Unique three storey 16th century mill house
Garden towards the mill pond
Watercourse at the top of the garden
View from the pond to the mill
Sunlight floods the hall and lounge
Gather around the dining table
Unwind and light the woodburner
Well-equipped kitchen leading to scullary and garden
Browse through the library
Relax on the sofa with a good book
All bedrooms have a TV
Ensuite bathroom
Spacious twin with lovely views
Ensuite bathroom
Looking down to the ground floor from the top landing
Original features are everywhere
View towards the property
Fishing on the River Dee
1 / 18  Unique three storey 16th century mill house
2 / 18  Garden towards the mill pond
3 / 18  Watercourse at the top of the garden
4 / 18  View from the pond to the mill
5 / 18  Sunlight floods the hall and lounge
6 / 18  Gather around the dining table
7 / 18  Unwind and light the woodburner
8 / 18  Well-equipped kitchen leading to scullary and garden
9 / 18  Browse through the library
10 / 18  Relax on the sofa with a good book
11 / 18  All bedrooms have a TV
12 / 18  Ensuite bathroom
13 / 18  Spacious twin with lovely views
14 / 18  Ensuite bathroom
15 / 18  Looking down to the ground floor from the top landing
16 / 18  Original features are everywhere
17 / 18  View towards the property
18 / 18  Fishing on the River Dee

Otters Mill,

Bala (2mls NE), North Wales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
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At a glance

  • Unique three storey 16th Century mill with period features, views of mill pond and river fishing
  • Set in two acres of beautiful grounds with landscaped gardens, watercourse, pond and access to the River Dee
  • Visit National White Water Centre, Zip World Slate Caverns, King Arthur’s labyrinth and Harlech Castle
  • Enjoy water sports, walking, mountain biking, bird watching and fishing
  • Close to Bala with its natural lake, pubs, shops and steam railway
  • Explore Southern Snowdonia’s mountains, countryside and coast
Property code: 54697

Unique three storey mill, full of period charm, set in two acres of landscaped grounds with water gardens and river. Perfect to relax, enjoy activities and discover North Wales countryside, coast and culture

One of two attractive 16th century properties close to Bala with its cafes, pubs, shops, cinema, swimming pool and Wales’ largest natural lake. Enjoy boating, stroll around the lake or ride on the steam railway. For the more adventurous there’s the National White Water Centre, Zip World Slate Caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Galn Y Gors Karting Park and the mountain bike trail centre at Coed y Brenin. Head to King Arthur’s Labyrinth or Harlech’s sandy beach, historic Castle, shops and cafes, not forgetting St David’s Golf Course. Being in Southern Snowdonia you can enjoy a plethora of footpaths and cycle routes, superb fishing, varied activities and events alongside the breath-taking scenery. There is something for everyone here.

Up the original stone steps the larger than life front door opens in to the inner hall with space for your coats and glimpses of the spacious lounge, with central inglenook fireplace and wood burner taking centre stage surrounded by comfortable seating and artefacts on the walls. The long dining table is perfect to gather round and is next to the kitchen. The well-equipped galley kitchen has electric oven and gas hob, microwave and fridge, leading to the scullery with washing machine and lots of space for your boots and coats. The separate WC is at the end of this room. The beautiful old back door leads to the rear garden area and easy access to the River Dee for fishing. Up the stairs to the first floor and a mezzanine library there is a good selection of books, music system, comfortable sofas and historic quirks reminiscent of its past adorn the walls. There is one double bedroom and small shower room on this floor, with stairs up to the second floor with one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and one twin with en-suite bathroom. All bedrooms have TVs and lovely views.

At the rear of the property is a gravelled area to enjoy morning coffee around the mill stone table or take tea and cakes by the pond with furniture and shelter in the summer house. In the owners grounds you can see the wheel house, admire the well-stocked borders, creative planting, the pond, waterfalls and watercourse running from the top of the garden. Look out for the Kingfishers and occasional Otters or walk over the road and enjoy private fishing on the River Dee. Private parking for three cars at the property.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • 1 Shower room, 2 en-suite bathrooms and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer and microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Private river fishing
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels are not provided
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Complex of properties
  • TV in lounge and all bedrooms
  • Dog sitting service available by prior request and arranged direct with the owner 

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Martin, 16th February 2020

Beautiful 3 bedroom cottage with lots of character and period features, over three floors it is spacious with a central log burner on the lower floor which adds to the heat from the central heating system. Set in some beautiful well maintained gardens and has the River Dee cascading past the property, dont worry though we had some serious rain and Read morenever once worried about flooding. Hide

Reviewed by Anne, 21st December 2019

Beautiful location and small town 5 minutes drive. The house was spacious with lots of seating areas. The owner very friendly and accommodating. We had lunch at Pal Hall which is 2 miles away and truly fabulous

Reviewed by Alison, 5th October 2019

Beautiful cottage and grounds, loads of character and features. The owners are lovely and so accommodating.

Reviewed by Jacqueline, 28th September 2019

The cottage is quirky and full of character. Very comfortable and had everything we needed. With river fishing included it was ideal. The weather wasn't great but still caught a grayling! Great base for a holiday with lots to do within an hours drive. Would love to return soon. Hosts were very helpful but not intrusive.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 21st September 2019

Lovely old mill house, great to stay in. The location is ideal for visitors to the area. The owner is very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Julie, 7th September 2019

Great location and owner very helpful. Would definitely return

Reviewed by Karen, 3rd August 2019

The cottage was beautiful. Loads of character with lots of old furniture and bric a brac, which could have gathered dust but was in fact immaculate. Garden was stunning. Lenka and Richard couldn't have been more welcoming and showed us around the other cottages on the site, which were also gorgeous. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by Wendy, 20th July 2019

We stayed for a week as a party of five adults. The area is beautiful and the mill house is only a few minutes from Bala for everyday shopping. The mill itself is beautiful. A very calming place to stay, but not ideal for small children because of the stairs. Lenka was friendly and helpful and always on hand if needed. Thank you

Reviewed by Teresa, 29th June 2019

Fabulous, beautiful place, hosts were very accommodating,

Reviewed by Ralf, 15th June 2019

Das Ferienhaus ist eine umgebaute uralte Mhle mit viel Charme, liebevoll eingerichtet. Es fehlt an nichts fr einen schnen Urlaub. Das Cottageliegt etwa 5 Autominuten ausserhalb von Bala. Schner grosser Garten, viel Platz zum Parken. In der Gegend zahllose Wandermglichkeiten. Die Robertsons (Vermieter) wohnen auf dem gleichen Grundstck und sind sehrRead more hilfsbereit. Alles in allem klare Empfehlung Hide

Reviewed by Nigel, 1st June 2019

Unique old watermill. Lots of space and history. 3 levels. Friendly owners. Lovely garden and pond. Not suitable for people who have difficulty with stairs.

Reviewed by Marianne, 25th May 2019

Amazing cottage/ mill, the pictures dont do it justice. We all enjoyed the property and the surrounding area and the owners were close by for any help. Would recommend the property to anyone, although you need to be confident on stairs- especially on the upper floor when the stairs are a little irregular- not a problem for us - perhaps for those wiRead moreth mobility it could be. Hide

Reviewed by Jojo, 18th May 2019

This was a delightful vacation in a wonderful setting. The home offered everything that we needed and it was super clean. Lenka was a true sweetheart, she was very knowledgeable, and their dog Meg helped with my separation anxiety from my own dogs back home in the USA. I would highly recommend this home for a vacation. It is in a beautiful setting Read moreand so close to many things to do. You won't regret it! Hide

Reviewed by Donald, 4th May 2019

A real stunning and quirky cottage in a lovely location. Owner was very welcoming. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Nigel, 20th April 2019

Friendly owners and ideal for Snowdonia and surrounding areas No really local shops so go prepared Pub 2 miles down the road very friendly Bistro in Bala excellent for evening meal

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Unique three storey 16th century mill house
Garden towards the mill pond
Watercourse at the top of the garden
View from the pond to the mill
Sunlight floods the hall and lounge
Gather around the dining table
Unwind and light the woodburner
Well-equipped kitchen leading to scullary and garden
Browse through the library
Relax on the sofa with a good book
All bedrooms have a TV
Show 6 moreEnsuite bathroom


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