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5 star Cottage near Bala lake, Snowdonia, North Wales (W107)

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Bala, Snowdonia, North Wales - only 300 yards from the lake foreshore

Glanllyn Lodge is situated in scenic countryside and occupants have access to 16 acres of parkland with a meandering river, bordering on Wales' largest natural lake in the southern area of the Snowdonia National Park. There is a private launching area for sailing, canoeing and fishing. Watersports equipment hire available locally. There are plenty of local walks to suit all capabilities and the Aran, Arenig, Berwyn and Cader Idris mountain ranges are close by. The small market town of Bala is 3 miles away with plenty of small shops, restaurants, pubs, leisure centre and golf course. Other local attractions include, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, off-roading, quad-biking and narrow gauge railway. As the Lodge is situated on the border between North & Mid Wales, accessing many beauty spots and nice beaches is easy by car.

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Welsh
Calendar last updated:
6 July, 2017

About Megan

I'm Megan and I have managed the leisure part of our business for over 35 years, we also have a farm but leave most that side of the business to my husband - Edward, although I like helping out during lambing time. I am a mother of 2 sons - one a senior civil engineer working away from home and the other has his own business living nearby, and has made me a proud grandmother to 3 boys and one girl. I enjoy travelling, walking, swimming and eating out in my spare time.

Megan purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Megan chose Gwynedd - Snowdonia

We bought Plas Madog Farm just before I got married in 1975 and its in a beautiful, peaceful spot. In 1995 we moved to Glanllyn Farm/caravan Park alongside Bala lake which was my husband's original home.

Plas Madog Farmhouse has been rented out since then, but we still farm the land.

Glanllyn Lodge was completely renovated by my son 15 years ago and as it was a Grade 2 listed property, we had to comply with tough regulations to keep the character of this very old cottage. It has achieved a 5 star grading by the Wales Tourist Board

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park.

Take part in the numerous outdoor activites and visit the numerous attractions that we have to offer in this area.

Get a true sense of place, our first language in this part of Wales is Welsh and you'll hear it spoken in the local towns and villages, have a taste of our culture and heritage and maybe get to see and hear our famous local welsh male voice choir singing. Taste some wonderful welsh food such as Bara Brith, Welsh Cakes and of course our world famous welsh lamb bred on the surrounding hills.

Bala lake is an attraction to all ages, we have our own private access. Boat and canoe hire available locally.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bala in Oswestry

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom one with wc and shower. Luxury bathroom with spa bath and wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 in one double, one twin & one single room Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 one double bed. Bedroom 2 two single beds. Bedroom 3 one single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: No smoking allowed inside the cottage. No pets allowed. Outside: Enclosed garden with large parking area and furnished patio and barbecue to the rear. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen included and towels (one hand and one bath towels per person) no beach towels provided. Other: Lcd TV's in Lounge, Kitchen and double bedroom, radio, free broadband/wi-fi, hairdryer



National White Water Centre
"best whitewater rafting & canoeing centre in Wales if not in the UK"
National White Water Centre
"best whitewater rafting & canoeing centre in Wales if not in the UK"
Bala Lake Railway
"Scenic rail journey alongside Bala lake on a steam locomotive"
Cafe at Coed-y-Brenin
"best mountain biking centre in Wales"
Llandegla Fishery
"excellent fishing also close to Llandegla mountain biking centre"
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Liverpool or Manchester
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Eagles Inn
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Holyhead, Anglesey
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bala Golf Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Eagles Inn
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Barmouth, Fairbourne or Harlech
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Ideal base for sailing, canoeing, walking and biking.


Nearest beach 22 miles.


Use of car essential but we are on a bus route,


3 miles to Bala town, 25 miles form the beautiful beaches of Barmouth and Harlech, one hour away from the historic city of Chester,

Further Details:

Travel cot and high chair available on request for a small extra charge


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bala, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autumn Half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Xmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% deposit to secure booking, balance payable date of arrival with a £100 returnable bond in case of incidentals.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, flexible during low season and for short breaks

Notes on prices:
Reduced rate for 2 persons, please contact owner for rate, also for short break rate, this varies according to length of stay and number of persons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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