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Abercelyn Tithe Barn 2

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 18 reviews

Abercelyn Tithe Barn

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Self-catering within an 18th C, grade-II listed, former Tithe Barn which has been carefully converted to retain the character of the building while providing modern comforts, including central heating. All bedrooms have en-suite luxury bathrooms with powerful showers and a whirlpool bath in each cottage. The Barn is of traditional construction with local stone, slit-windows, exposed roof beams and many original features and was converted in 2006.

The Tithe Barn has a sheltered, courtyard setting facing a rock-garden, with heathers, alpines and wild flowers, located in the grounds of Abercelyn Country House. There are views of Llanycil Church and churchyard, Lake Bala and the Berwyn mountains on the other side of the lake.

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Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Barmouth 40 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 115 km, Nearest railway: Wrexham 50 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Tithe Barn-2 has a living accommodation upstairs and features:

* Central heating with adequate supply of hot water

* One double and one twin bedroom both en-suite, whirlpool bath, spacious shower

* Lounge, dining area and kitchen which are separated by the original stub-walls and have an oak floor, stone walls and beams

* Fully fitted kitchen with quality appliances including dishwasher, washing machine, etc


* Oak floor, stone walls and sloping ceiling with beams (headroom restrictions)

* Two comfortable sofas

* Flat-screen TV with DVD player, teletext, remote control with digital TV and radio

* HiFi system with CD/DVD, radio and MP3 connection (USB Port and SD card Slot)

* Nest of tables

* A stair gate is provided

Information folder, walking & biking folder and instruction manual

Kitchen and Dining area:

* Pine dining table and chairs for four

* Cooker with fan-assisted oven, second oven/grill and four rapid hotplates

* Microwave cooker

* Washing machine (powder provided)

* Dishwasher (tablets provided)

* Drying room

* Fully equipped for four persons

The bedrooms feature stone walls. Both are en-suite with a powerful shower and a whirlpool bath.

Twin bedroom with:

* En-suite including, WC, basin, whirlpool bath with hand-held mixer shower/taps, dual-fuel heated towel rail

* Wall lights, built-in wardrobe with shelves and space for storage of cases, etc.

* Choice of quilts

Double bedroom with:

* En-suite including WC, basin, and walk-in spacious shower with thermostatic control, dual-fuel heated towel rail

* Side-lights, dressing-table with mirror and light, walk-in wardrobe with space for storage of cases, etc.

* Choice of quilts

Further details outdoors

Patio with furniture and barbecue

Drying room in Abercelyn Country House

Adequate car parking including space for boat trailers

Further details

Arrival from 4pm, departure by 10am (otherwise by arrangement).

Cancellation: We will endeavour to re-let your booking - deposit or balance payments will be refunded if we are able to re-let.

Strictly non-smoking.

Pets are not permitted (permitted in Tithe Barn 1 or the Poor House).

The North Wales region

The highlights of the area include:

* Abercelyn is set in mature, landscaped gardens, close to Lake Bala (Llyn Tegid) the largest natural lake in Wales

* Within easy walking distance of the market town of Bala with shpos, banks, a post office, restaurants and Inns

* Located within the Snowdonia National Park with stunning mountain and lake scenary

* Walking directly from the doorstep with mountain and scenic walks available and a circular walk around the lake

* Surrounded by three mountain ranges (Aran, Arenig and Berwyn) with other mountains easily accessible including: Cader Idris, Rhinogs, Snowdon, and more

* Outstanding watersports facilities on Lake Bala, National White-water Centre and River Dee

* Easy access to the coast of Cardigan Bay and estuaries (Mawddach, Dovey and Dwryd)

* An ideal centre for visiting the many attractions of North- and Mid-Wales


Ten suggested "things to do" around Bala:

* Experience Welsh culture, e.g. listen to a Welsh choir, or visit the Cywain Centre, Bala

* Whitewater rafting at the National Whitewater Centre

* Bala Lake Railway

* Walk around the Lake or half-way and return by railway

* Dine out in one of the Egon Ronay top 25 restaurants in the UK

* Off-road driving in a 4x4 with Landcraft

* Play golf on a challenging course with views of the lake and mountains at Bala Golf Club

* Sail or canoe on Lake Bala

* The Town walk with historical information

* Fishing in Lake Bala or the River Tryweryn or Dee

Other "things to do" near Bala, include:

* Caerau Uchaf Gardens (Sarnau): gardens, plant sales, cafe, adventure playground, pets corner

* Cinema in Bala

* Fitness: Penllyn Leisure Centre, Bala

* Swimming: Penllyn Leisure Centre, Bala

* Ten Pin Bowling: Urdd Multi-activity Centre, Glan-llyn

* Heritage Centre (Canolfan y Plase) in Bala

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Review 1-10 of 18

22 Sep 2013


"A beautiful cosy barn in a peaceful location."

Although the barn is near a road, inside the barn it is lovely and peaceful with views of lake Bala. The barn is beautifully decorated and clean. It has lots of character as well as having the modern … More

21 Sep 2013


"A really enjoyable stay in superb accommodation"

The accommodation was really well presented; clean and welcoming.The lounge is really cosy and the bedrooms and bathrooms/showers excellent. The owner, Ray, is very helpful and keen to ensure that eve… More

15 Sep 2013


"Idyllic setting and charming barn"

We enjoyed a weekend at Tilthe Barn. We would love to return. On our first evening we took a long and enjoyable walk to the other side of the lake soaking up the stunning scenery. The barn is perfectl… More

24 Aug 2013


"WOW!! Taking the stress out of self-catering! EXCELLENT ACCOMmODATION"

You could not ask for more. Tithe Barn 2, Lindsay and Ray were fantastic! The accommodation was outstanding, very clean and exceptionally well presented. The welcome was very warm, the cakes on arr… More

13 Aug 2013


"Brilliant, Excellent accomodation and Location"

This is the 1st time we have stayed in this accomodation and we will be back, clean and comfortable, all you could need from crockery to linen. Ray and Lindsey are amazing, friendly and kind host, not… More

28 Jul 2013


"Very peaceful, pretty cottage with everything you need"

The 2 bed cottage was lovely, especially the bathrooms. The only problem was that the living room got very hot, but we did visit in the middle of a heatwave do everywhere was hot! Bala is beautiful and it was all very easy to find. We had a really relaxing stay, thank you!

29 Jun 2013


"a comfortable cottage in a lovely area"

We stayed at this cottage for the second time. There were 4 family members( 2 couples) We were given a warm welcome with some some beautiful home baking. The child fittings were on the windows when we… More

9 Jun 2013


"no mention of the road in the details and where was the view of the lake?"

We stayed here for 7 nights exploring the surrounding area, great place as a base.
For visitors interested in walking and other outdoor activities, there are a wealth of opportunities on offer as well as guided walks and water sports offered by the owners.
The Barn has, as advertised, the bedrooms on the ground floor and kitchen/living space on 1st floor. The views of the lake are from a window on the stairs and a window in living space which is faced by the back of one of the (not so comfortable) sofas - hardly a view...
Early June, the weather was glorious, the bedrooms were freezing as they get no direct sunlight and the upstairs space was stuffy and impossible to ventilate due to the child locks on the windows and constant sun. There is central heating, the thermostat is upstairs in the hot space, not downstairs where the bedrooms and the colder area of the Barn are located. Opening the windows on the 'view' side offered constant noise from the traffic running along the busy A road outside, no mention of this in the details.
The recycling and rubbish disposal arrangements are a bit complicated and there weren't adequate receptacles in the Barn to keep the different rubbish separated.
I know we were in the countryside but even still, there were a few too many spiders webs lurking in corners.
Access to the internet was in the main house, which was fine, having it at the Barns would have been preferable.
Overall it was an ok place to stay but I wouldn't want to go back.

Thanks for your feedback, some observations follow.
The child-locks on the windows can be removed in a few seconds, the key is provided or we are happy to do this for you.
If the thermostatic valves of the upstairs radiators are turned up fully, the downstairs will be cold, however if they are turned down both the downstairs and upstairs will be warm. This is because the thermostat is upstairs.
With regard to recycling Gwynedd Council now accepts a wider range and some can be mixed together - new information has been provided.
The cottage was an 18th C barn with lots of character and the occasional spider.

1 May 2013


"Lovely Cottage, our third visit!"

Stayed in Tithe Barn 2 with two friends. This cottage meets all our needs and we will be back. Lovely and clean, all facilities needed. Very easy to walk into Bala.
Only thing left to ask for would be WiFi!

27 Apr 2013


"Set in lovely surroundings with all the comforts at hand."

Tithe barn 2 was very comfortable for our family of 3. Owners have paid a lot of attention to home comforts, which made our stay very pleasant and enjoyable. The picturesque scenery from the barn is to be enjoyed.

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