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Abercelyn Poor House

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Abercelyn Poor House

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Abercelyn Poor House feature:

* En-suite bathrooms

* Dishwasher

* Washing machine

* Flat-screen TV with DVD, digital TV and radio

* HiFi unit

* Full central heating, adequate supply of hot water, dual-fuel heated towel rails

* Sunny patio with furniture and barbecue

* Information folder for the Bala area and Snowdonia

* Use of: drying room, bike store & wash, tourist information, walking maps and guide books

* Use of the award-winning landscaped, mature garden of Abercelyn Country House

* There is adequate spacing for parking several cars and boat trailers

* Cot & high-chair available upon request

* Free WiFi

Features of the location are:

* Close to Bala with a choice of restaurants, Inns, shops, etc.

* Overlooking Lake Bala (Llyn Tegid)

* In the Snowdonia National Park

* An ideal location for visiting North and Mid-Wales

* Near to nature reserves, woodlands and bird reserves

* Walks directly from Abercelyn Cottages

* Mountain walking in three mountain ranges

* Outstanding water-sport facilities including the National White-water Centre

* You can walk your dog on our land or along the lake

To see a virtual tour of the cottage and video go to the Abercelyn Cottages website, using the link at the bottom-right of the page "Visit the advertiser's website".

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Barmouth 40 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
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 Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Upper floor - open plan living area with pine flooring, stone walls and beams, comprising:

* Lounge with:

o Two comfortable sofas, a comfortable armchair, nest of tables,

o Traditional-style stove,

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

o HiFi unit with CD/cassette/radio,

* Dining area: Danish Pine Table (extendable) with six chairs

* Fitted kitchen:

o With traditional fitted units,

o Dishwasher with tablets provided

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

o Microwave,

Poor House twin bedroom with en-suite

o Fridge/freezer

o Fully equipped for six persons

* Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath, WC, basin, heated towel rail)

Lower floor:

* Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (shower, WC, basin, heated towel rail)

* Twin bedroom with adjacent private shower room (tower shower, WC, basin & Washing machine with powder provided)

Full central heating, with adequate supply of hot water, and traditional-style stove

Choice of quilts

Information folder, walking & biking folder and instruction manual

Further details outdoors

Patio with furniture and barbecue (accessed from the upper floor)

Courtyard with flowerbeds (accessed from the lower floor)

Drying room in Abercelyn Country House

Adequate car parking including space for boat trailers

Locked storage available for bicycles

Further details

The price includes: heating electricity, towels and linen (beds made up)

Complimentary tea, coffee, milk, sugar, salt & pepper, cleaning & washing products, kitchen roll, etc.

Stay for two weeks: £25 reduction, linen and towels changed after the first week

Pets permitted (charge £10 per pet)

Saturday change-over

Cot and high-chair available by prior arrangement

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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13 Jun 2015


"Property with character, right by the lake."

We stayed with our 2 dogs and had a lovely time. The poor house is a property with character and had all that you could need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. It has plenty of beams and a walled garden which gave the dogs some space. The Poor House is in the grounds of a country house which offers B & B, it also looks like a great place to stay. The gardens are lovely, Ray and Lindsay do an excellent job making sure that all is kept well. It was a pleasure to meet them and I can see why they have settled in such a special place. This is a really well situated property from which to explore the area. The White Water rafting centre is 10 mins away. Walking the dogs by the lake is special ( Bala end, from the little car park). You can also walk them across the road by the river. Our favourite beach was Harlech, huge with Dunes. It was all so pretty.

12 Apr 2015


"Very comfortable, convenient and friendly place to stay"

The whole family including Zelda the dog enjoyed their stay in the Poor House (only in name). The sun shone all week- climbed mountains and went to the beach. We had everything we needed in the house- comfortable beds and well equipped Kitchen. Can also highly reccomend the Bryntirion Inn in Llanderfyl. Great food, service and atmosphere and truely dog friendly.

16 Aug 2014


"Another great stay."

This is our 3rd stay at Abercelyn Poor House. Ray and Lindsay are always very welcoming. Cottage is well equipped and very comfortable. The addition of Wi-Fi this year is excellent, especially with teenagers. Superb location for access to walks in Snowdonia National Park - all within an hour or less drive. Good local amenities in Bala.

27 Jun 2014


"Welcoming and friendly"

Ray was very welcoming and friendly and was very helpful in pointing out the various activities and walking trails in the local area. There was also a plate of shortbread left for us on the table, which was a very nice touch. The cottage was spacious and comfortable enough for four adults to enjoy a very relaxing stay, and the small courtyard at the back is an excellent sun trap for eating outside when the weather is nice (which it was when we stayed). If you are looking for outdoor activities they are all on your doorstep, with walking trails beginning from the garden, and the lake just across the road with various watersports. Canyoning, mountain biking and white water rafting are all just a short car journey away, too. Russell Drury

9 Sep 2013


"Home from home"

We could not have felt more comfortable in the "Poor House". No silly rules, just hosts who were more than willing to offer help, advice and friendship. The cottage was comfortable throughout and the en-suite facilities excellent. We enjoyed being able to walk into Bala town on the delightful level walk by the lake and Bala itself offered everything one could wish for in the way of food shopping, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Wifi was available in the main house but would also be welcome in the cottage itself.

13 Jun 2013


"A Little Treasure in a lovely spot."

We just returned from a 4night break here. 3 good sized double/twin bedrooms - one ensuite double on the main level, perfect for my 85 y/o mother-in-law. two more twins down the spiral staircase. The one that isn't ensuite may as well be because it's so private. Lounge and kitchen are cozy but well supplied. very quiet and private, but so close to Bala that good legs could easily walk it in 10 mins. The owners are lovely and kind. We were greeted with a delicious fresh banana cake. This is a liitle gem of a place from which you can reach various National Trust properties.

10 May 2013


"Fantastic cottage"

The cottage is lovely and set in an excellent location for visiting surrounding area. We had an 8 month old baby with us and a cot high chair was made available for our use. We were made to feel welcome with a tour around the cottage and cakes on arrival. Would definitely recommend to others.

14 Apr 2013


"Cosy Poor House"

A warm welcome from Ray and Lindsay; which included homemade lemon drizzle cake, some general advice about the local area and more specific advice about local walks, pubs etc. Characterful house which was cosy but had plenty of space for our family group of adults and teenagers. Everything we needed for our short break. A car is required. Snowdonia and surrounding area is then within easy traveling distance. Lovely pub, with good bar meals Eagle Inn, Llanuwchllyn 10 mins drive away.

2 Apr 2013


"Excellent place to explore north Wales"

We stayed for a weekend to explore north Wales and relax. The cottage was clean and cosy. Excellent views and located next to the lake. Ideal for snowdon and other destinations. There was parking opposite the cottage and a BBQ area which would off been perfect in summer. Would definitely stay again.

10 Mar 2013


"A beautiful cottage and excellent hosts"

Split level ideal for family as each level had its own entrance door. It was cold but the heating worked a treat. It was ideal for exploring Bala and the surrounding areas. The owners made us feel welcome and our grandaughter loved feeding the Hens with Ray the owner.

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    Raymond H.

    • 4 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:24 Aug 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
    • English

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    +44 16785 21109

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