This impressive large detached four bedroom holiday cottage near Snowdonia is packed with luxury furnishings and character, full of country-chic style and spacious throughout. Gamekeeper's Cottage has a stunning riverside location with a large private south facing garden so there is plenty of space for eight people to relax and enjoy. The holiday accommodation even has its own private hot tub.
With slate tiles warmed by underfloor heating and a stove fuelled by logs from the estate, this cottage makes a perfect retreat any time of year. All four luxury bedrooms have their own ensuite bath or shower room and the main bedroom even has the luxury of a roll top bath within the main room carefully positioned to enjoy the view across the river.
The focal point of the cottage is the lovely large and airy living room with a high open beamed ceiling, a log burning stove, views across the River Dee, sofas, chairs and the luxury of a large flatscreen TV (with Netflix channels) and WiFi. The modern kitchen is large and very well equipped with dining table for eight, granite worktops, dishwasher, microwave, electric hob & oven, large fridge and large freezer, wine fridge and French doors opening onto the patio. The four ensuite bedrooms each have a kingsize bed, which can be arranged as twin beds if required. There are three bedrooms on the ground floor and one on the first floor. The conversion includes a Villeroy & Boch bathroom and award winning beds from Burgess Beds. The bed linen is 100% Egyptian cotton and the rental includes towels and bathrobes.
Guests at Gamekeeper's Cottage have a large south-facing enclosed fenced garden with frontage onto the River Dee, access to a private stretch of riverside and a private hot tub. There is a glorious patio with solid teak garden furniture and garden and river views. Rentals include a fishing permit for approximately 150 metres of the River Dee and guests can enjoy access to the wider estate with woodland walks and some of the best views in Wales. Guests also enjoy shared use of the splendid Games Lodge on the estate with large flatscreen TV, seating, table football, table tennis and patio. There is a separate laundry/drying room with washing machines, tumble dryers, drying racks and other facilities and a secure bike store with facilities to wash bikes and a few essential items such as puncture repair kits, pump - ideal for exploring local area.
Gamekeeper's Cottage is one of a group of five cottages, which can be booked together to sleep up to 30 people.
Electricity, heating and logs included.
Bed linen, towels and bathrobes provided.
Travel cot and high chair available.
Strictly no smoking please.
Dogs welcome but sorry no cats.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 8
- 4 Bedrooms
- 4 Bath/shower rooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Hot tub
- Open fire/woodburner
- Towels provided
- Travel cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- No smoking
- Enclosed garden/courtyard
- Private parking
- Nearest shop: 1 mile away
- Coast: 34 miles away
- Nearest pub: 1 mile away
FOOD AND DRINK IN THE AREA
The holiday rental is on the outskirts of the very pretty village of Llandrillo with a lovely stone bridge over the River Dee, located between Bala, Llangollen and Corwen in North Wales.
The cottage is ideal for exploring Snowdonia mountains and coast. The village of Llandrillo has a local pub, the Dudley Arms, plus 2 great places to eat - the Berwyn Restaurant has fabulous reviews and is known for great home-cooked food, especially the desserts, and of course Tyddyn Llan which is in The Good Food Guide and has a well deserved Michelin Star.
A little further is elegant and luxurious Pale Hall which welcomes non-residents for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. What a treat!
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS NEAR LLANDRILLO
This luxury holiday cottage is perfectly situated for exploring Snowdonia and North Wales.
The River Dee provides a perfect setting, providing excellent fishing opportunities. The Dee is one of the most significant fly fishing rivers in Wales making this luxury cottage the perfect location for a River Dee fly fishing holiday. The cottage enjoys around 150 metres of fishing rights in the boundary of the luxury holiday cottage site. Guest can fly fish for Brown Trout, Grayling, Sea Trout and Salmon (subject to season rules). As well as fishing on your own bank, this holiday cottage is only 18 miles from Llyn Brenig, a 920 acre stillwater lake with an international reputation for quality fly fishing. Rentals include a fishing permit for approx 150 metres of the River Dee, beyond this other fishing permits are available for a small charge on request.
Five miles away is Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid in Welsh) - an impressive lake (4 miles long by 1 mile wide) which is surrounded by rolling hills. Kayaks, dinghies and other types of craft are available for rent. And of course the National White Water Rafting Centre is located at Frongoch near Bala.
Bala itself is a pleasant tourist town with a good variety of shops, cafes and pubs. Bala Lake Railway runs steam trains on a 9 mile long, 2ft narrow gauge track on the eastern shore of the lake, from Llanuwchllyn to Bala town. Passengers enjoy excellent views of the lake and its surrounding scenery of forests, rolling hills and the nearby mountains - Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy.
There are a number of golf courses in the area, including Bala and Dolgellau. Harlech, on the west coast, sports one of the finest golf courses in the world, The Royal St. David's. A short drive is the Glan Gors Park Karting Circuit, the longest karting circuit in the North West and Wales.
For history lovers there are 2 famous religious sites nearby - Rhug Chapel and Llangar Church. Rhug is a rare example of a little-altered private C17th chapel, the plain exterior belies with riches within - angels, elaborate paintings, ghoulish skeleton. Llangar to Corwen just after Cynwyd, a small medieval building in an idyllic setting overlooking the confluence of the Dee and Alwen rivers. Inside it takes you back to another age with many ancient features including extensive C15th wall paintings, old beams, box pews, pulpit and minstrels gallery.
OUR TOP THINGS TO DO
Go fishing, bird watching and spot the otters - all on your doorstep then relax in your own private hot tub.
Enjoy a griddle fried egg and bacon batch on the terrace at the Rhug Farm Shop on the A5 - delicious.
Drive along the Horse Shoe Pass above Llangollen and admire the scenery. Also enjoy Panorama Walk, thought to be one of the best viewing points in the whole of Wales, have a pot of tea and home baked cakes at Prospect Garden Tea Rooms.
Take the Bala Lake narrow gauge railway along a 9 mile delightful journey with excellent views of the lake and through the mountains on the edge of Snowdonia National park. Or visit the steam railway at Llangollen - Thomas the Take Engine and Santa are known to visit.
Walk along the canal over the World Heritage UNESCO Thomas Telford's famous Pontcysylite Aqueduct at Froncysylite, 126ft above the River Dee
Will definitely be returning. The standard was excellent and the welcome was very warm. Will recommend. Mrs Melanie Probert - 20th August 2018
Absolutely perfect in every way.Mrs L Brock - 16th April 2018
Fantastic. Beautifully designed and excellent up keep. This is a real gem and we feel very lucky to have found Rivercatcher. We can't wait to return.Mr Wager - 23rd August 2016
This is a real gem and we feel very lucky to have found Rivercatcher. We can't wait to return.Mr Wager - 23rd August 2016
We had a totally fantastic week at Gamekeepers Cottage... we will definitely be returning. We have stayed at quite a few cottages in North Wales and this is without doubt the best one yet!Jessica T - 4th October 2015
Gamekeepers Cottage was lovely - we had a great stay! Lovely accommodation, and there is talk of further holidays with your company - yearly family get togethers.Jenna Z - 18th July 2015
We had a wonderful time!!Mark D - 10th July 2015
We had a lovely time at the cottage. We will definitely recommend you to our friends.Sheila B - 1st June 2015
The cottage was beautiful! Everything very much in order. Aled, the maintenance chap was ever so friendly and helpful. Very chirpy every morning! We enjoyed a very relaxed week in beautiful surroundings.Alison - 9th August 2014
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