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. Tricia says:

    We had a lovely family holiday here in June 2019. It’s really well positioned for Southern Snowdonia and we even climbed Calder Idris. Really spacious house, clean and well furnished and well looked after. Would highly recommend it.

  2. Sue Sanders says:

    Beautiful cottage in equally beautiful countryside. The dogs loved the freedom of the extensive gardens as did we!
    Loads of walking and relaxing in Snowdonia and we were blessed with gorgeous weather.
    Very friendly welcome from the owner and thank you for the wine!
    Would love to return one day, thank you.

  3. Steve Powell says:

    We stayed in the cottage from 14th July to 21st July 2018. I’m so glad we stayed there as it was in an ideal location for reaching all the local touristy things that we wanted to do. The accommodation was second to none and Geraint should be proud of what he has achieved with this place. We tried to make friends with our neighbours (the sheep in the next field) but they didn’t want to know! I will miss this place but I’m sure we will book to come again sometime in the next few years.

  4. Lynn says:

    Tal y Bont exceeded our expectations. It is truly a first class property. It has been very lovingly restored, and all furnishings are top quality. The kitchen alone is beautiful, with a new AGA oven. All bedrooms have an en suite bathroom, and there is also a handy small bathroom on the main floor. Everything was very clean and well taken care of. The property is very peaceful, having a running brook nearby, and surrounded by fields of sheep. A very charming and enchanting place.

    I enjoyed being able to walk in to the local town, where there is a wonderful pub (The Eagles Inn), which also serves as a corner shop where you can purchase newspapers, cheese, stamps, etc…

    I would highly recommend Tal y Bont, and this corner of Wales is lovely.

  5. Lisa Bowen says:

    This was our second visit at Talybont and like the first it did not dissapoint.We had the most wonderful week.The property literally has everything you need,i love how two of the bedrooms are on different leveld and at opposite ends as we went with our son and his girlfriend we felt like we had our own space.The cottage is so relaxing and peaceful,the beds are so comfy,the snug area is lovely and the washer and dryer is a big bonus also.We love the river that runs under the bridge on the driveway,our boys love just throwing pebbles in,and our dog loves a paddle in it.It really is a wonderful place which we fell in love with on our first visit and like weve said to Geraint many times if we come into any money we would love to buy it off him,although i dont think he would want it to go as he loves it just as much.Speaking of the owner he is a lovely man,he is so friendly,polite and helpful we had a problem with no water on our last night.We rung Geraint who said he would look into it and let us know and true to his word he did,but he didnt ring us he made a special trip within half an hourish to tell us there was a burst water main down the road.
    Would reccomend this property to everyone as would i Dioni as the booking process is easy,everthings explained cleary and if you ever need to email them a query they respond with an answer quickly.

  6. Lorraine,Ian,Cheryl,Greg says:

    So enjoyed our week staying in Talybont.Couldn’t ask for any better, a beautiful cottage in the middle of mountains.Truly magical!!
    Will return one day.

  7. Matthew Prodger says:

    Another wonderful stay at Talybont. First found this property back in 2015 and loved it back then – all of my party say they’d love to live here permanently.

    Great base for walking and other activities and has all the amenities and comfort you’ll ever need to enjoy meals and relaxing in the evenings.

    Geraint is a great host, a great laugh and a really likeable guy.

  8. Mark and Sarah says:

    We have just returned from a wonderful two weeks at Tal y Bont. We had one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever had in this beautiful place. The owner Geraint is friendly and helpful.
    Tal y Bont is in a lovely situation with beautiful views over the countryside. It was a real treat to wake up with snow on the mountains on the last few mornings of our stay. It has everything you could want from a home away from home.
    Ideally placed for trips further into wales or out towards Chester.
    We hope to stay again soon!

  9. Vanessa, Grace, Emma & Fi says:

    Without question the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Geraint is a fantastic host and I’m pleased to say we are coming again next year. Thanks again !

  10. samantha fox says:

    Fantastic holiday cottage, not even the welsh weather could ruin it. Cottage extremely cosy and lots of space for 6 people. Beautiful, fully equipped kitchen all mod cons. All bedrooms have en suites. Only one double bed, but at least it can cater for family with 4 children. Went on the zip wire which was fab and would of done white water rafting if weather better. Next time we will do it all.

  11. Jan says:

    Fantastic place to stay! Everything was there plus more. So comfortable,warm and relaxing, our stay was perfect. Thankyou

  12. Karen says:

    Mark,karen,pat, and poppy,24/6/17 to 1/7/17.
    We had a great week at the Talybont,we can’t fault anything about the cottage we just had a peaceful relaxing time there,we hope to visit here again,thanks.

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