Porth Y Dwr - The Secret House!

Ruthin, Denbighshire, Country town

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 11:00

Outside Description

Small private courtyard with outdoor table and chairs, lockable gate. Small front garden with decking, and traditional herb garden.

Downstairs Description

Open plan lounge with sofa and easy chairs; dining area with large table seating 6; snug with easy chair, Books, games etc; Fitted kitchen. Underfloor heating throughout plus open fire. Guests can access wifi, but no TV, radio etc provided. Stairs lead up from lounge.

First Floor Description

Large main bedroom with king size bed, underfloor heating; small en suite bathroom (bath tub and wash basin). An extra bed (charged) can be provided on request; cot and high chair (no charge) by request. Second bedroom with two single beds (these do not link), radiators. Large family bathroom (4 piece), and separate WC with wash basin and shaver point.

Windows Views Description

To the front (east - lounge, dining and both bedrooms) views are up the street - great for people-watching. To the side (north - snug) is a former shop window, now obscured for privacy. Second bedroom has windows on the north overlooking Ruthin Gaol (visitor attraction).

Other Notes

Porth y Dwr is a grade II* listed building, of historic importance. Guests are requested to be aware of its limitations, and the fragility of parts of the structure. Sorry Porth y Dwr may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility, and children should be supervised at all times. There are no TV, radio, music centre or games consoles. Free parking permit for 1 car is provided: 2 public long-stay car parks within 100 metres. Porth y Dwr is a no smoking cottage inside and outside

Dogs Welcome: By prior arrangement
Child Friendly: Public park and playgrounds are 5 minute walk
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Romantic Hideaway: The perfect place for a romantic retreat, a cosy night in, or choose one of the many local restaurants for that special occasion dinner for two
Tourist Attractions:
  • Ruthin Gaol: Ruthin gaol is the only purpose-built Pentonville style prison open to the public as a heritage attraction. People can spend time exploring its nooks and crannies and learn about life in the Victorian prison system. Visit website
  • Nantclwyd Y Dre : Take a trip through the seven ages of Nantclwyd y Dre, Wales’s oldest dated timbered town house. The house was started in 1435 and has been added to, updated and upgraded throughout the centuries. Nantclwyd y Dre has been beautifully restored to demonstrate the changing fashions and the lives of its residents. Visit website
  • Denbigh Castle: Spectacular hilltop castle and walled town Visit website
  • Llangollen Steam Railway: The journey is a relaxing 10 miles travelling through the stunning Dee Valley to the lovely town of Corwen the cross roads of North Wales. Visit website
  • SC2 Rhyl: New for 2019! Indoor and outdoor water park perfect whether you are a thrill-seeker or paddler Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • Ocean Pearl: The entire experience of the Indian kitchen under one roof Visit website
  • On The Hill, Ruthin : Our evening menu has a superb selection of meat, vegetarian, fish and gluten free dishes. We regularly change the menu so that you will always be spoilt for choice. At 'On the Hill' we take our time (and very much enjoy doing so) choosing an extensive selection of wine to cater to everyones taste and pocket. Visit website
  • Myddleton Grill, Ruthin: Coffee served daily from 10am Food served from 12pm to 9pm Sunday Open for food from 12pm to 9pm (Traditional Sunday lunch plus our full menu available) Visit website
Food Stores:
  • McColl, Ruthin: convenience store, open late Visit website
  • Tesco: In Ruthin or you can order your grocery shopping and get it delivered to Porth y Dŵr for when you arrive. Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Zipworld: The best zipline experiences in the world - and that's official! Visit website
  • Oneplanet Adventure: Biking in a fantastic forest setting, from family-friendly to extreme Visit website
  • Pwllglas Golf Club: A delightful and well-maintained course, situated above the village of Pwllglas in North Wales, affording magnificent panoramic views of the Vale of Clwyd and the Clwydian Range beyond Visit website
  • Glan Y Gors Karting: Go Karting experiences on an MSA approved circuit, e-biking experiences on lakeside and descent trails Visit website