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Self-Catering Bodfari

The Coach House in Bodfari, Denbighshire

From: €395 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

The Coach House Self-Catering

Holiday home
This brick-built semi-detached barn conversion is set in 30 acres of beautiful grounds on an award-winning farm at the foot of the Clwydian Hill Range. There is even access to a heated swimming pool and private fishing on the River Clwyd – a waterway that runs through the farm. With the added attraction of a lovely wood-burning stove in the sitting room and a beautiful garden area for al fresco dining, this is a great family property. The amenities of Denbigh are easily accessible, as are a number of other local activities.

Peacefully located in the lovely Vale of Clwyd, the small village of Bodfari is set beneath the imposing Clwydian Hill Range and is steeped in history. Once a Celtic camp in approximately 500BC, the village went on to become a Roman encampment and then a pre-Norman village – evidence of which remains in the original Church of St Stephen. Nowadays, in addition to its impressive church the village boasts a local shop and easy access to a number of good country pubs and eateries. The ancient market town of Denbigh with its celebrated 13th Century castle is close by and offers pretty streets lined with shops, pubs and restaurants. The Offa's Dyke Pathway is also easily accessible and provides walkers with plenty of trails and footpaths to follow. Ramblers will be thrilled by the impressive, challenging countryside that surrounds the village, whilst those who enjoy cycling, fishing, and bird watching are also well catered for.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Swimming pool
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a Farm
  • Rural location
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Smith, September 2020
September 2020
The coach house was fabulous The owners were the most helpful kind people ever Communication with Sykes on other hand was not good Booked through booking.. Com as could not get a response from sykes
Mrs Smith
September 2020
Nice property.. The steep spiral stairway could be a problem for families with very young children who require carrying up to bed/bathroom. Some areas of the cottage were in need of attention such as visible cobwebs Pleasant country walks & down a quiet lane/farm drive. Overall pleasant stay during strange & difficult times, due to COVID-19.
Mr Goodwin, September 2020
August 2020
My family and I have just had a perfect week staying at Glam Clwyd Isa.. The cottage was clean, cosy and in a wonderful quiet location. Sitting out, by the pond surrounded, by nature, was pure therapy to an otherwise hectic home life! We were blessed with a heat wave during our stay which was the icing on the cake - though, on the downside, it meant we didn’t get to try out the wood burner which was loaded with wood and ready to go! I guess that just means we need to return in colder weather. Thank you!!
Mrs Ericson, August 2020
July 2020
Beautiful location and really friendly hosts.. Had a much needed break and would definitely recommend to others.
Mrs Horsman, July 2020
February 2020
The Coach House at Glan Clwyd Isa farm is outstanding.. What a beautiful tranquil setting! The accomodation is very comfortable and well appointed. Log burner, lovely kitchen and a fabulous view of the duck pond from the entire living area. Our children and dog loved exploring in their wellies ( but I must note that young children will obviously need supervision by the water). This is by far the best setting and accomodation we have ever stayed in. The master bedroom is large with an enormous comfortable bed. All tastefully decorated and always warm and cosy. Mr and Mrs Crossley were extremely accomodating and friendly and were happy to help with any queries. I would highly recommend the Coach House!
September 2019
.After doing a weekly food shop I went to the Coach house and did not immediately find it as the photo shows the back of the property away from the road , I had tried to ring the owners on the day of arrival to ask where the keys would be left,but had no reply from both contact numbers on the paperwork. After entering the property I noticed the cushions on the furniture and blankets under the coffee table were not tidied or folded . I put my food in the fridge and noticed the door was broken from the integrated unit and the fridge did not seem to be vetry clean but shrugged this off. I then went upstairs to put my clothes away and saw that none of the beds had been made up and the sheets had not been changed from the previous tenants. I then went into the bathroom and all the dirty towels were thrown on the floor. Going back to the bedroom I looked in the wardrobe and saw there was some clothes still hung up. I then thought I must be in the wrong accommodation. After checking it was the correct place I tried ringing the numbers again and left a message on both of them with no reply. There was also a dirty washing up cloth in the sink and the worktops needed cleaning at that point I rang Sykes cottages (who were very helpful) to advise them of the position and they finally managed to contact the owners as time went on I could no longer wait for it to be sorted so I told Sykes to cancel the booking and refund the fee which they could not do until 9 pm as they need to give the owners time to rectify the issue, if they had answered their phones when I rang them lunchtime it would have been rectified.! I then had to try find alternative accommodation which I did but was a hotel that was a lot more expensive and the food I had bought for the week had to be disposed of as I did not have a fridge freezer to store it in so all in all this have cost me a fair few pounds a lot of time and a lot of stress. finally got into the hotel at 10pm!!
Mr Wescombe
May 2019
The cottage was really well furnished and equipped and it’s in a beautiful location.. The only small thing is that the cutlery and crockery needs some attention. Everything else was great.
Mrs Colerick
March 2019
Lovely cottage.. Owners very nice and helpful, nothing was to much trouble for them. This was my second visit to the cottage and I will book it again and again. Highly recommended for a quite holiday with rolling hills and beautiful counrtyside surrounding you but with all the seaside amenities on your doorstep.
Mrs Colerick
September 2018
Lovely cottage, everything you need.. Clean comfortable, quite and beautiful views. Owners very nice and helpful. Booked again for next yesr.
Mrs Dearman
July 2018
Our hooiday was fantastic the accommodation and location was everythimg that we were looking very peaceful amd quite
Miss Hoskins
June 2018
If you want to get away from the stresses of life then this is the place to stay.. We loved the cottage and found it perfect for our needs in its peaceful location surrounded by fields with farm animals and its own pond for ducks and moorhens and their chicks, so lovely to watch when sitting outside, together with other wildlife to discover. The owners were very nice and welcoming and their three dogs soon became regular visitors for a morning pat. The cottage location has its own charming atmosphere about it with the hills beyond and with local walks, yet is within easy reach of many places to visit, either to the Snowdonia National Park region and Bodnant Gardens, or to the beautiful city of Chester where you can easily get to Liverpool by train in 40 minutes, all well worth a visit.
Mrs Greenwood
May 2018
This is a super location for peace and tranquility with nature right on the doorstep.. Easy access to beaches and Snowdonia just an hour away via good roads. We loved sitting outside by the pond in warm sunshine eating our breakfast listening to the birds and insects. The coach house was a comfortable place, with a well stocked kitchen and super main bedroom. Mr and Mrs Crossley were lovely hosts. Fantastic pub nearby too. We had a really great holiday.
September 2017
Nice welcoming place.. Lovely cottage.
September 2017
The Coach House is situated deep in the Welsh countryside with fantastic views, but civilisation (including a dog-friendly pub) is a just a short distance away. The two-bedroomed cottage is well equipped including wood-burner, washing machine & dishwasher, and comfortably furnished. We didn't have the pleasure of meeting the owners as they were away when we stayed, but we found Mrs Crossley to be extremely helpful in tracking down my daughter's macbook external hard-drive (which had somehow got mixed up in the bedsheets & sent to the laundry) and returning it to us by special delivery. We'll definitely be back!
Donna W
August 2016
This is by far the best place we have stayed in for a very long time. The kids loved popping in the pool, giving attention to the friendly three dogs of the owners and playing Frisbee by the lake. I loved the peace and quiet in such a beautiful place, so beautiful that we are already looking into when we can come again. The cottage has two great sized bedrooms. Plenty of hot water. Open plan downstairs which is bigger then the photos show. It is clean and the beds are really comfortable also. It was great looking out the window to Guinea fowl, horses, ducks and cows! The location is a little out the way which is what I loved more than anything. It took around 1hr 20 mins to get over to snowdonia national park, but a short drive away you will find a supermarket, lovely pub, petrol garage and pretty much all the basics you need. The owners are really friendly. We couldn't ask for more and we will see you again soon.
Dr Welsh
June 2016
Our thanks to the owners of the Coach House for a wonderful stay. I've booked a lot of self-catering cottages over the last 20 years and this one gets my vote as best yet. Beautiful house, lovely light open plan living and kitchen area with floor to ceiling windows affording a stunning outlook over the duck pond and gardens. Beautiful surrounding countryside and well kept extensive gardens in which to walk the dog. Woodburning stove was a treat to have lit in the evening after a hard days walk on Offa's Dyke and the property is very well situated for walking the northern end of the trail.
Mr Byrom
November 2015
Perfect retreat. We were there during Hurricane Barney which was whipping through the trees at 80mph outside. Listening to the wind howling while curled up in front of the log fire was magic. The owners are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. We chose this particular cottage because it was listed as dog friendly, fortunately there were no signs of dog in the cottage at all, it was immaculate in every way!
October 2015
What a lovely property. The place was in beautiful surroundings. It was very peaceful there, very well equipped, very clean and comfortable. We didn't want to leave. It is just perfect. Would highly recommend this place.
Mrs Howell
October 2015
A beautiful location that was very peaceful and relaxing. Wonderful view of the pond and garden from the living area. A very charming property. The bed was huge and very comfortable. The shower was great and the property was warm and comfortable. Friendly hosts.
carol m
September 2015
We were returning for the 4th time for a week after a break of two years. Whilst we can agree that the cottage is located in the most beautiful location, I'm afraid that that is all we can agree with other reviews. From the very first moment we arrived we were disappointed. In the past we have been left a starter of tea and milk, this was no longer available and also in the rental it states that a starter pack of wood is provided, we were left 2 damp logs, no kindling and no paper, had we not taken our own we would never have been able to light the log burner. As it became darker and we turned on the lights and found that over 50% of the bulbs in the cottage didn;t work and when we asked for some they were left outside for us to put in. Sadly the cottage is looking old and tired and some of the furniture was missing,(from our first vist), and what was left was uncomfortable, after a few days I found I could no longer sit on the sofa as it just wasn't comfortable, We found a note inside the cottage asking people to turn the heating off whilst out and that the owners reserve the right to enter the property and turn the heating off. This would have been alright if we could have actually found how to turn the heating on in the first place. The fridge door in the kitchen didn't shut properly and our food spoilt. The oven didn't work effectively and some of the kitchen cupboards are not straight on the walls and slighly damaged. The bed was uncomfortable as well and I ended up having a bad back. Two of the features of the cottage are the pond outside the back door and the fact that people are allowed to bring their pets. Sadly the pond was overgrown and thick with green allgea and was in an awful state, so much so that I didnt go outside the back of the cottage once and although we didn't take our dogs I actually found fleas on myself. We were so disappointed that we left a day early and emailed the owner who didn't address many of our concerns just stating that a new kitchen was being put into the cottage in Nov and that we should have told her about the CH. All in all this cottage is no longer a 5 star cottage, not even possibly a 2 star, but I'm sure that it will improve with a little time and money spent on it.....unfortunately we shall not return again as we felt that the damage has already been done and there was little sympathy from the owner.
Miss Milner
June 2015
A beautiful and relaxing place to stay. The owners were very kind and helpful. Will definitely be visiting again.
Mr Lightfoot
May 2015
It was nice and peaceful with lots of bird life, the dawn chorus was amazing. The property was welcoming and cosy. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. The scenery was lovely and the layout of the garden and the ponds were nice.
Mrs Dennehy
May 2015
It is a beautiful place to stay, well done to the owners for creating peace and tranquillity surrounded by amazing views.
Mrs Marriner
February 2015
The setting of the cottage was very peaceful, and despite being in winter, we had a lovely outlook with the view of the pond from our living room. Also, we were able to walk within the grounds around the lake, with the hills in the background as a beautiful backdrop. The cottage was very cosy to return to on a winter's evening
Mr Sutherland
January 2015
This was the ideal property for our visit and we do not have one single complaint. Excellent. Our thanks to the owners.
January 2015
Beautiful property, beautiful location. The most relaxing break we have had in a long time. We stayed for 3 nights, late December and loved it. The property is spotlessly clean and warm with the added luxury of a log burner. The large French doors overlooked a pond with open countryside beyond. Loved breakfast just taking in the views. We had family over for a get together one night and no one wanted to leave. As it says, the property is pet friendly. We had our teenage daughter and her friend with us and our dog, plenty of room for us all. The owners, Mr and Mrs Crossley are very helpful and leave you to your own devices but are always there to help if needed. We hope to return again this year.
Eddie R
September 2014
Stayed for a week with my missus and daughter and dog ,and in laws came down fora couple of days ,we have travelled the world over the years and the coach house will always have a special place in my memories , the cottage is great could not fault it , views beautiful , Linda and hughie 2 genuine nice people , the views and cottage are stunning , so much to do , my 8yr old daughter caught her first rainbow trout and went on to catch many more , while me and father in law didn't manage any that day , pool is nice and peaceful , thank you Linda and hughie had a great time , will be back soon , love the place , Eddie Lynn Cerys and bert the dog If you want somewhere to relax and chill out this is the place to go ,
Mrs Ravenscroft
August 2014
Peaceful with stunning views, the coach house is a beautiful building and very private.
Mr Martin
July 2014
The Location is superb, down the end of a dead end lane opening out to a lovely renovated farmhouse and out buildings. Lots of open space, views and wildlife. It was very relaxing and laid back. Ideal for well behaved dogs and nothing was too much trouble.
Ian L
July 2014
This is our 3rd time staying at these cottages and its been 6 years since our last visit. I'm afraid to say that time seems to have stood still and the general condition of the cottages has gone down hill since. I would not personally say that these are 5 stars, more 3+. There used to be a central libary of places to go, things to do and recommendations of local eating places, but no longer, just a handful of out of date brouchers. Given we had been before we knew where to go in terms of directions, but for most, the driveway would be passed time and time again. A sign would therefore be appropriate. I can not disagree with other reviewers in that these cottages are in a wonderful location, peaceful and quiet, which is why we returned for a 3rd visit. Definately not for the less mobile either, the internal stairs are difficult to negotiate. There is an external staircase though. A word of caution to dog owners, there are not many beaches along the coast that allow dogs on.
Mr Hopkins
April 2014
We recently stayed at the enchanted and delightful Coach House. We were both blown away by the idyllic setting and from arrival, greeted with a very warm welcome from the owners, we instantly knew our time at The Coach House was going to be a cherished memory for many years to come. I am pleased to write that our initial expectations were surpassed. The peaceful surroundings and endless supply of fire wood made for a very cosy and comfortable stay. Another great advantage was the centralised location to both the coast and Snowdonia that meant we were able to see all the beautiful scenery that North Wales has to offer. All in all the perfect cottage in the perfect setting and we are already planning our return visit.
April 2014
We recently stayed at the enchanted and delightful coach house. We were both blown away by the idyllic setting and from arrival we were greeted with a very warm welcome from the owners and we instantly knew our time at the coach house was going to be a cherished memory for many years to come. I am pleased to write that our initial expectations were surpassed. The peaceful surroundings and endless supply of fire wood made for a very cosy and comfortable stay. Another great advantage was the centralised location to both the coast and snowdonia that meant we were able to see all the beautiful scenery that north wales has to offer. All in all the perfect cottage in the perfect setting and we are already planning our return visit.
Mr Kinnear
January 2014
The location and layout of the cottage was perfect.
Mr Rudakov
October 2013
Idyllic location with wonderful views. Spacious well appointed accommodation.
July 2013
Super place, lovely hosts. Great place to chill out.
Mrs Baldwin
July 2013
Beautiful cottage in quiet surroundings. Good location to all the sites we wanted to visit.
December 2012
Very nice location, however it is approx a mile drive to barn and the latter part of the lane needs the potholes filling in. Had everything you need but disappointed that we had no hot water in the washbasin all week and few cobwebs. However, despite this, would stay again
Mrs Sharkey
November 2012
Peaceful, quiet location, excellent for those who want a tranquil setting. The location was perfect with beautiful views across the fields. The house was warm and cosy and the owner was very friendly and welcoming.
Mr Sewell
August 2012
A spacious cottage in a quiet rural location.
August 2012
Beautiful cottage set in stunning grounds. Very friendly owners who made our 5 month old bulldogs first holiday very special. Thank you.
Mrs Holliman
August 2012
This was in an excellent position both in terms of beautiful countryside and attractive views from the windows, but also very convenient for walking Offah's Dyke. The accommodation was comfortable and the owners accommodating.
Mr Watt
July 2012
The cottage is in a fantastic location. Very friendly hosts and nice wildlife.
J Bell
November 2011
Very very nice place to stay . Lovely warm welcome . Cottage very nice and pleasant . would recommend and stay there again .
October 2011
The Coach house was absolutely lovely - by far the best holiday cottage we have stayed in. Our little boy loved it, especially the swimming pool. We recommend it to anyone that mentions holidaying in the UK.
Ms Liggins
August 2011
The cottage was absolutely stunning and the deck chairs overlooking the pond made such lovely summer evenings. Our little boy loved the pool - regardless of his blue lips!!
Mrs Knightley
August 2011
Good location with friendly hosts. Lots of outdoor space.
Mrs Oakes
August 2011
We enjoyed the fantastic views across open countryside and found the cottage very quiet and relaxing.
Mr Bell
August 2011
Very friendly welcome and the owner's always ready to answer any questions or problems, not that there were any. Lovely place to stay and relax with beautiful views from cottage .
Mrs Dux
September 2010
Fantastic location, very friendly owners - fresh eggs from the hen!
Mr Watkins
August 2010
A beautiful cottage, lovely owners that made us so welcome. So peaceful, an excellent holiday.
Mrs Davenport
July 2010
It was like a piece of heaven in Wales. The owners were most welcoming and friendly. The gardens were beautiful and peaceful. I couldn't have asked for more. The photos of the property do not do this place justice, I was astounded at how beautiful it was.
Mrs Wilkinson
April 2010
Just a perfect garden and so much space! Ideal family retreat. Felt safe for both children and dog. The hosts were very friendly and relaxed. Did not want to leave and will definitely come back.
Mr Richards
December 2009
The Coach House is beautifully situated and the wildlife around the cottage made it very interesting to stay there.
Mr Lakin
December 2009
The peace and quiet of the cottage and the grounds the cottage stands in. The animals (swans, guinea fowl etc) all added to the enjoyment.
December 2009
We received a great service. The cottage itself was beautiful with lots of character. The hosts helpful. Views from cottage were stunning. The use of the outdoor swimming pool was exciting but very unfortunately the weather meant it was far too cold to use-the girls were very disappointed!! The lane you use to get to the cottage is long and only wide enough for one car so if you meet a car coming out as we did on our arrival you have to reverse all the way back to the road!!(inexperienced drivers may find this difficult or off-putting)
December 2009
After a very busy year, my husband, myself and the dog really needed a relaxing brake, and thats exsacley what we got, a beautiful cottage, in quiet suroundings, lots of walks around to take the dog on, and a lovley wood burning fire to retune to. A week in this lovley property has really made us ready for the new year.
Mrs West
November 2009
A quiet location with a relaxing atmosphere and beautiful surroundings.
Ms North
October 2009
Situation ideal for accessing coast and Snowdonia in general. Position and surroundings delightful!! Owners friendly. Spacious main bedroom.
Mr Skelton
September 2009
Quality cottage in quality area with super scenery.
Mrs Jeffries
September 2009
Location and views from cottage.
Dr Harris
August 2009
The hosts were very friendly and it was a lovely relaxing location. The wild life, particularly the family of swans were quite entertaining.
Miss King
July 2009
This property is everything it promises to be and more. We completely relaxed away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday life. The owners where very friendly and helpful and I cant imagine where else I could walk out my door to beautiful swans and ducks amongst other animals. We shall definitely be returning!
Mrs Howard
July 2009
Location and surroundings were first class, the setting with the wildlife was exactly what I'd hoped for and it really appealed to the children. The swimming pool was a big plus. The facilities in the cottage were ideal for a young family, we coped fine with the spiral staircase!
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