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Forestry Cottage

Rhos-y-Gwaliau near Bala, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 905408)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin with TV, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with FreeSat, Blu-ray, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear grassed area and front gravelled area with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and Bala Lake 2.2 miles
  • Note: The cottage is supplied by spring water, which has a UV filter system and is tested annually.

The property

Rhos-y-Gwaliau 1.5 miles.

This semi-detached old forestry cottage is situated in a peaceful riverside location within the Aberhirnant Forest, 1.5 miles from the hamlet of Rhos-y-Gwaliau, and 2.2 miles from the well-known lakeside town of Bala, in the Snowdonia National Park.

This Bala cottage is well-appointed throughout and provides contemporary accommodation with a cosy cottage atmosphere, making it ideal for families and friends who want to enjoy this beautiful part of Wales.

The two main bedrooms have televisions and pleasant river and woodland views, whilst the modern kitchen with dining area is perfect for enjoying a meal before relaxing in front of the welcoming woodburning stove in the lovely sitting room.

This Snowdonia holiday home has easy access to scenic mountains, tranquil lakes, awe-inspiring coastlines and breathtaking rivers, perfect for walking, mountain biking and watersports.

Just over two miles away is the small town of Bala, which boasts interesting shops, pubs, restaurants and the famous Bala Lake, from where you can sail, canoe and fish.

Alternatively, travel on the lakeside miniature steam railway or enjoy a walk in pleasant countryside surroundings.

Activities close by include the renowned National White Water Centre, golf courses and mountain bike trails, plus venture around North Wales and take trips to Llangollen, Powis and Chirk Castles, Barmouth and Harlech, with its 13th century castle.

This delightful Bala cottage is an ideal base, whatever the reason for visiting the area.


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19 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Harrison

    “Having been brought up in a similar forestry house in North Wales it was a very pleasant trip down memory lane.”


    The cottage is in an idyllic location surrounded by trees and a stream running down adjacent to the property. We walked for miles along forest roads and saw an array of wildlife. One of the most memorable moment was watching a woodpecker fledge, what a beautiful sight. The house requires some TLC. Removing the ugly water damage stains from the ceiling and fixing the catches on the internal doors would benefit future occupants. Sitting on the loo when the bathroom door opens on its own is rather stressful. Would we go back - yes definitely - we had a fantastic holiday - thanks Mike and Amy.

    - Mr Harrison, June 2021

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About the location


Bala 2.2 miles.

Rhos-y-Gwaliau is a small rural hamlet situated in stunning countryside on the eastern side of the Snowdonia National Park, just over two miles from the lakeside town of Bala. The bustling market town of Bala 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, as well as 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. An excellent base for exploring the area.

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