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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
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 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 4.9466667 based on 75 reviews

Fantastic cottage! Can't fault it

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful character, superbly located. Hop on the train to bala and have food in the eagles next door! Highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Tyisa 12th-15th May 18. We had a lovely little break away from the rat-race. This cottage is a lovely little cottage. Really couldnt fault it. It had everything we needed apart from some washable spa slippers-They would have been handy as the cottage has stone floors, but it was very comfortable. Beds were nice- had a great sleep. (take earplugs though as the sheep tend to wake you up outside at about 5.30am. We went to 2 x Zipworlds to do 'Velocity' and 'the caverns' during our stay. I wasnt paying too much attention to time but i think both took about 50 mins to an hour to get to. The scenery was amazing on the drive to our adventures too. The cottage is in a quiet little village with a shop/pub next door and a beautiful lake and a small high street within a couple of minutes drive. Would definately go back.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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BEAUTIFUL cottage !!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ty Isa... all your needs catered for & we also sampled the local ale, food & ice cream at the pub next door. Thanks for the opportunity to stay in your wonderful home... you should be extremely proud of this little gem 💚? Beccy & Neil (Cheshire & Staffordshire)

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Beccy and Neil, from your comments here and in the visitor book you did indeed have an excellent time....and ascended Snowdon no less! We do love our little gem too, so it's lovely when guests fall for it's charms too! Do come again! Thanks and best wishes, Paul.
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A Fantastic little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Paul's cottage for the early May Bank holiday, and we had a fantastic stay in this lovely well equipped cottage. We enjoyed it so much that we have booked it again for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Village was super nice. Cottage was superb. Everything you need for a weekend or weeks. Owner was super helpful with arrival and information on the town. Would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nathan! So even four guys on a weekend away find Llanuwchllyn a great place and when the bright lights of Bala town beckon you've discovered we now have a local taxi service on the doorstep courtesy of Elly- details in the cottage! Do come again for a longer Welsh adventure! Regards, Paul.
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Wonderful bolt-hole escape location

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location for walking and enjoying the countryside. Pub next door with a good selection of local produce all well cooked served by very welcoming staff.

Clean, comfortable, well equipped cottage - we wished we had brought bikes too as all the equipment was there for those as well.

Only two of us and a dog - would be a little tight for four adults in the living areas, but with smaller kids would be fine. Sleeping arrangements are very comfortable & well suited, plus additional outside space with the provided furniture in good weather would make it a lovely family location. Proximity to the Bala Steam Railway means kids would have a fantastic time!

Hopefully we will get the chance to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sara, you have reviewed Ty Isa very thoughtfully and accurately! We have stayed with five adults and dined with more, but we do realise that it's suits up to four best. We're great fans of 'amazing spaces' so we believe we've managed to create a holiday hideaway that ticks as many boxes as possible within a characterful atmosphere ,as you've discovered . VisitWales' listing for cyclists and walkers is another avenue we're exploring because The Eagles next door enables guests to stay without really catering for themselves if they wish! Dog owners are in the guest majority and having slate-tiled floors throughout takes away some of the worry of looking after less-resilient furnishing whilst enabling us to keep the cottage really clean and smart for all visitors. We hope you will come again! Kind regards, 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.