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Abercelyn Country House
Ranked #1 of 1 Llanycil B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Me and my partner enjoyed a relaxing and peaceful weekend here. Ray and his wife added a personal touch to the service, with home-grown food offered for breakfast.

The room was clean and tidy and overlooked the lake.

There was the opportunity to sit in the drawing room, with a lit fire.

A delightful hotel, with a personal touch.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

The B&B is excellent, but we opted for the self-catering, sympathetically converted tythe barn in the grounds. Fabulous space with slate floors & all mod cons. overlooking Lake Bala. Welcoming pint of milk & delicious home-made cake was a very welcome touch. Beds very comfortable with high spec. en-suites - beware, very hot water! - good fault! We went for the walking & Ray was a very generous host, loaning maps & walk guides - having a drying room available is ideal,although only necessary on one day of our stay! The cottage's proximity to the lake means that it is close to the road, but we found that it didn't detract frm a really relaxing break in a wonderful location. (Bala has individual shops, including 'the best butcher in Wales' - really friendly & excellent service & quality.)

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

A gorgeous old house in beautiful gardens, we had a very large room with everything we could need, even fresh milk everyday for a cuppa.
Lindsay and Ray were very friendly and helpful, there was also a vast range of books, DVD's, maps and leaflets in the drawing room for every activity imaginable.
Breakfast was superb with a wide choice and extremely yummy!
Perfect place for us too celebrate our anniversary but next time we will be trying out one of the self catering cottages available so we can bring the children.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Abercelyn Country House is in a lovely location just outside Bala (10 minute walk). Our room was very spacious and comfortable and tastefully appointed. The bed was one of the most comfortable we have slept in and the bed linen was top quality.
Great breakfasts with loads of choice. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful and their two cats, Marmite and Bella, were a delight!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank David L
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Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights partly to celebrate our ruby wedding anniversary and also to take part in the Lake Vyrnywy half marathon so the setting was perfect. From arrival to leaving we were made welcome without being fussed. Fabulous room and the best breakfasts we've had anywhere! Spotless facilities, homemade bread at breakfast and extensive choice of breakfasts too. Could go on....!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We had a great 4 nights stay here. The room was fantastic, lots of space, very clean, carefully furnished and with a big and very comfortable bed. The bathroom was equally clean and comfortable. Our room was near a road but still very quiet. The surroundings were stunning with a beatiful big garden. There was a welcome choice of good teas, coffee and cocoa in the room. The daily room service was excellent and thorough. Our hosts were very eager to help with information on things to do and the breakfast was just delicious and with every choice you can wish for (including american style pancakes!).
There were two trivial issues: the offered wi-fi was a little bit on the unstable side (but fast when available) and the TV was a a bit too dim. But that was not worth any serious complaining - overall this was an excellent and relaxing stay and we would most definitly stay here again. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Not surprised at the fantastic reviews written so far... My girlfriend and I stayed a few weekends back during the weekend of the Bala half IRONMAN event. The hosts were great and extremely helpful and accommodating. There's real personal feel when you stay there and the breakfast is out of this world! Large bedroom with plenty of space and a great location on the Lake. Everything was done to make sure our stay was as enjoyable as possible including a very early breakfast on race day! Five stars and would stay there again in an instant.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Llanycil | Bala, Llanycil, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7YF, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Bala > Llanycil
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Llanycil
Price Range: $89 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Abercelyn Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abercelyn Country House is an 18th-century, Grade II-listed, former rectory set in award-winning, landscaped, mature gardens overlooking Lake Bala in the Snowdonia National Park. Bed & Breakfast accommodation is provided with many awards including 5-Star GoldAward (VisitWales). The bright, spacious bedrooms are furnished with individual period pieces and all have en-suite luxury bathrooms (all have power-showers, two have whirlpool baths). There is a relaxing drawing room with library and log fire for guest's use. Excellent home-cooking (inc. special diets) with local produce and choice of breakfast. ... more   less 

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