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Cwmalis Hall

(Ref. 1001247)

Llangollen, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 16 Guests

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "A comfortable property with a good hot tub which was enjoyed by everybody who used it."

    It was unfortunate that the Rayburn was not working, but Emma gave us access to the neighbouring property to use the oven there (the single working oven in the property was not adequate for our large group). We were disappointed to find that the dining chairs were metal (rather than shown in the pictures) which members of our party found cold and hard. We would suggest that fitting a door bell to the conservatory entrance would be useful as otherwise it can be difficult to attract attention when the door is shut.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a fantastic time at Cwmalis Hall."

    The house is great - good size communal areas, comfortable bedrooms and an excellent location. And the hot tub is amazing! Emma gave really clear info about the property and the area, and communication throughout was brilliant. I’d highly recommend Cwmalis Hall to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in a beautiful place. Thanks Emma!

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Feb 2024

  • "We stayed at the Cwmalis Hall for three night and had a lovely stay despite the rainy weather."

    Our previously booked holiday cottage was cancelled last minute and we had family coming over from the Netherlands and Ireland. So I booked this property last minute on the day of arrival ( thanks to Sarah from Sykes Cottages who stayed ). The host Emma was very helpful the prepare the property for us last minute, she is very friendly and helpful with a quick response. The property was specious with lots of bedrooms just perfect for everyone. It's well equipped, nice garden with an amazing, large, private hot tub. Although the property needs some reparation and renovation as it's on the old side, with some cracks in the walls and moulds. When we arrived after couple of hours we had no warm water and the heatings kept going off at night which made the bedrooms cold, this was unpleasant as we had small kids with us. I would recommend staying at this property.

    I’m pleased to hear you’d recommend staying. It was an absolute mission to get you in so last minute during the school holidays, but I’m happy I could help your family get together :-) The hall was build in 1770 so the plaster, most of which is original, was installed long before central heating, so cracks do appear. The joys of listed buildings. We did a complete refurbishment a few years ago including the heating/hot water system. I replied to your query about this within 5 minutes of you sending a message, as you must have missed the instructions in both the welcome pack I emailed to to you and framed on the wall in the entrance hall. As you discovered when I replied the ‘nest’ thermostat overrides the heating schedule I have set so you can set the temperature to your own comfort. As I also mentioned on my message, on your arrival the water tank hadn't completely re-heated after re-filling the hot tub later in the day than usual (we put fresh hot water in for every group so it’s super clean and ready for immediate use, but this is normally done in the morning. I couldn’t start the change-over until 2pm when I could travel to the hall myself). It's a big tank, but it heats really quickly when boosted from the ‘nest’ the instructions for which were also in the information sent over/on the wall. I’m pleased you had such a lovely stay though - Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iman3.8Feb 2024

  • "Lovely comfortable place for a family get together."

    Hot tub was kept perfectly clean and all the bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. Loved that we had a choice of sitting rooms and loads of books and games for all ages. Lovely area with lots to do

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Feb 2024

  • "Lovley house great chilled out break would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Shaun4.4Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Cwmalis."

    House is absolutely gorgeous, loads of room and everything you need for a stay. Emma gave loads of great tips and suggestions for walks and places to eat. We definitely plan to return!!

    Reviewed by Jl5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic house, grounds & location We have no complaints, it was perfect for us & the attention was there when we needed it."

    Emma was great communicating Nice welcome package too, thank you!

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.4Sep 2023

  • "Excellent location,very private and spacious property with excellent facilities."

    Owner was very helpful.Would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.4Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely property, very comfortable for our party of 13."

    The owner responded very quickly to a couple of queries. I would certainly stay here again!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "Cwmalis Hall is a perfect retreat for a larger family/friend group to spend time together."

    The kitchen facilities were all we needed & more. The house layout allows for 'all-together' time as well as opportunities to escape for a bit of quiet time. The garden is lovely & we loved watching the grey wagtails skimming the lawn for food to take back to the nest regularly. The hot tub was a welcome treat after a day of exploring. There is a large selection of board games & books, to suit all ages. Cwmalis Hall is near enough to Llangollen to nip out (in the car) to collect forgotten items for dinner - thank you Aldi! We stayed for a week & thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The location is great for getting out & about & exploring some beautiful parts of North Wales. We met Emma & were very grateful for her quick response to a plumbing issue (it's a beautiful old house, these things happen). If you're looking for a large, quirky & charming house in a great location, we would definitely recommend Cwmalis House & thank Emma for giving us this opportunity.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic property!"

    Very clean and excellent information regarding the local area. Very kind host who was willing to answer myriad questions.

    Reviewed by Brodie4.7Jun 2023

  • "A great place in a fantastic location close to all amenities and great for an extended family get together plus we got to take our dogs."

    Reviewed by Morris4.7Mar 2023

  • "This large property was perfect for our stay in Llangollen."

    The property owner was extremely helpful and sent extra details about the property and more specific directions. She also came straight to the property when we had a query and she solved it immediately. The bedrooms were perfect with a range of double and single beds. The bathrooms were very clean and decorated beautifully. The hot tub was extremely inviting after white water rafting! I would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2023

  • "The property was lovely!"

    very cosy yet spacious, set in lovely grounds and great location to Llangolen town! stayed for a family weekend away - 60th, 2 x 30ths, 2 x 70ths etc. Was the perfect house for it, the hot tub was a great fetaure that we used a lot! Doorways a tad low so banged my head a few times, and oven not the most powerful, but there was an Aga-type stove that we figured out how to use. very happy with the stay and would definitely stay here again! thank you Emma!

    Reviewed by Joseph4.4Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Cwmalis hall, I would definitely return and recommend."

    The owner was happy to help with any questions we had with regards to the property, Thanks for a great weekend x

    Reviewed by Sioned5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had an amazing time - a lovely oldey worldly feeling - bedding all spotless ..."

    We had an amazing time - a lovely oldey worldly feeling - bedding all spotless clean - bathrooms very relaxing - hot tub checked daily - emma the owner lovely and helpful We all had an amazing time and already thinking about coming back 10/10 from us x

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Dec 2022

  • "Loved the house and we all had a great time."

    Warm, very well set out, nice feeling and obviously fairly recently refurbished. Could do with a dust pan and brush and some moaning about uncomfortable bed second from the drive end . Could do with a handle on wall by big hipbath ( its actually quite hard to get out! )The piano is not really up to scratch with 3 pianists on board but apart from that we all really enjoyed our stay.

    Thanks Hugh. So pleased to hear you loved your stay. And thanks for the feedback. I recently replaced all but two of the mattresses so I'll investigate. The piano seems to have taken quite a pounding from guests since it last had some TLC - I'll look into getting it back up to scratch... Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hugh4.7Dec 2022

  • "The house was comfortable, clean and exceeded expectation."

    I would highly recommend to friends and family and would be keen to rebook on a future date. We had a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay plenty of space."

    Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Sian4.7Nov 2022

  • "Amazing stay, close to a beautiful town."

    Very unique property, spacious and well equipped with lots of original features. Beautiful views from bedroom windows. Easy and communicative host who will go above and beyond to make your stay perfect. Thank you! I hope to come back to stay again.

    Reviewed by Serena5.0Oct 2022

  • "Thank you to Emma for a lovely stay!"

    The house was perfect for our university reunion weekend, the log burner made for warm and cosy friday evening of games in the living room. The large dining table was great for social eating and all the other facilities in the house were ideal. Hot tub was fantastic, great for relaxing in. Some of the group enjoyed a game of croquet on the lawn, and the sheep that wandered down off the fell enjoyed the grass too! Location was really good and allowed us to easily drive to visit the famous aquaduct and also go on a lovely 5 mile walk from there to the castle dinas along the panorama road - would reccommend. Excellent local pastry shop in Llaongollen and enjoyed a trip on the steam railway, including joining the driver in the engine! A fantastic weekend.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2022

  • "A great place to stay."

    We had wonderful family time. Would definitely recommend. Nice touch with the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic break."

    We will be making this an annual trip for sure.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2022

  • "The house is as perfect as it looks!"

    Emma stayed in touch in case we needed anything and made sure we were all settled in. Perfect for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Hasina5.0Jun 2022

  • "We were a family group of three generations and the property suited us perfectly."

    Enough space for everyone inside and outside without feeling on top of one another. The hot tub is a particular highlight and was well used by our group. The house is very comfortable and well equipped, though one bath/shower was out of action during our stay (which Emma had told us about) hence the slightly lower rating for facilities. Emma was a fab host and was on hand if we needed her but left us to enjoy our holiday. The house and gardens are so beautiful and we enjoyed the setting of the Dee valley. Emma also left us a very generous welcome pack- the ginger and chocolate biscuits were a particular hit! We walked to Llangollen twice - the more adventurous route is a beautiful hike over the surrounding hills (highly recommended) with a pub stop overlooking the river at the end. We also ate at the Three Eagles in Llangollen during our stay and can recommend. There is plenty to do in the area (mostly a car ride away) and Llangollen is a good base from which to explore. Note- if you have a dog be prepared for them to be on a lead outside as the garden isn’t enclosed and the house is on a very busy main road. The road also needs to be navigated to get to any dog walking areas (or a short car ride). The wooded area at the front of the house is very special- we didn’t have any small children in our group but i suspect kids would love this addition. We would definitely rebook Cwmalis Hall and have already recommended it to others. We hope to return!

    Reviewed by Nicky4.7May 2022

  • "We loved it here!"

    Beautiful house and location. Emma was a great host, super friendly and flexible and had even left us a little treat upon arrival. Thank you!!

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay ,it was a good location ,with plenty of room for twelve people ."

    The one main concern was the lack of wardrobe space in the rooms. We were staying for a week and in most rooms only draws were provided no wardrobe space .We also felt the property could have been cleaned more thoroughly for example dust under the beds and a grill pan that had not been cleaned. I fully understand with a a quick turnaround things can get missed. The owners seem nice people and were very kind in sending my daughters keyboard she accidently left behind . A welcome pack was also provided which was a nice touch .

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Apr 2022

  • "We were a 3-generation family group of 15 all ages from 12 upwards plus two dogs."

    We all thoroughly enjoyed our week in Cwmalis Hall- the feel of a genuine country house with room for everyone, a lovely warm kitchen and space to play, read, play the piano, prepare meals. The weather was brilliant and we had picnics outside and used the gardens , the games and the hot tub. Emma was available if needed and had left us a very generous welcome pack. Many interesting places to visit and walk without having to go too far so suited us all.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Apr 2022

  • "This is a fantastic cottage in a great location, that is well equipped and appointed."

    Emma the owner was also on hand with any minor issues and was also very helpful with restaurant recommendations. We all had a fab week so thanks.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2022

  • "Wow what a fabulous cottage!"

    We stayed early March for my hen do and it was just perfect. 16 girls in 8 bedrooms and we fit comfortably all throughout the house. The large living room was great for entertaining. The kitchen was so well equipped and to an excellent standard too. There were plenty of bathrooms too. The hot tub was the extra touch- great for a spot of bubbly in the evening. Perfect location with a small drive into Llangollen, beautiful scenery and great restaurants. The owner was helpful, pleasant and very discreet when treating the hot tub, she even allowed the bridesmaids the sneakily dress up the cottage before arrival! We will most certainly be back!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2022

  • "Cwmalis Hall was very spacious for 16 people, we all enjoyed our stay at ..."

    Cwmalis Hall was very spacious for 16 people, we all enjoyed our stay at Cwmalis, the hot tub was brilliant one of the best we have used

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Jan 2022

  • "We were absolutely delighted with all aspects of our stay at Cwmalis Hall."

    The location is great, kitchen well-equipped and more than enough space to chill out, dine and explore outside for our large party of 6 family groups. The self-contained lounge with a wall-mounted TV was ideal for entertaining the smaller children and the snug/dining/kitchen area worked well for spending time together as a full group without being in each other's pockets. There were more than enough mugs, glasses, plates etc to meet the capacity of the house, and the quality of appliances and kitchen equipment was much better than the average holiday let. The hot tub was straightforward to use and I can imagine the terrace area being very well-used in warmer months. The owner was very accommodating and helpful, with quick responses to email contact. There were sensible accommodations to ensure the property could remain Covid-safe should legislation or guidelines change. We did not need to use these at the time of our trip, but at the time of booking it was very reassuring that this had been thought through and that our holiday would go ahead in most cases, short of full lockdown and travel restrictions. All in all one of our best finds in almost 20 years of self-catering stays as a group.

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Nov 2021

  • "The property is a bit tired."

    A few faults were experienced but quickly fixed. No wardrobes in some of the bedrooms meant there was no where to hang clothes. Emma Wass lovely and helpful. We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Julie2.8Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a great location, even though on a busy road the noise was minimal."

    Location near to Llangollen was great aswell. Emma the owner was lovely very helpful letting us in early to put up decorations and calling to see us with her gorgeous dog to see if we had enjoyed ourselves. House was very clean, warm and had plenty of space for my daughters hen weekend.Loads of towels for the hot tub although we had our own aswell. The only couple of things I would say could be improved is the signage at the entrance as it is not very clear and as you are turning off quite a fast road it can be tricky, and the downstairs bedroom has no where to hang clothes. We are definately thinking of coming back next year. Thank you Emma

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely house, helpful host in a great location Perfect holiday"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time on holiday."

    We had booked it for a Family get together and it was a fabulous time. The hall was great and suited our needs perfectly. The log fires were very welcome and the hot tub well used. The owners were helpful and friendly we couldn't have asked for more. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely old house."

    Quirky mix of Welsh Farmhouse and Georgian. Lots of well equipped indoor space for 13 of us so we could all be together or separate as desired. Warm and cosy with endless hot water for showers etc. Plenty of room for dining indoors and out. Big lawn for games, we played football and had an inter-generational croquet match with the children; also adventure wooded area for exploring and bug hunts.Hot tub a big hit all round, nice and warm even in the evening and easy fits 4-6.Good parking and easy access to and from Llangollen. Parking in Llangollen is busy so go early or be prepared to walk from the outer parks such as the Eisteddfod site. Can recommend the Three Eagles for lunch, Pontcysyllte, Forest Coaster at Betws-y-Coed, and Plas Newydd. Welcoming and helpful owner. Worth a visit

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Aug 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Cwmalis Hall!"

    ! Great location with easy access to Llangollen and other local facilities, yet away from it all. The Hall layout is perfect for a big group and Emma the owner was responsive to any needs / questions throughout.

    Reviewed by Tina4.1Jul 2021

  • "What a magical place for a staycation!"

    The hall itself, Its facilities and the location were absolutely what we needed. There was plenty of space for us all to hide away from each other and chill in the way we most wanted. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub and the little woods to explore. My eldest son and daughter loved having a grand piano to play. From quiet morning "panads" in front of the Rayburn, to noisy family takeaway banquets at the enormous dining room table, Cwmalis Hall gave us the perfect holiday! Thank you. It was very much needed.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2021

  • "We booked a last minute stay cation at cwmails hall!"

    We loved every second!, it was just like a home from home! Absolutely beautiful, will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a fabulous time the property was excellent in every way and we highly recommend it."

    The owner Emma was lovely and very helpful we can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2020

  • "From start to finish this was one of the best family holidays we have been on in a very long time."

    Lovely place in a lovely are! Highly, highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a great time at Cwmalis Hall."

    The property is well laid out and equipped for a large family or group. Being able to let the children explore in the woods was an added bonus and the hot tub is one of the best we've ever used. The area is fantastic with great outdoor activities and loads of activities for all ages and abilities. The owner Emma lives close by and is friendly and helpful without being obtrusive. We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jul 2020

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Eight bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV, 1 x king-size double, 3 x double, 1 x twin with TV, 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over basin and WC
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • 2 x sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Music room
  • Oil central heating with 2 x woodburning stove
  • Oil fired Range cooker, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 4 x TV, WiFi, selection of books and games, Grand piano
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Driveway parking for 6 cars
  • Front lawned garden
  • Side patio with seating
  • Rear patio with private hot tub (Hot tub can be used from 9am till 10pm, no outdoor noise outside of these times)
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Low doorways throughout and some low ceilings, care to be taken
  • Note: Property close to A5, slight road noise may be heard at times

The property

Llangollen 2.7 miles.

This incredible, Grade II listed, detached home is surrounded by 1.5 acres of woodland and offers far-reaching valley and rolling countryside views, in Froncysyllte near Llangollen.

Cwmalis Hall is a restored property, achieving a lovely balance of original and character features, from period furniture to sash windows and original flooring.

The property rests in a picturesque setting, ideal for large groups of family and friends wanting to enjoy the countryside of Llangollen.

Step inside the property to be greeted by a spacious hallway with a library of books, to be enjoyed in either of the two wonderful sitting rooms, both of which offer TVs, cosy sofas and woodburning stoves, one of which is housed in an impressive white stone inglenook fireplace.

Alternatively, the music room has a sofa and overlooks the surrounding woodland, with a grand piano you can also try your hand at.

The large dining room has the original tiled flooring and offers seating for the whole group to enjoy meals together, while the newly-fitted kitchen has a double Belfast sink, a grand oil-fired Range cooker and all the appliances you could need to cook up a storm during your stay, with an additional fridge/freezer in the dining room and a washing machine outside of the ground-floor shower room, for your convenience.

The conservatory features original flagged flooring and a choice of seating, overlooking the rear garden and offering access onto the patio area, where you will find a private hot tub.

There is one bedroom on this floor; a spacious twin with character wooden beam ceiling, while upstairs you will find the remaining seven bedrooms.

Head up the wooden staircase and find stunning stripped back floorboards and make your way to the remaining bedrooms, which include a master king-size double with feature fireplace, period furniture, restored sash windows and a TV, another king-size double also featuring period furniture, three double bedrooms, one of which offers distant valley views, another has an original bed frame, the third with a delightful feature fireplace, plus two twin rooms, one of which has a TV and charming woodland views available from the Velux window.

There are three bathrooms on this floor, with a cloakroom, a contemporary bathroom with roll top bath and a shower room with walk-in shower, which should eliminate any queues forming in the mornings.

Outside is driveway parking for six cars and a pretty lawn at the front, while the side garden has a large patio with furniture, ideal for making the most of the good weather and dining alfresco, while the private hot tub to the rear can provide a luxurious end to each wonderful day.

There is so much to love about this fantastic property and location, you'll want to return to Cwmalis Hall again and again.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 986410 sleeping 22 guests all together.

Cwmalis Cottages

Resting just outside of the picture-perfect town of Llangollen are the Cwmalis Cottages. Consisting of a charming apartment and a magnificent Grade II-listed detached home, this delightful duo make a wonderful home-from-home for a large group of friends or a family looking to celebrate in style. With ample parking, manicured gardens, and everything you could need for a self-catered break with loved ones, these homes are perfect at any time of year. Nearby, Froncysyllte, known locally as Fron, rests close to the River Dee and offers access to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Ty Mawr Country Park, while Llangollen is just over two miles away, with a dramatic mountain backdrop and the River Dee flowing through this popular and attractive tourist town. Here you will find a selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, takeaways and other conveniences, as well as Pafiliwn Llangollen Pavilion, which hosts events all year round, including renowned Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Visit Llangollen Museum to learn more about the history of the town, explore the historic Plas Newydd House Museum & Gardens, enjoy a scenic walk up to the hilltop ruins of Castell Dinas Brân and enjoy the breath-taking views below. The National Trust's Chirk Castle and Erddig are both within easy reach, and you can join Offa's Dyke path for fantastic walking and cycling along the Clywd Hills. The Roman city of Chester is an easy drive, retaining some historic features, including the city walls and amphitheatre, as well as stunning architecture, with medieval churches, Elizabethan timber-framed townhouses, Georgian terraces and Victorian restorations, as well as fantastic shopping and dining out opportunities. Make memories with loved ones at Cwmalis Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £800.

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About the location

LLANGOLLEN

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. Keep entertained with an exhilarating trip whitewater rafting down the River Dee, followed by an adventurous Mountain Bike ride in Llandegla, or for a more leisurely experience, unwind with a relaxing afternoon in one of the local spas! 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, a World Heritage Site, is 5 miles away, and Snowdonia is less than an hour’s drive.

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Electric vehicle charging is not permitted at this property, Charging points are available within a two mile drive from the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season