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Stunning House Overlooking the River in Llangollen | Bwthyn-Dyfrdwy

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A real gem of a property, this stunning house overlooking the river in Llangollen is deceptively spacious and makes the ideal base for a family holiday. Whether you’re looking for a quiet break filled with leisurely strolls, cafe breakfasts and window shopping, or you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, Llangollen has something for everyone. The town is packed with cafes, bars, restaurants and a fabulous range of independent shops, while the surrounding area offers a wealth of activities from rafting and canoeing to picturesque walks ranging from gentle family wanders to challenging hikes.

The appropriately named Bwthyn Dyfrdwy (also known as Dee Bank Cottage) sits in prime position in the heart of Llangollen, on the banks of the River Dee. From the first floor balcony you can enjoy unparalleled views across the river to The Corn Mill, and beyond to Llangollen’s famous Riverside Park and Victorian Promenade. Watch as canoeists navigate the tumbling waters below and enjoy the nostalgic sound of the steam train as it chugs into Llangollen Station, just a stone’s throw from the cottage.

Sleeping up to seven guests (plus an infant) in three bedrooms, Bwthyn Dyfrdwy is set over three floors. On the ground floor is a traditional style kitchen with a stable door opening onto a small terraced area at the front of the property, a lovely space to enjoy an evening BBQ while taking in the sights and sounds of life in Llangollen. The light and airy kitchen is beautifully styled with classic country style units, wooden worktop and a butler’s sink, and well equipped with a range style oven, dishwasher, microwave, and a breakfast bar which offers a social spot to sit and chat while dinner is prepared. Off the kitchen a snug with a projector screen and small bar area is the perfect perfect space to enjoy movie night; light a fire in the log burner and snuggle up for a cosy night in.

Stairs lead from the snug up to the first floor where you’ll find a dining room leading into a pleasant living room, also with an electric log burner, and a large L-shaped sofa, perfect for relaxing after a fun-filled day. Doors open from both the living and dining areas onto a small decked balcony with a bar-style table and high stools, arguably the best seats in the house! This sunny spot is the ideal place to enjoy your morning coffee or relax after a day of adventure with a well-earned G&T; enjoy people watching and fantastic riverside views.

Also on this floor is a quirky toilet, inspired by station waiting rooms of days gone by and a reminder of the property’s proximity to the world famous Llangollen Railway, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time as you step into this characterful little loo.

On the second floor are three bedrooms; a spacious double with a superking bed and ample room for a cot, a twin, and a triple bunk room with sturdy custom-made bunks ideal for siblings or friends sharing. Also on this floor is the family bathroom, with a bath and separate shower, and a landing study area for those guests who just can’t leave their work at home!

This stunning house overlooking the river in Llangollen is beautifully and thoughtfully presented with a clever mix of contemporary and character decor and ticks all the boxes for a great family holiday.

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Cottage Type
Near Pub, Real Fire
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating, Smoke detector, Carbon monoxide detector, First Aid kit, Fire extinguisher or blanket
No Pets, Hob, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Toys/ Games/ Books, Mobile phone reception
Enclosed garden, On street parking, Off street parking, BBQ, Private Garden

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This stunning house overlooking the river in Llangollen enjoys a prime position at the heart of this bustling little town. To the front of the property is a small ground floor terrace where you can enjoy a BBQ, while the first floor balcony, accessed from either the living or dining rooms, provides the perfect people-watching spot.

Renowned for its picturesque setting on the River Dee and proximity to the Dee Valley and Berwyn mountain range, Llangollen is an ideal choice for a variety of activities. In the town itself you will find a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and bars, along with a fantastic range of independent shops. Just a short walk from the cottage is Riverside Park and the famous Victorian Promenade, a pleasant walk bordering the River Dee. The Promenade was opened in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria and has now been popular with locals and visitors alike for well over 100 years. This pretty walk leads to the children’s park, bandstand, cafe and a picnic area. Llangollen is also famous for its heritage railway, which passes directly by the cottage, and no visit to the town would be complete without appreciating its beautiful Victorian station.

History lovers might enjoy a visit to Plas Newydd House and Gardens, once home to ‘The Ladies of Llangollen’, and now a beautiful open garden and historic house tour just a 10 minute walk from Bwythn Dyfrydwy. The Llangollen History Trail, a 6 mile round walk which meanders through the surrounding countryside, takes in several historic landmarks including Horseshoe Falls, Llantysilio Church, Valle Crucis Abbey and the ruins of Castell Dinas Brân, a mediaeval castle on the site of an Iron Age hillfort where, after an uphill hike, you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the valley below.

While there is plenty to do in Llangollen itself, Bwthyn Dyfrdwy makes an ideal base for further exploring the local area; local outdoors companies offer a huge range of activities including white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, gorge walking, rock climbing, abseiling, guided walks, mountain biking, archery and more. For something a little more relaxing you can enjoy a horse-drawn canal boat experience, or a spectacular narrow boat trip across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a UNESCO world heritage site described as ‘a masterpiece of creative genius’.

A short drive out of Llangollen will take you into some of Wales’ most stunning landscapes; the Dee Valley offers a series of waymarked and graded routes which take in the beautiful scenery, wildlife and history of this stunning area, while the Berwyns offer a range of walks through a wild, captivating landscape which is often significantly quieter than neighbouring Snowdonia.

Visit Llangollen in early July to enjoy the International Musical Eisteddfod, or late July for the Llangollen fringe; October sees the annual LLangollen Food Festival while the last weekend of November is Llangollen Christmas Festival.

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Guest Reviews

Sandra McCann

A beautiful house on the banks of the Dee. Great location and fully equipped with everything you could need- the games were a lovely touch! The only thing we found was the house was chilly but we wrapped ourselves up in the blankets and lit the fire which felt cosy,

Lucy Bursk

We just arrived back from a wonderful stay at Dee Bank Cottage, the house was immaculately clean and the owner was so helpful with all that we needed, also there are beautiful walks all around, overall we had a great time and would highly recommend


A beautiful cottage with stunning views of the river Dee and in a great location. Every room in the cottage was homely and comfortable
We stayed two nights and would 100% return.

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