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Groes Lwyd

Pencoed near Corwen, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 920007)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    We had a great family holiday and explored the local area. The cottage was immaculate and gave us all the space and peace we needed. The owners were lovely and couldn’t do enough for us and were great to chat to. We will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by DanMay 2022

  • "The house was clean, well equipped, warm and cosy!"

    ! It was fantastic to stay there. Kath, Mick were fabulous hosts. Thank you!!xx

    Reviewed by AnnaApr 2022

  • "What an amazing weekend we have all had."

    7 of of us had the best time here, so relaxed, peaceful, perfect surroundings. We took our shopping and drinks and everything else was provided we did not want for anything. Perfect place to recharge your batteries with friends and family. The owners are the nicest people so helpful and friendly. We would highly recommend and we will 100% return x

    Reviewed by DonnaApr 2022

  • "We could not fault our stay at all!"

    The house was lovely, so homely and had everything we needed plus in such a beautiful setting too. Kath, Mick & Bob the dog were just lovely and welcoming and really considerate as kept Bob at a distance as we explained our dog was nervous. It was a 10 out of 10 from all 3 generations of our family and even Jasper (8) said ‘We will come again!’ Thank you.

    Reviewed by MelissaApr 2022

  • "Thank you so much for the stay!"

    The house was in a beautiful location, a lovely layout and decor, really comfortable, really practical. The hot tub was such a fantastic addition, and to top it all off Mick and Kath were lovely. A great break for us 8 girls!

    Reviewed by JenniferMar 2022

  • "Amazing place, amazing hosts and all the facilities you could need."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2022

  • "Fabulous location."

    Super helpful hosts, Kath, Mick and Bob the dog. We arrived late and the house was warm, dim lights on, with a welcome tray, a fabulous welcome after a long drive. Plus the hosts, had kept the hot tub all heated and waiting for us. The house was extremely clean and we loved all the books, maps, dvds and games in the snug. The hosts gave us recommendations on places to visit with our paddle boards. Highly recommend a stay here. X

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Groes Lwyd!"

    The house was super clean and cosy and had everything we could need! The grounds were beautiful and the hot tub was such a luxury! The hosts were lovely and helpful too. Would definitely recommend and would visit again :)

    Reviewed by ImogenDec 2021

  • "Lovely hosts, immaculately clean and perfectly placed."

    Reviewed by ElizabethNov 2021

  • "Very spacious and well equipped house, everything in good working order and owners close at hand should there be any problems."

    Very comfortable with two living rooms, large kitchen and utility room and large bedrooms. Enclosed large garden with a hot tub. Quiet location with beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by RitaOct 2021

  • "Ideal location for exploring North Wales."

    Kath & Mick are excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021

  • "Groes Lwyd is a truly beautiful property with an immense homely feeling."

    It has the most gorgeous gardens and views and the facilities within the house are exceptional. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful - going more than the extra mile to make us all feel welcome. We highly recommend this property and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by FrancesAug 2021

  • "My family and I had a wonderful week at Groes Lwyd, this beautiful cottage had amazing views and location."

    It was incredibly cosy and relaxing and exceptionally clean. The hosts surprised us with a lovely welcome pack and warm welcome. They were on hand if we needed it without being intrusive. My family and I can't wait to return. Thank you

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2021

  • "It was a fabulous holiday in a very spacious and well equipped home."

    Hosts were excellent, friendly and helpful. Garden and hot tub were lovely, and the views were fantastic. Peaceful setting with amenities and activities nearby. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning location, the Owners have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable."

    ......the hot tub a definite winner!!!

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "A beautiful well equipped cottage with great hosts - they thought of everything."

    The location was amazing, peaceful and quiet but with loads of great places to visit. We all had a great holiday - brilliant for the dog! Many Thanks

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2021

  • "The cottage is a beautiful place to stay its in a beautiful location and you couldn’t ask for anything more!"

    ! The cottage has everything you need and more and it’s such a relaxing space!

    Reviewed by BernadetteMay 2021

  • "Everything was perfect from start to finish, Mick and Cath are so lovely, so welcoming, the accommodation was beautiful, the location is tranquil, the house has everything you need and has that warm feeling of home."

    The hot tub was a blessing in the evenings, a perfect way to end the day. So many beautiful places to visit on door step. We went bike riding, horse trekking and walking, along with a day at the beach. This holiday was perfect in every way. Highly Recommend. Planning on coming back in 2022.

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2021

  • "Fabulous holiday cottage ,Mick and Cath have catered to everything you could possibly want ."

    Excellent communication with us before and during the holiday.The hot tub was lovely. Welcome pack was a great addition! Everything was so clean , Linen and towels were luxurious. WiFi worked and there is enough entertainment by way of books and good selection of DVDs if you prefer to stay at home any day . We did Snowdon and visited nearby towns.A great holiday and we would love to return again soon!

    Reviewed by ArchanaApr 2021

  • "Communication with the owners, Katherine and Mike was excellent both before and during our stay."

    The house was decorated for Christmas

    Reviewed by NormaNov 2019

  • "The cottage is absolutely stunning !"

    ! We went for a family get together. The directions were accurate the house was spotless and smelt lovely and lemony as we entered. The facilities were fantastic and the garden was brilliant for my dog and 2 year old. (Shame about the rain but we still went out) we are definitely looking at coming back again.

    Reviewed by MeganOct 2019

  • "Every year we have a family get together."

    We rent a cottage for a week and spend it with our son and daughter, with partners and recently our grand daughter. We have spent the last few years in the Lake district, again with Sykes cottages and this year decided to go to Wales. The house was superb and the grounds delightful. It is well placed to visit surrounding towns and villages which made the holiday perfect for our needs. I would strongly recommend this for a rewarding holiday

    Reviewed by TimOct 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage, great location."

    Friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, really well equipped and comfortable."

    Logburner. Bbq and Chiminea. Plenty of parking for 3 big cars. Large garden for kids to play in (though note it is on a slope). Decent views from the house. Minutes from Corwen and easy access to the Berwyn mountains. Friendly helpful owners next door. The only downside was that the lane to the house is VERY narrow so do take care when driving up or back down to the main road, we had two very close calls with local drivers whizzing up and down it! We'd book this cottage again which is I guess the highest recommendation. :)

    Reviewed by DarrenAug 2019

  • "Everything you need for your holiday was in the cottage ."

    The location was good,with beaches and different places to visit not too far away. The owners were very nice people .thank you Neil Maxine and family.

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2019

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    So much room and everything you could need. The garden was amazing! !!!so so big and our dogs adored it. We fed squirrels and birds and watched the mist clear each morning from the patio. The owners are nearby but not intrusive at all. Kath left us a welcome pack which was the best we had ever seen. The fluffy towels and comfy beds just added to this little gem we will hopefully be back. Linda kev charlie and reuben

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2019

  • "Excellent holiday cottage."

    Great location, very clean and had everything we needed and more.

    Reviewed by TamaraMay 2019

  • "With a group of 6 adults we comfortably settled into the cottage."

    It was spacious enough for us to gather together and have quiet areas for those who wanted time alone. Nestled amongst the hills the wonderful garden and local walks gave such pleasure before we set off for the delights of the area. We were also fortunate enough to be experience wonderful wall to wall sunshine. It was a definite paws up for our little dog who is now catching up on his sleep after being walked off his paws!

    Reviewed by YvonneApr 2019

  • "The owners are so lovely & friendly even left a birthday cake and a crate of beers for my partner who’s 30th we was celebrating."

    The property was stunning and beyond immaculate!! I have no complaints what’s so ever we would go back tomorrow!

    Reviewed by ChristieleeApr 2019

  • "Very happy with this peaceful and well equipped holiday house."

    We had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by LynneApr 2019

  • "The cottage had everything you could ask for."

    A welcome basket was there on our arrival. Lovely size garden to keep the kids happy. In a very quiet spot which was just what we wanted with fantastic picturesque views. The large utility area was perfect for storing bikes while we were out.

    Reviewed by KathrynMar 2019

  • "This is an extremely comfortable cottage with plenty of room - great if you have dogs as there is a large utility/drying room."

    Owners very nice and efficient. Will definitely be going back in nicer weather.

    Reviewed by MaxineMar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting."

    Myself and my family spent 4 days in this cottage surrounded by a peaceful setting. The odd sound of the pheasants near by were a little reminder of how far back in the country you were. Great for walks and not far in the car to the shop for local amenities. Outside chiminea and a bbq for the cosier afternoons and evenings. Great place

    Reviewed by ClaireFeb 2019

  • "What a gorgeous place!"

    Very quiet, peaceful and idyllic! Beautiful character with wooden and tiled floors. Log burner in the lounge, big utility room, small lounge which we used as a “tech room” and set up the laptop and telescope, downstairs loo, beautiful kitchen (which is huge!), pantry, 4 bedrooms - 1 en suite, and family bathroom! Oak beams throughout! MASSIVE gardens! Kath and Mick (owners) left a massive welcome tray with tea, coffee, biscuits, pasta, bolognese sauce, and loads of beer! Only met Kath so far and she is absolutely lovely! Beds freshly made, fluffy towels provided, laminated maps of local walks! LOVE this place!!

    Reviewed by JanSep 2018

  • "Beatiful old Farm House in a stunning location."

    The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need. There is plenty to do in the local area. Mike and Kath were very welcoming and on hand if you needed them, but equally kept their distance so as not to invade your privacy.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2018

  • "The cottage is perfectly situated for taking part in all kinds of outdoor activities - watersports, bike hire, white water rafting, high ropes - all available within a 30 minute drive."

    There are lovely walks directly from the door of the cottage, coupled with the huge back garden making this a perfect place to bring your dog. The owners have really thought of everything when it comes to what is provided in the cottage, going above and beyond to make you feel welcome. We were two families with children ranging from age 5 to 13 and it really suited all our needs. Would love to return and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2018

  • "A great family house, with good clean facilities and excellent out door space ideal for dogs, families and BBQ's."

    Owners close by if any help required, a great kitchen with all the utensils required for cooking large family meals, large drying area for sorting of wet clothes and dogs, would book again

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2018

  • "The cottage was just like home from home, it had everything you needed and much more."

    The welcome pack was excellent and the owners kath and mick are lovely, the garden was perfect for our dog, also plenty of wildlife around, walks on doorstep, lovely views all around, and the beds so comfy. We all would love to return again in the future Mel. Heather. Darren, Maria .

    Reviewed by MelvynJun 2018

  • "The owners were more than helpful and remained unobtrusive even although they were close by."

    The welcome pack was the best that we've ever had and in over 30 years of staying in a variety of cottages in the UK, the standard of this one was definitely in the top few percent for us.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "Great holiday cottage."

    Couldn't have asked for anything more.

    Reviewed by RhysMay 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday with a beautiful house."

    We were given clear instuctions before our holiday and well cared for throughout. Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2018

  • "We loved our stay here."

    The cottage was super and fully met ours needs with 2 families (4 adults, 3 children and 2 dogs). We cooked from scratch every evening and the kitchen was fully stocked including, pans, oven dishes, measuring jug, scales, whisk, utensils etc etc ... everything we needed was there. We loved the boot room... the dogs slept in here, all our outside gear was here and we were able to wash our clothes and dry them so we didn't have a pile to do when we got back. Great location to explore the area.. we visited; Chirk Castle (National Trust), Ruthin Gaol (great for a rainy day), ran around the local lake (9 miles round it and about 20 mins to get there driving), Snowdon, Anglesey (Cable Bay is beautiful), Portmerien, Chester for a walking tour (10.30am outside the tourist information), then on our last day we done the local area - horseshoe pass, horseshoe falls, a horsedrawn barge at Llanglon and walked over and under the Acqeduct. We came at Easter so it was a bit chilly but we would love to come back later one year so we can appreciate the garden / bbq area more. I don't think we will find a future cottage to beat this one...

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2018

  • "The cottage was a perfect base for an outdoor holiday with children and a dog."

    The large utility/boot room plus the excellent washing and drying facilities were a real bonus.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2018

  • "A beautiful, clean and well equipped cottage."

    Plenty of space both inside and out. We stayed over Christmas and the cottage was decorated for Christmas and the kitchen was well equipped for cooking a Christmas dinner. The owners are lovely and friendly and provided excellent information both ahead of and during our stay. They even provided a lovely welcome pack which included ingredients to cook a pasta dinner and food and treats for our dog!! Inside you’ll find games, books and DVD’s to keep you entertained. The cottage is really clean and feels just like home! It’s lovely and warm - the heating works really well! For anyone wanting a break in the country, this is a perfect little retreat. We would definitely like to return and would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by GemmaDec 2017

  • "What a lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, very spacious, had everything you needed even a little welcome pack, the owners had thought of everything, my dogs loved the garden too, would defo go back."

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2017

  • "The farm house was well kitted out and was larger than expected, nice welcome pack was a bonus ."

    quiet location beautiful views. did river rafting on the driver Dee and kayaking.

    Reviewed by MalcolmNov 2017

  • "This cottage is all round fabulous."

    The best towels and welcome pack ever. The boot / utility room is great for drying dogs off and because the boiler is in here and there are drying racks, dog towels dry off in no time. It sleeps 8 and is fully catered for 8 with no squashing up or taking turns for a sofa! The views are amazing, we were spellbound watching red kites riding the thermals, the pheasant that visited the garden daily and all manner of wild birds, all from the comfort of the cottage. It is tucked away up a lane so nice and quiet with lovely walks of varying length but a short hop to the village by car. Nicely situated for touring North Wales. There is a Farm shop a couple of miles away, oh my days, the produce from there is amazing. We would absolutely recommend this cottage and will be revisiting in the future.

    Reviewed by DeborahNov 2017

  • "We have stayed in many,many cottages over the years and this was easily one of the best for facilities,location and helpfulness of the owners."

    It far exceeded expectations and wouldn't hesitate to recommend. We would definitely like to return in the future.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2017

  • "Amazing cottage set in a beautiful location with all the facilities you need & more!"


    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2017

  • "A beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Had everything needed for a family get together., and more. Couldn't fault it!

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2017

  • "A most enjoyable relaxing holiday, with jaw dropping scenery and wildlife in in the back garden of an idyllic farmhouse."

    We have discovered a little gem located close to the Snowdonia national park.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2017

  • "This is a wonderful cottage in a beautiful part of North Wales."

    The facilities were just as described and the owners created a very strong welcome with food essential packs and thoroughly clean house. The garden birds, rabbits, squirrels and pheasants were an added delight. Strongly recommended property.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2017

  • "Groes Lwyd is a fabulous holiday house."

    We went for a family holiday to celebrate my 60th birthday - the youngest party member was 4 years old and we had 2 dogs. The weather was glorious and we wished we had longer as there was so much to do. We ran in the Excalibur race in the Clwydian mountains, ran the North Berwyn Way to Llangollen, swam in the river, took the stream train to Llangollen and walked to the Horseshoe Falls. The area offers so much for all ages! The house was fully equipped with drying racks, lots of room for wellies and wet weather gear (not that we needed them!) and the best bath towels I've ever seen in a holiday let! Lots of comfy seating and it was great to have another smaller room with a TV and DVD player for some people to escape to! Cosy woodburner for colder evenings. I cannot recommend this property enough!

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2017

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    It was very well equipped, everything was extremely clean and comfortable. There was a welcome pack which was thoughtful. The location was peaceful yet convenient. We had a great time and would recommend this cottage to friends and family without hesitation. The owner was helpful and friendly. A great place to relax.

    Reviewed by LynneApr 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: 3 x king-size double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Second sitting room
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Wood-burning hot tub for 6-8 people
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Front, side and rear lawned gardens with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome charged at £20 each per stay
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: The first floor landing is split level with an additional 3 steps up to each bedroom at the front and an additional 2 steps to the bathroom and bedrooms at the rear
  • Note: The garden is enclosed and sloped and there is some unevenness around the garden and borders, care should be taken and children supervised
  • Note: The Rayburn in the kitchen is for decorative purposes only and must not be used
  • Note: Dogs to be kept on ground floor
  • This property accepts a maximum of 8 guests including infants
  • Hot tub information. The luxury wooden hot tub is equipped with a twelve air jet whirlpool, LED lighting and integrated water filter
  • The whirlpool jets bring true relaxation while the soft LED glow sets a romantic vibe, giving the traditional hot tub a touch of uniqueness
  • Our traditional hot tub is designed to be used with fresh water and no chemicals so it is recommended to empty and replace the water after one or two uses with the benefit of a true relaxing bathing experience with no worries of bathing in a range of unnecessary chemicals or bacteria. Enjoy the excitement of preparing and lighting your own fire to warm the water and relax with the crackling and sweet smells of burning wood. Logs for the hot tub can be purchased from the owners for £5 per bag or alternatively you can book a service which offers to fill the hot tub; light the fire and heat the water to the required temperature for £40 per use of the hot tub
  • (Maximum three bags of logs). Each fill and heat up to the perfect temperature takes approximately two and a half hours but can take a little longer in the colder winter months. There is a dry room located near the hot tub giving plenty of room for changing, storing dry clothes and is also equipped with electricity, USB charger and decorative lighting

The property

A charming stone detached farmhouse situated in the hamlet of Pencoed, two miles from the town of Corwen.

This wonderful cottage is located in a slightly elevated position overlooking rolling Dee Valley countryside and the Berwyn Mountains beyond making it an excellent base for friends and families to explore this stunning area.

Groes Llwyd is generous in its proportions and provides excellent holiday accommodation with a well thought out interior with comfy furnishings and some wonderful features such as the quarry tiled flooring in the kitchen, exposed beams and stripped wood flooring.

The beamed sitting room is light and bright with wonderful views.

The impressive inglenook fireplace is a wonderful attribute to the room and the addition of the woodburning stove ensures a warm and relaxing ambience, and with enough comfy seating for everyone is an ideal place to spend time relaxing at the end of a busy day.

A second sitting room has been thought out with younger members of the family in mind, and is equipped with beanbags, TV/DVD, and a good selection of board games and puzzles, making it perfect for keeping those entertained when rain stops play in the garden.

The farmhouse-style kitchen is well equipped and with a large dining table provides a great place to enjoy family meals.

There is also an extremely large and useful utility and drying room, ideal storage for bikes and wet weather gear.

Upstairs is the well-appointed family bathroom and four good sized bedrooms, all tastefully decorated and well presented.

Two bedrooms are located at the front and enjoy lovely countryside views, both boasting a king-size bed with one benefitting from an en-suite shower room.

The two remaining bedrooms offer another king size bed with views over the garden and Berwyn Mountains and a twin bedroom to allow for flexible sleeping arrangements.

On a warm summer day or evening you can enjoy your meal outside, or perhaps take afternoon tea on the lawn, whilst keeping a close eye on the children running around and enjoying the fresh air.

The cottage is ideally situated for walking with numerous walks, amidst scenic countryside, on the doorstep and the Brenig Way, a 32-mile circular route leading to Llyn Brenig is close by.

Shops and pubs are available in both Corwen and Bala but if you fancy something a bit different, you can try a bison burger at Rhug Farm Estate just a couple of minutes’ drive down the road, an ideal place to stock up for that barbecue later on.

Corwen is a superb hub for adrenalin-fueled adventure, from kayaking and whitewater rafting to mountain biking or a more relaxing day on the Corwen to Llangollen steam railway.

There is also the Snowdonia Surf Centre, Zip World and Bounce Below on offer, just a short drive from the cottage.

Climbing Mount Snowdon is a must with the views from the top being spectacular on a clear day, however if you’re not feeling that energetic, you could always take a more relaxing approach and let the Snowdon mountain railway take the strain.

Whatever you choose to do for your holiday or short break, Groes Lwyd is a lovely welcoming home-from-home and is an excellent base for anytime of the year.

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About the location


Corwen 1.5 miles; Ruthin 11 miles; Llangollen 14 miles; Betws-y-Coed 23 miles.

The tiny rural hamlet of Pencoed is situated amidst scenic countryside between the towns of Corwen and Ruthin, which lie to the north of Llangollen via the breathtaking Horseshoe Pass. Ruthin is a picturesque town, with attractive half-timbered buildings, mainly clustered around St Peter's Square. There are many interesting shops and buildings, whilst the Nant Clwyd House (the oldest timber frame in Wales), Ruthin Gaol and Ruthin Craft Centre, which houses work by internationally recognised artists and craftspeople, are also worth a visit. Beautiful countryside is on the doorstep in the Dee Valley area, with Lake Brenig, Moel Famau Country Park and Clocaenog Forest all close by. Further afield, but still within easy touring distance, are the beautiful coastline, the Snowdonia National Park including Bala and Betws-y-Coed, and historic Chester.

Region Information

This property accepts a maximum of 8 guests including infants.

Please note: the socket located to the front of the property can be used to charge electric cars, this is a standard 13amp socket. Adapters may be required. Please note the owner charges £5.00 per car per charge, payable direct to the owners.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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