The Boathouse at The Fisheries

Afonwen, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 966805)

  • The Boathouse at The Fisheries - (Ref. 966805)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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    “From the moment we walked in the door of The Boathouse, we knew we were going to love being there and we enjoyed every minute of our stay.”

    We had a warm welcome from Moira on the day we arrived, which was great. We cannot fault this fantastic property - the owners have thought of everything - and we had all we needed and more that we didn't expect! ...

    We had a warm welcome from Moira on the day we arrived, which was great. We cannot fault this fantastic property - the owners have thought of everything - and we had all we needed and more that we didn't expect! The Boathouse was exceptionally clean; the walk-in shower was amazing as were the soft and fluffy towels. The bed was extremely comfortable, with excellent cool cotton sheets, a warm duvet and soft pillows. The crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking utensils were of the highest standard and the wood burning stove was a real treat, with plenty of kindling and logs already cut and ready to use. The views from both the lounge/kitchen and bedroom are magnificent - from dawn until dusk - in fact, at times we just sat and looked out at the view although there are plenty of games and books if you get fed up with the view, which we didn't! A walk round the lake was a real treat - and we even enjoyed walking across the duckboards to get to the other side of the lake. We have loved seeing the wildfowl and the lone swan, which visited each morning, watching buzzards circling overhead and hearing owls at night. The autumn colours were spectacular and despite it being midway through November, we had amazing weather. In fact, we even sat outside on the balcony on our last full day to have our lunch. All in all a wonderful holiday in a most picturesque setting - my camera and my husband's scope have worked overtime. We didn't really miss having wifi as there is a 4G booster and I was able to upload my daily photograph to my Blipfoto website with no problem. We will be back!

    - Mrs Iles, November 2018


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
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The property

Set in a peaceful location, with upside-down accommodation making the most of the views and its toes right in the water is The Boathouse at The Fisheries.

This large, detached property offers a charming boathouse feel inside, with a white exterior wrapped up in 80 acres of private woodland.

Perfect for romantic couples, this cottage welcomes fishing and walking enthusiasts to enjoy a tranquil lakeside setting.

The ground floor plays host to a beautiful king-size bedroom displaying full-length picture windows enjoying the views.

Sip your morning coffee from the warmth of your bed as you watch the fish jump high out of the water and ducks swim along to join their raft.

Across from the bedroom is the bathroom, oozing quality from head to toe.

Enjoy the deep-soaking bath after a day out exploring, or step up into the large shower cubicle, for a rejuvenating wash under the rainfall showerhead.

Follow the plush carpet up the wide staircase to a landing, which has access to a balcony and external steps to the side of the property.

To the right, the open-plan living room boasts dual-aspect French doors streaming in the natural light, with wicker furniture and nautical colours uplifting your experience.

Behold the views across the water as you enjoy breakfast at the kitchen island.

Sleek granite worktops and modern fixtures complement this stylish setup, with the high ceiling creating a spacious feel.

Sit out on the elevated terrace and listen to the sounds of the water sluice babbling away on the lake, and catch glimpses of a bird swooping down to hunt its prey.

You have the pleasure of using the lake to fish at your own leisure.

It offers sole fishing rights for trout and tench, so don't forget to pack your equipment!

There is a patio with a bench outside and a slipway for launching your own boat.

Long walks can be enjoyed exploring the private land enveloping the cottage, with wildlife watching and woodland trails.

Afonwen is just over a mile away and offers a Craft & Antique Centre, whilst the lovely town of Caerwys has a couple of pubs, an award-winning delicatessen, a shop and a Post Office, among other amenities.

Mold is slightly further away with more shops and pubs, and the city of Chester boasts stunning architecture, a famous zoo and lovely park for afternoon strolls.

Explore lakes, castles and historic sites.

Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this couple’s nest offers the ideal relaxing holiday for you and your loved one.


Upside down accommodation. 1 x ground floor king-size double. Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, hand-held shower, basin and WC. First floor open-plan living room with kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting area with woodburning stove.


  • LPG Gas boiler and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave
  • Flatscreen TV, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and logs for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Private, raised decked terrace with furniture, private balcony and open patio with bench at lakeside, Slipway available for launching your own canoe, kayak or rowing boat
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Unfenced patio next to the lake
  • Note: Slipway for private boat launch and boat parking available under balcony
  • Note; No motorized boats due to setting
  • Note; No Smoking on the balcony
  • Note; Full fishing is available in season.

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About the location


Mold and Denbigh 8 miles; Chester 24 miles.

Afonwen is a small village with craft centre, only 1 mile from Caerwys, one of the smallest towns in Great Britain. Standing in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between the northern edge of the Clwydian Hill Range and the miles of sandy beaches along the North Wales Coast, this vibrant town boasts two pubs (serving meals), an award-winning butcher/delicatessen, general store, Post Office, newsagent, pharmacy, bowling green and tennis courts. Nearby are Mold, Denbigh and Ruthin with excellent shops and craft centres, and Prestatyn, whose Blue Flag beach provides miles of golden sand for bathing, watersports and fishing. This is an ideal location for exploring the attractions of North Wales, with access to superb walking, mountain biking and birdwatching amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Clwydian Hill Range and on the Offa's Dyke Pathway. Visit the medieval city of Chester with its famous zoo, Lakes Brenig, Bala and Vyrnwy, Victorian Llandudno, castles at Rhuddlan and Conwy, the historic pilgrimage site of St. Winifred's Well at Holywell and the Snowdonia National Park, all within easy reach.

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