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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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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Bala, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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wirral
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“Excellent and relaxing stay.”
Reviewed 17 November 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
Travelling 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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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Idyllic Setting, Luxurious Cottage”
Reviewed 18 October 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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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Shropshir...
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Sssshhh, please keep this place secret!!!”
Reviewed 30 September 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

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Beth018
Cambridgeshire
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Simply breathtaking ”
Reviewed 23 September 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
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage, lovely place!”
Reviewed 19 September 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
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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