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Dolphin Bach

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely views, comfy bed, everything we needed was there."

    Helen and her dog Kimi friendly but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Alice3.8Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely time very nice place also good places to visit , we both disabeld so it was great for us both ,Helen had a toilet frame witch helps us get up big wet room very clean comfuy our golden reterver loves it garden was nice great veiews ."

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and well positioned for travelling around North Wales, Helen was helpful and welcoming but not intrusive, we would definitely return."

    Reviewed by William4.4Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday."

    Helen is a lovely person. The cottage is 5 star . Beautiful views from the back Really relaxing holiday. Highly recommended.

    Thankyou for the beautiful sunflowers! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with fantastic views"

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful, cosy cottage with stunning views over the estuary."

    Very easy to relax and we enjoyed watching the birds and the occasional rabbit in the garden. Plenty to do within a short drive from the cottage. Helen was lovely and on hand if we needed her and gave us advice about the local area. We did keep our spaniel on a lead in the garden as the fence was not secure enough for him, especially with the temptation of sheep all around! Could happily have spent another week in the cottage!

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, cosy, comfortable, owner very welcoming and very clean and tidy, would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Feb 2023

  • "Just fabulous, lovely warm and comfortable cottage."

    Everything was perfect. Helen our host was welcoming along with her gorgeous dog Kimi, nothing was to much trouble. We were made to feel welcome, our German Shepherd dog Rebel just loved the garden and views and it was a safe environment for him. The cottage is nicely decorated and immaculately clean, lovely bedding, towels and comfy furniture. If you don't book this place you will regret it. Everything you need is within easy reach, beautiful dog friendly beaches and cafes. Thankyou Helen and Kimi we'll be back. Xxxx

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Dec 2022

  • "A warm and comfortable cottage, in a lovely location for visiting north Wales but looking a little tired and in need of some TLC."

    As an older couple with mobility issues, the cottage was suitable (grab bars in the wet room would have been nice). We enjoyed our stay and the owner (Helen) was very kind.

    Reviewed by Ian3.4Nov 2022

  • "The cottage itself is amazing, the person who owns it lives close by and is helpful to a fault, but leaves you alone."

    The welcome package was great too. Mobile phone signal isn't great, which could be a challenge because there is no broadband/Wifi. The tiny road to get in and out can be a bit hairy with oncoming traffic if you take the direct route up the hill, but if you loop around and come up the longer way round it's still narrow but much less stressful. The view is every bit as good as the photographs and while I was there in the winter, I would imagine sitting out on the patio would be lovely. If you want a quiet, get away from it all, experience this is the place to come. But you're only 5 minutes from the main road if you want to go further afield. I loved staying here and I can highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Walter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Once again an enjoyable break."

    This cottage is so perfect, clean cozy . Id highly recommend this . Its everything you need

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Visited many times previously will be back next year."

    The views are amazing. Easy access to North Wales and Liverpool so much to do in easy reach . The cottage is a great place summer or winter , cosy home from home . Helen and kimi are the perfect hosts .

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Sep 2022

  • "An absolute fantastic find."

    Helen the owner was so friendly and helpful. Everything you needed was there, made bed, towels, soap, washing up bits, even a vase of handpicked flowers. The views from the cottage were breathtaking and we found it difficult to take ourselves away from them. The only drawback we had was the dog sulked all the way home.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with a beautiful view."

    The enclosed garden is perfect, especially if you have a dog. Helen, the owner of the cottage, was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2022

  • "What a beautiful cottage, fantastic views."

    So clean and brilliant shower. The owner was so accommodating throughout our stay. What a treasure of a holiday home. Only downfall is no wifi , although this is clearly stated by the owner before booking. My little dog loved the peace too.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Such a lovely cottage…we can confidently say it’s the nicest one we’ve stayed in."

    There was everything that you could have needed and the view from the garden was phenomenal. Our hostess Helen was so nice and helpful….the little vase of fresh flowers was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2022

  • "My review is subjective, for us the bed was extremely uncomfortable which eventually led to us cutting the holiday short, the cottage is sandwiched between two very busy roads so the road noise is constant along with sirens and for two nights chain saws going until 11 pm as the highways agency did work."

    The shower is very low pressured so doesn't ease the aches and pains away from a poor night's sleep. On the plus side the cottage has a beautiful ever changing view across fields, road and the river Dee estuary. It is warm and pleasant. The frying pan is well passed its use by date but the other facilities are ok. So all in all not a cottage we would return to.

    Reviewed by Sean2.8Feb 2022

  • "Perfect and well equipped cottage."

    Beautiful views providing a perfect base to visit lovely beaches Loved every minute and would definitely return

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    We really enjoyed our stay. Lovely little garden and nice views. The only thing we needed was wi-fi. If this were provided we would definately stay again.

    Reviewed by Phil And Elaine3.4Jul 2021

  • "Helen is a lovely lady and her cottage is ideal for us its in a nice quite area ..."

    Helen is a lovely lady and her cottage is ideal for us its in a nice quite area but close enough to get to all shops and seaside the cottage has all the things you need and a walk in shower you are surrounded by garden and birds and a lovely view across the estuary I would recommend it to to all couples dogs are welcome

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2021

  • "Dolphin Bach is in a beautiful location with stunning views of the Dee Estuary."

    Reviewed by Katy5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful views, plenty of birds and baby rabbits."

    Cottage is very comfortable, clean and contains every thing needed for a quiet and cosy holiday.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Apr 2021

  • "Everything was as stated in the advert and meet all our expectations so we had a ..."

    Everything was as stated in the advert and meet all our expectations so we had a good holiday and so did our dog Thank you

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very comfortable clean accomodation."

    Good location for coast and hill walks.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is a tidy, well equipped and cosy cottage, ideal for a couple."

    If you have a dog (we don't) the garden is enclosed so no problems there.The view across the Dee estuary to the Wirral ad beyond is absolutely astonishing! It changes every time you look out of the well situated patio doors or the private garden. The owner is close by should the need rise but otherwise leaves you to enjoy your time there. The hamlet of Dolphin is very small, just the pub and a few houses but Holywell is a 5 minute drive away (actually, it is walkable for the fitter amongst us).It's ideally situated for travelling West or East to explore the seaside towns of North Wales or some of the inland towns such as Mold. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Dolphin Bach and would recommend it to a couple looking for a break away with space and time to relax.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely clean cosy and well equipped cottage in a secluded village."

    Nice friendly welcome by Helen & Bramley (a friendly dog). Fabulous views of the bay and a good base for touring North Wales & Chester. Our dog loved the secure garden which had plenty of birds and the odd rabbit. Only downside was the sofa was too low, however this has not stopped us from booking again for next May.

    Reviewed by Bee5.0Nov 2019

  • "Amazing views."

    Lovely clean cosy cottage. Easy access to north Wales liverpool and Chester area . This is are 3rd visit booked our 4th .

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Sep 2019

  • "Helen the host was very welcoming, thank you so much for the fresh flowers and cookies."

    The cottage was a welcome retreat from living in the fast lane, very quiet and relaxing. The views across the estuary were fabulous and there is so much to see and do in the area. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Lorna4.7Aug 2019

  • "Extremely clean cosy wonderful views and helen the owner is a wonderful host ..."

    Extremely clean cosy wonderful views and helen the owner is a wonderful host will be recommending this beautiful cottage to friends and family

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2019

  • "Helen the owner of Dolphin Bach cottage is the perfect host the cottage is a place of peace and tranquillity the view from the patio window across the estuary is spectacular wake each morning to the birds singing my wife and I really enjoyed our 2 weeks stay and will be back again in the future."

    It s a great base to see north wales the local pub serves excellent food with a good menu and sunday roast dinners and its dog friendly . well dole helen

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2019

  • "The photo of the cottage is dated dident look like your website photo the gate ..."

    The photo of the cottage is dated dident look like your website photo the gate to the property you had to lift and close when entering cracked tiles on the floor of the wet room uncomfortable sofa

    Reviewed by David3.4Jul 2019

  • "Great cottage fantastic views lots of wildlife very friendly pub two minutes walk do great meals"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2019

  • "Your photograph of Dolphin Bach does not do it justice and is clearly out of date."

    A particular attraction of the cottage are the wonderful views but are these mentioned in your description of the property? These comments apart, it is a very appealing cosy country cottage, full of character and beautifully maintained. We look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Jun 2019

  • "It was a lovely cottage with beautiful views, nice touches by the host to make you feel extra welcome."

    lovely base to explore Wales and Cheshire. Loved the log burner on a rainy night, very cosy. Hopefully be back soon

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2019

  • "Easy access to main route through North Wales"

    Reviewed by Roger5.0May 2019

  • "Second visit have booked again ."

    Lovely accommodation. Owner full of local information . The views are amazing.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Apr 2019

  • "This cottage was an ideal place to relax and recharge the views over the Dee Estuary were lovely."

    Its location makes it an ideal base for exploring the North Wales coast and the many historic attractions. The cottage was well equipped with plenty of kitchen utensils and a good cooker. A pub is very nearby but we were that comfortable in the cottage we didn't eat there.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Mar 2019

  • "This cottage is faultless just perfect"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2019

  • "The best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in."

    The owner was near by, very pleasant and knowledgeable of places to visit. Without imposing, she went out of her way to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The pub, 5 minutes walk away, served 3 real ales, good wines and food. Would we return to this cottage, definitely. Would we recommend it, most certainly.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage very clean ."

    Amazing views . Owner helpful and friendly . Easy access to norh wales .Hoping to return next year .

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Sep 2018

  • "The property is just amazing, so comfortable and Helen was super nice."

    I would recommend this is to anyone. Just the perfect holiday home and one of the best places I have stayed in. Pure heaven and relaxation.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2018

  • "Our host Helen most welcoming the little touches of treat for the dog milk in the fridge biscuits tea coffee on arrival greatly appreciated."

    The peace and quiet of the setting .the cottage is lovely.the food in the pub just a short walk away all great

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "This was such a lovely holiday cottage, amazing views, easy access for touring around, including Anglesey and Llanberis (Snowdon)."

    I would definately go back.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2018

  • "The view was lovely ."

    Local enough to travel to other towns but far enough away for peace and quiet, local pub friendly. Local tesco and aldi minutes away.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jun 2018

  • "Dolphin Back is a beautiful cottage with all the equipment you will need surrounded buy fields and gardens with all kinds of flowers and birds even saw a woodpecker sitting in the garden ."

    Its a haven of peace and tranquility feel like the batteries have been recharged and Helen the owner is intrusive but always ready to help if you have any problems the wet room is ideal with a wonderful shower would recommend Dolphin Back

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with a lovely garden"

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Nov 2017

  • "An amazing cottage in an ideal location, extremely friendly landlady."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2017

  • "The owner was very pleasant and helpful."

    The property was just what we needed and everything ensured we had the relaxing holiday we wanted. The cottage is in a lovely area of Wales and is ideal for touring and enjoying the scenery.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2017

  • "The owner was very helpfull"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2017

  • "Had a lovely four days away from city life."

    Lovely views over the river Dee and just a very peaceful place to be in general. It would be good to come back

    Reviewed by Marcus5.0Oct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • LPG central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine if required with owner's arrangement, flat screen TV/DVD with Freeview
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, wood for woodburner available on an 'honesty box' basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Level off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and restaurants 2 miles, pub/restaurant 5 mins walk
  • Note: Grazing for 2 horses available by arrangement with owner
  • Note: Disability aids are available on request - please contact the owner for more details.

The property

This charming, detached, single-storey one bedroom cottage in the small hamlet of Dolphin is in a slightly elevated position, enjoying views across the countryside towards the Welsh coastline.

Sited next to the owner's home, this North Wales cottage has been fully renovated to accommodate all guests, including the less mobile, being all on one level, with wide doors, a large wet room and disability aids available on request.

This North Wales cottage is also ideal for a romantic break, as it offers a cosy lounge area with exposed beams, and a woodburner for those cooler evenings.

With your own enclosed patio and lawn, this is a wonderful North Wales cottage at which to relax.

This charming cottage, on the edge of the Clwydian Hill Range, makes a perfect base for touring North Wales, or the market towns of Denbigh, Mold and Ruthin.

Holywell is 2 miles away, with the sandy beaches of Rhyl and Prestatyn only a short drive further.

Walking, golfing, mountain biking and horse riding are all available locally, or why not head to Chester Zoo, the Welsh Mountain Zoo at Colwyn Bay or into the Snowdonia National Park?

A welcoming North Wales cottage, perfect for a romantic break at any time of the year.

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About the location


  • Holywell 2 miles
  • Mold 8 miles
  • Denbigh 18 miles
  • Chester 17 miles

Dolphin is a small hamlet with its own pub, located between Holywell and Mold. Standing on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between the northern edge of the Clwydian Hill Range and miles of sandy beaches along the North Wales coast, Dolphin is also close to St Winifred’s Well, the Milwr Tunnel, Greenfield Valley Heritage Park and some superb golf courses. Nearby are Mold, Denbigh and Ruthin, with excellent shops and craft centres, and Prestatyn, whose Blue Flag beach provides miles of golden sand for bathing, watersports or fishing. This is an ideal location for exploring the attractions of North Wales, with access to superb walking, mountain biking, horse riding and birdwatching amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Clwydian Hill Range and Offa’s Dyke Pathway, and with Halkyn Mountain less than a mile away. Visit the medieval city of Chester with its famous zoo, the Welsh Mountain Zoo at Colwyn Bay, Lakes Brenig, Bala and Vyrnwy, Victorian Llandudno, the castles at Flint, Rhuddlan and Conwy and the Snowdonia National Park, all within easy reach.