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Decking and picnic table

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Cartref Cottage is situated in the grounds of a large house in the hamlet of Rhosygwaliau,

one and a half miles from Bala Lake.

There is an open plan kitchen / diner / lounge, a shower room and a bedroom with one double

and one single bed. An extra pull out bed is also available. Bed linen is provided, but you will need

to bring your own towels.The kitchen is fully equipped including a microwave, toaster, washer dryer, iron (and board).

There is private parking and the bustling market town of Bala is two minutes away by car.The cottage is centrally heated, and is a non smoking property. One small dog is welcome

(by prior arrangement).Cycle hire is available in Bala and we can offer indoor cycle storage.

A selection of board games, xbox and DVDs are kept in the cottage.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The cottage is an ideal base for exploring North Wales, as well as the beautiful local area. Within 40 minutes drive is the beautiful Cardigan Bay Coast, or the impressive mountain of Snowdon itself.

Further details outdoors

Located in the large garden of a family house, in a quiet, scenic location. Exterior seating is provided outside the cottage to enjoy the garden.

Car parking space is provided in the garden itself.

Further details

The cottage is rented on a weekly basis, from Saturday to Saturday.

Guests are welcome to arrive after 3pm on their day of arrival. We kindly ask guests to vacate by 10am on their departure (for servicing).

The North Wales region

The hamlet of Rhosygwaliau is situated at the confluence of the rivers Hirnant (meaning long stream) and Cymerig. The immediate area has lots of mediaeval history and heritage.

Bala Lake (known locally as Llyn Tegid) is famous for its range of watersports- but local bye-laws prevent motor boats so the foreshore is not deafened by the roar of speeding engines.

Fishing is popular- trout, perch, grayling and pike are often caught, but Gwyniad, a fish found only in the depths of this lake - and linked to prehistoric creatures are rarely seen.

Walking and cycling locally are a wonderful way of exploring the rural lanes and paths, and by car you are rarely more than an hour away from any North Wales attraction:

Cardigan Bay Coast and sandy beaches.

Castles of North Wales

Narrow gauge railways (Bala and beyond).

North Wales coast.


Bala is instantly recognisable by the tree-lined, broad High street that stretch towards the four mile long lake, at the South Western side of the town.

The main street is always busy with a multitude of cafes, restaurants, traditional trading shops including two award winning butchers.

Two miles north of Bala is The White Water Centre,- great for an adrenaline boosting ride down the rapids in an inflatable raft.

The lake near town is a little more peaceful, and used during the summer months by sailors, windsurfers, canoeists or just for paddling or splashing about -the eastern end of the lake is shallow and safe.

Bala golf course is located half a mile from the town centre, and due to its elevated location has absolutely amazing views of the lake and surrounding area.

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5 Aug 2014


"More rustic than cozy"

We used the cottage as a base to explore N Wales. Kitchen worked well. Bath small but functional. Beds were hard - beyond firm. Cottage looked a bit tired. Cobwebs, dust and stained curtains didn'… More

23 May 2014


"great stay, very comfortable"

Had a great stay at Cartref cottage at Easter. The cottage is compact with bathroom, bedroom and a lounge/ kitchen area. It is very clean and comfortable and the hosts are very friendly and welcoming.… More

2 Nov 2013


"Great location."

We spent 4 days here and it was great. Not far from lake found some lovely walks. Dogs loved it . Owners where lovely and very helpful . Could fault it

23 Jun 2013


"Perfect cottage for couples"

This lovely little cottage is perfect for couples. It's in a great location for exploring Wales. There are plenty of leaflets to help you decide where to go. The cottage is situated just outside the town of Bala where there are two supermarkets and plenty of pubs and restaurants. The lake is lovely and we had a great barbecue there one sunny evening. The cottage has an adequate kitchen area and a lounge area. The bedroom is large with a double and single bed and has views out over the beautiful garden. We found the bed a bit too hard but others might like that. The bathroom is perfectly adequate with a shower, sink and loo. We loved the decking area outside the cottage and had our breakfasts and evening meals there when the weather allowed. The owners are lovely and leave you alone but are on hand if needed. This is a basic cottage with everything you need in a lovely location and is great value for money. Best suited to couples or a family with just one child.

11 Oct 2012


"Excellent Location with superb views"

Very tidy cottage with all amenities. Owners very friendly and non-intrusive.
Quiet location not far from Bala Lake. Would recommend this cottage to friends and family.

9 Apr 2012


"all you need on holiday"

The cottage is set in the beautiful location and provided that you have a car, it's a perfect base for exloring the North Wales. We stayed with 2 children, one of which was one at the time and it… More

12 Aug 2011


"Gwyliau arbennig!"

Excellent venue, clean, quiet, yet close to the major facilities in Y Bala. Highly recommended, with lovely walks nearby. The facilities in the cottage offer everything that you would need to find in… More

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