The following reviews have been left online or sent to us by email. We hope you find them informative:

April 2024:"A lovely cottage with amazing views set in the heart of the Welsh countryside. Ideal for walkers, especially with dogs."
March 2024:"Good value for money, lovely views to wake up to."
March 2024:"Velvet Cottage was just what I was looking for for a short stay. Comfortable, cosy, convenient location and nice and peaceful."
January 2024: "Fab stay. Home from home. Great communication, would def recommend and use again." 
January 2024: "We had a super few days, the cottage was perfect and the drying room a real bonus this time of year with muddy walks and a dog."   

December 2023: " An excellent stay at Velvet Cottage which has all the facilities needed for a short break in a lovely location. The views are stunning and there are plenty of nice walks starting and finishing at the cottage. The cottage was warm and cosy, spotlessly clean and the beds are very comfortable. Ian and Yvonne are superb hosts who are very helpful and sent lots of information before our visit. We will definitely return."

November 2023: " cracking little cottage in a nice spot. Great for all our needs for the few days we were there. Ian was great at being proactive in contacting us and making sure when had the details we needed. would use again would recommend. all good many thanks for our stay, would use again if available when we are up next."

November 2023: "Lovely little cottage and location. It was cosy and warm and staying there the end of November didn't feel cold. I would definitely stay there again."

October 2023: " A great cottage in a beautiful location. Ideal for walkers. Good communication with fast replies. The cottage was as described. We look forward to coming back."

September 2023: " Ian and Yvonne are great hosts. Very helpful. Lovely cottage - everything there that we needed."

August 2023: " We enjoyed our few days at Velvet Cottage. We managed to do a couple of the walks locally and drove out to other areas. Although the cottage was very old it was very comfortable and clean. Ian and Yvonne left lots of useful information."

July 2023: “Gorgeous location, lots to do. Host was very helpful when needed.”

July 2023: “It’s been a pleasure staying at Velvet Cottage. We were just a few minutes drive from beautiful Llangollen and just over the road from Valle Crucis Abbey (well worth a visit). The cottage is roughly an hour from Conwy/Llandudno depending on traffic so there is plenty to do. Highly recommended, thank you both.”

June 2023: “Ian was very helpful and gave clear instructions, the cottage was beautiful, clean and peaceful. We had a perfect long weekend away, had a local pub nearby but also facilities to cook. Check in and out was very flexible. Great hosts! Would recommend!”

June 2023: “We had a great stay at Velvet Cottage.The booking and communication was faultless. Inside the house it was super clean, the house is old but absolutely wonderful. Everything is in the kitchen that you would need. Towels and bed linen were so clean and not at all old.The beds were really comfortable. All in all we had a great stay and look forward to returning.”

March 2023: “We had a lovely time in Velvet cottage and wanted to say thank you for all the information you passed on to me before our visit. We took the steam train on Saturday morning and had ice creams in Llangollen before heading back for lunch at the cottage. Then we did the 45 minute walk around Velvet Hill and ended up for a quick drink at the Chainbridge Hotel before walking back along the road for dinner. On Sunday we had a drive out to the Aqueduct and came back to have a walk to Horseshoe Falls before getting changed and having a beautiful Sunday lunch at Abbey Farm Bistro. This finished off a fabulous weekend and we are already talking about returning again either later this year or early next.”

November 2022: “Great place for a short stay. Everything I needed for the weekend was there. If you don't want to cook, then there is a great Bistro at the caravan site which is only a few minutes walk down the road. Had a really good cooked breakfast which was very reasonably priced.”

November 2022: “Absolute amazing place has own parking stunning in a valley everything was clearly marked and explained. Thank you so much to you both.”

August 2022: “Great stay at the cottage. Larger than expected, with good facilities and a great base for exploring the local area. We tried out some of the local walks that Ian recommended and thoroughly enjoyed them. The white water rafting was good fun too!”

July 2022: “Lovely cottage in a great location . Very clean and good check in. Would definitely recommend.”

June 2022: “This was a cute house in a great location. Ian was a good and conscientious host.”

June 2022: “A really cosy cottage sitting in a stunningly beautiful valley. We especially recommend the walk to the Chainbridge walking around the back of Velvet Hill.”

June 2022: “Lovely traditional cottage in a stunning location. The hosts couldn’t be more helpful and responsive. The steps up to the cottage are steep and the stairs are twisty and narrow, so a level of mobility is needed, but so worth it for the amazing views and so much wildlife. Peaceful haven.”

May 2022: “A great location. It felt very homely, nestled in the mountains, with some fantastic views right outside the front door.”

April 2022: “Thanks so much, we had a fantastic time, great cottage, very clean and everything essential was included. Amazing location too, close to the Falls and many walks around.”

March 2022: “Really nice, spacious home from home, in a glorious Welsh valley.”

February 2022: “Despite visiting during Storm Franklin with strong winds and heavy rain, we had a great time. Pre-visit communication was excellent, the best we have experienced.”

December 2021: “The cottage is the perfect base to explore the stunning landscape around Llangollen. My family and I had a Christmas break we’ll never forget and really enjoyed our time at Velvet Cottage.”

November 2021: “We needed to stay local to Llangollen and this cottage was perfect for our needs.”

October 2021: “We booked this cottage for a Valentine’s weekend but Covid forced us to move my booking so we had a lovely break for my birthday. The cottage was warm and cosy, comfortable sitting room, excellent sized kitchen and the bedrooms were good with a king sized bed in the master. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.”

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 can’t 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 Storm 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: “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: “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!”

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! ”