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Glan Y Gro Arenig

Llangower near Bala, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 987321)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Really beautiful setting so peaceful and quiet."

    Very comfortable and everything you need is available you only have to ask the owners who are on site and they try to help in any way they can. Highly recommend if you want an upmarket break.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2022

  • "Great holiday."

    Lovely welcome from Emily and Rob the property owner was very friendly and gave us useful information about the local area. Easy access to the lake for our kayak. Absolutely stunning view from our sunny balcony. We had a very relaxing break in this beautiful spot.

    Hi so happy you enjoyed your holiday. thank you for your lovely feedback Rob & Ann Emily xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2022

  • "One of the best places we have ever rented."

    Peaceful, quiet and relaxing in a beautiful setting but within reach of everything we wanted to do. The apartment was well equipped with great hosts who made us feel very welcome. We never wanted to leave…….

    Hi it was a pleasure meeting you both, thanks for your lovely feedback, we are so happy you liked it so much x Property Owner

    Reviewed by TracyApr 2022

  • "Incredible views, very peaceful, very comfortable although the one mattress was a bit old."

    Good facilities but, for self-catering accommodation I felt the lack of any hob or even a two-plate heater was insufficient. The kitchen was moderately well stocked. Could do with more basics such as serving bowls, serving spoons, a better grater, etc.

    Reviewed by DeeApr 2022

  • "I had the best week at Glan y gro."

    Rob and Ann were the perfect hosts. Very discrete and left me to it but always there if I needed anything and went the extra mile. Lovely people. The apartment itself was perfect. Stunning views and very well equipped. I had everything I needed. The combi microwave and oven was very easy to use. I certainly hope to be back one day. The perfect holiday.

    Hi Emily it was a pleasure meeting you, thanks for your lovely feedback Ann & Rob x Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmilyNov 2021

  • "It is true that there are some luxurious provisions -spa bath, combination oven/microwave/grill, huge Netflix TV, however very basic items are missing which I would have expected to be standard equipment."

    There are no placemats, no tray to carry hot drinks/food onto the balcony, lighting in bathroom is poor and there is no shaving light. There is no cooker hob and it is not possible to boil and egg in the combi-cooker. The latter is very complicated and the instruction manual very difficult to understand. It was impossible to watch live TV on the TV set. All in all grossly over-priced and very disappointing.

    Hi Mike. oh wow luxurious spa bath! t.v Netflix! combi oven microwave! beautiful view of lake Bala ! and your complaining about place mats. I don’t need to really say anymore Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2021

  • "Lovely location - Bala within walking distance -took kayaks with us to use from ..."

    Lovely location - Bala within walking distance -took kayaks with us to use from the apartment which was not a problem with the owners who were there if we needed anything but left us alone to enjoy our holiday

    Hi Susan, thanks for your lovely feedback so happy you enjoyed your holiday Ann & Rob x Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "We loved our stay in Arenig, the suite is stylish, comfortable and very clean."

    The view of the lake from the property is stunning and there is easy access into it for kayaking etc. There is lots to do and see and beautiful views are everywhere around. Ann and Rob are really helpful owners, they are available if you have questions but also very discreet and allow you to enjoy your holiday uninterrupted. We highly recommend Glan Y Gro and will definitely be returning.

    Hi so happy you enjoyed your stay, thanks for your lovely feedback x Ann & Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by MicheleJul 2021

  • "The property was so nice, well equipped, comfortable, just as described."

    The view and tranquility of the setting exceeded our expectations. More importantly, the owners of the property were absolutely lovely and couldn’t do enough for you, such lovely, down to earth helpful people. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Hi so happy you enjoyed your stay, thanks for your lovely feedback x Ann & Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by PamelaJul 2021

  • "I'd visited Glan-y-Gro before so was familiar with the property and what to expect."

    My stay at Arenig was as wonderful as I'd hoped; the apartment is excellent, the facilities are wonderful and the hosts are extremely welcomeing and helpful. Booking through Sykes wasn't any easier than before, and the price appears to have gone up by £100...

    Hi Rowena thanks for your lovely feedback! It’s such a beautiful pleasure to see you time & time again, look forward to always seeing you both xx big hugs Ann & Rob xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by RowenaJun 2021

  • "Our hosts, Rob and Anne greeted us on arrival and were so welcoming and friendly."

    The apartment was perfect, very clean, comfortable bed and great facilities. We didn't use the combi oven/ microwave but we used everything else and there wasn't anything we went to use that hadn't been thought of - the view from our balcony was amazing and just made it for us. The local town was great too, we ate in a couple of the restaurants and both were very good. Its a great base to go exploring the beautiful North Wales and we would not hesitate to return again in the future

    Hi so happy you enjoyed your stay, thanks for your lovely feedback x Ann & Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeoffreyJun 2021

  • "Great location."

    Clean and great owners.

    Hi so happy you enjoyed your stay, thanks for your lovely feedback x Ann & Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by MishiJun 2021

  • "What a fantastic place."

    The setting is perfect in its on little wooded area right on the lake side. The views and sunsets are stunning. Didn’t turn the TV on once in 4 days. Owners are lovely and welcoming and happy to give info on local area. Accommodation was clean and well set. Walk back to Bala is about 25min along lake shore and was nice to be away from the crowds in the town centre. Will be back for certain.

    Hi so happy you enjoyed your stay, thanks for your lovely feedback x Ann & Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by ThomasMay 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite double ended spa bath, basin, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchenette
  • Sitting/dining room
  • Balcony
  • Biomass central heating
  • Combi oven/microwave, CrockPot Slow Cooker, omelette maker fridge, Nespresso machine, welcome pack, TV with Netflix and free WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Sorry, no children, pets and smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Zip World Fforest 24 miles
  • Zip World Slate Caverns 24 miles
  • Zip World Penrhyn Quary 40 miles
  • Note: This suite is the only one that doesn't involve use of stairs so is suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Check in cannot be accepted on a Saturday

The property

Bala 1.5 miles.

Lying within the incredibly beautiful Snowdonia National Park close to the peaceful community of Bala, you will find the attractive ground-floor apartment.

Featuring panoramic views of Bala Lake, this charming abode is perfect for couple who wish to escape the everyday hustle and bustle with an unforgettable escape to Wales.

Rustle up a mouth-watering treat in the quaint kitchenette with the help of the handy appliances and utensils, before moving your way into the warmth of the sitting/dining room and enjoying this lovingly prepared meal at the intimate dining table.

Relax and unwind on the sofas whilst watching an captivating movie on the impressive TV, or take the evening out onto the balcony and delight in a delicious glass as the sun sets below the hills overlooking the waters.

Head back inside to the inviting king-size bedroom and discover an airy en-suite bathroom, where you can indulge in a soak in the striking double-ended spa bath or if you prefer, you have the convenience of a walk-in shower.

When ready to explore the true delights of Wales, grab your walking boots and enjoy scenic hike up the famous Mount Snowdon boasting breath-taking vistas of the mountain range.

Travel to Blaenau Ffestiniog and uncover ancient quarries and caverns with a day at Zip World Slate Caverns, or visit the coast in the towns of Barmouth and Harlech.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 987305 987319, 987320, together sleeping a total eight guests.

Glan Y Gro Lakeside Suites

Glan Y Gro is nestled within its own grounds of 4.5 acres of mostly woodland stretching along the shore of Bala Lake. Offering four contemporary apartments perched on the tranquil waters of Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), a Site of Specific Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation. These stunning dwellings offer a serene and romantic setting for couples or groups of up to eight friends/family seeking a romantic or action-packed adventure in the magnificent Snowdonia National Park with each of the apartments hosting one double or king-size bedroom with a well-designed en-suite, and finished with their very own balcony where guests can embrace breath-taking vistas and even catch a glimpse of the friendly otters and their young that play in the shallows of the lake during dusk and dawn. Guests can delight in a refreshing swim in the lake, which is also a popular spot for avid bird watchers with Buzzards, Herons and Owls frequenting the waters often, as well as there being Mergansers and Goosanders, and sightings of eagles. Guests may also enjoy days spent fishing, sailing or kayaking/canoeing on the lake, with use of a helpful slipway accessible by car, so long as they have purchased the correct permit for the duration of their stay! Embark on a scenic train journey through the countryside along the eastern shore of the lake on the Bala Lake Railway, which passes through Glan y Gro, dividing it’s land in two. The properties sit just a stone's throw away from the historical market town of Bala and have easy access to the towns of Barmouth and Dolgellau, and lie just a pleasant drive away from the idyllic former mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Local landmarks such as the National Trust owned Ysbyty Ifan, Conwy, Caernarfon Castles and Rhug Chapel boast a rich and exciting history, whilst the thrilling Zip World Slate Caverns and the Italian-style village of Portmeirion offer fun for the whole family. Whether you’re an avid rambler or a complete hiking novice, the imposing Mount Snowdon is a must see, also the area abounds in elite walking paths and trails, including The Arans, the Arenigs and the Berwyns nearby. With so much to see and do during within the area, these beautiful apartments provide the ultimate base for a fun-filled escape to Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Corwen 11 miles; Dolgellau 18 miles; Llangollen 22 miles; Betws-y-Coed 29 miles.

The bustling market town of Bala lies within the beautiful Snowdonia National Park and is located at the head of Llyn Tegid, Bala’s famous lake, which is the largest natural lake in Wales and home to a unique fish called the Gwyniad, a relic of the Ice Age. Renowned as a centre for great watersports including fishing, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and whitewater rafting, Bala is also the headquarters of the narrow gauge Bala Lake Railway. The town itself is steeped in history and has a range of interesting shops, inns and restaurants, and an historical Town Walk. Surrounded by the wonderful Berwyn Mountains on one side and the beautiful Snowdonia Mountain Range on the other, this is a mecca for climbing, walking, mountain biking and many other outdoor activities. An ideal location for touring all of North and Mid Wales including the stunning Cambrian Bay Coast with the six-mile long Harlech Beach, overlooked by its majestic medieval castle. A truly wonderful part of Wales catering for all interests.

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Region Information

This property does not accept check ins on Saturdays.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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