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The Dovecote

(Ref. 1084456)

Llanrhaeadr, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed here in June and were looking forward to the short break."

    The cottage was lovely as we knew it would be! and the extra heaters came in handy at times when the weather was chilly! The welcome gifts were very much appreciated. From the last time we stayed there is a little maintenance required as the blinds behind the bed aren’t opening/closing properly. Not a complaint at all, just wanted to let you know. Once again we really enjoyed our stay and are likely to revisit again x

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Nov 2023

  • "Was surprised that the cottage was very separate from the village and had to walk along the busy A road to get anywhere to walk the dog."

    Would be good if the sofa had wipeable seats eg leather as the fabric was very smelly of other dogs. However, otherwise the property has been restored to a very high standard but would benefit from a coffee pot for the coffee lovers amongst us!

    Reviewed by Lois4.1Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday in this beautiful cottage!"

    There was local information provided which helped us decide on things to do whilst we were away. The cottage had everything we needed and was perfectly clean!

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Sep 2023

  • "We love the property and the bed was comfortable but this is where it ended."

    The cleanliness was extremely poor, clearly it is being neglected. on arrival there was no toilet roll, i have never been to a holiday home without the the initial roll being supplied, this wasn't a major problem as I had brought some along. As the the majority of the flooing on the ground floor is stone, it would be helpful if there was a long handled brush or hoover, I personally like to keep a tidy house and found this difficult to do with the items provided. I was really disappointed when the shower over flowed into the kitchen. My husband cleaned the waste trap, which resolved the issue but he shouldn't have to do, it was that bad it looked like a dead rat had been removed. There was black and pink mould on the shower tiles, some of which could easily be removed with a wipe. The bathroom sink was also backing up and no doubt will remain the same for the next holiday makers, my husband went out of his way to make the garden to look presentable, this is not something we should be doing on a well earned holiday , photos of what we found can be provided if needed

    Reviewed by Sharon2.2Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage we would stay again and recommend."

    only downside is the drainage from the shower isn’t strong enough. Literally flooded the bathroom so had to to shower quick to stop it from happening the next time, and no sweeping brush or mop. We only stayed 3 days but if you was staying longer I couldn’t cope with not being able to clean the floor, especially when having a dog.

    Reviewed by Jason4.4Aug 2023

  • "Everything you need for your stay was there."

    Very comfortable bed. Use of a vacuum would have been handy. Use of Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi code was supplied on correspondence and in the kitchen in the property. Plenty of parking. We think that it would have been useful to know it was stoned from the driveway to the property as we did bring the motorbike as well as the car. One the downside the property was quite dusty with cobwebs but there were quite a lot of spiders that we aren’t particularly fond of, but this was probably due to the location of the property and the surroundings and out buildings. Overall we had an enjoyable stay and would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Martine4.1Jun 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay, also really good to have a secure garden for our dog."

    Everywhere was clean and we were very comfortable. Can’t fault the place at all. We loved that the original dovecote has been left partly exposed in the bedroom.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very disappointed with this cottage."

    Have never had to write a negative review before. Always felt in safe hands with Sykes but not so, this time! The place was scruffy and uncared for and adjacent to a closed down spa resort with no information in the property about WFi etc. To many snags to list here!!! Left and went home as no phone number working for housekeeper and no response from Sykes on the weekend! Shame! Always trusted this company.

    Reviewed by Phil2.5Apr 2023

  • "We really loved yr cottage."

    It is lovely and homely, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Location very good and enjoyed the countryside and a quiet restful break. Thankyou very much for having us.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and we’re so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Dovecote! Hope you’ll come and stay again! Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Mar 2023

  • "Good Afternoon Many thanks for making contact and I appreciate the opportunity to provide some feedback about our stay in between Christmas and New Year at The Dovecote."

    There were some issues during our stay at the cottage. My husband liaised with our contact about these issues whilst we were there. She was clearly frustrated herself as a couple of communications with us demonstrated. In one she said "Oh gawd that's not good is it" and in another we suggested very politely that she might have a word with the company who look after the change over to which she replied inappropriately. This is a text that I sent to our contact just before we left on 31st December.... "Hi, we are leaving very shortly. The cottage is lovely and thank you for the fan heaters in case of dropping temperatures. But clearly there have been number of hiccups unfortunately: bins left (ie. rubbish bags from previous visitors which we were asked to move), wood not put out, no corkscrew or tin opener (which tbh I anticipated someone would drop off) absence of any decorations on the tree other than one bauble (see photo attached) no shampoo, conditioner or body wash (would have expected those to have been included). Thanks for the welcome package of wine and Welsh cakes (but no Welsh cakes!!!). I have used one of the bottles of wine from under the stairs but left quite an expensive one in its place. Kindest regards for the New Year"

    Reviewed by Josh2.8Dec 2022

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  • One mezzanine-style king-size bedroom with Smart TV and woodburning stove
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio and rear enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (to stay downstairs only)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: External steps lead down from bedroom to rear courtyard, please take care
  • Note: Adults only (no children or infants)

The property

Tucked away in the parkland setting and grounds of The Coach House, Llanrhaeadr, lies this charming conversion of an old brick dovecote, dating back to the 15th-century, The Dovecote.

Located within the hamlet of Llanrhaeadr, at the heart of the beautiful Vale of Clwyd, an AONB, the property is surrounded by a countryside lifestyle with local opportunities to fish, ride, golf, mountain bike and hike and walk amongst the nearby mountains of the Clywdian Range or along the Offa's Dyke pathway.

Perched between the market towns of Ruthin and Denbigh and within easy reach of North Wales, Snowdonia, and Chester, this beautifully presented cottage is arranged over two floors, retaining original, unique features, and stunningly appointed for two guests to relish a romantic getaway.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home to discover a stylish, well-equipped kitchen hosting a superb range of appliances; relax at the breakfast bar, as your other half rustles up a feast and enjoy over a glass of wine, or two.

Step outside to bask in alfresco mealtimes with use of the outdoor furniture and plan the days ahead or curl up on the sumptuous sofa in front of the Smart TV, ready to indulge in a movie marathon or catch up on your favourite shows.

When the sky darkens, complete your evening routine in the ground-floor shower room prior to retreating to a stunning mezzanine-floor boasting a lavish king-size bed, high-pitched ceiling, wall-mounted Smart TV and even a woodburning stove; ideal for creating a relaxing ambience as you drift off into a refreshing night embrace.

The original brick sleeping quarters of the doves above the staircase, which have been attentively preserved and maintained, accentuate the appealing charm that this property has to offer.

If you can tear yourself away, be sure to visit St Dyfnog’s Church in the village, the church is perhaps most famous for its glorious Jesse window, completed in 1533 and above and behind the church lies St Dyfnog's Well, once a destination for pilgrims, take a sip from the natural springs, believed to have healing powers or take a day trip to Denbigh where you can tour the superb structure of Denbigh Castle or choose from an abundance of hiking paths to embark upon; treat your loved ones to a hearty lunch and cold beer at one of several pubs before continuing your adventure.

Travel to the seaside resort of Rhyl where you’ll find a delightful display of marine life at SeaQuarium Rhyl or, during warmer months, you can relax in the serenity of Rhyl Beach and listen to the waves crash on the shore.

Be sure you pack your golf clubs as Rhyl Golf Club, Rhuddlan Golf Club and Saint Melyd Golf Club all reside close by or check out current showcases found at Pavilion Theatre Rhyl for some light entertainment.

If it’s the hustle and bustle of city life that you’re seeking, visit Chester where an impressive selection of restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes, and eateries can be uncovered, as well as Grosvenor Park, Chester Zoo and the infamous Eastgate Clock.

Snowdonia, around an hour from the cottage, of course also offers a whole host of fantastic activities with thrilling ziplines and slate mines to explore, surfing on the worlds first surf lagoon, climbing Mount Snowdon or exploring the beautiful coastline of the Llyn Peninsula, there is something for everyone!

Explore the wonders of North Wales from your new favourite home-from-home, The Dovecote.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Denbigh 2.9 miles; Rhyl 14.0 miles; Chester 29.5 miles

Llanrhaeadr is a charming rural village situated in the Vale of Clwyd in Denbighshire, Wales. Perched between Denbigh and Ruthin, it houses the medieval parish church of St Dyfnog containing a Tree of Jesse window which dates to the 16th century and is described as the ‘finest glass window in all Wales’. Here you can also find a post office, several shops, and a pub, or travel to Denbigh at the heart of North Wales where the stunning medieval structure of Denbigh Castle can be seen as well as the Cae Dai 50s Museum. Take a stroll along the Town Walls and enjoy spectacular views over the surrounding areas; The Burgess Gate, which originally stood at 60 feet, is the main entrance to the old town and offers vast and interesting history. Often dubbed as ‘walker’s paradise’ Denbigh is peppered with trails and even hosts an annual walking festival, with fantastic hikes up to the summit of Castell Dinas Bran, you’ll never be short of a challenge. Well-located here to explore the popular seaside towns of Rhyl and Prestatyn, as well as the bustling City of Chester where the splendid Chester Cathedral and City Walls can be traversed, Llanrhaeadr is the perfect base to begin your adventure.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas