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Gwenoldy (Swallows' Rest)

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Gwenoldy is a luxuriously converted 18th century stone cottage
Gwenoldy is an 18th century detached stone barn with a 21st century makeover
The views are panoramic, including the Flintshire plain and the Clwydian Hills
1 of 21Gwenoldy is a luxuriously converted 18th century stone cottage
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Gwenoldy (Swallows' Rest in Welsh) is a luxurious cottage, converted from an 18th century stone-built barn. Its setting is spectacular, with glorious views across a secluded valley. We are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoy a wonderfully peaceful lifestyle. Gwenoldy offers every comfort, from a woodburning stove to broadband internet access, for up to four people. Children are welcome. Snowdonia, Chester and the North Wales beaches are close at hand, and local amenities include excellent pubs serving good food, a crafts and antique centre with a popular restaurant, and many country shops and sporting venues....Gwenoldy (Swallows' Rest in Welsh) is a luxurious cottage, converted from an 18th century stone-built barn. Its setting is spectacular, with glorious views across a secluded valley. We are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoy a wonderfully peaceful lifestyle. Gwenoldy offers every comfort, from a woodburning stove to broadband internet access, for up to four people. Children are welcome. Snowdonia, Chester and the North Wales beaches are close at hand, and local amenities include excellent pubs serving good food, a crafts and antique centre with a popular restaurant, and many country shops and sporting venues.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Elizabeth M
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2013
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

This was our 2nd stay at Gwenoldy. Elizabeth and Ian are wonderful hosts, so welcoming (and a delicious homemade lemon cake on arrival!) The property is very well equipped, kitchen has everything you need. Beds are very comfy and the bathroom is clean and showergel/soap...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank lauracY3677EZ
Management response:Responded 9 September 2018

Thanks so much. Lovely to see you here again. Till the next time!

Reviewed 20 August 2016

This was our second visit to Gwenoldy and we highly anticipated the same high standard as our previous visit. However, we felt that there were a few finishing touches missing this time. The cottage wasn't as clean as we would have expected and the welcome...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Donna P
Management response:Responded 21 August 2016

We've already been in touch personally and apologised for the fact that some items in the kitchen seem to have been overlooked in our changeover preparation.for these guests. It's very disappointing to have even one negative note in a review as we are so used...More

Reviewed 18 August 2016

We enjoyed our week so very much! Gwenoldy is the most comfortable cottage: well equipped, a lovely greeting cake and wine in the fridge, fabulous views, very relaxing and an excellent location for exploring very interesting things: the owner provides a book with superb suggestions...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank sabineachilles
Management response:Responded 19 August 2016

We are so pleased that you finally made it to Gwenoldy and that you enjoyed your week so much. You were perfect guests and we would love to have visit again. Elizabeth and Ian

Reviewed 30 July 2015

This is our first trip to North Wales with children - two 12 year olds. We needed plenty of active things to do and North Wales did not disappoint. The cottage was everything it should have been - cosy, clean with all mod cons. The...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Donna P
Management response:Responded 31 July 2015

Thank you so much for your lovely review of your stay at Gwenoldy. You were great guests and we look forward to seeing you here again.

Reviewed 3 April 2015

High quality accommodation with almost everything thought of to make the stay pleasant. High chair, cot bed, an excellent things to do folder specific to glenoldy, some toys, books and local guides, home made cake and even kids wellies were all provided gladly by the...More

Date of stay: February 2015
Thank GlennG279
Management response:Responded 4 April 2015

We're delighted that you liked the cottage and the area so much. Thankfully the children's wellies weren't needed every day!

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Gwenoldy cottage is a beautifully furnished and decorated cottage with a cosy, yet airy feel. The views are breath taking and the peace and quiet blissful. We were greeted with a smile by Ian, who was very friendly and informative both about the facilities within...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank Yvonne T
Management response:Responded 11 August 2014

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay so much. Do come again - the cottage and its surroundings are lovely at all times of year. Elizabeth and Ian

Reviewed 22 April 2014

If you are looking for great hosts who cater for your every need from home made cake to a potty for your toddler... go to Gwenoldy!, They offer a 5 star service catering for all types of visitors, family or couples alike. Space for children...More

Date of stay: April 2014
1  Thank rachel s
Management response:Responded 2 May 2014

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Gwenoldy so much and very much hope that we shall see you here again.

Reviewed 27 February 2014

Just returned from 5 lovely days in this cottage. The area is wonderful for walking. Arrived to a welcoming host, Liz, and a home baked cake and bottle of wine! The cottage was delightful. Cosy, warm and spotlessly clean. Everything was catered for - even...More

Date of stay: February 2014
Thank Tricia216
Management response:Responded 5 March 2014

Thank you very much for your review - we are thrilled that you liked the cottage and the area so much. We would love to see you here again - as you say, come in the summer and enjoy (hopefully!) some warmer weather.

Reviewed 13 January 2014

Gwenlody is located in a secluded spot overlooking some of Wales' rolling hills and upon arrival you are greeted by its welcoming, cosy warmth. Essentially, everything within the property is made as easy and as enjoyable as possible for the guest. In a nutshell, Gwenoldy...More

Date of stay: January 2014
Thank Nia D
Management response:Responded 19 January 2014

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you here again soon. Elizabeth and Ian

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Playground
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Toaster
Towels Provided
Trampoline
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
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