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Bawbee Cottage

(Ref. 1002325)

Bodfari, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (23)
  • beautiful (11)
  • viv (10)
  • alex (10)
  • lovely (10)
  • bawbee (9)

24 Customer Reviews

  • "Bawbee cottage is outstanding, the attention to detail is exceptional Alex and viv have thought about everything it really does feel like a home from home."

    The cottage is the perfect base to explore the beautiful North Wales coastline and countryside. We are already looking to book again for next year

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2023

  • "Bawbee Cottage is even better than the pictures!"

    A really beautiful cottage in a beautiful location - perfect for exploring the stunning countryside right on the doorstep.

    We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Bawbee Cottage and it exceeded your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. Alex & Viv Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Aug 2023

  • "Bawbee Cottage is a superb place to stay set in spacious grounds."

    Very well fitted out and was spotlessly clean. Alex and Viv were excellent hosts and keen to ensure that everything was fine for us.

    Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Bawbee Cottage. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found everything to be spotlessly clean for your holiday. It is very important to us that guests are happy with the accommodation so thank you once again for your review. Kind regards Alex & Viv Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "Best holiday cottage we have ever had."

    Very comfortable and beautifully appointed. Owners, Alex and Viv, were very helpful and attentive, and nothing was too much trouble. As the location was an AONB so we didn't need to travel far to be in lovely countryside. Weather was extremely hot during our stay so an added bonus was the large garden with stream where we could chill out under the trees after a long day out. Absolute bliss! We would highly recommend this property, and very much hope that we will be able to return in the not too distant future. Sheila and David

    Thank you so much Sheila and David for such a fabulous review. We are very happy that you had such a wonderful stay at Bawbee Cottage and would love to see you both back in the future. Kind regards Viv & Alex Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage and gardens."

    Every thing you could need. Very clean and well equipped. All the rooms are very spacious well furnished. Alex and Viv, the owners leave in another property in the grounds and we’re very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this property to stay in when visiting this part of Wales.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to give a review and your kind comments. We hope you will come and stay at Bawbee in the future Viv & Alex Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was by far the best cottage we have stayed in ."

    So well presented, the care in its renovation is outstanding . The owners are kind , helpful and friendly . The location was beautiful . Would go back in a heartbeat. We can't recommend this enough.

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It was lovely to meet you and we hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Viv & Alex Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had an amazing few days in Bodfari."

    Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Viv and Alex were perfect hosts. Thank you!

    Thank you for taking the time to review your break at Bawbee Cottage and for your kind words and positive feedback. Best wishes Viv & Alex Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing , everything was of a very high standard and we couldn’t of wanted anything better"

    Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Viv & Alex Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2022

  • "Everything about the cottage was excellent - from the phone call before we arrived to the welcome pack and letter."

    The standard of the cottage and the maintenance of it was second to none. I would highly recommend it. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely, relaxing holiday at Bawbee Cottage."

    It is a clean, comfortable, spacious, well equipped place to stay. The weather was very good, ideal for walking everyday from the cottage. Alex and Viv provided very considerate welcome items and also marked out a path through the grounds for us to follow almost to the ‘old road’ to Bodfari to avoid the ‘A’ road. The ‘old road’ gave us access to the National Walking Trails and, of course, the lovely meals and sun terrace at the Dinorben Arms!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful, perfect, idyllic countryside retreat."

    We had a very quiet, relaxing stay at Bawbee Cottage. The cottage itself is stunning- modern but retaining its rustic charm. The grounds are just incredible. A huge garden, a stream and decking area-absolutely incredible. Beautiful views of surrounding countryside. The owners were very welcoming and kind, letting us borrow a ride on tractor for our toddler. We had a wonderful stay. I really cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. Really hope to return one day.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Bawbee Cottage. Thank you for such wonderful comments it is much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2022

  • "This lovely cottage, surrounding grounds - huge lawn and beautiful stream, cleanliness, style and comfort have exceeded all our expectations!"

    We had a perfect family holiday, were able to rediscover North Wales and Snowdonia, enjoyed games and picknick in the garden with the kids and just recharged the batteries. Did not want to leave at all! Thank you Alex and Viv for being such wonderful hosts! You created a dream ✨️

    Thank you so much for your kind review. You were the perfect guests. We hope to see you again soon xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malgorzata5.0Apr 2022

  • "Bawbee Cottage is a perfect retreat."

    Idyllic setting with trees, lawns and a stream. Good location for walks, Cadw sites and the coast. The cottage has a lot of character and is clean, spacious, well equipped, cosy and comfortable. We had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Sep 2021

  • "It was more than we expected as we have stayed at a few holiday cottages over the last few years."

    Very spacious, lovely and quiet, had everything we needed for the week. The owners were very welcoming even though they weren’t around on our arrival by texting us to ensure all was ok. Will definitely be back again as this has been the best cottage we have stayed at.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a great stay at Bawbee Cottage!"

    Viv and Alex, the hosts, are a lovely couple - happy to help and stop by and have a chat. The grounds are huge, we took a badminton set etc for the kids (and us) to play and the owners came out and gave the kids a swingball game to play outside too! The only thing that could have improved our stay was the double beds - the mattresses were ultra soft and not great for bad backs. Kitchen was more than well stocked with cutlery and utensils and the bathroom was fab. Such a nice cottage with beautiful grounds, we would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jul 2021

  • "Everything was made hassle free and easy going from start to finish."

    The cottage was ideal in every way, well equipped, well managed, well located and the owners clearly go out of their way to make this happen. Lovely people providing a very high standard of service and accommodation. The high service continued after we had left when we found out we had left items behind. It was all dealt with in a friendly and professional manner. Great Place to visit

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with stunning gardens."

    Really gives you that home from home feel. We will 100% be back soon.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jul 2021

  • "A fantastic cottage that is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean."

    The pictures are completely accurate and we couldn’t fault anything! Lovely gardens with a stream to the river and terrace that is perfect for morning sun. The garden keeps sun until very late evening so you always have somewhere with sun or shade. The scent from the roses and colours from the peonies was heavenly - a place that has been given much love by the very friendly and approachable owners who also respect your privacy. The road caused us no problems at all and we slept well. Lots of great pubs with character within a 5-10 minute drive and the local pub in Bodfari walkable in 40 minutes. All facilities in Denbigh which is a 10 minute drive away. This was a great base to explore North Wales. Cannot recommend highly enough - we had a wonderful break. Thank you Viv and Alex - we hope to return and visit more of the area as we ran out of time!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful and the garden area is delightful."

    Viv and Alex are extremely welcoming and helpful. We had a fabulous week exploring the area, and fortunately the weather was 'playing ball' too. I

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage ."

    Very high standard of furnishings and cleanliness. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Apr 2021

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Bawbee Cottage."

    This is a lovely recently renovated country cottage with well looked after grounds. We were lucky with the weather which enabled us to eat in the outside seating area. The cottage has a very homely feel about it, perfect for our relaxing weekend. Well equipped, comfortable every thing we wanted. We enjoyed the walks in the area with stunning views. We will definitely be returning to Bawbee for its location, comfort and value for money. Just to note (if eating out and require a taxi, book in advance- Bodfari Taxi's). We thought we could walk to the Dinorben Arms but the road is too busy to do that.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Sep 2020

  • "Bawbee Cottage was lovely."

    Home from home. The setting is also beautiful, with a stream and pleasant woodland that you can wonder through. Everything was just great clean, modern decor, patio with BBQ. It’s location is good for sea, sand and scenery. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. Great area for walks and pretty villages. Would recommend snd would def return.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "The standard of the accommodation was excellent and the location was perfect for our exploration of North Wales."

    The garden was large and great for playing games. We all had a brilliant stay.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Jul 2020

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room leading to summer house
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot provided
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with decked area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: Unfenced stream in the garden, children to be supervised
  • Note: There are different flooring levels inside the property
  • Please note: This properties change over is a Friday, bookings on different arrival days may be rejected
  • Note: Property accepts a maximum of 6 people including infants

The property

This attractive, detached cottage rests in spacious grounds on the outskirts of the village of Bodfari, in the peaceful Vale of Clwyd.

Maintaining rustic charm while offering a selection of modern amenities, the property is well-equipped for a family holiday to this unspoilt part of Wales, anytime of year.

Accessed via a shared driveway to the owner’s home, the cottage enjoys a connecting woodland and large paddock.

As you step into this delightful dwelling you are welcomed into the hallway with tile effect flooring and a spot to leave your jacket and boots before exploring the ground floor.

Prepare family feasts in the beautifully presented kitchen, with granite surfaces and an electric Aga set in a stone chimney breast and a separate Aga companion cooker.

After a filling meal, curl up beside the fire in the sitting area, using this room to recharge after a day of exploring the area.

Head upstairs to find the three bedrooms, including the master bedroom with king-size bed and ample wardrobe space, along with a TV if you fancy a film before bed.

The remaining bedrooms consist of a second king-size and twin which would appeal to children, serviced by a large bathroom with a freestanding bath and walk-in shower, so you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the evening and a refreshing shower in the morning.

A summer barbecue can be enjoyed on the outdoor decking, set in large lawned grounds with a picturesque stream separating the owner’s garden.

The village of Bodfari has a quaint pub, which is approximately 1 mile from the property where you can enjoy excellent food and tasty appetisers, as well as extensive seating and surrounding views of the Vale of Clwydian, where a number of footpaths can be explored.

These walks include the challenging Offa's Dyke National Trail and the 15-mile trail, North Berwyn Way.

For a family get-together to North Wales, consider Bawbee Cottage as your place of residence.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Denbigh 4 miles; Mold 12 miles; Chester 25 miles.

The small village of Bodfari is peacefully located in the lovely Vale of Clwyd, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, beneath the imposing Clwydian Hill Range. Steeped in history, the village has taken on many roles, such as a Celtic camp in 500 BC and a Roman encampment, while the original Church of St Stephen pre-dates the Norman Conquest. Today, this pleasant village is home to a pottery gallery, whilst the surrounding area boasts a range of good country pubs and eateries. The Offa's Dyke Pathway is easily accessible and the ancient market town of Denbigh, with its celebrated 13th century castle and pretty streets littered with shops, pubs and restaurants, is just 4 miles away. Endless, beautiful countryside surrounds this lovely area, which offers excellent walking, cycling, fishing, and nature and bird watching opportunities. This is a wonderful base from which to explore the whole of North Wales and the Roman City of Chester.

Please note: This properties change over is a Friday, bookings on different arrival days may be rejected.