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BODYSGALLEN HALL & SPA, near Llandudno

At-a-Glance Guide

An Historic House Hotel of the National Trust
15 bedrooms & suites in house, 16 cottage suites in grounds, 1 with full access
bar, bistro, AA 3 Rosette restaurant, private dining
main hall, drawing rm, library
spa, indoor pool, steam, sauna, gym, treatments
gardens and woodland
B&B from £159 per double

BODYSGALLEN HALL & SPA, near Llandudno


A mile and half south of Llandudno, with magnificent views of Snowdonia, Bodysgallen Hall overlooks the medieval fortress of Conwy Castle. It’s probable that the original part of the house – a five-storey tower dating from the late 13th century - was built as a watch-tower to prevent surprise attacks on the low-lying castle.
Although Bodysgallen’s uniformity of style implies that it all dates from one period, it was built over the course of 600 years – mainly in the 17th Century, when it belonged to the Mostyn family. In the late 1800s, Lady Augusta Mostyn sensitively restored the house - which had become an architectural jumble - for her son, Colonel Henry Mostyn. In World War I, he raised the 17th Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and paraded them in the grounds. An oak tree commemorates this.
When the Colonel’s eccentric son, Ievenn, inherited the house in 1949, a lengthy, slow decline set in. His niece sold Bodysgallen in 1969, and it became a private guest house. Later purchased and restored by Historic House Hotels, it opened as a hotel in the early 1980s.


This glorious Grade I listed building sits in 200 acres of parkland, with beautifully restored gardens, both manicured and wild.


With its uniquely ethereal beauty, Bodysgallen is an ideal choice for an escapist getaway or for a romantic break, and will appeal to garden lovers, and those with an interest in of history. The hotel is licensed to perform civil wedding ceremonies.


The 17th–Century Main Hall and first-floor Drawing Room are the finest rooms in the house. Each has two fireplaces, original oak panelling, stone mullioned windows, antique furniture and fine pictures.

Overlooking the gardens, Bodysgallen’s Dining Room is the only AA 3 Rosette-rated restaurant in Landudno, and offers fine dining using fresh local ingredients, accompanied by wines from an extensive cellar.

Bedrooms on the first and second floors of the Main Hall are characterised by stone mullioned windows and stained glass panels. Classic, Standard, Superior and Four-poster rooms are individually decorated; each has its own charm and character – and an air of tranquillity, enhanced by wonderful views over the gardens and parkland.
B&B rates per room per night: Classic queen-size double room, single occupancy, £159; Classic queen-size double, £179; Standard king-size double or twin-bedded room, £189; Superior king-size double or twin-bedded room, single occupancy, £195; Superior king-size double or twin-bedded room, £255; Superior Snowdonia view king-size double or twin-bedded room, £349; Four-poster bedroom, £255.

The four Principal Suites, all of which are in the Main Hall, are elegantly furnished in classic country house style, and consist of a spacious bedroom and a separate sitting room with pull-out sofa bed, if required. Vaughan Suite has a four-poster bed; the other suites have a king-size double or twin beds. The Lady Augusta and Conwy Suites have breathtaking views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle; the Mostyn and Vaughan Suites look over Bodysgallen’s glorious parkland.
B&B rate per suite per night: £425.

Rambling roses adorn the stone walls of the Main Hall Cottages, clustered around a secluded cottage garden. Although close to the Main Hall, they offer a greater degree of privacy and some have their own private garden. Sleeping up to four, the cottages have one, two or three bedrooms and a sitting room.
Spa Cottages, a short walk through the gardens from the main house, with parking and the spa close by, were adapted from the old farm buildings. Their names reveal their roles: The Smithy, Engine Room and The Dairy. Looking out onto parkland and meadows, they offer a greater degree of privacy, and are ideal for a romantic break, a pampering weekend, or as a base from which to discover the glorious surrounding countryside. Some have a separate sitting room, others have a large room en-suite with a sitting area. Dairy cottage has fully accessible bedroom and bathroom facilities.
All cottages include a sofa and comfortable armchairs, flat-screen satellite TV, dressing table and desk, radio alarm clock, trouser press, a luxury towelling robe and complimentary slippers. En-suite bathrooms feature power showers and Molton Brown toiletries.
Each cottage has a small refrigerator plus tea- and coffee-making facilities - or you can call for room service, and enjoy treats from the kitchen served in privacy.
B&B rates per night: single Cottage suite, £155; Cottage suite, single occupancy, £195; Cottage suite queen-size double, £220; Studio Spa Suite, £220; Superior Cottage/Spa suite king-size double or twin-bedded, £265; Pineapple Cottage and The Smithy triple cottage suites, £375; Byre Cottage Piano Suite - one queen-size double and two singles, £410.

All rates are inclusive of accommodation, full Welsh breakfast, early morning tea, full use of the Spa, service and VAT.

The Bodysgallen Spa, converted from a stone-built farm, is a short walk from the hotel, has a 50’ swimming pool, whirlpool spa bath, steam room, sauna, solarium, gym, beauty treatment and therapy rooms, relaxation room and club room. The signature ‘Decléor Rose Garden, Face and Body Retreat’ was created exclusively for The Spa at Bodysgallen Hall.

Of particular note is a rare 17th-Century parterre of box hedges filled with sweet-scented herbs. There's also a walled rose garden, a rockery with cascade, several follies and extensive woodland with walks.

The hotel is licensed to perform civil wedding ceremonies.

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