As a veteran of many Welsh holidays, I was concerned that staying in an older property in February, might be a little chilly and damp to say the least. In the event Conwy Lodge was really cosy and the hot water bottles I'd packed stayed in the suitcase. There were plenty of well seasoned logs provided for use in the burner and sitting round a real fire was a lovely end to each day.
The lodge has a lovely, well maintained garden, (the snowdrops were out and the daffodils just about to bloom when we were there) and it's large barbeque area must be great in the summer.
Eating at a table inside the lodge is a bit difficult if you are a group of 4 or more. There isn't really room to extend the dining table in the kitchen and still get to the oven. This is a minor niggle, which we solved by setting up the table in the living room when we wanted to be posh!
Overall there is plenty of living space and storage.
The location was perfect for us as we wanted to visit family in Rhos-on-Sea, which was a ten minute drive away. The centre of Llandudno was only a five minutes drive. Even off- season, Llandudno was welcoming, plenty of restaurants, and cafes open, along with a selection of interesting shops, not just the usual High Street chains. Our teenage daughters appreciated the shopping but were not too grown up to also enjoy tobogganing at the ski centre and playing The Penny Falls in the amusement arcade.
My final comment is to record my thanks to Nicole, the administrater for the Lodge and her Mum, who cleans it, (very well,I should add.) We inadvertantly left some items behind and Nicole and her Mum were very helpful in getting them back to us.