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Gwyndy

Bala - North Wales Snowdonia

Stunning self catering Bala house for 10, on the shores of Llyn Tegid lake. Walking distance to pub, steam train & perfect for watersports, cycling and walking.
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
38478
£825 - £1332 per week *

Special Offers: groups of 1-5 guests at Gwyndy receive 20% off stays to the end of 2018

Description

Large, stunning self catering Bala house within walking distance of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) and its steam train station that follows the shores of the lake to Bala. Tucked away down a leafy lane in the pretty village of Llanuwchllyn, the house is also within walking distance of the village pub which serves delicious home cooking. Plenty of watersports, walking and cycling opportunities on the doorstep.

For those who want to get out and get wet, where better than Bala Lake and the National White Water Centre for sailing, canoeing, rafting and much, much more. The 14 mile circumference of the lake is ideal for cycling and walking. This spacious Bala accommodation has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (1 family bathroom and 3 en-suites), making it ideal for 2 families or several couples to share.

Ground Floor

Brand new country kitchen with breakfast bar and all the quality appliances one would expect from such a high spec property including dishwasher, cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer. The boot room off the kitchen houses a butler’s sink, an area to hang laundry, wetsuits and coats, washing machine, dryer etc and safe secure storage for bikes.

The dining room has a large table for long leisurely meals and a woodburning stove for chilly winter evenings.

The downstairs sitting room has lots of comfy leather seating around an open fire. Freeview TV, DVD, piano and stunning views in all directions. CD player and Wi-fi also available.

Upstairs

The first floor has a single bedroom with ensuite shower room and a double bedroom with ensuite shower room.

A second, spacious sitting room with comfortable leather seating, freeview TV, DVD and a large bay window with great countryside views.

Top Floor

The top floor of this beautiful self catering Bala house has a spectacular master bedroom with breathtaking panoramic views across open countryside. The master bedroom has a double bed and a single bed and an ensuite bathroom. There are 2 further twin bedded rooms which share a bathroom with bath tub and shower.

Garden

The large front and side gardens offers a truly delightful setting in rolling countryside on the edge of the village. There are barbecue facilities, lawns and flower beds and an enclosed patio area to the rear of the house with garden furniture and floodlighting.

Safe secure storage for bikes.

Additional Information

  • Bed linen, towels and hairdryer provided. For holidays of more than 7 nights, clean towels and linen will be provided.
  • Electricity and central heating included. Logs provided for the open fire (ground floor sitting room) and woodburner (dining room). These are included in the price.
  • Cot provided and highchair available. Please bring your own cot bedding.
  • 2 extra single 'put-me-up' beds can be provided on request @ £10 per bed
  • Internet access
  • No smoking or pets
  • Cycle hire/delivery nearby
  • Secure, off-road parking for several cars/boat
  • The village is on a bus route
  • Local Butcher Breakfast & Barbecue delivery nearby
  • This self catering Bala house is also available for short breaks at certain times during the year. Further details under 'Prices'.
  • This property has a £150 good housekeeping refundable bond, which is payable to Best of Wales along with the balance of your holiday. Alternatively, you can waiver this bond by paying a non-refundable fee of £5 per person instead.

History

This century old Bala accommodation has been a proud home to notable figures in the recent history of Wales, including its first proprietor Syr (Sir) O.M. Edwards - a Welsh academic and statesman who, from humble beginnings, became Wales’ first Inspector for Schools. Syr O M Edwards is widely credited and acknowledged for his efforts to encourage the common folk of Wales to learn and appreciate their own history, language and traditions, in English and in Welsh, and his efforts in this field, together with achieving the abolition of the ‘Welsh Not’ are acknowledged as having gone a long way towards saving the Welsh language at a time when it’s fate hung in the balance.

His son, Syr Ifan ab Owen Edwards became a statesman in his own right, and in 1922 established Urdd Gobaith Cymru, the National League of Youth in Wales, which is now mainly referred to as the Urdd. The Urdd is a Welsh-medium youth movement with over 1,500 branches and over 50,000 members. The Urdd organises activities for its members ranging from small-scale meetings to the Urdd eisteddfod which lasts for a week and is one of Europe’s largest cultural festivals. The Urdd is Wales's largest youth organisation.

Other well-known figures who have lived at this property include Elinor Bennett, an internationally renowned harpist and Mr Ifor Owen, a talented painter and illustrator. The present owner, who also grew up in Llanuwchllyn, has had great fun renovating the Grade II listed property and hope that you will enjoy its great, welcoming atmosphere.

Features

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Double beds
  • 5 Single beds
  • 2 Sofa beds
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 25 Miles from a beach
  • 0.5 Mile from a pub
  • 0.5 Mile from a shop
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • No tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • No travel cot available

Prices

Reviews

Fantastic family house
We booked as our family was visiting from Australia. Great that there was so much spac,e we all had room to spread out and the kids loved the chance to explore. We really liked being able to sit round the table together and enjoy real family time. There is also plenty to do in the area and entertain everyone.Family from Australia - 25th July 2017
Family get together for a Birthday. Was great for all 10 of us. Had an enjoyable stay, weather helped too.
Recommends: Barmouth. White water rafting.Bill from Wattington - 11th July 2017
We had an enjoyable week. A great location. Great service from Best of Wales as always!
Recommendations - White water rafting, Eagles pub, Lake Vyrnwy, AberdoveySteph from Bedfordshire - 4th June 2016
Convenient, easy, spacious. Get Wet, the adventure company, is run by a great bunch of people, they're flexible and friendly - I'd thoroughly recommend.Group of friends from London - 16th May 2016
Very comfortable, plenty of space for 10.
We particularly appreciated the large dining table. Nice village location. Great spot from which to explore beautiful North Wales. Lake Vrynwy is a must, as is Caernarfon. The Eagles pub in the village was a nice place to eat. The narrow gauge railway was quite expensive but a nice way to travel along the lake.Family from SE England - 12th April 2016

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Local Area

This semi-detached, self catering Bala accommodation is located down a quiet lane, just round the corner from the famous Bala Lake Steam Railway station. From here you can catch the train all the way to Bala along the back edge of the lake. Guests also love to walk or cycle this unspoiled peaceful lane. There are guided walks available around the local area and within a few minutes walk is a very popular local pub serving great home cooked meals. The mixed grill at The Eagles is legend, and a wide variety of vegetarian dishes are always available too.

Guests who prefer not to drive can take advantage of the bus service to explore the local towns of Bala (5 miles), Dolgellau (18 miles) and Barmouth (25 miles), all of which are accessible by public transport.

This delightful Bala accommodation is located at the southern tip of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales and offers a great central point to take a holiday or short break. It is also perfectly placed for holidays involving watersports of all kinds.

Bala is home of the largest natural lake in Wales, Llyn Tegid, where watersports of all types can be enjoyed with or without expert instruction. Nearby, the National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn offers white knuckle rafting and much more. Bala Leisure Centre with swimming pool & waterslide is also nearby.

A wealth of outdoor activities literally are on the doorstep from rock climbing, gorge walking, canoeing, pony trekking, quad biking to mountain biking on the stunning Coed y Brenin Forest trails and more. If all this sounds all a bit like too much hard work, why not take a gentle stroll or drive and take in some of the most breathtaking scenery in Europe.

Walking

Bala Lake – Up to a 10 mile walk around the 4 mile long, stunning lake. 0.25 miles from the house.

Moel Emoel – Snowdonia Mountain 6 mile circular walk (moderate). 5.5 miles from house.

Cycling

Bala Lake - Up to a 10 mile route around the 4 mile long, stunning lake. 0.25 miles from the house.

Llyn Celyn – 15 mile circular route around another lake. 4 miles from house

Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages. 19.5 miles

Bikes can also be hired in the area.

Fishing

The nearest venue is Bala Lake (called Llyn Tegid in Welsh). 0.25 miles from your Bala accommodation

Water sports

Bala Lake – sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft building etc. 4 miles

National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn – White Water Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing. 9.5 miles

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