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Cross Keys, Bala. Pet Dog allowed. L110 Night. L480 - L 695 per WK inclusive.

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The Cross Keys Holiday Cottage, Bala.  Grade 2 Listed.  Built about 1771 in the conservation area.
1 of 23The Cross Keys Holiday Cottage, Bala. Grade 2 Listed. Built about 1771 in the conservation area.
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Bala, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales
Cross Keys is a Historic late Georgian property, built about 1771 before the Battle of Waterloo and the American War of Independence. It was originally an Ale House (Ancient name for a Pub) and is a Grade 2 Listed, semi detached Self Catering Holiday Cottage in the conservation area of the small village of Llandderfel. It is full of character, comfortable, cosy, clean and very well equipped. Walking distance to the local pub that was voted in 2017 the most dog friendly pub in Wales and to one of the best fishing spots on the River Dee.

Llandderfel is 3.5 Miles from the Market town of Bala and very central to Snowdonia National Park and areas of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The village is also on a bus route.

The Cottage is decorated and furnished in a traditional style to suit the property. In 1771 the average height of...
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Listing #HL6714567
About the Owner
Carol K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2015
Interaction with guests
The most important thing is that you enjoy your stay at the cottage and in this beautiful area, I want to ensure that guest feel they have superb value for money and I do my best to provide quality accommodation at a very fair price. I always meet and greet my guests and show them the workings of the cottage. I get the milk, always tea and coffee available. Shopping can be taken in and unpacked too if required. I have lots of information of things to do and provide maps, torches and picnic set for guests to use.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The perfect accommodation for our three night stay in North Wales. Cycle routes accessible from the door and close enough to all the main attractions. Carol is a wonderfully welcoming host and nothing is too much trouble. The cottage is quirky (which we liked -...More

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Our family of 6 adults loved staying at this cottage for a weekend away and Carol the owner couldnt have been more welcoming. It is warm and cosy with a lovely woodburner in the living room. The cottage is well equipped throughout, Carol has really...More

Thank Nici G
GoPlaces623166, VR Owner at Cross Keys, Bala. Pet Dog allowed. L110 Night. L480 - L 695 per WK inclusive., responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to respond, I really appreciate it. It was lovely to meet you and I am so pleased you found it comfortable. Carol

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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed for a week over the August bank holiday, 6 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs. Carol, the owner, met us on arrival and explained everything to us. Even what to do if there was a power cut, which was much appreciated later in...More

Thank RLKiy
GoPlaces623166, VR Owner at Cross Keys, Bala. Pet Dog allowed. L110 Night. L480 - L 695 per WK inclusive., responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I am really pleased you all enjoyed staying on this lovely old cottage. You are not the first to advise me that my photoghraphs do not do the cottage any Justice. I have a plan...More

Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Please treat my property with the same respect that you would expect your home to be treated. Pet dogs are not allowed on the furniture and not upstairs. Pet owners must use...
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Bathrooms
    1 Shower
Bedrooms
    1 Crib
    2 Twins
    2 Fulls
    1 Queen
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About the neighbourhood
In 1882 'Bala and the surrounding area is described as a quiet little town situated near the end of Bala Lake on the North Side of a wide cultivated valley. A hundred years ago it was more quiet and rural still. ( in 1782) The scenery is pastoral in it's character, hilly rather than mountainous, but well wooded and watered. Altogether it is a pretty, cheerful, healthy spot'.. Ref :- The story of Mary Jones and her Little Bible. First Published by the British and Foreign Bible society. London.1882

Bala remains as beautiful as it was in a vastly changing world. It is the gateway to other parts of the Snowdonia National Park, to the North, West and Mid Wales via excellent well maintained country roads.
The lake is very special and is the largest Natural in Wales. Lots...
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Getting around
A car or other other forms of transport are required. There is a bus service to the village and it can take you to west to the coast or to Wrexham in the East where it links with the main station or other bus routes.
An ideal hiking area with several mountain ranges surrounding the Village, Bala and the Dee Valley.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Ruabon/Chirk/Wrexham/Chester: 37.0 km
Driving time from London is on average 4.5 hour, Manchester Airport 1.75hrs and North Birmingham 2 hours in normal traffic conditions. Manchester and Liverpool are the nearest Airports. This beautiful contrasting area of North Wales is generally easy to get to via Motorways and the A5 trunk Road. The village is also on a bus route.
Easy since mostly linked by Motorway, duel carriage way and last route is the A5 Trunk Road. Local directions can be given when point of residence known. Travel time from Heathrow 4.5 hours with 30 minute stop. From Manchester or Liverpool Airports average time is one hour 45 minutes normal flowing traffic..
Post code of Cross Keys is LL23 7HP
If you use sat nav it usually takes you over the Berwyn mountains unless you put in Via the A5. The Berwyn...
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 49.0 km.
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