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The Cross Keys Holiday Cottage, Bala.  Grade 2 Listed.  Built about 1771 in the conservation area.
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The Cross Keys Holiday Cottage, Bala.  Grade 2 Listed.  Built about 1771 in the conservation area.
Living Room, lots of Beams and Log Burner Other aspect of Living Room
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The Cross Keys Holiday Cottage, Bala.  Grade 2 Listed.  Built about 1771 in the conservation area.
Living Room, lots of Beams and Log Burner
Other aspect of Living Room
Kitchen Dining area, Multi fuel Stove. Gated steps to cellar with freezer.
Top Floor Master King Bedroom/family Room. with fourth bedroom /nursery with Day Bed/ two singles.
Twin Room off Master Bedroom. Bedroom can be used used as play room/Dressing room or Nursery.
Single Room but another single under bed pictured.
Double bedroom with walk in closet
Shower Room.  Constant hot water. No bath but has Bidet, shaver/toothbrush point /heated towel rail.
The village nestles in the River Valley, between two gentle rolling mountain and moorland ranges,
View looking down the River Dee Valley toward Llangollen, the River  Dee flows onward to Chester.
Historic Llanderfel   Not many changes since then and still very quiet and restful.
Bala Lake looking toward the Arenig Mountains.
The local Pub, the Brynterion at dusk.  Open from 10.30 am.   real Ale pub and Food
Dusk on Bala Lake
The Village..  Another aspect
Monument above the village giving a wonderful view of the village with the Berwyn Mountains.
Between Llanderfel and Sarnau to the North
Winter Wonderland
Dinas Bran, Llangollen looking toward the Upper Dee Valley.
Bala Lake on a misty day in Autumn.
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4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Bala, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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Susan M
Staines, United Kingdom
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“Superb Accommodation - very clean..”
Reviewed 26 February 2016 for a stay in June 2015
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I have been fortunate to stay in this immaculate cottage and Mrs Keys Shaw ' s other cottage In Sarnau. Both are beautifully maintained with everything you could possibly need, it is just like returning to your own home where everything has been done for you. Tea, coffee, milk and sugar await your arrival. The location is on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. The area is ideal for walkers and cyclists. I found Bala lake just the other side of the small village. Nearby is an indoor swimming pool. Although I didn't try the outside lake activities I believe canoeing and windsurfing hire and lessons were available. There is plenty of information in both cottages on nearby places to visit rain or shine. I will be returning some time later this year. Good value for money and a very pleasant and helpful owner.

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Liked best: A warm, comfortable, feeling when entering the property
Liked least: Nothing..,
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Feb 2016
Thank you for the review. I like to treat others as I like to be treated and it is really pleasing to know that my hard work has been appreciated. I do my own cleaning so I can be certain that everything is as I like it to be. I like my cottages to feel like you are borrowing my home not just a cottage. I really try hard to ensure that all my guests can make the most of there time in North Wales which is beautiful and not as packed as the Lake District even in the high season. I A bit of a secret really and relatively un-discovered. and understated. Thank you once again.
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