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Caerau Uchaf Gardens

Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7LG, Wales
+44 1678 530493
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OK ish but expensive for what it was

We stopped by after reading reviews on the gardens and the cafe, after getting through the narrow... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Claire W
via mobile
Hidden Gem

This is a hidden gem of a garden a few miles from Bala. It is laid out in a way whereby you can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JasonMux
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Open Gardens and Adventure Playground but also food food food. Caerau Uchaf has the highest private garden open to the public in North Wales at over 1000 ft. We are Toby and Stephanie Hickish, who started building the gardens from scratch in 1994. They were a sideline to our garden design business and have been added to over the years. The cafe has become a significant part of the whole thing and we aim to produce really good home cooked lunches as well as Stephanie's great cakes. We also sell gifts and plants.Caerau Gardens and Cafe is now open SEVEN days a week from 10.00a.m until early evening. We can provide early evening meals especially in High season. At other times booking is appreciated.
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Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7LG, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by after reading reviews on the gardens and the cafe, after getting through the narrow roads and we had a warm welcome and met the people looking after it who were lovely. £4.50 each entrance fee for the start being all lovely and...More

Thank Claire W
summersgardens, Owner at Caerau Uchaf Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Surprised by your comments as we and all our other visitors have been delighted with the gardens, they are better than ever this year though they do get a bit woolly as the year goes on. It's a lovely spot though and as private gardens...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem of a garden a few miles from Bala. It is laid out in a way whereby you can wander around and discover beautiful surprises around each corner. Also you can have a meal here, where the food is home cooked...More

Thank JasonMux
summersgardens, Owner at Caerau Uchaf Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for going to the trouble to review us, reviews like yours make one feel a warm glow! I think the gardens have been at their best this year though we probably loose control at some stage as the year goes on....More

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Came to stay a couple nights at the pigsty, we were made to feel very welcome. This was my first visit to Wales. Such a beautiful place and there is so much to the garden. Fantastic views. Adorable and well behaved dogs. Things to do...More

Thank helenmelondyet
summersgardens, Owner at Caerau Uchaf Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you loved the place!!

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful hidden surprise. We visited on our way home after a camping holiday after finding it on trip advisor. We were sceptical when driving up the single track road but so glad we decided to continue as it's such a beautiful place....More

Thank lct86
summersgardens, Owner at Caerau Uchaf Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review!! It's always great when people are so enthusiastic. It is difficult to explain the place to people, especially when they just turn off the road on a whim and think they have ended up at a private...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed in 'The Hovel' at the weekend...Wow what a stunning place! The hosts Stephanie and Toby are just lovely and nothing was too much trouble for them.We had ordered a meal and they delivered it piping hot to our door...all homemade too and it...More

Thank linda h
summersgardens, Owner at Caerau Uchaf Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and hope to see you again soon x

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

For Christmas my partner surprised me with a stay at caerau gardens, it was beautiful! We stayed in the converted pig sty which was very cosy! It's a wonderful part of Wales to visit if like myself you live in the city and fancy something...More

Thank katiejaneevans
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We have stayed in the Pigsty a number of times now, choosing to stay in different seasons has brought a new experience each time, all of it lovely. The Pigsty is a comfortable and private location, with a lovely sauna and a great bed -...More

Thank SallyK5
Hickish, Owner at Caerau Uchaf Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2017

Dear Sally Thank you so much for your lovely review. It really is very kind of you to take the time to write such a detailed review. We do appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back again! we may even get around...More

Reviewed 6 October 2016

Visited these 'hidden' gardens this week. The signs lead you up a single track road with few passing places. There seems to be some confusion as to the days it is closed. Web sites state Tues and Wed, but a pencilled notice also mentioned Mondays....More

Thank cowrieshell
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I'd seen the signs for this place many times, so decided to take a look one Sunday afternoon. The gardens were just seeing out the last azaleas and rhododendrons, and were still full of colour. The setting is amazing and the cafe had a great...More

Thank Tyke1961
Toby H, Owner at Caerau Uchaf Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Thank you for your very kind review. Lovely to know that you liked the cakes, all home baked. Toby's main courses are also delicious as you have guessed! His Thai Curry and Curry Goat are excellent! Well worth a try and we also have lovely...More

Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is such a wonderful, natural, peaceful place, we'll never forget it and will visit again. There's something for everyone. Children can run around, and enjoy the play areas. Lovers of wildlife can enjoy the plants buzzing with insects, There are plenty of seats. all...More

Thank Tricia H
Hickish, Owner at Caerau Uchaf Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciated the place. We would love to see you again and hopefully meet you. From your review I think you must have been hosted by Jane, our lovely...More

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Nicole W
24 August 2016|
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Response from Jane E | Reviewed this property |
Yes but no sure how much.
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Mufcjane
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Response from Hickish | Property representative |
Hello, Yes the gardens are dog friendly. There is plenty of room to exercise your dogs and they are allowed into the cafe area as well
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