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Bwthyn Bryn yr Aber

Bala - North Wales Snowdonia

Spacious, contemporary Bala holiday cottage in a tranquil location with spectacular views over the Dee Valley. 1 mile to the market town of Bala in Snowdonia.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
488520
£352 - £726 per week *

Description

Enjoy this spacious, contemporary Bala holiday cottage in a tranquil, rural location. Just 1 mile from the welcoming Welsh market town of Bala, it offers spectacular views over the Dee Valley and open countryside. An ideal base to explore Snowdonia and the wide range of North Wales attractions, this beautiful 5 star cottage is also the perfect retreat to relax in style.


Ground Floor

Lounge - spacious room with oak flooring, leather suite and oak furniture. Stylish, flame effect electric fire along with a 40” TV and DVD player, selection of books and a lovely view through the patio doors to the garden and patio.

Kitchen - large contemporary kitchen with dining area, with open views through the patio door to open countryside, leading to the adjoining conservatory. The beautiful, fully equipped kitchen includes a fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and hob.

Conservatory - spectacular views down the Dee Valley and 180 degree views to open farmland. Two piece leather sofas, coffee table and TV.

Bedroom 1 (ensuite) - king size bed and a stunning view down to the Dee valley. Oak furniture including a wardrobe, dressing table and mirror, chest of drawers and 2 bedside tables. TV also included.

Bathroom - a double access bathroom that can be used as an ensuite for bedroom 1 and / or a main bathroom. Spacious and fully tiled, it includes a bath, separate shower unit, wc and basin.

Bedroom 2 (ensuite) - two large single beds and the same oak furniture as bedroom 1 and its own TV. Ensuite includes a shower, basin and wc.

Spacious light hall and a separate utility room with a range of units, a sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and drying room.

Garden

Detached Bala holiday cottage with a large enclosed garden and stunning views over open farmland and down towards the Dee Valley. Garden furniture, timber table with 4 chairs, 2 benches, barbecue and clothes line.

Additional Information

  • Welcome Pack on arrival includes bara brith and local biscuits, elderberry drink, Jones crisps, tea and coffee, sugar and milk
  • Heating and electricity included
  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels provided
  • 2 hairdryers provided
  • Wifi available
  • Cot and high chair provided on request. Please bring your own cot linen.
  • No pets or smoking inside the cottage please
  • Plenty of private parking space outside the cottage
  • 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
  • Other items provided include:
    • Kitchen: salt and pepper, kitchen roll, washing up liquid/dishwasher tabs, new dishcloths and/or scourers, tin foil and cling film.
    • Bathroom: liquid hand soap and 2 toilet rolls per toilet.
    • General cleaning products: bleach, shower cleaner, anti bacterial spray etc.

Information for Disabled and Less Abled People

  • This is a single storey property with all rooms on the ground floor

  • There is easy parking and the surface is slabb

  • There are no height restrictions for people over 6' 6"

  • The entrance has no steps and the door is 800mm wide

  • All interior doors and corridors are 750mm wide

  • There is space under the dining table for a wheelchair

  • The garden is fully accessible

  • Door handles and light switches are all accessible

  • Facilities for hearing and visually impaired people are available

  • There is a turning circle in the bedroom and bathroom of 1200mm and the bed can be accessed from the left by wheelchair

  • The shower cubicle has a step in of 50mm
  • Assistance dogs are welcome

Features

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
  • Friday changeover
  • 28 Miles from a beach
  • 1 Mile from a pub
  • 1 Mile from a shop
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • No tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • No stairgate available
  • No travel cot available

Prices

Date Range 7 night price * 3 night price *
27 Oct 17 - 22 Dec 17 £397 £298
22 Dec 17 - 29 Dec 17 £671 £503
29 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18 £726 £545
6 Jan 18 - 9 Feb 18 £391 £293
9 Feb 18 - 23 Feb 18 £416 £312
23 Feb 18 - 23 Mar 18 £391 £293
23 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18 £563 £422
13 Apr 18 - 4 May 18 £451 £338
4 May 18 - 11 May 18 £563 £422
11 May 18 - 25 May 18 £500 £375
25 May 18 - 1 Jun 18 £726 £545
1 Jun 18 - 8 Jun 18 £563 £422
8 Jun 18 - 15 Jun 18 £605 £454
15 Jun 18 - 20 Jul 18 £563 £422
20 Jul 18 - 31 Aug 18 £726 £545
31 Aug 18 - 7 Sep 18 £605 £454
7 Sep 18 - 19 Oct 18 £480 £360
19 Oct 18 - 2 Nov 18 £605 £454
2 Nov 18 - 21 Dec 18 £397 £298
21 Dec 18 - 28 Dec 18 £671 £503
28 Dec 18 - 6 Jan 19 £726 £545

* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.

Reviews

Outstanding experience
We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the countryside.Friends from Surrey - 26th July 2017
Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful setting.
Recommendations: Beddgelert is lovely. Zip Wire at Ffestiniog. Barmouth beach - beautiful setting. Eagle pub in Bala - great food.
Family from Suffolk - 3rd June 2017
Best 5* property ever.
Recommends: Roberts Butchers in Bala is great.Mike & Carol from Isle of Man - 21st May 2017
Birthday treat for my partner. Lovely holiday home and lovely owners. Would recommend visiting Barmouth beach. The beach is lovely and it has donkey rides and also arcades for the children. We like to travel out to Swallow Falls in Betws-y-Coed and also like to visit Beddgelert. Lovely little village tea shop with a great restaurants and a couple of pubs.Natalie from Liverpool - 25th April 2017

A beautifully maintained, modern and well presented cottage. Gwyn and Jane were very friendly owners who made us feel right at home. The property was comfortable, always warm after we came home (as we did see a fair bit of rain). The views whilst eating breakfast through the dining window were stunning. The scenery has been stunning - we will certainly be back. Thank you.

Chris & Tracy Long - 20th March 2017

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Local Area

Enjoy tranquil, rural surroundings at this detached, contemporary cottage. Just 1 mile from the welcoming market town of Bala - home to the largest natural lake in Wales called Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) that can be seen from the elevated grounds surrounding your cottage. Bala also offers a whole range of amenities, including a variety of shops, a convenience store and small supermarket, banks and a garage. There is also a traditional cinema and a Leisure Centre which includes a fitness room, indoor swimming pool and a slide. Not to mention a steam train that runs along Bala Lake Railway through beautiful Snowdonia scenery.

The town of Bala offers numerous cafes, pubs and restaurants such as Plas yn Dre , White Lion Hotel, Plas Coch, Y Cwrt and Bala Spice. Amongst the best places to eat in the area is Pale Hall restaurant (3.5 miles) - an old stately home and a fantastic building, the Michelin star Tyddynllan restaurant in Llandrillo (6.5 miles) and Lake Vyrnwy restaurant (14 miles along a scenic mountain road). For a really good village pub / restaurant, visit the Eagles Inn in Llanuwchllyn (5.5 miles), or Bryntirion Inn, Llandderfel (3.5 miles) for a real ale pub.

If you enjoy the outdoors, this is the area for you because Bala and the surrounding area is firmly establishing itself as the 'adventure' capital of Wales. From world class watersports provision on Bala Lake (canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and gorge walking) and the National White Water Centre (5 miles) to a high speed go-carting circuit in Cerrigydrudion (12 miles). You also have the famous Zip Wire and Bounce Below in Blaenau Ffestiniog (22 miles) and numerous other attractions such as Tree Tops Adventure in Betws y Coed and Coed y Brenin's world renowned Mountain Biking Centre all within easy reach.

If you prefer to relax on holiday, there are numerous picturesque mountain and lakeside walks nearby, not to mention the scenic cycle route along the shores of Llyn Tegid lake. And why not treat yourself to a night out with popcorn in the local cinema? Your Bala holiday cottage also provides a great central base to explore the whole of Snowdonia and North Wales. Llechwedd Slate Caverns (22 miles), Portmeirion (29 miles) and the Welsh Highland Railway (30 miles) are just some of many highly recommended days out.

Walks

  • Bala Lake – Up to a 10 mile walk around the 4 mile long, stunning lake. 1 mile from the cottage.
  • Arenig mountain range has 13 summits above 2,000ft, including Arenig Fawr and Moel Llyfnant. Route begins near Llyn Celyn, 5 miles
  • Aran mountain range offers 14 summits above 2,000ft. The ridge makes an excellent linear walk and includes the two major summits of Aran Fawddwy (2969ft) and Aran Benllyn (2904ft). Route starts from Llanuwchllyn, 5.5 miles.
Cycling / Mountain Biking
  • Aberhirnant Mountain Route - from the doorstep along a scenic country road.
  • Bala Lake - The 10 mile scenic route around the lake can also be cycled - you can easily cycle to this route from your Bala holiday cottage.
  • Llyn Celyn – 15 mile circular route around another scenic lake. 5 miles
  • Antur Stiniog Mountain Biking Centre, Blaenau Ffestiniog. 22 miles
  • Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages. 24 miles
  • Bikes can also be hired in the area.
Fishing
  • Find out more about fishing in Bala. The nearest venue is Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake). 1 mile
Watersports
  • Bala Lake – sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft building etc. 1 mile
  • National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn – White Water Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing. 5 miles
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  • Bala Golf Club - A 10 hole golf course with stunning views over the North Wales countryside. 2 miles
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