Built in 1870 as the Laundry for the main residence, The Old Wash House is a unique + unusual little 'guest cottage'. The main space, now a double bedroom, retains the 19th century washing hopper, now a log-burner. Beyond the original laundry-room is a kitchenette, leading into a lounge-dining space with table + sofa for 2, and lastly a wet room with electric shower.
With town, beach, train/bus stations a 5-min walk away, it's a handy little place to stay for visiting Prestatyn & North Wales !
As the name suggests, The Wash House was originally a laundry for our 130-year-old half-an-acre property on the Prestatyn Coast Road. Brick-built behind the house, it’s very peaceful and quiet and being in our own 'back yard' means our guests share the benefit of security with our gated road-entrance as well as a private parking space on our drive.
The Wash House itself has its own private entrance down the side of the house, which opens into a little outside patio area with wrought iron table and chairs, and sun-loungers, and then you have your own front door.
Created for a single person or a couple, you can be totally self-contained with everything you need to sleep, cook, eat and wash. The bedroom has a double bed with a thick comfy pocket-sprung mattress and plenty of cushions to lounge against while watching TV on the wall above the original 19th century washing hopper, now a cosy little log burner. (For Winter guests there are also electric heating though!) Through a little opening the original clothes-hanging space is now a mini kitchen, complete with compact oven, hot plates, microwave, fridge-freezer + toaster, so you can cook a fry-up, pizza or even a roast dinner!
Leading on from the kitchenette is a more recent extension (albeit using Victorian bricks from Prestatyn’s old Station house!) which just fits a table and leather sofa for 2. And lastly through the door you’ll find a little wet-room and WC, so you can have a shower.
(We can accept 1 small to medium dog on request, but at 25 foot by 8 foot, The Old Wash House space isn't big enough for anything larger and please be aware we do have our own small dog.)
The High Street and Parc Prestatyn are a 5-minute walk away when you take a right out of the garden and continuing further in this direction there are mountainside walks (Offas Dyke) offering great views across the Vale. Turn left and walk 5 minutes round the corner and you'll hit the beach and the Wales Coast Path. We couldn't be better placed!
Whether your stay is for work or play, Prestatyn provides something for everyone. Nestled in the Vale of Clwyd - a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ in the foothills of the Snowdonia - to the South is the backdrop of the Clwydian range, and the mountains of Snowdonia itself can be seen to the East.
To the North is our award-winning beach, a massive expanse of sand and sea with a dune walk as far and beyond as Talacre to the East, with its lighthouse made famous by the Dulux Adverts. To the West the well maintained promenade takes walkers and cyclists along the seafront as far as Rhyl Harbour.
The town itself has seen a surge of investment recently so whether it’s the latest fashion or a locally-made souvenir, you can find it at our modern new retail park at the bottom of the unique and traditional High Street, with its own digital (3D) multi-screen cinema (established 1913) amidst artisan shops and global cuisine from the Asian of Rasam’s Spice, the Americana of Subway, to the British traditional of Tudor House and Kim's Kitchen. And we should add the award-winning Suhail and swanky Paanshee as well as the seaside-staple of Karl’s Chippy, are close enough for guest to literally stumble to, and if you don’t even want to leave your room there are plenty of Turkish takeaways and Pizza deliveries on offer too!
For those wanting to see what the rest of North Wales offers, world-famous Welsh Castles are on the doorstep with Rhuddlan, Conwy and Caernarvon just a short drive down the A55, on the way passing the Spa town of Llandudno (with its famed vista of Victorian and Edwardian hotels) and the University town of Bangor (and for those who remember the 70s, didn’t we have a lov-er-ley time!). And for those with time to venture further, the Mother of Wales, ‘Ynys Môn’, otherwise known as the Isle of Anglesey, takes you as for as the road goes. Medieval history and timeless landscapes aside, animal lovers are provided for too with the Welsh Mountain Zoo at Colwyn Bay and Puffin Island off the Menai Strait.
If it’s action you’re after, you’ll find the world’s fastest and Europe’s longest zip line at Zip World in Bethesda, flying above the unbeatably bouncy experience of trampolining in the rainbow-lit slate caverns of Blaenau Ffestiniog-based Bounce Below.
While Prestatyn offers a genteel nightlife of pubs and wine bars (from the Victoria's own public bar on the ground floor to the William Morgan, Archie’s/Lola’s and Bar 236 ) and restaurants (from the family-friendly Cook House at one end of the High Street to the old world romance of La Ricetta at the other, via the utterly charming Chynna Garden in the centre), if you’re looking for city-style nightlife, Chester and its famed Tudor Rows are just over half an hour away. And if you have to work during your stay, then the metropolises of Manchester and Liverpool are within an acceptable commute for experienced city workers.
So: seaside, check; countryside, check; shopping, check; history, check; wildlife, check; activities, check; nightlife, check; city commuter-belt, check. And we think you’ll agree, that’s why Prestatyn is a pretty perfect destination!
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Eget hus/egen lgh
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Denbighshire, Wales, Storbritannien