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Local welcome basket
Mountain biking trails nearby. Secure bike storage at rivercatcher
Snowdonia National Park
Bala White-water rafting nearby
Spa Treatments available
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Bala, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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d8rters
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
“A truely beautiful cottage to stay for a relaxing holiday.”
Reviewed January 25, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Wow! What a find..... a beautiful location enhances these fabulous selection of cottages tucked away on the River Dee. Booking four out of five luxury cottages for a family weekend birthday celebration was a gamble as not having stayed in the area before we were unsure of what we would find however, the location, furnishings /maintainance of the cottages, knowledge and assistance of Jen and her team would not disappoint. Nothing was too much trouble and was sorted in an instant. Customer service / housekeeping was exceptional along with Alled the wonderful handyman, who discreetly maintained the hot tubs daily along with his many other tasks. A big thank you to you all we could not have wished for anything more. We will definitely be booking again!

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Liked best: Property and Location
Liked least: Nothing comes to mind
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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wirral
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“Excellent and relaxing stay.”
Reviewed November 16, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Everything in the cottage was spot on. We stayed in The Gamekeepers cottage to celebrate my husbands 70th with our children and partners and grandson also little Millie and Rosie. All cottages have the WOW factor and the location is perfect alongside the river. Even with bad weather we had a fantastic time and the hot tub was the cherry on the cake.

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Liked best: the fact that every bedroom was en suite and the spacious rooms throughout.
Liked least: the weather
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Heather S
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Idyllic Setting, Luxurious Cottage”
Reviewed October 17, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We have just returned from our first stay in Gamekeeper's Cottage at Rivercatcher. The location is beautiful - right on the bank of the river and nestling in by the Berwyn mountains. It is a very tranquil setting and ideal for lovers of the countryside. The cottage itself is furnished with quality fittings and fully equipped with lots of thoughtful extras too. A luxury welcome hamper waiting on arrival is another bonus. All the rooms are cosy, warm, extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean. The children loved the large garden and the hot tub and the fishing on the doorstep was much appreciated by the fishermen in the party. Others enjoyed local walks from the cottage and wildlife watching. A delightful place in a delightful setting.

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Shropshir...
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Sssshhh, please keep this place secret!!!”
Reviewed September 29, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

A return trip to Rivercatcher and even better than the last due to the weather. We booked Flyfisher and Gamekeepers for my mother's 80th birthday weekend and we were not disappointed.
The beautiful weather allowed us to enjoy the gardens and hot tubs.
As before, everything was immaculate and the welcome pack, most welcome for the early arrivals.
We are a bit worried that news of Rivercatcher may get out and we will be struggling to book our next visit!.
DH

Traveling group: Extended Family
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Beth018
Cambridgeshire
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Simply breathtaking ”
Reviewed September 22, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Just returned from a blissful long weekend at this wonderful cottage.

Beautiful accommodation with all the essentials you need.

The views are breathtaking (pictures do not do it justice) just amazing.

+VE great for fly fishing you can literally walk to the bottom of your private garden and fish from bank or wade in river. Hot tub perfect location and amazing views (well maintained) good kitchen equipment. Comfortable beds. Great shower. Well maintained games room with table tennis and table football. Good location - fabulous local walks and near village. Fabulous local organic farm shop (10 mins drive).

-VE none.

Tips: would suggest bring a towel for hot tub (towels supplied but best for bathroom). If you're a walker bring area map as some parts on local mountain not clear which way to go.

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chowchow5
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage, lovely place!”
Reviewed September 19, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Had a lovely 4 night break at Gamekeepers Cottage, hubby did some fishing & I caught up with some reading. Dogs had a lovely time too. would highly recommend.

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Liked best: The cottage & area
Liked least: Going home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Maurice J
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Our Favourite”
Reviewed September 12, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This is our third stay at Rivercatcher`s in 14 month and in Gamekeeper which we considered
to be our favourite, with it`s large living area and ample sized kitchen. Gamekeepers cottage
comfortably sleeps 8 people with each of the 4 bedrooms having it`s own bathroom, A large grassed garden to the rear which is south facing and get`s the sun all day (the week we were their) The river Dee runs alongside but is fenced off so pretty save for our small dog to explore
outside which she loved to do, the Hot-tub, got used every day and Aled the maintenance man checked it every day for the correct temp and water level Aled is very friendly and helpful and was never to far away if a problem needed sorting. The setting is very peaceful at river catcher`s just about everything you need for a memorable holiday is here, has the owner`s have thought of everything you could possibly need, Summer or Winter you could`nt fail to be impressed by any of the cottages at Rivercatcher`s, and if like us never tiring of returning again and again.

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Liked best: Everthing
Liked least: Going Home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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