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7 Nights See prices

  • £450  to  £595

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Short Breaks From

  • £95 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About River Cottage

River Cottage is a charming period cottage in the rural hamlet of Bontnewydd in North Wales. The property started life in 1750 as two adjacent cottages and spent time as the village inn before being carefully converted to offer comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to four people in two bedrooms. It is ideal for couples or families who want a peaceful base from which to explore the countryside and coast of North Wales as well as Snowdonia National Park.

Bontnewydd is on the border of Denbeighshire and Conwy. It is surrounded by gorgeous countryside and only a few miles from the coast. It's an excellent destination for people who enjoy being active as there is no outdoor setting more fun to explore than North Wales, with its amazing beaches and spectacular mountain ranges. Walking is a simple way to appreciate the plethora of natural beauty with favourite local paths, including the Pilgrims Way which starts in Holywell making its way to Bardsey Island. Alternatively, give your feet a break and explore on a mountain bike. The Gwydir Mawr Trail is 25km of unadulterated joy, while the mountain bike routes at Betws-y-Coed are only around 20 miles away.

Local attractions include Rhyl and Prestatyn beaches, both of which are long-standing favourites for their vast stretches of sand, clean water and excellent amenities. Llandudno is another popular choice and less than half an hour away. Ever-popular, this quaint seaside town is much loved for its spectacular coastal scenery and impressive Victorian architecture. Abergele Golf Club welcomes visitors, as do half-a-dozen other clubs within a small radius of the cottage, including Denbigh Golf Club and Llannerch Park Golf Club. Other places to see include Conwy Castle, the Dyserth Waterfall, and the Rhuddlan Nature Reserve.

The friendly market town of Denbigh is under six miles from the cottage. In addition to a fantastic choice of places to eat, drink and shop, it also has a castle, a chocolate shop, and ancient stone town walls that visitors can reach via a key from either the castle, library or Glass Onion Cafe. Snowdonia National Park is close, and you can drive to Llanberris and the Snowdon Mountain Railway in under an hour. Alternatively, drive for about an hour in the opposite direction to enjoy a fantastic day of shopping and sightseeing in Liverpool, or enjoy the historic walled city of Chester.

River Cottage is ideal for couples, families or friends who want to stay in a place that is comfortable and welcoming, with good access to local attractions and within easy reach of excellent amenities.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Gwenda and Dave Mayers joined Independent Cottages in April 2020

Enquire online / Phone:

Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Denbighshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

River Cottage is a period building dating back to the mid-1700s. Its layout is over two levels.


  • Solid beams and a fireplace highlight the age of the proprty, yet the lovely furnishings and modern touches like WiFi make it comfortable for modern visitors. The sitting room has a TV with a DVD player and the owner has also provided a choice of books and games for guests to enjoy during their stay. Thick insulating curtains and a wood burner help keep the space warm and welcoming in cold weather.
  • Under the stairs is a cosy dining area with a solid wood table and chairs for four people.
  • Sunny, well-equipped kitchen with an excellent complement of cooking utensils, plates and cutlery. A door opens onto a path at the rear of the property.


  • Master bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables and reading lights, and a chest of drawers.
  • Second bedroom with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds.
  • Family bathroom with a rainfall shower over the bath, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: There is a terrace with garden furniture and lovely views at the front of the property, and parking opposite for two cars.

Additional Information: All utilities, bed linen and bath towels are provided. One well-behaved dog welcome through prior arrangement. Smoking is not permitted. Saturday is the preferred changeover day but the owner will try to be flexible where possible.

River Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 6th Jul 2024 - Fri, 30th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Fri, 27th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 28th Sep 2024 - Fri, 18th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 19th Oct 2024 - Fri, 1st Nov 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 2nd Nov 2024 - Fri, 13th Dec 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 14th Dec 2024 - Sat, 4th Jan 2025
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1625 871398 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Gwenda and Dave Mayers
Member Since April 2020

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* Calendar last updated: 14th July 2024

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