This unique Grade II listed former police house with cells, built in 1871, has been lovingly renovated and is set in the heart of the busy market town of Corwen, within Denbighshire’s beautiful Dee Valley.
Corwen is ideally located on the popular Brenig Way, it is just ten miles from Llangollen and within easy reach of Snowdonia.
This Corwen cottage oozes history from the moment you step through the door; as you walk through the original barred gate and along the cell corridor with original floor and cell vents, you will see the solid doors with peepholes, look inside to see that the cells, with their original bars and brick vaulted ceilings, have been stylishly converted into a cosy snug, a utility/drying room and a bespoke, well-equipped, fitted kitchen with granite worktops.
Modernity flirts with tradition with the restored sash windows and many original features blending well together with the contemporary fixtures and fittings, including stylish radiators and underfloor heating.
The sitting room in this Corwen cottage is spacious and grand with unusually high ceilings, and offers a Smart TV, a woodburner, perfect for winter evenings, and a welcoming dining area where guests can unwind long into the night.
Upstairs, the four bedrooms each feature TVs and have twin beds that can be converted into super king-size doubles on request.
The former exercise yard outside this Corwen cottage has been transformed into an enclosed contemporary courtyard, which provides an ideal spot for alfresco dining and barbecues, or a place in which to simply relax and soak up the history that resonates from this fabulous building.
Just a few moments away are all the amenities of this picturesque market town, with a selection of restaurants, traditional pubs and shops selling delicious local produce.
For those who wish to don their walking boots, this Corwen cottage is ideally situated for walking, with the Brenig Way, a 32-mile circular route leading to Llyn Brenig, running alongside the property.
If looking for action, Corwen is a superb hub for adrenalin-fuelled adventure, from kayaking and whitewater rafting to mountain biking.
This is a superb holiday cottage in an excellent location for the outdoor adventurer and is also the perfect destination for those simply seeking a unique, luxury holiday in the heart of North Wales.
Note: This property can be booked with ref 966821 and together they sleep 12.
About the location
Llangollen 10 miles; Bala 12 miles; Ruthin 12 miles; Betws-y-Coed 22 miles.
Set in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at the meeting point of five river valleys, is the picturesque North Wales market town of Corwen. A charming town offering plenty of local amenities including traditional butchers, greengrocers and bakeries as well as a selection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and a leisure centre, trim trail and children’s play area. Corwen provides everything you need whilst discovering this stunning area. A journey on the Llangollen Heritage Steam Railway, which has now been extended to Corwen, is one of the best ways to see the beautiful views of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in comfort. Take a horse-drawn canal boat from Llangollen and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte, Britain’s largest aqueduct. Corwen is immersed in history and heritage; learn about Owain Glyndwr, the self-proclaimed Prince of Wales, explore beautiful Rug Chapel and Langar Church, or climb through the heather to one of the most important Iron Age hill forts, Caer Drewyn, built around 800 BC. Visit the National Trust properties of Chirk Castle and Erdigg, explore the atmospheric ruins of Cistercian Valle Crucis Abbey and Castell Dinas Brân. Foodies can visit the nearby Rhug Estate, one of the largest organic properties in the UK and dine at Tyddyn Llan in nearby Llandrillo, considered to be one of Wales' finest restaurants. The historical town of Ruthin and the town of Bala, with its celebrated lake, offering wonderful watersports, are just twenty minutes away by car. The exhilarating Snowdonia National Park is just fifteen minutes’ drive away; an arena of outdoor adventure just waiting for you to discover, which can also be accessed via the lovely village of Betws-y-Coed, the official 'Gateway to Snowdonia’.