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Cook's Flat

(Ref. 19835)

Cefn Park, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Hi, I would like to thank Philippa for letting us stay in the Cooks Flat which was a much needed break for us."

    What a wonderful setting you have, so peaceful and amazing facilities. We loved looking around the Victorian kitchen and it is definitely a rival for Erddig House! We loved the area, there is so much to do and we also got to spend time with relatives who live nearby. All in all a perfect holiday, so thank you. We were sorry we didn't get to meet you this time but maybe next time? Regards Christine Hill

    Thank you Christine for such a wonderful review! I’m so glad you enjoyed your time staying here and I’m sorry we missed you too but please do go come again! You are most welcome! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2024

  • "The Cook's Flat was a lovely place to stay."

    Conveniently right on the edge of Wrexham for all it's facilities, but also within easy reach of beautiful countryside, NT properties, castles, walks, Chester. We loved our stay and would recommend it as a restful and beautiful place to stay.

    Thank you for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2024

  • "Thank you for an amazing stay."

    The flat was immaculate and the facilities were spot on. Philippa was really friendly and helpful. We especially loved the games room with a fantastic range of vinyls which we enjoyed listening to, whilst playing snooker. The apartment was a great base for visiting Llangollen, Chirk Aqueduct, Chester etc. We have already recommended the flat to our friends.

    Thank you for a lovely review! I enjoyed meeting you both and chatting about the bees! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pam5.0May 2024

  • "My husband and I spent a week at this wonderful property for our 5th wedding anniversry."

    It had everything you could need and wasn't far from Wrexham and Chester city centres. The grounds were wonderful to walk round and there is Highland cows on the estate. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for a lovely review! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2024

  • "We struggle to get the heating in the main Lounge to work effectively but other than that it was a really great place"

    Sorry to hear this. We will investigate, thanks for letting us know. There is a thermostat in the hall and individual controls on the radiators so perhaps the thermostat was down too low? Glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise and if you come again please let us know if anything is not right whilst you are here so we can help! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Mar 2024

  • "The flat was comfortable and spacious and had everything we needed for our week's stay."

    The surroundings were beautiful.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clair5.0Sep 2023

  • "Cook’s Flat is lovely."

    Beautifully furnished, comfortable, and with everything you could possibly need. Cefn Park is wonderful, and the opportunity to walk round the Estate and see the magnificent cows is a privilege. The location is perfect for Llangollen, Erddig and Chirk Castle, but also for staying in and relaxing. We had a wonderful week, and would thoroughly recommend it.

    Thank you! We’re so glad you enjoyed your time here! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Erika5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful place to stay Great location The house and grounds are amazing Would definitely return"

    Thank you! We’re glad you enjoyed it here! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "This property was simply amazing."

    The flat was wonderful, spacious, and perfectly clean. Everything had been considered, and the general property's facilities were also amazing. We loved the hand-drawn map that guided us on our walks around. The information folder in the flat was (yet another) great touch... ensuring we had the best stay. Highly recommend, and will stay again!

    Thank you! Glad you had a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anwen4.7Jun 2023

  • "Perfect peaceful spot for exploring the Dee Valley."

    The flat is spacious and comfortable.

    So glad you had a lovely time and enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Apr 2023

  • "Property was beautifully maintained and so cozy."

    We loved it & would highly recommend it to couples looking for a break in north Wales.

    I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. Happy New Year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2022

  • "Our stay in Cook's flat at the end of October was just as we'd expected as we'd previously stayed in Butler's flat."

    We wanted to come back and enjoy a log fire in a cosy quiet getaway. The owners are very helpful and are keen to make their guests feels comfortable and at home. We explored the estate again, and were given permission to pick some apples from the trees. These have made delicious apple cake and apple crumble. The flat is very clean and comfortable and the kitchen stocked with all the pots, pans and utensils you need plus a dishwasher to make life easy. Definitely worth the trip to visit this place to get away from the noise and hustle and bustle.

    I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay and made use of the apples! I’m still making juice from the last few! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cooks flat is amazing."

    We stayed for 3 nights and didn't want to leave. The apartment is beautiful with a real fire too. It has everything you need for your stay. The grounds of the estate are beautiful. It was like staying at a National Trust building but at a fraction of the cost. It is close to all amenities. 30 minutes to Chester. We will definitely be going back. You won't be disappointed

    Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful grounds flat was perfect."

    Left us lots of goodies

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay and a comfy, clean flat with some little touches which were much appreciated!"

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable flat in great location."

    Peaceful but in easy reach of town/city.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic apartment, great location."

    Very clean with everything we needed. We didn't see the hosts, however we didn't need to as everything was available with perfect instructions.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jun 2022

  • "Would highly recommend this location it was so peaceful, homely, comfortable and relaxing."

    Nice touches on arrival e.g. bottle of wine, milk and biscuits. The accommodation was really clean and amenities were ample. Location to local attractions were easily accessible and enjoyable. I had a lovely stay and would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful flat very clean bed was lovely and comfortable and we had a fantastic stay"

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Apr 2022

  • "The photo is deceiving."

    The front of mansion in not accessible for you. There is a small entry door on the back of property and that is how you enter. It would make more sense to delete this photo from the advert as this is a private area and you have to ask permission to enter. Also the back garden is not accessible either. You can walk around few fields but not the easiest map to show you where is private land. There is a bad smell in the bathroom which was there for the whole of my stay.

    Reviewed by Jamal3.1Sep 2021

  • "Cook's Flat is a lovely apartment in a gorgeous building."

    It comes with all the luxuries you could need and we were even treated to some welcome gifts! The rooms are clean and spacious and we had no complaints at all. The estate offers peace and quiet and includes fields with a picnic table, a games room, a beautiful Victorian kitchen and a walled garden with a croquet field. Walking around, you would not know that you're so close to Wrexham as it is so quiet and green. We will happily come back to try the Butler's Flat someday.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2021

  • "Our first time staying in a beautiful manor house and we've loved every minute of it."

    Cook's Flat had everything we needed for home comfort plus more. The games room was fab and we loved listening to the albums on the vinyl player and the welcome wine, biscuits and milk was a great treat on arrival. We managed a trip to Llangollen, Lanndudno, Conwy and a gorgeous day out in Chester and even managed to brave storm Francis at Betswycoed! Can definitely recommend food at the Cross Foxes. Thank you for making our visit perfect.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2020

  • "The apartment was set out nice, lots of room and a relaxing energy (The other half was a big fan of the comfy bed)."

    The surrounding farm and walks were brilliant and gave a real sense of the countryside charm we longed for on our escape. A particular asset was the high walled lawn half way around the estate that was a perfect place for a picnic on summers evenings. The downstairs kitchen and games room were a lovely addition although I personally didn't spend much more than 5 minutes in each. The guest WiFi struggled and was measured at 2mb, Not a big issue for us personally but something to note. The main issue with the property was the smell of the bathroom, it stunk, I don't know whether the septic tanks are the issue but something needs rectifying. There was no bleach, washing up liquid, foil, laundry detergent or firestarters/matches for the candles. Little items that would have simplified our stay and would definitely increase satisfaction for future guests. There were also a rather unfortunate pair of woman's underwear found under the curtains on our first night stay, not really an issue we quickly disposed of them and it gave us something to laugh about. Overall though a satisfying stay, it doesn't take much to please us, I would recommend to someone if those issues stated were rectified.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.1Aug 2020

  • "Such a lovely break in a time of madness."

    Will be telling everyone who will listen about our relaxing stay. Thank you ever so much .

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful relaxing stay with you and a superb base to visit North Wales - Welcome break to the current madness in the world at present!"

    ! Would definitely recommend and stay again, thanks for having us!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2020

  • "We've absolutely loved our stay!"

    The flat is wonderful, so homely, comfortable and chic. We loved exploring the grounds, seeing the cows and enjoying the history of the place. The games room was a favourite! And what a gorgeous room it is. The log fire was in use every night too! Philippa and Archie, you have been so helpful with information as have the staff here. We will hopefully be back to do the things we ran out of time for! Thank you very much!

    Reviewed by Emilina5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cosy apartment in beautiful surroundings."

    We had a peaceful relaxing week at Cooks flat and enjoyed walks and picnics around Cefn Park estate. The apartment itself is very tastefully furnished with lovely period features, it still has the servent bell handles next to the fire places. The restored Victorian kitchen downstairs is well worth a look, a real piece of history. Chester is close by as well as a few national trust properties and a perfect location for exploring further in to Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jul 2019

  • "Very convenient for lots of tourist venues."

    Apartment was very comfortable apart from the settee which had seen better days. The hosts had kindly left milk, biscuits and wine etc. which was appreciated and the flat was well equipped. Parking for car. Access was through the rear of the building not via the front as implied in the photo.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Jun 2019

  • "The flat is beautifully presented and is set in beautiful and tranquil grounds."

    Accessing it was easy and it was warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful, clean and comfortable accommodation will recommend and return."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great accommodation in a grand setting."

    Reviewed by Julian4.7Apr 2019

  • "Really enjoyed staying at Cooks Flat."

    The flat is well presented, has everything you need and is in a lovely setting. The flat is very private and peaceful with walks around the estate and a short drive to shops in Wrexham.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2019

  • "Conveniently located for touring the Llangollen area."

    Walks around the estate was a daily pleasure. There was a feeling of being in the country as the Highland Cattle welcome visitors with their presence. Cook's flat has all the convenience of home and just the right size for a couple.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Mar 2019

  • "Hosts incredibly helpful."

    Estate is wonderful to explore. Location makes you feel like you're in a great private world when in reality the shops and pubs are minutes away. The people involved with the estate proved to also be very welcoming and friendly. Already planing return trips! One of those rare places I want to keep quiet so it doesn't get booked up ;-)

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2018

  • "Cooks flat cannot be described as first class."

    Although essentials are clean eg bedding, towels, dishes - could do with a good spring clean to get dust out of corners, cobwebs off windows. Also no wardrobe for hanging clothes. Small improvements which would not cost much would be a small clothes airer, a stool in the bathroom and a toilet roll holder. I think the games room was last in use during the war! Apart from that enjoyed the peace and quiet and the good weather.

    Reviewed by Catherine2.8Jul 2018

  • "Lovely flat and great location"

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Jun 2018

  • "Cooks Flat is warm, Comfortable and relaxing."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful. The location is a great base for Chester and North Wales. We had a great time and would book again the open fire was a massive hit with us!!!

    Reviewed by Andy4.6Feb 2018

  • "Lovely flat , set among farm land and great grounds and views."

    Ideal location for getting out and about touring around the very scenic countryside. Chirk Castle is a great trip out.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2017

  • "The cooks flat offers more than the average stay."

    The superb grounds, and a feeling of belonging to the Manor House made it a lovely , magical stay. The family are very approachable and friendly . A very good location:)

    Reviewed by Elle5.0Dec 2016

  • "We loved being able to enjoy the estate property from the well marked footpaths."

    The owner stopped by to chat and check in with us. Everything in the flat was just spotless, and we slept in great comfort each night. The location couldn't be better for the long list of sites to visit! We highly recommend Cook's Flat!

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2016

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Summary

  • All second floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Shared external games room with snooker table and woodburning stove.
  • Automated woodchip eco central heating with open fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob
  • microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs in games room
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent, additional fuel available to purchase from owner on request
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car in courtyard
  • Bike storage
  • Horse stabling available at additional cost, by prior arrangement with owner
  • Shared use of tennis court by arrangement
  • Shared patio with furniture and 1000 acres of grounds, farmland and BBQ areas
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles
  • Note: Guests will need to be responsible for their horse whilst staying at the property
  • Note: Patio shared with other holiday property
  • Note: Adults and babes-in-arms only

The property

A first-class, self-contained apartment within a lovely, historic property, forming part of the family run Cefn Park Estate, dating back to 1730 and occupying over 1000 acres of parkland and grazing, on the edge of Wrexham, close to Chester in North Wales.

Cook's Cottage is a spacious and welcoming, second floor North Wales self-catering apartment which is accessed via a large stairwell, and has a lovely open plan living and dining area with an open fire and a modern kitchen.

The king-size double bedroom offers stylish decor and a feature fireplace, along with views across the formal gardens to the countryside beyond.

At this North Wales self-catering apartment, guests have use of a private external games room with a full-size snooker table, along with a bar, library area, comfy seating and a cosy woodburning stove.

Within the grounds of this North Wales self-catering apartment are a tennis court, stabling and access onto the paths that criss-cross the estate's 1000 acres and lead to picnic and BBQ areas.

Within easy reach are a host of attractions and fascinating places of interest, including nearby National Trust properties, beautiful coastal resorts and lovely historic towns and cities.

Cook's Cottage is an ideal romantic getaway from which to explore the area.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 904980, together they sleep 4.

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About the location

CEFN PARK ESTATE

Wrexham centre 2 miles; Chester 13 miles.

Situated in over 1000 acres of parkland, Cefn Park dates back to 1730, with the latest additions being built in 1910. Located on the edge of Wrexham, the largest town in North Wales, Cefn Park is also within driving distance of the historic city of Chester and many places of interest including Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a World Heritage Site. Steeped in family history linking back to Charles II and containing many artefacts from the Charge of the Light Brigade, Cefn Park in 2011 was featured on national TV and in newspapers due to the restoration of the original Victorian kitchen that had last been used during the Second World War. Today guided tours of the estate, which include a visit to the Victorian kitchen, can be enjoyed. The town of Wrexham offers a number of shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst nearby are the National Trust owned Erddig and Chirk Castle, which are well worth a visit. Chester, situated just into England offers something for everyone. From the Roman walls and amphitheatre, the wonderful Tudor ‘Rows’ and the beautiful medieval church, to the racecourse, famous zoo and walks along the River Dee, Chester has it all. Back into Wales, the stunning Snowdonia National Park is within driving distance. An ideal location for exploring North Wales, Cheshire, Shropshire, or even the island of Anglesey.

Note: Adults and babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas