Exclusive hot tub use in the courtyard
Romantic retreat for two
Relaxing double bedroom
View towards the en-suite
Step down into the garden
Private patio area to relax with a drink and admire the surroundings
View towards the front of the cottage
Beautiful rural views from the patio doors
Enjoy your morning coffee at the breakfast bar, with lovely views from the patio doors
Sit back and watch a movie
Open-plan lounge to relax in, with warming electric fireplace
Spacious well-equipped kitchen
Dressing area with shower and WC
Large shower
Lovely rural views from the window
Countryside views around the complex
The pretty courtyard lit up at night
View over the property and beyond
Relax and enjoy the views
Distant view toward the property, set in beautiful rural surroundings
High spec, communal games barn
1 / 21  Exclusive hot tub use in the courtyard
2 / 21  Romantic retreat for two
3 / 21  Relaxing double bedroom
4 / 21  View towards the en-suite
5 / 21  Step down into the garden
6 / 21  Private patio area to relax with a drink and admire the surroundings
7 / 21  View towards the front of the cottage
8 / 21  Beautiful rural views from the patio doors
9 / 21  Enjoy your morning coffee at the breakfast bar, with lovely views from the patio doors
10 / 21  Sit back and watch a movie
11 / 21  Open-plan lounge to relax in, with warming electric fireplace
12 / 21  Spacious well-equipped kitchen
13 / 21  Dressing area with shower and WC
14 / 21  Large shower
15 / 21  Lovely rural views from the window
16 / 21  Countryside views around the complex
17 / 21  The pretty courtyard lit up at night
18 / 21  View over the property and beyond
19 / 21  Relax and enjoy the views
20 / 21  Distant view toward the property, set in beautiful rural surroundings
21 / 21  High spec, communal games barn

Kestrel Cottage,

Bala (8.5 mls NE), North Wales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
5
star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Romantic retreat in 19th century property with stylish interiors and private patio area a short walk away
  • Set in 9 acres of gardens and grounds with panoramic views of Berwyn Mountain range
  • Perfect for walking, mountain biking, water sports, fishing, golfing and wildlife watching
Property code: 52509

One of three 19th century courtyard buildings, set in 9 acres, located between Corwen and Betws-y-Coed in the heart of North Wales. Enjoy a romantic retreat with your own private hot tub and embrace the culture.

A beautiful property in an idyllic village location perfect to relax, unwind and explore Snowdonia National Park, dramatic countryside, historic towns and pretty villages in North Wales. Nearby Bala boasts Wales's largest natural lake, narrow gauge railway, National White Water Centre and a range of restaurants and shops. Nearby Betws-y-Coed with historic bridges, waterfalls, river pools and hill top lakes, is also full of outdoor activity and craft shops, galleries and public houses. Enjoy walking, climbing, kayaking, sailing and fishing in breath-taking scenery. Visit historic towns of Ruthin and Denbigh, have a day trip to Barmouth for fabulous beaches or take the challenges of GYG karting, Snowdonia's Cader Idris, Surf Snowdonia and the Zip World Caverns. This really is an all year round destination.

The former stables, with full aspect window, is full of interesting objects, stylish features and stunning rural views. The open plan kitchen/diner is welcoming and cosy with the sofa to cuddle up on and watch TV or a DVD, sink into the armchair in front of the fire with a good book, or just admire the Welsh countryside. If you decide to eat in the well-equipped kitchen area, with breakfast bar, it has all you need to prepare a meal from the electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher to all the thoughtful little extras creating a lovely space to cook in. Meander up the stairs to the luxurious double bed with freshly laundered linen, soft dressing gowns and towels. The stylish en-suite has a large shower and separate WC. Perhaps you could have morning coffee in the private patio area accessed down the external staircase from the bedroom.

Up the private drive, past the owners home, the property nestles on the gravelled courtyard with superb countryside views. A short walk away from the property, you can enjoy alfresco dining in the private raised patio area with table, chairs, charcoal BBQ and pretty borders with lovely views. There are also a number of shared spaces to sit and relax in the nine acres of grounds. Maybe picnic by the standing stones or at the top of the garden near the trees. If you are bringing your bike there is lockable storage and an outside tap with hose available. Plenty of outside space for your canoe or kayak. The shared, spacious, vaulted ceiling games barn is also accessible from the courtyard and offers a wide range of fun activities to enjoy, including Free View with large wall projection, Nintendo Wii, darts, table tennis, slate bed pool table and high quality hi-fi system. Please note that the shared games room may  not be accessible due to social distancing measures. Electric car Tesla charger available on site. Ample private parking on site, within walking distance to the property.

The owners are in the process of wilding seven acres of the grounds to make a small sanctuary for wildlife. With the creation of a large natural lake, new copses and wildflower meadows. Whilst it establishes, the lake is visible to guests but not accessible, but a wander through the wildflower meadow on a summer's evening is a real nature lovers treat.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19 the games room advertised at this property will be closed. This is subject to change/extension due to any further government guidance.

 

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £70 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 en-suite shower
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Lounge with electric fireplace
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Ample private parking 
  • Tesla electric car charger on site
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • TV and DVD in lounge
  • Dressing gowns available for use
  • Lockable cycle store
  • High spec, shared games barn on site. (Due to the current situation with Covid-19 the games room advertised at this property will be closed. This is subject to change/extension due to any further government guidance.)
  • Exclusive hot tub (available until 9pm daily)

Laura Southern

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Laura.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jack, 24th July 2020

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Great little cottage for two, with plenty of amenities for self catering. The hot tub was a bonus, and we appreciated that it was made available just for us, allowing us to maintain social distancing rules. It was a shame that the games room was closed, as the facilities looked top notch, but completely understandable given the situation. The cottaRead morege is ideally situated for Snowdonia national park and we had some excellent day trips while we were there. Hide

Reviewed by Mike, 17th July 2020

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The cottage was clean and comfortable, and had everything we needed for the two of us and the dog. Perfect location for exploring Snowdonia and North Wales. Gail and Jerry were very welcoming and accommodating. The hot tub and views were a bonus!

Reviewed by Tim, 19th March 2020

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Beautiful accomodation, stunning location. Loved the exclusive use of the hot tub and loved the games room.

Reviewed by Bj, 15th March 2020

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This is a lovely little cottage with amazing views of the surrounding countryside.Hot tub just outside, birdsong and peace and quiet.....a perfect place to get away from it all.

Reviewed by Dan, 13th February 2020

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The cottage is in a perfect location for accessing the Snowdonia National Park and all it has to offer while giving a feeling of seclusion away from the crowds. The cottage itself is beautifully presented with everything a couple needs to enjoy a relaxing trip. Its actually larger than the photos make it seem which was a good surprise and the viewsRead more are outstanding. Wed highly recommend Gail and Jerrys cottage and they are excellent hosts. There is nothing like it Snowdonia. Hide

Reviewed by Debra, 25th October 2019

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Beautiful cottage excellent owners very friendly and welcoming lovely hot tub and games room x

Reviewed by Alan, 6th September 2019

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A slice of peaceful heaven in Wales, set in a stunning location with nothing but tranquility. Yes you are remote but only a short drive to many a Welsh jewel. Welcoming and sincere host's who are happy to help and advise, keeping a clean well run ship.

Reviewed by Sarah Jane, 26th August 2019

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Gail and Jerry are very welcoming and met us as soon as we arrived. As it was our honeymoon, they left us a little something in the fridge :) The cottage is set in a beautiful location and was lovely inside. The hot tub and the games room were an added bonus! We have a 19 month old and she loved it too! :)

Reviewed by Jackie, 19th July 2019

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We stayed in Kestrel cottage which accommodated 2 adults & a dog. A well laid out cottage with all amenities. The open plan bedroom has a comfortable bed & theres a large shower. There is a jacuzzi for the occupants sole use & a barbecue is available. The dog , & ourselves, loved the beautiful enclosed garden round the back of the cottages. The gamRead morees room is a great addition- table tennis, darts & pool accessed by a key fob. A fabulous location & very accommodating owners! Hide

Reviewed by Phil, 24th May 2019

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In over 20 years of visiting holiday cottages I've never come across one so well presented or prepared! Everything was thought of - from little things like having tea, coffee and milk available on arrival (as well as a local bara brith and some welshcakes!) to having bath robes provided for getting to and from the hot tub, not a hair was out of plaRead morece. Even the 'key features' section of the welcome guide was alphabetised! We'll absolutely be coming back, a perfect stay. Hide

Reviewed by Ann Marie, 17th May 2019

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We were lucky to stumble upon Kestrel Cottage when we were looking for somewhere to stay in North Wales and what a find. The cottage was lovely, clean and well equipped. Gail showed us round and we immediately felt at home and relaxed. The cottage came with stunning views, a games room and a hot tube. So after a day walking through the lovely WelshRead more countryside we could relax in the hot tube and enjoy a game of pool. Thank you to both Gail and Jerry for a fantastic relaxing holiday experience. Hide

Reviewed by Beverley, 26th April 2019

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Very cosy, Very comfortable, Very well equipped. Very, very beautiful surroundings. Very efficient heating. Very good supply of hot water. Very good kitchen appliances. Very close to the garden and hot tub. Very close to places of interest and neighbouring towns. Very close to countryside walking trails. Very well equipped games room. Very, very niRead morece hot tub with soft, fluffy robes provided. Very friendly local folk. Very hospitable, helpful and caring hosts. All in all Very good!! Hide

Reviewed by Susan, 5th April 2019

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Beautiful cottage for a lovely get away for two. Loved the exclusive hot tub. Very clean and well kept , everything we needed. Lovely games room too. Central to places we wanted to visit. Beautiful scenery and lovely cottage. Really recommend. Perfect break. Will go again ! Thankyou Gail & Jerry x

Reviewed by Emily, 22nd March 2019

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Whole property and experience was lovely!!

Reviewed by Andrew, 9th March 2019

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Friendly hosts, great facilities, a very cosy cottage with wonderful views. The hot tub was easy to use and makes for a magnificent relaxing holiday. The newly renovated games room is excellently themed and makes for a perfect area to unwind. Really appreciated it being dog friendly with areas for dogs to run off lead too. Would definitely recommenRead mored a stay. Hide

Reviewed by Daniel, 22nd February 2019

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Stunning place. Welcoming owners. Lovely extra touches, like welcome biscuits and cake. Layout and furnishings, to a very high standard. Peaceful and idyllic location.

Reviewed by Michelle, 16th February 2019

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The cottage was lovely and fully equipped we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, great location, beautiful scenery, quiet and peaceful, the owner was there to greet us and explained how to use the hot tub she was very pleasant, I would definitely recommend staying in this cottage.

Reviewed by Marie, 21st September 2018

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Accommodation was first class, superb views of the Welsh countryside, and Gail and Jerry where excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome .

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Exclusive hot tub use in the courtyard
Romantic retreat for two
Relaxing double bedroom
View towards the en-suite
Step down into the garden
Private patio area to relax with a drink and admire the surroundings
View towards the front of the cottage
Beautiful rural views from the patio doors
Enjoy your morning coffee at the breakfast bar, with lovely views from the patio doors
Sit back and watch a movie
Open-plan lounge to relax in, with warming electric fireplace
Show 9 moreSpacious well-equipped kitchen

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