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“Perfect for kids, dogs, and adults!”

Review of Cae Du

Cottage and patio, with the BBQ handy and out side dining table and chairs
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Cottage and patio, with the BBQ handy and out side dining table and chairs
Looking up at the house Bedroom with en-suite, with balcony overlooking the river and woods beyond
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Cottage and patio, with the BBQ handy and out side dining table and chairs
Looking up at the house
Bedroom with en-suite, with balcony overlooking the river and woods beyond
Double bedroom with Queen sized bed
Dining for Twelve
Large country kitchen with adjacent utility room
Entrance Hallway
The larger of the 2 lounges with TV HI FI and WI FI
River beneath the cottage with a riverside walk within the grounds
The riverside walk in the garden
The riverside walk in the garden
The river pool at the bottom of the garden in the winter
The river pool in the Spring
Walking the garden
summer house
Walking The garden
walking the garden
View of Cae Du from the hills above
Autumn view on the coastal path
A winters view from the Snowdon path
A view from the Llandudno cable car
Spring in The National Trusts Bodnant Gardens
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Cottage -
6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Dolwyddelan, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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ShonaArns...
Arnside
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Perfect for kids, dogs, and adults! ”
Reviewed 21 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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person found this review helpful

Wow wow wow!! What an amazing place! Can't say enough good things about this place- our party of 12 from ages 5 to 42 including teenagers and a dog all had a wonderful time! I echo everything in the previous reviews and more. The best thing really is the garden - it's enormous and entertained the 7kids and one dog in our party for literally hours! Rope swing, summer house, little bridges to climb, river pool to swim in, picnics by the summer house, acres of exploring to do plus hours of fun playing hide and seek! Which meant plenty of relaxing time for the grown ups! (Happy kids = happy holiday!).
All the rooms are fantastic, with very comfy beds, and a well equipped kitchen. Yes perhaps a tumble drier would be useful as a previous reviewer says but we dried our things easily enough in the utility bit using the dehumidifiers (washing dried over night).
Plenty of seating space in the lounge for our party of 12 and the little lounge provided a great extra little place for kids to play or an adult to grab 40winks in peace!
As other reviewers have said, we planned to do so much whilst staying in Wales but in actual fact we spent the majority of our time just relaxing at the "cottage" because it's so beautiful and the grounds are so extensive, and the kids and our dog loved it said much here! I think my dog thought he was in heaven!
Two places we would recommend tho are Newbrough Beach on Anglesey (busy on a sunny day but well worth it- lovely long stretches a sand and pebble), and also the Treetopadventure place about 10mins drive from the cottage. Great fun for all ages!
Communication with the owner, Tim, before the holiday was brilliant and he emailed me a wealth of info about trips out etc which was really useful. We also met the gardener on the last day who is a really friendly chap.
Don't bother looking anywhere else, just book here! You will not be disappointed :-)
Thanks so much to Tim and Polly for such a wonderful stay. We'll be back! X

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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Many thanks for you kind compliments and pleased you had such a good holiday and managed to enjoy the space around the house. It makes all the gardening worth while.
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nitchka
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Idyllic”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

What a beautiful cottage set in the most wonderful location.
A stunning six bedroom property with more space than we could utilize.
A very well equipped kitchen making meal times as easy as being at home.
My children loved the piano, and we spent most evenings listening to their great compositions.
Although there is plenty to do in the local area, we found we would rather stay at caedu.
Messing around on the water,fishing,sketching,playing on the rope swing or just strolling around the many acres of land.
Very homely feel to the place..was very difficult to leave.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Thank you for you compliments, and as ever delighted you had a good holiday
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Maldives1...
Bromley, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect relaxation all in one place.”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Excellent, well equipped cottage, really appreciated the tea bags, sugar and milk after a long journey from Kent. We were only a group of 6 adults and 2 children so they decided to bedroom hop constantly throughout the holiday, what a lovely privilege.
Grounds are fantastic and well kept by a really nice gardener, who does his best to stay out of your way. We all enjoyed the river, the men for attempting to fish (unsuccessfully) the ladies and children just for boating and fun.
My only frustration is around the fishing, as this is something we believed came with the cottage, we were a bit surprised when we had to pay for a fishing permit, especially since none of us were fishermen and we caught nothing.. My only other concern was the lack of a tumble dryer, considering the typical Welsh weather, this really would have helped.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Thank you for taking the time to make this review, and delighted that you had a good stay. Sorry if the fishing cost was not clear, we do try and make it so on the information given the fishing rights belong to a fishing organiation and not to Cae Du. We will try and make this more obvious. Regard the tumble dryer, we have in its place a dehumidifier, and explain in the information that this can be used for drying cloths, it works well but admittedly not as quick as a tumble dryer. This may be something we add in the future.
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Jane C
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fabulous garden”
Reviewed 18 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
3
people found this review helpful

It's a lovely, spacious, comfortable house but the best part of our stay was the amazing garden. It's huge! It was the most relaxing holiday we have ever had mainly due to the fact we were totally at ease about the dogs being safely enclosed in such a beautiful space. We were blessed with gorgeous weather and spent most of our stay on the patio enjoying the view and strolling around the gardens and along the riverside walk at the bottom of the garden.

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Liked best: The garden!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Aug 2015
The weather sometime can be the "icing on the cake" delighted you had a good week, thanks also for the comment on the garden, it has taken us some years to get where we are now.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

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Liked best: Hard to choose
Liked least: The week went too quickly!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jun 2015
Thank you fro visiting us again, we are delighted you have another enjoyable stay, thank you again for your kind comments.
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