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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Plenty of space for us, 2 adults and 2 dogs. Back garden nice and secure for the dogs. Right in the middle of Bala so able to walk to shops, restaurants and cafes. Lake Bala about an easy 5-10min walk. Parking could be a problem during high season and were aware it may be, however, we parked behind the hairdressers, on the road, a couple of doors down at end of row. The cottage had everything we needed. The TV was a little temperamental but we didn’t really use it. A lovely relaxing few days.

    Reviewed by Julian4.7Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property with plenty of space."

    Fully stocked kitchen, with milk and biscuits provided. Great location to local activities and also a great selection of shops, pubs and restaurants in the town. Only negative is parking as our car was too big for garage… not sure if residents are entitled to parking permits which would have made parking easier.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, perfect accommodation for our party with a dog would recommend 100%."

    Reviewed by Libby5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great location good restaurants nearby."

    Parking was an issue but we knew this when we booked. Found everything we needed. However property needs a little maintenance. Having said that it was definitely value for money for 6 people. Holiday agents were very helpful as we required the beds to be spilt and we required sheets. This request was dealt with quickly.

    Reviewed by Gladys2.8Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in you property, so thank you."

    We did find the door and windows to the conservatory a bit difficult to open and shut and were a bit worried about breaking the glass. Otherwise excellent.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jun 2023

  • "Once Again we had all the clean comfort and peace Arosfa provided , Perfect place to rest , great consideration for pets ."

    Thank you ,will be booking again .

    Reviewed by Peggy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Everything we had read on booking."

    100 percent satisfied. Will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Peggy5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our little break to Wales."

    The cottage is ideally located on a main high street with lovely pubs, shops, butchers & a bakery within walking distance yet inside the cottage it was quiet & peaceful. Bala lake a short walk away, we took the Steam train from the Lake which took about 25 mins and then had some lunch & came back, booked online £40 worth every Penny. Only a short drive away from Llangollen too. The cottage it’s self although a little dated, it was clean and welcoming. The beds were so comfy after a busy day of walking in Wales. The enclosed garden was just perfect as we took our dog with us. Milk in the fridge, tea, coffee & biscuits on arrival we’re a lovely touch too. We’ve never booked & stayed in a rental property like this but we would definitely book again. So much nicer than being squashed into a hotel room.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great dog friendly cottage with secure garden."

    Lovely to sit in the conservatory in the morning and enjoy the sun. Cosy livingroom with logs all set for when the evening gets chilly. Everything you need for a great holiday. Would highly recommend. Only small thing is we wish we had brought our iptv to connect to the TV so we could watch Netflix.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7May 2022

  • "Such a lovely cottage perfectly located to explore north wales!"

    Fit 5 of us and a dog in with space to spare, everything you can possibly need is there and the host was fantastic, easy to communicate by text & when I realised I’d left my wash bag, it was back with me in 48hours no charge or questions asked. Would highly recommend a stay here. We’d definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Kaye5.0Apr 2022

  • "Myself, hubby and 3 kids have just had an excellent stay in this property!"

    Very spacious and everything u need for your stay. Beds are so comfy as found it hard to get my kids up on a morning

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2022

  • "A fantastic, well equipped & spacious cottage, in a superb location for walks etc and on the local high street extremely close to all amenities."

    We had a lovely stay there and will definitely stay again*****

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x super-king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room with gas fire
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car in the garage
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn area and storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Road noise is to be expected
  • Note: This property has a Good House Keeping Bond of £350
  • The garage is more suitable for a smaller car

The property

Nestled in the heart of the charming market town of Bala rests this delightful stone-built cottage, Arosfa.

Set within the Eryri National Park (Snowdonia), a stone's throw away from the well known lake, Llyn Tegid, Arosfa is perfectly positioned for both families and friends alike looking to explore the delights of North Wales.

Stepping into the property, you're welcomed into a traditionally-decorated sitting room, beautifully-appointed with a warming woodburning stove tucked away inside an exposed stone feature wall, offering the idyllic setting to kick off your shoes and enjoy a spot of television after an action-packed day.

Continuing through the property, you'll be delighted by the open-plan kitchen/diner, providing a sociable space to enjoy a glass of wine with the designated chef as they prepare a heart-warming meal for the group to enjoy, serving at the grand table in the neighbouring dining room, or at the intimate setting of the breakfast bar for a romantic meal for two.

Stepping outside, enjoy a leisurely seat in the peaceful setting of the private garden, enveloped by greenery, or escape the excitement and nestle into an armchair in the snug conservatory for a moment of peace.

Climbing the stairs, prepare for bed with a leisurely soak amongst the bubbles in the bath, or if you prefer, enjoy a quick rinse, before retiring to one of the three thoughtfully laid out bedrooms, two super-king rooms and a twin, each featuring a delightful neutral décor, offering a calming setting to rest your eyes.

Head out of the door and into the heart of Bala, where you'll be spoilt for choice with the selection of eateries on your doorstep; with traditional country pubs, quaint cafes and delicious takeaways lining the high-street, there's something to suit everyone.

After satisfying your appetite, grab your wet suit and head to Llyn Tegid, commonly known as Bala Lake, to spend a fun-filled day on the remarkable stretch of water, where thrill seekers can partake in a session in windsurfing or powerboating with Bala Adventure & Watersports.

If you'd prefer to stay on land, lace up your walking boots and head off on foot to explore the scenic landscape of the Eryri National Park (Snowdonia), decorated with towering peaks, steep river gorges, green valleys and breath-taking waterfalls, boasting walking, cycling and hiking routes suitable for a range of different abilities.

Further afield is the charming Welsh village of Betws-y-Coed, home to Conwy Valley Railway Museum and Zip World Fforest, boasting a toboggan style roller coaster and a thrilling tree-top adventure course, promising a fantastic day out for all of the family.

Whether you're looking for adventure or a relaxing break, choose Arosfa as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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 Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) 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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The garage is more suitable for a smaller car.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas