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Ysgubor Ucha

Llanelidan near Pwllglas, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1014296)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way."

    Ideal for exploring but also a great get away. Very peaceful location and everything had been thought about by the owners who are lovely. I would definitely stay again and highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by DebbieJul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need."

    Full size fridge freezer which was a nice touch as most just have a fridge with ice compartment. Neil and Karyn lovely friendly hosts. Have rebooted for next year.

    Hi Janet thanks for the feedback ;we appreciate you taking the time to complete it. Re the accuracy of the listing category we are concerned why you have given the score of 3 out of 4. We always have full marks and so we’re keen to make sure we can keep the score and to improve. Kind regards Neil & Karyn PS we look forward to your return visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2022

  • "Lovely place, very clean and tidy."

    Everything had been thought of. Would highly recommend. Bread and scones on arrival which was perfect. If looking for a quiet remote peaceful break this is the perfect place to stay. Cows coming to say hello at the window was fun and a added extra that wasn’t expected.

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage, every little thing provided."

    Thoughtful and helpful owners left a welcome tray of fresh bread, scones, jam, fresh eggs and milk. Cottage was spotlessly clean. The garden is really pretty. Idyllic place for a relaxing, peaceful stay.

    Reviewed by SueJun 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful relaxing stay."

    The cottage was spot on,clean,comfortable and in beautiful surroundings.The hosts greeted us on arrival and the welcome pack was much appreciated the homemade bread and scones were yummy.A great base for visiting local attractions too.Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2022

  • "WOW !!!"

    ! On arrival you are greeted by Neil & Karyn who are so nice and welcoming. Karyn's home made bread, scone's and jam are delicious. The cottage is out of this world, everything you could possibly ask, the garden is so spacious and secure for your dog to stretch its legs. The location is so peaceful and scenic, would recommend this getaway to anyone, we can't wait to return

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2022

  • "Fabulous place to stay and relax."

    It's just what we both needed and the dogs loved it too! Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by GrahamApr 2022

  • "I booked this break for my grandparents for Christmas as a gift so they could have a break and take they’re dog too."

    Upon arrival they were greeted with lovely treats to eat, which they both absolutely loved. They said the cottage was beautiful and the views were breathtaking. The owners were also lovely and helpful with my grandparents. Thank you to you both for making my grandparents feeling so welcome and comfortable staying at Ysgubor Ucha cottage

    Reviewed by EmilyMar 2022

  • "What a lovely quiet escape from it all."

    Such a wonderful welcome with home baked bread & scones, jam, eggs and milk waiting for us upon our arrival too! So cosy and beautifully furnished with everything you could possibly need. The bed was really comfortable and the shower was great. The dogs loved the little garden and listening to the sheep and pheasants, whilst being safely secure. I can't recommend this little slice of heaven enough. We'll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by PennyMar 2022

  • "The cottage is absolutely delightful in a heavenly location and Neil & Karyn welcomed us with great generosity."

    We thoroughly recommend this idyllic property and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMar 2022

  • "Would have liked a television in the bedroom but a beautiful cosy cottage perfect."

    Reviewed by TinaMar 2022

  • "Many thanks to Neil and Karyn for providing such a lovely holiday cottage."

    It was very warm, cosy and comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped with everything you needed. The welcome hamper on arrival was a lovely touch, the fresh bread home made jam and scones were delicious. It was also very dog friendly with plenty of towels and dog treats. The views across fields were stunning. Would definitely recommed this property and we have already rebooked for another week later this year.

    Reviewed by JayneJan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    The location is really rural which we love. The cottage is well fitted out and very comfortable. We would like to mention how accomodating the owners were as we had to delay our stay and Karyn was extremely helpful. Also very easy to contact the owners whilst there even though our phone network had no signal at the property. Would definitely recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by MarkJan 2022

  • "Lovely quiet cottage with everything you need Lovely area too stay and so peaceful and dog friendly"

    Reviewed by StevenDec 2021

  • "Amazing little cottage, beautiful surroundings,so clean and comfortable ,perfect for a relaxing stay"

    Reviewed by YvonneDec 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time in a very clean comfortable cosy cottage."

    Karyn and Neil couldn’t do enough to help make our stay a comfortable one

    Reviewed by LynneNov 2021

  • "Lovely people and cottage in a lovely spot."

    The welcoming tray was very nice. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by SharonNov 2021

  • "Both me and my partner Claire were absolutely delighted with are stay at ysgubor Ucha cottage upon arrival we were greeted by Niel and kareyn who made us both welcome."

    Then when we got in the cottage we were blown away by its beauty. It was well presented very clean and had everything we needed for are 5 dsy stay.. The welcome pack of eggs milk scones home made bread and Jam were an absolute treat and what a nice touch thst is they truly did think of everything.. we are already thinking about booking again next year its a fantastic place to just unwind..I strongly urge anyone who is looking for a stunning little cosy cottage to relax and unwind to choose this one were glad we did ..

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Ysgubor Ucha and was very sad to have to come home."

    The cottage is stunning, spotlessly clean, beautiful garden and very private. Upon arrival we had been left freshly baked scones & bread along with them some eggs, homemade jam, a pint of milk and some treats for our fur babies all of which went down a treat. My husband and I only briefly met the owners Karyn & Neil as we spent most days out and about exploring Wales but nothing seemed to much trouble and they were very welcoming and it was a nice touch that Karyn did send text messages to us. We will certainly be returning and hopefully staying longer.

    Reviewed by Ann-marieOct 2021

  • "This cottage was immaculate."

    Karyn and Neil were perfect hostesses. Nothing was too much trouble. The welcome tray was perfect with eggs, homemade bread and jam and scones and not forgetting the treats for the dogs. The flowers were gorgeous too. We will book again,

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2021

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful setting and was perfect."

    Every little detail was thought of. A welcome gift on arrival, Doggy towels, and all the comforts you would expect. Plenty of space for the dogs to run around in safely. This was the perfect cottage in a perfect setting making for lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by KathrynSep 2021

  • "Great welcome from the owners and a lovely tray of essentials/goodies to start our holiday."

    The outside picture of this property doesn't do it justice as it is so modern inside and extremely comfortable. There is everything you need in the cottage and the owners are next door should you require any assistance/information. This was a good base to visit the North Welsh coast & surrounding area. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by WJul 2021

  • "Cottage is exeptionally clean and comfortable,welcome pack a lovely touch,area beautiful and quiet"

    Reviewed by ArnellaJul 2021

  • "Ysgubor ucha is a beautiful little cottage, deep in the countryside, north of Llangollen."

    It is decorated to a very high standard and contains everything two visitors could possibly need. We loved to sit out on the patio in the pretty garden. Karyn and Neil live next door, but they showed us round, then left us to enjoy our stay. The amount of lovely goodies we found was amazing…..including freshly baked scones, most welcome after a long journey. Thank you both so much. Rod and Jan Callow

    Reviewed by RodJul 2021

  • "This was our second visit we really love the cottage very comfy bed and brilliant welcome tray, with nice sunny patio."

    The peace & quiet is great a real restful holiday . Thank you Karyn &Neil Hope to be back next year DV.

    Reviewed by KathleenJun 2021

  • "This is a stunning property, perfect for unwinding."

    Short trips in many directions takes you to some fantastic walks. The owners were wonderful and really helpful. Lovely little touch to add the welcome tray with home made jam and scones! We had a lovely week and can’t fault any of it at all. We will defiantly be back as soon as we can!

    Reviewed by KellyJun 2021

  • "Most comfortable and relaxing holiday in lovely accommodation and surroundings"

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this delightful and comfortable cottage, set in a peaceful and lovely part of rural Wales."

    The property had a very secure enclosed garden for our dog who loved it, and If you want a quiet location away from busy main roads, you should find it ideal. Yet there are all the usual local amenities in Ruthin just a short six mile drive away, which is well worth visiting in its own right. I won't go on about all the places of interest to visit as they are many and varied, and you'll find them for yourselves. But I must make mention of our holiday cottage owners, who provided the most generous selection of welcome goodies we've ever experienced. Little things like that just make a stay even more memorable. Thank you both.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "We loved this cottage it feels remote but yet is only a short drive to the coast ..."

    We loved this cottage it feels remote but yet is only a short drive to the coast or local shops its very clean and nicely presented and very private even though the owners are next door they are lovely friendly people the welcome tray was amazing we even got more eggs during the week I cant fault it I would definitely go back it's faultless

    Reviewed by KaraMay 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage in a great setting surrounded by fields and fantastic views especially from the bedroom window."

    The garden was ideal for our two doggys well fenced and private even though you still need to keep a eye on in case of life stock. Plenty of places to visit, so a car is essential. We would recommend this and will certainly return in the near future..

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2021

  • "This was or second time to visit to Ysgubor Ucha which really says it all."

    This beautifully accomplished cottage is exactly what you need to unwind and enjoy the tranquility. We felt immediately at home as did Gwen our dog who loved the garden just as much as the first time, it is a completely safe area for you pet to enjoy and sniff about in. This home from home was completely perfect for a week away to explore the fantastically stunning area. What made it even more special was the lovely welcome we had from the owners who yet again were so friendly and helpful. Anyone who wants to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet will not be disappointed. Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by ColinApr 2021

  • "We would highly recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday, as it is warm, cosy ans very comfortable."

    The owners neil & karen are very helpful and accomodating

    Reviewed by DeniseApr 2021

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay at the cottage."

    Beautiful surrounding and has everything you need to make yourself at home. Super clean and comfortable. Owners Live in a detached property next door which far enough away and the property has lots of privacy, but this is great too as they are so helpful and friendly. The pup was 20 min walk away but wasn’t surviving food due to COVID but was nice. everything was a little drive away but easily accessible. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to be back in the future. Oh and the Lovely neighbours which were the cows in the field were cute at the window. Thank you.

    Reviewed by BethanySep 2020

  • "Peace& quiet lovely garden with sunny patio to sit on."

    Beautfully laid out cottage with all you need just one thing I would have liked was a hair dryer only because I forgot mine.We hope to be back next year.

    Reviewed by KathleenAug 2020

  • "A relaxing week away to unwind was the order for this holiday and it more than Matthias expectation!"

    ! On arrival Karyn and Neil gave us a warm welcome and the cottage was as picture perfect as the online images portrayed it to be. Thoughtful touches were everywhere making it a home from home for the week such as towels for the dog in case any extra are needed and the kitchen had every utensil needed. The place is beautifully furnished and the log burner was a welcome sight and treat after a long day exploring the sites. Location wise the cottage is tucked away giving a peaceful feel but the local village a mile away offers a lovely local pub and there are plenty of walking routes from the doorstep with amazing countryside views. Snowdon region is a 40min drive away and the town of Ruthin is 6miles away which is worth a visit. We were very sad to leave and will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by NikkiAug 2020

  • "A lovely cottage surrounded by beautiful gardens."

    The cottage was very clean and finished to a high standard throughout, with everything you could need for a home away from home experience. The homemade treats on arrival were delicious and a reflection of Neil and Karyns welcome. A very peaceful location with lots of walks from the doorstep and ideal for exploring North Wales. We had a great week exploring and relaxing. Thank you for a wonderful week. Would love to return sooner rather than later.

    Reviewed by LianaAug 2020

  • "We had the most relaxing time in this beautiful cottage."

    Everything was perfect from the amazing setting in a fabulous garden which was so pretty and tranquil. The cottage was really comfortable and homely. Very modern and well finished. The added advantage of the newly installed WiFi was a real treat which we weren’t expecting. We had a wonderful week exploring the local areas. Gwen our dog loved the visits from the inquisitive cows and loved the chickens to have a sniff at, for us and any dog lovers this is a completely safe and enclosed garden for them to enjoy. This was the perfect place to bring a fury friend. For anyone contemplating staying in Ysgubor Ucha, it’s a definite no brainer. Lastly not to forget the friendly, accommodating but completely non-intrusive owners. Thank you we will be booking up again very soon.

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2020

  • "We would highly recommend this accommodation."

    It's a beautifully presented cottage, well kitted out, but where you feel comfy and homely. Everything you need here. We even baked our anniversary cake too! So many lovely touches with pretty flowers and a welcome plate of treats for humans and a jar of dog treats too. Superb location for visiting the surrounding area! We had an amazing holiday...our dog too! Owners kind and helpful! We will definitely return! We loved our staycation!

    Reviewed by ThomasAug 2020

  • "Ysgubor Ucha caught our eye the moment we saw the photo of this beautiful stone built cottage, with its pretty wrapped garden."

    The interior was finished to a high standard, which made the most of the space. We particularly loved the little extra touches, beautiful vases of flowers from the garden, created a really homely feel. There were also many other extras provided, which were very much appreciated. This little hideaway retreat has soared to the top of our favourite Sykes getaways. We are already talking about a return visit to Ysgubor Ucha.

    Reviewed by MarionJul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom with King-size bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with French doors to the rear garden
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher,washer/dryer microwave and TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot that can be made into a toddler bed and highchair available on request
  • An additional travel cot can also be made available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn area and patio area with table and chairs
  • Secure bike storage in rear garden
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 3.4 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be supervised when outdoors in the garden as the cottage is surrounded by open fields with livestock
  • Note: Generous log pack included, additional logs available to buy on site
  • Note: There is WiFi at the property however this can be intermittent due to the rural location

The property

Pwllglas 4.1 miles.

Enjoying far-reaching views of Moel Famau and the surrounding North Wales countryside is this stone-built cottage, Ysgubor Ucha.

Hidden away in the charming village of Llanelidan, Ysgubor Ucha is the perfect holiday cottage for a couple is pursuit of a tranquil base to call home as they explore all that this part of Wales has to offer, from rolling hills, charming towns and exciting outdoor attractions.

Admire the character and charm of the stone-built exterior before entering, where you will be charmed by the contemporary interior design making a striking contrast to the outside.

Within the kitchen, the quality appliances are arranged in a sleek assortment and complement the exposed beams and brick wall, creating a wonderful space to cook up a storm for you and your loved one.

After an action-packed afternoon, look forward to settling down for the evening within the sitting room, where a plush seating arrangement rests in front of the TV, with a woodburning stove crackling in the background, this is a wonderful space to spend quality time with your partner.

When sleep calls, a well-presented double bedroom awaits, boasting good storage space and a charming original feature fireplace.

Spend summer afternoons within the garden, where table and chairs offer a spot for alfresco dining and the spacious lawn is good for canine companions to roam.

For a special treat one evening, take a stroll into the centre of Llanelidan village to dine at The Leyland Arms, a cosy pub serving great food and offering a great spot for enjoying a pint after a long walk amidst the North Wales countryside.

Alternatively, travel slightly further to Pwllglas, where you will find another pub and an award-winning farm and deli shop, which also has a quaint café so that you can enjoy a freshly baked cake before you explore the surroundings.

The hilltop town of Ruthin lies further north, where you will be spoilt for choice by the selection of places to eat and drink, accompanied by historical buildings, home to a range of independent shops, awaiting to be explored.

Take a day trip to the nearby town of Llangollen, home to astonishing range of amenities to suit all tastes and things to do, including strolling down the Victorian Promenade or explore the World Heritage Site along eleven miles of canal from Gledrid to the Horseshoe Falls via the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Other attractions within the town includes, taking a leisurely steam train ride, a ride on the horse-drawn canal boats or hiking up to the remains of Castell Dinas Brân, which overlooks the town.

Keen walkers can explore part of the Offa’s Dyke Path, the Clwydian Range with the highest point being Moel Famau or travel further afield to the Snowdonia National Park and hike up the highest mountain in Wales.

Other attractions within the area include the National Trust property of Erddig in Wrexham, One Planet Adventure in Llandegla for those with two-wheels and the historic city of Chester with its famous racecourse and zoo.

Ysgubor Ucha promises to be a relaxing escape for a couple to explore the delights of this part of North Wales.

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About the location


Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd 1.7 miles; Ruthin 3.1 miles; Llangollen 15.3 miles.

Pwllglas is a quaint village four miles south of the hilltop town of Ruthin, which lies to the north of Llangollen via the breathtaking Horseshoe Pass. There is a village shop where visitors can enjoy coffee and a cake before heading off to discover the surrounding area which includes a nearby butterfly conservation area and an old fort. Between here and Ruthin is the village of Llanfair-Dyffryn-Clwyd which has an impressive 15th century church and a pleasant pub, which serves quality food. Picturesque Ruthin is nearby and has a 700 year old history, boasting attractive, half-timbered buildings, mainly clustered around St Peter's Square, along with interesting shops and buildings and the Ruthin Craft Centre, which houses work by internationally recognised artists and craftspeople and is well worth a visit. Beautiful countryside is on Ruthin's doorstep, with Lake Brenig, Moel Famau, Loggerheads Country Park and Clocaenog Forest close by. Further afield, but still within easy touring distance are the Coast, Snowdonia National Park and the wonderful historic city of Chester.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas