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Abbey Cottage

Denbigh, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1056018)



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  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Electric car charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "We all really enjoyed our stay at Abbey Cottage it was very clean and had everything we needed the kids were thrilled with all the games available and the garden was lovely and private so much room for them to play in."

    Just one or two points the microwave turntable wasn’t working properly but we were still able to use it and there was only I hand towel between two people in our bathroom. The dishwasher was an absolute godsend for our family of nine . Thanks to Ian for the welcome pack will certainly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely week, all was good and certain members of the family really enjoyed the snooker table!"

    Needs more pillows for sure but that is just a thought. thanks to the owner Ian for a being so welcoming

    Reviewed by AndreaMay 2022

  • "Wow! Great house with light, spacious rooms, easy parking, lovely garden and lots to do indoors."

    Very quiet at night yet close to all amenities. Highly recommended though we agree the pillows may need guests to bring a second and the downstairs shower door is very hard to open with no knob on the inside.

    Thanks Winifrede for your kind comments and also thanks for leaving the house so clean. We have now provided extra pillows Property Owner

    Reviewed by WinifrideMay 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for a family get together."

    Everything you need. The game’s facilities were outstanding and the gardens superb. We hardly left the house as it was such a relaxing place to be. Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "This was a perfect choice for a location to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary."

    Six adults , three children. Superb location at the end of a private lane. No traffic noise and yet within walking distance , shops, pubs , take always and restaurant. The cottage provided all kinds of entertainment for adults and children alike. Pool, darts ,basketball,games ,books, table tennis. Slight criticism ( and I feel reluctant to mention any ). Would have welcomed instructions for the microwave. The button markings had been rubbed away ! And worth bringing extra pillows. Welcome pack much appreciated and Ian , (host,)very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2022

  • "Abbey Cottage is beautiful."

    The owner kindly met us there on arrival and showed us round. The property was very clean, the beds are comfortable if you like more than one pillow to sleep on which some of our group did I would recommend taking an extra one with you. The location is excellent when inside the property it feels secluded but is also perfectly positioned to walk to shops within minutes. This house has something for everyone we took older relatives with us so the two separate living spaces gave some down time for grandparents while the children watched Netflix and played pool and table tennis. The house is also very warm with fantastic under floor heating in the main living room. We had a problem with one of the bathrooms on our second day and the owner came straight out the same day and fixed it for us which was much appreciated. The oven was a little tricky and we found cooking food took a long time, one side being hotter than the other too. We recommend the Chinese / fish and chip shop by the traffic lights, the food was amazing. Our older members of the group would have preferred a shower caddy or some shelves to store toiletries instead of bending down while in the shower and some toilet roll holders and hand towel rails but that really is just a preference it does not take away that Abbey cottage is a fantastic house and the owner is super helpful. We can’t wait to return to Abbey Cottage again, thank you for a great holiday we were sad to leave.

    Reviewed by AmyApr 2022

  • "House was lovely, very well equipped and has lots of facilities."

    We went as a party of 11 with ages ranging from 8 to 70 and everyone loved it.

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2022

  • "Perfect cottage, with interesting history, for 11 of us to celebrate a family birthday."

    Had everything we needed, large kitchen with storage for everything. The ensuite bedroom with door access from lounge was ideal for 4 year old granddaughter so we could sit in lounge and be able to hear her once she was in bed. We enjoyed the pool table, and the other facilities in garage adjoining the lounge, table tennis, football game and darts. The garden was a great size, but unfortunately didn't get to use it much due to the weather. The views from garden and upstairs that side were beautiful. Shops, etc, within about 5 minute walk. Communication with the owner was very good. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by PhilippaJan 2022

  • "If you're looking for out and out luxury, this isn't the place for you."

    But if what you want is a thoroughly comfortable bolthole, Abbey Cottage would take some beating. Like the remains of the friary in the garden, Abbey Cottage dates from the 13th century, and is claimed to be the oldest inhabited house in Wales. Signs of its medieval past are still evident in some outer walls and vaulted ceilings, all of which add to its charm. It was the owner's family home for many years, and it's as though they just moved out but left the house and its contents as they were. The result is a warm and welcoming lived in atmosphere, with all the equipment for day-to-day life - far removed from the sterile surroundings of some purpose-built rental properties where everything has obviously been counted out to accommodate the maximum number of guests and no more. Tucked away down a private (though very muddy!) lane around half a mile from the centre of Denbigh, the cottage offers total privacy and peace, which must make outdoor living in summer a real joy. But on a cold and damp February weekend we preferred to enjoy all the many activities offered in the toasty warmth of the cottage which, in addition to very efficient central heating also offered a wood-burning stove with plenty of fuel. We had a snooker room in the main lounge, plus a table tennis table, darts, skittles and cross-trainer in the integral garage. There were also stacks of books and games for quieter moments plus a massive TV complete with Netflix etc. Denbigh itself is a small, unassuming town about a 15-minute walk away up a long slow incline. There’s an Aldi and a Lidl at the bottom of the hill near the cottage, with The Coffee Pot, an excellent quirky cafe opposite which is a great place for breakfast if you don’t feel like cooking

    Reviewed by RayDec 2021

  • "House was spacious and comfortable for a group of 11."

    Group enjoyed the pool table and table tennis. Plenty of parking space. Kitchen well equiped however one of ovens did not heat up well and space around table was limited. could not sit 11. Luckily we had two members of our party requiring high chairs. Look out for the view into main bathroom through cupboard! Luckily our 8 year old didnt find it! Really enjoyed our stay. Owner very friendly and helpful. Not sure I'd recommend Denbigh itself ( though castle worth a look) but great base for visiting surrounding area.

    Reviewed by VanessaNov 2021

  • "Beautiful property with much historic background nestled in the ruins of an Abbey."

    Down a small lane, incredible space, parking and facilities, including pool table, ping pong, and football. Stunning garden with lovely nooks and crannies - and ponds plus car charger station. Well laid out for families, spacious and quirky. Kitchen well laid out with great breakfast table.

    Reviewed by JanetteNov 2021

  • "Fantastic stay with my family this week."

    The cottage was beautiful and clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Close to local shops and take aways for convenience. Big gardens which the dogs loved running round in safely. Met the owner when we arrived who was great and gave us info about the cottage and the friary ruins next to the cottage. Would recommend to everyone for a lovely comfortable stay. We’ll definitely be staying again.

    Reviewed by SueNov 2021

  • "We are a family of 9 aged from 25 to 95 so it was important that the accommodation could meet all our needs."

    There is so much space at Abbey Cottage both inside & out, with ample parking & even an electric car charger. The variety of games were a particular highlight, with something for all of us to enjoy! Denbigh is a great location, with independent shops & amazing scenery close by. We had the most wonderful stay there & can highly recommend it as the perfect place for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2021

  • "Abbey cottage is a beautiful place, could do with a little updating to make it ..."

    Abbey cottage is a beautiful place, could do with a little updating to make it great but overall a wonderful place and owner is more than helpful

    Reviewed by NickSep 2021

  • "Had a fantastic week at Abbey Cottage, both the house and garden was spacious and dog friendly."

    We got a Tesco food delivery but there are plenty of supermarkets within walking distance.

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2021

  • "Staying at Abbey Cottage was lovely, set within beautiful grounds with lots of space for the children to run around."

    The BBQ area was a lovely touch . The home was large and spacious with everything you would need for you stay, double oven was very good and useful especially for a large group, we really enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by CelesteJul 2021

  • "Had an amazing week at Abbey Cottage."

    Everything we could have needed was there with extra touches such as board games, books and table tennis, darts and table football. Lovely garden with lots of space and patio area to enjoy a bbq. Very welcoming host. Would definitely recommend and hope to return to stay again in the future!

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2021

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Abbey Cottage."

    Ian (owner) is friendly and a great source for recommendations of places to go and places to dine. The Cottage is stunning and the garden is amazing. Plenty of room for the dogs to run wild...great location. Will definitely be back..

    Reviewed by NicholasJun 2021

  • "Very suitable for a mixed family holiday."

    Plenty for children to do. Dog loved the garden which was escape proof. Very Helpful Owner. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by GailJun 2021

  • "We loved our holiday at Abbey Cottage."

    The property is really spacious. We were 6 adults, 3 children and 2 dogs and felt like we had loads of space. It is well positioned for the coast, Snowdon and other walks. The garden is a real highlight. Our only regret is that we did not spend more time in the house or garden - we are already trying to work out when to go back! We were a bit worried about the dogs and children but the owner, who could not have been more helpful, put our minds at rest straight away and said it was our home for the week and we could do as we liked (which was helpful as one of the dogs jumped straight into the pond as soon as we arrived!). We really appreciated the text half way through the holiday to ensure everything was OK with the cottage. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed and we could all fit around the dining table. All in all I cannot recommend highly enough - we would love to go back.

    Reviewed by TanyaMay 2021

  • "Abbey cottage is a wonderful holiday let , if your looking for all ages then look no further , this can accommodate ages 1-100 , it has everything you could ask for , was kindly greeted by Mr Carpenter upon arrival , he showed us all round his beautiful home , the bedrooms are all large & plenty of storage space , fully equipt kitchen for all your guests , two living rooms so if anyone want some peace & quiet they can escape to one of those , huge safe & fully enclosed garden so our dogs could run around freely without us worrying about them escaping , games room for the evenings or rainy days , perfect location as , Lidl & Aldi are a stones throw away , we had the perfect break & will defiantly be returning , i would 100% recommend staying here & can’t wait to go again , thanks so much for having us ."

    Reviewed by SamanthaMay 2021

  • "Excellent stay at Abbey Cottage."

    Great amenities in the cottage and the host was very friendly and helpful. Would recommend others to stay here

    Reviewed by AdenApr 2021

  • "Abbey cottage ..."

    Abbey cottage What a wonderful house exceeded our expectations We we're met on the day of arrival by the owner ( Ian ) he was so welcoming and helpful and stayed in touch during the week to make sure we we’re all ok The facilities are excellent Beds very comfy and all rooms lovely decorated It is superbly situated for the village of Denbigh with its many supermarkets minutes away Cannot fault one thing about abbey cottage and would highly recommend definitely a 5* property

    Reviewed by TrudyApr 2021

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x king-size with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room, 1 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x triple with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room
  • Jack-and-Jill shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with snooker table, TV, sound system, many family games and woodburning stove
  • Second sitting room with TV, sound system, woodburning stove and direct access to large external patio
  • Utility/games room
  • First-floor playroom
  • Gas central heating (underfloor heated in main sitting room) with two woodburning stoves
  • Gas range cooker and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer, Smart TV, Sky Sports, snooker table (¾ size), table tennis, elliptical trainer and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and logs (starter pack) inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, two patio areas with seating, and woodland (¾ of an acre)
  • BBQ and starter pack of charcoal
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops (major supermarkets), restaurant, take-aways, leisure centre, outdoor play area, skate park and pubs 0.1 mile
  • Note: There are two small uncovered ponds within the garden, children must therefore be supervised at all times
  • Note: The original 13th century doorway remaining in the property is a low threshold, please mind your head
  • Note: The grounds are next to a school playing field, some noise can be occasionally heard when the primary school children have their play-time
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar - family groups only
  • There is a 7kW electric car charger which can be used for any type of vehicle, and charged at approx 15p/kWh payable directly to the owner
  • The car charger has a meter that will show how much has been used and will be reset for every guest's visit

The property

A wonderful and spacious 13th century Grade II listed property with the rustic ruins of Denbigh Friary in the front garden, Abbey Cottage can host a group or family of eleven guests in the bustling town of Denbigh, North Wales.

Enjoying almost an acre of grounds including large tranquil lawn space and woodland, the property features traditional and original features alongside a contemporary extension, bringing you all you need for a self-catered stay, with a great location for enjoying both the rural gems of North Wales and the stunning coastline, as well as being located in the centre of the historic market town of Denbigh.

Begin by entering into the spacious hallway and be met with an excellent ground-floor double bedroom to your left, home to an en-suite shower too, perfect for the older generation travelling with you.

This bedroom opens into the heart of the home, the lofty sitting room which features a modern woodburning stove, large corner sofa, two other sofas and a Smart TV, as well as a three-quarter size snooker table, providing plenty of ways to relax.

Another relaxing spot can be found in the second sitting room, with another woodburning stove in here, TV and lots of plush seating, you can wind down with a warm drink and a good book, while others head to the double garage turned utility/games room for a table tennis tournament, table football, or darts, with the washer and elliptical trainer in here too.

Rustle up some scrumptious home-cooked meals using the impressive range cooker in the kitchen/diner, with a long farmhouse dining table to seat everyone, you can spend long evenings feasting on delicious food, refreshing drinks and wonderful company.

Spend time outside in the idyllic and tranquil garden setting, with just under an acre of grounds to explore, you can relax at one of the two patio areas, watch over as children and canine companions play on the secure lawn, and take a morning stroll through the woodland areas before spying some wildlife in the two small ponds, with the ruins of Denbigh friary right next door within the boundary of Abbey Cottage offering local history on your doorstep too.

The garden is dog secure, surrounded by stone walls and fencing.

Retire to one of the bedrooms after another fun-filled day, with a ground-floor king-size bedroom completing the ground-floor layout, and three other bedrooms on the first floor, including a king-size and a triple bedroom (3 single beds in a very large bedroom) which both benefit from Jack-and-Jill access to a shower room, and another king-size, all with quality furnishings, with lovely views and plenty of storage space for your things.

Freshen up in the spacious shared bathroom, choosing to wake with a refreshing shower or take an indulgent soak in the Jacuzzi bath tub, adding a little bit of luxury to your trip.

Stroll into the town of Denbigh and reach pubs and shops in minutes, pick up fresh and local ingredients for your own culinary creations, or dine out at one of the many restaurants and pubs.

Enjoy a family walk up to Denbigh Castle (10 minute walk from the house), resting on a steep hilltop, you can take in the amazing views of North Wales from here and get some amazing holiday snaps next to this dramatic fortress.

Walkers can delight in being within easy reach of the wonderful Clwydian Range and Offa’s Dyke, with the highest point being the ever popular Moel Famau, you can embark on picturesque walks here, with the Loggerheads Country Park also great for family strolls.

Those who enjoy mountain biking can head out to Llandegla for some brilliant tracks and trails along the moors, while watersports enthusiasts can head north to the North Wales coastline and visit the beaches of Prestatyn and Colwyn Bay, with the latter being home to Colwyn Bay Watersports, perfect for beginners.

Also in this area is the Welsh Mountain Zoo, presenting a great day out for all ages, and the bustling seaside hub of Llandudno, where a pretty Victorian pier, an attractive promenade and a host of attractions and amenities can entertain, not to mention the excellent restaurants and cafés here too!

Delight in the homely aura of Abbey Cottage amidst your loved ones on a North Wales escape.

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About the location


Ruthin 8 miles; Prestatyn 12 miles; Llandudno 23 miles.

Denbigh dates back to the 11th century and boasts the remains of a 13th century castle, perched on a steep hill above the town and commanding some superb views over the surrounding countryside. Denbigh is a busy little town, with a variety of shops and pubs, and a number of events including walking festivals, beer festivals, the Denbigh and Flint Annual Show, the Denbigh Plum Festival, and a monthly People's market. Within easy reach of Denbigh are the cathedral at St Asaph, the seaside resorts of Prestatyn or Llandudno, and the historic city of Chester, over the border into England. The Snowdonia National Park is a short drive, with its stunning lakes, mountains, walking and cycling, while the Lleyn Peninsula and excellent beaches on the Isle of Anglesey are ideal for a day trip. Plenty to see and do at any time of the year!

Region Information

No stag/hen or similar - family groups only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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