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Maerdy Cottage

(Ref. 921088)

Maerdy near Corwen, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a very nice time at Maerdy Cottage."

    We had a very nice welcome pack waiting for us which was much appreciated. It was ideally placed for us sightseeing and as a group of five adults with car, van and bikes, it was a decent size with plenty of space for all our gear. Bridget and Gareth were very helpful and it was very nice of them to allow us to put the bikes in the shed. Nice big area at the front for the van, car and trailer so no issues with parking. There is a pub serving food very near, although we did not eat there so cannot comment. Would have no hesitation in returning if visiting this area of Wales again. .

    Reviewed by Valerie4.4Jun 2022

  • "We honestly had the most amazing holiday, the cottage was perfect for our needs as a family of 5."

    Our children loved playing outside, with so much to see and do. We hired a canal boat for the day, got the train up snowdon and then walked to the summit and back down again, horse riding, national trusts, visit the local pub, train rides. We had log fires in the evening playing cards with the children. We can't thank Brid & Gareth for making us feel very welcome. We can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is situated in a perfect part of North Wales ."

    We had some lovely welsh treats waiting for us and a bottle of wine on arrival. The cottage was very spacious , modern and had everything we needed. We had a great 3 day stay. Even the weather was kind to us. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2021

  • "I will definitely come back a beautiful cottage very quiet and peaceful."

    High standard of facilities and a great location for access to snowdonia.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautifully renovated cottage, everything about it was quality."

    Owners provided everything you needed & more. Was lovely to meet both Gareth & Bridget while we were there, and got to watch Gareth & his daughter working the sheep with their dogs. Had some lovely meals at Country Cooks cafe, watched a great demo at the Glassblobbery, and the cottage was a great base for exploring and doing activities. Can thoroughly recommend the Whitewater rafting with SAS Outdoors

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a great time in this lovely cottage."

    It was clean, comfortable and very well equipped. It was also nice and spacious. It is situated in a beautiful setting with very green fields with lots of sheep and rabbits that our kids loved watching. We enjoyed some really lovely trips in the area in spite of a very rainy forecast. Mr and Mrs Evans were very easygoing and welcoming. We were recommended this cottage by friends and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Aug 2020

  • "A perfect home from home."

    Loved our stay at the cottage and is a definite to return to in the future.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2020

  • "This was a beautiful cottage exactly what we wanted we would return again and recommend to everyone."

    The childrem were thought of and even had books and boardgames in the cottage for them...we were very happy with our trip and nobody wanted to leave.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Could do with a downstairs toilet. The oven was not working, as it had packed up on the previous persons holiday, they had not had time to fix it. Especialy as it was Christmas holidays.

    Thank you for your comments, we have now installed a new oven. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara4.1Jan 2020

  • "Great cottage and well located for our needs."

    Couldn’t have asked for anymore in terms of facilities and comfort of the cottage. Only issue the fan on the oven was broken which meant our food took longer to cook. Other than that a perfect little break. We would definitely stay again and recommend

    Thank you for your comment. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your cottage and would visit again. We ask guests to contact us during their stay if there are any issues so we can look to make the stay as enjoyable as possible. Thanks again and we hope to see you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam4.7Dec 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Meardy cottage over the Christmas period, we didn't get to meet the owners but spoke a few times on the phone & they seemed really nice & left a lovely welcome package of cakes/wine."

    the cottage was well equipped & everything was clean ,the pictures just don't do it any justice's very spacious but also cosy. my children loved looking out of the windows & seeing the farm animals around us. just a few minutes walk there's a little country pub that's serves lovely homemade food & the landlady was lovely & very welcoming. I would definitely recommend this beautiful cottage & will definitely be booking again in the future,we've stayed in a few over Christmas time but this ones definitely my favourite 10/10

    Reviewed by Sabrina4.7Dec 2019

  • "Absolute beautiful cottage."

    Very clean, stunning views, owners very helpful and easy to communicate to. (Got lost and did there best to help us find the cottage) lovely gesture of mince pies red wine and cake on arrival. Local farmers allowed us on there field's to access the beautiful surrounding view. Overall just what we needed a relaxing weekend. Thank you so much :)

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect and in a really lovely location."

    It was decorated and furnished perfectly, there was everything could could have ever needed and more we can’t wait to return. Thank you for a wonderful stay

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2019

  • "Third time to Meardy cottage, such a lovely stay Gareth and Brid have a beautiful home away from home."

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Oct 2019

  • "Could do with a downstairs wc"

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Sep 2019

  • "Very lucky with the weather no rain met the owners of the property very nice and ..."

    Very lucky with the weather no rain met the owners of the property very nice and helpfull had a realy good holiday and a nice friendly pub just 5 mins walk down the road and the food was really good great time all round would go again

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Sep 2019

  • "Had a great time at meardy cottage it was really nice and clean and spacious everything is perfect kitchen has good things and A5 is just at the end of lane love staying at cottage again ."

    Reviewed by Muhammad Z5.0Aug 2019

  • "Easy process booking and the cottage exceeded our expectations."

    Beautifully renovated and furnished well. The Kitchen had everything you needed! We were very impressed. Lovely welcome pack which was a bonus

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, loads of space and lovely spacious facilities."

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2019

  • "We love Maerdy."

    Feels like home.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2019

  • "Our stay was brilliant; owners lovely, house well cleaned, spacious and well equipped."

    This area of Wales was beautiful and we found plenty to do.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage is very tidy, well equipped and in mint condition."

    We met the owner at our arrival, they are very nice and friendly. The surrounding is absolutely peaceful, we can only recommend it!

    Reviewed by Manfred5.0Jun 2019

  • "The owners were very helpfully and friendly."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "Property was perfect very clean and very well equipped."

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was exactly as listed and possibly more, was super nice to receive a welcome gift, they were helpful in letting my daughters drop their luggage off early when they arrived in wales earlier than anticipated, very kind."

    plenty of room for the 6 of us, and great to be able to sit outside too as the weather was exceptionally good. i would thoroughly recommend this cottage to my family and friends. this was a great base for our weekend away.

    Reviewed by E E5.0Apr 2019

  • "Maerdy Cottage is Sykes Jewel in the Crown."

    Great place to get away from the stress/hussle and bussle of city work. House had lots of space, very clean, with comfy beds, all set in a very quiet location. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful. We (mother-in-law, wife, 2 girls (8 & 13) and myself) really enjoyed the stay - location great for exploring Snowdonia/North/Mid Wales and Anglesey only 30 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes away. Bala only 8 miles away down the road. Plenty of walks around the area with right OS maps. 5 happy customers.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2019

  • "Maerdy has such a solid real feel to it."

    It’s an instant at home place with plenty of space downstairs for dancing!! Our hosts always leave us a welcome gift of goodies and on this occasion, with snow on the ground, they had popped in to turn the heat up too. Gorgeous and toasty. Looking forward to our next visit already.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Feb 2019

  • "An absolute idyll."

    I would strongly recommend Maerdy Cottage. Beautiful cottage, everything you could possibly want away from home, and so easy from booking to access. Great break. Welcome pack on arrival just added the finishing touches.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely solid safe feeling cottage to sit out storm Callum."

    We had a fabulous weekend running round wild wales. Loved the general feel of the place , the indoor space, and also the little details. Sharp knives! Good cooking equipment. Welsh cakes on arrival. Thanks so much to our hosts. We feel much restored and already thinking about when we can escape there again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage is in an ideal area for visiting North Wales and West Midlands."

    It was a lovely cottage to spend a lazy week with walks straight from the door.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Sep 2018

  • "Very pleasent and friendly owners, a really beautiful cottage which was well furnished and very clean (the photos online do not do it justice it was a lot nicer when we arrived) the local area is beautiful with a lot to see and do nearby."

    Reviewed by Mo5.0Aug 2018

  • "Had a brilliant time the cottage was lovely more than expected lovely area would ..."

    Had a brilliant time the cottage was lovely more than expected lovely area would definitely go back again only downfall was we had to leave

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2018

  • "A very well equipped, clean, comfortable and homely property situated in a very convinient location."

    Was racing in Glan Y Gors over the weekend which was located about 10 minutes up the A5. Without a doubt would book again if the racing calender brings us back to North Wales.

    Reviewed by Damien5.0May 2018

  • "No the cottage was very nice very clean even the back yard was great met all our expectations"

    Reviewed by Robert Paul5.0May 2018

  • "This was our second time that we have been and, like the first time we stayed, we have really enjoyed the stay."

    It is a fantastic cottage in a fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Apr 2018

  • "Really pleased."

    Great quality cottage. Better than hoped. Very easy instructions and booking fantastic experience all round

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2018

  • "We had a very relaxing stay at Maerdy Cottage over the festive period."

    The view from the cottage was fantastic and we enjoyed our stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The cottage was always warm and the facilities available to us exceeded our expectations. It was relatively close to various tourist attractions including Mount Snowdon and Snowdonia National Park. We always had a fun game to play in the evenings after an eventful day. It was definitely a home away from home and we will be recommending this property to all our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Sabah4.8Dec 2017

  • "A fantastic cottage in a brilliant location, loads of space for parking."

    Cosy nights in with the fire place, a perfect base camp for activities in north wales.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Oct 2017

  • "The cottage was very clean and furnished top notch."

    My family loved the place and was very pleased. It was a great location for touring . The owners were very nice and accommodating.

    Reviewed by Bryon5.0Sep 2017

  • "Enjoyable week , cottage refurbished to a very high standered."

    Exelent location. Brid & Gareth very pleasant there if you need them but no way intrusive. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2017

  • "The owners of the property left us to it, we have a daughter who has physical and learning disablities and she REALLY enjoyed our first family hoilday."

    The owners offered us another night in the cottage free but unfortantly we couldn't take them up on their kind offer due to my husband's work comitments.We are already thinking that we would like to rebook our next hoilday at Mardy Cottage.The cottage was spotless and you could tell that the cottage is lovingly kept to the highest state of cleaness both of our young children ( 5 and 4) are both wanting to go back in the near future and I think that the weekend we were there we will ALL have lasting fond memories.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Apr 2017

  • "Excellent farm cottage, high quality renovation."

    Reviewed by Steve4.6Feb 2017

  • "Staying with work rather than holiday, however excellent facilities, Sykes are a good company to deal with."

    Reviewed by Steve4.8Feb 2017

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  • Three bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating, underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and slimline dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview (1 x Smart TV), DVD, WiFi, a small selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Property is part of a working livestock farm, road and nearby farm buildings used by occasional farm vehicles and livestock
  • Note: In one corner of the rear courtyard there are steps which form a slight drop, children to be supervised

The property

Corwen 4 miles.

This lovely detached farmhouse is located in the small scattered hamlet of Maerdy which sits between Corwen and Cerrigydrudion, in beautiful North Wales.

Surrounded by some wonderful countryside and situated on the owners’ 68-acre working sheep and cattle farm, this cottage is a perfect base for families or friends who wish to spend some quality time together walking and exploring this wonderful part of North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park.

Sympathetically and imaginatively renovated to a high standard, with good quality oak furnishings, this cottage retains many lovely features, such as exposed ceiling beams, deep window sills and an impressive red brick inglenook fireplace with slate hearth and woodburning stove.

The welcoming sitting room with comfy brushed suede sofas is a lovely place to sit and relax long into the evening, and the wood-effect tiled flooring, arranged in a herringbone pattern works beautifully with the well thought out interior.

The underfloor heating throughout the ground floor ensures an ambient temperature is maintained for your comfort.

There are two dining areas providing the ideal dining experience whether you choose something a little more formal in the comfort of the sitting room, where you can enjoy a family meal together, or the more casual setting in the spacious kitchen with its well-appointed modern cream units.

Upstairs, there are three stylish bedrooms all with TVs, a twin room and two king-size double bedrooms offering good family accommodation, and all serviced by the modern, family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.

There is ample parking to the front of the cottage with an enclosed courtyard at the rear providing a pleasant and private area where you can sit and chat over a glass of something chilled.

A five minute, stroll downhill takes you to the village pub if you fancy a night off from the cooking, and there are some wonderful walks from the doorstep with access to numerous unspoilt paths.

The popular towns of Corwen and Bala are close by with an array of shops and eating establishments on offer.

Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) is ideal for watersport enthusiasts with canoeing, sailing and kayaking available or visit the nearby National Whitewater Centre.

The Glassblobbery is very close and worth a visit or the Rhug Organic Farm, with its shop and café just a short drive away.

With so much to see and do in the area and so many attractions within easy reach, this cottage provides the perfect base for experiencing the tranquillity of rural Wales and fantastic local days out.

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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 Erddig, 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 nearby. The nearby exhilarating Snowdonia National Park; an arena of outdoor adventure is just waiting to be discovered and can also be accessed via the lovely village of Betws-y-Coed, the official 'Gateway to Snowdonia’.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter