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Llangollen, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 982608)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location close to everything you need."

    Cottage had everything needed for a weekend away. Only downside was the Bathroom door doesn't shut

    Reviewed by ChristinaApr 2022

  • "The cottage was clean comfortable and well situated for Llangollen."

    Minor issues were several light bulbs were not working for the bedside lamps, these should be checked regularly and there was no chopping board in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2022

  • "Cartref was a good base to stay with many good walks nearby."

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "A beautiful little cottage, close to the park and river with pubs, restaurants and shops within walking distance."

    Although on main road, once you’re inside, the traffic noise is hardly noticeable. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by CherrylAug 2021

  • "There are only two negatives."

    It would be rather a tight squeeze if there were 4 people. The kitchen is even tight with one person in it, but we did not cook in it as we eat out. Although the A5 runs outside the property this was not a problem for either of us. The dog loved it as well. I have to say it was a very comfortable stay and would be very happy to return, in fact we look forward to it.

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2021

  • "The kitchen was too small."

    The only cupboard space for dry food measured 7cm wide by 70 cm high. Totally inadequate. There was no work surface space. The floor space between kitchen wall and appliances was around 80cm again too small. It was impossible for more than one person to work in the kitchen at any one time. The living room was just about adequate for two adults but the cottage was advertised to sleep four. You clearly stated that there were two parking spaces per cottage. There were only five spaces and only one space was allocated to Catref. My sister-in-law was due to accompany us but was unable to come at the last minute. Just as well as we would have had a big problem. I should add that we have rented properties from you on a number of occasions and have always been satisfied but this cottage was not up to your usual standard,

    Many thanks for leaving a review on your stay. The property does sleep 4 and has the facilities to support 4 people The kitchen is small and you can see this from the photographs of the property There is one car parking space allocated to this property as per the website Once again, thanks for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage."

    A tad small, but fairly comfortable. Everything you need in the cottage

    Reviewed by VickieJun 2021

  • "Had a excellent stay here."

    Would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone looking to stay close to the centre of llangollen. Great facilities, it was like home from home.

    Reviewed by YvonneMay 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage in excellent position near the River Dee promenade below."

    Front door opened onto busy A5 so families would have to be careful. Unexpected steps in house were made safe as lights came on automatically near steps. Very well decorated and provided all needs. Heating came on in morning and late afternoon, which met needs. It was quite cold during our visit. Even an Aldi five minutes away for any food or wine needs. Designated parking. We both enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by GaynorMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location!"

    Thank you for a lovely stay, would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by AlexApr 2021

  • "Just back from a lovely holiday in Wales."

    Cartref is a great holiday cottage ideally situated a 5 min walk from the centre of Llangollen with its many restaurants, bars and shops. You’re also a 2 min walk from Aldi which is highly convenient, especially as it is open until 10pm most nights. There is plenty to do in the area and we enjoyed Bodnant Gardens, Chester Zoo and a canoeing trip over the aqueduct. The cottage was modern, comfortable and clean. The bed was a comfortable king with good quality bedding. As a party of 3 the cottage suited us well, but note it is quite small and I think you’d struggle if there were 4 of you. For example there are 3 comfy seats in the lounge, although you could probably squeeze another one in if your kids are small! Our only concern was how close to the A5 the cottage is. In fact this proved to be less of a problem than anticipated as overnight the traffic dies down, and the windows are good quality so kept much of the noise out. If it was very hot I can see this could be difficult, if you wanted to sleep with the window open. However I’m not sure Wales is hot very often... There is also no outdoor space, although you are directly opposite the play park with a seating area. Thank you for a lovely holiday, if a little wet!

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2020

  • "Owner was very helpful when we contacted him."

    The cottage would benefit from a good scrub, the skirting boards are covered in dust and it just looks unsightly although the space is clearly relatively new and modern. A bit of paint touch ups too. A couple of coat hooks in the hallway would be nice.

    Reviewed by ClaireMar 2020

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Great location

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2020

  • "We had a couple of issues with the wi fi and central heating which were corrected by the owners as soon as we contacted them."

    Reviewed by ThomasJan 2020

  • "What a lovely warm welcome with milk, tea, coffee and biscuits."

    Also little extras in bathroom. Enjoyed our week's stay over new year. Very comfortable and warm cottage. Everything we required to make our stay comfortable. Lovely walk along the river to the town centre. Would definitely book again

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2019

  • "We loved this place!"

    Its location is great- just a 6 minute walk by the canal into the centre of town. The place is well equipped with sevetal nice touches. Its modern and very clean

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2019

  • "Relaxing beautiful area, cottage just by the river, which was beautiful and 5 mins walk to the shops, restaurants, the stunning train station."

    ..We had afternoon tea , which was lovely on the steam train....Extremely beautiful area to relax ....

    Reviewed by GordonJun 2019

  • "Cottage was fantastic spotless comfortable everything you needed even met the ..."

    Cottage was fantastic spotless comfortable everything you needed even met the owners Twice very nice people made sure we were happy highly recommended

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "Very cozy and comfy cottage perfect for our week away."

    Reviewed by LucyFeb 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size, 1 x first floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot, Highchair & Stairgate available upon request
  • Off-road parking
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Several steps inside the cottage between rooms, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Some road noise may be heard however this is generally minimal
  • Note: Entrance door opens up onto a small walkway by the road
  • Note: Care is required when entering or exiting the property as they are situated on a road there could be passing traffic
  • Note: This property does not allow cats.

The property

Resting among a row of cottages inLlangollen, Catref (Welsh for Home) has been thoughtfully renovated in a neutral design, with both couples and families in mind.

Housing a ground floor living arrangement, step inside to discover a modern kitchen carrying a contemporary grey overtone, and a family bathroom benefiting from an effective feature wall.

Spend plenty of evenings cosying up in the sitting room in the company of your loved ones, then snuggle up in the king-size bedroom afterwards, for a peaceful end to the day.

Alternatively, wander up to the first floor to find an additional twin room with stunning views over Llangollen, also ideal for the children to make themselves right at home.

Wake up to it all again and enjoy the outlook towards the park and river.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 982587 and 982607, together they can sleep up to 16 people.

Waterloo House

A group of three pleasant cottages sitting in a row located in Llangollen, taking a roadside position. Lovely views lean out towards the park and river nearby with Castell Dina Bran in the distance, a backdrop that can be admired from the comfort of your very own holiday home. Each retreat includes a well-equipped, modernised kitchen and a collection of appliances, so you can prepare those delicious meals at ease morning through to evening. The family bathrooms and shower rooms have been styled in a contemporary overtone, wrapped in a grey finish to compliment the cottages neutral theme. The sitting rooms are comfortable and inviting, your little haven to enjoy some quiet time after a sightseeing adventure. Whether you are coming together as a family, accompanying friends, or planning a romantic getaway, the interior provides somewhere for everyone to relax in style, with a choice of bedrooms available from master suites to twin set-ups, even ground floor sleeping arrangements for convenience or preference. Llangollen is a haven for shoppers looking for interesting and unusual gifts. There are a series of interesting walks in the town; the canal from the town to the Chain Bridge Hotel and Horseshoe Falls as an example. Another walk is Bishops Walk from the Bridge End Hotel side of the river bridge along the riverside past the old mill sluice gates and leet and the remains of the weir, then past views of St. Collens church over the river, and on to the Sarah Ponsonby Inn. A favourite walk is the town side of the bridge stroll along Dee Lane and Victoria Promenade to Riverside Walk. This passes by gardens with scenery of the steam trains, ducks, tennis courts, bowling green and children's play area. The National Trust properties of Chirk Castle and Erddig are within easy driving distance and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the highest in the world which is a World Heritage site and boasts breath taking views is just 5 miles away, while a day-long car trail can take you to visit six of the 'Seven Wonders of Wales'. Three lovely cottages to base your stay.

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About the location


Ruthin 15 miles; Chester 25 miles.

The beautiful Vale of Llangollen, with its dramatic mountain backdrop and boulder-strewn River Dee is the setting for this pretty tourist town, internationally famous for its Musical Eisteddfod. Explore the green valley by steam train or canal boat, or take an exhilarating walk up to Castell Dinas Brân, high above the town, in order to enjoy the breathtaking view. Llangollen offers a good range of pubs and restaurants, as well as many interesting shops. The National Trust properties of Chirk Castle and Erddig are within easy driving distance, while a day-long car trail can take you to visit six of the ‘Seven Wonders of Wales’. Offa’s Dyke Path passes nearby and boasts pleasant walking along the crest of the Clwyd hills, plus the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is 5 miles away, and Snowdonia is less than an hour’s drive.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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