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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely large cottage, well equipped, comfy beds with lovely quilts and bedding."

    Good location. Only issue was it is on a main road which we were aware of but having children with us we found the door locking system unsafe as it was just a catch to turn at an accessible height for little hands. Could be easily rectified with a high up bolt or a key lock. Stairs could do with a lick of paint but overall we loved it.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2023

  • "On entering the property I was initially concerned as the carpet was dirty, as was the paintwork,but the rest of the property is fine."

    The entrance really does let the property down. The cottage was well equipped for pleasant stay and was a good size for 5 of us. The property is literally on a very busy main road so great care was needed when entering or leaving due to having dogs with us,I dont think I would stay here with small children. The stairs are quiet steep and would not suit anybody with mobility problems . The property is centrally located,ashort walk into town,supermarket and parks,reaĺly no need to move the car if only staying local. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and would stay again if holidaying in this area .

    Hi, apologies regarding the carpets we do have them professionally cleaned twice a year along with touching up the paint etc., it is quite tricky to do in July and August as we are usually booked back to back but they are hoovered thoroughly throughout each changeover. It is often a thing in Welsh villages where the houses are build close the road so yes we do advice that guests are careful. Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne3.8Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely time."

    Only one negative. The temperature of shower in shower room was not adjustable. This is probably easily fixed. Just thought you should know.

    Hi, glad you enjoyed your stay, following your stay we have changed the shower mixer as although it could be changed but was a bit tricky so the new one is much easier. Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property Minafon at Llangollen met our needs perfectly."

    Llangollen town centre is only a few minutes stroll and has an array of shops, pubs, cafes, and restaurants. The surrounding area is beautiful and is great for outdoor activities. Minafon is situated on a busy main road, which wasn’t an issue for us but may be for families with children. Generally the house was clean however the stair carpet and maybe lounge furniture could do with a clean. A lick of paint here and there especially on the stair walls is needed. The facilities in the house were great even though we didn’t use them all. There is parking at the side of the property and access to Minafon on our arrival was easy. Overall Minafon is great value and I would definitely use it again.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jun 2023

  • "Great location, fabulous facilities and very clean."

    It is right on a busy road so good to be aware of this and the parking is next door but involves reversing in on a busy corner. However, this did not affect the enjoyment of our holiday

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Everything you need and very clean plus everything on your doorstep. Park and shops over the road and only a two minute walk to the village centre.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely property with bonus parking and close to town and supermarket."

    Unfortunately we had problem with handover as it was obvious there had been a problem with the previous tenants. The cleaners had left washing in the machine, dish washer running and a mop and bucket of dirty water in the kitchen. The oven was also very dirty. We were unable to get into the downstairs bathroom as the lock was stuck, luckily our friends had a small tool box in the car and we were able to take door handles off the door and gain access but it did mean we couldn’t shut the door. We did speak to the owners who were very helpful and apologetic. The main knob on the fire in the lounge had also been broken off so this was unusable too. Apart from this we loved the cottage.

    Reviewed by Angie4.7Sep 2022

  • "The general facilities and location of the property were ideal."

    However, we were extremely dissatisfied with the overall cleanliness of the property. The photographs were misleading, and upon our arrival, we found underwear under beds/behind bedside table, carpet stains, chewing gum on the toilet roll holder and hair balls.

    We thank you for your feedback, although sadly neither ourselves or Sykes were contacted at any time during your stay, so we were unaware of any issues or concerns you had. Had we known we would have attended the property with our cleaning contractor to address matters. Following each turnover our cleaners go through each room in detail and provide us with a timestamped video of the clean they have just carried out. Having reviewed the footage prior to your visit it would seem that is was cleaned to a high standard in line, with our previous reviews. We are naturally disappointed to learn that you didn’t enjoy your stay, and we have asked Sykes to contact you to discuss the matter further. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lewis2.5Aug 2022

  • "An ideal location for visiting Llangollen and for the Eisteddfod."

    Although on a main road I chose the property for proximity to the Eisteddfod. The cottage is clean and tidy and despite some previous reviews suggesting the beds were uncomfortable we all found them very comfortable. The hallway/stairwell walls and carpets could benefit from stain removal as this is a high traffic area and some guests clearly don’t remove their shoes upon entry.

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was a good size and very comfortable."

    Only a small hiccup was the bathroom being next to the lounge.

    Reviewed by Doug4.7May 2022

  • "Just spent a week at this lovely cottage."

    only niggle was the matress's my single bed was soft and it felt like sleeping on something wobbly....my sister said the same about the double...but hey after a few bevvies it was no problem....hope to stay there again....

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2022

  • "This cottage and it's neighbouring terrace boast the most idyllic setting and views one could hope for, right on the river with hill panorama."

    Everything you need is within walking distance including cafés, restaurants and supermarket with small businesses to explore too. The accommodation is of a high standard and generous size but there is no garden. No problems for us though as we visited off season. Traffic noise is noticeable however and I would have been much more concerned about this had we visited in the summer with windows open. There were a few scruffy bits here and there. Toilet roll holders falling off the wall, a cracked bath and loose radiator casing. Cleanliness was mostly consistent except for a load of dirty water left in the bath. Oh, and do go prepared to visit Aldi when you arrive because toilet paper and dishwasher tablet will not see you through the first night. Overall a lovely base to explore north Wales from.

    Reviewed by Imogen4.4Mar 2022

  • "Minafon was very impressive."

    Clean tidy and well equipped. Double bed extremely comfy. Location is brilliant. We missed our TV in bedroom but this isn't a must for most. The only minor concern...... . Shower too hot in upstairs walk in. Didn't know how to turn it down. Other than that shall definitely stay again. Thankyou so much for a pleasant comfy stay.

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great cottage , fantastic location no garden but beautiful park straight across the road"

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Minafon, comfortable accomodation, great facilities and good parking."

    Location was wonderful just a quick 10 minute walk into town. We will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Sep 2021

  • "Clean, well maintained property."

    Surprisingly quiet environment given the location. Would certainly consider staying here again.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great location"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage location is superb."

    It's a 2 minute walk to the river and a 5 minute stroll to the bridge in the middle of town. There is dedicated parking next to the cottage. The main road is quite busy with slow moving traffic but we couldn't hear it from inside the cottage. There are 3 bathrooms and lots of beds. My personal preference would be for a firmer mattress but I slept fine. The downstairs rooms are fairly small, it's an old building, but we all had enough space. The kitchen is well equipped and has a dishwasher and washing machine. We had contact with owners a couple of times and they are nice people. The price for our stay was really reasonable.We had a great holiday in Minafon in Llangollen and I recommend it for families.

    Reviewed by Dave4.4Jul 2021

  • "We enjoyed it that much we've already booked again"

    Reviewed by Amy4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic family stay."

    Shops, children's play area and even the river for a bare foot paddle all minutes from the property. The owner is very friendly and helpful when needed.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2021

  • "Enjoyed the holiday a lot ."

    i will definately look again next year.

    Reviewed by Duncan4.1Sep 2020

  • "Lovely walk along the river to town centre."

    Very family and dog friendly. Beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by Tania4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely place and we would stay again"

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Aug 2020

  • "We felt that the description of the traffic noise as being "minimal" was somewhat misleading as the cottage was less than a metre from the A5 and, it being summer, we felt the need to keep the windows open."

    However the proximity of the cottage to the town centre via a Riverside walk was a real advantage for our family. We felt that the provision of 4 dishwasher tablets for our use was insufficient for a weeks stay in a cottage that accommodates up to 6 people. 7 tablets would be a more appropriate number. We enjoyed our stay very much and would be very happy to stay in the cottage again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.1Aug 2020

  • "+ We really enjoyed our week at Minafon and would stay again."

    Great location with 3 bathrooms, spacious living areas and good sized bedrooms. Llangollen was beautiful and there are plenty of things to do to pass the time. - Check in time was changed only 2 days before arrival to an hour later which altered our plans last minute. There were at least 5 spiders in every room upon arrival which was more frustrating when the cleaning checklist in the kitchen had a tick next to the cleaning of high up areas. Communal outside bin was full upon arrival on Saturday and replaced on Thursday. Was full again when we deparred- it may be worth investing in a second communal bin. I would recommend and definitley stay again.

    Reviewed by Daniel3.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely little house, perfect location & the owner was always on hand to help if any issues."

    He went above and beyond to help us. Perfect family holiday. Have already recommended it to friends

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Aug 2020

  • "Brilliant location plenty of space for a family we had a wonderful Time"

    Reviewed by Aimee5.0Feb 2020

  • "Excellent location and lovely accommodation."

    Family of 2 adults 4 teenagers and a dog. Walking distance to all amenities even Aldi! Llangollen is a lovey place highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented, with good quality furnishings throughout."

    Great views of the river, short walk into town. Perfect base for restaurants shops and bars.We had a wonderful time at the cottage with our family of six adults and two babies , Would definitely recommend it ,and will be returning next year .

    Reviewed by Christina4.7Sep 2019

  • "First the good points; nicely situated near park, nicely decorated, has parking (though could do with some tarmac putting down), and freesat available was handy."

    Now the bad points; not clean! Upstairs had obviously not been hoovered (and no hoover provided), though bedding was clean. Downstairs was the worst. We had to sweep the floor 5 minutes after arrival, leaving it in one corner of the room as no dustpan provided, crisps from previous occupants still on floor and just under settee, dirty hand towel in bathroom, long hair in freezer drawer, dirty cuttlery, thick dust on skirting boards - it was quite gross. However, bathrooms were nice and clean, which was surprising due to the state of the rest of it. Seemed like the cleaner had given up after changing the beds and cleaning the bathrooms! Would have been perfect if only it had been completely clean.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are sorry for the issues you experienced, please be assured this is not the normal expectation we have for our guests as previous feedback shows. Be assured all issues will be addressed and resolved and hope we will welcome you again. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve3.1Aug 2019

  • "The outside particularly the back entrance and car parking space was very mucky as we had a lot of rain and using mainly the back door to access the cottage due to it being on a main road we were treading dirt in most of the time."

    The accommodation itself was excellent.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely place"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautifully decorated cottage in a perfect location for all amenities."

    It was a last minute booking and Sykes couldn’t have been more helpful! Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Dec 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x bunk room with en-suite basin and WC
  • First floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen. Sitting room
  • Dining room.
  • 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, second on request
  • 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

Minafon, welsh for by the river, is the first cottage in the row which has been converted into a holiday retreat in Llangollen, a town appreciated for its World Heritage status, canal, and idyllic countryside.

Positioned on a roadside setting, Minafon invites you inside to a small hallway, with a contemporary kitchen located to one side of the stairway, and a large dining room and separate beautiful lounge.

Down-lighters oversee the layout, and a wall-mounted TV, creating a lovely place to gather together when the day's events are over.

Discover a bathroom located on the ground floor with a shower above, as well l as a lovely walk-in shower room located upstairs and the bunk bed room which has its own WC and sink.

Three bedrooms are presented in a variety of styles, with somewhere for the whole family to relax, drawing in views towards the sunny park and flowing river.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 982607, and 982608, together they can sleep up to sixteen 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. 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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