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View towards the quaint cottage
Enjoy the Narrow Gauge Steam Railway around Bala Lake
Watersports activities nearby
Explore the pretty gardens surrounding the cottage
Step inside and relax
Cosy lounge with wood burner
The quirky dining room with period charm
Double bedroom with pond views
Single room with garden views
Single room with pond views
Cosy lounge space with warming wood burner
Time for something to eat
Well-equipped kitchen with pond views
View towards the cottage
Waterfall and middle pond
View of the pond from the window
1 / 17  View towards the quaint cottage
2 / 17  Enjoy the Narrow Gauge Steam Railway around Bala Lake
3 / 17  Watersports activities nearby
4 / 17  Explore the pretty gardens surrounding the cottage
5 / 17  Step inside and relax
6 / 17  Cosy lounge with wood burner
7 / 17  The quirky dining room with period charm
8 / 17  Double bedroom with pond views
9 / 17  Single room with garden views
10 / 17  Single room with pond views
11 / 17  Cosy lounge space with warming wood burner
12 / 17  Time for something to eat
13 / 17  Well-equipped kitchen with pond views
14 / 17  Bathroom
15 / 17  View towards the cottage
16 / 17  Waterfall and middle pond
17 / 17  View of the pond from the window

Water Garden Cottage

Bala (2mls NE), North Wales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
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At a glance

  • Idyllic 16th century miller’s cottage with period features and views over the mill pond
  • Set in two acres of beautiful grounds with landscaped gardens, watercourse and pond
  • Close to Bala with its natural lake, pubs, shops and steam railway
Property code: 51832

Former millers cottage, full of period charm, set in two acres landscaped grounds with water gardens. Unique location to relax, enjoy activities and discover North Wales countryside, coast and culture.

Attractive 16th century stone cottage 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. There is something for everyone here.

The front door opens in to the cosy lounge with exposed beams, inglenook fireplace and wood burner encouraging you to relax on the sofa, read a good book or watch a film on TV. The dining room has a feature fireplace, interesting window, mezzanine floor and historic quirks reminiscent of its past with the table in the centre of the room, perfect to gather round for a meal or have a game of cards. The kitchen has all the equipment you need to prepare a meal with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and it also has washing machine. The shower room with flagstone floor has a shower and WC and as you head upstairs there is another compact shower room with shower and WC. The three spacious bedrooms, one double and two singles, all have feature fireplaces and garden views.

The enclosed walled entrance to the property is perfect to enjoy tea and cakes on the flagstone patio with bench or take a picnic over to the lawn by the pond. In the owners grounds you can see the old watermill house and wheel house as you relax and admire the well-stocked borders, creative planting, the pond, waterfalls and watercourse running from the old mill race.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double and 2 singles
  • 2 shower rooms
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels are not provided
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 small dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Complex of properties
  • TV in lounge
  • Dog sitting service available by prior request and arranged direct with the owner 

This property is personally managed by Laura.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter 15th February 2020

The cottage is very quaint and comfortable. It is equipped well with everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing time. Our hosts were very charming and helpful and made sure that things were just as they should be for us to make the most of our stay. The cottage decorated and furnished in a very nice way which preserves the sense of history of the oldRead more mill of which the cottage is part. Many vintage ornaments (lots of which were sale!) added to the character of our surroundings. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 21st December 2019

Lovely traditional, well equipped , cosy cottage in beautiful location for a real getaway Christmas break. So lovely to be able to have the dog with us to enjoy the stunning walks close by or within a short drive. Lenka could not have been more helpful and made us feel very welcome. Very much hope to be back next year to appreciate it all again in Read morea different season. Many thanks Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 1st November 2019

Lovely property with everything you need for youre stay

Reviewed by Roy 28th September 2019

Very friendly, nothing a problem not that we had any. Ideal as a base to explore further afield. Nearest town for shopping is Bala, 5 minutes away. (by car). Bigger town with everything then head for Llangollen 20 minutes away. If you get the chance to look up at night sky and its not raining (it is Wales) the stars are amazing. No light pollution.Read more Go to sleep at night and awake in the morning with the sound of the stream, very therapeutic. Would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Rachael 16th August 2019

We loved staying in the cottage, set in a beautiful garden which the kids loved and the sound of the flowing river was just lovely. The old watermill was a real bonus. The hosts were very welcoming and we fell very much in love with their dog Maggie. We would very much like to return.

Reviewed by Tony 2nd August 2019

Really happy with the cottage and the owners were really welcoming and friendly. Would certainly return if we ever holiday in this part of the world in the future.

Reviewed by alan 28th June 2019

Apart from the above comments the property was very clean and comfortable and the owner friendly. We had an enjoyable holiday at the cottage.

Reviewed by Jackie 7th June 2019

Beautiful picturesque little cottage in delightful grounds. Perfect location and base from which to tour North Wales. Owners were so helpful and friendly. Thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Jeremy 24th May 2019

We really enjoyed the peace and quiet of Melin Malloch. Lenka the owner was very helpful and welcoming. Will definitely visit again in the future.

Reviewed by Michael 17th May 2019

We had a lovely time. The cottage is in a great location. Stunning garden! Very relaxing with everything you need. Beautifully decorated, very clean. Lenka is really helpful and friendly. We will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Mark 4th May 2019

Really enjoyed our stay at the cottage, was greeted by the owner which was very nice. The property had a lot of character and was clean and tidy. It was very peaceful, the gardens and the river where very nice to walk around. The location was great for exploring and was 5min drive to amenities, overall very impressed !!

Reviewed by Stephen 8th February 2019

We had a lovely break in February. The cottage was nice and warm and we lit the log burner every night. The owner lives on site and was charming, she was around if you needed her but otherwise left you alone. Llanfor is an ideal location, low level for those days when the clouds descended but near enough to the mountains for a trip out on clear dayRead mores - well worth a drive around Snowdon. There are many places to eat in and around Bala and we found all establishments friendly and welcoming. Hide

Reviewed by H 27th October 2018

This was an ideal property for our family of four to enjoy peace and quiet and relaxation, set in lovely grounds. The owner was welcoming and helpful and is nearby should you need anything. The nearest village is a five minute drive away, but has a range of shops, pubs and takeaways and covers most things needed not to mention the wonderful lake toRead more walk around. We found plenty to do for the week but transport is essential as attractions and places of interest are some distances. Hide

Reviewed by John A 24th August 2018

The Water Garden Cottage is a wonderful characterful Millers cottage. Very comfortable and clean. The surrounding gardens and adjoining river are beautiful and add to the quite, peaceful atmosphere. The owners Richard and Lenka were very welcoming, friendly and hospitable, making our weeks stay here very enjoyable.

Reviewed by Marc 17th August 2018

Had a lovely time such a beautiful location the house is lovely a very homily feeling to the cottage and the gardens are stunning. Bala has so much todo around the area. Lenka and Richard were most welcoming and helpful even took our dog for a walk when we had to leave him at the cottage to visit portmerion (as no dogs aloud). I can't fault our staRead morey at all ( other than the weather) thank you for the lovely holiday would recommend highly. Hide

Reviewed by Petra 20th July 2018

Nice people, very helpfull, but the beds are bad. When you like cooking The kitchen is missing some good pots and pans.

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View towards the quaint cottage
Enjoy the Narrow Gauge Steam Railway around Bala Lake
Watersports activities nearby
Explore the pretty gardens surrounding the cottage
Step inside and relax
Cosy lounge with wood burner
The quirky dining room with period charm
Double bedroom with pond views
Single room with garden views
Single room with pond views
Cosy lounge space with warming wood burner
Show 5 moreTime for something to eat


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