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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location and well presented property."

    Lack of manuals for electric equipment very frustrating and time consuming. Would recommend taking own towels , those provided were poor quality. Hot tub a very early model and the wooden steps to gain access are rotting, to the extent they are now a safety hazard .

    Reviewed by Bernard3.4Jul 2024

  • "Stunning location and very peaceful."

    Cottage perfect for 2 people. Loved the bonus of the hottub, worth spending the £50 on. We had everything we needed inside but there were a couple of points worth noting. The inside was overrun with spiders. They were in every corner of every room...would have been better if they had been removed before our arrival! The DVD player was described as Blueray, however it refused to play our blueray disc at all. The mattress seriously needs replacing. It has collapsed underneath and this is clearly visible. We both had a bad back by day 3 of our stay. It would be great if there was a switch to turn off the outside lights. They came on every night and were a magnet for all flying insects which meant we couldn't leave the doors or windows open at night. It was 28 degrees in the bedroom one evening...if the lights can't be turned off then maybe supply a couple of fans. A clothes airer would havd also been welcome for hanging up wet towels and swimwear from the hottub.

    Reviewed by Steve3.1Jun 2024

  • "The only thing we think may improve is black out curtains, as light come on outside bedroom at night."

    Great views well maintained facilities. Quite and peaceful place to relax

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2024

  • "Bothi was cozy and comfortable, from the moment we arrived we felt at home ,the rooms were well proportioned and the kitchen well equipped, the shower pressure was impressive and the underfloor heating was great ."

    hot tub was a bonus and the views were amazing , cant wait to go back

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2024

  • "The cottage was immaculate."

    Definitely lacked storage though. Nowhere in the bathroom to put toiletries at all. Instructions for the cooker would have been extremely useful and also for the hot tub. The key for the front door was in the door when we arrived and we didn't see anyone all week apart from a young man who told us his Uncle, who owned the place, would probably tell us to leave the money on the table for the hot tub?? How to use it would have been helpful!! Extremely disappointing!!

    Reviewed by Dave4.1Sep 2023

  • "A lovely location and outlook."

    However the property lacked some key facilities. *The bathroom lacked any space for toiletries. A shelf and/or cabinet would be advisable, there is room for both. A shower tidy is also helpful. *The bedroom lacked cupboard space with a small hanging space in the small utility cupboard outside. *No hanging space for wet outer clothing. *No appliance instructions in the welcome pack. Helpful if you don't know or are not familiar with them. * Internet router access would be helpful for online bookings *Some of the lighting has nor been checked, many bulbs not functioning on the cooker hood, bathroom mirror and lounge area. So disappointing as the owner has just renovated the property!!

    Reviewed by David3.1Jul 2023

  • "Peace and quiet, tranquil is the correct description for the Bothi."

    Situation off the beaten track with kites buzzard and a myriad of house martins, swifts and shallows and LBJ's, ( little brown jobbies), birds. More information about walks from the property and about the immediate area would have been good. But all in all, enjoyed our stay. Efficient hosts too.

    Reviewed by Brian4.1Jun 2023

  • "Peace perfect peace!"

    —so wonderful NOT TO HEAR CARS LORRIES ETC. Stunning view from the patio area. Lovely peaceful walking on your doorstep. Really enjoyed our own “personal theatre” of wildlife action involving red kites buzzards swallows house martins and many more. Liked the inclusion of information leaflets and took advantage of a few

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Bothi was very clean and comfortable and had everything you needed, it was very quite and peaceful just what the doctor ordered, we would definitely book again as soon as possible."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful stay, everything we needed."

    Great views from the bothi, bird song morning and evening and plenty of sheep

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely relaxing holiday at the 'Bothi'."

    No noise except bird song and lambs bleating and the distant burbling of the stream. The Bothi is comfortable with everything you need and warm and cosy even with the heating off which, at the beginning of May was great. Bala is the main town for shopping with Chemist, Bakery and Co-op / Spar stores also Cafés Pubs for eating out.

    Reviewed by Philip4.1May 2023

  • "Beautiful property located in a picturesque setting."

    Went to sleep hearing the owls hoots and woke to the birds singing. Was fabulously decorated and clean and was also very warm with the underfloor heating. The owner was easy to get hold of should we needed to but equally left us to enjoy our minibreak in peace and quiet. We will be back again, thank you.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2023

  • "The Bothi was lovely just as advertised or maybe better."

    It was clean well equipped and had wonderful views. It says it all that I would love to stay again. The owner introduced herself but that was it, not intrusive but friendly and said let her know if anything wasnt right. A great holiday

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation in an idyllic location."

    The property was perfectly clean on arrival and had everything we needed for our weeks stay. We would love to visit again and highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2022

  • "A Beautiful setting for a well appointed cottage ."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Bothi."

    It's in a stunning location. A small issue with the heating was sorted quickly by the owner who was friendly and helpful. Unlike other cottages we have stayed at, there was no welcome pack ie. milk, bread etc which would be a nice addition as there isn't a shop nearby. We would definitely recommend Bothi as a very peaceful and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful Bothi in a stunningly rural setting."

    We hope to return in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "The property was lovely."

    Perfect for two. The position is enviable with quietness and views. The property is well equipped and is a home from home. There were just a couple of fine details that would make stay perfect; there is no where in the bathroom for the toiletries, and no shelf in the shower. The level of detail in the information booklet in the property is limited. No information on Where is the nearest hospital, doctor dentist in case of emergency. Where is the nearest large supermarket, are there restaurants local. What local attractions are about. Not everyone is in Wales to walk. With the lack of WiFi and 4G is hit and miss or not everyone has the ability, this info is vital. The only big disappointment is when asking for help with the heating, we didn’t get it, we also don’t understand the logic that you don’t provide towels but do supply bed linen. What’s the difference.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Oct 2021

  • "Cottage situated in a stunningly beautiful area, only sound was of sheep and birds."

    Perfect for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Oct 2021

  • "Ideal place for a quiet retreat and lots of lovely walks"

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our staycation and would definitely use Sykes again."

    From our point of view, because we were away for a total of 10 days, a washing machine in the Bothi might have been more useful than a dishwasher (although we made full use of that appliance!). The owner did, kindly, offer to let us use her washing machine but we didn't want to bother her. There is an airer and an iron so you could hand wash (I bought some powder with good intentions)! The Bothi made a great base for touring the area and was lovely to come back to in the evening. Being walking distance from a good pub was an added bonus and we would have done that more than once had we not pre-purchased so many groceries to last the week! Also enjoyed our evening meal at Cyfnod Cafe and Bistro (owner and staff working so hard from dawn 'til dusk but still made time for a chat)!

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous location, really comfortable cottage."

    We had a really great relaxing time.

    Reviewed by Louise4.1Jul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Bothi."

    The place was very clean, comfortable & furnished throughout to very high standards. Everything we needed whilst there, was provided. There were lots of places to visit within a few miles & luckily we had good weather. We would not hesitate to recommend Bothi to our family & friends & would certainly book it again should we wish to tour the area further.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great position beautiful views over the fields and mountain's from all positions."

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "You described what we got!"

    ! The accommodation was as we expected comfortable and fulfilled our needs.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2020

  • "The property was smart and well fitted out."

    Best of all - a comfortable bed with a beautiful view and a fabulous power shower. For a couple this is perfect and we'd certainly stay here again. Pleasant and helpful owners, who fixed a very minor problem quickly when asked. This area is well suited for roving around North Wales, as most places are no more than an hour and 15 minutes or so away - and many closer than that, e.g. 50 minutes to Portmeirion and an hour to Bodnant Gardens.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely little house, the weather helped as we were able to sit with the doors open most of the time and take in the amazing views!"

    Great shower which was useful after a hard days walking. Well equipped kitchen (no washing machine- would have been useful). Ideally located for walking- don’t even need to take the car, many paths nearby. Heating seemed good although didn’t need it. Easy to find. Outdoor seating great, lovely views of sheep and hills. Only negatives- there is property right next door- this is hidden in the photos. Not sure what the ‘games room’ was, I would have called it the living room. Not very clean at all- having stayed somewhere else a few weeks prior we were given a covid checklist there. Here there was dust on the skirting, on light switches- suggesting they were not cleaned, shower had hair in it, floors had been cleaned with a dirty mop found outside, food splashes on cupboards. Had to reclean which only took us an hour. Checkout was 1 hour early, checkin 1 hour later- not sure why with this level of cleaning. For the price this was unexpected- charge was 2x our of season price. We would stay again because we don’t mind cleaning and apart from that it was a handy location.

    Reviewed by Michelle3.1Aug 2020

  • "1st class cottage,ideal for a relaxing break,the accomadation was clean and well ..."

    1st class cottage,ideal for a relaxing break,the accomadation was clean and well presented and the area was peacefull with lovely views from the cottage,any couple going will not be dissapointed

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Mar 2020

  • "Very nice, very well maintained cottage, designed in a modern style."

    Reviewed by Jozef5.0Dec 2019

  • "Great location, quiet and relaxing ."

    .. just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage & surrounding area However the utensils let it down Very poor ..."

    Lovely cottage & surrounding area However the utensils let it down Very poor potato peeler I had to use a knife to peel veg which isn't ideal Useless can opener 20 mins to open a can No instructions on how to use cooker Too short a time in shower before it starts to run cold Itv channel was severely effected by poor reception Poor towels

    Reviewed by Philomena3.4Jun 2019

  • "Bothi was very well appointed and comfortable."

    Set in an amazing location with lovely views over the fields. We had a great stay and explored around quite a lot of Norrh Wales and Snowdonia. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday at Bothi Lodge, in beautiful surroundings, with walks direct from the Lodge."

    The Lodge itself was modern and very well equipped. All in all a great place to take a vacation!

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2019

  • "It would have been advantageous, as there was a dishwasher, to be provided with at least a couple of dishwasher tablets."

    ..none provided. No hand soap in bathroom....only one half a toilet welcome information instructions for operating the underfloor heating....shower control knob very stiff and hard to turn...door hinges need oiling...otherwise well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by John3.8Feb 2019

  • "He accommodation was excellent it was more than we were expecting ."

    It was very comfortable and very peaceful . It was the first time we had been on holiday in Wales and we both thought wales was beautiful . We will be returning to stay at this property in the near future .

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2018

  • "Bothi is the epitome of tranquillity."

    It's position in a quiet area of Llanuwchllyn is second to none. The welcome given by Mr & Mrs Rowlands was an excellent start to our holiday. The Bothi was spotlessly clean, well-equipped and 'felt like home'. The scenery and ambience of the Bothi was a perfect example of peacefulness. We were quite upset when we left 'The Bothi @ Llanuwchllyn' at the end of our week's stay. We would highly recommend it. Ian & Jan (Swansea, South Wales)

    Reviewed by David Ian5.0Jun 2018

  • "For any one who loves peace and quiet then this is the place for them."

    To be able to sit out side and watch all the different birds, listen to the bleating of the little lambs was really lovely. The cottage was really nice too, clean and comfortable with all you need. The couple who owned the Bothi were really lovely. They were very welcoming and friendly. My husband and i are both very happy to have stayed there.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage with excellent quality of finishes in a beautiful setting."

    Very peaceful and secluded, no worries at any stage, ould not have asked for better.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7May 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, Blu-ray and DVD player, 4G coverage, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Hot tub
  • Bike storage on request
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: 2 Adults max (babes in arms only)
  • Note: Small drop from the patio, care to be taken
  • Note: Private river fishing (mainly trout) on owner's land can be arranged with owner, free of charge if guests provide own rod licence
  • Note: This property accepts adults only, and babes in arms
  • Check in 4pm from the 19th March 2020, Please note - Customers are unable to charge their electric vehicles at the property. There is a charge of £50 for sue of the hot tub, This is payable directly to the owner a week before the holiday is due to start

The property

Llanuwchllyn 2 miles.

A stunning, detached barn conversion in a peaceful and stunning rural location, standing in a slightly elevated position, close to the River Lliw in the scenic Pennant Lliw Valley.

Surrounded by wonderful scenic countryside near Llanuwchllyn village, five miles from Bala, this exceptional barn conversion has been lovingly renovated to a high standard and provides luxury holiday accommodation.

Incorporating some of the original features with the addition of more modern facilities and contemporary furnishings, including underfloor heating throughout, this beautiful barn provides the perfect, romantic "get away from it all" experience for a couple.

A welcoming sitting room has comfy sofa and armchair, exposed stone and patio doors to your own private patio, a lovely place to relax and enjoy the views, inside or out!

A modern, fitted and well-equipped kitchen caters for all your needs and the dining area is a wonderful place to enjoy a romantic meal for two or a leisurely breakfast.

The well-appointed bedroom and modern shower room completes this lovely gem.

Wonderful views encompassing the Arenig mountain range can be enjoyed from the patio, and there are walks in abundance from the cottage, including a Celtic castle ruin on the top of Carndochan Mountain, just a ten minute walk away.

The nearby river provides some great fishing, which can be arranged directly with the cottage owner and the historic market town of Bala offers a good choice of shops and eating establishments and is excellent for water sports, including the National White Water Centre and renowned mountain biking at Coed-y-Brenin is only 12 miles away.

This is a beautiful cottage located in a peaceful setting yet close to attractions; providing a perfect base for couples anytime of the year.

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About the location


Bala 5 miles; Dolgellau 13 miles.

The traditional Welsh village of Llanuwchllyn is situated 5 miles from the popular town of Bala, at the southern end of Bala Lake, the largest natural body of water in Wales. The village offers a pub (with shop) serving excellent food, along with a petrol station, but is best known as the headquarters of the narrow gauge Bala Lake Railway, which provides a 9 mile scenic journey along the shores of the famous lake. The bustling market town of Bala is nearby and lies within the Snowdonia National Park at the head of Llyn Tegid, Bala’s famous lake which is the largest natural lake in Wales. It is renowned as a centre for great watersports including fishing, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and whitewater rafting. The town itself is steeped in history and has a range of interesting shops, inns, restaurants and an historical Town Walk. Surrounded by the wonderful Berwyn Mountains, this is a mecca for walking, cycling and other outdoor activities. An ideal location for touring North and Mid Wales including the stunning North Wales Heritage Coast and all the attractions of Snowdonia National Park.

Note: This property accepts adults only, and babes in arms.

There is a charge of £50 for use of the hot tub, This is payable directly to the owner a week before the holiday is due to start