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“A hidden gem”
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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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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Maentwrog, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

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Gwen A
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed 20 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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person found this review helpful

Booked this to bring some friends from South Wales back home with me to North Wales to show them where I was brought up (not far from the Boathouse!). Had an amazing time, the property is fantastic (very remote but something I was used to growing up!). I cannot fault anything about the property and Bethan who looks after the property is amazing, so helpful and accomodating. Please book this you won't be dissapointed. We had two 9 year old girls with us and they didn't want to leave!

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Liked best: the peace and quiet!
Liked least: need to have manuals to hand to operate the microwave!!
Travelling group: Friends
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Liz H
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Picturesque cottage in the woods”
Reviewed 16 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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person found this review helpful

The property is just as it looks in the photos; very well decorated , clean ,furnished to high standard and with all mod cons. It is warm and the beds are comfortable. There is plenty of room for eight people. The lady who looks after the house was very helpful. We enjoyed our stay there.

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Liked best: The character and cleanliness and position of the property
Liked least: The weather!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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350steve
Hove, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A real gem, a great hideaway in beautiful scenery.”
Reviewed 26 August 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The owner put a great deal of thought into the rebuild/conversion of this property, he has created a real home from home. The underfloor heating under the flag stone floor was a very clever idea and creates a warm pleasant atmosphere. The furnishings and household equipment are of very good quality. Travelling there by car is probably the best method, although for the most resourceful you could use the local train. The directions were easy to follow and we got there with no problems. The seclusion, scenery and peace and quiet really made this holiday wonderful. There is plenty to do in the local area, so we felt the Boathouse ideal for all aspects of a holiday. We will book again.

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Liked best: The peace and quiet
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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anameofso...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“splendid isolation”
Reviewed 28 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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person found this review helpful

Its a great place to get away from things. The nearest house is 20 minutes walk through the woods. Though the station on the steam railway is a little closer about 15 minutes.
Plenty to do for a week in the locality. W ould be hard getting food without a car, so althought you can in theory get to the place by train (including the stream train), you'd want someone in your party to have brought a car I think.
Facilities in the house are very modern. We had no problems with the heating/electic/gas and water despite all being 'off-grid'. Fine selection of kitchen utensils.
Best thing about it is that it realy is out in the woods.

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Liked best: isolation
Liked least: the tv
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Samwillpi...
2 reviews
“Lovely spot in the woods”
Reviewed 2 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

What a wonderful place, but of paradise in the wilderness! I had a meet up with some old school friends and we couldn't have chosen a better place, ideal for an explore of snowdonia or a relaxing break away from civilisation!
Highly recommended

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