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Waedog Bach

Rhos-y-Gwaliau near Bala, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 938197)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "Great property, exactly as the pictures show."

    Very cosy vibes and great views from the windows. Super cute cows and rabbits everywhere. Really spacious bedroom and bathroom. About a 5 min drive from bala town centre. The mattress was quite hard. Would benefit from a mattress topper. Very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2022

  • "Lovely location, very friendly and fabulous cottage"

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2022

  • "We would highly recommend this property, located on a working farm, for anyone visiting North Wales."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated throughout with a well-equipped kitchen, very comfortable couch and an extremely comfortable bed. The bedroom has a wonderful view of the distant hills and the sheep paddocks and you can hear the soothing sounds of the farm animals as you are drifting off to sleep. It has one of the most beautiful and spacious bathrooms we have seen, with a separate bath and shower and an abundance of fluffy towels.Our host Aled and his family (and enthusiastic sheep dogs) made us feel like one of the family during the week we stayed there, allowing us unrestricted access to walk across the farmland. We would not hesitate to stay there again and would highly recommend this property to others.

    Reviewed by MariaJun 2022

  • "Lovely"

    Reviewed by LaurentJun 2022

  • "A very enjoyable stay and great to be around a proper working farm."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "We loved everything about our stay at the farm."

    It was wonderful to have the animals so close to the cottage and watch the sheep and lambs cows and calves . We had our own bit of parking . Very easy and comfortable accommodation. Excellent showe etc. Easy access to Bala Lake . We loved everything about it and would return .

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2022

  • "Arrived at the cottage the first impression was what a stunning location, better than expected, inside our cottage was of a really great quality, the view from bedroom was amazing , we would and probably will book this cottage again ."

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "We loved staying at Waedog Bach, we were there for a week and wanted a base for discovering North Wales, and also to relax we had everything we needed in the cottage and loved being on the working farm, our host were lovely and always stopped to chat if they saw us, we will definitely be back to stay here one day, we felt very relaxed, it was just what we needed and more."

    Reviewed by LorraineApr 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, cottage and area really lovely, not very comfortable leather sofa though."

    Property owner really nice.

    Reviewed by MarjorieApr 2022

  • "Very nice cottage which had plenty of facilities for a short stay for two."

    The two comments I'd make is the heating didn't seem to do anything but move between 18c and 20c, no matter what you set it too. Also the bed is very hard and while that might suite some, it didn't us. I guess you can't make everyone happy. All in all however, a very nice cottage and stay. Lovely area and view too. Thank you very much and we will likely be back.

    Reviewed by RobMar 2022

  • "We loved our stay, generous hosts, beautiful farm, comfortable, clean accomodation."

    It was perfect for a lazy couple of days walking, drinking wine and stargazing.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "A lovely break in a fantastic setting."

    Beautifully clean, So quiet and peaceful. The bedroom and bathroom are fantastic and very well finished, my only small gripe is that the lounge, dining and kitchen area are all in one rather small room (which looks alot bigger in your photos) and the small sofa is guite worn, making it hard to get out of when you're getting on a bit!! Other than that, fantastic!

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2021

  • "Thank you for making us very welcome."

    Sandra and Peter

    Reviewed by SandraOct 2021

  • "WOW.."

    Reviewed by NickyOct 2021

  • "Very good accommodation clean and well equipped Would visit again"

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "Property was spotless on arrival."

    Very helpfully kitted out with the odd bits and bobs you need to settle in straight away. Hosts were very welcoming and kind to talk to. Charming area, lovely dogs that were incredibly friendly.

    Reviewed by NathanielAug 2021

  • "It was absolutely lovely, perfectly clean & tidy and the kitchen was spotless."

    Only issue was figuring out the shower but other than that, no faults whatsoever. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by EdenAug 2021

  • "Have just returned from a fantastic week in Snowdonia."

    The cottage was spotless and was equipped with everything that you need during your stay. The owners are friendly and we were greeted by some very cute/friendly dogs! I would highly recommend this cottage and would 100% return when visiting the area again.

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2021

  • "We had excellent holiday."

    Loved the friendly sheep dogs. Sofa too low for me and needs a bit of padding on the seats. Otherwise perfect . Thank you

    Reviewed by HilaryJun 2021

  • "The cottage out look was very nice and peaceful, just what we needed, the farm dogs and the farm owners were friendly and happy to talk to you."

    We will definitely be returning to this cottage again.

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 2021

  • "Cottage was very nice, clean and well equipped."

    Enjoyed our stay next to working farm. If you are looking for real countryside feel that’s the right place to stay.

    Reviewed by SantaJun 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent, really well appointed, well equipped and comfortable."

    Aled and family were very welcoming and helpful. It was most enjoyable to be on a working farm.Lovely spot convenient for Bala, touring and walking in the beautiful North Wales countryside. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by HeatherMay 2021

  • "We recently stayed in this wonderful cottage and everything exceeded our expectations: The cottage is located close to Bala, which has a beautiful lake and offers various great routes for hiking."

    Bala is also great for further exploring Snowdonia national park. The cottage has very modern appliances while at the same time keeping its cosy atmosphere. Furthermore, the cottage is very well equipped which was very important to us since we liked to cook ourselves. Everything was exceptionally clean. We also met the lovely owners who were very kind to give us advice about hikes to do in the proximity of the cottage. All in all we had an amazing stay and we can absolutely recommend the cottage when visiting Wales.

    Reviewed by MaximilianApr 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely spotless, the family had obviously gone the extra mile."

    They provided everything that was stated and more. We took things that we have needed in the past, such as - foil, toilet rolls, cooking oil. If provided we have always needed more than was supplied, NOT WITH THIS RENTER. My wife would have liked me to bring the bath home with us, I just could not get it in our Yaris, the most comfortable bath she had ever bathed in! AND not only a bath but an excellent separate shower.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "A wonderful location with stunning views of the local area."

    Many local walks on the doorstep, with local shops only 2 miles away in Bala. Aled and Awen the owners , are very helpful and welcoming to their working farm. Would recommend for a relaxing getaway.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2020

  • "A pretty cottage, spotlessly clean that’s well equipped."

    The owners Aled and Anwen were pleasant and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by GarethJul 2020

  • "It is a lovely cottage with everything there for a relaxing break."

    It was so peaceful and quiet, plenty of walks and stunning views. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LoisJan 2020

  • "Wonderful experience!"

    Simply brilliant ☺️

    Reviewed by NithinNov 2019

  • "We had a wonderful short break at Waedog Bach."

    The cottage itself was very cosy and ideal as a base to explore the area, and a drawer full of ideas as to what to do if you get stuck! Despite being seemingly in the middle of no-where we got to the main road in no time at all. We had a great day out going around Lake Vyrnwy with a walk around an amazing waterfall and a drive around the lake, and also a visit to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. The whole property is very modern and the kitchen has everything you need, the bathroom has a nice big bath and shower and the bedroom was a decent size with lots of space with drawers and a wardrobe and more than enough soft towels provided! We only needed to consider getting some food in and we were set for out stay! We got a warm welcome from the dogs who made sure we knew which way to head when we got there (and also came to make sure we were OK when we got home after our day out!). Would thoroughly recommend for anyone looking for a relaxing break away.

    Reviewed by TimothyOct 2019

  • "The cottage was very nicely kitted out."

    No problems and the family farm very welcoming.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2019

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean, cosy and comfortable."

    The farm setting was lovely, and a fantastic view to wake up to. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2019

  • "Location and cleanliness of the cottage - very clear directions on how to access the property - great value for money."

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and clean."

    It was very well equipped with everything we needed for a short stay. The views were amazing and it was lovely to be on a working farm.

    Reviewed by MyrtleAug 2019

  • "Cottage was excellent, immaculately clean with everything we needed to enjoy our stay."

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2019

  • "The cottage is beautiful."

    Ideal for a nice relaxing break for my wife and I. Waking up to the sounds of the farm was extremely relaxing. Very friendly, dogs a bit mad chasing the car which made us both laugh. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by BarryApr 2019

  • "We had a lovely time staying here, the cottage was gorgeous and the views were simply amazing."

    The owners were so welcoming, Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by LucyApr 2019

  • "Snowdonia is a wonderful area to visit."

    Especially if you like to walk. To be able to enhance a visit by staying in a beautiful, cosy, well equipped cottage makes all the difference. I have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years and I think this was probably the best. Being on a farm when the fields are full of newborn lambs was delightful. The farm dogs were very amusing and made our stay extra special.

    Reviewed by MariceMar 2019

  • "The cottage was just perfect, Thank you Aled and all his family for making us feel so welcome, We had a great time and a lovely break."

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2018

  • "Access to the building would be difficult for visitors with mobility problems, however it wasn't an issue for us."

    It was a very enjoyable holiday in a well appointed cottage.

    Reviewed by ValerieDec 2018

  • "Location is everything as we love to walk and cycle, this little end cottage on a working farm was a perfect find for us, enabling us to explore both the local surroundings, and venture further on bicycles and accomplish some of those punchy hills."

    The cottage was exceptionally clean, comfortable and cosy, the kitchen is equipped with everything we required, the bed was also very comfortable for us, and has a wonderful view, that and the farm yard wake up calls were most appealing. The owners are really friendly and happy to chat and explain about farming life. We do hope Tup 86 & 11 have made a few ladies happy! Would have loved to have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2018

  • "We were delighted with Waedog ."

    It is very comfortable, beautifully decorated, warm and cosy and, as a bonus it’s well located to explore North Wales. The lounge kitchen area is small but actually perfect. We found ourselves eating at the table for the first time in ages! Highly recommended

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2018

  • "Enjoyed a lovely September break here."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated, comfortable and is equipped with everything you need. It is on a working farm so there is plenty to see including ewes, rams, cattle and four friendly, working border collies. The views are fantastic and the location peaceful. The cottage, near to Lake Bala, is ideal for exploring North Wales by car, or if you prefer, on foot. We would certainly recommend Waedog Bach and it's stunning surroundings. and look forward to visiting again in the future.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2018

  • "It was a beautiful cottage in a wonderful location."

    The whole place had a lovely relaxed feeling and the family were a delight. We were struck at how clean the cottage was but must admit the kitchen area was smaller than expected. But this is only a minor criticism as the whole package more than made up for this. Being on a working farm and the friendliness of the family made the whole holiday memorable and we would not hesitate in recommending this cottage to any one who wants to have a peaceful stress free holiday in a wonderful location.

    Reviewed by LeahAug 2018

  • "This was just the most perfect place to stay!"

    We had an amazing time on this farm and even saw a calf being born! If you’re considering staying here, don’t even think about it - do it, it’s perfect! In a great location and everyone was very welcoming and friendly. The house is beautiful and very clean! Will be going back to stay again!

    Reviewed by KayleighAug 2018

  • "A wonderful little cottage on a working farm set in idyllic secnery of mountains, lakes, forests and streams."

    Welcoming friendly owners - and dogs - made us feel at home from the outset and they work so hard, morning, noon and night. A week was not enough to see everything in the area so we will definitely be back to this magical place.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2018

  • "Wonderful holiday cottage."

    Very comfortable. Surrounded by Beautiful scenery. On a working farm with cattle and sheep and friendly dogs. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by ZenaJul 2018

  • "Wonderful place to stay."

    We even watched calves being born. Owners were friendly and made you feel welcome. House was very clean with a fantastic bathroom.

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2018

  • "BEING on a farm and with beautiful views from the windows> Friendly owners (and so were the sheep dogs)."

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2018

  • "Exceptional cottage, spotlessly clean and very well appointed on very friendly family run farm, some mornings it can be a little noisy depending if it’s market day and other mornings completely silent but it really wasn’t an issue."

    Lovely views from the cottage, in the mornings the sun comes over the hills and shines directly on the cottage, superb. Easy to find and easy access to Bala, we had good weather and had a lovely week in Snowdonia, an absolutely stunning part of the country made better by our accommodation. Highly recommended for the cottage,the family and area, we would happily go back.

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2018

  • "Throughly enjoyed our holiday to wales in this cottage."

    The experience of the farm setting was enjoyable and the relaxing surroundings was what we needed. Welcoming family and the animals always said hello on arrival. Would definitely return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by AmyApr 2018

  • "Very clean and real thought has been put into providing some little extras that go towards making it feel very homely and inviting."

    There are good facilities in Bala, the nearby town

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2018

  • "The cottage is situated perfectly in North Wales to enable you to explore snowdonia."

    Staying on a working farm is incredible and the sheep dogs which greet you everyday was wonderful.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2018

  • "We had a fantastic stay , the experience staying on a working farm was something I'll never forget , we got to see the lambing first hand and that was so moving , They were such a friendly hard working family , the cottage was beautiful , it couldn't have been in a better location !"

    ! The views from all Windows were breath taking .. We wish them all the luck in the world and were looking forward to seeing them next year .... Thank you x

    Reviewed by SheenaMar 2018

  • "From the moment we arrived we left comfortable."

    The cottage was beautiful and located on a stunning farm, I couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay for our little holiday away.

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2018

  • "The facilities in the cottage were first rate , as were the welcome from the 2 farm dogs and owners ."

    This cottage is an excellent base to explore the Welsh countryside . Would loved to have stayed for longer and will definitely be booking a return visit . Would highly recommend to others .

    Reviewed by GillianFeb 2018

  • "A lovely place to stay for some tranquillity and calm time."

    Property was well equipped and very clean. The main living lounge / kitchen area was a little smaller than we initially thought from the photos (and not the best set up with the table in front of the sofa, so one could not see the TV), but we quickly adjusted to it and found the property very cosy. A vacuum cleaner would have been useful to help hoover and keep the place clean throughout the week - we used the dustpan and brush, but it was not as effective. Will visit property again. Thank you to the owners for making the place extra special and cosy for us - homemade mince pies were awaiting us upon arrival and a decorated Christmas Tree to make the place Christmassy for our festive stay. :)

    Reviewed by AmandaDec 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely owners of the farm."

    They made us feel welcome. The welsh cakes were delivious. Although it was on a farm - it was quite peaceful.

    Reviewed by JayneSep 2017

  • "The family could not have been more welcoming and helpful."

    The cottage was five star! Couldn't have been better. We had a really lovely week, had some really interesting outings and the town of Bala is so handy for general shopping or eating out.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2017

  • "One of the best cottages for two we have ever stayed in-very clean and comfortable with spacious bedroom and bathroom."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2017

  • "Beautiful location and felt very welcome cottage was absolutely lovely."

    . Wonderful relaxing week

    Reviewed by Lee-anneApr 2017

  • "Could have done with a wok in the kitchen but otherwise was lovely."

    Reviewed by JamesJan 2017

  • "Total comfort and extremely high standard."

    Very friendly people. Just had a fantastic weekend

    Reviewed by DawnNov 2016

  • "Fantastic property, freshly modernised with excellent facilities and perfect for two people."

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2016

  • "The effort the owners went to in order to make us feel at home as well as ensuring the cottage had all the facilities/cooking equipment we could ever need."

    Reviewed by SamSep 2016

  • "For a new listing they got it right"

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2016

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with double-ended bath, seperate double shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric log-effect stove.
  • Biomass central heating with ground floor underfloor heating and electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Slate courtyard with furniture and firepit
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Courtyard garden has a small unfenced drop to lower level
  • Note: There are 3 steps up to the front door and a small threshold step between the landing and bathroom
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Note: Although this cottage does not accept pets, as it is situated on a working farm, the owner’s working dogs live here and may meet you on arrival.

The property

A wonderful cottage attached to the owner’s own Grade II listed farmhouse, which dates back to the 16th century, situated on their working sheep and beef farm, in the pretty rural hamlet of Rhos-y-Gwaliau, just two miles from the popular market town of Bala.

Excellently-placed for touring the stunning Snowdonia National Park, this lovely cottage is perfect for a couple who wish to experience authentic country life at a true rural retreat.

The property has been completely renovated to a beautiful standard, providing contemporary accommodation, whilst still retaining plenty of wonderful character features, such as sash windows, exposed stone lintels and deep sills.

This pretty cottage exudes a warm Welsh welcome, and the well-equipped open plan living area boasts a modern kitchen, an intimate dining area and sitting area with a comfy sofa and underfloor heating, ensuring a cosy temperature is maintained.

Upstairs the spacious double bedroom offers oak furniture and splendid views of the countryside, whilst the beautifully-styled bathroom is complemented by nice little touches such as spotlighting, a double shower and a separate double-ended bath, perfect for a pampering soak at the end of a busy day exploring.

Outside, the off road parking area is covered with crushed purple slate, which leads round to the rear of the cottage, creating a raised courtyard area with furniture, a lovely little hideaway, ideal for a morning cup of coffee or a glass of fizz in the evening – just throw a few logs onto the firepit and swap stories long into the night.

There are numerous walks from the doorstep, as well as several outdoor activity centres within easy reach, including the renowned National White Water Centre, offering sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.

Visit Bala and sample the fine selection of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, and there’s also a golf course to practice your swing and mountain bike trails for keen cyclists in your party.

Alternatively, for a more leisurely pastime, take a trip on the Bala Lake Steam Railway, or spend a day exploring Barmouth or Harlech, both with superb sandy beaches.

Further afield great days out can be had at Llangollen and Chirk Castles, whilst the breathtakingly-beautiful Lake Vyrnwy is also well worth a visit.

This delightful cottage is an ideal retreat to be enjoyed all year round, equally perfect for an exciting holiday or relaxing romantic getaway.

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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.

Region Information

Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas