Coed Issa Cottage

Llanfynydd, Flintshire
+44 (0)7807 566483
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Welcome to big comfy beds, a warm stylish decor and bold local art at this eco restoration surrounded by fields, 14 miles from Chester


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Pets welcome

The Experience

Head for the Clwydian hills, and the woods and streams of Moel Famau where the views stretch to Liverpool on a fine day. It’s a great romp for dogs ten miles from the door.

The cottage was built in the early 1800s, and was lived in by Bessie for 93 years (it’s still called Bessie’s by the locals.) Find Welsh cakes, Bara Brith and fresh flowers, books and games on the dresser, a little decanter of Welsh whisky, and logs for cosy nights in. Up the wooden staircase are the bedrooms, roomy, stylish and inviting.

Stock up in the main shopping hub, Wrexham, or set off for the market town of Mold (both seven miles). Return to lunch in the garden, a suntrap patio and a barbecue, a flower bed and a small lawn, and deckchairs for glorious views. Ruthin, 14 miles, has a good choice of restaurants, but if you prefer to forget the car, the village pub couldn’t be closer.

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We think you'll love

  • The stunning views of the valley in front of you
  • Staying in an un-touristy part of Wales
  • Walking, fishing, discovering the great outdoors, and coming home to comfort and cheer
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You should know

  • There's no barrier between garden and road. The road's not busy, but the cars travel at speed
  • The bathroom is downstairs
  • One dog welcome (£25), but not upstairs


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: We have availability from early April onwards - perfect for an early Summer getaway. Please check dates in the Enquiry calendar or click through to our website to book!

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Children over 4 welcome. Please include your contact phone number on booking enquiries.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

One dog welcome, £25. Bowls, cage, dog waste bags and treats provided.

Pub in the village. More restaurants a short drive away.


Nightly price
from £90
Weekly price
from £630
1 Cottage for 4
From £902 beds2 bedrooms


Wonderful cottage with everything you could ever need, very quiet and peaceful, the Cross Keys pub is in walking distance and offers beautiful food. Highly recommended, and would return in a heartbeat

June, Swansea

Well where to begin! From the moment you step into the front door you can almost feel your mind and body relax. Quality in everything from furnishings to kitchen utensils and fittings. Comfortable beds, spotlessly clean everything pure luxury. The view is magnificent. To top it all off a fantastic little pub a few minutes from the door. What more could you ask for? Nothing is the answer. Have already booked for Christmas xxx

Julie, Burntwood

One of the most beautiful cottages we have stayed at. A real touch of luxury- modern but traditional (we’ve definitely taken some ideas for our own home). A beautiful restoration, and just a wonderful place to stay at. We will be back!

James, Cardiff

Amazing stay at this lovely cottage - would highly recommend. View was excellent, and the cottage has been furnished to a very high standard. Great trip to the local pub, and all the little extras provided made it an extra special stay.

Rachel, Manchester

Possibly one of the loveliest holiday cottages we’ve ever stayed in! If you’re looking for somewhere with beautiful views and tranquility, this is the place for you. The cottage is beautifully decorated and equipped; the only thing that was missing was a coffee machine, but we took our own so it wasn’t a problem. The welcome hamper was top notch. All our communication with Andy and Gwennan was prompt and helpful. We stayed on a last minute booking, but I really hope we can pay a return visit!

Lisa, Brighton

What a find Coed Issa Cottage was for us. This was our first break away from home after the lockdowns, and was a real tonic. Beautiful surroundings and a lovely place to stay, which has been built to a really high standard and beautifully finished. Cannot recommend this property enough. We will definitely be back!! Well done to the owners of this property.

Graham & Pam, Mold

We had a lovely stay at Coed Issa. The cottage is beautifully furnished and very comfortable with amazing views over the surrounding hills. The patio is a real suntrap and it was great to sit out in the deckchairs and watch the buzzard soaring overhead. There are great walks on the doorstep and the location is ideal for visiting Llandudno, Chester and lots of other interesting places nearby. We will definitely be going back!

Elizabeth, Rugby

An extremely comfortable, stylish and well equipped cottage, with contemporary furnishings,comfortable beds and large powerful shower. We really appreciated the very generous welcome hamper and thoughtful touches like the selection of books, fresh flowers and quality toiletries. The patio area is a real sun trap and we enjoyed having breakfast and an evening glass of wine admiring the view of the valley. Lots to see and do, fabulous walks, and we enjoyed exploring the charming towns of Mold and Ruthin. Didn’t bring our dog this time but she would have loved it, will do so next time.

Katie, Oxford

Absolutely stunning and very stylish cottage. Amazing views especially from the patio area. We stayed for 3 days with fabulous weather which allowed us to explore the countryside surrounding the cottage. The comfortable beds and beautiful interior felt like home from home and could have of easily stayed for longer. Enjoyed every minute of it.

Ange, Little Sutton

We stayed at Coed Issa over the May Bank Holiday , aside from dropping lucky with the weather , the Cottage is absolutely fantastic. We even contacted the owners to ask where they got the fixtures and furnishings from !! The walks and views are amazing , the locals are friendly and there’s a handy little pub up the road that serves food . Great place for a little family and Dogs . Looking forward to staying again

Ian, Little Sutton

A lovely place for two couples who want to walk, discover the countryside in this undiscovered part of Wales and return to a special cottage with an enchanting history. Even on rainy days it will be peaceful to sit inside and admire the views, perhaps with a book in front of the old fireplace.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Surrounded by a patchwork of fields, the village of Llanfynydd is small: a church, a post office and a pub. The post office/stores has been run since the 1930s by the same family, and the pub, the Cross Keys, does a lovely Sunday lunch. For dogs and walkers, Alyn Waters Country Park, a small nature reserve with a riverside walk, is a 15-minute drive. It also has a great adventure playground.

Local points of interest from Gwenan Roberts

  • Llanfynydd sits on the verge of the Offa's Dyke path, with a range of country walks accessible from the door. Easy access to Moel Fammau and the Clwydian Range a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, conquer the the paths and enjoy the views.
  • Vale Crucis Abbey and Dinas Bran Castle are close in nearby Llangollen. Take a horse drawn canal trip or visit the Llangollen Heritage Railway. For a challenge you can cross the 'stream in the sky' at the UNESCO World Heritage site Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
  • Within a comfortable distance of Llandudno, Llangollen, Chester and Liverpool by car or train, we are in the perfect location to explore and discover North Wales and the North West. Visit the Welsh Highland Railway or the Penderyn Welsh Whiskey Distillery
  • Accessible outdoor activities close at hand include: Snowdonia, the Lleyn peninsula or Anglesey. Zip World, Bounce Below or the One Planet mountain biking track, Surf Sonwdonia, canoeing and kayaking are available too if you enjoy adventure.
  • Mold hosts a range of independent shops and restaurants. It also boasts a twice weekly thriving street market (Weds & Sat) try out some local Welsh produce. Chester has a range of unique shops and hostelries many housed next to Roman ruins.
  • Fancy some art and culture, visit Theatr Clwyd Mold or Storyhouse Chester for film, live comedy and award winning live performances, indoor and outdoor options are available. Chester is also home to Chester Zoo and the Roodee Race Course.


Gwenan Roberts

Gwenan, who grew up in the village down the road, has lovingly preserved as much of Bessie's place as she can. It had lain empty for 12 years before she and her husband saved it, adding a wooden extension, and modernising and refurbishing in the most eco-friendly way. Gwenan can meet and greet guests, or you can let yourselves in should you prefer.