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Cae Caled Cottage in Bodfari, Denbighshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Cae Caled Cottage description

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Set in 30 acres of beautiful grounds, this delightful cottage is part of an award-winning farm at the foot of the Clwydian Hill Range. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this property is a brick built cottage, adjoining the owner's 15th Century farmhouse. With access to a heated swimming pool, a wonderful garden and private fishing on the River Clwyd, this lovely home-from-home is an ideal spot for a romantic break, far from the stresses of modern life. The local area is packed with things to see and do including walks along the Offa's Dyke Pathway, trips to the market town of Denbigh and numerous sites of historic interest. Note: The cottage was voted one of the UK's top 20 romantic cottages in 2009 by Alistair Sawday for The Times Online.

Set beneath the imposing Clwydian Hill Range is the small village of Bodfari, a town steeped in history. Evidence of settlement on the site in the form of a Celtic camp can be found dating back to 500BC. Later roles include that of a Roman encampment whilst the village church, St. Stephen's, pre-dates the Norman Conquest. Nowadays, the village is home to a local shop and lies within easy reach of a number of traditional country pubs and restaurants. Nearby, the Offa's Dyke pathway provides excellent walking, whilst for those interested in discovering more of the area's history the ancient market town of Denbigh has a 13th Century castle. The charming little town also provides a host of modern amenities such as shops, pubs and restaurants and is only five miles from Bodfari.

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.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Swimming pool
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Mr Robinson
April 2014
Lovely setting, our son and dog loved the surroundings. Gorgeous comfy bed and massive bath. Really cosy and comfy place to relax. Great location for exploring the Welsh coastline and hills.
Mr Mallison
August 2014
Superb location with fine views and easy access to hill walks. The Cottage was a real treat, lots of character, spacious and tastefully decorated.
Mr Evans
April 2015
Very relaxing and very quiet with good walks on the doorstep. At one with nature and not far to Chester or the coast, and fishing on the lake in the grounds.
Mrs McGough
May 2016
The Cottage was a peaceful haven for me and my dog. There are beautiful views from the Cottage and one can walk down to the river through the fields.
Mr Mrs Spoeck
May 2010
We felt ourselves at home. It had everything there, which one needs in the vacation. The cordial owner, was very helpful with the selection of our trips. The ideal place of residence for one vacation in North Wales. We can recommend the house to everyone.
Mr Maddock
June 2013
Cottage was great as a base to explore North Wales or just to relax in the garden and enjoy the countryside.
Mrs Hanson
September 2013
Everything we wanted for a relaxing break.
Mr Laidlaw
September 2012
Lovely peaceful location.
Mr Rowley
February 2013
The lovely views from the cottage and the peace and quiet. The owners dog was good company too.
Mrs Hutchinson
August 2012
Beautiful location and cottage - wonderful owners.
Mrs Dunford-Elliott
August 2012
The owners were present but unobtrusive and very relaxed and friendly. The setting was beautiful and so peaceful. After several years of heartache and difficulties, I returned from my holiday in Cae Caled cottage feeling relaxed and refreshed. It is a haven and one we will return regularly over the years.
Mrs Tulloch
July 2012
We enjoyed the peace and quiet, and the tranquil, beautiful surroundings - superb grounds. Easy access to rest of North Wales. A comfortable and well equipped cottage. We liked the hospitality of the owners, and that the property was dog-friendly.
Mrs Dalton
July 2010
A very good standard of cottage in a peaceful position, with the opportunity for walks to the river.
Mrs Alen
July 2010
The position, the wildlife, the gardens the swimming pool, this cottage is beautiful and we would loved to have stayed longer than a week - love it!
Mrs Keeton
October 2011
The cottage and location were perfect with stunning views and there are lovely walks from the cottage, we didn't use our car all week. Our little dog was made very welcome by the owners and it was a pleasure to have their dogs visiting us regularly.
Mrs Ball
September 2011
It is a beautiful place in lovely surroundings. The owners, and their dogs, were very friendly. The bed was brilliant, better than ours at home.
Mrs Clark
December 2008
Wonderful place. We had a great time.
Mr Nelson
December 2008
This cottage was so perfect, relaxing and romantic I brought my plans for a proposal forward from next year to this week away. The grounds of the farm and the surrounding country side were beautiful and I proposed down by the river, which was the perfect location - and of course she said yes! The cottage could not have been more perfect. The bed is amazing to look at and even better to sleep in!
Mr Lea
April 2009
The cottage was set in an idyllic location, thoughtfully designed, attentive, but unobtrusive owners and a good base to go exploring the wonderful area of North Wales and beyond.
November 2012
The cottage is beautiful and well equipped and the location is little short of perfection. The owners are on site and friendly and helpful. If you need to get away and have a complete break then this is the place to go. Take plenty of books and good food and wine, walk the spectacular scenery in the day, light the log burner and cosy up at night. It was a wonderful experience and I shall return.
Mr Lines
October 2009
A restful place to unwind and relax. Most places you could want to visit were within reasonable reach.
Mrs Kwambana
October 2009
Great relaxing location, lovely and peaceful and very nicely furnished cottage.
Mr Irwin
May 2010
The property was located off the beaten track but local road links gave easy access to different kinds of attractions.
Mr Williams
December 2007
We went seeking peaceful relaxation - to lose ourselves for the week and celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. We found all of this and so much more. We could not have found a more suitable cottage. We will definitely be back.
Miss Lee
December 2007
I can't imagine a better cottage to explore from, it is stunning and very, very well kitted out. It was wonderful knowing that while it was freezing outside we were lovely and warm, stoking the fire inside! Beautiful.
Mr Mrs Cranie
June 2008
I have stayed in many of your properties and this was by far the best! Great garden with fantastic views.
Mr Owen
June 2008
Excellent stress free location and accommodation. Ideal place to unwind and well situated for all the tourist attractions.
Mr Lines
June 2008
Cae Caled Cottage exceeded all our expectations. The cottage was perfect, and the owners very welcoming. The location could'nt have been better. One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in!
Mr Lines
October 2008
This property ticks every box you could wish it to. Well situated, comfortable and a delight to stay in.
Mr Phillips
August 2008
The location of the cottage was so peaceful. It was our first time to Wales, and we were not disappointed. Loved everything about this holiday, shame we couldn't have stayed for longer.
Mr Napier
September 2008
We had high expectations of this holiday and we weren't disappointed. The cottage was perfect, and in the most beautiful surroundings. Superbly quiet and peaceful, and very friendly hosts. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this cottage.
Mrs Baker
August 2008
An excellent property. The owners were friendly and on hand to help, but not at all intrusive. A good area for walking.
Mrs Atkin-Tank
November 2007
It was very relaxing, beautiful scenery and animals around were brilliant. The owners were very friendly and non intrusive making it a perfect place for two.
Miss Holland
November 2007
The cottage was absolutely perfect, definitely a 5 star property. The location was also wonderful with access to so many walks and good pubs nearby. The dog enjoyed the freedom he had in the large garden and surrounding fields.
Mr Lakin
November 2007
The location of the property was excellent, down a country lane away from the hussle and bustle of the main roads, which meant it was very quiet and peaceful.
Mrs King
September 2007
The location of the property was very peaceful and scenic. It was very nice to be able to fish on site and we did catch tea. The dog enjoyed all the freedom in the adjacent meadows.
Miss Pearce
July 2007
The cottage was immaculate and the surroundings were lovely. It was a very relaxing week.
September 2015
Had a lovely week at Cae Caled Cottage. This was a tastefully renovated cottage with ample space and very comfortable. It was a great place to stay, private and we were made welcome including the dog. Would certainly return as very good value for money
October 2012
A very cosy, warm cottage & a Warm Welcome from Hugh to match ! Set in beautiful, tranquil surroundings Cae Caled is the perfect escape from the hustle & bustle of city life, yet Denbigh is only a short drive away. We took our dog along, he loved roaming safe & free in the fields & gardens surrounding the cottage, Hugh was more than happy for him to do this. We didn't get chance to take a dip in the pool, hardly the weather in October, but we could see the pool would be very tempting during the summer. The open plan design of the cottage was lovely and if the weather had been kinder to us we'd have loved to throw open the large patio doors and sit looking across the fields over breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening. As it was October we chose to snuggle by the log burning fire, we lit some candles and created a home from home - perfect ! As for the bedroom - what a huge comfortable bed, we struggled to leave its snugness especially on one winters morning while we listened to wind & rain beat down around us - the bath is also large & deep and perfect for soaking your aching muscles after a long day walking. The cottage was very clean, homely, warm and perfect to return to after a long day exploring North Wales and everything Wales has to offer. We would definitely return and highly recommend to others ! Thank You Hugh & Linda for providing a much needed relaxing time & Thank You for the drinks you bought us at the Kimnel Arms - a very nice touch and Zac loved the fact they were all so very dog friendly - We found the food & hospitality there was perfect too !!
June 2012
The cottage was very well equiped for holiday let, and comfortable too. The furniture was in good condition and of good quality, and the bed was really comfortable. The views were fantastic. The owners were helpful and friendly. The dog loved exploring the grounds and the pond!!
Stephen H
May 2012
The cottage is beautifully situated and very well equipped. There are wonderful views from all windows and a great sun-trap outside where you can bask in the sunshine. The owners live in the adjoining farmhouse and were very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed trips to Snowdonia - check out the Welsh Slate Museum at Llanberis (free entry) and Llangollen has plenty of attractions.
Richard B
May 2013
A faultless cottage. Clean and well equipped, warm and inviting. Perfect for a week away from it all. Plenty big enough for the 2 of us and our 2 border collies. Lovely garden area for the dogs to run around freely. This area of North Wales is stunning. The views from the patio doors both in the living area and the bedroom are awesome. You are never far from the remote hills, quaint villages, or bustling towns. The cottage is ideally located whatever your pastime may be. The owners were delightful and helpful and have a clear pride in their beautiful property which is immaculate. I have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to anyone. We will definitely return...hopefully soon. Richard & Sue
Mr Smith
June 2009
Nice location with scenic views and not to far but far enough from town! Good walks in the local area. We were made to feel very welcome and the fresh asparagus was the best we've ever tasted!
December 2009
What a lovely place to stay, quiet and relaxing and within easy reach of some beautiful sights.
July 2010
A fantastic house in a fantastic area. We feel like home. The quiet feels so good.
September 2010
The cottage is the most perfect place for a romantic get away. The wildlife are very entertaining, chickens, guinea fowl and swans sharing the garden. Even though it wasnt that warm, we were still able to enjoy a swim in the pool. The hosts are about but dont bother you. The bathromm is fantastic massive double bed. Its just a very magical place. Loved it, cant wait to return
August 2011
This is a beautiful cottage attached to the main house and has lovely views of fields and hills from the french windows and bedroom balcony. It's at the end of a long narrow country lane (lots of potholes, so drive very slowly and carefully!) and is so peaceful. The cottage has been tastefully renovated, with a hand crafted wooden spiral staircase and 6ft bed. The owners are very friendly and helpful and we would thoroughly recommend this place if you want a quiet and/or romantic getaway. (Although the guinea-fowl was a bit noisy in the morning sometimes!) Plenty of places to visit nearby, castles, walks etc.
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