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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Bala, Wales your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking to experience the beauty of the Welsh hills should look no further than the town of Bala. Located in North Wales, Bala is a historic and attractive market town within the boundaries of Snowdonia National Park, which is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, caravan parks and camp sites.

Things to do on holiday to Bala, Wales

This part of North Wales is a great spot for hikers, cyclists and horse riders to travel around and take in the wonderful views of and from Snowdonia. Bala is within an hour's drive of most of the coastal resorts of Mid and North Wales, where many sandy beaches can be found and various water sports can be tried. The National Watersports Centre on the banks of the Menai Strait offers courses in sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, cruising and powerboating.

Fishing is a popular activity in the area with Bala Lake, the largest natural lake in Wales, containing pike, European perch, trout and eel. There are a number of places to try rock climbing, abseiling or even head underground with guided tour provided at Betws Y Coed. There are over 60 golf courses in North Wales including world class championship courses at Royal St David’s and the Vale of Llangollen.

Bala features a mix of eateries such as restaurants, cafes, tea and coffee shops and public houses. There are also some very quaint shops selling local produce and arts and crafts. There are more shops, department stores and restaurants in Wrexham, which is about 50 minutes drive from Bala via the A5 road.

Places to visit on holiday to Bala, Wales

There are many interesting places to visit in and around Bala including various national nature reserves located between 8 and 15 miles away. There are many places of outstanding beauty nearby with parks and gardens as well as Conwy Falls, which is just 13 miles from Bala. Holidaymakers can also visit numerous historic buildings, galleries and museums with Conwy Valley Railway Museum a nice place for the family to spend an afternoon at.

Weather in Bala, Wales

The warmest time of the year to visit North Wales is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 19 degrees centigrade. The driest months of the year tend to be May and July while November and January is the wettest time of the year with between 90 and 100mm average rainfall per month.

Travel to Bala, Wales

Manchester Airport is approximately 90 minutes from North Wales and serves more domestic destinations than any other UK airport Domestic flights from London are offered by British Airways and BMI. Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights to Manchester from Ireland, while many of the major European airlines such as Air France, KLM and Lufthansa fly here too. The nearest main railway station to Bala is Bangor, which has services to and from London Euston, Cardiff Central and Birmingham as well as Chester. Bala is about an hour’s drive from Bangor via the A5.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (16 reviews)
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    • 4 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    Cottage #8140951
    16
    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #1969354
      1
      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Bungalow #6745041
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #6513316
          1
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #6719931
            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Cottage #1965391
              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • Separate Toilets
                • Sleeps 3
                Cottage #6711040
                  • 3 BR
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #1857308
                    • 5 BR
                    • Separate Toilets
                    • Sleeps 9
                    Cottage #1902426
                      avg/night
                      • 5 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 12
                      Cottage #1966717
                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Cottage #1979326
                          • 3 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Bungalow #6480299
                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Cottage #1965109
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Cottage #1969473
                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #8325247
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (28 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Cottage #703118
                                  28
                                  Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (36 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Cottage #8125519
                                    36
                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (38 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #8171280
                                      38
                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (17 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Cottage #1781876
                                        17
                                        Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (24 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Cottage #6186950
                                          24
                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                                            (9 reviews)
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            House #1844135
                                            9
                                            Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                              (8 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              House #6856169
                                              8
                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (26 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #8165238
                                                26
                                                Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #8152808
                                                  8
                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #8019292
                                                    7
                                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                      • 6 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                      House #8037790
                                                      6
                                                      Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (16 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Cottage #8067434
                                                        16
                                                        Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Barn #8154111
                                                          8
                                                          Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                            (11 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Chalet #1603203
                                                            11
                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Cottage #1806941
                                                              11
                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                (19 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #8145638
                                                                19
                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (6 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Cottage #8160190
                                                                  6
                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (17 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                    Cottage #1834620
                                                                    17
                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Very Good! 4/5
                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Cottage #8170493
                                                                      12
                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        House #6957840
                                                                        2
                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Cottage #8153247
                                                                          5
                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (13 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #1838784
                                                                            13
                                                                            Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (8 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              House #6800124
                                                                              8
                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (15 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #1872127
                                                                                15
                                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                  (15 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #8026290
                                                                                  15
                                                                                  Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (11 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Cottage #861881
                                                                                    11
                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #6818841
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #1427800
                                                                                        1
                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (7 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Cottage #8145387
                                                                                          7
                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                            (6 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #8042273
                                                                                            6
                                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (18 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #8129443
                                                                                              18
                                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                Cottage #6958634
                                                                                                8
                                                                                                Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (41 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8172822
                                                                                                  41
                                                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (15 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Cottage #8103293
                                                                                                    15
                                                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Cottage #6513355
                                                                                                      4

                                                                                                      Bala Holiday Cottages & Homes (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great Holiday Cottage - Beautiful Scenery

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a fantastic holiday at this wonderful cottage. The cottage is well furnished and very comfortable - perfect for our large family of 7. The location and the views are amazing. Even the weather was good! The house is secluded (perhaps half a mile to the nearest neighbour!) but it is within easy reach of lots of interesting places. We enjoyed trips to many of the local towns, the beaches, the mountains, Zip World, the National Slate Museum etc etc. It was also great to spend time relaxing in the cottage and enjoying the beautiful countryside on the doorstep. It is hard to capture this in a photo - but the whole house is surrounded by open countryside and oak woodland. The place is very peaceful and very quiet - any background noise is from sheep grazing and the nearby stream! The nearest road is 200-300 yards away and cannot be seen from the house - at least in the summer (and probably the winter too). It is a quiet country lane with access to the cottage via a gated track. Despite this seclusion supermarkets (Tesco's, Aldi and Lidl) are all just 10-15 minutes drive away in Porthmadog. We would also recommend Capel Fron Evangelical Church in Penrhyndeudraeth - opposite the station. A wonderful holiday that we will not forget in a hurry. Thanks to Trevor and Sue for a friendly welcome and for your local knowledge (We enjoyed the waterfall swim!).
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantastic cottage, the owner was superb especially with the little welcome touches. Beautiful location, well equipped cottage with gorgeous features, what more can I say! Loved it! 😊
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 08, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017