The charming town of Afonwen can be found in Flintshire in North Wales close to the Denbighshire border and is home to around two thousand residents. Nestled by trees and the gorgeous Moel y Parc, a hill and a park with sweeping fields of lush greenery, this is a great location for a country cottage holiday or rural retreat break.
What Afonwen offers for Self-Catering Breaks
The hill by the town is quite prominent as it is 1,306 feet above sea level. Part of the Clwydian Mountain Range, it is an excellent place to go for a walk or a hike to its summit and view the panoramic views of Afonwen below.
Afonwen is home to a lovely Craft and Antique Centre, nestled in front of the mountains and behind the trickling stream which runs through the town. Visiting this centre makes for a lovely day out whilst on a cottage holiday. The centre is home to vintage furniture, interesting artefacts, collectables and traditional gifts which make great presents for friends and family back at home. There are also certain days throughout the year when you can watch crafts men and women at work creating fantastic pieces such as jewellery, hand carvings, glass painting, card making and croquet work, plus many others. The Afonwen Craft and Antique Centre also features a buffet restaurant for those wishing to make a day out of a visit here.
When enjoying a cottage break in Afonwen why not go horse riding or cycling around the hills? There are plenty of places where you can enjoy outdoor activities. Discovering hidden forestry on horseback or on your bicycle is simply wonderful and a relaxing activity to do in the area. There are plenty of relaxing or challenging walks that can be taken in the Clwydian Mountains as well. From the very peak of these hills you can spot the nearby Snowdonia National Park, and wildlife such as the Black Grouse and Red Kite can also be seen on rambles through this spectacular scenery. Walking routes through the breath-taking landscapes include the Offas Dyke National Trail and the more moderate walk of Llyn Brenig.
Afonwen is a lovely settlement in which to take a self-catering holiday in Flintshire in North Wales due to the charming and friendly villagers and the activities that are available. With the impressive hills and mountains that surround the town, there is always a lot to do in terms of exploring nature and getting stuck into the great outdoors, and there are lots of lovely pubs to settle into for the evening after a day of discovering this part of the country.
When it comes to finding the perfect place to stay, choose from rural country cottages, log cabins and even large country houses. We hope you have the best of times on your holiday in Flintshire.
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