The Old Workhouse B&B Bala, Snowdonia.

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Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Ian

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 private bathroom
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Welcome back. The good news is that under current Welsh Covid guidelines our rooms are classed as self-contained which means we can again offer guests a warm welcome to The Old Workhouse in Bala to enjoy the lakes, mountains and scenery in beautiful Snowdonia in North Wales. To comply with regulations we will be serving a modern light breakfast in-room, and will be observing the latest social distancing guidelines. Our spacious en-suite rooms will be deep cleaned between guests.

The space
The Poet's Room is very spacious and perfect for couples, or just friends, to come and enjoy the beautiful countryside, with a comfortable stay in a historic setting.
We are located within Bala town and all it's facilities, and just five minutes stroll to Llyn Tegid, the largest natural lake in Wales - perfect for kayaking or paddle boarding. There are lots of beautiful local walks from the workhouse door, and the coast is an scenic 45-minute drive away.
We are close to the national White Water Rafting Centre and lots of other outdoor activities such as zip-wires, Surf Snowdonia, cycling routes etc...
National Trust Gardens, castles and stately homes are also in abundance in Snowdonia.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed

What this place offers

Lake access
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Breakfast
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom

Bala is a thriving market town with a good choice of pubs, restaurants and cafes, as well as many artisan businesses, all within a short stroll from the workhouse.
The town sits at the end of Lake Bala (Llyn Tegid), the largest natural lake in Wales and one of the most beautiful settings anywhere.

Hosted by Ian

  1. Joined in September 2017
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Hi, I'm Ian - ex-journalist, sometime author, and lately the owner of a former workhouse along with life partner Georgina. I worked as a reporter in Aberdeen, London and Manchester until a large redundancy cheque was waved in front of me in 2001. Since then, with Georgina, I've opened and closed a hotel, run a restaurant, been involved in property, and spent most of our savings (such as they were) on bringing part of the old workhouse back to life. Though former city dwellers, we moved here recently after visiting frequently and falling for its charms. We love good food and wine, enjoy the company of others, and look forward to making your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Hi, I'm Ian - ex-journalist, sometime author, and lately the owner of a former workhouse along with life partner Georgina. I worked as a reporter in Aberdeen, London and Manchester…

During your stay

This is our home and we are always happy to chat and advise you about the local area, things to do, and activities available - or leave you in peace if that is what you prefer.
If Ian starts to bore you with his history lecture of the workhouse, just tell him to shut up.
We are friendly, hospitable people, and want to make your stay as happy and rewarding as possible.
This is our home and we are always happy to chat and advise you about the local area, things to do, and activities available - or leave you in peace if that is what you prefer…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 22:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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