Barn Owls

  • Bala Holiday Cottage
  • Sleeps 1 to 4, 2 bedrooms
  • £325 to £575 per week

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'Barn Owls' (one of three cottages) is part of a sensitive conversion of a former stable block that once served Bryn Tegid Country House and provides a quiet peaceful haven from the pressures of modern life set amid the stunning scenery of the Snowdonia National Park.

The cottage is located in an elevated position at the head of a meadow close to the shore of Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid) and has unrivalled views across the water to the mountains of Southern Snowdonia. Access is via a private single track lane and there is no through traffic.

Barn Owls is built into the hill side with an open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen on the first floor which maximises the impact of this unique location with elevated views. Also on this level is a bathroom and entrance hall that exits onto a gravelled rear courtyard that provides parking for one car immediately beside the back door.

Downstairs there is a lower hallway and two double bedrooms - There is also a shower room on this level.

The front door opens onto a secluded, paved terrace with far reaching views across the meadow to the lake and the distant mountains beyond. A picnic bench, swing seat and barbecue are provided.

This is a lovely cottage with plenty of character and old world charm and has a wealth of interesting period features. It has been furnished to a particularly high standard with a complimentary mixture of antique and period furnishings in keeping with its style.

Wildlife is abundant. Red kites and buzzards are often seen and heard wheeling overhead, whilst foxes and badgers are frequent visitors to the adjacent meadow.

Despite the feeling of solitude, the cottage is not isolated. The market town of Bala is just over half a mile away and has excellent facilities with a good range of craft shops, restaurants, pubs and leisure centre.

Lake Bala is the largest natural lake in Wales and is widely recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty and is also deservedly renowned amongst water sports enthusiasts.

For the energetic visitor, not wholly content to simply unwind and soak up the atmosphere, there are wonderful country walks and cycle rides from the cottage doorstep. Anyone seeking a little more adrenalin is well catered for with white water rafting, fishing, canoeing, sailing and climbing all available in the immediate area.

Bala provides an excellent touring base for exploring the many attractions of Snowdonia and the lesser known rocky coves and sandy beaches of the Mid Wales Coast.

Facilities: Comfortable open plan character sitting/dining room with hard wood floor, rugs, beamed ceiling and wood burner. TV, video and CD/radio. Traditional style well equipped kitchen with electric cooker and microwave. Automatic washing machine, iron and ironing board. Luxury bathroom. Two spacious double bedrooms with beamed ceilings and lake views. Cot available if required. Bed linen and towels provided. No additional charge is made for electricity. An initial supply of coal and logs is provided. Sorry no pets.


Barn Owls

Bala holiday cottage

Gwynedd LL23 7YG