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Detached farmhouse with private wildlife lake
Relax in the hot tub in the enclosed garden
The well equipped kitchen with lovely rural views from the windows
Perfect space to rustle up a meal and get creative
Spacious dining room
Gather round for a bite to eat
Play board games or head to the games barn with pool table
Spacious lounge with creature comforts
Relax on the sofas, plan your activities and watch a film on TV
Time for  tea and cakes
Light the wood burner in the feature fireplace for cosy nights in
One of three fabulous bedrooms to choose from, all with TVs
 The spacious king-size with chaise lounge
The spacious super-king-size with comfy sofa
King-size zip-and-link bed that can be made up as a twin on request
Stylish and spacious bathroom
Relax in a bubble bath
The spacious twin room
Lovely views to wake up to
Take a leisurely shower
Useful utility and boot room, lets take a look outside
Set in idyllic farmland with private lake
View towards the house
Enjoy the jacuzzi and embrace the views
Plenty of space for everyone to relax in the garden
160 acres to explore on your doorstep
Meet the local residents
Pop to Bala for its actvities, shops and eateries
1 / 28  Detached farmhouse with private wildlife lake
2 / 28  Relax in the hot tub in the enclosed garden
3 / 28  The well equipped kitchen with lovely rural views from the windows
4 / 28  Perfect space to rustle up a meal and get creative
5 / 28  Spacious dining room
6 / 28  Gather round for a bite to eat
7 / 28  Play board games or head to the games barn with pool table
8 / 28  Spacious lounge with creature comforts
9 / 28  Relax on the sofas, plan your activities and watch a film on TV
10 / 28  Time for tea and cakes
11 / 28  Light the wood burner in the feature fireplace for cosy nights in
12 / 28  One of three fabulous bedrooms to choose from, all with TVs
13 / 28   The spacious king-size with chaise lounge
14 / 28  The spacious super-king-size with comfy sofa
15 / 28  King-size zip-and-link bed that can be made up as a twin on request
16 / 28  Stylish and spacious bathroom
17 / 28  Relax in a bubble bath
18 / 28  The spacious twin room
19 / 28  Lovely views to wake up to
20 / 28  Take a leisurely shower
21 / 28  Useful utility and boot room, lets take a look outside
22 / 28  Set in idyllic farmland with private lake
23 / 28  View towards the house
24 / 28  Enjoy the jacuzzi and embrace the views
25 / 28  Plenty of space for everyone to relax in the garden
26 / 28  160 acres to explore on your doorstep
27 / 28  Meet the local residents
28 / 28  Pop to Bala for its actvities, shops and eateries

The Watering Hole Gwernfeistrol

Bala, North Wales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Quiet and peaceful detached farmhouse with period features, log burner, enclosed garden, hot tub and games area
  • Set amongst 160-acre farmland with private picnic area by natural wildlife lake and watering hole
  • Close to beautiful Bala with its natural lake, pubs, galleries, shops and steam railway
Property code: 75914

Detached farmhouse with hot tub, set in 160 acres of farmland with private wildlife lake. Ideal location close to Bala to relax, enjoy activities and discover North Wales countryside, coast and culture

Idyllic secluded valley location close to Bala with its cafes, pubs, shops, cinema, swimming pool and Wales’s largest natural lake. Enjoy boating, stroll around the lake or ride on the steam railway. For the more adventurous there’s the National White Water Centre, Zip World Slate Caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Galn Y Gors Karting Park and the mountain bike trail centre at Coed y Brenin. Head to King Arthur’s Labyrinth or Harlech’s sandy beach, historic Castle, shops and cafes, not forgetting St David’s Golf Course. Being in Southern Snowdonia you can enjoy a plethora of footpaths and cycle routes, superb fishing, varied activities and events alongside the breath-taking scenery. This is an all year-round destination.

The property is accessed via a private driveway . Upon arrival enjoy creative interiors and creature comforts in this lovely farmhouse. Walk into the hall with useful utility area housing a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer, kick of your boots and hang up your coats. There is also the ground floor stylish shower room with shower and WC here, handy for a quick shower before you relax in the hot tub. Continue through to the spacious kitchen that's well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and uninterrupted rural views from the window by the sink. Sit at the kitchen table and peruse the cookery books for inspiration. If you decide to eat in make the most of the lovely dining room and enjoy a meal together, play board games and plan your holiday activities. After dinner retire to the lounge, for a cosy night in light the wood burner and watch a film on TV or lose yourself in a good book. Let us not forget the games area with pool table to test your skill. Upstairs you can choose from three lovely bedrooms, a king-size, a twin or the super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request). All have TVs, lovely rural views, quality linen and soft towels. To finish the accommodation is the spacious bathroom with bath and WC

Heading outside, the property is set in an enclosed garden with hard standing and gravel seating areas, perfect for morning coffee, there is a raised lawn and acres of farmland to explore. Embrace the views of the majestic Rhinog and Aran mountain ranges. Enjoy a game of pool in the games area, relax in the hot tub, enjoy a BBQ or take tea and cakes by the wildlife lake at the picnic bench. Maybe cool off with a swim in the lake. The lake is also a watering hole for the cattle, please note the private picnic area is sectioned off for you. If you are bringing your bikes there is a useful storage area. There is private parking for three cars at the property.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms  – super-king-size, king-size & twin
  • 1 shower room and 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer
  • Jacuzzi hot tub and games area with pool table
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample off road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Bike storage available
  • TV in lounge and 3 bedrooms

Laura Southern

This property is personally managed by Laura.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 26th November 2021

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A lovely location, remote enough to b away from the wold, yet close enough to a local shop in the car. Clean and cosy, a home away from home. We had a lovely stay and will look to book again.

Reviewed by David 5th November 2021

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Only negative was that we wished we'd stayed for longer. Perfect accommodation for a one with dogs and we couldn't believe how well equipped the accommodation was. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Susie 29th October 2021

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Reviewed by Neil 22nd October 2021

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Could not fault at all & can highly recommend for a 'getting away from it all' break for both families & pets in a homely farmhouse with beatiful surroundings.

Reviewed by Steven 11th October 2021

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Loverly cottage in great location, peaceful, relaxing. Would go again.

Reviewed by Ian 8th October 2021

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Fabulous views, very comfortable, great location and very well equipped. Superb property.

Reviewed by Sharon 4th October 2021

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Lovely cottage with everything you need for your stay, hot tub was lovely with amazing views.

Reviewed by Charlotte 1st October 2021

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Lovely cozy farmhouse with spacious bedrooms. Has absolutely everything you could think you could need. You could tell it was thoroughly cleaned before arrival which gave a great first impression and so important when renting holiday cottages I feel. You are beside a working farm so surrounded by sheep as neighbours but the fact it is in such a secRead moreluded place is great if you want to escape! Perfect for dogs or children as its all fenced in and safe. We enjoyed our stay very much thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Bethany 17th September 2021

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We had a great week here. Such a beautiful house in a stunning location. It was a brilliant base to explore from with some amazing walks nearby. We went with two young children and a dog and it had something for everyone. Lake Bala has some lovely walks and picnic spots, and is so close. The hot tub was perfect after a long walk and it all felt so Read moreprivate and secluded - just us and the sheep/cows! We would definitely come back! Hide

Reviewed by Graham 10th September 2021

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The cottage is in a beautiful, secluded location with numerous walks nearby and is a good base for visiting many of the attractions of Snowdonia. We were surprised how quiet the area was having read of the challenges of the number of visitors around Snowdon itself. The hot tub was a bonus. The cottage had everything you need and as a result we enjoRead moreyed a very relaxing break and had two very happy dogs as the cottage is dog friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Cathy 25th June 2021

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Weve just had an amazing week. The house is incredible, with all the equipment you need. We were four plus three dogs and were so grateful for the enclosed outdoor space. We enjoyed beautiful sunsets in the hot tub. The house is wonderfully isolated but an easy drive to Bala. We had glorious weather so enjoyed paddle boarding on Bala Lake, trips toRead more Harlech and Black Rock Sands, Llangollen and Chirk. Dont miss Rhug Estate Farm Shop. The owners are really helpful and very unobtrusive. Diolch! Hide

Reviewed by Mary 11th June 2021

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A great cottage in a beautiful area with very friendly hosts

Reviewed by Joanne 7th June 2021

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Reviewed by Maureen 28th May 2021

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Reviewed by Diane 14th May 2021

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We had a very special family holiday at the Watering Hole. An amazing location, escape from everyone and have only 1000 sheep and some cows for company! Clean, spacious farmhouse, dog and child friendly and very helpful owners who find time to share their knowledge and passion for farming. An unforgettable experience!

Reviewed by Rory 30th April 2021

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Amazing location, house had everything we needed for a comfortable relaxing stay. Large enclosed yard/garden was perfect for anyone travelling with a dog. Sunsets in the hot tub was the highlight.

Reviewed by John 12th April 2021

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Wow, the Watering Hole was amazing! An isolated location, surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet only 5 minutes drive from Lake Bala. The accommodation, whilst rustic, was very well equipped and comfortable. The log burner added to the atmosphere. A brilliant addition was the beautiful hot tub where one could relax in luxury after a day's adventuRead moreres. Communicative, helpful unintrusive owners. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Sophie 9th October 2020

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The cottage was Just what we were looking for. It was cosy and perfect for 6 adults we didnt feel on top of each other. Would definitely rebook to stay here.

Reviewed by Kate 4th October 2020

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Generously heated and well-equipped house although would have liked instructions for induction hob. Also more clarity on the proximity to working part of farm - regular movement of sheep and cattle immediately outside the house ramped up the mud quotient - and equipment provided - a Tassimo rather than a coffee machine, only one loo roll for 2 loosRead more - to assist with planning. 'Play barn' actually open-air, shared with bins. Picnic bench/lake a short walk from house. across field. Still enjoyable Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 28th August 2020

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What really nice cottage we had a great time. Taxi number left by owner worked a treat. Could just do with map of local walks. Bala lake is good for kayaking. Hot tub really nice to watch sun go down. Beds are very comfy. I would recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Claire 7th August 2020

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This is a spacious, comfortable holiday house in a breathtaking location on a working farm. We had a wonderful week, very peaceful and lovely walks in every direction. The owners are very friendly and the house is a real home from home, very clean and the pool table and hot tub are added bonuses. If you want to totally unwind and get away from the Read morerat race this is the place for you! Hide

Reviewed by Shaun 17th July 2020

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Lovely place to stay, very quiet if your after a relaxing time, hot tub is a big bonus and you can watch the sunset over the hills whilst in the tub, plenty of fields to explore for kids, took a 3 man dinghy into the lake which is up the hill from the cottage, kids enjoyed rowing round it, wouldn't recommend swimming in the lake as water quite stagRead morenant. Bala Lake only minutes away in the car. All in all a great cottage with all you need. Would recommend taking a stairgate if you have a toddler. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 13th July 2020

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Very comfortable and relaxing place. Hot tub , and lake super. Every thing you need was there.

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Detached farmhouse with private wildlife lake
Relax in the hot tub in the enclosed garden
The well equipped kitchen with lovely rural views from the windows
Perfect space to rustle up a meal and get creative
Spacious dining room
Gather round for a bite to eat
Play board games or head to the games barn with pool table
Spacious lounge with creature comforts
Relax on the sofas, plan your activities and watch a film on TV
Time for  tea and cakes
Light the wood burner in the feature fireplace for cosy nights in
Show 16 moreOne of three fabulous bedrooms to choose from, all with TVs

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