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The Banquet House

Rhuddlan, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1038899)

4.9

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "My husband and myself have just stayed at The Banquet House, it is an absolutely gorgeous 14th century cottage that has been renovated to the highest standard."

    It is equipped with everything that you need for a relaxing, chilled break. The four poster bed is lovely and comfortable and is a true statement to the main bedroom with the full ensuite. We have had the best 5 nights stay feeling very relaxed and our dog's have had a great time too running around the generous safe garden. Overall we would highly recommend this property and we can't wait to return next year.

    Reviewed by JayneNov 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage full of character, only negatives for us were the stairs quite ..."

    Fantastic cottage full of character, only negatives for us were the stairs quite steep with small handrails , and the floor in main bedroom painted and slippery , but overall we had a great stay

    Reviewed by GarryNov 2021

  • "Just to say a big thanks to Jan and mark the cottage was probably the best ..."

    Just to say a big thanks to Jan and mark the cottage was probably the best cottage we've ever stayed in every thing we needed and lots more a truly beautiful house will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by NeilNov 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage with character and charm, beautifully decorated gorgeous bedroom and kitchen."

    Amazing garden with summer house would definitely recommend five stars.

    Reviewed by JackyOct 2021

  • "The Banquet House was lovely, more than expected."

    It was very well furnished. The bedrooms were like something out of a magazine.The garden was a dream for the dog (secure and plenty of room for him to potter about). We also fully enjoyed sitting in the garden with a glass of wine on our return from the days excursions. My only slightly negative comment would be that the stairs were quite steep and I think someone of reduced mobility might struggle a bit.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2021

  • "The cottage was fabulous clean, well maintained,cosy and welcoming."

    The facilities were excellent. We were very lucky to have good weather so made good use of the lovely garden. And the summer house was lovely to shelter from the evening chill while still enjoying the garden. Would recommend this beautiful cottage for a special occasion or just a lovely relaxing break.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Everything about the banquet house was beautiful and more than met our expectations."

    The hosts were a delight to meet and the garden for the dogs was big and very safe

    Reviewed by BeverleyJun 2021

  • "We have just had the pleasure of spending a week in the beautiful Banquet House in Rhuddlan, and we are looking forward to returning again in the future."

    The house is simply beautiful, with its own unique quirks that make it so special. We would enjoy sitting and enjoying a meal in the dining room/garden room early in the day, admiring the lovely garden area. Later in the day we would move in to the warm and cozy living room with the log fire roaring....perfect!! The main bedroom was beautiful, the huge bed, old fireplace and shutters made you feel like you were living in days gone by, just magical. The summerhouse in the garden was also a lovely addition to the house , it was perfect for sitting in with a glass of wine enjoying the view of the house when the sun was shining. The house itself is set within a few minutes walk to Rhuddlan Castle and the main high street where there are some local shops, take aways and couple of pubs which is good if you want to stay local. During our stay we visited lots of places including Anglessy, which was well worth the hours drive too, the Welsh Mountain Zoo, which we loved, Dyserth Waterfalls and Conwy to name but a few. We also bumped in to the owners, Jan and Mark, when out for a walk in the area. They were really friendly and advised us of places to visit too. The welcome pack and fresh flowers was such a lovely touch also. We would highly reccomend a stay at the Banquet House.

    Reviewed by JayneMay 2021

  • "Simply stunning!"

    We enjoyed a very warm welcome from Jan and Mark who showed us around this much loved home. The welcome basket and fresh flowers were an added treat. The attention to detail and beautiful style really shine through in this historic cottage. After long days exploring North Wales in unpredictable weather it was lovely to come home to the wood burning stove. On sunny evenings sitting in the summer house was a joy. Local shops and restaurants are a short walk away and it is easy to get to larger supermarkets. We would highly recommend staying at the Banquet House and intend to return ourselves.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2021

  • "Banquet House as everything you need, We were met by the hosts upon arrival whom are warm an welcoming, Flowers and Prosecco was a lovely touch."

    Banquet House is spotlessly clean and comfortable, it totally exceeded our expectations, the enclosed garden is as beautiful as the house, perfect in ever way. Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by TraceyApr 2021

  • "Fantastic house , so homely everything you need , gorgeous decoration would definitely book again didn’t want to leave ."

    Amazing hosts

    Reviewed by PatsyDec 2020

  • "The Banquet House is a beautiful old cottage with local history, we were very impressed with everything about it!"

    Outstanding decor and attention to detail with high spec kitchen and bathroom. The garden was also immaculate and enclosed which made it very safe for the dog. Whilst we didn’t get to meet the hosts they made contact and were available by text, we were also delighted to have fresh flowers, Prosecco, coffee and biscuits on arrival. Great few days spent in North Wales enhanced by having this gorgeous home to come back to each evening!!

    Reviewed by MauraSep 2020

  • "The Banquet House is an amazing place to stay and a great base to explore North Wales."

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2020

  • "This house is amazing for a holiday rental."

    it has everything you could possibly want and all of excellent quality including a large garden which was great for the dogs. thanks to Jan and Mark for letting us stay in your beautiful house.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "The banquet house is fantastic we would highly recommend staying here."

    It's a great base to explore North Wales. The house is centrally located, shops and pubs within a few minutes walk. The house is spotless and very comfortable. The garden is beautiful and the summer house is a lovely touch. Jan left us a beautiful bunch of flowers and bottle of fizz on arrival which was so welcome! Thanks again

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "The Banquet House is a beautiful house."

    The owners Jan & Mark were amazing, helpful, friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. The house speaks for itself and has so much character and has been decorated so tastefully. Definitely going to be booking again next year 5 stars ⭐️

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2020

  • "What a lovely place to stay!"

    Myself and two kids spent a week there and loved it. We haven’t had a staycation in many years but very pleased we did. The hosts were there to greet us and were on hand and very responsive when I did ask for help later in the week. The house and garden were impeccable. Thank you!

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

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The property

This 14th century property is set in the historic town of Rhuddlan in North Wales.

The Banquet House is a Grade II listed property, which has retained its wealth of medieval character to offer you and your loved ones a unique base to call home as you explore the coast and countryside of Wales.

Push open the characterful front door of the stone-built house to be impressed by the clever blend of contemporary furnishings with the historical features, creating a welcoming aura to return to.

Step into the elegant kitchen, where the Range cooker takes centre stage before all the other modern appliances required to cater for yourselves, including the ever-important wine chiller, so that you can open up something chilled as dinner simmers on the hob.

Gather your loved ones within the light-filled dining room to enjoy your home-cooked delight and together plan the next day’s itinerary.

After dinner, settle down for the evening within the sitting room, where the exposed beams and inglenook fireplace complement the plush furnishings, making a wonderful space to flick on the TV, while the woodburning stove crackles in the background.

There is a historic trap door in this room with stone steps which leads to a blocked tunnel, believed to be a secret tunnel to and from the castle it is perfect for children to explore historic Wales.

Climb the staircase to find the master bedroom, containing a four-poster bed and an original fireplace; look forward to snuggling up under the crisp white sheets of the king-size bed before freshening up each morning within the sleek family bathroom, boasting a shower over bath, basin and WC.

The second-floor double bedroom, resting in the eaves of the property, is spacious and is full of character, from the exposed beams and quaint windows providing pretty views.

Continuing to impress is the walled garden, where you and your loved ones can rustle up something on the barbecue or enjoy a spot of alfresco dining, whilst admiring the water feature.

Your canine companions will be delighted roaming the spacious lawn, whilst you head into the quaint summerhouse to relax with a good book during a balmy afternoon.

The central location of the property means that you are a mere stone’s throw away from a selection of pubs and eateries, as well as shops for picking up any essentials.

Whilst here, discover the town’s interesting past by visiting the 13th century Rhuddlan Castle, built by Edward 1st and overlooks the beautiful River Clwyd.

Head to the coastline to spend the day at the beach in Rhyl, perfect for those traditional seaside days out, with its wide promenade with open views and glorious sands.

Alternatively, travel slightly further to the coastal town of Llandudno, home to two beaches, a 9th-century Llandudno Pier, with shops and a games arcade and the cliffs of Great Orme, providing stunning views.

Immerse yourself in the local history further by visiting Conwy with its imposing 13th-century fortress or spend the day at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, home to red pandas, tigers and snow leopards.

Outdoor enthusiasts will be delighted by the close location to the Snowdonia National Park, where you will find a magnitude of walking and hiking routes, as well as the outdoor attractions of Zip World Fforest and Bounce Below.

The Banquet House is an outstanding retreat for that well-deserved break.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four-poster king-size bed, 1 x second-floor double
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating, underfloor electric heating and woodburning stove
  • Gas range cooker, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine chiller, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Walled garden with lawn area, summerhouse, water feature and seating area and barbecue
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Access to family bathroom is via the master bedroom
  • Note: Due to the age of the property there is low doorways throughout
  • Note: There is a unfenced pond in the garden, children and pets to be supervised at all times
  • Note: In the lounge there is a trap door which will allow access to a tunnel, care must be taken when using this feature
  • Note: Property can not accommodate a Fri or Sat changeover for a back to back booking

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About the location

RHUDDLAN

Abergele 5 miles; Llandudno 16 miles.

Set in the beautiful Vale of Clwyd, this historic village dates back to the 8th century and is famous for the magnificent 13th century moated castle ruins, built by Edward 1st. The village offers salmon and trout fishing on parts of the river, good pubs and many golf courses nearby. This is a renowned area for scenic walks along the Clwydian Hill range or Offa’s Dyke pathway. Close by is Bodelwyddan Castle, housing sports facilities, the National Art Gallery of Wales and regular country fairs and vintage car shows. Discover the nearby beaches of North Wales, visit Victorian Llandudno with its famous promenade, or explore Conwy Castle, Bodnant Gardens or delightful Betws-y-Coed, the gateway to Snowdonia.

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Region Information

Note: Access to family bathroom is via the master bedroom.
Note: Due to the age of the property there is low doorways throughout.
Note: There is a unfenced pond in the garden, children and pets to be supervised at all times. Note: In the lounge there is a trap door which will allow access to a tunnel, care must be taken when using this feature.
Note: Property can not accommodate a Sat changeover for a back to back booking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas
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