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Cartrefle

Rhyd Uchaf near Bala, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 980990)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Bala 2.3 miles.

Nestled in the peaceful hamlet of Rhyd Uchaf, a stone's throw away from the charming market town of Bala, rests this stone-built cottage, Cartrefle.

Boasting an interior full of character and tucked away in a peaceful countryside location, Cartrefle is an idyllic base for a small family looking for a rural escape to North Wales.

Park up in your private off-road parking space and marvel at the picture-perfect exterior of this lovely dwelling, beautifully-adorned with a canopy of greenery over the charming porchway, enticing you to step over the threshold and begin your magnificent holiday.

Be charmed by the traditional décor of the open-plan living space, thoughtfully laid out with whitewashed exposed beams, a warming woodburning stove and a farmhouse style kitchen tucked away at the rear of the sociable space.

Make use of the range of modern amenities provided to rustle up a hearty meal before serving the fruits of your labour at the nearby dining table, with seating for four so you can gather together and recount the days adventures over a glass of wine.

Settle down for the evening in front of the television to enjoy a movie marathon, gently warming your toes with the glow of the electric fire, or in the warmer weather, venture outdoors and indulge in an evening tipple in the peaceful setting of the rear garden, backed by the tranquil views of the surrounding fields.

When sleep calls, head back indoors and climb the stairs to the first floor where you'll find two delightful bedrooms, a double room and a single with a pull-out trundle bed, each fabulously-appointed with a character exposed stone feature wall.

In the morning, enjoy a leisurely wake-up with a steaming cup of coffee as you watch the sun rise with a solace seat in the front garden before jumping in the shower to prepare for a day of adventure.

Head off to the local town of Bala, home to the largest lake in Wales, Llyn Tegid, where there is an excellent selection of watersports on offer; try your hand at canoeing, kayaking or paddleboarding, or for a more leisurely day out, enjoy a scenic stroll alongside the banks of the tranquil waters, providing excellent views of the surrounding hills.

After working up an appetite, head into the centre of Bala where you'll find a range of delicious eateries to choose from, serving something to suit a variety of tastes and budgets, or head to the local convenience store to pick-up some ingredients to prepare from the comfort of your holiday home.

Situated within the Snowdonia National Park, there's a host of walking, cycling and hiking routes available from your doorstep; lace up your walking boots and embark on a two-footed adventure to the summit of the nearby Mynydd Nodol, with views across Llyn Celyn from the top, or thrill-seekers can tackle the challenging climb up Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales.

Jump in the car and head to the bustling town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, where you can tour the picturesque landscape of the surrounding countryside aboard a steam-hauled train at Ffestiniog Railway, explore the ancient underground quarry of Llechwedd, or for a unique experience, journey through the mine via a thrilling zip-line course.

Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, Cartrefle is the perfect base.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x day bed and a Juliette balcony
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, coffee machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Enclosed front gravelled garden with furniture and enclosed multi-level rear garden with gravelled area, decking, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.2 miles
  • Note: There are 13 rocky and uneven steps in the rear garden, please take care
  • Please note: Property can only accommodate 7 day bookings and short breaks from a Saturday to a Saturday
  • There is no facilities to accommodate outside of these change over days

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Region Information

Please note: Property can only accommodate 7 day bookings and short breaks from a Saturday to a Saturday. There is no facilities to accommodate outside of these change over days

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas