Location is ideal for walkers and climber but we did not feel welcomed by the owner. There was no suggestion that our arrival was expected.
Freezing cold on arrival. Took 24hrs to warm the place.
Washing machine leaking and fused the electrics.
Boiler cannot run the shower adequately, so frequently runs cold.
Kitchen facilities and implements were old and some unclean.
Backyard entrance gave a very poor first impression looking like an abandoned builders yard.
We made the best of it and enjoyed our stay.
We have stayed before and it was as lovely as last time
A great central location for walking and canoeing with lots to discover every time we have been back we find something new we missed last time
Really enjoyed our three day stay in the Snowdonia national park ,
Directions by jasmine ( the owner ) were very good
The cottage was lovely and warm when we arrived with a very welcome basket containing a lovely bottle of wine plus biscuits.
Our two dogs liked the walks all around the area ,( plenty of choice ) and we
visited portmerion and Caernarfon castle which we enjoyed.
Local shop is in easy walking distance and a good pub .
We had an amazing experience the cottage was warm clean and had everything we needed the location was perfect to explore north Wales you can see Snowden from the garden and even see the cottage from the top
it's surrounded by beautiful walks that you can access right from the door with out needing a car
It's dog friendly but you would not know it by how clean it was and great that we could find a place as beautiful that we could take three dogs to
We will definitely be going back as soon as possible
What a fantastic place. Everything you could want/need is provided. The cottage has a great atmosphere and the surrounding area is stunning. Local shops nearby and mt. Snowdon just around the corner
Riverbank Cottage is absolutely perfect. It is located in Capel Curig, with the most spectacular view, and a small shop for all your basic amenities. Waking up in the morning with the viewnof the mountains outside, and the river running through the garden is by far the best way to wake up. The Cottage is warm and cosy and and provides a perfect base for those wanting to go walking in and around snowdonia. Also lots of lovely walks around the cottage which don't require you to drive anywhere. Cottage is well equipped with everything you need. Good size conservatory to leave all ur wet kit in (a must when walking in Wales in November).....and a lovely hot walk-in shower which is perfect after a long hard day in the mountains. Communication with owners is 5*. Couldn't ask for anything more. Will definitely be back.
We have stayed at Riverbank cottage 4 times, the last time in April 2015 with my wife's parents, and undoubtedly it is one of our favourite places. We love the cottage, and once we get out of the car and get inside, time really seems to slow and it's really such a relaxing place to be.
Riverbank cottage is tucked away behind a row of more recent houses just a few metres from the junction at Capel Curig and the wonderful Pinnacle café and Stores. The cottage itself is a traditional welsh single storey house, but the owners have refurbished it sympathetically throughout and it is really very well appointed. On entering the cottage (through the back door which is at the front) you enter the small conservatory which can become a real suntrap when the weather is good, then it's into the cottage proper and through the modern kitchenette, and past the door to the shower room, into the main living room of the cottage. There are doors off to both the bedrooms (one a double four poster and one with a triple bed arrangement) and the living room is cosy and light, with a log burning stove where I tend to spend hours just gazing into the flames or where we toast marshmallows. However for me the best thing about Riverbank lies outside the front door (which is at the back). Here, at the bottom of the garden is a wonderful, tumbling, bouncy welsh river, complete with a tiny shingle beach and lots of slippery rocks to clamber along. There is something fantastic about watching the currents swirl around the rocks and dipping your toes in fresh welsh water. Its not a particularly deep river, so relatively safe and usually quite calm, but how wonderful it was to wake up to it, to take breakfast on the lawn and watch the continuous motion of the river, never the same twice.
Overall all the stays we have had at Riverbank cottage have always been terrifically comfortable and enjoyed by grown ups, children and dogs alike. The kitchenette, although not over-large, has everything you could need to cook up a hearty tea after walking on those Welsh hills, and the beds and furniture are all comfortable. The cottage has always been really clean whenever we have visited and there are loads of maps and games and other things that the visitor may need. It's in a fantastic location, with the café and shop next door, and pubs within walking distance, and there are some wonderful rambles from the cottage. So all in all Riverbank Cottage was a real find, ... and then of course there is that river ....
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