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 (two sunbeds are provided) or for a barbecue (equipment  provided). Freeview, 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 2016-17


  • 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. The landline phone in Velvet Cottage can be used to phone any UK landline number free of charge. Unlimited wireless broadband is included in the rental price.

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 bedrooKitchen and dining tablem 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 large kitchen with all electric cooking hob and oven, sink and drainer, fridge/freezer and fitted storage units.
  • Five seater dining table with panoramic views across the valley.
  • Unlimited UK phone calls and WiFi.
  • A heated outhouse for storing and drying outdoor clothing and equipment.
  • 100lectrical 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.

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