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Yr Hen Olchfa

Bala, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 923840)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Near a shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Pub Near a pub < 1 mile


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19 Customer Review(s)

  • Beverley

    “Excellent cottage, very clean and tidy with all the comforts we needed.”

    The welcome pack with the local cake was very much appreciated.

    The welcome pack with the local cake was very much appreciated.

    - Beverley, September 2020

The property

A lovely, welcoming and homely town house located in the centre of Bala, within the Snowdonia National Park, tucked away from the main hustle and bustle off the high street but within a short stroll of all the amenities this delightful town has to offer.

The town house is a great base and ideal for couples, friends and families wishing to spend time together and provides an ideal relaxing town house for a short break or longer.

The town house is on two floors, the master bedroom is on the ground floor, together with a well-appointed bathroom and it also benefits from having a king-size bed and matching fitted bedroom furniture with ample storage and hanging space.

The conservatory, which leads off the master bedroom, is a great place to relax and hideaway and enjoy that early morning coffee.

The first floor has a single bedroom and the living accommodation is spacious and comfortable, with an open plan sitting room and well-equipped kitchen and dining area where you can relax and enjoy those leisurely breakfasts or evening suppers.

The sitting area is comfortable and cosy with two sofas, one being a sofa bed, and a small balcony offering a lovely place to sit and enjoy the morning sunshine.

Outside this lovely town house is a small yard, with a small wooden bench, leading to the garage which is an ideal place to securely lock away your bikes, boards, kayaks and canoes.

This delightful town house is ideally located to enjoy the fishing, watersport activities and sailing available at Llyn Tegid, Bala Lake, the largest natural lake in Wales, only a five minute walk away, or drive the short distance to the National Whitewater Centre and enjoy a day of adventure and adrenaline!

A great family day out to enjoy is Bala Lake Railway, take a trip on the 2ft narrow gauge steam trains which give excellent views of the lake amid its surrounding pastoral and woodland scenery, and of the nearby mountains, Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy.

Bala's pretty town centre offers an array of shops, pubs and restaurants, and is a perfect base from which to explore the beautiful National Park and stunning countryside.

The town house is also ideally located to visit the renowned mountain bike centre at Coed-y-Brenin, and further afield why not visit the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog and take the World Famous Ffestiniog narrow gauge steam train to the harbour town of Porthmadog or visit Llechwedd slate caverns, which is now also the home of ZipWorld Titan, the longest four-man zip wire in Europe, Bounce Below, an underground trampoline and Antur Stiniog Mountain Bike Centre with its various downhill trails, there really is something for everyone.

This delightful town house is an ideal retreat to be enjoyed all year round and perfect for an exciting holiday.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed, electric fire and balcony
  • Conservatory.
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 small/medium-sized car
  • Additional free roadside parking opposite
  • Lockable storage for bikes, kayaks in garage
  • Rear yard with bench and first floor balcony with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurant 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas