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The Farm House

Glanrafon near Bala, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 905599)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely holiday,& Jayne & Geraint were very helpful & friendly."

    The house is very spacious & comfortable, & clean,& we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We’ll be back !

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2022

  • "We had the best stay and are already thinking of when we can return."

    It was lovely to meet you all. Thank you for leaving the house so tidy and putting a load of washing on for us. We look forward to welcoming you here again soon. Geraint, Jane and Spot Property Owner

    Reviewed by PryceJul 2022

  • "What a wonderful experience."

    The cottage was outstanding in comfort, charm and in a fantastic location. The hot tub was a wonderful bonus and the kitchen facilities allowed us all to be together at meal times. Cooking facilities were brilliant and more than adequate and WOW - the bedrooms were a dream!

    Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back some time. It was good to meet you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarjApr 2022

  • "Excellent stay and a great family get together."

    Nothing too much trouble for the owners but they were never intrusive. Will definitely recommend and will love to return one day.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and we are glad you enjoyed your special birthday celebrations. It was lovely to meet you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing break, the house was phenomenal and the photos on the site do not do it justice."

    Beautiful place, location is so quiet and private. There were 10 of us and we had more than enough space for us all to relax. Would definitely go again!

    We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday with us. It was lovely to meet you all. The area has so much to offer and lots to discover. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynneFeb 2022

  • "The property was lovely."

    Me and my friends had an amazing time. The hot tub was a lovely addition to the property. The house is equipped with everything you need. I spoke to the owners the night before and they gave me a run through of everything. They even provided me with lasagne dishes as I was cooking for a large amount of people.

    Thank you we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure to meet you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BhavishaNov 2021

  • "Jane was very welcoming and friendly, a lovely gift basket of local produce was there on arrival as well as a birthday card!"

    The house is beautiful, lots of space and the facilities perfect for what we needed. The hot tub was just the cherry on top and we had an amazing time. Plenty of space for 12 people and could not recommend more!

    Thank you, it was a pleasure to meet you, albeit short. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LaurenNov 2021

  • "The farmhouse was amazing ‘huge’ and had everything our large family needed re: bedrooms/ensuite/bathrooms."

    The dining table and kitchen area was amazing so we could all dine together in one place and the living room was lovely and cosy with the open fire. The games room and jacuzzi were a huge hit with the kids AND adults! The owner Jane was amazing; friendly ans helpful throughout. We will definitely stay again when some of the children have got older.

    Thank you for your feedback, it was lovely to meet you all. You will have to return to discover more of this area, there is so much to do and see. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2021

  • "The Farm House, was lovely and we felt right at home."

    It was a warm place and lovely to have a log fire. It was a lovely family holiday thank you.

    We are glad your enjoyed yourselves, it was lovely to meet you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2021

  • "The accommodation was perfect for us!"

    A lovely well equipped home and spacious for our family. The location of the property was nice and central to the places we visited. Those late evenings relaxing in the hot tub.. we would definitively recommend a stay with Jane and Geraint

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2021

  • "Great position for travelling around the area with lots of activities to keep all ages happy."

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent, clean and everything was of great quality."

    It was lovely and private and had everything we required for our stay. Jane was welcoming and the whole experience could not have been better.

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2021

  • "Jane and Geraint could not have been more helpful or welcoming."

    Excellent holiday which we hope to repeat.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2021

  • "The Farmhouse is grand and spacious."

    There was a place to store everything, for example, plenty of coat hooks, cupboards etc and the laundry room was wonderful for drying out swimming costumes! It was warm and comfortable, and the wood burner was an added bonus during the colder nights. The hot tub was glorious, and it was great to relax in the sunshine, listening to the lambs in the nearby field. Unfortunately, the internet couldn't cope with our demands and was intermittent. If it was possible to install a decent broadband connection, we would be willing to pay a bit extra for the week, as it would have made the media room more accessible. There was also a Wii which hadn't been mentioned in the listings, and we would have brought games for the Wii had we known. The blue ray controller was missing in the media room too. There was also a downstairs toilet (as well as the enough suite for the downstairs bedroom) which was useful, and I hadn't noticed that in the listings either. However, considering the house had not been used for a while due to lockdown, it was a wonderful place for an enjoyable, relaxing, quiet break away. We particularly enjoyed visiting Brenig, the lake at Bala and wandering around Ruthin.

    Reviewed by SaraApr 2021

  • "Fabulous house!"

    We stayed with a party of five and had this huge house to ourselves. It could have contained 12 people comfortably. The facilities were great with en-suite bathrooms in many of the bedrooms and a brilliant kitchen with all utensils and large oven. The well maintained hot tub was the icing on the cake. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by MatthewSep 2020

  • "Fantastic house, loads of space and everything we needed was provided."

    The hosts were very welcoming and the location was perfect for exploring Snowdonia. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by WillSep 2020

  • "Lovely house set in a beautiful and peaceful setting."

    The house was spacious and with everything we needed, kitchen is the heart of the house which we spent much time in. The green area at the side of the house was great for the children and the ‘big’ kids!! Owners very helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Hopefully looking to return next year.

    Reviewed by JennyAug 2020

  • "The Farmhouse is a perfect house for friends and family celebrations."

    All the bedrooms are spacious. The big kitchen was a great place to socialise. The hot tub was brilliant as was the games room. The owners were very helpful and accommodating

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2020

  • "Well equipped house, clean, facilities of a high standard , hot tub checked daily, welcome pack left in the kitchen."

    We were greeted by the friendly owners on arrival. Plenty of room for off road parking, we had 6 cars parked there. Rooms were a good size as were the bedrooms

    Reviewed by AnnDec 2019

  • "Just spent a four day weekend at The Farm House and it was great myself and 10 friends have an annual early Christmas and the house was perfect."

    Plenty of space for a big group, very comfortable, the hot tub was great fun. We had such a great time we have booked again for next years trip!

    Reviewed by MatthewNov 2019

  • "17th August 2019 to 24th August 2019 The whole family (8) had a brilliant week holidaying in this lovely house which accommodated our every need."

    The hot tub was also a great addition, the views from all the windows and hot tub were just wonderful. The house is situated ideally for access to so many wonderful days out and we had many. Geraint and Jane are great hosts and did everything to make us welcome - Thank you, we hope to return. from the Hursts, the Costellos and the Stokes.

    Reviewed by RosemaryAug 2019

  • "The house was fantastic, well equiped and incredibly clean."

    The kids particularly loved the hottub (which was maintained and cleaned everyday) and the grass area behind to kick around the football. The hosts were warm and friendly and on hand for any queries that arose. Loved staying here would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2019

  • "The house was extremely dirty."

    I have a few pictures which highlight this. For the money paid I expected it to be spotless. There was a horrific smell from the main bathroom and one of the en suites which eventually led to us being unable to use the bathroom as the smell was so over powering. Not the home owners fault but there were a number of flies and wasp. In regards to the cleaning there were a number of dead flies around the house. It was a great shame as the property itself was amazing. The owners were not around until the Thursday so we were unable to mention anything. We did talk on that day but we were going out so was a quick chat.

    We were disappointed to read your comments and would like to advise the following improvements have been made; The BBQ has since been thoroughly cleaned out and coal has been replaced, the handle is down to wear and tear due to being outside. Toilet brush and holder, awaiting delivery for a replacement. The oven was previously damaged and has been cleaned thoroughly but we have to be cautious when doing so to avoid further damaging the enamel. With reference to the fly on the window sill, as you may appreciate these will come and go due to the summer weather and it being that the property is situated in a rural conutry side. The dust was something we were not aware of, but have since made note of this going forward to ensure that these areas are maintained. Had we been made aware during your stay that you were not happy about the cleanliness of our property, we would have addressed them there and then, but would like to thank you for providing us with your feedback following your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2019

  • "Our original choice was cancelled the day before we were due to leave but with the help from Nicole from Sykes we found this gem!"

    The cottage was amazing and Jane and Geriant were great, all in all an amazing holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by CarrieApr 2019

  • "It’s a great place to spend some time with family and friends."

    The host was wonderful and very helpful.

    Reviewed by AhmedApr 2019

  • "We had an amazing time at the cottage."

    The hosts were very helpful and the cottage was a lovely place to hold a girly weekend away. We will definitely use the website and the cottage again.

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday with friends."

    The house was fantastic and was perfect giving everyone the space needed. A beautiful location and great facilities.

    Reviewed by VickiFeb 2019

  • "The Farm House is a fabulous place for a group of up to 12 people to stay, it has large well appointed rooms, the bedrooms in particular were lovely."

    We also took full advantage of the hot tub!

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2018

  • "The farmhouse was just as described."

    Very clean and the hot tub was great. It was warm and there was plenty of hot water for all the bathrooms. Gerant popped in to say hello and check we were ok. Jane has provided a lovely welcome tray to with local produce . Would recommend the house and location fir a large family gathering

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2018

  • "Lovely brake had by all, the photos don’t do it justice."

    Absolutely beautiful house with all luxuries and very attentive owners. A lovely gesture of a local produce food hamper on arrival too. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by BethanNov 2018

  • "Where to start?"

    Beautiful accommodation...so spacious and never felt like we were all on top of each other. Geraint and Jane the owners were lovely people and really approachable and brought us extra saucepans for our Sunday roast. The kitchen is huge!! And lovely we could all sit around the table to eat together. Utility room was great especially if you had clothes that needed washing before returning home. Log burner was cosy in the evenings and all beds were comfy. The bath in the main bathroom was so deep, great to have a soak whilst looking out the window at the view. The hot tub was just splendid! Especially after our long days out. Really could have stayed 2 weeks or never left at all. Thank you we will be returning for sure

    Reviewed by GemmaAug 2018

  • "There was 6 adults, 3 children and 2 toddlers and we all had a really enjoyable holiday."

    The cottage was gorgeous and spacious. Would highly recommend to people.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2018

  • "Excellent property and very helpful owners"

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2018

  • "The house was fantastic."

    Spacious and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Owners were marvellous. Helping us by bringing us shopping when got snowed in! Much appreciated! A great find!

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with great hosts who checked regularly that things were ok."

    Was warm inside even when it was snowing outside. Very large kitchen and utility room where you could store bikes and do washing after a muddy walk. Thanks for a lovely week

    Reviewed by PFeb 2018

  • "Second visit with family for Christmas holidays."

    .....just as good as last time.....great hosts who are very caring. Fantastic farmhouse kitchen was put to full use !! Hot tub was great as we soaked in glorious hot water outside in near zero temperatures drinking just a little alcohol....in plastic glasses of course Watched films with amazing sound surround..and had a really fantastic family holiday

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2017

  • "Had a fantastic holiday at the cottage."

    The owners were great and nothing was too much for them. They even sent my partner a birthday card. Really friendly. The house it self was amazing. Warm and cosy and plenty of space. We look forward to returning soon

    Reviewed by RebeccaNov 2017

  • "Absolutely amazing house."

    Perfect owners. We were originally a little concerned that they were so close, but they were perfect! Popped round to introduce themselves the first day, made sure we knew how to contact them, but otherwise they just let us get on and enjoy their beautiful spacious house. Hot tub was lovely. And the owner checked levels etc every morning, so no horrible chlorine smell/taste. Wonderful holiday in a gorgeous location.

    Reviewed by GemmaOct 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage in idyllic rural Wales."

    The farmhouse had everything we wanted, great for storing bikes also. Owners were lovely and helpful.

    Reviewed by MatthewSep 2017

  • "The house exceeded expectations it was spacious,clean had everything we needed the owners were there to welcome us there was a welcome basket on the table along with a homemade cake yummy."

    We were within driving distance of all the places we wanted to go.highlight was the hot tub.

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2017

  • "Owners, Jane and Geriant were very helpful in this lovely cottage with lots of facilities."

    The property served as a good base to enjoy North Wales. A good holiday had by all the family.

    Reviewed by William ThomasAug 2017

  • "The Farm House at Bala was a fantastic property with superb facilities."

    It was a great location from which to base our planned excursions for the week. I will definitely consider re-booking this cottage.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2017

  • "Warm and cosy farmhouse."

    Nicely situated and we were well looked after by helpful hosts. Our group of eight all loved the spacious accommodation and its comfort which contributed greatly to our enjoyable week in Wales. Great to come back to at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by RolandMar 2017

  • "We had a really lovely week at The Farm House."

    The house itself was very spacious, beautifully decorated with an enormous kitchen-diner and ensuites to three of the bedrooms. The hot tub was an added bonus! The only slight niggle was that wifi was variable, but obviously this is often the case with rural locations and the panorama more than made up for it. Jane, the owner, couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful, and the lady who came to clean at the end of our stay was equally as friendly - it felt like they really cared about us having an enjoyable stay. We ate at two fantastic local restaurants - Palé Hall and Tyddyn Llan. Both were very good and were able to cater for our party with a vegan diner, but we found Palé Hall to be a particularly special experience. We feel sure they will be getting a Michelin Star very soon (we were told they had been in the week before). The restaurant at Rhug Farm was also fantastic at adapting their menu to make it vegan. We would be very keen to come back to the Farm House later in the year when more local attractions are open. Thanks again for a really lovely stay.

    Reviewed by HelenaFeb 2017

  • "The hosts were extremely welcoming and we had a thoroughly enjoyable Christmas with friends."

    Reviewed by JoDec 2016

  • "Fab house with friendly owners"

    Reviewed by NicolaDec 2016

  • "Absolutely amazing house in the middle of the beautiful Wales countryside."

    We had a fantastic long weekend here and enjoyed it all so much we're talking about coming back! Do not hesitate to book this house!

    Reviewed by LisaNov 2016

  • "Amazing property."

    We have stayed here 3 times now. Great for larger groups with the 3 ensuites and another bathroom. The property also has a very large kitchen and 2 living rooms. Also a very large utility room where you can leave your bikes. The owners have a small caravan park next door but this doesn't impact on your stay at all. The house has its own entrance and privacy. The owners are lovely and are a phone call away if you need anything.

    Reviewed by JuliaOct 2016

  • "This is a little treasure and Jane and Geraint are helpful hosts."

    All 3 families thoroughly enjoyed this busy yet resting holiday, the farmhouse was a welcome rest to busy days, children and adults alike had a great time! What a find!

    Reviewed by IsabellaAug 2016

  • "The owners were on hand for any issue from giving us tips on places to go and sorting out small problems from previous visitors."

    I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2016

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Summary

  • Six bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC just of the kitchen
  • Kitchen with dining area and seating area
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer available
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Media room.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Dual fuel Rangemaster cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, Blu-ray, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Games room with table tennis
  • Ample off road parking
  • Large indoor bike store
  • Enclosed front and side garden with lawn, hot tub, furniture and BBQ
  • Use of caravan park playground with swing, slide and climbing frame
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and licensed café 6 mins walk, pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: Adult supervision is required for guests using the playground area
  • Note: This property has a £500 good housekeeping bond
  • NOTE: Maximum occupancy 12 including children or infants
  • Please note that short break bookings for the Christmas and New Year period need to be a minimum of 5 nights duration.

The property

Bala 7.5 miles.

One of the finest holiday cottages on the Denbighshire/Gwynedd border, this superb detached farmhouse with hot tub and benefiting from fibre optic broadband is set in the quiet hamlet of Glan Yr Afon, or Glanrafon, on the edge of the owners’ small caravan park.

The owners have extensively renovated this holiday cottage to create a delightfully well-equipped and stylishly-presented home-from-home.

The spacious kitchen with range cooker has been knocked through to create a dining and seating area, forming the hub of the home and a room where all the family will want to spend time preparing home-cooked meals or just chatting together.

A further sitting room has been furnished with a woodburning stove and comfy seating to provide a cosy retreat on cooler evenings.

For gaming and movie enthusiasts, there is a media room set up with surround sound TV, PlayStation 3 and Blu-ray player for a great cinema experience.

The property offers six stylish bedrooms, including four king-size doubles, a further double room and a twin room.

Three of the king-size rooms have en-suite facilities, and all have designer tiles and high quality fittings.

On sunny days, relax in the gardens and listen to the nearby stream babbling past, before hopping into the hot tub and soaking away your aches and stresses, or stargazing late into the night.

Guests also have use of the quiet caravan site’s playground with swing, slide and climbing frame.

With Rhug organic farm and restaurant only 2.5 miles away, a licensed café in the village and a Michelin-starred restaurant within 7 miles, there is somewhere to dine for everyone’s taste.

The delights of Bala, with its extensive range of activities and superb watersports options will provide you with something new to do every day of your stay.

A perfect cottage for friends and family to enjoy a memorable holiday, all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

BALA

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

NOTE: Maximum occupancy 12 including children or infants
Note: This property has a £500.00 Good Housekeeping Bond
Note: Short break bookings for the Christmas and New Year period need to be a minimum of 5 nights duration.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas