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Velvet Cottage
3 Abbey Terrace
LL20 8DF


This traditional Welsh holiday let is full of character. It’s nearly 200 years old and still retains original features such as exposed beams, quarry tiled floors and low doorways. It has that “away from it all” feel, yet it is located within easy walking distance of Abbey Farm Caravan Park with its farm shop and a highly rated bistro.



Velvet Cottage is ideally placed to enjoy the wealth of attractions available in the North Wales Borderlands area, visit Things to do for lots of holiday ideas. Groups of up to twelve can be accommodated in conjunction with Velvet Cottage’s neighbour, Jasmine Cottage.

The toilet waste at Velvet Cottage is fed into an environmentally friendly biodigester. It relies on friendly bacteria to break it down so we ask you to be careful not to pour anything down the drains which may harm them.

Velvet Cottage has a Facebook page and you can follow us on Twitter (@VelvetCottage).

Browse the website for more information about Velvet Cottage and the Llangollen and North Wales area. If you have any questions, please e-mail Ian & Yvonne at or phone 07305 327759.
Velvet Cottage features:

  • Private off-road parking bay and indoor space to store sports equipment.
  • Grade A double glazed windows and security doors.
  • Bedroom with superking sized double bed.
  • One twin bedroom, one small single bedroom and a portable bed for a sixth person.
  • A large bathroom with electric shower, bath, basin and WC
  • Attractive lounge with log effect cast iron stove.
  • A kitchen/diner with electric cooking hob and oven, sink and drainer, large fridge/freezer and storage units.
  • Five seater dining table with panoramic views across the valley.
  • Unlimited 4G WiFi, Smart TV and Freesat.
  • A heated outhouse for storing and drying outdoor clothing and equipment.
  • Electric central heating system with thermostatically controlled radiators and timer controlled hot water heating.

The cottage garden features a private sunbathing & barbecue terrace at the rear of the property, covered garden pond, bird table, wild flower beds and heather bushes. A high dividing hedge and the cottage’s position above a quiet lane ensure maximum privacy and relaxation.

There is evidence of a cottage being on the site since 1606. Velvet Cottage itself was built about two hundred years ago and has been owned by the present family since 1920. It's position on Abbey Terrace affords magnificent views out across Valle Crucis (Valley of the Cross) towards the Horseshoe Pass in the distance. The cottage was built with local slatestone and the thick walls offer insulation in the Winter and welcome coolness in the height of Summer.

The cottage is an ideal holiday destination at any time of year. On cooler Spring mornings, the Superking bed will keep you warm and cosy! In warmer weather, the terrace in front of the cottage is great for al fresco dining, whilst the private terrace at the back of the cottage can be used for sun-bathing or for a barbecue (equipment  provided). Freesat, smart TV, a DVD Player and unlimited wireless broadband are included.

The downstairs kitchen and lounge room floors are covered in the original terracotta quarry tiling. Over the years the floor has been protected by carpet coverage and as a result it is in immaculate condition. The living room ceiling features the original wooden beams, painted black in traditional Welsh style.

There are many options for eating and drinking either locally or in Llangollen itself.

Access Statement for Velvet Cottage


  • Velvet Cottage is one and a half miles North of Llangollen. It is a thirty minute walk into town, the walk back is uphill and may take longer.
  • An off-road parking bay for one car is provided. Parking is available on the lane for a second.
  • The approach to the house has two stepped sections, one with seven steps and a second with eight. At night, an automatic security light illuminates the approach when movement is detected.
  • There is no toilet on the ground floor.
  • Bedrooms and the bathroom are on the first floor. There are seven steps from the ground floor to the bathroom. The single bedroom is on the same level as the bathroom, the twin and superking bedrooms are a further three steps higher.
  • Many of the doorways are low and are marked with hazard warning tape
  • The nearest bus stop is at the bottom of Abbey Terrace, approximately two minutes walk away, although bus times must be checked as the service is infrequent.
  • Due to the terrain many mobile phone networks have limited or nil coverage in the area. The best is EE/T Mobile, although Orange and O2 have some coverage and Vodafone is improving year by year.
  • Unlimited 2.4 & 5GHz fast wireless broadband is included in the rental price.



Velvet Cottage is an end terrace cottage with a high dividing hedge and a private garden. The neighbourhood is rural, mainly retired with a low housing density. Therefore, the Covid-19 risk for the area is considered to be low. The main risk is considered to be from guests arriving having already contracted the virus.

Before each guest arrival, all bed linen and towels are changed and all surfaces are thoroughly cleaned.

Due to the extra cleaning time required, we request that all guests arrive no sooner than 4pm and leave by 10am prompt on the day of departure.

Our fully furnished self catering holiday cottage is set in it’s own private grounds above a quiet lane and is backed by National Trust owned Velvet Hill. A superking double, a twin & a single bedrooms provide permanent bed spaces for 5 guests. A portable z bed is suitable for a child or small adult.

Private off-road parking is provided for one medium size (MPV) vehicle.

Access steps and an internal staircase prevent Velvet Cottage from being suitable for persons of restricted mobility.

Well behaved dogs are welcome, the fully enclosed garden is suitable for them to explore freely.

Velvet Cottage is open all year round and is available for rental on a weekly, weekend or more flexible basis. To enquire about booking, check availability above, send an email to or phone 07305 327759.

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