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31 reviews
The view from your private hot tub
Relax on the solid teak garden furniture let the River Dee glide by
Relax with your friends and family in style and comfort
The well equipped, modern kitchen great for preparing the holiday banquets
Part of the kitchen and in addition to the main dining area
The TV lounge - perfect for losing yourself for a while
Simple and sumptuous bedrooms with soft bathrobes provided
One of the 5 stunning Villeroy and Boch en-suite bathrooms
Light and airy, wake up refreshed and relaxed
Another example of the 5 luxurious en-suites
Each bedroom individually styled to perfection
Peaceful nights sleep on award winning Burgess Beds
The large garden is perfect for summer entertaining
Local Welcome Basket
Cilan Farmhouse Floorplan
Mountain biking trails nearby
Snowdonia National Park
Bala White Water Rafting nearby
Spa treatments available
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Cottage -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Bala, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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Excellent - based on 31 reviews
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Sally T
Burton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Luxury Indeed!”
Reviewed February 8, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

The small complex has been fitted out with top class fittings, from beautiful en-suites to the most comfortable beds I've ever slept on. The garden (even in the depths of winter) was stunning and the hot tub clean and obviously well cared for - as was the whole complex.
We enjoyed it so much we are considering it for our wedding venue! Definitely worth a visit.

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Liked best: The whole house!
Liked least: The weather - not their fault!
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Liz W
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
Reviewed January 9, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We enjoyed a lovely family Christmas in Cilan Farmhouse. The farmhouse itself was clean, tidy and very homely. The Christmas trees and decorations were a lovely touch. Despite the almost continual rain, we still enjoyed the beautiful grounds (and hot tub!) and spotted lots of wildlife in the garden. The Farmhouse was a great size for our group of 10 and allowed for lots of family time but also with enough space to disappear off for a while.
This is a lovely cottage and we would all heartily recommend it. We are looking forward to staying again in the future.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Janine R
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Best 50th party and break ever, highly recommend for large events”
Reviewed December 27, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

We hired the whole complex for a long weekend 50tn celebration break and invited our family and friends. We had the best time ever! Jen and Aled and the lovely cleaning team couldn't do enough for us on arrival to ensure we had everything we needed! We wanted for nothing. We used everything they had to offer. The Lodge (games room and events hall) was fantastic for the party. We had a live band and sit down meal for 50! It was amazing. And of course all our guests were staying in all the cottages with the exception of a few who were in campervans ( there is a fully functioning field geared up for 5 hook ups) and a few that travelled for the party alone.
Everyone was blown away by the beauty and luxury of each cottage. We kept Cilan as the heart of activity and it was the right thing to do. With 5 beautiful bedrooms, 2 large living rooms, huge dining area and separate large kitchen it was the epicentre of activity. It was beautiful with exceptional views. Having the whole place to ourselves was fantastic!
All the other cottages were just as beautiful and each with stunning views surrounded by the River Dee and hot tubs in each. They were used non stop!
Highly recommend this place for every occasion. This was our second visit to Rivercatcher and we will be back.

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Liked best: Location and luxury
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Nesslw
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“You will not find better”
Reviewed August 15, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This was our third visit to Rivercatcher but our first stay in the Cilan Farmhouse. which is faultless. The layout is perfect for large groups each room with their own bathroom facility and so much space in the main living areas. Perfect for large gatherings. The decor chosen to perfection and cleanliness excellent. The gardens enjoy a wonderful view, particularly from the hot tub. The local area has so much to offer. Well worth a visit.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups People with pets
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Lynne2063
Balloch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Family & Friends Get Together”
Reviewed August 7, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Our stay at Rivercatcher was excellent, it had everything & more that we needed to make our stay enjoyable.the location was about an hour away from most of North Wales,s attractions.the hot tub was an added bonus for my daughter & friends.Alud was very helpful also with recommending places of interest, & also any questions I had before our arrival were answered without any problems at all. Thank you for a great holiday.

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Liked best: The standard of the property
Liked least: Internet connection
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Large groups
People with pets
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vowen2015
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Amazing and beautiful place to stay”
Reviewed May 11, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

10 girls and a well behaved dog stayed for a long weekend. Greeted by the welcome basket and an already heated hot tub, it was idyllic. We would thoroughly recommend and will most definitely be back

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Hemmos
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Perfect For Our Family New Year Celebration”
Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We stayed at Cilan Farmhouse from the Saturday after Christmas to see the New Year in. There was 4 generations of our family visiting and having 5 bedrooms all with en-suite was perfect for everyone's privacy and no queuing! The house is large and has two separate living rooms which enabled people to have their own space at times, or to watch different tv. The kitchen is nice and well equipped so we were able to cook large casseroles and joints for big family meals. The addition of some smaller pans and roasting dishes would be helpful when doing smaller portions of food, everyone tended to cook their own breakfast and snacks. There are lots of really nice crockery, mugs, cups and cutlery so there was no running short of anything. The Range oven was fabulous for cooking for a large group and it was pleasant to use, cooked everything well and fast. The dishwasher was put to good use and a welcome addition for a large group. There is a small round table in the kitchen area and we found this useful for breakfast, feeding baby in the highchair and to place the Buffett food on. The dining room had a large wooden table, perfect for the family gathering, evening meal and a game of cards. There was a wood burner and logs supplied and the house had some tasteful Christmas decor and two Christmas trees which made us feel festive and at home. The house has been renovated to a high standard, very tastefully decorated and the accessories add the perfect finishing touch. We felt very happy and relaxed during our stay. The location near to the river is very scenic and nice to wander down for a bit of fresh air. My husband enjoyed fly fishing most days and was very happy to catch a grayling! We felt the addition of some local walks in the visitor guide would be helpful, as we did not know the area and this would have given us a better insight to the area. We drove over to Harlech which took an hour but was well worth it for a bracing walk along the beach and to see the castle. The walk from the house into the village is a country lane with no pavement, so didn't feel particularly safe to walk to the local pub for a drink at night although we can't say we missed that as the house is so lovely and we took plenty of drinks! The separate games room had a table tennis and football table but we felt a pool or snooker table would be better used and a treadmill would have been handy. The hot tub was fabulous, we thoroughly enjoyed it! Robes are provided which were useful. Towels and tea towels were plentiful as well. Aled the maintenance man was friendly and helpful and he attended really quickly when a fuse tripped by the toaster. This is a great place for a large group of family or friends to stay and although it is expensive it really is 5 star and top class but in a really nice homely way.

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