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Graigfechan, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Myself and my husband stayed with our two year old son for five nights, Monday - Friday."

    The apartment is much bigger than we expected, and provided everything that we needed for our stay. It was spotlessly clean, and had a shared balcony with the apartment next door. The views were stunning, perfect for watching the sunset (see my TripAdvisor review for some pics). Oven/microwave/cutlery ect. Were provided. We always take extra bits with us, as we like to cook as well as eat out. However, there is a local Tesco and other conscience shops in Ruthin if you forget things. The apartment is perfectly located for a number of national trust walks, and is a scenic drive to Chester zoo/Cheshire Oaks. We like to get out and about now we have a son, but in all honesty if we were here 'childfree' we probably wouldn't have left often... especially when the pub below is open! Nik and Julia the owners are lovely, welcoming and made us feel welcomed and comfortable. Our son was let to roam around the pub, whilst my husband enjoyed a gluten free beer. After contacting Nik about my husbands coeliac disease before our arrival, gluten free beers were waiting for him in the pub. Which was perfect! The owners were easily contactable, but let you get on with your stay. That's how we like it! We enjoyed our stay, and would return 100%. As soon as I have given birth, we are going to look at our calendar and book again! Thanks Nik & Julia. Xx

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2024

  • "We have just got back from a lovely stay at Hillfort, it is a fantastic base for exploring Wales having everything we needed."

    We were a little disappointed that the pub below was closed while we were visiting, as we were looking forward to sampling the German food ( maybe next time) The apartment had everything we needed, the only downfall was the beds and sofa were very uncomfortable. Having said that we would visit again.

    Reviewed by Vicki4.4Apr 2024

  • "Ideal for a couple perhaps with young children."

    Wonderful views. Good pub with excellent German themed food. Well stocked kitchen - easy to use oven.

    Reviewed by Patrick4.4Sep 2023

  • "The hosts were amazing."

    Very warm and welcoming. The accommodation was exactly as described. The views were amazing. It was our first time in wales and wow what an experience. Thankyou so much.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is our second visit to Hilfort and we have had a lovely time again."

    Nik and his family are on hand if we needed anything and the pub downstairs serves good food. The cottage has everything we need and is a good base for visiting the local area

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2023

  • "The apartment suited our purpose."

    We were there for 2 nights and the hosts were amazing and so friendly. They go out of their way to help you and make you feel very welcome. Unfortunately we cannot comment on the food since the restaurant was closed due to staff shortages how ever I was aware of this before I booked since I had already had a telephone conversation with Nik the landlord. The landscape surrounding the public house is beautiful and it was so nice to be awoken by the sounds of birds chirping. If you wish to be in a noisy, loud music playing, pool tabled pub this is not for you. This is a lovely traditional pub where you can spend quality time. The apartment is well equipped for everything you would need. Please take enough supplies for a whole weekend since we found that the shops were shut from 12:00 noon on Saturday and that included Ruthin. You have to expect this in many areas of Wales. I will go again in the future even if just to taste the food once the restaurant is open again. Many thanks to the hosts. We wish you all the success for the future.

    Reviewed by Kiran5.0Jun 2022

  • "We stayed at Hilllfort for a week."

    The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had all the equipment we needed. The pub downstairs served good food and did not disturb us at all.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Hillfort."

    The location was perfect for exploring the areas in North Wales that we wanted. The accommodation was well equipped and perfect for our needs. The hosts Nik and Julie were welcoming and there if we needed anything. We ate in the Three Pigeons Inn a couple of times and found the food delicious, freshly cooked and filling! Overall, very satisfied.

    Reviewed by Melanie3.8Mar 2022

  • "Lovely little place with great walks from the doorstep."

    Friendly pub downstairs was a bonus too. We had great time, will come back. Thanks Nick and Julia!

    Reviewed by Minna5.0Mar 2022

  • "A comfortable and well appointed apartment with fabulous views, the owner team was very helpful and their food excellent in the pub below."

    we would not hesitate to go again as we enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was spotlessly clean."

    The kitchen had everything you could wish for. The bed was comfortable. Couldn’t fault it. The owners Nic and Julia were lovely ,warm and welcoming. We will definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Feb 2022

  • "The hosts were very friendly and welcoming and if we needed anythink was at hand to help."

    The views from the property were amazing and even thought base above a pub there was very little noise. The property was very clean and very well equipped with the essentials. Also food from the pub was amazing and great value for money.

    Reviewed by Leah4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely place, very peaceful, clean flat, comfortable beds, very nice stay Thank you"

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2021

  • "Holiday was fab in wales Apartment Needs a new mattress could feel the ..."

    Holiday was fab in wales Apartment Needs a new mattress could feel the springs Kitchen no utensils… wooden spoons…extra plates and bowls Cleanses need a new cleaner missed a lot of areas Tv a larger one… too many low beams that caught everyone out ( probably need to supply a hard hat ) Overall it was ok

    Reviewed by Mark1.9Aug 2021

  • "Brilliant place and location."

    Owners Nick and Julie made us feel so welcome, was like going from home to home. 5 star food, hats off to the chef and the pub, wide ranges of drinks for all, children and dog friendly. Had a smashing time there with my family with loads to do and places to see. Lovely accommodation with 3 rooms. Cant wait to go back. Overall from score from the Patel family 100/100.

    Reviewed by Bhavesh5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic apartment."

    Clean well equipped.Homely. Ideal rural location with scenic views. Plenty of sight-seeing within an hours drive away. Friendly landlords.Would definitely recommend. Thank you

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely place to stay, highly recommended!"

    ! Clean as a whistle with everything needed and more. Gorgeous views are provided out on a private shared balcony where you can watch the sun go down. We thoroughly enjoyed the convenience of having a lovely welcoming village pub so close to the apartment for some well priced refreshments after a long day. The apartment is well sized and provides all your home comforts, the owners are very friendly and are literally a stone throw away if you need any help with anything. If you want a relaxing place to stay which is also in reach of all that Wales has to offer do not over look this place. Absolutely fabulous we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Jun 2021

  • "The appartment was exacualy as described, in beautiful location, with excelent hosts."

    Would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Owners were friendly and more than happy to help."

    Place was very well kept. Lovely views from balcony.

    Reviewed by Eleri5.0Jun 2021

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  • First floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double and 1 x single
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and lounge area
  • Central heating with auxiliary electric heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot
  • Highchair available on request
  • Ample parking in large pub car park
  • Large shared balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub & restaurant on site
  • Note: Some low ceilings in property
  • Note: The only bathroom in the property is the en-suite
  • Note: Property accessed via an external staircase and children to be supervised when on the balcony
  • Note: Double and single bedrooms are accessed through the master bedroom
  • Note: Please check opening times and make a booking for Three Pigeons Inn ahead of your stay.

The property

Hillfort is a splendid first-floor apartment, placed above the highly rated Three Pigeons Inn pub & restaurant in the peaceful village of Graigfechan. The inviting apartment is suited to a family or small group wanting to enjoy the many splendours of Denbighshire, while also being within easy reach of the coast, the amazing medieval city of Chester. Sloping ceilings and skylights allow in lots of light, there is also a large shared balcony where you can sit out and enjoy the lovely rural views in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The open-plan living room boasts a spacious and well-equipped kitchen, ideal for preparing meals that can be enjoyed at the dining table, after which, the TV will offer the ideal day's end entertainment, with a cosy movie night curled up on the sofa together.

When it's time to catch up on rest, the master bedroom is a welcoming space to relax, as well as an en-suite with shower.

The remaining bedrooms - a double and single - are accessed through the master bedroom. With the picturesque North Wales on your doorstep, Hillfort is a lovely place to stay for those wanting to explore the area, our village even has it’s very own nature reserve right across the road! Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1052856, it can sleep up to 10 people.

Three Pigeons Inn Apartments

Two cosy, first floor apartments sit alongside each other in the beautiful Denbighshire village of Graigfechan, they conveniently sit above the village's friendly & highly rated pub/restaurant “Three Pigeons Inn”, an ancient drovers inn that was rebuilt in 1777 but dates back to the 12th century! With luscious countryside and facilities for outdoor activities nearby, this is a fine choice to base a holiday of exploring North Wales. Accessed via an external staircase, step up onto the large shared balcony and enter into the homely, open-plan living room. Both apartments provide a comfortable lounge seating area, you can watch TV or a favourite film at the end of the day. They also offer a great kitchen area with dining table seating for four, the sloping ceilings and wooden beams give it a real homely feel. The apartments have three bedrooms in each, a double with an en-suite which leads onto the two further bedrooms, a double and a single room. On the sunnier days, take a seat on the large balcony and enjoy a refreshing drink whilst enjoying the beautiful rural views, then head downstairs for a drink or a delicious meal in the restaurant. Nearby, visit the historical market town of Ruthin with some wonderful buildings and lovely pubs to sit in and relax. Many of North Wales' biggest attractions are nearby, including the fascinating and stunning town of Llangollen and the delightful Chirk with its striking castle. Cheshire Oaks retail outlet is also within easy reach. Snowdonia National Park is well worth an adventure for outdoor enthusiasts.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Ruthin 3 miles; Llangollen 13 miles; Chester 25 miles.

Graigfechan is a small, peaceful village in a delightful part of Wales, just 3 miles south of the hilltop town of Ruthin, which lies to the north of Llangollen via the breathtaking Horseshoe Pass. The village has a pleasant pub which serves quality food, and is used as the start of the Offa's Dyke Walk 5, a 5.5 mile scenic walk along the nearby beautiful Clwydian Hill Range. Picturesque Ruthin has a 700 year old history, boasting attractive, half-timbered buildings, mainly clustered around St Peter's Square, along with interesting shops and buildings and the Ruthin Craft Centre, which houses work by internationally recognised artists and craftspeople, and is well worth a visit. Beautiful countryside is on the doorstep, whilst lovely Llangollen, which boasts the cascading River Dee, renowned for exhilarating white water rafting, and scenic Lake Brenig, Moel Famau, Loggerheads Country Park and Clocaenog Forest are all close by. Further afield, but still within easy touring distance are the coast, the Snowdonia National Park, medieval Shrewsbury and the wonderful historic city of Chester.

Note: Please check opening times and make a booking for Three Pigeons Inn ahead of your stay.
Note: This property has a £150.00 Good Housekeeping Bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas