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Hilltop Lodge

(Ref. 1097335)

Corwen, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Would highly recommend this property, the views are incredible and the hot tub just tops it all off"

    Reviewed by Brandon5.0Jun 2024

  • "This property was brilliant literally in rhe middle of nowhere and along with other lodges but it was soo peaceful and heard no one."

    The hot tub was lovely too!

    Reviewed by Kelly4.4May 2024

  • "Our third stay at this outstandingly beautiful place, perfect for us and our 2 ..."

    Our third stay at this outstandingly beautiful place, perfect for us and our 2 dogs, very secure outside space,no need to worry about them getting out , as usual very clean, lovely shower and very comfy bed , lovely hot tub, and well equiped kitchen, just the same small issue as usual, seating area is not comfortable, you can't relax of an evening in front of the telly , we actually took a blow up sofa this time lol

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2024

  • "Stunning location !"

    The lodge was immaculate with excellent facilities. Great views from the roof top terrace, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7May 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay and would definitely consider coming back."

    I've scored down for the following: The wood you get with the £20 is not sufficient for three nights. We could see that more could be purchased but realistically there should of been enough provided in our opinion. It would be good to have lights on the steps that go to the roof terrace. The shower wasn't very clean, there was mildew at the bottom of the tiles where it meets the shower tray. It is not as private as the listing makes out, there was no privacy while in the hot tub as the hedge is non-existent, likely due to the wind and time of year. The seating area in the Lodge is not comfortable. Despite the above, we would likely return and really did love our stay here.

    Reviewed by Angharad3.8Apr 2024

  • "Lovely lodge, seating area could be a bit more comfortable"

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Apr 2024

  • "Second time staying at Hilltop and it was just amazing again."

    The roof top terrace is brilliant to just relax and watch the sun over the hills.

    Reviewed by Madi5.0Apr 2024

  • "A wonderful rural and peaceful property."

    Set on the side of a hill with fantastic views across the valley to the mountains beyond. The facilities are modern, very clean and well presented. The hot tub was brilliant once up to temperature and held the heat very well over night. Would I stay again? Absolutely!

    Thank you. The views certainly are fantastic. If you do return to stay with us again you can ask for the hot tub to be lit prior to your arrival, if that helps? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles Anthony4.7Apr 2024

  • "Amazing little place to stay."

    Lovely remote setting. Really easy to use appliances and hot tub. Outdoor dog wash was brilliant. Lots of usefull local Information. Other accommodation on site was also booked but you wouldn't really know. Amazingly clean.

    Thank you for your lovely review & feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Madi5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely place to stay ."

    Amazing hot tub . Hope to return. Seating is a little uncomfortable but the rest of property is perfect .

    Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Feb 2024

  • "The stay itself was great, and the location is stunning."

    It was our first time with a log fired hot tub, which took some getting used to but was a great addition to the property. Unfortunately the heating didn't work throughout the stay. Not too much of an issue for myself and my wife, but it would have been an issue if we had our daughter as the small bedroom never got above 15 degrees. Apart from that the stay was lovely and we would come back again.

    We are so sorry about the heating issue, but glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Dec 2023

  • "Hill Top lodge."

    Attractive property. Furnishing whilst practical, the seating is not very comfortable or relaxing.I understand as the property allows four legged friends. The shower cubicle needs attention, very grubby between the two glass panels. I have images for your reference. I found the Vacum cleaner, but no means of washing the hard floors. The views from the property are spectacular even in the rain. Please note on your instructions to find property , the turning is next to a CHAPEL , not a Church. Makes a difference when asking directions from a Welsh man.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear the property did not fully meet your expectations. We have high cleaning standards and have flagged the shower cubicle issue with our cleaning staff. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine3.1Oct 2023

  • "Amazing!! The place was spotless and the view was"

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Hilltop Lodge."

    The lodge was lovely and clean, had everything we needed, and the views were stunning! The hot tub was great and a big hit with the kids, We will definitely be back and would highly recommend staying here! Thank you

    Thank you for your amazing feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lizzie5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at hilltop lodge, the view is just amazing from the lodge and surrounding areas."

    Thank you for a beautiful stay.

    Thank you for staying at Hilltop lodge. Glad you enjoyed your stay :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely property in a peaceful location with amazing views."

    Very clean throughout and the kitchen was well-equipped. There were lots of outdoor spaces to enjoy in good weather, including the rooftop terrace and the hot tub. A couple of minor niggles were that the living room seats were a bit too firm for lounging around on, and there was a lack of places to hang towels to dry (we didn't have an airer, but didn't get round to asking for one either), but we had a lovely stay here.

    Thank you for your constructive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katrina4.7Aug 2023

  • "This was our second year staying in the Hilltop Lodge."

    Property is lovely and the views are even better. The Hidden meadow is a wonderful place to stay and the staff are very friendly and came and sorted out whatever we werent certain on (tv/wifi) whilst we were there. Very quiet and relaxing surroundings and has everything you need.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback; and for returning to our property Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kia4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely, peaceful stay at Hilltop."

    The property was clean and most things were thought of. David was lovely and nothing was too much trouble. My only recommendation would be to have a washing line or airer to dry the washing on as hanging it on the balcony didn’t work very well. We will return

    Reviewed by Amy3.8Jun 2023

  • "What an amazing stay!"

    The location is absolute bliss - surrounded by rolling fields, wildlife and stunning views. The roof terrace is perfect for breakfast and sheep spotting! Very well equipped stay, the only thing we were missing when we arrived was a dishcloth/sponge so we could wash and clean up, but other than that everything else was provided. The hot tub was amazing to recover in after our Yr Wyddfa climb. We didn't go out locally but saw some lovely walks/highlights close to the chalet too to explore next time. Already thinking about when we can go back, I can't recommend this stay highly enough! If you want to switch off and truly unwind, this place is heaven.

    Reviewed by Isabelle4.4May 2023

  • "Location and accommodation was great."

    Downside was the seating in the living/eating area, bench seats were very uncomfortable. Lack of rubbish bags, only one in kitchen and lack of cleaning products

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Apr 2023

  • "Throughly enjoyed our stay at Hilltop Lodge."

    A welcome pack on arrival with all the local attractions, pubs, takeaways etc….

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Mar 2023

  • "This holiday lodge is absolutely amazing!"

    The location is perfect, the lodge is stunning and we had such a lovely weekend away. The views alone are worth the visit :)). The price we paid was extremely reasonable given the quality of the lodge. Taking everything into consideration, we loved Hilltop and we will definitely return. If I had to find just one bit of feedback for improvement and I know it has been raised on previous reviews, but the seating area in the living room is far from ideal. After a lovely romantic day taking a walk and going into the hot tub, it would have topped it off to be able to snuggle down with my partner on “a sofa” in front of the tv with our feet up. That’s currently impossible given the current seating in the lodge living area. But it didn’t spoil the holiday and so I pass my thanks onto the owner & Sykes :))) Nicola

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Feb 2023

  • "Property is absolutely wonderful and loved the hot tub and the roof terrace though the facilities were not up to standard and did spoil our time there."

    The shower would not give hot water and on the first day we noticed if you flushed the toilet the shower would temporarily work then go freezing cold again. We were given no welcome pack physically or electronically so we had no idea how anything worked. I had to contact Sykes cottages who were absolutely lovely and wanted to get the matter sorted though when it was passed onto the owner she was nothing but rude. She stated, “You coped all week like this, I’m sure you coped one more day”. She said a caretakers number was left in the welcome back to which I replied there was not one and then she said well we did email one- which they didn’t. Phone call with the owner left me crying, but I can’t thank Sykes cottages enough for being so understanding and giving us compensation that the owner refused to give. Despite the property being gorgeous, I would not recommend to go here based on the rudeness of this owner.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to read of your experience. As we understand the caretaker did meet with you on arrival as usual, and invited you to let him know of any issues, he didn't hear from you during your stay. Had you let him know there was an issue with the shower he would have rectified the issue promptly. Sorry you were unable to find the welcome folder which is always available for guests at the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Naomi2.5Feb 2023

  • "Very very very nice it was just what the doctor ordered beautiful scenery and views to die for came home sooooo relaxed."

    The only thing i found wrong was it needed a tv in the bedroom so i could watch the red army play towards promotion.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and we hope you will visit again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful setting and a luxurious living space!"

    10/10

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Dec 2022

  • "We stayed at Hilltop lodge in November 22 for a week and also in December 22 for the weekend."

    Absolutely fabulous location, stunning views from the roof terrace. Relaxing in the woodfired hot tub was a dream. David who is the "go to person" on site was very friendly and helpful, responding to queries immediately. I would definitely recommend this luxury retreat and look forward to returning.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We agree that David is amazing! We hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra4.7Dec 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here, the kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed and the place was very clean!"

    Our 2 dogs loved having the freedom and the ground staff were very friendly and helpful. The only thing I would say was about the seating, would be nice to have a large comfy sofa as the seat benches weren’t too comfy. Would definitely recommend to others and conferring coming back next year also!

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Dec 2022

  • "Lovely location and amazing view to wake up to every morning."

    However, it wasn’t very well equipped in the kitchen. There isn’t much storage at all in the bed rooms so I would recommend backing light. The bed sheets were stained but this was sorted fairly quickly (the next morning). The hot tub is lovely once you know how to get it started, the instructions don’t mention that it takes hours to heat up on the first time but after it’s lovely, just be ready to be running out every 10 minutes putting another load of logs on. It does stay warm so it doesn’t take as long to get to temperature after the first heating of the water. The seating area isn’t comfortable. Personally I wouldn’t say this is a 5 tick accommodation.

    We thank you for your feedback and are sorry to hear that you didn’t completely enjoy your stay. We are glad you enjoyed the hot tub once it was at the correct temperature. They take up to 2 hours to fully heat up when done correctly; and this is a service which we offer guests prior to arrival. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daisy2.5Nov 2022

  • "The holiday was out standing with views that was amazing as well The bed was so ..."

    The holiday was out standing with views that was amazing as well The bed was so comfortable it was unbelievable Hot tub has to be be one of the best I've been in Only minor fault was the seating in the living area Was like sitting on a public bus But all in a lovely place to stay and would go back in a heart beat This will take some beating

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Property excellent will defiantly book again."

    Rural location serviced via single track roads. Accommodation very clean/new.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you plan to book again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning location and property."

    Hilltop lodge was presented to an exceptional level, lovely bathroom and kitchen, and wood fired hot tub - took a while for the first lighting but very quick afterwards to heat up. Dogs loved patrolling their roof terrace look out. The views from the terrace were absolutely stunning. Lovely location to explore from with Anglesey an hour and quarter away, Llangollen and betws y coed less than an hour away. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge within lovely surroundings."

    Enjoyed 4 nights here, with our two young children and dog and we loved every second. Will definitely be coming back again.

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Apr 2022

  • "Loved our stay here."

    Beautiful views with great attention to detail in his place from lay out to hospitality. I hope the bush in front of the lodge does not grow too much so that the views are compromised from inside as the weather and mobility restricted going onto the roof terence for any length of time. Overall, a fab place and will definitely return and recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2022

  • "Had a fantastic 3-night stay for my partner's birthday, with our 3-year old daughter also with us."

    Everything was excellent. It was a memorable get away for us as I also proposed on one of the nights (she said yes luckily!). Thank you.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Mar 2022

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x bunk
  • Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Underfloor heating
  • Oven, induction hob, grill, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, coffee machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Front patio with artificial lawn area, wood-fired hot tub (£32 Supplement payable) and firepit charcoal BBQ
  • Outdoor shower and furniture, roof terrace with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.2 miles, pub 1.3 miles
  • Two medium dogs welcome
  • Note: There is a step down to the kitchen, please take care £250 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

Corwen 5.8 miles.

Nestled on the outskirts of Maerdy near Corwen in North Wales, is this contemporary two-bedroom lodge, Hilltop.

Taking its name from its superb, elevated position which offers exceptional views from its bubbling hot tub or private roof terrace, Hilltop makes for a perfect dwelling for couples or a family of four who are looking to add a touch of style to their North Wales adventure.

Step into the well-equipped kitchen, featuring a handy dishwasher, where you can look forward to whipping up flavourful delights ready to enjoy in the living/dining room at the table for four.

If the weather is nice, why not make dinner an alfresco affair and dine out on the front patio or up on the roof terrace where you can soak up the breath-taking vistas on offer.

After dinner, why not indulge in a blissful soak in the wood-fired hot tub, toast marshmallows round the fire pit or wash away the day in the outdoor shower?

As the evening grows darker, gather your loved ones on the corner sofa and select a much-loved film from the Smart TV.

When sleep calls, retire to one of two well-presented bedrooms, a king-size and a bunk, both perfect for catching your rest in.

In the morning, wake-up tired eyes with a refreshing rinse in the shower, before serving up morning coffees and planning the days adventures.

Explore your local surroundings, where just a short drive away, you will find the welcoming Goat Inn, where you can sample the local ales and treat your loved ones to a tasty meal.

Continue onto Corwen, where you will find the delightful Rhug Estate Farm Shop, which has everything you could need, including a farmers’ market, café, restaurant, and takeaway service!

The town also offers a good selection of pubs and restaurants, convenience stores, bakeries, and a traditional butcher.

The charming town of Llangollen is within easy reach, here you can hop aboard a vintage steam train on the heritage railway where you can expect exceptional views whilst travelling through the Dee Valley AONB.

The town is also home to the historic 14th-century Plas Newydd Historic House & Gardens, the Llangollen Museum, the 13th-century ruins of Castell Dinas Bran, and the horse-drawn boat centre, where you can journey up to the UNESCO Word Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte, famed for being Britain’s largest aqueduct.

From here you can drive up to the grand National Trust site of Erddig, a large 18th-century manor with 12,000-acres of garden.

Make a stop in Wrexham which offers excellent shopping opportunities, wildlife rich walks within the Moss Valley Country Park an and a good selection of golf clubs.

If it’s outdoor adventures you seek, why not venture over to Bala, where you can sail, canoe and kayak on the lake’s vast waters, or if that isn’t your thing, head to Ruthin where you can indulge in a pamper at Ruthin Castle’s spa or explore the Ruthin Gaol Museum.

All this and more awaits with a stay at Hilltop.

Note: Good Housekeeping Bond £250

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

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About the location

CORWEN

Llangollen 10 miles; Bala 12 miles; Ruthin 12 miles; Betws-y-Coed 22 miles.

Set in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at the meeting point of five river valleys, is the picturesque North Wales market town of Corwen. A charming town offering plenty of local amenities including traditional butchers, greengrocers and bakeries as well as a selection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and a leisure centre, trim trail and children’s play area. Corwen provides everything you need whilst discovering this stunning area. A journey on the Llangollen Heritage Steam Railway, which has now been extended to Corwen, is one of the best ways to see the beautiful views of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in comfort. Take a horse-drawn canal boat from Llangollen and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte, Britain’s largest aqueduct. Corwen is immersed in history and heritage; learn about Owain Glyndwr, the self-proclaimed Prince of Wales, explore beautiful Rug Chapel and Langar Church, or climb through the heather to one of the most important Iron Age hill forts, Caer Drewyn, built around 800 BC. Visit the National Trust properties of Chirk Castle and Erddig, explore the atmospheric ruins of Cistercian Valle Crucis Abbey and Castell Dinas Brân. Foodies can visit the nearby Rhug Estate, one of the largest organic properties in the UK and dine at Tyddyn Llan in nearby Llandrillo, considered to be one of Wales' finest restaurants. The historical town of Ruthin and the town of Bala, with its celebrated lake, offering wonderful watersports, are nearby. The nearby exhilarating Snowdonia National Park; an arena of outdoor adventure is just waiting to be discovered and can also be accessed via the lovely village of Betws-y-Coed, the official 'Gateway to Snowdonia’.

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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250
Note: £15 additional charge per dog
Note: Additional £20 charge for logs/kindling payable for hot tub when requested
Note: Guests can request to have the HOT TUB to be lit before they arrive. Please request this at least 48hrs before your arrival date and inform Sykes/ Menai

This property offers the following short breaks:

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