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Scotch Hall Cottage

Trevor near Llangollen, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 890)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Booking was very straight forward."

    Property was as described, clean and comfortable with an effective central heating system. Only problem was TV in bedroom could not get Freeview channels. Pub staff very friendly and plenty of areas close by for dog walks. Have already booked again for later in the year.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "We loved this property."

    We chose it because of its location by the canal. It is also right next to the top of the aquaduct. The house was a quirky layout which added to its charm. The beds were super comfy. The owners left us a bottle of wine on arrival which was a lovely welcome. There is a pub literally next door which does great food. Parking was in the pub car park. Once we sussed out the locks on the pub gates we had no issues getting in and out during times that the pub was closed. There was also a lovely chapel tea room over the road which also did great food. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by TraceyFeb 2022

  • "My only comment would b E the gates being locked even with the codes were a bit of a nuisance."

    But saying that the cottage was lovely and the owner very helpful . Overall a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by KevinFeb 2022

  • "We chose the cottage because of it's location adjacent to the canal as we were planning a canal walking holiday."

    It was perfect for that purpose. However, there was a lack of basic information (wi-fi passwords, refuse arrangements etc.) and no apparent recycling opportunities which were minus points. But generally very satisfied.

    Reviewed by HywelSep 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a nice location."

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2021

  • "The position of the cottage is perfect."

    But the cottage requires a big upgrade for the price asked.

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2021

  • "Fabulous place to stay."

    The Aguaduct is amazing and a lovely walk through to Llangollen all on your doorstop and a pub which was very quiet and not disruptive but served good food and of course beer. Idicic location.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2021

  • "A lovely, old former canal toll cottage."

    Fully equipped and comfortable. Stunning views of the canal and a very short walk to the viaduct. Furnishings could be a little better especially bedding. Duvet didn’t fit the bed and duvet cover didn’t fit the duvet and was ripped. Overall, a homely cottage with a lovely pub next door with delicious food. Not really suitable for dogs as there is a gate straight on to the canal path that belongs to the pub. The gate is left open from 12pm until the pub closes. We had to wedge a piece of fencing just outside the front door to keep our dog enclosed. No pet food bowls either so not very pet friendly. Overall, we had a lovely stay but sitting in the garden feels like you are sat in the pub beer garden which is fine mostly unless you just want some fresh air and quiet time. We would stay again for the location.

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2021

  • "Cottage is in a prime location, there was so much to do around the area, we stayed for 4 nights and had so many local activities to do, having the pub next door was ideal, because they serve great food, so we had no need to cook ourselves ."

    It was a lovely break and would definitely go back

    Reviewed by ErnieJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The cottage was perfect, just as expected, in the ideal location by the awesome Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. The owners were helpful when we needed them and we’d love to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by DominicJul 2021

  • "Wonderful spot for a lovely, relaxing holiday right next to the canal and busy local pub."

    The house is full of character and very cosy. We enjoyed river swimming all week. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2021

  • "We love the scotch hall cottage it is a gorgeous cottage."

    The only thing negative is you have to watch your head on the low ceilings in the bedrooms, but that is shown on the listing. The owners even came round to ensure everything was ok and to bring oven gloves that the cleaner had forgotten to leave. Owners left a bottle of wine on the kitchen as a welcome gift which was very thoughtful. Will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • "The path/yard wasn’t enclosed meaning children and dogs were not safe as we were next to canal."

    There was an old gate laid down which we tried to wedge but didn’t work. The 2 single bedded room had a very low ceiling arch and number of times we bumped our head really badly and it needs a warning sign there. Also really difficult to seat six people at the dining table.

    Reviewed by PamMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay and the weather was great, the cottage is in a fabulous location and so many walks to go on."

    Of course the pub was closed but the owners were very friendly and loved our dog Digby. The cottage was nice and warm as the nights were chilly, and we slept really well the bed was very comfortable. We will definatly return in the future, and the wine was very welcoming. Thankyou for a fab holiday.

    Reviewed by PamelaApr 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean, and Coronavirus safe."

    The owner has gone overboard to make the cottage safe including the purchase of a fogger machine to spray the whole cottage after cleaning between guests, special arrangements for the bedding, towels etc and the removal of ornaments, books etc. Only one drawback is the garden is not dog safe. It needs a gate between the pub entrance from the wharf and the private garden. Our little dog escaped once onto the canal wharf. However, this has not put us off as we have been to this cottage several times and will be booking again. Brilliant location, full of interest.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely family holiday at Scotch Hall Cottage."

    The location is excellent and the walks which surround the cottage are beautiful. The landlady next door is lovely and accommodating - I recommend the steak pie. Views around the cottage are spectacular. We went as a family of 5 and the dog for 4 nights and we all wish we had stayed longer.

    Reviewed by DanielAug 2020

  • "Perfect location for exploring north wales and a very cosy cottage"

    Reviewed by MJan 2020


    Reviewed by GrahamDec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage close to lots of amenities"

    Reviewed by NikkiNov 2019

  • "We were most impressed with both the facilities and cleanliness upon arrival at Scotch Hall Cottage ."

    It exceeded our expectations as a property and its location adjacent to both a great pub and the Pontcysyllte aquaduct were the icing on the cake. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DerekSep 2019

  • "The welcoming bottle of wine was appreciated but would have appreciated more a carton of milk and a few tea bags!"

    Reviewed by TerenceSep 2019

  • "A fabulous cottage in a unique location and within easy reach of local amenities and attractions."

    The owners are lovely and most helpful too.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2019

  • "The cottage is good for families but with the third bedroom being accessed through the second it wouldn't be ideal for other than family members?"

    ?? Only one bathroom/toilet isn't enough for 3 bedrooms and a queue formed in the morning! We appreciate the restrictions on a listed property. No recycling facilities (didn't like that) Not much outside space actually on the cottage site but brilliantly placed for the Canal, Aquaduct and pub! Great Wifi Soft furnishings and decorations a tad dated Low ceilings/doorways so be aware of 'head banging'

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2019

  • "We had an amazing family holiday at Scotch Hall, Trevor."

    The owners of the cottage went above and beyond to ensure we had what we needed ( travelling with a small baby) and we were welcomed with a bottle of wine and a lovely clean house with a nice quirky layout. The location was also a winner, right next to the canal and the stunning aquaduct. Having a baby meant early nights in though, so our only negative point was the tv situation was quite basic, no ability to watch catch up/ sign in to Netflix etc. However, there was good Wi-Fi . We would definitely stay again and recommend it !

    Reviewed by SophieAug 2019

  • "The cottage was very old and quirky but plenty of room and a great location."

    There are some lovely walks into Llangollen and Chirk along the canal plus some more shorter local walks. We took our dog and he loved it. The cottage is dated inside but it suits the age of the cottage and as a base it was great. The pub next door is an added bonus and the food there was delicious. The pub owners were very welcoming and gave us lots of information about the local area and things to do and see. If you are after a luxury cottage this isn’t it but if you want a good, clean, comfortable base to explore the area then this is it. We had a really lovely time.

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2019

  • "Excellent cottage in a fantastic location."

    Really appreciated being able to book for 4 nights as this was all the available time we had as a family to go on holiday. Good price for the cottage.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2019

  • "This cottage has a superb location if you're mad about narrowboats and canals!"

    We believe that, in this day and age, only one bathroom for six people is not acceptable; and this property does have the room to provide en-suite facilities, just needs the money spending on it.

    It is a grade 2 listed, 220 year old building therefore cannot alter the building structure. Unable to add any en-suite facilities on this basis. Money is spent on property wherever necessary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CeliaMay 2019

  • "Scotch Hall Cottage was the perfect place to spend a couple of days prior to setting out on our narrow boat holiday."

    The setting beside the canal is lovely and the pub next door makes eating out easy if you don’t want to drive somewhere.

    Reviewed by SherylMay 2019

  • "The cottage was clean and warm."

    Food at the attached pub was good value pub grub. We’d love to come back!

    Reviewed by CarolMar 2019

  • "How good is this cottage ?"

    We stayed there last year & have already booked again for next year. Can I say more ?

    Reviewed by DaveMar 2019

  • "Wow what a wonderful cottage perfect location very clean and the bedrooms where ..."

    Wow what a wonderful cottage perfect location very clean and the bedrooms where so much bigger than i expected i would definitely book this cottage again owners even left us a welcome gift of wine and biscuits would recommend anyone to stay here

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2018

  • "Fantastic location with stunning views."

    A very cosy dog friendly cottage with good WiFi and lots on your doorstep - would definitely return

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2018

  • "This is an old, unusual, quirky property in a glorious location!"

    10/10 for the location. We’ve fallen in love with canal life! It’s also handy being right next to The Telford Inn, with good food. The layout is on 3 Levels, with plenty of space in each of the rooms. The bedding was clean and overall facilities basic. A visitors book and tourist information would have been handy. Thankfully, the WiFi was strong enough to plan our own activities and find the nearest supermarket. Although we will definitely visit the area again, it will not be in this property. For a holiday property, it just wasn’t for us, due to a number of issues which have been passed on to Sykes and the owners.

    Reviewed by StephanieAug 2018

  • "Very quirky cottage, in a brilliant position,not very good for people with disabilities because of steep stairs , next to pub ( almost on their car park) food there is good."

    Out of the door and you are on the canal bank.lovely canal boat trips or just sit and watch the others manageing the barges.great holiday but be wary of the steps.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2018

  • "Excellent cottage located in an area we love."

    Friendly owners & bottle of wine much appreciated. Only, small problem was none working gas fire. However this won't affect future hirers as the owner had it replaced as we were leaving. Central heating very efficient which meant it didn't make life uncomfortable. Pub next door had lovely friendly owners and excellent food. The quality of their steak pie isn't exaggerated ! Can recommend this let to anyone - particularly if you like canals. Easy access to Llangollen and other interesting places. Will be returning.

    Reviewed by DaveMar 2018

  • "The cottage was sited in an ideal setting it was lovely would go back again great, and the owners were lovely"

    Reviewed by JoanAug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage and was lucky enough to meet the hosts."

    Very welcoming. Thank you so much for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by RonJul 2017

  • "The cottage was warm and comfortable and the owners friendly and welcoming."

    There was a complimentary bottle of wine waiting for us too. We would certainly recommend this cottage and the area.

    Reviewed by EileenNov 2016

  • "Great location, super boiler, provided all the hot water we needed for six people getting ready for a wedding, and two very muddy ones returning from Llandegla biking centre."

    Brilliant spot for stand up paddle boarding, and good pub food and welcoming staff next door in Telford arms. Cottage owners charming and very helpful.

    Reviewed by CatherineNov 2016

  • "Beautiful location and lovely little cottage."

    Everything inside that is needed.

    Reviewed by GaynorAug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with TV), 1 x twin (leads to one of the doubles and has no natural light)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with gas coal-effect fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and other baby equipment available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars (in pub car park)
  • Gravelled area with seating
  • Two small well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub next door
  • Note: The stairs to the first floor are steep.

The property

Llangollen 4 miles. A wonderful Grade II listed detached cottage, situated in an idyllic canalside position next to the magnificent Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

The aqueduct has World Heritage status and carries the Llangollen Canal over the River Dee.

The property is over 200 years old and has a fascinating history, having been the original pay office for the canal toll.

Lovingly renovated by the current owners, it offers every modern comfort, whilst retaining many original features such as beams in the upstairs rooms.

Barges can be hired nearby (daily hire available) for a memorable voyage across the aqueduct or through the Vale of Llangollen into the town itself - an idyllic 4 mile trip.

The historic Telford Inn, next door, serves food year round and has a wonderful canalside garden.

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About the location


Ruthin 15 miles; Chester 25 miles.

The beautiful Vale of Llangollen, with its dramatic mountain backdrop and boulder-strewn River Dee is the setting for this pretty tourist town, internationally famous for its Musical Eisteddfod. Explore the green valley by steam train or canal boat, or take an exhilarating walk up to Castell Dinas Brân, high above the town, in order to enjoy the breathtaking view. Llangollen offers a good range of pubs and restaurants, as well as many interesting shops. Keep entertained with an exhilarating trip whitewater rafting down the River Dee, followed by an adventurous Mountain Bike ride in Llandegla, or for a more leisurely experience, unwind with a relaxing afternoon in one of the local spas! The National Trust properties of Chirk Castle and Erddig are within easy driving distance, while a day-long car trail can take you to visit six of the ‘Seven Wonders of Wales’. Offa’s Dyke Path passes nearby and boasts pleasant walking along the crest of the Clwyd hills, plus the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a World Heritage Site, is 5 miles away, and Snowdonia is less than an hour’s drive.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter