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Private garden & hot tub
Local Welcome Basket
Spa treatments available
Bala White water rafting nearby
Snowdonia National Park
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Bala, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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echo10
Cumbria
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Amazing stay in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 22 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

My husband and I booked mid week break in Ghillies Cottage in November. I was delighted with our choice. Everything had been thought of. The cottage is decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The location is ideal for exploring. Our dog loved the river!!

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Liked best: Welcome basket, dog welcome, location
Liked least: Got a bit warm overnight.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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Management Response
24 Nov 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Many thanks, Jen
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rachael36...
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Just amazing!”
Reviewed 21 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We had the most amazing weekend. The cottage was stunning. The owners left a lovely welcome basket full of local produce. It was warm and cosy, and we thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub after a long days walk.
We will definitely be returning on a regular basis.

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Liked best: All of it.
Liked least: nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
24 Nov 2016
Thank you Rachael for your review! Glad you had a lovely time and great to see you've already booked again! Many thanks, Jen
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Julie C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage,amazing location”
Reviewed 10 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Our second visit to this lovely cottage,and we have booked again for next year. The Hot Tub is the icing on the cake it's checked every morning by Alid the grounds man.
The cottage is always spotless lovely bedlinen,fluffy towels and to have fluffy gowns is another bonus.

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john s
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Restful”
Reviewed 20 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

A great location, the accommodation was exactly what we wished for the hot tub was a very welcome bonus local pub the Dudley was good for a bite to eat , our only downside was going for a peaceful break was broken up by a young party who made quite a bit of noise but as it's the kids school holiday we would never return during that period of school break j

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Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing cottage, perfect honeymoon”
Reviewed 12 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed here for a week with our 2 dogs. The cottage itself has been finished to a incredibly high standard and all the tiny details have been thought through. This helps it to be very 'homey' and we had everything we needed. The setting is amazing, all you can hear is the river and sometimes some sheep. We had many enjoyable evenings sat in the garden of hot tub just listening to the river. The staff were lovely and looked in on our dogs so we could go out for lunch without them which was an unexpected bonus! We are already planning our next trip back, this time with all the family!

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Lucy N
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful cottage, perfect for a romantic getaway”
Reviewed 17 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We have just returned from 5 nights in ghillies cottage. It was exactly what we had been hoping for. A beautiful cosy cottage for two located just on the outskirts of snowdonia. The cottage had lots of little extras that are often lacking from holiday cottages such as essentials in the kitchen and the wonderful welcome basket with local milk, eggs and bread. The hot tub was fantastic and a little BBQ too. We ended up driving a lot as the things we wanted to do were a fair distance away such as climbing snowdon(about an hour) and the coast. However, we also did one of the walks nearby suggested in the welcome pack which was great.
Overall we had a fantastic holiday and we would definitely recommend this cottage!

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“Incredibly special place - loved it!”
Reviewed 27 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This is a hard review to write - I'm not sure I can do justice to quite how special Rivercatcher is

The accommodation is of an exceptionally high standard, thought has been given to everything. The cottage is incredibly well equipped, and luxuriously and comfortably decorated and furnished. It is a cottage for 2, but it feels comfortably large enough, while also feeling cosy and romantic. There is a large garden with patio and hot tub, and a lawned area. The hot tub is fantastic, it has privacy from the other cottages and a beautiful view to the river.

All the grounds on the Rivercatcher site are beautifully maintained. There is a great games room and a laundry equipped with two Bosch washing machines and two tumble dryers. It is a beautiful place, but works so well practically too. The location is ideal for exploring Snowdonia. There are lovely local walks (details are provided in the guest folder), and Snowdon, Zipworld and the beach at Barmouth are all just over an hour away. Incredible place, can't fault it. Desperate to return.

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