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The Mill House

Bala, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 930703)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Peters
    August 2017
    “We had a great time. House is ...”
    We had a great time. House is lovely and in a great place. Very rustic
    We had a great time. House is lovely and in a great place. Very rustic and old fashioned.


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Bala 2 miles.

The Mill House, a former 16th century watermill is located in an idyllic, rural setting in the beautiful Vale of Eden, close to the market town of Bala on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

This delightful property is located next to the owner’s home and his other two properties in a courtyard position and stands in two acres of beautiful water gardens, which are shared with three other cottages.

The unique cottage is just perfect for friends and families to meet and spend time together.

The Mill House was converted in the 1960s and has been sympathetically restored retaining many original features.

This really is an amazing example of a property of this age and era filled with antique furniture, pictures and pieces of art.

Spectacular in its aspect with two oak galleries and oak timbers in abundance, and within this, an impressive stone fireplace which stands at the centre, separating the sitting room and dining room.

The sitting room with its woodburner is perfect for those chillier evenings, and the dining room has a banquet table and plenty of seating for everyone to sit down to enjoy a late supper or leisurely breakfast, exchanging stories and memories from the day’s adventures.

The first floor oak galleried landing with comfy seating is a nice relaxing place if you simply want to be inspired or enjoy that book you’ve been meaning to finish!

The spacious bedrooms are all individually styled and all boast a wealth of character features such as high ceilings with exposed beams and purlins, and exposed stone.

Two benefit from en-suite facilities whilst a shower room ensures everyone is catered for.

The gardens are a lovely addition to this wonderful cottage and have been landscaped with ponds and waterfalls with glorious borders in the summer.

There are plenty of places where you can find peace and tranquillity with numerous seating areas, plus there is a summerhouse and barbecue.

The gardens border the River Dee and Meloch stream so it’s a perfect haven for wildlife and birds, you may even be fortunate enough to see dippers, otters or be visited by the resident Kingfisher, or see the Red Kites and Goshawks circling high above in the sky.

There are numerous walks from the cottage, the Berwyns are five minutes by car and Lake Vyrnwy is about a 30 minute drive away through some spectacular scenery.

There is some wonderful Salmon and Trout fishing locally, with a boat available for use (tow bar required) as well as Bala town with its array of shops, eating establishments and tea rooms.

Bala Lake, the largest natural lake in Wales is a big attraction for visitors to Snowdonia due to the sailing and canoeing.

There is also The National Whitewater Centre nearby and mountain biking too.

For less strenuous pastimes, take a trip on the Bala Lake Steam Railway, or head off to the beaches at Barmouth or Fairbourne.

This wonderful cottage will not disappoint and will leave you wanting to return time and time again, a perfect place for anytime of the year.


Over three floors: Three bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 1 x second floor double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner. First floor galleried sitting room (seats 5).


  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Shared use of lawned gardens with furniture, ponds, a stream, summerhouse and BBQ
  • Private rear courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (please bring own dog beds and towels)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles
  • Note: The grounds border onto the River Meloch and with ponds and a stream in the gardens and steep staircases, children and dogs to be supervised
  • Note: Close to a B road so some associated road noise may be heard
  • Note: Mobile signal is limited and intermittent
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: The two bedrooms on the second floor have saloon-style doors to the en-suite bathrooms and the stairs are steep and a little uneven, care should be taken
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

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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