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The Old School House

Bala, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 985037)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


13 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice house in a good place."

    ..2 minute walk to Bala high street with shops, bars and plenty of places to eat.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2021

  • "Great place to stay, the contact from the owner excellent"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "Very comfortable and homely, Beautiful house,"

    Reviewed by LindsaySep 2020

  • "Great Location 2 mins walk from main town."

    It is a very quiet road. Great base to explore north wales. Very comfy beds. Cosy and welcoming place to stay. Owners extremely helpful and welcoming. Thank you

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2020

  • "Fantastic area, plenty to do and good facilities in Bala."

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage, perfect in every way, ideal for our needs."

    Nice to have the private parking area, very cosy and warm. The best place we have stayed at in the area. Also great friendly service from Sykes in rearranging the booking when needed.

    Reviewed by CarysNov 2019

  • "Comfy and cosy."

    Well located.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2019

  • "Parking facilities are excellent."

    Easily houses two cars off street. Annmarie was a fantastic and attentive host, could not have asked for more from her. Bala was a delight for my toddler and would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by RobAug 2019

  • "Comfortable cottage with plenty of space."

    Great to have 2 double beds for 2 couples. Lots of information provided by Ann Marie and Paul

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2019

  • "Perfect cottage Perfect location Will definitely return Sykes Delivered again !"

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2019

  • "Walking distance to lake, owner phoned on day of arrival, very friendly gave loads of useful information, made to feel very welcome."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, clean and spacious including lovely welcoming touches and very helpful information from the owner (by phone)."

    We found it to be in an excellent location for exploring, with all the places that we wanted to visit being a 40 - 60 minutes scenic drive in any direction. (Mount Snowdon, The Waterfalls, Bounce Below) The shower is powerful and the bath deep. Also as an added bonus there is a dishwasher - most welcome after a long day of hiking! The lake is about a 10 minute stroll away where we hired kayaks, had a lovely full breakfast and delicious ice cream at the cafe. We hired bikes from the bike shop round the corner. The locals were all very friendly and there is everything that you could need in the village, a couple of small supermarkets, several pubs and restaurants, a couple of takeaways and some lovely gift shops. We had a great holiday and would definitely recommend this cottage and location as a place to stay :)

    Reviewed by SueApr 2019

  • "Me and my family really enjoyed our stay at The Old School House."

    The house is located in a great position close to shops, pubs restaurants. But still in a very peaceful location. The house is well equipped with everything you need for a break even had champagne flutes which I have found previously a lot of holiday homes don't have. All in all I would defiantly recommend this place to people to stay and I will more than likely return there again myself.

    Reviewed by CarolineDec 2018

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The property

This homely semi-detached cottage rests in the town of Bala; a market town steeped in history, located at the head of Llyn Tegid, Bala’s famous natural lake.

Perfectly suited for families, The Old School House is comfortable and inviting, renovated to a high standard, with everything you need to feel right at home.

The country cottage kitchen is a delightful place to commence your stay, followed by a beautiful sitting room which will become the children's cosy little hideaway with a collection of books and games on offer, and a gas fire for those cooler evenings.

The separate lounge is equally as stylish, including sumptuous sofa's, a feature fireplace, and a dining table for six people to come together after an adventure.

There is even a Blu-ray player to entertain those cosy nights in.

The upper floor is the perfect opportunity for some relaxation, with a choice of three bedrooms; comprising two doubles with wardrobes, and a room with bunk beds, also featuring a PlayStation 3.

Lastly, The Old School House is complimented by a family bathroom which is brought to life by a walk-in shower, and a freestanding bath.

Bordered 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 Cambrian Bay Coast with the six-mile long Harlech Beach, overlooked by its majestic medieval castle, this retreat is not to be missed.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x children's bunks
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, bidet, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Lounge/diner.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray, PlayStation 3, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Gravelled area with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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