Guest Comments



Richard, Helen, Alison, Shirley & Tom – Derbyshire. A super stay here in Dolwyddelan. It’s a great base to explore the delights of North Wales.

Richard, Wendy, Callum, Kyra, Rob & Mary – Nottingham. A beautiful week, 5 star location and everything you could possibly want is here.

Armes family – Bucks. Another perfect stay, thank you….and the sun came out xx

Dot, Syd, Denyse & Dylan – Middlesex. Another lovely week in your house, many thanks.

Watkins family – Windsor. A very wet “summer” holiday full of activities. We`d recommend surfing lessons at Surf Snowdonia, Go Below and white water rafting near Lake Bala. Beautiful house to come back to and so well equipped. Thank you.

Tracey, Phil, Rachel & Peter – Hampshire. A lovely holiday in a beautiful cottage. The weather was kind and we managed to do lots. We particularly enjoyed Slate Mountain and Bodnant Gardens, and of course we climbed up Mount Snowdon! Thank you.

Huddless family – Dorset. A wonderful week spent in this wonderful home. Exploring Snowdonia with a 20month old was so much fun. We loved Bodnant Gardens, Penhryn castle and the little train
at Betws y Coed railway museum. Grandad and Granny tackled Snowdon. See you again soon.

Hazel & daughters (Melanie, Ellie & Angela) – Yorkshire. Your unique building added greatly to our stay. The area is beautiful and we will never forget our Velocity ride!

Mary & Friends – Northants. We enjoyed a lovely weekend in your beautiful house. Leaving now for Zip wire!

Knights, Loughridges, & McKellars. A wonderful stay, such a beautiful property. Six of us did Snowdon! Loved the house.

Abbey & friends – Dorset. Had the best weekend at this beautiful house. Great location for Zip world and Snowdon. Thank you for such a well equipped and welcoming house.

Team Maloney – Northampton. We love your house and will return. We don’t want to leave ☹

Lee & Lisa – Bury. What a fab holiday in the most amazing house. Just beautiful and a real treat to wake up to snow x


De la Haye family – We enjoyed our short break away in this super lodge and location. It would be great to come back to explore more walks, so many to do!

Murford & meadows family – Birmingham. A lovely second visit to Victoria Lodge, lovely to find the house as well equipped and welcoming as our last visit. We visited all the usual spots and had a fun day at Greenwood forest park. Look forward to a return visit sometime in the future.x

Shaun, James, Danny, Paul & Sean. The setting and building are outstanding and frankly gorgeous. The facilities are excellent and the furniture in the house is exquisite and comfortable. The service quality was exemplary. A fantastic stay to complement a brilliant weekend.

Dowe & Holgate families – Altrincham. What a delight, thank you X

Tucker & Bamber family – Lancashire. Really enjoyed exploring North Wales from this central location , especially by steam train!

Ann & Barry – Bury. Beautiful house in a lovely setting. Thoroughly enjoyed our week.

Louise & Mark – Bacup. What a beautiful house, stunning location and ideally situated for zip wire and white water rafting. Fantastic week, sorry to be going home. Thank you.

Jo & Ed. We had a wonderful stay in your beautiful home. It had everything we needed, perfect location for our trip to zip world, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you so much, we will definitely return!

Tina, Andy & David – South Yorkshire. The area is simply outstanding and the house is just perfect. Thank you for a lovely stay

Peter, Lynn & Scott – Co Durham. The best cottage so far and we have had a few! Love Wales and Snowdonia tops the list. Will return again soon.

Syd, Dot, Denyse & Dylan – Middlesex. Another lovely week riding on steam trains and two days of rain….Bliss!! Spooners Grill at Porthmadog recommended.

Ann & Catherine – Minnesota USA. Accommodation lovely! Scenery stunning. Such a peaceful setting.

Ian & Letitia – Suffolk. Really peaceful interesting home. Lots of space, great location. We had a wonderful time.

Mark, Sue, Eve, Callum & Amy – Derbyshire & Wirral. Stunning accommodation and well equipped.
Thank you for a lovely stay.

Robin, Louise, Morgan, Martha & Liz – Brighton & Macclesfield. Thank you so much, what a
wonderful house to stay in, we don’t want to go home! So comfortable, lovely weather so we were
able to have a great family BBQ. Kids loved the garden, WII & DVD collection. Fantastic.

Michelle & Adam, Ewen & Rhys – Milton Keynes. You have a beautiful house and we love it. We have
had many walks, the WII was handy when it rained. It is very comfortable and had everything we
could wish for. Thank you.

Andrea – Derbyshire. Thank you for the lovely stay and welcome we received in your lovely home
and thank you also for all the lovely hard work the cleaning staff did. The lavender was lovely.

Sheryl & Stuart Guard Ward – Nuneaton. John Vera & Andrew Ward – Derbyshire. Superb home with
everything we needed. Absolutely stunning property. We had a fabulous time exploring North Wales
including Portmeirion and the steam railway. Can’t wait to come back. Compliments to the
Housekeeper for cleanliness, lovely welcome card and chocolates. We greatly appreciated all the
information sent. A wonderful family holiday.

Tariq & Nana Dana – Cambridge. Absolutely stunning accommodation. Thank you so much for the
welcome card and chocolates. Well equipped/peaceful stay. We would recommend this property to
anyone, 5 stars in every way. Would love to come back.

Anne & Mick, Jessica & Mark – Doncaster. Thank you so much, what a wonderful house situated in a beautiful location. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this truly fabulous quirky accommodation. We have enjoyed exploring Wales, its beautiful beaches, friendly people and enjoyed some good food. Would definitely recommend.

Julie & Gavin, Tracy & Dave – Rochester. A beautiful setting, lovely house with everything we could need. Great pub and landlord down the road. Lots of reasonable and lovely places to eat in Betws y coed, we recommend all of them! The Dragon restaurant is good. Take a trip to Llangollen and explore Llanberis pass, it changes everyday what ever the weather. Stroll up to the village railway and wander along the stream, its all fantastic. Thank you very much for the chocolates and all the helpful information. We would love to come back tomorrow if we didn’t have work to go to! Xxx

Cousins family – Swansea. Had an amazing comfortable stay. All mod cons!

Hemmine family – Worcestershire. Delightful holiday in your lovely house, every comfort provided for. In superb surroundings. Will recommend to family and friends.


Mann family – Wiltshire. Great house and amazing place to stay with lots of things to do on the doorstep. Thank you for the chocolates and all the other little touches of welcome in your beautiful home. Thank you.

Schierhorn family – Germany/Hamburg and Surrey London. Lovely stay with our children and grandma. We all enjoyed. Thank you very much.

Tristan, Jade, Nici, Sage and Atlas – Australia. Wonderful home!! Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable beds, beautiful yard. Very accommodating. Absolutely loved our stay!

Qader family – Sussex. A wonderful cottage in a beautiful location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and could want for nothing! Highly recommend the trip up Snowdon, the rib ride and a visit to the breathtaking Conwy falls.

Syd, Dot, Denyse & Dylan – Middlesex. Another wonderful visit and the weather was kind to us.

Ann, Ray, Nash, Lina, Matt & Ani – London. We had a fantastic stay in your beautiful home. Thank you x

Meg, Lab, Amar, Zair, Zeesham – Sandy. Amazing home, loved it is as our base to explore from. Kids had a blast, so much space! We enjoyed the games and conservatory, fab views of mountains. Kitchen equipped with everything!

Howard, Rose, John, Sophie and Frances _ Oxford. Wow! Extraordinary place, so spacious, thoroughly splendid.

Sandrine, Frederic, Cecile, Heloise & Vivien. – Dijon France. What an amazing cottage! The week we stayed is already coming to an end and we are all leaving with great memories of this stay. The weather was quite good, except for one day. But that meant we could enjoy the very comfortable sitting room and lounge and watch a vast choice of films available. We visited Caernarfon castle. Walked in the forest, beach, visited Portmeirion, ice cream at Porthmadog. Hiked up Snowdon (which was unfortunately surrounded by mist). The kitchen is very well equipped and it is very practical to eat in the same room! Thank you for everything =) Merci

John, Andrea, Michael & Ellen. – Welwyn Garden City, Herts. Wonderful house that was very comfortable and very well equipped. The local area had lots for everyone to do.

Imrie & Bunting Family – Southport, Merseyside. Fantastic house, everything we wanted and more. Zip world caverns and velocity absolutely amazing. Can recommend a walk up Snowdon, cycling at Antur Stiniog just 5 minutes away was a highlight of our holiday. So many great things to do, just not enough time……we certainly will come back 😊

The Bridel family – St Arvans. An amazing adventure holiday had by all! We did the velocity zip wire which is truly awesome, coupled with Bounce Below, the Forest Coaster, Treetops nets and swing. We climbed Snowdon…. Surf Snowdonia is another fantastic day out. We went to Hanging Pizzeria in Betws y coed and Olif Tapas bar. The house was amazing, everything we could have wanted. We will be back xx

Thakrar family – London. We very much enjoyed our stay and appreciated the character of Victoria Lodge. A very well equipped kitchen. Three of our party climbed Snowdon and three of us took the train. We had amazing weather for Snowdon, but rain the next day.

Jodie, Steve, ET & Andy – Hampshire & London. We came to do velocity zip wire on Saturday having arrived Friday night and we were amazed by the house. Friday night was wonderfully relaxing and welcoming thanks to the lovely note we received. We have thoroughly enjoyed our weekend which was mainly down to the venue. The house is immaculate and quite awesome for its size. So close to local attractions and situated in a very welcoming and friendly village. 5 stars!

Hywel & Natalie. Fantastic place. Pictures do not do this place justice. The little touches make it a star above the rest. We would most certainly return.

Dave & Jeanette, Andy & Karen – Cornwall. Beautiful property, felt like such luxury. We all loved Snowdonia, the mine at Llechwedd was amazing. Thank you xxxx

Julie & Tony, Joan & Terry. Jeans 70th birthday celebration. Beautiful place to stay. Everything we could ever need was here. My friend Joan loved going to the Rupert Bear house in Bedgellert. She has been collecting the books for 40 years.

Les, Sue, Jackie & Simon. Very well equipped, everything of a good standard. Beautiful walks locally and visited Snowdon, Caernarfon, Bedgellert, Portmeirion & Betws y coed.

Sue, Heather & Alisha. Luton, Beds. Amazing house, superb conversion in a stunning location. Well equipped, very comfortable and such attention to details! Clive & Julie go to great lengths to ensure their guests have a wonderful stay. We would love to return.

Jacqueline, Rob, Leanne, Al, Yvonne & Howard. Liverpool. Fantastic place! We all had an amazing time.

Sasha, Amanda, Adam, Holly & Ellie. East Kent. Beautiful property with great views! So much to do around the area and the accommodation had everything we needed. 10/10 would stay again. Top tip for climbing Snowdon: Remember where you parked your car to avoid more walking on your return. Thanks for everything!

Scott & Lisa. Knypersley, Stoke on Trent. Wow! Lovely holiday home that we enjoyed spending time in as a family.

Gemma, Tom, Angela & Bob. Wonderful place! We all had a lovely time & thank you for the chocolates.

Whitehouse & Lee family. We have really enjoyed our stay and we really enjoyed the Lodge! We enjoyed sharing the chocolates. Thank you 😊 If we had to rate it out of 10 we would give it a 10. From Sadie age 8


February – Armes family. We have visited your beautiful house so many times, but still love coming and already look forward to our next time. Immaculate as always x

February – Allen family. What a wonderful house! So well kept. Definitely will come back.

March – Harry family from Leicester. Thank you for a lovely stay, it was wonderful.

March – Oliver & friends from Manchester. Amazing house. Had a great time in our Company retreat. Cheers!

March – Elaine, Chris, Lynn, Peter, Adele & Darren. 2nd visit, even better than we remembered it last time! The best holiday home we’ve stayed in.

March – Olly, Petra, Luke & Tom. From Germany. Ein tolles haus! Wir kommen zuruck wieder! Vielen dank.

March – Marshall & Charlton families. Easter weekend break. Beautiful house and setting. Couldn’t wish for anything better. Thank you for the Easter Egg 🙂

April – Julian, Sandy, Kieran & Joshua from Winchester. Very comfortable week. Super house – home from home. Great location.

April – Bill, Katherine, Lucy, Andrew & James from Somerset. Fantastic house in a lovely village. Just done Zip world velocity, great fun! Thanks very much.

April – Mildenhall, Whitfield & McGregor-Smith families from Manchester & Stockton on tees. Lovely time, lovely house. Excellent. Thank you.

May – Marianne aged 6/2 from London. Hi, I loved this visit so much and I loved my room. It was spell binding.

May – Sonia, Graham _ Milton Keynes & Becky & Lee from Liverpool. Beautiful house, made to feel very welcome. Would recommend a visit to The Royal Oak in Betws y coed. A trip to Caernarfon is worthwhile to visit the town, harbour and castle. Also the train to the summit of Snowdon, unless you fancy the walk.

June – Jackie, Steven, Jean & Faye. What can I say, overwhelmed by everything, this was made more than we could have wished for. The house was outstanding and so well equipped. We had a fantastic time. Can thoroughly recommend the local pub. Will definitely come again. Thank you 🙂

June – Rich, Hayley, Rich, Sarah, Mike, Dani & baby Luca. Absolutely fantastic stay. Amazing house which we all enjoyed immensely. Everything has been thought of and provided. Brilliant access point to awesome mountains and things to do. We will be back.

June – Jess, Seema, Charanjit, Ash, Neesh, Brin Bhart. Fabulous place in a fabulous location. Surrounded by fab scenery, what more can we say. Fab time was had by all.

July – Rich, Jackie, Matt & Sam from Somerset. We have had a really good week here. So much to do! The house is lovely and everything has been thought of. An excellent holiday.

July –  Richards family from London. Had a wonderful week, 3 days of rain, 3 days of sunshine. Enjoyed a lovely train ride on the Welsh Highland Railway which was 6 hours long from Porthmadog to Caenarfon and back. Also a 3 hour trip on the Ffestiniog Railway. Can recommend a visit to the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre.

July – Clare, Fern, Richard, Max & Sheila White from Devon Exeter. What a wonderful house in a wonderful location. We all loved returning here after a day exploring Snowdonia. Weve all enjoyed a fabulous week here. Thank you.

August – Myers family from West Sussex. Amazing house, wonderful location. So much to see and do.

August – Weston-Smith & Reid families from Sussex. Dear Clive & Julie, thank you for the wonderful Lodge, we loved it.

September – Flowers family from Essex. Wonderful stay. Made the most of the wonderful kitchen by visiting the butchers in Llanrwst. A visit to Electric Mountain was a highlight as was Portmeirion, Harlech and Anglesey. Great sun-bathing on Black Rock Sands. But hard to get anywhere when the setting is so great at home!

September – Farrow family from Cheshire. What a beautiful place, very clean and tidy. We will look forward to coming back 🙂 Would certainly recommend.

September – Robson & Richards Families from Manchester. Lovely quirky accommodation. Well equipped for all needs. Very relaxing short stay for family celebration.

October – Peter & Kerri from Kent. Lovely accommodation. Didnt need anything. Lovely village and a most amazing weekend.

October – The Frondigain family from Kent. We loved it, kids were so happy with nanny & grandad. It was such a treat to be away. We loved Wales and especially the scenery. Fantastic week. Been everywhere, loved it so much we would come again and maybe next time go White Water Rafting and climb Snowdon.

October – Phill & June, Katy & Ricardo from Staffordshire. Lovely base for exploring Snowdonia. Well equipped, spacious and comfy. Climbed Snowdon! Visited Portmeirion, Anglesey and Caernarfon Castle. Excellent meal at the Bistro in Betws, loved the wonky chair legs!

October – Paul, Sam, Brad, Tasha & Chloe. Beautiful house, stunning scenery. We hope to return.

October – Lisa, Stephen, Helen & Steve from Essex. What a way to spend a 50th birthday and a 10th anniversary! What a beautifully appointed place Victoria Lodge is. The location is perfect and we couldn’t have asked for more in the way of creature comforts. Oh! And the weather was great too. We had 22.2 degrees on one day. Thank you so much. See you again Victoria Lodge. Great House!

November – Peterkens family from Surrey. Amazing home! Has everything you need to enjoy a lovely week. We will be back when our daughter is older so we can explore the beautiful surroundings.

November – Street family from Macclesfield. Lovely stay, great walks, very welcoming. Will come again. Thanks.

December-January Games of Thrones watchers. Great house for us and friends. Perfect for Xmas and New Year. Great walks from the door, no need to drive. Will return.


Jan – Steve, Amanda, Amy-Jay, Mick, Elaine & Pauline. Ripley, Derbyshire. Came to the Lodge for the New Year…. we have been to many cottages in England & Scotland and I must say, this is the best. It’s brilliant, we all love it. Thanks for thinking of everything!! xx

February – Kevin, Rachael, Jacob & Ben. Ann & Roger. Brilliant property. We have been on steam trains, down slate mines, walked by rivers, breathed fresh air and eaten far too much 🙂 Kids loved the Greenwood Forest Park and Douglas & Toby (trains) in Betws y coed. Would love to visit again. Thanks

February – Ian, Barbara, Natalie & Jason. Fab place ……Fab time. Thank you 🙂

March – Luke, Russ, Ryan Aor, Steve & Caz. London. What a gorgeous home! What a beautiful setting! Though the weather wasn’t brilliant it was great to chill out and relax in the comfort and warmth of Victoria Lodge. You have set it up so well, and the extended gardens of Snowdonia landscape could never fail to impress. Thank You! A real home from home!

April – Brian, Carole, Nula, Sam, Jack & Mae Parsons. We had a very enjoyable Easter week here at Victoria Lodge. A very comfortable and exceptionally well equipped house. The surrounding area is beautiful and we have seen it at its best – warm and sunny weather all week! Fantastic. Many thanks.

April – Claire, Richard, Ness, Mike, Kev & Rach. Fantastic place, we want to live here! Everything was perfect. Couldn’t ask for better, would hope to return one day. Thanks.

April – Staffs & New Zealand. Along with my family we have had a fantastic break. Lovely walks and white water rafting. A great family space, with times to share and times for private thoughts. Excellent Clive & Julie.

May – Rachael & Jamie Phipps. Kent. Beautiful house to stay in again. Thank you for sharing this lovely home with us.

May – Amy, Adrian, Beatrix. Hackney, London. Beautiful home, stunning scenery and we had sunshine! Lovely stay.

May – Richard & Sylvis. Oakham. Lovely home in the middle of great countryside and lots of activities. Great stay.

May – Max, Charlie, Jon & Millie. Milton Keynes, Bucks. Sanctuary! Really enjoyed our stay. Visited so many great places, highlight…..Zip World!

June – Denise, Ted. Kent. Tony, Joan & Colin. Gloucestershire. Lovely comfortable house in an excellent location. Enjoyed the mountain railway up Snowdon, the steam trains to Porthmadoc & Portmeirion was stunning.

June – Hissett family. Great house, well equipped. Lovely weather. Much better weather than expected, climbed Snowdon!

June – Mukundrai & Anand families from Zimbabwe and Birmingham. Wonderful home! Wonderful stay! Wonderful weather! What more do you want, your attention to detail is great! Thanks.

July – Richards family from London. Weather could have been better, but the accommodation is excellent. We all enjoyed the train ride and hope to return again. Elen’s Castle, can highly recommend.

July – Lloyd-Lodden family from Norway. Wow! What a place you have here! It is marvellous. Many memories will be made from this trip 🙂 Weather was awesome as well! Keep up the good work! It is a fabulous place to stay 🙂 See you again Victoria Lodge!

July – Ed & Jo, Charlotte & Jack from Lincolnshire. Weather could have been better, enjoyed Snowdon and Bounce Below. Excellent house to stay in x

August – Samantha, Matt, Amber & Jacob. Andrew and Claire from Aylesbury, Bucks. Weather better than expected. GLORIOUS house! The views from Snowdon was MAJESTIC.

August – Joseph, Asha, Sara & Mathew from Sheffield. Fabulous weather, wonderful house and all in all a great holiday. We loved Llanberis Pass, Bounce Below and mountain biking.

August – Michelle, Richard, Heather, Clare, Rob, Sam & Josh from Middlesex. Perfect holiday home to explore the beautiful surroundings. Great walks, on Snowdon and Moel Siabod. Explored Betws y coed by bike and had fun at Bounce Below. Thank you for making us so welcome.

August – Laura, Dave, Linda, Tony, David, Trina & Finlay from Cheshire & Merseyside. Lovely house and well equipped. Perfect location for a family weekend away. Thanks.

September – Bridget and Mark from Bedfordshire. Delightful house and surroundings. Weather was fantastic and had a fabulous holiday, thank you.

September – John & Heather Cambridgeshire. We have been all over the world but this accommodation and scenery beats it all. Thank you.

September – Chris from Sussex. Lovely set up and everything here that’s needed and wanted for a great holiday. Thank you.

September – Peter, Ellen Durham, Jon & Jackie. Super house, super scenery, super weather all the ingredients for a super holiday.

October – Towers family from Buckinghamshire & London. Great accommodation, had everything we needed. Good location. Good family break, lots to do for young and old. Zip wire less scary than anticipated.

October – Bernard, Jamaine, James and George from Wigan. We had a terrific weekend. Enjoyed your beautiful home and lots to do in the area. Thank you x

October – Kathryn and her secret bridesmaids from the Wirral. What an amazing surprise weekend with my bridesmaids. Had no idea we were coming to this beautiful lodge! Stunning throughout and EVERYTHING has been thought of! It felt like a mini Downton Abbey! 🙂 Went to Bounce Below as our hen party activity and would defo recommend, my little sister (14) LOVED it! Would defo come again to visit, its an absolute gem in a spectacular area. Bring on the wedding Feb’16.

October – Marie, hubby, Evie, Ben, Nanny & Grandad. from Birmingham. A fabulous family break was had by all! Really nice to stay in such a well equipped holiday house in a stunning setting. We had many holiday highlights, but particularly enjoyed Coed y Brennin Forest, Greenwood Forest Park, the falls and rope swing in Betws y Coed. Newborough Beach on Anglesey and dipped our toes in the sea at Barmouth followed by delicious fish and chips from the Mermaid. Many thanks Clive & Julie x

November – Kristen. Andrew, Gemma & Mark. Diolch! We have had a lovley time at Victoria Lodge. A beautiful home. Everything we needed and more. We will be back!

November – Lyn, Les, Sam, Sophie & Tom. It was great to arrive and find the house decorated for Christmas. So good to return to after mostly wet and windy days! It was our 3rd stay here and it continues to impress!

December – Paul, Nicky, Sophie, Abbie Edwards. Nanny and Grandad Murphy from Birmingham. Absolutely fabulous place, such a well equipped place/kitchen and wonderful home comforts. Beds are so comfortable!

December – The Pollitt family from St Albans. A wonderful place to have fun and rest. We will be returning x

December – The Brindle family from Harpenden. A great place to look outside and just relax. Thank you x


Jan – John & Shirley White. Wiltshire. Enjoyed our stay in your lovely home.

Jan – Sara Blatcher. Trowbridge. Wilts. A lovely lodge, perfect, had a nice peaceful rest with our family. Could not fault the accommodation. Tim Blatcher. Wilts. Nice Lodge, nice rest.

Feb – Mr & Mrs Richards, Mr & Mrs Lee – Wrexham. Fantastic house with every need catered for. A great time had by all.

March – Dyson family – Bolton Lancashire. Wonderful house, you’ve thought of everything.

March – John & Sheila – Edinburgh. Had an enjoyable holiday, the weather was kind and we were able to explore beautiful Wales. Then we returned and relaxed in your gorgeous holiday home, where every need is catered for. Thank you 🙂

April – Easthaugh family – Wimbledon, London. Lovely house, very well equipped, many enjoyable walks despite the weather!

April – MR & Mrs Shergill and the three Musketeers! (three boys) – Amersham, Bucks. Wonderful cottage! Wonderful weather! Wonderful holiday! (kids made it up and down Snowdon, but got sunburnt!)

April – Bunker family. – Poole, Dorset. Fantastic house, fantastic kitchen v.well equipped – charming features. Beautifully renovated. Had great weather 🙂

April – Sendell family – Cardiff S.Wales. WOW WOW WOW AMAZING! Beautiful house, so well equipped. Great stay. Thank you 🙂

May – Galloways, Connellys, and Gascoignes. County Durham & Cumbria. We’ve enjoyed a fantastic week at the brilliant Victoria Lodge, and has been a great base for our tour of the Snowdonia area. The highlights have been the Snowdon Mountain Railway, we had spectacular views and can highly recommend it. Portmeirion is not to be missed, followed by a drive to Black Rock Sands and a visit to Criccieth also worth the effort. We loved the Fairy Glen and The Ugly House Cafe, walked along woodland and forest trails in Llanrwst, walked and cycled the Lledr valley close to the Lodge. The power station was fascinating. Didn’t make Swallow Falls but loved Betws y coed, with its shops and cafes. Celebrated a 20th wedding anniversary with a meal at the Royal Oak. Only a brief visit to the local pub. Snowdonia is lovely. Thank you!!

May – Clipsom & Scott families – Cromer, Norfolk & Bonnyrigg Scotland. Second time we have stayed here and had a super time. Caters for disabled as well as able bodied and children too. We enjoyed playing the board games and had lots of fun. Thanks again.

May – Marsh family. We had a wonderful week in this fantastic house in a beautiful location – could not have asked for more! Diolch yn fawr!

June – Smith family, Herts. Lovely Lodge, beautiful scenery and we enjoyed some fine weather. Thank you.

July – Team Jones, Drumnadrochit, Scotland. – Wonderful Lodge – a sanctuary from the wedding whirl, superb renovation and a home from home. Many thanks. Team Jones x

July – Sandup & Lily, West Yorkshire. – The Lodge is majestic, kept beautifully and so comfortable. You have thought of everything. Thank you.

July – Stubbs, Kershaw & Jowett families. Manchester. – We have had a fantastic holiday, the weather has been outstanding, we have been very lucky! We have enjoyed exploring the local area, walks and train rides. We have had a top day at the beach and Welsh Mountain Zoo. The Jowetts did the zip line and came home in one piece! “Thank you” very much for letting us stay in your beautiful chapel. Xx

August – The Pearses, Pattersons, Bloomfields & Williams families. Colchester, Essex. – Great house with everything you’d ever need. Fantastic setting for some awesome walks & climbs. Considering buying next door!

August – The Douglas family. West Sussex. – Great house, so big! Had a lovely holiday. Great views and sad to be leaving such a beautiful country!

September – Peter, Hemel Hempstead. Thank you for the welcome treats and message. It’s the best equipped cottage at which we have ever stayed. Recommended outings :- Llanberis Pass to Llanberis, then train or walk up Snowdon. Caernarvon, Portmeirion & Llanfair for retail therapy! Trefriw Woolen mill and Bodnant Garden.

September – Anne, Durham. Wonderful holiday home in a central position for exploring North Wales. Best days out….Portmeirion, Bodnant Gardens, Conwy castle and town, railway up Snowdon. Packed so much in to one week. Oh Bedgellert is a must visit. Excellent pack received via post and a host of information at hand on arrival. p.s. Thanks for the chocs 🙂

October – Lynn & Tracy, Leconsfield, West Yorkshire. Fabulous week and the weather helped the trip up Snowdon. Victoria Lodge is a stunning place and loved everything. Ate in the local pub for Sunday roast and the beef was top notch. Bistro in Betws y coed was worth 2 visits as the food was fantastic. Looking forward to our next stay. X

October – Kim & Andrew, Ilchester, Somerset. Well what can I say…Fabulous place! Loved every second. We will be back and bring more friends. Xxx

October – Sue & Paul, Birmingham. Chris & Dave, Penmaenmawr. Lovely relaxing weekend, thank you.

October – Hopkins/Kearns families, Kidderminster, Worcester. A fabulous week in this beautiful lodge, couldn’t want for anything. Thank you!

October – Diane & Family including the ones from ‘down under’ The best home from home ever! All the things we could possibly need and more. Thanks for all your attention to detail.

October – Gale Cliffe, Simone Carrington-White and 5 boys (7-12 yrs) What an amazing place. A real priviledge to stay here. The kids played hide and seek for hours! Survived Bounce Below & The Zip Line, Slate Mines Tour, Conwy Castle and a fabulous boat ride along the Menai Straits. FANTASTIC – can highly recommend all the above activities including lunch at Dylans Restaurant on Anglesey. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

November – Mick, Sharon, Kaye, Paul, Skye & John. Hull. Thank you, we had a lovely time, place is fantastic. Recommend a trip to Conwy, nice small town x

December – The Ormrods, Lynn, Les, Sam, Sophie, Tom and Mariette. Worcs. Our second stay here and just as comfortable and welcoming. You’ve thought of everything we could possibly need. Weather has been dry all week and some days quite warm, which made walking a pleasure. Thanks for everything.


Jan – Tom, Carly & Ruby Raine.  Merrill, Nic & Lois – So nice to return again to this beautiful home. We like the new conservatory and the new leather sofa’s. Stayed in and made most of the house. We love it here. Thank you. Ruby age 6 loved her room and all the video’s. Loved the walks.

Feb – Eileen, John, Wayne, Amanda & Gill- Brighton. – Had a lovely time in Snowdonia. Beautiful scenery and the accommodation is fabulous. We will definitely come back to Victoria Lodge. Your hospitality was second to none. Very definitely 5* plus.

Feb – Tim & Rosie Cheeseman – Worcs. John & Gill – Liverpool. Sue & Malcolm – Leeds. – Beautiful house, we had a great weekend. Super weather, good walks. House very well stocked. Thank you very much, would happily recommend.

Feb – Tracy & Antony Colagrossi- Denham. Muriel & Ken Fretwell – Australia. Ben & Annelize – Bracknell. – Gorgeous house. We had a lovely time. Scenery spectacular. Will definitely be back.

March – Glenn & Lyn Woodward, Joe, Hannah & Charlie & Judy Byers – Yorkshire. What a nice house, well stocked and very clean. Lovely area with friendly local. Would recommend food in the local pub. Spar staff very friendly. We will be back. Thank you.

March – Jill & Jeff Goatman – Dorset. Helen, Andrew, Edward & Oliver Lane. – Wilts. A beautiful house in a lovely location. We have all had a wonderful time even with the snow! Thank you.

April – Jacqueline & Mark – Aylesbury. Jon, Klaus, Andy & Gabi – London. Thank you very much we had a wonderful time. The house is amazing and we did some great walks. Beautiful but cold weather.

April – Richie, Kyle, Lesley, James, Naomi & Fahran. – Sheffield & Leeds. It has all gone so fast! Our second stay here now and another amazing time, celebrating a birthday and engagement. I am sure we will be back next year!

April – Rachael & Richard – Thank you xxx 🙂 Awesome house! Everything you could possibly need for a great stay. Very clean and beautiful views.

May – Karen – Cheshire. Had a fantastic week.

May – Mr Rose & guests – Bristol. We have had a great holiday and enjoyed our stay at Victoria Lodge and cannot fault the facilities. I would recommend it to anyone wishing to holiday in North Wales. Thank you.

A wonderful time has been had by us all. Thank you and thanks to North Wales for its beautiful scenery and welcome. Will look forward to our annual battle on the rugby field next year.

May – Helen & Nathan. – Liverpool. A beautiful house and views enjoyed by 3 generations of family, this one will be hard to beat.

June – Weaver family, Hampshire. Fantastic house, every facility and well thought out. We have been lucky with the weather even enjoyed some sun bathing. Walks and views are stunning.

June – Hulley family. Mark & Hazel Alder. Tony & Carol Edwards. Great stay, loved the room, very cosy. Weather was good. Wonderful place and great part of the country.

June – Terrance & Pearson family. Gravesend, Kent. Lovely house. Great part of Wales. Would recommend to others.

July – Niemann family. Cranleigh, Surrey.  Beautiful house, lovely locals and to top it off a heatwave. Thanks Wales.

July – Vishram family. London. Had a wonderful time in Victoria Lodge, situated in beautiful surroundings. We had everything we needed.

August – Laenen family. Belgium.  We truly loved staying in Victoria Lodge. It is perfectly equipped to spend a very comfortable holiday. Would love to come back one day…..

August – Crafter family. Essex. We have loved our stay, it was beautiful.

August – Andy, Kelly & Joseph Wall. Pauline & Nigel Snow. – Nottingham. We have had a lovely week here. The house is wonderful and very well equipped. The weather was great too.

August – Drury family. N. E. Lancs. Fantastic weather, great location, lots to do. The house has plenty of space for 2 families and is well equipped. Hope to visit again soon!

September – Rick & Joan Williams. Ian & Ebbie Pitfield. Vancouver, Canada. Lovely home. Fabulous hiking holiday. Thank you.

September – Lawton family. Derby. Lovely place with lots on the doorstep. Would come again.

September – Ross family. Yorkshire. Good week, lovely house, well equipped.

October – Chohan & Sangha family. Coventry. Fabulous place, home from home. Lovely views and walks. Had a great time. Owners Julie & Clive lovely people. I am sure we will return to explore more and enjoy the ‘cottage’ more.

October – Williams family. Old Colwyn. Fab weekend had by all. We loved the table tennis 🙂

October – Brown, Ruskin & Bodycot-Owens families. Leics. Wet, windy, wonderful Wales! Victoria Lodge is a great base to explore this lovely country. A fantastic week spent with fantastic people.

November – Pearson family. Lancashire. A beautiful property in a stunning location. Loved every minute.

November – Lyn, Les, Sam & Tom Ormrod. Birmingham. We’ve had a great week, despite the rain! The nearby mountain bike tracks have been
enjoyed by our sons. Victoria Lodge is a very comfortable base.

December – Emma aged 13 from Staffordshire. Such a nice place, whole family loved it, would definitely come again as had a lovely holiday. Perfect place to spend Christmas.

December – Taylor-Pickford and Sykes family. Cheshire and Derbyshire. A lovely holiday home, very comfortable with everything you would ever need for a self catering holiday. What a wonderful way to spend New Year! The 2 young girls had an amazing time. Thank you Julie & Clive. Happy New Year!


February – Pemberton family (Birmingham) “Victoria Lodge has been beautifully finished to provide an excellent home from home. Its location is well placed to allow visits to many sites including CADW, slatemines were impressive and Portmerion was fascinating.”

February- Micky Blue Eyes (Birmingham) “The cottage definitely has the WOW factor everyone loved it. It was a 60th Birthday present for my Dad and he was equally impressed. The property is very spacious but has a real cosy feel to it. The views are superb. The owners have done a fantastic job with this property and were very friendly. Will definitely return.”

March – Lance & Traci (York) “It has been a pleasure to stay in this beautiful Lodge. Village very friendly and we had an amazing time, we will definitely be staying again. Thank you for letting us share this beautiful home.”

March – The Bramley family (N.Yorks) “What a lovely place, breakfast outside in the heatwave for 5 mornings! The Lodge and the location are perfect for a lovely holiday in beautiful North Wales. We all thoughly enjoyed our stay. Thank You.”

April – Carolyn,Mike,Vicky,Paul & Auntie Alison (Oxfordshire) “Excellent house, lovely holiday, and the snow was an unexpected treat!”

April – Clipsom family ( Norfolk & Scotland)  “Had a wonderful holiday, very comfortable accomodation. Certainly recommend.”

April – Burnip family (Newcastle & S. Wales) “Fab week and fantastic accommodation.”

April – Mclaughlin Clan (Dunbartonshire, Yorkshire & Cornwall) “Great place for a family get together. Characterful and tasteful conversion. Lots of room to chill out and relax in a great home. We all love it.”

May –  Rebecca & Stephen (Gloucester) “Fantastic stay. The Lodge is beautiful. Had a wonderful time. Will recommend.”

May –  Paul & Lianne Faice  (Gloucester) “Lovely accomodation, loved the kitchen, great for relaxing, cooking, eating and chatting together. Lovely walks from the railway through the woods.”

May – Ali, Pete, Hildie, Gareth, Alex and Andy (Warwickshire) “Just arrived and felt at home straight away, very nicely done, very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Kitchen is amazing. Had an amazing time, home from home :)”

May – Steve & Marie (Suffolk) Beautiful!

May – Julia, Mark, Angus, Andrea David Max Lily and Nana Sue. “We’ve had a marvelous stay here as a family. We all love it, would come again.”

May – Derrick, Craig & Millie (Sale) “We have all managed to switch off completely.”

June – Neil, Mandy (Brackley Northants) & Mary Woodward (Stockport) “We have had a fantastic holiday in this lovely chapel. It is a wonderful place and very peaceful. I love the stained glass windows.”

June – Rachael, Ian & Sam (Wolverhampton) Jon & Iris (West Mids) “Enjoyed a really special time celebrating a 61st wedding anniversary and 80th birthday in beautiful surroundings in this lovely house. Thank you, we have enjoyed the area even in the rain! A weekend of memories which are made of family, love, joy and happiness.”

June – Hilary & Neil (West Sussex) “We finally made it and it was certainly worth the wait. Beautiful Lodge, Snowdonia is stunning. Had a fabulous time.”

July – Phil & Lynne (Portishead) “Great chapel, well furnished, home away from home. Good base from which to explore Snowdonia/North Wales. Beautiful.”

July – Belinda & Wayne, Rachel & Nick & Martyn (Sheffield & West Mids) “Fantastic house!! Loved the quality and quirkiness of the chapel. Beautiful area, great location. We had a great time :)”

August – Colin, Sarah and family (Colchester) “Brilliant! Lovely house, lovely village and owners very helpful. Will recommend.”

August – Helen, Andrew, Joanna & Natalie. (Sheffield) – “Great place, beautiful views. Its that amazing don’t want to go! Just brilliant! Would love to come again =)”

September – Oliver & Charlie (Manchester & Georgia USA) –  “Mega Amazing Lodge! Beautiful home in a location that could not be more perfect. Deserves all 5 stars and then some.”

September – Cooper family (Sale) – “Beautiful place to stay, weather great, wonderful holiday with family. Would make a wonderful home!”

September – Hancock family (Northampton) – “Beautiful quirky chapel, fantastic views, walked up Snowdon and back, lots to do and see. Everyone enjoyed! =)”

October – McCrilley family (Solihull) “Lovely home, so much thought put into comfort of your guests. Absolutely deserves it’s Gold Award.”

October – Wright family (Chester) – “2nd stay, fabulous location. Everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Felt very homely! Would definitely recommend and we will be back! Thanks.”

October – Thompson family (Colchester) – “What a great place! Very relaxing and all the comforts of home.”

October – Sue & Tom (Stoke on Trent) “Everything amazing, wonderful place, not remotely spooky even though Halloween!”

November – Charles family (Bury) “Thank you so much, amazing house, the views are astonishing and the house itself is beautiful =))”

November – Ann & Andy, Emma & Danny, George & Henry (High Wycombe & Connahs Quay) – “Had a lovely holiday in your beautiful home. Very comfortable and all mod-cons. Will definitely visit again.”


Jan – Beth &Nick (Oxford) “Lovely house, very welcoming. Thank you.”

Jan – Mark & Sara (Wiltshire) “Superb property, loved the kitchen. Will be back.”

Feb – Andy & Yvette (Sheffield) “Had a fantastic weekend in this wonderful house. Thank you.”

Feb –  Mandy & Peter (West Midlands) – “OMG! What a fantastic place to stay. The weather was fine so we managed to walk a few miles. What a venue to return to. We didn’t want for anything.”

Feb – Bernard & Cath (Wigan) “Had a wonderful week in this fabulous home, truly surpassed our expectations. Brilliant weather, fantastic scenery, very picturesque walks.”

Mar – Claire & Joe (London). Great house, great location, great pub, great holiday.”

Mar – Wray family “Brilliant week in this lovely house. Great weather, lovely walks and good pub.”

Mar – Damian & Alison “Had a lovely week, wonderful house and great walks, this is our 2nd visit and will definitely come again.”

Apr – Lisa (Lancs). “Best time ever in the most wonderful house. Simply the best place we have ever stayed. Loved it and loved the walks.”

Apr – Annemieke & Diego (Brisbane, Australia) “We enjoyed our wonderful stay in a very charming and spacious house. Lovely surroundings and walks.”

May – Davis family “We loved the property and have had a fabulous time here. ”

May – Marie & Gary (Coventry) “Back again, loved it all in our cosy chapel. Thanks.”

May – Susan & Don (Kingston, Canada) “Wonderful visit, enjoyed it all Victoria Lodge fabulous.”

May – Jamie & Rachel “Really nice to be back. Not enough time.”

June – Roberts family (Surrey) “Lovely home from home (actually better than home) Victoria Lodge location good for all attractions, lovely people in village. Hope to be back. What a super place to stay. Terrific.”

June – Neil & Nicki “Had a great week and loved the house, Great local pub and shop. Awesome, we will be back.”

June – Brown family “Lovely home in a beautiful area.”

June – Dean & Cohen families (London) “We love the chapel! Amazing pad in the midst of stunning scenery.”

June – Donna & Steve (Wirral) “This was our 2nd stay at the Lodge and we will definitely be returning.”

July – The Green family (Suffolk) “A lovely holiday. We enjoyed the local walks. Great.”

July – Hall family (Staffs) “This is our 2nd stay at Victoria Lodge and enjoyed it as much as the last.”

July – Brennan family (Surrey) “A bit wet, but still had a lovely time and loved the trip up Snowdon, wonderfull views, Victoria Lodge is just lovely.”

August – McDonald Hurst Briggs family (Manchester) “A lovely holiday full of WOW factors, from the awesome scenery to the beautiful elegant Victoria Lodge. A great holiday with great company, great food and great fun. We will definately be back. Many thanks.”

August – “Shergold & Hall families (Oxfordshire) “Had a great time here, a great house, loved all of it, definately a 5* home, will come again.”

September – Wells family (Kent) “The Lodge surpassed all of our expectations, extremely well equipped.”

September – Watkins family (Yorkshire) “Fantastic property and a beautiful area, would definately like to come back. Loved watching the birds from the kitchen windows, watch out for the nuthatch and great spotted woodpecker.”

September – Andy Gwyn Nina & Carol (Herts) “Wonderful scenery, a good location for walks and sightseeing. Accomodation out of this world. We wanted for nothing. Thank you from all of us.”

September – Roger Joan Clive & Brenda (Suffolk) “Sunny Wales in September. Superb accomodation in a great location. To be recommended.”

October – Mark Lisa & Lil Jones (Hants. & The Wirral) “Just missed the heatwave sadly. Thank you so much Clive & Julie for being so welcoming and friendly. We will be in touch again to stay at your beautiful house.”

October – Kieran & Jocelyn (Leicester) “WOW, Victoria Lodge is in a class of its own. It has everything we needed and was a perfect place to return to after some wild and windy walks. Thank you.”

October – Ray & June (Hants) “Great walks and good weather.”

November – Steve, Maddy & Nicky (Hamps) “Well, have we ever loved this fabulously equipped home from home. Thanks to the owners for such a fab place to stay.”

December – M.Storr (Leeds) “Quite simply the most stunning property I have stayed in. Short of nothing. Definately recommend to all.”

December – Miss L. (Leeds) “WOW, perfect, amazing, beautiful, fabulous….I’m not leaving….Thank You”

December – Strong family (Manchester) “What a lovely way to spend Christmas. We love Victoria Lodge the perfect place for a Christmas getaway.”


Jan – Sullivan family (Liverpool) “Beautiful house and surroundings. Love to return. Thank you.”

Feb – Wall family (Kent) “Stunning house in a great location, a real home away from home, don’t want to leave. We will definitely be back.

Feb – Scarborough family “Wonderful house in a stunning location, central for everything and short of nothing.”

Feb – Ken & Sue (Manchester) “Lovingly and beautifully renovated, had a wonderful time, would definitely come back again.”

Feb – Wilson family “The house is ‘fab’, well equipped and very comfortable.”

Mar – Mr & Mrs Wright “An amazing property. Had a fantastic time, don’t want to leave. Definitely come back.”

Mar – Mitchell family (Notts) –  “Stunning house, thank you.”

Apr – Darren & Helen (Essex) – “We loved the house, very nicely decorated and in a great location.”

Apr – Jon & Helen “A very nice house we all had a very good holiday. Thank you.”

Apr – Davey & Hazzard families (Sussex) “Beautiful house in a lovely location. Hope to be back.”

May – Wyma family (The Netherlands) “House was beautiful.”

May – Tony & Sally (Cheltenham) “Stunning chapel. WOW! Very tasteful décor throughout and the kitchen is ‘fab’. Our stay here wasn’t long enough. Scenery just beautiful. Will be back.”

May – Whelan family. “Another fantastic time (4th year) love the chapel.”

May  – Mary & Graham. “Fantastic, the chapel had everything we wanted and more. Scorching weather, stunning scenery. We will be back.”

June – Tracy & Andy (Doncaster) “What a beautiful house, definitely had the WOW factor. Great location. Sorry to be leaving.”

June – Rabiyah (London) “We all had a very restful break with fantastic weather and the perfect location. A delightful stay. We will be back.”

July – Bromley family (Oregon USA & Cornwall) “Fantastic holiday, the lodge was perfect for all 3 generations and the best location for visiting so many attractions. Super time.”

July -Penhaligan family (Cornwall & Australia) “Victoria Lodge attention to details greatly appreciated.”

July – Gurden family (Suffolk) “House was wonderful a real home away from home. Loads to do. Great.”

Aug – M.Sunderland “The internet pictures of Victoria Lodge pale into insignificance when you stay here, its magnificent. Spectacular scenery.”

Sep – Vera & Peter (Stoke on Trent) “Great holiday, great place and great weather.”

Sep – Pratt family (West Sussex) “Wonderful house. Thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Superb accommodation.”

Sep – Bevan family (S. Wales) “‘Fab’ time, Victoria Lodge delightful, excellent location.”

Sep – Bullock family (Cheshire) “The house is stunning and equipped with everything making our stay perfect. A week we wont forget. thank you.”

Oct – Atkinson family (Manchester) “Loved the ambiance of the house . Just loved it all. Thanks.”

Oct – Lesley & James (Sheffield) “A fabulous house indeed.”

Oct – Hatcher family (Lichfield) “Beautiful homely house, would love to stay again.”

Oct – Andy & Jan (Yorkshire) “A truly beautiful home matched only be the scenery, Thank you.”

Nov – Richardson family (Lincoln) “Lovely home in a superb setting. Loads to see and do within a 20 mile radius.” Cloe Richardson (age 7) I really like this house, I wish I could live here.

Nov – Natalie & Jim (Essex) “Had an amazing time in this lovely house.”


June – Mr & Mrs Hardy – “Had a wonderful holiday, the house is beautiful we will have happy memories”

July – Mr & Mrs Sells – “Chapel was delightful, comfortable and well appointed. Good walks and good food everywhere we went.”

July – Pepe Garcia (Spain) – “Had forgotten how beautiful the Conwy valley was. We loved Dolwyddelan, the little church, the walks, the people and not to mention this lovely house.”

Aug – Wray Family – “We have enjoyed our time here, beautiful house in a lovely village.”

Aug – Bowers family – “Had a wonderful holiday, amazing chapel.”

Aug – Roebuck family – “Chapel is gorgeous, a great place to stay and the location is good, very relaxing.”

Sep  – Mr & Mrs Brinsmead (Australia) “Thoroughly enjoyed our time here.”

Sep – Khan family (Hertfordshire) “Wonderful chapel, beautiful scenery, went to the top of Snowdon and was amazing. Thank you would love to come back.

Sep –  Todd & Wray family (Somerset) Great place handy for everywhere.

Oct –  Gittman family (N. Wales) – “Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, everything, every aspect. Mr & Mrs Burton had thought of everything. Excellent. Thank you.”

Oct – Mr & Mrs Hague (Sheffield) “Beautiful place, and the kitchen is fantastic place for everyone. Everyone we met in the village was pleasant and helpful. We will be back.”

Nov – Corfield family (Powys) “Great stay, beautiful house.”

Dec – Richards (Coventry) “Enjoyed our stay in the luxurious chapel. A great kitchen.”