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Idyllic Peaceful Cottage With Hot Tub, Sauna, Private Lake & Unbeatable Views - The Granary

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Description

The Granary

•Comfortable lounge with wood burning stove, SKY TV, DVD player, Hi-Fi with iPod docking station.

•Well equipped kitchen/dining room.

•Large walk-in shower/wet room.

•Attractive bedroom with king-size bed.

•Local maps and information.

•Cot, highchair, stair gate and baby bath available if required.

•Laundry room in a separate barn with washer and dryer.

•Wireless broadband.

•Parking right outside the front door.

•Decking area accessed from lounge through patio doors.

•BBQ and garden furniture.

•Original well provides an attractive natural water feature.

•Bring your bikes, swimming costumes, binoculars, walking boots, fishing gear, books, beer, wine, factor 25 or whatever you need for the perfect holiday for you.

Short breaks are available where shown for £80 Friday, Saturday & Sunday and £75 midweek.

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About the property

Lovely cottage - great views

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Situated six miles N.E. of Bala, the world-renowned water sports centre on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park; this is unquestionably one of the most beautiful regions of Wales. With easy access to Snowdon, Betws-y-Coed, Harlech, Llangollen, Chester and Anglesey, ideally located to take advantage of the many activities and sights that the spectacular Snowdonia National Park has to offer.

There are many market towns, historic castles and beautiful gardens within a short distance and for the more adventurous, I can definitely recommend the pony trekking in Betws-y-Coed, mountain biking in Llandegla or the white-water rafting and canoeing in Bala; it just depends on how energetic you are feeling! If you just fancy a bit of walking there are some fantastic walks right from the doorstep.

There are plenty of places to eat out in Bala and the local pub/restaurant, The Goat, is only a 10 minute drive away. We always recommend Abul's Spice in Corwen or the Bryntirion Inn in Llandderfel (both around a 15 minute drive), and there are also some great places in Llangollen. For a very special night, you might want to try Tyddyn Llan, a Michelin Star restaurant in Llandrillo.

Tudor Cottage is completely separate from The Granary and completely isolated from neighbours (half a mile away) and road noise. It has its own private garden and parking right outside the front door.

• The cottages are right up to date with perfect mobile phone reception for all networks, broadband and Sky TV with a full package of sports and movies for when you just want to relax.

• Particularly suitable for those who suffer from allergies and asthma; all the bedding including pillows and duvets are hypoallergenic and all the floors are either wood or tiled. We also operate a no smoking/no pet policy in order to accommodate guests with these conditions.

• Towels, bed linen and tea towels provided.

• Private gardens not overlooked by anyone, secure shed for bikes etc.

• BBQ and garden furniture, outdoor table tennis table.

• Laundry room in a separate barn with washer and dryer.

• Games room with full-sized pool table, table tennis and dart board.

• Hot tub with fantastic views for over 30 miles.

• Sauna.

• Ample private parking.

• Picnic benches in idyllic places with great views.

• Set in 18 acres with several beautiful picnic areas and a small lake (well fenced off) for canoeing, swimming and fishing.

• Great cycling tracks at Llandegla, Coed y Brenin, Betws y Coed & Penmachno.

• Secure garage, bike stand and power washer available.

• Great fishing area.

Bring your bikes, swimming costumes, binoculars, walking boots, fishing gear, books, beer, wine, factor 25 or whatever you need for the perfect holiday for you.

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Owner
Linda Lee
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2017

About Linda Lee

Lawrence (husband) and I are in our early 50s and we bought Hafod Tudur in 1989 after living in Chester so we have owned to cottages for the last 26 years! We travel the world as part of Lawrence's job and have used all the things that we like (and don't!) about booking accommodation to shape how we approach sharing The Granary and Tudor Cottage.

If we want to book somewhere we want to know straight away if it's available and what the cost will be, so we always endeavour to keep our calendars up to date and to answer emails within an hour or two.

We always try to be as flexible as we can with dates and can usually accommodate most requests. We also hope we have created 'a home from home' in the cottages and have hopefully made things how most people would want them.

Linda Lee purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Linda Lee chose Wales

We fell in love with Hafod Tudur as soon as we saw it, it is off the beaten track but still accessible for the main roads, shops and amenities and the views are amazing!!

Where we are located is the best thing - most people just travel through here on the way to the North or West coasts so we are often overlooked here but the benefits of that are that you are only ever 1 hour away from Barmouth or Harlech on the West Coast or Anglesey or Llandudno to the North. If you want to explore Chester in England or most parts of Mid Wales then they are only an hour away and even a highly recommended day out in Liverpool can be yours in an hour and a half.

One nice thing for us personally is that we can walk out of the cottage door and not meet a single person or cross a single road for miles!

What makes this cottage unique

You can do whatever you like here - if you want to relax and 'escape' from the world then you can; if you want a romantic escape with the partner of your dreams - it's yours.

If you want to get out there with horse riding, white water rafting, mountain biking or fishing - you can.

If you want to take your family to the beach or to visit one of the may castles, National Trust properties or gardens around here, do it.

If you don't want to go anywhere (and lots of people don't when they get here) then we have: the lake with canoes, diving platform and slide and fishing - the hot tub and sauna, games room with pool table darts and table tennis - the field with badminton and disc golf course (4 holes) - all here for you to enjoy and these are all only shared with Tudor Cottage or The Granar

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Notes

Booking Notes:
If you do want to go ahead and book the costs shown do include all heating (including logs & coal), electricity, towels and linen, sauna and hot tub use, Wi-Fi and Sky TV, there would be nothing else to pay. The only things we ask for a contribution towards are the washing machine and tumble drier if you use them and any ‘pay to view’ programmes on Sky. All we would need now is a deposit of £100 with the balance 6 weeks prior to arrival; I would show the cottage as booked as soon as you let me know and would email confirmation as soon as we receive your payment - we can accept card payments and there is no charge for that but our preferred method of payment is by bank transfer - we would send you the details.

I do hope all this suits you, if you have any further questions at all or any special requests please don't hesitate to get in touch at any time. I really can guarantee you would not be disappointed with either the cottage or the area, both are quite special.

Our check in times are 2pm and we would ask that you check out by 10am but we can be flexible on this if there is nobody in before or after you.
Best regards
Linda


Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for The Granary in Bala, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King sized bed - the room was designed so that you can see the TV and the wood burner while lying in bed if you want to.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Outside: •Hot tub with fantastic views. •Sauna. •Games room with full-sized pool table, table tennis and dart board. •Picnic benches in idyllic places with great views. •Private lake with one acre nature area, kayaks and lifejackets.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

The Granary
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
5

lovely cottage in a tranquil environment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in The Granary for 3 nights. Linda was there to welcome us when we arrived and gave us a tour of the cottage and the surrounding areas. The cottage was wonderfully built and everything in there was carefully thought of. We didn't need to get anything extra except our food. The cottage was super clean and tidy and well designed. Linda is a great hostess, she made sure that we are comfortable and happy. I highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning cottage,great location. Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The owners Linda and Laurence have thought of everything in their restoration of this building!

One word ' stunning.'

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cosy cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage, it had everything we were looking for in a countryside getaway. Log burner, great views, peaceful location. The hut tub is a fantastic feature, up on the hillside with superb views, the games room and sauna directly facing the granary cottage were excellent too. We hope to return sooner rather than later!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Heaven!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to this perfect in every way cottage . It's a superb location and can not be beaten!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we had stayed at The Granary and it was just as perfect as the first. A real home from home and ideal for that relaxing, peaceful weekend away. Recommended to a number of friends already and we shall continue to come back.

Thank you Linda and Lawrence!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe this blissful retreat, it has to be experienced.

From the moment we arrived all our needs were taken care of (even down to Lawrence setting up the boxing for me to watch, which my girlfriend wouldn't allow !!!).

The roaring log fire made for relaxing peaceful evenings, and the hot tub on the hill a most welcome addition to unwind at any time of day.

Thank you Linda and Lawrence for your Warmness and Hospitality, definitely will be coming back this year to experience your wonderful cottage during the Summer.

Peter and Emma

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Liverpool
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Goat Pub
Nearest Ferry
62 Miles
Holyhead to Ireland
Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
Bala
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Ruabon
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
A494 to Bala
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Bala
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Llandudno dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
39 Miles
Porthmadog/Portmeirion
Car: necessary

The beauty of this location is that you are never too far from anywhere in North Wales; travel West for one hour and you will find Barmouth, Porthmadog, Portmeirion and Harlech on the West cost - travel North for one hour and you will find Llandudno and Conwy castle on the North Coast. If you want to do some shopping and see the historical town of Chester, then that is only a one hour drive to the East.

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