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“Beautiful solitude with so much to do”
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Review of The Boathouse

The Boathouse is set in the woods, above the Vale of Ffestiniog
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The Boathouse is set in the woods, above the Vale of Ffestiniog
The Boathouse from the garden, with bonfire area. The sitting area with wood burning stove
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The Boathouse is set in the woods, above the Vale of Ffestiniog
The Boathouse from the garden, with bonfire area.
The sitting area with wood burning stove
The kitchen and dining area viewed from the sitting area
The dining area with Welsh Dresser
Sitting area with kitchen/dining area behind
Master bedroom, door to landing and stairs on left, door to ensuite is to the right, out of picture.
Master bedroom, door to landing and stairs on right, door to ensuite to left (out of picture)
One of the two twin bedrooms downstairs, with window to terrace, garden, woods and steam trains
The other twin bedroom downstairs, door with window leading to woods and garden via side of house
The shower room downstairs, with sink to left, shower and heated towel-rail
The side of the house
The ffestiniog historic steam railway passes about 100 metres away, down a wooded slope
Plas Halt request stop on the ffestiniog railway, 15 minutes enchanting walk through the woods
The lake near the house
The lake, with the house just visible in mid-picture
Flowers at the side of the house
The house is deep in the Snowdonia National Park, you can walk out directly onto this woodland path
One of the ancient oaks in the woods around the house
Map of local walks
One of many walks direct from the house 10mins uphill to this view: Portmeirion, Harlech, Porthmadog
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Maentwrog, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

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colpjon
Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful solitude with so much to do”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Boathouse is beautifully located in a forest on the edge of a small lake, overlooking the Ffestiniog steam railway. Many scenic walks from the doorstep, yet within easy reach of the coast and the mountains of Snowdonia. House is spacious and very well equipped with quality fittings and utensils. Beds and sofas very comfortable.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: generator noise - soon to be mains powered
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Clare F
Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Just had a week at The Boathouse. Setting is stunning. Remote, peaceful, beautiful. Magical ancient woodland walks. Superb lakes. Fantastic base for wild swimming, walks, mountain biking, running, seaside fun etc etc... the house was very warm, clean and well stocked with everything you need..except for a garlic press ;).. ( but I left one for future use ). Could do with a few cleaning products.. brush dustpan etc.. so you can do a good job of the tidying up. The midges were a bit of a nuisance but to be expected in that environment ... Will be booking again :)..

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Liked best: setting was perfect for us
Liked least: midges
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Liked best: Location.
Liked least: Noisy generator ... but that was a temporary measure which will apparently be replaced soon
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Liked best: The isolation. It really felt like staying in the middle of nowhere!
Liked least: The deposit being returned by cheque
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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femalegan...
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“clean, classy in a beautiful area with tawny owl at night”
Reviewed 28 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

we returned last week after a lovely secuded break. The Boathouse is a lovely place to stay and as a previous reviewer noted it is bigger than the pictures make it appear. Arranging the holiday was a piece of cake, emails were responded to promptly.
It was easier to find than we anticipated and it is very secluded, I enjoyed not hearing rowdy revellers but tawny owls instead.
We had 2 days out on the steam trains we loved it so much, and it was within walking distance.We covered many of the trails and the viewpoint was lovely. we took my 73 yr old in-law and we even found the geocache up there !
It would be hard without a car if you were not fit or packed very lightly. I would love to go again but I'd choose a time when the midges are not around.

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Liked best: The seclusion
Liked least: the midges (june)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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