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Butler's Flat

(Ref. 904980)

Cefn Park, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely few days in Butler's Flat."

    Everything was provided that we could have hoped for. Great to stay somewhere so peaceful, yet accessible to everywhere we wanted to go. Chester Zoo, Blue Planet, Cheshire Oaks and Llandegla Forest Park were easy all to reach from the flat. Had a lovely walk around the estate, felt privileged to be able to wander. Will return, thankyou. Tracey and Gary

    Thank you for a lovely review. So pleased you had a good time and enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a loverly time."

    The location is ideal for exploring North Wales. Staying in part of a “stately” home was a special feeling. Couldn’t fault it.

    Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Butler’s Flat thanks to the welcome, the great facilities and having the run of the estate."

    The only slight niggle was the bed was firmer than we are used to. Many thanks. We’d like to come back in the future.

    Reviewed by William4.7May 2023

  • "A relaxing place to stay, the flat was comfortable with everything we needed fir q great weekend."

    We very much enjoyed playing snooker and listening to music in the games room, and a walk around the grounds. Owners are helpful and friendly. I'm sure we will return!

    Thank you! We’re glad you the record collection! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2023

  • "We found the Butlers Apartment very spacious, clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for a lovely stay."

    It’s location was fantastic for exploring North Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your review, we're delighted you had a good time and enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely state at the Butler's Flat."

    It's in a great location, with lots to visit nearby. The flat is well decorated and kitted out, with a good sized dining kitchen and huge bedroom. We really appreciated the smart TV, but would have liked to have a teapot. The one downside was the shower, which is fed off the bath taps. The shower head is at a fixed point high up the wall: if the user is a short person, she has to wash under a faint and pressureless trickle of tepid falling water.

    Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I'll look for the teapot as there should be one in there, if it's gone walkabout we will sort that out, thank you for pointing it out. Regarding the shower, it is a handheld shower attached to the bath and so not a stand alone power shower which perhaps you are used to. If you found the hook too high perhaps you would have had an easier time by just holding it in your hand? Or enjoying a luxurious bath! We use the same water supply in the main house and there is always plenty of hot water, generated by the wood chip boiler. So glad the smart TV was useful! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Apr 2023

  • "So relaxing with everything you need for a short break."

    Great surroundings, friendly people. Nice place.

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely stay, thank you very much."

    The grounds in particular are stunning. The flat was very clean and comfortable. The only suggestion I would make would be to provide a portable heater, or have the central heating turned up (if possible), given it was rather chilly in the flat, in particular the bedroom even with the thermostat turned up. Hope to visit it again soon!

    Thanks for a lovely review! I’m sorry you were a bit cold! The radiators are individually controlled but I expect you worked that out. It was a very cold week when you were here so I hope you used the real fire too as that makes the flat very cosy. We do have portable heaters that you could have borrowed if needed so I wish you had asked us during your stay! Another time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Dec 2022

  • "A great week at a different kind of property in an apartment of a big house rather than a cottage."

    The owners were very helpful when we first had to change our booking due to covid to making us welcome with the little extra's which are always nice. The property was central to some local places to visit and places to walk.

    So glad you were able to make it in the end! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2022

  • "Really enjoyed staying here."

    Well-equipped and clean and comfortable. Also very peaceful yet near lots of things to see and do! Lovely weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great opportunity to spend a week in a wing of this splendid country house in such a beautiful setting."

    The flat was just as described, very comfortable and peaceful. We appreciate being able to see the old kitchen, enjoy the games room, and to wander the grounds. The owners were very relaxed and welcoming, and were happy for us to see the (private) front aspect of the house. All in all, a really lovely week, and we would not hesitate to visit again or to recommend.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2022

  • "The Butler's Flat was exactly as it is advertised."

    The flat is in a very tranquil setting perfect for our first break for more than 14 years. The welcome pack gold stars and all the staff were so welcoming. We will go back for more. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very helpful when I got lost."

    Delightful accomodation very comfy bed.

    Reviewed by Alais5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a great week at the Butlers Flat and would recommend to anyone."

    Everything we needed was there and with such a peaceful and beautiful setting it was an ideal place to stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "The bed was very comfy, the wine, milk and biscuits were a lovely touch."

    One thing, however, that could have improved our stay were instructions on how to use the oven.

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Aug 2020

  • "The family were very helpful and went out of their way to fix a problem Booking."

    Com caused. If you plan to book the Butlers flat I would definitely recommend. It’s in a wonderful location and the flat has most everything you could want from a short term holiday let.

    Reviewed by Adam4.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely apartment in owners large estate house, very comfortable and quiet."

    Everything you need for a quiet break in Wales. It’s a working estate with stables and farm plus a large herd of highland cattle wanderIng the parkland. We were there in mid summer it was unusually cold but we were very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Jul 2020

  • "Butler's Flat was a perfect place for our short break in North Wales."

    Being allowed to explore a family estate after a day out was a privilege not to be abused. The flat itself was immaculate and a mix of modern and traditional fittings. Cefn Park was an ideal location to view places and towns we hadn't seen for years. Archie and Philippa are the perfect hosts

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

  • "Extremely comfortable accommodation in a beautiful property."

    Walks in grounds to enjoy with friendly horses who love carrots. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Dec 2019

  • "We were met by a friendly and helpful host."

    The flat was comfortable and charming. The grounds and public areas of the house we're also lovely.

    Reviewed by Howard4.7Sep 2019

  • "We particularly enjoyed the location of this property and the high standard of accommodation."

    The owners were very friendly without being intrusive and we enjoyed the whole experience immensely.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2019

  • "Butler’s Flat is a lovely apartment in a great location, lovely walks around the estate right from the doorstep."

    The surrounding area has lots of attractions such as Erddig, Chirk Castle and the Llangollen canal. A very relaxing few days, many thanks.

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Aug 2019

  • "Stayed at Butler’s Flat for a relatively last minute 4 night break."

    The flat was just as described and Cefn Park was a very peaceful location. Lovely light and airy accommodation, however, it was very cold - thankfully we were able to light the fire each day, which helped to warm the lounge but still very cold in the other rooms. Facilities were very good, kitchen well equipped, powerful shower and large screen tv and free view were very welcome. The WiFi was terrible - access was via ‘access point’, which links via a wired connection, making it very slow, dropping out frequently, especially when being used by several WiFi connections. The flat does need some tlc in places - the ‘pillows’ on the bed were just material filled with a few lumps, couldn’t be used! And the mattress topper wasn’t large enough for the bed so there was a big drop at the top. We had to use cushions for pillows! All in all an enjoyable break, easy booking, great value!

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.4Aug 2019

  • "Great last minute find for a short break."

    Butlers Flat is very comfortable with nice views over Cefn park and beyond. Real log fire was a welcome treat after lovely walks around the estate. Lots of interesting info about the estate, seeing the Victorian kitchen was a bonus. Lovely place to stay would like to see it in spring and summer too.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7Feb 2019

  • "We slipped away and spent our silver wedding anniversary at The Butlers Flat."

    It was home from home, so quiet and peaceful. We never got around to finding the pond or the kitchen garden sadly but would definitely stay again. Absolutely perfect!

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely walks in grounds plus picnic and Bar BQ areas."

    Close to two top National Trust properties Chirk & Erdigg. Easy access to Snowdonia,North Wales Coast, Llangollen & Dee Valley railway & aqueduct & Horseshoe Pass etc etc. Games room with full size billiard table. Cute long horn cattle & horses. Helpful staff. Good wifi. Parking. Plenty of supermarkets in Wrexham centre. Can thoroughly recommend as a touring base or relaxing peaceful locatioon. Stayed in Cooks Flat.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2018

  • "Butlers Flat is very tastefully decorated clean and comfortable, and has everything you need for a holiday break."

    Cefn Park is a lovely estate with countryside walks and animals, and the house is famed for its Victorian kitchen which is very interesting. The owners are very friendly and helpful. It is within easy access of Wrexham and Chester and there are many places of interest to visit in the area. This is definately where to stay for a peaceful, relaxing break and I can thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jun 2018

  • "Surroundings were lovely, flat has been finished to a really high standard."

    Owners were very helpful!

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Mar 2018

  • "Nice place good area to stay"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2017

  • "A lovely holiday in a beautiful area and a lovely flat set in a peaceful setting."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2017

  • "Lovely location in an ideal setting."

    Extremely comfortable accommodation which made our holiday memorable.

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Sep 2016

  • "Really beautiful and clean place with amazing surrounding."

    Lovely host that made our stay even more welcoming.

    Reviewed by Rajesh4.8Aug 2016

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Summary

  • All first floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Shared external games room with snooker table and woodburning stove
  • Eco central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs in games room
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel available to purchase from owner on request
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car in courtyard
  • Bike storage
  • Horse stabling available at additional cost, by prior arrangement with owner
  • Shared use of tennis court by arrangement
  • Shared patio with furniture and 1000 acres of grounds, farmland and BBQ areas
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles
  • Note: Guests will need to be responsible for their horse whilst staying at the property
  • Note: Patio shared with other holiday property
  • Note: Adults and babes-in-arms only

The property

This beautifully-presented first floor apartment is located in the wing of the owner’s 18th century stately home, on the edge of the popular shopping town of Wrexham, close to Chester and North Wales.

Individually-styled and furnished, with features including original servant’s bells and sash windows, providing bright and airy accommodation, this North Wales cottage provides an excellent base for couples looking for a romantic break or country getaway.

Accessed from the courtyard via a communal staircase, this North Wales cottage features a cosy sitting room with an open fire, an adjoining kitchen with dining area, a spacious, stylish bedroom with a king-size bed, and a Victorian-style bathroom with bath and shower over.

You will have use of a separate, ground floor games room with full-size snooker table, traditional bar area and library area with a woodburning stove.

Outside in the grounds you have access to miles of walking trails, stabling, tennis courts and picnic areas, along with a secluded sunny patio area with bistro furniture.

When you’re ready to venture a little further, you will find the shopping delights of Wrexham close by, and further afield, the Roman city of Chester, with its picturesque river and historic buildings waiting for you to explore.

This delightful, North Wales, self-catering apartment is ideally located to enjoy the many local activities across the area, whatever time of year you arrive.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 19835, together they sleep 4.

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About the location

CEFN PARK ESTATE

Wrexham centre 2 miles; Chester 13 miles.

Situated in over 1000 acres of parkland, Cefn Park dates back to 1730, with the latest additions being built in 1910. Located on the edge of Wrexham, the largest town in North Wales, Cefn Park is also within driving distance of the historic city of Chester and many places of interest including Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a World Heritage Site. Steeped in family history linking back to Charles II and containing many artefacts from the Charge of the Light Brigade, Cefn Park in 2011 was featured on national TV and in newspapers due to the restoration of the original Victorian kitchen that had last been used during the Second World War. Today guided tours of the estate, which include a visit to the Victorian kitchen, can be enjoyed. The town of Wrexham offers a number of shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst nearby are the National Trust owned Erddig and Chirk Castle, which are well worth a visit. Chester, situated just into England offers something for everyone. From the Roman walls and amphitheatre, the wonderful Tudor ‘Rows’ and the beautiful medieval church, to the racecourse, famous zoo and walks along the River Dee, Chester has it all. Back into Wales, the stunning Snowdonia National Park is within driving distance. An ideal location for exploring North Wales, Cheshire, Shropshire, or even the island of Anglesey.

Note: Adults and babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas