Cosy Country Cottage In The Mountains Above Bala | Twrch
This cosy country cottage in the mountains above Bala is a Grade II listed farmhouse. Beautifully presented and with bags of space, it sleeps up to 11 guests in five bedrooms.
Twrch ticks all of our boxes, and then plenty more besides. A handsome early 19th century cottage, it is packed full of original features including beamed ceilings, great slate lintels and enormous stone fireplaces. You get the impression that it could definitely tell a good story or two.
Stepping through the front door feels a little bit like throwing your arms around an old, much-loved friend. Whether it’s the embrace of the sturdy farmhouse walls, or the sense of being nestled by the rolling landscapes that lie beyond, this feels like such a wonderfully comforting and reassuring place to be.
The cottage has been recently renovated by someone who clearly has a great eye for design. The accommodation is set over three floors, with a semi-annexe first floor arrangement which means the largest of the bedrooms connects via stairs from the ground floor, but is separate from the rest of the upstairs rooms.
In all, there are four first floor bedrooms, each with a double bed and great countryside views. The largest, as described above, comes with an additional single bed and has its own ground floor shower room.
The remaining three upstairs bedrooms share a large family bathroom which comes with a freestanding bath and a walk in shower. There is a fifth ‘secret’ double bedroom in a supremely cosy semi-basement, which comes with a freestanding bath in the bedroom and a separate washroom.
On the ground floor, you’ll find two bright roomy sitting rooms, each with a toasty log burner. Comfy sofas and armchairs abound. The largest of the sitting rooms has large patio doors which open out onto the garden and frame the most beautiful far-reaching views.
There is a separate dining room with a stunning fireplace, and a very amply equipped oak kitchen comes with an AGA, woodburner and a double range oven.
Outside this cosy country cottage in the mountains above Bala, you’ll find an acre of south facing private garden to enjoy, with strategically placed seating to make the most of the stunning sunrises and sunsets.
The garden overlooks a restored hay meadow and has uninterrupted views of Snowdonia’s Aran mountains. There is a barn to store bikes, kayaks and any other outdoor equipment you might like to bring along on your hols.