Cottage in Lake Vyrnwy, Nr. Bala, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales - Close To Lake, Shop and Pub. Great For Families, Walking, Cycling, Water Sports
About Alison Dawson
We are a family from Chester. We purchased Nant Llachar in 1998 knowing the area having spent many family holidays here as children. Our own children have grown up loving the area too and have so many special memories of this fantastic corner of Wales. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
1 well behaved dog
We are sorry but do not accept bookings from parties for stag or hen celebrations
Dogs over 1 year old are permitted with prior approval. You are responsible for ensuring that your dog is kept under control at all times
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Nant Llachar is a beautiful cottage with every need catered for, cosy log fire or central heating making sure you are comfortable on those wet days. Lots of outdoor space, sunny breakfast table or summer house in a peaceful, well arranged garden. Super comfotable beds and cosy duvets. Everything you need for a week away.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We try and make the cottage as cosy and comfortable as possible, so it is great when our guests appreciate it. Thank you for being such lovely and considerate guests.
A gem in mid Wales
Stunning location, a beautiful cosy cottage with a lovely garden. Situated within a 15 minute walk of Lake Vyrnwy and it’s fabulous scenery. Walking distance to a local shop and hotel/bar. The cottage itself is tastefully decorated with care and attention to detail. It was truly a pleasure to stay there.
Wales at its best
A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Wales. So much to do in and around the area, but if the worst comes to the worst you can always sit and relax in front of the wood burner with a glass of red wine! Weather in May is fantastic, it is the best time to go.
A Little Gem to getaway from it all
What a pleasant and comfortable cottage in a picturesque location to stay, with excellent facilities. During our stay we had two days of good weather, with the remainder being inclement, but the use of the log fire made the cottage a toastie place to just sit and read. Our four legged friend enjoyed exploring the garden and walks along the woodland track out the back of the property. Good time had by all the family.
Beautiful and comfortable cottage
Superbly furnished and equipped and ,so comfortable. The beds and duvets are a dream to sleep in and everywhere so clean. Even though the weather let us down on a few days we were snug and warm in the cottage. The gardens are beautifully laid out and the summer house exquisite. Everywhere furnished to a very high standard ,I would highly recommend to anyone that appreciates good quality.
Wonderful cottage and location
From personal greeting on arrival, and through to departure a week later we had a wonderful time staying in this beautiful well appointed old cottage. The Rayburn and wood burner made it a perfect place to relax and chill out, play board games, or just sit in the garden, so much so that the TV did not get turned on for the entire week!!.
Great location to explore this beautiful part of Wales from. So much to do within an hours drive, through amazing scenery (precipice walk, rhigwargar falls, zipword, bounce below, sailing/canoeing/paddle boarding on Lake Vyrmny plus beautiful walks from the back door to name just a few.)
Owners have put much thought into everything you might possibly need in the cottage, and it shows.
Can’t praise the cottage enough..
We are so pleased you had a fantastic holiday. There is so much to see and do in this beautiful part of the World.
It is lovely when guests appreciate all the little touches that we try and put into making the cottage a special place.
Lake Vyrnwy is within easy reach of the beautiful North Wales coastline. 1 hour drive to beaches at Aberdovey, Barmouth and Fairbourne. Further afield but still easily a day trip is Halech and Porthmaddog.
The cottage is only a mile to the nearest pub at the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel which offers a choice of bar meals and real ales in “The Tavern” and fine dining in the hotel restaurant. It’s only a short 10 minute walk to the village shop where you can stock up on provisions. Larger supermarkets are located at the nearby market towns of Llanfyllin (15 mins drive), Welshpool and Oswestry (both around 30 minutes drive).
The cottage is located on the edge of woodland half a mile from Lake Vyrnwy with its majestic Victorian dam, its fairy-tale tower and unique sculpture park. It provides a perfect base for exploring both the local area as well as further afield: Snowdonia, Bala Lake, the Berwyn Mountains in Mid-Wales, the Roman city of Chester, Shrewsbury and the wonderful Welsh coastline are easily accessible within an hour’s drive.
This stunning area offers a multitude of activities for the outdoor enthusiast including walks of all grades in the local hills, valleys and forests, mountain-biking, fishing, river-rafting, sailing, canoeing and bird watching.
Cycle hire is available from the nearby craft and visitors centre and canoes and sailing dinghies can be rented from the lake boathouse.
The famous Lake Vyrnwy half-marathon takes place every September attracting thousands of runners and spectators alike.
The lake itself is well stocked with salmon and trout and for those who enjoy fishing, local permits and boat-hire are available from the nearby hotel.
This is great ornithology country – the area is an RSPB reserve. Resident and transient birds can be spotted in the deciduous woodland and nearby open hills and the region is noted for its visits by rare peregrine falcons. Several bird-hides are located around the lake.
Sandy-beaches at Aberdovey, the castle of Harlech, underground mine tours at King Arthur’s Labyrinth, the Centre for Alternative Technology and the National Trust properties of Powis Castle, Erddig and Chirk Castle all provide fantastic days out for the whole family.