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Bron-y-Graig
Ranked #4 of 14 Corwen B&B and Inns
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Goes above and beyond”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

General overview: this is a lovely guest house. The owners go to great lengths to provide the extra touches which make it special. The house is impressive in its own right and has been lovingly restored to Victorian splendour. The decoration throughout is totally in keeping with the period and the William Morris wallpapers and furnishings are delightful.

Bedroom: our family room on the top floor was spacious and clean with tea, coffee and biscuits, TV with integral DVD player, free wifi (excellent signal) and sofa. Bed was enormous and very comfortable with quality sheets and pillows. The shower worked really well in the bathroom which was just outside the bedroom in a little hallway. Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and soap were all provided in cute little bottles!

Breakfast: served in an elegant room with beautiful views. There was a wide selection of high quality breakfast items such that over 4 days we had plenty of varied choices. It was all cooked to perfection.

Parking: ample space right outside the establishment. Might require a bit of juggling around when busy but the owners will take care of that for you.

Grounds: there was still plenty of snow around when we went but there were some areas that would be very pleasant to sit out in. Immediately across the road is an excellent dog-walking field and the owners are very dog-friendly. There was, however, no sign whatsoever in our room, or any part of the house, that dogs were accepted, which is a good thing! Dogs were welcome everywhere except the breakfast room, quite understandably.

Location: views in almost every direction plus the pretty River Dee. You need to drive West to Snowdonia, the coast and most attractions but there's plenty to do more locally including an aqueduct which is a world heritage site. Don't go if you suffer from a fear of heights! We also enjoyed the slate caverns at Blaenau Ffestioniog, the steam railway from there to Porthmadog, Criccieth with its ice cream parlour, Cadwaladers, Chirk Castle, Conwy Falls and Trawsfynedd Lake.

Eating out: the guest house does not serve evening meals but we liked a pub in the neighbouring village of Carrog - the Grouse Inn. A bit unprepossessing inside but good food. I'd give the fish and chip shop in Corwen itself a miss!

Amenities: Corwen has a leisure centre with pool. Do support the lovely little gift shop in the village on Bridge Street.

Conclusion: the owners of Bron-y-Graig go out of their way to be hospitable and it is beautifully run. A very comfortable and memorable place to stay.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front have the views but all looked to be done in the same style and all appeared very...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Judith80, Owner at Bron-y-Graig, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to review us. We are so pleased you liked the Victorian atmosphere of the house and that you enjoyed our newly-extended breakfast menu. Thank you too for all your suggestions about activities in the area and places to eat. We are glad you had an enjoyable stay.
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Back again...... lost count of the amount of times we've stayed here! As always lovely clean rooms and good facilities. Nothing is too much trouble. Judith cooks a lovely full English and her poached eggs are still the best !! Its an ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas. There are a couple of good pubs a short drive away which serve good food.
Brony-y-Graig has lovely views..... is very relaxing..... and once there I never want to head back home !!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Judith80, Owner at Bron-y-Graig, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you very much for coming back to Bron-y-Graig - we are always so chuffed when guests return and I am glad you like my poached eggs! Thank you too for your useful tips about local pubs - we particularly recommend the Grouse in Carrog.
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Wrexham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed two nights for a local wedding nearby. The guest house is well decorated and clean, the breakfast is good lots of choices. We arrived late and were left to book ourselves in as pre arranged which wasn't a problem. The room was a good size with a spacious bathroom and freeview TV . As we are fairly local and walk/cycle in the area, we would recommend it for anyone on a walking holiday in the area as well as tourists looking to explore the Dee valley and world heritage sights.

The guest house also has a relaxing lounge with great views across the valley.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 2. which looks out onto the courtyard and the hill behind the property.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2012

3rd visit here and will be back! Customer service is first rate. The owners are fantastic and very helpful lots of interesting history facts about the hotel in books you can look at. Beautiful place love it!!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Judith80, Owner at Bron-y-Graig, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed your repeat visit. Over the past 18 months we have discovered so much more of the fascinating story of Bron-y-Graig and its previous inhabitants, so we are pleased you found our research folders interesting.
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

We have stayed here for the last 5 or 6 years with our border collie floss.... Judith and David have always been extremely accommodating and very welcoming Judiths poached eggs are to die for!!!. William Morris decor is not to every ones taste but suits this hotel extremely well making it a very cosy and relaxing environment. I suggest to the people that find it dreary don't appreciate or understand William Morris decor at all.......and as far as dogs being welcome........... so what !!!! the rooms are spotless!!looking forward to many more stays at brony graig xxx

Room Tip: rooms to the front have good views
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Judith80, Owner at Bron-y-Graig, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you for your kind review - we are so pleased to hear you like our breakfasts, and you may like to know that we have recently extended our menu to include American pancakes and more herbal teas. We are pleased that you found Bron-y-Graig welcoming and spotless and friendly to your dog.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2012

On arriving at the hotel,after a 3 hour journey, we found a note on the door saying "back at 5. 15." We waited about 10 mins and then the door was opened by our host ( unsmiling and unwelcoming!) His first words were "Sign in". it was not a very nice first impression. Also the reception area is a little dreary and dark. The wall paper is very dark and this gives a very drab effect. We were taken to our rooms which are decorated in William Morris wallpaper. Ours was dark green and very dark and dreary. The bedcover looked faded and worn. However the linen was all crisp and spotlessly clean. Good sized bathroom. Lovely views. Delicious biscuits too! The breakfast was good. However I would not stay here again as I found it too dark and dreary. I did not feel very welcome, although the service was ( after a bad start) efficient. Also I did not like to read that dogs are welcome in the bedrooms! YUK!!!!! I prefer less fussy accomodation. Would prefer even a Premier Inn every time! It's just a matter of personal choice.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Judith80, Owner at Bron-y-Graig, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

We are sorry you were not welcomed as we would like: sometimes it is necessary to go out to collect supplies, and we are sorry that on this occasion we did not take the time to make you feel at home.

Bron-y-Graig is decorated in William Morris papers and Victorian colours and as such we realise you did not like the style.

We are sorry you did not like to see that we are pet-friendly. Guests may bring dogs by prior arrangement, although they are not permitted in the breakfast room. We do try to make this clear in our room information as we realise that some people do not like dogs. However given our excellent walking location we find many customers like to bring their dogs with them. Rooms are cleaned thoroughly every day, and we thank you for commenting that your room was clean.

We are glad you were pleased with your service and that you enjoyed your breakfasts.

Thank you again for taking the time to comment.
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Hook, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

The moment you arrive the lovely, well-kept gardens and the internal decor serve to relax you. Then the friendly welcome and excellent service make you feel right at home.

We stayed two nights, but were unfortunate in the weather. My wife turned that into an opportunity to go shopping in Cheshire Oaks outlet mall. My daughter then found Monopoly which we all played together in the lounge and I found a copy of Dune among the large selection of books, so it worked out for all of us.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the top floor with a view of the valley.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Bron-y-Graig
Address: Bron y Graig London Road, Corwen LL21 0DR, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Denbighshire > Corwen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Corwen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bron-y-Graig 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bron-y-Graig is a luxurious 9-bedroom Victorian Town House Hotel in North Wales with tranquil river and mountain views. Set in the beautiful Dee Valley, it is the ideal base for exploring Snowdonia, Chester and North Wales Castles and Coast, ... more   less 
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