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Rhyd y Bod Bach

Cynllwyd Uchaf near Bala, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1024469)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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The property

Positioned within the tranquil base of Snowdonia National Park and attached to the owners home, the traditionally-styled dwelling of Rhyd y Bod Bach is ideal for those seeking a rural retreat in the countryside of North Wales.

Although attached to the owners home the property boasts it's own driveway and access offering accommodation ideal to sleep a group of friends or family of four, the snug settings of this property is perfect to return to after a day of peak climbing or lakeside splashing.

Head down the rural pathway towards the property and step inside to find the amply-equipped kitchen on your left; here you will be greeted by a double cooker sat amongst a wide variety of appliances to assist you in your self-catered stay.

Enjoy your tasty treats in the living/dining room, with a modest dining table, a sofa and armchairs to choose from, this snug spot provides the perfect place to end your day snuggled up around the woodburning stove.

After a day of adventure, retreat to one of the three double bedrooms on the first floor, all offering their own unique charm and bright and airy settings, you can ensure that each member of the group has a delightful spot to rest in between fun-filled days.

The bedrooms are share a gleaming bathroom, accessed via a set of stairs on the first floor, the quirky set up of this room allows you to choose how to best prepare for your day with either a soak in the bath or a refreshing rinse in the shower.

The cottage is set in Cynllwyd Uchaf a small hamlet about half way between lake Vyrnwy and Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), on the Bwlch y Groes a famous mountain pass which links the villages of Llanuwchllyn and Dinas Mawddwy.

Beautiful in all weathers and seasons, the valley is steeped in folk lore, stories of giants, fairies and bandits.

Footpaths criss cross the valley, there’s one leading down to Llanuwchllyn village which is about a mile and a half away.

Here you can take a ride on the narrow-gauge railway which runs along the east shore of the lake from Llanuwchllyn to Bala, or visit the famous Eagles Pub for one of their farm grown, home cooked, meals.

Or you might want to travel in the opposite direction to lake Vyrnwy.

A truly magical place with RSPB reserve, bicycle hire and country hotel and spa serving afternoon teas, relaxing beauty treatments and country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting, and fly fishing – all of which are open to non residents.

Bala itself is a 10 minute drive away (approx 6 miles) There are a good selection of independent shops, 2 award winning butchers, grocers, restaurants and takeaways.

There is also a small supermarket and Waitrose, Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s all deliver.

There are two sailing clubs on the lake and hire facilities for canoeing and kayaking.

There’s also a leisure centre with a swimming pool, a golf club which offers summer membership, and white water rafting at the national centre.

So whether you’re a hardened hill walker or casual ambler, you want to fish for trout or tiddlers, watch red kites or robins, go thrill seeking, or take a scenic drive, visit the seaside (Barmouth is about 35 minutes away) or the moors or mountains or simply escape from it all for a while, light the fire and truly relax in beautiful tranquil surroundings, Rhyd y Bod Bach provides a wondrous base for a rural retreat with your loved ones.


  • Three bedrooms: 3 x double
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove.
  • Woodburning stove
  • Double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: The bathroom is accessed via a set of stairs on the first floor

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Corwen 11 miles; Dolgellau 18 miles; Llangollen 22 miles; Betws-y-Coed 29 miles.

The bustling market town of Bala lies within the beautiful Snowdonia National Park and is located at the head of Llyn Tegid, Bala’s famous lake, which is the largest natural lake in Wales and home to a unique fish called the Gwyniad, a relic of the Ice Age. Renowned as a centre for great watersports including fishing, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and whitewater rafting, Bala is also the headquarters of the narrow gauge Bala Lake Railway. The town itself is steeped in history and has a range of interesting shops, inns and restaurants, and an historical Town Walk. Surrounded by the wonderful Berwyn Mountains on one side and the beautiful Snowdonia Mountain Range on the other, this is a mecca for climbing, walking, mountain biking and many other outdoor activities. An ideal location for touring all of North and Mid Wales including the stunning Cambrian Bay Coast with the six-mile long Harlech Beach, overlooked by its majestic medieval castle. A truly wonderful part of Wales catering for all interests.

Please note that there is a small stream that runs through the garden, families with children must be mindful of this.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
Although not on the property grounds please note that there is a river located at the bottom of the neighbouring field.
Lockable storage for bikes is available if pre-arranged with the owner.

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