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Ffynnon Gower

(Ref. 936034)

Llangower near Bala, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous cottage overlooking the lake."

    I could live here

    Reviewed by Jill Caroline5.0Jul 2023

  • "The security off the property was a joke, the doorknob was unstable the bedroom window wouldn't close & was broken."

    We didn't feel safe and we didn't feel our property was secure. The kitchen wasn't clean I had to wash the crockery & cutlery we wanted to use a serving spoon had marmalade on it! The patio was cordoned off & had grass & corn 2 feet high growing in it. The back of the property which had an outhouse with a door that had a gap between door frame & door. There was a downstairs toilet in the outhouse which wasn't very good & the sink was all brown which wasn't very pleasant. The area in front of the back door was all cracked & broken. The back of the property was not shown on any photos on the Sykes website because if it had we would never have booked it. All in all the property appeared to be rundown & neglected. If my husband could have driven home again we would not have stayed one night. We are pensioners who save all year for our holiday & we feel really upset and disappointed.

    Reviewed by Daphne1.3Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a stunning position."

    A really good base for walking, cycling and exploring the area. Beautiful to wake up to the reflections on the lake below and to enjoy the changing light on the water throughout the day and evening. Shooting stars were amazing.

    Reviewed by William4.7May 2023

  • "Improving insulation so the ground floor isn't as cold and fixing the Wi-Fi are two things I'd do straight away"

    Reviewed by Claudio2.8Feb 2023

  • "Our 4th year at fynnon gower."

    We love spending Christmas at Fynnon gower. The cottage is beautiful everything you could possibly need. The views are outstanding, location is close to Bala but private. A short walk to the lake.We love watching the birds and on a clear day the sunset over the lake is gorgeous. And when the weather is not so good the two log burners are perfect .

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant holiday."

    The views were stunning, lovely to wake up and look out at the lake. One of the best holiday houses we have staid in. We will definitely be back!!!!

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, clean and well equipped and authentic."

    Well thought out. The views are outstanding and the position, looking over the lake but private and quiet are the very best bit of a great cottage. I would go again.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2022

  • "That view! We had a beautiful sunny week so could take full advantage of the garden and the amazing view of the lake, watching the sunset in the evenings."

    Had a food shop delivered so no need to go out searching for a waterside pub/restaurant - this couldn't be beaten, athought think we were incredibly fortunate with the weather. Found plenty of places to visit, Snowdonia, Ffestiniog railway, Betwy-y-Coed to name a few and even the driving was a pleasure with no traffic, although the 10 min drive along the narrow lane to get to the property was a bit nerve wracking at times until the bushes were cut back. Property served our needs with all we needed, bed comfy, although if wind and rain imagine the single glazed windows (listed building) might struggle. Hope to return - can we book the sun again too?!

    Reviewed by Mandy4.1Jul 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Ffynnon Gower and we loved it as much as the first!"

    Idyllically located close to Bala Lake, next to a very quiet lane and a steam train line, the cottage overlooks the lake and the Snowdonia National Park in the distance. The cottage is very clean and comfy with quirks that come with its age! Wifi is a bit sketchy but that is the joy of being in a rural area and helps with the disconnect from normal life!! It is a home from home. There is an abundance of local wildlife so take your binoculars!

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is in an amazing location and provides a very peaceful place to stay with fantastic views across Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake)… it’s well placed for walking, relaxing and the coast and while set in beautiful countryside it’s still close enough to the town where there’s a good selection of small convenience stores and eateries."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with spectacular views of the lake and countryside ."

    Reviewed by Eric5.0May 2022

  • "We spent Christmas at fynnon gower and we couldn’t have wished for a better cottage the Prosecco and homemade mince pies made us feel instantly welcome."

    Will be booking our 4th holiday here soon xx

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Dec 2021

  • "A truly wonderous short stay at Ffynnon Gower."

    Perfect location overlooking Llyn Tegid. Comfortable and homely and we would recommend to anybody wishing a tranquil getaway in the heart of Wales.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely characterful cottage with great views, over Lake Bala."

    Loved the antique windows. Cottage was warm and welcoming when we arrived. Great walking routes direct from the rear of the property.

    Reviewed by Avril4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is very cosy and set in a lovely part of Wales."

    The views are spectacular. Had all the comforts you could need on a holiday.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with great views of lake Bala."

    Convenient seating area outside to enjoy he views. Lovely to enjoy a log fire in the evenings (logs can be bought at the 'Celtic Shop' on the industrial estate between the railway station and the town). Loads of good walking in the area. Very well appointed kitchen with everything we needed. Very friendly and helpful owners. This was our second visit to Ffynnon Gower and it felt like coming back home.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great cottage with lovely views over bala lake."

    Ideal base for travelling around the area.

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Sep 2021

  • "This was our second visit to the cottage the last was in November 2019."

    This time the weather was glorious and we were able to make good use of the garden watching the water sport going on on the lake and watching the Bala Lake railway go by. We were able to do the rail trip and it was well worth doing. The cottage is ideally situated we went to Trevor Basin near Llangollen which was only 21 miles away and as we were there on a Saturday all the pretty painted canal boats were there.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2021

  • "The listing does not do justice to the location of the cottage and the views from it."

    It is superb and the views are to die for!!

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jul 2021

  • "The pictures on the internet really do not do this property justice."

    The views are amazing. The property was a lot larger than we expected. The drying room/downstairs toilet/store was an absolute godsend. It is mentioned on the website but only as a passing comment - it’s the full length of the back of the property. The only thing we could suggest is the picnic table outside could do with being replaced as it’s getting a bit old and rickety. The location is remote with no other properties around about and no shops/pubs in walking distance but this suited us down to the ground. Plenty of places to visit in the area. Nice warm welcome from Dylan the owner and then we were left to enjoy our stay. We paid a lot more for this cottage than we would usually due to covid tax which annoyed me greatly when I booked it but we’ve had a fantastic holiday and made some more fab family memories.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jul 2021

  • "An umbrella for the picnic table and remembering to take some fans would have made this location perfect."

    Gorgeous view with lake, mountains, steam train and jets every day. Walks on the doorstep and Bala up the road (close enough but far enough to avoid crowds and noise). Ideal to alternate peaceful days with activities like white water rafting and zip wires in amazing scenery. Perhaps it has been a series of lockdowns that has made us appreciate what we have here. Personally I like a big plump pillow but the others didn’t have a problem with theirs.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2021

  • "Stunning location and cottage adequately furnished"

    Reviewed by Rachael3.4Jul 2021

  • "As the Lake view is stunning it would be very hard not to tick the location box."

    It is a couple of miles drive down a narrow windy path so you aren’t walking into Bala in a hurry )not that we expected to). I found that the cottage is far bigger than it looks in the pictures and actually the images don’t do it justice. It’s a beautiful holiday home. We stayed with our two children aged 6 and 3 and they enjoyed running around the garden and walking up the field/ hillside over the back to see the sheep. Maybe the addition of a cheeky swing or slide in the garden to the side would attract those with kids as that’s something I’d usually look for, but I’m sure Nora and Dylan don’t struggle with bookings. We would stay here again. The owner Dylan was very pleasant when we met him to exchange keys. The 9am departure was tricky with the kids but understandable given the current climate. A stunning break with lots of wildlife especially birds of prey to be spotted on your back yard!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2021

  • "The location of this property is stunning, with views over Lake Bala towards the Snowdonia mountains."

    A very comfortable large roomed cottage.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Jun 2021

  • "A very welcoming and comfortable cottage in a truly idyllic setting."

    We had a memorably happy holiday.

    Reviewed by Gilbert5.0Jun 2021

  • "As we have spent over a year working from home together, we were desperate for a change of scenery and some "big views" and we were not disappointed."

    Ffynnon Gower is like a home from home and so totally peaceful - well, apart from the sheep, the smorgasboard of wildlife and the steam train! Take a pair of binoculars and some bird food, as we were astounded at the number of different birds that come into the garden! The cottage is located virtually on the edge of Lake Bala so the scenery is stunning and ever changing. Very comfy king bed in the large main bedroom but mind your head on the way up the stairs and into the bathroom!! The log burning stove in the lounge made for lovely cosy evenings once the weather had turned a little colder! There is so much to go see in that part of Wales that we didn't get to do it all but definitely visit the local shops in Bala - especially the butchers!! We will be returning to Ffynnon Gower!

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Apr 2021

  • "The cottage is absolutely brilliant."

    Everything is spot on. The location has great views and is very undisturbed. The cottage has features, not listed, which includes a second toilet and attached out building perfect for storing bikes and muddy boots. The cottage is very well equipped especially in the kitchen - everything we needed. the layout of the cottage is really good with the dining room right in the middle. The wood burning fires were very good. The cottage is ideally located for getting around - walking out or cycling. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Austin5.0Mar 2020

  • "Ffynon Gower is an excellent cottage."

    We were staying there in the extremely wet and windy week of Storm Dennis, so spent more time indoors than we would usually do on a Welsh holiday, but with the lovely views from every window and plenty of comfortable accommodation we were content. In the rare glimmers of sunshine we saw how beautiful the area is, although it lacks the more dramatic scale of other parts of Snowdonia, and we would have loved to explore more of it on foot. As it was, we kept mainly to tracks rather than footpaths as the ground was so saturated. Having the Bala Lake Railway at the end of the garden was a pleasure and we took an enjoyable round trip from Llangower station, and our son enjoyed some local colour watching a Bala Town football match. Great cottage. Lovely break.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Feb 2020

  • "We were made to feel welcome the minute we arrived."

    Had a wonderful Christmas here it was our 3rd visit and without a doubt we will be back in the summer .

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic, views from every window of Lake Bala and even breathtaking when overcast just couldn’t wish for any better."

    The welcome when we got there was lovely Mr Jones very obliging and helpful an I’d we were very grateful for the wine, milk and eggs which was totally unexpected.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Nov 2019

  • "A traditional Welsh farmhouse ibeautifully located, overlooking Llyn Tegid."

    Comfortable accommodation and well equipped, though we did lack a carving knife for the Sunday roast beef! The owner's father manages the property and was there to give us a warm welcome. Would happily return.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Oct 2019

  • "The house was lovely."

    Very Cosy. The view from the house to the lake were amazing. (changed everytime you looked at it) . Watersports/walking/ Pub all a few miles away. The town is small but lovely. Has everything there. Made a really good base for looking around North Wales. Loved it. Loved the cottage. Would I recommend it.? Definitely!!!

    Reviewed by Gwyneth4.7Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with a fabulous view and good walks on the doorstep."

    The only noise we heard all week was when a couple of jets flew through the valley. Owners are friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Terry Ann5.0Sep 2019

  • "The views from this property are fantastic, overlooking the lake with the mountains reflected in it,and the little train passing just below ,this is a great base for all outdoor activities."

    The house is well equipped and the garden make a great place to enjoy the sun from early morning till the sun sets .We were warmly greeted by Mr Jones who had left an unexpected welcome pack of eggs milk and a bottle of wine which was very welcome.A great weeks holiday of walking,sailing ,canoeing and a bit of relaxing. For a great meal the eagles inn is a short drive and well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, well equipped, clean and warm."

    Wonderful outlook over the lake. some beautiful sunsets over the mountains opposite, and occasionally a Narrow Guage Steam Train passes by on the shores of the lake.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bala cottages, beautiful place and view."

    The only problem was it was to short, we didn't want to leave. We appreciated the cleanliness of the cottage and all the facilities available to us was convenient. Would definitely came back, lovely place.

    Reviewed by Lelanie4.7Dec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in an amazing location, views are just breathtaking"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2018

  • "Please if there is any ways to do for an insects ."

    Reviewed by Mohammed5.0Aug 2018

  • "The Cottage was beautiful and ideal for two young boys to play."

    All the facilities were catered for. I'm just sorry that it wasn't cold enough to light the log fire as this would have completed the cosy atmosphere of this ideal retreat.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage , had everything you could think of."

    The views are amazing, loved sitting in the garden watching the sunset over the lake. Had a lovely welcome at Fynnon Gower and will definitely be returning next year.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jun 2018

  • "Absolutaly stunning cottage with amazing views."

    Would highly recommend this cottage and will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Tanith5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely clean, comfortable cottage with everything we needed was there."

    Wonderful location the view from the front of the cottage across the lake was stunning. True peace and quite, we both had a lovely relaxing holiday. Mr Jones the host was friendly and welcoming. We did not want the holiday to end. Would definitely return there in the future.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2018

  • "Tranquil, cosy, warm & secluded, this lovely charming cottage is located in a perfect idyllic setting overlooking the mountains and lake Bala."

    Surrounding views are spectacular. Very clean and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen and good Wifi. We absolutely loved this cottage with its log burner fires & characterful wood beams. Great for keen walkers & families but also a perfect peaceful hideaway for couples to completely unwind and recharge. We look forward to revisiting!

    Reviewed by Jacinta5.0Jan 2018

  • "Thank you so much"

    Reviewed by Maadh5.0Jul 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 4ft double bed, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Living room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with two woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, iPod dock
  • Bed linen and towels incl
  • in rent
  • Power, fuel and two starter packs for the wood burners inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and picnic area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles away
  • Please note: Maximum occupancy is 5 including one infant
  • Note: No stag/hen parties or similar allowed

The property

Bala 3 miles.

This well-maintained grade II listed detached house is situated looking down on Bala Lake, in the small hamlet of Llangower.

The North Wales town of Bala in the Snowdonia National Park is just three miles down the road.

Downstairs there is a separate lounge and dining room both with lakeside views.

The lounge is cosily decorated with wooden floors, a wood-beamed ceiling and a stone fireplace with woodburning stove.

Another inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove is located in the dining room across the small hall, which has seating for up to five people.

The fully equipped kitchen contains a two-person breakfast nook.

A rear entrance from the property can be found in the storage and drying room at the back, with a small cloakroom.

There are three bedrooms upstairs, all looking out across the lake to the mountain ranges.

A spacious master bedroom, a second bedroom with a four-foot double bed, and a single room sleep a total of five people.

The family bathroom has a full-sized bath and a free standing shower.

A semi-rural setting, the cottage is surrounded by rolling hills and fields.

This is a serene and tranquil location, and the property's original features such as the cast iron leaded windows add to the cottage’s charm.

Hidden away down a private lane, the secluded cottage has a fully enclosed garden, mostly lawn, which surrounds the front and side of the cottage.

A slate-paved patio and picnic area make the most of the lakefront views from the front of the cottage, with the water so close you feel you could almost dip your toes directly into it.

This cottage is ideal for relaxing at the end of a day spent on the lake, hill walking or mountain biking.

There is plenty of space for storing and looking after equipment such as bikes, kayaks, and windsurfers.

The cottage is also perfectly located to explore nearby castles and Mount Snowdon, making it a great base for a holiday at any time of the year.

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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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Maximum occupancy is five people including one infant.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas