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“A Welsh wonder!”
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Rhydonnen
Ranked #1 of 3 Llanychan B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 11, 2012

Having first stayed at Rhydonnen a few years ago with my (then) young son, earlier this month I took my Mum to stay there for a couple of nights. A wonderful, timber-framed farmhouse dating back to the 15th century with lots of original features, Rhydonnen was just as lovely as ever. Mum and I each had our own ensuite rooms beautifully furnished in keeping with the style of the house and both overlooking the well-kept walled garden with its magnificent yew tree.

Buddug Jones, our host, made us feel very welcome and as well as serving delicious breakfasts found time to tell us about the history of the house and her own huge part in the extensive restoration. Beams, stone work, wattle and daub and even a priest's hiding hole were all uncovered during the restoration work and Buddug and her family are incredibly lucky to live in such a remarkable place.

If you can tear yourself away from Rhydonnen there are lots of lovely places to visit nearby and a drive through the Horseshoe Pass between Llangollen and Ruthin (the nearest town) is highly recommended for spectacular views. There are plenty of good pubs within a few minutes drive of the farmhouse, all serving decent food. All in all, Rhydonnen is a super place to stay.

Room Tip: Both rooms are of an equally high standard and very quiet.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this B&B for 5 nights in early September 2011. It was recommended by family who live nearby. We occupied the Oak bedroom, Lloft Ddrew. Very quiet place. You'll only hear cows.

The breakfasts were extensive and delicious, even for a vego like me. Beautiful music playing each morning, whatever you showed interest in. The building is a restored 15th century farmhouse located on a dairy farm. Ruthin nearby has many interesting historical buildings. Within easy reach of Snowdonia or Conwy Castle for day trips, and a wide range of interesting Welsh gastro-pubs in the vicinity for dinner at night. Don't think we went to the same one twice. We also walked to the nearby village of Llandyrnog and found the locals warm and friendly. And a trip up the hill to Offa's Dyke as well. This once formed the border with England and Wales, built under the rule of King Offa of Mercia, 8th century. Many nearby hills from which to have panoramic views over the Vale of Clwyd.

Buddug ("bithig") Jones was just wonderful as host. She provided information about routes and local history as well as house history if you wanted it, or stayed out of the way if you liked that. Wonderful Welsh hospitality.

Room Tip: Both rooms are upstairs. See room pictures on the website. They are accurate and better than mine. h...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Llanychan, Ruthin LL15 1UG, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Denbighshire > Ruthin > Llanychan
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Llanychan
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the heart of the Vale of Clwyd this fifteenth-century, charming, unique, black and white farmhouse has inglenooks, fireplaces, oak beams, panelling, brass beds. Guaranteed an unforgettable warm welcome. ... more   less 

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