Bryn Howell Stables

What to Expect

This large, converted brick barn complex sits in a private garden overlooking the River Dee in North Wales and is an excellent place for a family or group of friends to enjoy this remarkable part of the UK.

Its elevated position on the river valley gives superb views and access to rolling hills and valleys. At the same time, the private patio and lawned garden are perfect for enjoying a peaceful meal or drink under the big skies.

Spend time in the historic border town of Llangollen, visit the National Trust property of Chirk Castle, take a steam train trip up the valley and climb up to Castell Dinas Brân to survey the superb panorama around the Wales / England border.

At A Glance

Rural location
Barn conversion
Exposed beam work
Enclosed garden
Alfresco dining patio
Fishing available


Utility room
Log burner
2 x off road parking
Shop 2 miles
Pub 5 mins walk

About Bryn Howell Stables

Sleeping six in three first floor bedrooms, all with original beams exposed, all with a view of Castell Dinas Brân, one king-size double with en-suite shower, wash hand basin and WC, one twin, and one 2’6″ twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC;
ground floor basin and WC.

Carpets and rugs in the big sitting room, with two comfy sofas and armchairs, wood burner in fireplace with hearth, and a shaker-style kitchen with a dining suite. Full-length glass doors open onto a paved patio with an outdoor dining suite and private lawned garden.

There is off-road parking for two cars, and fishing on the River Dee can be arranged with the site’s owner.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Trevor

The village of Trevor is called Trefor, which is Welsh for a large village. Trevor sits on the River Dee and the Shropshire Union Canal. Take a walk to the canal, and you’ll see the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, an 18 arch stone and cast iron bridge that carries the canal and its longboats. There is an excellent, dog-friendly visitor centre which is well worth spending some time at. To the west is Llangollen itself, a prominent local cultural centre steeped in Welsh history and home of a famous eisteddfod. Take the dog for a walk by the Dee, and if you feel energetic enough, climb up Castell Dinas Brân, the highest point of this part of Wales with spectacular views as far as the eye can see.

Llangollen has a railway station on a preserved train line, with diesel locomotives travelling up the Dee valley through breathtaking scenery. The last stop is Corwen East, just on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. Regarded by many as the heart of Wales, the park is home to Mount Snowdon itself and has many other attractions, including the Zip World Fforest, the National Slate Museum and its own preserved railway line. Visit one or two of the park’s 100 lakes with the dog, and challenge the energetic to climb the famous peaks of Cader Idris or Tryfan.

Across the border in England, Chester is well worth a day out, with its Roman walls, medieval streets and all the shopping, eating and drinking you’ll ever want on holiday.

Last Word

This is a beautiful holiday cottage, with the feel of the old stables combined with practical and stylish design, and perfect for a family with a dog. With a real homely feel, you’ll want to kick off your boots and sit in front of the wood burner in its fireplace while looking out of the patio doors to the lovely lawned garden. Of course, when the weather’s fine, just open the doors and go and enjoy a drink or meal out on the patio itself.

Nearby Trevor village has a superb visitor centre all its own, thanks to the jaw-dropping Pontcysyllte Viaduct. Take a walk up the River Dee or by the canal, stretch your legs and admire the views. With lovely Llangollen just up the road, there is plenty for the history and culture lovers among you to take in, and you’ll probably learn quite a bit of Welsh. Take the climb up to Castell Dinas Brân for some exercise and superb snapshots.

With preserved train lines to take you around, you might feel like leaving the car, especially when you get to Snowdonia National Park. For nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts, this is absolutely not to be missed. All in all, a superb cottage in a wonderful part of the world.
Bryn Howell Stables
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