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Cysgod y Coed Self Catering Accommodation
Ranked #1 of 4 Llanfor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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“Cysgod y Coed”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

At first glance Bala may seem a little isolated. Upon closer examination we found it to be a lovely small town, beautifully located, with a perhaps surprisingly wide range of local businesses and other facilities, and almost ideally located as a centre from which to explore Snowdonia and North Wales. It is around 80% Welsh speaking. We spent four days there in mid-October 2013 and loved it.

And that experience was considerably enhanced by our happy choice of Cysgod y Coed as a place to stay: great setting, very quiet, but no great distance to Bala Town. Accommodation, comfort, food can all be tick box rated - the Tourist Board has, deservedly, awarded four stars - but we found it hard to imagine more hospitable and caring hosts than Melanie and Mike Williams, whose home this is. They built the house themselves and the love and effort they put into it shows.

In the 'Bach' (the adjacent self-catering accommodation) is written a prayer that those who enter as guests may leave as friends. Our hosts certainly made us feel very much at home, without being in any way instrusive. May others beat the same path to the same door and enjoy as much as we have.

Gill and John Townson
Charminster, Dorchester, Dorset

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in October. Our room was very comfortable, the bathroom and shower excellent, and we arrived to the offer of a cup of tea and a slice of home made cake. Breakfast was lovely, too. We were visiting friends locally, but also drove to Barmouth and Dollgellau. Such a pretty area. We will be back. The Eagles Inn (10 minutes by car) was great place to eat, but do book your table as it is very popular. Thank you Mel and Mick.

Room Tip: Both rooms are lovely, but ours had a separate bathroom (robes provided) and this was just next door...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Widnes
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

A last second decision to have a relaxing couple of days near Bala, led us to the Cysgod y Coed b&b. We couldn't have made a better choice. About 10-15mins walk into the town, the location was ideal. Set in a quiet spot, the house was absolutely lovely. Warm, homely and spotlessly clean. Mel and Mick made us very welcome (tea / coffee / fruit cake on arrival), and were very helpful with their suggestions where to dine in the evening. We chose the Plas Yn Dre, which was very nice.
We couldn't have chosen a better b&b for location, comfort and price. Thank you again Mel and Mick for your hospitality.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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NORTH WEST
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Just spent three fabulous days here! Mel & Mick made us feel very welcome in their lovely Home.
Great location 1 mile exactly to Bala village, no need to drive, great little walk. Accommodation was spot on, very clean and Inviting. And Mick cooks a great Welsh Breakfast, he got my eggs spot on. If you are a fisherman like me! Mick will give you some good advice, as where to go. Also he recommended a couple of nice pubs for evening meals. Will definitely go back again.

P/S I cooked my caught Trout for Sunday lunch, it was delicious

Room Tip: Your in the country! you wont hear to much. The main road is far away to hear to much anyway.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We planned to camp on Friday and stay at the B&B on Saturday but due to bad weather we booked in on the fri night too, an hour before arriving in Bala. Didn't have time to check reviews but Mel was very friendly and helpful when we booked over the phone. Because of our late booking, we were given the little cottage for two in front of the main house and one of the double rooms on the Saturday. Mel and Mick are fantastic hosts, very welcoming and friendly but not intrusive. The cottage was stylish, modern and comfortable with everything needed for self-catering but Mel brought our breakfasts (cooked to perfection by Mick!) to us in the morning! Felt very spoilt! Spent Saturday night in the main house, again tastefully decorated with Mel and Mick's artwork and crafts, felt very homely. Good tea/coffee making facilities in the room, and good quality duvet and pillows, slept like a log! Both the cottage and the double room were immaculate, the only gripe we had was the shower in the room in the main house wasn't very powerful but apart from that we really enjoyed our stay. Wish all B&Bs were of this standard, excellent value for money.

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Cysgod, Owner at Cysgod y Coed Self Catering Accommodation, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review. So sorry that you had trouble with the shower. Having spoken to you I now know you had omitted to switch on the power shower switch. All best wishes to you both. Mel
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Chester
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

A small, friendly and very comfortable B&B just outside Bala. Mel and Mick are very helpful with queries and interests influenced by their involvement with the local community. breakfast deserves 6 out of 5! their home is beautifully enhanced by Mel and Mick's art and craft work.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Anodd dychmygu neb gwell na Mel a Mick am estyn croeso cartrefol. Lleoliad hyfryd, bwyd blasus a phob cyfleuster. O fewn pellter cerdded hwylus (trwy'r caeau os dymunir) o dre'r Bala. Canolfan wych ar gyfer dringo'r ddwy Aran, Arenig Fawr, etc
Wonderfully welcoming hosts, beautiful location and excellent breakfasts. Easy walk (through fields, if preferred) to Bala. Good centre for hill walking, with lake nearby,

Room Tip: Twin beds are on the soft side.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cysgod y Coed Self Catering Accommodation
Address: Cysod y Coed Church Street, Llanfor, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7DU, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Bala > Llanfor
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Llanfor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cysgod y Coed Self Catering Accommodation 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small four star business set in beautiful surroundings within walking distance of the market town of Bala in the Snowdonia National Park. The location is great for a peaceful break, a base for touring or for activities such as cycling, walking, fishing, canoeing and white water rafting. We have self catering accommodation just for two people. Both properties are on one level. Cysgod Bach Cottage - is modern and stylish and has everything you need for your holiday. There is decking outside in the South facing secluded garden. Caban y Saer (Carpenter's Cabin) - for two people. It sits on the edge of the river Hafesb with a huge deck where you can enjoy the peace and quiet. Equipped with everything you need for your stay with us. Croeso mawr/A Big Welcome! Mel & Mick ... more   less 

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