Self catering holiday cottages in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
As the county town of Denbighshire in North East Wales, Ruthin is full of exciting things to do and is a wonderful place in which to go for a cottage break in this stunning part of the country. The town is steeped in history with the old part being perched on a hill in the Vale of Clwyd and the southern part at the bottom around the picturesque River Clwyd.
Advice on Cottage Holidays in Ruthin
There is a historical castle which dates from the late 13th century and is located at the top of the hill in the town. It is now a hotel but it can still be visited and explored, and the charming gardens set within ancient woodland are simply wonderful and enchanting.
Ruthin Gaol is a Pentonville-style prison and the only one of its kind in the UK that is open to visitors and features dark cells and remnants of harsher times during the Victorian era, making it an eerie and fascinating trip when taking a cottage break in Ruthin. There has been a prison on the present site since the seventeenth century but this building dates from Victorian times, giving an insight into what life would be like for these unfortunate prisoners. Creepy and educational, Ruthin Gaol is a must-see if in the town and if you like hair-raising experiences!
The incredible town house of Nantclwyd y Dre can be found on Castle Street in Ruthin and dating from around 1435, it is thought to be the oldest town house still remaining in Wales today. Having only been open to the public since 2007, this incredible house is home to seven captivating rooms, each representing different ages in the history of the building.
Another fascinating day out whilst on a self-catering break in Ruthin, is a trip to the town’s Craft Centre that features six workshops with craftsmen displaying their skills to the public. These crafts include painting, glass blowing and furniture restoration, and watching these skills being performed is incredibly insightful and interesting. As well as the workshops, the centre includes a retail gallery, residency studios, a tourist information centre, an educational room and for those who get peckish, a restaurant serving delicious cuisine.
Ruthin is home to a number of lovely pubs, cafes and restaurants, as well as shops selling everything you will need when on a cottage holiday, including souvenirs. Going on a break to the county town of this charming part of Wales is a great way to soak up the history and culture of it, as well as the spectacular views of the river and surrounding valley. If you are travelling as a couple take a look at romantic cottages whereas if you are going away with your family, take a look at our collection of family cottages. We hope you find the perfect place to stay in or close to Ruthin.
Featured Self catering country cottages near Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales:
2 bedroom Holiday Barn, North Wales and Cheshire.
2 - 4
Idyllic farm cottage nestled along with two other holiday cottages by the foot of the Clwydian Hills, with shared access to a heated swimming pool plus fishing available on the well stocked lake or on the River Clwyd, this dog-friendly holiday home on an award winning farm is a great place to stay close to the Offa's Dyke walking path.
Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated swimming pool within the grounds.).
|from 22 September 2019 to 27 September 2019; from 04 October 2019 to 25 October 2019; from 27 October 2019 to 17 July 2020;|
6 bedroom Country House, North Wales and Cheshire.
6 - 14
Looking to rent an impressive country house for a special event or a special celebration? If so this 6 bedroom country holiday home could be perfect, with a private swimming pool, sauna, gym, tennis court and snooker room on offer, there is plenty to keep groups of friends or family entertained at this St Asaph holiday house.
Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court, games room, sauna.
|from 14 October 2019 to 18 October 2019; from 17 November 2019 to 22 November 2019; from 25 November 2019 to 29 November 2019;|
3 bedroom Barn Conversion, North Wales and Cheshire.
2 - 6
Enjoy a taste of rural bliss with a stay at this beautiful high quality 3 bedroom stone-built barn conversion, set on a smallholding, this holiday barn sits within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to Llanarmon and Llandegla, with the Offa’s Dyke Path also close by.
Special features: free internet access, games room.
|from 29 September 2019 to 26 October 2019; from 29 October 2019 to 21 December 2019; from 04 January 2020 to 03 April 2020;|
1 bedroom Barn Conversion, North Wales and Cheshire.
1 - 2
Romantic rural retreat near Ruthin, ideal for couples plus one dog looking to discover the scenic Clwydian Hills and walk along Offa’s Dyke.
1 bedroom Cottage, Llangollen.
1 - 2
Charming Welsh country cottage, 4 star rated and with sublime views of the Ceiriog Valley, this family-friendly and dog-friendly cottage is just 4 miles from Llangollen and could be a great base for touring Snowdonia National Park.
Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.