Local Area Information

Amenities in the local area:

Village:  In the upper village you will find Frankie’s Farm Shop (breakfast, afternoon teas, Sunday brunches), Indian takeaway and fish & chip shop (which also sells burgers, kebabs, pizza); you will find menus in the basket in the lounge.  In the village there is a chemist, hairdressers, beauty salon, gift shop, Spar/Post Office and an award winning butchers.  In the lower village there is a lovely waterfall and a quaint ice cream and tea shop.

Pubs: There are three pubs in the village and we recommend for lunch or dinner The New Inn, which is located just after the waterfall opposite the church.  It has outside seating and a beer garden and we also advise you to make a reservation for either dinner or Sunday lunch as it is very popular with the locals). 01745 570 482

Groceries: Sainsbury’s is a 10 minute drive away heading towards Rhyl (where you will also find a Halfords, Pizza Hut, Iceland, Pet store and B&Q).  Tesco’s is located in Prestatyn along with a Lidl and there is another Aldi in nearby Rhuddlan. Prestatyn has a small retail park where you will find an M&S, Boots, TK Maxx, Sports Direct, Costa Coffee, Next, as well as a nearby high street with tea rooms a plenty and services such as a cobbler, locksmith, dry cleaners, etc.

Alternatives: A short drive/taxi or a long walk: The Blue Lion in Cwm (quiz nights), The Red Lion in Llanasa and The Eagle and Child in Gwaenysgor (which has a lovely beer garden). The Dinorban Arms is well worth the 15 minutes’ drive to Bodfari. This is a lovely popular gastro pub with an excellent menu, providing outstanding service, a roaring fire in the winter and a great roof terrace with countryside views in the summer. The Plough Inn in nearby St Asaph has a live band/dancing every Friday and Saturday evening (£15.00 in a taxi).

Jacksons Garden Centre in Trelawnyd (5 minute drive) has a great selection of plants and flowers, furniture and home accessories, as well as a good selection of preserves and chutneys. It has a popular tea room called The Potting Shed, perfect for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

Petrol: The nearest petrol stations to the cottage are located in Trelawnyd, Rhuddlan and Sainsbury's.

Cash point: The nearest cash point is located in the village outside the Spar and Post Office.

Local activities with pay to play/day passes available:

Golf: http://rhuddlangolfclub.co.uk/visitors-2/   and   http://stmelydgolf.co.uk/

Tennis: http://www.prestatyntennisclub.co.uk/index.html

Pamper days: http://www.theorielsalonandspa.co.uk/

Gym: https://www.saintshealthandfitness.co.uk/

Swimming: http://www.novaprestatyn.co.uk/swim/

Fishing: http://www.fish-uk.com/fishing_in_wales_denbighshire.htm

Horse Riding: http://www.bridlewood.co.uk/rides-prices.php (they offer beach trekking)

Bike trails: http://www.ridenorthwales.co.uk/

Excursions:  coach day trips through-out the year leave from the village http://www.voelcoaches.com/coach-day-trips/


There are countless walks around this designated area of outstanding natural beauty and many starting right from your front door.

Walks from the property:

  • Walk across the paddock, climb over the wooden stile and two fields over join the famous Offa’s Dyke path. Alternatively, instead of going through the metal farm gate, turn right and go across two stone stiles and you are now climbing to the top of Moel Hiraddug and within a few minutes the 360 views will be amazing https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/offas-dyke-path
  • At the bottom of Hiraddug Road turn right, walk down the hill and turn left into the car park, then follow the old miner’s railway line straight into Prestatyn or detour off following the signs to the top of Dyserth Waterfall.
  • At the bottom of the drive turn right and complete a circular route around Moel Hiraddug via Mariam Cum (stop off at the Blue Lion pub for a much needed drink).  There is a cross country walk to the Blue Lion pub from your front door which I'm happy to explain.
  • At the bottom of the drive turn right and follow the walking path adjacent to the first farm on the left. This is a pretty walk which crosses Offa’s Dyke and will take you past an old watermill and stream - when you reach the watermill there are numerous routes you can take.
  • Walk along any of the nearby lanes and pick up one of the many sign posted walking routes in the area. Wherever you walk there is an abundance of wild flowers, birds and butterflies depending on the season.

Here is a link to local Dyserth walks: https://www.dyserth.com/walks.html

Exploring Dyserth: https://www.discoverdenbighshire.wales/exploring-dyserth/

Denbighshire Walks: https://www.denbighshirecountryside.org.uk/rural-walks/

Flintshire Walks:  https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/PDFFiles/Countryside--Coast/Rural-Walks-in-Flintshire.pdf

Beaches: Prestatyn and Talacre beaches are a short 10 and 15 minute drive away. 

Dyserth Village Waterfall: 70ft waterfall with walks up to the top and/or via a circular walk from the cottage

Rhuddlan Castle: First mentioned in 1086 but by 1277 it belonged to Edward I, chosen for its strategic location.

Gwrych Castle: Medieval entertainment centre with jousting, banquets and markets taking place in the grounds at various times throughout the year and soon to be this years location for the reality programme Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

St Asaph Cathedral: Reputed to be the smallest ancient cathedral in Great Britain.


Prestatyn has a small cinema called Scala https://www.merlincinemas.co.uk/?forcechoice=true and larger cinemas can be found in Rhyl, Llandudno and Chester:


Rhyl Pavilion http://www.rhylpavilion.co.uk/

Venue Cymru Llandudno: https://venuecymru.co.uk/whats-on

Storyhouse Chester: https://www.storyhouse.com/guide/theatre# 

Village events: If there is a village event taking place during your stay we will write the details on the kitchen chalkboard.


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