Gwenoldy | Self-catering barn in Flintshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Gwenoldy - Self-catering barn in Flintshire

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Coed y Mynydd Isaf, Afonwen, Mold, Flintshire
Wales, United Kingdom

Elizabeth Musgrave

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+44 (0)1352 720140 (landline)

Take in the heavenly views of the Clwydian hills. Your converted barn is ideal for a family: BBQ, swings, football, and hens in the garden

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Lambs bleat, hens peck, swallows swoop: Gwenoldy means 'Swallows Rest'. Take in the heavenly views of the Clwydian hills before stepping through French windows into this converted barn. A country kitchen greets you: cheery tiles, good-sized table, soft lighting and all the little luxuries. The sitting room has big comfy chairs and a wood-burning stove with logs on the house; games, books, maps and jigsaws too. Upstairs: a light-filled double room with embroidered bed linen and lots of cupboard space. In the twin: 18th-century beams and primrose walls for a cosy feel. The bathroom is spotless and as countrified as the rest. The pretty, hedged and fenced garden (safe for young children) has a patio and a gas-barbie, and soothing green-field and moorland views... the walking, of course, is fabulous: Offa's Dyke is under a mile away, and there are maps and leaflets in the Old Bakehouse opposite. Children will love the swing and the football goal, and collecting eggs from the hens. Best, though, to leave four-legged friends at home as this is sheep country. It's deeply secluded yet an easy drive to Chester and Snowdonia.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Wireless internet access available.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from Elizabeth Musgrave:

Local points of interest from
Elizabeth Musgrave:

  • A great place to get away from it all - but with free wi-fi if you want to keep in touch
  • Breathtaking views of the rolling hills of the Clwydian range.
  • Conveniently located for picturesque country estates, National Trust properties & some great gardens.
  • Choose a great cook's kitchen or splendid food in nearby pubs.
  • Just 10 miles away from beautiful beaches & fascinating coastal resorts.
  • Well equipped with central heating and woodburner - you'll always be cosy.
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Guest feedback
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"Gwenoldy is a very special place for a holiday, a very comfortable home-from-home that's lovely to return to after a day out (Newborough Warren beach and Erddig NT estate are among many local highlights), and just as lovely if you want to stay in and read or work your way through the huge pile of jigsaw puzzles. It's tucked away up a lane overlooking the Clwydian hills - stunning views, big skies and blissful peace and quiet. The owners live next door but don't let that put you off, as they are friendly and helpful if you need it, but otherwise unobtrusive. We're planning our third visit...."

Liz - Cumbria, United Kingdom

October 2015
"Our Holiday in Northern Wales couldnt' have been better. Ian and Elizabeth are the most hospitable hosts, their cottage is amazingly beautiful and with ALL comforts. The view is stunning and the weather was superbe. we visited so much each day and felt home! I recommend it to anybody, especially families, it's so special and gives you everything you may need. A special thank you to the warm hospitality and the intelligent conversations shared with Ian and Elizabeth. Can't wait to go back!"
August 2013
"Lovely cottage in a superb location. My wife myself amd 8 year old had a wonderful weeks holiday at this lovely cottage. The views are amazing and the cottage very confortable and well equipped. What realy impressed us was the attention to detail which is provided. ie there is a book to explain how everything works, and also a 'top 5 book' to offer ideas on days out and places to eat. Elizabeth and Ian are lovely hosts and it was a nice surprise to be welcomed with a delicous home made cake and chilled bottle of wine. in short a fantasic cottage and a lovely holiday, thankyou."
May 2013

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  • 1 Barn for 4
Price:(i) £385 to£645 per week

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Coed y Mynydd Isaf, Afonwen, Mold, Flintshire

Self-catering Gwenoldy (self-catering)
Barn ~ 1 double & 1 twin sharing 1 bathroom
Price: (i) £ 385 to £ 645 per week

Elizabeth Musgrave

Visit website

+44 (0)1352 720140 (landline)