The Royal Welsh Way, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1RS
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The Royal Welsh Way, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1RS
High above the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno sits Bodysgallen Hall and Spa, a traditional country house hotel surrounded by a lush 200 acres of wooded parkland. Think deep wood panelling lounges, roaring fires, classic portraits and floral displays plus the reassuring buzz of staff in the background making sure your every whim is catered to. The hotel has been voted AA Hotel of the Year for Wales in recent years and it has become well known for its comfort and timeless style. This vast property has just 15 very spacious bedrooms in the main hall which include four principle suites – expect antique furniture, works of art and stunning views over the gardens or parkland (from some you can see all the way to Conway Castle and the mountains of Snowdonia). You’ll get the same wonderful vistas from the mullioned windows of the dining room downstairs too while enjoying breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or evening dinner. A splendid treat. The Bodysgallen Spa offers a variety of health club and beauty/relaxation treatments to both hotel residents, spa members and non-resident day guests alike.
Bodysgallen Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa also has a Spa, Wedding Venue and Restaurant:
Bodysgallen Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa is part of the following Inspirations:
"Nestling in 200 acres of parkland just a few miles from pretty Llandudno, a stay at Grade 1 listed country house Bodysgallen is rewarded with spectacular views of Conway Castle and Snowdonia. With stunning trees and foliage in full bloom as the warmer months approach, the hotel lays on lunchtime events include spring floristry talks and demonstrations by florists Sioned Riwlands and Jenny Wallis. Book a tour with the head gardener through the hall’s award-winning gardens - highlights including a rare 17th century parterre of box hedges filled with sweet-scented herbs, a walled rose garden and several follies. There is also a formal rose garden and a number of well-established specimen trees and shrubs, including medlar and mulberry."
"With its views across the Menai Strait to Conwy Castle, Bodysgallen Hall is an unusual seaside getaway. Walk its rose garden or sit in its oak-pannelled library and it’s difficult to believe you are only a few miles from the famous Victorian resort of Llandudno. A weekend at Bodysgallen is like stepping back into a much more distant history.
The hall was built in stages over 600 years but was until recently a private home. That sense that generations of owners have lived out their lives here is palpable. The dining room is formal but run by friendly Welsh ladies. The bedrooms have an old-fashioned feel with Sanderson wallpaper, dressing tables and pleated lampshades. Outside the gardens are divided into sunken lawns and parterres, orchards, walks and bothies.
Bodysgallen can feel so unlike a hotel that it comes as a surprise to discover there is a modern spa hidden in its grounds with a pool, steam room, sauna gum and hot tub.
There are lots of corners to lounge within the hall itself, but my favourite is the landing outside Room 1, which has two comfy chairs and catches the morning sun. Here you can put your feet up with a book of Welsh verse - or maybe a PG Wodehouse novel. Though located in the heartland of Welsh-speaking Wales, Bodysgallen could easily serve as the backdrop to one of Bertie Wooster’s 1920s adventures.
I’ve stressed that all these hotels are worth hiding away in for the weekend but Bodysgallen does offer tempting access to the Norman city of Conwy, built to subdue the Welsh after William’s conquest of England. Conwy is a glorious piece of military architecture and if you have driven all the way to Bodysgallen take time out to walk the city walls before you return home."
"The gardens are so spectacular at 17th century Bodysgallen Hall overlooking the pretty seaside town of Llandudno that they actually do guided tours of them. And little wonder. A symphony of box hedges, rose gardens, lily ponds, parterres and limestone outcrops, this 200-acre spot is a gardener’s paradise. The hotel also hosts regular floristry demonstrations and you can even volunteer to help the head gardener out during your stay, planting trees and shrubs and establishing borders, should you feel the need to get involved. Finish off a day with a spot of traditional afternoon tea, served in silver pots with a dazzling array of cakes, on the terrace overlooking Snowdonia. Delicious."
"Bodysgallen stands on top of the stronghold of Cadwallon Lawhir, fifth-century King of Gwynedd. The current hall was constructed as a tower house in the Middle Ages to serve as defensive support for Conwy Castle. In the seventeenth century a manor house was built around the tower and a parterre garden added. Then in the nineteenth century Lady Augusta Mostyn inherited the crumbling house and turned it into a home for her son Henry Mostyn, colonel of the 17th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers."
"Forget candlelit dinners, it’s all about the candlelit massage this Valentine's. Located within 200 acres of parkland, with stunning views of Snowdonia, historic Bodysgallen Hall is one of Wales’s best kept secrets. Their Lux Candle Massage uses warm oils and rich butters from a freshly-lit aromatherapy candle to massage away aches and pains. Opt for the energising massage and it will leave you glowing, nourished and ready to hit the town."
"Things are hotting up. If you’re still together at V-Day it’s time to up the romance (unless they say it’s a commercial con by greetings card companies, in which case ditch them and take your best friend instead!). Bring on the roaring log fires to cuddle in front of, rolling countryside for romantic windswept walks, gourmet restaurant and bedroom with a four-poster. Bodysgallen Hall & Spa, a former 17th century mansion in north Wales (it’s the AA’s Welsh hotel of the year) has all of the above plus views across Snowdonia and Conwy Castle and a three AA rosette restaurant, not to mention a full Welsh breakfast served in the morning. Valentine-tastic."
Information on Bodysgallen Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa , The Royal Welsh Way , Llandudno
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: 10 Twin/Double, 2 Four Poster, 4 Suites, 16 Cottage Suites
|Room rates guide:||
Single from: £165.00
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children over 6 welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (in Cottages only)
Romantic Details: Outstanding views over gardens, Conwy Castle and Snowdonia
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access Details: ground floor public rooms only in main hall, and 1620 Bistro..
Accreditation: AA Hotel of the Year for Wales 2012-13, AA 4 Red Star, AA 3 Rosettes
DVD player, Flat screen TV, Radio alarm clock, Satellite channels, Wi-Fi / Wireless complimentary, Air conditioning in some rooms, Bathroom with shower over bath, luxury toiletries, bathrobes & slippers, trouser press, laundry service, Four poster beds available, Hospitality tray, mineral water, homemade biscuits, Room Service in main hall - tea & coffee making facilities in cottages, Sitting area
200 acre grounds, 5 beauty treatment rooms, relaxation room, Health spa, Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Spa bath, Steam room, Gym, Bar in main Hall, Fine dining restaurant in main Hall (AA 3 Rosettes), Bistro 1620 for informal, casual dining, located in coach house adjacent to Hall, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, 3 meeting rooms, Conference facilities, For up to 50 delegates, Heli-pad
|Outdoor activities on site:||
Croquet lawn, Walking in the 200 acres of private gardens, meadows and woodland
Golf (5 mins), Cinema (10 mins), Theatre at Venue Cymru - plays, musicals, concerts, events (10 mins), Sailing (5 mins), Fishing (5 mins), Longest zip wire in northern hemisphere, Penrhyn Quarry (30 mins), National Trust Bodnant Gardens, Culture - Plas Newydd, Plas Mawr, Oriel Art Gallery, Sight seeing - Castles at Penrhyn, Conwy, Beaumaris, Caernarfon, Harlech, Rhuddlan, Dry ski slope and toboggan run on Great Orme (10 mins), Llandudno - Victorian seaside resort, Riding
|Local directions:||Take the A55 and exit at junction 19, then follow the A470 towards Llandudno. The Hotel is one mile on the right.|
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Manchester (85 miles) (1 hour, 15 mins) , Liverpool (65 miles) (1 hour)
Llandudno (2 miles) (5 mins)
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