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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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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