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Y Fferm

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Pontblyddyn, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 9 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • garden (5)
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12 Customer Reviews

  • "A gorgeous grade 1 listed property."

    It isn’t for anyone less mobile but for the atmosphere and privilege to be in such a beautiful Elizabethan home it was marvellous. A real wintertime house! Incredibly cosy! We loved it!

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.4Dec 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful and magical family Christmas at Y Fferm."

    The kitchen was very well equipt, we had all we needed to make the all important big Christmas lunch. Everything was perfect, it was so much fun playing hide and seek in all the nooks and crannies of this lovely historic house. We had a good walk up Moel Famau on Boxing Day. Loggerheads at the bottom of this hill was also great for walks along the river. There is lots to see and do in the local area. The owners were really attentive answering any questions and the place looked so cosy and inviting when we arrived with the Christmas tree lit up. We would recommend to anyone for a lovely relaxing family stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2023

  • "I have problems with my mobility and found the house not disability friendly."

    The main concern that I had was that the 2 toilets were both on the middle floor and it took a while to climb the 15 steep and uneven steps to reach the middle floor. This could have been highlighted as there being this possible barrier. Otherwise, the other facilities were of a average/good standard.

    Reviewed by Rosemary3.8Nov 2023

  • "Had a lovely week as described you will love this house if you love history I thought it was beautiful felt lucky to experience staying here Read the comments you should be fit for the stairs and uneven floors."

    Felt really comfortable garden was great for free range kids and dogs loved cooking for the family in the huge kitchen. Hope any money made can be ploughed back into maintaining this house for future generations.

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Jul 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay here, so well equipped and comfortable."

    Everything was as described. Great location although a little hard to find initially!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a unique building and as a grade one listed Elizabethan manor house, it is very special."

    There are many pluses to this house. The gardens are wonderfully large and great for dogs (there is just one slightly lower part of wall - I didn't think our dogs would get over but the younger one did but only once - I think it is pretty secure). The house was very spacious. And in most cases well equipped. The local pub is great. And the surrounding countryside is beautiful. The owners of the home immediately opposite the manor house are friendly and helpful. But there are disadvantages. There are very many changes of levels in the house - which are a consequence of its age - but if you have any mobility issues whatsoever this is not the house for you. We had originally planned to use the bedroom on the second floor but the stairs were very challenging and at their top there is a beam about knee high which you have to climb over. Given that the two toilets are on the first floor - no one felt it wise to take this bedroom. And my Sister fell in the shower room and sprained her wrist - again a change in level. The home owners clearly listen to feed back so please could you: 1. put out long in-shower/bath mats and shower mats for stepping out on to please? you may also wish to think about how to indicate/highlight a step down 2. The outside furniture needs upgrading. The wooden furniture is in poor state and the rattan style is not great either. A garden dining table plus separate seating would be great please. If you are active and have no mobility issues this is a wonderful house. Very special.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.4May 2023

  • "Stayed here with family and friends after our wedding."

    Such a beautiful historic house with lovely gardens. Hands down the most memorable stay we have had. One of our guests got very emotional after sleeping in the bed, she said it was the most comfortable bed she’s ever slept in. Loved eating breakfast round the long table with all the family. It’s been too long since we all did that. The log fire was so cosy. Didn’t want to leave and would love to return one day. Perfect in every way!

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely place with loads of character."

    Had a fab time.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Mar 2023

  • "A very relaxing stay,a few points to notice,serving spoons would be a help,as a Buffett, with no large spoons rather difficult,a coffee table ,or a few small sofa tables would stop having to put glasses and coffee cups on the floor,not very pleasant,as the fear of knocking them over, always in mind,maybe a nice few lamps in the lounge,rather than those rather large reading lamps,next to the fireplace,quite out of time with the property,all in all a few small changes would make this stay a ten out of ten."

    Reviewed by Sheila3.4Dec 2022

  • "Amazing house full of character, the most interesting building I ve stayed in."

    It's was such a great stay at this Elizabethan Manor

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wow what a fabulous property the building oozes history and the walled garden was great for my little dog who loved pinching raspberries from the bushes."

    We had some fantastic walks and days out, Llangollen was a particular highlight, we also visited Mold market due to the owners recommendation which was fab. My 8 year old niece loved figuring out what the patterns in the cobbles to the house were and can’t wait to go to school and tell her teacher all about it, it would of been nice if the office was a tv snug (my niece didn’t want to be too far away from us so couldn’t watch tv) as this seemed a bit of a wasted space. The fires were so cosy and welcoming with plenty of logs to keep us going. The welcome pack in the fridge was a lovely touch thank you for a fantastic week away.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.1Oct 2022

  • "We have just returned from a week stay at this wonderful historic house."

    We found it to be extremely comfortable and really enjoyed playing with our two dogs in the garden. Orchard and paddock. We visited several local walks and Abergele beach which was amazing. The welcome pack was a great touch too. Would come back in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Jen4.7Aug 2022

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x family room with king-size and single, 1 x child bunk, 1 x second-floor double
  • Bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Second-floor sitting room
  • Study
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Range style cooker with oven, hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV, Super-fast WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Vast rear gardens with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile and pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: Cobbles at the front of the property can be slippery when wet and icy, please take care
  • Note: Stairs up to the first floor are steep, hand rail available but please take care
  • Note: Stairs to second floor are uneven, curve round and have limited head height; please take care
  • Note: Beam on the floor on the second floor, please take care when stepping over
  • Note: A road nearby, there may be some road noise
  • Please note : As seen in the images, the shower room has steps throughout

The property

Resting on the outskirts of the quaint village of Pontblyddyn is this remarkable Grade I listed holiday home, Y Fferm.

This property has been open to the public for 30 years, and for the first time ever, this charming house is now available to rent and stay overnight!

The house is adorned with character, from extraordinary oak beams, original oak doors, stone fireplaces, butchers’ rails and woodburning stoves, Y Fferm is a dog-friendly choice for a group or family of nine looking to add a wealth of character to their North Wales escape.

Follow the cobbled path up to the porch area, where you can discard any coats and boots after your journey.

Be welcomed into the large living/dining room, where you can look forward to relaxing on the plush sofas as you recount the days adventures in front of the crackling woodburning stove.

Move through to the fully-equipped kitchen, featuring a beautiful wooodburning stove for cooler evenings, where the chef of the group will have all they need to create a delicious feast, ready to enjoy at the dining table over bottles of celebratory fizz to toast to your unique setting.

On warmer days, why not dine alfresco out in the vast gardens, where you can soak up the sunshine and appreciate the stunning countryside views as your canine companions run and play?

Completing the ground floor is a study, where those who want to check in on work can do so thanks to the super-fast WiFi.

Make your way up to the first floor, where you can unwind with a soak in the gorgeous freestanding bath, or freshen up in the large walk-in shower, perfect after a day of exploring your surroundings.

On this floor, you will find three character-filled rooms, a king-size, a family room with king-size and single, and a child’s bunk, all with traditional wooden flooring, feature fireplaces and exposed beams at every turn.

Continue up to the second floor, where you will find an additional sitting room in the eaves with a Smart TV and more character with exposed stone walls and scribings on the beams.

Also, on this floor, you will find the fourth and final bedroom, a spacious double, echoing the character features of the other bedrooms.

Y Fferm is located near the local amenities in the village of Pontblyddyn; to help ease your self-catered stay, you could also head for a tasty meal at the local pub, The Bridge Inn.

The village also boasts Plas Teg, a Grade I listed building and the most haunted house in Wales.

Be sure to check out the Pontblyddyn Cricket Ground, where you can watch a game from the premier league club.

You could also visit Wrexham, home to an array of bars and restaurants, including the Fat Boar or tour the 12,000-acre ground of the 18th century National Trust property Erddig.

The city of Chester is also a short drive from the property.

Chester is bursting at the seams with history to explore; from Roman gardens and walls, Chester Castle and the impressive Chester Cathedral, the whole family will enjoy a day at Chester Zoo, home to an array of exotic, fascinating animals.

Choose Y Fferm as your base for a memorable trip to North Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location

PONTBLYDDYN

Mold 3.6 miles; Wrexham 8.2 miles; Chester 12.4 miles; Snowdonia National Park 29.3 miles

Pontblyddyn is a small, quaint village resting near Leeswood, between Mold and Wrexham. The village famous for Plas Teg, one of the most important Jacobean-era houses in Wales; this Grade I-listed building was built in 1610 and is considered one of the most haunted houses in Wales. The village also boasts a local pub, The Bridge Inn which serves delicious food, ideal for the nights you don’t fancy cooking, and a local convenience store to stock up on essentials. With the Clwyd mountains on your doorstep and the quiet that Pontblyddyn has to offer, the village offers an idyllic retreat to North Wales, as well as a great base for touring the Snowdonia region and Chester. The historic town of Mold is within easy reach of the village, home to Mold Castle and a variety of cafés, restaurants and bars including The Fat Boar and the Queens Head Inn. You could also venture further to Wrexham, home to the National Trust property Erddig, a vast 18th-century manor which offers tours and an ornate 12,000-acre garden; there is also Ty Pawb art gallery and the Eagles Meadow shopping centre with many high street names.

Please note : As seen in the images, the shower room has steps throughout

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas