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35 reviews
The house and beach
Sunrise to front showing the balcony and sand at low tide - A perfect place for breakfast
Part of the view from the balcony
The dining table and through to the kitchen
The lounge
the beach from the top of the back garden
The house and beach
The private beach picnic area in the garden to the side of the Boathouse
The Boathouse and driveway showing parking to the rear
Part of the view from the balcony with the tide out
Breakfast on the balcony
The Annex, by arrangement,  (second) shower room, accessed via its own entrance
Sunbeams on the driveway
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Boat house -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Llanbedrog, Abersoch, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

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Laurajay8...
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7 reviews
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“Home from home, heaven.”
Reviewed February 25, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Me and my family have just returned from the boat house, the trip was not planed by me so I hadn't researched the property, what a delightful surprise. Firstly the small town of lambedrog is beautiful with a quaint church, breathtaking art gallery and a fabulous little shop. The beach is clean and full of wildlife and the woodland walks are challenging but totally worth the trek! We hired both houses and found them both immaculate, saying this though the boat house is not high end accommodation it's not all clean-lines and mod-cons, it's a home! It's iconic,breathtaking and feels like real Wales including the daffodils that were in our living room. The real coal fire in the smaller house was a fantastic addition and something my elderly grandmother really enjoyed. The location is the real show stopper you are literally at the edge of the earth and when the tide is high the sounds of the sea truly wash all troubles away. We are quite adventurous as a family and enjoyed rides out in the dinghy and a game of rounders on the nearby field. My only down side was that we weren't there long enough!! Beautiful beautiful beautiful.

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Hayley S
Endon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Amazing”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 for a stay in April 2013
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I have never written a review before but have just come across the trip advisor reviews of the Boathouse and felt the need to add my views - particularly in view of the one negative review I read!!!

The Boathouse is in the most idyllic place you could imagine and you immediately forget your 'everyday' life. When the tide is in you do feel as if you are floating and the weather seems to have no impact as on good days you enjoy the outdoors but on bad days, you just sit and enjoy all the benefits of being on the beach but without the cold and wind!! I can't tell you how many times we have sought a local restaurant but then decide to cook at the Boathouse and enjoy the best view in town.

We have seen the dolphins in the bay during all but one of our holidays and there is always something new to see and enjoy. The gallery and open air theatre are fabulous - and just at the top of the lane. The village is unspoilt and the locals are so friendly and make you feel very much at home.

We have now stayed at the Boathouse on four occasions and will return as many times as possible. We find the amenities perfect for a beach holiday home and have nothing negative to say. The only thing we would change would be to add another bathroom or toilet hence the only area I have not scored the highest possible. I would add that the support from the owner (before and after your holiday) - is the best you will ever find. The owner works hard to maintain standards - replacing beds and equipment regularly. On one occasion we found that one of the four elements on the toaster did not work - out of courtesy we mentioned it to the cleaner and to our surprise a new toaster was provided within hours. Nothing is too much trouble for the owner or the housekeeper and I have not come across the same level of service for any other holiday home.

Like one of the previous reviewers - I feel that my review will just encourage more people to go there and I would prefer to keep it to myself!! But the property, owner and housekeeper all deserve a mention.

Can't wait to go again this year.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Like many others have mentioned - leaving!!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Dorothy N
Well, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Magnificent”
Reviewed November 16, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

This was an outstanding property in every way and provided us with a lovely holiday away from our usual busy lives. The accommodation was first rate, the support from the owner before and during our stay totally professional, and the view spectacular. The wifi was far better than we had anticipated given the secluded nature of the Boathouse, and when the weather was more challenging we thoroughly enjoyed staying in comfort watching the beach and sea in the warm. I would thoroughly recommend this property to my friends and family.

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Liked best: The character, standard and position of the property
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
9 Dec 2013
Thanks for the lovely review - you are welcome to come back any time!
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Liz G
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
“A Holiday to remember”
Reviewed November 15, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

I have stayed in Snowdonia on numerous occaisons but never in such a unique location.We walked in and were just stunned by the amazing views and the general cleanliness was first class.

We had everything we could possibly need from a holiday home and more !!! and will definately return again

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Liked best: The location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Dec 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words. Feel free to come back any time!
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Joanne T
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“One word says it all - Amazing!”
Reviewed November 14, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

An amazing location, spectacular views and so peaceful! What a find this place is. I have never stayed anywhere like it before but will definitely be returning year after year. The property is of an excellent standard, fully equipped with everything that you could possibly need while staying there. Very comfortable beds and everywhere was so clean. Lots of things to do in the area which was great and also the the property has BT Vision and a Wii so in house entertainment as well.

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Liked best: Cannot pick one thing everything was great.
Liked least: Having to go home!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Dec 2013
Thanks for your great review! The Wii does come in very handy for the kids on days when the sun doesnt shine! Feel free to come back any time!
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David T
Braintree, United Kingdom
1 review
“A relaxing holiday get away with spectacular views”
Reviewed November 14, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Accomodation:
- Incredible location with breakingtaking views
- Accomodation was very spacious with modern facilities
- High standard of cleanliness
- Good value for money
- Relaxing atmosphere
- Good wi-fi connection

Some of things we did during our stay:
- Local town (Pwllheli) close-by, great range of boutique shops, market day on Wednesday
- Snowdownia Mountain range
- Criccieth Castle & Caernarfon Castle
- Welsh Mountain Zoo
- Porthmadog museum

Overall i couldn't have asked for a better holiday, everything was perfect and as expected, i look forward to visiting again next year!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
9 Dec 2013
Thanks for the kind words - the cleaners were very appreciative of the tip that you left them. This wasnt necessary but a very kind gesture. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
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Paul W
Chatham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wow, Unbelievable”
Reviewed November 13, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

The words in the title of this review were ones we found ourselves saying over and over again while we stayed at The Boathouse.

It is like being on a boat - Even though there is a dishwasher in the kitchen we chose to wash up just to see the view from the window......the dining table must surely have some of the best views anywhere through the enormous picture window and when we went to bed we never closed the curtains just so that we could wake up looking out to sea!!

This really is a unique property set in a fabulous position - the house keeper is really proud of the high standards of cleanliness and we really couldnt have asked for any more from a holiday home - we have already booked again for next year!!

Thanks Paul

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Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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  • Was the property as advertised?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Dec 2013
Thanks for your kind review - i am so pleased that you had a lovely time at the house. The views are stunning and i am so pleased that you enjoyed them!
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