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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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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


  • 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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  • “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.

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

    - Mr Siret, 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.

Region Information

Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas