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Hillcrest

(Ref. 1021138)

Cefn Mawr near Chirk, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • walks (9)

19 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely property but a visiting friend found the downhill access challenging, it is very narrow but approached from the other direction we found it fine."

    I would have liked a cafetiere as I'm not a fan of instant. Our dogs loved having their beds by the patio door to watch the many birds and squirrels. All in all a lovely place to stay and Ty Mawr Country Park is just a short walk away

    Hi Kathy, thank you for your great feedback. I hope your lovely dogs enjoyed their walks in Ty Mawr Country Park as much as they enjoyed watching the wildlife in the garden :) I look forward to welcoming you all back soon. Best wishes, Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely place, as described."

    Well done out and maintained. Beds very comfortable. Lovely walks nearby. Be aware that the adjoining neighbour is deaf so has the TV on loudly which can be heard in the downstairs king bedroom and in the living room, but not the other rooms. Make sure you take your own supplies of tea, coffee and milk as there is no welcome pack, however, there is an Aldi just down the road, so easy to get some.

    Hi Karen, thank you for your feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed Hillcrest and the lovely walks nearby. I am sorry that you were disturbed a little by the sound of our neighbour's TV. Thank you too for your advice about the welcome pack; tea, coffee, sugar and small cartons of long life milk are now available for future guests. I would love to to welcome you and the Family back to Hillcrest on your next visit to North Wales. Best wishes, Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Hillcrest."

    The property was, like previously stated - very well equipped, clean and modern. Fully enclosed back garden, which the dog loved to explore in. Good location for great walks, local attractions and amenities. Thankful for the layby at the back of the property, as my car (Audi A6 Estate) would not fit on the driveway.

    Hi Paul, thank you for your great feedback, and I am glad your lovely dog enjoyed exploring the garden and the local walks. looking forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Best wishes, Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "Was a lovely clean and well equipped property, was warm and cosy and has a great garden but was a bit steep in places."

    The area is ok near country park and close to Llangollen.

    Hello Lisa and Family, thank you for your great feedback. I am so happy you found Hillcrest to be lovely and clean and well equipped, warm and cosy. I am pleased you enjoyed exploring the surrounding area including Ty Mawr Country Park and Llangollen. There is so much to see in the Dee Valley. I am glad you enjoyed Hillcrest's large rear garden too, but am sorry that you found it to be a bit steep in places. I would love to welcome you all back to Hillcrest at a future date. Best wishes, Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable bungalow ."

    Very clean and lots of space inside. Well presented. Lovely garden with steps down into it. Parking was an issue outside with only room for a small car . Larger vehicles would struggle to fit in the space. We loved the bungalow and hope to visit again .

    Hi Adam and Family, I am so pleased you had a lovely stay in Hillcrest and I look forward to welcoming you all here again soon. Thank you for your excellent feedback. With regard to the parking, and just for future guests' information, the driveway at the front of the house can quite easily accommodate a typically sized family car. Additionally, there is off street parking behind the bungalow, which, I understand, previous guests with larger vehicles have used very successfully. Best wishes, Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property - light and airy with plenty of space for our family and dog, very comfortable beds and very clean throughout."

    Country park right on the doorstep with beautiful riverside walk and views of viaduct. Lots of interesting places to visit - the countryside is beautiful. Would definitely recommend - we had a great holiday!

    Dear Heather and Family, I am so pleased you had a great holiday at Hillcrest, the Dee Valley is indeed a beautiful place with lots to see and do. Thank you for your lovely review and look forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Best wishes, Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property itself is lovely, just what we needed."

    ..to get away and have peace and quiet. Little difficult to find with road closures and i didn't realise there were narrow roads where the bungalow is set. This is not a moan. Lovely walks to have and the views where the bungalow is situated were fabulous! We hardly saw anyone, other than the elderly neighbours that popped out into their gardens for 5 minutes. The bungalow itself...no complaints. The weather was great so we spent alot of the time sitting and talking in the lovely garden. Had everything, was clean and tidy, my mother didn't want to leave. Thank you for letting us stay.

    Dear Stephanie, thank you so much for your fantastic feedback. I am so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Hillcrest, especially the peacefulness, the walks, the views and the garden. I hope to welcome you and your lovely Mother back soon. Best wishes, Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Just returned from a wonderful stay at Hillcrest."

    Clean and well maintained and in a beautiful location. The country park just a few minutes walk away was magnificent and the perfect walk for the dog. Will definitely be back for another stay

    Dear Karen, I am so pleased you had a great stay at Hillcrest and thank you for your lovely feedback. Ty Mawr Country Park is indeed wonderful with great walks along the River Dee and I look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay. Best wishes, Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house was excellent for our needs."

    Suitable location. Good facilities, comfy beds, hot water when needed. I miss a bath, but that's a personal thing and didn't stop it feeling like home for 10 days. Nice Christmas tree. Enjoyed our stay very much and would book same place again.

    Hi Rachel, thank you so much for your lovely feedback, I am so happy you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year stay at Hillcrest, and many congratulations as Mother of the Bride!! Great you could use Hillcrest as your base . We look forward to welcoming you and the family back soon. Best wishes Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2022

  • "Hillcrest was very extremely comfortable, there was only two of us so we didn't need to use the upstairs."

    There was plenty of room downstairs and it was very well laid out. All was very clean and modern and everything we needed had been provided and we felt instantly at home when we arrived. The large bathroom with walk in shower was great. It is situated in a very quiet area and we only saw a couple of cars pass all week. The quiet enclosed garden is a great asset and even though it was October we managed to sit out in it. The car parking space at the front was fine for us with a medium size car. All in all we would highly recommend this property and hope to return for another visit.

    Hi Anne, thank you so much for your great feedback and high recommendation, I am so happy you had a lovely, quiet and relaxing stay at Hillcrest and were able to make use of the garden too. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2022

  • "A beautifully renovated house."

    Immaculate in presentation, and very comfortable and warm. It had everything we could possibly need, although a grill pan handle or oven gloves would have been helpful. The parking on the front drive was a challenge, but we managed without mishap. Excellent location for visiting the attractions, very close to the Llangollen canal at Trevor Basin, and 10 minutes from Llangollen itself.

    Hi Linda, thank you so much for your amazing feedback, I am so happy that you enjoyed staying at Hillcrest and found it an excellent location for visiting the local attractions especially the Trevor Basin and Llangollen. I am glad you were able to park on the front drive and for even larger cars there is a lane at the rear of Hillcrest, in which you can park free of charge. There are oven gloves and a grill pan handle in the kitchen, (but hiding away in a drawer, I think! - Apologies!) I shall make sure they are more easily located for future guests. Thank you for pointing that out. I hope you and your family and friends can visit again soon. Best wishes, Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "This isn’t a complaint, we couldn’t find anywhere to hang coats if they were ..."

    This isn’t a complaint, we couldn’t find anywhere to hang coats if they were wet , we had a lovely stay at the property

    Hi Margaret thank you for your fantastic feedback. You are quite right, there should be a coat stand in the porch and I have just ordered one. I am glad that you all had a lovely time at Hillcrest and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes, Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property is extremely clean and well furnished."

    It has everything needed and is well thought out. The area is really quiet and peaceful. There are plenty of walks and a country park very close by. Our Huskies loved it. We enjoyed our stay.

    Hi Kevin, thank you for your lovely feedback, I am pleased that you Both and your beautiful and extremely well-behaved huskies had a great time at Hillcrest. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes, Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful bungalow, all amenities required for a family of 5 and garden safe for our dog."

    Beds were soooo comfortable, hot water very responsive! We stayed during the heat wave so brought our own fans with us. Needed for room in loft space. Beautiful surroundings, dog and teens loved all the Wrexham country parks and access to rivers. We have 2 big cars but able to park in lane behind house as drive tight. Highly recommend this bungalow for a fabulous holiday with lovely walks on your door step!

    Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I'm so happy that you and the Family had a great time at Hillcrest and enjoyed exploring the surrounding area! And Boy! what a hot week it was!! We are blessed to be within a 10 mins stroll to the River Dee and its glorious walks. I look forward to welcoming you all back soon. Best wishes, Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely renovated bungalow."

    It’s airy and spacious with all mod cons. Garden to chill out in and relax. Excellent location for touring. Bungalow close to country park and wonderful riverside walks. Llangollen just a short drive away. Owner Karen very helpful and easy to contact. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would recommend.

    Dear Val, thank you so much for or your lovely feedback and am so happy you had a great holiday at Hillcrest. Look forward to welcoming you and your family and friends back soon. Best wishes, Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely, well modernised property, nice sized garden too."

    Super clean with everything supplied. Brilliantly situated just a few minutes walk away from Ty Mawr Country Park, plenty of walks and trails available and perfect for those who have taken dogs on holiday. A suggestion for dog owners, and this is by no means directed at the property owners to rectify, if your pet is older or unsteady there is a lot of laminate flooring on the ground floor. I had already anticipated needing some runners from the pictures supplied so brought my own from home but still needed to pick a couple of others up on the second day as my 10 year old Staffie was like Bambi on ice! Throughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Hello Ellen, thank you so much for your lovely feedback and your great tip for future guest dog owners! I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Hillcrest. Best wishes Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with all you need for a good break"

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, I'm so happy you enjoyed your break at Hillcrest and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by B4.7Jun 2022

  • "A great stay at Hillcrest."

    A nice quiet location, however close to many walks. Hillcrest was very clean. A nice little touch of welcome biscuits and milk. Do not be put off by the outside of the property, as the inside is modern and up to date. Thank you for a great mini break.

    Hi Jane, thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so pleased you had a great mini break at Hillcrest. We would love to welcome you back again ! Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2022

  • "The house was amazing."

    Beautiful and clean, with great care taken to make sure that the facilities were first class. We stayed for 2 weeks then booked for another 1 week as we were so pleased. Lovely quiet area, great walks and although in a small village, Tesco for all of your supermarket needs was only 3 mins drive. The house really was beautifully finished, open plan kitchen worked so well for the family. The garden was lovely and perfect for pets too. Super comfortable beds and modern bathrooms, all very new and gorgeous. This is a hidden gem and a top tip book quickly I think this is going to be an extremely popular property. Bravo to the owners. 12 out of 10 !!!

    Thank you Deborah for your lovely feedback, I am so happy you enjoyed your stay at Hillcrest and look forward to welcoming back you and your family and friends soon. Best wishes, Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2022

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • First-floor sitting room with sofa bed
  • Games room with board games
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV's, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front garden with lawn and enclosed multi-level rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There is a steep drop at the bottom of the garden, please take care and ensure children are supervised at all times

The property

Occupying a secluded yet vantage point on the outskirts of the rural and historic heritage village of Cefn Mawr near Chirk in North Wales, is the charming property of Hillcrest.

Newly and lovingly renovated to a very high standard and enjoying an extremely peaceful countryside setting, Hillcrest is an idyllic base for families, friends and walkers looking for a getaway into North Wales and its borderlands and beyond.

You are welcome to park in the off-road spaces on the private driveway and at the rear of the property (which will accommodate two cars) and begin your staycation.

There is lots of room in the porch for boots and coats; from the hall enter the spacious open-plan living room.

The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven, gas hob, separate fridge and freezer, dishwasher and microwave oven; there is a washing machine in the utility room.

At the end of your day, you can snuggle up on the sofa and enjoy a family-favourite on the TV, and you can also move upstairs and enjoy an escape into the pages of a good book, film or game in the additional sitting room/games room.

On the first floor there is a sumptuous double bedroom, with its own en-suite shower room, on the ground floor there is the master bedroom, which has a king-size bed, along with the twin bedroom.

On the ground floor, there is also a walk- in shower, ideal for guests with limited mobility and for families with little ones.

Take the short stroll to Tŷ Mawr Country Park, where you can follow the network of walking trails that lead alongside the glistening waters of the River Dee, or come face-to-face with quaint farm animals, including free range chickens and a pair of llamas!

Continue your idyllic strolls along the River Dee up towards Thomas Telford’s incredible Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, there is even the option to take a cruise and soak up the sights and you sit back and relax.

Venture to Chirk, a town offering a range of fantastic amenities, including an array of shops and eateries; the town is also home to the Chirk Aqueduct, where you can embark on leisurely strolls along the canal, as well as the renowned Chirk Castle, where you can enjoy tours around the fortress before exploring its stunning parkland.

Corwen isn’t far, a town that is stepped in history, which will be evident with visits to the nearby Iron Age hillfort of Caer Drewyn; spend some time hiking across the hillfort and soaking up the sights of the Berwyn Mountains before wandering through the town’s quaint streets, where welcoming cafes and pubs can be discovered.

Be sure to visit the nearby town of Llangollen, where you can embark on an adventure through the rolling countryside of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty aboard a heritage train from Llangollen Railway Station or test your swing with a game at the Vale of Llangollen Golf Club; why not try your hand at fishing at one of the nearby waters, or embarking on a hike along the stunning Horseshoe Pass?

The historic Roman city of Chester sits just across the border of England and is easily reached via train; avid historians will delight with a tour of the Amphitheatre and the Roman Walls, whilst those looking for a change of pace can try their luck at Chester Racecourse or meet animals from across the world at Chester Zoo.

Be sure to spend some more time getting to know the local area, where the delights of Erdigg Hall, Trevor Basin as well as a wealth of walks are waiting to be found; alternatively, you can board a train to Shrewsbury, a market town offering a fantastic outing for all ages.

Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, choose Hillcrest as your base.

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

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About the location

CHIRK

Llangollen 5 miles.

The small border town of Chirk (Welsh spelling: Y Waun) stands on the escarpment above where the rivers Ceiriog and Dee meet, and is referred to as The Gateway to Wales. Most famous for its magnificent 14th century castle and gardens, one of many built throughout Wales by Edward I, Chirk boasts a wonderful aqueduct, designed by Thomas Telford, a selection of pleasant pubs and restaurants, convenience stores, chemist, gift shop, coffee shops, local butcher's, greengrocers, bakery, an excellent golf course and marina. The surrounding area, notably the beautiful Ceiriog Valley described by Lloyd George as “a little bit of heaven on Earth”, provides wonderful walks and cycling, including the famous Offa's Dyke Pathway, and local trout fishing. Only five miles from charming Llangollen, with its stream railway, watersports, famous Eisteddfod, Castell Dinas Bran, Valle Crucis Abbey and scenic Horseshoe Pass. Also five miles is the market town of Oswestry with its iron age hillfort, and within easy reach is the Roman walled city of Chester with its famous zoo and the medieval town of Shrewsbury, both only half an hour by train or car from Chirk. The beautiful Lake Vyrnwy and Llanrheadr waterfall are also within an hours drive. This great location has plenty to see and do for all the family!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas