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Stone cottage in Snowdonia ,woodburner,pet-friendly,garden, pub next door !

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Llanuwchllyn near Bala,Snowdonia National Park, North Wales - Ideal Village Location For Pub And Shop. Easy Access To Seaside, Mountains And Attractions

Sleeps 4+ in two bedrooms. Dau (two) Ty Isa is a characterful Welsh cottage with living room, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor with an upstairs double bedroom and a second bedroom with two singles. It has modern electric radiators, a woodburning stove and a very useful drying room making it suitable for cosy holidays all year round. It has parking for two cars with an enclosed garden,perfect for children and pets.Attractively furnished throughout with beamed ceilings, stone walls and with modern appliances Ty Isa can be a delightful romantic hideaway or a family base with travel cot and high chair available. It's location is great for all types of outdoor activities from enjoying the magnificent natural environment -the seaside at Barmouth is about half an hour away- to more strenuous walking, sailing, canoeing, angling, golfing,4x4 and rallying plus the Bala Lake steam railway has it's main station in the village. In the summer don't miss Llanuwchllyn village show ! The excellent Eagles pub is right next door serving real ales and traditional Welsh fare with their own farm produced meat. Conveniently during the day it's the village newsagent and shop. Sightseeing by car or bike is superb with quiet,open roads over the hills in all directions, including the highest pass in Wales, Bwlch y Groes. Check out the goBala website for local exploration possibilities.

Paul Bailey
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Paul Bailey

Hello, I'm Paul Bailey, husband of Sara and dad to Hannah and James. As a former outdoor education teacher I have always loved Wales with all it has to offer in the natural environment and the activities available. We frequently visit here for the canoe racing at Canolfan Tryweryn.

Paul Bailey purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Paul Bailey chose Llanuwchllyn

The opportunity which arose to acquire a lovely traditional stone cottage gave me a project to renovate it to a standard which I'm sure you'll enjoy. The easy access through stunning scenery, quaintness of the cottage ,ideal location and the extra bonus of an excellent pub/restaurant next door makes it a winner. We love the rural atmosphere, warm welcome and breathtaking mountain surroundings. See the reviews by our guests who verify why our cottage ,Ty Isa, is so attractive in itself and how the central location is great for accessing all that North and Mid-Wales has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy the sense of history of the cottage itself and being right in the centre of Welsh culture in Llanuwchllyn. A cosy retreat that helps you unwind so peacefully.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Llanuwchllyn in Llanuwchllyn

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No returnable deposit against damage is taken but will be charged for should it or unreasonable mess occur.All bins are to be emptied to wheeled bins.
  • All cookware and crockery is to be cleaned and replaced in cupboards.
  • Pets; must not be allowed on furniture or beds, must be always under control, not left at the property unattended, their waste cleared up.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs bathroom with electric shower over bath, wc, basin. Toilet rolls and cleaning materials provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Larger bedroom with one double bed, fitted wardrobes, chests of drawers. Smaller bedroom with 2 single beds, cupboard and chest of drawers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Ty Isa is approximately 200 years old and has limited headroom in places, especially upstairs beneath the sloping beamed ceilings. Sorry, no smoking. Outside: Lawned front garden, pet proof perimeter hedge to about one metre high. Garden furniture. Rear of cottage faces The Eagles patio garden with views to the hills from upstairs . Utility Room: Drying room with tumble dryer, fan heater and extractor fan, hanging space, room for bikes etc. Garden furniture. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / : Bedlinen and towels provided weekly for visit. Cottage cleaned weekly before arrival.


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Stone cottage in Snowdonia ,woodburner,pet-friendly,garden, pub next door !
average rating of 4.942029 based on 69 reviews

Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

Paul and Sara

What a delightful cosy cottage you have, our three night stay (three adults, two dogs) couldn't have been more perfect. We would highly recommend to anybody! The cottage facilities are just what we needed and more, The Eagles pub next door served great food and the service was lovely. We will be returning as soon as we can! Thank you so so much.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and cozy with super facilities

  • 5 of 5

We four friends thoroughly enjoyed a very relaxing two nights at Ty Isa - just what we needed.

This is a very well thought out holiday cottage with everything needed included.( including biscuit treats for pooch)

The Eagles pub is also the friendliest in Wales , serving great food ( try the ice cream )

Will def be staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, clean, perfectly placed cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here several times as the cottage is close to the Bala Lake railway were my husband volunteers. It is well equipped and cozy enough for me to stay in whilst he is busy!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen, yes, you are our most frequently visiting guests! It's very pleasing that you find the cottage appealing enough to keep returning and trust you'll be back again soon! Regards,Paul
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Fabulous cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

Ty Isa is a lovely, spotless and well appointed cottage. The owner has gone to considerable lengths to make it welcoming and homely. Communication is fabulous, and nothing is too much trouble. It was out second stay there, and we can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wendy, that's very kind! We're always delighted when guests return, especially out of peak season when the Welsh weather, although adding to the scenery, can add an adventure to the stay.....We do take a lot of care to ensure Ty Isa is as good as it can be, so we really appreciate feedback which acknowledges that- so thanks again! Just choose when you'd like to come again! Regards, Paul.
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Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have had a fabulous time staying at the cottage. As soon as we walked through the door we loved it. The cottage was spotless and had everything that we needed. I would definitely recommend to stay. The pub next door is great too for food and there is local butchers in Bala called Roberts that was fantastic. Thank you Paul we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Fiona! I must admit we love Yr Eagles next door, their home-produced food is excellent, I can recommend the shoulder of lamb! We've also tried to ensure that self-catering in our kitchen is well equipped too so enjoying local food is easy. Do come back again soon! Regards, Paul.
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Stunning cottage

  • 5 of 5

Dates of stay 22/02 - 25/02

Absolutely loved this cottage, it was just perfect. Me, my partner Andy and our 2 beagles stayed for 3 days, the garden was very spacious and dog friendly so they couldn't escape!! the cottage had everything you needed and even a Tassimo machine which was just brilliant. When we got there and walked in it just felt so cosy, the heating had come on and there were treats in the bowl ready for the dogs it was just lovely. Also a very romantic setting with the log fire which had a basket full of wood ready and waiting to be used. I just cant fault this cottage at all it was just beautiful and had everything we needed, we will all be back for sure (as its also the place where Andy asked me to marry him!!), Thank you again Paul for letting us stay at your lovely cottage. ;-)

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Absolutely delighted that your stay was so memorable for all the reasons you've stated Julie! A marriage proposal takes the 'romantic hideaway' cottage to a new level! We do try to make Ty Isa as welcoming as possible and when we spent a few days holiday there prior to your arrival it again ticked all the boxes for us too...so we're pretty confident our guests will enjoy their stays as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you back, thank you so much, Paul & Sara.
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Bala Lake Railway
A step back in time and pace! Trundle along the side of the lake, explore Bala town and stea...
About an hour by car from the cottage you can walk up- watch the weather out of season thoug...
A huge superbly windswept beach about half an hour from the cottage, with dog-friendly areas...
A lovely Welsh country town with a high street to wander along, good cafes and restaurants t...
National White Water Centre
Slalom canoeists will know Tryweryn as one of the best natural rivers in the UK for the spor...
Another quaint Welsh country town to explore with riverside walks and pleasant pubs, cafes a...
CAMRA community pub of the year 2016. A village shop and newsagent each morning-check out al...
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Eagles,Llanuwchllyn
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Wrexham,Chester & Barmouth
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Eagles,Llanuwchllyn
Nearest Ski
46 Miles
Llandudno dry slope
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Car: recommended

Bala at 5 miles (10 mins by car) is the nearest town for essentials with a Co-op supermarket.


Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester airports within 3 hours drive. Car preferable as public transport is rather infrequent. Railway station, Barmouth.


Bala 5 miles ,Dolgellau 13 miles. Whitewater centre (Canolfan Tryweryn) rafting & canoeing 9 miles Coed y Brenin mountainbiking 12 miles, Aran Ridge path 0.5 mile, Bala Lake 1 mile, steam railway station 0.5 mile, Bala Leisure Centre and pool 5 miles, Snowdon 43 miles.

Further Details:

The Eagles pub next door serves excellent food and drink and by day is the village newsagent & shop selling all essential groceries. There is a petrol station and garage in the village where logs for the woodburner can be bought.Y Bala town has a range of eating places, banks ,medical services,small supermarkets and shops to browse. Dolgellau is a larger town with more shops and services.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Following your Owners' Direct enquiry if you'd like to book let me know and you'll be able to pay by card via the website. I will email a booking form and Rental Agreement too.
Short breaks may be available, minimum of 3 nights, please enquire.
Electricity, linen, towels included. Please bring own beach/swimming towels. First logs provided, further supplies available to buy locally .
No extra charge for dogs.

Changeover Day:
Guests are free to choose according to availability, just ask !. Departure by 10 am, arrival after 3 pm.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks of 3 nights minimum are available according to availability. Please refer to website calendar or enquire directly to me.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.