Elegant self-catering accommodation in North Wales | Crogen-Wing

Elegant self-catering accommodation in North Wales | Crogen-Wing
Crogen-Wing is part of an impressive 14th century Manor house near Bala. The westernmost wing of the Manor house has been cleverly divided into elegant self-catering accommodation for guests wanting to visit this wonderful part of North Wales.

Armed with an impressively large key, access is gained via a secluded cobbled courtyard. The kitchen dinner has a country kitchen feel and includes both a dishwasher and washing machine. An impressive blue Aga stove on the far wall ads character and the hanging made above is a useful addition for drying socks after a long walk in the mountains.

A staircase leading off the kitchen diner brings you to the first floor lounge. Luxurious sofas face onto a warming log burner. Antique ornaments and period furniture add a sense of classic sophistication whilst the tall gothic like windows provide views of the nearby River Dee.

Elegant self-catering accommodation in North Wales | Crogen-Wing

..14th century manor house..
..elegant self-catering accommodation..
..warming log burner..

The spacious twin bedroom next door also enjoys the same great view. Guests can sit up in bed and watch the river as it winds lazily through meadows and grazing sheep whilst contemplating the adventures of the day ahead. The attached en-suite bathroom has a large bath as well as a separate and powerful shower.

Elegant self-catering accommodation in North Wales

The other side of the corridor we come to a second bedroom. A double this time, dressed like the first, with fine white cotton. An antique mahogany chest of drawers and a wing backed chair perpetuate the sense of elegance and style. Again, the spacious en-suite to this bedroom includes a bath and separate shower.

Location

One of the nicest features of this elegant self-catering accommodation is the private access to the River Dee nearby. Fishing by request. But guests also have the sole use of a more formal lawned area to the side of the property if they prefer. In addition, a full sized tennis court is available. Again, by request on arrival.

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.

Llyn Tegid, Bala Lake

..access to the River Dee..
..traditional village pub..
..adventure activities..

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Holiday Cottage off the Beaten Track | Cae-Hir

Holiday Cottage off the Beaten Track | Cae-Hir
We’re so pleased to have Cae Hir on our website. It’s another gem of a holiday cottage off the beaten track, perfect on the outside and even better inside. (I know you’re not supposed to say that, but you know what I mean.) This eighteenth century stone built farmhouse has been renovated to a very high standard and offers the perfect location for families or groups who are looking to enjoy the great out doors.

6 miles outside Bala and after driving through a couple of farm gates and navigating round some nonchalant sheep we were greeted by the perfect image of a country holiday cottage off the beaten track. An 18th Century stone built farmhouse hidden away among the hills and heather of the Snowdonia National Park. Proper Wuthering Heights type stuff.

Stone farmhouse off the beaten track

..off the beaten track..
..inglenook fireplace and log burner..
..sence of style and sophistication..

Heathcliff wasn’t home unfortunately but he had left a nice welcome note with a bottle of wine and some local treats, which was nice of him. The kitchen-diner is small but well equipped. All the modern facilities you’d expect in a newer house are included. Dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer etc. These are complimented by some nice finishing touches. Expensive looking blinds, a Portmeirion tea set and some nice pictures on the walls. The little things that often make the difference.

Across the quarry tiled entrance hall is a spacious lounge. All the furniture is immaculate but your eye is immediately drawn to the inglenook fireplace and log burner on the far side of the room. Essential for creating that romantic atmosphere for when you know who calls by. A traditional welsh dresser and deep set windows give character and charm to the room. There’s also a convenient ground floor wc and washbasin.

Awareness for the finer details is also evident upstairs. There’s a lovely roll top bath in addition to a powerful shower in the bathroom. There are two twin bedrooms and one double bedroom, king sized bed. And again, everything is how you’d want it to be. Egyptian cotton bedding, white bedroom furniture and carefully chosen curtains create a subtle sense of style and sophistication. The uninterrupted views across the moors and mountains of Snowdonia are, of course, a luxury specific to this part of the world.

Holiday Cottage off the Beaten Track

Location

This holiday cottage off the beaten track is in the perfect location for people looking to get away from it all. The private road leading to the property is a little bumpy, (fine for our small family car but you might have to leave the Ferrari at home for this one) but ensures that your holiday is one of undisturbed tranquility. You only have to step into the front garden to be immersed in the sounds and smells of the countryside. Simply walking from your front door will lead you through moorland, mountains and valleys of undeniable beauty.

In saying all that, Bala is only 6 miles away and 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. Private fishing can be arranged at the cottage but there are more fishing opportunities at Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake). Sailing and windsurfing are other popular pursuits there. White water rafting and kayaking can be enjoyed at the world renowned Tryweryn white water centre.

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.


Self Catering Cottage near Bala

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Beautiful Self Catering Country Cottage in North Wales | Pant-Fynnon

Beautiful self catering country cottage in North Wales
This beautiful self catering country cottage in North Wales is a great example of a traditional early Victorian Welsh keeper’s cottage. Perched high on a hill, the house has fantastic views over the nearby market town of Bala and the famous LLyn Tegid, the largest natural lake in wales. The quality of the refurbishment is second to none. Practical essentials such as the boot room / utility area, washing machine and dishwasher are naturally included but, more importantly perhaps, the finer touches like the choice of crockery and the soft furnishings are all faultless.

Beautiful Self Catering Country Cottage in North Wales

..traditional keeper’s cottage..
..finer touches..
..washed in sunlight..

The kitchen is small but well equipped and has a lovely country cottage feel thanks to the quarry tiled floor and a pretty picture window above the sink. The kitchen includes an oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher. The large fridge freezer and washing machine are in the utility room next door. There is also a separate ground floor wc and washbasin.

The dining room is probably my favorite room. Handsome dining chairs surround a central pine dining table. These are complimented by a traditional welsh dresser and an old fashioned rocking chair. The walls are dotted with some very fine pictures painted by the owner, Diana Price. On the day I visited, this south facing room was washed in sunlight and a real pleasure to be in.

The lounge next door has a cozier feel, thanks partly to the wood fire burning softly in the great. Again the choice of fixtures and fittings is impeccable and the seating is generous and comfortable.

Beautiful Self Catering Country Cottage in North Wales | Pant-Fynnon

Upstairs, at the top of the landing we have a large family bathroom. This includes a bath and separate shower cubicle. Plenty of hot water is afforded by the newly installed combi boiler.

The first bedroom we come to is a twin room. All the bedrooms are south facing so again, lots of light and an even better view over the valley and the mountains beyond. The single room next door will be the favorite of a lot of children, but houses a full size single bed so plenty of room for an adult if needed. The third and largest bedroom has a king sized bed. All the linen and towels are immaculate as you’d imagine and finish off what is a very stylish and tasteful self catering property.

Location

This self catering country cottage nestles below the small woodland known as Waggoners covert on the Rhiwlas Estate near Bala. The private drive leading up to the property is a little bumpy, fine for our small family car, but you might have to leave the Ferrari at home for this one. Once at the cottage however, guests are treated to wonderful panoramic views over Bala lake to the South East, Rhiwlas Home Farm to the South, and the Berwyn hills stretching round to the South West.

Panoramic views over Snowdonia

..wonderful panoramic views..
..pedigree Welsh Black cattle..
..Mecca for adventure activities..

The Rhiwlas Estate has been in the Price family since the 15th century and the black cattle that you are likely to see in the surrounding fields are pedigree Welsh Blacks. The Welsh black Cattle Society was formed in 1904 and there are various Rhiwlas animals recorded in the Herd Book of that year! The lighter coloured cattle are Welsh Black / Charolais cross. The farm is also home to around 2,000 welsh mountain sheep. Mr Price tells me that the ewe’s long tail is essential for surviving this high grazing. “When a blizzard comes the ewe will naturally stand with her back facing the wind and the woolly tail prevents that wind from whistling through her legs and drying up her milk supply.”

Bala is just over a mile away and 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.

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.

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Dolgadfa | Luxury self catering on the River Dee Bala Snowdonia

Dolgadfa | Luxury Self Catering Near Bala

At Dolgadfa, a grade II listed farmhouse and converted barn have been combined to provide some really luxurious self catering accommodation 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.

Gallery

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 rights to the river and grazing paddocks for horses are other benefits. (Grazing is available for guest horses but not stabling.)

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 and horse grazing..

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Cae-Hir | Stone farmhouse off the beaten track

Cae-Hir | Stone farmhouse off the beaten track
We’re so pleased to have Cae Hir on our website. It’s another gem of a cottage, off the beaten track, perfect on the outside and even better inside. (I know you’re not supposed to say that, but you know what I mean.) This eighteenth century stone built farmhouse has been renovated to a very high standard and offers the perfect location for families or groups who are looking to enjoy the great out doors.

6 miles outside Bala and after driving through a couple of farm gates and navigating round some nonchalant sheep we were greeted by the perfect image of a country cottage. An 18th Century stone built farmhouse hidden away among the hills and heather of the Snowdonia National Park. Proper Wuthering Heights type stuff.

Stone farmhouse off the beaten track

..off the beaten track..
..inglenook fireplace and log burner..
..sence of style and sophistication..

Heathcliff wasn’t home unfortunately but he had left a nice welcome note with a bottle of wine and some local treats, which was nice of him. The kitchen-diner is small but well equipped. All the modern facilities you’d expect in a newer house are included. Dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer etc. These are complimented by some nice finishing touches. Expensive looking blinds, a Portmeirion tea set and some nice pictures on the walls. The little things that often make the difference.

Across the quarry tiled entrance hall is a spacious lounge. All the furniture is immaculate but your eye is immediately drawn to the inglenook fireplace and log burner on the far side of the room. Essential for creating that romantic atmosphere for when you know who calls by. A traditional welsh dresser and deep set windows give character and charm to the room. There’s also a convenient ground floor wc and washbasin.

Awareness for the finer details is also evident upstairs. There’s a lovely roll top bath in addition to a powerful shower in the bathroom. There are two twin bedrooms and one double bedroom, king sized bed. And again, everything is how you’d want it to be. Egyptian cotton bedding, white bedroom furniture and carefully chosen curtains create a subtle sense of style and sophistication. The uninterrupted views across the moors and mountains of Snowdonia are, of course, a luxury specific to this part of the world.

Gallery

Location

Cae Hir is in the perfect location for people looking to get away from it all. The private road leading to the property is a little bumpy, (fine for our small family car but you might have to leave the Ferrari at home for this one) but ensures that your holiday is one of undisturbed tranquility. You only have to step into the front garden to be immersed in the sounds and smells of the countryside. Simply walking from your front door will lead you through moorland, mountains and valleys of undeniable beauty.

In saying all that, Bala is only 6 miles away and 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. Private fishing can be arranged at the cottage but there are more fishing opportunities at Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake). Sailing and windsurfing are other popular pursuits there. White water rafting and kayaking can be enjoyed at the world renowned Tryweryn white water centre.

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.


Self Catering Cottage near Bala

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