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Cross Keys Cottage, Bala. LL23 7HP.Grade 2 listed – Home 6714567 Cottage
- 4 bedrooms
- 7 sleeps
- min stay varies
Cross Keys Cottage, Bala. LL23 7HP.Grade 2 listed – Home 6714567
- 4 bedrooms
- 7 sleeps
- min stay varies
Cottage / 4 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 7
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
Description from owner
A Historic late Georgian property, built about 1771 before the Battle of Waterloo and the American War of Independence. It was originally an Ale House ( Ancient name for a Pub) Cross Keys is a Grade 2 Listed, semi detached Self Catering Holiday Cottage in the conservation area of the small village of Llandderfel. It is 3.5 Miles from the Market town of Bala and very central to Snowdonia National Park and areas of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The area is known locally as the Lake District of Wales but without the traffic and congestion of the more famous Lake District in the North of England, The village nestles in the River Dee Valley, with gentle Mountains and moorlands to the north and south. An ideal place for exploring, touring, walking, mountain biking, water sports or just enjoying the countryside and generally slower pace of life. Driving time from London is on average 4.5 hours in normal traffic conditions. Manchester and Liverpool are the nearest Airports.
A Historic late Georgian property, built about 1771 before the Battle of Waterloo and the American War of Independence. It was originally an Ale House ( Ancient name for a Pub) Cross Keys is a Grade 2 Listed, semi detached Self Catering Holiday Cottage in the conservation area of the small village of Llandderfel. It is 3.5 Miles from the Market town of Bala and very central to Snowdonia National Park and areas of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The area is known locally as the Lake District of Wales but without the traffic and congestion of the more famous Lake District in the North of England, The village nestles in the River Dee Valley, with gentle Mountains and moorlands to the north and south. An ideal place for exploring, touring, walking, mountain biking, water sports or just enjoying the countryside and generally slower pace of life. Driving time from London is on average 4.5 hours in normal traffic conditions. Manchester and Liverpool are the nearest Airports. This beautiful contrasting area of North Wales is generally easy to get to via Motorways and the A5 trunk Road. The village is also on a bus route.
In spite of it's age, Cross Keys is cosy, traditional, comfortable, clean and very well equipped. It has a Shower Room with bidet, shaver and tooth brush point but no bath. Constant hot water shower for everyone though. It is decorated and furnished in a traditional style to suit the property. In 1771 the average height of men was 5.4 ft, so in some areas you may have to duck in doorways and yes when on the very top floor it does list down hill. Log Burning Stoves in L/R and D/R/Kitchen. Logs kindling and coal provided is provided for them. It also has Dimplex thermostatically controlled electric heaters and secondary glazing. There is no garden to speak of, a small patch to the rear of the property, but you can sit outside the front door on good days and think how great things are when drinking your early morning coffee or cup of tea. Beautiful walks directly from the front door and plenty of unrestricted village parking.
Open all year and short breaks are available, but minimum of three nights in the high season. Pet dogs are allowed at no additional cost but they must not be allowed to go upstairs or lie on the furniture. Wi-Fi installed October 2015 by guest demand. No Charge. Parental Controls and security applied. Children under two years old are not included in occupancy of six as advised by visit Wales. Baby equipment provided if required. There is a baby bath. Further information including access statement and annual tariff on my on my web site which I am not allowed to add to this site. There are no additional costs.
Please read the Access Statement on my web site to ensure this is the right property for you.. The village is on a bus route.
Location description from owner
The North Wales region
Bala in the County of Gwynedd in North Wales is situated on the West Coast of Britain and is on the central edge of Snowdonia National Park, the largest park in Wales. It is an area of 823 square miles has amazing different landscapes. To the south, north, east and west, lie vast areas of mountains and moorland with heather clad slopes and forests. Snowdonia National Park has the highest mountain in England and Wales in the rugged north, and also the largest natural lake at Bala and the country side with gentle Green Mountain slopes . There are many picturesque villages like Betws y Coed and Beddgelert in Gwynedd or out of the park to the east Corwen, Llangollen, Ruthin. To the west the Coastal Towns of Barmoth, Fairborne, Harlech, Portmeirion which is a is a tourist village designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village and to Porthmadog, Borth y Gest and the coastal towns an castles on the Lyn Peninsula.
Endless places to visit and Bala at the centre of all. The area steeped in culture and local history, and in Gwynedd the first language of the population is Welsh.
In 1882 "Bala and the surrounding area is described as a quiet little town situated near the end of Bala Lake on the North Side of a wide cultivated valley. A hundred years ago it was more quiet and rural still. ( in 1782) The scenery is pastoral in it's character, hilly rather than mountainous, but well wooded and watered. Altogether it is a pretty, cheerful, healthy spot".. Ref :- The story of Mary Jones and her Little Bible. First Published by the British and Foreign Bible society. London.1882
Bala remains as beautiful as it was in a vastly changing world. It is the gateway to other parts of the Snowdonia National Park, to the North, West and Mid Wales via excellent well maintained country roads. The town is relatively un-commercialised by modern standards but has every convenience and some interesting unique sops selling Art, Wood work, Wines and Beers of the world,and locally made Chocolates.
The lake is very special and is the largest Natural lake in Wales. Lots of water sports and it's own unique fish species.
The surrounding area is a magnificent. Vast area of Mountain and Moorland and forests to all points of the compass with many walks over the hills and mountains and dark skies.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
Bedroom 4: Single Bed
Beds in other rooms:
- 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Pet dogs are not allowed on the furniture and not upstairs. Pet owners must use bags to clean up after their pet.
In both cottages I encourage people not to wear shoes or muddy boots in the cottages. Downstairs is washable except rugs but please no shoes upstairs on carpets. I am sure these rules in most circumstances are already used in your own home.
About the owner
Visit Wales 4 Star.
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 13 Jan 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 25 Jan 2016. Located in Snowdonia National Park, it has 6 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £415 to £685.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 Jan 2017.
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