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Kestrel Cottage

Bala (8.5 mls NE), North Wales
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Romantic and peaceful couples retreat in 19th century property with stylish interiors, hot tub and private patio area a short walk away
  • Set in 9 acres of gardens and grounds with panoramic views of Berwyn Mountain range
  • Perfect for walking, mountain biking, water sports, fishing, golfing and wildlife watching
Property code: 52509

A beautiful couples retreat in an idyllic village location perfect to relax, unwind and explore Snowdonia National Park, dramatic countryside, historic towns and pretty villages in North Wales. Nearby Bala boasts Wales's largest natural lake, narrow gauge railway, National White Water Centre and a range of restaurants and shops. Nearby Betws-y-Coed with historic bridges, waterfalls, river pools and hill top lakes, is also full of outdoor activity and craft shops, galleries and public houses. Enjoy walking, climbing, kayaking, sailing and fishing in breath-taking scenery. Visit historic towns of Ruthin and Denbigh, have a day trip to Barmouth for fabulous beaches or take the challenges of GYG karting, Snowdonia's Cader Idris, Surf Snowdonia and the Zip World Caverns. This really is an all year round destination.

The former stables, with full aspect window, is full of interesting objects, stylish features and stunning rural views. The open plan kitchen/diner is welcoming and cosy with the sofa to cuddle up on and watch TV or a DVD, sink into the armchair in front of the fire with a good book, or just admire the Welsh countryside. If you decide to eat in the well-equipped kitchen area, with breakfast bar, it has all you need to prepare a meal from the electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher to all the thoughtful little extras creating a lovely space to cook in. Meander up the stairs to the luxurious double bed with freshly laundered linen, soft dressing gowns and towels. The stylish en-suite has a large shower and separate WC.

Up the private drive, past the owners home, the property nestles on the gravelled courtyard with superb countryside views. Across the courtyard, you can enjoy alfresco dining in the private patio area with table, chairs and charcoal BBQ with lovely views. There are also a number of shared spaces to sit and relax in the nine acres of grounds. Maybe picnic by the standing stones or at the top of the garden near the trees. If you are bringing your bike there is lockable storage and an outside tap with hose available. Plenty of outside space for your canoe or kayak. The shared, spacious, vaulted ceiling games barn is also accessible from the courtyard and offers a wide range of fun activities to enjoy, including Free View with large wall projection, darts, table tennis, slate bed pool table and high quality hi-fi system.  Ample private parking on site, within walking distance to the property. Please note that the path leading from the car park is quite steep.

The owners have also wilded seven acres of the grounds to make a small sanctuary for wildlife with the creation of a large natural lake, new copses and wildflower meadows. Guests are welcome to walk around the lake but swimming and fishing are prohibited, but a wander through the wildflower meadow on a summer's evening is a real nature lovers treat.

 

 

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 en-suite shower
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and Dolce Gusto coffee machine
  • Lounge with electric fireplace
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • TV and DVD in lounge
  • Ample private parking 
  • Regret no children
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Lockable cycle store
  • High spec, shared games barn on site (available until 9pm daily)
  • Exclusive hot tub (available until 10pm daily) Please note that the hot tub will be unavailable from 5pm your last evening to allow time to refill and reheat for the next guests.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Laura Southern

This property is personally managed by Laura.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Laura 15th December 2023

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The!SELECTED! cottage !ENDOFSELECTED!was lovely, clean, lots of attention to details. We really enjoyed staying here.

Reviewed by Dave 10th November 2023

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We arrived early evening so did not see the stunning views & surroundings until the next morning. The sky was littered with stars though which is always a great sign you are in a remote area. Perfect! After a great nights sleep, we woke the next morning to the absolutely stunning view from the cottage! The courtyard & general surroundings were immaRead moreculate, as was the cottage itself. Gail & Jerry are such nice people, who do an exemplary job of hosting! 100% will be staying again!! Hide

Reviewed by Mairwen 25th October 2023

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This is a superb luxe holiday cottage with a hot tub, spotless everywhere and they have thought of the little things to help your stay be comfortable and relaxing, there are ideas of where to go even if it rains, board games, DVDs, cosy blankets etc. When we have stayed in other holiday cottages, we have found cooking our own food difficult as the Read morekitchen equipment has always been lacking, we absolutely had no trouble at all here, as Vegans we like to cook our own fresh meals daily. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 16th September 2023

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The views from the cottage were outstanding, The weather was not so kind for us but we had a well kitted out games room to use free, all brand new! Table tennis, darts, and a pool table, a big Jenga and DVD's, books and puzzles kept us entertained when we couldn't get out. Most points of interest are around 30 miles away. I would highly recommend tRead morehese cottages, the owners are very friendly and helpful. Ian Parker ( Lincs ) Sept 2023 Hide

Reviewed by Barry 11th August 2023

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i can not say any thing bad about this cottage. 10/10 on every thing . highly recommend this one . stayed at a few now , this one is certainly the best so far , the owners are fab , so all in all a wonderful place to stay .

Reviewed by Stuart 27th July 2023

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Reviewed by Jessica 19th June 2023

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Reviewed by Samantha 12th June 2023

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Would definitely recommend this cottage. Very clean, well equipped and with some lovely touches. It was peaceful and relaxing with fantastic views. The hot tub and games room were a definite bonus. In a great location with plenty of fantastic places to visit. The hosts were friendly and welcoming and on hand if needed.

Reviewed by Vanessa 19th May 2023

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Absolutely amazing, Gail and Jerry have thought of everything. Would love to return.

Reviewed by Ajay 29th April 2023

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What an amazing place and experience. The cottages are kept in very good condition and a great getaway accommodation for a couple looking to spend some quality time in the countryside. Our experience was as good as one can ask for, from the beginning to the end. The hot tub was a very nice added touch, and just the recovery needed after a hike up SRead morenowdon! Gail and Jerry were amazing hosts. The hot tub was a very nice added touch, and just the recovery needed! Hide

Reviewed by Dale 6th April 2023

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Beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need and so much more. Absolutely stunning views, best enjoyed from the Hot Tub! Games room was a great added bonus, nice to have an evening game of pool or ping pong after a day of exploring. Hosts were lovely too. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by Maisie 24th March 2023

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This little cottage was idyllic for a weekend getaway. The location is absolutely stunning - especially when you are taking in the views while sitting in the hot tub. The complex is very accommodating and even has it's own games room which we played in every day. The hosts are super friendly and made our stay super relaxing.

Reviewed by Susannah 17th February 2023

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Reviewed by Shaun 30th December 2022

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The cottage is absolutely divine, clean, and perfectly maintained we would love to visit again

Reviewed by Paul 2nd December 2022

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Absolutely stunning cottage, in a beautiful location games room was brilliant along with the hot tub cottage very well equipped and would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Michelle 9th September 2022

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Fab holiday home. Great views, brilliant games room, great location, good shower, good kitchen facilities, fab hot tub. High level of cleanliness. Travelled between 25 minutes to an hour to get to the places we wanted to go. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Maisie 26th August 2022

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Absolutely amazing place, it was so peaceful with unreal views and the owners were so lovely! Definitely recommend x

Reviewed by Debbie 11th August 2022

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Stunning location, quiet and peaceful and extremely clean and well equipped. The hot tub was a welcome bonus at the end of a long day of sightseeing and a lovely way to unwind, as was the games room. Hosts were lovely and very welcoming. Can not recommend this cottage highly enough, would definitely go back again

Reviewed by Jenny 8th July 2022

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Would highly recommend this cottage. Fantastic location with a very high-end standard of accommodation. Hot tub was a real bonus. Gail & Jerry were very welcoming, thank you both.

Reviewed by Pamela 10th June 2022

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Brilliant little cottage with everything you could need and in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Susan 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Shay 13th May 2022

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Lovely property in beautiful surroundings. Accommodation immaculate, very well equipped, plus plenty of options (board games, DVD's, books) for entertainment. Welcome pack very extensive, with lots of useful info on equipment/facilities provided, and local attractions. Hot tub was a real treat. Adjacent games room (darts, pool table and table tenniRead mores) also proved tempting when we weren't out and about. Owners (Gail & Jerry) were ideal hosts - warm & welcoming, and on hand should you need them. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Carolyn 8th April 2022

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Absolutely perfect Im every way. The attention to detail was wonderful and the view from the hot tub.breathtaking. Would recommend all day long. Thank you so much Gail and Jerry x

Reviewed by Tracey 16th March 2022

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The cottage was a lovely cosy cottage just right for 2 people! The games room was great for the evenings. The views are fabulous would recommend this cottage for anyone who wants to get away from it all, so peaceful.

Reviewed by Lorna 25th February 2022

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Beautiful cottage. Very clean. Great location. Lovely.owners. without a doubt would stay here again. So peaceful and easy to travel out to quaint little towns. No negative comments at all. The cottage is well equipped and the games room is such an added bonus

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