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Drysgol Lakeside - Bala Lake

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Bala, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet Free

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  • beautiful (6)
  • lovely (4)
  • lake (4)
  • clean (3)
  • place (3)
  • friendly (3)

7 Customer Reviews

  • "What a gem of a place very tranquil - the views over the lake are stunning and the grounds beautiful - a lovely walk into Bala and although the weather was not the best it didn’t stop us going for walks."

    Beatrice made us feel very welcome and we will definitely return

    Hello Diane,, Thank you very much for your kind review. We endeavour to make the Apartments - most comfortable and clean, so that our guests who have chosen our Lakeside Apartments for their break are not disappointed. Yes, as you have experienced - Glan y Gro on Lake Bala is amazingly tranquil, yet only around 20 minutes walk to Bala town. We will look forward to your next visit. Beatrice Berland Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "A fabulous place to go to for a retreat from the busy world."

    I had a lovely break with lots of reading, sewing, crochet and of course swimming in the beautiful Bala lake. Bala itself is only about 20 minutes walk away so it easy to pop into for lunch or a coffee. The hosts are very welcoming and friendly. I have already booked to go back next year as it was wonderful.

    Hello, Sarah Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you were able to unwind and relax during your stay here. Thank you for sharing the fact that the apartments can simply be a place to relax and enjoy Lake Bala. We are looking forward to your next visit. We will endeavour to make it as pleasant for you as the previous visit. Best regards Beatrice Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting."

    Accommodation very clean and comfortable and hosts very pleasant. A great place to unwind and chill out.

    Hello Wendy, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay. We are glad that you find the accommodation relaxing and so pleased you were able to unwind and chill out. It also makes us very happy that you found the apartment clean and comfortable. Kind regards, Beatrice. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a little piece of heaven."

    The apartment is beautiful and ideal for a peaceful and relaxing break. The balcony sits right on the lake shore. Perfect. The photos don’t do Drysgol justice. I’d definitely go again. Beatrice was a superb host too, nothing too much trouble.

    Hello John, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind review. I’m glad to hear that you had a relaxing break. Feedback from our guests is always valuable to us. This encourages us to deliver the best service. We hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you back soon to Glan Y Gro. Best regards, Beatrice. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "This property was clean and well equipped."

    It has a beautiful view of the lake in both directions and is very quiet (unless the RAF fancy low flying runs but that was just one day. The owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Hello Stuart, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes, we are privileged to be situated in a quiet part of Lake Bala. I understand there are 13 RAF bases in Wales, nearest RAF base is 44 miles away. If the chance comes, I think it is something to watch, cherish and experience. The aircraft just disappears before you can count to 5! Top Gun! Best regards, Beatrice Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely holiday at Drysgol."

    It really is the most peaceful and beautiful location and the apartment is spotlessly clean and everything is of a excellent quality and very comfortable. For any guest like us who like to cook their own meals they should be aware that there is no Hob so you need to plan meals that can be prepared using the Oven/Grill/Microwave cooker provided. The one thing I will mention is the access stairs are fairly steep and has no windows so in my opinion the lighting does need to be significantly improved but this did not detract from us having a fabulous holiday with perfect weather.

    Hello Alan, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are extremely happy that you both had an enjoyable time at Drysgol, Lake Bala. Best wishes and regards, Beatrice Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.4May 2023

  • "We loved every minute of our stay."

    Amazing views. Lovely apartment. Friendly and helpful host.

    Hello Beverly, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this positive feedback. We are pleased you had an enjoyable stay. Kind regards, Beatrice. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0May 2023

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  • Lower-ground-floor apartment
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and balcony
  • Central heating
  • Combi oven/microwave, fridge, CrockPot Slow Cooker, sandwich maker, Nespresso machine
  • TV with access to BBC iPlayer, catch up and Netflix (guests must have their own accounts), WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Furnished balcony with Lake Bala view
  • Direct access to Bala Lake
  • Sorry, no children, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Although the apartment is all on one level it is accessed via an internal staircase from the reception area
  • Note: Although the apartment itself is pet-free, the residents do own a dog, an English setter called Hani, who may come and say hello
  • Note: This property does not have terrestrial TV
  • Please note: There is no hob at this property

The property

Bala 1.5 miles.

Situated on the beautiful Bala Lake close by to the quintessential community of Bala, Drysgol Lakeside Apartment is an attractive apartment set across the lower-ground-floor and is surrounded by the incredible scenery of Snowdonia National Park; this contemporary dwelling is the perfect base for couples looking to explore the very best that Wales has to offer.

Make yourself at home in the bright and airy open-plan living space as you rustle up a tasty snack in the well-designed kitchenette.

Take a seat at the dining table to map out plans for your upcoming adventures or allow your feet to rest as you unwind on the plush sofa and watch your favourite shows on the TV.

Embrace the breath-taking views of Bala Lake as you enjoy a refreshing beverage out on the balcony, catching a glimpse of the elusive otters that come out to play at dusk.

Venture back inside and discover a spacious king-size bedroom boasting a tranquil en-suite shower room, where you can take your time to get ready for the day ahead.

For the ultimate adventure with your loved one in the magnificent Snowdonia National Park, be sure to stay at Drysgol Lakeside Apartment.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1128278, 1128072 & 1142027, together sleeping up to 8 guests.

Glan Y Gro Apartments

Set in a spectacular position on the lakefront of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), a Site of Specific Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation, in Gwynedd and the Snowdonia National Park is the Glan Y Gro Apartments. Encompassed by 4.5 acres of woodland, these apartments make lovely bases from which to explore this scenic area, whether you’re a couple, a group of couples, or friends getting together but enjoying your own space throughout your break. Each with a balcony of their own, the apartments are ideal for avid birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts, with an abundance of wildlife to gaze upon, including otters and their young splashing around the shallows, buzzards, herons and owls that frequent the area, and you may even catch sightings of mergansers and goosanders, and eagles. We are conveniently located where a few points of interest are no more than one hour’s drive away from us. Take advantage of your surroundings with a swim in the lake, or a day of fishing, sailing or kayaking/canoeing, as long as you have purchased the correct permit! The well-known Bala Lake Railway is within reach and a popular attraction in the area, which happens to pass through Glan Y Gro. Bala is just a stone’s throw away, while the towns of Barmouth, Dolgellau and the former mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog are just a scenic drive away. History buffs will love day trips to National Trust’s Ysbyty Ifan, Conwy and Caernarfon’s castles and Rhug Chapel, as well as the unique Italianate village of Portmeirion. Thrill-seekers however, may be more interested in an action-packed day at Zip World Slate Caverns and reaching the summit of the iconic Yr Wyddfa (Mount Snowdon). The area as a whole makes the perfect outdoor experience, with a wealth of elite walking paths and trails, including The Arans, the Arenigs and the Berwyns nearby. For a welcoming break where no two days look the same, book the Glan Y Gro Apartments.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas