View towards the quaint cottage
Enjoy the Narrow Gauge Steam Railway around Bala Lake
Watersports activities nearby
Explore the pretty gardens surrounding the cottage
Step inside and relax
Cosy lounge with wood burner
The quirky dining room with period charm
Double bedroom with pond views
Single room with garden views
Single room with pond views
Cosy lounge space with warming wood burner
Time for something to eat
Well-equipped kitchen with pond views
View towards the cottage
Waterfall and middle pond
View of the pond from the window
1 / 17  View towards the quaint cottage
2 / 17  Enjoy the Narrow Gauge Steam Railway around Bala Lake
3 / 17  Watersports activities nearby
4 / 17  Explore the pretty gardens surrounding the cottage
5 / 17  Step inside and relax
6 / 17  Cosy lounge with wood burner
7 / 17  The quirky dining room with period charm
8 / 17  Double bedroom with pond views
9 / 17  Single room with garden views
10 / 17  Single room with pond views
11 / 17  Cosy lounge space with warming wood burner
12 / 17  Time for something to eat
13 / 17  Well-equipped kitchen with pond views
14 / 17  Bathroom
15 / 17  View towards the cottage
16 / 17  Waterfall and middle pond
17 / 17  View of the pond from the window

Water Garden Cottage,

Bala (2mls NE), North Wales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
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At a glance

  • 16th century miller’s cottage with period features and views over the mill pond
  • Set in two acres of beautiful grounds with landscaped gardens, watercourse and pond
  • Close to Bala with its natural lake, pubs, shops and steam railway
  • Explore Southern Snowdonia mountains, countryside and coast
  • 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
Property code: 51832

Former millers cottage, full of period charm, set in two acres landscaped grounds with water gardens. Unique location to relax, enjoy activities and discover North Wales countryside, coast and culture.

Attractive 16th century stone cottage close to Bala with its cafes, pubs, shops, cinema, swimming pool and Wales’s 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.

The front door opens in to the cosy lounge with exposed beams, inglenook fireplace and wood burner encouraging you to relax on the sofa, read a good book or watch a film on TV. The dining room has a feature fireplace, interesting window, mezzanine floor and historic quirks reminiscent of its past with the table in the centre of the room, perfect to gather round for a meal or have a game of cards. The kitchen has all the equipment you need to prepare a meal with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and it also has washing machine. The shower room with flagstone floor has a shower and WC and as you head upstairs there is another compact shower room with shower and WC. The three spacious bedrooms, one double and two singles, all have feature fireplaces and garden views.

The enclosed walled entrance to the property is perfect to enjoy tea and cakes on the flagstone patio with bench or take a picnic over to the lawn by the pond. In the owners grounds you can see the old watermill house and wheel house as you relax and admire the well-stocked borders, creative planting, the pond, waterfalls and watercourse running from the old mill race.

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 - 1 double and 2 singles
  • 2 shower rooms
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels are not provided
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 small dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Complex of properties
  • TV in lounge

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by H, 27th October 2018

This was an ideal property for our family of four to enjoy peace and quiet and relaxation, set in lovely grounds. The owner was welcoming and helpful and is nearby should you need anything. The nearest village is a five minute drive away, but has a range of shops, pubs and takeaways and covers most things needed not to mention the wonderful lake toRead more walk around. We found plenty to do for the week but transport is essential as attractions and places of interest are some distances. Hide

Reviewed by John A, 24th August 2018

The Water Garden Cottage is a wonderful characterful Millers cottage. Very comfortable and clean. The surrounding gardens and adjoining river are beautiful and add to the quite, peaceful atmosphere. The owners Richard and Lenka were very welcoming, friendly and hospitable, making our weeks stay here very enjoyable.

Reviewed by Marc, 17th August 2018

Had a lovely time such a beautiful location the house is lovely a very homily feeling to the cottage and the gardens are stunning. Bala has so much todo around the area. Lenka and Richard were most welcoming and helpful even took our dog for a walk when we had to leave him at the cottage to visit portmerion (as no dogs aloud). I can't fault our staRead morey at all ( other than the weather) thank you for the lovely holiday would recommend highly. Hide

Reviewed by Petra, 20th July 2018

Nice people, very helpfull, but the beds are bad. When you like cooking The kitchen is missing some good pots and pans.

Reviewed by Colin, 16th June 2018

A nice cottage in a very good location for visiting the local area. Cottage warm and friendly would stay again.

Reviewed by Jade, 8th June 2018

The location of the cottage is great; just a few minutes outside Bala town centre. The cottage is also extremely easy to find. The garden of the property is beautiful; however, it is not enclosed which can be problematic if you take your dog. Upon walking through the door, the first thing we noticed was how dark it was and this did not really improRead moreve when the lights were put on. Overall it was not very comfortable, although basic amenities were provided. The shower was its best feature! Hide

Reviewed by Ian, 14th April 2018

We enjoyed our stay (3 elderly brothers' annual reunion). The manager of the property could not be more helpful and was on hand at a moments notice when contacted. It was very quiet at night and although next to a working farm the occasional sound of the animals was not intrusive. The layout of the property was good for the 3 of us (1 double and 2 Read moresingle bedrooms) and would be ok for a small family. The provision of wifi proved useful. Hide

Reviewed by Robert, 17th February 2018

very nice good location would use again

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View towards the quaint cottage
Enjoy the Narrow Gauge Steam Railway around Bala Lake
Watersports activities nearby
Explore the pretty gardens surrounding the cottage
Step inside and relax
Cosy lounge with wood burner
The quirky dining room with period charm
Double bedroom with pond views
Single room with garden views
Single room with pond views
Cosy lounge space with warming wood burner
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