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Berno and Kirstie, welcome you to kick back, relax and enjoy your visit to Bala. Argraig is situated in a quiet spot against a hill with lovely views. It is a self contained apartment, with its own offstreet parking. The one bedroom apartment is well presented with a comfortable open plan lounge kitchen, with a sofa, electric fire, a well appointed kitchen and a modern bathroom, all on one level. The bedroom has a double bed with built-in wardrobe. A five minute walk from the town centre.
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PLEASE NOTE BEFORE BOOKING: During winter we have special reduced rates as there is construction work taking place in the rear garden. There will be no access to the rear garden during this period except in an emergency. Please contact us for further information. Contemporary in design and furnished with your relaxation & enjoyment in mind however long you stay. Cysgod Bach is suitable for people with limited mobility. Just one mile from Bala town with shops and restaurants.
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Yr Efail is situated in Llanfor a small village 3/4 of a mile from the market town of Bala. The property is a converted blacksmiths workshop were the owners family have worked since 1905. Recently renovated into a fully equipped self catering cottage. The property is single story providing easy access for all. Shops, restaurants and pubs are situated in Bala which you can reach by road or on foot along a footpath. We live in the village and available to recommend places to eat and visit.
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Your guide to Bala
All About Bala
The small town of Bala sits on Lake Bala/Llyn Tegid, the largest natural lake in Wales, inside Snowdonia National Park. Framed by rolling green hills, Bala is a great jumping-off point for exploring Gwynedd’s spectacular lakes, rivers, waterfalls, forests, and mountains. The waterways around Bala are popular for fishing, canoeing, and rafting, while the mountain forests are ideal for hiking and mountain biking. You’ll find some of the country’s best trail centres and downhill biking courses around Bala. And for keen road cyclists, there are challenging, scenic mountain passes that are excellent for a long bike ride.
This important place in Welsh history and culture is home to castles, museums, and historic estates. The imposing hilltop fortress of Dolwyddelan Castle sits less than an hour to the west, while the Byd Mary Jones World heritage centre just south of town tells the story of a 15-year-old local who forged her own path in 1800. The town also has several impeccably landscaped gardens, as well as cosy cafes, restaurants, and pubs.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Bala?
Spring is a lovely time of year to visit Bala, when the forests and woodlands are full of blooming wildflowers, and rainfall is relatively low. There can be some lingering snow in the mountains, but it’s still generally warm enough to spend time outdoors. Summer is warm, the days are at their longest, and you can enjoy recreation in the mountains, or drive to Wrexham, where one of the biggest music festivals in North Wales occurs every summer.
While autumn can bring frequent showers, storms, and cooler weather, it also offers spectacular scenery as the mountains around Bala develop rust-coloured hues. Cold weather arrives in winter and often brings snow and sleet. Clear winter days can be incredibly beautiful, and there are plenty of indoor sights and activities to enjoy at this time of year, such as a scenic train ride through Snowdonia National Park or an afternoon at the paint-your-own-pottery studio.
What are the top things to do in Bala?
In Wrexham, under an hour’s drive from Bala, Erddig is a National Trust-listed stately home and estate that offers a glimpse into life in the 18th century. You can tour the beautifully preserved house from the below-stairs servants’ rooms to the staterooms, most of which feature original furnishings. There’s a garage with vintage cars and a vast 1,200-acre estate with landscaped gardens to explore.
Bala Lake Railway
Bala Lake Railway, or Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid in Welsh, is a historic lakeside railway line that runs between Bala and the nearby village of Llanuwchllyn. This former section of the Great Western Railway was used to transport slate from nearby quarries. Today, you can ride one of the historic ex-quarry steam trains and admire the view of Bala Lake as well as the nearby mountains. The return journey takes around an hour.
Betsi Cadwaladr Trail
There are all kinds of hiking trails around Bala. However, the circular Betsi Cadwaladr Trail, which starts in town, offers a great introduction to Bala’s outdoor scenery. Named after a renowned Welsh military nurse who lived in the area, the trail winds through farmland, moorland, and past Lake Bala. The walk takes about two hours.