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Situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Britain, this 200 year old fully renovated cottage exudes charm and style whilst incorporating many modern comforts.
Cefn Bach is a luxury holiday cottage near Llangollen, perched in a south facing spot overlooking the Ceiriog Valley. Set in its own gardens, this holiday cottage combines spacious open plan living, a wood-burning stove and a private verandah from which to take in the views.
The detached and light filled accommodation includes a sitting room with sofas, chair, flatscreen TV with Freeview, CD/DVD player, a small library and board games for children and adults. The walls are decorated with a selection of local and Welsh artists' work. Free WiFi broadband is available. The large open plan kitchen is fitted with modern units, electric oven and hob, fridge, dining table and chairs for 4 and a log burning stove. A bespoke window seat offers a cosy corner from which to contemplate the rolling hills and big Welsh sky. A separate utility area is equipped with a microwave and washing machine. There are two first floor bedrooms - a double with a vaulted ceiling and a twin room - and a ground floor luxury walk-in shower room. Each bed has a traditional hand woven Welsh blanket from a local woollen mill. The barn is well insulated and has central heating and plentiful hot water on demand.
Outside, guests can enjoy a covered games area with table tennis, table football and darts. There is a separate store with a freezer, secure bike storage and an outside sink ideal for muddy boots and washing down bikes. Free range eggs are available from the owners' chickens and there is a local organic community garden scheme at the village; guests have the option of buying fresh organic vegetables from a seasonal variation of vegetables and salad, priced £15.00 per box for 2 people. Delivery can be organised or guests are welcome to visit the garden to collect it. The ample gardens at Cefn Bach offer views down the spectacular valley, a large decked terrace, a fire pit, a barbecue and a table and chairs. There is plenty of parking for guests. Pony trekking through the hills and woodland can be arranged at a neighbouring stables.
Cefn Bach can be booked with the adjoining property to sleep up to 10. Please see Cefn Isa Cottages for full details. Please note that the property is on the site of an old hill farm. We do sometimes get snow and ice in the winter and in extreme conditions this can mean leaving the car in the village and an adventurous walk up the hill (about 15 mins) to get to the property.
WiFi available at the property but please note that this is 'rural broadband' and is it at times slow or intermittent.
Electricity and heating included. An initial supply of logs is provided.
Bed linen and towels provided.
Travel cot and high chair available.
Strictly no smoking please.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bath/shower room
- No pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Towels provided
- Travel cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a freezer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- No smoking
- Private parking
- Nearest shop: 0.25 mile away
- Coast: 40 miles away
- Nearest pub: 0.25 mile away
Cefn Bach is set in the Ceiriog Valley - just south of the picturesque Vale of Llangollen and described by David Lloyd George as "a little bit of heaven on earth" and still as lovely today. This is an ideal location for enjoying the beautiful Welsh countryside, yet is very easily accessible by car from Birmingham (2 hours), Manchester (90 min) and Liverpool (60 min).
HORSE RIDING NEAR THE COTTAGE
Cefn Bach has teamed up with local stables to offer riding holidays, hacks out, lessons and young people's pony days.
It caters for all ages and abilities to enjoy the beautiful valley on horseback.
In addition Cefn Bach has two stables and grazing on site so you can bring your own horse by arrangement. Accompanied riding can be provided via the stables.
The nearby market town of Llangollen hosts the International Music Eisteddfod and is great for fishing, canal tours, white water rafting and canoeing. It is of course home to the Llangollen Steam Railway - a year round attraction with Real Ale events and visitors such as Thomas the Tank Engine and the Santa Special - bringing little magic for all the family.
There is a choice of walks from the door and slightly further afield is the Offa's Dyke Path, the North Shropshire Lakes, Dinas Bran (Crow Castle). And of course the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Chirk Aqueduct are a must and just 20 minutes from the cottage.
Snowdonia National Park is easily accessible and well worth a visit with its breathtaking mountains offering beautiful walks and views. For the more adventurous Bala Lake is the largest natural lake in Wales and a major centre for water sports including sailing, windsurfing and white water rafting.
The attractive towns of Chester and Shrewsbury are a short drive - ideal for retail therapy and of course Chester Zoo.
Chirk Castle (National Trust) is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I that is still lived in today. Features from its 700 years include the medieval tower and dungeon, 17th-century Long Gallery, grand 18th-century state apartments, servants' hall and historic laundry.
In addition there are many cycling and mountain bike routes in the area and the cottage has a secure bike store.
For lovers of good food and drink there is a choice of local pubs - in the village is The Oak Y Derwen and a little further down the valley The Hand Hotel was voted one of the 50 best gastropubs in the whole of the UK by The Independent.
Great property. One of the best cottages I’ve ever visited.Mr Kevin Kosterman - 13th August 2018
A lovely cottage in a lovely valley. A great base to cycle and walk although the hills were a bit challenging for our two wheels! Found the local pub really friendly (The Oak) with good food and beers. Hope to come back sometime with the rest of the family.Mr Lyons - 5th November 2016
It was amazing and it had so many fun things to do. The pets were adorable and the chickens' eggs were delicious. Thank youMs Westcott - 28th October 2016
Lovely property, gorgeous views and friendly owners.Mrs Porter - 15th September 2016
An excellent holiday was enjoyed at this property. Will be happy to recommend and hopefully return.Mr Pemberton - 13th September 2016
Stunning location with lots of attractions nearby, owners very welcoming and cottage beautifully presented.Mrs Harris-Bates - 22nd August 2016
We had a wonderful time here - many thanks for your extremely comfortable cottage. It is great in itself and also a superb base for exploring some of the area. The views and walks and the surrounding countryside have been most enjoyable. Thank you very much for your hospitality.Arthur, Andrew, Gwennan, Owen and John - 18th July 2016
What a lovely cottage with breath taking views! We enjoyed bringing our family to Wales to show them some family roots. It was a nice break to unwind from the hussle and bussle. Thank you so much for the milk, tea and hot chocolate on the first rainy day to help us get over the jet lag! The children also enjoyed your animals.The Carvers - 11th July 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The surroundings and view is excellent. Wales is a great place for your holidays and I've enjoyed the nature and lovely people.Family Gilles - 2nd July 2016
We have so enjoyed our few days in your serene and beautiful cottage. We are leaving feeling restored, revived and inspired! Thank you for your kindness. Diolch o galonSylvia - 16th May 2016
We've really enjoyed ourselves and had a relaxing time in your comfortable and stylish cottage. You've been very welcoming and kind.Iola - 12th May 2016
We had an amazing break, loved the cottage, great views.John B - 27th September 2015
All was goodMatt D - 3rd April 2015
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