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Eirianfa | Luxury Self-Catering Farmhouse | Denbighshire, Wales


Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd, Ruthin, Wales, UK

Experience the warmth and hospitality of north Wales at this heart-stirring self-catering farmhouse in Denbighshire. Cradled within the arms of a peaceful valley close to the historic market town of Ruthin, Eirianfa enjoys 17 acres of bucolic rapture. The jewel in the crown is the hot tub barn that overlooks the private lake and floating jetty - a place to sit back and admire your own little Welsh kingdom.



Eirianfa is an effortlessly stylish self-catering retreat that embraces its traditional Welsh cottage roots, whilst simultaneously flaunting eco-friendly mod cons. From the vast natural playground with achingly pretty views, the flawlessly romantic interiors and the floating jetty for lakeside confabulation, there is so much to fall in love with. All of this, in addition to the crowning glory of the hot tub, 50" TV, pool table and bar in the adjacent barn, makes Eirianfa a favourite amongst all generations. If you can drag yourself away, there are pretty pastoral walks and cosy inns in abundance nearby too.


Come winter or summer, this luxury farmhouse proffers a divine escape. Sleeping four people across two super king-size bedrooms, there's plenty of space for friends and families. Draw out mealtimes in the farmhouse kitchen-diner against a backdrop of beautiful juxtaposition in the original beams, floors and walls, and mod-con fittings. Later on, after a day exploring the vales, the entertainment barn awaits those with more energy to spend. Throw darts, race cars on the Playstation and turn up the sound system, all before sinking shoulders under the warm waters of the hot tub.


It is as if time stands still at Eirianfa; the stone outbuildings have hardly changed since the last cows were milked in them. On sunny afternoons, the Jaques of London garden games, including boules, skittles and badminton, will keep the whole family entertained. Bring generations together over gentle competition, before dropping bats and wandering down for a picnic by the stunning spring-fed lake at the bottom of the garden. Exuding serenity, the sprawling surrounds feel miles from anywhere; however, Ruthin is just two miles away - for those who want to pick up the papers and enjoy a barista-prepared coffee in the morning.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
    From £1,795 per week, £1,350 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative group optionUp to 2 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThe double bedroom (with super king-size bed) and zip-and-link bedroom (which can be set up as a super king-size double or a twin) are both found on the first floor along with the family bathroom with roll-top bath and walk-in shower. The separate WC is on the ground floor.
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  • FeaturesHot tub, bar, 50" TV, pool table, private lake
  • PetsOne medium or two small well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms and children over 10 welcome. One highchair and one cot are available. Guests that wish to use the cot are advised to please bring their own cot mattress as this is not provided.
  • PracticalitiesThere is ample parking at Eirianfa. The property has an electric Aga, Smeg fridge and microwave. The laundry and utility room can be found in one of the outbuildings and has a washer-dryer. The outbuilding has a log store, and there is a warm shower in the barn. If using the cot, please be aware that there is no cot mattress at the property.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper with a hand-picked selection of local produce, iPad, Sky TV with DVD player, Playstation 4, Bose Bluetooth sound system, WiFi internet, pre-paid landline, charcoal barbecue, linen, towels, logs and kindling to get you started.House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
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The bar area is a real feature of the property
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Settle in for the eve and embrace the ´to the ranch´ essence


Picture this: a stylish farmhouse poised upon a sweeping lawn running down to a romantic lake complete with little white row boat... A dream setting for a fairy-tale wedding, Eirianfa makes wishes come true. Design your day at this exclusive private house wedding venue in a peaceful North Wales countryside.

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With its fairytale castle and ghost story for every corner, the historical town of Ruthin in North Wales dates back to the 13th century and is an extraordinary place to visit. The lively craft scene and superb walking attract those with a love of culture as well as the great outdoors.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Eirianfa sits just outside Ruthin, the farmhouse is two and a half miles from Llandyrnog and 24 miles from Chester.
  • By Car Approximately four and a half hour's drive from Central London.
  • By Train  Penyffordd train station is just over 15 miles away. From London to Chester the journey is just over two hours. Chester station is a 40 minute drive from the property.
  • By Air Manchester Airport is around a 60 minute drive from the property.

From the owner

“The first time we visited Eirianfa we could not believe the feeling of peace and tranquillity that immediately came over us. It felt as if time had stood still and we didn´t want to leave. We hope you feel the same.”

From the owner

Croeso i Rhiw Isaf! Over 200 years old, Eirianfa is a traditional Welsh farmhouse set on a small holding at the bottom of a luscious green valley in North Wales. It was farmed until four years ago when the farmer sadly passed away.

When we first brought the limestone house it had been uninhabited for some years, the roof was collapsing, nettles guarded the front door and the garden had become a marshland, but, on the mantlepiece in the bedroom was still a red tin of old spice between dusty black and white family photographs.

During the first few months of renovations we slowly chipped away at the crumbling plaster that covered the charming limestone walls. We were filled with surprise after surprise as we discovered trinkets of families of yesteryear throughout the house. Dotted above the windows and doorways were beautiful oak beams and stone arches, and in the kitchen we found the site of an old hearth.

My wife and I did not rush the project; it was truly a labour of love. We did our best to respect the previous owners by keeping the basic architecture of the building as traditional as possible, but furnishing it with a chic yet provincial style.

The Whittingham Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Ruthin with an insider’s perspective.

Small Plates

To Eat

Small Plates

Extremely good tapas in a cosy, intimate setting run by a dedicated husband-wife team. Serving delicious cocktails, spirits and an excellent wine list to accompany the dishes, Small Plates comes highly recommended.


To Do


Snowdonia National Park covers 838 square miles and is one of only three parks in Wales. With its formidable mountain shield, the landscape is breathtaking. Some of the peaks reach over 3,000 feet high, a sure way to get your heart pumping.


To See


The Roman city of Chester is one hour away and has a bevy of boutique shops, eateries and historic sites such as the fortified Roman wall and amphitheatre. Enjoy spectacular scenery, magnificent gardens and a range of tours.

Ruthin Castle Feasts

To Do

Ruthin Castle Feasts

Why not try something a little different and experience a medieval feast in a 16th century castle? Two miles away at Ruthin Castle, you can assemble for an evening’s feasting accompanied by a toast of mead and hearty goblet of wine.

Guest Testimonials

We came to find peace and peace found us in this enchanting, beautiful place. The detail around the house is exemplary with absolutely everything thought of. Many hours sat with Oli our dog watching the wildlife in and around the lake. Thank you to the owners for making our stay easy and so comfortable. We leave in peace and relaxed, a break we will never forget, thank you.

Thank you for sharing your idyllic home with us. It is a total piece of heaven and we have had the most wonderful and memorable time. Thank you so much, we would love to return in future.

What a truly magical place! Waking up to the stunning views lures you out of the sumptuous bed in the mornings. Everything in the cottage has had a lot of love put into it and it´s been an amazing escape. Thank you.

This is our second stay and it didn´t fail to delight. It truly is a ‘unique homestay’ a beautiful house in a breathtaking setting with wonderful facilities. It is the little touches that make it truly special. Well done.

We loved our stay in your beautiful cottage-one of the best equipped we have visited. The garden and pond are gorgeous and we all loved the games room. Thank you for the cake and hamper- delicious- we came for a family wedding and were so pleased we found your cottage and this lovely corner of north Wales! Thanks again.

We have had a brilliant stay and we are grateful to be here for the second time. The beautiful scenery and garden make for a mystical and peaceful oasis, which is still conveniently close to shops and restaurants.

What can we say! Simply amazing stay, we have loved the cottage on the grounds, the barn is fantastic. All the little touches throughout are brilliant. We will definitely be back! Thank you for all the welcoming gifts, the cake was lovely.

What a house, fantastic. Everybody has already said it but everything is perfect. The lake, the hot tub, the games room, the garden, the outside seating, the house and all the lovely special touches. Great stay, thank you.

As the before and after photos show, your vision to create the perfect Welsh farmstead has been wonderfully well achieved. We´ve had a very special few days- thank you once again!

What a beautiful house! Everything we could have asked for and more. We loved sitting by the lake after a day adventuring and we really enjoyed watching the sheep next door. Thank you for a great stay.

An absolutely beautiful cottage, with everything and more - the owner really thought of it all. The grounds, hot tub, pool table and incredibly well-decked-out kitchen were all enjoyed. The owner´s kindness and hospitality go above and beyond and have made for the most relaxing stay in a truly stunning house. We recommend The White Horse restaurant for an incredible dinner! Thank you so much for everything.

We have been regular Unique Homestays guests for many years and your wonderful home is by far our favourite. We have been blown away by the hard work that has gone into making the cottage and grounds a magical home. We do not want to leave. Thank you so much for the incredible hospitality and we would love to come back.

We have had a lovely relaxing break, the house and the surrounding areas are stunning. Many thanks, for the goodies and lovely cake. We would love to return to Eirianfa one day soon!

We spent a fabulous week in the cottage. Everything was just perfect, the host is very thoughtful to the smallest details, e.g. the roses on the table, woolen blankets by the lake, towels by the jacuzzi, log fire ready to be lit. Exceptional hospitality! We were so lucky with the weather too so we could enjoy this beautiful place in all its facets. Just the perfect place to be and enjoy time with family and yourself.

What a beatiful house it is, perfect in every way! We really love it and don´t want to leave, but we must. I miss the house and Wales already!

We finally got to come back and it was better than before, a piece of heaven in the Welsh countryside. Loving the hard work the owner has put into the grounds, it´s hard to leave but leave we must.

Stunning and idyllic, we can only reiterate what everyone has said about Eirianfa. The grounds alone provide so much entertainment. Tadpoles - frogs & damselflies, buzzards & Canada geese.

It has been such a joy to stay here! We usually like to try new places but we will certainly be coming back again and again! Every small detail has been beautifully thought of to make this the most relaxing, comfortable and idyllic stay. The surrounding fields and lake are stunning and make for some delightful walks. We loved the hot tub and games room too. Thank you for such a lovely winter break!

A beautiful and very special cottage in an idyllic setting. We had a wonderful, peaceful and relaxing week here and we definitely hope to return one day. Thank you for opening up your home to others.

One of the best Unique Homestays properties we have ever stayed in. Eirianfa is immaculate, beautiful, and has everything you need with such stunning views from every window.

Eirianfa is fantastic. Both the homeowners and the Unique Homestays team are extremely helpful and went above and beyond to assist us. We´ve had the perfect holiday, thank you!

Another amazing stay at the most beautiful cottage and we´ve been so lucky with the glorious weather. Eirianfa never disappoints; thank you for sharing your stunning home with us.

Another wonderful stay at this gorgeous house. We love everything about it, from the peaceful location to the fabulous décor. Great family times in the games room and hot tub and some excellent meals out. A truly amazing place to enjoy and relax. We can´t wait to come back.

An amazing house in an amazing location. The house is spotless and the hamper was so lovely. We shall miss the cows, they were lovely! We are all refreshed and ready to return to the rat race. Many, many thanks and we look forward to returning soon.

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


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