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Porth y Dwr - the Secret House

6 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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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 (king size bed) with en suite bathroom (bath and wash basin), and second bedroom with 2 si...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 (king size bed) with en suite bathroom (bath and wash basin), and second bedroom with 2 single beds. A corridor, separated from the main bedroom by a screen and curtains, leads to the family bathroom (shower, bath, wash basin and WC) and separate WC (WC and wash hand basin) - you may wish to choose your holiday buddies with care! Our pricing policy is family-friendly: we charge a single nightly rate for up to 4 guests, so there are no rate rises for weekend stays or during school holidays. For families of 5, an additional single bed can be provided in the main bedroom by prior request (small extra charge).More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Iron
Microwave
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Fireplace
Deck
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1 - 5 of 6 reviews

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

The location is perfect if you wish to cover most of north wales... the house is beautiful and cozy for family or a group of 5. Has all required amenities and is very well maintained and clean.. Carol the owner is very kind and considerate.....More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank LightPacker794269
Management response:Responded 4 September 2018

So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for your review.

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely house. We enjoyed our stay. The house was neat and clean with all the facilities. Restaurants and shops were near by.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank AprajitaS45
Management response:Responded 31 August 2018

Thanks for your review, and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your time at Porth y Dwr

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved our stay at Porth y dwr, the house is such a gem and its location is very close to plenty of shops, takeaways and pubs. Wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it to others. We will return to stay again.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Keith D
Management response:Responded 6 August 2018

Thank you very much for your review, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again!

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

Date of stay: April 2018
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

Date of stay: August 2017
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.

About the Owner
Carol S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2017
Interaction with guests
Meet and greet, available by phone during day
Availability
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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!
How to get there
Follow signs for Ruthin Gaol Visitor Attraction; Porth y Dŵr is immediately opposite. Public car parks located within 100m
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