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Out & About

The Old Rectory is in a great position for exploring North Wales and further afield. Below gives a flavour of what is on offer locally. We are situated on the eastern edge of Clocaenog Forest which is part of the Hiraethog region which is a stunning and unspoilt landscape of rolling heather moor, deep forest and quiet lakes in the heart of North Wales. 

You could take a look at the North East Wales website for some ideas of where to visit during your stay.

Walking & Hiking

North Wales is a walker’s paradise – come and explore this ancient landscape of wild heather moor, lakes, woodland with panoramic views of Snowdonia and the Vale of Clwyd. Clocaenog is also on the route of the Clwydian Way and only 20 minutes on foot from the new Brenig Way. Catherine is a qualified Walking Guide Leader and is happy to recommend local walks. For those looking to plan their walks ahead, the following websites are full of ideas:

Outdoor Adventure Training Courses

Fancy something a little more adventurous then why not contact Original Outdoors. They are based in a neighbouring village and their range of activities and courses cover outdoor skills from navigation, first aid, foraging and bushcraft to guided walks, charity events, team building and professional outdoor services.

Watersports & Fishing

Hiraethog is a fantastic place for anglers – whether an expert or a young beginner, the ease of access, the range of sites to fish from and the quality of the fish available, means that a day out with your rod will be a day well spent. At Llyn Brenig you will also find the Sailing Club which runs courses and holds events throughout the year.


We are both keen golfers and can assist you in deciding which of the many beautiful courses in north Wales you would like to play. We are within a 30-minute drive of Ruthin Pwllglas, Mold, Denbigh, Rhuddlan, Llangollen, Wrexham and Prestatyn.

Mountain Biking

North Wales is rapidly becoming one of the finest locations in the UK for mountain biking. We have Clocaenog Forest on our doorstep and the centre at Coed Llandegla is close by.


Ruthin has a lively and interesting history – which has provided a rich architectural heritage – and is currently a thriving administrative and service centre for a large rural hinterland. It is the home of the principal offices of the county of Denbighshire, and the meeting place of the County Council. It has financial and business services providing for local needs and is home to one of the largest cattle and sheep auction markets in Wales. Whilst in Ruthin ensure you visit the Gaol, Wales’ oldest timbered townhouse and the award-winning Craft Centre.

Catherine is a Tourism Ambassador for Denbighshire and is more than happy to assist if you would like any further information on attractions or activities in the area.

What Our Guests Say

  • Cedar Cottage is lovely, very much home from home. Catherine is friendly and on hand if you need any guidance. We have stayed before in the B&B which we also enjoyed.
    April '22 - Guests from Sutton Coldfield
  • Loved your self catering cottage. Perfect for a couple with everything we needed for our stay. All beautifully presented and very clean. Thank you so much
    June '22 - Guests from Worthing
  • 'Wonderful B&B'
    Wonderful bed and breakfast accommodation. The twin room was spacious and extremely clean. Comfortable beds. Excellent choice at breakfast and everything was delicious. Catherine is a very welcoming, helpful host, nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely stay again if visiting that area.
    Aug '22 -
  • 'Excellent in every way' Beautiful location, very friendly and helpful , lovely room, comfortable bed, wonderfully quiet location, and beautiful area.
    Sep '22 -
  • 'Exceptional stay'
    Can't fault the place at all! Homely feel and very welcoming by the host
    Dec '22 -
  • I can't remember how many times I've stayed with Catherine and Mike. It is simply home away from home.
    Clipper fair trade hot chocolate in my room is a good place to start!
    Opening my window in the morning, winter sun - just - on the hill opposite, the only sound, the stream outside.
    Homemade bread, a host who clearly cares about their guests - simple things make this place special.
    Thank you again.
    Dec '22 - Guest from Cardiff
  • Received a warm welcome. Room and breakfast very nice and it is a charming house in a very picturesque part of rural Denbighshire.
    Jan '23 - Guests from Merthyr Tydfil

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