Historic House Hotel set within its own 220-acre estate near Llandudno is the perfect staycation throughout the year with plenty to explore near by
Standing in award-winning gardens and parkland to the south of Llandudno with spectacular views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle, Bodysgallen Hall provides all that is best in country house hospitality for year-round staycations. This 17th century house has been sympathetically restored by Historic House Hotels since 1980 and was given to the National Trust in 2008.
Conwy County attracts a significant number of visitors year on year. In 2018, Conwy was the most visited county along the North Wales coast – with visitor numbers second only to Cardiff nationally.
Summer – A focus on the gardens / A visit to Llandudno North Shore Beach
Summer is an ideal season to spend more time in the beautiful gardens at Bodysgallen Hall. The gardens include a rare 17th century parterre of box hedges filled with sweet-scented herbs, a rockery with a cascade, a walled rose garden, and several follies. Several woodland walks enhance the outdoor experience in the sunshine and include the Terrace Walk, the Ladies Walk, the Eastern Covert Walk or the Pydew Village Walk that leads to a Gothic Tower and the obelisk located on top of Pydew mountain. A kitchen garden is also a highlight and chefs pick produce here.
Llandudno is Wales's largest resort, uniquely situated between the Great Orme and Little Orme with two award-winning beaches, Llandudno North Shore Beach and the quieter, sand duned West Shore Beach. Llandudno has kept its Victorian and Edwardian elegance and splendour, despite its modern attractions. The North Shore is Llandudno's principal beach (also known as Llandudno Beach) and is a sheltered beach with a long Victorian pier and wide promenade and set in the shadow of the impressive Great Orme headland.
Autumn – A focus on afternoon tea by the fireplace / A visit to Snowdonia National Park
The main entrance to the hall is the ideal place to sit in front of the historic and stunning fireplace after entering a beautiful grand door. This is also the place to enjoy afternoon tea. In fact, afternoon tea can be taken in various areas of the hall including in the library and drawing room. Bodysgallen’s Traditional Afternoon Tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, cakes and pastries and a choice of freshly brewed teas.
Get active outdoors and find plenty of adventure in Wales's mountains, moors, lakes and rivers all available at Snowdonia National Park. The park's historic Snowdon Mountain Railway climbs to the summit of Wales's highest mountain, Mount Snowdon, offering views across the sea to Ireland and back along the North Wales coast. The Park also has an extensive network of trails, over 100 lakes and craggy peaks such as Cader Idris and Tryfan.
Winter – A focus on the Spa / A visit to National Trust Penrhyn Castle
Bodysgallen Spa with its swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, steam room and Club Room is the ideal place to relax and unwind. A variety of beauty and well-being treatments are offered using products by Aromatherapy Associates, Environ, Caci, and Jessica. Full and half day spa packages are available, which include two hours use of the Spa. The gymnasium is well equipped with the latest cardio-vascular equipment and a Power Plate, suitable for all ranges of fitness, is air-conditioned and overlooks the pool.
Penrhyn is a 19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings and just a 22-minute drive from Bodysgallen Hall. The unique and dramatic architecture, opulent interiors and fine art collection sit alongside a history of sugar and slate fortunes, of social unrest and the longest-running industrial dispute in British history. Built between 1820 and 1833 for George Hay Dawkins Pennant by the famous architect Thomas Hopper, Penrhyn houses an outstanding collection of Dutch, Venetian and Spanish paintings and furniture, including the one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria.
Spring – A focus on the bedrooms / A visit to Bodnant Garden
Open the windows of the 15 individually decorated bedrooms (including four Principal Suites) in the main Hall or the 16 cottage suites located in the garden court or near the Bodysgallen Spa and feel and smell the arrival of spring. The luxurious principal suites are furnished with a king-size double bed (the Vaughan Suite has a queen-size four-poster), with ensuite bathroom and separate Sitting Room. The Suites have views out over the gardens and parkland. Penhaligon is the chosen in room amenities range in all bedrooms.
The World-famous Bodnant Garden is home to National Collections and Champion Trees, just 11 minutes from Bodysgallen Hall. A historic Grade 1 listed horticultural gem, Bodnant was established in 1874 by scientist, businessman and politician Henry Pochin. Plants have been collected and brought to Britain from far afield, and with the vision of the McLaren family and the National Trust, the gardens set on a hillside and covering over 80 acres have become a haven of rarity and beauty. Bodnant also boasts Wales' largest collection of UK Champion Trees, which provide a year-round spectacle.
A stay in North Wales at Bodysgallen Hall is ideal for all manner of staycations throughout the year.
www.bodysgallen.com Llandudno, North Wales, LL30 1RS Tel: +44 (0)1492 584 466
B&B priced from £215.00 per night based on two sharing