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Douglas Cottage

(Ref. 927886)

Penycae near Llangollen, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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  • cottage (23)
  • owners (13)
  • lovely (12)
  • comfortable (11)
  • hot (10)
  • tub (10)

35 Customer Reviews

  • "Douglas Cottage is a fabulous place, ideally suited for exploring."

    Plenty of space for our party of 4 to feel comfortable and at home for our week away. A bonus is the hot tub, which was enjoyed by all.

    Reviewed by Jacky4.7Jul 2022

  • "A lovely house, with plenty of room for our party of six adults."

    Very nicely decorated, comfortable beds, a well-equipped kitchen and a log burner... we didn't use the hot tub in the end, sadly, but I would have loved to!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "A stunning cottage in a perfect peaceful location."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a really lovely time!"

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very warm and comfortable cottage."

    We are a family of 6 (4 kids aged 17-5) and found the cotttage a great base for exploring the local area. Walk down to the aquaduct / canal as well as day trip to Chester zoo were particularly memorable. The hot tub was a great addition after a long day out exploring. Thanks Steven, Diane and the boys.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2021

  • "Mostly everything was great - lovely spacious property."

    The issues we had: master bed is uncomfortable and noisy - should be replaced. Internet is very poor to the point of unusable, I switched over to 4G in the end. And no DVD player was a surprise but, to be fair, was not mentioned in the listing so I can't complain! Aside from those issues, it was an excellent break.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have since had Fibre broadband (350 MBPS) installed! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe4.1Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was clean, and had everything we needed."

    The hosts were welcoming and friendly and answered any queries we had. We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great stay at Douglas Cottage - lovely and spacious with everything you would need!"

    A great base for a North Wales adventure!

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Jul 2021

  • "A lovely holiday home with a great communal kitchen."

    Kitchen has an impressive range of pans and serving dishes. Private outside seating area with hot tub a huge hit. Nany thanks to Mike and Deb for organising the fantastic weather too!!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2021

  • "Hosts were both friendly and helpful."

    Great house in wonderful location for 3xploring North Wales

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Jun 2021

  • "Comfortable, clean and well furnished, Hot tub great to relax in, Owners ..."

    Comfortable, clean and well furnished, Hot tub great to relax in, Owners next door, really lovely couple, Great holiday

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2021

  • "Perfect, quiet location."

    Cottage and hot tub are amazing and hosts are fantastic.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fabulous Cottage at the end of a quiet village."

    Ideal for exploring Llangollen and the National Snowdonia Park. The cottage itself was well equipped and very homely with an added feature of having a hot tub to relax in at the end of the day. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2020

  • "The owners were very welcoming and helpful the hot tub was a bonus and well looked after if we were in the area again we would definitely rebook."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2020

  • "We all had a brilliant holiday."

    The cottage was spotless and the owners made us feel really safe on arrival. The cottage is bigger than the photos make out and nicer too (not that the photos aren't nice! The real thing is just better!). Lovely walks just outside the door and a big garden for the kids. Would stay again and recommend it everyone. First time in North Wales, such a beautiful place. Would recommend getting a day canal boat over the Aqueduct and an evening meal at The Sun Inn Trevor.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

  • "What a wonderful cottage."

    Very quiet location. We had everything we needed. Hot tub was amazing. The cottage was clean and very comfortable. Many thanks to the owners, Mike and Deb

    Reviewed by Teofil5.0Jul 2020

  • "Peaceful and tranquil location."

    Ideal for a relaxing break. Owners on hand with any help or local information required.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Dec 2019

  • "A nice surprise awaited our arrival at Douglas Cottage."

    The owners had left a large, homemade cake for us and it was delicious. Upon meeting the owners we found them to be very friendly and very helpful. Douglas Cottage is a modern, well equipped and very comfortable house which is located close to some of the area's important attractions such as Chirk Castle, Attingham Hall and Llangollen with it's canal and preserved railway. Despite less than favourable weather we were able to fully occupy our days and of course we had the cottage to relax in each evening. There are plenty of local establishments selling a variety of foods (eat in or take away) and there is a large, well-equipped kitchen/diner should you wish to prepare your own.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2019

  • "Nice holiday home had everything we could possibly need very clean and comfortable, Cake and milk in the fridge on arrival was very thoughtful."

    We explored the area visiting lots of different areas in Wales and Shropshire. A good time was had by all.

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    ..very clean and tidy has everything you need...lovely warm welcome by the owners who are always onhand if you need them...hottub was brilliant all set up for arrival. Cottage was in a beautiful location excellent base to explore North Wales Local pub the Black Horse was warm and welcoming excellent food only about 10mins walk Would definitely reccommend and we cant wait to rebook

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2019

  • "The second Sykes holiday we have booked in Wales and both have been excellent , ..."

    The second Sykes holiday we have booked in Wales and both have been excellent , spacious , clean and with everything we needed

    Reviewed by Colin4.7May 2019

  • "Douglas Cottage was perfect for our Easter break."

    There was 4 adults & 3 children - plenty of room for us all. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. The hot tub was a nice extra & was used a lot. The homemade cake was a nice touch & was enjoyed by all. Location was great for what we wanted, would definitely recommend & hope to return ourselves. Sky TV would be a great bonus & also a bbq although we wouldn’t have expected to need one in April.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great cottage, with every amenity you could ask for."

    Good location for visiting North Wales. The owners, Mike and Deb went out of their way to give advice on things to do, places to visit and good pubs and restaurants for evening meals. They even made a cake for our arrival. Great hosts. We stayed for four nights and would certainly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Apr 2019

  • "Cottage was fantastic so large with everything we needed and the onsite owners so helpful"

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Oct 2018

  • "We booked this cottage at the very last minute."

    We've used Sykes in the past and my husband booked a "lodge" through a different site that was not on trip advisor. The lodge turned out to be a filthy caravan which we had to stay in one night as it was after 5 on Sat 13th Oct. The speedy and helpful response we received from Sykes on Sun 14th Oct was very good and a relief at a very stressful time. Thank you. Gillian Davis

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2018

  • "Great cottage."

    Very nicely furnished. Clean, comfortable, warm and spacious. The owner was friendly and helped us out, including providing a lovely cake and pint of fresh milk to help us settle in.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2018

  • "For a short (4 night) cycling break, the cottage was close to a large number of possible trail and off-road circuits many of which could be reached without the need to transport bikes by car."

    Good bike storage and an owner next door who was also a mountain bike cyclist and therefore able to give us a number of ride suggestions.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Aug 2018

  • "Douglas cottage was very comfortable and spacious with a sizable garden and comfortable garden furniture where we could enjoy the afternoon and early evening sushine."

    The cottage is well furnished with many extras to make it feel like a home from home. It is well situated with many place to visit within easy reach by car.

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0Jun 2018

  • "Booked cottage due to its location for a wedding we attended nearby."

    Cottage we perfect for our needs, clean and comfortable. Bathrooms with every bedroom. Owners very kind and friendly. Wouldn’t hesitate to book here again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Frances4.7May 2018

  • "We had a fantastic stay, we were greeted by a beautiful cake and the owners went out of their way to accommodate our needs."

    The cottage was finished to a very high specification and is bigger than it looks!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Feb 2018

  • "High standard accomodation at a reasonable price"

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.8Apr 2017

  • "A beautifully presented cottage and very welcoming owners."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2016

  • "The information and pictures of the cottage could have been more extensive as we didn't appreciate just how lovely it was."

    . Also the area was so full of beautiful and interesting places. Chester zoo was not far either.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2016

  • "We had a lovely welcome from our hosts and they were very helpful during our stay."

    The cottage is a very high spec and has everything you could wish for

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Sep 2016

  • "Excellent accommodation - well equipped and comfortable."

    The owners who live near by were very friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. The home-made Victoria sponge cake was a lovely surprise together with complimentary toiletries. A good base for sightseeing and so much to see and do in the area.

    Reviewed by Allan4.8Aug 2016

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  • One double bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range oven with 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer in the utility
  • 2 x TVs with Freeview, WiFi (Fibre 350 MBPS)
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture, barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 0.7 miles

The property

A stylish, modern brick-built cottage set alongside the owner's home, opposite the parish church of St Thomas, on the edge of the attractive village of Penycae, in North Wales. This well-presented holiday property offers the perfect setting for a romantic, luxury accommodation with quality furnishings, and from the minute you walk through the wide stable door, you're sure to feel at home. Enter into the spacious open plan kitchen with its high gable ceiling adorned with oak A-frame beams. The welcoming dining table offers the perfect place to relax and dine and a comfy seating area with wall-mounted TV creates a sociable hub for the cottage. Through the hall, the sitting room is modern and stylish, with a warming woodburner to settle beside after a long day exploring the stunning surrounding scenery. Douglas Cottage offers one double bedroom with an adjoining bathroom, all set on the ground floor. Outside, the spacious lawn is bordered by trees and hedges to offer privacy, and the south-facing patio area benefits from the sun's rays long into the evening. The village of Penycae offers one good pub, resting a short stroll away, whilst the ever-popular shops, restaurants and wine bars of Llangollen can all be enjoyed in within a short drive. The village is located between Offa's Dyke and Wat's Dyke Way, two popular walking trails, both accessible by a country footpath from the village. With such a fantastic, luxury cottage and so much to do and see in the surrounding area, this is the perfect place for a Welsh getaway.

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

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About the location


Ruabon 2 miles; Llangollen 6.4 miles; Chirk 7.7 miles.

The pretty village of Penycae, set at the foothills of the Ruabon Mountains in North Wales, lies a couple of miles west of Ruabon and just over six miles from Llangollen. With two thriving village pubs, a well-stocked convenience store and a takeaway restaurant, there’s plenty on offer. The nearest town is Ruabon, a community close to the English/Welsh border, and this area of unspoilt natural beauty is ideal for enjoying the attractions of both countries. The Eisteddfod town of Llangollen, with its shops, eateries, railway and watersports, is only a few miles down the road, whilst the wonderful landscapes of the Snowdonia National Park, Llyn Peninsula and Isle of Anglesey can all be easily reached by car, with their myriad of attractions and pretty sights. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is just a couple of miles away, whilst Pystyll Rhaeadr, one of the Seven Wonders of Wales, is easily accessed through the scenic Ceiriog Valley. Head across the border to explore Chester, with its Roman walls and Medieval 'Rows’, renowned zoo, riverboat trips and excellent shopping. Take a day trip to Liverpool or Manchester, or explore Shropshire, including the timber-framed buildings of Shrewsbury or Ludlow. Numerous National Trust properties such as Chirk Castle, Erddig, Attingham Park, Penrhyn and Croft Castle can also be enjoyed or why not simply lace up your walking boots and take in the spectacular scenery this area offers by foot? A fantastic village base for a varied break in beautiful North Wales.