Self catering cottage near Bala | 3 bedroom holiday cottage Talybont

Self catering cottage near Bala | Talybont

The renovation of this disused farmhouse on the banks of the river Dyfrdwy outside Llanuwchllyn has been a labour of love for local farmer Geraint Edwards. And his efforts and attention to detail are evident through out the property. The use of traditional materials and the general layout of this self catering cottage near Bala is faultless. The scenic backdrop to this picturesque cottage is, of course, the cherry on the cake.

A huge, stone floored, kitchen diner greet guests as they enter the cottage. Locally sourced oak beams span the high vaulted ceiling of this impressive space. An oak kitchen flanks the left hand side of the room and includes a beautiful range cooker and modern fridge freezer. An integrated dishwasher is also included. Washing machine and separate dryer are located in a utility area next door.

self catering cottage near Bala
..labour of love..
..attention to detail..
..fantastic view of the valley..

On the opposite side of the room an oak table looks out onto a fantastic view of the valley. A large patio window framing the scene perfectly. The table itself is of course constructed from locally sourced oak and put together by a family friend. (Mine’s on order!)

Next, a ground floor en-suite twin bedroom is perfect for grandma and granddad perhaps. A wooden floor and more bespoke furniture give the room warmth and style. The en-suite has a large shower cubicle, wc and washbasin. There is also a separate ground floor wc adjacent to the kitchen for the kids when they run in from the garden.

From the kitchen diner we can also walk through to a smaller snug. Here, a two seater leather sofa faces onto a cute wood burning stove. A great spot for mum and dad to hide. Pictures from local artists adorn the walls. Pictures which perhaps, try to capture the essence of this area and all its beauty for people not lucky enough to experience it first hand like the guests to this self catering cottage near Bala.

The much larger lounge next door houses two striking red leather sofas. An impressive top of the range smart TV hanging on the wall adjacent will ensure that the gadget fanatics in your group will be well entertained as they flick from the usual digital TV channels to browsing the net and youtube videos, to checking emails or listening to DAB radio. Those lower down on the TV remote pecking order can be consoled by the fact that each bedroom also has its own flat screen TV.

Upstairs we have two more en-suite bedrooms. One double, one twin. Both these en-suites have a shower over bath arrangement. Here again the choice of fixtures and fittings is faultless. And the substantial oak doors and luxurious beds add to the general feeling of quality and excellence.

Self catering cottage near Bala | Talybont

Property Details

Sleeps  6 +cot

Pets  3 Max (£30 per pet)

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided

Bedrooms  3 bedrooms. 1 bedroom with king sized bed and en-suite with bath and shower over, 1 twin bedroom with en-suite bath and shower over, 1 ground-floor twin with ensuite shower only

Bathrooms  1 ground floor wc plus 3 en-suite bathrooms, two with bath and shower over arrangement and one with large shower cubicle

Facilities  Linen, towels, log burner in the snug, Oil fired central heating, Aga Electric cooker, Large fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, Iron and Ironing board, hairdryer washing machine and drier in utility room, cot and high chair, TV in lounge and each bedroom (smart TV with internet facility), BBQ, private garden, Wood fired hot tub (£4 per bag of logs).


The village of Llanuchllyn on the southern tip of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) is just over a mile away. The steam train that runs along the edge of the lake sets off from here. The village is also home the famous Eagle Pub. There’s a short cut across the fields back to the cottage, but don’t forget to bring a torch.

Bala itself is a 5 minute drive away and is a charming example of a welsh market town. A wonderful mix of traditional welsh culture and contemporary shops and cafés. The surrounding area has long established itself as a Mecca for adventure activities. Sailing, kayaking and windsurfing can be enjoyed on Bala lake and the world renowned Tryweryn white water centre is just on the outskirts of the village.

Sitting as it does on the Eastern edge of the National Park, this part of Snowdonia has the natural benefit of being easily accessible from the English road network. But seaside towns such as Aberdyfi and Barmouth are only an hour drive to the west. Similarly Snowdon is a little less than an hour to the North.

Bala Lake Llyn Tegid Snowdonia
..on the banks of the river..
..Mecca for adventure activities..
..Bala Lake nearby..


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  1. Mark Kay says:

    stayed at tal-y-bont march 2017 for two birthdays and an anniversary,very cosy and spacious,left all three couples
    with a wish to re book this lovely cottage and visit the area again many thanks from us all

  2. Barry says:

    Lovely house lovely owners had a fab relaxing few days will be back in future p.s thanks for wine x

  3. Liz Bruen says:

    Fantastic place.

    We were only there for two nights so it would be wonderful for a week or more. Excellent location and the cottage is to a very high standard with everything that you could possibly need.

    Our spaniel and Golden Retriever had a great time.

    Can’t recommend enough and would love to visit again.

  4. Alex & Jenny, Coventry says:

    A superb holiday cottage, very welcoming with excellent facilities throughout. Very quiet countryside location with excellent access to major roads. Recommend The Eagles and Bala Spice for local eating. Great visit to Cadair Idris and also enjoyed Llyn Tegid and Bala town itself. Highly recommended.

  5. Carol says:

    Holiday was fantastic cottage was stunning lovely views peacefull never seen anyone apart from the owner very nice gentleman will be back next year our 5th time

  6. Karla says:

    We enjoyed a fabulous week at Tal y Bont cottage. The house is very spacious and we all felt a little lost inside just 2 adults and 2 children. We loved the quality inside and the peace and tranquillity outside. The views are stunning and the sound of the river adds to it. We enjoyed a game of boules on the lawn and throwing stones in the river. Nice drive to nearby Barmouth beautiful place with beautiful beach. Would highly recommend this property and would definitely return in the future.

  7. Ian Green says:

    This is great cottage with everything provided to make your stay comfortable. This cottage is so well equipped with TV’s, hi-fi, wi-fi etc and everything else you need. The cottage was spotlessly clean and Geraint always pays a visit to see if everything is OK. The surroundings are stunning with great access to many attractions. We very much hope to return as there are lots of things for teenage kids to do. This would be a luxury stay if biking at Coed y Brenin.

  8. Hunters & Hopes says:

    A beautiful cottage in a wonderful setting.We,ve had a great week visiting old & new haunts – helped by some lovely weather.
    Warmly welcomed by Geraint when we arrived early – he didn,t mention that he,d left a bottle of wine – but we soon found it – thanks.
    Nothing too much trouble – he even sent his mum along to guide us !

  9. Karen and Dave downward says:

    We have just got home after having a week at this cottage and we have had a fantastic time,the cottage was recommended to us by my mom and dad who regularly stay at this cottage, the cottage was clean and welcoming and the grounds were well kept the boys have enjoyed playing in the garden We apologise if any nerf gun bullets are found they enjoyed running around shooting each other.
    The owner was friendly and helpful and thanks for the wine ;).
    We had great weather and would love to return.

  10. Michelle says:

    Just returned from a 3 night stay at tal y bont, we didn’t want to leave.
    The house is finished to such an immaculate condition I could not fault one thing about it.
    Our stay was lovely from start to finish, the picturesque back drop to the property is fabulous and geriant has done an outstanding job with the cottage.
    It’s so quiet and peaceful with your very own stream running at the bottom of it, there are plenty of walks from the cottage and Bala is only 5 mins down the road.
    Can’t wait to return in the future.
    Thank you so much for such a lovely stay!

    1. Ron & Rachael, the Netherlands says:

      Just come home after nearly 4 weeks in Tal-y-bont, it was a wonderful time in a beautiful place, the cottage lives up to all expectations and the pictures don’t even do it proper justice.
      Geraint is a gracious and friendly host who’s always available for assistance, we couldn’t find any points to criticize, really.

      Peaceful, relaxing with plenty of space both in and outside and if you want to book for Christmas and the New Year, well, you’re out of luck since we’ve already got that booked!

  11. Charles Baldeh says:

    A fantastic place to stay, beautiful house, very warm and cosy and the outside space is phenomenal. Peaceful sleep anytime of the day as you can hear a pin drop. A river running right next to the property. The gentle flow of gushing water only evident when you open a window or a door.
    The kitchen is well equipped, excellent cooker and heaps of space to move around in. I recommend this property very highly to everyone especially if you are looking for a peaceful, restful and relaxed holiday.
    Will definitely go there again.

  12. Susan Grady says:

    We had a wonderful time at this fantastic cottage the welcome was lovely I cannot recommend it highly enough looking forward to returning was sad to leave

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