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Pendre Uchaf

Melin-y-Wig near Ruthin, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 17683)

4.9

Outstanding

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing weekend at Pendre Uchaf."

    We were met with a fully loaded & ready to light fire, a fridge packed with fresh milk and eggs, full kettle ready to switch on and a lovely cake!. Amazing facilities, always thinking of all your needs which are just an arms reach away. Definitely recommend anyone who is looking for a great get away cottage to book ASAP.

    Reviewed by JodieNov 2021

  • "Our holiday day experience was wonderful from start to finish."

    ... we really couldn't have been made to feel more welcome by the owners. The cottage itself is brilliantly equipped, beautiful, homely, the setting is stunning and to top it off the welcome gifts so very generous and thoughtful. If you want unbroken views, fresh air and the countryside on your doorstep we honestly couldn't recommend a holiday here more highly.

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the owners very friendly."

    Would love to stay again

    Reviewed by RayOct 2021

  • "Even poor weather couldn't dampen our enjoyment."

    Cottage beautiful and owners friendly and attentive. The holiday was just what we wanted - superb location, quiet with wonderful walks with cosy and comfortable welcome on our return. Attention to detail (including lovely welcoming touches) by the owners was the icing on the cake! Many thanks Meryl and Arwel - we'll see you soon!

    Reviewed by NickyOct 2021

  • "From the moment we arrived we couldn’t have wanted anything more."

    The views and cottage were amazing. The perfect location to venture out and explore the spectacular area. We had the best time as did our dog, who was completely safe in the secure garden. The cottage was extremely well equipped with an abundance of facilities for all ages, we particularly enjoyed use of the log burner with a never ending supply of logs. Not to mention the generous gifts of fruit, flowers and homemade cakes on arrival. Our hosts were extremely friendly but completely non intrusive. We enjoyed our week so much that as soon as we got home we rebooked for another week next year for the lambing season. Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2021

  • "We went to this farmhouse six years ago and had a great time, as we did on this occasion."

    Was lucky with the weather too. Lovely people own this place and showed us around their farm, would do anything to help. Week went so fast.

    Reviewed by RogerAug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Very well equipped with everything you need and more. Lovely welcome from the owners.

    Reviewed by IngridJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, very clean."

    Kitchen very well equipped. Very private, very quiet area. The flowers and fresh fruit and baked cake added a nice touch. The owners were there if we needed them. We will be staying again. This cottage is well looked after by the Owners.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "We stayed here for the first time, and it was exactly what we wanted coming from busy London, completely rural cottage with breathtaking views."

    Owners were lovely people also and we had a delicious cake waiting for us on arrival which was a lovely surprise. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by StevenJun 2021

  • "We loved every moment and the owners are lovely, they went above and beyond to make our stay amazing and gave our daughter the best birthday ever."

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic week at Pendre Uchaf."

    Gorgeous little gem in a lovely location. I miss waking up to such gorgeous views. Couldn’t fault the cottage at all. Super duper well equipped, stunning inside & out, clean, comfy and the owners were such lovely helpful people. Really really lovely. My little boy loved helping them on their farm. (Feeding their animals!) They really did go the extra mile and kept checking to make sure we was ok. Location was fab. Set out in the Welsh countryside, but within an hour you could be at so many different places. The northern coastal resorts like Llandudno, Rhyl etc. West coastal resorts like Porthmadog, Criccith etc. Also across the border to Chester. Plenty of gorgeous places to walk. Lots of nice food pubs locally too. We would 100% return to this place.

    Reviewed by TaraMay 2021

  • "Property was accurately presented."

    Benefited from a very comfortable living space with a nice wood burner that gave it a lot of charm. Bedrooms were well sized and front & rear patios great to enjoy the nice weather and great views of the surrounding land space. Hosts were very welcoming, passing by in more than one occasions to make sure everything was alright. They prepared the gas fired BBQ in request and also gave us a little tour in their lamb farm (which was great for the kids). Only small downside is that there is only one bathroom/WC available. The kitchen hen was a little bit small, but manageable and well equipped. Overall, beautiful, quiet place; glad to have found it and happy to visit again.

    Reviewed by KonstantinosApr 2021

  • "Great cottage, great location."

    Really clean and has everything you need - even to keep you occupied on rainy days. Owners very welcoming. Our children enjoyed seeing their animals and even the sheep being herded down the road. Only downside - couldn't find the swimming or fishing lake mentioned in the description!

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "The cottage was superb."

    Wonderful setting. Hosts were tremendous. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2020

  • "The hosts were lovely and on hand should we have any concerns."

    We were left some gorgeous cakes and the cupboards were well stocked with the basics. Lovely location close to some nice walks, perfect rest.

    Reviewed by NikkiFeb 2020

  • "Absolutely brilliant cottage, lovely rural setting."

    Ideal spot for exploring North Wales. Property was very clean and well equipped. Kids loved the Nintendo Wii, nice touch for wet weather. The owners were very nice and happy to help. Can't wait to return next year. Especially for the homemade cake! The Sinker Family Devon.

    Reviewed by NoelOct 2019

  • "Large spacious property in a quite and peaceful location."

    The lawned area is a decent size, amazing views from the patio area and the reclining sofas in the sitting room are very comfortable. Plenty to see and do in the area and many good walks close by. The owners are very friendly and welcoming and take great care to make sure your stay is perfect. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2019

  • "The couple who ran the cottage were very considerate and pleasant."

    Attention to detail surrounding the beautiful individual fragrance and decoration of bedrooms. The cottage was fully stocked, with everything you could possibly need. The welcome pack, fruits, cakes, flowers etc... were a lovely touch. The surrounding location was calming. Loved it.

    Reviewed by AlexAug 2019

  • "This was a beautiful cottage in magical surroundings, made more spectacular by the support and friendliness of the owners who went above and beyond to make us feel at home."

    Reviewed by JillAug 2019

  • "We had an amazing time at this beautiful cottage."

    It has everything you need and more. The owners are so lovely and helpful. We had a fab time being taken up to the farm to see the new born lambs and calf’s. So peaceful and relaxing. Highly recommended by us all.

    Reviewed by GailApr 2019

  • "This is our 2nd time at Pendre Uchaf."

    Once again we have had a fantastic time. The cottage is lovely and the owners are so welcoming and helpful. It was lambing season so we watched the lambs being born from our back garden. The owners took us round the farm to see the cows, calf's and goats. We will definitely be back again soon.

    Reviewed by KellyApr 2019

  • "The location of the property was perfect, we enjoyed the views and the forest walks."

    The hosts are the nicest people you'll ever meet, always checking on us and making us feel very welcome. The home baked cakes and milk in the fridge on arrival started our holiday off very well. The log burner had even been lit ready for us! We would recommend the cottage 100% and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by GinetteApr 2019

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Pendre Uchaf a couple of weeks back (Tuesday April 2nd - Friday 5th)."

    Normally we would be skiing this time of year so, of course, it snowed up at Melin-Y-Wig. We arrived with our two boys (in their early 20s) and our dog. We could not have been made more welcome - including the very thoughtful provision of tea and cake upon arrival. Meryl and Arwel popped over from time to time to make sure everything was fine - and this was much appreciated. We all agreed our time spent at Pendre Uchaf was perfect and our hosts could not have been more attentive and caring despite having to work through the night to deliver up to 70 lambs. We were even invited across to the farm before we left to have a quick look at everything that was going on - during which my wife was invited to help deliver a lamb! All this and a bit of "Countryfile" work experience thrown in! A fantastic setting and a perfect cottage. We will be back. Thank you. Chris and Wendy Barnett (Kent)

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2019

  • "Our hosts went out of their way to see that we had an enjoyable stay and made us very welcome."

    The house is really nice, well kept and has everything you could possibly need. The phone signal is poor but we could get signal from the garden so it wasn't a problem. The surrounding area is lovely with lots of places to walk and enjoy the woods and countryside. I can definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by JennyMar 2019

  • "Meryle & Aylwin were the best hosts ever, we had a lot of laughs with them, it was as if we've known them for years, so welcoming, went to their farm which is opposit, met the new born lambs, goats & their puppies, Meryle had tea, home made scones & cakes ready for us, she is so beautiful inside & out, Aylwin is such a clown, he was a laugh a minute, always checked in on us to see how we were doing."

    The cottage is fabulous, everything was so comfy, cosy and clean , bedrooms had everything you need, we all slept well. Took a drive to Ruthin has lots of pubs, shops & the castle was really interesting, Visited Portmerrion for the day [Prisoner] had a fabulous day there, highly recommend it, Thank you Mr & Mrs Evans for having us !!

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2019

  • "This was the best equipped cottage we have been to and had everything we needed."

    The cake,fruit bowl and fresh flowers on arrival were a lovely touch. The only thing I would say is with children a little wooden gate across the top of the kitchen stairs would be handy and a stronger Wi-fi as there is no phone signal to be able to use for sat-nav on phones. The owners were very helpful and even let us use our own fireworks for the children. Fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by CharlieNov 2018

  • "We would like to thank Mr & Mrs Evans for making us feel at home in there beautiful cottage, it was fab, we all had a lovely stay and cannot wait to come back, we was welcomed with homemade cake, fruit and milk and we loved it all."

    Very nice people and made us feel so welcome.

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2018

  • "Greeted with cake and scones when we arrived an excellent start to our hoilday, very welcoming after a long journey."

    The photos on the web site do not do the cottage any justice, it's truly beautiful and very well equipped with everything you need and more. The owners could not have been nicer very helpful and accommodationg.

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2018

  • "Upon arrival we knew we had made the right choice, just far enough away from the outside world, this perfect spot hosted amazing views."

    The cottage itself was spacious, kitchen and bathroom was equipped with everything and even a cake was baked when we got there :) The owners are amazing, and so accommodating and friendly even went to see some of their baby animals. The towns located near are beautiful and really nice to go round. This cottage and place is somewhere we will be visiting again with out a doubt. We couldn’t recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by GabrielleJun 2018

  • "The owners Mr and Mrs Evans where great they left us some welcome food and stocked up on wood for burner and fire was on on arrival ."

    They came down to say hi and to see if we need anything and with the snow hitting hard they offered help with farm tractor . We decided to leave day early due to snow going to hit heavier the next day . They escorted ourselves and our friends with their tractor to safety. Couldn't ask for more as think they went above and beyond x

    Reviewed by SandraFeb 2018

  • "Brilliant, relaxed stay, remote but that's what we wanted!"

    Very combatable accommodation with log burner and reclining sofas The owners are friendly and helpful, and even made a cake for our arrival

    Reviewed by EmlynDec 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage and it was clear that the owners really cared that you had a fantastic time."

    There were little extras that went a long way(Home made victoria sponge / milk in the fridge, fire lit in readiness for our arrival) etc. The cottage was spotless and we had a superb, family break. Diolch yn fawr iawn !!!!

    Reviewed by GlenDec 2017

  • "This was a lovely cottage and in a great location if you enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside."

    When we arrived the owners had left a lovely Victoria sponge, scones (which tasted amazing) and fresh flowers, they even came down to make sure we had arrived ok and everything was in order. Although you could hear each other walking around the house it wasn't something that would stop us going back! It was very warm and the fire was lovely on the cold autumn evenings. We had plenty of space for the 5 of us. We will defiantly be back for another visit soon!!!

    Reviewed by EmilyNov 2017

  • "Amazing property."

    Loved the views. Most obliging hosts. Thank you so much for letting the girls see the puppies and for organising outings for us.

    Reviewed by JanOct 2017

  • "An absolutely lovely place to stay in a wonderful location with very friendly owners."

    I couldn't fault the place and will surely return many times.

    Reviewed by AndyOct 2017

  • "Amazing cottage so homely and spacious"

    Reviewed by JodieDec 2016

  • "This the second time we have been to this cottage ."

    This is Welsh hospitality at it's best .Nothing was too much trouble to make us and our dog comfortable . We are so pleased with everything we have re-booked for next year . This is how holiday cottages should be .

    Reviewed by RoyOct 2016

  • "This is a lovely property which is very clean and well appointed."

    The cottage was very relaxing and suited the two of us very well as it was peaceful and quiet; just what we wanted.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2016

  • "A beautiful cottage, immaculate with quality furnishings and beautiful views."

    Reviewed by CaroleJun 2016

  • "A very well presented property in an enchanting area of the country."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. In the ultimate we would be pleased to visit again should the opportunity arise and will certainly recommend this cottage to anyone as a quite outstanding holiday. Congratulations to the owners for their efforts.

    Reviewed by TonyApr 2016

  • "Cottage was really warm and well equipped."

    Really nice owners, very helpful.

    Reviewed by RoyOct 2015

  • "The scenery and views were stunning and to be able to return to a beautiful cottage and unwind in tranquil settings was heaven."

    The owners of the property were lovely which made our stay even more pleasurable.

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2015

  • "Es war ein sehr schoenes, ordentliches Haus, mit wirklich netten Eigentuemern."

    Unser Sohn hat die Quad - und Traktorfahrt genossen.

    Reviewed by KarlheinzAug 2015

  • "Pendre Uchaf had excellent cleanliness and is a well maintained property."

    It is set in beautiful surroundings and the owners are friendly.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2015

  • "This is a great cottage in a beautiful location with excellent views of the countryside."

    The owners are absolutely lovely and made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by ShaunJun 2015

  • "On arrival the cottage was absolutely breathtaking."

    The hospitality was amazing and the owners were really friendly and helpful. The surrounding area was astounding and I could not hear a single bit of traffic, just a few baas from the sheep! Would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone!

    Reviewed by NatashaMay 2015

  • ""The property was wonderful and the owners were very welcoming; friendly but not intrusive."

    Location was amazing and lambing season made it a special treat. Will certainly be back next year."

    Reviewed by GavinApr 2015

  • "We enjoyed everything about this property and the owners were very friendly."

    We would have no hesitation recommending it to others.

    Reviewed by GlenysOct 2014

  • "The cottage was fantastic and perfectly situated and appointed for all our holiday needs."

    The owners & family were brilliant and all very friendly and helpful throughout. The area was all that we had hoped for and more, so peaceful and relaxing, making it the perfect base for our daily adventures throughout Northern Wales. Highly recommended, you won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2014

  • "The best cottage I have stayed in."

    A nice view, quiet location and great countryside experience.

    Reviewed by SatheeshSep 2014

  • "Everything was perfect."

    It was well presented and had nice owners who each asked were we OK and left us to our own devices. Not one negative and should be rated very highly on the tourist board rating, unsure what the property's current rating was but it was an excellent all round property and furnishings, will recommend and will go back as a family of six, had a great time.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2014

  • "The location was perfect, peaceful and the view from the patio/seating area was superb."

    A real home from home- everything you needed and the hosts were very friendly and keen to make sure we were comfortable. The weather was very kind most days so we were able to use the outdoor space for BBQ and long leisurely breakfasts. Lots to see and do Snowdon, Llandudno and the aquaduct at Llangollen is a must.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2014

  • "We all had a brilliant holiday!"

    The owners were very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed and were very helpful with suggestions on things to do around the area. The cottage was beautiful with some really nice views. It was fully equipped, it had everything you needed. Overall, a really nice cottage in a beautiful location not far from main places with lots of things to do. I would definitely recommend this to everyone! Thanks for a great holiday!

    Reviewed by AmberApr 2014

  • "The location is great, we will definitely be staying here again!"

    Reviewed by CarlaDec 2013

  • "An amazing place to stay."

    By far exceeded our expectations. Accommodation was to such a high standard. The place was beautiful. The owners were so kind and helpful. Definitely returning again!

    Reviewed by SophieDec 2013

  • "This place was heaven it suited our family perfectly and felt like a home from home."

    We didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2013

  • "Excellent comfortable property in quiet rural location within easy reach of various tourist locations."

    The hosts are very friendly, helpful and accommodating, and a restful vacation is assured.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2013

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The property

Ruthin 9.6 miles.

A delightful, stone-built, detached barn conversion set on a 320-acre working sheep and cattle farm, within driving distance of the historic market town of Ruthin in North Wales.

This country cottage near Ruthin sits in an elevated position, boasting superb views across the picturesque River Clwyd Valley.

Beautifully restored to balance its original character, this cosy cottage near Ruthin presents very comfortable holiday accommodation for groups looking to explore this rich and varied area.

Guests will find three comfortable bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen with dining area and a stylish sitting room boasting leather sofas, exposed beams, solid oak flooring and a cosy woodburning stove, as well as a conservatory.

Outside this quaint Ruthin cottage is a private, enclosed garden with furniture, guests can settle here on a summer's evening, light the barbecue and get lost in the stunning views over the valley.

The owners are happy to let you visit the farm animals and if you're lucky, you might have the chance to feed the adorable lambs during springtime.

The surrounding countryside is a delight, and with numerous footpaths close by, this is a perfect base for walkers.

There is also a nearby, open lake, just five minutes' walk from the cottage where guests can enjoy fishing or perhaps even a bracing early morning swim to start off the day before venturing out to explore this fantastic area.

This Ruthin cottage is located mid-point between Ruthin, Corwen and Cerrigydrudion, and offers a superb touring base to access Llyn Derwen for fishing, Bala for sailing and white water rafting as well as the Clocaenog Forest for magical woodland walks and cycling routes.

For fun-filled exhilarating days out, there are lots of options in the direction of the Snowdonia National Park.

Within easy reach is Surf Snowdonia in Dolgarrog, the world’s first inland surf lagoon, Zip World Velocity in Bangor and Zip World Titan and Bounce Below in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Surrounded by the wonders of North Wales, this lovely Ruthin cottage is central to Bala, Llangollen and Betws-y-Coed and offers an exciting holiday for all.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor double, 1 x second floor twin
  • Shower room with corner shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory.
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Wii with games, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Storage for bikes
  • Private enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture, lockable dog kennel and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Lake for fishing (please bring own equipment) and swimming 10 mins walk
  • Note: Pets must be on a lead at all times outside the cottage
  • Note: Due to the nearby deep (1.5 metres) and open lake, children to be supervised at all times.

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About the location

MELIN-Y-WIG

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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