Llandyrnog 1.8 miles.
This beautiful annexe attached to the owner’s 17th century home is located in the small rural hamlet of Llanychan in the beautiful Vale of Clwyd.
This period property is ideal for couples or a family looking to explore the nearby market towns of Ruthin and Denbigh, or to enjoy the wonderful Clwydian countryside.
The owner’s stunning gardens are annually opened to visitors for one weekend a year as part of the National Garden Scheme.
Entering the property into the hallway there is plenty of space here to hang up your coats and to kick off your muddy boots after a day of exploring.
A cupboard in the hall opens to reveal the handy washing machine and tumble dryer for rinsing through those holiday essentials.
From the hallway you enter the sociable and very well-appointed open plan living area with its well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sumptuous sitting area in front of the warming woodburning stove.
Also on the ground floor is an additional modern shower room.
Stairs lead up to the two beautifully appointed bedrooms where period features such as the original fireplaces are still visible.
The master room has a zip/link king-size bed and the added luxury of an en-suite bathroom, perfect for soaking those aching muscles at the end of a busy day in the hills, with bathrobes provided by the owner.
Three steps lead down into a twin bedroom with period styling and a lovely arched window.
Outside you can sit in the enclosed cobbled courtyard garden and relax in the tranquil surroundings, and when available guests are welcome to help themselves to the fruit from the owner’s orchard – giving you a real taste of rural life.
If you have the energy the tennis court is accessed through the owner’s garden and they have thoughtfully provided racquets and balls for you to use.
Beyond the tennis court the paddock offers a lovely space for a kick around or game of chase with the children.
The nearby village of Llandyrnog offers a village shop, Post Office and choice of pubs where you can enjoy good home-cooked meals.
Walkers will enjoy the myriad of footpaths in the area and the well-known Offa’s Dyke and Clwydian Way offer fantastic walking with outstanding views.
A short drive will take you to forest walks and cycle trails, National Trust properties, great theatre and cinema and Wales’s National Centre for the Applied Arts.
Alternatively within an hour, you can be in Snowdonia to experience the drama of the mountains and lakes and the variety of adventure activities available, or maybe head for the beach to spend a day with your bucket and spade.
A superb cottage whatever you choose to do.
Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link can be super king-size double on request). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Utility cupboard.
About the location
Denbigh 4.4 miles; Ruthin 5.3 miles.
The pretty Welsh village of Llandyrnog lies to the east of Denbigh, north of the historic town of Ruthin, close to the Offa’s Dyke and Clwydian Way walking paths. Set in delightful rolling countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village benefits from three village pubs, two offering meals, along with a bar/restaurant, a Post Office and general store and a butcher, as well as being the home of Llandyrnog Creamery, famed for its cheese and milk production. Nearby lies the market town of Denbigh, which dates back to the 11th century and boasts the remains of a 13th century castle, perched on a steep hill above the town and commanding some superb views over the surrounding countryside. Denbigh is a busy little town, with a variety of shops and pubs, and a number of events including walking festivals, beer festivals, the Denbigh and Flint Annual Show, the Clay Art Potters Market and a monthly People's Market. Within easy reach of Denbigh are the cathedral at St Asaph, the castle at Bodelwyddan, the seaside resorts of Llandudno, Prestatyn or Colwyn Bay, and the historic city of Chester, over the border into England. The Snowdonia National Park is a short drive, with its stunning lakes, mountains, walking, cycling and mountain biking with local trails in the forest, while the Llyn Peninsula and excellent beaches on the Isle of Anglesey are ideal for a day trip. Plenty to see and do at any time of the year!