The Mill House

Bala, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 930703)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

  • Baldmeateater
    August 2017
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    “Our summer holiday”
    Tonight is our last night in the house and we have been here for a week. We were surprised when we arrived as the house is massive and over 3 floors. It also sits next to the the most beautiful garden with pond and river. The house is amazing inside and has so much stuff. The kids have counted over 30 chairs or places to sit. The bedrooms are nice and beds were comfy. Also 2 singles so the boys could share a room. All showers and bathrooms were adequate and the kitchen was functional and ...
    Tonight is our last night in the house and we have been here for a week. We were surprised when we arrived as the house is massive and over 3 floors. It also sits next to the the most beautiful garden with pond and river. The house is amazing inside and has so much stuff. The kids have counted over 30 chairs or places to sit. The bedrooms are nice and beds were comfy. Also 2 singles so the boys could share a room. All showers and bathrooms were adequate and the kitchen was functional and reasonably equipped. The hot water was burning and made a change from home where you have to wait for ages and it's not that hot. There is a washing machine but no dryer which seems odd in the modern world so although we washed our clothes they took ages to dry. The owners were very nice and helpful. One day we woke up to no internet or phone as a storm had brought down cables from the next property. The owner was on the phone to get it fixed that morning and the next day the cavalry arrived in the shape of BT who fixed everything and got us back online for when we returned home from our day out. We had no complaints and even got up close with the local wildlife as we had a bat in the house and also found a huge beetle which the kids loved. We managed to get the bat out by closing everything and leaving the front door open. It soon found it's way out. The house was a great place to go out and explore from and nice to come back to after a full day. Great dining area with benches and long wooden table where we enjoyed our meals. Loads of knick knacks on the wall and a real rural feel that the place has while still celebrating the old mill and its history. The baby particularly liked the stuffed squirrel in the lounge which clings to a cloth sack on the ceiling. We called him Cyril the squirrel and said good morning and goodnight to him every day. We had a great time in the house and have enjoyed living our Welsh summer here.

Features

  • 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.

Accommodation

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).

Amenities

  • 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

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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