(near Bala) - Ty-Mawr is an impressive detached stone cottage 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.
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. 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.
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. There’s also a separate walk in shower and a nice white bathroom suite.
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.
Prices and Availability
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Bedrooms: 2 bedrooms, one twin and one with king sized bed (+ sofa bed in second lounge)
Bathrooms: 1 family bathroom with free tanding roll top bat plus walk in shower
Facilities: Welcome hamper, log fire, pet friendly, walking distance to pub, central heating, cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, wshing machine, cot, high chair, tv, dvd player, cd player, microwave, toaster, kettle, iron, hairdryer, BBQ, off street parking, private garden, bike storage Sleeps: 4 (plus sofa bed)
Pets: Yes (£25 supplement)
Bed Linen: Provided
Cot and High Chair: Provided Location: A detached stone cottage near Bala in North Wales. A perfect base from which to explore this part of North Wales long popular with adventure sport enthusiasts.
"We had the most lovely week in this cottage..it really was home from home! Geraint popped in to check all was OK and had left wine and flowers which was a nice touch.
Our little dog loved the garden and so did the children. .great for Easter Egg hunts!
The views were perfect, nice local pub and fantastic walks from the front door. We would love to come back again soon."
The Smith Family, Cambridge