All these reviews are genuine and left by our wonderful guests in the house guest book or via Google.  Most guests have also left secondary reviews via their booking agent which can be viewed online at - the property reference number is UK10532.

Rosemary & Louis September 2020 (guest book)

One of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in - definitely deserves its 5 stars.  Thank you too for all the goodies and particularly the lemon cake.  We've had a good week visiting an area we haven't been to for many years and we really enjoyed LLandudno and Bodnant.  Would agree with an earlier comment about the fridge and it is also low down for people with rickety knees.

Jane & Bella  August 2020 (guest book)

The most wonderful week, amazing walks straight from my front door.  The Lodge has been converted from a stable block with a sympathetic eye.  The interior is outstanding in design and every need has been carefully thought through. The location is superb, peaceful, tranquil yet close to all the facilities you might want.  The little cheese monger in Rhuddlan is definitely worth a visit.  Charlie and Carl can't do enough to ensure a comfortable and special experience in the Vale of Clwyd.  Thank you so much. 

Rebecca & Tony August 2020 (

This cottage had everything you needed. It was spotless and decorated to a very high standard.  The owners were lovely and available when needed. They accommodated Covid guidelines well.  It's ideally situated in a beautiful scenic area.  We would definitely go again.

May & Alex August 2020 (guest book)

What an incredible week we've had at The Lodge.  It's been the perfect get away.  Such a beautiful cosy place to stay with fabulous views and great days in Snowdonia!.  We had such an amazing welcome and we can't wait to come again!  Thank you.

Helen, Andy & Loki July 2020 (guest book)

The Lodge certainly lived up to it's excellent reviews.  10 our of 10 for cleanliness which made us feel safe in the present situation.  Having the paddock on walks from the doorstop was ideal for our border collie and even though it was the school holidays it was so quiet and peaceful.  It there is a small criticism it's we struggled getting everything in the fridge for self catering but we just about manage.  Would love to visit you again.  (Owners comment)  Thank you both for your very kind review and we very much hope to see you again.   Regarding the size of the under counter fridge/freezer, which we agree is on the small side by the way, and which was discussed at length when we designed/fitted the kitchen out....... we thought having a smaller fridge/freezer was the right compromise if it meant we were able to fit in a separate washing machine and tumble dryer...... Our thinking was given guests are here for short stays and will often eat out or have takeaways during their stay, they wouldn't need a full size fridge but would prefer (especially walkers and cyclists) having separate machines as even trying to clean/dry just a few items in a combination washer/dryer can take hours.   

Photos of the fridge/freezer can be viewed at the bottom of this page and I have taken pictures of the fridge/freezer empty and with some supplies inside for perspective. - all food/drink items are full size. 

Review by Sonja & Danny July 2020 (guest book)

What a fantastically lovely and relaxing stay at The Lodge, just what we needed after months stuck at home.  The owners really have thought of everything and made the place feel clean and safe in these weird circumstances.  It was perfect in all the weathers we experienced here.  thank you very much.

Review by Janet, Adrian March 2020 (guest book)

Like previous guests we found the cottage to be well equipped and very comfortable.  Thank you for all the supplies.  An ideal location for visiting family in and around Denbigh and also for exploring the North Wales coast.

Review by Adrian & Angela March 2020 (guest book)

Fabulous break at The Lodge.  What an exceptional cottage - we loved everything about it.  We struck lucky with the weather and walked every day.  The views from the top of Moel Hiarddug are stunning as was the walk to Rhuddlan down quiet lanes.  The Dyserth to Prestatyn Way is another good route (easy walking on the flat).  Given the recent rainfall The Dyserth Waterfall was in full force.  Many thanks.

Review by Ellen & Leo February 2020 (guest book) 

Thank you for a wonderful time!  The cottage is gorgeous and you feel at home straight away.  You have thought of every possible detail to make our stay as perfect as possible, right down to the slippers.  Despite the weather (Storm Dennis) the cottage was always warm, bright and welcoming.  I can't think of a nicer place to hide from the rain.  We are already planning a return visit, hopefully when its a bit warmer.

Review by Lorraine, Jo & Ruby February 2020 (guest book) (booked to return again in September 2020) 

Awful weather (Storm Ciara) but the most beautiful place to be stuck indoors in.  Thank you so much.

Review by Marie, Dave & Westie February 2020 (guest book)

Thank you for a fabulous time.  Warm and toasty and very well equipped - all the touches made the week very special.  Westie loved the garden and run of the field.  What a perfect place!  Hope to come back again for another wonderful time.  Good luck in your venture and all the best.

Review by Thomas and Sophie January 2020 (guest book)

Thank you Charlie and Carl, we have had the best few days in an amazing location and in a fabulous place!  We will recount to any and all friends and family such a unique experience with some lovely memories made.  Thank you again.

Review by Wendy and Chris December 2019 (New Year) (guest book)

Charlie and Carl, what a fabulous place you have created and a very warm welcome with your generous goodies!  We have had a great time, comfortable, cosy and happy.  Thank you so much, our recommendations are already out there.  We hope to return soon.  Happy New year.

Review by Doreen, Phill and Tilly November 2019 (guest book)

Thank you Charlie and Carl, when we opened the door what a welcome we got.  It was warm, cosy and very clean.  Thank you so much for the cake and food.  We have had a great week (we have been so warm and cosy).  THANK YOU SO MUCH (we are coming back).

Review by Diana and Charlie (visiting from USA) November 2019 (guest book)

Thank you Charlie and Carl for a wonderful stay at your cottage.  A home away from home.  Beautiful Decor!  You thought of everything to make our stay in Wales so very memorable and we even got some really sunny days!  Thanks for my 70th birthday balloons and cake, you made my day!.  Thanks again.

Review by Sally, Terry and Charlie November 2019 (guest book)

A fabulous stay in a homely and spotless accommodation with all you need for a great holiday.  Thank you for a wonderful welcome pack, looking forward to our next visit.

Review by Laura and Alex October 2019 (guest book)

Wow, what a gorgeous place!  Everything is absolutely spot on.  The decor is lovely, the bed is comfy and we wanted for nothing in the kitchen.  It was always warm and cosy and I'm actually happy it rained on Saturday as it gave me the perfect excuse to lie in the amazing bath for a couple of hours.  This is how all holiday properties should be.  We've had an amazing break and wish we could have stayed longer.  Thank you Charlie and Carl.  The Lodge is the best holiday cottage we've ever stayed in.

Review by Chris, Guiseppe and Teddy October 2019 (guest book)

Thank you for a lovely, peaceful and relaxing break.  Everything is catered for, all the little extras that many rentals should take note!  The food items, dressing gowns, slippers, a well equipped kitchen, etc, everything has been thought of.  Well done to you both, an excellent well presented cottage.

Review by Robert, Nicola and Lola October 2019 (guest book) (booked to return in 2020).

Absolutely perfect, from the moment we arrived we felt welcome and at home.  We love the decor and the supplied throws are a lovely touch on a cooler autumn evening when the heating is still not required.  I cooked every evening and found all kitchen equipment to be excellent quality.  We wanted for nothing!  We slept extremely well all week and the complete darkness and silence was amazing.  If perfection could be improved, my husband would have welcomed a comfy chair in the kitchen where he could relax with the dog.  Overall 10/10 and the owners are lovely and friendly too without being intrusive.  We will definitely be back! xx  (Owners comment:  a newly purchased leather wingback armchair now resides in the kitchen Dec 2019).

Review by Steve, Carole and Harley September 2019 (guest book)

We really had a great time at The Lodge.  this is the best holiday let we have ever stayed in and every detail is spot on.  We hope to be back next year.  Thank you Charlotte & Carl.

Review by Maureen and Wal September 2019 (guest book)

Congratulations to Charlotte and Carl, this is the best holiday let we have EVER stayed in and the attention to detail is fab!  The standards are very high and as a pair of oldies our comforts come high on the list.  Rosie gives it a paws up too!

Review by Andrew and Michele August 2019 (guest book)

We can only reiterate everything that has been written in the guest book.  The Lodge is perfect!  It is the best and most thoughtfully equipped rental we have stayed in and the decor is of the highest quality.  We will definitely return and will recommend The Lodge to all our friends.  Thanks to Charlotte and Carl for providing a wonderful break.

Review by Mike and Annette August 2019 (guest book)

We really enjoyed staying at The Lodge.  It felt like I was at home!  I am impressed how Charlie and Carl have thought about EVERYTHING!!  Aside from the quality of the decor and amenities you have even thought about emergency needs too!  I actually needed to use the sewing kit to adjust my strap and used a plaster for a small blister acquired climbing Snowden!  You have gone far beyond any rental we have used and please keep it up.  We will definitely be recommending to our friends and will come back annually to this Lodge.  We didn't miss home or our bed at all.  The welcome cake and food was just the best.

Review by Andrea and Norman August 2019 (guest book) - return stay

Another amazing stay (our second time staying at The Lodge).  Weather didn't want to be summery but nevermind, we managed day trips together and one highlight was Llandudno and the cable car, really amazing on one of our sunny days (tip for anyone visiting the cable car is to remember to take cash as no cards).  Penrhy NT castle is great for all ages and the 1950's museum in Denbigh is great for remembering past years and you can actually touch everything.  Also for me, two amazing walks in Snowdonia and Aber Falls (great for a shorter walk) and Dulyn resevori and the hills above.  Accommodation is amazing with everything you could ever need and more.

Review by Sheila, Philip and Maggie (the bassett) August 2019 (guest book)

Perfect from start to end.  You have made The Lodge a home from home.  Philip has truly relaxed which is good for his health and I have enjoyed making special meals for us both.  Our wedding anniversary was just perfect and many many thanks for all your hard work making The Lodge possible to come to for a holiday - we will be back for sure.

Review by Reg and Mags July 2019 (guest book)

Return visit and what can we say that hasn't been said already - it's just FAB-U-LOUS!!  A home from home in a glorious location.  Every last detail thought of from the delicious welcome pack (essentials and cake) to the very well kitted out and tastefully decorated rooms.  Loads of ideas provided for great days out.  Many thanks Charlie and Carl.  We hope to stay again very soon.

Review by Janet and Bill July 2019 (guest book)

Thank you Charlie and Carl what a lovely surprise when we arrived.  The Lodge is perfect in every way and the welcome pack was gratefully received, the cake was to die for.

Review by Catherine and Bryan July 2019 (guest book)

What a beautiful place with such a superb welcome and everything thought of to ensure we had a comfortable stay.  The Lodge immediately felt like home.  The top compliment we can give is that we will definitely be back!  All the best from a now peaceful and relaxed couple.

Review by Anne and Graham June 2019 (guest book)

Thank you for the thoughtful and meticulous preparations making our stay most comfortable and enjoyable.  From Anglesey to Chester and up and down the Conwy and Clwyd valleys we found many things and places to enjoy - an enchanting part of the world.

Review by Peter and Mariel June 2019 (guest book)

From day one we felt really at home!  What a wonderful cottage.  Beautifully decorated and everything you would need for a 14 day stay.  This won't be our last visit to either The Lodge nor North Wales!

Review by Linda and Colin (aka Mike) May 2019 (guest book)

What can we say that hasn't been said already!  Luxury I think best describes The Lodge.  We forgot our binoculars but they were provided (yes you have thought of everything).  Even luxury for our obedient border collie.  Sad to leave, especially as we were blessed with good weather but have to get back to reality at some point.  Like other guests have said would like to return some day.  Colin and Carl really got on well and although we didn't meet Charlotte the Comms were excellent - nothing to much trouble.  Thanks for providing a super break, Linda, Colin (aka Mike) and Tyler. xxx

Review by Jo and Bill May 2019 (guest book)

We are really enjoying our stay in the beautiful Lodge.  Beautifully presented, beautifully clean and each room smells beautifully clean.  Everything has been thought of and our King Charles Cavalier loved his regal bed, food and water dishes and the special dog towel provided (much softer than the one we brought with us).  We are sorry to leave and have felt really at home here.  Despite the unseasonal cold and at times wet weather, the Lodge has been cosy and warm.  We have been out and about and seen some gorgeous scenery and with so much still to see and do all the more reason to return.  Typically on the day we leave the weather has picked up.  Many thanks for all your helpful directions.  Bill, Jo and Reuben - Stirling, Scotland.   Our first visit to wales but not our last.

Review by Sue and Bob Thompson May 2019 (guest book)

Really very good cottage - one of the best we have stayed in.  Had a really lovely relaxing week which was just what we needed.  The attention to the little details really make a difference - dressings gowns and slippers were a good touch.   We look forward to staying again in the future.

Review by Liz and Friend April 2019 (Google)

I don't often leave a review but The Lodge deserves one!  One of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed in, everything and more is provided (bathrobes, slippers, plenty of big towels, iron, hairdryer, picnic basket and even a smoothie maker).  The bed is to die for and we fell asleep as soon as our heads hit the pillow.  Ideally located for touring North Wales and we had some fabulous day trips.

Review by Marion and Paul April 2019 (guest book)

FANTASTIC LODGE, FANTASTIC OWNERS Charlotte and Carl.  Everything PERFECT.  Best property we've ever stayed in in 27 years.  We will be coming back a lot of times. 

Review by Mr Acraman February 2019 (Google)

We recently had a very enjoyable short break at the Lodge. It is in a beautiful scenic location near to the village of Dyserth, a great base from which to explore North Wales. The Lodge itself is very tastefully decorated and so well equipped both inside and out, a home from home. The bathroom has a separate bath and shower, good quality toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. The kitchen comes well equipped with all the usual stuff, a washing machine and a tumble drier. The owner has thought of everything and more! Next time we'll be booking for a week and we're looking forward to a day off here and there in between sightseeing just chilling out in the beautiful surroundings and recharging our batteries for the next day.

Review by Mrs Illsley January 2019  (Google and guest book)

The quality of the whole lodge is amazing with lots of thoughtful touches to make for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. The furnishings and appearance are what you would expect from a high quality hotel but with a homely feel. It is set in a peaceful location with beautiful surrounding countryside to walk or if you want to travel easy access to the local beaches or mountains.

Review by Melissa, January 2019 (Google) 

My husband and I have just stayed at The Lodge. Wonderful countryside location, very private with great walks right from the front door. The accommodation has everything you could possibly need or even think of needing and we especially loved the bathrobes and slippers.

It was very useful having a separate washing machine and dryer, so getting our walking clothes washed and dried quickly enabled us to extend our stay. The lighting in the bedroom creates a very romantic and magical atmosphere and the whole cottage has been beautifully thought-out and decorated. I look forward to returning later in the year and we highly recommend a stay here.



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