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Sleeps 10 adults Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 4 Pets Not accepted Region Gwynedd Town/village Bala
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Well Appointed Country House, near Bala (38478WA)

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'.

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.

Large, stunning self-catering Bala accommodation, SnowdoniaCycle around the lake or visit Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking CentreGround floor living room with comfy leather seating & open fireLuxury self catering Bala house with fully equipped country kitchenBala accommodation - dining room with large table & woodburnerA second, spacious living room on the first floor with lovely viewsComfortable leather seating at this luxury self catering Bala houseSingle bedroom & ensuite shower room. Luxury Bala accommodationLovely countryside views from the ensuite single bedroomSpectacular master bedroom with breathtaking panoramic views1 of 2 top floor twin bedrooms with shared bathroom (bath tub & shower)2nd twin bedroom on top floor (bathroom shared with other twin room)Top floor bathroomCatch the steam train to Bala - just round the corner from GwyndyBala Lake Steam Railway station is walking distance from GwyndyOn the shores of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake): the largest natural lake in WalesNational White Water Centre, 9.5 miles from your Bala accommodationOn the doorstep of your self catering Bala Lake is great for watersportsLlyn Tegid is also the only place in Wales where you will find a population of fish called the Gwyniaid
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Parking, Private

Conditions

Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings.

LocationNorth Wales

North Wales showcases some of the UK's most varied landscape, from the snow-capped mountains of Snowdonia to the beaches of the Llyn Peninsula. Indeed, it is one of the only parts of Britain where you can be in the mountains in the morning and at the seaside by the afternoon. The diverse animal life of the region reflects this, with everything from otters to ospreys and seals to dolphins.

Not many places are imbued with such history and heritage, which is reflected throughout the region from cottages to castles! Attractions abound, with zoos and farms, steam railways and activity centres. There are regular events from international cultural festivals and shows to family fun days.

The area also offers a huge range of outdoor activities; walking, cycling, fishing, golf and water-sports to name only a few. In many parts of North Wales the spoken language is Welsh, not English, although people who cannot or will not speak the latter are rare, and signposts and other notices always display their message in both languages.

Area Gwynedd Nearest shop 0.5 miles Nearest pub 0.5 miles

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