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Pen Y Bont Farmhouse

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Overview
6 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
11 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Pen Y Bont Farmhouse provides quality accommodation in a 400 year old Welsh farmhouse bursting with charm and character, situated within the Snowdownia National Park. The farmhouse retains many original features including a wealth of exposed beams and with real fires in wood burning stoves housed in inglenook fireplaces. The farmhouse is situated in a truly superb location on the edge of Lake Bala, yet within just a few minutes walk of Bala town with all its amenities including leisure centre with swimming pool, quaint local shops, award-winning restaurants and numerous cosy and friendly pubs.Lake Bala steam railway and the Yacht club are within a few minutes walk. Pen Y Bont is situated in a spectacular location and is perfect for family celebrations and reunions, groups of friends an...Pen Y Bont Farmhouse provides quality accommodation in a 400 year old Welsh farmhouse bursting with charm and character, situated within the Snowdownia National Park. The farmhouse retains many original features including a wealth of exposed beams and with real fires in wood burning stoves housed in inglenook fireplaces. The farmhouse is situated in a truly superb location on the edge of Lake Bala, yet within just a few minutes walk of Bala town with all its amenities including leisure centre with swimming pool, quaint local shops, award-winning restaurants and numerous cosy and friendly pubs.Lake Bala steam railway and the Yacht club are within a few minutes walk. Pen Y Bont is situated in a spectacular location and is perfect for family celebrations and reunions, groups of friends and couples. Castell Gronw Castle Mound( a scheduled historic monument) within the grounds provides spectacular views of Lake Bala and the surrounding countryside.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
* Up to 2 dogs allowed unless agreed specifically with property owner. *single-sex groups and/or younger parties, allowed by special permission of the owner. *Access to fenced off wood pile in wood is prohibited. * Castell Gronw - Strictly no metal detectors or digging. All fires, chiminea or barbacue on the concrete pad only. The sides are steep,stones set into mound as steps are unsafe and should not be used. Young children / pets should be supervised as acesss to road possible on one side.
Bedrooms
3 Kings5 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Lisa D
Hosting since May 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe do not live onsite but can be contacted via phone if required. I am happy to try and answer any questions.

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Reviews (33)
Jane S
Jane S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Will definitely be booking in the future
I was planning to book here for a family get together and hiking, but unfortunately we are no longer able to go at this time due to my daughter needing surgery. However I would recommend just on how helpful the owners have been during the booking process and how swiftly Lisa has been in getting back to me with all of my queries, that I do intend to rebook with her once my daughter has recovered.
Visited February 2024
Written 8 February 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lee D
Lee D
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pen Y Bont
Lovely cottage based right next door to Bala lake and in walking distance to the town centre. Well equipped cottage with plenty of room, unfortunately the weather wasn't the best, but who cares. Bala miniature railway was also directly behind the cottage and is worth a journey, approximately 4 mile trip along Bala lake and was a wonderful view.
Visited February 2022
Written 26 February 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Relax06082677832
Relax06082677832
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing holiday!
Just got back from an amazing holiday at the farmhouse with a family of 10. Loved the farmhouse, its character and quirky features. Perfect location at Bala Lake and within easy reach of many local attractions. North Wales is stunning. Would definitely recommend the farmhouse for a family holiday.
Visited August 2021
Written 5 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Naomi F
Naomi F
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Generally good accomodation with a couple of issues that may not bother everyone (wifi and bathrooms)
The house is very attractive from the back (the picture that is shown), but is right on a mian road at front . . . . there was surprisingly little noise so it wasn't too much of a bother. The garden is lovely, and the chimera on the mound is an absolutely lovely way to finish a day (with views of the lake). The size of the house is excellent but we did struggle with bathrooms. There are only 2 toilets, which isn't loads when you think there are beds for 10/11 people. We did find ourselves queuing for bathrooms quite a bit, which was a hassle. There is one double bedroom which is described as en suite but it doesn't actually have a toilet, just a shower and sink. The other issue with the bathrooms is location. rom the room I was in -the double which faces onto the garden- you can only access a bathroom/toilet by either going through someone else's twin room (not really possible at night) or by going down a very steep set of spiral wooden stairs then through a room up another set of stairs and down a corridor (a real palaver at night and not very safe in the dark). The second issue we found annoying was that the internet connection only worked in one room, and even then it was very slow if a couple of people were on it at the same time (which is going to happen if 10 people are staying). Everything else was great with the house; these two things would put me off going again but may not bother other guests. Bala is a great little village, the centre being within east walking distance of the house. It has a CooP and lots of nice cafes and pubs and other shops (pottery painting etc). The lake is stunning, as is the surrounding countryside. The owner comunicated well with me.
Visited August 2020
Written 9 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Diane A
Diane A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Farmhouse
We took our 3 sons and families for a weeks break, staying in this beautiful large Farmhouse. The weather was not too good but the house was warm and cosy to come home to after a day out in the rain, the grounds are lovely, plenty of space for the Grandchildren and dogs to run around. The farmhouse is well equipped (although lacks a whisk)and in an excellent position to get out and about either on foot or by car. The one negative is the height of the doors, obviously expected in a building of this age, but with my husband and sons all being 6ft+ there were a few bumps to heads. Would highly recommend
Visited August 2020
Written 30 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nomad608481
Nomad608481
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location
There is so much to do around the area, the lake is beautiful and right next door, and the biking/walking, trips to the coast etc all really easy to get to and very attractive. Beautiful part of Wales. The house accommodates a good number of people and the garden is great. We agree with some of the other reviewers that the house is a bit too close to a pretty busy road from the point of view of noise. But we were most disappointed by some very unrelaxing written exchanges with the owner, and finally being charged from our deposit for a chair that broke when a young female member of our party sat on it. We found this an untrusting end to a holiday during which we had been perfectly good guests.
Visited July 2020
Written 4 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

zarawinch
zarawinch
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Farmhouse new year stay
From start to finish we had a fab stay over New Years. We had 7 adults and a number of dogs staying for 5 days and the farmhouse was a tardis, there was ample room and great areas to go off and have quiet time. The entertainment space for us to play games as a family was more than big enough and the garden area is vast. We had a brilliant stay and Lisa the owner was in contact if we needed anything. The owls are fascinating..... but we didn’t manage to count them all. A fantastic stay plus a great base for snowdonia national park and Zip world, the views and the walks locally around Bala were brilliant, I would highly recommend.
Visited December 2019
Written 3 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

159lesley
159lesley
Widnes, United Kingdom47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved everything about this house
Stayed long weekend with 4 generations 16 to 90 years of age. House is lovely for family get-togethers plenty of space for all to sit together for meals and relaxing with extra room if some want to do something different plus games room with pool table. Kitchen very well equipped with good quality appliances and utensils etc. House spotlessly clean and well maintained. Bedrooms lovely comfortable and roomy. An abundance of books games and DVDs. House is in a great location easy walk into Bala which we tried out and location is ideal for visiting many other places. Would definitely recommend and return ourselves. Owner Lisa is very helpful and easy to communicate with.
Visited December 2019
Written 10 December 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Voyage791260
Voyage791260
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything we needed and more
We were celebrating a special birthday and eleven of us enjoyed staying in this clean ans spacious farmhouse. The beds and sofas were very comfortable. The lake was opposite and the town only a fifteen minute walk. Lisa was great to deal with and helped us more than she had to. Will certainly book this farmhouse again
Visited October 2019
Written 7 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

michelleraybould
michelleraybould
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing holiday cottage
I had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful farmhouse for a long weekend in September to celebrate a family birthday. There were only six of us staying at the cottage so we had the pick of the many bedrooms on offer! The farmhouse is well equipped, tastefully decorated and in-keeping with the character and style of such a charming property. There were plenty of games and books for the children to enjoy and a pool table in the garage for the boys! The grounds and garden were perfect for the children, who loved to explore the stream in the woodland area and look out to the views of Lake Tegid from the top of the historic mound. The cottage is perfectly located on the edge of the lake and within easy walking distance into Bala. We had a fantastic stay and will definitely be back.
Visited September 2019
Written 14 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Parking
  • Parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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Map
Getting there
Manchester Intl Airport
101.1 km

Chester Airport
54 km
Restaurants
Old Wives' Tales
12 min

Cyfnod Cafe Bistro
13 min

Plas-Yn-Dre
13 min

Aran Hufen Ia
12 min
Attractions
Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake)
10 minBodies of Water

Capel Clay
12 minPaint & Pottery Studios

Stori Beer and Wine CYF
12 minSpeciality & Gift Shops

Cocoa Bala
12 minSpeciality & Gift Shops
About the neighbourhood
Bala in the Snowdownia National Park is ideally placed to explore both north and mid Wales. It provides easy access to fantastic scenery from the doorstep. The mountains of Snowdon and Cadair Idris are an easy drive away, beaches at Barmouth, Portmadoc and Shell Island, Castles such as Harlech, and places to explore such as Llangollen, Portmeirion, the Isle of Anglesey and (over the border) the Roman city of Chester. The scenery is outstanding, the air is clean and fresh and traffic jams are unheard of! Just minutes away are all the activities any discerning activity seeker could wish for. Clean fresh air and stunning scenery. Breathtaking scenery for simply walking and exploring the countryside, Bala Golf Club, National White Water Centre for white water rafting, The Get Wet Adventure Company offer paintballing, high ropes, 4x4 guided safaris and much more. Bala Adventure & Watersports will offer more activities than can be fitted into several visits here! There is also a leisure centre in Bala Town with swimming pool and other activities. Cycle hire is available locally. The circular route around Bala Lake is highly recommended (about 14 miles), with a local pub, The Eagles at Llanuwchllyn serving delicious home-cooked food for a well-earned break or lunch on the way. Bala is a perfect base to access the range of activities available for a family week holiday or short weekend break with friends.
Getting around
you can travel to the other end of Bala lake via the Bal steam railway whose station is a 5 minute walk from the farmhouse. Otherwise we would reccommend a car though there are walking and bike trails as well as watersports available walking distance from the farmhouse
Access
Car advised
How to get there
By Car- From the A494 Llangollen approach to Bala, after crossing the river bridge and just before entering the town, turn left onto the B4391 signposted to Pen Y Bont, the Lake, the Steam Train and Llangynog. Pass the lake on your right, as you come to the end of the lake you cross over a bridge and you will see Pen-Y-Bont Farmhouse in front on the right hand side of the road. For Sat Nav the postcode is LL23 7PH and this postcode takes you directly to the property.Turn into the property through the gate to the left hand side of the house, there is plenty of parking within the grounds.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
A single size truckle bed is available and will be setup in upstairs double bedroom. An additional cost of £50 per visit if you require 9 separate beds, maximum occupant remains at 11.

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