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“Mrs shiplee”
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Traditional Welsh Stone Cottage
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Patio area with barbecue Hot tub for 8
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Very good
16 reviews
Traditional Welsh Stone Cottage
Patio area with barbecue
Hot tub for 8
Large and comfortable lounge
Spacious large dining area with patio doors.
Large well equipped kitchen with range cooker and American style fridge
Superking Master bedroom
View from master bedroom with ensuite and super king bed.
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

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Very good - based on 16 reviews
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leanne898
Norfolk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Mrs shiplee”
Reviewed October 24, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Just returned after a lovely weekend at this cottage , the house was very spacious and beds comfy . Owners were very helpful and the hot tub was a delight x

Date of stay: October 2016
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Lene27
Manchester, UK
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Beautiful house, more than expected!”
Reviewed September 11, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Have just stayed here with a group of friends. The house is amazing, so clean, spacious and has everything you could possibly need. Gardens lovely, fantastic view but the highlight was definitely the hot tub!

Date of stay: September 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Helenearp
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Lovely property!”
Reviewed September 9, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We have recently come back from a lovely weeks holiday at carreg y garth. The location is superb! You have a lovely mix of mountains and coast! The property itself is spacious and the children loved the games room! The bedrooms themselves are nice and big with lovely views! The open plan kitchen is lovely and big! The gardens are lovely. We didn't use the back garden so much but the kids loved playing out front while we grown ups sat and enjoyed the sun! Would thoroughly recommend staying here! Carron and Will are fantastic hosts! We look forward to returning

Date of stay: August 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 12, 2016
Thank you very much for your review Helen and so pleased you had a lovely holiday with us. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Ukcolin1
1 review
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed August 30, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Lovely holiday home well equipped and in a great location. This was our first visit to Wales and will not be our last. Next time I visit Wales would definitely book this home again

Date of stay: August 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 1, 2016
Thank you for your review and we are thrilled you enjoyed the house and its surroundings so much. Thank you for being great guests and we look forward to seeing you again.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
N9424DZde...
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Early morning cockerel not for us!”
Reviewed August 13, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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people found this review helpful

This is a spacious, well equipped house with a lovely kitchen. There is an overall feeling of space inside the house.
Our stay of one week which was out main family holiday of the year was ruined by the owners cockerel which would start at an earliest 5.44am and not stop for about half an hour. The cockerel could also be heard at random points during the day, like when you are trying to carry a sleeping toddler in from the car or trying to relax in the hot tub. The listing does say the cottage is on the family small holding but if it had simply mentioned animal noises from early doors I wouldn't have booked.
After days of discussions between cottages.com and the owners, the owners agreed to put the cockerel in the coup until 8am they didn't do this that night or our last night so we had a long drive home very tired.
The owners live next door which is convenient for problems (a drive way gate was built and replaced in two days! Wish I could get people to be that helpful near home) but for me, having the owner and their visitors walking and driving past the cottage back and forth all day was not relaxing. Their drive comes along the front of the house at the front gate. This is very close and whilst cars were all considerately slow driving, it just felt like people were around all the time. This was highlighted in our last day when my hubby and children had just got out of the hot tub and I'd put my toddler down to nap so I could pack and the window cleaners turned up and just started walking around the house. Cranky, tired toddler and all the packing to do.
Whilst the location is picturesque from upstairs the established trees do not allow a view from the downstairs and I would not describe this property as coastal. I could not see the sea all week but maybe it was just the weather or the trees had grown bigger. There is good access to main roads and a big Tesco not far away.
The bedrooms were all of a good size with giant beds in two of them, I would have liked locks on master and the bathrooms but not a big deal. The Master ensuite is in a separate plumbing system which causes the toilet to be very noisy when flushed so we didn't use it once the children had gone to bed.
The house was cold and damp feeling downstairs, there is also a funny smell which despite numerous plug ins, could really be noticed when you came in from outside.
I have included pictures of the 'steep banking' in the back garden as the website doesn't. I hadn't imagined an 8ft rocky drop towards the house from the description, but it meant the back garden was not an option for us.
The Hot tub was well used and great, just be careful not to accidentally knock it onto Ec economy mode as this is too cold!
Not unique to the cottage but the recycling system was fantastic, the rest of the U.K. Should take note.
Top tip, if using the oven, it takes ages to heat up so plan well!
Don't forget soap for all four bathrooms and take extra toilet roll as we ran out and had to share it out across the different w/c's.
Good supply of beach towels for the hot tub so no need to pack your own.
The wifi signal wasn't that strong and I couldn't use my iPhone upstairs. The games consoles in the game room kept older children occupied so they didn't use the wifi much.
I would t recommend this house for toddlers or elderly as there are a lot of steep stairs. But for a group of adults or families with older children I should think it's great as long as you are early risers.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2016
This is the first time we have experienced complaints regarding the holiday cottage and extreme they are. If any issues do arise whilst we have guests in the cottage we respond immediately to rectify them - we have had the odd one mainly regarding understanding the dishwasher and heating. The description of the house states the following - it is set on the owners’ smallholding on the outskirts of the village of Rhiwlas - enclosed, lawned gardens with patio and furniture. Gas BBQ. Hot tub. Ample parking. NB: Sloping banks in rear garden. Therefore as the cottage is situated on our small holding animals are fenced off at the left hand side of the property, previous guests have delighted at the animals and the sound of the country they experience. Once we were made aware of the issue regarding the cockerels we locked our free range poultry in their hut until 9 am every morning - we have not had any other guests complain and the guests currently staying at the cottage have no issues regarding noise from the cockerels. The description clearly states NB sloping banks in the rear garden, there is ample flat lawns at the front of the house to enjoy but we have now put a gate stopping access unless guests wish to use the back lawns. No one has complained of a smell or the house being damp, the property is fully central heated and can be used at any time. We were in the house Saturday to prepare it for the next guests - no smell and no damp. The WIFI is super fast broadband again no issues before, we have tested it and it is fine. There is only one flight of normal stairs in the property and we provide baby gates for toddlers, elderly couples and grandparents have stayed in the cottage and not experienced issues with the one flight of stairs. The window cleaner has been asked to clean the windows on Saturday and we have re a firmed that schedule with him. We aim to provide a fabulous experience for our guests and have achieved that so far and continue to.
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LoubnaZan...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“GREAT, LOVELY WITH AMAZING VIEWS AND FRIENDLY OWNERS.”
Reviewed July 15, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Anyone looking to book this property...don't think twice. we spent 3 great nights in the property. Given how affordable the property is we did not expect such luxury. The cottage is equipped with everything that provides a relaxing holiday. all the rooms are very spacious,clean and well furnished. we had a spacious kitchen and a nice dinning room to enjoy our meals with lovely view from the patio. A big thanks to the friendly owners who we did not get to meet unfortunately for the high standard maintenance, the thoughtful welcome pack and the loads of leaflets for walks and activities. Altogether we had a great laugh in the game room and enjoyed the hot tub after a long day climbing the Snowdon. we hope to book it again soon. Thank you so much again.

ZANEERAH

Date of stay: July 2016
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 16, 2016
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thankyou for your lovely reevoo. We look forward to you staying with us again and hope to meet you then. Regards Caron
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Emmap1986
1 review
“Fantastic mini break”
Reviewed July 11, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Fantastic place to stay, went with friends to celebrate my 30th. Was fab from start to finish. The boys loved the games room, the hot tub was fantastic. There was a hamper on arrival, and the owners couldn't of done more for us decorating the place in banners and balloons was lovely. We will definitely be returning.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 11, 2016
We are so pleased your 30th was a special event at Carreg Y Garth Isaf. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
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