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The Pigsty, Snowdonia, North Wales, Bala, Wales

SuperhostSarnau, Wales, United Kingdom
Barn hosted by Toby
2 guests1 bedroom0 beds1 bathroom
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Situated in the grounds of Caerau Gardens, a charming and unusual bolt hole for a couple to stay in. With under-floor heating, a Sauna and a large screen and projector! The surroundings are stunning we even have a lake for fishing, swimming or perhaps kayaking. We’ve just gone “smart” with Alexa and fun lights!

We are high in the hills, 5 miles east of Bala on the edge of Snowdonia, in easy reach of all that has to offer

Not open due to virus, we would not dream of taking bookings I’m afraid

The space
Sauna and projector with large screen for films, it has a slot for dvds and vga connectivity for a laptop, we have some films. Very comfortable large mattress accessable by ladder above sauna and under a velux window to the stars. Everything you need in a compact and stylish space. BBQ and seating area plus a new deck with more chairs and table overlooking the view. There is even a sunken trampoline outside your door! If you would like a really remote farmhouse have a look at Tyn Llyn by our lake for 2 people or maybe children camping. No electricity! But quite a spot! Or Tai Isaf if there are more of you, so remote you need to borrow our4x4 unless you have your own. For families of up to 6 but there is electricity and heating, certainly no neighbours!

Guest access
A private lake for swimming,fishing or boating. 600 acres of surrounding countryside to explore and the use of our gardens and adventure playground. We can provide mountain bikes, we have a couple and we don’t charge! Also a kayak for the lake, fishing rods etc all very informal. More than just a bed for the night.

Other things to note
We are only a small set-up but we open the garden to the public in the main season from April until October when we run our cafe. We serve a full menu including much home made food, great coffee and cakes too, but generally just ask if you want something, maybe a meal in the pigsty in the evening?

If you want to research us further do try YouTube searches for “Hickish business” or “Caerau Uchaf Gardens”
Situated in the grounds of Caerau Gardens, a charming and unusual bolt hole for a couple to stay in. With under-floor heating, a Sauna and a large screen and projector! The surroundings are stunning we even hav…

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Free parking on premises
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Kitchen
Dryer
TV
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Hair dryer
Heating
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Sarnau, Wales, United Kingdom

The area: - Bala is a fairly small town of about 2000 inhabitants but it has all you need in the way of shops and is about 5 miles from us. It has the lake railway and of course the lake. Sarah and Mark of bala water sports can help you out with that and all sorts of activities, see their web site. There is white water rafting on the Tryweryn too.

A lot of visitors do Snowdon, it is an obvious choice but there are lots of less crowded mountains too. Loads of other walking choices of course and a lot of people just stay and walk from the door.

We have 600 acres of hill, mountain and valley and our lake. On the land are stone circles and flint aged/Roman camp “Caer Euni”. The lake is 18 acres and good for swimming. There is a kayak you can borrow and course fishing for pike and perch, we can find you some tackle. We also have a couple of mountain bikes for you to borrow.

Elsewhere in Snowdonia there is so much to do that web searches are your best bet but lots of coast obviously and castles. People love “zip world” and “bounce below” they need booking.

Food: - the bryntirion pub in Llandderfel or really special food at the Tyddyn Llan or Pale Hall. Rhug isn’t bad either and there are good Indian restaurants in Bala and Corwen. We can do meals for you until about 6.30pm and in the season our cafe is open until 5 anyway.

I hope this gives you some ideas to research! Toby and Stephanie
The area: - Bala is a fairly small town of about 2000 inhabitants but it has all you need in the way of shops and is about 5 miles from us. It has the lake railway and of course the lake. Sarah and Mark of bal…

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Joined in January 2014
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House rules
Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 10:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets

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