"

    It was clean, and perfectly furnished, and had all the modern facilities we needed! All five rooms were as large as the other. The owner was very helpful, and I would recommend this cottage to anyone considering a break! I could not fault the cottage one bit! It both met and exceeded our expectations by far! The hot tub was a added extra. Amazing cottage!

    Reviewed by EamuAug 2013

  • "The Maes is in a very picturesque part with beautiful views of the countryside."

    The cottage itself was excellent, catering for my family perfectly. We had such a good time that we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by LindseyJun 2013

  • "The property is fantastic and very well kept with fabulous amenities - two dishwashers, outdoor hose to wash mucky dogs, beautiful bathrooms in every bedroom and of course the hot tub and games room."

    Would love to visit again. Owner very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2013

  • "Beautiful conversion, completed to a high spec."

    The hot tub and the quality of the bedrooms made it for us! Not to mention the superb personal service from the owner. The location of the cottage is fantastic. Rolling hills, striking distance to Snowdonia and easy access to coast and other tourist attractions.

    Reviewed by JayneMar 2013

  • "The property was great and the hot tub amazing."

    Reviewed by KerryMar 2013

  • "The quality of the house was fantastic."

    The location on a working farm very good as it allowed us all to relax and get in some good cycling and walking.

    Reviewed by DebbieFeb 2013

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Maestyddyn Cottages

Ruthin 7 miles. These two wonderful refurbished farmhouse cottages are situated adjacent to a working 500-acre hill beef and sheep farm, in a rural location, near the village of Clawddnewydd, seven miles from the bustling market town of Ruthin in Denbighshire. Connected via an adjoining door, these two Ruthin cottages are an ideal base for families and friends, and when booked together, the sitting and dining room layout can be altered which then creates an extra snug room and both properties can then cater for up to 17 guests comfortably. The owner can also organise a chef by prior arrangement to cater for any special events when the properties are booked together, so everyone can dine in style. With stunning views across the valley, these rural Denbighshire cottages offer charming, luxury holiday accommodation with beautiful walks from the door along quiet bridleways, and the use of two acres of adjoining grazing fields is ideal for sledging in winter or kite flying in the summer! Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a number of activities within easy reach of these North Wales cottages, including sailing on nearby Llyn Brenig, cycling and fishing, or simply enjoy a relaxing holiday in your rural Ruthin retreat. Maes, the larger of the two cottages, benefits from a superb hot tub, which can be used by the guests in Tyddyn when both properties are booked together, plus there is a shared games room with table tennis and pool table. These two superb eco-friendly cottages are the perfect place to enjoy a holiday in this part of North Wales.

The property

Set in a wonderful hillside position, this magnificent, renovated farmhouse boasts spacious, quality accommodation.

Ideal for families and groups of friends, your Denbighshire cottage offers charm and character with Welsh slate used throughout, original oak beams and a stone inglenook fireplace with feature bread oven.

This large Ruthin cottage boasts two wonderful sitting rooms, one with a woodburner, a dining room, and eight stylish bedrooms across the ground and first floors, six of which have zip/link beds and all have en-suite facilities.

A superb cottage in lovely Welsh countryside.


  • Eight bedrooms with TV and seven en-suite shower, basin and WC: 3 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x ground floor king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x triple room with super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) & single bed, 1 x double which shares en-suite with 1 x high quality double sofa bed,
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • 2 x Sitting room, one with woodburner
  • First floor play room
  • Shared external games room
  • Shared external utility.
  • Wood pellet eco-friendly central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburner
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2 x dishwashers, shared utility with washer/dryer, TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two cots, highchairs and stairgates
  • Shared games room with pool table and table tennis
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Shared secure cycle storage
  • Enclosed private patio with two undercover hot tubs, furniture and BBQ and access to 2 acres of shared fields
  • Four well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Pets must be kept on a lead when outside
  • Note: One of the king-size bedrooms is accessed through the play room
  • Note: As this is a converted farmhouse some door heights are lower than usual
  • Note: The owner can organise a chef to cater for any special occasions, by prior arrangement.

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About the location


Llangollen 12 miles; Bala 18.5 miles; Chester 25 miles; Betws-y-Coed 30 miles.

The hilltop town of Ruthin lies to the north of Llangollen via the breathtaking Horseshoe Pass. The town is picturesque with attractive half-timbered buildings, mainly clustered around St Peter’s Square. There are many interesting shops and buildings, whilst the Nant Clwyd House (the oldest timber frame in Wales), Ruthin Gaol and Ruthin Craft Centre, which houses work by internationally recognised artists and craftspeople, are also worth a visit. Beautiful countryside is on Ruthin’s doorstep with Lake Brenig, Moel Famau Country Park and Clocaenog Forest close by. Further afield, but still within easy touring distance, are the coast, Snowdonia National Park and historic Chester.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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