On our hike along Offa's Dyke Path we stayed in a number of nice B&Bs, but this one was by far the nicest of them all! It started with the very friendly and efficient communication when I booked the room and continued with the exceptional hospitality of Judith and Oliver when we got there: My friend had some trouble with her feet so our hiking day was growing very long and burdensome and when we called Judith she "rescued" us from the path, saving us the last stretch. At the house we were welcomed with delicious cake and everything was done with such warmth, without ever being even the slightest bit overbearing. In short: Judith and Oliver are ideal hosts.
The cottage itself is furnished and decorated with wonderful taste and great attention to detail, so that it has a very luxurious feel after a long day of hiking. We enjoyed it immensely as our B&B for one night, but with the nice kitchen and very comfy sitting room it would also make a great destination for a longer stay in the area and we sincerely wish we can come back one day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ty Newydd y Llwyn is a beautiful, recently restored 250 year old cottage. It is situated high up on the Clwydian Range in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has fantastic views of the Vale of Clwyd. There are many original features to enjoy including an inglenook fireplace with wood-burner, exposed beams and rafters and a roll-top, cast iron bath alongside modern appliances. There is a double room, high ceilinged and overlooking the garden with bookcase, wardrobe and plenty of storage space. A second large twin bedroom up 3 steps, has exposed rafters, a Victorian sink with antique tiles and pine drawers. The antique bath and sink sit alongside a very modern shower cubicle in the separate bathroom.The kitchen overlooks the garden and vegetable patch and is well equipped for the discerning cook with cabinets made from old pews doors and a slate work surface. It is a large room with a high ceiling, exposed timbers, a light and airy room in which to have meals and relax. It leads through to a utility room with Belfast sink and washing machine.The wildlife garden is home to many species and there to be enjoyed by guests in all seasons. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ty Newydd-Y-Llwyn Bodfari, Wales