The owners were very welcoming and friendly and they really do need to be congratulated on presenting a cottage that was full of character, the renovated barn maintained and incorporated some of the original beams into the build.. 2 of the bedrooms and the main sitting area have high ceilings that add character and depth to the rooms. The wood burner was another welcomed functional feature. During our stay we burned the firewood on the colder nights. The cottage is very cosy, helped by the fact that the thermostat is set at an optimal temperature making the ambient temperature within the cottage comfortable. I'm sure the owners would help out if the temperature needed adjusting on the thermostat.
The cottage is located on a working farm, and the physical location of the cottage in the foothills of the Berwyn mountains with the river Ceiriog flowing by the cottage adds to the peace and serenity. There is a part of the river which flows by quite fast and the sound of the flowing fast water is serene. The views from the cottage are amazing. The farmland incorporates mountains and valleys, if you were to stay in the cottage all day there are at least 3 walks that can be done: one along the river Ceiriog through the valley along the mountain pass to a series of waterfalls. Another walk can be done in the opposite direction along the river towards the village and another walk can be done ascending the mountains.
During our stay we didn't need to travel very far to visit places of interest, I think the most we travelled was 16 miles. We managed to visit the following attractions: Pistyll Rhaeadr, Chirk Castle and Pontycysyllte Aqueduct. Other than these attractions we did local walks from within the cottage site.
During our stay, we got groceries delivered to our cottage using a renowned supermarket. If we needed to top up on anything we went to a village Spar about 3 miles away.
The hot tub was a great welcomed facility at the cottage. Was lovely to wind down and relax in the hot tub whilst observing the stars, the silhouettes of the montain peaks and the soothing sound of the river Ceiriog flowing by after a long day of activity or walking.
I usually like staying at different cottages, but I think I would come back here again. The owners, the actual cottage, facilities of the cottage and natural surroundings were great. Me and my family had a fantastic time. I would highly recommend this cottage.