Self Catering Stone Farmhouse near Bala, North Wales | Ty-Mawr

Self Catering Stone Farmhouse near Bala, North Wales | Ty-Mawr

Ty-Mawr is an impressive detached self catering stone farmhouse in Llanuwchllyn just outside Bala in North Wales. This part of North Wales is very popular with adventure sport enthusiasts and hopefully you’ll find this cottage a perfect base from which to explore.

Self Catering Stone Farmhouse near Bala
..welcoming log fire..
..uninterrupted views..
..roll top bath..

There’s a nice well equipped country style kitchen diner complete with a very attractive and locally crafted oak table. A modern oven and electric hob as well as a dishwasher, microwave, large double drainer sink etc are all included. The washer dryer is in the adjacent storage shed / extension. This storage shed is secure and there’s plenty of room in there for boots, bikes or even wind surfers.

Two leather sofas sit in a large comfortable lounge in this self catering stone farmhouse. The paintings that adorn the walls are by a locally renowned artist and depict the beauty of this rural area. The log fire is naturally very welcome after a day of walking in the hills or sailing across lake Bala. A  flat screen TV should help entertain when the weather might be against you.

A nice feature of this property is the second lounge or study next door. If you’ve lost the battle for the remote control you might like to retire gracefully to this area and read a book in front of a second warming log fire.

Only two bedrooms upstairs which may seem strange for such a large property. One twin bedroom and one double bedroom. There is a sofa bed in that study if you wanted to invite some extra guests however.

Both the bedrooms enjoy fantastic views over the rolling hills and mountains of this rich and fertile part of North Wales. The curtains, linen and ornaments are all tastefully chosen and complement the cottage nicely.

I’ve left the best room till last. The bathroom is fantastic. It’s huge and dominated by a large freestanding roll top bath which looks out on that lovely view we talked about. There are of course no neighbours to worry about in this secluded self catering stone farmhouse. There’s also a separate large shower cubicle and a nice white bathroom suite.

Self Catering Stone Farmhouse near Bala, North Wales | Ty-Mawr

Property Details

Sleeps  4 (plus sofa bed)

Pets  3 Max (£30 per pet)

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided

Bedrooms  2 bedrooms, one twin and one with king sized bed (+ sofa bed in second lounge)

Bathrooms  1 family bathroom with free standing roll top bath plus large shower cubicle

Facilities  Tea, coffee, Bottle of Wine, log fire, pet friendly, walking distance to pub, central heating, cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, cot, high chair, tv, dvd player, cd player, microwave, toaster, kettle, iron, hairdryer, garden furniture, BBQ, off street parking, private garden, bike storage, WIFI.


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 with the help of Bala Water-sports 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 at sunset
..welsh market town..
..adventure activities..
..famous Eagle pub..


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  1. We really enjoyed our stay and we were really lucky with the weather. Cottage very beautiful,well equipped, spacious and amazing views. The views were particularly good from the bath, perfect to relax in after a days walking.

  2. Kim owen says:

    We had an amazing week, it was a lovely cottage, perfect for what we wanted a quiet week away with the dogs away from the fire works, will be booking it again for next year

  3. Had a great five night stay. Centrally positioned for all our trips out for the day.Cosy log fire on the two very rainy days.
    Comfortable and clean with everything we needed. Would definitely recommend for similar visits.Only point is we found entrance to driveway to be quite difficult to see/find especially at night. Could do with more conspicuous signs both sides of the road.Very nice to meet owner who took the time to say hello.

  4. Jackie Freeman says:

    We had a lovely time at this cottage. Everything was as described and the owner so accommodating and helpful. We cycled, canoed, white water rafted and climbed. The gorge at cadair idris is worth a visit as is the national white water rafting centre. The visitors centre just outside Bala does a good lunch and are dog friendly. The eagles pub is good for food as is the bryntirion inn which is dog friendly and has a great games room.

  5. Lynn O'Connell says:

    We and our two boys had a great time at this place and found it to be as homely as the description suggested – especially with the woodburner going. Everything was clean and in working order and Geraint was the perfect host, coming along to meet us 10 minutes after we got there. Our boys, who are 19 and 21, loved the fact there were lots of sheep in the next field, which accentuated the real country feel of the place. Brilliantly close to Bala and its lake, which we visited to go canoeing several times. I’d highly recommend this cottage.

  6. Ben and Lisa says:

    We had a fantastic short break at this lovely cottage. The location is superb and the sheep that appear in the front garden just add to the Welsh experience! The cottage was clean and everything worked – the bathroom is a highlight with the roll-top bath and spacious shower. Geraint’s walking directions to the pub were perfect – thank you!

  7. Rebecca Munns says:

    Had such an amazing break at this cottage. The views are spectacular and provide the best escape. Geraint was very helpful and so friendly. Would highly recommend the Bala Lake steam train nearby and also Zip World is a 40 minute drive away which provides great fun for thrill seekers! Be looking to return to this charming cottage soon.

  8. A fabulous cottage. Everything in the description is accurate. A great base for exploring all of Snowdonia. The garden and surroundings were great for training our puppy GSP. It felt like a home from home.
    Will definitely return.

  9. Mark sweeney. Lancashire says:

    This is one of our favourite cottages it was our third visit need I say more as always Geraint was very welcoming the cottage is everything it says in the reviews and is perfect for exploring the area this time we visited dolgoch falls and the blue lake both come highly recommend

  10. Mark & Amy says:

    Superb. No downsides at all for Ty Mawr

  11. Jodi Fisk says:

    Just lovely! A perfect base to explore Snowdonia and a great place to see in he New Year. The cottage owner was very helpful and friendly. The cottage has some lovely views and a big enclosed garden which was perfect for our collie. Thanks again! We hope to see you again x

  12. Jacqueline Steele says:

    Lovely few days at this lovely cottage, had a relaxing holiday, loads to see and do. Beautiful scenery, can recommend the local pub for food, hope to return

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