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25 reviews
Local welcome basket
Mountain biking trails nearby. Secure bike storage at rivercatcher
Snowdonia National Park
Bala White-water rafting nearby
Spa Treatments available
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Bala, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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Shropshir...
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Sssshhh, please keep this place secret!!!”
Reviewed 29 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

A return trip to Rivercatcher and even better than the last due to the weather. We booked Flyfisher and Gamekeepers for my mother's 80th birthday weekend and we were not disappointed.
The beautiful weather allowed us to enjoy the gardens and hot tubs.
As before, everything was immaculate and the welcome pack, most welcome for the early arrivals.
We are a bit worried that news of Rivercatcher may get out and we will be struggling to book our next visit!.
DH

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Beth018
Cambridgeshire
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Simply breathtaking ”
Reviewed 22 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Just returned from a blissful long weekend at this wonderful cottage.

Beautiful accommodation with all the essentials you need.

The views are breathtaking (pictures do not do it justice) just amazing.

+VE great for fly fishing you can literally walk to the bottom of your private garden and fish from bank or wade in river. Hot tub perfect location and amazing views (well maintained) good kitchen equipment. Comfortable beds. Great shower. Well maintained games room with table tennis and table football. Good location - fabulous local walks and near village. Fabulous local organic farm shop (10 mins drive).

-VE none.

Tips: would suggest bring a towel for hot tub (towels supplied but best for bathroom). If you're a walker bring area map as some parts on local mountain not clear which way to go.

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chowchow5
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage, lovely place!”
Reviewed 19 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Had a lovely 4 night break at Gamekeepers Cottage, hubby did some fishing & I caught up with some reading. Dogs had a lovely time too. would highly recommend.

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Liked best: The cottage & area
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Maurice J
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Our Favourite”
Reviewed 12 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This is our third stay at Rivercatcher`s in 14 month and in Gamekeeper which we considered
to be our favourite, with it`s large living area and ample sized kitchen. Gamekeepers cottage
comfortably sleeps 8 people with each of the 4 bedrooms having it`s own bathroom, A large grassed garden to the rear which is south facing and get`s the sun all day (the week we were their) The river Dee runs alongside but is fenced off so pretty save for our small dog to explore
outside which she loved to do, the Hot-tub, got used every day and Aled the maintenance man checked it every day for the correct temp and water level Aled is very friendly and helpful and was never to far away if a problem needed sorting. The setting is very peaceful at river catcher`s just about everything you need for a memorable holiday is here, has the owner`s have thought of everything you could possibly need, Summer or Winter you could`nt fail to be impressed by any of the cottages at Rivercatcher`s, and if like us never tiring of returning again and again.

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Liked best: Everthing
Liked least: Going Home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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X40NNA
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Luxury in a perfect setting, exceeds all expedations”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

What a beautiful setting, from booking to leaving everything was perfect.
Stayed here with family (6 adults) for a week 8th August. Directions given were perfect, all correspondence via email answered same day.
The cottage is perfect with lovely views, large enclosed garden, built in BBQ, hot tub, seating. The fixtures and furnishings are all top quality, best sleep I have had in ages! beds so comfy, we did have to ask Alad (the local caretaker) to turn down the heating as we were too hot, probably unusual for wales, not a problem he did it straight away. All floors have under floor heating. I liked the idea that all bedrooms had ensuites except the upstairs which had a free standing bath of which room we did not use. But the room looked fab. The care of the décor to match the name of the cottage was perfect.
The kitchen was supplied with everything you could want (apart from pegs) which Alad is aware of so sure they will be supplied in future. plenty of plates, glasses etc, large fridge freezer and of course not forgetting the wine cooler (holds beer cans too!)
It is within easy driving to many site seeing places, and lovely close walks by the river.
ready for that lovely hot tub and a glass of bubbly to unwind and enjoy on your return.
lovely restaurant in village, out of this world food and hospitality fantastic ask Alad, you will need to book though as only small and only open Wednesday onwards.
This is a beautiful cottage (one of 5) but all private that you will not be disappointed in booking. The owners have gone way beyond quality and it shows, brilliant :)

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Liked best: exceeded my expectations
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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EalaNaMar...
Swansea County, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Luxury in the heart of the Berwyn Mountains”
Reviewed 25 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Just returned from our second visit to Gamekeeper's cottage. Wonderfully comfortable, cosy cottage, immaculately presented and maintained. This is a great base for walking the hills, with many walks on your doorstep. The scenery is gorgeous and the view from the hot tub spectacular. Very friendly and helpful staff . Would definitely recommend the Llangollen aqueduct cruise, Chester, Bodnant Gardens and the Precipice Walk at Dollgellau, not to mention the bronze age hill fort at Corwen and the Bala and Llangollen steam railways. This cottage is luxury in the heart of the glorious Berwyn Mountains. We are already planning a return trip.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Loubiekid
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Luxurious rustic comfort”
Reviewed 23 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

A really well equipped house, in a small group of properties with everything you could need for aa relaxing holiday.

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Liked best: The hot tub in the back garden overlooking the river and the mountains
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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