Garden Castle In The Forest
Posted Oct 15, 2015
Bodysgallen Hotel and Spa was our Llandudno and Conwy haven for 3 days and nights. After spending 3 nights in a tiny, boutique hotel in the business district of London, Bodysgallen felt like coming home! The staff was so welcoming and helpful without being obtrusive. Our cottage over what may once have been a livery was beautiful, spacious and COZY! We loved being private and secluded outside the main house, and we made daily use of our living area and kitchen. It was just like having our own little home for a few days!
The grounds of Bodysgallen are incredible! Walking the formal garden with terraces, croquet lawn, secret gates, water well and countryside views made us feel we were in a fairy tale picture book! The castle style "manor" is cocooned in a gorgeous forest, peppered with sheep pastures. The only downside to this seclusion is that its a taxi ride everywhere outside, and it gets expensive coming and going multiple times a day.
We toured the gorgeous, calming spa with full tea room/bar, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. It made me anxious to take advantage of this haven, but there was too much to see and do in our short 3 days. Bodysgallen needs 5 days to a week to be fully appreciated, and we hope to go back someday!
We had dinner in the dining room our first night, and while it wasn't our type of fare for the price, it was a very enjoyable experience! Both of us tried dishes we've not had before, and the setting was unforgettable.
What a very special place!