Self Catering in Gwynedd - Bala

The Old Post Office

The Old Post Office, Bala, Gwynedd
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Sykes Cottages

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Sleeps a maximum of: 9

Pricing From: £559.00 - 1269.00

This large property is located in the small village of Glan-yr-Afon, near Corwen, in the heart of North Wales, close to the beautiful Bala Lake, and can sleep nine people in five bedrooms.

The Old Post Office is a large property located in the small village of Glan-yr-Afon, near Corwen, in the heart of North Wales, close to the beautiful Bala Lake, and can sleep nine people. There is a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a double bedroom, a twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a single bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen with breakfast bar, a dining room, two sitting rooms and a games room. Outside there is on road parking next to the property and a rear patio area with furniture and a barbecue. The Old Post Office is a wonderful holiday base.


Games room does not exist as it's more of a corridor with a miniature sized pool table for kids and a football table. Wi-Fi did not work and contact person was unhelpful, the area was terrible for receiving a phone signal. There were no freezer in kitchen. The so-called games room was freezing so we put the log burner on and the smoke filled the downstairs as the flue was blocked. The extractor fan in the on suite with the two single beds did not work and the window was locked so the room could not be aired. There was not enough toilet roll provided and we ran out (I didn't think we had to bring our own).
Will T

We had a great time here! The kids really loved the games room, the kitchen and dining area were fab too. We had loads of space for everyone and the furnishings looked as though they were new. We were also really pleased that there was enough double beds for all the adults and every couple had their own bathroom and TV. The property was not too far from Bala and bewsty y coed! We really enjoyed staying here and would go back again as it was a reasonable price.
Miss Miller

Services / Facilities:

Gas central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs with Freeview, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Roadside parking next to property. Rear patio with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 2.5 miles. Note: There are many low beams in the property so care should be taken. Note: One of the double bedrooms is accessed via its own staircase from the games room.

Changeover Day


Single Beds: 1
Double Beds: 3
Twin Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Tyfos Stone Circle (Ring of Tyfos) - 2.3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Llangar Church - 2.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Rug Chapel - 2.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Corwen, St Mael & St Sulien Church - 3.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Moel Ty Uchaf Stone Circle - 3.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Caer Drewyn Hill Fort - 4.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Derwen Churchyard Cross - 5.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Derwen, St Mary's Church - 5.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Llanfor Roman Camp - 6.6 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Tomen y Bala - 7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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