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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Bala, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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emastratf...
stratford upon avon
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“A must stay- out of thisworld....”
Reviewed 10 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We recently visited the above cottage for a 3 night break with our 3 and half month old son. What a gem!!! Not only in a stunning location but presented to such a high standard. The cottage is an impressive size with 2 large double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms so ideal if there were 4 adults. the owners keep it to an immaculately clean throughout and leave a welcome hamper for you when you arrive. Ours even included a bottle of red wine!
The cottage has a hot tub which we enjoyed every night and was the icing on the cake for this lovely cottage. We will defiantly be back and will recommend this place to all of our friends and family.

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Liked best: Hot tub & size of the cottage
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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LemonCake...
Unteriberg, Schweiz
1 review
“A lovely house in a beautiful environment”
Reviewed 19 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We stayed three days in the Shepherds Cottage during the Rally Wales an it was great. The house has a perfect equipment with everything that we needed. It was very clean and lovely furnished. And the whirlpool was the highlight of our journey. A big thank you to the Rivercatcher Team!! We will come back someday for sure!

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Liked best: the lovely furnishings and the whirlpool
Liked least: Nothing, everything was good
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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Maurice J
Worcester, United Kingdom
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“Delightful Cottage”
Reviewed 18 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We booked this cottage at the last minute for a 3 night break and the booking went smoothly and quickly through, we had stayed at rivercatcher`s before in Ghillie`s in July so it was no surprise, that Shepherd`s was also to a very high standard, a good size Kitchen/ Diner and a cosy Living room ample room for 4 guests and a Log Burner in the corner with an ample wood supply which we lit on one evening when it went chilly. The two bedrooms are of good size with the Master having a small on suite the second bedroom at the opposite end of the Landing with separate Bathroom with shower and a deep Bath for those long soaks, The Hot tub in the Garden was always switched on and ready, but we never got round to using it as we got out and about as much as possible even though the weather was a little unkind, visiting Bala, Llangollen and a day in Liandudno . Aled the Maintenance Man was always around, and helpful if needed Car parking for Shepherd`s is right outside the cottage, Saying that the parking for the other cottages is literally only seconds away. We love the Rivercatcher setting on the River Dee, and have already booked for next year as we know we`ll have a peaceful quiet and relaxing Holiday. Our Little Dog love`s it too.

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Liked best: Peace and Quiet
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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alisonmcm...
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
“a fantastic holiday and beautiful cottage”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

My husband and I went on holiday with our one year old daughter for a week at the shepherds cottage. The weather was beautiful, the cottage was spacious, really well thought-out and catered for our needs brilliantly. The hot tub was a great addition too. We were made very welcome and would highly recommend this as a holiday, the surrounding area is beautiful and lots to do. We hope to return one day.

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Maria M
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
1 review
“Luxury accommodation, rolling welsh hills, hot tub and smart TVs. Amazing!”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed at Shepherds Cottage in July on our first family holiday with our young baby and we made some wonderful memories. The cottage is quite simply exquisite! A wonderful combination of all the mod-cons (including 3 smart TVs!) in a cottage that has been sympathetically renovated set in a quaint Welsh village. The kitchen is superb and the huge bed was so comfortable. My husband and son were great fans of the games room just across the yard infront of the river. Our garden housed a fabulous hot tub and barby - so peaceful; stunning views surrounded us. We'll be back next year!

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