Cottages in Bala

Cottages in Bala

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Highlights in Bala

  • Welsh market town
  • Lake activities
  • Heritage centre
  • Dining options
  • Scenic railway

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Cottages in Bala

A historic town surrounded by nature

Bala is a charming market town located near Bala Lake in North Wales. It boasts many natural attractions and historic sights, making it a popular holiday destination for families, couples, and history lovers. The town was established in the year 1324 and was popular in the 1800s as a leading manufacturer of flannel, stockings, and gloves. Today, visitors frequent the town to explore its many nearby walking paths, lakes, and woodland areas. The town of Bala offers a wide range of restaurant options, shops, and museums. There’s a little something in Bala for every type of traveller!

Finding a cosy cottage in Bala

Bala is dotted with countless charming cottages, each a little different from the rest. Cottages here typically boast stone exteriors with historic design features. Interiors are well-equipped with all the modern amenities you’ll need to feel comfortable throughout your stay, including Wi-Fi, washing machines, heating, and fully functioning kitchens. Opt for a cottage with a large garden and a private balcony where you can enjoy a bit of privacy and nature. Oversized cottages are available for families and large groups, while couples can enjoy 1- or 2-bedroom cottages. With so many cottage options to choose from, you’ll be sure to find something suited perfectly to your travel needs in Bala.

Travellers and activities

Bala for families

Families should hop aboard for a scenic ride on the Bala Lake Railway. The narrow-gauge railway stretches along the southern side of Bala Lake for 4.5 miles. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding nature through the windows while you treat yourself to a piece of cake or a mince pie at the train café.

Bala for walking enthusiasts

Bala offers countless walking opportunities for keen walkers. The town sits at the edge of Bala Lake and Snowdania National Park, both of which offer many different walking trails for all levels of hikers. If you’re interested in culture and history, be sure to try the Town Trail or the Mary Jones Walk. All walks around Bala are well-marked with easy-to-follow paths.

There is a legend in Welsh folklore about Bala Lake having a sunken town underneath the surface of its waters.

Top 7 travel tips in Bala

1. Visit Bala Lake

Bala Lake, also known as Llyn Tegid in Welsh, is a must-visit for visitors. Swim, paddleboard, or kayak around the lake and sunbathe on the sandy shores. The tranquil lake is just a few miles away from the town, making it easy to visit. You can even reach the lake via the 2.2-mile loop that connects Bala town to Bala Lake.

2. Stroll through the Caerau Gardens

These stunning gardens are best visited in the warmer months when the grass is a vibrant shade of green and the flowers resemble a sea of colourful blooms. Spend some time walking around the lovely, well-cared-for gardens. There’s a fun play area for children to enjoy and a quaint café where you can order delicious soups, salads, and sandwiches.

3. Explore the streets of Bala on foot

Bala is a small, walkable town best explored on foot. Spend a couple of hours walking through the quaint streets where you’ll discover cafés, historic sights, unique shops, and more!

4. Enjoy delicious food options

Downtown Bala boasts an impressive array of dining options. Head over to the atmospheric Yr Hwb Bla where you can enjoy burgers, curries, Sunday roast, and more! Go to the adorable Loch Café for toasted sandwiches, coffee, ice-cream and other light fare. Badell Aur Restaurant serves some of the best fish & chips in Bala!

5. Enjoy a scenic walk at Lake Vyrnwy

This stunning reservoir is popular for its many walking paths and stunning scenery. Walk along the lake’s edge and enjoy the fresh air and silence of nature. The views are the best during the fall months when the foliage is at its peak.

6. Stop by Byd Mary Jones World

This unique heritage centre tells the story of Mary Jones through a series of exhibitions, informational displays, and artefacts. Mary Jones was a 15-year-old girl who walked for 26 miles barefoot across the countryside to buy a bible in Bala in the early 1800s. Her story is well-known in Welsh history by the name of “Mary Jones and her Bible.”

7. Visit the spectacular cascades at Pistyll Rhaeadr

Although it’s around a 1-hour drive away, the famed Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfalls are well-worth the trip. Here you can hike through the lush woodlands and countryside via a 4-mile loop to reach the falls. Be sure to bring good footwear since some areas of the path can be rocky. The waterfalls and views on this walk are breathtaking!

Information about cottages in Bala

🏡 Cottages available: 30 properties.
💳 Discount available: up to -60%.
🌙 Minimum price per night: from £25.
⭐ Most popular amenities: Wi-Fi, garden and barbecue.
🐾 Pet-friendly: 17 properties.
📶 For workation: 97% of the properties.
👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 For families: 13% of the properties.

FAQs: Cottages in Bala

Which services can you expect to find at the cottages in Bala?

Among the services you can find on Holidu, it appears that the cottages in Bala contain everything that travellers wish for! Here, cottages generally are equipped with a variety of amenities, the most popular being: Wi-Fi (97%), garden (83%), and barbecue (30%)... Pretty cool!

How are the cottages usually rated in Bala?

On average, the cottages are fairly well rated. According to Holidu, 27% of cottages have a rating equivalent to or higher than 4.5 stars. This is a relatively high percentage which allows us to confirm that many are very comfortable and will be the perfect choice for your next holiday.

Are the cottages in Bala suitable for holiday-makers and their pets?

Certainly! In Bala, 73% of the cottages accept them, and 83% also have a garden!

Do the cottages in Bala often come with Wi-Fi?

Yes! According to last year's data, 97% of cottages in Bala have Wi-Fi. So no need to panic, you will be able to browse the internet throughout your stay!

How much does it usually cost for cottages in Bala?

A big percentage of cottages in Bala (93%) in general cost less than £100 a night. This is the ideal destination for booking a cheap cottage!

Are the cottages in Bala suitable for stays with the whole family or rather for a holiday as a small group?

According to Holidu's information, 80% of cottages are made for up to four travellers. Approximately 83% of the cottages here have at least two separate bedrooms. Bala is the perfect destination for small groups of friends!

When planning a luxurious weekend in Bala, are cottages a good choice?

Absolutely! The accommodations in this destination come very well-equipped. If you are looking for a unique holiday property, you shouldn't delay in making a reservation because 0% have a pool, 83% have a garden but none have a sauna. Also, if what you are looking for is a spacious property, 80% of the cottages can accommodate big groups and 83% have green spaces in their vicinity.

If you are dreaming of a getaway to Bala, what is the best time of the year?

According to the amenities found at the cottages in Bala, it is the perfect destination both in summer and winter. This is because there are very varied options, with all the characteristics one can imagine. You can be sure that Bala is an ideal place to enjoy both summer and winter.

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