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August 2021: Just got home from a fab weekend! Your cottage is lovely. What a base! We really took in all we could and know there is lots more to see so hopefully will be back again.
July 2021: Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Dog friendly and Ian provided some great walk ideas. Fantastic place
June 2021: Nice little cottage with everything we needed and very comfortable beds. Although it could do with a bit of decorating and the garden needs attending to. Owner is very helpful with all the information on the surrounding area. Cottage has it's own parking space which is a bonus
September 2020: Really enjoyed our stay at Velvet Cottage so based on our interests I have rated it a five star. Great Location with so many walking possibilities straight from the door and for us this was the main objective of our trip. I agree with the other comments people made. This is an old cottage which is designed to be dog friendly, it is not luxurious but it is clean, spacious and has most of the things you need. The owners are helpful and answered any email questions promptly. Just for info the cottage benefits from a good size fridge and freezer which was roomy enough to store our perishable foods for a week. After an email exchange I found I did need to take my own cafetiere and hairdryer which was no problem. So if there is something you cant live without check whether you need to bring it with you,or whether it is available at the cottage. We also benefited from having an Asda delivery to the cottage and that saved us bringing lots of food with us. The information warns of some low doorways, but everything was well taped and signed so we both managed to avoid hitting our heads. Thanks to our hosts for a great week and we hope to return sometime very soon.
February 2020: “What a beautiful house you have, we have all thoroughly enjoyed staying here! We are going to take one of your business cards so we can book directly next time.”
February 2020: “Just wanted to say how much we have enjoyed our weekend at you lovely cottage, even Ciara couldn't spoil it for us. Dogs loved the walks round Velvet Hill, and the cottage was really spacious but very cozy.
Many thanks once again, and with a bit of luck we may stay longer next year.”
December 2019: “It’s wonderful place really enjoyed”.
December 2019: “We stayed in Velvet Cottage for 3 nights in December. The cottage was lovely and cosy with all the amenities you could need. The beds were comfortable and bedrooms were plenty big enough. The hosts were very good at communicating the essentials and extra information about what to do in the area. Good instructions on how to use electrical appliances were very helpful. We would definitely stay here again!”.
November 2019: “If you need a cottage for relaxing time after a full day of hiking or sightseeing tour around Wales, e.g. castels, Liverpool, Chester or the snowdon, it is on of the best to live. It is homely and enough for up to six people. For all the people which like to cook it is better to check-in first and buy after check-in stuff, for example by Aldi ( 7 min by car).”
August 2019: “The Velvet cottage was absolutely lovely to stay in! It was so clean, neat and cosy. The location is beautiful and was really easy to navigate around. All amenities were available and made for a homely stay. We loved it and definitely would return if we came back to wales!”
July 2019: “Velvet Cottage is a nice and cosy place and you can get a glimpse of ancient living but with modern equipment. You find everything you need for a nice stay plus a lot of useful tips for activities, shopping and meals and everything is described in an accurate way. Thank you, Yvonne and Ian for a nice stay!”
June 2019: “Great place. Great location. Great value.”
April 2019: “The cottage is in a beautiful location surrounded by amazing views. The cottage is very well equipped and clean. Llangollen is charming and the canal trip across the aqueduct is well worth doing. Chester is not far away and we spent a great day there. Also not far from the coast.”
April 2019: “We have just returned from a 5 day stay at Velvet Cottage, and our only complaint was that we couldn’t stay longer. The cottage is really well appointed and spacious - there is plenty of seating in the living room, and the little electric stove was fabulous for keeping warm in the chilly April evenings. The views are stunning - many fantastic walks on the doorstep, and a pub within a short stroll! You couldn’t ask for more. The kids really enjoyed the little terrace at the back up against the hillside, and kept asking if they could eat their meals up there! Llangollen is a beautiful town and there is so much to do and see; we feel we haven’t really scratched the surface. We are already looking to see when we can come back! Thank you Ian and Yvonne.”
October 2018: “We stayed for a week, great location helpful owners. Well equipped,good places to eat nearby, great walks owners supplied them in great detail before we arrived. Only downside no washer and the garden could do with some attention. Would stay again”
May 2018: ”Love the location, so close to everything and yet so relaxing with peaceful surroundings. We enjoyed the walks around the area. Cottage was clean and comfortable for our needs (hardly there), and the close proximity to the local pub for great meals was a bonus.”
February 2018: “Booked this for our auntie and family for the weekend of our wedding. They really enjoyed their stay, lovely setting , well equipped and cosy. Excellent communication from owner who made sure the cottage was nice and warm on arrival. Would definitely book again!”
November 2017: “We had a lovely stay at Velvet Cottage, it was clean and cosy with everything we needed. In a quiet spot with lovely views and your own parking bay in front of the cottage.”
August 2017: “This is our second visit, having spent a week at Velvet Cottage last year. I can only say that it was just as I remember it. The cottage feels like a real home from home and we all settled back in so quickly and were so comfortable. The bedrooms are very comfortable and warm and with the added peace and quiet you can't help but sleep well! I love the quirkiness of the cottage - the small bedroom (my daughter loves that room!) and the stairs I personally love - and makes it special - and I can imagine myself living there permanently! Horseshow Pass has some amazing views(maybe the first time you drive up there is a little nerve wracking but take it steady and its fine!) and walking up there is a must with views that make you sigh - remember though if you bring a dog to keep them on the lead as the sheep come first! We went into Llangollen quite a lot and it's good to see it so busy. Be careful though if you use your phone to get a parking ticket in Market Place car park as I did as I ended up with a Parking ticket because there was a delay in the details being registered and I am sorting that out now (but that's nothing to do with the cottage!) I wholly recommend and hope you enjoy the cottage as much as we did (again); you're bound to relax and the view from the living room and kitchen windows alone are enough to make you smile! Enjoy - I'm rather envious! We hope to return next year.”