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“Sumptuous B & B in Bala” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Abercelyn Country House

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Abercelyn Country House
Ranked #1 of 1 Llanycil B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Sumptuous B & B in Bala”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

We had a 3 night stay at Abercelyn and wished we could have stayed longer! Our room was superb and the breakfast choices were second to none. Lindsay and Ray are first class hosts and more than meet up to their amazing reviews. We enjoyed it so much that we have booked another visit in October.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Christine M
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Ottery Saint Mary, Devon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stayed for four delightful days, excellent hosts, breakfasts for kings, and so helpful on what to do and where to go. Ray and Lindsay lived up to their premier reviews which are fully deserved. The room (Berwyn) was superb, clean with an excellent bathroom and shower, both of us slept well in a large sized bed. On the day of arrival we were met with tea and cakes, and lots of useful information as regards the area and where to eat. Parking was safe and driveways easy to enter and exit to get on our way. Quite a walk (15-20 minutes) into Bala so all nights we needed the car which was a pity to get to a dining location. The other couples that we met were of the same opinions, lovely area, lovely people, lovely place - we will be back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ray_Puttick
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Peterboprough
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

First visit to North Wales for 40 years.
Lindsat & Ray provided wonderfull accommodation, excellent food and a very friendly atmosphere. What more could you ask for.
The location, next to Bala lake and the village, makes it very accessable.

Val & Graham Priest

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Graham P
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Pulborough
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

We only stayed for one night at Abercelyn but the welcome from Lindsay & Ray was very warm and we were delighted with the room. Tea and scones on arrival was very welcome after a long drive from West Sussex. It was an easy walk into Bala for dinner and the location is ideal.

Breakfast the next morning was tremendous with a great choice and really good home baked bread; it would be hard to find better.

Overall an excellent place to stay; highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stoke-on-Trent
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We chose Abercelyn Country House due to its location,price and reviews.Our instincts were totally correct. Ray and Lindsay are excellent hosts.We were met with a cup of tea and a piece of delicious home made cake . Our room was spotless and there was a wide choice for breakfast including fresh fruit and porridge with raisins which was wonderful. Definitely one of the best Bed and Breakfasts we have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Robbie027
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

We chose to stay at Abercelyn due to reviews and their excellent informative website after looking for a base in the Bala area. What a find!!!. We had the Berwyn room which was very light, spacious, comfortable and spotless. The ensuite is particularly good being spacious and having a superb shower/bath.The attention to detail and all the little extras was very impressive. The breakfast was superb wonderfully fresh with excellent produce and fuelled us for the day. Ray and Lindsay could not be more welcoming making us feel more like friends than guests, with helpful ideas and information on things to do. I would recommend a stay here for anyone wishing to explore the area and will definitely look to return.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James B
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Stayed here for the weekend and really enjoyed it. Very friendly and warm welcome from Ray and Lindsay. Our room was very nice, spotlessly clean with a very comfy bed that had really good quality linen/pillows and a great shower.
The breakfast was fantastic, plentiful and delicious. It would be a mistake to say "no" to the homemade bread! They even offered to serve brekkie super early on the sunday so my husband could eat before racing his Triathlon.
We would definitely stay here again, probably for the triathlon next year!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Victoria W
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Additional Information about Abercelyn Country House

Property: Abercelyn Country House
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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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