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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Eglwysbach, Conwy County, North Wales, Wales

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MichMattU...
Nr.London, England
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Something Special in the Hills!”
Reviewed 30 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We have just returned from a lovely week relaxing at Red Kite’s Retreat. The house was exactly as described and everything was in very good condition. It was such a treat to have such gorgeous bathrooms and a modern kitchen, as we do not have these at home (well, we have them, just that we keep putting off updating them so that we can have nice holidays instead!)

On arrival day, we drove through the village ready to find the lane that leads to the house. As most of the previous reviews commented on the road, we were ready for it to be a bit of an “experience”, especially as we drive a family saloon. We drove through the farmyard, past the lovely collie snoozing in his dog kennel, and started the climb up to the house. The views were gorgeous and the fields full of lambs bounding along in the sunshine. We kept looking ahead waiting for the road to get “dodgy” and then we realised we had arrived at the house. It turns out that the owners have recently upgraded the road, so we missed out on the fun that previous visitors had experienced!

We came to relax and found it very hard to drag ourselves away from the house for day trips (maybe the house is too comfortable!) There are lots of Heritage type railways within easy driving distance and glorious views everywhere. We mainly ate at the house (got to use the lovely kitchen!) but we can highly recommend the Furnace Tearoom at Bodnant and also The Cottage Loaf at Llandudno (wish we had found it earlier in the week!)

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Liked best: The peace and comfort
Liked least: Having to leave a day early for a meeting!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Emyr P
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“Stunning house in a stunning location”
Reviewed 19 February 2014 for a stay in March 2013

This house is lovely. All the fixtures and fittings are of a really good standard. A great log burner also. It snowed and the views were stunning. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Reviewed 16 January 2014 for a stay in September 2013
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NigelSher...
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“One of the best holiday rentals we've ever stayed at!”
Reviewed 4 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

The directions to the property that the Owner, Lucy, gave us were better than those provided by the booking agent. I know ever other review makes the same comment about the very steep and tricky drive up to the property but it's worth mentioning again! When we stayed at the property the weather was extremely wet and stormy which made the road and dirt track a bit more difficult to manoeuvre and we have a large people-carrier car. I think in the summer months the road would not present a problem but it would be impassable in snow or icy conditions without a serious 4x4 vehicle and even then you'd need to be an experienced driver. That said, we actually found that the drive up to the property added an element of excitement to our vacation and enhanced the feeling of space, tranquility and isolation which is exactly what we were all looking for. Lucy made us feel very welcome and could not do enough for us and had even set up a gorgeous Christmas tree and decorations around the property which is something that we all really appreciated.
The property itself is the old barn which is adjacent to the farm house where the Owner and her family live. The barn conversion and extension was completed in 2012 and has resulted in two separate holiday houses within the building - one sleeps 8 and the other sleeps 4. The most striking elements of the property are the very high standards to which the conversion has been done. No expense has been spared on the construction, interiors and furnishings. There has clearly been a lot of thought given to the interior design and Lucy has got good taste! The use of colours, furniture, paintings and lighting gives a very relaxing atmosphere and mood and the property is extremely comfortable. The high ceilings are amazing and the main bathroom is something that I want in my own house! There was another family staying in the property next door and we were a bit concerend that we would hear them (or they would hear us) but we did not hear a single sound from them during the whole week which I assume is due to the high quality construction and sound proofing and thick walls.
As far as the location of property is concerned you would be hard pushed to find better views of the surrounding Conway Valley and far into the spectacular Snowdonia mountain range - the master bedroom has the best views which are something that are beautiful to wake up to every day. The local village has a Post Office and pub and the drive to nearby Conway and the large supermarkets and amenities is only 15-20 minutes away. But the whole area has so much to offer in terms of pubs, restaurants, sites of interest and of course some of the best walking, mountaineering and beaches in the UK.
We've rented a lot of holiday homes and this is by far one of, if not the THE highest quality property we've ever rented and we'll definitely be back in the summer.

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Liked best: Quality of property and views
Liked least: The drive up to the property
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
4 Jan 2014
Thank you for your valuable feedback and we are delighted you thoroughly enjoyed your break in our property. In response to your comments regarding the access road to the property, we are happy to update that we have now vastly improved the access road, the road has been re-graded and leveled.

We would not want people to be put off booking a cosy retreat in the winter months as we have very liitle frost and snow near and with being near the coast enjoy a milder Winter climate. The road is also tree lined, which offers shelter from the weather. As owners we have not required the use of a 4 x 4 vehicle and have lived nearby this cosy rural retreat for the last 20 years.
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sam c
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Cottage with amazing views”
Reviewed 11 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Red Kites is a beautiful cottage kitted out to a very high standard with stunning views and gorgeous interiors. We had a brilliant week here and the owners couldn't have done more to make both us and the children feel very welcome. The property is accessed via a steep hill, however the views and amazing scenary make this more than worth while!

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MollyMc12...
Warrington, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful property with amazing views”
Reviewed 29 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We had an amazing time a fantastic property!
Lucy the owner had toys out ready for our children on arrival which was just one of the personal touches she adds to this property. A very warm and home from home feeling with everything plus more you will ever need to make your holiday there relaxing. We stayed here with another family and we both had 2 children. The property is very child friendly with stair gates, cots and high chairs and an enclosed area outside for the children to play safe with walks next to the property to explore the countryside and streams. It is a steep drive up to the property which we were told about but it is worth the drive up as the views you get are breathtaking!
Summertime would be amazing at this property and we would recommend to all!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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chrishall...
Manchester, UK
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed 21 October 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Five star luxury. Date I say, this rental is fitted out to a too high standard, I only hope that people treat it with the respect it deserves. No expense spared. Amazing views of the hills and valleys. Close to the beaches and mountains of North Wales. The only downside, and it isn't really, is the drive up to the cottage from the road, which is a steep unsaved road and requires concentration to say the least. All in all, superb.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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