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“Beautiful solitude with so much to do”
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Maentwrog, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

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colpjon
Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful solitude with so much to do”
Reviewed July 30, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Boathouse is beautifully located in a forest on the edge of a small lake, overlooking the Ffestiniog steam railway. Many scenic walks from the doorstep, yet within easy reach of the coast and the mountains of Snowdonia. House is spacious and very well equipped with quality fittings and utensils. Beds and sofas very comfortable.

Date of stay: July 2014
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Liked best: location
Liked least: generator noise - soon to be mains powered
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Clare F
Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful”
Reviewed May 24, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Just had a week at The Boathouse. Setting is stunning. Remote, peaceful, beautiful. Magical ancient woodland walks. Superb lakes. Fantastic base for wild swimming, walks, mountain biking, running, seaside fun etc etc... the house was very warm, clean and well stocked with everything you need..except for a garlic press ;).. ( but I left one for future use ). Could do with a few cleaning products.. brush dustpan etc.. so you can do a good job of the tidying up. The midges were a bit of a nuisance but to be expected in that environment ... Will be booking again :)..

Date of stay: May 2014
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Liked best: setting was perfect for us
Liked least: midges
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 18, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Date of stay: April 2014
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Liked best: Location.
Liked least: Noisy generator ... but that was a temporary measure which will apparently be replaced soon
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 28, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Date of stay: October 2013
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Liked best: The isolation. It really felt like staying in the middle of nowhere!
Liked least: The deposit being returned by cheque
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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femalegan...
west mids
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“clean, classy in a beautiful area with tawny owl at night”
Reviewed June 28, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

we returned last week after a lovely secuded break. The Boathouse is a lovely place to stay and as a previous reviewer noted it is bigger than the pictures make it appear. Arranging the holiday was a piece of cake, emails were responded to promptly.
It was easier to find than we anticipated and it is very secluded, I enjoyed not hearing rowdy revellers but tawny owls instead.
We had 2 days out on the steam trains we loved it so much, and it was within walking distance.We covered many of the trails and the viewpoint was lovely. we took my 73 yr old in-law and we even found the geocache up there !
It would be hard without a car if you were not fit or packed very lightly. I would love to go again but I'd choose a time when the midges are not around.

Date of stay: June 2013
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Liked best: The seclusion
Liked least: the midges (june)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sazeda B
London, England, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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“Idyllic settings for the perfect Cottage break :)”
Reviewed November 12, 2012 for a stay in November 2012

Set in an Idyllic location closeby a lake amidst lush autumn woodlands, this made the perfect weekend getaway!

The Cottage itself has a warm, cosy feel to it and is well equipped with fully functional contemporary kitchen, living space with tv, bathroom with walk-in shower, as well as an en suite shower/bath in the master bedroom on the upper level which was ideal.

There is a lake directly opposite the cottage and also a steam train line at a viewing distance making the whole area so picturesque. The walks around the surrounding area is pretty good too if your not travelling down to Snowdon as it boasts some pretty amazing views of the lakes looking down :D

I would recommend this place for couples, groups and families alike! From what I gather it is highly likely to be amazing all year round!

Date of stay: November 2012
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: No Hairdryer :(
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Chris H
Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent Holiday, Great Accommodation and Superb Location.”
Reviewed November 4, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Me and the Girlfriend decided to stay at the boathouse for a week. By the end of the week we wished we had rented for longer. The Accommodation is set in the middle of a beautiful forest area. We took our two dogs with us on the trip, which was perfect as there are great walks on your doorstep. If you take dogs they have to stay in an outhouse next to the house. which was fine for us. The accommodation was very well presented throughout. Clean, cosy with all mod cons. The house was nicer than it looked in the pictures.It was a great base for us to go out and explore Wales, there are lots of attractions nearby. Have already reccommended to friends, who are currently planning there trip.We will definatley be returning next year.

Date of stay: October 2012
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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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