*Newydd/ NEW - Y Becws

Chirk Castle estate, Llangollen, North Wales
Guests: 2       Wifi: available       Pets? Strictly no pets allowed

*Newydd/ NEW - Y Becws

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about the property

A tiny, gorgeous rustic bolthole near Llangollen, North Wales!

We're very happy to welcome this property back to our books for Autumn 2023 with a beautiful re-fresh!

Small is beautiful, and our tiny 'Becws' (Bakehouse) is an absolute gem of a cottage restored by the former inspector of buildings for Cadw in North Wales who lives in the manor next door. This sweet cottage is classic 'Under the Thatch' stuff - perfectly conserved using authentic materials and furnished with a super eye for detail. 

Book this cottage and enjoy access over the beautiful gardens of the farm (this is a former farm on the Chirk castle estate), great walking in the area, and visit the charming heritage towns around, of which Llangollen and Chirk are just the start.



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We had a lovely time visiting this cute cottage. The area is very pretty, romantic and quiet, and has good walking routes to Chirk and Llangollen. The TV can access Netflix/Disney+/other apps, so ther...

Katie F, 2023

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arrival at
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strictly no pets allowed
bed layout
Master Double

facilities at *Newydd/ NEW - Y Becws

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
accessible without your own car
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
wifi broadband internet
young children welcome

map - location

travel info

Train to Chirk (3 miles from cottage) and then taxi, or you can bus up Ceiriog valley and walk the final 1.5 miles (uphill). It may be possible to arrange pickups from Chirk station, depending on availability of owners.

in detail

The cottage is centrally heated throughout - included in holiday price. Good WIFI

  • Sitting Room - Restored working Victorian cooking range, wing-back armchairs and dining chairs. Views down the Ceiriog valley. Unobtrusive Flatscreen TV/ DVD
  • Kitchen - electric cooker, fridge, microwave, toaster, Belfast sink
  • Shower room - with powerful shower
  • Croglofft bedroom (over) - double bed
  • Outside - parking for 2 cars, table & chairs with views, shared use of the beautiful gardens around the manor house as well as the land about.

local area

  • Llangollen (heritage town - cafes, art, canal, steam railway)  -3miles
  • Pontcysyllte Aquaduct (World Heritage Site) - 2.5 miles
  • Chirk Castle (National Trust) - 1 mile, or 2 miles to town
  • Golf - choice of two clubs within 3 miles!
  • Chester - heritage, great food & shopping - half an hour
  • Beaches on North or West coast - about an hour
  • Ceiriog valley - you are in it!
  • Berwyn Mountains - 6 miles

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customer reviews for *Newydd/ NEW - Y Becws

We had a lovely time visiting this cute cottage. The area is very pretty, romantic and quiet, and has good walking routes to Chirk and Llangollen. The TV can access Netflix/Disney+/other apps, so there's entertainment when it's not walking weather. There's a few takeaway options on Just Eat for when you don't fancy going out to eat. It was warmish when we visited, but there's a nice fire set up which I imagine would add to the romantic vibe when its colder. Nick and Derek were right next door and couldn't have been kinder or more generous, even picking us up when we arrived and dropping us back at the train station when we left. We could also see their cute puppies playing in the garden behind the cottage. I'd recommend Y Becws for couples looking for a romantic weekend away.

- Katie F,

Lovely, sympathetic renovation of a very cosy property. We enjoyed exploring the area close to the Welsh/English border with plenty of lovely walks and places to visit. We didn't get chance to light the fire but can imagine how cosy it would be. Thanks for a lovely stay.

- Claire B,

Perfect! Relaxing few days in the cosy Bake House. Beautiful area to explore but we were happy sat reading by the fire! Jules and Frank

- Julie mitchell M,

Peaceful and beautiful, an idyllic location

- Ruth T,

Popty Pennant is the loveliest little cottage with fantastic views set in a quiet secluded valley, yet only 5 minutes from Llangollen (and a journey to LLangollen which has a breath taking view of the town. Popty Pennant is just lovely - a fantastic working Victorian range with an open fire keeps it cosy, a very comfortable bed in a little loft overlooking the main room, and a small (but fine) kitchen and bathroom. All set within the loveliest farmstead, surrounded by chickens, dogs and horses. The owners are very welcoming and I would recommend this to anyone seeking P&Q in a beautiful area

- Simon B,

Tiny, tiny cottage, but not in the least bit cramped, even for my 6" 3" husband, who appreciated being able to stretch out in bed. Beautifully restored with interesting details and everything you need for a comfortable stay. Great walking from the doorstep and a cosy fire to curl up by. Thanks to Nick and Derek for being such friendly and generous hosts.

- Sarah-jane watkinson ,

A wonderful little cottage retreat! Everything we needed in a small space and designed with care and attention to detail. Good range of walks close by and a chance to relax in front of the fire in the evening. Thank you, Nick and Derek, for our all too brief stay.

- Rebecca richardson ,

We arrived at our cottage early evening and were welcomed by Nick the owner, together with chickens, ducks, horses, and dogs. The cottage was certainly away from it all with spectacular scenery all around. There was plenty to do and see. We chose to visit Chirk Castle which was on the doorstep, Llangollen Aquaduct, Erddig National Trust property, and a day at the seaside Llandudno. There were also beautiful walks straight from the cottage even picking a few blackberries along the way. On our return home we visited Llanarmon to do a recommended walk out of the Daily Mail which included pub lunch at the Hand Pub which was superb. A very enjoyable stay would very much like to return and stay in the Chapel which is part of the farm.

- Christopher pritchar... ,

A cosy cottage with everything you need for a peaceful stay away from the hustle and bustle. Popty is great if you are looking for a retreat that's not too isolated, I stayed on my own with the comfort of knowing the owners Nick & Dereck were around. I intended on hanging around reading books and generally chilling but took advantage of the perfect location, the coast is within an hour and halfs drive through stunning scenery, Most of the main attractions are easily accessible and if you feel the need to wonder back into the world then Oswestry is worth a mooch round or Chester is about half an hour away. A charming and unique place to get away from it all.

- Billie B,

Lovely short break at Popty Pennant. Fantastic setting and within easy reach of Chirk and Powys castles. Well equipped, warm and cosy with amazing views and walks from the door.

- Tracey N,

A lovely peaceful spot with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, tucked away down narrow country lanes and yet within easy reach of lots of places of historic interest and good walks. The cottage itself is very compact but has all you need and has been thoughtfully furnished to match its historic character. You need to be fairly agile to climb up to bed in the crogloft, but that adds to its character. Nearby towns and villages still have plenty of independent shops - butchers, bakers etc. A very relaxing break.

- Mary A,