This was a beautiful located cottage away from the beaten track, also it is perfectly located to visit North Wales. However, when I go on holiday I like anonymity, one of the reasons for booking self catering cottages. We were a little late due to a trip to minor injuries, however the owners were still at the cottage at 5 O'clock getting it ready for our arrival. Although the scones were a lovely touch, I didn't think we needed to have a tour of the cottage and explanations on how their electrical equipment worked, I find investigating the cottage part of the holiday and rather fun. Not having a key box is ludicrous, there should be one! With a sigh we sat down and tried to drink in the ambience of the cottage - were here at last, but we were not alone for long as the owner felt it necessary to come back into the cottage to explain how the shower worked, REALLY! On her departure I made sure the door was locked .It would be a good idea for an information booklet to be made with all the pertinent information in it, as this is our experience with other cottages we have stayed in, which have been many. I agree with previous holiday makers about the very dated kitchenware and bathroom (I never thought I would see an avocado bathroom suite this side of the eighties) I was very disappointed with the cleanliness of the cottage. I had to wash pots as there was still food stuck on some of the plates, and the painted wood work was very dirty, there was damp coming through more each day in one of the bedrooms, however to top it all I was disgusted to find blood on the toilet seat. We left early as the noise from the water in any format made dreadful noises waking up other visitors who stayed with us and the shower as such we had to queue to use it. I am sure a separate shower room could be made as well as the bathroom, as the cottage boasts it is for 6 guests.
No picture can discribe the wonderful feel of this beautiful cottage!
Set in gorgeous woodland and with two waterfalls in the back garden..
Everything in perfect working order en well stocked kitchen.
We had e great time walking en plenty activies nearby.
Having read previous reviews and looked at the pictures we were fairly confident that it was going to be good accomodation however no words can really describe the cosiness, homeliness, uniqueness and quirkiness of this 400 year old abode. This is like going back in time but with the essentials you need plus some luxuries eg the dishwasher. There was no signal and couldn't connect to WiFi but hey, we wanted to get away from it all so no complaints there. Inside it was a delight to explore the place, the two spiral staircases, the extra sitting room, the secret garden all just lovely. Kathy and Adrian are lovely owners who have provided everything you need for a comfortable stay. The cream tea set out on arrival was an extra treat after a 4 hour journey. We fell in love with this place as most visitors do and our only disappointment was that it's booked up for the whole of the summer so our 2nd visit will have to wait!
We arrived to a friendly welcome and an enchanting cottage , there is a charming garden to relax in . Off road parking , log fire and all mod cons . The owners think of just about everything to make your stay perfect . All you have to do is choose from all the wonderful places and things to do too make a holiday to remember . We will be coming back asap .
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We stayed here in July 2015, 4 adults and an 8 year old. First impressions were stunning, the cottage definately has the wow factor from the outside. Set in a lovely location which some people may find a little isolated. Plenty of parking in gated driveway.
For us inside was very dark (obviously to be expected with its age/ thickness of walls etc) we found we needed the light on all the time.
The bathroom definately needed a revamp and the shower curtain would be better replaced with a screen. We found the far end of the building to smell very damp and felt cold, with us having to put the heating on in the summer. The little twin room had the strongest smell of damp and some mould on the back of the curtains. Should also be pointed out if your mobility is slightly impaired you could struggle with the spirally staircase with rope style banister and also the concrete steps linking lounge and kitchen.
The cottage was clean and the owners welcome lovely (they left us scones, fresh cream and jam) which was a lovely touch. I'm sure as previous reviews state this is a good cottage just wasn't for us. My in-laws went home 3 days into our stay and we left 2 days early as we just couldn't relax here (either bats or mice in the loft).