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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

A beautiful pair of Welsh stone cottages dating back to the 18th century retaining charm and character with exposed stone walls, beams and wood-burning stoves. They stand proud in the village of Llanfor, just outside the popular tourist area of Bala with a lake ideal for watersports, the white water rafting centre and steam railway. This excellent base is very central for enjoying north Wales, mid Wales and the Cheshire/Shropshire borderlands. To the west of the town, head towards Dolgellau, a small market town, home to the famous Cader Idris, Cymer Abbey, Coed Y Brenin Mountain Bike Centre and Mawddach Trail, the Cambrian Coast and Portmeirion. Head north to the majestic Mount Snowdon, passing Blaenau Ffestiniog, the slate caverns and Ffestiniog Railway, Betws Y Coed and Swallow Falls then on beyond to Conwy and Caernarfon, both famed for their castles. Heading east takes you towards Llangollen with its horse-drawn barges, canal boat trips, the motor museum, River Dee, abbey and steam railway along to either Chester or Chirk Castle and Erddig (both NT). Journeying south takes you on a scenic trip through the Berwyn Mountain range towards Lake Vyrnwy, Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales’ largest waterfall and Powys Castle (NT). Shops and pubs 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Freesat TV. DVD. Microwave. Use of washing machine. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Shared grassed area. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

WAS
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£189-£575
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
The Town House Ref: 28932

This well-positioned, detached holiday property is located in the centre of Bala in the Snowdonia National Park, an area known as the Welsh Lake District. Guests can enjoy the beautiful scenery provided by the surrounding lakes and mountain backdrop, and the area happily caters for those who enjoy sailing, white water rafting, high ropes, paintballing and courses for 4x4s and quad bikes. For those seeking a quiet holiday, there is Tan Yr Allt Gallery, a 9 mile return journey on the Bala Lake Steam Railway and Caerau Uchaf gardens, the highest gardens open to the public in North Wales. The property is within easy walking distance of the numerous restaurants, shops and pubs the town has to offer. Visitors to this area also have, within half an hour’s drive, access to Dolgellau with its Mawddach Trail, Cader Idris mountain range and Cymer Abbey. Further west would take you towards the Cambrian coast where miles of sandy beaches can be found near Barmouth. Further tourist attractions include Castell Y Bere, Talyllyn Railway, King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Corris Mine exploring and craft centre, Spring Watch location at Ynys Hir and nearby Harlech Castle. 20 minutes east takes you to the popular tourist destination of Llangollen which offers horse drawn barge rides, canal boat trips, steam railways and a motor museum, plus access over the Berwyn Mountain range down the Tanat Valley to one of the eight wonders of Wales, Llanrhaeadr Waterfalls. North would see you at Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Swallow Falls in Betws Y Coed and then on to Snowdon, with its mountain railway, Sygun copper mines and numerous historic castles. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining/sun room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Second floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk.

Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. On road parking. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Low level windows in bedrooms and shower room.

WAS
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£244-£911
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

A beautiful pair of Welsh stone cottages dating back to the 18th century retaining charm and character with exposed stone walls, beams and wood-burning stoves. They stand proud in the village of Llanfor, just outside the popular tourist area of Bala with a lake ideal for watersports, the white water rafting centre and steam railway. This excellent base is very central for enjoying north Wales, mid Wales and the Cheshire/Shropshire borderlands. To the west of the town, head towards Dolgellau, a small market town, home to the famous Cader Idris, Cymer Abbey, Coed Y Brenin Mountain Bike Centre and Mawddach Trail, the Cambrian Coast and Portmeirion. Head north to the majestic Mount Snowdon, passing Blaenau Ffestiniog, the slate caverns and Ffestiniog Railway, Betws Y Coed and Swallow Falls then on beyond to Conwy and Caernarfon, both famed for their castles. Heading east takes you towards Llangollen with its horse-drawn barges, canal boat trips, the motor museum, River Dee, abbey and steam railway along to either Chester or Chirk Castle and Erddig (both NT). Journeying south takes you on a scenic trip through the Berwyn Mountain range towards Lake Vyrnwy, Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales’ largest waterfall and Powys Castle (NT). Shops and pubs 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Freesat TV. DVD. Microwave. Use of washing machine. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Shared grassed area. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£178-£492
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1


These adjoining stone-built properties sit in a prominent position in in the tiny hamlet of Llangower on the south side of Llyn Tegid, the largest natural lake in Wales. With views towards the lake, the shoreline is only about 200 yards away, they provide an enchanting holiday location for those looking for a relaxing stay or ample opportunities for the more energetic. The Grade II Georgian listed Rector’s House (ref OP7) was home to the rector of the ancient chapel at Llangower which was built in the 13th-century but modernised at about the same time as the rectory was built. Retaining its character, the house catches the sun from all directions, with glimpses of the lake, valley and mountains. Rectory Cottage (ref IWA) has a romantic feel with its wood-burning stove and views. On the southern edge of Snowdonia National Park, this is an ideal place for walking, sailng or just lazing. The well-known market town of Bala is a short drive away (3 miles) where most facilities are available including serveral good pubs and restaurants, a supermarket, butcher, bakers, post office, chemist, curiosity and gift shops. The local leisure centre provides swimming and fitness facilities and there is a small ten-pin bowling alley nearby and single-screen cinema in the town. The coast at Barmouth is 40-minute drive, and the towns of Dolgellau and Portmadoc, both a 25-minute trip away, provide interest for all the family. Shop and pub 3 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove. Fitted kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom. Steep open-tread stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom. Bathroom, shower cubicle, shower attachment and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • ‘Econ 7’ NSH included
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi

WAS
NOW
£292-£752
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Pen-Ilin Ref: W41140

Spacious barn conversion set in several acres of the Snowdonia National Park with stunning lake and mountain views

Pen-Ilin is situated at the base of the mountains of Arenig Fach and Arenig Fawn and from the windows of the main large vaulted living areas and master bedroom are stunning views directly over Lake Celyn. This detached property is sited in an area of SSI, where an abundance of unusual wildlife are regularly spotted. The area is also of particular historic interest, as the site is a former 16th century Quaker settlement that consists of the wonderfully spacious Pen-Ilin along with the original detached Quaker meeting house. The site extends to 9.5 acres with Pen-Ilin enjoying its own secluded areas, private parking but sharing access with the cottage to a private wood and a large paddock and river frontage. Enjoy a walk through the paddock where the paths wind through breathtaking mountain scenery, pass secluded lakes and where native falcons are often seen overhead. The first things that most visitors comment on when they visit is the tranquil setting and the sense of space within the barns interior, and although the general theme is contemporary, many original features, such as a large stone fireplace and exposed beams have been retained. Golf can be found nearby. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 7 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors, beams and wooden floor. Kitchen with slate floor. Utility room. Bathroom with bath, walk in shower cubicle and toilet. 1 double bedroom. Curved, open tread stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one leading to 1 twin, each with beams. Cloakroom.

Open fire in living room. Oil central heating and electricity included (£65per week September-June, £35per week July-August). Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Internet connection (at cost). Outdoor furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Private water supply. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: There are two rivers in the grounds.

WAS
NOW
£521-£1560
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Dol Afon Ref: HW7588

Boasting a lovely rural setting and spectacular views, this beautifully converted stone barn offers spacious and very comfortable family holiday accommodation as well as fishing on the river in the grounds and walking and bird watching from the door. Lake Bala with its sailing, windsurfing, fishing and narrow gauge steam railway is just a short drive and white water rafting and Snowdonia’s outdoor pursuits are easily accessible. Shop and pub 0.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining area with beams and wooden floor/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional single, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with beams and en-suite shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH (underfloor on ground floor), elec heaters, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. F/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Gas BBQ. Parking. Cycle store. Fishing. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£314-£950
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Ty-Hen Cottage Ref: W40349

Historic cottage with stunning lake and mountain views set in several acres of Snowdonia National Park

Ty-Hen Cottage is situated at the base of the mountains of Arenig Fach and Arenig Fawn and has stunning views directly over Lake Ellyn. This detached property is sited in an SSSI, where an abundance of unusual wildlife are regularly spotted. The area is also of particular historic interest, as the site is a former 16th century Quaker settlement consisting of Ty-Hen Cottage, along with a detached stone barn conversion. The site extends to 9.5 acres with both the cottage and the barn enjoying their own picnic areas; secluded areas of garden, private parking, but sharing access with the barn to a private wood and a large paddock and river frontage. For those feeling more adventurous enjoy a walk through the paddock and into the tranquil surroundings, experiencing the true essence of the Snowdonia National Park, where the paths wind through breathtaking scenery, pass secluded mountain lakes and where native falcons are often seen. Ty-Hen Cottage has the traditional look and feel of a Welsh cottage, yet the facilities complement the beams, slate floors and stone fireplaces. Golf can be found nearby. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 7 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Slate stone floor and beams throughout. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), 1 twin. Cloakroom with toilet.

Open fire in dining room, woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating and electricity £60per week September-June, £30per week July-August. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Internet connection (at cost). Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from rivers. No smoking. NB: 2 rivers in garden.

WAS
NOW
£313-£1040
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Maesmor Ref: 16428

Maesmor offers comfortable holiday accommodation within easy walking distance of the town centre which has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. The property is conveniently placed for guests wishing to take advantage of the watersports on offer at the lake, and boasts picturesque lake views from one of the bedrooms and full central heating for those chilly winter nights. Ideal for golf. Shops and pubs 400 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath. Separate toilet.

Gas central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Small garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Visit Wales 4 Star.

WAS
NOW
£199-£617
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

This period holiday property comprises of a wing of Bryn Tegid Country House, a beautifully restored fine Victorian gentleman’s residence, overlooking Bala Lake. Originally built for Major General Robert Owen Jones in 1849, it has been restored and lovingly maintained by the present owners, keeping many of the original features. Bryn Tegid enjoys an elevated position within its 9 acres of private woodland and beautiful lawned gardens, which guests are free to enjoy. Great views overlooking Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) and its splendid surrounding scenery. Shop and pub ½ mile.

Separate toilet. First floor: Open plan living/dining room with kitchen area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating (regulated by owner), electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • 9-acres of grounds
  • Ample parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£257-£598
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

This cosy, well-appointed, detached holiday cottage - with a lovely view across Lake Bala - is in an elevated position behind the owner’s house and has its own drive, terraced garden and parking. With open woodland on one side and fields behind, the cottage is all on one floor. Just a mile away is the popular town of Bala in Snowdonia National Park. The 4-mile long lake offers excellent facilities for sailing, canoeing, fishing, wind-surfing and swimming. There is also a lakeside narrow-gauge railway as well as golf and horse riding nearby. Shops and pub 1 mile.

Living room with superb views across the lake. Spacious, modern fitted kitchen open to dining area. Double bedroom with superb lake view. Twin bedroom with woodland view. Bathroom with electric over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, electricity convector heaters, partial NSH bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer and spin dryer (external utility)
  • Terraced garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Grass tennis court
  • Fishing, 100 yd stretch - 2 miles by arrangement
  • Access unsuitable for the infirm

WAS
NOW
£317-£793
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Maes Gwyn Ref: 24952

This detached holiday property stands in the Snowdonia National Park, above the valley with views of the Cambrian Mountains and Bala Lake. Gloriously situated for walking and the Tryweryn National Whitewater Rafting Centre. The high ropes course in Llandderfel and the golf course in Bala, 51/2 miles, are a must. The Bala Lake Railway in Llanuwchllyn, Dolgellau, Porthmadog and Betws-y-Coed are within easy driving distance. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with French doors. Kitchen with laminate floor/conservatory. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Open sided stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 single.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Enclosed pastureland with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Car port (1 car). Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from well. Two pets welcome (sheep country). NB: Small area in garden with 6ft drop.

WAS
NOW
£275-£728
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