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Swn Y Coed

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Glyndyfrdwy, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Really enjoyed my time here."

    Reviewed by Gillian4.1Jun 2024

  • "A really cosy and homely cottage with plenty of hot water for baths at the end of a long walk."

    Great location for walking without having to drive. We did five brilliant all-day walks from the cottage door. The outdoor seating area looks out on to the river and we were visited by different varieties of birds at dusk. We will definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Lyn4.4Nov 2023

  • "The house is in a lovely area, with a lot of places to go for a walk or cityvisits."

    Nearby Snowdonia National Park (within a hour drive). There's is enough space in the house to stay with four adults. We were with the two of us. When we arrived it seems that the cleaner had to leave the house in a hurry. All the cleaning-materials were in the livingroom (??). We had a few problems with internet and heating the first day. It was impossible to reach the owner by phone. And she even didn't react on my textmessage. When I phoned the other number of a man "who knows almost everything of the house". He said he only was a keyholder. The heatingsystem (with a Nest thermostat) turned almost every hour back to a low temperature, which made it less comfortable in the evenings. The kitchen was complete with all you need for a longer stay with preparting your own food. We finally found the glasworks in the smaller livingroom. The fact that we were unable to open the frontdoor, wasn't a problem for us. We only used the backdoor. ;)

    Reviewed by Barend3.4Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, both the cottage and the lovely countryside around - where we walked every day."

    We had difficulty with the mortise lock on the front door, only being able to unlock it from the outside. The use of the z-bed, was really useful - thank you.

    Thank you for the constructive feedback re the front door mortise lock . I am aware that this is rather stiff and am looking to give it some attention on my next visit . Pleased you had a good visit to this lovely area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather3.4Jun 2023

  • "Perfect in every way , 2nd visit we will be back."

    Thank you so much for that feedback and delighted you enjoyed your stay at Swn y coed I look forward to your return visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jan 2023

  • "Swn Y Coed is a gem."

    It is a welcoming home, rather than the sterile surroundings holiday lets can often be. The location is beautifully rural with a pretty garden which has a view of forested hills beyond. There are great walks to enjoy from the doorstep. The house is well equipped to thoroughly take advantage of self-catering and is comfortable and cosy to enjoy evenings in. We had such a brilliant time and hope we may be able to return in the future. Thank you

    Sorry I missed responding to this feedback from last October I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Swn y coed When I decided to change my Aunt s home into a holiday let for economic reasons I wanted to retain the homely atmosphere as far as possible Hopefully I have achieved that Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a stunning part of the country."

    Equipped with everything you would need.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Thanks for hosting us."

    We had an excellent holiday. The property had all the required utilities. The location was amazing and we enjoyed the stay. There are plenty of places to explore in the Llangollen area. Couple of minor observations: 1. The bathroom door knob was quiet tough to open from inside 2. The rod holding the shower head might need to be looked at as it was but wobbly.

    Thank you for your comments re Swn y coed and pleased you had a good holiday and enjoyed the house as well I am aware of the bathroom door and have a new handle to replace that as it is stiff My problem has been finding the time when the local carpenter can come in and fit between let’s ! I will look at shower rod when next there . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rayappan Raja5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely, we had a great visit, our second time visiting for our Wedding Anniversary and it was just as lovely as the first time."

    The cottage is cosy and well equipped and the views over the River Dee are amazing. We went walking down the lanes, visited Plas Newydd House, very interesting and well worth a visit with a lovely Tea Room on site that served lovely lunches, snacks or Afternoon Tea and a walk along the stream, we visited Chirk Castle, another lovely place to visit and a courtesy bus takes you up to the castle from the car park if you need it, we visited Rhugg Farm Shop, lovely selection of goods and goodies. We were not too far away for days out to Betws-y-Coed, Bala Lake and Llandudno, also all worth a visit. There are lots of eating places and shops in LLangollen approx., 10 minutes away. There is an Aldi Supermarket just this side of Llangollen which provides for all of your requirements. The Berwyn Arms is at the top of the village and turn right, lovely atmosphere and food. The parking is on street but both times we have visited we have never had a problem parking as there has always been plenty of space. We will certainly book a return visit.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful place tp stay,clean ,comfortable,plenty of space for all,everything ..."

    Beautiful place tp stay,clean ,comfortable,plenty of space for all,everything you need has been provided,the garden is a joy, would highly recomend,

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Sep 2022

  • "This cottage has to be one of the best that we have stayed in."

    Everything was immaculate and for the self caterers amongst us could not be faulted. The views from the back of the cottage were amazing, helped of course by the wonderful weather. Our only problem was that when we arrived we were expecting someone to be there to let us into the cottage and it was locked. Fortunately a very friendly neighbour came to the rescue allowing us to use her phone to speak to the office who explained where the key to the house was located. We would certainly recommend this cottage.

    So pleased to receive such a positive report with credit to my Housekeeper who does her best to keep the house as welcoming as we can. It certainly is situated in a lovely area of North Wales . The owner would live there if she could ! Thank you for the feedback which supports several I have received in my Visitors book Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed this cottage a lot once we had settled in and it was very good value for having a room each (2 of us)."

    There was a huge amount of books, games etc, which we hardly used as the weather was so good. Unfortunately, we couldn't find a 'users guide' to the cottage and had to work our way through manufacturer's information. We couldn't find anything about the nest thermostat so we got the heating working to our satisfaction by trial and error and some advice by an engineer who came to check the boiler. It was colder inside than outside when we arrived, and the bathroom floor was extremely wet and we had to dry it- not a great start Good things were lots of space- and storage space. Big comfortable lounge and pretty garden. Good kitchen, plenty of space in freezer/fridge

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Mar 2022

  • "Lovely spacious house, beautiful setting, great location for walking and local attractions."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely brilliant stay…"

    Reviewed by Smitha5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was very well equipped with everything you could need and we loved the vintage feel throughout - with one exception, the double bedroom at the front of the cottage which due to it position looked out onto the lane and unfortunately just provided a view of our car."

    This was not a problem in itself but the room was totally out of keeping with the rest of the house and as two couples one would definitely draw the short straw as the room at the back of the house was lovely with views over the glorious countryside (A5 aside - which wasn't a problem except on the Sunday when it appeared to be used as race track for motorcycles). The room is small and lacked anywhere to hang clothes so we had to live out of our bags all week, the spare fold away bed in the corner (could have been stored in the locked attic room?) added to the 'spare/forgotten room' feel so felt like we were back in our old student house. It needs blinds for privacy during the day and a black out curtain to shut out the light of the street lamp outside at night, replacing the MDF chest of drawers with something more in keeping and adding a small wardrobe in the recess would greatly help. We were unfortunate in that the house next door is undergoing some restoration so most mornings when we were having breakfast tin the (lovely) garden the sound of power tools and hammers forced us back indoors. If you don't mind driving out to the surrounding area to eat out etc, it is in a good location and you have nice walks from the door. the surrounding countryside and the spectacular River Dee makes it one of the prettiest parts of Wales. Bonus of Aldi a few miles down the road if you want to stock up on provisions.

    Reviewed by Linda4.1May 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic spacious cottage for the perfect holiday."

    With the Dee river flowing so close and the beautiful mountains beyond, the views are great from the windows. The garden is a joy! There are so many different kinds of plants and flowers that the place is going to excite adults and children alike. The rooms are very comfortable and the beds are great. Also, Ron is an extremely helpful and kind person - thus making the stay extra special. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Debasmita5.0May 2021

  • "Great cottage."

    Lovely area and views. For me it was like visiting grandma in her house in the mountains. Very spacious cottage. We spent extraordinary evenings by the log burner in the snug. Very nice garden with access to the river at the back. Thank you. I will go back there, if possible in the future.

    Reviewed by Michal5.0Apr 2021

  • "Excellent location as we were interested in the canal system and aqueducts in the area."

    A beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was more than we expected."

    We had ample space for our family of four. We loved the snug with the fire.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful house, felt really homely."

    Great location. Had everything we needed and more. Our 1 year old daughter slept well too - a miracle!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2020

  • "A wonderful cottage, much better than we were expecting."

    Everything we needed and more! Clean and comfortable, with a beautiful garden. The garden probably isn't suitable for young children/those with mobility problems (there is a steep drop off at the end of the garden) Lots of lovely walks you can do from the front door. Might be worth highlighting on a cupboard door that the glasses are stored in the 'snug' area as we missed that initially. When we arrived there was a letter informing us there would be a powercut on one full day. This wasn't a problem as we were out for the day, but if someone that was staying had a medical condition, for example, it might have been something they'd need to be made aware of in advance. A quick call or text before the stay could have informed us. Wifi worked perfectly. Would have preferred twin beds in one of the rooms or a larger king size bed. The general peace of the area was much appreciated, all we could hear were the sheep in the nearby field. It was nice to be able to walk through the orchard to the river, although we were a bit anxious that people were wondering what we were doing when walking though! We had our own maps with us, but were missing the one covering the area above Llangollen. Having some OS maps for cottage visitors to borrow might be a nice touch? Chip shop in Corwen was excellent, phoned our order through and picked up at the door, well organised for Covid-19 distancing. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jul 2020

  • "We love this house."

    It is the second time we have stayed and will definitely stay again. It’s like staying at a relatives house, it literally has everything you need. Stunning views and perfect for relaxing and winding down. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2019

  • "I have been with Sykes previous and their properties have been good value."

    However, this property was not up to scratch. The bathroom toilet was broken, and the old boiler system was a nuisance if you wanted hot water or central heating. The second bedroom was very shabby and the spare spring bed would be a joke if you needed it because there is nowhere to put it. Outside, the views are stunning, but there is nowhere to sit and enjoy them because the seating was all broken. The kitchen was just full of old cutlery and appliances. The house has much potential, but the owner should really invest some time and money into it. We stayed in August peak season and paid premium for the property. Sorry, but I expected a little bit more than what we got.

    Many thanks for your feedback. Guests do love our vintage style character property with wonderful views. The property sleeps 4 with two double beds and we provide a Z bed as an extra for a child if needed. We have now replaced the garden furniture with a new table and chairs for four guests. The combi boiler does take a minute for the hot water to run through but is very efficient. however, we do appreciate that not everybody is used to a combi boiler Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon2.8Aug 2019

  • "Although we enjoyed our stay at Swn Y Coed there were a couple of things that we felt needed to be improved upon."

    The lounge furniture was very uncomfortable and we felt the lounge looked a bit shabby. There were lots of really old equipment in the kitchen and as we like to cook, we would have preferred using newer equipment. It was rather chilly over our stay and we tried to put the fire on in the dining area but there was no gas left in both bottles, which was a disappointment. On the plus side the property had great facilities, comfortable beds and in a nice quiet location with lovely views. We just felt it needed more attention to detail.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you felt the sofa was uncomfortable but it was fully reupholstered and recovered in July 2018 when the room was redecorated. We do ask if any guest has an issue during their stay to please call the number in the property and we do our best to resolve any issue for you. The gas bottled could have been changed during your stay if we had been made aware. We provide numerous items in the kitchen that we feel guests may need . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda3.4Jun 2019

  • "Really beautiful area, lots of interesting places to visit and many lovely walks."

    Cottage has a great view down the valley to the River Dee but is not too far from Llangolllen or go up the lane at the back and you are in the hills. Cottage has all the facilities needed and but mixed with the feel of home vintage style.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2019

  • "Everything a bit dated - but does that matter?"

    The only actual criticism would be that when heating was on there was smell of oil? from the boiler throughout the kitchen area.

    Reviewed by Lf5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely scenic area."

    Very quiet and peaceful. Never saw or heard a soul while we were in. Cottage was clean and cosy. Only odd thing about it was that every drawer and cupboard was filled with years and years worth of 'stuff'. A holiday cottage needs just the basics plus whatever decorative items are left to make the place look and feel nice. You don't really want to see 50 years of someone elses clutter. No holidaymaker is going to use all of the old, mismatched cutlery, crockey, pans and utensils in the kitchen so why not pare it down to one nice set of the essential stuff. Other than that minor observation we had a great stay. Lovely to see all the birds in the garden each morning too.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Oct 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a quiet location not far from LLangollen and its facilities."

    Cottage has lovely views over the River Dee and there is plenty of walking in the area plus canal rides and not forgetting the steam train in the valley. We will book again!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x double with extra Z-bed
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast area
  • Utility with cloakroom
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Snug with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVD's
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis
  • High chair,Travel cot (but please bring own bedding) and stairgate
  • Enclosed front garden and patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 10 mins walk
  • Nearest shop 4 miles
  • Note: mobile phone signal can be intermittent
  • Please note: Check in is 4:30pm and check out is 11am
  • Please note: This property has a minimum of 3 night stays

The property

Tucked away amongst a plethora of flourishing wildlife, engulfed by the astounding Dee Valley, is this wonderful country-style cottage in the Denbighshire village of Glyndyfrdwy.

This semi-detached property is the perfect getaway for families and friends, seeking comfort in natural surroundings and a tranquil spot to gather your thoughts and unwind into a relaxing country holiday.

Boasting an elevated position, overlooking the breath-taking scenes of the Welsh valley, this spacious accommodation offers rooms with stunning vistas and a cosy, traditional feel throughout.

The charming snug room rests with a comfortable position, keeping in tone with the characterful qualities of the cottage; it showcases an exposed chimney breast with inset woodburner and a traditional slate floor.

Here you can enjoy a soothing spot to write a postcard home to your loved ones.

Equally the lounge/diner offers a wonderful position where you can admire vistas out across the hillside and read a book quietly within a calm setting.

The kitchen is a home-from-home, well-equipped with ample utensils and a lovely breakfast area in one corner.

Just off from here is a utility with a washing machine, tumble dryer, as well as a cloakroom for your convenience.

Upstairs, a delightful bathroom serves the bedrooms in a bright and airy fashion.

Both the back and front porch have space to hang your coats and kick off your boots after a venturesome walk exploring the local region.

The garden boasts a riverside setting with an abundance of pretty plants, shrubs and a lovely water feature.

The kids can happily enjoy a game of hide-and-seek, whilst you benefit a relaxing seat on the patio with a chilled glass of wine on a balmy afternoon.

Enjoy the pleasantries of Glyndyfrwy, nestled near the foothills of the Berwyn Mountains, offering a local pub.

Nearby the picturesque town of Llangollen boasts shop, cafes and walking aplenty, along with watersports and charming steam train.

Llangollen railway station is a local, preserved railway station on the former Ruabon to Barmouth Line and is on the eastern terminus of the historic Llangollen Railway.

This traditional-style holiday let will have you wanting to return.

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About the location


Llangollen 4.4 miles; Bala 14 miles.

The small village of Glyndyfrdwy is situated amidst the beautiful Dee Valley, just 4.4 miles from the picturesque town of Llangollen. Situated close to the foothills of the scenic Berwyn Mountains, the village is renowned as the home of Owain Glyndwr where, in 1400, he proclaimed himself Prince of Wales and thus began his 14-year rebellion against the English. Today you can still see Owain's Mount - the eroded remains of a 12th century castle motte, whilst the village itself offers a village pub. Great walking is available with the Offa's Dyke Pathway nearby, whilst canoeing on the River Dee is available for those who enjoy water sports. The nearby town of Llangollen offers a good range of shops, pubs and eateries and is internationally famous for its annual Musical Eisteddfod as well as for white water rafting opportunities. Take a steam train through the picturesque Dee Valley, visit the National Trust properties at Erddig or Chirk Castle or take some time to explore the Clwydian Hills or the delights of Snowdonia National Park. A fabulous location at any time of year!

Please note: Check in is 4:30pm and check out is 11am.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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