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Porth y Dwr - the Secret House

Certificate of Excellence
3 reviews
Front of Porth y Dŵr
Main living area
Main living area
Living area with fireplace
Main bedroom
Main bedroom with bathroom adjoining
Corridor to separate WC with main bedroom screened on left
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Ruthin, Denbighshire, North Wales, Wales
From the outside you may not guess there was anything unusual about Porth y Dŵr but open the door and find the Secret House hidden inside! Dating from 1456, this timber framed building retains many of its original features, making it a unique and fascinating place to stay. Porth y Dŵr is comfortably and traditionally furnished, in keeping with the historic nature of the house, creating an atmosphere of calm, and allowing guests to relax and recharge away from the bustle of modern life. Stay at the Secret House and leave the world behind!
The house has a large open plan living and dining area, and a fitted kitchen, both opening onto a small private courtyard. On the first floor is a large main bedroom with king size bed, second bedroom with 2 single beds, bathroom (bath and wash hand basin), and separate WC (WC and wash hand basin). An ext...
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Listing #HL8923355
About the Owner
Carol S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Meet and greet, available by phone during day
Reviews from our community
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The cottage was beautiful- the pictures don’t do it justice. Lovely coal fire with coal, firelighters and kindling provided. Comfortably sleeps 5 and beds were very comfy. Excellently located in walking distance to pubs and restaurants. Carol was very helpful. Really enjoyed our stay. Only...More

Thank lolhark
Management response:Responded 9 April 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am so glad you all had a good time at the cottage and enjoyed the town and its facilities.

Reviewed 2 September 2017

Stunning house with a fascinating history, sensitively renovated and beautifully fitted out. Much more spacious than photographs show, with every room a pleasure to look around and take in. Wonderful sense of history and witness to the past, and the perfect base for exploring historic...More

Thank Fiona C
Management response:Responded 2 September 2017

Thank you for staying, and for your lovely review! I am glad you are all so appreciative of the sense of history and the atmosphere of the house, it makes hosting so worthwhile.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Ruthin is conveniently located to explore the North Wales coast, Snowdonia, and the Horseshoe Pass and Llangollen area to the south. The house is located near the edge of Ruthin, but within easy walking distance to the town centre with local shops, pubs, restaurants and...More

Thank Andy_B186424
Management response:Responded 26 August 2017

Thanks for your review, it's nice to hear you appreciated the history and character of the house

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
The building is historic (low doorways, steep stairs and sloping floors); sorry it may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility. Groups - maximum 4 adults, no parties or...
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Queen
    1 Crib
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GBP 120
GBP 720
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About the neighbourhood
The ancient market town of Ruthin, in the stunning Vale of Clwyd, with historic buildings lining narrow streets, clusters around the medieval castle. Browse exclusive shops, visit friendly pubs and cafés for a warm welcome, and good restaurants for fine dining.
The countryside deserves to be appreciated at a gentle walkers' pace, but there is so much more to enjoy in north east Wales. Within easy reach are lovely beaches, castles galore, heritage and narrow-gauge railways, and plenty of family-friendly activities. For adrenalin junkies, there are huge zip wires, underground trampolining nets, an inland surfing lagoon, all kinds of water sports, downhill and mountain biking. Come and find out for yourself!
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How to get there
Airport: Manchester International: 85.0 km
Railway: Rhyl: 29.0 km
Ferry: Holyhead: 110.0 km
Follow signs for Ruthin Gaol Visitor Attraction; Porth y Dŵr is immediately opposite. Public car parks located within 100m
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 30.0 km.
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