Popty Pennant

Chirk Castle estate, Llangollen, North Wales
Guests: 2       Wifi: not available       Pets? Strictly no pets allowed

Popty Pennant

about the property

The smallest and cutest Welsh holiday cottage in Wales, this little sweetie near Llangollen is the perfect holiday base for exploring North Wales. So romantic and a fabulous interior worthy of any magazine!

Small is beautiful, and tiny Popty Pennant is an absolute gem of a cottage - everyone who has ever stayed here has just loved it! This romantic converted bakehouse in the garden of an upland manor house (Plas Pennant) on the Chirk castle estate, is classic 'Under the Thatch' stuff - perfectly conserved using authentic materials and furnished with love. The restoration of this cottage has been the pet project of Cadw's Building Inspector in North Wales, and it shows in the remarkable attention to detail (Cadw is the state body for Welsh heritage). Book this cottage and enjoy access over the beautiful gardens of the manor, great walking in the area, and visit the charming heritage towns around, of which Llangollen and Chirk are just the start.

Apparently all the recent tenants of the bakehouse went on to marry, so this must be a perfect spot for romance. Extra photos here as well as general views. Guests made a mini video here & holiday snaps here and here.

See our facebook gallery of this sweet North Wales cottage.



latest review

Peaceful and beautiful, an idyllic location

Ruth T, July 2017

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arrival at
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£396.00 (based on two staying)
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£584.00 (based on two staying)
strictly no pets allowed
bed layout
Master Double

facilities at Popty Pennant

farm or rural location
young children welcome
open fire / woodburner
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
television and reception

map - location

travel info

Train to Chirk (3 miles from cottage) and then taxi, or you can bus up Ceiriog valley and walk the final 1.5 miles (uphill). It may be possible to arrange pickups from Chirk station, depending on availability of owners.

in detail

The cottage is centrally heated throughout - included in holiday price.

  • Sitting Room - Restored working Victorian cooking range, wing-back armchairs and dining chairs. Views down the Ceiriog valley. Unobtrusive Flatscreen TV/ DVD
  • Kitchen - electric cooker, fridge, microwave, toaster, Belfast sink
  • Shower room - with powerful shower
  • Croglofft bedroom (over) - double bed
  • Outside - parking for 2 cars, table & chairs with views, shared use of the beautiful gardens around the manor house as well as the land about.

local area

  • Llangollen (heritage town - cafes, art, canal, steam railway) - 2.5 miles
  • Pontcysyllte Aquaduct (World Heritage Site) - 2.5 miles
  • Chirk Castle (National Trust) - 1 mile, or 2 miles to town
  • Golf - choice of two clubs within 3 miles!
  • Chester - heritage, great food & shopping - half an hour
  • Beaches on North or West coast - about an hour
  • Ceiriog valley - you are in it!
  • Berwyn Mountains - 6 miles

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customer reviews for Popty Pennant

Peaceful and beautiful, an idyllic location

- Ruth T,
July 2017

Popty Pennant is the loveliest little cottage with fantastic views set in a quiet secluded valley, yet only 5 minutes from Llangollen (and a journey to LLangollen which has a breath taking view of the town. Popty Pennant is just lovely - a fantastic working Victorian range with an open fire keeps it cosy, a very comfortable bed in a little loft overlooking the main room, and a small (but fine) kitchen and bathroom. All set within the loveliest farmstead, surrounded by chickens, dogs and horses. The owners are very welcoming and I would recommend this to anyone seeking P&Q in a beautiful area

- Simon B,
April 2017

Tiny, tiny cottage, but not in the least bit cramped, even for my 6" 3" husband, who appreciated being able to stretch out in bed. Beautifully restored with interesting details and everything you need for a comfortable stay. Great walking from the doorstep and a cosy fire to curl up by. Thanks to Nick and Derek for being such friendly and generous hosts.

- Sarah-jane watkinson ,
March 2017

A wonderful little cottage retreat! Everything we needed in a small space and designed with care and attention to detail. Good range of walks close by and a chance to relax in front of the fire in the evening. Thank you, Nick and Derek, for our all too brief stay.

- Rebecca richardson ,
January 2017

We arrived at our cottage early evening and were welcomed by Nick the owner, together with chickens, ducks, horses, and dogs. The cottage was certainly away from it all with spectacular scenery all around. There was plenty to do and see. We chose to visit Chirk Castle which was on the doorstep, Llangollen Aquaduct, Erddig National Trust property, and a day at the seaside Llandudno. There were also beautiful walks straight from the cottage even picking a few blackberries along the way. On our return home we visited Llanarmon to do a recommended walk out of the Daily Mail which included pub lunch at the Hand Pub which was superb. A very enjoyable stay would very much like to return and stay in the Chapel which is part of the farm.

- Christopher pritchar... ,
September 2016

A cosy cottage with everything you need for a peaceful stay away from the hustle and bustle. Popty is great if you are looking for a retreat that's not too isolated, I stayed on my own with the comfort of knowing the owners Nick & Dereck were around. I intended on hanging around reading books and generally chilling but took advantage of the perfect location, the coast is within an hour and halfs drive through stunning scenery, Most of the main attractions are easily accessible and if you feel the need to wonder back into the world then Oswestry is worth a mooch round or Chester is about half an hour away. A charming and unique place to get away from it all.

- Billie B,
August 2016

Lovely short break at Popty Pennant. Fantastic setting and within easy reach of Chirk and Powys castles. Well equipped, warm and cosy with amazing views and walks from the door.

- Tracey N,
August 2016

A lovely peaceful spot with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, tucked away down narrow country lanes and yet within easy reach of lots of places of historic interest and good walks. The cottage itself is very compact but has all you need and has been thoughtfully furnished to match its historic character. You need to be fairly agile to climb up to bed in the crogloft, but that adds to its character. Nearby towns and villages still have plenty of independent shops - butchers, bakers etc. A very relaxing break.

- Mary appleyard ,
July 2016
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