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Idyllic Peaceful Cottage With Hot Tub, Sauna, Private Lake & Unbeatable Views - The Granary

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Cottage Nr Bala - Create great memories: birthday treat, engagements, romantic escapes, family fun, adventures or just relax!

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Situated six miles N.E. of Bala, the world-renowned water sports centre on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park; this is unquestionably one of the most beautiful regions of Wales. With easy access to Snowdon, Betws-y-Coed, Harlech, Llangollen, Chester and Anglesey, ideally located to take advantage of the many activities and sights that the spectacular Snowdonia National Park has to offer.

There are many market towns, historic castles and beautiful gardens within a short distance and for the more adventurous, I can definitely recommend the pony trekking in Betws-y-Coed, mountain biking in Llandegla or the white-water rafting and canoeing in Bala; it just depends on how energetic you are feeling! If you just fancy a bit of walking there are some fantastic walks right from the doorstep.

There are plenty of places to eat out in Bala and the local pub/restaurant, The Goat, is only a 10 minute drive away. We always recommend Abul's Spice in Corwen or the Bryntirion Inn in Llandderfel (both around a 15 minute drive), and there are also some great places in Llangollen. For a very special night, you might want to try Tyddyn Llan, a Michelin Star restaurant in Llandrillo.

Tudor Cottage is completely separate from The Granary and completely isolated from neighbours (half a mile away) and road noise. It has its own private garden and parking right outside the front door.

• The cottages are right up to date with perfect mobile phone reception for all networks, broadband and Sky TV with a full package of sports and movies for when you just want to relax.

• Particularly suitable for those who suffer from allergies and asthma; all the bedding including pillows and duvets are hypoallergenic and all the floors are either wood or tiled. We also operate a no smoking/no pet policy in order to accommodate guests with these conditions.

• Towels, bed linen and tea towels provided.

• Private gardens not overlooked by anyone, secure shed for bikes etc.

• BBQ and garden furniture, outdoor table tennis table.

• Laundry room in a separate barn with washer and dryer.

• Games room with full-sized pool table, table tennis and dart board.

• Hot tub with fantastic views for over 30 miles.

• Sauna.

• Ample private parking.

• Picnic benches in idyllic places with great views.

• Set in 18 acres with several beautiful picnic areas and a small lake (well fenced off) for canoeing, swimming and fishing.

• Great cycling tracks at Llandegla, Coed y Brenin, Betws y Coed & Penmachno.

• Secure garage, bike stand and power washer available.

• Great fishing area.

Bring your bikes, swimming costumes, binoculars, walking boots, fishing gear, books, beer, wine, factor 25 or whatever you need for the perfect holiday for you.

More Details

Details for The Granary 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

•Comfortable lounge with wood burning stove, SKY TV, DVD player, Hi-Fi with iPod docking station.

•Well equipped kitchen/dining room.

•Large walk-in shower/wet room.

•Attractive bedroom with king-size bed.

•Local maps and information.

•Cot, highchair, stair gate and baby bath available if required.

•Laundry room in a separate barn with washer and dryer.

•Wireless broadband.

•Parking right outside the front door.

•Decking area accessed from lounge through patio doors.

•BBQ and garden furniture.

•Original well provides an attractive natural water feature.

•Bring your bikes, swimming costumes, binoculars, walking boots, fishing gear, books, beer, wine, factor 25 or whatever you need for the perfect holiday for you.

Short breaks are available where shown for £80 Friday, Saturday & Sunday and £75 midweek.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Linda Lee
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Linda Lee

Lawrence (husband) and I are in our early 50s and we bought Hafod Tudur in 1989 after living in Chester so we have owned to cottages for the last 26 years! We travel the world as part of Lawrence's job and have used all the things that we like (and don't!) about booking accommodation to shape how we approach sharing The Granary and Tudor Cottage.

If we want to book somewhere we want to know straight away if it's available and what the cost will be, so we always endeavour to keep our calendars up to date and to answer emails within an hour or two.

We always try to be as flexible as we can with dates and can usually accommodate most requests. We also hope we have created 'a home from home' in the cottages and have hopefully made things how most people would want them.

Linda Lee purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Linda Lee chose Wales

We fell in love with Hafod Tudur as soon as we saw it, it is off the beaten track but still accessible for the main roads, shops and amenities and the views are amazing!!

Where we are located is the best thing - most people just travel through here on the way to the North or West coasts so we are often overlooked here but the benefits of that are that you are only ever 1 hour away from Barmouth or Harlech on the West Coast or Anglesey or Llandudno to the North. If you want to explore Chester in England or most parts of Mid Wales then they are only an hour away and even a highly recommended day out in Liverpool can be yours in an hour and a half.

One nice thing for us personally is that we can walk out of the cottage door and not meet a single person or cross a single road for miles!

What makes this cottage unique

You can do whatever you like here - if you want to relax and 'escape' from the world then you can; if you want a romantic escape with the partner of your dreams - it's yours.

If you want to get out there with horse riding, white water rafting, mountain biking or fishing - you can.

If you want to take your family to the beach or to visit one of the may castles, National Trust properties or gardens around here, do it.

If you don't want to go anywhere (and lots of people don't when they get here) then we have: the lake with canoes, diving platform and slide and fishing - the hot tub and sauna, games room with pool table darts and table tennis - the field with badminton and disc golf course (4 holes) - all here for you to enjoy and these are all only shared with Tudor Cottage or The Granar


based on 24 traveler reviews

The Granary
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Lovely home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in the Granary for the 2nd week of our honeymoon. Linda greeted us on arrival and gave us a quick tour of the place then left us to ourselves which was ideal.

The only slight negative was the weak shower, however this did not merit anything less than a 5 star rating!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amy, hi Steve Thank you very much for your review - apologies for the delay in replying but we have been away ourselves for the last 10 days, in Iceland would you believe? I'm really pleased you both enjoyed yourselves - hopefully The Granary was the perfect venue for your honeymoon. We have had a few guests here now who have got engaged in the Granary and have then been back for their honeymoon as well! One couple has also subsequently been to stay in Tudor Cottage with their children - now that really made Lawrence and I feel old! Thanks for the tip about the shower - we used to book ourselves into the cottages every now and again so we could spot things like this but life seems to get in the way of that. The problem, according to our friendly plumber, was a blocked restrictor at the outlet of the mixer bar and this was enough to reduce the flow - I hope it didn't cause you too much of a problem. Any time you want to come back to 'sunny Wales' please do bear us in mind, you would be more than welcome. Best regards Linda
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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This property was set in an idyllic location with beautiful views and plenty to do. My partner and I stayed for 3 nights and didn't leave the site once as everything we needed was already there and there was enough to do to keep us entertained the whole time. The owners were lovely and very helpful. We'll definitely be back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful countryside retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful little cottage located towards the top of a hillside deep in the countryside but still just 15mins from a decent sized town. A short walk to the top rewards you with stunning views across fields and farmland. The panoramic views are also easy to enjoy from the magnificent hot tub, which is a firm favourite going by the guest book! The cottage itself is small, homely and very well furnished. It is well located for exploring Snowdonia and other outdoor activities the area has to offer. The lasting impression I had from this property were the excellent views, friendly and welcoming owners and the on site facilities that would rival much larger holiday companies. Would love to come back one day!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful countryside retreat

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage in wonderful surroundings. Would benefit from a good spring clean. The cottage had a well equipped kitchen and access to sky and internet for those evenings when the weather was not good. The facilities such as the hot tub and sauna were an added bonus. It was a novelty to be able to collect fresh each day for breakfast. The cottage is at least 3 miles from the nearest village so nights were enjoyed in the peace and quiet of the cottage grounds. There are many walks around the cottage for walkers to enjoy. Overall this was an enjoyable place to have a quiet break as long as you like being away from a village life or night entertainment.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Caroline, thank you very much for your lovely review, it is very much appreciated. We fully agree with you on the spring clean and had already booked our decorator for the week after you left - he has been here for 2 weeks now doing both cottages and should be finished this week -hurrah! Best regards and thanks again. Linda
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A beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We arrived and was met by Linda, she showed us where everything was, including the fresh eggs that you can collect for your breakfast. Then we open the door to a beautiful cottage, it's the first place that has ever made be cry, it is what I call perfect, two lovely fresh scones awaited us yummy.we had a jacuzzi every night, looking out to the most stunning view, then after we had a sauna, I can honestly say a true little gem, of a place,and we loved it thank you, your truly made us feel relaxed and very happy x

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

The Granary cottage is located in a beautiful area at the end of a no-through road so no passing traffic anywhere near. The only sounds in the area were of the birds, an occasional owl and at night, and maybe the cockerel in the morning - not that I heard it!! The cottage itself has everything you could possibly need in a self catering property and personally was pleased to see hooks provided for coats etc. which many properties lack. I think the owners had just about thought of everything, although maybe extra shelves/cupboard in the bathroom would be handy. That aside, it was a gorgeous property, comfortable and warm with a lovely patio/decked area to sit out on in the afternoon/evening. The hot tub was well used by us and was nice and secluded and although shared with the other cottage we did not see anyone else near the hot tub. The added advantage of this cottage was the games room which include pool, darts and table tennis and also a sauna if you wish to use it plus Frisbee golf! Overall one of the best self catering properties we have been to and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Goat Pub
Nearest Ferry
62 Miles
Holyhead to Ireland
Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
A494 to Bala
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Llandudno dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
39 Miles
Car: necessary

The beauty of this location is that you are never too far from anywhere in North Wales; travel West for one hour and you will find Barmouth, Porthmadog, Portmeirion and Harlech on the West cost - travel North for one hour and you will find Llandudno and Conwy castle on the North Coast. If you want to do some shopping and see the historical town of Chester, then that is only a one hour drive to the East.


Rates & Availability

Bala Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 17 2016 - Nov 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 28 2016
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
4 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 13 2017 - Feb 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
If you do want to go ahead and book the costs shown do include all heating (including logs & coal), electricity, towels and linen, sauna and hot tub use, Wi-Fi and Sky TV, there would be nothing else to pay. The only things we ask for a contribution towards are the washing machine and tumble drier if you use them and any ‘pay to view’ programmes on Sky. All we would need now is a deposit of £100 with the balance 6 weeks prior to arrival; I would show the cottage as booked as soon as you let me know and would email confirmation as soon as we receive your payment - we can accept card payments and there is no charge for that but our preferred method of payment is by bank transfer - we would send you the details.

I do hope all this suits you, if you have any further questions at all or any special requests please don't hesitate to get in touch at any time. I really can guarantee you would not be disappointed with either the cottage or the area, both are quite special.

Our check in times are 2pm and we would ask that you check out by 10am but we can be flexible on this if there is nobody in before or after you.
Best regards

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Bala Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King sized bed - the room was designed so that you can see the TV and the wood burner while lying in bed if you want to.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Outside: •Hot tub with fantastic views. •Sauna. •Games room with full-sized pool table, table tennis and dart board. •Picnic benches in idyllic places with great views. •Private lake with one acre nature area, kayaks and lifejackets.

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