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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:
18 February, 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 4.9365077 based on 63 reviews

Beautiful cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 nights in the cottage. We enjoyed lots of walking and cycling in the local area which was great for the pup. The cottage is beautiful, cosy, clean and well appointed. We had everything we needed and more for a relaxing few days of quality time together. Thanks for a great stay, we’ll be back! Emily, Ben & Jasper 🐾

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted your February short break was so enjoyable, it's pleasing to see it suited your cycling and dog-walking activities too. We look forward to seeing you back soon. Thank you! Paul & Sara
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Cosy, beautifuly clean and very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Just a long weekend away and the weather was a mixed bag. The cottage however was immaculate and can't recall a time when I have stayed in such a well equipped holiday property. The owner has gone to extreme lengths to provide for every eventuality! It has been well restored with care and attention to detail. The location is fine with good walks all around and about 40 minutes from Mt. Snowdon. The town of Bala is close by with all the amenities you need. There is a pub right next door to the property that is friendly and serves reasonable food.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Keith, yes we do try to ensure we've provided everything guests will need to ensure they feel welcome and able to enjoy their holiday to the full. Weather in Wales always keeps us on our toes but returning to a log fire and the pub next door is compensation we think! We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards,Paul & Sara.
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  • 5 of 5

All the comforts that you expect from home. Great location with pub round the corner. Cottage lovely finished with mix of modern and old features.perfect base for visiting Parts of Snowdonia and North Wales.Will definitely stay again. Thank you for Paul for the great communication throughout.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Simon! Also thanks for the lovely review your family left in the visitor book which detailed what you enjoyed together from exploring the area to a board-game evening and a hearty meal next door at Yr Eagles. It was super to see what you'd packed into a weekend! We really appreciate these kind comments, thank you. Regards, Paul.
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Amazing!!!! A proper cottage

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in about 20 or so cottages off home away and this is by far my favourite, it's absolutely spotless and clean . The owners were very accommodating and even gave us a late check out for free ( thanks paul ), the pub does amazing home cooked food and the price is reasonable. This cottage is a gem and is a total credit to its owners who brought it back to life. Can't wait to go back .💯?%

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David! That's quite an accolade, we do try to ensure it's always spotless....no problem with your late departure but we can't always guarantee it I have to say! The pub next door 'Yr Eagles'-check their website for booking meals- is always a hit with our guests and rightly so-it's what every village pub ought to be as you discovered. I really enjoyed bringing it back to life as you so aptly describe, it has such character and readily adapted to holiday letting. We're delighted that so many guests have enjoyed their stay and as ever, you're very welcome to return of course. Thanks and regards, Paul.
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What a beautiful and well equipped cottage! Pub behind the cottage and dog friendly. V excellent :)

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Paul :) superb cottage in a ruggedly handsome part of the world. The pub is literally behind the cottage and it has a great welcome, is dog friendly and does good food. The cottage gave us a great base to explore both Snowdonia and the northern coast of Wales. The cottage is set with its own garden - all enclosed for dogs, has a drying room with tumble dryer, a stove which we all enjoyed, a kitchen that gave you exactly what you needed, 2 lovely bedrooms and a well positioned chair on the landing to read a good book. Thanks again Paul :)

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amy! What a super review summing up the cottage and North Wales in a nutshell-'ruggedly handsome' is perfect! A family of four with two dogs must be the best test that we could have had so to receive your glowing remarks is very satisfying.I'm particularly pleased you liked the 'reading chair' on the landing, it's a recent addition and it seems to have been just right for you. You're spot-on about accessing all of the region too, the mountains are on the doorstep with Snowdon just an hour away and the coast at 30 minutes, and January is especially rugged too...Come and see it in another season, it's as special again. Thanks and regards, Paul.
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A lovely cosy cottage in a perfect spot of wales

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had a lovely feel to be it. Suitably decorated to match the original features . The owners are excellent in their communication and make the whole experience the best they can. Would stay here again and highly recommend it. The pub next door is very good and Bala is a beautiful place to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dawn! We did try to reveal the character of the cottage with contemporary but fitting décor with simple lines and a traditional white interior. I'm pleased our communication was appropriate, we like to ensure guests feel welcome and informed without intruding on their enjoyment of their stay. Hope you'll all be back soon! Regards, Paul.
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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.