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“Great cottage in scenic location”
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Very good
12 reviews
Main lounge
Kitchen with large dining table
Snug with logburner and 2 x 2 seater settees
Log burner in snug
One of the single bedrooms
Chiminea in summer - great lake views and sunsets
View of Lake Bala from Garden
view on hillside walk from house
lake bala from walk from house
Path to castle Gronw
Views of Lake Bala from the grounds
House in winter
Winter wonderland
Castle mound in winter with view of Lake Bala
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Cottage -
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Bala, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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Very good - based on 12 reviews
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TriciaSha...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
“Great cottage in scenic location”
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in June 2018

fabulous cottage with plenty of room (family of 10) ideal location for get togetherd and relaxing break

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fiona c
cromer
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely 2 week stay”
Reviewed 20 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Lovely holiday spent here , we were 4 adults , 4 children and 2 dogs . Loads of room, great garden and secure for the dogs . The children loved the stair case , looking for owls , and playing in the stream and wooded area . Only downside is not able to have windows open due to colony of bats . We tried several times when it was hot to have Windows open but the bats came in ! Bala is lovely , nice shops and restaurants and the lake is amazing . We will be back again .

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Craig N
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great week, great garden, big house!”
Reviewed 3 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

6 Adults, 2 kids and a dog, and loads of space for us all. Loved the quirky layout, and the two staircases, and the history right outside the kitchen window. We sat outside and bbq'd, or in the welsh drizzle got sat around the kitchen table. The wifi is patchy due to the thickness of the walls but everyone figured out where to sit if they needed it and we could still plan our activities. We hired canoes, went to Barmouth, walked Snowdon, did the 7 miles walk from the front door (straight up the hill behind can I say!). We also hit the town centre pubs - our favourite for drinks being Stori - the boys loved the beers, the girls loved the Gin and the wine. Any questions we had Louise came back to us quickly, and the booking process I am assured was easy, including things like arrival time and key access. Low doorways was only an issue for one of us which he learnt quickly. If we could change anything, losing the wall between the snug and kitchen would open up downstairs into a huge communal kitchen/diner. Little tip from us, there is a camp shop 30 secs walk away which we used a couple of times (matches/milk). Thanks for a great week, would recommend to anyone considering.

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ClaireLSw...
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Mrs”
Reviewed 5 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We were having an extended family Christmas for the first time in years and we had a great time at the cottage. The last couple of get togethers have seen a couple of arguments etc triggered by so many people living in each other's pockets but Pen Y Bont easily accommodated 7 adults, 2 kids and 1 dog. Everyone had space to fit around the table for meals, gather round the fire or head off for some peace or quiet; it was really relaxed.
The property is so historic and the owl hunt was a massive hit, as was the 'secret' staircase and castle mound. Louise putting up a Christmas tree with a present for each of the kids, wrapped in owl wrapping paper was a very lovely touch.
A word of warning, as with many old buildings low doorways... my husband couldn't get the hang of ducking!

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209lh99
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely property full of character and comfort - home from home”
Reviewed 6 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Great place to stay to celebrate my birthday and have a family get together. We were a party of 6 adults and 2 children. The house was very comfortable and fully equipped with everything we could need.There was plenty of space for us adults to chill out and relax.
The kids loved doing the "owl hunt" and all the games provided in the house.
The house was in a great location, with fabulous scenery nearby and yet also only 10 mins walk into Bala.
We plan to return in the summer to explore the area more.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Shashmi
Buckingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Beautiful house well maintained”
Reviewed 18 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
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person found this review helpful

We were a group of 11 friends who had stayed at the farmhouse for the weekend and the place is just amazing. The house is so well kept, and to each detail. There wasn't a thing that was missing about the house. The rooms were spacious and clean. The lounge area was just lovely with a cozy fireplace. The kitchen was sufficiently spacious too with so many kitchen ware and cutlery. The bathrooms were clean too, just one fact about the drainage system in the top floor bathrooms, but cant do much about it since its such an old structure and still so well kept. The location is perfect with so much wooded area around and so close to the Bala lake. Every one of us loved our stay here and just wished if we could have stayed longer. Will definitely want to come back again :)
P.S. you ll have a good time counting the owls ;)

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Liked best: The lounge area, the fireplace, the kitchen and the double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. These were the best rooms in the house. Loved the collection of books and movies :)
Liked least: Some of the rooms were a bit cold even after the heaters were on for long.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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sushaantt
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Amazing place for stay and countryside vacation”
Reviewed 17 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We had our stay at in the second weekend of December. I found this place when we are looking for weekend vacation on snowdon countryside and this place perfectly meet all our requirement. This place has blessed with amazing natural beauties. Farmhouse is very big and maintained with excellent interior. It has big kitchen with all required utensils, cutlery, microwave, fridge n dish washer. There was 2 fireplaces with very big living rooms. We have been provided with complementary logs as well. This property is very clean and again to say amazingly maintained. We got complete privacy during our stay without any disturbance. We checked in the night and enjoyed our stay at this place. The cost of the stay is very cheap comparing with the other benefits we have been provided such as individual towels, fully equipped kitchen, TV/DVD player/Music systems/board games and many more. I loved interior and owl hunt too.

I would Highly recommend this place to stay for countryside family vacation to everyone.

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Liked best: Everything in the property
Liked least: I was expecting wifi
Travelling group: Friends
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Recommended for:
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