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“great stay, very comfortable”
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Very good
29 reviews
Decking and picnic table
Outside Cottage
View from Cottage
Lounge area.
Kitchen
Bedroom
Shower room.
Secure bike / sporting accessory storage
Bala Lake foreshore.
Bala Lake and Narrow Gauge Railway.
Sunset over Llyn Tegid / Bala Lake.
The Aran Mountain.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Bala, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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Very good - based on 29 reviews
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jeromep47...
2 reviews
“More rustic than cozy”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We used the cottage as a base to explore N Wales. Kitchen worked well. Bath small but functional. Beds were hard - beyond firm. Cottage looked a bit tired. Cobwebs, dust and stained curtains didn't help. Some of bedding was worn through. The central heating was a benefit. We washed clothes twice and took short showers and had to feed the meter 7 pounds. (The faux fireplace heater, we used for a short time, gobbles money.) The owners left us alone but also did not check on any needs and we ended up having to buy more TP. The cottage is connected to the house and the deck is right outside the kitchen windows (not as much privacy as you would expect from the photos). US bank transfer cost $40 to send deposit.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Beds and bedding
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Gill W
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“great stay, very comfortable”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Had a great stay at Cartref cottage at Easter. The cottage is compact with bathroom, bedroom and a lounge/ kitchen area. It is very clean and comfortable and the hosts are very friendly and welcoming. There is an electricity meter which takes pound coins but it is amazing how long a pound lasts. The weather was quite cold while we were there but the cottage has central heating so that was not a problem. The surrounding area is beautiful and Bala itself is a short drive away and we found a good choice of cafes and pubs for eating out, a supermarket and takeaways. I feel sure we will return and would definitely recommend.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
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Liked best: the location
Liked least: the tiny bathroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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