Self Catering in Clwyd - Cefn Berain

Cefn Berain Uchaf
Cefn Berain

Cefn Berain Uchaf, Cefn Berain, Clwyd
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £432.00 - 1108.00

Sleeping eight people in four bedrooms, this detached farmhouse is in the hamlet of Cefn Berain, close to Denbigh.

Cefn Berain Uchaf is a lovely detached farmhouse in the hamlet of Cefn Berain, 5 miles from Denbigh in North Wales. This charming property has four bedrooms - a king-size double with balcony and en-suite bathroom, a double with an en-suite shower room, and two twin rooms. There is also a family bathroom with rolltop bath, and downstairs, a handy basin and WC. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped, with a central island and a dining area. There is a large comfy sitting room with a woodburner, and a snug reading room, also with a woodburner. Outside, there is a large enclosed front courtyard, a side patio and a rear lawned garden, as well as use of two acres of fields. With the town of Ruthin close by, the North Wales coast easily reached, the city of Chester, historic Conwy and the stunning Snowdonia National Park all a short drive away, Cefn Berain Uchaf makes a wonderful family base.


As a family we were all very excited about what this cottaged promised however once arrived it really didn't match our expectation. The cottage itself has a lot of potential but it felt tired and that the owner probably hadn't stayed there themselves. With a little bit of work it really could be the 5 stars we were expecting. The positives: the hot tub- warm and inviting. The children loved it and really was the bit of luxury we were looking for. The children's activity area was adored by our 3 year old and he loved going up and down the hills! The option of feeding the sheep was also really welcomed and a lovely welcome with milk, eggs and welshcakes! The negatives: the games room had uneven floor and we spent most of the time chasing the pingpong ball rather than playing. A lack of hot water. The entire time no one had a shower warmer than lukewarm and the bath was really too cold for the children without filling up with hot water from the kettle -this may have just been a boiler fault but it really did upset the flow of the holiday. The smaller or the ensuites (and it is small!) shower kept going from scorching to freezing. The kitchen really needs less cake stands (there are 2!) and at least one baking tray or a cheese grater of an adequate size. There was dust and grime in places i would have expected it to be clean (under sofas) and there were holes in walls where the large door handle had gone through. There was also no bbq that we could find. Many a toes were also stubbed on the hearth. What would have made it what we expected? Table and chairs on the balcony. Hot water! Instructions to the overly complicated shower in the master bedroom, updated information booklet (doesn't look as though this has been done since 2011) and a guestbook as suggested in the welcome card which gets reused for every guest! A nice patio area outside would have been welcomed with a patio set, the outside chairs were grubby and no table. A fence up to the hot tub and games room -as a safety feature. One of our party isn't so good on their feet and we spent time worrying that the 3 year old would fall down. Honestly a good clean and a week being lived in by the owners would probably do it well!

The cottage was absolutely fantastic in every way. It was spotlessly clean, well equipped and very spacious throughout. The hot tub and the games room were the highlights and just topped off a great week. Situated in an amazing location in the countryside with great views, but only a short drive away to several villages and towns. We found several walks directly from the cottage door. We have rented many cottages over the years but this was by far the best yet.
Mr Gabbitas

Very enjoyable stay in a great cottage.
Mrs Payne

Cefn Berain Uchaf was gorgeous and the hot tub was amazing - the view from the larger bedroom were stunning with the patio doors. A beautiful place to stay.
Mrs Varo

The rooms were spacious, the log fires fab, and the hot tub a big bonus. The kitchen was a pleasure to cook in. It felt like a home from home, a totally relaxing place to chill out in.
Mrs Whittington

Services / Facilities:

Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor & radiators on first floor, woodburners in sitting & reading rooms. Electric range oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, 42”
TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair & stairgate. Ample off road parking. Large enclosed courtyard to front, patio to side & rear with lawns & borders, two acres of enclosed fields, furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Pub/restaurant & shops 2 miles.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 2
Twin Beds: 2

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Gwaenynog Hall - 3.3 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Bodelwyddan Castle - 3.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Bodelwyddan, St Margaret (The Marble Church) - 3.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

St Asaph Cathedral - 3.9 miles (Cathedral) Heritage Rating

Denbigh Castle - 3.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Denbigh, St Hilary's Chapel - 3.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Denbigh Town Walls - 3.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Denbigh, Leicester's Church - 4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Denbigh Friary - 4.1 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Denbigh, St Marcella Church - 4.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Nearest Alternative Cottages

Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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