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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 4 / Cottage
Bedrooms: 2  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 4  Type: Cottage

1 Full bath

Gwenoldy (Swallows' Rest) 5 star country cottage

Gwenoldy (Swallows' Rest in Welsh) is a luxurious self-catering cottage, converted from an 18th century stone-built barn. Its setting is spectacular, with glorious views across a secluded valley. We are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the coast of North Wales and enjoy a wonderfully peaceful lifestyle.

Gwenoldy offers every comfort, from a wood-burning stove to broadband internet access, for up to four people. Children and babies are welcome. Snowdonia, Chester and the North Wales beaches are close at hand, and local amenities include excellent pubs serving good food, a crafts and antique centre with a popular restaurant, and many country shops and sporting venues.

TripAdvisor property ID 3830055

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Book this 2 bedroom cottage in Mold today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 11 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $602 to as high as $933, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jan 10, 2019.

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About the owner

About the owner

Elizabeth M.
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Calendar last updated:
10 Jan 2019
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Languages spoken: English, French, German



Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Mold Attractions




  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Climbing frame
  • Grill
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking not allowed


  • 1 Full bath


Reviews (11)

Excellent – based on 11 reviews Excellent
11 reviews

Very Good

“a stunning holiday in a stunning cottage with stunning hosts!”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2013

we had the best holidays ever in this special and beautiful cottage. The view is stunning, Northern Wales can be easily visited in one week from here. Elizabeth and I are wonderful and warm guests. Coversation was the best and I loved each minute spent there. All comoforts you can think of are there! It's just perfect and I adored each minute spent there! The place is awesome but Ian and Elizabeth are more...Can't wait to go back!

Response from the owner Thank you so much for your very kind remarks. We really enjoyed having you as guests, and do hope that we will see you here again. Elizabeth and Ian

“Loved the stunning location and views”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2013

A warm welcome on arrival and very helpful all the visit. Comfortable cottage with little extras such as soap and shower gel, not forgetting the homemade cake and bottle of wine. Help with using the wi fi system appreciated. lovely location, and only miles from the a55 to visit North Wales.The viewa were out of this world. Only downside, for the nervous driver, was the approach especially the last section, though I understsnd they are working on filling in the potholes.

Response from the owner Thank you, Penny. We very much enjoy sharing this beautiful place with our visitors. Yes, our farmer neighbour has promised us that the potholes on the farm track will be sorted out soon.

“wonderful bolt-hole”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2013

A beautiful and tranquil cottage with top notch facilities and very friendly owners. A warm welcome of cake and fresh eggs. Highly recommended.

Response from the owner Thank you very much, Caroline. We do hope that you will have the opportunity to visit us again.


Reviewed 13 Nov 2012

An outstanding place to get away from it all. The views down the valley are amazing, the gardens beautiful, the cottage so well kitted out it was like living at home! A perfect base for exploring the rest of North Wales as it's only a few minutes from the a55 but feels like the middle of nowhere. Easy access to Chester and many gorgeous walks right on the doorstep. We stayed with a 3yr old and a 10yr old and they loved the place so much none of us wanted to leave. The owners are thoughtful, unobtrusive but always available for assistance when needed. A plentiful supply of logs for the woodburner made it all the more special. Highly recommended for families, walkers, or a get-away-from-it-all-retreat to recharge tired batteries and return to life anew.


Reviewed 12 Nov 2012

This place is fantastic, it has everything you could possibly need and more. The children loved it, playing in the garden, picking apples from the tree and chilling out in front of the woodburning stove. The cottage was so well equipped it was like being at home. The location was lovely, every window in the cottage had a lovely view. It had a feeling of peace yet was so ideally located for days out to castles for the kids to pretend to be knights and to run around the forest. There was nothing about this that I didn't like. Elizabeth and Ian were great, so helpful and friendly. Everyone should be Gwenoldyied at least once. We can't wait to go back!


Reviewed 10 Apr 2012

This cottage is perfect - so cosy & well kitted out. There is everything you need and Ian & Elizabeth looked after us so well. The views are beautiful and it is a proper escape from the city...It was hard to leave!


Reviewed 2 Sep 2011

Gwenoldy is the perfect country getaway, particularly if, like us, you have young children! We went for a week with an almost 3 year old and a 1 year old and they loved it. The cottage is perfect - immaculately clean, not a trace of dust or grime anywhere, and has everything you need in it. But they have kept the cosiness you want from a cottage, so while it has all the mod cons it feels warm and homely and very comfortable. The log burner is gorgeous, we used it even though it wasn't that cold in the evenings! Just too much of a treat not to. Big red sofas and armchairs to sink into in the evenings and very comfy beds. Elizabeth took our older daughter to collect eggs from the chickens and pick raspberries which she loved. She spent ages on the swings and just wandering around the extensive gardens, looking at everything that was growing and living there. Waking up to the view of the hills from the main bedroom every morning was a real highlight, I don't think you would ever tire of that view. The main bedroom is gorgeous - pine furniture, white bedlinen and a lovely window which you could stare out of for hours - especially with the smell of freshly picked sweet peas in a vase on the dressing table next to you. The kitchen has all you could ever need and more - even a food mixer if you felt like baking, which you would! We were greeted by vases of sweet peas, home made lemon cake, chilled wine and milk in the fridge so we could have tea on arrival. What more could you want after a trek from the city? There is so much to do with families in the local area, we didn't manage to go to half of the places we could have done. The local scenery is stunning and so peaceful. We will definitely be returning!

“When you find perfection why go elsewhere.”

Reviewed 2 Mar 2011

We have stayed at Gwenoldy for a week at Easter for the past 5 years. When we first visited with our sons then 10 months and 2 years, we were amazed at how spotlessly clean and well equipped the cottage was. We were greated with some lovely home baking, and in recent years to the delight of the boys a bowl of chocolate eggs. The living room is a good size, equipped with TV(including Cebeebies) DVD player and selection of books and games. Upstairs the beds are spotless and very comfortable and the views from the bed and bathroom are stunning. The large garden is beautiful with views that have to be seen to be believed. The 1st time we stayed the gravel driveway was a dream for the boys who spent hours filling their toy diggers with stones. Over the years the stones may have lost some of their appeal but the garden hasn't, and now is a dream for a 5 and 7year old to run, explore, fly a kite and play hide and seek. One of their highlights is when Elizabeth takes them to collect fresh eggs from the hen house. The only problem with such a great garden is persuading the boys to leave it to explore the many fantastic attractions of North Wales. our favourites have included Greenwood Forest Park, Llangollen Steam Railway, Bodnant Gardens, Chester Zoo and Telford Wonderland. We are looking forward to our sixth visit next month. When you discover a place as beautiful, spottless and well equipped as Gwenoldy, with endless attractions close by, why go anywhere else.

“home from home in a stunning location.”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2011

The drive to Gwenoldy was only an hour, and within minutes of leaving the a55 we arrived at this beautiful location.We received a very warm welcome from Elizabeth including a home-made cake and a jug of sweetpeas cut from the garden. The house was immaculately clean and every home comfort had been thought of.There were helpful but unobtrusive signs around the cottage explaining how things worked.The location is stunning and unique, feeling remote(in a good way) yet so easy to get to. This cottage has a 5 star award which it truly deserves.We liked everything, we disliked nothing!

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