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Dyserth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Very disappointed with standard of accommodation."

    Mould along window wall and above window of twin bedroom, also some behind wardrobe in double bedroom. Mould also on shower hose. (Change of hose was offered but we were out so asked that it be left until after we came home). Bathroom window catch in unsafe condition. Paint flaking throughout and wallpaper torn and bits hanging off. I have informed the owner of all these defects but no response yet. Had we been aware of these issues we certainly would not have booked it.

    Reviewed by Barry3.1Mar 2024

  • "Had a lovely stay in this cottage."

    It was really clean and has comfortable beds. Debbie was very helpful and always responded to texts within minutes. I hope to visit again!

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jan 2024

  • "Nice property, wifi bit hit and miss, modem constantly flashing in bedroom."

    Would have been nice to be informed workmen were going to be in cottage when we got back, they were moving car charging point, some damage caused owner informed.For me North Wales sorry wont be visiting again. Nothing to do with property.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic place, Everything you need."

    A real home from home. Highly recommended. Rhe waterfall is outstanding and on the doorstep. 100% booking this place again

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cottage is stunning cannot fault anything location excellent"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great weekend break in really cosy and comfy cottage in an ideal location."

    Owners very friendly and on hand for anything if we needed it

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a fantastic little property nice and warm and had everything you needed."

    Me and my dog (Cooper) loved every minute . The village is lovely . Not far from a beach lovely walks . We will be going back to this one. Just one think... I would move the smart meter out of sight. But thats it 10 out of 10 Thankyou very much

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful and welcoming such a clean and pleasant cottage fantastic view of the waterfall."

    We will be booking for next year

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Jan 2023

  • "A delightful cosy cottage."

    Comfortable and impeccably clean. A great base for exploring North Wales. Thank you

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Nov 2022

  • "It was last minute booking for Riverlea."

    Have stayed in the cottage next door last year. This is a beautiful cottage. Quiet and a great sleep. Kids loved it too. It exceeded our expectation. A great base for north Wales and will certainly stay here again. The kitchen is was well equipped for our stay and a lovely gesture of scones on arrival. Got to meet Debbie too who reassured us to call her if any problems. Didn't have any though. We certainly recommend this cottage and will stay here again. Thank you Debbie for letting us stay in your cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, clean and cosy"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage in a good location for exploring North Wales."

    Kitchen has been refurbished since the website photos were taken and is great. We enjoyed the welcome sponge cake!

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Riverlea."

    It was everything it promised. An ideal touring base and Dyserth Village was lovely with really friendly residents.

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great time in Riverlea cottage ."

    Everything was there that we needed . It was clean and very comfortable . It was great to come back to the cottage after being out ( it was when the temperature was 27+) it was cool and because it is an old cottage it was a little dark but great after the bright hot days we had ,the tiles on the floor kept your feet cool. The parking wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be , whether you drove on or reversed . We will definitely be rebooking and telling all family and friends about Riverlea cottage .

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2022

  • "Well maintained, clean, comfortable cottage."

    Everything was provided for an excellent stay. The cake that Debbie the owner provided was excellent thank you. We will certainly think of booking Riverlea again next year.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2022

  • "The living room is very dark had to have lights on in June the driveway is so ..."

    The living room is very dark had to have lights on in June the driveway is so dangerous to get in and out of would hate to see it in July and August the shed in the back garden needs to be condemned and the lack of recycling facilities is shocking

    Thank you for your feedback. This is an old Welsh cottages, and the light is typical of the type of property. I do explain about the driveway and that it is always best to reverse in, however, there is a good size, free car park right opposite for guests to use too. The shed/garden room is being removed shortly. In the visitors book, it advises guests that all rubbish is to go into the black bin, which our recycling company will collect and recycle appropriately Thank you again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine2.8Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, well equipped, comfortable, homely and well situated."

    A beautiful home made cake greeted us on arrival which was very welcoming. We would recommend the cottage to family and friends and hope to be back again ourselves.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Apr 2022

  • "It's a truly home from home (though a lot cleaner than mine!"

    ). Very comfortable in all respects. If you have a dog it's excellent with flooring that is easy to keep clean and a totally secure patio area out the back where the dog can go out and come back clean no matter the weather!! Also a couple of small meadow areas two minutes walk along the road and when feeling energetic and steep walk up by the waterfall just across the road. Strongly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Sep 2021

  • "A lovely cosy cottage it had everything we needed and in a great location for what we wanted to do."

    The owner was lovely, freindly and very h\elpful the welcome cake was lovely and it did not last long lol. We will definitely be staying here again hopefully in the not to distant future, Peter Barbara and Louie the Labrador.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "Good property, only thing really is pulling off the drive, very busy road, you can't see what's coming to your right."

    Which makes it a bit dicy pulling out. But we enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Terence4.4Sep 2021

  • "We had a great time staying at Riverlea."

    It had everything we needed and more. It was perfect for the dog as there is an enclosed garden at the back. The garden was also great for sitting out in the sun. Easy access to other places in North Wales.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Aug 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time at RiverLea."

    The cottage is beautiful and has very thing you need to enjoy your stay. Communication with the owner was easy and everything was ready for our arrival. The beds are really comfortable and we were very lucky to have had such glorious weather where we could enjoy the raised patio area which is a real sun trap. I would highly recommend this cottage and we will definitely be back. Dyserth is a such a lovely little village & was an ideal base for us to enjoy the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Riverlea."

    The cottage is cosy and perfect for a couple. The back terrace is a sun trap and I frequently had my breakfast there as we had good weather. The location is perfect as it is close to the coast but also away from the crowds. The New Inn next door is well known for good food and so convenient. Don't forget to visit the waterfall and walk the Dyserth- Prestatyn walkway - you can stop for lunch or coffee at Y Shed or St Melyd Golf course. The beaches are all magnificent - visit the new Hub at Rhyl; Harbour over the Pont Y Draig bridge where you can have lunch, coffee or hire bikes. Take a ride on Rhyl Miniature Railway which is over 100 years old. We also visited Bodnant Garden which is always stunning. We had a great week and I would definitely recommend the cottage and would stay again. Debbie provided coffee, tea and sugar and a welcome lemon drizzle was a nice touch. The garden has no grass front or back but there is a grassed area next to the pub where we could take our dog which also has a dog waste bin.There is off road parking for one car.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jun 2021

  • "2nd stay at River lea."

    It has had a little spruce during lock down and absolutely perfect for us. Lovely and clean, great location and brilliant to be able to bring the dog. Thank you Debbie

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0May 2021

  • "I stayed in cottage for isolation it was ideal and anyone."

    The cottage is really pretty with a lovely garden to sit in and enjoy the sun. Well based for a holiday in North Wales.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely and clean nice welcome cake had everything we needed for a holiday"

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage-still bits the owners are working on but overall very satisfactory x if your not a competent driver you may find reversing on or off a main road onto the driveway a little daunting and if your not very mobile you may find the steep steps in the garden tricky."

    Stepping out from the cottage is hilly in all directions so again needs to be considered when booking as the accommodation is a bungalow do nat attract certain clientele. Very nicely decorated and spacious with all necessary home comforts.

    Reviewed by Jo3.8Aug 2020

  • "On arrival it was late but we had no problems gaining entrance and finding some ..."

    On arrival it was late but we had no problems gaining entrance and finding some goodies etc in fridge for breakfast etc and everything seemed ok until morning As we were staying 5 weeks we needed to stock up cupboards etc and that’s when we looked more closely at cleanliness of property and it was not clean We had to clean every single kitchen cupboard and all crockery Then clean wooden board in shower as slime on underside and filthy then empty drain in shower Cleaned all tiled floors throughout after taking up and storing stained rugs in kitchen and hallway Washer was full of dog hairs and product drawers were slimy and old product Not a good experience to start with gave all this in writing to the Manager along with small list of repairs on vacating property who promised to rectify problems however not what we expected We’ve stayed at other holiday cottages and never had these experiences plus we have always had an arrival info pack which was definitely missing here so no info on such things as bin day and recycling procedures for food waste etc Not a problem with property Manager once problems notified but unfortunately not a good review

    The owner of the cottage did contact you three times during your stay to ask if everything was ok for you. None of the issues that you have mentioned were reported to her. They would have been more than happy to resolve these for you during your stay to ensure the holiday ran smoothly for you. This feedback is not typical of comments this property receives from Customers as this cottage is of a very high standard. The owner is an excellent owner and prides themselves in the way that they look after their properties. They do provide a full information pack that contains all the relevant information needed for Customers stays. The owner was very accommodating during your stay & allowed access to their driveway for your extra guests to park We want all our Customers to enjoy their stay at our cottages. If there are any problems with your cottage, please let the owners know as soon as possible so they can put this right for the rest of your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham3.4Feb 2020

  • "A perfect rental property."

    We stayed for a month between the sale and the purchase of a property. Cottage was clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. Beds were comfortable. Kitchen stocked with everything you could need. Back garden was secure for our dog. Off road parking space for a large car at the front. Also plenty of parking in streets around if you have more than one car. Strong wifi, and two smart tv's. The host Debbie couldn't do enough for you to make your stay an enjoyable one. The new inn is great for food and the red lion is good for a casual drink. Plenty of good walks available straight from the front door. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by A5.0Nov 2019

  • "This could of been a 5* holiday cottage but for the lack of utensils."

    Only 1 egg cup between 4 people. No dishes glass or plastic for fruit, dogs food or water etc, no vegetable knife and worst of all no recycling bin. The cottage it self was beautiful and comfortable but a real let down with lack of utensils.

    We take pride in checking that the cupboards are checked for all utensils etc after every guest but unfortunately these things must have been missed, we take pride in replacing/purchasing items that guests leave us notes about, its in our interest to keep the cottages stocked of what's needed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil3.8Oct 2019

  • "It was a very nice comfortable cottage well situated for exploring north wales ..."

    It was a very nice comfortable cottage well situated for exploring north wales every thing was well equipped and spacious we thought the creme cake was a nice welcoming touch it was also ideal for our dog as well

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Riverlea."

    It was a great location for touring North Wales and had everything we could have wanted.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with waterfall across the road and owner very helpful"

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jun 2019

  • "Everything you need for a holiday what ever the weather , plenty of places to ..."

    Everything you need for a holiday what ever the weather , plenty of places to visit near by, nice pub next door if you don't feel like cooking and on a nice day sit outside and take the dog

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2019

  • "Extremely comfortable, home from home (better in some ways!"

    ) experience. There were two of us and one little dog and it really met all our needs. Big spacious kitchen and dining area. Everything absolutely clean and modern. King size bed in main bedroom and two singles in second. Good sized wardrobes. No chest of drawers but large shelf in wardrobe. Lovely little cosy living room with log burner. Safe enclosed little private back garden, just right for our elderly but inquisitive little dog! Frontage not secure and no pavement between drive and road so care needed getting in and out. No problem at the off season we were there. Very useful basics left in kitchen and best of all a wonderful homemade welcoming cream sponge cake! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was extremly well presented and clean, Debbie, the owner, gave us some ecellent tips about the local area and places to eat."

    I single out the St Melyd golf club in paticular,great food and lovely people.The new tavern right next door also has a great well deserved reputation. debbie also went to the trouble of baking a cake for our arrival, nice touch. Although the weather wasn't kind to us for most of the week we found plenty of things to see and do even if it was a little early for the main attractions. All inall agreat relaxing break made all the better by our base for the week. highly recommended. Mark and Lynette Dewar

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2019

  • "Our holiday from beginning to end was amazing."

    The cottage was everything we could wish for clean, cosy, well equipped, lots of space,quiet and more. Wales was a fantastic place to be with lots of places to visit, things to do and more. We didn’t get to see all so we will be going back. Booking with Sykes was a very easy and pleasant experience , with lots of updates, information and help if required. Thank you for everything. We will be booking with you again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2018

  • "Booked the cottage at rather short notice."

    I needed somewhere all on one level as my husband has mobility problems. Charming cottage, great location - near to several coastal resorts. Cottage well equipped with everything we needed for our 5 night stay and was literally opposite the Dyserth waterfall.. The owner Debbie, couldn't have been more helpful and hand delivered a fresh cream welcome cake which was delicious. There's a small park close-by to walk the dog at the beginning and end of the day, although the cottage does have a small secure garden. The village pub which is a couple of doors away serves decent food.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2018

  • "We were very happy with the cottage."

    It was very modern yet retained its character. It was really cosy, the beds were so comfortable and the shower was brilliant. My friend also used the bath on a couple of occasions and loved it. I rang the owner when we arrived as we couldn’t connect the wi fi. She was actually at the airport on the way to her holiday but very kindly said she would contact her son in law to call round and sort it out, which he did. We were lucky with the weather so were able to have a few nice trips out to neighbouring resorts. All in all we had a great holiday and would certainly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Aug 2018

  • "The decor of the cottage is lovely and clean."

    The bed was massive and comfy. So pleased there was a bath so many places just have showers. It lovely to have the choice. I love a bath. Though I do think there is a little issue with hot water. Loved the log burner and with it being so rainy and cold we used it a bit. The kitchen was absolutely fine for our cooking needs. Having WiFi was great not because wanting to keep up with social media or work but to keep in-touch with the boys at home because there was no phone signal. Having Netflix on the tv was amazing. We just logged into our account and watched films in front of the cozy log burner. I think slippers are a must with the tiled floors. The road is a bit airy straight out of the gate so be careful crossing the road near the blind bend. The enclosed back was good so we didn’t have to worry about leaving the patio door open for the dog. The waterfall just over the road is really lovely and a nice walk but steep. 50p admission. We went to the pub next door one evening for our tea. The food was amazing but a bit pricey for us. Couldn’t eat there all week. There is a nice walk into Dyserth . Thought steep. You take the right straight after the waterfall cafe it is sign posted public walkway. It’s quiet a few steep steps. But at the top is a butchers, farm shop, pub and a little Spa supermarket. We used the cottage as a base and went to Rhyl and Prestatyn. Which personality were rubbish. We went to Llandudno and that was a lot better. We also visit Denbigh castle and town. The castle was worth the £4-00 admission to have a wander round and in the town we visited the Glass onion cafe for lunch. Which was worth a visit. We sat outside in the sun with having a dog.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2018

  • "Loved the log fire and comfy chairs."

    The bed was huge and comfortable. It was dog friendly and had a garden. The only thing I would improve is by providing more pots and pans for cooking and the water For baths wasn’t very hot

    Reviewed by Ellie4.4Mar 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road Parking available
  • Electric vehicle charging point available, access arranged by the owner
  • Rear raised decking with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub next door, shop 5 minute walk
  • Please note: The bins are collected by the owners who sort the recycling

The property

Riverlea is a tastefully decorated cottage enjoying a peaceful location in the North Wales village of Dyserth.

Perfect for a family or group of friends, this homely, terraced getaway comes within easy reach of the beautiful North Wales coast.

The sitting room has a wonderfully warming layout with comfortable seating, a TV and a stunning red brick fireplace housing a woodburning stove, the perfect spot to sit and unwind at the end of the day.

Step through into the heart of Riverlea, here you will find the two stunning bedrooms; a super king-size and a twin room, both are complete to the highest of standards with thoughtful touches to make you feel at home from the moment you arrive.

The bedrooms are serviced by a tremendous tiled bathroom, lavishly finished with a bath and a separate shower.

Prepare and enjoy each delicious mealtime as a family in the spacious kitchen/diner, set with contemporary units and a charming dining area set for four.

The garden here at Riverlea is the ideal spot to kick back and embrace your surroundings, a raised decking area hosts plenty of seating for all to enjoy.

At the end of the terrace sits the friendly village pub serving quality food, Dyserth is also home to the beautiful Rhaeadr (waterfall), an Indian and a convenience store.

From here, a short drive takes you to the North Wales coast where you can discover popular spots such as Prestatyn and Rhos on Sea for a memorable seaside holiday.

A smart cottage conveniently located for touring North Wales.

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About the location


Prestatyn 4 miles.

Dyserth is close to the lovely North Wales coast, four miles from the seaside town of Prestatyn. This pretty little village was mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086 and has ancient castle ruins, a stunning waterfall with quaint tea rooms next to it, two pubs both serving food and the Parish church of St Bridget with superb stained glass windows. There is easy access to lovely local walks including Offa’s Dyke Path, Gop Hill, Allt Y Craig and Golden Grove, where you can enjoy the fantastic scenery and vistas of the local area. Prestatyn, whose Blue Flag beach provides miles of golden sand, is ideal for bathing, water sports and fishing. The perfect base for touring the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, the Clwydian Hill Range, Victorian Llandudno, the Welsh Mountain Zoo or historic Chester with its wonderful shops and architecture. A fantastic area from which to explore the local countryside and amenities on offer along this North Wales coastline.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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