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The Banquet House

(Ref. 1038899)

Rhuddlan, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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70 Customer Reviews

  • "A delightful property."

    Well kept and loved. Due to its location, it is easy to travel to many places in a relatively short time. A huge thank you to the owners Jan and Mark.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2024

  • "Superb property, warm and comfortable."

    Beautifully decorated and furnished and full of character. Fully enclosed garden perfect for the dogs. Also great to have a secure dedicated parking area. Brilliantly situated for exploring all the highlights of North Wales, local pubs and general facilities all within walking distance. Definitely one of the best cottages that we have ever stayed in!

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage beaches within short drive."

    .had a brilliant week owners regularly in contact to make sure everything was ok or if we needed anything couldn't have asked for a better break 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2024

  • "On the morning we were due to arrive we received a welcome text from the owners who were great throughout our stay!"

    We arrived at the property which was beautiful and were pleasantly surprised by the welcome gifts! The property is lovely with plenty of character and little quirks including the trap door in the living room and it provided us with a great base for our week away. The house is very comfortable and had everything that we could need and has an excellent outdoor space. The location is great with a number of pubs and shops on the doorstep and so close to the castle ruins. We would happily recommend this house to our friends and family and would look forward to returning to the house in the future.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a fantastic holiday."

    The property was very welcoming, homely, well equipped. The location of the property was idea plenty of places to visit. There is plenty of places to drink and eat in walking distance. The owners very helpful and consideration even though we didn’t not meet them. They were texting to make sure everything was ok. Looking forward to return soon. Highly recommend staying. Thanks again Jan/Mark

    Reviewed by P5.0Feb 2024

  • "This property definitely has the “wow “ factor!"

    Upon arrival, as we explored each room and the garden, it just got better and better. The property is obviously loved and is furnished sympathetically and in keeping to its age. Everything we needed was at hand and there was some beer, a bottle of Prosecco and a cake waiting for us. The location was perfect for exploring the north coast and beyond. The hosts gave us their contact number and Went over and above. We will definitely be returning and felt privileged to be able to stay in such a beautiful historical house. A real gem…

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Feb 2024

  • "The house was warm, very well-equipped, and delightfully interesting."

    By far the best accommodation we have stayed at in over 40 years of using numerous holiday cottages. We would have no hesitation in visiting again. The owner was friendly and helpful throughout.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Feb 2024

  • "We stayed for a week over Christmas."

    The owners had gone to the trouble of putting a beautiful Xmas tree up in the lounge. House was exactly as advertised, very comfy, everything you needed. We cooked a full Xmas dinner and there was enough pots and pans etc. Only minor issue, it could do with more logs maybe storing in one of the outhouses, however the owner did say they would drop more off for us, we didn’t like mithering them with it being Christmas, we did spend quite a lot of money on logs. Would 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2023

  • "Such a wonderful cottage and the owners have done a great job of making a warm, comfortable holiday home from such an old and characterful building."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Nov 2023

  • "Banquet House was absolutely amazing."

    A mix of old world character with a modern twist. Every aspect was in keeping with the heritage of the property from the log fire to the four poster bed. The facilities were on point & everything required was to hand especially in the kitchen, which was fantastic. The welcome pack of Prosecco, beer & a luscious crumble cake just topped off the perfect retreat. Would highly recommend to all. Thank you Jan & Mark…we will be back!

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Nov 2023

  • "We rented this house for our honeymoon after being to Rhuddlan in the past, wow, what can we say, thank you to the owners for the drink and cake, very appreciated."

    The house is outstanding, in every way, stunning house that is steeped in history, location is perfect, and memories made, we took a trip to Ruthin, Anglesey, Llandudno and others, you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2023

  • "03-11-23 10-11-23 Banquet House What a fabulous place to stay, it had all the amenities, very relaxing warm & welcoming, very tastefully decorated."

    Garden was Brilliant to sit out in when it wasn't raining very peaceful. By far one of the best properties we have booked & dog friendly from Sykes. Central for shops, pubs & lovely walks with the dogs. Castle is a must to see the views are amazing, we shall recommend this property to friends & family. Jan & Mark the owners were attentive & lovely people. Thank you. Mr & Mrs Leary

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Nov 2023

  • "Such a beautiful property situated in a great location for exploring North Wales."

    We were lucky to have good weather which helped to make for a great stay. Plenty of things to see in walking distance such as the stunning Rhuddlan castle, Twt Hill and Dyserth waterfall. Would definitely stay again. Lovely welcome gifts were the icing on the cake!!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our first family holiday in a cottage with our two dogs and we couldn’t have chosen a more perfect place."

    The Banquet House is stunning and beautifully decorated. I really can’t fault anything about it. Our dogs loved being out in the enclosed garden and would spend hours out there. On arrival, we were greeted with some lovely gifts, which I thought was a lovely touch. If you are looking to go to North Wales, don’t hesitate, book The Banquet House - you won’t be disappointed Thank you Jan and Mark, we really did fall in love with your home. We can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Banquet House provided us with a wonderful place to stay for our family in August 2023."

    If you’re after a character property that’s well equipped and you don’t mind a low doorway or two, this is a great place to stay in North Wales. When I say character, I mean a property that’s well over 500 years old that has been beautifully looked after and restored and features on the town trail! The beams throughout are beautiful, the floors squeaky and the trapdoor and tunnel in the living room gives you somewhere to put the kids when they’re misbehaving for a couple of hours. Our dog Olive also loved the walled garden, and we particularly enjoyed sitting out on a night in the summerhouse with a glass of something listening to the waterfall in the pond. Jan and Mark, the owners were excellent in terms of communication by text throughout and also accommodated our request to be able to plug our car into the 13 amp socket in the little outhouse. Rhuddlan is a quiet little town that’s well located for lots of things in the north eastern part of Wales. Prestatyn beach is 15 minutes away, Chester Zoo 35 minutes, Llandudno 30 minutes or south to Llangollen about 50 minutes. However, at the end of the street is the gem of Rhuddlan Castle, also surrounded by some lovely walks to take the dog. Rumour has it (although unconfirmed) that the aforementioned tunnel (I didn’t really put the kids in there for a couple of hours) used to link to the castle, but apparently when a previous owner started excavating it, there was a bit of handy subsidence. A wonderful little stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week in The Banquet House."

    We were lucky that the wonderfully changeable Welsh weather meant we were and to enjoy all that this lovely property has to offer. The garden, BBQ and summer house were fantastic on our warm sunny days. Such a pretty and relaxing place to spend our time. Our dogs absolutely loved the garden! It was large enough for them to play and run around but totally safe and secure. On a couple of chilly, rainy evenings were also able to make use of the log burner in the stunning living room, which made it so inviting and cozy. This property has everything you could need for a home from home stay. The photos don't do justice to how grand and spacious it is. It is also in a great position for exploring this area of Wales. We would not hesitate to recommend The Banquet House and would love to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by Kaye5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, very comfortable and fully equipped with everything we needed."

    The garden is fully enclosed which was perfect for the dog to enjoy. Great location for exploring North Wales. We would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Jul 2023

  • "The only concern I had were the steep stairs which I struggled with."

    This should be mentioned in the holiday listing to warn people with walking difficulties. Other than this I was thrilled with the cottage it had a very relaxed vibe and I am very fortunate to be going there again in September.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "An amazing house and garden, very clean and well maintained."

    The summer house was great to relax in after a day exploring North Wales. The garden is fully enclosed, which our dog loved. We enjoyed excellent food in the Dinorben Arms, The white house restaurant and Bod Erw (all dog friendly). Visited many interesting places, our favourites were Conwy, Caernarfon, Betws Y Coed and Rhos on sea. Colwyn Bay has a large designated sandy beach area which is dog friendly all year. Everyone we met were very friendly and welcoming. The hosts, Jan & Mark kept in touch to ensure our stay was perfect. It was. Diolch .

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jun 2023

  • "Loved Banquet House, the property was better than shown in photos."

    We had the best holiday and would certainly enjoy revisiting. The owners genuinely want guests to have a lovely stay in their beautiful home.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing cottage and garden !"

    Definately will be booking for next year , super dog friendly garden felt really safe to leave my two very small dogs out there whilst I was indoors ! Jan and Mark left us some lovely treats ,really good hosts . Rhuddlan is a lovely place to stay Conway and Llandudno not far away , would highly recommend staying here !!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic Cottage, when we booked it, I’d already fallen in love with it."

    When we arrived, just WOW, perfect, lots of character, beautiful garden. Very secure for the dogs. Walking distance to Pubs & Restaurants. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "Banquet house is a beautiful cottage!"

    The pictures online don’t do it justice. Perfectly placed for any visits and exploring you want to do. I would highly recommend this cottage and so would our labrador! It’s a real home from home with everything you could need. Pristinely clean on our arrival. We had a full week of fantastic weather so we were able to really enjoy the garden with its waterfall over the pond and the fully furnished summerhouse for the odd evening we stayed in. If I had to find any fault, and it would be nit picking is that there is a little more early morning traffic noise than I was expecting but it didn’t really affect our stay. Thanks for the privilege of staying in such a historic building!

    Reviewed by Annie5.0May 2023

  • "A very unique holiday home."

    Perfect balance of historical charm and modern convenience. The garden with summerhouse, water feature and barbecue were the ideal place to relax after a busy day sightseeing, especially with the lovely weather that blessed our week. The welcome treats were very much appreciated and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0May 2023

  • "A fabulous property oozing charm and character."

    Owners exceptionally helpful and friendly. Superb 4 poster bed in a super bedroom. On site parking with large sliding gate, safe and secure. Very clean and comfortable, all fixtures and fittings top quality. Enchanting garden with amazing summer house, gas barbecue, pond and outdoor seating.Set in a lovely village, 2 mins walk to the Castle and the shops.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0May 2023

  • "Our second stay at the Banquet House and would return again."

    This time we visited Talacre beach - a must for anyone with a dog. No restrictions, just freedom to run and plenty of bins. We had a very enjoyable meal at the Dinorben Arms Bodfari. Well worth a drive.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2023

  • "We truly had a fantastic break in North Wales, it was made all the better by staying the week in the Banquet House."

    Its location in Rhuddlan is very central but equally very peaceful. One of our main needs is an enclosed garden for our small dog and BH has a beautiful back garden, along with a lovely shed to read in, an amazing bbq set up plus loungers and table area. We used it a lot and there were no escapes! The house itself is amazing, the history involved with a property ~350 years old! It's kitted out with everything you need, no question. The owners left some lovely "welcome gifts" and pleasant to deal with, we'll absolutely come back again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Stunning property with everything you could need."

    Lovely enclosed back garden if you're lucky with the weather! Shop, pub and castle 2 mins walk away

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning house and gardens."

    Everything you need is there. Close to the town center and all the amenities. Very clean, tidy and comfortable, our 2 dogs loved it as did we.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely historical and very well presented house, the Banquet House exudes charm and comfort."

    You felt very much at home the moment you entered the property and it was very pleasing to see the work that has been taken in the furnishings and complimentary ornaments. The enclosed garden was super for our two small dogs, they were very safe with no risk of escaping!! A lovely property and one that we highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Willem4.7Feb 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the Banquet House."

    The place is just so wonderful. Comfortable plenty of space. Gorgeous garden. Will definatly be returning.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jan 2023

  • "Honestly, the pictures do not do it justice."

    It is much more beautiful and classy than the pictures portray. It is an absolute historic experience to stay here. They have incorporated modern updates with the old character. It has absolutely everything you could need. This is the best cottage we've ever stayed in. It's so nice to have your very own space with a beautiful garden and a castle right down the street. Amazing location. Comfortable and peaceful. Loved it. Jan and Mark could not have been nicer. I really hope we can return someday.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jan 2023

  • "Stunning cottage, beautifully decorated."

    Every small detail thought about. Loved the Christmas tree and decorations. Mince pies, prosecco and poinsettia a lovely thought. First ever Christmas away from home and loved every minute. Would love to return in the summer

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2022

  • "A great house to stay in full of character with everything you need, log burner great at night to chill out in the evening with ."

    Nice summerhouse as well to sit in and read for a while , lovely enclosed garden and good off road parking. Host Jan and Mark very helpful and attentive. Good base for exploring North Wales.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property inside and out."

    Wish the weather had been better so we could have enjoyed the garden and outdoor space then again it is November! Did love having the log burner in the lounge made the evenings cosy and warm, the decor around the house is wonderful especially the bird clock as you enter every hour a different bird sound is heard! The bedroom is spacious and had a comfortable mattress. Rhuddlan is a very nice place to visit all amenities close by. Lots of places nearby to go and explore will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Nov 2022

  • "We loved the Banquet House, it is beautifully decorated and furnished with some really unique features."

    Our dogs loved the enclosed garden. We didn't want to leave it!

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had an amazing time at The Banquet House."

    The photos of the main bedroom do not show how beautiful the room really is. Felt like staying in a Castle.We all slept so well. The dogs enjoyed playing in the garden.Rhuddlan Castle is a few minutes walk, plenty of shops and places to eat nearby. The owners left some lovely treats for us, would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous house and garden."

    Well equipped, clean and tidy. Owners made sure everything was ok on arrival and answered any queries we had promptly. Welcome gifts a lovely touch. Great base for exploring North wales. Thank you. A great holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a beautiful property, everything we could have asked for from the gorgeous kitchen to the stunning lounge and bedrooms."

    The garden which has the sun all day long was totally secure for our dog. We spent some great afternoons in the garden making good use of the gas barbecue. All in all a first class holiday home only two minutes walk from the Castle and some fantastic village pubs and a great golf course at the end of the village, will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely delightful property, full of character, but with modern fittings and very clean."

    The living room felt very homely and I loved the kitchen! Garden was lovely and we all enjoyed spending time out there, enclosed so safe for the dog too. Close to amenities and we spent our days exploring beautiful North Wales. Would definitely return, thanks Jan&Mark

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and garden."

    Ideal for us (a couple with our teenage son and dog). Very clean and well maintained. Convenient location: walking distance to town, cafes, amenities and a 2 minute walk to Rhuddlan castle. Safe parking for 2 cars. Convenient location for exploring North Wales.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Jul 2022

  • "First class loved our stay, the house and garden were immaculate"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have stayed in many lovely holiday cottages but this one was special because it felt like a home."

    everything from the location to the decor and the garden was perfect the owners had thought of everything to make our stay wonderful.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jul 2022

  • "Amazing property, felt privileged to have stayed in it."

    Restored beautifully, gorgeous dog friendly garden. Lots of shady areas for the dogs and sunny areas for us! We ate in all week and there was everything I needed to prepare & cook our meals. Great location for exploring the area - we found lots of lovely sandy beaches along with castles and waterfalls and gardens all were dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jun 2022

  • "This was an outstanding property in so many ways, an ideal location for exploring north Wales and Snowdonia area, characterful and beautifully presented, with secure garden for your dog(s)."

    Finally, on arrival, some very thoughtful and welcome goodies left by our hosts Jan and Mark. Thank you both, Tony Judy and Freddie (cockapoo)

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning quirky house."

    Very well presented and ideal location for relaxing in garden or house. Kitchen was fun and spacious. Loved it and can’t wait to return when you have availability 11 out of 10. Fantastic and thanks

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely place, very comfortable for us and our two labradors!"

    Very well equipped and fabulous enclosed garden which meant we could let the dogs wander about whilst we enjoyed our morning coffee. Highly recommended and we would definitely stay again :)

    Reviewed by Gill4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely period property."

    Well presented and very clean. Lovely kitchen although no dishwasher. Very pleasant garden and summer house. Owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Martine4.1May 2022

  • "Wow, what a wonderful house and garden, so charming and comfortable, everything we could have wished for and more."

    A great location as a base for exploring the area, Conwy was the highlight for us, pretty and so clean. Trips to Anglesey, Llandudno and some lovely beach walks were all in easy reach. Some really good restaurants were also within a few miles, The Dinorban Arms being our favourite with stunning views. Back to the house with a secure walled garden, our dogs loved it and felt right at home. Such welcoming hosts too, always on hand to answer any queries, etc. left us some lovely treats too

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2022

  • "A fantastic property, really good location and spotlessly clean."

    Nice easy drives to the coast, Colwyn Bay; Llandudno & Conwy. Very nice dog friendly restaurants also within 20 minute drive. Amazing garden for the dog and just an all round lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Loverly relaxing stay, house was home from home ,"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is the second stay at The Banquet House, it's a beautiful 14th century cottage with all comforts you will need for a relaxing break including a good sized garden which our dogs loved."

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent facility!"

    Very clean and comfortable! Exceeded our expectations! Highly recommended!! AAAAA+++++

    Reviewed by J K5.0Jan 2022

  • "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 Jayne5.0Nov 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 Garry4.7Nov 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 Neil5.0Nov 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 Jacky5.0Oct 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 Christine4.7Sep 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 Susan5.0Jun 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 Beverley5.0Jun 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 Jayne5.0May 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 Jane5.0May 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 Tracey5.0Apr 2021

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

    Amazing hosts

    Reviewed by Patsy5.0Dec 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 Maura5.0Sep 2020

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

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 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 Susan5.0Sep 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 Claire5.0Aug 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 Matthew5.0Aug 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 John5.0Aug 2020

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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 in kitchen and woodburning stove
  • Gas range cooker, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine chiller, washing machine
  • 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: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150.

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 Eryri (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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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 Eryri (Snowdonia).

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas