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Darwin Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Llansilin, Wrexham

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sleeps 5
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Darwin Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Darwin Cottage is a mid-terrace in the sleepy border town of Llansilin. With two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, and an additional folding bed, this sleeps five. There is also a ground floor wet room, a fitted kitchen with range cooker, a dining room and a sitting room with woodburning stove completing the accommodation. Outside, there is an enclosed patio garden and roadside parking.

Llansilin is a pretty, sleepy village on the England/Wales border.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Electric central heating with woodburning stove. Esse electric cooking range, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking nearby. Enclosed, rear patio garden with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Community shop open Tuesday and Thursday 3 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk. All Oswestry's amenities 6 miles. Renowned restaurant The Hand 6 miles.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mrs Mizen
January 2016
Darwin Cottage was the most comfortable self catering cottage we have ever stayed in. The kitchen had everything we needed and the dining/sun room was just lovely. The cottage was always warm, the perfect place the chill out.
Mr Straughan
September 2015
We couldn't have been any happier, it was just what we needed. The attention to detail was perfect. We honestly didn't want to leave.
Mrs Sherwin
March 2015
The cottage was just as we had expected from the description, and was both comfortable and tastefully presented.
Miss Hampton
May 2015
We very much enjoyed our stay in Darwin Cottage. It's a very cosy getaway in all weathers - we were only there for three nights but in that time enjoyed both the lovely wood burner and the bright and sunny breakfast room. The cottage has all the atmosphere and character you'd want from a period property like this but is also well-equipped and comfortable. On the day we were rained off we were very happy to be indoors and the kitchen was well-organised and easy to use - we would definitely recommend stocking up on the excellent local produce and eating in. Llansilin is perfectly situated amid the beautiful rolling landscape of the border country and there are many footpaths nearby into the hills and down to the river valley. We look forward to returning.
Mr Bridgeland-hewitt
October 2014
Beautiful cosy cottage, very tastefully presented and definitely on our list for revisiting. Very very comfortable was hard having to go home!
Miss Mccarthy
December 2014
Loved it, an amazing stay, can't wait to go back.
Ms Ambler
October 2014
Peaceful location, away from it all!
Mrs Chakarvarty
March 2014
The house is just lovely, in a very quiet and peaceful spot. Every room is charming, beautifully decorated and comfortable. The bath is angled so that you can look at stunning views whilst bathing. The dining room is perfect for proper meals around the table; the kitchen is utterly dinky, yet has a dishwasher and washing machine.
Ms Archer
August 2014
All of us on the holiday agreed that the cottage was lovely. My son particularly enjoyed the quietness and stillness of the countryside surrounding the cottage. There are lovely walks nearby, and one day we went to see the waterfall at LLansilin - where we sat under the trees in the shade and just watched the water flow.
Mr Hill
September 2013
Nice peaceful location as expected. May book for next year.
Mrs Thomas
December 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and felt totally relaxed.
Mrs Pike
November 2013
A lovely cottage in a small friendly village. We visited lots of interesting places, and walked in some stunning locations.
Mrs Boothe
November 2013
We went to Darwin Cottage to relax and walk, and that is exactly what we did. It was cosy and comfortable. We had a really lovely holiday, and did not want to leave .
Mr Birks
January 2014
We had time to relax after a busy year. Nothing to do but sit, read and walk the dogs each day. We have two little Morkies who thoroughly enjoyed the walks and running in the countryside. We took a trip out one day to see the waterfall which was fabulous. The whole purpose for the break was to just relax, which is exactly what we did.
Mrs Thomas
June 2013
The cottage was easy to find from the directions and was immaculate throughout. It was very stylish and had every comfort. An absolute treat to stay there and we all loved it!
Mr Collins
January 2013
The cottage was perfect. The local residents were all really friendly.
Mrs Andrews
May 2013
Peaceful and lovely setting.
Mrs Hughes
September 2012
Super, super cottage with charming, shabby-chic interior at its best. So well equipped, the log burner just wonderful and the tri-fold doors to the garden just bliss on a warm sunny day. Overall had a fabulous stay - we could not have asked for any more.
Mr Williams
November 2012
Lovely area, comfortable lounge, underfloor heating was good and the meal at the Corn Mill in Llangollen was fantastic.
Mr Hamilton
March 2012
The cottage was very nice and full of character. We loved the sleepy village and the locals were very friendly.
Mr Lucas
July 2012
A very interesting and enjoyable week in a gorgeous cottage and magnificent countryside. We did our best to see everything in the area.
Mrs Sheppard
August 2012
The cottage was fantastic, very cosy and full of charm, exactly as it looked in the photographs on the web site. Very comfortable lounge and excellent facilities throughout.
Mr Hughes
July 2012
The cottage was delightful - so much so I want to move there. The village and villagers were lovely. The local pub was excellent and the owners were very friendly and lovely people.
Miss Inseal
September 2012
Cottage was amazing! Holiday was fantastic!
Mrs Lester
December 2012
We had a really enjoyable week in your lovely cottage, a real home from home. The owners really have thought of everything. The weather wasn't very good but you can't have it all! We will definitely be back and maybe have some nicer weather next time!
Mrs Lester
January 2013
A fantastic cottage, a real home from home in lovely countryside.
Mr Martin
September 2012
The cottage was beautiful, relaxing and peaceful. It was within driving distance to a lot of lovely places and I didn't want to leave. We would certainly stay there again.
June 2015
Darwin cottage comes close, the problem that I have with such a lovely cottage in beautiful tranquil scenic surroundings is the issue of heating. Do the owners of this cottage sit in their own house and have the heating on for 1-2 hours a day.We have stayed in cottages in Southern France,The Cotsworlds and Yorkshire Dales and have never experienced this problem where you pay $$$$ for accomodation and have the heating regulated by the owners. Why have such a lovely property and ruin it for those people who rent it ? Just adjust the rent accordingly we would have been only to happy to pay extra to make for an unforgettable week in the positive rather than the negative.
August 2016
After researching the surrounding area and looking through the delightful pictures of the cottage I was most excited to be staying somewhere so quaint for our mini break from the 27th-30th of July but unfortunately I was disappointed. Firstly the parking is an issue, and we struggled to find anywhere nearby where we could park, in the end we had to quickly throw our bags through the door and park the other end of the village in the public car park which wouldn't have been too bad apart from having to walk back up in the torrential rain!! Secondly the pictures are very misleading and the cottage isn't quite as inviting once you've walked through the front door. The outside area compared to the pictures looks very bare and boring. Our biggest issue was the obvious signs of vermin and the uncleanliness. Whilst trying to sleep at night the scurrying noises above led us to believe there was large rodents in the attic area, possibly squirrels but non the less very unnerving. There was also an issue with rodent droppings in the kitchen area. Speaking to a few "locals" this has been an issue for some time!! The heating also seemed to have a mind of its own and one minute it was scorching then next it was freezing, the thermostat on the wall seemed to be useless and we were unable to control the temperature at all. All in all we were very disappointed.
September 2012
this cottage is absolutely lovely everything you could want. the location is beautiful the local pub is the friendliest pub i have ever been to the managers are most welcoming and the locals very friendly. this holiday was exactly what we wanted thankyou
January 2013
Darwin cottage is a beautiful, peaceful and extremly well equipped cottage, we felt so relaxed, we did the Llansilin walk escorted by a herd of cows across the field, very funny now, but not at the time... met the landlord of the local pub, the people where so friendly, took a visit to Crick Castle and walked to the top of the highest much to do and see, and at the end of the day it was a delight to go back to the cottage light the wood burner and enjoy a glass of wine while cooking in the most delightful country kitchen, My husband and I look forward to staying there again in the future. It was a pleasure and one of the most relaxing and enjoyable holidays we have ever been on.
March 2014
The cottage is everything it is described as, in its marketing and in the other reviews. It is just lovely. The living room has low beams, a log burning stove, and, as this is a genuine stone cottage, great original features everywhere you look. There is a feeling of space, nevertheless. The furnishings are good quality and very tasteful. The kitchen is pretty and has everything we needed, including a gaggia machine, dishwasher, washing machine and plenty of pots and pans. We also found the everyday stuff to hand such as bottle openers, can openers, measuring jugs and grater. The kitchen opens into a corridor with a ground floor loo with an amazing modern shower. Beyond this is a very pleasant dining room and small back yard. Upstairs is a delight. Both bedrooms are airy and comfortable, with the most wonderful bathroom through the master bedroom. This is positioned so you can bathe in a sort of palatial bath whilst looking at the view (outstanding) in total privacy. Parking was not a problem - across the street and along just a tiny way is a space by a phone box. However you could park much nearer to pack and unpack the car (your car is then in front of someone else's front door though so would not leave it there ourselves), Llansilin is just a few houses, a pretty church and a village hall (this has a shop twice a week run on a not for profit basis). The only possible downside is that the road to Llansilin is long and in places very windy and precipitous to the side. On the other hand there is very little traffic and little chance of meeting something coming the other way. In the dark I simply pulled aside to let followers past me and then could drive with far more confidence as they lit and showed the way. More confident drivers would think me wuss anyway, but bear this in mind if you are nervy. Oswestry is a small town with little going on. It has supermarkets and pharmacies etc. You are striking distance from a lot of really nice places in Shropshire and Powys and pretty close to Chirk Castle, Llangollen and Erddig. Chester is about 40 minutes away - if you get a hankering for shops this is a great shopping centre. Tourism wise I think the big draw is the countryside . The immediate area is a bit like hobbit country with numbers of madly high ound hills everywhere you look. The TV and broadband signal is fine which was a very pleasant surprise. I cannot recommend this place enough.
June 2013
This cottage is absolutely beautiful. We ourselves live in a lovely cottage and often when we go away the rental property leaves much to be desired in comparison, however in this instance we were very pleasently surprised! The standard of decor, facilities, furnishings, couldn't ask for better....or more! Excellent value for money too. I would also recommend the area .....not too busy, or touristy. Plenty to do and see. The locals we met in and around the village were very friendly. I would very highly recommend both the cottage and the area. We would love to go back and spend more time there. P.S Our Beagle loved it too!
June 2013
This cottage is absolutely beautiful. We ourselves live in a lovely cottage and often when we go away the rental property leaves much to be desired in comparison, however in this instance we were very pleasently surprised! The standard of decor, facilities, furnishings, couldn't ask for better...or more! Excellent value for money too. I would also recommend the area ...not too busy, or touristy. Plenty to do and see. The locals we met in and around the village were very friendly. I would very highly recommend both the cottage and the area. We would love to go back and spend more time there. P.S Our Beagle loved it too!
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