Hen Bwthyn Ficerdy ref: CC613036

Minera near Wrexham, North Wales Borders

4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Attached to the owner’s home which was once the original village vicarage dating back to the 1600s, Hen Bwthyn Ficerdy (Old Vicarage Cottage), offers comfortable holiday accommodation in the heart of North Wales. Renovated to a very good standard, this welcoming cottage with its cosy open fire and quiet village location, is an ideal base for couples who want to explore both sides of the border. The cottage is located in the village of Minera, which is famous for its lead mines dating back to the Roman times. The village has a community run pub, church and playground, which is just opposite the cottage and is ideal for dog walking. A wider range of amenities including shops, pubs and restaurants can be found in Wrexham, five miles.
Perfect for those who love the outdoors, there are lots of great walks in the area including the Minera mountain, the former rail tracks and through the old disused quarry which has been designated as an area of rare scientific interest, due to its rare species of flora and bird life. Offas Dyke and Clywedog trail are also nearby. Walk to National Trust’s Erddig, approximately seven miles, or over the mountain and through the vale between Wrexham and Llangollen, known as World’s End.
For the more adventurous, try a segway experience at Chirk Castle, 12 miles and the popular mountain biking centre at Llandegla, six miles, which offers cycle hire as well as a fishing lake and shooting centre. Other outdoor activities include the off-road driving centre at Bwlchgwyn, the Horseshoe Pass to Llangollen, which apart from its horse drawn barges and the Pontcysyllte aquaduct, which is a World Heritage Site, also offers canoeing and white water rafting, as well as hosting the annual International Eisteddfod in July.
Ruthin is just 14 miles away, with its castle and historical museum. The historic city of Chester is within a 20-minute drive and Bala, Chester Zoo and Blue Planet Aquarium are all within a 40-minute drive. Liverpool can be reached within an hour, or drive to Wallasey and take a ferry across the Mersey. Snowdonia and Betws-y-Coed with its Go Ape Treetop Adventure and the world’s longest zip wire are also within an hour’s drive. Beaches at Barmouth, Conwy and Llandudno are within easy driving distance.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has electric central heating and comprises:
Lounge: Beamed with open fire, 28" Freeview TV, DVD player and double sofa bed (for child).
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Kitchen: Small with beams, wooden floor, small electric oven/grill, electric hob, microwave and fridge with ice box.
Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With king size bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Wi-Fi. Shared use of washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in owners utility room.


Shared, enclosed garden, patio and BBQ. Private patio and furniture. One pet welcome but is not permitted in the shared garden. Bike store. Parking for one car.

This property has been quality graded by one of our experienced Regional Managers who are trained and accredited by Visit England and has achieved a 4* grading.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    4.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

This being frontier country, there are plenty of historic sites, fortresses and castles which remind us of the area's turbulent past. Thankfully now all is peaceful, allowing the visitor to immerse themselves in centuries of history; from Wales's largest prehistoric monument, Gop Cairn, to the 700 year old intact magnificence of Chirk Castle

Wrexham to the north enjoys a very privileged location. Within twenty minutes travel you can lose yourself in the Welsh hills, be fascinated by the Roman remains in Chester or view the rich historical past within Wrexham. A short drive from Wrexham town centre you can find and enjoy a number of historical sites which remind us of the local way of life over hundreds of years. Add to this excellent road links to North Wales, the North West and beyond and you can understand why Wrexham is a very popular place to visit and stay.

Located between the River Dee and the Berwyn Mountains is Llangollen, a picturesque, bustling market town. Famous for the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod held in July each year, visitors come from world wide to spectate and compete in poetry, dance and music competitions.

Further south is the town of Welshpool. This area has an endless range of things to do and places to see. From walking trails, wildlife, fishing and golf to historic sites, beautiful villages and stunning scenery. Nearby is the town of Montgomery where you can visit the historic castle of the same name or enjoy the countryside along the Montgomery Canal

Things to do nearby

Rhyl Miniature Railway

At over 100 years old Rhyl Miniature Railway is the oldest of its kind in Britain. The line runs in a circle around the boating lake. There is also a museum, shop and coming soon a nature trail.

Greenacres Animal Park

Set in 80 acres at the gateway to North Wales, Greenacres Animal Park is the perfect venue for a fantastic day out for families and groups. Facilities include a petting area, wildlife animals and reptiles. Fantastic amusement and funfair rides, tractor tours, pony rides and magical children's shows!

Loggerheads Country Park

Loggerheads Country Park has some beautiful wooded river valleys, dramatic cliffs and outcrops all views via a short walk

Snowdonia National Park

Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is the largest National Park in Wales.

Moel Famau Country Park
Moel Famau Country Park

Moel Famau is an impressive park covered in heather moorland turning purple in the Autumn , contrasting beautifully with the green grassland pastures of the Vale of Clwyd. The Park covers an area over 2000 acres and has many access paths and facilities for visitors.

Jubilee Tower
Jubilee Tower

The Jubilee Tower is on the peak of Moel Famau within the country park. The tower was built to commemorate the golden jubilee of George III in 1810. The remains of the tower the highest point in the park, and offer spectacular views over the Clwydian Range.

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