An ideal romantic luxury countryside bolthole, this detached boutique waterfront stone cottage near Snowdonia is packed full of character. With its woodburning stove set in the original inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, and a stunning contemporary and light filled kitchen/dining room, the cottage provides the perfect retreat for relaxing. Ghillie's Cottage has fantastic views across the River Dee and its own private hot tub.
The living accommodation includes a cosy sitting room with a log burning stove and a flatscreen LCD TV with Netflix channels. The modern kitchen is fitted with granite worktops and includes a dishwasher, microwave, ample storage, electric hob & oven, fridge, freezer and a dining area with a table and chairs for two. The bedroom has a kingsize bed and LCD TV and the bathroom includes a luxury bath and generous walk-in-shower. The stylish conversion includes 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 Ghillie's Cottage have their own enclosed fenced garden with frontage onto the River Dee, access to a private stretch of riverside and a private hot tub. 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.
Ghillie'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 2
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bath/shower room
- 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 homecooked food, especially the desserts, and of course Tyddyn Llan which is in The Good Food Guide and holds a 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 Ghillies 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, C17th figure of death, old beams, box pews, pulpit and minstrels gallery.
OUR TOP THINGS TO DO
Go fishing, or bird spotting, or otter watching, 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.
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.
A lovely property - ideal for 2 people (and our dog!). Excellent facilities and a lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful setting.Mr A Parker - 27th March 2017
Great place.Miss Matthias - 6th October 2016
Brilliant cottage good locationMr Loseby - 17th May 2016
We had an absolutely wonderful break in Wales. Both cottages were lovely - we didn't want to leave either place! Christina was so welcoming and gave us so much helpful advice. We'll definitely be back in touch in future as we're just so impressed with the standard of the properties.Hannah T - 22nd January 2016
It was really lovely, very sad to be back.Maria M - 11th December 2014
Lovely time, in fact 'too nice' !Gary Y - 29th November 2014
Thanks. We had a lovely time. The cottages and the area are fantastic. Would recommend in a heart beat.Ed F - 10th November 2014
Thank you very much, we had the most amazing time. The cottage was beautiful as were the surroundings. We will definitely be re booking in the future.Emma R - 5th October 2014
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