Carrog North Wales
Penlan is a beautiful 200 year old cottage set on the bank of the River Dee overlooking the 400 year old Carrog bridge. It is situated in the picturesque and peaceful village of Carrog in the Berwyn Mountains seven miles west of Llangollen. Penlan Cottage can accommodate up to six/seven in three double bedrooms. It has a kitchen/dining room and a living room both with spectacular views over the river and bridge. There is a bathroom and a shower room and a study. Externally, there is a large secluded terrace overlooking the Dee and the bridge to the fields and hills beyond.
Penlan Cottage is on four floors, but from the roadside it appears to be a traditional two storey cottage. One enters from the roadside at the second floor level with the kitchen/dining room and the lounge. The kitchen is fully fitted and equipped with dishwasher, microwave and fridge. The lounge is very comfortable with two couches, an armchair and a great view out over the river. On the third floor above is a large family bedroom, a double bedroom and a toilet-shower room. The family bedroom has a super-king sized double bed, a single bed and a cot (a high chair also available) plus wardrobe and chest of drawers. The other bedroom has a double bed and fitted wardrobe. Going down from entry level to the first floor there is another double bedroom with wardrobe and chest of drawers. On the ground floor there is a spacious bathroom with toilet, a study (with an additional open-out sofa bed) and a utility area equipped with washing machine and drier. There is also a second fridge and a freezer at this level.
The ground floor level leads out on to the river side terrace, where there is a table and chairs plus a barbecue for eating al fresco. Steps lead down from the terrace onto the private river bank. It must be appreciated that Penlan is a riverside cottage and the terrace, which is elevated above the river, and garden are open to the river with no fencing or walls. In the summer in dry weather, the river is normally benign and one can swim from the bank, although normal precautions should always be taken whether young or old as there are deeper areas and the water is cold! The river can also quickly become deep and fast flowing after heavy rain. Young children therefore need supervising when outside in the garden.
There is oiled fired central heating throughout which also supplies hot water on demand.
There are fishing rights from private river bank (river rod license required - available from local Post Office)
The village street is narrow, but there are no parking restrictions and with consideration, one can park outside the cottage. Parking is also available in the car park to the Grouse Inn across the street and the publican is happy for you to leave your car there, although it is appreciated if visitors enjoy a pint occasionally or a meal from their varied menu.
Penlan Cottage is a non-smoking abode.
Prices per week (excluding Easter, Christmas & New Year)
1st January 2020 - 29th February 2020 £700
1st March 2020 - 3rd April 2020 £800
18th April 2020 - 30th April 2020 £800
1st May 2020 - 30th September 2020 £1000
1st October 2020 - 31st October 2020 £800
1st November 2020 - 20th December 2020 £700
Easter, Christmas and the New Year
Easter (4th April 2020- 17th April 2020) £1000
Christmas week beginning 19th December 2020 £1000
New Year week beginning 26th December 2020 £1000
Shorter stays available - terms available on request.
Single couple discounts - terms available on request
Non refundable deposit of 25% payable on booking.
Balance to be paid eight weeks prior to occupancy by cheque or electronic transfer.
Full payment to be made when booking, if stay is within eight weeks of booking.
All bedding and towels
Tea towels and dishcloth
Heating, hot water, lighting and electricity
Washing up liquid, kitchen cleaner and bathroom cleaner
Use of barbecue (charcoal and lighter not provided)
Use of cot, cot bedding, child stair gates and high chair where needed
Use of board games, videos & DVDs
Welcome Starter Pack
Tea, coffee, milk, sugar, bread, butter, matches, 1 toilet roll per bathroom, 1 soap dispenser per bathroom, washing-up liquid, 1 dishwasher tablet per day.
Pets by agreement
Contact & Location
For more details, availabity and to enquire about booking, please contact us either:
by email to:
+44 (0)1784 453194 (evenings and weekends preferred)
Mobile: 07800 565853
Carrog lies in the River Dee Valley in the Berwyn Mountains in North East Wales. There is a local pub, The Grouse Inn, which provides excellent food. The town of Corwen 2 miles away has local shops, cafes, restaurants, fish & chips and a Post Office.
The ancient market town of Llangollen 7 miles away has many tourist attractions, good shopping and a wide range of pubs, bars and restaurants including the award winning Corn Mill. In July each year Llangollen is the venue for the world famous International Eisteddfod.
Take a walk or horse drawn boat ride down the Lllangollen Canal and for those with a head for heights, take a walk or canal barge ride across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, now a World Heritage Site, part of the Llangollen Canal.
Visit Plas Newydd home to the infamous Ladies of Llangollen, Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, from 1780 - 1829.
The Llangollen Railway runs steam trains for 10 miles along the banks of the River Dee from Llangollen to Corwen stopping at Carrog and travelling through some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. It operates for most of the year and Carrog station is the ideal starting point for an unforgettable experience.
Visit the award winning Ruthin Arts & Craft Centre. Whilst in Ruthin, take in this beautiful county town with its fine market square, castle and Gaol.
Visit the Rhug Estate with farm shop farm and try an egg and bacon bap for a perfect breakfast before a long walk. The estate runs traditional sporting including shooting and fishing, modern sports such as rally car driving, gorge walking, mountain biking, canoeing and public events.
Carrog is ideally located to enjoy everything that North Wales has to offer. Snowdonia National Park is only a short distance away whilst both the North and West Coasts are within easy reach. Barmouth is a 45 minute drive. The town of Bala with its lake is nearby and offers a wide range of water sports activities. There are mountains, rivers, canals, waterfalls, forests, lakes, mines, beaches, castles, railways and architectural gems such as Portmeiroin all within easy reach.
Lake Vyrnwy is well worth a visit especially for bird watchers. It's spectacular as are the routes there and back (about 1hour each way) and there's lots to do including bike hire - it's 12 miles around the lake all flat and few cars!
And for the really adventurous, Penrhyn Slate Quarry, located near Bethesda, is home to Zip World Velocity 2, the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. Or go surfing and try climbing at the Adventure Parc Snowdonia, at Llanberis.