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

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

Jane Jones
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bala in Oswestry

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • town
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
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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Secluded Cottage Walking Distance From Bala High Street, Bala Lake, Golf Course
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

quaint and rustic

  • 4 of 5

Lovely - annex made it a really idea venue for our party of 7. Loved the remoteness of it yet a good walk into Bala (really only suitable for a daylight walk though) Very well equipped - only criticism was the complexity of the kitchen equipment! The dishwasher was more complex than your average cockpit and despite 6 intelligent adults we were unable to get it to satisfactorily clean a plate. We eventually worked out the cooker but that took a while too!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Fabulous location, lovely cottage - very homely. Great escape proof garden for the dog!

  • 4 of 5

Party of 2 aults and 4 teenagers. The cow shed was ideal! The cottage was in a stunning location with easy access to Bala and the lake. Very homely overall and a well equipped kitchen. The garden was great for the dog as it was escape proof! Would highly reccommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Beautiful welcoming home which the whole family settled into quickly and felt very relaxed.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a quiet family holiday where we were all catered for. Annexe provided a retreat from the chaotic teenagers and we enjoyed preparing meals together and eating together around the large dining table. It was a cosy place to stay and for the cold evenings the men enjoyed chopping wood for the fire.

Owner sent through lots of friendly advice about the area and we enjoyed beautiful meals in the town of Bala also. Lots to do in surrounding area for the kids, Zip world, Surf snowdonia and water sports on Bala lake a must. Took the bikes and we all enjoyed bombing about the country side on these too. 10/10 holiday, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Absolutely lovey!

  • 5 of 5

Such a great little cottage, well equipped and really pretty! Thank you for the wine, tea and coffee, milk and Welsh cakes. We really enjoyed our stay x

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Great little cottage for family get together

  • 5 of 5

Cottage very cosy and clean and with all mod cons. Good sized dining table for family meals. Annexe came in handy as there were 7 adults staying. Garden big enough for bat and ball games and barbecue! Great location with lovely views 'away from it all' but short drive from all the amenities of Bala.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Beautiful cottage in quiet surroundings

  • 5 of 5

I celebrated my 60th birthday with a small family gathering at Hysbysfa, we had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bala, Wales

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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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