Win a luxurious stay for you and a guest at historic Bodysgallen Hall in Snowdonia
Bodysgallen Hall, a romantic country house hotel and spa on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, is offering one Gardens Illustrated reader the chance to win a luxury two-night stay for two.
Owned by the National Trust, 17th century Bodysgallen Hall enjoys a privileged location in North Wales with spectacular views of Snowdonia, and can also lay claim to one of Wales’s greatest hotel gardens. Surrounding the Grade I-listed house, the 220 acres of parkland include a rare 17th-century parterre of box hedges (shown below) filled with sweet-smelling herbs, natural limestone outcrops, a rockery with a cascade, walled gardens, a lily pond and several follies.
There is also a formal rose garden and a variety of well-established specimen trees and shrubs, including medlar and mulberry. Another highlight is the kitchen garden, which provides the freshest of ingredients for the award-winning restaurant, with an abundance of seasonal foliage used for arrangements through the house and luxury spa. To find out more about the hotel go to bodysgallen.com.
While staying at Bodysgallen Hall, why not take the opportunity to visit other notable National Trust properties? One not to be missed is Bodnant Garden, a historic Grade I-listed horticultural gem, while Powis Castle with its world-famous gardens laid out along French- and Italian-style terraces, overhung with giant clipped yews that shelter rare and tender plants, is within easy reach.
The competition prize includes*
- Two-night stay at Bodysgallen Hall with a stay in a main hall room
- Breakfast each day for two
- Three-course dinner for two on one evening
- Afternoon tea for two on one afternoon
- One spa treatment per person, and use of the spa facilities throughout your stay
- A guided tour of the gardens followed by coffee or tea
Enter the competition by answering the question below
*Terms and conditions apply