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Groes Lwyd

(Ref. 920007)

Pencoed near Corwen, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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80 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage in a heavenly location."

    Wonderful large enclosed garden that our 2 dogs absolutely loved. Brilliant hosts that were exceptionally communicative but gave us total privacy. Cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property and amenities were wonderful."

    Kath and Michael were lovely hosts - very informative and helpful. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Roisin5.0Dec 2023

  • "What can I say, the cottage was amazing, as were the owners Kath and Mick."

    So helpful and thoughtful. On arrival there was a lovely welcome box, something for everyone, including the dogs. The cottage is very well presented with a spacious garden, the kids and dogs were very happy. First time away for Christmas, and was not disappointed. The whole family had a relaxing time away and would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Dec 2023

  • "The house and the surrounding garden really and truly exceeded our expectation, we thoroughly enjoyed it."

    Only one point I would raise and possibly due to my age! I would prefer to have a handrail on both sides of the staircase and small handrails for the couple of steps leading from the bedrooms. This comment would however not stop me renting again.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Oct 2023

  • "Mick & Kath you are to be congratulated on an outstanding property."

    Position with beautiful views & lots of wildlife in the large enclosed garden. Squirrels, Pheasants, Nuthatch & Buzzards & Kites.Our dog Georgie thought this was great racing up & down the garden. The cottage was spotlessly clean. Bedrooms spacious & offering views. Large Kitchen/Diner overlooking busy bird feeders & garden. We enjoyed our stay having lovely meals out @ The Dovers Inn (through Ruthin & passed the ALDI on the the way to Denbigh) and The Grouse Inn @ Carrog. Could not wish for better hosts. Any problems or questions they were more than willing to help.Thankyou for letting us stay.

    Reviewed by Henrietta Marie4.4Sep 2023

  • "A lovely spacious house, very well equipped and very comfortable."

    The owners are lovely and so helpful. Lots to see and do nearby but no need to go out, the garden and hot tub are wonderful!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely large property, we were very comfortable and had everything we needed."

    The owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have stayed in many cottages but this has got to be one of the best by a long way."

    Everything was in the cottage that you could need with little extras to enhance your holiday. The property was clean and tidy with a lovely garden and hot tub too. The owners were amazing nothing was too much trouble and were there if you needed anything and so helpful. They also provided a lovely welcome pack which everyone enjoyed even the dog had treats. Once again a fabulous place and would recommend to anyone but, a massive thank you to the owners how made it even better

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage with brilliant views and great owners who were so helpful."

    Our dog was very welcomed and settled in well. Hot tub was great for relaxing in the evening. Thanks again Kath, Mick and Bob the collie for a lovely holiday, hope to see you again!

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2023

  • "We throughly enjoyed our stay here, the cottage was lovely and we would definitely come back again."

    It is in a great location with loads of places to visit within a short drive. The owners are nearby and are very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Lewis5.0Jul 2023

  • "The best cottage and hosts we’ve ever had the pleasure of staying with."

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jun 2023

  • "Highly recommend this beautiful cottage!"

    Probably one of my favourite trips and will definitely be returning. Owners were extremely helpful and are just next door. Lovely place to be in nature, truly enjoyed it! The cottage literally had everything we needed, very clean and practical place to stay. Thank you so much Kath & Mick!

    Reviewed by Pavandeep5.0May 2023

  • "Great place to stay and does exactly what is advertised."

    Loved the garden and the hot tub in particular! Owners were very friendly and super helpful! We will definitely recommend this property and hope to be able to come back here sometime!

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7May 2023

  • "Great place to stay."

    Owners very helpful and pleasant. House was beautiful as was the scenery. Huge garden for the dogs to roam around in and hot tub was very relaxing.

    Reviewed by K5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great location to "get away from it all" Owners are lovely and accommodating."

    The property is well maintained especially for such an old property. We were a party of 8 for which we found no issues with room even when the rain came. We highly l recommend and have no doubt we will be back.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage and hosts couldn’t be anymore helpful We shall be back"

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Mar 2023

  • "Groes Lwyd is by far the nicest holiday cottage that we have stayed in (and we go away several times a year!"

    ). The cottage is set in a beautiful location with stunning views and is equipped with everything you need and more! It has a very well equipped kitchen, 2 lounges with TV, books and games, log burning stove and the most comfortable beds! Add to all of this amazing hosts who are just next door but not intrusive, a very nice welcome pack and the log burning hot tub we had a super holiday and will return.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely house, beautiful location."

    Kath and Mick really made us welcome. We all really enjoyed our week it just went to fast. The garden is perfect if you have dogs and the visiting wild life was a real joy to see. A very relaxing place thank you .

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful property."

    Lovely and clean and very ‘homely’. Bedrooms are large with comfortable beds. Nice main bathroom & en-suite bathroom. Downstairs toilet as well. Huge kitchen with everything you need. Great facilities if you have dogs too. Hot tub was brilliant! Garden well maintained. The owners were lovely and very helpful. Definitely recommend people to stay in this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Dec 2022

  • "The accommodation was lovely, well maintained, it had everything we needed and more, the only thing we had a problem with was the heating, it was quite cold in the property, would have liked a bit more warmth whether on a timer or whether we could have put it on more when we needed to."

    Many thanks for the feedback. Really sorry to hear the cottage wasn't warm enough, if you'd of made us aware of this during your stay we would of immediately rectified the problem and taken you through how to operate the heating so you would of been cosy and warm. The Guest Welcome and Information booklet left in the Welcome Pack clearly explained how to use the cottage heating system. We hope this experience doesn't put you off booking or recommending Groes Lwyd Holiday Cottage in the future. Many thanks Mick & Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angus4.1Sep 2022

  • "Stunning area, views that take your breath away from every window, lovely large, secure garden and the cottage was spacious yet very cosy."

    The house had everything you could possibly need, especially the kitchen. The excellent welcome pack was such a lovely touch with not only essentials, but a few treats too. Hot tub was lovely, very quick to get up to temperature. Kath and Mick were wonderful hosts, there if needed but not at all intrusive. Very welcoming, friendly and down to earth. I cannot recommend this place and hosts highly enough. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2022

  • "A70th celebration absolutely ruined, these owners are not nice people."

    We had some really bad news before we left which meant we had one extra guest for one night, a child. I phoned ahead and explained that this would only be for one night, as we have relatives close by who could then accommodate the extra guest, the owners reluctantly agreed, but my stomach had already started to twist with the unempathic response I had received, I also asked if there was a bbq available as it was predicted lovely weather, and said that family would be calling over to wish him well, they where not happy about this either. I also explained that we would be back for a funeral so would be leaving on Wednesday. (Not Friday). The friends who where coming over where pensioners in there 70s. On the first day, the owner arrived at the house unannounced, checking the hot tub at 8.00 am, this felt intrusive and set off our two small dogs. The wife walked past around 10.00am and their dog jumped over the fence scaring out two little dogs. We where then out all day arriving back at around 7.30pm. My father in laws best friend was there, he made a surprise visit in his camper van on their way down to Devon, he is also 70. BBQ and evening was lovely. The owners arrived 10.00am the next day and where on premises to check hot tub again ????? My father in law’s friends said good morning, he (owner) was extremely aggressive towards them, and by 10.40am we had a call from Sykes asking us to leave for over occupancy, theses pensioners stayed on the drive in a camper, the other guests went home as they had a designated driver. We had 7 people around for bbq in total which we advised about in advance. None of them stayed in the property) I felt uncomfortable whilst there and believe we where being watched.. you know that uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach.Also no refund given but not surprising as the of these people. Sykes also advised me to take this matter up with civil courts.

    Reviewed by Lynda2.8Aug 2022

  • "Had a brilliant time, cottage was beautiful and the views were amazing."

    The cottage itself is stunning, and we loved the hot tub, especially the kids. Would definitely recommend and be returning, the hosts were also lovely and added little touches that made our holiday extra special. Thank you for having us!!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "We have stayed in many a holiday cottage over the years and this was by and far one of the best we've ever stayed at."

    Lovely cottage, very spacious, superb location/views and certainly the cleanest. Kath & Mick were brilliant and we couldn't have asked for more. We visited in the summer but can imagine that in the winter it would be wonderful place to stay. We aim to book again...

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent cottage and delightful garden with views of the Berwyn hills."

    The cottage has a lovely feel to it, and all the facilities you would expect. The garden is particularly attractive: lots of sitting areas, BBQ, birdlife. Peaceful, fairly remote location, but in easy reach of Corwen. The owners live next door and were extremely helpful whenever needed. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2022

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

    Our host Mick and Kath were very helpful . I will strongly recommend to anyone who is planning a visit to Wales to book Groes Lwyd without any doubt . The property is more than what is shown in the picture.

    Reviewed by Vishal5.0Jun 2022

  • "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 Dan5.0May 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 Donna5.0Apr 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 Melissa5.0Apr 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 Anna5.0Apr 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 Jennifer5.0Mar 2022

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

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 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 Robert5.0Feb 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 Imogen5.0Dec 2021

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

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 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 Rita5.0Oct 2021

  • "Ideal location for exploring North Wales."

    Kath & Mick are excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 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 Frances5.0Aug 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 Angela5.0Aug 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 Sarah5.0Jul 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 Sue5.0Jul 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 Joanne5.0Jun 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 Catherine5.0May 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 Bernadette5.0May 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 Archana5.0Apr 2021

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

    The house was decorated for Christmas

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Nov 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 Megan5.0Oct 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 Tim5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage, great location."

    Friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 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 Darren4.1Aug 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 Neil5.0Aug 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 Linda5.0Jul 2019

  • "Excellent holiday cottage."

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

    Reviewed by Tamara5.0May 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 Christielee4.7Apr 2019

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

    We had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Apr 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 Yvonne5.0Apr 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 Kathryn5.0Mar 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 Maxine5.0Mar 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 Claire5.0Feb 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 Jan5.0Sep 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 Amanda4.7Sep 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 Mark5.0Aug 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 Nicola5.0Aug 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 Melvyn5.0Jun 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 David5.0Jun 2018

  • "Great holiday cottage."

    Couldn't have asked for anything more.

    Reviewed by Rhys5.0May 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday with a beautiful house."

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

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 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 Rebecca5.0Mar 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 Richard5.0Mar 2018

  • "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 Michael4.8Dec 2017

  • "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 Gemma5.0Dec 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 Malcolm5.0Nov 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 Deborah5.0Nov 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 Ian5.0Sep 2017

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


    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2017

  • "A beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

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

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 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 Andrew4.8Jul 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 Michael4.8Jun 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 Louise5.0May 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 Lynne5.0Apr 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
  • Owner live next door so they are on hand to assist with local information.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
  • 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. 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.

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 £10.00 per car per charge, payable direct to the owners.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas