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Scotch Hall Cottage
LL20 7TT

Scotch Hall Cottage, Llangollen, Clwyd

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Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £468.00

This Grade II listed detached cottage is situated on a canalside, next to the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct, close to Llangollen in North Wales and sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms.

Scotch Hall Cottage is a Grade II listed, 200 year old, detached cottage on a canalside, next to the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct, four miles from Llangollen in North Wales. This cottage sleeps up to six people and has three bedrooms, consisting of two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom (the twin bedroom gives access to the 2nd double and has no natural light) as well as a family bathroom. The cottage also has a fitted kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with coal effect gas fire and views of the canal.

Outside, this cottage has off road parking for two cars in the pub car park next door and a gravelled area with seating. Scotch Hall Cottage is a fabulous family holiday home, close to many places of interest.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


great weekend stay
great location for walks short drive into llangollen and right next door to the pub with good meals and ales.nice little dog friendly cottage.we were a party of six family and friends. great for long weekend stay. would return.
pete a

Really good, just be aware of a few things
Booked through Sykes holiday cottages which was easy. Key in keysafe on arrival Clean and tidy with all that you'd need including dishwasher etc and pub (a nice one with good food and friendly staff) next door! Brilliant location for the Aquaduct and walks nearby. A few issues however. Soft furnishings/decor inside a little dated/tired. Only one bathroon/toilet so we formed a queue every morning (there were 5 of us) Plenty of scope to bang your heads in the upstairs bedrooms where access was small 'ish. Third bedroom had to be accessed through second bedroom so not ideal if it wasn't a family group (could be a privacy issue?). No recycling facilities at the property (VERY disappointing) Not a great deal of outside space. We do appreciate the cottage is limited by planning issues (It's listed we believe?) Car safe and secure in pub car park. Local shop 5 mins walk. Easy access to Llangollen via a 10 minute drive where you can find the steam train/horse drawn barge trips etc All in all would I recommend it YES but you need to be aware of the minor issues as mentioned An information book in the property would be a nice touch
Stephen M

What a wonderful place to stay
We have been to the cottage many times and have always found the cottage to be extremely clean and lovely, you could not wish for nicer owners who could not be more helpful and always goes the extra mile to make sure everything is okay for your stay but are not intrusive. We have stayed in many cottage/houses over the years but we just love this wonderful cottage, it is in an ideal location and hopefully we will enjoy MANY MORE visits to our favorite place.
brian g

Quirky and cosy character cottage in a great location
The cottage is very old with a quirky layout. It is in a fabulous location right on the tow path of the canal, just a few minutes walk from the famous aquaduct. I wouldn't say it is the height of luxury but it was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The beds were also very comfortable and has a good TV and wifi. The kitchen was well equipped and has a freezer and dishwasher. The pub is just a few steps away so that was well utilised by us and the dog. We will definitely stay here again as it was great to watch the boats. My only criticism was that there was no visitors handbook so we didn't know what to do with rubbish etc. Highly recommended.

Could have been lovely, but was damp and not very clean
Four of us spent a week's holiday in this cottage in June. We liked the look of the cottage, it's location next to the canal and the layout of the cottage itself which was a little quirky and interesting. The decor was pleasant and two bottles of white wine were left on the table for us, which we felt was a welcoming touch. The lounge was spacious with two three-seater settees, a flat screen TV, DVD and side tables. The kitchen was a decent size, was well equipped and had a table and six chairs but strangely had a mop and bucket left sitting right next to the dining table. A set of five steps with a handrail led up from the kitchen to a hallway off which was the back door, the bathroom, the lower double bedroom and the foot of the staircase that went up to the two upstairs bedrooms. These rooms were in the gabled roof; one twin and one double. The staircase to the upstairs bedrooms was fully enclosed with painted wooden panelling. It bent sharply to the left and was very steep, which in itself wasn?t a problem, but it had no handrail at all. You just had to grab on to whatever you could, which we felt was dangerous. At the top of this staircase was a low doorway, so you had to bend down to get in or out of these rooms ? which at the top of a very steep staircase with no handrail we, again, felt was dangerous particularly when exiting the room. A handrail would have made it much safer. When we first entered the cottage there was no smell, but after it rained the following day the cottage smelled badly of damp and this got increasingly worse as the week went on. Canvas shoes that I left in the lounge overnight felt and smelled of damp in the morning. When returning at the end of each day we had to open both the front and back doors and all windows, for at least two hours, to cope with the smell and try to air the place. The lower bedroom bedding felt slightly damp every night, causing our skin to feel clammy when we were in bed. The bed was uncomfortable with springs digging into our hips, so the mattress needed replacing. When we arrived, two of the four dark brown towels that were sat on the bed, had large stains that were clearly visible while they were ?displayed? on the bed. They looked most uninviting and we were glad we had brought our own. When I wiped around the edges of the sink, after washing up, lots of brown muck came from under the edges where the sink unit fitted into the work top. The first time we washed up and left the crockery to drain. When we came back in the evening the smell from it was foul. The water hadn't drained away, it had run the wrong way away from the sink, so everything was sitting in water - but to smell so bad in such short a time, it must have been pretty unclean when we arrived. We bought anti-bacterial cleaner, cleaned the draining board, re-washed everything, dried up straight away and left nothing to drain on it the rest of the holiday. There were cobwebs hanging throughout the cottage, including the bathroom. The shower was very good, but the bathroom was damp with one small fanlight window and no extractor fan. The shower curtain didn't go all the way round the bath and although we were careful we found that the toilet roll had got soaked the first morning. We had to remember to remove the toilet roll from its holder before anyone showered. The ceramic toothbrush holder cup on the bathroom windowsill had smelly thick clear yellowish sludge in the bottom, so had not been cleaned. The vertical window blind had quite a bit of black mould. The upstairs beds were dry, comfortable and the rooms were spacious, although wardrobe space was limited. These rooms did get rather hot, though, as there was only one small fanlight window at the end of the far bedroom, but two large fans were provided which helped. We also found that having all the doors and windows open to reduce the smell of damp, helped to cool the upstairs bedrooms quite a bit. There were no signs or reserved parking spaces in the pub car park next door. Our overall feeling is that, for the price we paid for this cottage, it was very disappointing. Which is a shame, because with some care and attention it could be a lovely little place.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Gas central heating with gas fire
Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot, highchair and other baby equipment available
Off road parking for 2 cars (in pub car park)
Gravelled area with seating
Two small well-behaved pets welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 1 mile, pub next door
Note: The stairs to the first floor are steep

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Nearest Attractions

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

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - 0.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Chirk Castle - 2.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Castell Dinas Bran - 3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Plas Newydd, Llangollen - 3.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Llangollen, St Collen's Church - 3.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Brynkinalt - 3.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Llangollen Motor Museum - 4.1 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Valle Crucis Abbey - 4.3 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Eliseg's Pillar - 4.4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Erddig House - 5.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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