MCC
Thu 25th August 2011
rating providor

Good Time

Very pleasant location, handy for Porthmadog etc. Cottage well equipt etc. Very private location

ProfessorInkling
Fri 8th July 2011
rating providor

Magical!

My husband and I and our two sons, aged 4 and 2 stayed here in June and were knocked out! It's an eccentric, charming place with loads to explore, and so many things for the kids to find. In no particular order, the woods were brilliant - figures, goblins, a flying witch, things creeping into the water, even a skeleton in a shed! A beautiful river meanders through the woods and you can paddle and even fish for trout. Friendly peacocks everywhere, ducks and fowl to look at, and feed if you turned up at half past 9, a Japanese garden, a real gypsy caravan for the kids to play in, larger than life models of the Blues Brothers(?!), a cool (home made!) adventure playground with 2 playhouses, and some lovely ornamental gardens. We stayed in the Bothy, which was very nice. It was well appointed, again, a little eccentric, slightly dated but none the worse for it as it felt homely and well looked after and very clean. The only minus that the place had was that the Bothy was very slightly damp, but we didn't mind, and it was totally outweighed by the general perfectness of Talhenbont Hall, and in particular the lovely lawn that the house had, and the tennis courts that were right next to it! It is a beautiful place in a great location, perfect for loads of different types of people. The owner Roger Good is lovely, as is the groundsman Paul who was amazed that we'd never tried duck eggs and got Mr Good to drop half a dozen by our house to try (V nice!) Also, we were accidentally 2 hours early arriving and Mr Good was charming about it. We'll definitely be back!

Harry
Thu 11th November 2010
rating providor

A wonderful holiday in a superb setting

A delightful spot, with very comfortable and well furbished accommodation. The owner was charming and very willing to meet reasonable requests. Our grandchildren visited for the day and were made most welcome.

Derek G
Thu 13th September 2012
rating providor

Relaxing in Wales

Chose this property because we thought it offered the opportunity to spend some time exploring without needing to drive to visit places. The property is part of a large estate which has many querky features that make it an enjoyable place to wander around. The quackery for example is much more than just a few ducks but an amazing mixture of plants, birds and strange statues and follies. In addition, a walk along the riverside should not be missed as it has an amazing collection of metal artwork that has displays great imagination and humour. The property itself is also unusual but very comfortable and the dining room gives a great view over the garden. The peacocks obviously appreciate the visitors and one would often sit on the outside chair staring into the dining room looking for something to eat but always friendly. Would certainly return if coming back to this area.

LindaB493
Thu 17th October 2013
rating providor

Quirky but very good

The Bothy is a beautifully converted cottage with everything necessary for a self catering holiday. It is spotlessly clean, and very comfortable. It stands right next to Talhenbont Hall (a beautiful Manor House) along with a couple of other holiday lets round a courtyard area. The gardens are all open planned so dogs and young children need supervision, but as they are in the middle of the 75 acre estate there is no traffic. The grounds are brilliant, with peacocks and other exotic birds, humorous notices and statues, and lots of interesting walks in the woodlands by the river. The cottage is suitable for up to 4 people. The toilet is downstairs. There is an outdoor tennis court immediately outside the back door. There is no telephone land-line in the cottage and no mobile phone signals in the vicinity.

LindaB493
Thu 17th October 2013
rating providor

Quirky but very good

The Bothy is a beautifully converted cottage with everything necessary for a self catering holiday. It is spotlessly clean, and very comfortable. It stands right next to Talhenbont Hall (a beautiful Manor House) along with a couple of other holiday lets round a courtyard area. The gardens are all open planned so dogs and young children need supervision, but as they are in the middle of the 75 acre estate there is no traffic. The grounds are brilliant, with peacocks and other exotic birds, humorous notices and statues, and lots of interesting walks in the woodlands by the river. The cottage is suitable for up to 4 people. The toilet is downstairs. There is an outdoor tennis court immediately outside the back door. There is no telephone land-line in the cottage and no mobile phone signals in the vicinity.