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Commonwood Cottage

(Ref. 999600)

Holt near Wrexham, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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94 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday in "PERFECT" accommodation."

    The large enclosed garden was wonderful for our two dogs. We hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2024

  • "Excellent location, Excellent property we had a lovely stay nice and central to the local area."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2024

  • "When we turned up at the property and walked in, we were initially impressed."

    However the next morning after sleeping in the twin bedroom with the door closed ( on arrival this was open) there was an overwhelming smell of oil. When we opened the small door where a clothes rail is, we found the cause as the oil heating system is located here. We ended up putting towels at the bottom of this door to try and stop the smell. We had to keep the door open all the time even at night when we slept! This was not ideal as we had gone there with our friends. We then went to cook breakfast and the 2 frying pans were dirty and so was the cooker hob (I took photos of both) so had to clean these before we could do breakfast.The outdoor space while perfect for dogs as very secure the grass needed cutting! The owners grass area was in great condition. The outdoor furniture had seen better days and look’s like it has been left out all winter as was rusty and dirty with green mould and bird poo all over them and the table has a broken leg part that holds the glass top on. So we ended up washing these as best we could to be able to sit out. Luckily we took our own little barbecue’s as wouldn’t have used the brick built one there. Also while the wine and chocolates was a very nice touch and appreciated. We would have preferred for the host to have popped over to see if everything was ok. So I can’t comment on whether they were nice or not as we NEVER saw anyone our entire stay. We will not be returning because of these issues! Which is a real shame.

    Reviewed by Tracy3.1May 2024

  • "We have stayed here about 4 times now and always enjoyed our stay lovely when ..."

    We have stayed here about 4 times now and always enjoyed our stay lovely when you walk in every thing you need would stay here all the time brilliant garden

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2024

  • "Our second visit to this wonderful property, perfect for us and our three dogs."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2024

  • "One of the best cottages stayed in every comfort provided and top luxury too."

    Great garden for dogs and lovely area. Can certainly recommend!

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay, fantastic find, secure garden for our 3 miniature dachshunds, which is always a top priority for us."

    Commonwood cottage, has everything you could possibly need and so much more. Commonwood Cottage is the best place we have stayed in, we will definitely be going back, thank you for the wine and chocolates, never had that before and we have stayed in many places, thank you

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our second time staying here and we loved it and can't wait to come back!"

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Mar 2024

  • "All excellent and lovely rural position with easy access to towns and mountains!"


    Reviewed by Jean5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fab cottage and wonderful garden for the dogs, so good to relax and enjoy the Welsh country side."

    Lovely hosts A+++++++.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jan 2024

  • "Perfect for us with 2 dogs."

    Set up could not have been better from layout of house to garden for dogs to run in. Used it as a base to visit relatives so was perfect. Would like to visit in summer to use garden more. My husband thought bed was hard but i didnt but thats down to personal preference.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Dec 2023

  • "Stayed here a few times now and always enjoy our stay lovely big enclosed garden ..."

    Stayed here a few times now and always enjoy our stay lovely big enclosed garden for the dogs nice and clean and comfortable and very friendly owners love staying here

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2023

  • "Commonwood Cottage was very comfortable and the garden was perfect for my dogs."

    They really enjoyed sniffing around it! The cottage provided the perfect base for us to attend our sons wedding at a local venue, which didn’t take dog.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2023

  • "Amazing cottage that we will definitely stay at again!"

    Fabulous location and views, very clean and had everything you could need for a stay away from home. Whilst you do need to drive to all locations it is central to all of the tourist hotspots so not far to drive to any of them. A major bonus is the huge garden which my 2 greyhounds loved! If you go in autumn/winter or when its raining take extra dog towels as it is soft ground. Use of washing machine and tumble dryer though so not a problem if you forget! Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "A fabulous place, all the comforts of home."

    We have had a great week here, and Barney loved the huge garden to run around. Definitely 5-star!! Colin, Brenda and Barney.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Property was clean throughout and well maintained, no complaints."

    The bottle of wine and box of chocolates was a nice touch! The garden really is as good as the other reviews say and made the holiday for us - it’s huge, fully secure and chicken wired across the fences and hedges so I didn’t have any concerns about our greyhound escaping. The property is in a decent location as it’s quiet as there’s very little passing traffic, but only a short drive to nice walks (Erddig was our fave) and supermarkets. There’s also a dog friendly pub at the end of the road. We’ve already booked to come back again next year which probably says enough about how much we all enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Commonwood Cottage."

    Situated in a great location it was clean, tidy and beautifully presented. The garden is perfect for dogs and the cottage itself was well equipped. We would definitely recommend and look forward to staying again in the future.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2023

  • "An absolutely beautiful stay!"

    The cottage is a home from home, incredibly well looked after and we'll thought out. It has everything you could possibly need and as gorgeous as it looks in the pictures, they do not do it justice! We were really lucky with the weather and managed to BBQ everyday, finding great produce at a couple of fairly local farm shops. Our dogs loved the garden and it was lovely to be able to relax knowing they were safe and the garden was secure. We didn't try walking them straight from the cottage but there were some really nice walks within about 10 miles drive. We tried Alyn waters, Moss Valley and Errdig. Errdig was by far the favourite! The other 2 were small and didn't take much time to walk around, having to force ourselves to get any sort of distance from them. Our dogs, all a little older (German shepherd 11, westie 10 and husky 9) still require a good walk and we struggled to get 3 miles of the the Alyn waters and Moss Valley. Errdig was great, loads of woodland, a river and bug open spaces. We loved it so much that we tried to extend our stay whilst we were there but unfortunately and understandable it was booked up! Looking forward to returning! All we can really day is thankyou, it was lovely.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic break in this lovely cottage."

    The location is a superb base for exploring the local area and the cottage itself had everything we needed and more. Our two dogs absolutely loved the garden, as did we. Would highly recommend. Wine and chocolates on arrival was also welcomed. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We hope to come back again soon.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2023

  • "Commonwood Cottage is a very comfortable, clean, well-equipped and well-maintained holiday home."

    It has a lovely big, fenced garden which is a huge advantage for holiday makers like ourselves, who have dogs, but also very pleasant just to sit and relax in. The cottage itself felt very secure being within the owner's grounds accessed through electric gates at the entrance. Being able to park outside the front door of the cottage made it very convenient for ease of unloading and packing up. The cottage really does tick all the boxes and we had a very enjoyable stay visiting family in Chester and days out in North Wales.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is our third year at Commonwood Cottage and we absolutely love it."

    The garden is large and safe for our dogs, and the cottage clean and comfortable. There are so ,many beautiful places to visit and explore. Definitely can thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jasmin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Big garden which the dogs loved. Clean and well equipped cottage for us. We'll placed to go and see lots of interesting places. We will be going again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our weeks stay in this fantastic cottage."

    Our three dogs had a great time in the massive garden. Lovely quiet location. Can't wait to stay here again!

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very satisfied with Commonwood Cottage, everthing was as it should be & as expected."

    Perfect place for us & our 2 dogs, large garden very secure, which is very important to us. The best equiped cottage we have stayed in, washer & dryer a real bonus, no washing to do when we got home, that said could do with more pegs for outside drying, a small thing but that is all I could find to be improved. Overall one of the best cottages we have ever had the pleasure to stay at. Julie was an excellent host & should be commended for it. Will definately return & have already reccomended the cottage to friends. Thank You !!

    Reviewed by John4.4Jun 2023

  • "This was our 3rd visit and really enjoyed it garden brilliant for my 2 little ..."

    This was our 3rd visit and really enjoyed it garden brilliant for my 2 little dogs they love it and it's nice that the owner julie is just opposite if any problems we are back in December and there is always a bottle of wine and chocolates for arrivals lovely touch and is only 10 minutes away from my brother who we visit

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2023

  • "Perfect break."

    It had everything. Stylish and comfortable and a lovely enclosed garden for my dog. I m going to rebook- that says it all.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely week here and will look to come back."

    Large enclosed garden was great for the dogs and the kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed and more!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in a lovely cottage with a large enclosed secure garden, our 3 dogs really enjoyed being able to run around."

    Quiet location and village not far from cottage. Would like to come back to stay longer as we stayed for only 3 nights.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely little break, despite some awful weather."

    Just what was needed for my dad who hadn’t been out of the house/hospital in the last year. It was lovely just to chill and watch the dogs run around the enormous garden. The cottage was perfect - everything we needed, and more. It was clean, spacious and very well equipped. Julie, the owner, was lovely. Thanks again for our lovely break away. Christine and family.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation with everything at hand."

    Owners do their utmost to make your stay enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely little hideaway with all as promised."

    Great dog friendly garden and good walks from the front door. Owner very friendly and relaxed.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2023

  • "Very nice, stay a nice cottage in a lovely area of Wales"

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jan 2023

  • "Very nice place to stay well equipped the garden was great for the dogs Would recommend Owners very helpful"

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Dec 2022

  • "This was our second stay a lovely cottage and big garden dogs loved it and julie ..."

    This was our second stay a lovely cottage and big garden dogs loved it and julie the owner went above and beyond as my previous stay I left a few pairs of trousers in the drawer and julie kindly kept them for me till my next visit big thank you dishwasher bit sensitive if accidentally touched by body but only place I would stay now and lovely wine and chocolates as welcome very nice thank you julie

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage is spacious, clean and tidy and the facilities were more than adequate."

    The large garden was great for our 3 greyhounds to have a run in and the location was great for local walks. There are plenty of shops within a short drive of the cottage including a large retail park. The owner left us a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates which was a lovely touch. We would highly recommend Commonwood Cottage for a very dog (and person) friendly stay.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was beautifully clean and very comfortable, our two dogs loved the large secure garden."

    The gifts from the owners were really welcome after a long drive. The cottage was in a lovely rural areas yet close to all the amenities we needed. We would highly recommend a holiday at Commonwood Cottage.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect cottage!"

    fabulous week! The cottage is very clean, homely and comfortable which provided us with some well needed relaxing time. The cottage is also very well equipped. With 3 dogs the enclosed garden was a big plus for us. We liked that it was quite remote but not too far from walks and shops. We would definitely recommend and definitely return, hopefully we can manage 2 weeks next time! Michael, Lorraine & The 3 Huskies

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely spacious cottage in a quiet location."

    Well equipped with everything you need. Big lawned garden with bbq. Central for visits to many places including Chester, North Wales coast, Oswestry, Llangollen etc. Situated a few minutes drive from Holt village where there are pubs, take always and a few handy shops. Nice relaxing break - thank you

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Sep 2022

  • "When we arrived we where a bit early and we was allowed in and to our surprise we was greeted with a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates."

    The cottage was lovely the dogs had a wonderful time running around the garden.There is plenty to do around Holt and surrounding area some lovely walks for the dogs.If you fancy a Chinese one evening the one in Holt was fantastic and if you are gluten free there is plenty to choose from.I have left the menu in the box it has been ticked which is gf.

    Reviewed by Miss Julia4.1Sep 2022

  • "This house was perfect for us!"

    It was lovely and clean, had everything we needed and was very comfortable to live in. The garden was perfect for our dog and very safe for her to roam freely! There were plenty of places to take the dog for a ' lead free' walk with just a short car journey to get there. I would highly recommend this house and will be no doubt staying here again, thanks julie for the chocolate and wine and for being around if we needed you!!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was the perfect base for our family holiday."

    With Chester just a short drive away and snowdonia National Park not too far away to mention just a couple of areas for great days out. Great sized garden for the kids to play in and in a nice quiet area to just relax. Very happy

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely facilities for the dogs is excellent, the wine and chocolates was a lovely touch and very well received."

    If I could recommend 1 thing, would be to have the taps changed to good quality ones as they were difficult to turn off in the bathroom, a separate shower and king size bed instead of twin beds would have given a five star rating. We met the owners who were lovely and very helpful. We will definitely be booking again, one of the best dog friendly cottages we have stayed in. Very well equipped and cosy cottage. Huge garden, just lovely. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Vivien4.4Jul 2022

  • "Cottage was very well presented and nicely decorated."

    It had everything we needed. The weather was very hot but we couldn't have had a better place to relax and not do much. Gazebo in the garden was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Jul 2022

  • "Our second visit to this cottage that’s is outstanding."

    We didn’t see the owners but knew they were there if we needed them. Facilities are of the top order. Dogs love this garden and we do to. Watching the Woodpecker on the telegraph pole was great. I could go on and on but this really is the best of its kind I have stayed in

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Everything from arriving at Commonwood Cottage in North Wales was fantastic and we really enjoyed our 2 week holiday in this marvellous cottage for 4 adults and our 3 Border Terrier Dogs."

    When we arrived it was great to receive from Julie a box of lovely chocolates and a wonderful bottle of wine. There is plenty of space inside the cottage in the bedrooms, kitchen and dining area and in the living space watching the television and reading books while relaxing on 2 comfortable couches. It was also exciting watching the dogs playing together in the very safe massive garden. Looking out of the french doors it was superb to see many birds including a woodpecker and a hawk feeding from fat balls and smaller birds eating food that we put inside the bird containers on the fence. We found the location of the cottage is excellent just a few miles inside the Welsh Border and very easy to travel to villages in Snowdonia, coastal resort of Llandudno and the fabulous town of Conwy in Wales and in England it’s a real pleasure to visit places like Chester and Liverpool.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Was very happy with our weeks stay lovely spacious cottage with everything you ..."

    Was very happy with our weeks stay lovely spacious cottage with everything you need dog loved the big garden was nice and close to visit my brother in wrexham will definately stay again thank you julie for the complimentary chocolates and wine had a lovely time thank you mr and mrs norlund

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2022

  • "Immaculate accommodation everything as expected and more."

    Really comfortable and relaxing. Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone. Excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Our accommodation was absolutely beautiful."

    Really good size, the garden was great. Everything was there that we needed and it was clean. My dogs loved the spacious garden, plenty of room to play. Garden table and chairs and a BBQ was perfectly placed to get the sun for as long as possible. All in all a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2022

  • "We arrived at the property after a 7 hour journey from North East of Scotland with our two miniature dachshunds."

    Cottage was spacious and with excellent facilities even down to the mugs which had dachshunds on them....nice touch. The dogs explored the secure large garden whilst Mum and Dad had a glass of wine and a chocolate....thanks Julie. This cottage is one of the best dog friendly cottages that we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    Lots to do. Great garden for doggo.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Apr 2022

  • "Excellent well equipped cottage"

    Reviewed by Gloria5.0Jan 2022

  • "We all absolutely loved our stay here!"

    The cottage is stunning and so cosy. It has everything you may need and more than enough room. All the beds and furniture are super comfy and lovely grounds too. Even though you are on the owners home grounds, you feel nice and secluded. Would absolutely stay again

    Reviewed by Shannon5.0Dec 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage, immaculate."

    Large enclosed garden for dogs. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was our second visit to Commonwood Cottage and it was as perfect as we remembered."

    Julie was the perfect hostess, helping us out when we had a power cut and welcoming us with chocolates, wine, crackers and a Christmas tree, which were all a lovely surprise. We couldn’t ask for anything more. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Really lovely holiday home very dog friendly with a fantastic private enclosed ..."

    Really lovely holiday home very dog friendly with a fantastic private enclosed garden, All the home comforts with wonderfully comfortable beds

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and warm Very spacious the dogs loved the ..."

    The cottage was very comfortable and warm Very spacious the dogs loved the large garden there was everything we needed I would recommend a shoe rack or shoe box Ther was plenty of books games and dvd to use we will definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Alister5.0Oct 2021

  • "A perfect home from home."

    Couldn't wish for a better holiday cottage with a fantastic, secure, large garden for our two small dogs. A lovely situation on the Welsh\English border. Highly recommended. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday in north Wales and this cottage was a perfect location to explore it from."

    We absolutely loved the accommodation-lots of space inside and out. The garden was perfect for our 3 dogs to run around in. We found everything that we might need for a weeks stay at the property which was spotlessly clean and modern. The bottle of wine and box of chocolates were a lovely surprise on our arrival. We would definitely stay here again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Commonwood Cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage,great big and safe garden for the dogs to play in."

    Cottage is perfectly located for Chester and North Wales.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jul 2021

  • "We have just enjoyed the most fabulous accommodation at Commonwood Cottage."

    It is not only in a superb location but the way the cordage has been set up far exceeded expectation and the owners deserve the utmost praise. The garden is lovely with birds visiting and the dogs had room to stretch their legs whilst being totally secure. I cannot recommend this place enough. If you take 1 cottage holiday then take it here…just not on the weeks I want to rebook for

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely barn - home from home!"

    Great location /base for our holiday. Garden is fab. Hosts extremely welcoming.

    Reviewed by Bethan4.7May 2021

  • "Julie made us very welcolme in her beautiful cottage the garden was wonderful for dogs."

    We would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Harold5.0Apr 2021

  • "Excellent dog friendly property."

    Large garden, secure and private, we have a large breed dog and had another visit whilst there and there was plenty of space for the pair of them to run around. The owners couldn’t have been more accommodating and were extremely helpful when needed.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2021

  • "A real gem of a holiday cottage, roomy, comfortable and immaculately presented with everything you could ever want to make for a great holiday experience."

    This has to be one of the best dog friendly cottages there is with a large fully enclosed lawned area accessed straight from the rear door.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Sep 2020

  • "Another fantastic week in this lovely cottage."

    Everything you need for a relaxing time. Big secure garden is great for the dogs and little ones to run around. Hopefully will will book next year and come for our 3rd visit

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved our stay at Commonwood cottage."

    It’s a perfect base to explore North Wales. The garden was ideal for our dogs (one of which is an escape artist) and children. No one escaped! You have everything you need in the cottage. The location is so peaceful and even though the host is across the drive, we felt like we had complete privacy. Would definitely recommend a stay here to anyone looking at the location.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was comfortable and met COVID cleanness expectations."

    It had all we needed for our short break in Wales. The enclosed garden was lovely and big and our two dogs loved Playing in it.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really lovely and clean, modern barn conversion, it was easy access to all amenities we tried different pubs to eat out at all within a short drive, the best was Tyn y capel inn and restaurant, what an amazing view from the outside terrace!"

    And food was great. The dogs absolutely love it here, the garden is huge for them to let off some energy and very well maintained. We enjoyed watching the birds feeding in the garden. So peaceful and relaxing. The patio and BBQ with outside seating was used alot in the nice weather. It was a real home from home and kitchen was really well equipped with everything you would need. Even left us bird seed to top up. Will definitely be booking to come back. Thank you for a great holiday

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was great and the garden superb, our 7 month old cocker spaniel loved it as much as we did."

    Julie was brilliant, on the phone when we needed to ask her something (for example 'where is the brolly for the patio?' which she came over and got for us!!) but no more. We were looking for a relaxing and peaceful holiday and that is exactly what we got, we would certainly receommend Commonwood Cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2020

  • "All good lovely cosy barn conversation."

    large garden which I dog loved.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2020

  • "Excellent cottage with an enclosed garden which our escapologist dog failed to beat so really happy on that."

    While few walks from the cottage there are plenty of places within easy driving distance that more than satisfied our walking requirements. Holt and Farndon the nearest villages well worth visiting with decent shops and walking along side the river Dee. Would certainly recommend this cottage whether you want to explore the area or not.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2020

  • "Beautifully clean and well presented."

    The kitchen was very well stocked with plenty of crockery and cutlery, decent, sharp kitchen knives, and plenty of pots and pans!! Real home from home with fabulous little homely touches like providing slippers, cosy hot water bottles, plenty of towels and tea towels. Even provisions (bin) for disposing of doggy waste!! Only one thing I would change, would be the ability to control the heating/hot water times, but, admittedly, it was very cold weather with gale force winds, rain, hail and snow whilst we were there!! I'm sure if we had asked, the owners would have obliged as they were very approachable, but we didn't feel it was a sufficient drawback to have any adverse affect on our holiday. Would most definitely go again, absolutely delighted with the property and congratulate the owners on a well kept, comfortable home.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely warm inviting cottage, well laid out and ideal for us with a three year old in tow."

    Everything was as stated in the online information, if not better, The laundry facilities were excellent, the kitchen had everything you could possible need and the furnishings were lovely. The two bedrooms were beautifully presented with extra little touches here and there. Excellent accommodation.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Feb 2020

  • "A lovely and relaxing break, staying in pleasant surroundings."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had a brilliant holiday nice and relaxing there was everything we needed in ..."

    We had a brilliant holiday nice and relaxing there was everything we needed in the cottage lovely enclosed garden for our little dog I would recommend this cottage to anyone we could live in it its so nice thank you Mrs Johnson

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jan 2020

  • "Our key requirements for a holiday home was that it was quiet, clean, comfy, had nice views and had internet access."

    This cottage met all of those requirements and went beyond our expecations. The internet worked well (but was a bit patchy depending on where you were in the building) and the cottage was located in a lovely quiet rural area. It was quiet even though it is set back just a few yards from a fairly well used road but on the other side of the cottage there is fab views of rolling countryside. My only gripe was that the water heater came on very early in the morning and was noisy and I did not take too kindly to be woken at 6:00 am on my holiday when the objective was to do lots of resting and sleeping! That said, the heating worked really well and we were warm and cosy at all times and had hot water. Other than the noisy boiler, the cottage was very good. It was very well equipped, clean and comfy. We barely left the cottage for the whole week we stayed there as it offered us everything we needed. I particularly liked the provision of slippers and hot water bottles. The owner lived next door and was helpful and reactive to any questions or requests we had. The welcome gift was a lovely gesture too. Sykes also helped make our trip a good one with their attentive and supportive communications, in particular Jennifer of the Customer Relations Team.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Dec 2019

  • "One word really could be used."

    PERFECT. Had Xmas week in the cottage and it was a dream. Equipped with everything. Garden great for dogs fully enclosed. Absolutely fantastic will return.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2019

  • "Nice accommodation, clean with nice touches like hot water bottles, slippers (as wooden floors)."

    Large secure garden was great for our two dogs. Plastic backed mattress cover not good, made bed very hot and uncomfortable. Did not appreciate a text at 10.15 Friday evening from owner 'reminding' us to be out by 10am! We are well aware of the booking terms.

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2019

  • "Stayed here with my husband two young children and french bulldog in Nov 19 for our wedding anniversary."

    I am always concerned when booking accommodation that the photos are edited and the accommodation will never be as nice as the photos but this place exceeded our expectations. It was immaculate, a very high standard and had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable, towels clean and soft. Nothing about it felt like a ‘temporary’ home like some hotels and accommodation do. It had all the cooking facilities and utensils we could have ever needed. The children settled so well they were really happy here. It was half an hour from Chester zoo, Chester centre, the aquarium and the designer outlet. Plenty of little Dog friendly pubs serving food within a 10/15 minute drive. Plenty of places to walk the dog out the front door too. We had a fantastic time and if we come back to Chester we wouldn’t look past this place. Thank you so much for making our anniversary and mini trip so memorable and comfortable xx

    Reviewed by Terri5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fabulous holiday cottage which met all our needs."

    Fully equipped with everything to make it feel like a home from home. The enclosed garden made it safe for us to allow our 6 month old puppy run free which he loved.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Oct 2019

  • "This was an amazing holiday and the cottage exceeded my expectations."

    ....they even provided slippers for us all. I will be returning as soon as I can. Wonderful.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    It was very clean, comfortable and far more spacious than the pictures shown. It had everything we needed for a home from home and a great base to explore both Chester and north Wales. The garden was big and well secured for the dog. It was peaceful but only minutes away ( by car) from local pubs, shops and restaurants in Holt. I would definitely recommend it and we will look to stay again.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was spotless on arrival, very secure through electronic gates and more spacious than the photos showed."

    Dog friendly with a fab large enclosed garden and also somewhere to sit out with a brick built barbecue insitu. The whole set up felt quite new with newish appliances, crockery, furniture and comfy beds with lots of storage/hanging space. Easy commute to both North Wales and Cheshire, but beware of pot holes on the country lanes, their vicious. Definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2019

  • "An absolutely brilliant cottage that is perfectly situated to explore both Chester and North Wales."

    Our boy loved running around the spacious garden and the cottage was well equipped and exceeded all of our expectations. We would definitely stay here if we were visiting the area again.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Jul 2019

  • "Had a really lovely time."

    The cottage was lovely and the garden very safe for dogs. Julie was very approachable and helpful. Wrexham was awful. But everywhere else was great. Close to most places. Llangollen and horseshoe pass, Conwy and the smallest house in Britain, Chester zoo you need a full day, Chirk Castle, Erddig house, llandudno and the great Orme all worth going to. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2019

  • "Nice place especially if you have a dog, lovely barn conversion can't really fault it much."

    Reviewed by Wesley4.7Jul 2019

  • "We have just had the most amazing 4 days in this beautiful cottage."

    Very well equipped with everything you need for a great time away. Julie, the owner made us feel very much at home and nothing was too much trouble (including a fabulous hands on experience with the sheep on the farm). We took 3 dogs and they all had a blast in the huge enclosed garden. Cant wait to go back and would highly recommend to anybody looking for a get away.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2019

  • "Accommodation was in excellent location and was ideal for visiting lots of attractions could have stayed longer."

    Property was very spacious and comfortable. Garden was excellent for dog and was secure. Property was well equipped . Julie very friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Karyn5.0May 2019

  • "It was a lovely place to stay, very central to see many attractions."

    Cottage was very warm and there were no instructions to alter heating which could be useful going forward, otherwise it was very good and I would recommend

    Reviewed by Karen4.4May 2019

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay."

    This cottage was lovely, well laid out and provided everything we needed for our stay.,There were even barbecue tools! The beds were extremely comfortable and clean with plenty of pillows. It was well positioned, only a short drive to the nearest village and also within easy reach of Chester and Llangollen. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic, and a wonderful greeting"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had an amazing week."

    The cottage was very comfortable and exceptionally clean. The owner was very helpful, texting instructions prior to visit and also texted a day or so during our stay, to check everything was okay. The area is very peaceful and the outlook is stunning. We had a wonderful time and this was partly due to the accommodation and it's owner. We can honestly say that it was in our top 10 of places that we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2019

  • "Commonwood Cottage was stunning."

    Just as advertised and more. Garden was great for Scooby my Springer Spaniel. Great to know fully enclosed. Would definitely come back. Aqueduct by Llangollen was stunning. Also did the horse drawn canal boat trip. Do go there if can. Cannot thank Julie enough for my holiday. Highly recommend. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely barn."

    Really well presented. The kitchen needed a few things culinary wise, I left visitors feedback so, hopefully that will be sorted ready for other guests! It was great that there were no stairs to cope with. However it was a bit hard getting out of the shower, as it’s over the bath! Ideal for a dog to run around safely. No shops in the village other than the Spar. Too far to walk to, so we went in our car!

    Thank you for your feedback. As all of our properties are self catering it is recommended that if you require any specific items or kitchen equipment to bring your own, alternatively if you call the office we can ask the owner before you travel to avoid disappointment. We hope this did not detract from your time at Commonwood Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Mar 2019

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  • All ground floor property
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double with TV and DVD player, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen area, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, WiFi, TV and BBQ
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden, with lawned area and furniture
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Local pub is a 15-minute walk and shop is 3.2 miles
  • Note: Please be advised that this property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100

The property

Commonwood Cottage is a charming, detached cottage hidden away on idyllic grounds near the village of Holt.

This cottage offers its guests a spacious accommodation, complete with modern features to provide a delightful family getaway base.

This all ground floor dwelling houses two contemporary-style bedrooms, consisting of a charming twin bedroom and an elegant double bedroom.

Within each bedroom you will find exposed brick features, adding a charming feel to the room, in addition to luxury dressing tables perfect for getting ready for an evening meal at the local pub.

Following this is a well-appointed bathroom, posing a bath, shower over, basin and WC, completed with a luxurious touch.

Moving through the property, you will discover a brightly decorated open-plan living room, boasting a well-equipped kitchen, a formal dining area and a comfortable sitting room.

From here, you can open up the patio doors to the cottage’s enclosed garden, boasting a spacious lawned area, perfect for letting the dogs stretch their legs and a patio area, complete with a BBQ.

For local amenities, you are a mere 15-minute walk to the Holt Lodge which plays hosts to a bar and a restaurant, and the closest shop can be found within 3.2 miles.

To keep you busy whilst staying here you will have access to the 18th-century family home, Erddig, which rests on a 486- hectare landscape, providing gentle walks through natural beauty.

For more challenging walks, Holt is a great base for exploring Snowdonia National Park, where you can climb the tallest mountain in Wales and explore the breath-taking coastline.

Alternatively, you can visit the Roman city of Chester, which plays host to a good selection of shops, cafes and restaurants, in addition to its famous zoo and racecourse.

Commonwood Cottage is a delightful base, where new memories can be made.

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

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About the location


Wrexham 5 miles; Chester 10 miles.

The Welsh/English border village of Holt was founded in 1282 and sits on the banks of the River Dee, 10 miles from Chester, where the Holt Bridge formed an important border crossing with Farndon for centuries. The village has seen several conflicts during its existence and damage from musket shots can still be seen in the door of the impressive St Chad’s Church. Holt is a picturesque village with a small village green, local pubs and shops and the ruins of Holt Castle, which date back to around 1284. Across the river lies the village of Farndon, over the border in England, where visitors will find splendid little shops, as well as welcoming pubs, ideal for relaxing in with friends and family. Why not visit the Roman City of Chester with its famous Rows, excellent shopping, celebrated zoo and popular racecourse? For those who like walking and outdoor activities, Snowdonia National Park is only a couple of hours drive away and is ideal for days out. Holt is a perfect base from which to enjoy this beautiful and exciting region.

Note: Please be advised that this property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas