Holiday home Yr Hen Olchfa is a lovely, welcoming and homely end-terrace cottage in the centre of Bala and can sleep four people. There is a ground floor king-size double bedroom, a single bedroom, a ground floor bathroom, a first floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with an electric fire, sofa bed and balcony and there is also a conservatory. Outside there is off road parking for one car, additional, free roadside parking opposite, lockable storage for bikes, kayaks etc. in the garage and a rear yard with a small wooden bench and a first floor balcony with furniture. Yr Hen Olchfa is a lovely holiday base.
Area The busy market town of Bala sits within the beautiful Snowdonia National Park and is located at the head of Llyn Tegid, The famous lake at Bala, is the largest natural lake in Wales and home to a unique fish called the Gwyniaid, which is a relic of the Ice Age. Celebrated as a centre for many fantastic water sports including fishing, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and white water rafting.
Region Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.
Amenities Gas central heating and electric fire. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 1 small/medium-sized car. Additional free roadside parking opposite. Lockable storage for bikes, kayaks in garage. Rear yard with bench and first floor balcony with furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops, pubs and restaurant 2 mins walk.
Excellent cottage, very clean and tidy with all the comforts we needed.. The welcome pack with the local cake was very much appreciated.
Lovely place and very friendly owner
Mr Watson, July 2020
The on site parking is only adequate for the smallest of cars..
The cottage was excellent.. . central, spacious clean and warm with all facilities we would want.
Bala is good for walking from to the hills
This holiday accommodation is far above expectations.. It is situated in a perfect area for the town high street and local facilities. We enjoyed our stay despite some poor weather and found everything above excellent!! The house was so clean and fresh and equipped with everything you could wish for. A big, big thank you to Janet who made everything so welcoming!!
It was a real wow factor wine goodies all waiting for us soooo clean everything .... It was a real wow factor wine goodies all waiting for us soooo clean everything provided and I mean everything milk tea coffee sugar didn't need to take any cleaning items all provided could have washed clothes dried and ironed them if wanted lovely patio for breakfast but we were blessed with the weather fabulous location only one hiccup parking think it could be problem in season but OK out of season as rough land next to snooker Hall adequate after last holiday let down sykes have redeemed themselves with this and thank you to Janet for our great stay
This cottage was very comfortable and well-equipped, and in a great location.. It was very quiet at night time, and the owner was very thoughtful leaving us milk, wine and a cake. It was lovely to have some DVDs and books in the cottage, and lots of pamphlets about local services. I would definitely book this cottage again if I came back to Snowdonia.
We booked a week and have ended up leaving early house was so dirty hair everywhere dishes had food on them sugar all over the work tops obviously wasn't cleaned before we arrived just the bed made up I think I luckily had spare blanket's with me as I didn't want to sleep in the bed after seeing the rest of the house bathroom was also unclean . Drive way said small to medium Sized car my car isn't big and didn't fit so had to try park across the road but that was full also in front of the house is a bus depo so 5:30am you hear every person and bus trying to squeeze in and out of there not really relaxing when you on holiday listening to all that in the morning and again at night. Yes there was a bottle of wine and cake left for us which I would normally think is a nice touch but I would of honestly preferred the house to be clean all this felt like it ruined our holiday a waste of money feel ripped off.
While the property was acknowledged to be in a town it is described as "tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the high street" however what the listing ommited was the busy bus depot within a few metres with significant noise starting around 6am.. This in my mind is wilfully misleading. The property was unclean. My wife and I have been on several "cottage" holidays, and I use the term loosely in this instance, and this property was simply gross. We have never left a bad review and also never left a property early but when you arrive at the property and find complimentary wine (a nice point) it would be good to find a glass not looking as heavily frosted as a bathroom window. Upon arrival we found much of the kitchenware with food in varying states of decomposition stuck in various places and sugar scattered across the kitchen side and already well adhered to the worktop. I take issue with this property even being referred to as a cottage as in my mind (and thesaurus) a cottage is in the country not surrounded by buildings and heavy vehicles. The owner of the property responded to our review by telling us that a friend had cleaned the property for her but didn't bother to apologise for the state of the property simply telling us it was the wrong property for us.
The house was amazing location and village was beautiful everything on your doorstep.. Made to feel welcome on arrival left a bottle of wine and welsh treats .
Beautiful balcony to sit outside first hoilday together so very romantic will definitely want to return would highly recommend as we don't drive we were able to go to the shops and explore the shops and use the bus service and local shop and pubs were so friendly we did not want to leave.
The house was gorgeous and Janet really made us feel at home the area was beautiful and all the locals very welcoming
Mrs O Grady
We had a fabulous time in Wales.. Our holiday cottage was perfect for us . Highly recommend this porperty!!
Apart from everything else being good, the smoke alarms were highly sensitive and parking was awkward..
This is one of the best equipped cottages in have stayed in.. The owner has put a lot of thought and consideration into everything and we had a lovely relaxing time
Lovely place to stay every need for comfort was catered for by owner plus welcome gifts, thank you
The cottage was very comfortable; a home from home which was warm and inviting. We would definitely like to stay again in the future. Thank you for such a wonderful weekend stay.
Yr Hen Olchfa was such a lovely property to stay in. It was really homely and made the difference in enjoying our break away. The property was of a very high standard, had lots of little extras and is situated in an ideal location.
Mr Gilbert, August 2016
Yr Hen Olchfa was such a lovely property to stay in.. It was really homely and made the difference in enjoying our break away. The property was of a very high standard, had lots of little extras and is situated in an ideal location.
Mrs Bennett, May 2016
The cottage was very comfortable; a home from home which was warm and inviting.. We would definitely like to stay again in the future. Thank you for such a wonderful weekend stay.
Yr Hen Olchfa os a wonderful property, very homely and welcoming and facilities that went beyond anything I've been to before. The owner was incredibly kind and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Excellent location right in the heart of Bala.
Ms Edwards, April 2016
Yr Hen Olchfa os a wonderful property, very homely and welcoming and facilities that went beyond anything I've been to before.. The owner was incredibly kind and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Excellent location right in the heart of Bala.
This was the most well appointed rental I have ever stayed in and I travel a lot! My family had a wonderful holiday here and I highly recommend it.
We really enjoyed our holiday, the property was beautiful and well furnished. There are several walks and many activities for all the family. We look forward to returning for another family break.
Just spent a week at yr hen olchfa and found it very cosy. It was very well equipped so you don,t need to take any utensils with you in fact it had everything you would need and more. The parking was a bit tight even for a fiesta but I used the open parking across the road with no problem. The property is ideal if you want a base to travel around North Wales or if you just want to stay local being just off the high street. Recommend the white lion for a meal out. All in all a very nice property.
Mr Brown, February 2016
We really enjoyed our holiday, the property was beautiful and well furnished.. There are several walks and many activities for all the family. We look forward to returning for another family break.
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