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Secluded Cottage Walking Distance From Bala High Street, Bala Lake, Golf Course



Updated: 29-May-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Bala, Snowdonia, North Wales - Idyllic location. Great base for families, walkers cyclists and water sport enthusiasts.

Hysbysfa is a delightful stone-built detached cottage set in an idyllic and secluded location of approximately ½ an acre within walking distance of Bala High Street and leisure centre and of course the beautiful Bala lake. It provides accommodation for up to 6 guests . The converted cow shed or annexe situated in the garden provides accommodation for 2 further guests. Oil fired central heating in the main cottage with a wood burning stove, loads of exposed beams and character and a very well equipped kitchen make this a perfect base for families, walkers, cyclists and water sports enthusiasts as well as for those wanting to enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside. Well behaved dogs, welcome.

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About the Owner

Jane Jones
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 May, 2017

About Jane Jones

We are a family from Birmingham. We bought Hysbysfa in 2008 as we loved the surrounding countryside and wanted a breath of fresh air every few weeks. Our 2 young daughters have loved staying there as they have far more freedom to have adventures than they do in the big City! We hope you enjoy it as much as they do.

Jane Jones purchased this cottage in 2008

15 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)



  • 4 of 5

This Cottage is beautiful!

Its in the middle of a field surrounded by Sheep, the cottage is well equipped and tidy.

Jane was very helpful and very informative on the local areas.

We highly recommend and hope to visit again very soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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One of the Best Cottages we have stayed in

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a boys away fishing weekend at Bala Lake where we chose to stay for the first time in Hysbysfa Bala Proprietor Jane Jones.

We found the accommodation in a word Fabulous.

Very well fitted out .

We have as a group of Mature Guys have being going away on fishing trips in summer and autumn for 25 years. And we all agreed we will definitley be going back to this delightful ,peaceful cottage, a real credit to the owner.

Jerry Gibbons

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing cottage !

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my Husband Mark stayed at this cottage twice Already , so relaxing and peaceful , well equipped, within short distance of shops etc, will be returning again ,if you need to de-stress this is most certainly the place .Elaine &Mark from Wirral

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hysbysfa is in a lovely spot. Perfect for a relaxing stay and an opportunity to "get away from it all" . We try our best to make all our guests as comfortable as we can and leave wanting to come again!
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Brilliant rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The teenagers loved the annexe as a hang out for late night DVD watching. The beds were comfortable, hot water plentiful and the décor is attractive. The area itself offers lots in the way of activities such as white water rafting, gorge walking, climbing, abseiling and kayak hire 5 minutes away. A 40 minute drive delivers zip wires (both above ground and underneath). It is also about 1hour 15 minutes from Harlech castle and beach. Bodnant gardens which are stunning are about 1 hour 30 minutes away. The cottage is very dog friendly with a secure garden. North Wales is more beautiful than I remembered and we would definitely go again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just what we were looking for. Secluded, peaceful,well equipped and within easy access of amenities and activities. An enclosed garden for our dog made it all the more relaxing. We woud love to return.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my husband, parents and our 4 legged friends. The cottage is in a beautiful secluded spot and is within easy walking distance of the town and lake.

The cottage itself is 3 bedroom with a 1 bedroom annex and has plenty of space overall for 8 people. The kitchen is brilliantly equipped (cooked Sunday lunch with no problem) and even has a dish washer so complete relaxation is achieved! The garden is fab for the dogs and is very secure, we didn't have great weather but I can imagine how lovely it would be to have a bbq etc.

Finally, the owner is very helpful and sent us an email with directions and a list of suggested walks, and left us a lovely welcome pack. We will definitely be returning and will be booking soon!!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


Bala is within easy reach of beautiful North Wales coastline. Within 40 minutes of the seaside town of Barmouth with its lovely sandy beaches. The estuarine resort of Aberdovey is a similar distance away and is beautiful. Slightly further afield but still easily a day trip is Portmaddoch , Harlech , Shell Island, Abersoch and the Llyn Peninsula and more... Stunning combinations of shoreline and mountains.


Within walking distance of Bala town centre and leisure centre with swimming pool. Within walking distance too of the magnificent Bala lake , with access to windsurfing , canoeing , sailing or just paddling if the water is warm enough! Just 20 miles from the picturesque riverside town of Llangollen with shops pubs restaurants and steam railway.

Further Details:

Bala town centre is well equipped with 2 small supermarkets, butchers green grocers, cafes , pubs, banks and gift shops.

It is situated within the Snowdonia National Park and as such is a perfect location for walking enthusiasts with many beautiful walks on the doorstep, including Cadyr Idris, if you enjoy mountain walks and Snowdon easily accessible as a day trip.

For adrenalin junkies, there is a white water rafting centre and a high ropes centre just a few miles from Bala .

Bikes can be hired in Bala and there are 2 excellent off road cycling facilties at Coed Y Brenin and Llandeglar Forest a short car journey away.For stunning coastal scenery and a lovely family cycle ride , the Mawddach trail just outside Dollgellau is a must . This flat cycle track runs for approximately 10 miles to Barmouth, along the Mawddach estuary. It is lovely.

For shoppers , the historic town of Chester is approximately 50 minutes away , with its famous walls, great shopping , zoo and Cheshire Oakes Designer Outlet park.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late May Bank Holiday
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
21 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas New Year 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please note , the cost of a short break can be calculated by working out 40% of the weekly rate for night 1 , and then a further 10% of the weekly rate for every additional night. I'm sorry for any confusion that the website causes by providing a daily rate for you. This is simply dividing the weekly rate by 7.
Minimum stay , 3 nights subject to season.
Sorry , no stag or hen parties.
Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day Saturday , but this is negotiable on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-May-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library

Location Type

  • lake
  • town


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The upstairs bathroom consists of bath tub, hand basin and WC. The downstairs utility/cloakroom has a WC, a Belfast sink and a tiled step-in shower cubicle. The annexe has a shower room with WC and wash hand basin and heated towel rail.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 8 (4 bedrooms), including annexe. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and space for travel cot. Bedroom 2 twin room, (double or 2 singles) Bedroom 3 twin room, (double or 2 singles Bedroom 4 (annexe) double sofa bed or futon in loft ( access via fixed ladder)


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • Outside: Hysbysfa and the annexe sit in a large lawned garden, surrounded by fields of sheep or cattle depending upon what the farmers have grazing at the time. A barbecue and garden furniture are provided. There is parking for several cars. Note there is a small stream running at the rear of the cottage which is great fun but can be quite fast flowing after heavy rain. Young children should be supervised at all times around it. Utility Room: Contains washing machine , with tumble dryer , heated towel rail, ironing board and iron, external rotary dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Rental is inclusive of all linen(excluding travel cot linen), towels and fuel. Please leave the property as you find it. Other: The annexe was refurbished in 2011.A lovely light airy space with mini kitchen and shower room and wall mounted flat screen TV . Intended as overflow accommodation for Hysbysfa .Ideal for teenagers, older members of the party wanting a little peace!

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