An absolutely wonderful venue which we will definitely be revisiting in the future. A stunning setting with fabulous views across the valley, in a charming little part of the world. There can't be many better ways to unwind than a couple of hours in the hot tub with a good book, pausing occasionally to marvel at the tranquillity and the view.
We went inside the Bothy to a delicious welcome of homemade scones and soon made the acquaintance of Thomas and Amanda, both of whom are among the nicest, wittiest and most accommodating people you could hope to meet. They are fonts of local knowledge and full of good suggestions for your time - if you can tear yourself away from the Bothy, that is. The accommodation is snug and crammed with everything you could want, but the high ceiling means it never feels cramped. The bed is extraordinarily comfortable and there's even a TV and DVD collection if you're so inclined - not that we turned it on once!
There's also plenty of wildlife to enjoy. Teddy is a brilliant, giddy little Border Terrier who will make himself known to you, while Joe the horse is also quite the character. Keep an ear out for Phil, a grouse who will punctuate the afternoon with his random exclamations.
The local pub - the Salusbury Arms - serves huge, excellent portions and the staff are super friendly. You can get to it via a five-minute cross-field walk from the Bothy
All in all, a flawless place to stay. Great hosts, wonderful setting. Can't wait to go back!
I stayed with my partner for three nights in the Bothy. We found it very tranquil, romantic and one of the most relaxing places we'd ever visited. The fire heated hot tub was the highlight of the trip; we found ourselves relaxing in the warm water, watching the rolling Welsh countryside and the wildlife for hours, even catching glimpse of the resident Pheasant "Phill". The bothy provides ultimate peacefulness. Whilst laying in the hot tub we could hear nothing other than the wind in the trees and bird song day and night.
Thomas was very accommodating and very pleasant; he recommended places to eat and things to see and even brought us some homemade scones, hot cross buns and Easter chocolates on our departure.
One important thing to take note if you're booking on a budget; something we didn't 100% expect when we booked is having to pay extra for all of the "luxuries". £18 for hot tub firewood (each use), £10 for hot tub cleaning and £5 for BBQ use. We originally thought the £130 a night would cover these sort of expenses.
However; the extra costs are totally worth the relaxing and remote experience you are awarded from staying at the Bothy.
We're not the best planners and like to improvise when we arrive, luckily there are several supermarkets in close proximity, the closest being a 15 minute drive. All we required was food, as the bothy provides everything else you would need. This includes cutlery, towels, fridge, tv and utensils.
For 50% of our stay we experienced traditional Welsh weather (rain), but not once did this hinder the use of the hot tub or even the BBQ. If anything, it made the experience even more romantic. Being able to lie in warm water with rain splashing around you is something we won't forget any time soon.
Overall, an amazingly relaxing experience, and completely worth a try.
Very cute and cosy cottage with excellent views from the hot tub! Owners were friendly and had some great recommendations of places to eat nearby.
The setting for the cottages was really idyllic with rolling hillsides and scattered copses all around. April is a lovely time to visit with young lambs bouncing all over the fields. Thomas and his wife Amanda were really friendly and welcoming. Thomas was very informative. Telling us everything from all the amenities in the Bothy to local walks and good pubs for food and drink. The wood fired hot tub was very romantic. Especially on a clear starry night with a couple of glasses of Proseco. We mentioned in passing that it was our joint birthdays and Thomas brought us some extra kindling and firewood along with some marshmallows for the fire pit. Very much appreciated
My partner and I booked The Bothy for a 2 night break to celebrate my birthday. The location of the cottage nestled in the North Wales valley's is breathtaking, exactly what we were looking for! The cottage itself is quaint and full of historic charm. Its own secluded outdoor area gives you the privacy and space to truly enjoy your surroundings and relax. The cottage interior has been beautifully decorated in a cottage chic style with a romantic touches. The lower level bathroom is gorgeous with freestanding tub, candles and fairy lights surround the room, perfect place to unwind and relax in the bubbles. Robes are also provided to make this even more of a spa experience. All essentials are provided by Thomas & Amanda such as cutlery, plates, utensils, towels etc. There are a couple of shops a close drive away to stock up on items for the mini fridge. With it being winter time, at night there was nothing better than cosy-ing up with a bottle of wine, ambient lighting and listening to the wind howling outside. We took full advantage of the wood fired hot tub and didn't want to get out, even in the middle of a small snow blizzard! We did the Zipworld experience at the Bethesda quarry (45min away) and stopped off to explore Chester on the way home (30min away). Thomas was extremely helpful and welcoming throughout our stay. Even bringing us some delicious homemade cake that his son had made earlier that day. These personal touches are what make a trip memorable. We didn't get the chance to meet his wife Amanda on this occasion but we will definitely be back in the future! This cottage is a hidden gem, we didn't want to leave!!!
Me & my girlfriend booked this beautiful place to celebrate our first anniversary. Thomas & Amanda could not have been more welcoming or have done anything more for us, they made our stay very memorable and pleasant.
The hot tub was amazing and the views while in it are spectacular. Many hours can pass while you are enjoying the views and a bottle of prosecco. The BBQ was really high quality and cooked some beautiful steaks. Thomas was very helpful setting up both the the bbq & hot tub for us and giving us some directions for local shops and walks. We will defiantly be visiting again, our first anniversary was made special and this was a perfect place to spend it.
Thank you to you both