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The Old Nags Head

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Ruthin, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "This house is a WoW !"

    !! has soon has you get the key & walked through the door The House keeper was straight over explaining everything , so helpful The house inside was spotless from top to bottom There were a couple of things that didn’t work or were broken , but it didn’t effect our stay one bit The house has everything you need for your break away , Tv in every room , Sauna , Hot tub The house has two separate lounge rooms to chill, play games or read Outside is a massive garden with paved area with a large area of Astro turf A kitchen to die for , kitted out with everything you need for self catering or if you don’t want to cook there’s a pizza trailer opposite side the road outside the pub (Lovely they were too ) or the Farmers arms a few doors down , even & Wetherspoons a few hundred yard away in the town square You are close to a Morrisons , Tesco, Coop or a petrol station with mini market near by There’s lots to do from the Prison, castle & a lovely park over the back of the house with a pond & play park

    Reviewed by Lloyd4.4May 2024

  • "Lovely house, very clean and comfortable, with everything you might need."

    The hot tub is a great addition. Would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Les5.0Apr 2024

  • "Amazing house, facilities are fantastic, it’s was clean."

    All round a fab stay and will definitely be rebooking!

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Apr 2024

  • "Really lovely place to stay."

    Great location. Lovely and quiet. Everything we needed for a long weekend. Comfy beds. Lots of space and plenty of seating options. The children loved the outdoor space. Definitely would recommend

    Reviewed by Elissa4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely, well equipped and comfortable house with the extra facilities of a hot tub and sauna."

    The local area was interesting with lots to see and providing takeaways and places to eat, many within walking distance.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, it was perfect for the family, something for everyone."

    The house was spotless and furniture and beds very comfortable. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub and plenty of space for the children to play. Ruthin is a great place to stay with plenty of places to eat and lots of small shops. We really enjoyed our visit to the jail.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great property, great location lots to do in walking distance from house , ..."

    Great property, great location lots to do in walking distance from house , Hottub cleaned and nice garden to sit in the sun

    Reviewed by Stacy5.0May 2023

  • "Very nice place, most of the ground floor is an open plan lounge/dinning/kitchen."

    Great for a big party to socialise. No garden, but a big patio area. Maintenance was a bit below what you might hope for.

    Reviewed by Tim4.4Apr 2023

  • "I could not recommend this cottage enough."

    Upon arriving we were greeted by the house keeper who was so helpful and lovely showing us around. The cottage was so clean and photos don’t do it justice how nice it is inside. Perfect location and lots to do around the area. Will definitely be coming back!!

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely excellent property."

    We could not believe how beautifully done it was. Perfect for a group of friends. Open plan with a little snug for when you want to relax. The bedrooms are all good sizes and bathrooms are gorgeous. All facilities high quality and work well. Hot tub sauna and outside shower excellent added bonus. In a brilliant location, we waked into town. Would love to come back and would 100% recommend. My favourite we have booked so far x

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, very well equipped and great facilities."

    Highly recommend. Really enjoyed our stay here. Mr Party was a very nice guy, extremely helpful, as was the cleaner who showed us how to use the facilities.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Nov 2022

  • "Enjoyable week by the whole family."

    The property had everything needed, and a good location for us all. Would recommend this property and would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fab place to stay, great house."

    Clean and bedrooms are lovely. Outdoor area is great , could do with some sun lounges when the weather is nice.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Mar 2022

  • "A fabulous property we didn’t want to leave nothing negative to say only positives the cleanliness was superb and we were met by Sonja who does a fantastic job she gave us a tour of the house and a quick run down on using the hot tub sauna and appliances."

    A very spacious property large bedrooms quality towels bedding and luxurious bathrooms. We were a group of 6 ladies and had a fantastic weekend. The snug with Netflix was perfect for us when we weren’t in the hot tub or sauna definitely on our list to return asap Plenty of takeaways shops in walking distance

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "I booked the Old Nags Head for a get together with friends."

    What a find! The property is beautiful and very spacious, with everything we needed to make our weekend unforgettable. Just a short walk into the lovely village too. We will certainly be recommending the Old Nags Head to friends and family and, hopefully, will get to visit again ourselves! We had taken along some board games to play in the evening, but we needn't have bothered as there was plenty there already. We discovered a couple of the shelves in the fridge damaged, also we couldn't find the light to the sauna. This didn't impact at all on our enjoyment but maybe something that can be fixed easily for future guests. Thank you Bryan for the use of your lovely property.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2021

  • "The house was brilliant just as described."

    Cleaned to a very high standard.was met at the property as soon as we arrived and informed about everything would definitely recommend staying at the old nags head

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2021

  • "We booked this cottage as a last resort because another was suddenly unavailable."

    We were certain that it was expensive for what was offered and was situated on a noisy road with lots of traffic pollution. It met these poor expectations and we all were disturbed at night. A few things would have helped to make us more comfortable: 1. wifi was unavailable upstairs 2. There was no mirror , bedside table or lamp in the fourth bedroom 3. We could not air the rooms because the windows only opened a crack - we assume this was for security reasons, not especially reassuring! 4. No mirror in downstairs toilet and we couldn't find a shaver point anywhere. 5. Kitchen was well equipped, but a little more cutlery would have helped. The wine glasses were very tall which meant we had to wash them by hand. 6. There was absolutely no cleaning equipment and no spare bin bags 7. There was no welcome pack. A bottle of milk, some tea bags and a few biscuits would have gone a long way to make us feel welcome. 8. A second key would have been very useful.

    Reviewed by Barbara3.4Sep 2021

  • "A fabulous cottage that exceeded our expectations."

    Just what we needed to accommodate our family holiday. Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Aug 2021

  • "Our stay in the old nags head was amazing from start to finish!"

    Both Sonya and Bryan are very friendly and helpful, we only had one issue over the weekend which was quickly resolved. We would 100% stay again, the hot tub was great, as was the sauna and the main bathrooms bath was lovely! The beds where super comfortable, will definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Ideal location to explore North Wales, hot tub and sauna were a great way to relax after a hard days walking."

    ..accommodation very clean and modern....great place

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Sep 2020

  • "Loved this venue and it's amenities."

    Owner was lovely. House was spotless and walking distance to the centre

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2020

  • "Location of holiday cottage was excellent for travelling to see places in the surrounding area."

    Very clean accommodation and the owner was really friendly and hospitable

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great long weekend break."

    Bryan came over to show us how to use the sauna and hot tub at the start of our stay. Had no issues, lovely cottage with plenty of space.

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Sep 2020

  • "The facilities were great and met all our needs."

    Bryan is an excellent host and made us all very welcome. The location is brilliant for exploring the North Wales area and Ruthin is a lovely town. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2020

  • "We absolutely loved our holiday from start to finish."

    It was immaculate and there was everything we needed I will defo be returning in the future . Thankyou so much for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Mar 2020

  • "The property is wonderful, really comfy and so clean."

    The hot tub and sauna are a really nice touch! After we arrived we had a knock at the door from the lovely cleaner lady who came to see if we were okay and settled in well. She also went through the hot tub and sauna instructions with us and said if we need anything we are welcome to knock her door. Bryan who owns this property is a lovely man, he also owns the garage next door and really helped us out with one of our car’s that had to be towed for the remaining 3 hours of our journey. He phoned and told us not to worry about the car him and his men will fix it for us so just enjoy our time away and don’t worry about it. This really made our trip as otherwise we would have been stuck. Thank you so much Bryan, we really enjoyed our stay. The only things I think would be useful to add is that it would be useful to have a broom and dust pan to be able to sweep up and some kitchen spray to clean away. Also some more dishwasher tablets as we were only left 2 (staying 4 days with 4 adults & 3 children) This property is in a great location.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect, 7 ladies celebrated my 50th birthday weekend with me, great location."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jan 2020

  • "The house is beautiful, very spacious and couldn’t fault it much."

    The facilities are minimal.The hot tub was not a suitable size for 8 people unless you don’t mind sitting on each other knees. The owner seemed lovely but became very awkward when it came to returning our full bond

    Reviewed by Shannan2.5Nov 2019

  • "Great place and spotless ."

    A lot of thought has been put in to the refurbishment of this property and we had a great stay Only one thing, I am still chasing the £250 we paid for housekeeping bond 4 days later which should have been returned after 48 hours Sykes just say owner must have been busy . Not good enough so disappointed to say the least and dykes not helpful

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2019

  • "The old nags head is a fabulous house with hot tub and steam room, all rooms are spacious and clean."

    It is all so in a good location.

    Reviewed by Corry5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Old Nags Head is a fantastic place to stay, Bryan was a great host."

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Sep 2019

  • "Ruthin is wonderful and the cottage has everything you could wish for."

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2019

  • "The old nags head is very comfortable and has everything you could need during a stay."

    The location is great, very central in Ruthin, we very much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2019

  • "We were very pleased with our week at The Old Nags Head."

    The house was modern and spacious and our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The surrounding area was varied with lots of interesting days out although the weather wasn’t too good. The owner was friendly and helpful, a good time was had by all. Thank you

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2019

  • "I would expect the owner of a holiday cottage to be able to have any equipment repaired within a reasonable timescale."

    The hot tub stopped working on the Monday and wasn’t fixed until after we had left on the Friday and although the Monday was a bank holiday it is 2019 where things are available 7 days a week. When you book a cottage with a hot tub the you do so for a reason. Yes I appreciate that things can fail but this wasn’t acceptable and neither was the compensation offered. The good housekeeping bond wasn’t returned as advised either which was disappointing. Difficult to be enthusiastic when one of the main reasons for booking the cottage wasn’t available for more than 50% of the holiday.

    Reviewed by Sam3.4May 2019

  • "Owner acted very swiftly to problem with the hot tub to ensure we could make full use of it."

    Reviewed by Cathy4.7Apr 2019

  • "The owner Bryan was extremely helpful, we needed some assistance with the hottub and he and a friend came over to sort it out right away."

    He gave us some tips on which takeaway was worth a visit too, which we took and it was great. So thank you to Bryan!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Nov 2018

  • "Great accommodation,"

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2018

  • "7 of my friends and I needed a quiet girly weekend away and after a look on Sykes Cottages website we found this delightful cottage in the lovely town of Ruthin."

    The owners of the cottage have thought of everything from cutlery to the hot tub, and the finish of the cottage is amazing. The only thing i'd recommend is taking some tea towels and kitchen roll because these aren't provided, and also to add that the hot tub seats 4 people (worth mentioning because the cottage sleeps 8, so all 8 people won't be able to get in at the same time). There is plenty of parking through the single access gate, which you can see at the front of the property and Ruthin town is only a short walk from the cottage. It's a lovely town with plenty to see and do, and some really nice restaurants. We can't wait to come back here :)

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2018

  • "The location, walking distance to Ruthin and all its attractions made the holiday very enjoyable."

    The extremely comfortable furniture and beds gave us opportunity to rest and relax on our return to the property. Bryan, the owner was helpful and a lovely guy. Recommend highly. Thank you

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Aug 2018

  • "This really was as described!"

    Clean and spacious! Sykes and the property owner were both extremely helpful and easy to deal with, made the whole process simple! This property definitely deserved its rating!

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2018

  • "A few issues with the stay as the eek progressed Could do with anti-slip mats in both walk in showers in house."

    . Outside shower for sauna didn't work.. Had issue with drainage backing up through kitchen sink from dishwasher. Black bins not collected on bin bag day Tuesday? Main bathroom toilet seat loose.. Other than those few minor issues. The house was very comfy and a great size to host 25+ for a party.. Great outdoor space.. Lots of use of the Hot Tub Great kitchen, fantastic beds.. Great furnishings... Almost small kids friendly. My 1yr old granddaughters scaled the stairs. Nice cozy snug lounge,.. Definitely would stay again. If few things was addressed. Overall a great property.

    Reviewed by Karl4.1Jul 2018

  • "We had a great few days in Ruthin."

    The house was lovely and clean and tidy and furnished to a high spec! The hot tub wasn’t working on the day of arrival but Bryan got it working for us on the second day which was brilliant! Overall a great stay! Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Calandra5.0Jul 2018

  • "Fantastic house with plenty of room for everyone."

    Kitchen/dining room is modern and spacious with the snug room being a particular favourite as it was comfy and cosy. Hot tub and sauna was a bonus as well as having the rest of the outdoor space. All around great house in a lovely little town that was easy reach to Chester and Rhyl. Would definitely come back

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2018

  • "This is a stunning house with great facilities and thoughtful extras that make the house special."

    The house has been done to a very high standard. It’s purely stunning and made a fabulous holiday!

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Mar 2018

  • "Standard of property was excellent."

    Had a problem with tv but owner sorted it out straight away. Hot tub was real bonus thoroghly enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by Rose4.6Feb 2018

  • "The property was lovely and clean with a modern feel, it suited 7 adults."

    The only feedback would be to have a look at the internet coverage around the house, the best coverage was at the back door with none or very little in the living room. This was a minor issue and had no impact on our break, I would highly recommend this property for family or friends and its a credit to it's owners.

    Reviewed by Montygomery4.6Jan 2018

  • "Amazing, everything and more we could possibly ask for."

    The accommodation was outstanding and the owner Brian was so lovely and thoughtful. Would recommend this property to everyone and we will indeed be returning. Can't wait for our next visit..

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2017

  • "Enjoyed a relaxing weekend with friends at this wonderful luxurious cottage."

    A delightful place to stay- everything furnished to perfection. Hot tub was great! the owner's communication was excellent. Housekeeping bond returned immediately. Would definitely recommend this venue to anyone looking for a break. Hope to return one day!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2017

  • "The property is a true 5x holiday home,the only issue is sky tv would be a bonus."

    But very very nice

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Nov 2017

  • "Very well set up property."

    If we visit the area again, would be happy to rebook property and also recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2017

  • "A fabulous cottage with good facilities."

    A great and comfortable base for some lovely walks in the Welsh countryside and tackling Snowdon.

    Reviewed by Helen4.8Jun 2017

  • "Excellent accommodation and facilities."

    Clean and tidy. Central location, town centre 10 mins walk, good restaurants 5 mins walk and friendly pub (Farmers Arms) 2 mins walk. Plenty of parking . This house is acredit to it's owner.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2016

  • "We had a great family weekend."

    We didn't feel that the website showed off the property to its fullest so exceeded expectations. The property had everything we needed, kitchen fully stocked. Nice welcoming touches of flowers, wine, bread, milk, butter and eggs. Owner very friendly and helpful. Can't wait to come back in the summer and make the most of the outdoor facilities.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2016

  • "The cottage has been renovated to exceptional standards with very modern facilities and attention to details ."

    Faultless, Very cozy and comfortable ,the best we have been to . It well located to explore North Wales and Snowdonia with easy access to local amnesties

    Reviewed by Hamad4.6Oct 2016

  • "Excellent venue and just what we needed."

    Very good cottage in beautiful Ruthin.

    Reviewed by T5.0Oct 2016

  • "The Old Nags Head is a fantastic destination to explore North Wales ."

    The standard of the cottage and all its furniture and fittings was superb. The owner had v thoughtfully left all essentials like dishwasher and laundry tablets and also tea , coffee , milk and prosecco ! We couldn't recommend this cottage highly enough !

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2016

  • "Only down is traffic noise with windows open and need of a shaving mirror in en suite for master bedroom."

    Reviewed by David4.8Aug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 4), dining area (seats 6) and sitting area (seats 5) with multi-fuel stove
  • Utility
  • Second sitting room (seats 5) with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor, multi-fuel stove and gas fire
  • Electric double oven, touch ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 5 x Smart TVs with BT Sport and Open Box, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars, with further secure parking available at owner’s garage next door on request
  • Bike storage on request
  • Courtyard patio and lawn with furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 mins walk
  • Property doesn't accept EV charging there is a local Tesco around the corner that supplies car charging

The property

This centrally located, detached cottage with a hot tub, formerly The Old Nag’s Head pub, has been tastefully renovated and upgraded to offer a fantastic holiday cottage on the edge of the popular historic market town of Ruthin, in the Clwyd Valley in Denbighshire.

This stone cottage appears traditional at first glance but upon entering you will be amazed at the luxurious modern styling and attention to detail throughout.

There is an open plan living space set around a multi-fuel stove nestled in a small inglenook fireplace, opening through to a spacious dining room with bi-fold doors to the garden and quality fitted kitchen with granite worktops and social breakfast bar, offering excellent cooking and entertaining space for your holiday needs.

The separate utility room is also fully fitted and provides ample laundry facilities and a second reception room provides a cosy area to settle in front of the living flame gas fire enjoying one of the five Smart televisions.

Upstairs the luxury continues, with four quality bedrooms, comprising a twin, a double, a king-size double and a super king-size double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, plus a stylishly-appointed family bathroom with a designer egg-shaped bath and a walk-in rainfall shower.

Parking is accessed under an archway to the rear, where you will also find the York stone paved garden with ample seating and a hot tub.

Just a few minutes' walk away are all of the attractions of this popular town, with Ruthin Castle well worth a visit along with the Gaol and Craft Centre, many independent retailers, cafes and traditional pubs, and an abundance of walking trails leading from the town, including the popular Clwydian Way.

This first-class holiday cottage is in a fantastic position to explore the town and discover a delightful unspoilt part of North Wales.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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Please note - There is a good house keeping bond of £250, payable to the owner 48 hours prior to arrival. This will be returned 48 hours following your stay.

Please Note - For Assistance Dogs, Documentation is required to be provide to the owner prior to the stay. Audio & Visual is only covered under law, any other are not. If any other arrive you may be turned away under T&C's.

Property does not accept EV charging at the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas