Ysgubor Llew Coch

Bala, Snowdonia & the Llyn Peninsula

  • 5 Star
  • 5-star Snowdonia cottage in a totally unique setting. A private, enclosed yard with direct access to Bala market town and all its amenities, steam train & lake.

You can book this property from:

  • £627 per week
  • £90 per night
  • 5 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 king/super-king beds
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 27 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Located in a unique position at the edge of Bala market town, this beautifully renovated cottage is within a stone's throw of everything you need. With stunning craftsmanship throughout, Ysgubor Llew Coch offers a touch of the countryside, with the benefit of having restaurants, cafes, bars and shops on the doorstep. 

Sit round the welcoming woodburner or outside on the private, enclosed patio and enjoy views out across a large open field. Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) and all its watersports is just 500 meters away, whilst the town’s small, traditional cinema is exactly opposite the cottage. You also have the lakeside steam train and a wide range of attractions nearby including a white water rafting centre, Zip World and Bounce Below.

If you wish to have a larger get-together of family or friends, there are two other beautiful cottages on the same, enclosed yard - Stabal Llew Coch (sleeps 4) and Côr Llew Coch (sleeps 2).

*There may be some building work taking place on the Owner's property which is situated in the courtyard, but disruption will be kept to a minimum*

Ground Floor

Kitchen - Stunning, fully equipped kitchen with oak dining table and 8 chairs. Includes a microwave oven, single oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing/drying machine. Under floor heating throughout ground floor.

Lounge - Inviting corner sofa and two-seater sofa. Log burner, wall mounted TV and double patio doors leading directly on to the patio.

Bedroom 1 - Luxury king size oak bed and bedroom furniture along with a free sat TV on the wall.

Shower room - Modern shower room with rain shower, wash hand basin, toilet and heated towel rail.


Bedroom 2 - King size bed that can be split in to two x 2.6 single beds (please request bed arrangements when booking). Solid oak furniture and free sat TV.

Bedroom 3 - Large bedroom with painted oak king size bed, high ceiling and stunning oak beams. Painted oak bedroom furniture and free sat TV.

Bathroom - Stylish grey bathroom with modern wash hand basin and toilet. Shower over bath and large heated towel rail.


Private patio area with garden furniture and flower bed, directly outside the living room and accessed via double patio doors. Views across an open field and towards the Snowdonia hills on the horizon.

Charcoal barbecue set available - can be requested from the owners during your stay. £20 deposit, fully refundable if returned in same condition. Charcoal available in town.

Additional Information

  • Welcome pack includes tea, coffee, sugar and milk and Welsh cakes.
  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels and 3 hairdryers provided
  • Central heating and electricity included. Under floor heating throughout ground floor.
  • Initial basket of logs included on arrival. Additional logs available @ £5 per basket load
  • Cot and high chair available on request
  • Plenty of parking space on a flat surface outside the cottage
  • Family farm setting with the owners available on site to help with any queries, provide local knowledge etc if required.
  • No pets or smoking inside the cottage
  • WIFI available
  • The following items are also provided...
    • Kitchen: salt and pepper, washing up liquid/dishwasher tabs, washing powder/liquid, dishcloth, tea towels and tin foil.
    • Bathroom: liquid hand soap and 2 toilet rolls per toilet.
  • Please request bed type for bedroom 2 as king sized or twin when booking


The cottage was finished to a very high standard and spotlessly clean. The owners were very helpful with any enquiries we had. The cottage is easy walking distance to shops and to the lake. We had a very enjoyable week walking, swimming, and paddle boarding.

Mrs A,

Fabulous barn conversion in quiet position just at the edge of the town. Short walk to the supermarket, pubs and restaurants in one direction and the lake in the other. Very comfortable, spacious, quality furnishings and lovely ambience. Very helpful, friendly hosts, we highly recommend the barn. Downstairs bedroom and shower room are ideal for the less mobile.

Mr L,

The accommodation was fabulous throughout and spotlessly clean. The very hospitable owners have done a fantastic job renovating the farm buildings to provide luxury accommodation that surpassed our expectations. Highly recommended as an excellent base from which to explore Snowdonia.

Mr S,

Thank you so much for the hospitality and your availability! We had a lovely time and really enjoyed our stay.

Raffaella Luzi S,

Thank you for all your help, we really enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back again!

Jay B,

Everything about this house is stunning and the hosts couldn’t have been more helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Joanne A,


Ysgubor Llew Coch enjoys an excellent, unique setting - within the privacy of an enclosed yard (previously the owners' family farm) yet a stone's throw from Bala town's amenities. This beautifully converted barn enjoys its own private corner within the yard, facing outward over an agricultural field and towards the hills of Snowdonia. If you wish to bring extended family or friends, there are also two other cottages on site sleeping 4 and 2.

The lovely Welsh market town of Bala offers a wide range of cafes, restaurants, shops and pubs. There's even a quirky bottle shop and tap room where you can enjoy Welsh beers and bring your own food. Amongst the best places to eat (all within walking distance) are the White Lion Hotel, Y Plas Coch, Bistro Y Cyfnod, Plas yn Dre, Bala Spice and Y Cwrt. Also worth a short drive is Yr Eagles in Llanuwchllyn (5 miles) and Lake Vyrnwy Restaurant (13 miles). Some of the best pubs in town include The White Lion, Y Plas Coch and Y Cwrt (all within a 5 minute walk).

Bala also offers a traditional cinema, a Leisure Centre (fitness room, indoor swimming pool and slide) Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) with a range of watersports such as canoeing, sailing and windsurfing, as well as a steam train along the lake to Llanuwchllyn. The National White Water Rafting Centre is also within 4 miles, whilst other activities nearby includes high speed go-carting circuit in Cerrigydrudion (12 miles), the famous Zip Wire and Bounce Below (18 miles) and Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre (23 miles).

Other popular days out around Snowdonia includes Llechwedd Slate Caverns (18 miles), Portmeirion (25 miles) and the beautiful beaches along the coast. There are also plenty of other market towns to explore, such as Dolgellau and Ruthin - not to mention the rewarding walks around Snowdonia National Park.


  • Bala Lake – sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft building etc. 0.3 miles
  • National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn – White Water Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing. 4 miles


  • Bala Lake – Up to a 10 mile walk around the 4 mile long, stunning lake. 0.3 miles from the cottage.
  • Aran mountain range offers 14 summits above 2,000ft. The ridge makes an excellent linear walk and includes the two major summits of Aran Fawddwy (2969ft) and Aran Benllyn (2904ft). Route starts from Llanuwchllyn, 5 miles.
  • Arenig mountain range has 13 summits above 2,000ft, including Arenig Fawr and Moel Llyfnant. Route begins near Llyn Celyn, 4 miles


  • Bala Lake - The 10 mile scenic route around the lake can also be cycled. 0.3 miles from your Bala self catering cottage.
  • Llyn Celyn – 15 mile circular route around another scenic lake. 4 miles
  • Antur Stiniog Mountain Biking Centre, Blaenau Ffestiniog. 18 miles
  • Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages. 23 miles
  • Bikes can also be hired in the area.


Find out more about fishing in Bala. The nearest venue is Bala Lake (called Llyn Tegid in Welsh). 0.3 miles


Bala Golf Club - A 10 hole golf course with stunning views over the North Wales countryside. 1 mile


Bwlchgwyn Pony Trekking Centre. Suitable for anyone over 4yrs. 25 miles


  • Barmouth Beach – long, sandy beach with Blue Flag award. 27 miles
  • Black Rock Sands - 3 miles of sandy beach. 27 miles