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Tan Y Rhos Isa

(Ref. 30187)

Glyn Ceiriog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "A fish slice in the kitchen."

    Thankyou for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay . We update utilities on a regular basis and will add this fish slice to the list. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage really warm and cosy."

    Such a comfy bed! Good location. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7Jan 2024

  • "We loved the cottage, it was very snug and welcoming."

    Reviewed by Carmel5.0Nov 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday the cottage was like home from home everything we needed and very comfy we went on some lovely walks and soon found our way around, the customer care is so good I left my bag and isabelle the housekeeper posted it back to me she also keeps the cottage lovely and clean thanks isabelle for your kindness."

    Bill and bonnie x

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great little spot to get away for a few days, myself, the wife, 3 year old and ..."

    Great little spot to get away for a few days, myself, the wife, 3 year old and our dog happily used this as a base for a long weekend get-away

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Sep 2023

  • "A great place to explore north Wales and the north east of England"

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage that was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed."

    There was a choice of 2 outdoor seating areas and we used both. There was plenty of parking along the lane. The pub was just a couple of minutes walk away and served lovely food. There were so many beautiful walks from the doorstep or just a short drive away. This was a good find for us.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Aug 2023

  • "Parking facilities not brilliant, outside back area needed attention, path to upper level patio area overgrown with fern etc well grown through decking."

    Reviewed by Ted3.8Jul 2023

  • "Lovely little property, tucked away from the main touristy areas along the river Dee, in a beautiful valley."

    Fab drive over the hills to get to Llangollen, on narrow lanes with brilliant views. 6min drive from fantastic pub The Swan at Pontfadog. Owners and housekeeper very kindly posted some clothing that we left behind.

    Thank you, we are so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and the surrounding area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2023

  • "The on street parking is an issue, because one day I was blocked in, a car was parked to close to me and I could not get my car out ."

    Another issue was the hot water was only warm couldn't get it hot at all. The first photo needs up dating as we were looking for a red door and the door had been painted green. Other than these issues the cottage was ok .But next time I shall look for a property with off road parking.

    Reviewed by Christine3.4Jun 2023

  • "This is the second time staying at Tan Y Rhos Isa , couldn’t fault anything about it , it’s cozy , well equipped, gorgeous location, had some lovely walks with our 4 legged friend, we explored a lot more of our surroundings this time round ."

    Good location if you enjoy walking , some lovely days out too , plenty of leaflets in the cottage if your stuck for anything to do. All instructions clear and well written , the only thing I’d like to add which is not a negative is we lit the gorgeous fire one evening, we didn’t know if we ought to clean it out on our departure, hence we left it , if that was the wrong thing to do we sincerely apologise x Kay , jan & Gerry the dog

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Apr 2023

  • "We've been to this cottage three times now, and we will continue to visit."

    The area is beautiful for walks with our dog, and the cottage itself is pretty and comfortable - we love being able to build a real fire! We sleep very well in the bed, and the kitchen has everything you need if you like to cook - the large oven and extra hobs are fantastic. Already looking to book our next stay.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really nice cottage and great base to explore North Wales from"

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage had everything we needed to make our stay easy and comfortable."

    The clothes dryer was useful. The cottage was clean. We had a lovely break, thank you

    Reviewed by Jessica4.7Jul 2022

  • "Nice cottage, very overgrown garden so no views."

    Single beds very small for an adult. No parking apart from on side of road. Nice village but you had to drive everywhere, described as 5 miles to Llangollen but as it’s in a valley, pretty impossible to walk and very narrow roads to get to it. No info in cottage re local walks or places to eat etc. only two chairs on decking for a four person cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback following your stay, and we are disappointed that some aspects of your stay did not meet your expectations. The twin beds are a standard 2 ft 6 singles, with new high quality mattresses. The information about the area was removed as per Covid -19 guidance and we will consider whether we can take steps to re-instate this at this stage. Although the garden is abundant at this time of year, our gardener maintains it regularly. In this valley location, views are only seen from the decking area above the property, and we will extend the seating options there to accommodate 4 guests. There is also seating in the sunny front garden adjacent to the house. We are always available by phone/ email to guests before & during their stay should there be any matters that require discussion/ attention, and would like to thank you for choosing Tan y Rhos for your break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara2.8Jul 2022

  • "Thank you for making your lovely cottage, in a beautiful valley, available to us."

    Offering us the chance to go in earlier was fantastic and really helped us to settle into our short break. Everything was as described, all worked easily and was comfortable and we and our two dogs loved our time. Breakfast on the decking, watching alpacas on one side, sheep on the other and buzzards overhead was a real joy, as was the open fire.. The poor phone signal was also a plus when you need a break from work.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Mar 2022

  • "It was a beautiful little cottage with everything we could ask for in home comforts."

    Extremely clean and tidy. Great location and amenities close-by, the actual village is very beautiful and picturesque.

    Reviewed by Cathryn5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great area to explore & really great cottage"

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Oct 2021

  • "Every thing thought out, instruction clear and precise."

    Even dog bowls provided as we forgot ours. Lol. Village and residents very friendly and helpful. We've already booked again for December

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a lovely village."

    Very comfortable, especially the huge bed in the main bedroom. Everything we needed for a relaxing week away from it all.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great cottage in a superb location strongly recommend Will be booking again"

    Reviewed by Lewis5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great part of the world."

    Our three year old loved it as much as we did! The deck to the rear of the cottage was amazing.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cozy cottage, location is very easy to find and has everything you need, children’s park, spa and local pub (which serves very nice food)."

    Cottage has everything you need to relax, open fire, big main bedroom with very comfortable bed, spare room with 2 singles. The place is spotless, has everything you need to cook (provide your own food) if you need to stay in on a rainy day. Towels and linen are all provided, 10 minutes from Llangollen centre and not far from other attractions. Communication was great we even extended our stay whilst there. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2021

  • "Good base for getting around about the area."

    Lovely little cottage. Parking was the only issue but didn’t let it ruin the holiday. You might not of got Parker right outside but max a minutes ( or even less) walk to park. Would definitely be back

    Reviewed by Neil3.8Sep 2020

  • "Glyn Ceiriog itself is a lovely village."

    People were very friendly and proud and willing to share in their heritage and community. Tan y Ros Isa is on a old road out of the village and on a steep valley side. Its position means it is in the shade from mid afternoon onwards and roadside parking could sometimes be quite a distance away due to the popularity of the village with walkers and other visitors. This did not create a great problem to me and on the price I paid I thought the accomodation good value for money.

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful place."

    The cottage had absolutely everything we could have needed. Having done a few caravan holidays, we arrived with various household items (washing up liquid, toilet roll, cleaning supplies etc etc) but we needn’t have worried as they had thought of everything. The cottage is a good size and is a great base for exploring North Wales. The platform in the garden is fabulous! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Dana5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was home from home, sadly the added homely touches like cushions, throws etc have had to be taken away (due to the current situation) but we took our own pillows and used them as cushions on the sofa."

    The kitchen had everything we needed to cook with, washing machine, tumble dryer, dish washer and fabulous range looking oven/hob. Plenty of china, cutlery etc and plenty of room at the kitchen table. The lounge had a few books and DVD’s to borrow, but we were out and about visiting great local places that kept us very busy. The upstairs layout is very cute, chai's long in the main bedroom with long drapes for privacy - I loved it! I was dubious about the parking as there is none with the property - the road parking worked fine and we were never parked too far from the cottage. My favourite was the decking in the back garden - it is a little climb up the path but once up there the view is amazing. We sat up there every evening before dinner.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jul 2020

  • "Whilst we enjoyed our stay and the cottage was well equipped we were disappointed to find we had to drive 7 miles to get a mobile signal!"

    Nice location & peaceful.

    Reviewed by Steve3.1Mar 2020

  • "A well equipped comfortable cottage just inside Wales."

    The kitchen is well appointed with a new electric range cooker and all the other mod cons needed. Full instructions for use are also provided unlike some cottages. Main bedroom is large with a very comfortable bed, the galley nature of this was barely noticeable as there were just the two of us, although I can see that if you came with a family you would want to use the curtain provided to give some privacy. The bathroom is perfectly adequate if somewhat compact. The property was well cleaned and ready on our arrival. The sighting of the cottage was perfect for visiting Llangollen with it's steam railway and canal/aqueducts, both of which are recommended visits, Bala and its lake and railway, Chester with it's Roman history as well as Shrewsbury and Welshpool. The village stores locally and in Chirk are good as are the butchers in Llangollen and Chirk. Our only real criticism was the on road parking which although adequate in itself made it difficult to turn around without using nearby driveways which we were asked not to do. Other than that a good place to stay and one we could use again in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage ,wished it could have been longer, it was very cosy , comfortable and well equipped."

    It is a great centre for seeing local attractions, of which there are plenty . We found the locals very friendly and the nearby pub welcoming .All in all a lovely place set in nice surroundings.

    Reviewed by Jim4.7Sep 2019

  • "Having a holiday in wales was great value for money compared to other parts of the uk"

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Aug 2019

  • "So relaxing and a very pretty cottage"

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2019

  • "Fantastic stay in this beautiful little cottage."

    A big thank you to the owners for going out of their way to help us out. Would highly recommend staying here as it’s a lovely village and superb little cottage. Will definitely come back again

    Reviewed by Dai5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage itself was lovely , it was lovely and clean small but comfortable how ever we felt it was to far away from anywhere we had to travel 15 miles to the nearest town just to get to see my daughters which was the hole point of us staying there was to be able to spend Christmas with them we couldn’t even get a phone signal (which I think this should be said when booking ) there was nothing to visit even the pubs would not allow you to take your dogs into there was one shop ."

    Reviewed by Philip3.8Dec 2018

  • "One of the best weekend brakes we have had the cottage was lovely the area was very relaxing the fertility’s was very good and the local people were very friendly I would definitely return to this cottage again."

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Sep 2018

  • "Good location on the periphery of the village with easy access to Chirk and Owestry"

    Reviewed by Hazel3.8Sep 2018

  • "Lovely, very well equipped cottage."

    They seem to have thought of almost everything. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Aug 2018

  • "We had a great weekend at this cottage it was lovely and cosy."

    A well equipped kitchen, very clean and a quiet location. Good local shops and parks for the children. We found it a great base for days out and several local pubs for tea out. We would recommend this cottage to anyone considering staying here.

    Reviewed by Danielle3.8Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect for our family with two teenage sons, it had everything you could require."

    Lovely friendly village that was perfectly situated for getting out and about.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Lovely location. Everything you could wish for in a home from home.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2018

  • "The garden was not as securely enclosed as I would have liked but not bad, the decking area was in need of some repair and tidying up and the path up to it was overgrown (stinging nettles got me a couple of times)."

    This is my only criticism as a dog friendly cottage, I had to supervise dogs outside as there were a couple of places they could have got out, especially as there were several cats surrounding the cottage that may have been too much temptation to chase after. The cottage itself was well equipped and provided a great base for exploring North Wales. We had a great holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Katrina4.1Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful , well equipped with toiletries and washing up items ( ..."

    The cottage was beautiful , well equipped with toiletries and washing up items ( not experienced this before ) in a lovely village , we had some lovely days out using the leaflets left at the cottage and reading the visitors book , the only thing I would say is that I went with my mum and I let her have the king size bed , I took the twin room , those beds were extremely uncomfortable , I had no sleep on the first night , so we swapped rooms x we would recommend staying at the cottage but we wouldn’t stay again with those beds I’m sorry x

    Reviewed by Jan4.1May 2018

  • "A beautiful, cosy cottage with everything that needed for a short holiday."

    The well-equipped kitchen and snug living room with its open fire were perfect for staying in, and with the pub only a short walk down the road, this was also an easy option for eating out. Sitting outside to enjoy coffee and soak up the morning sunshine was a lovely relaxing way to start the day. Although I usually prefer private parking, it was never an issue to park opposite the house which made loading and unloading very convenient. Just be aware of the traffic that passes immediately in front of, and very close to, the gate. Local walks and a trip to Llangollen were made even more enjoyable by the cooperative weather.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2018

  • "This property is extremely well located for walks in the hills and woods straight from the doorstep."

    In the winter, it was cosy with the woodburner and comfortable for 4 adults. The property is suitable for dogs, and our little terrier was very happy there, but I would certainly recommend it to non-dog owners as well; the furnishings and carpets are clean, and there is no smell (so beloved to many dog owners) to suggest that dogs have ever lived there. We had a lovely, relaxing weekend break.

    Reviewed by Bridgit4.8Jan 2018

  • "Amazing property - owners did everything they could to be of assistance!"

    Reviewed by Kerry4.6Dec 2017

  • "Such a lovely hidden gem in a picturesque village."

    There was even a craft fair on with a meet and greet with Santa so my 2 year old was over the moon. Everyone was welcoming and friendly. Just to let any future guest know that one of the local pubs The Oak is closed however, there is another local pub close by that serves Swiss food, a spa and plenty pubs/restaurants in driving distance. However the cottage is so well equipped making dining in nice and easy. Overall such a fantastic break away.

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Nov 2017

  • "Idyllic cottage situated in a lovely valley with local amenities close to hand."

    The cottage was extremely well equipped and cleanliness of a high standard.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2017

  • "This cottage in glyn ceiriog was an absolute joy to stay in home from home cozy quaint a feeling of relaxation and bone idleness springs to mind."

    . Ameneties very close by pubs shops.. The views spectacular what else could you possibly need..

    Reviewed by Lynn4.8Jul 2017

  • "This is a lovely, warm, well thought out cottage in a great location."

    We would definitely recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.8Nov 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate
  • Roadside parking opposite property on country road
  • Storage for bikes in shed
  • Front garden and elevated rear decking with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Rear decking accessed via gravel slope and total of 16 steps between front garden and decking, care should be taken
  • Note: King-size bedroom is open to the landing with a privacy curtain if required
  • Note: Cottage accessed via four steps from the road
  • Please note if you are booking on behalf of a working party please call the office before booking as these will only accepted by prior arrangement with the owner.

The property

A charming, semi-detached, whitewashed cottage, close to the centre of the pretty village of Glyn Ceiriog in the Ceirog Valley, North Wales.

This welcoming Glyn Ceiriog cottage has been tastefully and lovingly renovated, providing cosy, comfortable accommodation throughout.

This 300 year-old cottage enjoys a warm, cosy sitting room with an open fire and a social, well-equipped kitchen with a dining area and an electric stove.

Up mezzanine stairs there are two comfy bedrooms, including a spacious king-size double bedroom open to the landing and a cosy twin.

Outside this Glyn Ceiriog cottage is a lovely sheltered front garden, ideal for relaxing in the morning sun with a coffee and a newspaper from the nearby local shop.

To the rear, steps lead up to an elevated, decked platform set against a woodland backdrop, with views across the rooftops of the valley.

Set in the North Wales countryside with all the amenities of Glyn Ceiriog right on the doorstep, this pretty cottage makes an ideal touring base.

This fantastic location offers superb walks and there is the chance to rent mountain bikes from the local sports centre, or enjoy a pony trek from local stables.

With Llangollen and its superb amenities so close by, you will be spoilt for choice on what to do each day!

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About the location


Llangollen 5 miles; Chirk 6 miles; Oswestry 9 miles.

Glyn Ceiriog is the main village in the picturesque Ceiriog Valley in Wrexham County, North Wales. This beautiful valley, described by Lloyd George as 'a little piece of heaven on earth’, offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, from walking and fishing to horse riding and cycling. Formerly the centre of the slate mining industry in the valley, Glyn Ceiriog is located three miles south of Llangollen and offers a good range of local amenities, including two village pubs, a Post Office containing tourist information and a cafe, a well-stocked village store and a community sports centre, offering a range of activities including bicycle hire, tennis, indoor bowls and table tennis. Nearby, you will find a wide array of attractions, with the dramatic World Heritage Site of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct well worth a visit. Set alongside the boulder-strewn River Dee, why not visit the popular town of Llangollen, famous for the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod? Offering a good range of pubs and restaurants, as well as many interesting shops, the town also boasts a dramatic mountain backdrop. Explore the Dee Valley by steam train or canal boat, or take an exhilarating walk up to Castell Dinas Brân, high above the town to enjoy the breathtaking view! The National Trust properties of Chirk Castle and Erddig are both within easy driving distance, while a day-long car trip can take you to visit six of the Seven Wonders of Wales. Enjoy a visit to the Old Hill Fort at Oswestry, scenic walking on Offa’s Dyke Path, along the crest of the Clwydian Hills, or access the national rail network to explore the Roman city of Chester, Shrewsbury and beyond. Glyn Ceiriog is a wonderful base for exploring this beautiful region all year round.

Please note if you are booking on behalf of a working party please call the office before booking, thank you.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas