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Elevated Cottage In Rural Location With Stunning Views

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


About the property

House in Fron Goch Nr. Bala, within the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales - Located Near A Working Farm, But In Its Own Large Private Gardens

Three bedrooms each with a large en-suite private bathroom. A modern furnished living room with Sky+, DVD, CD/iPod docking station, log burning fire and unlimited WiFi are provided. The well equipped kitchen has all the home from home accessories and dining table, the large conservatory and comfortable sofas provides a wonderful place to sit, relax and soak up the stunning views. The cottage is set in its own private landscaped gardens near to a working farm and is located a short distance from Bala town with all its shops and wide choice of activities. We are also only a few hundred yards from the National White water rafting centre. Centrally located for access to the activities across North Wales and only a short drive from the beautiful beaches on the west coast of Wales. The area is ideal for those wishing to do some walking, cycling, family activities or simply relaxing and enjoying the peace and scenery.

Jennifer Jackson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2017

About Jennifer Jackson

Our family have lived in North Wales since 1989. We live in Flint and I am a retired Police Officer from North Wales Police and Jen is a Mental Health Nurse working for Betsi Cadwaladr NHS Trust. We have 3 adult children who love Garth Isaf as much as we do.

Both Jen and I saw this house in the spring of 2013 and decided that this was the house that we wanted to retire to. In the meantime however (whilst Jen is still working), we have decided to rent our house out as a holiday home so other people can enjoy it.

Both Jen and I are very proud of Garth Isaf and we appreciate people visit for a relaxing holiday. We both want guests to enjoy the experience and go away wanting to come back. We make the house as clean and comfortable as we possibly can to further this aim.

Jennifer Jackson purchased this house in 2013

Why Jennifer Jackson chose Betws-y-Coed

We both love the Bala area because of its beauty and tranquility. We fell in love with the house the first time we saw it, the views across the valley are incredible and from the minute we arrived life's stresses just disappeared.

Bala is only a short distance from major towns and cities but feels like it is worlds away from the hustle and bustle of life.

The location is ideal for trips to the mid Wales coastal towns and their beautiful beaches, whilst it is still convenient for the attractions along the North Wales coast and only a little over one hour to Chester.

The house is rurally located and surrounded by the beautiful Snowdonia National Park with its walks and other activities.

What makes this house unique

Our beautiful home offers 3 large bedrooms each with its own en suite bathroom. There is a large well equipped kitchen and a conservatory that has a dining table with six chairs, a settee and two armchairs. The conservatory offers stunning views across the valley and the peace and tranquillity of the area makes this one of the favorite rooms in the house.

Garth Isaf offers guests a wonderful place to live and a luxurious home to either sit in and relax or return to after a long day of activities.

The large landscaped gardens provide a great place to enjoy a glass of wine whilst having a BBQ and the unlimited WiFi and games station allows people to satisfy their technology needs.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Betws-y-Coed in Conwy

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Underfloor heating
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Large corner bath
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bath with shower attachment.
  • En suite to bedroom 1 shower, sink and WC. En-suite to bedroom 2 with corner bath, sink and WC. En-sute to bedroom 3 with bath and shower attachment, sink and WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms each with its own en-suite) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Superking size bed, large dressing area with two double wardrobes & chest of drawers Bedroom 2 Double room with large double wardrobe, chest of drawers. Bedroom 3 Twin beds, zip-link to form a king-size bed, double wardrobe and chest of drawer
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property is no smoking and due to the location and for people with allergies, we do not allow any pets. Each bedroom has its own large en-suite bathroom. The owners have tried to supply everything that guests will need to make their stay feel like a home from home, especially in the kitchen. Home delivery is available from Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco for those wishing to do an Internet shop. The local co-op will also deliver your shopping. The owners will try and help with any enquiries you may have about activities etc in the area and encourage guests to ask. Outside: The gardens are large and spacious with a large grassed area for play. They are fenced and gated for safety of younger children. The property is on a hillside surrounded by farm land and close to a working farm. The owner of the farm, Mike, is very friendly and helpful. There is a decked area with stunning views across the valley. Garden furniture is supplied as is a BBQ and tools. A garden shed is available for storage. The large driveway provides space for five or six cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bedding are included and the property is cleaned thoroughly prior to every guests arrival. Other: Large spacious conservatory with a dining table and chairs for six people, a comfortable sofa and two relaxing chairs. Stunning views across the open valley. Travel cot and stair guard are provided. Large Landscaped gardens with a decked area and BBQ


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Elevated Cottage In Rural Location With Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Characterful cottage on the edge of Snowdonia.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location. Fantastic views. Warm and cosy cottage with great attention to detail by the owners.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic home from home

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a fantastic house, and a super garden. We enjoyed our visit so much that we would have happily stayed for another week. A fun packed holiday. Thank you Jen and Pete

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic house in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Garth Isaf with our two young children and their grandparents to celebrate my mother-in-laws 70th birthday. We are so glad we choose this beautiful house and it exceeded our expectations. We spent most of our time relaxing in the spacious conservatory and enjoying the views whilst the children pottered around the lovely gardens. We managed to eat al fresco several times on the decking too. The house was spotlessly clean and very well equipped (although an extra shower would have been beneficial for us). The children loved visiting the chickens and collecting the eggs and also were lucky enough to meet the farm animals, courtesy of Mike the farmer.

We would highly recommend this house to others. There is so much to do in the area but we were also more than happy to spend our time at Garth Isaf. We can't wait to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home from home in a beautiful location with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in this beautiful cottage near Bala in Snowdonia. The house is extremely well equipped: dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, washing machine as well as the cooker, hob, fridge/ freezer and TV/DVD. Each bedroom has an ensuite which is fantastic and of course there is wifi. Then, when you think you've seen everything, you enter the beautiful, new conservatory with outstanding views of the welsh mountains and a wood-burning stove (which supplements the central heating, if you wish). The garden is alive with the most amazing wildlife, we particularly loved seeing the woodpecker each day and the fields were full of newborn calves and lambs. The cottage has its own chickens so we had fresh eggs every day. The location was perfect for the places we wanted to visit: Bala, Snowdon, Betws y Coed, Zip World and Fairbourne (for pony trekking on the beach). A fantastic place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing stay for New Year

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely cottage to celebrate new year, we fancied something different but this far surpassed our expectations! Pictures really dont do it justice, top to bottom the cottage is absolutely pristine.

Arrived at night and it was lovely with the log fire on and ordered a takeaway, was lovely and homely. The following day in the light however was a different story again. The views are picturesque, its such a lovely peaceful setting, was great to get away from everything.

In the morning took the kids out to see the animals which they loved (fresh eggs!!!!) The place really has everything you can think of (you even get a handy booklet to assist with your stay.)

Would stay here again without hesitation. Cant think of a single negative.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Most exciting holiday we have ever had! We didn't feel like going home at the end. This wonderful cottage gave us a homely feeling. It is better than what it says on the website! The views from the conservatory is absolutely magnificent..

Kids loved the farm animals and enjoyed talking to Mike the neighbour. He was more than happy to show us around and introduce us to his animals. This cottage is close to all the attractions in and around Bala. Would definitely recommend this great cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The nearest beaches are the beautiful sandy west coast beaches. These are at resorts such as Barmouth (40 mins drive), Porthmadog (30 mins drive) and Black Rock sands with it miles of sandy beaches (40 mins drive). The resorts of the North Wales coast, Llandudno, Conway, Colwyn Bay etc are approximately 1hours drive away.


Central for Liverpool John Lennon airport (70 miles) and Manchester airport (80 miles), also Holyhead ferry terminal to Ireland is only 65 miles away. The use of a car is recommended.


Bala 3.5 miles with outdoor activity centre

National Whitewater Rafting Centre 200yards

Capel Celyn 0.5 miles

Trawsfynydd 14 miles

Portmeirion (home of 'The Prisoner') 24 miles

Barmouth (beach) 32 miles

Conwy (castle, beach etc) 38 miles

Llandudno (beaches etc) 40 miles

Wrexham 39 miles

Chester 50 miles

Further Details:

Bala has a good selection of shops that will provide everything for groceries to bike hire. Two supermarket type shops, a number of butchers, bakers and greengrocers. There are all the main mbanks, a post office, chemist and several fast food restaurants (Chinese, kebab, pizza and fish and chips). The other shops can provide everything from outdoor clothing, fishing tackle and bait, jewellery, gifts and even a chocolate shop that sells chocolate pizzas!

There is a large hotel with al a carte restaurant and several pubs that also sell food.

The town has its own leisure centre with swimming pool, gym and cafe etc. The lake boasts a large adventure centre which can provide a range of activities including sailing, windsurfing, climbing, gorge walking, archery, kayaking, canoeing, etc.

Fishing is available at both Bala lake and other lakes in the area. Bikes can be hired from a shop in Bala for periods of a few hours and upwards. The National Whitewater Rafting Centre is only a couple of hundred yards away and can provide safe and secure whitewater rafting for families or extreme kayaking for the more adventurous. We are centrally based for accessing many of the activities and attractions within North Wales and the beautiful west coast beaches and resorts such as Barmouth, Black Rock sands, Portmeirion, Harlech etc are 30 minutes drive away. There are a wide choice of walks in the vicinity ranging from leisurely strolls to treks up mountains as mount Snowdon is only a short distance away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Betws-y-Coed, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Contact the owners for confirmation of availability. Once confirmed a 25% deposit is required (non refundable) and the balance is to be paid six weeks prior to the holiday commencing. Payment must be made in full if booked less than six weeks ahead and full payment must be received and cleared prior to arrival. Payment can be made by BACs or Cheque (but cheques must be cleared prior to arrival).

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover will be Saturday with guests arriving after 3pm and departure by 10am (to allow preparation for the next guests). Short breaks will be by negotiation.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available during the periods indicated and possible last minute breaks at other times. Price by negotiation. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO HAVE A MINIMUM CHARGE RATE OF £250 - £300 DEPENDING ON THE DATES OF TRAVEL WHICH APPLIES TO SHORT BREAKS. PLEASE SPEAK TO US FOR DETAILS OF PRICES ETC.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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