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Beautiful Barn With Incredible Views Across Llyn Tegid | Bryn-Hynod

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A stunning property, Bryn-Hynod is a beautiful barn with incredible views across Llyn Tegid on the outskirts of Bala. The elevated hillside position on a working farm provides privacy in a quiet setting, where guests can relax in this stunning converted 400 year old barn packed full of original features. Sleeping six across three bedrooms, it's the ideal property for a large family or group of friends wanting enjoy a wonderful and social space.

The main door opens into a bright hallway leading to the living area. Entering into the open plan living space of Bryn-Hynod sets the scene for the rest of the property. Beautiful high vaulted ceilings with exposed and original wooden beams show off the structure and craftsmanship of the building. All the doors in the property are solid oak. Slate floor tiles are laid throughout the open plan space, with underfloor heating for those colder months. To one end, the kitchen area features two counters running against the walls. With grey cupboard doors to the front and white marble effect worktops, the kitchen is stylish and classy and very well equipped with a large fridge freezer and an extra under counter fridge. A beautiful black range cooker with white tiled splashback is the centrepiece, where the additional counter includes a sink set into the window opening, providing a glimpse of the stunning views outside. A centre island also features in the kitchen with cupboard units to one side and a breakfast bar to the other - a perfect spot to perch and socialise with a glass of wine while preparing dinner. Beyond the kitchen, a large utility area includes a full size dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and clothes-maid. The utility area has a separate entrance door, so after a long day out on the lake, or hiking in the mud, it's ideal to get out of wet or muddy clothes before entering the main property.

Between the kitchen and lounge areas of Bryn-Hynod, a large modern wooden dining table and six chairs provide a wonderful social dining space to enjoy, with light flooding in from French doors to both sides, as well as a large window built into the vaulted ceiling. Another location to catch a glimpse of the beautiful views that await outside. The lounge area of the this beautiful barn with incredible views across Llyn Tegid is a beautifully designed space. A modern log burner is installed to one side, surrounded by comfortable lounge seating comprising two velvet effect blue armchairs and a leather sofa finished in a light brown. A couple of foot stools are also included so guests can get really comfy, while listening to the crackle of the log fire of an evening.

Back into the hallway, a corridor with wooden flooring leads through to the two ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms. The first bedroom, a twin, includes two single beds and two bedside cabinets with lamps. Oak flooring, neutrally coloured walls and solid wooden doors provide a classically designed space. The bedding is a simple white, with the inclusion of colour in the form of traditional Welsh blankets. A door from the twin room leads into the property's main bathroom, which also has a door opening into the hallway. Beautifully and stylishly decorated, the dark slate floor tiles contrast with the white wall tiles providing a stylish look. A modern freestanding bath sits alongside a WC and basin, with a large mirror over. Heading to the second of the ground floor bedrooms, to the end of the converted barn, the double room is simplistically decorated in a similar fashion to the twin, with a Welsh blanket providing a splash of colour and texture. The double bedroom features a king size bed, an en-suite with WC, basin and walk in shower cubicle with a fantastic rain forest shower head and hand held shower.

An open wooden staircase leads up to the master bedroom of the property, which is absolutely stunning. Built in the eaves of the building, this gorgeous room is finished in a bright white, while showing off the barn's exposed wooden beams and support structure, beautifully preserved and reconditioned. A double bed is flanked by two traditional white bedside tables, with modern lamps fitted on the walls. Again, a Welsh blanket thrown over the bed provides a splash of colour and pattern. Light floods in from a French door to one end and skylights built into the roof. The pièce de résistance of the master bedroom is a stunning free standing bath located next to large windows built into the pitched ceiling, providing views out across Llyn Tegid. The perfect spot for a soak with glass of fizz, gazing out at the spectacular scenery. Opposite the bathtub, the master bedroom also includes an en-suite with a WC, basin and walk in shower cubicle.

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Cottage Type
Hot Tub, Real Fire, Farm Stay
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating, Smoke detector, Carbon monoxide detector, First Aid kit, Fire extinguisher or blanket
Hob, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, Toys/ Games/ Books, Mobile phone reception, Cottage suitable for 'assisted' wheelchair guests
Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage
Additional Information
Sprinkler system throughout the house,
Fire pit with amazing views,
Outside eating table.

The hot tub may not be ready for use on the first night due to back to back changeovers.


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Given the stunning interiors of this beautiful barn with incredible views across Llyn Tegid, you'd be forgiven for wanting to stay inside during the whole of your stay. But just wait until you step outside. The French doors of Bryn-Hynod's living space open onto a stunning patio area, that's ideal for socialising outdoors on warm summer evenings. A chunky wooden outdoor table with benches sits to one side of the patio, and to the other, a rustic real fire wooden hot tub is ready to be lit and heated for an evening soak in the bubbles. There's also an electrical connection for ease of use, although the smoky aromas of the wood burning adds to the atmosphere. Steps lead up from the patio onto a grassy area with unobscured views across Llyn Tegid. As well as some additional outdoor seating, there's a firepit area with log benches for an additional area to relax. Bryn-Hynod really is a unique and special property.

Located two miles south of Bala, this property is in the ideal location for outdoor adventurers and lovers of water sports and activities. At four miles long and 3/4 mile wide, Llyn Tegid (sometimes referred to as Bala Lake) is the largest natural lake in Wales. With a number of walking trails in the area, there are heritage trails suitable for families as well as more extreme hikes which will provide more of a challenge. The Bala Adventure and Watersports Centre, located on the northern shores of Llyn Tegid, provides a number of activities on the lake and in the surrounding area. Try your hand at water sports including kayaking, windsurfing or sailing or for a more relaxed experience, hire a boat or paddle board to get out onto the water. Other activities available include abseiling and mountain biking. There's something for everyone.

Another popular attraction is the Bala Lake Railway which offers a lovely nine mile return journey along the shores of Llyn Tegid, providing views of the lake and resident wildlife, and well as views of the stunning surrounding scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. There are a number of steam and diesel locomotives, and the trains can be seen and heard from the ground of Bryn-Hynod.

Further afield, the North West Wales coast is less than an hour's drive with popular beaches such as Barmouth and Harlech easily accessible. Heading North West of Bala will lead into the heart of Eryri (Snowdonia) as well as some of the UNESCO World Heritage Slate Landscape sites of North Wales such as Blaenau Ffestiniog, with fabulous hiking routes and attractions such as Zip World.

Here's a link for more info on the local area that you might find useful:
Things to do in Bala

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Guest Reviews

Noel Parker

23 August 2023. What a lovely time we have had. Even from before our holiday started, our host was making sure our arrival went smoothly, with clear directions of which track to take, leading our way to the beautiful barn conversion of Bryn Hynod.
Age appropriate toys had been left for the children of our party and the hot tub was heated and ready for use.
The barn has been converted with an eye for detail and we wanted for nothing that wasn’t supplied. The layout worked well and the position of the barn was excellent. With stunning views over Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) evenings where spent enjoying spectacular sun downs.
A day at Barmouth for the beach and rock pools, a ride on Bala Lake Steam Train Railway and a rowing boat on the Bala Lake, all contributed to a memorable holiday. Our hosts Beti and Dylan where welcoming and attentive and our trip to feed the chickens and collect the eggs was very special.
We would highly recommend.
Parker family

Suzanne Summerton

What an amazing weekend! We have just spent a girls weekend at Bryn Hynod and had the best time. The views are stunning, the accommodation is beautifully renovated and is equipped with all sorts of bits and bobs- Beti has thought of everything. She also provides an absolutely amazing welcome pack and a warm and friendly welcome. I cannot think of a better place for our joint birthday celebrations.

Jen and Steve John

We had a brilliant stay at Bryn-Hynod – the house was beautifully decorated and immaculate. The views from the fire pit were incredible. Beti was extremely welcoming and friendly – our children loved feeding the lambs!
The hot tub was amazing after being out walking most days (which Beti made sure was nice and hot each day for when we returned)!
We would love to visit again and highly recommend staying here.

Susanna Winters

What an amazing place! This converted barn is stunning, and thoughtfully kitted out – Beti delights in ensuring that visitors have everything they need. There is even a little herb garden! You will not miss the TV! Our highlights: the wood-fired hot tub (of course) and fairy lights; fluffy bath robes; that welcome pack (especially the cheese! and hot cross buns as it was Easter); the woodburner; hand-made soap; comfy beds. The children’s highlights: the yellow ball!; toasting marshmallows (provided) by the fire pit whilst watching the sun go down over the lake; feeding the lambs with Beti and Tomos; the magical lichen tree. We made beautiful memories here, thank you.

Gavin Preston

Bryn Hynod is a stunning property in an equally stunning location, a perfect escape. The standard of fit out and decoration is high, the warm welcome from Beti was fantastic accompanied by a welcome pack the likes of which we have never seen before. We stayed at lambing time and the Beti went out of her way to give our young children the opportunity to feed a new born lamb and the geese. We had a memorable stay and cannot recommend Bryn Hynod highly enough. A great location to unplug. We appreciated that there was no TV, instead an amazing hot tub and elevated fire pit with stunning views of the lake absorbed us and provided a perfect recharge.


Five of us stayed here recently. Not bad for a 400 year old barn! Tastefully renovated, decorated and furnished. Underfloor heating made it super-cosy and the woodburner really throws out even more heat. All the wood is supplied to run this and the hot tub. Beti and Dylan were eager to make sure everything was just-so, even offering to pick up the Sunday papers for us. They communicated well but weren’t overbearing at all. Great location for beautiful drives and walks.
Don’t expect a view over the lake from the living area – you have to pop outside or to the upstairs bedroom for that. Access to the lake is a short walk down the lane, to the left and across the little railway.
We would highly recommend Bryn Hynod and will have fond memories of our stay for a long time. Thank you/Diolch yn fawr

Kannah Vasishtan

Beautiful and peaceful location with great views and access to Lake Bala. Converted barn is spacious, well appointed and very clean. Owners are extremely friendly and helpful and (as mentioned by others) provided a generous welcome pack. Usually our family does not spend much time at the accommodation when on holiday, however Bryn-Hynod was an exception as it is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Highly recommended place to stay.

Johanna and Ian Smith

Just returned from an amazing stay at Bryn Hynod. The house was spotlessly clean and beautifully presented, lots of thought and care has obviously been put into providing all things needed for a luxury break. A lovely welcome pack was provided, which again had obviously been given a lot of consideration. Fresh produce and locally sourced ingredients were included and personal touches such as a box of locally made chocolates as a little present for my Mum’s 80th birthday, as the holiday was to celebrate this.
Beti was a very warm and friendly host and was always contactable, prior to and throughout our stay, to ensure that we had a lovely time.
The home and views are stunning and we would certainly very highly recommend – we hope to be able to return in the future. Thank you Beti and family x

Dominic Morley

Bryn-Hynod is located in a stunningly beautiful and peaceful location, with spectacular views over Lake Bala, which we really enjoyed whilst sitting around the fire pit located next to the house. The converted barn itself has been beautifully renovated to a very high standard and was spotlessly clean. The welcome pack provided by Beti was the most generous we have ever experienced anywhere and really made us feel welcome. This place is exceptional and highly recommended.

Sam and Mark Edwards

Just returned from a wonderful stay at Bryn Hynod. Accommodation was immaculate with every convenience and the best welcome pack we’ve ever received – thank you Beti! We were initially disappointed by the lack of TV but didn’t miss it – we were blessed with lovely weather so sat looking at the stunning views instead and made full use of the hot tub and BBQ. Strongly recommended and we look forward to visiting again!

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