Cottage on a hill overlooking the River Dee

Our three-bedroom cottage is perched high up on the hill. We have a garden with free-range chickens that live on the mountain. The views are outstanding – we`re often above the clouds with birds of prey hovering at eye height.

The cottage has been renovated throughout. It`s an old building so don`t expect pristine walls – but it is extremely comfortable with a range cooker, boiling water tap, modern smoke alarms and good lighting.

The main bedroom has an ensuite with shower and then there`s a family bathroom for the other two bedrooms upstairs. There`s a fourth room downstairs (typically a playroom) with a sofa bed that could be turned into a fourth bedroom if you needed it.

There is also a downstairs loo off the porch. The house is dog friendly but would prefer dogs to be kept downstairs. We have kept the children`s stair gates to keep muddy dogs out of the sitting room and at the downstairs!

The river below is a short walk and great for swimming. And the hill behind us offers amazing walking, mountain biking and fell running. There`s a shed for storing bikes etc. and parking for three, at a push four, cars. There`s also a BBQ outside and plenty of outdoor seating, parasol etc.

Porch and downstairs loo for coats, wellies etc.
• Kitchen with slate flagstones, small table (seats 4), range cooker, boiling water tap and Thermomix
• Snug with sofas and log burner connected to the kitchen
• Larder off the snug
• Large sitting room with dining table (seats up to 8), French windows onto garden, piano, hifi and smart TV
• Playroom with sofabed and French windows onto garden


• Bedroom 1 with en-suite mains shower, amazing views
• Main bathroom with freestanding bath under the window and separate electric shower
• Bedroom 2 with double bed and toddler bed, same amazing views
• Bedroom 3 with bunk beds


• Various sheds
• Brilliant walking, biking, river swimming etc. from the back door
• Four laying hens – they’re very easy but we can make plans for them if you don’t want to engage with them!

More internal pics to follow.

About the location

We live in an incredibly beautiful part of the Dee Valley with no major roads in sight and panoramic views from the garden and the house itself. Llandegla and the Panorama are also a short drive away. The Berwyn mountains are half an hour and Snowdonia national park is about 40 mins by car. Some of the best beaches in Wales are 1 hour 15 mins away – Harlech, Black Rock Sands and Llandanwg. Llangollen has all the amenities – a butcher, bakery, small supermarkets, petrol station, gift shops, a modern art gallery, the Cornmill (a great pub on the river), cafes, restaurants and a wine bar.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Llangollen (HE42944)

Denbighshire,   Wales

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 7) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
Child friendly with some sort of water!

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer


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Membership expiry date: 22 Apr 2024