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 fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 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

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Penelope, 29th December 2018

Wonderful house to stay in.

Reviewed by Anne, 27th October 2018

Otters Mill is wonderful accomodation to have a great holiday in beautiful surroundings. We particularly appreciated the log fire at night when we gathered round it to enjoy the warmth and ambience of the property. The owners are friendly and very helpful. The kitchen and dining areas are well equipped and seating and beds comfortable. The spaciousRead more living areas are well furnished and interesting with so much history. We will visit there again and recommend it without!SELECTED! !ENDOFSELECTED!hesitation. Hide

Reviewed by Helen, 15th September 2018

Beautiful old mill full of character,loads of space but lovely and cosy after a wet day on the hills.Great location very close to Bala 5 mins in the car.Lovely gardens to enjoy.

Reviewed by Martyn, 1st September 2018

Very spacious, well furnished property with plenty of character. Great location with easy access, but still nice and quiet. Hosts were great - friendly and available but not intrusive.

Reviewed by Richard, 25th August 2018

Lovely character cottage full of original features. Loved the first floor gallery. Very helpful friendly owner.

Reviewed by Nicholas, 18th August 2018

The owner was lovely and very helpful. It needs to be mentioned in the write up that the stairs are quite narrow and not easy for anyone with even slight mobility problems.

Reviewed by Jacky, 4th August 2018

We had a wonderful stay at Otters Mill. The Mill is an amazing building with fascinating history. Everyone was very comfortable and appreciated the space insid. Our dog was very comfortable sleeping in the utility and loved the space across the road for his morning walk.The house was spotless and the beds very comfortable.The garden is beautiful. TRead morehe location is excellent - close to lots of activities and beautiful walks. Lenka and Richard are lovely and very helpful. Would stay there again. Hide

Reviewed by JORDI, 21st July 2018

Beautiful building, which is well maintained and spotlessly clean. The owners are really nice people and extremely helpful. Even though there are neighbours adjoining the building, the property feels very private and there is plenty (plenty!) of space for six people to share the house. We had a really great time at Otters Mill and I would certainlyRead more book again if I needed a property of this size in Snowdonia Hide

Reviewed by Phillip, 14th July 2018

We loved all the living space that Otters Mill offered. We were there as 3 couples for a 40th birthday and the large dining table was great for meals and for gathering to play games, but the different relaxation spaces meant couples had space to chill, read, relax without being in each other's pockets all week. The kitchen was well equipped for selRead moref-catering. Pretty much anywhere we wanted to go in North Wales during the week was within 1 hour's drive and Bala offered some nice eateries nearby. Hide

Reviewed by Lynne, 23rd June 2018

We had a lovely stay at Otters Mill. It is a uniquely interesting building very well placed for the numerous activities available in Snowdonia. It has some quirks, being an older building, but nothing major. We had a fun packed week, but ran out of time to do everything. The weather was beautiful, but there are plenty of undercover activities for rRead moreainy days. It is mining country after all. Hide

Reviewed by Kim, 9th June 2018

Lovely 16th century cottage full of charm and charisma of the period. Well equipped comfy and cosy. Possibly a few ghosts in dark corners ;) The gardens are outstanding and very well kept. Owner is a really nice guy whom is on hand to help out if needed, although leaves you in peace to enjoy your privacy. Close to nearby Bala for shops, restaurantsRead more, pubs and of course the beautiful lake. Recommended holiday stay. Hide

Reviewed by Keith, 19th May 2018

Spacious property with ample parking. Beautiful shared garden.

Reviewed by Carole, 12th May 2018

The cottage was lovely and in a delightful location. The owner was very helpful and friendly and ensured we had a pleasant stay. Plenty of room for everyone and beds/furniture were very comfortable.

Reviewed by Sarah, 7th April 2018

We had a lovely weeks holiday at Otters Mill. House very spacious and full of character. Beds were very comfortable. Kitchen fully equipt. Owner very helpful. We hope to be back soon. Many Thanks

Reviewed by Tracy, 31st March 2018

This is a really lovely holiday home. Quirky, lovely old historical building that feels homely. Dogs welcome and our two loved the size of the lounge and dining room. Well placed for touring and the children loved Chester zoo (approx 1hr away) and the north coast, Snowdon, and the scenery in the area was spectacular. Would definitely recommend for Read morea family holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline, 24th March 2018

Very welcoming and obliging host and a warm and friendly feeling to the house. Beautiful garden to enjoy. . Our two greyhounds were very comfortable in the spacious utility room overnight. Thank you very much Lenka

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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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