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Bala

The market town of Bala has an enviable position at the northern end of Llyn Tegid, or Bala Lake. Set in the Snowdonia National Park it provides a year round holiday destination, with plenty of outdoor activities close at hand.

Centred on the wide High Street, it has a good choice of interesting shops, cafes, restaurants and inns. The town trail takes around two hours to complete and will give visitors a taste of the history and culture of this town that was founded in about 1310.

The area around Bala offers lots of outdoor activities from the doorstep, including walking, climbing and mountain biking. In addition the lake and rivers provide a range of water sports.

The river that runs through Bala, the Afon Tryweryn, is known for white water kayaking and the National Whitewater Centre is based in the town. Here, visitors over the age of twelve can book to join activities such as rafting and canyoning.

Keen fishermen will find that fish are plentiful in Lake Bala, which is the largest natural lake in Wales. Wildlife enthusiasts will be thrilled at the range of birds here, from divers and cormorants on the lake to wagtails and dippers on the rivers. Otters have also been reintroduced to the rivers, and visitors may be lucky enough to spot the birds of prey; such as red kite, merlin or even the increasingly rare hen harrier, over the upland areas, which also support larks, curlew and red and black grouse.

The Bala Lake Railway is a narrow-gauge line running through 4.5 miles of lake and mountain scenery from Llanuwchllyn to Bala, and there are many trails for visitors to follow. These include a paper trail and treasure hunt for children as well as scenic walks and heritage trails. There are even canoe trails on Lake Bala.

With so much to see and do here, search for cottages in Bala today.
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  • Bala, Gwynedd
    Bala, Gwynedd×

    Y Bwthyn

    Bala, Gwynedd

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free
    Come and relax in this delightful holiday property and admire the stunning views across Bala Lake, where fishing is also available.
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    Gloriously situated at the end of Bala Lake, this delightful holiday property, next door to the owners’ seasonal coffee shop, has a lovely decked area from which to admire the stunning views across Wales’ largest natural lake. Fishing is available on Bala Lake (or Llyn Tegid to give it its Welsh name) and a licence may be purchased locally. Stroll to the end of the lake and catch a narrow gauge steam train on the Bala Lake Railway, along the lake shore to the pretty village...
  • Fron Goch, near Bala, Gwynedd
    Fron Goch, near Bala, Gwynedd×
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    Ty’r Afon

    Ty’r Afon

    Fron Goch, near Bala, Gwynedd

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    Ref: UK6235
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    This beautiful holiday property sits in a peaceful spot ideal for birdwatchers and walkers. Just 3 miles from Bala and within easy reach of many attractions.
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    Ty’r Afon, meaning River Cottage in Welsh, is a delightful, detached holiday property situated in the grounds of the owners’ small B&B. Complimentary toiletries are thoughtfully provided. Located on the banks of the River Tryweryn, it is a peaceful spot within the small hamlet of Fron Goch, in the Snowdonia National Park. The owners keeps Bantam hens in a run in the garden – collect your own fresh eggs to add to the delicious organic welcome pack provided! The area is...
  • Bala, Gwynedd
    Bala, Gwynedd×

    Fron Feuno Cottage

    Bala, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Just a mile from Bala and the beautiful Snowdonia National Park this is a stunning area for a holiday in North Wales. Just a mile from Bala and the beautiful Snowdonia National Park this is a stunning area for a holiday in North Wales.
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    This cosy, well-appointed, detached holiday cottage - with a lovely view across Lake Bala - is in an elevated position behind the owner’s house and has its own drive, terraced garden and parking. With open woodland on one side and fields behind, the cottage is all on one floor. Just a mile away is the popular town of Bala in Snowdonia National Park. The 4-mile long lake offers excellent facilities for sailing, canoeing, fishing, wind-surfing and swimming. There is also a...

  • Bala, North Wales Borders
    Bala, North Wales Borders×

    Crogen Wing

    Bala, North Wales Borders

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set within a 2500-acre private estate, Crogen Wing overlooks the River Dee and is beautifully set in AONB. Set within a 2500-acre private estate, Crogen Wing overlooks the River Dee and is beautifully set in AONB.
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    Situated in one of the most beautiful and undiscovered areas of Britain, Crogen Wing forms part of the 2,500 acre estate of Crogen Hall, but has its own entrance and has been renovated to an impeccable standard. Upstairs comprises of a spacious, elegant twin bedroom and a double bedroom, each with an en-suite. There is also a living room on the first floor with a wood-burning stove. The wing is furnished with a tasteful blend of art, antiques and more contemporary pieces. Downstairs...

  • Llangower, near Bala, Gwynedd
    Llangower, near Bala, Gwynedd×

    Plas Gower - Rectory Cottage

    Llangower, near Bala, Gwynedd

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    Ref: IWA
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A romantic retreat just 200 yards from a lake, and 3 miles from the market town of Bala which offers most facilities. A romantic retreat just 200 yards from a lake, and 3 miles from the market town of Bala which offers most facilities.
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    These adjoining stone-built properties sit in a prominent position in the tiny hamlet of Llangower on the south side of Llyn Tegid, the largest natural lake in Wales. With views towards the lake, the shoreline is only about 200 yards away, they provide an enchanting holiday location for those looking for a relaxing stay or ample opportunities for the more energetic. The Grade II Georgian listed Rector’s House (ref OP7) was home to the rector of the ancient chapel at Llangower which...

  • Llanuwchllyn, near Bala, Gwynedd
    Llanuwchllyn, near Bala, Gwynedd×
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    Coed Y Glyn

    Coed Y Glyn

    Llanuwchllyn, near Bala, Gwynedd

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    Ref: UK6361
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    In a picturesque location at the end of Bala Lake, just 5 miles from the town of Bala and surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park.
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    This pretty, Grade II listed, stone cottage is situated in the quiet village of Llanuwchllyn at one end of Bala Lake - the largest natural lake in Wales. It’s also just a minute’s stroll to Llanuwchllyn railway station, home of the Bala Lake Railway, which offers a memorable journey by narrow gauge steam train along the lakeside to Bala, 5 miles away. Within easy walking distance of the village pub, and surrounded by the dramatic landscape of the Snowdonia National Park, this...
  • Llandderfel near Bala, Gwynedd
    Llandderfel near Bala, Gwynedd×

    Cae Cynddelw

    Llandderfel near Bala, Gwynedd

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    Ref: UK6042
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in an elevated position on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park this detached cottage has an enclosed garden and enjoys wonderful countryside views.
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    Gloriously situated up on the hillside on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park overlooking the pretty village of Llandderfel is the lovely detached cottage of Cae Cynddelw. Accessed via a rough track and enjoying wonderful views of the surrounding countryside it’s a real rural retreat. It has an open plan living area downstairs, complete with a cosy wood burner, plus with a sunny conservatory, there is plenty of space to relax. The patio and large lawned garden outside is great...
  • Llandderfel, Gwynedd
    Llandderfel, Gwynedd×

    Llanerch-y-baedd

    Llandderfel, Gwynedd

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    Ref: 28970
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Far reaching views to Berwyn Mountains from this detached cottage with balcony, fishing on River Dee available. Far reaching views to Berwyn Mountains from this detached cottage with balcony, fishing on River Dee available.
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    Llanerch, forming part of the Crogen Estate, is a detached holiday cottage with far reaching views towards the Berwyn Mountains. Llanerch is situated in the Upper Dee Valley 5 miles outside the town of Bala, gateway to the Snowdonia National Park. Crogen is home to Get Wet, the outdoor adventure activity company, the high ropes course is one of Europe’s highest and most challenging, and paint balling is also available. Aran and Arenig mountains are but a short drive away, with...

  • Capel Celyn, near Bala, Gwynedd
    Capel Celyn, near Bala, Gwynedd×

    Ty-Hen Cottage

    Capel Celyn, near Bala, Gwynedd

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    Ref: W40349
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Overlooking the lake of Llyn Celyn this character cottage with feature stone fireplaces, open fires and wood burner, has walks from the door. Overlooking the lake of Llyn Celyn this character cottage with feature stone fireplaces, open fires and wood burner, has walks from the door.
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    Historic cottage with stunning lake and mountain views set in several acres of Snowdonia National Park

    Ty-Hen Cottage is situated at the base of the mountains of Arenig Fach and Arenig Fawr and has stunning views directly over the lake of Llyn Celyn. This detached property is sited in an SSSI, where an abundance of unusual wildlife are regularly spotted. The area is also of particular historic interest, as the site is a former 16th century Quaker settlement consisting of Ty-Hen...

  • Bala, Gwynedd
    Bala, Gwynedd×

    Hen Hafod

    Bala, Gwynedd

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    Ref: 5516
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location
    Character cottage with feature fireplace with lovely black range, in private location, with walks from the door, Bala close by. Character cottage with feature fireplace with lovely black range, in private location, with walks from the door, Bala close by.
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    Llanfor is just 1 mile from the market town of Bala, with its famous lake. This detached character holiday cottage, situated on a sheep farm, is at the end of a concrete farm road, providing an ideal private location surrounded by lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Many interesting walks may be taken directly from the cottage, and being on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, offers many very scenic trips through some splendid scenery. The cottage interior is full of charm...

  • Bala, Gwynedd
    Bala, Gwynedd×

    Maesmor

    Bala, Gwynedd

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    Ref: 16428
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A comfortable and affordable holiday home within walking distance of the centre of Bala, famous for its beautiful gardens and lake. A comfortable and affordable holiday home within walking distance of the centre of Bala, famous for its beautiful gardens and lake.
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    Maesmor offers comfortable holiday accommodation within easy walking distance of the town centre which has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. In a rural location, the property is conveniently placed for guests wishing to take advantage of the watersports on offer at the lake, and boasts picturesque lake views from one of the bedrooms and full central heating for those chilly winter nights. A fenced field adjacent to the property is available for customers to use for their...

  • Llanuwchllyn, near Bala, Gwynedd
    Llanuwchllyn, near Bala, Gwynedd×

    Dol Afon

    Llanuwchllyn, near Bala, Gwynedd

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    Ref: HW7588
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Providing family accommodation in a rural setting, there’s fishng in the grounds and wonderful walks and bird watching from the door. Providing family accommodation in a rural setting, there’s fishng in the grounds and wonderful walks and bird watching from the door.
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    Boasting a lovely rural setting and spectacular views, this beautifully converted stone barn offers spacious and very comfortable family holiday accommodation as well as fishing on the river in the grounds and walking and bird watching from the door. Lake Bala with its sailing, windsurfing, fishing and narrow gauge steam railway is just a short drive and white water rafting and Snowdonia’s outdoor pursuits are easily accessible. Shop and pub 0.5 miles.

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