One Bedroom Holiday Cottage with Mountain Views | Bwlch-Y-Groes

One bedroom holiday cottage with mountain views | Bwlch-Y-Groes
Bwlch-Y-Groes is a one bedroom holiday cottage with mountain views high above the village of Llanuwchllyn just south of the market town of Bala in North Wales. A cottage as beautiful on the inside as the landscape outside.

One bedroom holiday cottage with mountain views | Bwlch-Y-Groes

…mountain views…
…lovingly renovated…
…fairy tale retreat…

Lovingly renovated from a disused barn by farm owners Karen and John, this working grade ii listed farm cottage offers an idyllic retreat for guests wanting to explore the Snowdonia National Park. I’m sure John worked hard to restore the fabric of the building but it’s Karen’s attention to detail and choice of furnishings that most guests will notice. Small touches like the reflective vase in the window or the lazy cushions on the sofa help create that fairy tale retreat that a lot of our guests crave.

One Bedroom Holiday Cottage with Mountain Views

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The natural focal point of the lounge is the gorgeous enamelled log burner. A very welcome sight after a long walk in the mountains. At the other end of the room a traditional welsh dresser is flanked by luxuriously deep sofa and arm chair.

A small but attractive kitchen has been imaginatively organised and well equipped. Distinctive touches like hessian storage sacks and cheque curtains are intermixed with more modern kitchen appliances. A pretty dark oak dinning table and chairs sits in the light of the french doors to the rear of the property.

Upstairs things get even nicer. A double sized bed sits under the original oak truss of the old barn. Guest wake to a view of the Arran mountain range on the far side of a beautiful green valley. And don’t worry if you’re not looking your best at that time, there’s no one looking back except the odd nonchalant sheep and perhaps a curious chicken or two. Some beanbag chairs and tasteful decretive pieces create a sense of calm and tranquility to match.

One bedroom holiday cottage with mountain views | Bwlch-Y-Groes

…beautiful log burners…
…original oak truss…
…calm and tranquility…

Location

The cottage is set in Cynllwyd Uchaf a small hamlet about half way between lake Vyrnwy (as seen on BBC spring watch) and Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), on the Bwlch y Groes a famous mountain pass which links the villages of Llanuwchllyn and Dinas Mawddwy. Beautiful in all weathers and seasons, the valley is steeped in folk lore, stories of giants, fairies and bandits. Footpaths criss cross the valley, there’s one leading down to Llanuwchllyn village which is about a mile and a half away. Here you can take a ride on the narrow-gauge railway which runs along the east shore of the lake from Llanuwchllyn to Bala, or visit the famous Eagles Pub for one of their farm grown, home cooked, meals.

Or you might want to travel in the opposite direction to lake Vyrnwy . A truly magical place with RSPB reserve, bicycle hire and country hotel and spa serving afternoon teas, relaxing beauty treatments and country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting, and fly fishing – all of which are open to non residents.

Bala itself is a 10 minute drive away and is a charming example of a welsh market town. There are two sailing clubs on the lake and hire facilities for canoeing and kayaking. There’s also a leisure centre with a swimming pool, a golf club which offers summer membership, and white water rafting at the national centre. So whether you’re a hardened hill walker or casual ambler, you want to fish for trout or tiddlers, watch red kites or robins, go thrill seeking, or take a scenic drive, visit the seaside (Barmouth is about 45 minutes away) or the moors or mountains or simply escape from it all for a while, light the fire and truly relax in beautiful tranquil surroundings Bwlch-Y-Groes cottage is for you.

One bedroom holiday cottage with mountain views | Bwlch-Y-Groes

…adventure activities…
…centrally located…
…short cut to the pub…

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Farm Holiday Cottage With Mountain Views | Beudy-Penardd

Farm Holiday Cottage With Mountain Views | Beudy-Penardd

This farm holiday cottage with mountain views is a beautifully converted two bedroom stone barn that sits high above the river Wnion half way between the market towns of Dolgellau and Bala in the Snowdonia National Park.

Downstairs the living area has a nice open plan arrangement. The dinning area and lounge are is a spacious and bright room. The kitchen is smaller but very well equipped and has some wonderful French doors which open out onto the fantastic vista of Cader Idris and the surrounding mountains.

Farm Holiday Cottage With Mountain Views | Beudy-Penardd

..mountain views..
..open plan living..
..exposed wooden trusses..


Substantial wooden dining chairs surround the large dining table as an elegant country dresser stands guard on the rear wall. The adjoining lounge area houses a sumptuous leather three-piece suit as well as the usual digital TV DVD player etc. Tasteful ornaments and soft furnishings help create a relaxed comfortable space. A useful ground floor wc and washbasin is located under the stairs.

There are two bedrooms up stairs. One double and one twin room. The twin room is again, beautifully finished with character features like exposed wooden trusses and ledge and brace doors. A small en-suite bathroom contains a wc washbasin and shower cubicle.

The double room also has an en-suite bathroom. This time with a lovely corner bath. But the best feature here perhaps is the access that is afforded out onto the raised decking area to the rear of the cottage. A private sheltered area facing south across the valley floor and the river Wnion and out to the mountains beyond.

I should also mention that guests to the cottage also benefit from being afforded the very exclusive Prince Albert fishing rights for the stretch of the river Wnion that runs past the cottage.

Farm Holiday Cottage With Mountain Views | Beudy-Penardd


Location

The cottage is located in a relatively remote spot on a working welsh hill farm in Southern Snowdonia. The location and layout of the cottage means guests, whilst having the opportunity to watch or even get involved in farm activities, can also have a more private secluded holiday if they prefer.

Farm Holiday Cottage With Mountain Views | Beudy-Penardd

..working welsh farm..
..secluded holiday..
..half way between Bala and Dolgellau..


The market town of Dolgellau is a 10 minute drive to the west and has a nice selection of cafes, restaurants, local craft shops and bike hire shop. We wouldn’t expect our self catering guests to buy any livestock during their stay but a visit to the cattle ring on market day can be very entertaining and educational.

Another 10 minutes west will bring you to the seaside town of Barmouth. A big favourite with many tourists during the summer months. Wide and open sandy beaches, fish and chips, donkey rides, and the compulsory candy floss and kiss me quick hats is difficult to resist on sunny days.

On another day you may decide to head East to Bala. Water sports such as sailing, wind surfing or kayaking can be enjoyed on the river Tegid and white water rafting is very popular a little further up on the Tryweryn River.

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Charming Holiday Cottage in Bala North Wales | Hysbysfa

Charming Holiday Cottage in Bala North Wales | Hysbysfa
Hysbysfa is a lovely and charming holiday cottage in Bala, North Wales on the Eastern edge of the Snowdonia National Park. The cottage is secluded and private yet still walking distance to the pubs, shops and the wonderful Bala lake.

As you cross the brow of the hill a wide beautiful valley opens out in front of you. The cottage, a traditional welsh build of thick stonewalls under a slate roof, is located within a large garden complete with babbling brook, surrounded in turn by fields of green grass. A picture postcard image of peace and tranquillity.

Charming Holiday Cottage in Bala North Wales | Hysbysfa

..secluded and private..
..large garden..
..gorgeous living room..

Through the gate, the drive leads you past the annex cinema studio (we’ll return to this in a moment) up to the stable door of the cottage. Once inside, a gorgeous living room greets holiday guests. A dining area to the right and lounge to the left. The dining area comprises a large table overlooked by a deep-set window and some elegant pictures hanging on whitewashed walls. The lounge opposite has a lovely inglenook fireplace complete with log burner. A leather sofa and comfortable armchairs face the warming fire.

Through and around to the right we pass a useful utility room with additional wc, Belfast sink and shower before entering the kitchen. Bespoke freestanding stainless steel units create a quirky country cottage feel whilst modern appliances and utensils ensure enthusiastic chefs are well catered for.

There are three bedrooms upstairs. One double room, one bunk bed room and one single room. The single room has a second full sized bed under the first, which can be pulled out if required. Please ask. All the bedrooms are immaculately decorated and have some nice ornamental touches that complement the character and style of this traditional welsh country cottage. The last room upstairs is the bathroom. Again, nicely decorated with a nice white bathroom suite including a large bath to help you soak those legs after a long day walking in the mountains.

Finally, we have to go back outside before walking across the drive to get to the annex building. A nearby barn has been lavishly converted into a unique cinema room for self-catering guests. A large flat screen TV hangs on the wall in front of a large comfortable sofa. A small kitchenette and separate shower room and WC means film or sports fans can make themselves very much at home as they watch a DVD or a live sporting event.

Charming Holiday Cottage in Bala North Wales | Hysbysfa


Location

As described, the cottage is in an idyllic location. Fields of grazing sheep surround a large garden that includes a picnic bench, BBQ and a small brook. Beyond the valley floor the Arenig Mountains rise up to form an impressive backdrop.

Bala itself is a charming example of a welsh market town and a wonderful mix of traditional welsh culture and contemporary shops and cafés. The surrounding area has long established itself as a Mecca for adventure activities. Fishing, sailing and windsurfing are all enjoyed on Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake). And the world renowned Tryweryn white water centre is just up the road. The Coed Y Brennin Mountain Biking centre is about half an hour further on. Bala Golf Course is also within easy walking distance of the holiday cottage.

Sitting as it does on the Eastern edge of the National Park, this part of Snowdonia has the natural benefit of being easily accessible from the English road network. But seaside towns such as Aberdyfi and Barmouth are only an hour drive to the west. Similarly Snowdon is a little less than an hour to the North.

Charming Holiday Cottage in Bala North Wales | Hysbysfa

..idyllic location..
..adventure activities..
..popular market town..

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One Bedroom Holiday Cottage with Mountain Views | Rhyd-Y-Bod

One bedroom holiday cottage with mountain views | Rhyd-Y-Bod
Rhyd-Y-Bod is a one bedroom holiday cottage with mountain views high above the village of Llanuwchllyn just south of the market town of Bala in North Wales. A cottage as beautiful on the inside as the landscape outside.

One bedroom holiday cottage with mountain views | Rhyd-Y-Bod

…mountain views…
…lovingly renovated…
…fairy tale retreat…

Lovingly renovated from a disused barn by farm owners Karen and John, this working grade ii listed farm cottage offers an idyllic retreat for guests wanting to explore the Snowdonia National Park. I’m sure John worked hard to restore the fabric of the building but it’s Karen’s attention to detail and choice of furnishings that most guests will notice. Small touches like the reflective vase in the window or the lazy cushions on the sofa help create that fairy tale retreat that a lot of our guests crave.

One Bedroom Holiday Cottage with Mountain Views

The natural focal point of the lounge is the gorgeous enamelled log burner. A very welcome sight after a long walk in the mountains. At the other end of the room a traditional welsh dresser is flanked by luxuriously deep sofa and arm chair.

A small but attractive kitchen has been imaginatively organised and well equipped. Distinctive touches like hessian storage sacks and cheque curtains are intermixed with more modern kitchen appliances. A pretty dark oak dinning table and chairs sits in the light of the french doors to the rear of the property.

Upstairs things get even nicer. A double sized bed sits under the original oak truss of the old barn. Guest wake to a view of the Arran mountain range on the far side of a beautiful green valley. And don’t worry if you’re not looking your best at that time, there’s no one looking back except the odd nonchalant sheep and perhaps a curious chicken or two. Some beanbag chairs and tasteful decretive pieces create a sense of calm and tranquility to match.

One bedroom holiday cottage with mountain views | Rhyd-Y-Bod

…beautiful log burners…
…original oak truss…
…calm and tranquility…

Location

The cottage is set in Cynllwyd Uchaf a small hamlet about half way between lake Vyrnwy (as seen on BBC spring watch) and Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), on the Bwlch y Groes a famous mountain pass which links the villages of Llanuwchllyn and Dinas Mawddwy. Beautiful in all weathers and seasons, the valley is steeped in folk lore, stories of giants, fairies and bandits. Footpaths criss cross the valley, there’s one leading down to Llanuwchllyn village which is about a mile and a half away. Here you can take a ride on the narrow-gauge railway which runs along the east shore of the lake from Llanuwchllyn to Bala, or visit the famous Eagles Pub for one of their farm grown, home cooked, meals.

Or you might want to travel in the opposite direction to lake Vyrnwy . A truly magical place with RSPB reserve, bicycle hire and country hotel and spa serving afternoon teas, relaxing beauty treatments and country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting, and fly fishing – all of which are open to non residents.

Bala itself is a 10 minute drive away and is a charming example of a welsh market town. There are two sailing clubs on the lake and hire facilities for canoeing and kayaking. There’s also a leisure centre with a swimming pool, a golf club which offers summer membership, and white water rafting at the national centre. So whether you’re a hardened hill walker or casual ambler, you want to fish for trout or tiddlers, watch red kites or robins, go thrill seeking, or take a scenic drive, visit the seaside (Barmouth is about 45 minutes away) or the moors or mountains or simply escape from it all for a while, light the fire and truly relax in beautiful tranquil surroundings Rhyd y Bod cottage is for you.

One bedroom holiday cottage with mountain views | Rhyd-Y-Bod

…adventure activities…
…centrally located…
…short cut to the pub…

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Self Catering Stone Farmhouse near Bala, North Wales | Ty-Mawr

Ty-Mawr | Detached Self Catering Stone Farmhouse near Bala

Ty-Mawr is an impressive detached self catering stone farmhouse in Llanuwchllyn just outside Bala in North Wales. This part of North Wales is very popular with adventure sport enthusiasts and hopefully you’ll find this cottage a perfect base from which to explore.

Self Catering Stone Farmhouse near Bala

..welcoming log fire..
..uninterrupted views..
..roll top bath..

There’s a nice well equipped country style kitchen diner complete with a very attractive and locally crafted oak table. A modern oven and electric hob as well as a dishwasher, microwave, large double drainer sink etc are all included. The washer dryer is in the adjacent storage shed / extension. This storage shed is secure and there’s plenty of room in there for boots, bikes or even wind surfers.

Two leather sofas sit in a large comfortable lounge in this self catering stone farmhouse. The paintings that adorn the walls are by a locally renowned artist and depict the beauty of this rural area. The log fire is naturally very welcome after a day of walking in the hills or sailing across lake Bala. A large flat screen TV should help entertain when the weather might be against you.

Self Catering Stone Farmhouse

A nice feature of this property is the second lounge or study next door. If you’ve lost the battle for the remote control you might like to retire gracefully to this area and read a book in front of a second warming log fire.

Only two bedrooms upstairs which may seem strange for such a large property. One twin bedroom and one double bedroom. There is a sofa bed in that study if you wanted to invite some extra guests however.

Both the bedrooms enjoy fantastic views over the rolling hills and mountains of this rich and fertile part of North Wales. The curtains, linen and ornaments are all tastefully chosen and complement the cottage nicely.

I’ve left the best room till last. The bathroom is fantastic. It’s huge and dominated by a large freestanding roll top bath which looks out on that lovely view we talked about. There are of course no neighbors to worry about in this secluded self catering stone farmhouse. There’s also a separate walk in shower and a nice white bathroom suite.

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Location

The village of Llanuchllyn on the southern tip of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) is just over a mile away. The steam train that runs along the edge of the lake sets off from here. The village is also home the famous Eagle Pub. There’s a short cut across the fields back to the cottage, but don’t forget to bring a torch.

Bala itself is a 5 minute drive away and is a charming example of a welsh market town. A wonderful mix of traditional welsh culture and contemporary shops and cafés. The surrounding area has long established itself as a Mecca for adventure activities. Sailing, kayaking and windsurfing can be enjoyed on Bala lake with the help of Bala Water-sports and the world renowned Tryweryn white water centre is just on the outskirts of the village.

Sitting as it does on the Eastern edge of the National Park, this part of Snowdonia has the natural benefit of being easily accessible from the English road network. But seaside towns such as Aberdyfi and Barmouth are only an hour drive to the west. Similarly Snowdon is a little less than an hour to the North.

Bala Lake at sunset

..welsh market town..
..adventure activities..
..famous Eagle pub..

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Luxury self catering on the River Dee Bala Snowdonia | Dolgadfa

Dolgadfa | Luxury Self Catering Near Bala

At Dolgadfa, a grade II listed farmhouse and converted barn have been combined to provides luxury self catering on the River Dee for up to 12 people. Once you turn off the quiet country lane round onto the drive it’s immediately obvious that Dolgadfa is a bit special. The double fronted farmhouse and neighbouring barn flank two sides of a square courtyard. Manicured lawns and the River Dee provide a natural boundary on the opposite side. And all the time, that opulent sound of crunching gravel as the your car slowly rolls up to the front door. Ideally of course, you should be in a Range Rover and have at least one Labrador and two pairs of green Hunter wellies in the boot. But that’s not compulsory.

So already you’re feeling a bit posh and privileged and that continues once you step inside. My favorite room is immediately to the right of the front door of the main farmhouse. A magnificent dining room complete with open fire, mahogany furniture and ancient low wooden beams.

To the left is a smaller kitchen. The original oak panelled walls have been retained and provide testament to the historic significance of this 16th century farmhouse. A lovely traditional Aga set in the original inglenook fireplace is complimented by a more modern electric oven. A separate breakfast room provides the perfect refuge for early risers wanting a quiet cup of tea before the kids get up.

Dining room with open fire

..luxurious self catering..
..Labrador not compulsory..
..open fire and mahogany furniture..

Further on we come to the snug. A small lounge complete with log burner overlooking the paddock and the river beyond. Also on the ground floor is a separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and lazy made and a separate wc.

Upstairs the styling is more subtle. Three bedrooms in total. Two bedrooms have zip and link beds so can be made up as a twin or double. These share a dividing shower room and wc. The 3rd larger double bedroom has its own en-suite with bath and shower attachment. All the bedrooms have been tastefully furnished as you can imagine. Plush curtains and elegant antique pieces of furniture perpetuate the feeling of style and luxury.

Over to the barn next. A slightly more modern feel here as it’s a fairly recent conversion. But every bit as tasteful. I’m guessing guests might retire here after dinner as there’s a really big comfortable lounge with plenty of seating and yet another open fire. And don’t worry, the adjoining utility room has a handy fridge freezer for your ice, beer and wine. There is also a ground floor wc, so you should be set for the night.

Oak panelling and breakfast room

..tastefully furnished..
..plush curtains and antique furniture..
..big comfortable lounge..

Three more bedrooms upstairs in this part of the accommodation, all with their individual private bathrooms. The first bedroom is a large twin room which has a French door facing out across the river. The door has a great view but, best of all, it also lets the morning sun pour in at the start of every day. The spacious en-suite has a bath with shower attachment.

The second bedroom is a double and faces onto the courtyard. The original wooden structure of the barn having been left exposed. The adjoining bathroom again, has a full sized bath with shower attachment. Finally the third bedroom is another double with a handsome brass bed. The en-suite has a shower this time.

All the fixtures and fittings, furniture and linen are, of course, immaculately chosen. The rooms are homely without being cluttered and the blank canvas provided by the original barn means that the layout is practical and convenient.

Luxury self catering on the River Dee

Location

Dolgadfa’s fantastic location on the banks of the River Dee just outside Bala in Snowdonia befits this sumptuous property well. Part of the 2,500 acre Crogen Estate the accommodation has private access to some of the finest mature woodlands in Wales as well as the more traditional mountainous Snowdonia landscape. Private fishing on the river can also be arranged with the owners.

There’s a traditional village pub just less than a mile away and a Michelin star restaurant just less than 2 miles away. So both walking distance just about, but bring a torch in winter.

The nearby town of Bala is a Mecca for adventure activities. More fishing opportunities present themselves at Llyn Tegid. Sailing and windsurfing are other popular pursuits there. White water rafting and kayaking is available at the world renowned Tryweryn white water centre. And the town itself is a wonderful mix of traditional welsh culture and contemporary shops and caffes.

Sitting as it does on the Eastern edge of the National Park, this part of Snowdonia has the natural benefit of being easily accessible from the English road network. Although saying that, costal towns such as Aberdyfi to the west and Snowdon itself to the North West are only an hours drive away.

Gateway to Dolgadfa

..on the banks of the River Dee..
..a Mecca for adventure activities..
..private fishing ..

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Large Self Catering Property in North Wales | The Coach House

Large Self Catering Property in North Wales

The Coach House is a large self catering property a few miles outside Bala and the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. This impressive 8-bedroom house is on quite a posh country estate on the banks of the upper River Dee. The 8 large bedrooms means it can comfortably sleep 16 people in a combination of double and twin rooms.

The first room we have to describe is the kitchen however. This huge space includes a large breakfast table capable of sitting all 16 guests, a seating area with comfy sofas facing onto a real fire as well as a well-equipped kitchen area. Hopefully everybody will take his or her turn in the kitchen bit, but the size of the room and layout makes this a wonderfully sociable space and the real heart of the house.

Large Self Catering Property in North Wales

..posh country estate..
..warming real fire..
..impressive 8 bedroom property..

Next door we have a more formal dining room. A large mahogany dining table sits on a polished hardwood floor and is flanked by the second of three log fires. You’re more likely however, to light the fire in the sitting room after dinner perhaps. Sit on a plush comfortable armchair sipping a small brandy and listening to the crackle of the fire. Warmed on the inside and out whilst ancestors of the estate look down on you from their framed confinement.

During the day this room is transformed. Bathed with sunlight from the floor to ceiling French doors that run down the entire length of the room, the space becomes the vibrant centre of your holiday. These south facing windows look out onto the enclosed and very child friendly lawned area and patio. Perfect for summer BBQ’s.

Finally downstairs we also have a large games room complete with full sized table tennis set and lots of children’s toys. There are also two convenient wc’s with wash basins.

Large Self Catering Property in North Wales

Two separate staircases lead up to 8 bedrooms in total. Too many to describe individually but they are all lovelly. One twin room is a bit smaller than the others. I say small, it’s actually ordinary size but small compared to the rest, so should be reserved for the younger children perhaps. Three of the bedrooms are twin rooms. There are five doubles. Three of the rooms are en-suite, two share a large jack and gill bathroom and there’s a separate family bathroom with large bath.

All the bedrooms are wonderfully appointed. Large windows furnished with sumptuous curtains look out over the inspiring grounds of the estate. The cotton bedclothes are immaculate and once the children go to sleep tranquility is, of course, ensured.

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Location

Outside there’s a wonderfully safe and enclosed lawned area with patio and BBQ. Plenty of parking for cars towards the rear of the property on the gravelled driveway. There’s also a full sized tennis court for the use of the guests and access to the river Dee is also available. Fishing by request.

Games room with table tennis

..private tennis court..
..games room with table tennis..
..access to the River Dee..

If you want to leave the grounds of the estate there’s a traditional village pub and separate restaurant within walking distance and
the market town of Bala is a short 10 minute drive away. Bala has long been established as a Mecca for adventure activities. Llyn Tegid or Bala lake is popular with sailors, windsurfers and fishermen alike. White water rafting and kayaking is available at the world renowned Tryweryn white water centre. And the town itself is a wonderful mix of traditional welsh culture and contemporary shops and caffes.

Sitting as it does on the Eastern edge of the National Park, this part of Snowdonia has the natural benefit of being easily accessible from the English road network. Although saying that, costal towns such as Aberdyfi to the West and Snowdon itself to the North West are less than an hours drive in the car.

Crogen

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Self catering cottage near Bala | Talybont

Self catering cottage near Bala | TalybontThe renovation of this disused farmhouse on the banks of the river Dyfrdwy outside Llanuwchllyn has been a labour of love for local farmer Geraint Edwards. And his efforts and attention to detail are evident through out the property. The use of traditional materials and the general layout of this self catering cottage near Bala is faultless. The scenic backdrop to this picturesque cottage is, of course, the cherry on the cake.

A huge, stone floored, kitchen diner greet guests as they enter the cottage. Locally sourced oak beams span the high vaulted ceiling of this impressive space. An oak kitchen flanks the left hand side of the room and includes a beautiful range cooker and modern fridge freezer. An integrated dishwasher is also included. Washing machine and separate dryer are located in a utility area next door.

self catering cottage near Bala

..labour of love..
..attention to detail..
..fantastic view of the valley..


On the opposite side of the room an oak table looks out onto a fantastic view of the valley. A large patio window framing the scene perfectly. The table itself is of course constructed from locally sourced oak and put together by a family friend. (Mine’s on order!)

Next, a ground floor en-suite twin bedroom is perfect for grandma and granddad perhaps. A wooden floor and more bespoke furniture give the room warmth and style. The en-suite has a large shower cubicle, wc and washbasin. There is also a separate ground floor wc adjacent to the kitchen for the kids when they run in from the garden.

From the kitchen diner we can also walk through to a smaller snug. Here, a two seater leather sofa faces onto a cute wood burning stove. A great spot for mum and dad to hide. Pictures from local artists adorn the walls. Pictures which perhaps, try to capture the essence of this area and all its beauty for people not lucky enough to experience it first hand like the guests to this self catering cottage near Bala.

The much larger lounge next door houses two striking red leather sofas. An impressive top of the range smart TV hanging on the wall adjacent will ensure that the gadget fanatics in your group will be well entertained as they flick from the usual digital TV channels to browsing the net and youtube videos, to checking emails or listening to DAB radio. Those lower down on the TV remote pecking order can be consoled by the fact that each bedroom also has its own flat screen TV.

Upstairs we have two more en-suite bedrooms. One double, one twin. Both these en-suites have a shower over bath arrangement. Here again the choice of fixtures and fittings is faultless. And the substantial oak doors and luxurious beds add to the general feeling of quality and excellence.

Self catering cottage near Bala | Talybont

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Location

The village of Llanuchllyn on the southern tip of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) is just over a mile away. The steam train that runs along the edge of the lake sets off from here. The village is also home the famous Eagle Pub. There’s a short cut across the fields back to the cottage, but don’t forget to bring a torch.

Bala itself is a 5 minute drive away and is a charming example of a welsh market town. A wonderful mix of traditional welsh culture and contemporary shops and cafés. The surrounding area has long established itself as a Mecca for adventure activities. Sailing, kayaking and windsurfing can be enjoyed on Bala lake and the world renowned Tryweryn white water centre is just on the outskirts of the village.

Sitting as it does on the Eastern edge of the National Park, this part of Snowdonia has the natural benefit of being easily accessible from the English road network. But seaside towns such as Aberdyfi and Barmouth are only an hour drive to the west. Similarly Snowdon is a little less than an hour to the North.

Bala Lake Llyn Tegid Snowdonia

..on the banks of the river..
..Mecca for adventure activities..
..Bala Lake nearby..

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Self Catering Stone Farmhouse | Ty-Mawr

Ty-Mawr | Detached Self Catering Stone Farmhouse near Bala

Ty-Mawr is an impressive detached self catering stone farmhouse in Llanuwchllyn just outside Bala in North Wales. This part of North Wales is very popular with adventure sport enthusiasts and hopefully you’ll find this cottage a perfect base from which to explore.

Self Catering Stone Farmhouse near Bala

..welcoming log fire..
..uninterrupted views..
..roll top bath..

There’s a nice well equipped country style kitchen diner complete with a very attractive and locally crafted oak table. A modern oven and electric hob as well as a dishwasher, microwave, large double drainer sink etc are all included. The washer dryer is in the adjacent storage shed / extension. This storage shed is secure and there’s plenty of room in there for boots, bikes or even wind surfers.

Two leather sofas sit in a large comfortable lounge in this self catering stone farmhouse. The paintings that adorn the walls are by a locally renowned artist and depict the beauty of this rural area. The log fire is naturally very welcome after a day of walking in the hills or sailing across lake Bala. A large flat screen TV should help entertain when the weather might be against you.

Self Catering Stone Farmhouse

A nice feature of this property is the second lounge or study next door. If you’ve lost the battle for the remote control you might like to retire gracefully to this area and read a book in front of a second warming log fire.

Only two bedrooms upstairs which may seem strange for such a large property. One twin bedroom and one double bedroom. There is a sofa bed in that study if you wanted to invite some extra guests however.

Both the bedrooms enjoy fantastic views over the rolling hills and mountains of this rich and fertile part of North Wales. The curtains, linen and ornaments are all tastefully chosen and complement the cottage nicely.

I’ve left the best room till last. The bathroom is fantastic. It’s huge and dominated by a large freestanding roll top bath which looks out on that lovely view we talked about. There are of course no neighbors to worry about in this secluded self catering stone farmhouse. There’s also a separate walk in shower and a nice white bathroom suite.

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Location

The village of Llanuchllyn on the southern tip of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) is just over a mile away. The steam train that runs along the edge of the lake sets off from here. The village is also home the famous Eagle Pub. There’s a short cut across the fields back to the cottage, but don’t forget to bring a torch.

Bala itself is a 5 minute drive away and is a charming example of a welsh market town. A wonderful mix of traditional welsh culture and contemporary shops and cafés. The surrounding area has long established itself as a Mecca for adventure activities. Sailing, kayaking and windsurfing can be enjoyed on Bala lake with the help of Bala Water-sports and the world renowned Tryweryn white water centre is just on the outskirts of the village.

Sitting as it does on the Eastern edge of the National Park, this part of Snowdonia has the natural benefit of being easily accessible from the English road network. But seaside towns such as Aberdyfi and Barmouth are only an hour drive to the west. Similarly Snowdon is a little less than an hour to the North.

Bala Lake at sunset

..welsh market town..
..adventure activities..
..famous Eagle pub..

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Secluded Holiday Cottage North Wales | Llanerch-Baedd

Secluded Holiday Cottage North Wales
This wonderfully secluded holiday cottage North Wales sits in an elevated position about 7 miles outside Bala. Tucked away on the edge of a forest overlooking the mountains of southern Snowdonia, this magical stone cottage offers the perfect base for families looking to get away from it all.

Secluded Holiday Cottage North Wales

..secluded holiday cottage..
..traditional country kitchen..
..impressive log fire..

An entrance hall leads you through into a traditional country cottage. A lazy maid hangs over a real log fire immediately creating a fairytale feel to the room. (The maid is brilliant for drying socks and pants but it does tend to spoil the image. So I’ll leave that decision to you.) Wooden fitted units and a traditional table and chairs finish of the room nicely.

From the kitchen we walk into the spacious lounge next door. A second and very impressive log burner is flanked by two comfortable sofas. A golden wooden floor is complemented by the original oak ceiling beams. A patio door to the right ensures the room is bright and airy.

Back to the entrance hall and another door leads into a surprisingly spacious ground floor bathroom complete with full sized bath. The bathroom upstairs is a real treat in this secluded holiday cottage however. This, even larger bathroom, houses a lovely freestanding bath and white bathroom suit. The quirky addition of some French doors means guests can step directly outside onto an elevated balcony. From here, whilst dressed in your bathrobe, you can enjoy the glorious views this secluded holiday cottage North Wales has to offer. With only the odd nosey sheep to worry about.

Secluded Holiday Cottage North Wales

3 Bedrooms upstairs. Two doubles and a twin. You do have to walk through one of the doubles to get to the twin room. So you’ll have to make sure your party is happy with that, but no problem for families I would have thought.

Another quick word of caution. The lane leading up to the cottage is not tarmacked and quite steep. You might have to leave your low slung Ferrari at home for this holiday.

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Location

As mentioned Llanerch a Baed is a wonderfully secluded holiday cottage North Wales but civilisation isn’t too far away of course. There’s a traditional village pub and a Michelin star restaurant just a couple of miles away and the market town of Bala is about 7 miles away. Bala has long been established as a Mecca for adventure activities. Llyn Tegid or Bala lake is popular with sailors, windsurfers and fishermen alike. White water rafting and kayaking is available at the world renowned Tryweryn white water centre. And the town itself is a wonderful mix of traditional welsh culture and contemporary shops and caffes.

Sitting as it does on the Eastern edge of the National Park, this part of Snowdonia has the natural benefit of being easily accessible from the English road network. Although saying that, costal towns such as Aberdyfi to the west and Snowdon itself to the North West are only an hours drive away.

Holiday Cottage Near Bala

..adventure activities..
..western edge of Snowdonia..
..white water rafting..

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