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The Brambles

Bangor-On-Dee, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 991749)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice peaceful location but close enough to visit many places of interest"

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2022

  • "We loved staying in the cottage it is a great place to stay it had got ..."

    We loved staying in the cottage it is a great place to stay it had got everything we needed in it the lady who owns the cottage was so lovely to talk to we will definitely be back again thank you very much for letting us stay in your lovely cottage kind regards Linda Alan and Monty our little Dog

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2022

  • "Lovely location, everything you needed on site and the dogs enjoyed it, definitely go back"

    Reviewed by BarryJul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in lovely countryside clean and well presented a perfect place ..."

    A lovely cottage in lovely countryside clean and well presented a perfect place to get away from it all really quiet setting and great for walking or visiting local attractions if you want to get out and about

    Reviewed by KennethJul 2022

  • "We have had a lovely week staying at The Brambles."

    The bungalow is very spacious, clean and comfortable and Zarina, the owner, welcomed us warmly. It's a very peaceful location, off the beaten track, but is central for touring round to local National Trust properties, Llangollen for the Horseshoe Falls and viaduct, and Chester itself for sightseeing or shopping. We would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by AllisonJun 2022

  • "Wanted to watch a dvd but there wasnt a scarp connector ?"

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Brambles."

    Facilities there covered what you needed, providing a nice cosy stay. It was also cool for the dogs, as they enjoyed regular countryside walks, plus there's also 2 large private fields to use. Numerous birds visited the garden each day. It was nice to be in a quiet location, with no traffic noise. The owner was fantastic and very polite when me met her. We'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by OrrettJun 2022

  • "This is a beautiful little cottage."

    Perfect in every way. We’ve stayed at dog friendly cottages before, that have struggled to meet this criteria, so I’m always dubious, but this cottage is excellent. With an enclosed secure space, with outside hose and tap. Off road parking is a must for us and this has it. The cottage is a home from home, clean and with everything you need, The area is perfectly situated for travelling to various destinations and Llangollen is a must.

    Reviewed by StevenMay 2022

  • "Great holiday."

    Nice quiet and very clean. Dogs enjoyed the field. We will be back.

    Reviewed by JanMay 2022

  • "A perfect little gem fantastic views and everything you need plus more the owner is a lovely lady and very friendly this place is a credit to her, can’t wait to book again."

    Regards Ian and Lynn.

    Reviewed by IanApr 2022

  • "This is our second visit and have just booked for the 3rd time."

    Love the Brambles, the peacefulness and comfort, everything you need is all at hand. Zarina, as welcoming as always, nothing is too much trouble, truly lovely cottage and can't wait to return. 5 *****

    Reviewed by KateApr 2022

  • "The Brambles is a lovely clean cottage."

    I’ll get the negative point out of the way by saying the settee and two chairs in the living area are very uncomfortable and need replacing. The rest of the property is amazing. Very comfortable bed, clean and spacious bathroom and the kitchen/diner living area has lovely views of the countryside. Everything is there that you’ll need to enjoy your stay. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by BarbaraApr 2022

  • "Beautiful place, clean and bright."

    Lovely helpful owners. One of the best places we have stayed in. We would wholly recommend Bramble Cottage. Lots of lovely places to visit including Llangollen, and other places along the canal. Beautiful countryside. Very friendly. To see the Pontyscyllte Aquaduct at Trevor is a must. We have been over it several times on a canal boat, but is really worth a look at from walking over.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2022

  • "A beautiful, comfortable cottage ideal for solo travellers or couples."

    Small enclosed garden for dogs with lots of walks straight from the door. I would definitely book again if I’m in the area.

    Reviewed by JillMar 2022

  • "I was delighted to find an outside tap & hose pipe in the back garden at the property which made cleaning my dog so much easier."

    I think this should be included in the details as it takes a lot of worry out of the booking.

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2022

  • "This is real hidden gem."

    The Brambles is a lovely clean comfortable cottage with everything one needs to have a perfect break. It is especially good for dogs with an enclosed garden and two fields for them to run in. All in all a great place that I would recommend.

    Reviewed by JeffreyDec 2021

  • "Lovely home from home."

    Well equipped. Light airy clean space with nice little enclosed garden space and access to 2 neighbouring fields to let dog off lead. Host very helpful and pleasant. Situated in quiet spot but easily accessible to Chester and North Wales. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by NigelDec 2021

  • "Very welcoming, a delightful property that we would have liked to stay longer in (just the weekend)."

    You do need a car as it is very rural, which is part of its charm.

    Reviewed by BarbaraNov 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Lovely enclosed garden for the dog and use of the private field next to the cottage. Has everything you need

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2021

  • "I thoroughly enjoy my holiday at The Brambles."

    It had everything I needed, it was quiet, comfortable, cosy, spotlessly clean and just perfect for me; what more can I say? Zarina was available if I had any issues, which I didn't. I would recommend the cottage without any hesitation whatsoever.

    Reviewed by JackOct 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday."

    Bungalow was to a very high standard and host very friendly

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2021

  • "The cottage was well thought out, well equipped with everything to hand."

    The hosts were friendly and nothing was to much trouble. Although out in the countryside everything was in easy reach by a short car ride. Ideal for exploring the Welsh countryside and within easy access of Chester and surrounding countryside. The peace and tranquillity experienced enhanced our holiday. We could have easily stayed another week. We will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 2021

  • "Perfect place for a peaceful and relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by JeanJul 2021

  • "This property looked good on the photographs but was still able to surprise, it was absolutely wonderful."

    It is extremely well appointed in decor, furniture and appliances. There is plenty of parking off road and a nice little patio area. The owner was extremely pleasant and helpful without being intrusive. Common Wood/Is-y-coed is a lovely area close to the town of Wrexham and the villages of Bangor on Dee and Marchwiel. The common is large with very little vehicular traffic so our dog could roam free and expend some of his energy. Slightly further away is Chester but it is only 30 minutes drive. A car is a must because public transport is nonexistent. I would highly recommend this property and if there was anything negative to say it would be a very minor point that the top sheet on the double bed was to small for it.

    Reviewed by ThomasJun 2021

  • "My wife was a little miffed as it is in the country, middle of the country but by the end of 4 days she would have stayed on for another week+_ You can reach restaurants and pubs but they a furher than a walk be prepared to drive."

    there is also a very good co-op 5 mins away nat Cross traffic lights. We will go back.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, highly recommended"

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2021

  • "A very nice cottage in a remote, pretty rural setting."

    Everything was

    Reviewed by LesleyMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful, peaceful setting with easy access to so many places."

    The cottage itself has everything you need.....a home from home. Zarina, the owner, is a lovely friendly lady. Must see places to visitcare Shrewsbury, Chester and Chester zoo and it's on the doorstep to North Wales. Just a lovely place

    Reviewed by Christine AnnMay 2021

  • "Our holiday commenced on 30th April and was a change of date holiday from the first Covid lockdown of 2020."

    The Scottish, Welsh and English governments had just allowed cross border travel but in England and Wales restaurants, licensed premises and most visitor attractions were open for outdoor activities only. As my wife is disabled I emailed Sykes to enquire once more about date changes but the slight travel rule change meant Sykes were now looking for £109 more for the dates I was interested in. This sort of profiteering is shameless and in such difficult times for us all, completely unnecessary. We felt we were being forced into an almost use it or lose it situation or at best be required to pay considerably more for our holiday. Needless to say the weather was atrocious for almost all of our holiday and there was next to nothing to do locally. We had several glitches with the facilities within the cottage itself but the owner, Zarina, was most helpful and although not completely successful, she had each issue looked at very promptly indeed. I think you need to remember that however beautiful, a cottage is, it is only a base for a holiday and in current times you surely should be more proactive in ensuring that customers ability to have a decent holiday is paramount and not seek loopholes to increase holiday costs.

    Reviewed by VeraApr 2021

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable stay."

    Good location to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2021

  • "Excellent bungalow with friendly owners Great walks and so relaxing"

    Reviewed by DianeApr 2021

  • "Friendly hosts and lovely property"

    Reviewed by LeeFeb 2020

  • "We had a really lovely weekend in the cottage."

    It was very clean and well equipped, The owner popped round to make sure we had everything we needed. They had left Welsh cakes and milk in the cottage for our arrival. We used the cottage as a base for exploring the local area with our dogs - we went to Delamere Forest and lake Bala. We are hoping to return for a longer break next year.

    Reviewed by JoannaDec 2019

  • "Lovely, comfortable, clean."

    Really comfortable bed, and the owners were lovely and helpful. Couldn't find any baking trays though, wasnt a problem as we had taken fpil trays Lots of plug sockets too

    Reviewed by LeighDec 2019

  • "This is a beautiful place, very quiet and peaceful, in a beautiful part of the country but not to far from anywhere."

    The hosts were lovely, and made sur everything was perfect. We could not have asked for a better restful week, apart from the weather.

    Reviewed by PearlNov 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with settee.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hobs, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (Second pet charged at £20.00)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2.6 miles
  • Please note: Strictly no stag or hen parties

The property

Bangor-on-Dee 4.2 miles.

Surrounded by luscious landscapes and nestled on the bank of the River Dee, The Brambles is a charming detached bungalow settled on the lands of the owner’s property.

When you arrive, head up the shared driveway and park your car conveniently right outside of your dwelling and head inside to discover your wondrous holiday home.

Inside you can find an open-plan living space, fit with all the contemporary fixtures you can think of to make your trip as pleasant as possible.

Within this space there is a kitchen, perfect for rustling up any meal you fancy, a dining area to enjoy your concoction, and a sitting area ideal for unwinding in after a day of exploring the sights of Wales.

When the night draws to a close, retreat to the king-size bedroom down the hallway for an evening of rest, take a book with you and enjoy the peace and quiet with a glass of wine in hand whilst sitting in the armchair and pondering your plans for the day ahead.

Outside you will be greeted by a large lawned area, offering the perfect place for the pets to roam around while you enjoy a spot of alfresco dining in the form of a picnic in the grass; the perfect spot for romance surrounded by terrific scenery.

The local area is rural and relaxing, offering you the perfect opportunity to unwind away from the hustle and bustle of city life, take a stroll down to the River Dee to spot an abundance of nature, and a haven for the dogs too.

The nearby medieval town of Holt sitting just on England's border is a lovely historic village with Holt castle at the centre, begun by Edward I after the invasion of Wales in 1277 complete with the sandstone national heritage Fardon Bridge.

Major event courses run through this delightful village including the 2014 and 2019 Tour of Britian cycle races.

If you fancy a stroll a little further, head to Wrexham where you can find the magnificent ancient woodlands of Nant Mill to explore, along with the National Trust property of Erdigg with its landscaped gardens, within the town there is also the County Borough Museum & Archives, a theatre, and plenty of shops and eateries to explore, promising you a fun-filled day out no matter your tastes.

With the historic city of Chester close by too, The Brambles is set in the perfect location for exploring all aspects of the north of Wales and England.

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About the location


Overton-on-Dee 2.9 miles; Wrexham 4.9 miles; Ellesmere 8.3 miles; Chester 16.7 miles.

Bangor-on-Dee is a village in the borough of Wrexham in Wales, situated on the banks of the River Dee. Bangor-on-Dee offers a perfect base from which to explore North Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire. The village is home to a number of shops and local pubs. Bangor-on-Dee is famous for its renowned racecourse which hosts many exciting jump racing fixtures in a year on the banks of the River Dee. Nearby Overton-on-Dee is a charming village which boasts a fine collection of 18th century buildings, a small selection of local shops, a great restaurant and a traditional pub. Ellesmere is easily accessible and has a broad variety of attractive buildings as well as offering a fine selection of shops and no less than nine pubs in addition to an annual beer festival to enjoy. Nearby Wrexham and Chester are popular tourist destinations with many links to history as well as a full range of shops and pubs.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas