Are you looking to get away from it all with your partner?
Whilst North Wales might well be rife with opportunities for adventure (whether you’re looking to soar at over 100 mph through a quarry or race down a river on a raft) it’s also an ideal place for couples looking to cosy up for a few days.
The area is well known for its natural splendour, as well as its large tracts of unbroken countryside. Look a little closer amongst this stunning landscape and you’ll spy handsome brick work hiding amongst the foliage as well as the cobbled stones of tiny B&Bs that are ready to welcome you for a truly relaxing weekend.
These are considered be some of the most romantic places to stays for couples and, whilst being far from suitable for low budgets, they are guaranteed to deliver on comfort and style:
Bodysgallen Hall and Spa
Breathtaking views, carefully kept gardens and a luxurious spa wait for you at Bodysgallen Hall, where you can leave your cares at the door and put yourselves in the very capable hands of the well-trained staff. This is a truly one-of-a-kind building that has been progressively built upon for the last six centuries which has resulted in the fascinating architecture that exists today. The medieval heart of the building was originally built as a lookout, but the purpose of the building today remains as a shrine to peace and relaxation.
Quaint countryside charm exudes from Plas Bodegroes in abundance thanks to its lovely Victorian architecture and picturesque gardens. A decent collection of Welsh paintings greet you upon your arrival and elevate the rustic charms of this cosy boutique hotel beyond that of its competitors. Husband and wife team, Chris and Gunna Chown have run this magical place for 32 years and have fine-tuned their craft in that time. The food in the restaurant has been honoured over the years with a Michelin star which was held for 17 years and was also named UK Restaurant of the Year by the Good Food Guide in 2003.
The Coach House
If you’d rather seek complete seclusion from waiting staff and other guests then you can book into this Grade II listed holiday cottage for a weekend. Although you will have to cook your own meals, you can benefit from a private sun terrace and complete solitude as you relax on 3 acres of beautiful grounds.
In the day you can leave the car parked at the cottage and take a walk through the Snowdonia National Park or stay in, relax and then visit the local historic pub in the evening to skip the cooking and enjoy a romantic meal together. Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014, this is a must-visit for couples seeking complete privacy.
Combining fairy-tale whimsy with sleek modern decor, the Chateau Rhianfa is in a league unto itself, just make sure you book ahead as this grand hotel is often booked months in advance.
Choose from a wide variety of boutique-style rooms that have been carefully decorated to suit all kind of tastes. Whilst the modestly priced Classic Rooms illicit a more humble B&B charm, the superior hotel suites come complete with feature baths, giant bay windows and grand book cases