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Aran - Bala Barns

Bala (3.5 mls), North Wales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic retreat in stone barn conversion with fabulous valley and river views
  • Set in a 220-acre farm near Bala, perfect for a couple and their dog to relax and take an active break in Snowdonia National Park
  • Enjoy boating, fishing, golf, cycling, walking, steam railway and many attractions within a 5-mile radius
Property code: 89368

Romantic retreat for a couple and their dog in Snowdonia National Park. Cosy barn with enclosed patio garden to relax, and enjoy river and valley views from this idyllic spot. Bala is 3.5 miles from the property boasting numerous cafes, pubs, shops, a gallery, a swimming pool and Wales’ largest natural lake. Enjoy the wildlife, try paddleboarding and boating, take a stroll around the lake or ride on the steam railway. Being in the southern tip of Snowdonia National Park you can enjoy an abundance of footpaths and cycle routes, superb fishing, varied activities, and events in and around this stunning scenery. There is so much on your doorstep to see and do in this all-year-round destination.

This cosy barn has a lovely feel with all you need for your romantic trip away. Walk into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, hang up your coats in the corner and enjoy a hot drink as you settle in. If you decide to eat in with local purchases from your travels, the kitchen area is a sociable space with the dining table the perfect setting for a romantic meal together. You will find the washing machine in the shared laundry room. After a full day out, relax on the sofa to enjoy your favourite programmes on the Smart TV. When ready for bed, head upstairs to the beautiful bedroom with a double bed designed for a good night's sleep. Enjoy a leisurely start to the day in the lovely bathroom with a shower over the bath.

Outside, enjoy morning coffee at the picnic bench in the enclosed patio making the most of this elevated location with scenic views over the rolling countryside and river in the distance. Maybe light the charcoal BBQ for a spot of al fresco dining. You are welcome to explore the designated footpaths around the edge of the fields on this working farm, and stroll down to the River Dee.

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • 220-acre farm with footpaths, enclosed paved patio garden with furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Hayley Hammersley

This property joined our collection in 2022 and is managed by Hayley.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan, 31st March 2024

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Stayed 4 nights at Aran Cottage .... spotlessly clean and in a great location, lovely walks from the door and not far from a good pub. Ideal for a couple and a dog. Owners very pleasant and accommodating. Cannot fault.

Reviewed by Diane, 29th September 2023

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The location was absolutely outstanding with fantastic views from our cottage. The cottage was very clean. We hadn't picked a good week as regards to the weather - rained most of the time but it didn't stop us doing what we wanted. My dog loved it and was great to have a pub down the road which was dog friendly..Totally recommend this place and wilRead morel come back again. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine, 17th September 2023

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Reviewed by David, 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Stephen, 11th August 2023

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The cottage was fantastic lovely views and nice and peaceful the staff are very helpful and nothing was to much trouble

Reviewed by Duncan, 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by Paul, 18th July 2023

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Reviewed by Lawrence, 7th July 2023

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Absolutely amazing property in a really beautiful location, with stunning views. Everything we needed in the property, spacious and immaculate and very very comfortable. Hosts were brilliant and very welcoming. And happy to help if you needed anything.

Reviewed by Kevin, 16th June 2023

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Wonderful part of the world . Modern inside authentic on the outside.

Reviewed by Gareth, 27th May 2023

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The location was perfect with lots of beautiful walks on the doorstep. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Sue and her family were very friendly and provided everything we needed for an absolutely amazing holiday. We will definitely book again and recommend for a relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Roy, 22nd May 2023

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clean. well thought out. good parking . excellent location with views to admire. friendly welcome and helpful advise eg lake Bala. fuel . local shops. good shower. first class TV ( not that we saw a lot) have kept details for any stay in Wales again at future point.

Reviewed by John, 12th May 2023

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the cottage had everything you needed coffee tea sugar and milk provided so you could sit outside and have a drink before unpacking. Owners were brilliant nothing too much trouble really enjoyed my stay dog to, had the best sleep for along time, thankyou. Hope to return

Reviewed by Patricia, 7th April 2023

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Fabulous cottage in a beautiful location..enjoyed our stay and will be back in the near future..

Reviewed by Mark, 24th February 2023

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Lovely stay with gorgeous views, and a lovely area. The host was polite, and we had no issues whilst staying at the property. I'd be perfectly happy to recommend it, and would be glad to stay again in the future.

Reviewed by Benedict, 16th September 2022

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Very welcoming on arrival, especially as I was late due to bad traffi by 2 hours. Very comfy bed giving a great nights sleep. Great central location for visiting different areas geographically. Lovely quiet location with stunning views of the lake and countryside. Large grounds to.walk up and back with lovely views. Very friendly owners. Will hope.Read moreto come back in 2023. Hide

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