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Poachers Pocket

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Poachers Pocket is a spacious yet cosy self-contained luxury apartment formed from the middle and upper floors of the north wing of Cyffdy House and is dated at 1888. It was formerly the servants quarters and grain store and has its own private rear access although on the middle floor of the house, curiously still at ground level and easily accessible to guests with limited mobility.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff Airport 252 km
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 Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Further details indoors

The property features central heating, a microwave, a fridge/freezer, a washing machine, tumble dryer, a dishwasher, 2 TV's, a DVD player, a video and a radio/cassette/CD player. Full bed linen is inclusive, though not cot linen. Tea towels are provided. Personal towels are provided for overseas guests only, or can be hired if required. Steam iron and ironing board. Fuel is supplied by weekly rate. There is a shower, bath, hand basin, WC and a shaver point in the main bathroom. In the upper floor en suite, a WC, handbasin and shaver point. A travel cot, high chair, safety gate, socket covers and fire-guard are provided. For your convenience, a power-washer and storage for cycles is available. Cycle hire available in Bala. An elegant function room -The Retreat - is available for hire for group usage by prior booking.

Further details outdoors

A barbecue and garden furniture are provided and there is a Barn for barbecues if the weather is not co-operative. For younger guests, in the Cyffdy grounds there is a large paddock with resident goat and sheep, and sledges are available for winter holidays. The Timber Trail Play Area, constructed to ROSPA standards, provides endless hours of fun, and the Barn offers shelter for wet weather play.

Further details

Electric heating throughout. Fuel charged weekly. No smoking in the bedrooms please. 1 small dog welcome – special rules apply.

Freshly made beds, pre-heated cottage and a Welcome Tray of tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival. Parking for several cars/boats per property. Groups welcome, but sorry, no stag or hen parties.

The North Wales region

Snowdonia is the soul of Wales. One of the most ancient and hauntingly beautiful areas in Europe. Called Eryri (the place of eagles) in Welsh, Snowdonia welcomes visitors to a breathtaking natural environment, with Snowdonia National Park at its heart and so much more. People have lived, worked and thrived in this unique Celtic principality for more than 5000 years. Their legacy is a land which will fascinate the visitor with its rich opportunities for adventure, activity and discovery and its unique and ancient language, Cymraeg. Come visit Snowdonia and explore the contrasts from gentle rolling hills of Betws Y Coed to vast and awesome majesty of Llanberis and Snowdon itself. Since Prince Charles condemned the Snowdon Visitors Centre as the "highest slum in Britain", work is now complete on the stunning new Hafod Eryri Centre at the summit.

Bryn Melyn

Bala is the perfect place to come and explore this magical corner of the world. It has a wealth of outdoor activities literally on its doorstep from rock climbing to mountain biking and more!

Multi Activity days, single activity taster sessions or small corporate team-building packages are available with expert instruction and tuition and all equipment included.

From Bala visit:

*The National White Water Centre in Frongoch 5 minutes.

* Coed Y Brenin Mountain Biking Trails 20 minutes

But if all this sounds all a bit like too much hard work for you why not take a gentle stroll and take in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the United Kingdom.

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27 Oct 2014


"Outstanding location, highly recommended"

Great place, fabulous views, cottage was immaculate and the hosts very welcoming. We had a great time and can't wait to visit again.… More

Thanks for your feedback, it is so good to know you had a great time. We really enjoyed meeting you all and look forward to welcoming you back again next May! Best wishes, Babs & Barry

30 Jul 2011


"Perfect place"

We stayed for 3 nights with family who had booked for a week. This was one of the best holiday cottages I have stayed at! Everywhere is very clean and everything you may need is here - even freezer p… More

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Babs Watkinson (Property Manager Bala Cottage Breaks)

  • 7 Years listed

85% Response rate

Calendar last updated:25 Jan 2015

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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