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Bala (8.5 mls NE), North Wales
Bala (5mls W), North Wales
Bala (2mls NE), North Wales
Betws-y-Coed, North Wales
Betws Y Coed (6mls SE), North Wales
Betws-y-Coed (9mls SE), North Wales
Bala (3 mls S), North Wales
Bala, North Wales
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Set in North Wales at the north end of one of Wales’ largest lakes, Bala is a small rural town in Snowdonia where you can enjoy the best of Welsh culture. The beauty of the lake is best experienced from the water where you can take to a canoe or enjoy wild swimming. Aquatic wildlife is in abundance here; the River Tryweryn is one of the only places in the UK where freshwater pearl mussels can be found. Another claim to fame for Bala is that the Guinness World Record for the largest Welsh Cake in the World was broken here.
Cottage breaks in this inspiring landscape are sure to be a memorable affair, with the whole of Snowdonia National Park on your doorstep. Bala is the park’s outdoor adventure capital, so there’s no shortage of adventure and adrenalin thrills!
All of this and more can be enjoyed from the comfort of one of our Bala holiday cottages. Set in beautiful surroundings, our Bala cottages represent self-catering accommodation at its best, with a range of luxurious features to choose from, such as hot tubs and cosy wood burners. Our family cottages in Bala are perfect for those with adventurous tots and teens, and if you’re planning to take a holiday with your four-legged friend, you’ll find a lovely selection of dog-friendly cottages in Bala.
Enchanting stone cottages, lakeside hideaways, welcoming wooden lodges and rural farm stays are just some of the options which await among our collection of cottage rentals. Enjoy everything this interesting lakeside town has to offer with a stay in one of our Bala holiday cottages.
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