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“not really a B&B, more like a stay with friends”
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Glan Clwyd Isa
Ranked #1 of 4 Bodfari B&B and Inns
Bingley, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
61 hotel reviews
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“not really a B&B, more like a stay with friends”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

We were walking Offa's Dyke, Glan Clwyd Isa is 1 mile from the path but it was no problem for Hugh to pick us up from the path and take us back the following morning.
The cottage is in a lovely quiet location, some distance from the pub though again Hugh happily ferried us there and back. Hugh and Linda were very welcoming and it really felt like staying with friends!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

This is the best sort of bed and breakfast, with excellent food prepared with local ingredients, a comfortable bed with duvet and down pillows, and pleasant, unimposing, accommodating hosts, all in a peaceful garden setting complete with views of the Clwydian Hills. It is a little off the Offa's Dyke, so I was really happy as I was trudging down the road to find my lodging, to see a car coming along. It turned out to be Hugh, looking for me, thinking I might like a ride. He was equally accommodating bringing me back to the trail in the morning. I highly recommend this B&B to other hikers or simply as a great place to stay when exploring the area.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2012

We were made to feel very welcome after the 14 mile walk from Prestatyn, especially being picked up from Bodfari. The place is lovely, and in a tranquil rural setting. The tea & scones and breakfast in the homely kitchen were great. Fantastic place - would love to come back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

We loved this place. Having had a much longer walk than expected and getting slightly lost at the end, we were incredibly grateful for a pick-up by Hugh, followed immediately on arrival by the offer of a large glass of wine. And after a hot shower, a delicious meal in their gorgeous farmhouse kitchen. What more could we ask for. Oh, the chance to curl up on a comfy sofa in front of a log fire in a stone flagged living room, which we did. The house is beautiful, the hosts are welcoming and very flexible, and the setting is lovely. It's very informal and feels a bit more like staying with friends than in a b&b - none of that polite whispered conversation at the breakfast table. Sure the rooms aren't huge but they are very pretty and have loads of character. We don't b&b very often but we'd love to go back here. Great value too.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Macclesfield
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Like all the other reviews, we can't recommend this B&B highly enough. The house is in a wonderful location about a mile off Offa's Dyke but a quick phone call brought Hugh to pick us up - a welcome sight after a day walking the path, as indeed were the scones and pot of tea waiting for us. Hugh and Linda go out of their way to make you welcome and even took us to the pub in the evening for an evening meal. The breakfast the next morning was excellent, especially the locally sourced bacon, sausages and yogurt. And then a lift back to the start of the path - what more can you ask?

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

An excellent find for our first stop walking South on the Offa's Dyke path. The owners must be used to tired, wet walkers and couldn't have been more welcoming to the five of us. The rooms were spotless and very comfortable beds. Walking boots and coats dried in the kitchen overnight. Strongly recommend the full cooked breakfast with the local sausages, and if you are lucky you may be packed off with a scone. Hugh very kindly took us back to the path in the Land Rover in the morning - and even ferried one of us back again when we forgot the map! Thank you for sharing your home with us.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2012

Other reviews have commented, in rather curmudegonly fashion, about the lack of little bottles of shampoo etc. You gets what you pays for - yes, the rooms might be a little cramped and most have no en-suite, but you get a fantastic welcome, scones with jam and cream on arrival, superb hospitality, the offer of lifts to the local pub, fantastic cooked breakfasts (and where else are you offered asparagus from the garden with your Toulouse sausage?!), and a blazing log fire! We would wholeheartedly recommend to others.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Glan Clwyd Isa
Address: Glan Clwyd Isa Waen, Bodfari LL16 4BT, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Denbighshire > Bodfari
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Bodfari
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glan Clwyd Isa offers stunning accommodation which is set on a small farm In Denbighshire, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. ... more   less 

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