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Self catering cottage near Bala | Talybont

Dog FriendlyHot TubNear PubReal Fire

The renovation of this disused farmhouse on the banks of the river Dyfrdwy outside Llanuwchllyn has been a labour of love for local farmer Geraint Edwards. And his efforts and attention to detail are evident through out the property. The use of traditional materials and the general layout of this self catering cottage near Bala is faultless. The scenic backdrop to this picturesque cottage is, of course, the cherry on the cake.

A huge, stone floored, kitchen diner greet guests as they enter the cottage. Locally sourced oak beams span the high vaulted ceiling of this impressive space. An oak kitchen flanks the left hand side of the room and includes a beautiful range cooker and modern fridge freezer. An integrated dishwasher is also included. Washing machine and separate dryer are located in a utility area next door.

On the opposite side of the room an oak table looks out onto a fantastic view of the valley. A large patio window framing the scene perfectly. The table itself is of course constructed from locally sourced oak and put together by a family friend. (Mine’s on order!)

Next, a ground floor en-suite twin bedroom is perfect for grandma and granddad perhaps. A wooden floor and more bespoke furniture give the room warmth and style. The en-suite has a large shower cubicle, wc and washbasin. There is also a separate ground floor wc adjacent to the kitchen for the kids when they run in from the garden.

From the kitchen diner we can also walk through to a smaller snug. Here, a two seater leather sofa faces onto a cute wood burning stove. A great spot for mum and dad to hide. Pictures from local artists adorn the walls. Pictures which perhaps, try to capture the essence of this area and all its beauty for people not lucky enough to experience it first hand like the guests to this self catering cottage near Bala.

The much larger lounge next door houses two striking red leather sofas. An impressive top of the range smart TV hanging on the wall adjacent will ensure that the gadget fanatics in your group will be well entertained as they flick from the usual digital TV channels to browsing the net and Youtube videos, to checking emails or listening to DAB radio. Those lower down on the TV remote pecking order can be consoled by the fact that each bedroom also has its own flat screen TV.

Upstairs we have two more en-suite bedrooms. One double, one twin. Both these en-suites have a shower over bath arrangement. Here again the choice of fixtures and fittings is faultless. And the substantial oak doors and luxurious beds add to the general feeling of quality and excellence.

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Cottage Type
Dog Friendly, Hot Tub, Near Pub, Real Fire
Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating
3 Pets, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, Smart TV
Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Private Garden
Additional Information
TV in lounge and each bedroom (smart TV with internet facility)
Aga Electric cooker

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


Floor Plans




The village of Llanuchllyn on the southern tip of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) is just over a mile away. The steam train that runs along the edge of the lake sets off from here. The village is also home to the famous Eagle Pub. There’s a short cut across the fields back to the cottage, but don’t forget to bring a torch.

Bala itself is a 5 minute drive away and is a charming example of a welsh market town. A wonderful mix of traditional welsh culture and contemporary shops and cafés. The surrounding area has long established itself as a Mecca for adventure activities. Sailing, kayaking and windsurfing can be enjoyed on Bala lake and the world renowned Tryweryn white water centre is just on the outskirts of the village.

Sitting as it does on the Eastern edge of the National Park, this part of Eryri (Snowdonia) has the natural benefit of being easily accessible from the English road network. But seaside towns such as Aberdyfi and Barmouth are only an hour drive to the west. Similarly Snowdon is a little less than an hour to the North.

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

Sarah Wherritt

Our first time at Tal y Bont – we will be back for sure! A perfect place and surroundings to unwind for a few days and for us a great location, near to Bala and other towns plus the Mach loop and mountains. We booked quite last minute, but the process was seamless. The property decorated to a good standard and well equipped facilities throughout. Our dogs loved it too! Would highly recommend to others. Returned home rested and relaxed. Thank you.

Dominique Jeremiah

It took 3 years to get here with pandemic in between, it’s a great location quite central for exploring the area . The accommodation did not disappoint ensuite in every room plus extra toilet. Very private and the hot tub was loved by family . The only item we did not utilise was the wood burner inside just a bit too warm. Kitchen was great size along with oven even managed an evening sitting outside. Met the owner Gerriant kindly brought some wine around for needing locksmith to attend during our visit. The only thing I can say is could the sign be bigger and placed in a different location so it’s easy to see . We all missed it even the locksmith……and yes none of us followed Louise instructions on how to find the cottage as we all know best 🤣


A perfect two night stay for our party of six friends. Thank you Geraint for lighting the hot tub so we could use the first night. The accommodation is spacious and clean, with comfy beds and nice bedding. It had everything we needed for our stay. Nice walk through the fields to Llanuwchllyn Steam Railway to take the train to Bala, but couldn’t get a taxi back as originally planned (our mistake, as living close to Liverpool we don’t have this problem!) so caught the bus (T3 outside the Co-op, runs two hourly) and the driver will stop wherever you ask). Thanks Geraint for the gift left on the doorstep awaiiting our return, it got plenty of “ahhhs”.
In all, a beautiful property and would highly recommend.

Eileen Neale

Can’t fault Dioni as a company, they have really looked after us.

Talybont was lovely, clean and is in a beautiful area. Great walks just on the doorstep, well signposted too, which makes a useful change!! Geraint, the owner called to greet us, we felt very welcome.

Thank you, Dioni and thank you Geraint, we really enjoyed our stay. Thanks for the hot tub, good bonus! The kids and dog had a wonderful time as did the adults. Really can recommend a holiday here.

Nicky Hughes

Tal y Bont was a lovely place to spend a relaxing weekend with friends. The house is very comfortable and well equipped.
The hot tub was good in the end but involved a lot of work which we had not anticipated with filling it and making the fire. We would have preferred an electric one.
We loved the house but thought the garden was a little basic and could do with some better outdoor furniture and some flowers or pots around the place for colour.
Geraint was very helpful bringing logs for the hot tub.
We would definitely recommend the place to family or friends. We thought the price was very reasonable too.


Had a truly wonderful stay at Talybont a beautiful property in fabulous surroundings. Was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for an amazing few days. The dog and the children loved the garden, the river at the end of the path was truly beautiful. We loved taking in the stunning countryside scenery and observing the blanket of stars in the evening. Geraint was very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble, cannot wait to return to this superb property.

Carol Downward

Lovely week peace and quiet this was our 5th time still has a wow factor only one thing I would like to say could have bigger towels 

Carolyn Cavanagh

A fabulous property in beautiful surroundings. The garden is fully enclosed so our dog could enjoy his freedom stress free. We loved playing and having a chilli dip in the River that runs past the cottage every day. Bala Lake is only 5 miles away with great facilities for Water Sports, picnics or just chilling with a book while everyone else gets wet!!! Lovely to walk through the fields in the evenings with very inquisitive cattle and up the hills at the back with the dog. Great facilities with super comfy beds!! Geraint our host was brilliant, really friendly and helpful and always on hand. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tal Y Bont to anyone!

sarah bolton

We loved our holiday at Talybont. A beautiful cottage in a beautiful place. Very clean and comfortable.loads of space for the five of us and two dogs.There are walks from the door but it would be helpful if clearly marked or written down. But a wonderful place to be.

Robert Lamb

A peaceful week’s holiday at a beautiful cottage in a great location. It’s a short drive from Bala where we spent time paddle boarding on the lake and enjoying some sunny weather. We also enjoyed the short walk across the fields to Llanuwchllyn taking in some stunning countryside scenery.
Tal-y-bont has all the home comforts you need for a family holiday. The rooms are spacious particularly the kitchen/dining which has all you need to cook a dinner for six. The hot tub is great fun. It takes around 4 hours to heat up so plan ahead if you want to use it. The beds are comfy and it’s great to have en-suites to all three bedrooms. Also met the owners who were welcoming and helpful with any questions we had. I thoroughly recommend Tal-y-bont for families wanting a peaceful location but with lots to do nearby.

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