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Melin-y-Wig near Ruthin, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 931246)



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36 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Bennetts

    “We've had a fabulous week in this beautiful cottage, done so much and yet managed to relax too.”

    The cottage was absolutely perfect and we didn't want for a single thing. The beds were super comfy and I'm a little jealous of that lovely range cooker!

    - Mrs Bennetts, July 2021

About the property

This charming, stone-built, detached cottage is nestled next to the River Clwyd in the hamlet of Melin-Y-Wig, equidistant between Ruthin and Corwen in the heart of Denbighshire.

Formerly two semi-detached cottages housing workers from a long since disappeared woollen mill, Glanrafon has been sympathetically renovated by its current owner, who has enjoyed it as a family holiday home since 1963 and now wishes to share its peace and beauty with like-minded guests.

Set in a woodland glade on the banks of the babbling River Clwyd, and benefiting from the Brenig Way passing by the cottage, this is a magical spot to enjoy the peace, tranquillity and abundant wildlife in the area.

This comfortable beamed cottage provides cosy accommodation with a quirky layout, including a practical kitchen with range oven and small breakfast bar, leading through to a family bathroom, a traditional sitting room benefiting from a warming multi-fuel stove and farmhouse styling.

There are three inviting bedrooms, the master with a king-size bed providing a through room from the stairs to the twin and single bedrooms, all finished with character styling and enjoying undisturbed views from the windows.

The meadow gardens wrap around the cottage and feature a swing, a patio and private sitting areas to relax or read a good book whilst listening to the river and enjoying the sights and sounds of the countryside.

Binoculars as well as seed for the bird feeders are provided.

A wide variety of mapped walks are available from the doorstep featuring ancient woodland and drovers' paths.

The popular Llandegla bike trails and Bala with its lakeside walks and within easy access, as is Snowdonia National Park.

This delightful cottage offers an away-from-it-all location, with easy access to fantastic days out.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 3)
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • LPG central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric range cooker with 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel is available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Half an acre of meadow lawn with summerhouse, a swing, storage shed, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: There is an unfenced river to the front of the property, which can be fast running in certain weather, children to be supervised
  • Note: No formal dining area inside cottage
  • Note: Low doors and narrow staircase, care to be taken
  • Note: Twin and single bedrooms accessed through double bedroom
  • Note: Driveway is narrow and steep at the entrance, with reduced turning area
  • Note: Very limited mobile service and satellite reception can occasionally be interrupted
  • Note: This property now has a £100 Good House Keeping bond

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About the location


Corwen 8 miles; Ruthin 10 miles; Bala 14 miles.

This hamlet is set on the River Clwyd between Ruthin and Corwen in North Wales. Within a 30 minute drive is Bala’s famous lake, the largest natural lake in Wales, which is renowned as a centre for great watersports including fishing, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and whitewater rafting. Bala is also the headquarters of the narrow gauge Bala Lake Railway. The town itself is steeped in history and has a range of interesting shops, inns and restaurants, and an historical Town Walk. Beautiful countryside is all around with Lake Brenig, Moel Famau Country Park and Clocaenog Forest close by. Corwen features a range of shops, walks, the River Dee and a station opened in 2010 to access the latest extension to the Llangollen Railway. Ruthin is steeped in history and offers excellent dining, shopping and outstanding views. Further afield, but still within easy touring distance, are the coast, Snowdonia National Park and historic Chester. A truly wonderful part of Wales catering for all interests.

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