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9th September for one week or short break
- Luxury Accommodation
- Child and Baby Friendly
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Cyclists Accepted
- Walker Friendly
- Open Fire or Stove
- Own Parking
- Four Poster Bed
- En-Suite Rooms
- Secure Storage
- Short Breaks
- Wi-Fi Access
- Rural Location
Bach y Graig Self Catering Farmhouse
Bach y Graig Farmhouse Self Catering Tremeirchion near St Asaph
The self Catering accommodation is In the large self contained wing of our 16th century farmhouse, your comfort and well being is our priority. The cosy oak panelled lounge has a wood burner and an initial supply of logs included in the rent. Large newly renovated lounge with the original Welsh slate floor, large inglenook with a wood burner (initial supply of logs included) retained the old cauldron which was used to boil water, bread ovenis original and two large comfy sofas to relax and lounge. The farmhouse has full central heating and a Colour TV/ Freeview/DVD/CD player and Radio.
Fully equipped farmhouse kitchen, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, cooker, automatic washing machine, Cot & High Chair available.
3 Large bedrooms 1 Twin, 1 Double, 1 King size curtained four poster bed. All linen and towels are included in the rent, beds are made up ready for your arrival
This refurbished traditional bathroom has all modern facilities, includes original cast iron claw feet bath. Seperate shower cubicle, w.c. wash basin and shaver point.
Come and walk the woodland trail and experience the delights of one of Wales,s oldest documented woodlands and enjoy the wealth of rare plants and wild flowers.
In the early part of the 14th century Bachygraig was the royal hunting forest of Edward the Black Prince, such forests were important to the prince as a source of revenue, timber, game and recreation and his interest were jealously guarded by a forester.
Edward the Black Prince is known to have had five hunting forests in Clwyd at Bachygraig, Ewloe, Shotwick, Loidcoid and Rusty, the latter two being situated in Hopedale. Today only Bachygraig remains as testament to a time when Flintshire formed the tattered margins of the Welsh Princedom and the means of access for the English Kings to the celtic heartland of Gwynedd and North Powys
Much timber from Bachygraig went to the castle at Rhuddlan for construction works and as firewood,and no part was wasted. The foilage of elm, lime, and ash was sold as fodder for cattle and the bark of the oak, with its high tannic acid content was used for tanning leather. Even the honey from the wild bees of the woodland was collected and sold.
Dating from the early 14th century there are many references to timber use relating to bachygraig preserved in the registers of Edward the Black Prince and the Chamberlain of Chester,s Accounts, and to "dry and leafless oaks " as fuelwood supplied to the Prince,s Bachelor, Sir John de Byntre, during his visits to the castle at Rhuddlan
There are several earthbanks here which were constructed during this period to both denote a boundary and preserve the covert, herbage and deer within, they would have been topped by a planted hedge or wooden pale fence, materials for the latter being obtained from the woods themselves. The long documented history of the woodlands at Bach y Graigrsuggests they may be indirectly derived from the primeval woodland which once covered much of Wales. Such continuity makes the woods of high value for nature conservation. Over 90 species of plant have been recorded at Bachygraig including the Broadleaved Helleborine (a member of the orchid family) and there are 21 species of tree and shrub alone.
There are 3 active badger setts,though the animal itself is seldom seen, signs of its presence are everywhere.