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Llanfwrog near Ruthin, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 15883)



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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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84 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely fabulous property."

    Spotless. Very warm. Had everything you could think of provided - even sweets. Bev and Phil were very welcoming, informative and friendly. Enjoyed our stay very much. Would highly recommend to everyone.

    Reviewed by FrancesNov 2021

  • "Beautiful place."

    I am disabled and could get around everywhere with walker or manual wheelchair. Lip into shower but fits shower chair in. Probably wouldn't be suitable for an electric wheelchair though. Great hosts - Bev and Phil gave us a really warm welcome and were on site for anything we needed. Gorgeous spot where we could walk dogs from door but there are also walks further away though we didn't explore them this time as we only had a short stay. We have already booked to return next year for a week. Highly recommended - we and our two dogs all loved it and there is a fenced garden for dogs to play in.

    Reviewed by HelenaNov 2021

  • "Great location."

    Had a very relaxing week. Lots of walks for us and the dog!! Everything you need is here. Hosts Bev and Phil very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area.

    Reviewed by Patricia AnnNov 2021

  • "This has been the third time we have visited and the feedback speaks itself."

    Fully recommend!!

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2021

  • "Fantastic break absolutely loved the cottage and the owners were so friendly and welcoming."

    I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a quiet dog friendly get away

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2021

  • "Very relaxing in a beautiful property with lovely hosts and made to feel very welcome, highly recommend"

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, Owners Bev & Phil are the perfect hosts and really friendly and helpful."

    Spent a week here with our two dogs who loved the garden and the nearby wood for walks. We visited Conwy, Bala, Betwys-y-Coed, Alwen Resevoir & Llangollen and the weather was fab all week. The cottage is impeccably clean and tastefully decorated, but still very comfortable as is the enormous bed. Would not hesitate to recommend Dystill for those looking for a quiet, chilled break while near enough to see a lot of North Wales

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2021

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful location Phil & Bev were excellent hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them would highly recommend the cottage."

    Mrs AtkinsonSep 2021

  • "From the extremely warm welcome from Bev and Phil our hosts, to the spotlessly clean and beautiful cottage, to the stunning gardens (which our dog made full use of!"

    ) and the fantastic location to explore North Wales, we had an amazing week and will be returning in the future!

    Reviewed by LizSep 2021

  • "Fantastic hosts, really lovely comfortable accommodation and a great place to stay"

    Reviewed by AndyJul 2021

  • "Distyll is stunning."

    The accommodation was spotlessly clean and warm. Everything was provided you could wish for. For us in particular being able to take our two collies and have total use of the beautiful garden, they paddled in the stream, and ran in the garden beyond. Even doggy towels and bags were provided. Our hosts were so kind and friendly it really made our holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by VivienMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    A quiet peaceful place. The cottage is well equipped comfortable and the owners are very welcoming. The garden is stunning and perfect if like us you bring your dog. A great place to explore North Wales.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Dystill and would be very happy to stay there again."

    It was a fantastic base for travelling around North Wales. The owners were wonderful hosts.

    Reviewed by MarilynAug 2019

  • "The cottage was spotless and tastefully decorated."

    The rooms are a generous size, everything was supplied, right down to condiments- and our hosts Bev and Phil were nearby and happy to share their stunning garden with us - a real plus! It's hard to choose which of our Sykes cottages we've liked best, but this is at the top of our list....we'll be back.

    Reviewed by KathMay 2019

  • "Cottage was one of the nicest I've stayed at, well equipped, warm, excelkent lay out in beautiful surroundings."

    Hosts Phil & Bev were very welcoming and helpful. Area was excellent with easy walks from the door. A great base from which to explore North Wales. Can definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by SeanMay 2019

  • "Home from home with little extra, sweets for us and treats for our dog."

    Very pleasant surroundings and walking the dog in the nearby woods. Hosts very friendly and helpful, hope to return again in the near future.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2019

  • "Lovely setting, very welcoming and spotlessly clean"

    Reviewed by LenaApr 2019

  • "Distyll is a wonderful bolt hole."

    The holiday let annex is attached to an old, well renovated mill. It nestles in a valley surrounded by fields and woodlands, in the village of Llanfwrog, near Ruthin. The owners live in the main part and are perfect hosts; friendly but not interfering. The cottage is lovely and warm, spacious and very well equipped. We particularly enjoyed sitting eating our breakfast, whilst looking out of the kitchen window onto the garden with its babbling brook and weeping willow. We have already recommended this lovely cottage to family and friends, despite only arriving home 2 days ago. We would also be very happy to return.

    Reviewed by SueFeb 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage down a country lane it is quiet and peaceful yet close to some fantastic walks."

    The hosts are at hand next door just in case of any problems not that we had any and dogs are made very welcome

    Reviewed by CarolFeb 2019

  • "Lovely stay with very welcoming hosts."

    Wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2018

  • "Fantastic hosts, very peaceful location with access to forest walks."

    Ruthin is well located for exploring north Wales.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2018

  • "Beautiful annex in beautiful gardens in spectacular area."

    Easy walks close by . Hosts amazing ,there if you need them but not in your face . Will be back and would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, nice sized rooms and everything provided including bottle of wine, chocolates and dog treats."

    Also a good sized television. Idyllic area, really beautiful and dog waking from the door. Would definitely recommend to anyone. The hosts also were so helpful.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2018

  • "Very lovely walking break in a beautiful part of Wales."

    The Distyll is perfectly positioned to explore the area. It is comfortable, relaxing and for 2 people plus dog it is rather spacious. We would definitely recommend this property and the area.

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2018

  • "Excellent cottage everything you needed was there lovely friendly bev and ..."

    Excellent cottage everything you needed was there lovely friendly bev and Phil made us feel very welcome our dog was given a good welcome to lots of warks for him in the woods overall perfect very peaceful and relaxing place

    Reviewed by HeatherJan 2018

  • "After a hectic year we needed some peace and real quality time."

    This accommodation was everything it promised to be and more. The owners Bev and Phil were extremely friendly and helpful. This is probably the best holiday cottage we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2017

  • "What a beautiful cottage fabulous host loverly location will definitely recommend and re visit"

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2017

  • "This was fantastic accommodation, with lovely hosts who had made sure everything you needed for a great holiday was provided."

    We really didn't want to leave and will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by EricaAug 2017

  • "Bev and Phil (owners) extremely helpful regarding places to visit and dog walks."

    Great accommodation.

    Reviewed by MarjorieMar 2017

  • "This is a very cosy accommadation away from it all it quiet and peaceful and we had a very relaxing weekend the owners were very helpful."

    There are some lovley walks right from the door which are dog enjoyed

    Reviewed by CarolFeb 2017

  • "Really lovely property owners, warm welcome and helpful."

    Loved our short stay and will be back!!

    Reviewed by LornaJan 2017

  • "A lovely warm, comfortable cottage and ideal for our little dog."

    Great walks nearby and close to Ruthin town. Bev was a friendly, helpful host who even let our dog out when we went to visit friends. We would definitely stay there again.

    Mrs LawsonDec 2016

  • "Lovely holiday accommodation."

    great walks on the doorstep, beautiful scenery. Very friendly owners, who made me feel very welcome. I will definitely visit again and would recommend this property to anyone and especially dog owners

    Reviewed by MarilynNov 2016

  • "Great host made my wife and I very welcome like we had been going for years not first ime"

    Reviewed by ThomasOct 2016

  • "The cottage is accessed by app."

    1 mile of single track road with very few passing places, luckily, it is not very busy . There is no DAB signal, and very week phone signal. Wi fi is only in the lounge, but having said all that, this is an ideal place for a quiet get away from it all break, with excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2016

  • "We had a wonderful weeks stay at Dystil."

    Both Bev and Phil were very welcoming. Were there if needed. The facilities were excellent and with underfloor heating we were never cold. I would recommend this cottage it is a real home from home. So relaxing. Very comfortable bed. We were very lucky with the weather for October. Only had one rainy day. We went to Tweedmill shopping outlet. A lovely place. The scenery is stunning and the roads fairly quiet. Most places are no more than 1 hours drive away making it an excellent base for sight seeing etc. Mobile phone signal is limited but we did manage to get an internet connection. As the cottage is on a country road it was pitch black at night so a strong torch may be a good idea. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by MaureenSep 2016

  • "I have filled in the owners comments book in the cottage where I gave a glowing report of our stay there."

    . The accommodation is first class but the hosts Bev And Phil and there dogs and friendly sheep make the holiday even more enjoyable..

    Reviewed by LeonardSep 2016

  • "Bev and Phil the owners were fantasic people very welcoming ,nothing was too much trouble ."

    A beautiful place in stunning surroundings. Home from home .Would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2016

  • "Great holiday in a beautiful location."

    The cottage was exceptional, very clean and tidy with everything you could need. The owners were very friendly and very helpful. My wife and I hope to book the cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2016

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    The owners are so friendly and really make you feel at home. There is lovely scenery and great walks to go on with the dogs. Overall a fabulous holiday, we would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by CharlotteMay 2016

  • "It was lovely, snug and cosy with walks through the woods straight from the door."

    The beds were extremely comfortable with good pillows so we slept well. Couldn't fault anything at all.

    Reviewed by TraceyNov 2015

  • "The property was very spacious with modern fixtures and fittings and finished with excellent taste."

    The owner was very friendly and informative. The quiet location gave us everything we wanted for a well earned long weekend of rest and recuperation. We would certainly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by JuneNov 2015

  • "The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable and the owners welcoming."

    This one is up there among our Sykes top three! The cottage was remote enough to be very peaceful but was also near some lovely places to visit.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2015

  • "A wonderful property with very helpful owners and a garden to die for."

    Reviewed by MaureenJul 2015

  • "An excellent choice of cottage; warm, comfortable, peaceful and very relaxing."

    It was well located to tour the north Wales area, it also had walks from the doorstep- ideal for the dogs. The owners were friendly, always on hand when needed and also had a good knowledge of the area. We would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by EdwardJul 2015

  • "A very well appointed and comfortable property with very attentive and helpful owners on site."

    A welcoming cottage to return to.

    Reviewed by MaggieJun 2015

  • ""We've had the best week imaginable in this wonderful cottage; it really was a home from home."

    The owners were fantastic hosts and very helpful too. The finishing touches in this cottage were second to none." I can't fault this accommodation in any way whatsoever, it's was beautifully decorated and very well equipped and very warm and cosy with that underfloor heating (which I miss terribly) We will definitely be returning next year.

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2015

  • "It was a home from home; beautifully decorated & cared for and the owners have thought of every little detail to make your stay memorable."

    The owners were a very friendly couple who were on hand if you needed them and gave you space if you didn't. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by CarolineJan 2015

  • "Amazing honeymoon, the owners were so welcoming and the cottage was well equipped, very warm and comfortable."

    A real home from home.

    Reviewed by JoanneJan 2015

  • "The cottage was perfect, beautifully decorated and so warm and comfy."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. The quality of the rooms and furnishings was excellent and we really hope to return! Location was beautiful too.

    Reviewed by JoannaDec 2014

  • "This was a wonderful dog friendly cottage which we hope to go back to soon."

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2014

  • "This was the nicest cottage we have ever stayed in, everything we needed was there and perfect for our two dogs great walks right from the door."

    The owners were brilliant from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2014

  • "A beautiful cottage in fantastic surroundings."

    The hosts went more than the extra mile to make sure our stay was an enjoyable one. 10/10.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2014

  • "Very picturesque and comfortable."

    Owners very welcoming and helpful. A good area to visit places in North Wales or if you just want to chill out this is the place to be.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2014

  • "It was perfect."

    We loved the accommodation and the peace and tranquillity. It was great for our dogs and they were made very welcome. It was great having the owners on site and they were willing to go the extra mile to make our stay amazing. The visitor book was full of useful tips/places to visit with dogs and relevant information to enhance our holiday. They couldn't have got it more right!

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2014

  • "Our holiday was made perfect by the welcome we received from the owners, and the cottage itself."

    It was very comfortable and it allowed us to feel relaxed. The location is ideal for sightseeing, and ease of access. We had a great week and will return if availability is right. This property to my mind is 5 star.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2014

  • "Lovely peaceful place, lovely walks from the property and very kind, helpful hosts."

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2014

  • "Peace, walks with dogs and lazy mornings."

    Our hosts were excellent - lovely people who were genuinely welcoming and thoughtful. 'On the Hill' restaurant is well worth advance booking. We will be returning to this gorgeous haven - a fabulous, relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by LynApr 2014

  • "Cosy and comfortable accommodation."

    The setting was wonderful. All general household items were provided. The kitchen was fabulous. The hosts were very welcoming. Great facilities for the dogs including use of surrounding fields, hosepipe for washing them off and lovely walks near the property.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2014

  • "The owners were very friendly and welcoming."

    The cottage was an excellent choice, beautifully laid out and furnished, and so very well equipped. With plenty of walks in the surrounding fields and woods it was a perfect holiday for us and our two dogs.

    Reviewed by RosieMar 2014

  • "Everything we had wanted was there; the perfect property."

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2013

  • "Great cottage in a great setting."

    Really helpful hosts who went to town to book a table in a local restaurant that is usually fully booked on a Saturday night! Try 'On the Hill'; it is fabulous!

    Reviewed by SusieNov 2013

  • "Very comfortable warm accommodation in a quiet setting, but within easy reach of places to visit."

    The hosts were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. We enjoyed everything about the holiday; no complaints at all.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2013

  • "The property was in lovely surroundings."

    The owners were helpful and friendly. We particularly enjoyed being able to walk in the woods opposite the property. There were lots of places of interest in the area, and we would be happy to visit Distyll some time in the future.

    Reviewed by GlendaSep 2013

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Distyll, it was very comfortable and roomy."

    It was also near shops etc for easy shopping. The owner went out of her way to make us welcome, and was very friendly.

    Reviewed by Mrs.Sep 2013

  • "Cosy and comfortable cottage."

    Nothing was too much trouble for the owners, very friendly and helpful with informations about local attractions and restaurants to visit.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2013

  • "A very cosy and comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2013

  • "It is the best cottage we have been in, and the owner Phil and Bev also made us very welcome."

    You have a gem on your books. It is the best cottage we have ever been in. The owners made us feel very welcome. You have a gem on your books.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2013

  • "Perfect base for touring North Wales."

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2013

  • "A lovely setting with good walks from the door."

    Very clean and well equipped cottage. Kind and generous hosts ,nothing was too much trouble for them even when we were stuck in the snow and they cleared the drive for us !

    Reviewed by JonMar 2013

  • "The location was beautiful."

    Peaceful surroundings. Excellent base and dog walkers paradise. Very pet friendly. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to any couple seeking a peaceful or romantic break.

    Reviewed by AmandaFeb 2013

  • "I loved absolutely everything about this property!"

    The owners were very welcoming and extremely helpful and despite living in close proximity were in no way intrusive. Distyll has been decorated and equipped to a very high standard and offered much more than we ever expected. It was not a home from home - it was much better!

    Reviewed by SueDec 2012

  • "The owners were very helpful and couldn't do enough to help you enjoy your stay."

    Reviewed by MarieOct 2012

  • "A very quiet and well-appointed property."

    Our stay was very pleasing.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2012

  • "Owners were extremely helpful, friendly and accommodating."

    Nothing was too much trouble, we couldn't have asked for a better holiday.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2012

  • "Excellent accommodation, in a lovely location, the owners gave us a warm welcome along with Anne the sheep dog."

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2012

  • "Dog friendly and ideal location as nearby woods were excellent for walking."

    Mr GrimmAug 2012

  • "Idyllic location."

    The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. Excellent touring location. Lovely walks from the door. The accommodation was of an extremely high standard.

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2012

  • "The property was immaculate."

    Not a single thing that we could find fault with. Lovely welcome by the owners who were willing to do anything to help us, but at the same time respected our privacy. Overall a fab place to stay and we will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2012

  • "Nice, clean and well furnished property with friendly people owning it."

    Reviewed by StewartJul 2012

  • "A wonderfully warm welcome and nothing too much trouble even for our dogs!"

    Extremely well equipped cottage and beautiful setting. A little bit of tranquillity in a superb location.

    Reviewed by AnnieJul 2012

  • "The owners were very helpful, thoughtful, kind and friendly."

    The cottage was in a beautiful location and was very comfortable and spacious. There were lots of lovely walks right from the door.

    Reviewed by JonJul 2012

  • "We enjoyed the relaxed feeling of the cottage and the area."

    Ruthin is a lovely town. There were plenty of places to enjoy meals out at.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2012

  • "The cottage was furnished to a really high standard, and the dishwasher was a much appreciated addition to the kitchen."

    Although the owners also lived on site we barely saw them, but they were easy to get hold of when we needed them. The TV had Sky+ with sports and movie packages.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2012

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The property

Ruthin 1 mile. An outstanding, modern ground floor wing of a Grade II listed 17th century cottage, formerly a lavender distillery, set on the owners' smallholding, in the Clwyd Valley a mile from the market town of Ruthin.

Providing first-class accommodation with quality fixtures and furnishings, this Ruthin cottage is perfect for a romantic holiday or just for those wishing to get away from it all.

With a cosy sitting room with electric fire and well-equipped, modern kitchen/dining room, plus the benefit of full Sky Sports TV package, comfy corner sofa, underfloor central heating, and a super king-size bed, this Ruthin cottage fulfils most requirements.

The cottage is located next to woodland offering walking trails and paths which lead into Ruthin where you can visit the historic gaol and castle, or browse the shops and enjoy the tea rooms, bars and restaurants.

Set in 25 acres of pasture land with delightful gardens and a babbling stream meandering past a weeping willow tree, this pretty Ruthin cottage is in an idyllic, tranquil setting, offering superb accommodation for romantic breaks, business guests, walkers, bikers or as a touring base for the North Wales area.


  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Ground source underfloor and radiator heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, access to owner's washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky Sports package, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage available
  • Lawned garden with stream and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Children over 10 years old only due to stream in garden
  • Note: This cottage may be suitable for wheelchair users.

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About the location


Llangollen 12 miles; Bala 18.5 miles; Chester 25 miles; Betws-y-Coed 30 miles.

The hilltop town of Ruthin lies to the north of Llangollen via the breathtaking Horseshoe Pass. The town is picturesque with attractive half-timbered buildings, mainly clustered around St Peter’s Square. There are 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 and Clocaenog Forest close by. Further afield, but still within easy touring distance, are the coast, Snowdonia National Park and historic Chester.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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