Plan your escape for when restrictions are lifted, in a pretty, unspoilt village with the Clwydian Hills and Dee Valley on your doorstep
Demand for holiday cottages in 2021 is going to be huge come the relaxing of restrictions, so it's best to start planning your getaway early. You might also want to consider finding somewhere peaceful, as all the pent-up demand to get out and about is set to see record numbers flocking to potentially busier destinations.
Stepping through the door and catching sight of the welcoming hamper, you know The Bellringers Cottage is somewhere you're going to be able to relax and enjoy time away from the day-to-day.
Recently refurbished, it’s retained the character and original features of its 19th-century beginnings, including exposed beams, stone walls and inglenook fireplace. And based in the North Walian village of Llandegla, it’s also the ideal location from which to explore the Clwydian Range - an area of outstanding natural beauty - and the Dee Valley. The market town of Mold is also nearby, while Chester, Llangollen and Wrexham are all within a half hour’s drive.
The cottage sleeps up to four people with double and twin bedrooms and a double walk-in shower. There’s also a cosy sitting room, with log burner, large leather sofa, midi hifi with ipod dock, and TV with DVD and freeview, plus a fully equipped kitchen/diner, including a washer/dryer and double eye-level oven. Wifi is also a feature.
Walk this way: Offa's Dyke path passes by a few yards from The Bellringers Cottage
Built around the same time as St Tecla’s Church across the road, The Bellringers is one of a row of four pretty stone cottages originally used as workers’ houses for nearby Bodidris Hall - number 1 in the terrace being the original police house with the first letter box in the village. And for walkers, it couldn’t be more ideally situated, as Offa’s Dyke path passes by a few yards from the cottage.
The fresh, well-stocked hamper includes bread, butter, eggs, milk and biscuits. And should you have any special dietary requirements, these can be accommodated if you advise at the time of booking. Tea, coffee, sugar and basic condiments are also provided, and for special occasions, the owners are happy to provide flowers, wine, cakes etc., at cost.
One well-behaved dog is welcome at no extra charge - albeit not to be left unattended at any time, and not allowed on furniture or beds etc. - and a dog bed, water/food bowls and even a small supply of ‘doggie bags’ can be supplied.
Outside, the front garden has a border with gravelled area, while to the rear of the property the pretty, south-facing cottage garden boasts a deep border of perennial plants and a grassed lawn area, with garden furniture.
For more information about The Bellringers Cottage, visit www.thebellringerscottage.com