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Bothy Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Criccieth, Gwynedd

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Bothy Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

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Bothy Cottage is a 500 year old stone-built cottage on the Talhenbont Hall Country Estate near to Criccieth in North Wales. With one double bedroom and one twin room as well as a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep four people. The cottage also contains a well-equipped kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with an electric log-effect fire. Outside the cottage is a private garden area with outdoor furniture and a BBQ as well as plenty of off road parking. There are also fishing, tennis and woodland walks included with this cottage. With a number of other cottages on site making it ideal for large groups of over thirty people, Bothy Cottage is a wonderful holiday home for anyone wishing to explore the delights of North Wales.

In a truly idyllic position, the 100-acre estate of Talhenbont lies in the beautiful unspoilt countryside of the Lleyn Peninsula. Within the estate are many exciting activities for guests staying at the immaculately restored cottages such as an all weather tennis court, outdoor chess,, an adventure playground for children. The Talhenbont estate is one of the finest self catering retreats in Wales, but the area's attractions aren't limited to those on site. The local area offers a variety of castles, beaches, golf courses and the Snowdonia National Park as well as an extensive range of succulent dishes provided by local restaurants and inns. The climate of this area of Wales is particularly mild, making it an ideal vacation spot regardless of the time of year.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Oil central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, owner can offer a service wash during the stay, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and fuel for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Private garden with furniture and BBQ. Fishing inc. in rent. Shared use of grounds, gardens, the Quackery, outdoor lawn chess (for adults) and all weather outdoor tennis courts. Pets welcome (please bring own dog beds, blankets and towels). Sorry, no smoking. Shop, pub and beach 2 miles. Note: Dragon Raiders activity park, Segway and Bear Grylls survival academy is close by and discounts are available for guests at the cottage (please arrange directly with the cottage owner or estate manager).


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Tennis court
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi

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Mrs Gill
June 2014
Great location and a beautiful cottage. Pretty much perfect!
Mr Stevens
August 2014
We loved our holiday here; a beautiful place and the people that own Talhenbont were so lovely and welcoming. Can't wait to return!
Mrs Bruce
December 2012
With 2 dogs the place was ideal. We didn't have to go off the estate as there were enough walks there. We will be going back again soon.
Mrs Birch
April 2013
What a fantastic place!
Mrs Haywood
June 2013
Lovely country setting with great accommodation. The owner was very nice and friendly. We will be back at some stage. The weather was also lovely.
Mrs Nituan
August 2013
The cottage was beautiful. Mr good was very nice, we went with him to feed the sheep and birds at the quackery. The grounds were really fun to explore and we enjoyed walking along the river in the woods. There are so many wonderful things for the children to look at in the magical garden. The peacocks were amazing. We wish we could have stayed longer. The village was great, not too busy and we enjoyed a whole day on the beach. So many lovely memories, we will return! Thank you
Mr Smith
September 2012
The whole family enjoyed the holiday. The cottage was everything we wanted. The owners were welcoming and spent time showing the children round and letting them get involved in feeding the animals each day.
Ms Steward
October 2012
The woodlands and surrounding grounds of the hall were fantastic. Good location for visiting local tourist attractions.
Mr Gilhespie
July 2012
A beautiful, quiet location, where you spend time relaxing in the grounds and admiring the many quirky additions to the gardens.
Mr Hudson
August 2012
Lovely estate, quiet and varied. High quality cottage, very well appointed which allowed a very restful break.
May 2012
The grounds around the cottage are absolutely magnificent. There are so many exquisite trails and the river is beautiful. The owners have done an amazing job on the grounds. The Owners are wonderful people and helped us feel right at home. We took our two infant daughters and they were wonderful when our eldest was ill and they were very understanding. My husband and a friend went paint balling and enjoyed it. The birds that are on the grounds are so beautiful. It is a wonderful place and the cottage is done up with remarkable taste to mirror the style that suites the cottage.
Mr Hadgraft
November 2011
The whole estate, gardens and woodland walks are fabulous. We particularly enjoyed the peace, tranquility and beauty of the estate. We are looking forward to staying at The Bothy again.
Mrs Thomson
May 2011
The setting of the property, the well kept grounds, the beautiful forest and riverside walks were an utter delight with a quirky and humorous surprise round every corner. Completely peaceful and the owner could not have been more helpful. We would definitely recommend to others for a restful holiday.
Mr Holland
April 2011
Peaceful, entertaining location. Ready access by car to larger towns and areas of interest if you required them. Good tennis court and quackery was entertaining. The gardens and fools forest were lovely and the wandering Peacocks beautiful.
Mr Wheelwright
October 2010
This was an extremely well appointed cottage, and well situated for anybody who wants to escape the pressures of the city, concealed in woodland hundreds of yards away from even the nearest country lane. We spent many hours just walking through the beautiful woodlands within the grounds or sitting in the tranquil garden reading and listening to birdsong, and when we needed something a bit more strenuous we made use of the tennis court.
Mr Sherwood
September 2010
The cottage was in a beautiful setting, and there was an amazing choice of attractions on this historic estate. The owner and the staff were most welcoming and helpful. Altogether one of the best locations we have ever been to. Delightful.
Mrs Sutcliffe
September 2010
Peaceful beautiful surroundings. Lovely walks from the door, a wonderful week.
Mr Allen
July 2010
Lovely cottage, enjoyed the table under the tree and proximity to tennis court. Steps down to the river gloriously colourful and having the river walk right there was fabulous.
Mrs Boden
August 2010
The owner was a lovely man, friendly but also allowed us our privacy. Grounds and the forest walk were well kept and a pleasure to walk around. Lots of places within 20 miles to visit and the birds provided entertainment when we stayed home. I would not hesitate to visit Talhenbont again.
Mr Adey
September 2009
Very pleasant owner. Very clean property. The grounds were great for our 2yr old to explore. He loved the playhouse, chasing the peacocks and running around the open space. Property suited for toddlers able to manage stairs.
Mr Wagner
August 2009
Excellent cottage, lovely estate, wonderful landlord
Mr Mrs Sleights
August 2009
The owner did everything he could to make us feel welcome in his magical home. The grounds, the woodland walks, the chess board, the feeding of all the ducks, geese and birds, the pheasants wondering round the estate, the fools forest, all added up to make this a very special and amazing holiday location. Truly top marks all round and a big thanks from all of us.
Mr Ritchie
July 2009
The Talhenbont Estate was absolutely gorgeous. The walks through the forest and along the river were so enjoyable. The cottage was just what we expected. It was such a relaxing place to be. Criccieth which was just 5 minutes away had a beautiful beach,lovely shops and places to eat.
Mrs Kenworthy
June 2009
The grounds of the property are excellent, the woods where an adventure every day. The house was very clean and well maintained.
Mrs Tandy
July 2009
The grounds were amazing! A holiday that managed to suit a baby to children, a dog and the parents! We especially liked the tennis courts.
Mr Parr
July 2009
A perfect holiday cottage in a perfect setting provided by an excellent host.
Ms Brown
September 2007
The grounds were stunning...would certainly go again.
Mr Pollard
November 2008
The location was fantastic and the grounds that the cottage is set are wonderful, especially the woodland walks. The owner and all of the staff were very helpful and friendly.
Mrs Bliss
May 2009
The cottage was lovely and the grounds, gardens and woodland were a perfect setting. It was the perfect place to unwind. We would definitely go back.
Mr Jennings
August 2007
Excellent grounds around the cottage. Good position of dining room overlooking grounds. Quiet location, good for exploring the peninsular.
Mr Slijkhuis
May 2007
The environment of The Bothy was wonderful. We had lovely weather. We had a relaxed holiday, also for the children. This is an ideal place to enjoy your holiday. Beautiful garden, nice quackery. We loved walking through The Forest of Fools.
Mr Wright
October 2005
Unique atmosphere in an absolutely beautiful setting. The location made us feel part of the lovely surroundings, and there was no need to leave the estate to enjoy-the holiday experience. Thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable.
Mrs Bonsall
August 2006
Lovely place to be, great to be able to walk around the woodlands and see the great grounds of the hall.
Mr Elphinstone
January 2005
Tahlenbont Hall (The Gardeners The Bothy) provided all of us with a very good standard of accommodation. The grounds had good short walking opportunities and the area was a superb base for trips to Snowdonia, Portmeirion etc.
Mrs Westwood
June 2005
This was an excellent base for touring North Wales. The cottage is set in beautiful grounds of the estate and added attractions are the many animals including peacocks.
Mrs Duckworth
December 2004
We really enjoyed having a tennis court on the doorstep; the weather was kind and we made use of it everyday!
Mrs Mason
December 2004
The grounds of the Hall and the sheer eccentricity of it! Very interesting self-catering accommodation. The tennis court next to the house was a great bonus. Very friendly hosts including the peacocks! Thank you for your efficiency in handling our booking and seeking our feedback. We are most impressed. Best of luck.
Mrs Snape
December 2004
Setting of the cottage is beautiful as is the surrounding countryside. Loved the area and had a good week. V. lucky with weather and could appreciate the fantastic beaches as well as travelling inland to Llanberris and Snowdonia on a few days. Property well situated for either coastal or inland days out.
Mr Hall
December 2004
Plenty of countryside and wildlife. Accomodation excellent, plenty for children to do in and around the area, owner polite and helpful.
Mrs Thornber
December 2004
Peaceful location excellent facilities.We loved it!
Mr Oates
December 2004
Beautiful gardens and woods.
November 2010
A delightful spot, with very comfortable and well furbished accommodation. The owner was charming and very willing to meet reasonable requests. Our grandchildren visited for the day and were made most welcome.
July 2011
My husband and I and our two sons, aged 4 and 2 stayed here in June and were knocked out! It's an eccentric, charming place with loads to explore, and so many things for the kids to find. In no particular order, the woods were brilliant - figures, goblins, a flying witch, things creeping into the water, even a skeleton in a shed! A beautiful river meanders through the woods and you can paddle and even fish for trout. Friendly peacocks everywhere, ducks and fowl to look at, and feed if you turned up at half past 9, a Japanese garden, a real gypsy caravan for the kids to play in, larger than life models of the Blues Brothers(?!), a cool (home made!) adventure playground with 2 playhouses, and some lovely ornamental gardens. We stayed in the Bothy, which was very nice. It was well appointed, again, a little eccentric, slightly dated but none the worse for it as it felt homely and well looked after and very clean. The only minus that the place had was that the Bothy was very slightly damp, but we didn't mind, and it was totally outweighed by the general perfectness of Talhenbont Hall, and in particular the lovely lawn that the house had, and the tennis courts that were right next to it! It is a beautiful place in a great location, perfect for loads of different types of people. The owner Roger Good is lovely, as is the groundsman Paul who was amazed that we'd never tried duck eggs and got Mr Good to drop half a dozen by our house to try (V nice!) Also, we were accidentally 2 hours early arriving and Mr Good was charming about it. We'll definitely be back!
August 2011
Very pleasant location, handy for Porthmadog etc. Cottage well equipt etc. Very private location
September 2012
Chose this property because we thought it offered the opportunity to spend some time exploring without needing to drive to visit places. The property is part of a large estate which has many querky features that make it an enjoyable place to wander around. The quackery for example is much more than just a few ducks but an amazing mixture of plants, birds and strange statues and follies. In addition, a walk along the riverside should not be missed as it has an amazing collection of metal artwork that has displays great imagination and humour. The property itself is also unusual but very comfortable and the dining room gives a great view over the garden. The peacocks obviously appreciate the visitors and one would often sit on the outside chair staring into the dining room looking for something to eat but always friendly. Would certainly return if coming back to this area.
October 2013
The Bothy is a beautifully converted cottage with everything necessary for a self catering holiday. It is spotlessly clean, and very comfortable. It stands right next to Talhenbont Hall (a beautiful Manor House) along with a couple of other holiday lets round a courtyard area. The gardens are all open planned so dogs and young children need supervision, but as they are in the middle of the 75 acre estate there is no traffic. The grounds are brilliant, with peacocks and other exotic birds, humorous notices and statues, and lots of interesting walks in the woodlands by the river. The cottage is suitable for up to 4 people. The toilet is downstairs. There is an outdoor tennis court immediately outside the back door. There is no telephone land-line in the cottage and no mobile phone signals in the vicinity.
December 2009
Our cottage was well appointed and the setting of the Talhenbont Hall Estate is wonderful. A quiet, away from it all location, we made use of the tennis court and the children thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Quackery. The owner and his staff were very welcoming and even took the time to take our youngest son on his morning round to feed the sheep ! Recommended
The Ritchie Family
December 2009
The service was excellent. Roger Good (owner) was very welcoming and helpful. The cottage was lovely. A typical country cottage. The Talhenbont Estate was absolutely beautiful. The scenery was wonderful and the grounds were very well maintained. Roger basically let us roam free on his estate. He kept an avery and just outside our cottage were a family of Welsh Harlequin ducks which were adorable. The tennis courts were just outside our door. Porth Madog was just down the road and was beautiful. We would definately return to Talhenbont, and would recommend it to family and friends.
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