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The Nest

Llangollen, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 982003)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Location excellent beside the riverside footpath and short walk to town facilities."

    Apartment had every essential. Lighting was generally good except above the sink and television needed clear accurate instructions. We had an excellent holiday, hardly using the car all week and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by ElisabethMay 2022

  • "We loved our stay, beautiful position."

    It was difficult to find at first - sat nav! Only drawback telly far too small. Lovely sitting on the terrace overlooking the river Dee.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2022

  • "Lovely little holiday flat."

    Great position overlooking the river. The steps going down from the road we’re very steep. It was a problem for me as I use a walking stick. Please don’t book if disabled. It does say in the advert but I didn’t think it would be so bad. Highly recommended for 2 people, but no more.

    Reviewed by AlmaApr 2022

  • "Great location and lovely walks"

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Very nice needs more cupboard space."

    Bedroom lovely just needs mirror higher .

    Reviewed by AMar 2022

  • "Nice little property."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by StewartMar 2022

  • "The Nest was a perfect place for us to stay in Llangollen."

    It was spotlessly clean, warm, well equipped and very comfortable. Its position is ideal for the town too, with several eating places only a few minutes walk away. It was very easy to get to all the local attractions. The parking permit was a real bonus, meaning we could park in the nearby car park and walk the short, flat distance along the Promenade to The Nest after days out, and although there was some roadside parking available, we opted for the car park each day. The owner was lovely - very welcoming and helpful. Being so close to the River Dee was ideal and we were lucky enough to have a cuppa sitting on the terrace one afternoon - albeit with my coat on! We’ve already thought about planning a return trip!

    Reviewed by LynnMar 2022

  • "Lovely cosy apartment on the riverside, will def love to return"

    Reviewed by .lynnDec 2021

  • "The Nest was perfect for us and our dog."

    The property was next to the River Dee and the view was breathtaking.

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2021

  • "Great location and the lady upstairs is lovely and friendly."

    Perfect for a couple and the view just outside is perfect.

    Reviewed by LOct 2021

  • "For a short stay the Nest was a good choice for us."

    The location, right on the Riverside was lovely and the short walk into town for restaurants and shops meant we didn't need to move the car at all. There was also a number of interesting and scenic walks we could do straight from the apartment.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Couldn’t fault the whole weekend."

    Host very helpful and accommodation perfect. Have already recommended to friends

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "Fantastic location on riverside walk with beautiful scenery."

    Very close to all local amenities and visitor attractions

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2021

  • "Comfortable clean apartment in great location offering a great base for a holiday break to allow you to access local facilities or explore further a field and come back to, self cater or eat locally and relax."

    Very handy having a big Aldi within walking distance in one direction and local food and deli’s in town.

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2021

  • "What a beautiful town and location."

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "Perfect location for a relaxing break, overlooking the river."

    Reviewed by RonaldAug 2021

  • "Beautiful location, and perfect for us and our medium sized dog whilst we explored north Wales."

    Would stay again

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely apartment and beautiful setting by the river giving fantastic ..."

    Absolutely lovely apartment and beautiful setting by the river giving fantastic views and ideal for enjoying everything llangollen has to offer

    Reviewed by NigelAug 2021

  • "This was our second visit to The Nest."

    Its location is right by the river on a path that leads into a river side park. Its just a short walk along the river to Llangollon town centre. At the Nest you wake to the sound of the river. The only traffic noise comes from the vintage trains that have just started running again on the other side of the river. It is a wonderful place to relax and unwind.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2021

  • "The nest was such a pretty place with gorgeous views."

    The owner Kristen was lovely and did not intrude on us, but was there when needed. Will definitely go back

    Reviewed by TerryJun 2021

  • "We loved The Nest and would highly recommend it to others."

    I stayed for a week at Summer half-term, with my partner, 14 year old daughter and our small dog. It's fully equipped, very clean, warm, cosy and comfortable inside. Its best feature is the beautiful sunny terrace overlooking the River Dee. I could have spent the whole week on the terrace people watching and enjoying the amazing views. Also location, location, location! The Nest is so well positioned as it's just a short 2 minute walk to the centre of Llangollen and the shops, pubs and restaurant. Kirsten the host was very kind, welcoming and unobtrusive. We appreciated the Welsh cakes, crisp, tea, coffee and sugar as a nice touch. The only thing to note is it has steep steps to the front door which could be an issue for people with mobility problems.

    Reviewed by DonnaMay 2021

  • "The owner Kristin was welcoming but not intrusive."

    Location is brilliant so close to everything. The accommodation is dog friendly. Sitting on the balcony in the sun overlooking the river Dee is recommended. Pauline (21-28th May 2021)

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2021

  • "The location of the Nest, right by the river Dee was just extraordinary."

    The river just tumbles over the rocks giving a lovely sound to send you to sleep. In the day there are the steam trains passing on the other side of the river and people walking past on the walk way below us. Everything was close at hand. We didn't move the car after arriving until we left. Kristen was a fantastic host, kind and unobtrusive. Nothing was too much trouble. The Nest was immaculate, with tourist information, maps, and guides provided (essential as the tourist information was closed due to Covid). We couldn't fault it in any way. There were walks from the doorstep. It was just a short stroll into town, and to the start of beautiful walks in the countryside and hills.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2020

  • "Cosy and comfortable accommodation with stunning views along the River Dee."

    Very close to all of the local amenities, including several pubs serving food, as well as the steam railway and canal. Ideal for a couple with a four-legged friend. Would not hesitate in booking The Nest in the future. Chris Lambert, Northampton, Sept 2020

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2020

  • "Great accommodation in a perfect location."

    Everything supplied that we needed.

    Reviewed by MaureenAug 2020

  • "The property is a small studio - limited cooking / kitchenette facilities ( no washing machine) or outside space ( We had issue with wet clothes)."

    . Good Town location Next to river but overpriced for nature of accommodation, My mistake for booking as it was too small for my family or an extended stay - two adults one young adult and a dog. Good for one or a couple for a short break. Location great for walks ,The host was Welcoming and helpful and able to solve plumbing issue. Welsh cakes on arrival nice touch. The river location is quite busy in the sunshine but there are great walks and wild swimming nearby.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2020

  • "Lovely but very small apartment ..."

    Lovely but very small apartment Very well equipped but not much room if you like to cook Fantastic views overlooking the River Dee from the private patio / terrace Ideal for a couple and 1 small dog Close by to all the local shops and Aldi and 2 minute walk along the promenade to the lovely corn mill pub which unfortunately wasn’t open due to the pandemic Will be much better when Lockdown has eased a bit more so there are more places to eat and drink Suggest this isn’t for people with mobility issues as there are steps from the parking area and to the apartment up from the promenade Have booked again for next year

    Reviewed by DebbieJul 2020

  • "Everything we needed for an enjoyable holiday."

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2020

  • "Lovely bijou apartment that is perfectly situated along the side of the River Dee, a 5 minute stroll along the promenade to Llangollen canal and steam railway, as well as the local shops."

    Ideal for a week’s break, everything is within walking distance or a very short drive, including Plas Newydd, Dinas Brân and the Panorama Walk, Vallé Crucis Abbey, Horseshoe Falls and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Chirk Castle is only 7 miles away. With regard to the apartment itself, the pictures don’t do it justice - all details have been catered for: there’s also a wide selection of books, guide books and excellent Wi-Fi connection. I don’t think we could have made a better choice when we booked The Nest. Many thanks to Kristin for a lovely stay and the special treats when we arrived. We’ll certainly book again when we next visit Llangollen.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "Great place to stay ."

    Lovely view over the river Dee.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2019

  • "Compact accommodation which was clean, comfortable and in a perfect location for Llangollen"

    Reviewed by ClareJul 2019

  • "A very pleasant week in a small but comfortable flat in an excellent location."

    The view from the balcony is brilliant and the walks along the river are very pleasant. Having the landlady living above so if there were any small queries you are able to knock her door and talk to her. Very impressed all round, would not hesitate to stay there again. Stewart and Jen King, Bury St Edmunds

    Reviewed by George StewartJul 2019

  • "Very relaxing holiday what we all enjoy"

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2019

  • "The position of this accommodation is very good right on the side of the river Dee and having a balcony where you can sit overlooking the river."

    The accommodation is compact especially the shower room, but you have everything you need in the kitchen and lounge area to enjoy your stay.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2019

  • "Gorgeous little cottage in a stunning location."

    The Nest may be small but cleverly designed with everything you could need. Lovely host available with help and info and cottage was beautifully presented. We loved walking down the steps to the river each day and great being so close to town but still very quiet and peaceful. We’ll be back!!

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2019

  • "Hi, What a lovely little cottage, clean and tidy with all amenities needed."

    The view was amazing and only a short walk to the town centre, which had everything and more. We enjoyed a lovely ride on the steam railway and lovely evening meal at the Corn Mill on Saturday. A relaxing Sunday and then home on Monday. Would definitely recommend a visit to the Nest and we will be returning soon.

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2019

  • "The Nest was the perfect place to relax."

    It had everything we need for our short stay and was very clean, tidy & comfortable. It is a great find and a great place to stay with everything close by. We will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "Great little base for exploring the area."

    The town in a few minutes stroll away. This is right next to the river, with lovely river views from the doorstep! Perfectly equipped for 2. Really comfortable bed and lovely and quiet. Would recommend The Nest for a stay. The owners are lovely. Really helpful, even though we didn't meet. I would stay again

    Reviewed by KateMar 2019

  • "The location of the property is excellent."

    It is in the centre of town, very near a big supermarket, right in front of the river, with beautiful view and the owner is extremely kind and helpful. The Nest is a cosy one bedroom cottage just nice for two people. We enjoyed our one week holiday in Llangollen very much. We will definitely want to stay in the nest again next year. There are so many places to visit : the Horseshoe Falls, the Horseshoe Pass, the canal walks, the river walk, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct etc. Llangollen town itself is a lovely place and there are steam train rides from the railway station.

    Reviewed by HowardNov 2018

  • "The owners couldnot have been more helpful, and the flat is delightfully and centrally placed overlooking the river which is charming in Autumn and i'm sure at any time of year."

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2018

  • "The Nest is in a fantastic location, minutes away from town and right next the river."

    Even Storm Callum could not spoil this break. The sound proofing was amazing to cut out the incredible noise from the river. It was warm cosy adn very comfortable. The pint of milk and nibbles provided was an extra bonus

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2018

  • "We had a wonderful relaxing week at The Nest - a cosy, well equipped, spotless apartment with everything we needed set in a superb tranquil location overlooking the river yet literally only a few mins walk into the town where there are a variety of mainly independent shops and restaurants."

    There are a few good eateries to choose from in Llangollen but the nearest pub which serves excellent food and has a large riverside decking area is only 2 mins walk downstream. There is also an Aldi for supplies within a few mins walk along the river upstream. The car parking pass supplied for the town carparks (one being only few minutes walk) was much appreciated but we found we were able to park outside the back of the property all week. It was a pleasure to meet Kristen our wonderful hostess who was very friendly and welcoming but un-intrusive whilst on hand if we needed anything. The welcome pack of a few essentials eg milk, tea, coffee and a few treats was most appreciated. We recommend visiting Chirk Castle and Erddig (both National Trust properties) and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. We would most definitely be happy to stay at The Nest again and would not hesitate to recommend it and we wish Kristen continued success with welcoming future visitors.

    Reviewed by NSep 2018

  • "Fantastic location with the River Dee on your doorstep."

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2018

  • "Just the tv but everything else was Fine"

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2018

  • "A very comfortable, well-considered apartment, with beautiful views and a welcoming feel."

    Everything you need in the apartment - cooking facilities, linens, towels, a telly etc. Very easy access to shops, great restaurants, picnics by the river, and pathways to longer walks in the hills. A great place to stay - hope to come back again soon!

    Reviewed by EmilyJul 2018

  • "We had a fantastic week in THE NEST."

    The location is superb. The owners were lovely and went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable. A parking permit was provided for use in the town's car parks although we managed to park in the street virtually outside the property. We will definitely return. Christine and Ian Butler

    Reviewed by IanJun 2018

  • "What a wonderful place to stop the nest in Llangollen was superb perfect for a Base to get about and perfect to watch the sun set on the evening on the patio over looking the river ."

    The nest it's self was perfect all you need accommodation wise .parking although not right outside we did not find a issue having a parking pass for the car park wich was only a couple of minutes away .the great accommodation and it's situation made our holiday .

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2018

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  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Patio area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: The sofa bed offers accommodation for one extra guest, there is an additional £20 charge for linen for the sofa bed
  • Note: There are steps with a handrail up to the entrance door and also to the terrace, making this property unsuitable for those with mobility issues
  • Note: There is no dishwasher or washing machine in this property, however there is a laundrette in town, and a drying rack, iron and ironing board available on request

The property

A charming basement flat in a Victorian building, The Nest is only a few minutes’ walk to the centre of Llangollen yet still enjoys its own tranquil location overlooking the River Dee.

This modest but well-equipped apartment has steps down to the river-front walk and enjoys an excellent degree of privacy, together with exclusive use of a raised patio with stunning views over the river.

Inside the interior layout comprises of a bright open-plan living space featuring a sitting area, a dining area and a kitchen which provides everything you need during your self-catered stay in North Wales, including an electric oven and hob, microwave and a fridge/freezer.

Retire after each adventure-filled day to the lovely double bedroom, continuing the simple and bright décor style, while the shower room completes the accommodation.

Spend time outside on the delightful patio, a nice spot to soak up the sun and enjoy a refreshing evening drink before heading out for an evening meal in Llangollen.

Within walking distance are the Horseshoe Falls, the house and peaceful gardens of Plas Newydd and, for the more energetic, the ruined castle of Dinas Bran.

The town’s shops provide all you need for food and essentials, as well as being home to a good selection of restaurants, pubs and tea rooms, some of which allow dogs.

The National Trust’s Chirk Castle and Erddig are within easy driving distance, whilst an all-day-long car trail takes you to visit six of the ‘Seven Wonders of Wales’.

The famous Offa’s Dyke Path passes nearby, with walking opportunities along the crest of the Clwyd Hills, plus the well-known Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is around five miles away.

Of course the Snowdonia National Park is within reach from Llangollen and is a haven for walkers, cyclists and thrill-seekers alike, with great attractions such as Adventure Parc Snowdonia and Zip-World.

Discover a host of adventure in Wales within reach of The Nest.

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About the location


Ruthin 15 miles; Chester 25 miles.

The beautiful Vale of Llangollen, with its dramatic mountain backdrop and boulder-strewn River Dee is the setting for this pretty tourist town, internationally famous for its Musical Eisteddfod. Explore the green valley by steam train or canal boat, or take an exhilarating walk up to Castell Dinas Brân, high above the town, in order to enjoy the breathtaking view. Llangollen offers a good range of pubs and restaurants, as well as many interesting shops. Keep entertained with an exhilarating trip whitewater rafting down the River Dee, followed by an adventurous Mountain Bike ride in Llandegla, or for a more leisurely experience, unwind with a relaxing afternoon in one of the local spas! The National Trust properties of Chirk Castle and Erddig are within easy driving distance, while a day-long car trail can take you to visit six of the ‘Seven Wonders of Wales’. Offa’s Dyke Path passes nearby and boasts pleasant walking along the crest of the Clwyd hills, plus the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a World Heritage Site, is 5 miles away, and Snowdonia is less than an hour’s drive.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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