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Red Kites Retreat

Red Kites Retreat, Eglwysbach, Clwyd
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £369.00 - 996.00

This quality, semi-detached barn conversion is located in a rural setting, next to the owner's property, 2 miles from the village of Eglwysbach in the Conwy Valley in North Wales, and can sleep up to 8 people in 3 bedrooms.

Red Kites Retreat is a quality, semi-detached barn conversion, in a rural setting at the end of a steep mile long track, next to the owner's property, 2 miles from the village of Eglwysbach in the Conwy Valley in North Wales. The cottage can sleep up to eight people in three bedrooms - one double with wrought iron double day bed and en-suite shower, basin and WC, one king-size double and one ground floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC. There is also a bathroom on the first floor with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. The ground floor living accommodation consists of an open plan living area with fitted kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area and a sitting room with woodburner and patio doors. There is also a first floor entrance hall. Outside there is ample off road parking, a decked area, lawns and a patio with furniture and BBQ. With stunning valley views, great walks from the doorstep and Conwy 8 miles away, Red Kites Retreat makes a great base for an idyllic cottage holiday in North Wales.


A wonderful retreat nestled in the hills...
We stayed at Red kites retreat over new year in 2016. The owner, Lucy was very welcoming and the welcome bara brith was lovely with a cuppa! Our party comprised of adult friends and our 3 children ( ages 9, 9 and 11) and our 2 dogs. The location was lovely, amazing views from the cottage (esp red themed bedroom!) and all of the facilities were of an excellent standard, it felt very luxurious. We went for walks every day and popped into the Bee hotel for a swift one on the way home. The pub was small but wonderful. Think its closed on Mondays and Tuesdays however, you may want to check. We went to nearby Bodnant gardens and ate at the Hay loft on New years day. (the setting there was fabulous but the food wasn't as fab as we'd expected, so that was a little disappointing.) There are no shops in the village, nearest place to get supplies is Bodnant Gardens. The nearest shops we went to were Llandudno, which was a nice few hours meandering. The bath! The bath needs a special mention! It was quite simply the most luxurious bath I've ever had! Just what the doctor ordered after some of our walks! The living area was very cosy with the fire going and we all sat and played many a board game at the kitchen table. The open plan space was great so we didn't feel isolated whilst cooking for the masses! The mobile phone network was non existent, but the WiFi was good enough to browse the web. However, if its streaming you're after, its not suitable for that. Lots of other reviews have mentioned the steep lane access to the cottage, but we managed to get up and down in normal cars with no problems at all, (and we don't have 4x4s). The sleeping collie dog in his kennel was a highlight for the children each time we passed the farm lower down the lane, and had to stop for them to wave. (Not sure he noticed to be honest!) All in all it was a wonderful week away relaxing, and making memories with our friends and family. We would love to return.
Jules F

Excellent cottage with fabulous views
Really excellent cottage, nicely laid out with high quality furniture and fittings, including the kitchen and bathrooms. Wonderful views over Snowdonia, from either the lounge, front bedroom or decking areas. Friendly and helpful owner living in adjacent farmhouse. Great escape, with nothing but sheep in the surrounds. Few tips; * the cottage in quite a remote location, with steep narrow roads/tracks for access, although all perfectly feasible for a standard car. Leave 30 minutes to get to Betws y Coed or A55 junction. * internet access is ok, although not sufficient for streaming video's. * mobile phone coverage can be obtained from the car park and the approach road, but not from the cottage itself. * nearest village, Eglwysbach, is about 1 mile away, but does not have a shop or mobile phone coverage, but the Bee Inn pub is nice with good food. Nearest shops are Llanrwst and Llandudno. * easiest route in is from Bodnant Garden to Eglwysbach, then on to the cottage - other routes are very steep/narrow.
Andrew H

We liked the luxury of the house and the peace and quiet of the location. It was the perfect retreat, and so close to so many places of interest in North Wales.
Mr Edwards

This holiday cottage was superb and the views were spectacular. We were a group of 8 friends and the living area was perfect for being able to cook and socialise without feeling like you were living on top of each other. We would definitely go again. Thankyou!
Mrs Watson

It was everything we expected, the owner was lovely and helpful. We loved our stay and were sad to leave.
Mrs Winn-morgan



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds

Family Beds


Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and in bathrooms, woodburner in sitting room and heat recovery system
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs both with FreeSat, DVD, stereo/CD, iPod dock, selection of books, games and DVDs, WiFi
Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
Ample off road parking
Enclosed decked area, lawns and patio with furniture and charcoal BBQ
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 2 miles
Note: This property is accessed via the first floor decking area
Note: This cottage is accessed via a long and steep hill

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Bodnant Garden - 2.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Caerhun Roman Fort (Canovium) - 2.8 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Hendre Waelod Burial Chamber - 4 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Gwydir Castle - 5.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Maen y Bardd (Stone of the Bard) - 5.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Gwydir Uchaf Chapel - 5.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Conwy Castle - 5.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Aberconwy Abbey - 5.8 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Conwy Suspension Bridge - 5.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Teapot World (Teapot Museum) - 5.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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