Nodyn Y Nant
An introduction to Nodyn Y Nant
Enjoying panoramic views of the hidden village of Glyn Ceiriog and the valley beyond, Nodyn y Nant is a wonderful country hideaway for couples seeking quality accommodation in blissful surroundings.
The Ceiriog Valley is one of Wales's best kept secrets among walkers and lovers of the countryside. Nodyn y Nant means 'Sound of the Stream', which runs right outside the door.
Sleeps 2 (+2) +cot
Approached from its patio through a stable door, the cottage is entered half-way up and half-way down the stairs. On this level is a tiled bathroom with step-in shower, WC and hand basin. Tiled stairs lead down to the lovely well equipped country kitchen. Oak fitted units, beamed ceilings and a real woodburning stove make this the cosiest intimate home from home. Two comfy sofas, TV with DVD, and dining table. French doors leading outside. Carpeted stairs up to the bedroom. Cream metal king-size bed, fitted wardrobes, sloping ceilings and oak beams galore.
Private patio with barbecue, garden furniture and clothes dryer. Parking and floodlighting to garden. 1 TV, DVD, music centre. Electric cooker, cafetiere, toaster, microwave, fridge freezer, steam iron, hair dryer, washing machine. Flasks and cool-box.
" A wonderfully relaxing week in this lovely cottage.We've had a great holiday. Thank you so much."
Sarah and Brad Blake Herefordshire
£250 - £425 per week
Nodyn y Nant is set in the beautiful Ceiriog Valley, located just over the Welsh border, a valley which retains its own traditions, culture and lifestyle. Described as a 'piece of heaven that has fallen to earth' by Lloyd George, the area has remained relatively undiscovered - a secret hideaway! Here is a valley just waiting to be explored with unrivalled countryside, excellent variety of persuits and attractions, and a warm and friendly welcome. The Ceiriog Valley lies immediately south of and parallel to the picturesque Vale of Llangollen. Yet it is the Ceiriog Valley that has been called 'little Switzerland' and given rise to three notable poets, undoubtedly inspired by their love for their homeland. It is all the more surprising, therefore, that had Lloyd George not spoken so passionately in its defence, we may never have known of its beauty.
Several local pubs, some within walking distance and good food are available. Shops, post office in the village just a few minutes walk away. The secret "back route" over the mountain means that Llangollen is only 5 minutes away by car. In-house information is provided about activities and attractions in Mid and North Wales.
For those wishing to relax and unwind there are many fine pub & restaurants in the area including the nearby Boat Erbistock restaurant situated in an idyllic setting by the River Dee. There are also many pretty country villages and impressive castles and historic houses to visit.
For the more energtic the Borderlands is unsurpassed walking country, has many rivers to fish as well as golf and whitewater activities.
Walks in beautiful scenery
There is a plentiful supply of excellent walks in this area. The Offa's Dyke Long Distance Footpath traverses the Valley to the west of Chirk Castle and crosses the B4500 at Castle Mill. There are numerous footpaths and bridleways across the contours of the valley and for the less ambitious, the line of the former Glyn Valley Tramway provides a pleasant , short walk and can be accessed at Pandy. The more adventurous can enjoy the Berwyn Mountains with their expansive vistas and solitude.
Historic Houses and Castles
Chirk Castle and Gardens (Natioanl Trust) is a 700 year old marcher fortress, which commands fine views over the surrounding countryside. Erddig (NT) is a delightful house with elegant interiors. Both a short drive from Nodyn y Nant.
Chirk Golf Club has 2 courses set in 200 acres of gentle countryside (1) an 18 hole championship course (2) a par 3, 9 hole Mine Rock course, and floodlit driving range and club house. There are many excellent golf courses in the area including Wrexham Golf Club; Clays Golf Club; De Vere Country Golf Park, Vale of Llangollen Golf Club.
At Bangor-on-Dee (8 miles) and Chester (20 miles).
There are numerous craft centres and workshops in the area selling antiques, pottery and traditional welsh items. Slightly further a field is Plassey Craft Centre near Wrexham, and the Celtic Craft Centre in Ruthin.
The River Ceiriog is home to trout and sea trout. Some of the local hotels have private fishing rights and the Glyn Ceiriog Fishing Club has rights on four stretches of the river. Day tickets are available from The Cross Grocery Shop, Glyn Ceiriog.
The valley provides ideal territory for cycling and mountain biking, from gentle rides following the course of the River Ceiriog to the more energetic rough terrain tracks on the mountain tops. Berwyn Mountain Biking in Glyn Ceiriog provide bike hire, equipment and maps.
Boat rides from Trevor to Chirk and horsedrawn rides from Llangollen.