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Cosy cottage in a stunning location

Entire cottage hosted by Ian
6 guests3 bedrooms5 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
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Velvet Cottage is set in it's own private grounds above a country lane backed by National Trust owned Velvet Hill. It boasts fabulous views across the valley towards the Horseshoe Pass. Our cottage is perfect for couples, groups of friends and families. We are pet friendly with a fully enclosed garden. A wide variety of outdoor pursuits are available, including some of the best walking in the UK, right from the doorstep. Private off road parking is provided free of charge.

The space
Velvet Cottage is a family owned, traditional Welsh cottage in a spectacular setting at the foot of the Horseshoe Pass in North Wales. The cottage has three bedrooms sleeping up to five, with a portable z bed for a sixth person. Bedding, towels, heating and unlimited WiFi are provided. The downstairs area features a fully equipped kitchen/diner, a lounge and a computer/study area at the bottom of the stairs. Our cottage is ideal for a relaxing break for dog owners, couples, groups of friends and families.
Access is from a private offroad parking bay via a series of concrete steps. DUE TO THE EXTERNAL ACCESS STEPS AND AN INTERNAL STAIRCASE, THE COTTAGE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR PERSONS OF LIMITED MOBILITY.
Velvet Cottage has a large enclosed garden which is suitable for dogs to explore freely! The front terrace is great for outdoor breakfasts in early morning Summer sun and a sunbathing/barbecue terrace can be found by following a short, fairly steep footpath up to the back of the cottage (sunbeds and a barbecue set are provided). Velvet Cottage has storage space for up to six bicycles and/or sports equipment.
Despite the rural location, there are many amenities in walking distance and some of the best walking in the UK, right from the doorstep. The Llangollen area boasts a wide variety of outdoor pursuits and world class tourist attractions.

In detail, the cottage features:
Grade A double glazed windows and security doors.
Bedroom with superking sized double bed.
One twin bedroom, one small single bedroom and a portable bed for a sixth person.
Bed linen and towels for all guests.
A large bathroom with electric shower, bath, basin and WC
Attractive lounge with log effect cast iron electric stove heater, HDMI TV with Freesat and two large leather sofas.
A large kitchen with all electric cooking hob and oven, sink and drainer, fridge/freezer and storage units.
Five seater dining table with panoramic views across the valley.
Unlimited UK landline phone calls and wireless broadband.
A heated outhouse for storing bicycles and sports equipment and for drying outdoor clothing.

Guest access
The guests have private access to the whole cottage and grounds.

Other things to note
Velvet Cottage is over 200 years old and, although it's been thoughtfully modernised, it retains many of the original features including some fairly low doorways, so mind your heads!
Velvet Cottage is set in it's own private grounds above a country lane backed by National Trust owned Velvet Hill. It boasts fabulous views across the valley towards the Horseshoe Pass. Our cottage is perfect for couples, groups of friends and families. We are pet friendly with a fully enclosed garden. A wide variety of outdoor pursuits are available, including some of the best walking in the UK, right from the doors…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

Amenities

First aid kit
Private entrance
Fire extinguisher
Cable TV
Heating
Carbon monoxide alarm
Kitchen
Smoke alarm
Hangers
Free on-street parking

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Llantysilio, United Kingdom

Although Velvet Cottage has that "away from it all" feel, it is surprisingly well serviced by local amenities. Just three minutes' walk away is a well-stocked farm shop selling fresh meat from the farm and everyday essentials. Across from the farm shop is a highly rated bistro serving excellent meals (and breakfasts for the lazy!!) at very good prices. Five minutes walk in the opposite direction is the Abbey Grange Hotel. The Grange does serve evening meals but it's best known for it's real ale. The Abbey Grange is home to the Llangollen Brewery and three varieties of beer are sold on the premises to either drink in house or to take home. A fifteen minute stroll takes you to the Britannia Inn in one direction and the Chainbridge Hotel in the other. The Britannia is rightly renowned for country-sized meals at out-of-town prices. The Chainbridge Hotel has a superb location on the River Dee. The restaurant is open to non-residents and is well worth visiting, if only for the opportunity to see a kingfisher or a dipper while you're eating!
Although Velvet Cottage has that "away from it all" feel, it is surprisingly well serviced by local amenities. Just three minutes' walk away is a well-stocked farm shop selling fresh meat from the farm and ever…

Hosted by Ian

Joined in October 2015
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I live in the lovely county of Shropshire with my even lovelier wife Yvonne. We are very much the outdoor type, spending the majority of our spare time either hill-walking or bird-watching (in Yvonne's case, bird-photographing. Her speciality is puffins, lots of them). The rest of my personal spare time is taken up by golf at Church Stretton, football at my home town club Chesterfield and bridge at Tibberton Bridge Club. I used to play poker but I've wisely given that up. I work for a small controls company based in Liverpool (Yvonne's favourite city) but I spend most of my working life in Birmingham. Between us we run two self catering holiday cottages near Llangollen, North Wales (where Yvonne was born): Velvet Cottage, established in 2010 and it's brand new neighbour Jasmine Cottage, established in 2014. Advert and plug over.
I live in the lovely county of Shropshire with my even lovelier wife Yvonne. We are very much the outdoor type, spending the majority of our spare time either hill-walking or bird-…
During your stay
Yvonne and Ian Carrington have been running Velvet Cottage as a self catering holiday let since 2010. We live 35 miles away and we appreciate that what holidaymakers value above all else is privacy, and that is what you get at Velvet Cottage. However, we remain easily contactable and should the need arise we can be on site within an hour.
Yvonne and Ian Carrington have been running Velvet Cottage as a self catering holiday let since 2010. We live 35 miles away and we appreciate that what holidaymakers value above al…
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House rules
Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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