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The Secret Hideaway

Tyn-y-Bwlch near Lake Vyrnwy, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 11892)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Bloomfield

    “This was a great holiday. We were 5 ...”

    This was a great holiday. We were 5 adults and a dog, but there was plenty of space. The kitchen is small but had everything we needed. ...

    This was a great holiday. We were 5 adults and a dog, but there was plenty of space. The kitchen is small but had everything we needed. We took my elderly grandmother but with a downstairs bedroom and bathroom, plus some well placed hand rails, it was perfect. We enjoyed how quiet it is, and the view from the outside table and sun room. It’s a very short drive to the lake which is stunning. We also drove to lake Bala and the steam railway. Good pub food also only a short drive away. Owners were really friendly and welcoming. Hope we’ll be back just hubby and me for a more restful trip!


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Lake Vyrnwy 1.25 miles.

Escape completely to a charming, 18th century, stone-built cottage near Lake Vyrnwy, adjoining the owners' home on a sheep farm in their privately owned valley, part of the 6000 acre Dyfnant Forest and only 1.25 miles from beautiful Lake Vyrnwy.

Offering cosy, well-equipped accommodation, this welcoming Lake Vyrnwy cottage includes a charming dining conservatory from where you can enjoy stunning views over the Vyrnwy and Conwy valleys, a sitting room with an open fire in an inglenook fireplace and three comfy bedrooms, including one on the ground floor.

There are wonderful walks, bike trails and horse riding throughout the enormous Dyfnant Forest, while the scenery, walks and birdwatching all around Lake Vyrnwy are truly magnificent.

From this lovely location discover all that Mid Wales, Snowdonia and Shropshire have to offer, before returning to The Secret Hideaway, the perfect place for peace and tranquillity.


Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single with additional pull-out bed, 1 x ground floor twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen (limited headroom). Conservatory with dining area. Sitting room with open fire.


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Extra fuel can be purchased from the owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Front gravelled sitting area with garden furniture, BBQ and views over the Vyrnwy and Conwy valleys
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk
  • Renowned Lake Vyrnwy Hotel with bars, restaurants and beautiful lake views 1.5 miles
  • Note: Limited headroom of about 5'10" in kitchen
  • Note: This is a working sheep farm, dogs must be kept under control at all times.

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About the location


Bala 13 miles.

This wonderful beauty spot is referred to as “a lake for all seasons”. It is situated just south of Snowdonia between the Cambrian Mountains and the Berwyn range. It was originally a Victorian man-made reservoir with a stone-built damn built in the 1880’s being the very first of its kind. Today, this beautiful and popular retreat is a National Nature Reserve, SSSI and a renowned RSPB reserve boasting a huge variety of birds and wildlife. The lake has a circumference of 11 miles which is all surrounded by wonderful scenic countryside including the 6000 acre Dyfnant Forest which is perfect for exhilarating walks, bike rides, bird watching or simply relaxing while enjoying a picnic. The local village of Llanwddyn is very small and pleasant and provides a pub, cafes, RSPB shop and craft and produce outlets. From this lovely location you can tour all of Mid Wales, the magnificent Snowdonia National Park, Powis Castle and gardens and delightful Shropshire. This is a perfect year-round location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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