Seasons at the Mill

 

What a little gem! Everything you need and more. Thank you for the pot of flowering snowdrop bulbs to take home – what a lovely touch!

Sue & Billy (and Buddy & Prince, the dogs), Bewdley

 

What a wonderful part of the country; fantastic location with brilliant walks; good location for visiting north wales. These are some of the numerous comments our guests have made about the cottages at Llanrhydd Mill. The spectacular views of the hills always change with the seasons. In the winter, down here in the valley, you can look up and see the snowline, and the architectural tracery of the bare trees is silhouetted against the white of snow and sky. With Spring, the leaves burst and soften the outline of groups and individual trees against the horizon. Summer makes the hills green, peppered with yellow from the flowering gorse. Autumn wreaths the hills in warm shades from orange to purple as the heather blooms and the bracken takes on its winter tones.

We have lived here for over 40 years, and every day is different. We feel so privileged to live in such a beautiful place and would love to share it with you.        Steve, Ffion and Tom. 

Spring

The start of the year at Llanrhydd Mill with crisp clear mornings, the edges of our lane and the surrounding banks brimming with snowdrops is a sight to behold. They herald the approaching spring and the promise of the year ahead. March and April see the blooming of daffodils, followed by masses of bluebells. A key date in the calendar is the cultural extravaganza of the International Eisteddfod, an international singing, poetry and performing arts festival. Numerous walks are easily accessed from your cottage or a short drive will take you to the coast, Clocaenog Forest, or the Brenig Reservoir to see the nesting Ospreys. 

 

Waking up to a breath taking view of rolling hills, birds chirping in the day, and owls hooting at night.

Joni, Singapore and Preston

 

Summer

Bright sunny days and long evenings lift the spirits. The stone walls of the cottages hang with the lovely golden yellow blooms of the rose ‘Teasing Georgia’, intertwined with Clematis in a range of lilacs, pinks, and blues. Relax, unwind, and recharge reading a book or snoozing quietly drinking in the tranquillity. Picnic in the fields with your dog, or amble by the stream in the shade of the trees. Walks abound in the nearby country parks and the country lanes are very quiet and convenient to exercise the dog.

 

Lovely stay in beautiful surroundings and cosy accommodation. Just what we needed. Thank you. 

Mike and Trish, Northampton

 

autumn

The golden days of autumn, turning leaves and seasonal fruits set the scene. A pleasant walk on country lanes will take you in to the nearby town for a warming tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, in one of the numerous cafes, or visit one of the many attractions such as the medieval castle, town jail, or Nant Clwyd Yr Dref Museum. A 45 minute walk from the cottages takes you to the highest point on the Offa’s Dyke path, with its fabulous views over to Snowdonia on one side, and Liverpool and the Wirral on the other. On a clear day, you can even pick out Liverpool’s two cathedrals. For something less strenuous, walk the stunning Llangollen Canal, and stop off for lunch in Gale’s Wine bar (our personal favourite) or the Corn Mill, right on the banks of the River Dee and both in the heart of Llangollen. 


The Christmas Tree was a great surprise. It was a pleasure to spend our Christmas break here.

Joan and Mike, West Kirby


Winter and Christmas

On winter mornings, see the snowline on the surrounding hills and hoarfrosts on the neighbouring meadows. Later in the day, walk into the town, with your dog, to one of the local pubs or cafes.  Christmas at Llanrhydd is a very special time, all of the cottages are individually decorated throughout with door wreaths, trees, and twinkling lights. All you need to do is arrive and enjoy the festive season with our compliments. In the town, the independent shops, including the butchers, bakers, and (maybe) the candlestick makers, will be happy to fulfil any order you may want. As the evening stars begin to sparkle, arrive back at your cottage, snuggle down with a cup of tea (or something stronger!) and relax. If you fancy something more lively, we can recommend the pantos and other winter shows at the nearby Theatr Clwyd or Venue Cymru at Llandudno.