Great Alder House

Llangynhafal near Ruthin, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 16443)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Andrew
    October 2013
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    “A lovely relaxing week for all the family”
    Really enjoyed the House and its location. Very good value for money and low maintenance. 3 generations of one family under one roof = recipe for problems, but the space all worked well and we had a great time. Happy to recommend.
    Really enjoyed the House and its location. Very good value for money and low maintenance. 3 generations of one family under one roof = recipe for problems, but the space all worked well and we had a great time. Happy to recommend.


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Llangynhafal 1 mile.

This delightful 18th century, stone-built house forms the main part of an impressive Grade II listed Georgian property.

This Llangynhafal cottage boasts far-reaching rural views across the Vale of Clwyd and is set a mile from the small village of Llangynhafal and just under three miles from the market town of Ruthin.

This spacious North Wales cottage is full of character and charm and retains many original features, including sash windows with shutters and feature fireplaces in the bedrooms.

This Llangynhafal cottage has an attractive sitting room with a cast iron woodburning stove, a fitted kitchen with a scrubbed farmhouse table, dining area, exposed beams and superb views down the valley.

The four bedrooms, including one with an en-suite shower room, all offer outstanding views of the Vale of Clwyd.

Outside this cottage near Llangynhafal is a private lawned garden, where you can relax with a drink in the afternoon after exploring the area.

Llangynhafal is an easy walk away and has an award-winning CAMRA pub with good food and an historical double-naved church in a circular churchyard, plus the village lies on the Pilgrim's Way.

Your North Wales cottage is also fantastically located at the foot of Moel Famau, with easy access to lesser known walks through the Clwydian Range, where the views are breathtaking; take in the whole of the Vale of Clwyd down to the sea and as far as the Berwyn Mountains.

The historic city of Chester is also an easy drive away.

This Llangynhafal cottage is a lovely holiday home, which is bound to please, all year round.

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Over three floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with single day bed, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor double, 1 x second floor family room with 1 super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) and 1 single if required. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Second floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Front lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 2.7 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: There is low door height into the second floor bedrooms and cloakroom
  • Note: Max 8 adults and 2 children.

About the location


Ruthin 3 miles; St Asaph 11 miles.

Llangynhafal is a pretty village set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the Vale of Clwyd, four miles from Ruthin. It has an excellent village pub, and a superb example of a 7th century, double-naved church with ornate stone carvings, which is located next to a cottage where the poet William Wordsworth used to stay. Llangynhafal is situated on the Pilgrims Way, which stretches from Holywell to St David's and is still in regular use as part of the Cisterian Way covering a circular route taking in many Abbeys and churches throughout Wales. Four miles away to the south lies the hilltop town of Ruthin. This picturesque town has attractive half-timbered buildings, with many clustered around St Peter's Square. Ruthin has many interesting shops and buildings, whilst the Nant Clwyd House (the oldest timber-frame in Wales), Ruthin Gaol and Ruthin Craft Centre, which houses work by internationally recognised artists and craftspeople, are also worth a visit. Beautiful countryside is on Ruthin's doorstep with Lake Brenig, Moel Famau Country Park, the Offa's Dyke path and Clocaenog Forest all close by. Further afield, but still within easy touring distance, are the North Wales coast, Snowdonia National Park and the historic city of Chester.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas