View from the front terrace looking out across the valley to Fron Fawr and the Horseshoe Pass in the distance


This traditional Llangollen holiday cottage is full of character. It’s over 200 years old and still retains original features such as exposed beams painted black in traditional Welsh style, quarry tiled floors and low doorways.

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Velvet Cottage is a member of the Professional Association of Self Caterers UK (PASC).

Horse drawn barge on the Llangollen canal.

It has that “away from it all” feel, yet our self catering accommodation is located within easy walking distance of Abbey Farm Caravan Park with its farm shop and highly rated bistro. The Chainbridge Hotel and the Britannia Inn are also a short stroll away. Llangollen town centre is an exhiliarating walk away down the Llangollen canal!

Velvet Cottage is ideally placed to enjoy the wealth of attractions available in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley National Landscape, 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.

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:

  • A drying room for storing and drying outdoor clothing and equipment after a day's white water rafting!
  • Electric central heating system with thermostatically controlled radiators and timer controlled hot water heating.
  • 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.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds.
  • Single bedroom suitable for a child or small adult
  • A large bathroom with electric shower, bath, basin and WC
  • Attractive lounge with 2 and 3 seater oak framed leather sofas.
  • A kitchen/diner with electric cooking hob and oven, sink and drainer, large fridge/freezer and storage units.
  • Five seater dining table and leather armchair.
  • Unlimited fast WiFi, Smart TV, Freesat and DVD player.

Velvet Cottage garden View of the front garden with a bird table and dog-proof fence.

In the cottage garden can be found a private sunbathing & barbecue terrace at the rear of the property, covered garden pond, bird table, flower beds and heather bushes. A high dividing hedge and the cottage’s position above a quiet lane ensure maximum privacy and relaxation. The offroad parking bay has space for one family size car. A second car can be parked on the lane below Velvet Cottage or at the bottom of the lane by the telephone box. 

Velvet Cottage front terrace perfect for al fresco breakfasts in the morning sunshine!

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 small private terrace at the back of the cottage can be used for sun-bathing in the afternoon Summer sun.

Access Statement for Velvet Cottage

  • Velvet Cottage is one and a half miles North of Llangollen. It is a forty 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. Both sections have a handrail to aid access. At night, an automatic security light illuminates the approach when movement is detected. An external light illuminates the front door.
  • 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 Three 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.