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  • Donadea Cottage Exterior | Donadea Cottage, Babell nr. Holywell
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  • Donadea Cottage Exterior | Donadea Cottage, Babell nr. Holywell
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    Donadea Cottage

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    Property ref: S22013

    • Bedrooms 2

    • Sleeps 4

    • Baths 1

    • Pets No

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (15)

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    About this property

    A delightful detached cottage overlooking the Clywdian Mountain Range and surrounded by natural beauty, with footpaths and bridleways on the doorstep.
    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Maximum occupancy is for 4 guests including children.
    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating (underfloor in bathroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs (one with Netflix). DVDs. Wii and small library. Playstation 3. Electric cooker. Microwave. W/ machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Additional freezer (in outbuilding). Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 3-acre grounds. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Gym on-site. Welcome pack. No smoking.
    Situated along a quiet lane just 1 mile from Caerwys which is located within the Clwydian Mountain Range aonb, Donadea is a delightful 19th century detached holiday cottage. It combines quaint charm alongside all the home comforts one expects from a holiday home. Additional features such as free wi-fi and games console make this ideal for families with children. The owner is a qualified ’Bob Ross’ oil painting instructor and classes are available to book directly with the owner. The cottage has its own garden and patio area but guests can also enjoy the owner’s grounds which include 3 acres of orchard, kitchen garden and formal gardens. For people with electric cars, these can be charged via an external, 3-pin plug socket, at cost. With stunning views over the Clwyds which can be glimpsed from the full length window that presides over the staircase, it is the perfect rural escape. The area offers some great walking and cycling opportunities with direct access from the doorstep onto public footpaths and for those that prefer to travel by horse back, there is also a local bridleway. Other activities available locally include golf and fishing or for the more adventurous, Bala Lake which is within an hour’s drive offers various water sports including sailing, kayaking and white water rafting. There are plenty of tea rooms, antique shops and farmers markets in the area and the craft and antique centre at Afonwen (2 miles) is worth a visit. The popular market town of Mold and Denbigh are both within 9 miles. Other places of interest within easy driving distance include Ruthin with its ruined castle (15 miles), Llangollen (24 miles), the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno (27 miles). Beach resorts including Talacre, Rhyl and Prestatyn are within a half-hour drive and Betws-y-Coed and Snowdonia National Park can be reached in just over an hour. Over the border into England, the historical city of Chester is just 30 minutes by car and Liverpool can be reached in 50 minutes. With so much to see and do in the area, Donadea cottage is the ideal base from which to explore what both sides of the Wales/England border has to offer. Beach 6 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.


    Open Fire / Woodburner
    Bike Store
    Detached Property
    Customers Choice 2015
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Garden / Patio
    Golf nearby
    Pub within 1 mile
    Romantic Getaways
    Rural Location
    Woodburning Stove
    Decorated at Christmas
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Cot Available
    Washing Machine
    Pets – not allowed
    Green Scheme
    Parking - On Site
    Customers Choice
    Shower Cubicle

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    Local amenities

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    • The Piccadilly Inn
      0.5 miles
    • Rhuddlan Castle
      7.5 miles
    • Wirral Country Park
      9 miles
    • Bodelwyddan Castle
      9 miles
    • The Boat House
      9 miles
    • Mr Chows Chinese Restaurant
      9 miles
    • Hickory's Smokehouse
      9.5 miles
    • The Harp
      9.5 miles
    • West Kirby Beach
      9.5 miles
    • Elephant Coffee
      10 miles

    Reviews (15)

    Julie ‐ 17 Jan 2020
    "We have just spent two wonderful weeks over Christmas and New Year at Donadea. We work overseas, so after a long, tiring day flying back to the UK, it was lovely to pull up at Donadea Cottage. The cottage was decorated for Christmas and all the lights were twinkling. We were met with a warm welcome from Wendy, who showed us inside their beautiful cottage. The cottage is stunning, and clean, with every attention to detail and all the home comforts you could need. Wendy and Tony really go above and beyond for their guests-upon arrival we received a lovely welcome hamper of goodies, and Wendy even baked us a delicious cake on New Year's Eve which was a really thoughtful gesture. The cottage is situated down a quiet lane with easy access to the coast, cities, towns-and small villages with cosy country pubs. If you don't feel like venturing out you will find everything you need here. The cottage is set in stunning gardens and it was really nice to just sit and relax in the garden with a glass of wine and listen to the peace and quiet. At the end of of our stay, we didn't want to leave-we had two very unhappy teenagers as we pulled out of the drive! Thank you for a memorable stay Wendy and Tony-we hope to return to Donadea one day!"
    Vanessa ‐ 16 Nov 2019
    "Wow - what a beautiful cottage, set in beautiful, peaceful countryside. It has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard and is a real home-from-home - it exceeded all expectations. Lovely welcome pack including delicious homemade Welsh Cakes. The hosts were very welcoming and on hand for all needs.It was an ideal base for visiting family, but also for days out in Conwy, Llandudno, LLangollen and Chester.We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to holiday in the area, and hope to return again in the future.Thank you for a lovely stay."
    Jane ‐ 26 Oct 2019
    "Fantastic cottage in wonderful surroundings with friendly, welcoming owners located near by this cottage is a must to visit."
    Peter ‐ 16 Oct 2019
    "A very lovely cottage well maintained and fitted out to make your stay very comfortable. The garden is very well kept and very large and children would love it. It is also so quiet that it is also very good for couples wanting peace. The TV has Netflix included and the wi-fi is very good. The couple that own the cottage Wendy and Tony are two of the nicest people you would wish to meet and have a cat which is super friendly. The only downside is the narrow lane to access the cottage but there is another route to it, a little longer drive, but the cottage is well worth the trouble to face the narrow track or the detour."
    Phil ‐ 7 Oct 2019
    "Amazing cottage and beautiful location. Wendy & Tom are amazing hosts and so welcoming and were great with our 2 year old who "helped" feed the chickens, and really thoughtful with the toy box as well. Audrey the cat was also very friendly. Beautiful welcome package...the welsh cakes were delicious and even got an amazing midweek cake.The cottage is spotless and the grounds are beautiful and you are free to wander. Plenty to see and do in the surrounding area, with amenities only a few minutes drive away.Have already recommended to friends"
    Keith ‐ 17 Sep 2019
    "A charming cottage situated in a peaceful rural setting, ideally placed for exploring the beautiful countryside of North Wales. Explore and enjoy the almost traffic free (well maintained) country roads. Wendy and Tony Lander will welcome you and ensure your stay is enjoyable."
    Becky ‐ 13 Aug 2019
    "Absolutely fantastic! Wendy and Tony are lovely hosts who can’t do enough for you. It was our first holiday with our 6 month old and they even put a baby bouncer and toys in the cottage for him! So thoughtful! The cottage is spotless and in a brilliant location! The homemade Welsh cakes were the best we’d tasted!! We would definitely love to visit again!! Thank you for a great holiday!"
    Robert and Pam ‐ 14 Jun 2019
    "This was our second stay at Donadea and we enjoyed it just as much. Tony and Wendy were lovely hosts and made us very welcome. The grounds are lovely even the chickens came and gave us a greeting. I would recommend it to anyone. We hope we may be able to stay again in the future."
    Emma ‐ 4 Jun 2019
    "There is nothing I would change! Beautiful cottage and wonderful hosts. The outdoor space was brilliant for the kids."
    Raymond ‐ 10 May 2019
    "Wendy and Tony are wonderful hosts with a truly beautiful cottage. It has all mod cons and is extremely comfortable. We will definitely return if we are visiting this vicinity again. Cannot recommended highly enough."
    Siobhan ‐ 27 Apr 2019
    "Lovely Easter break. The cottage was fabulous! Extremely clean and so comfortable. It was the perfect getaway. Our welcome pack was a lovely touch. I had never tried Welsh cakes before and I was the one who ate nearly all of them! Tony and Wendy are so welcoming and we will definitely be returning. A bonus was the weather was gorgeous."
    Simon ‐ 23 Apr 2019
    "What a beautiful location. We really felt at home here. Everything was perfect and what a welcome with an amazing welcome hamper. Owners were very friendly and we had some nice chats with them. Nothing was too much for them and we even got some extra eggs. In the past we often booked self catering cottages but this is certainly a top 5 ranking for us.Simon and Gerda, The Netherlands"
    Russell ‐ 25 Nov 2018
    "We spent our first family holiday here with our 3 month old and we couldn't have picked a better place. The cottage is beautiful with everything you need, and the gym is an added bonus. The hosts are lovely and very accommodating; they are there if you need them but also give you privacy. They even arranged a cot and baby bouncer which was very useful. We would definitely go back again!"
    Geoff ‐ 7 Nov 2018
    "Tony and Wendy have created a wonderful cottage for a relaxing “home from home” experience. It has all you would want from peace and quiet with stunning views while only a few minutes away from the A55 and all that North Wales has to offer. Tony and Wendy were extremely helpful without intruding in any way. We will be booking a return visit before too long."
    Cathy ‐ 6 Nov 2018
    "Would love to say it was terrible to stop others from going, as it's so brilliant a home from home I worry that it will become too popular and we wont be able to get in. Cottage has everything you need, except possibly a bread knife and Wendy and Tony are such wonderful welcoming hosts. We love the cottage and it's always good to go back - this is now our fourth visit and our 5th is already booked!"

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