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Self Catering Stone Farmhouse near Bala, North Wales | Ty-Mawr

Dog FriendlyHot TubNear PubReal Fire

Ty-Mawr is an impressive detached self catering stone farmhouse in Llanuwchllyn just outside Bala in North Wales. This part of North Wales is very popular with adventure sport enthusiasts and hopefully you’ll find this cottage a perfect base from which to explore.

There’s a nice well equipped country style kitchen diner complete with a very attractive and locally crafted oak table. A modern oven and electric hob as well as a dishwasher, microwave, large double drainer sink etc are all included. The washer dryer is in the adjacent storage shed / extension. This storage shed is secure and there’s plenty of room in there for boots, bikes or even wind surfers.

Two leather sofas sit in a large comfortable lounge in this self catering stone farmhouse. The paintings that adorn the walls are by a locally renowned artist and depict the beauty of this rural area. The log fire is naturally very welcome after a day of walking in the hills or sailing across lake Bala. A large flat screen TV should help entertain when the weather might be against you.

A nice feature of this property is the second lounge or study next door. If you’ve lost the battle for the remote control you might like to retire gracefully to this area and read a book in front of a second warming log fire.

Only two bedrooms upstairs which may seem strange for such a large property. One twin bedroom and one double bedroom. There is a sofa bed in that study if you wanted to invite some extra guests however.

Both the bedrooms enjoy fantastic views over the rolling hills and mountains of this rich and fertile part of North Wales. The curtains, linen and ornaments are all tastefully chosen and complement the cottage nicely.

I’ve left the best room till last. The bathroom is fantastic. It’s huge and dominated by a large freestanding roll top bath which looks out on that lovely view we talked about. There are of course no neighbours to worry about in this secluded self catering stone farmhouse. There’s also a separate walk in shower and a nice white bathroom suite.

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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, Iron and ironing board, TV
Private Garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage
Additional Information
Garden furniture
DVD player and cd player

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 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 with the help of Bala Water-sports 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 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.

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Guest Reviews

Louisa Howells

The most beautiful cottage with stunning views and amazing grounds for our Labrador Obi to run around and thoroughly enjoy safely once all gates are shut, it’s fully secure.
We needed a quiet secluded break and this delivered perfectly.
Stunning walks behind and in front of the cottage, and Bala is a buzzing little town, and the lake is beautiful.
The one and only suggestion would be a coat/shoe stand in the front porch area.
Many thanks to Geraint and Wendy, you’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful area.

Kate Orchard-Merkel

This was our first time with Dioni and at Ty Mawr and the whole experience was faultless. We had a nice welcome from Geraint when we arrived, lovely chap. The cottage was extremely clean and well equipped, very comfortable, wonderful bath,everything you needed (although I agree with a previous reviewer that coat hooks in the porch would have been really useful, but this is not a complaint). Fantastic garden, beautiful setting, we stood out most nights to listen to the tawny owls calling and to watch the bats, and in the morning we sat out and watched the birds with our breakfast. If you are a nature lover, this is a wonderful place to stay.
We were well looked after here, and we would recommend Ty Mawr as a great base for exploring North Wales –
we went to Portmeirion, Barmouth, up to the half way house on Snowdon, Lake Vrynwy, Bala, Harlech Castle, Coed Y Brenin for beautiful walks, and only regretted we didn’t explore the walks on our doorstep.
Thanks to Wendy and Geraint helping us out when we had car troubles – Tye Garage just down the road had us back on the road in a day. We crossed the road and took the bus in to Bala, and had some lovely walks. We can recommend a breakfast at Badell Aur Restaurant on Bala high street, great food, we went there a few times.
Thanks again to all for a wonderful stay.

Liz Cassie

We really enjoyed our short break at the cottage. Lovely, fully equipped kitchen. Comfortable bedrooms. Good location for exploring the local area. Barmouth is about 40 min drive, Llandudno just over an hour and lots to see along the route. Plenty of walking near by and Bala Adventure and Watersports Centre will rent a kayak or SUP to enjoy the water.

Reliable Wifi and Netflix was a bonus for our teenage son! There is a lovely seating area in the garden, perfect on a summer evening.

Nicola Brixton

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ty-Mawr. Gorgeous comfortable cottage that caters for all your needs. The cottage is literally home from home , the beds are very comfortable and the cottage is lovely and warm with the added bonus of two log fires . Cooking your own meals isn’t an issue as you have everything you need in the lovely kitchen. Wake up in the morning to gorgeous views and bird song . The cottage is an ideal base for exploring other towns/villages . Visited some fab places and completed gorgeous walks all within a 30 min drive . Lovely bottle of red was provided from the owner which was a nice touch . Our little dog loved roaming around the safe , secure garden which as a pet owner this is most important. Only used the hot tub once as takes a long time to fill and heat up with logs . Would highly recommend staying at this idyllic property it’s just perfect 10/10 .


Lovely cottage with all the amenities you need for a cosy few days away. Finding the cottage was really easy and there are numerous walking trails / biking trails a short drive away.
Would definitely recommend staying here

Debbi Twist

A beautiful cosy cottage with a warm welcome from the owners.
The cottage itself is very clean and equipped with everything you need, the mountainous view from virtually every window is outstanding and the hot tub is lush.
Plenty to see and do in the area or just totally relax and admire the view.
I have been to quite a few Dioni properties, all beautiful but this one felt like home.
Geraint and Wendy are lovely and I will definitely be back.

Melissa Aitken

I recent stayed at Ty Mawr cottage.
Overall we had a great time, the cottage was lovely and cosy. But there was also a couple of things that could be Improved on.
The hot tub wasn’t not filled when we got there so we couldn’t use it until the following day.
It took around 5 hours to heat it up and you had to use logs to do this so we constantly had to keep putting more logs on so I was a bit disappointed by this.
When we did realise the hot tub was empty I contacted the owner and he was there within the hour.
The kitchen was a bit dirty and there was all crumbs in the cutlery draw and the cupboards.
Also crumbs in the sofa but upstairs was lovely and clean.
Overall we had a great stay and at a reasonable price.

Paul Price

Definitely recommend this beautiful cottage. It had everything we needed for a lovely stay in a very picturesque location. Nice and secluded but only a few miles out of Bala town centre.
The cottage was fully equipped with everything you need. All the mod cons in the kitchen. A huge bathroom with a roll top bath and the bed was sooooo comfortable. Fantastic views around the whole area. We are definitely going to go back. Loved it 😊

Malgorzata Czermanowicz

Fantastic cottage with great fireplace, very spacious (as for cottage) but with cosy feel at the same time. Outside space with beautiful views and great walks straight from the house. It is secluded but with easy access to the nearby villages and other attractions. The owner was great, very helpful and friendly. If you need a getaway this place is perfect. Would recommend 100% and hope to be back there soon.

Christian Lisseman

Myself and my husband stayed at this cottage with our dog Harley and it was the perfect getaway for us. Once the main driveway gate is shut, the garden is secure and Harley was able roam around the impressive grounds to her heart’s content. Inside the house we had pretty much everything we needed and it was warm and cosy. The bathroom is amazing! (Just a suggestion, but it would be handy to have some coat hooks inside the front door in the little hallway area.)

From the back of the house there’s an easy walk up to a much quieter road than the one that runs past the front, and this track leads directly to the local village and the Eagles pub (shame dogs can’t go in the pub but it has a nice outside space and some covered areas outside too).

All in all this cottage is highly recommended.

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