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Some comments from our Visitors Book:

Thank you Ian and Elizabeth for an amazing stay. The cottage is perfect. Thank you for an amazing cake and for letting us collect the eggs with you. We hope to see you again soon.
Will, Taj and Robert, August 2017

Second visit to Gwenoldy and it was a reminder of why we always said we would return. Great cottage in beautiful surroundings. Thank you for the lovely welcome cake. The boys loved the garden.
Barbara, Richard, Sean and Patrick, April 2017

We loved Gwenoldy! Our Gwenoldy Christmas was very special - thank you for the Christmas tree. I'm sure we will return. Loved teh easy access to so many scenic footpaths!
Geoff and Hilary, December 2016

Second visit to Gwenoldy. What brought us back? Great cottage, location, countryside, walking. Ian and Elizabeth were very welcoming. All I can add is we will be back soon.
P.S. The special treats were delicious. Thanks.

Gill and Phil, September 2016

What a fantastic holiday! Gwenoldy is such a comfortable and cosy cottage with everything we could have needed. It was absolute bliss to sit and look at the view with a cup of tea. A lovely welcome from you both and delicious cake. Thank you so much, and thank you for making Harry so welcome. He loved chatting with the hens and exploring the garden. We will be back!
Kate, Rich and family , May 2016

We had a wonderful week. Thank you for setting things off perfectly with the delicious cake! We had adventures walking across the heather and hillforts, visits to Conwy and Caernarfon castles, a trip to Anglesey and Newborough beach which was amazing. Hardly a drop of rain all week until this morning, too, feel very lucky to see such beautiful views on waking every morning. We hope to return again as there is still so much more to see and do.
Matthew & Bonnie , August 2015

Fantastic cottage and a fantastic holiday. We have loved coming to North Wales. Loads of things to do for an active family. Will be back! (and the 2 girls wrote 'I loved staying here at Gwenoldy, I especially loved going on the Zip Line Titan' and ''I loved collecting the eggs from the chickens, going to the Zipworld Titan and Bounce Below. I also liked seeing the amazing views.'
The P family , July 2015

We had a great stay here. The cottage is perfect. The views are breathtaking and the owners have thought of everything. We love the special touches like the bath toys and the lemon cake! Thanks for a great holiday.
The H family , October 2014

Gwenoldy is the most comfortable and spectacularly placed cottage. The children have loved the freedom to run and explore outside and to visit the chickens - a big highlight! We've had a fantastic time exploring the sights of North Wales. We hope to return.
The C family , May 2014

Thank you for a fantastic week! Fabulous cottage with views to die for. Children had a ball playing in the garden and chasing your poor cat and chickens. Great days out at Chester Zoo, the beach at Llandudno and Park Hall Farm. Delicious food at Glasfryn in Mold and staff were very welcoming with our children (18 months and 5). Would recommend your cottage to our friends! Thanks.
The P family , June 2013

We have had a lovely time in your beautiful cottage. The views are fantastic and we have never stayed in such a well equipped cottage. Our boys have loved playing football in the garden and there is so much to do in this area for young families. Thanks too for the delicious cake on arrival. Most thoughtful! We hope to come back one day!
James, Ali, Jack and Harry, April 2013

I love it here. So glad we all got time to spend here. The boys have loved it, we've had chance to relax which is rare. Feeling relaxed and ready to take on the world! Everyone should be 'Gwenoldy'ed at least once. Let's hope we'll be back.
Kris, November 2012

We have had a fantastic holiday. The cottage is very beautiful and so well equipped. The boys really enjoyed playing in the football goals and had a great time playing the board games. We found that the cottage was an excellent location for exploring lots of castles and going to the beach - there was lots to do and we didn't have to travel far. Thank you very much for the super accommodation and cake.
Andrea, Aaron, Cameron and Henry , August 2012

We've had a wonderful holiday: such a lovely cottage, and the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in! Thanks also for delicious cake and the goalposts and fresh eggs.
Jackie, Andrew and William, June 2012

A great find, one of the best cottages we have stayed in and such a great location, warmth and friendliness on arrival, cake to greet us too.
Neil and Hazel , October 2011

Perfect - thank you for providing such a beautiful cottage with such stunning views for us to enjoy. The cottage is superbly equipped with everything you could possibly need for a home away from home (even with a 2 month old baby!). You have thought of everything!
Barbara and Richard , May 2011

We have enjoyed our sixth visit as much as the previous five. Already looking forward to next Easter.
Ian, Susan, Daniel and Adam, April 201l

Beautifully finished and well equipped cottage in the most stunning location - wonderful views. Thank you for such a lovely welcome.
Patricia & Mike , September 2010

We usually take cottage holidays; this has been the best with our two children. Great to have a really useable kitchen. Super location and kind hosts. Will be back next year.
Kate and John , May 2010

First time in North Wales. It was really special. This cottage is lovely and the view was amazing to wake up to. Thank you for everything.
Bruce, Amy, Jonathan and Hannah, February 2010

We have had a fantastic break, with glorious colours. We have had some lovely walks, the children enjoying the train and walk at Bala Lake and castles. Josef and Emily loved the freedom of the garden and the birds. Thank you for your kindness and attention to detail - even bath toys!
Richard, Sharon, Josef and Emily, October 2009

There aren't enough superlatives to describe what a wonderful week we have had on our first reccie to North Wales. Beautiful cottage, unmatched views and wonderful, hospitable hosts. Thank you so much.
Kevin and Zoe, September 2009

What a wonderful week we have had exploring the magic of Wales. Your beautiful cottage was the ideal location for our many day trips. Thank you for a perfect week.
Bill, Connie and Jeremy, August 2009

Once again had a lovely break in this superb cottage and location. will be back soon.
Nigel, Judith, Sophie and Matthew, November 2008

Self-catering simply doesn't get any better than this (based on 25 years' experience). Thank you for all the attention to detail.
Stephen and Anne, May 2008

After a good 10 years or more staying in all different cottages in different locations round Britain we never thought that there was such a thing as a perfect cottage in a perfect location - but we were wrong - at last we have found it right here! A wonderful cottage, with perfect views, everything in the cottage immaculate, comfortable and useable. Wonderful! We have had some lovely walks in beautiful countryside - and a week of great days out. All in all a perfect week's break!
Lorraine, Tony, Matthew and Daniel, April 2008



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Gwenoldy (Swallows' Rest) a luxury 5 star self-catering cottage in the Clwydian Hills of NE Wales