Tastefully Decorated and Renovated, Holly House exudes Luxury
About Paula Roberts
David and I are lucky enough to own two lovely homes in the UK and another in Croatia. After a successful career in business David now works for a UK children's charity. We have both grown up in North Wales and have raised our four children here. We are currently living in our other home in the UK which is only half a mile away in the beautiful village of Llanasa. As such we are on hand to give any help and guidance but far enough away to give you total privacy!
Paula Roberts purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Paula Roberts chose Holywell
I have always been in love with this house. We bought our current house 14 years ago which was David's dream property - a small Georgian manor house in the centre of the village of Llanasa. However, on our walks we would pass Holly House and I would always remark that was my dream house. After 11 years of making the same comment almost every week it came on the market and we bought it. It needed total restoration including a new thatch. The build took nearly a year and we're delighted with how it has turned out. We lived at Holly House for two years but David wanted to live in our other house for a bit so I'm happy to let other people enjoy Holly House until I can persuade David to move back!
What makes this Cottage unique
A uniquely attractive home that is wonderfully situated. We are sure any guest will love it!
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This was a perfect stay for 10 of us, they was a slight miscommunication with not being over 25 however I do not think this was an issue. The house was completely perfect for a birthday ans the two nights was great with everyone! Wish we’d had stayed another night!
Fantastic views and lots of space.
Farmhouse style cottage with a fantastic conservatory offering views of the sea. Plenty of parking in a quiet, secluded location.
Wonderful property and location
Very much enjoyed this property for a family celebration. Very comfortable and wonderful views. Plenty of space to relax and chill inside and outside. Only slight downside was cooking on an aga which is slow! Would definitely return again.
What a gorgeous house, perfect for our girls weekend we all loved it. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. Some things are provided but id recommend taking more washing up liquid, loo roll, kitchen foil etc.
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location
Everything was stunning. Paula was super friendly and allowed us early check in and late check out as no one else was staying at the cottage. The games room was really fun and lots of big rooms for the whole group to socialise
Thank you so much for your kind comments - we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Holly House, and we'd love to welcome you back sometime in the future,
Kind regards, Paula and David
Beautiful home and beautiful view!
We came with extended family for several days and thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful house. The owners were warm and welcoming and met us the first day with loads of information about the house and the area. We had everything we needed. The views are amazing! Beds were comfy and every room was beautifully decorated. The house was very clean and neat. Our experience was top notch! Hope to go back one day.
Holly House is a beautiful thatched house with commanding views out to sea, over the Dee Estuary towards the Wirral and Liverpool. On a clear day Blackpool Tower and the Pennines are clearly visible.
The house is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty situated in a quiet rural location but only half a mile from the conservation village of Llanasa. Llanasa has a public house with a restaurant and its duck ponds are a popular attraction, particularly in spring with the hatching of ducklings.
There are some lovely walks along rights of way and public footpaths. Indeed one can join a right of way from the bottom of the garden at Holly House.
The busy town of Prestatyn is 4 miles from Holly House with many bars. cafes and restaurants. Prestatyn has a large new Tesco superstore and Marks and Spencers as well as numerous other shops.
The beach at Talacre is 3.6 miles from Holly House and has some wonderful sand dunes and a lighthouse.
Dyserth waterfall, situated 3 miles away from Holly House is worth a visit
Chester is a must visit city. It is located 25 miles from Holly House and is accessible in less than half an hour by car due to the excellent road links of the A55 Expressway or by train from Prestatyn railway station located just 6 miles from Holly House.
Chester is arguably the richest city in Britain for archaeological and architectural treasures preserved to this day from the time of the Roman occupation and the Roman walls remained virtually intact.
The most distinctive medieval feature of the city is The Rows,double-level walkways with a continuous line of balconies and with shops at street and first-floor levels dating from the 14th century.
Apart from historical interest Chester also has a zoo and racecourse.
Heading into Wales, Betws y Coed is really worth a visit and is located 42 miles from Holly House.
Betws-y-Coed is North Wales' most popular inland resort and it is the principal village of the Snowdonia National Park.
Set in a beautiful valley in the Snowdonia Forest Park, it is ideal for outdoor activity holidays. Numerous Craft and outdoor activity shops are in the village with the popular Swallow Falls nearby.
The Swallow Falls are considered to be one of the loveliest spots of North Wales. Here the river rushes down from the mountains. Crags and jagged rocks divide the stream into a number of foaming cascades. A mile further on are the famous Swallow Falls, where the Llugwy river hurls itself into a spectacular chasm.
Close to Betws y Coed you can experience a totally different adventure activity and journey through a mountain via a series of exciting underground challenges! Test your nerve by zip-lining over water, or climb up a shaft, boat across a lake, traverse over an abyss, scale a waterfall or even abseil your way down to the deepest spot in Snowdonia!
Bodnant Gardens are a must visit location for any gardener and they are located within 30 miles of Holly House. Think of any style of garden you can imagine - Bodnant Garden has it all. From grand lawns and terraces to small quiet corners, there's something new at every turn.
If Castles are of interest there are several close to Holly House. Rhuddlan Castle dating from 1282 is located 5.5 miles from Holly House.
Also close by is Conway Castle (28 miles from Holly House) which was never demolished.
Conwy, constructed by the English monarch Edward I between 1283 and 1289 as one of the key fortresses in his 'iron ring' of castles to contain the Welsh, was built to prompt such a humbling reaction.
A distinguished historian wrote of Conwy, 'Taken as a whole, Conwy's incomparably the most magnificent of Edward I's Welsh fortresses'
The Great Orme Country Park in Llandudno is really worth a visit and is 30 miles from Holly House. Again with excellent road links this should take little more than half an hour by car.
The Park allows you to explore the fascinating geology, archaeology, wildlife and history of this spectacular headland, thought to be over 350 million years old. The Orme’s special importance is reflected in its designation as a Country Park, Special Area of Conservation, Site of Special Scientific Interest and Heritage Coast.
Follow the nature trail from the Great Orme Country Park Visitor Centre, which has stopping-off points that interpret the Orme’s intriguing story. And also visit the unique Great Orme Ancient Mine, the world’s largest Bronze Age mine.
And the quickest way back down to sea level? Ski, snowboard, snow-tube or toboggan from the Llandudno Ski Slope and Snowboard Centre (no snow needed).