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Pant Dafydd Goch

Llangollen, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 975046)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 17

  • Bedrooms 8

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved our stay The location is stunning The owner was wonderful So helpful for so many things Just a couple of points It should be mentioned that the stairs are steep and not great for the over 80’s!"

    Otherwise we all had a great time

    Reviewed by FranApr 2022

  • "Thanks for a great stay, 17 of us (12 adults and 5 children) made the trip down for our mums 70th birthday celebration weekend!"

    Really great place to host such a big party, the long kitchen table was just perfect for us all as! Upon arrival the hosts brought us extra heaters as they was an issue with the radiator oil, heaters worked fine and along with the fires throughout it was nice and warm! With 17 of us the house was quite noisy, and sound does seem to travel through the house quite a lot as it’s so old! I had the bedroom next to the main living room and to be honest the mattress could do with being replaced or the bed frame, it wasn’t a great nights sleep for me and my husband but after speaking to the others they all seemed to sleep well! Overall a really great stay! Thanks so much

    Reviewed by AndreaMar 2022

  • "The owners are friendly and helpful and the cottage is beautiful and comfortable."

    I’ll be back for sure!

    Reviewed by AnnaMar 2022

  • "We stayed here as a group of 12 friends for a long weekend."

    Such a lovely home - Alex has done a great job. The cottage is full of character, spacious and well equipped. It's ideal for cosy days/nights in or walking and exploring the surrounding countryside. Original and quirky...we'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by LizFeb 2022

  • "This is an excellent property to chill out and relax in Very quirky with lovely features."

    The owners make you feel welcome and on hand if needed . The place was nice snd clean upon arrival and everything worked as intended. It’s hard to fault this property but if nit picking I would say it’s a shame there is no downstairs “communal” loo and would be more practical if more of the bedrooms had twin beds, that you could push together if couples in the room. Overall excellent place!

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2022

  • "This place is out of this world we have 3 nights here with family and friends to celebrate my 40th and it was just the best time ever memories made for a life time ,the space the decor the outside everytime was just gorgeous."

    kerry & Alex were to hand if we had any questions or queries honestly guys you have such a jem

    Reviewed by RaynaFeb 2022

  • "What a fabulous weekend grateful to Alex & Ceri for sharing their amazing property with us to celebrate my Mum's 80th Birthday."

    The location is just stunning the access is challenging but easily navigated with caution & well worth the effort once you get to the house. Once there everything was to hand for the party of 13 of us to celebrate in style. The space the property gave us made for a very special weekend Thank You

    Reviewed by MickDec 2021

  • "Great house for a big group in a lovely location."

    Clean and comfortable. Views are amazing. There is one bedroom that is between the reception rooms which isn’t ideal as once someone is asleep in that room, half the house is cut off. Pool table and darts board were great. We would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2021

  • "Despite storm Arwen which left us blocked in and then with no power, our group still had a great stay."

    The owners were great and kept us supplied with torches, tea lights and night lights

    Reviewed by JudithNov 2021

  • "Pant Dafydd Goch is in a lovely setting with beautiful views and in general a good time was had by all 14 of us, but the long drive down to the property is a challenge to say the least resulting in one of our party having a flat tyre caused by one of the many loose stones (although it does say in the property description that the drive is unmettled we were not prepared for how bad it actually was having to negotiate it at a crawl!"

    !). Also, on arrival we had to wash all the dishes before we could use them as they were dirty, we then discovered that the filter in the dishwasher was blocked with food, which was obviously the reason for the dirty dishes! There was also recycling in the kitchen bins from the previous occupants! We couldn’t help feeling that although qwerky the property is in need of some general upgrading and a new drive!!

    Reviewed by SionSep 2021

  • "This is such a beautiful place to stay ."

    It really is in the middle of nowhere so make sure you go equipped with food and drinks but well worth it ! Stunning views and a very comfortable cottage with plenty of space and everything you would need at hand . The owners are very friendly, accommodating and helpful should you need to contact them . Would definitely recommend a stay here .

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2021

  • "This place was absolutely brilliant!"

    Loads of space for everyone to have their own space and then to be able to get together and party,

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "The area and the house were fantastic - absolutely beautiful."

    There's enough space in the house that people could have a bit of space if needed but the communal areas were big enough for everyone to hang around in. We're big hikers and really enjoyed how many hikes you could go on from the house.

    Reviewed by CorwinAug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic holiday and the accommodation was good value, beautifully situated , well stocked and spacious."

    The outdoor terrace and the extensive living room with lots of comfy sofas were delightful. Alex was very helpful and on hand for any issues. The route to the house is pretty rugged for cars with a low undercarriage but we got used to this. As an old farmhouse and converted barn there were some fixtures and fittings that needed a little work- stiff doors etc but this did not detract from a superb week.

    Reviewed by TeresaAug 2020

  • "We were delighted with our getaway, a long overdue get together, we were happy to find somewhere with such character and charm to accommodate friends, babies and dogs too, and all with an amazing view!"

    Reviewed by KellyJan 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Very homely and a perfect place to host the family for Christmas. Alex and Ceri provided Xmas trees and decorations and we were welcomed with a few gifts. I would highly recommend a visit there.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2019

  • "House is beautiful and full of character with outstanding views."

    It was great to have a table big enough to seat us all and a large living room, as well as a cosy snug for the kids.

    Reviewed by ElizabethNov 2019

  • "Lovely place."

    Quiet rural location. Lovely welcome pack. Blankets throughout for snuggling in. Only thing I would say is basic condiments in the kitchen like salt and pepper would be a great help. Also a bottle opener and corkscrew are a must. Everything else was amazing.

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage, lots of space and very quirky, has everything you need."

    The owner was very helpful and quick to respond to any queries. We had a weekend away as a large group to celebrate Christmas and cooked a large Christmas dinner for 17 people. Everyone fit round the table too was the perfect setting to do this for sure. Look forward to future returns.

    Reviewed by VictoriaNov 2019

  • "Beautiful property."

    It is quite isolated but that suited us. Alex the owner was very helpful before and during our stay. We had a fantastic stay and would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by NicolaNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location - thank you!"

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for our large family gathering- very well equipped and comfortable."

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2019

  • "The owner describes Pant Dafydd Goch as a "hidden gem"."

    Absolutely true, and I would add, "but not for the faint-hearted". Pant means hollow and the house is situated off the road in a fold in the hills with a superb view to the South East. The track down to the house is unmade and bumpy but most cars can handle it without difficulty if taken with care. Don't take your low-slung sports car down there. Once there,you will fall in love with the idyllic setting. There are basically two houses joined together by a magnificent and very comfortable lounge. The downstairs bedroom is part of the route through to the enormous kitchen/dining room but can be shut off for privacy. The owner has furnished the house with period furniture which recreates the atmosphere of the old Welsh farmhouses where I spent holidays as a child many years ago. The beds are much more comfortable, however, as they all have modern mattresses. The layout is somewhat eccentric and full of surprises, but we made it work for our large family group and even held a wedding anniversary party where a tour of the house was part of the entertainment. Staying there was an unforgettable experience. If you have a dog you should be aware that the house is surrounded by pasture with grazing livestock and even our son's elderly dog was able to hop over part of the stone wall and into the sheep pen just in front of the house. She was rather scared of the sheep.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday and host."

    The house has everything we needed and was in a stunning location. The rooms all spacious and everyone felt at home all weekend. Close to Llangollen for a day out and plenty of room for my 2 dogs to play out too back at the farmhouse. We will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2019

  • "This house was wonderful, totally met all my expectations for a family holiday with ages ranging from 14 to 78."

    The house being split into 2 wings meant that there was plenty of room for everyone .The bedrooms were beautifully decorated and comfortable .All the bathrooms had fantastic showers. The views from the house were peaceful and serene. I would thoroughly recommend this house for anyone who wanted to bring different generations on holiday ,as there was plenty of living space .

    Reviewed by SophieMay 2019

  • "We are a large 3 gen ."

    Family,18 months to 73 plus 2 dogs..The house is fine and spacious,in older style with 2 kitchens,one at each end of the property.The one with a table for us all to sit to-gether was the one we used all the time. Warm,relaxing and welcoming,we felt at home immediately.Plenty of space outside for games ,kids to play and be as noisy as you can stand,sheep don"t complain.10 minutes to Llangollen,plenty to do,or nothing at all ,great food and service.The owner,Mr Bond,very helpful and on hand if required if any problems.This will sum it up,every body was up for doing it again,here,next year.

    Reviewed by NelsonMay 2019

  • "Pant Dafydd Goch is a lovely old house with loads of character alongside modern facilities."

    The property is located in a remote and beautiful location. The views from the property are stunning and the sun shines on the house from sunrise to sunset. The house is perfect for big family gatherings or for holidays with groups of friends and children. The owner is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the surrounding area and can advise on places to visit. Due to its location I would advise that you use the owner’s directions to find the property which were perfect, rather than following a sat nav.

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2019

  • "Alex was great, really appreciated his communication before and during our stay."

    Thanks!

    Reviewed by ConnieApr 2019

  • "Beautifully renovated old farm house."

    Very cosy, with amazing views. Ideal location, not far from Llangollen but feels very remote. Lots of great walks from the door. Perfect family get away.

    Reviewed by EstherFeb 2019

  • "Just be aware that the farmhouse is in the middle of nowhere so Is quite difficult to explain to taxi companies where you are going as the road is unnamed."

    The driveway is through fields over a cattle grid so I wouldn’t attempt this in a low or sports car. The property itself is lovely and couldn’t fault it. Plenty of pubs and planes to eat in the nearby villages. Everyone is very polite.

    Reviewed by LornaDec 2018

  • "This cottage is the perfect little hideaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life so peaceful and quiet with amazing views and a great location to explore all the site around Chirk and Llangollen, with a family of of 6 and 2 dogs we couldn’t of had a better family time away ."

    Reviewed by JackieOct 2018

  • "The house was lovely, filled with character."

    Plenty of space for us with 2 kids and 2 dogs. A little difficult to find as it’s quite isolated, got there with directions from the owner who was more than helpful. Llangollen was only a 10 minute drive away.

    Reviewed by VickySep 2018

  • "A lovely cottage and we had a very good family holiday."

    Just a note on the directions to find the property there is no sign for hang gliding centre.

    Reviewed by AlexJul 2018

  • "Alex was there to meet us when we arrived and also when we left, which made it personable."

    Alex made it known we could contact him at anytime should we need to know or require anything...a perfect friendly host. We did get a little lost trying to find the cottage, we followed the instructions Alex had recommend instead of following the sat nav route; this made it even more a special journey-it was like a treasure hunt trail :) The only problem was the last sign to follow for the directions had been removed, hence us getting lost; why we didn't think to ring Alex for help, who knows! :) It is a remote property therefore the path to it is across a field and a stoney rocky path, which may not be suitable for all vehicles, but it is definitely all worth it, you become part of the country scenery and make friends with the sheep :) The property is beautiful, very rustic. If anything there are a few things that require attention, such as a fault on a panel of the double glazing, which makes it look misty and the garden could be tidied, but nothing major at all. The bedding and towels were super white and clean, everything was very clean, all the pots and drinking glasses were sparkling. The bathrooms were equally as clean and pristine. A basket of goodies and a fridge with condiments was a very welcoming touch. We sat around the dining table for an evening meal with the patio doors open, it was bliss. After 2 nights we were all beginning to wish the cottage belonged to us, it has a beautiful homely feeling and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would definitely recommend this relaxing authentic cottage to anyone. Thank you Alex, from 7 beautiful, just 50year old girls X X X X X X X

    Reviewed by DeanJul 2018

  • "Fantastic week in the farmhouse."

    Brilliant seculded location, with wonderful views. Great for families to meet up for a holiday. Llangollen is only 15 mins away and is a truly picturesque place. Alex, the owner, was very welcoming and accomodating. We definitely want to come back here again.

    Reviewed by PamJun 2018

  • "Amazing property, beautifully renovated."

    Lovely touches throughout. We had a family birthday here and thoroughly enjoyed the tranquility of the space and amazing views. We really felt relaxed and rested here. We did have to flag down the food delivery up at the main road but that was quite fun so didn't cause us any issues. Alex was a fantastic host nothing was too much trouble, he really went out of his way to help us on a few occasions. Would love to revisit and highly recommend to anyone looking for a special property and amazing views.

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2018

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Summary

  • Property has the ability to split into 2 separate properties both self contained allowing 2 separate groups to stay in keeping with current guidelines. Eight bedrooms
  • 1 x double with en-suite, 1 x double (with bunk bed option above double bed, together sleeping three), 3 x double, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting/diner with woodburning stove If you wish to book the whole property: * Large living room with woodburner and TV. * Large kitchen and dining table. * Small kitchen with dining table to fit 6 people. * Utility room with dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer. * Twin bedroom * 2 x double bedrooms. * 1 x double bedroom with freestanding bath. * 1 x triple bedroom with bunk beds (double and single) * 1 x double bedroom with log burner. * 1 x family bathroom with bath. * 2 x en-suite bedrooms. * 1 x family bathroom with shower. * Onsite parking. * Open garden. * Covered patio area with seating.
  • Oil central heating with 2 x woodburners
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Dining room table for 17 people
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Fire pit
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles and pub 1 mile
  • Note: There is not a sofa bed at this property
  • Note: Access to the property is down a unmetalled farm track with 2 cattle grids, this track is maintained by the Chirk Estate
  • Please note this property has a good house keeping bond of £200.

The property

A detached former farmhouse once forming part of the Chirk Castle estate, located in a secluded spot just above the market town of Llangollen, enjoying far reaching views and open countryside.

Perfect for families or friends wishing to escape from it all, this isolated retreat is something special, oozing with character and charm from start to finish.

Enter the accommodation via the porch, where you will arrive at a farmhouse kitchen/diner, which brings a sense of the countryside indoors.

Whether preparing your favourite meals or dining with your loved ones, this is a homely place to unwind in comfort.

Two sitting rooms rest on the ground floor, the first comes as a cosy snug with a selection of seating, whilst the second boasts an enchanting dining area, joined by an L-shaped sofa and exposed beams.

Wherever you choose to relax, simply sit back and enjoy the warmth from the woodburning stove, tucked away beneath exposed stonework and antique furniture.

Cosy up in the one-of-a-kind, en-suite double bedroom come night time, or choose between the two first floor doubles, elevated by a front-facing or south-facing view.

The same sense of quirkiness continues to the twin set-up, and a family bathroom ties this all together in a quality fashion.

If you can steer yourself away from the interior, make the most of the hillside, rural walks, and acres of scenery located directly on your doorstep.

Within a mile walk of the National Trust Chirk Castle and grounds, 2 miles to Llangollen town centre to look around the many shops set next to the River Dee.The Llangollen steam railway, the horseshoe waterfalls and Castell Dinas Brân are all local attractions worth visiting.The world heritage site of the Pontcysyllte aqueduct is also within close reach.

Snowdonia National Park is less than 30miles away, where you can enjoy lots of scenic walks, and is perfect for a day out with the family.The Roman walled city of Chester is less than a 30 minute drive, where you can visit the Cathedral.

A part of Wales not to be missed.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

LLANGOLLEN

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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Region Information

Please note this property has a good house keeping bond of £200.
Please note there is a bumpy lane on approach which is an unmettled road (not tarmacced)
There is also a cattle grid although alternate access/parking may be available.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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