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Northgate Cottage

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Ysceifiog near Caerwys, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just returned from a delightful stay at Northgate Cottage."

    Sadly the weather was dreadful with almost constant rain due to the storms. However it was lovely to come back to the cottage which was warm and cosy. Facility wise we had everything we needed. The little touches by Jo and Alun, welcome, mid stay and departure texts and knowing they were available should we need anything (we didn't) just added to the experience. Thank you both for an enjoyable time.

    Hi Chris Thank you so much for your kind words! We're delighted you enjoyed your stay despite the weather. Should your adventures bring you back, we look forward to welcoming you again. Warm regards, Jan and Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2023

  • "A nice little cottage, very peaceful."

    The parking is an issue but, it didn't spoil my stay.

    Hi Beth, We appreciate your feedback and apologise for any inconvenience you experienced during your stay. We acknowledge that the village was unusually busy over Christmas. Had we been aware of your issue at the time, we would have gladly provided you with a car space in our parking area. Your honest review has brought this to our attention, and we will learn from this mistake. In the future, we will ensure all guests are informed about the additional parking options available. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back. Many Thanks, Jan and Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Dec 2023

  • "Myself and my daughter have just returned from 5nights stay in this lovely little cottage,we really enjoyed everything about it,it was warm, cozy,and very comfortable."

    There was really nothing more you could need! It had a lot of charm.great views,and a friendly little pub where The food was really good. We will be returning there for sure

    Thank you, Sylvia, for such a lovely review, so glad you both enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime. warm regards Jan and Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have just returned from a magical holiday in Northgate Cottage."

    The weather was far too hot for us and our dog but the cottage (with its thick walls) was always very cool - maybe thicker curtains in the bedrooms would be a good idea though. The cottage was clean and well equipped and the owners kindly gave us some eggs from their chickens (delicious). We were just behind the village pub (spent a very enjoyable evening there, good food and excellent beers). The only time we were disturbed by noises was on the Friday night when the wheelie bins were rolled out passed our bedroom window - apart from the that we slept very well. Unfortunately our dog was sick on the rug on the first night but Jan came over with her steamer and was very understanding about it all. Parking was ok, always plenty of space to park outside the pub (not far from the cottage). Ysceifiog is a charming little village, very peaceful, locals were all friendly and chatty - all in all a very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very clean and tidy cottage ready early nice location"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in a very quaint village ."

    The garden is secure if your taking your four legged friend surrounded by brick or standard height fence panels with beautiful views across the fields . Pub next door the food is excellent . Walk to lake or nature reserve is steep be warned but worth a bit of effort we also visited Talacre beach which is dog friendly all year unlike some other beaches. Owners super helpful blessed with glorious sunshine wonderful stay

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely small cottage in a picturesque part of the Country."

    Rear courtyard overlooking views of the hills and owners geese and chickens. Very clean and everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Owners are very friendly and accommodating. Footsteps from the village pub who serve excellent home made meals. Booking advisable. On road parking which was never a problem. Local nature reserve was a haven for our dogs and very quiet. Would definitely recommend and some where we hope to revisit

    Reviewed by Annette4.4May 2023

  • "We stayed in this lovely cosy cottage Easter Hols 2023."

    It was lovely,and homely .Tastefully decorated throughout Lovely comfortable beds .We loved hearing the geese and cockerels!!.The views out the back were beautiful and our Tibetan terrier loved just sitting in the enclosed back garden,which was great for him The owners were very kind and thoughtful and gave use some duck eggs for breakfast They were amazing and huge .We loved this quiet village .The weather wasn’t the best to be honestbut it is Wales! after all! Weather can be unpredictable We had a wonderful week exploring the area. We especially love Ruthin and seeing the lovely oeakcocks wandering around the grounds of the castle. We recommend this cottage and would definitely stay here again Apologies for the rather late review !

    Thank you Laura for a lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, the geese's eggs are huge and lovely to eat. You are welcome back anytime. Thanks for booking our cottage. Regards Jan and Alun. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2023

  • "Nice old cottage with views to the rear of trees and geese/hens."

    Owners pleasant to deal with. Walls impressively thick..great soundproofing. Village pub in front of the cottage very good for real ales, lovely food and a chat with the locals. Would heartily recommend this cottage

    Thank you Carol for leaving us a lovely review and you are so welcome back anytime. thanks, Jan and Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great location.Brilliant hosts.Thank you Anne and Alan for your for your hospitality.Would recommend your cottage to anyone. Jenny and Dave

    Hi Jenny, glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for leaving such a lovely review. look forward to seeing you next time Jan and Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by J5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great correspondence with the owners if needed."

    (ie regarding any local takeaways). Amazing cottage and views, everything you needed was supplied. Me and my husband loved every minute of if it and my two dogs also love it. Will definitely be going back again. Great friendly little village meet some lovely people

    Thanks, Hayley for your feedback, so glad you enjoyed your holiday. look forward to seeing you next time. Jan and Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    It's clear the owners have put significant effort into ensuring it is a home away from home, lots of nice little touches. The kitchen has everything you will need, we found a pint of milk had been left for our arrival which was lovely, also available were some basic essentials, tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper. The cottage is right behind the village pub, even so, we were never disturbed by noise from patrons. We had Sunday lunch there and I would highly recommend. Fresh local produce and very reasonable. Very friendly locals who were keen to share some good local walks. The only things I would suggest would be a softer mattress in the single bedroom and linings for the curtains in the bedrooms, so it is not so bright in the mornings. I would definitely return.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back again time. Jan and Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Aug 2022

  • "This is a delightful cottage ,the garden has breathtaking views,the local pub serves homemade delicious food."

    We took our two dogs and they had an amazing time,lots of dog friendly beaches.Would highly recommend

    Thank you Debbie for a lovely review, I m so glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime. thanks, Jan and Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely little gem in a quiet village."

    The house was immaculately clean, and I really appreciated the little details that Jan and Alun added, like the tea, coffee and sugar pots. The view from the back garden is very beautiful too, can catch many a lovely sunset. The pub is a stone throw away, which is pretty handy. Perfect place for a little break away from busy life. The communication was also great throughout!

    Thank you Emily for such a lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime. Jan and Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jun 2022

  • "You will want for nothing if you choose to stay in this delightful and well presented cottage."

    Thank you for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime Regards Jan & Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2021

  • "What a truly amazing week my wife and I and our westie have had at this cottage."

    Jan and Alun made us so very welcome and helped us above and beyond what we expected. They even left us an anniversary card and bottle of bubbly as well as putting a banner up for us :-) We will be sorry to leave but will definitely be coming back. The cottage was superb and decorated to an high standard as well as being spotlessly clean. Jan and Alun live close by and insisted that we contact them should we need anything. Many thanks once again for making us so welcome. Andy and Mo.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and you are welcome back anytime. thankyou for leaving such lovely feedback regards Jan and Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2021

  • "We found the cottage to be clean, warm, and cosy, in a beautiful area."

    Having the poultry out the back was fantastic! Jan and Alun went above and beyond in corresponding with us and ensuring we had all that we needed.

    Thank you for your kind review, we are so glad you liked the ducks. It was our pleasure to have such a lovely family stay in our cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage everything you need."

    very quite location , lovely views from back garden sun trap , lovely golden yoke eggs left by Jan and Alun (thank you ) lovely Sunday lunch from the recommended Fox Inn next door .lots of great dog walks .hope to return next year .

    We are so glad you liked your stay in our cottage and we look forward to seeing you again- Thank you for such a lovely review. Regards Jan and Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2021

  • "The accomodation was very good and the owners very helpful & friendly."

    Would have been perfect if we had one or two leaflets about the local area in the cottage to consult.The Fox pub next door served superb & reasonably priced meals.!!!

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you have mentioned the lack of leaflets, as we will now highlight to future guests that due to COVID cleaning protocols we are not allowed to leave leaflets, games, videos etc in the house. We already provide links in the Welcome Pack to online information to accommodate this until we are allowed to return to normal practice. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.4Aug 2021

  • "We have recently returned home after spending a week at North gate cottage."

    The cottage was lovely, everything we needed and very comfortable. Beautiful views from our kitchen window and a lovely pub next door. Jan and her husband were lovely and went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. We had a fantastic week and will definitely be back. Jan and Alun thank you for a lovely week.

    Katrina, thank you for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you and your lovely family as our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back anytime. The cottage was left spotless and the flowers were a lovely surprise. Thanks Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Aug 2021

  • "Northgate cottage is a lovely little place to stay!"

    The cottage was charming and clean with everything you could need. The enclosed garden was perfect for our little dog. The owners were fantastic and extremely helpful. The local village is sweet and we enjoyed drinks and a meal in the local pub.

    Thank you very much for your lovely review, and leaving the cottage spotless. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jude5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage with fantastic views, really enjoyed our stay"

    Thank you for your kind words regarding your stay at Norhtgate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek4.4Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet village - perfect for walking on the Clwydian hills."

    It was a pleasure to welcome you to Northgate and glad to hear you have a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Jul 2021

  • "The hosts were fabulous went above and beyond, they were lovely, friendly and nothing was too much trouble"

    Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you and hope your enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you as guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a fantastic location and cottage, we had an amazing time."

    Jan and Allen were so welcoming and helpful the cottage was beautiful.The fox pub was great for food and all the locals were so friendly. The beaches were fabulous to walk the dogs ,and the village itself had an amazing walk through woods past a lake. We most certainly will be back !!

    Thank you for taking the time to complete our review. Your kind words are appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie-jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "Firstly Jan was very welcoming."

    The little things she did made the welcome nice after a drive and traffic. The peace and quiet was lovely along with the view in the kitchen with the door open. Super clean also. The neighbours are very nice and the pub was nice to sit after a long walk. The food is great and going back to the cottage to sleep in a comfy clean bed made an end to a perfect day. My only recomendation would be black out curtains in the bedroom, as soon as the sun comes up it let's in a lot daylight. If that is the only thing I can say then it's clear we will definitely be going back again. Beautiful area, lovely locals and great hosts.

    Thank you for comments. We are glad you had a lovely stay at Northgate and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very welcoming and spotlessly clean."

    Thanks for the review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2021

  • "Nicely located cottage, sweetly decorated with endearing country views and sounds from the back garden."

    Thank you for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is situated in a beautiful quiet village."

    There are fantastic walks on the doorstep and a choice of local pubs to visit. I would definitely recommend staying here

    Thank you for you lovely review of our cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7May 2021

  • "Had an amazing stay here, the cottage is beautiful and very cosy!"

    Jan and Alun are great hosts super helpful, and have some super cute ducks and chickens behind the cottage. The location is lovely, I would recommend booking ahead at the fox inn (the pub nearest the cottage) as they are busy. I would highly recommend staying here, definitely! :)

    Thank you very much for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, spotless, and in a beautiful location, Jan was very helpful and left some tasty farm eggs, will definitely be back."

    Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards Jan and Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7May 2021

  • "Thanks to Jan & Alun for a really relaxing break in beautiful surroundings."

    The cottage was really comfortable with everything one could possibly need: clean, tidy, beautiful new linen and towels and plenty of equipment in the kitchen The enclosed garden at the back was ideal for the dogs and for sitting out I the sun reading and just enjoying the view. I hope to return again.

    It was lovely meeting you and your lovely dogs. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and you are welcome back anytime. Regards Jan and Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2021

  • "The fire place, a nice bathtub, the space and cosy ness at the same time and the lovely people Jan and Alun running it and doing the laundry and all to strict and safe Covid-19 rules."

    Thank you for your lovely review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. Regards Jan and Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Dec 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine king-size, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with corner bath, handheld shower (with wall mounting fixture), basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Rear enclosed patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Due to the age of the property there are low door frames, steps down into kitchen and bathroom and steep, winding stairs, please take care
  • Note: Low banister in king-size bedroom, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: The single bedroom accessed via master king-size
  • Note: Communal access to bins in rear garden

The property

Caerwys 3.1 miles.

Escape to the charming village of Ysceifog and discover the perfect countryside retreat at Northgate Cottage.

This captivating stone-built mid-terrace is the ideal getaway for a couple or small family seeking a peaceful and relaxing holiday in Wales, nestled on a serene walkway away from the excitement of the pub, which is a short distance away, this property is the perfect haven for a peaceful and relaxing retreat, any time of the year.

As you make your way down the picturesque shared walkway and step inside the sitting room, you'll be greeted by a charming blend of contemporary and traditional decor, with rustic beams that line the room and a stylish interior that invites you to snuggle up by the woodburning stove, when you're not out exploring the local wonders, a few steps down, you'll find the kitchen/diner, equipped with all the appliances you'll need for a delightful self-catered stay.

The table is perfectly positioned to keep the chef of the group company or to enjoy a lovely meal with friends and family, you can also step out through the stable door to the rear garden, where the geese in the neighbouring field will give you the ultimate countryside experience.

The far-reaching views provide a breathtaking backdrop for your alfresco dining, making it a truly idyllic experience. As you ascend the winding staircase to the first floor, you'll be greeted by the mezzanine king-size bedroom, a cosy sleeping spot with the single bedroom and family bathroom conveniently located nearby, this layout is perfect for those travelling with little ones, as it offers a great level of privacy and convenience. With the property situated nearby an inviting pub, you can easily enjoy a delicious dinner just a short walk away.

There's also a children's play area situated opposite the property, making it the perfect location for your family escape, come and experience the beauty of this charming property and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Explore the local wonders by taking a walk through the picturesque Moel y Parc, Halkyn Mountain & Castle, and Greenfield Valley Heritage Park.

Immerse yourself in Welsh history by visiting St Winefride's Well Shrine, Basingwerk Abbey, and Pantasaph Franciscan Friary’s Monastery and discover the nearby town of Caerwys, one of the smallest towns in Britain, set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and enjoy its selection of shops, two pubs, Post Office, butcher, bowling green, and tennis courts. Venture further afield to explore the stunning landscapes of Clwydian Hill Range and the North Wales Coast, where you can discover miles of golden sands, watersports, and fishing opportunities.

Explore the mediaeval walled town of Chester, home to the famous Chester Zoo, a beautiful cathedral, fantastic shopping experiences, and plenty of pubs, bars, and eateries to choose from. Northgate Cottage also offers easy access to the remarkable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park, making it the perfect holiday base at any time of the year.

With its picturesque location, charming decor, and stunning surroundings, Northgate Cottage is the ultimate countryside escape in Wales.

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About the location


Mold 10 miles; Prestatyn 10 miles; Chester 22 miles.

Caerwys was granted a Royal Charter in 1290 and is one of the smallest towns in Great Britain. Standing in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between the northern edge of the Clwydian Hill Range and the miles of sandy beaches along the North Wales Coast, this vibrant town boasts two pubs, a couple of shops, Post Office, butcher, pharmacy, bowling green and tennis courts. Nearby are the historic market towns of Mold, Denbigh and Ruthin with excellent shops and craft centres, including the Afonwen Craft Centre on the outskirts of the town. Just a short drive away is Prestatyn, whose Blue Flag beach provides miles of golden sand, ideal for bathing, watersports and fishing. This is an ideal location for exploring the attractions of North Wales, with access to superb walking, mountain biking and birdwatching amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Clwydian Hill Range and on the Offa's Dyke Pathway. Visit the wonderful medieval city of Chester with its famous zoo, Lakes Brenig, Bala and Vyrnwy, Victorian Llandudno, wonderful castles at Rhuddlan and Conwy, the historic pilgrimage site of St. Winifred’s Well at Holywell and the Snowdonia National Park, all within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas