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College Cottage

Corwen, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 985433)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Review(s)

  • “Great accommodation, great location especially if you are a walker.”

    The local steam train wasn't up and running (July 21) but for a small place there is a surprising amount of places to eat and the coast and Snowdonia are not too far.

    The local steam train wasn't up and running (July 21) but for a small place there is a surprising amount of places to eat and the coast and Snowdonia are not too far.

    - Mr Shema, July 2021

Coleg Y Groes Cottages

Two wonderful 18th Century Grade II * listed alms houses sitting within a prominent position in Corwen, boasting peaceful views of the ancient churchyard. Perched within the hillside location, with a vast array of eateries and shops to hand, these cottages are perfect for couples and small and large group gatherings to North Wales. Each bedroom has been completed with a stylish touch, ensuring that you are truly relaxed throughout your stay. On the ground-floor you will be charmed by the wealth of original features that have been retained, including original sash windows and charming exposed beams and original fireplace with woodburners adding to the character of the cottages. They house well-equipped kitchens, boasting everything you will need to rustle up a home-cooked meal, before gathering the entire family around the dining table to enjoy a sociable evening. Look forward to sinking into the plush sofas of an evening or during the warmer months enjoy a glass of wine within the shared garden area to catch the last glimpses of sunshine. To enjoy the breath-taking location further, hop onto the Llangollen Heritage Steam Railway which travels through some of Wales’ most majestic sites. Walkers will enjoy the Clwydian Range which offers miles of walks amidst an area rich in culture and heather-clad summits. These two idyllic properties perched within a secluded location but within reach to a wealth of amenities and attractions, truly promise the best of both worlds.

The property

A rustic, slate-built holiday cottage tucked away in a courtyard garden in woodland setting, just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the popular town of Corwen.

This characterful cottage is nestled in a shared garden alongside another holiday cottage, and looks out onto a picturesque lawn garden with a private seating area to enjoy the peaceful surroundings in full.

Many original features of this early 18th century former alms house are retained throughout, adding to the traditional feel of this family retreat.

Set over two floors, the ground floor consists of a well-furnished kitchen containing feature pieces like a traditional Belfast sink and Everhot electric cooker with social dining area for all the guests to relax over a casual evening meal.

The sitting room benefits from original sash windows that beautifully complement the woodburning stove set in an inglenook hearth as a centerpiece of the room.

The homely aura makes this a perfect place to sit and relax into the evening.

Upstairs the original wooden flooring continues the style of the house, leading into a spacious bathroom with cast iron roll top bath and separate shower cubicle, located next to the master bedroom, which includes a king-size bed.

At the other end of the landing is a family room with double bed and single bed, great for children and couples or a young family to share.

This superb grade * star listed building is ideal for a family holiday in the beautiful Welsh countryside.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 985448, together sleeping up to 12 people.


  • Two bedrooms: first floor: 1 x king size, 1x family room with 1 double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with a large corner shower, freestanding bath with handheld shower, WC and basin
  • Kitchen with dining area to seat five
  • Sitting room with a woodburning stove
  • Due to Covid-19, this cottage is fogged prior to each guest's arrival to ensure that hard to reach areas and soft furnishings are sanistised
  • Gas fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Everhot electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine in shared utility, fridge, freezer, Smart TV in sitting room, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot and Highchair available on request
  • Hairdryer in each bedroom
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars with additional parking on request
  • Shared courtyard garden area with lawn and patio, private seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 minutes’ walk through the churchyard or via the drive and high street
  • Note: Steep staircase with a vertical rope, not suitable for the less mobile
  • Note: Stone and wooden flooring throughout so indoor footwear desirable
  • Note: The property looks out onto a churchyard at the rear. Note: Due to Covid 19 this cottage is fogged prior to your arrival to enable hard to reach areas and soft furnishings  to be sanistised.

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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 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’.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas