Welsh cottage on the moors near Bala


Entire cottage hosted by Kate

6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 5 beds, 1 bath
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Great location
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Get away from it all in this remote cottage on the Welsh moors. It is a much loved family holiday home with no TV, wireless or any other modern distraction! Beautiful views of hills, farmland and mist rolling off the lake below. It is a perfect place to unwind and reconnect with all that's important.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: We are following guidance on Covid and cleaning, and respectfully ask our guests not to travel if they feel unwell, and to follow local government advice relevant to your situation. As we are not on site, the host-wearing-masks does not apply.

Please do tell us if you start to feel unwell with suspected Covid symptoms during your stay so that we can take necessary precautions when cleaning. If you need to cancel, do so « with extenuating circumstances » (COVID) and you should receive a full refund.

We offer a traditional whitewashed stone cottage with slate roof in the middle of farmland, high up over Bala Lake (Lyn Tegid). The cottage is quite basic, but makes a great base if you're looking for peace and tranquility. The living room features a wood-burning stove with additional radiators for cold weather. There’s a large kitchen with washing machine and tumble dryer, microwave, toaster, electric stove, slow-cooker, kettle and plenty of basic cooking utensils. The bathroom is now newly refurbished including bath and shower. The master bedroom is very large with fantastic views and a fabulous desk/work space. Also plenty of room for cot. The bunkroom is quite small but has a little desk, and the third bedroom has two single beds.

Until Summer 2017 the cottage was only been used for close friends and family, and certainly retains that feel. There are books, toys, plenty of wellies, and the basics for cooking. From September 2020, we're offering a "bring and swap" bookshelf! Please feel free to bring a book and swap for one you want to take home.

The track to the cottage is across two fields, and there is parking space for up to three vehicles at the top. However the field is shared with cows and sheep, who may nuzzle your car!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 bunk bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
Valley view
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Indoor fireplace
Children’s books and toys

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4.70 out of 5 stars from 94 reviews


Where you’ll be

Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom

Amazing views of the mist rising over the hills in the morning and not another building in sight (except in far distance). Occasional hikers and farmer will pass in front of the house.

It is well positioned for some of the best cycling in the country, fantastic walking straight from the front door, and canoeing and other water sports on Bala lake. The town with quaint shops, beautiful leisure centre and free wireless in the White Bear hotel, eco-cafe and other places is within minutes drive. Also easy day trips to climb Snowdon, visit Harlech castle and beach, Portmerion and the coast, Surf Snowdonia, White Water rafting, Zip World and much more.

Hosted by Kate

  1. Joined in March 2015
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Teacher with three children, married to Jon, Director of heart charity. Live in London.


  • Emma

During your stay

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    Things to know

    House rules

    Check-in: After 3:00 pm
    Checkout: 10:00 am
    Self check-in with key safe
    Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
    No smoking
    No pets
    No parties or events

    Health & safety

    Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
    Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
    Nearby lake, river, other body of water
    May encounter potentially dangerous animal
    Climbing or play structure

    Cancellation policy

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