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.
About the Owner
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 4 lovely tots. I enjoy travelling, walking, swimming and eating out in my spare time.
From the Owner
“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”
Activity and Interests
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,
Travel cot and high chair available on request for a small extra charge
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
50% deposit to secure booking, balance payable date of arrival with a £100 returnable bond in case of incidentals.
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
From the Owner
“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.”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Satellite / Cable
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- recreation centre
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- whitewater rafting
- 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
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 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.
- Golf ...
- 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. Utility Room: washer/dryer, freezer, zinc unit, ironing board and iron, hoover, 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