Abercelyn Cottages, Lake Bala, Snowdonia

Region: Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

Sleeps: 3, 4, 6 + cot


Abercelyn Cottages

Abercelyn Poor House (Cottage)and Tithe Barn are self-catering cottages set in the landscaped gardens of an 18th century, Grade II-listed, former rectory overlooking Bala Lake in the Snowdonia National Park. The Tithe Barn is also Grade II listed. The stone cottages have been carefully restored to provide comfortable accommodation, while retaining their period character. Dogs permitted (charge) in Tithe Barn 1 and the Poor House.

Full details including virtual tour and on-line booking from the Abercelyn Cottages website.

The Cottages:

  • Poor House (Cottage): for up to six persons + cot (1 double & 2 twin bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 en-suite, shower tower)
  • Tithe Barn-1: for up to three persons + cot (1 double & 1 single bedrooms, fully en-suite, whirlpool bath)
  • Tithe Barn-2 for up to four persons = cot (1 double & 1 twin bedrooms, fully en-suite, whirlpool bath)

Guided walking & kayaking available at special prices for Abercelyn guests. B&B avaiable in Abercelyn Country House (5-Star, Gold Award), in total up to 19 persons can be accommodated (13 self-catering, 6 B&B, +infants)

Grading and Awards:

  • VisitWales 5-Star (Tithe Barn); 4-Star (Poor House) Gold Award (Abercelyn Country House)
  • Winner: Most Sustainable Tourism Business - Small Business Category, Green Snowdonia Tourism Awards 2007
  • Gold Award "Best wildlife Garden in Snowdonia" Snowdonia Wildlife Gardening Project competition for 2010 (Business Category)

Features of the Poor House and Tithe Barn include:

  • Free WiFi with Broadband Internet access in each cottage
  • Full central heating, adequate supply of hot water, dual-fuel heated towel rails
  • En-suite bathrooms, whirlpool bath (Tithe Barn) or Tower Shower (Poor house)
  • Dishwasher in each cottage
  • Washing machine in each cottage
  • Use of facilities in Abercelyn Country House: drying room, bike store & wash, tourist information, walking maps and guide books
  • Use of the landscaped, mature gardens of Abercelyn Country HouseEach cottage has a patio, table & chairs and BBQ; the poor House has an enclosed patio

Situated in a peaceful location, just a short stroll from the lake and close to Bala (½-mile), which provides a choice of pubs, restaurants and shops.

  • Overlooking Bala Lake for sailing, canoeing, open swimming...
  • In the Snowdonia National Park
  • Close to the National Whitewater Centre (rafting, canoeing)
  • Un-crowded walking in three mountain ranges (guided walking available)
  • An ideal location for touring North Wales (beaches, castles, railways, etc.)
  • Nearby: indoor-swimming, tennis, riding, fishing, ten-pin bowling and golf


More information including virtual tours, video, picture gallery and on-line booking: click on the link below


Telephone number(s)

01678 521109


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Poor House £280-£750; Tithe Barn £200-£500 Short break (winter) - week (summer)

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