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Ground Floor

 
bullet Kitchen with original Oak beams (some still with original 300 year old bark visible). This is a fully fitted modern kitchen with double sink, hob with extractor, oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. It is fully equipped with everything you will need to self-cater for all the  guests. Dining table with seating for up to ten.  
   
bullet Snug with wood burning stove in small Inglenook Fireplace. Original Oak beamed ceiling. Children love to discover the "Secret" staircase up to the first floor rear landing (Note: this rear staircase is steep, narrow, dark and winding).
   
bullet Spacious Hallway with master staircase to first floor.  Fast broadband WiFi included.
   
bullet Downstairs shower room with spacious shower, toilet and sink.
   
bullet Third living/games room/extra bedroom.  A sofa bed will accommodate a further 2 guests (total 11 guests) if required.  A selection of board games including Jenga is provided.
   
bullet Lounge with magnificent Inglenook Fireplace with original slate mantel. Original Oak beamed ceiling. This is a lovely room in which to relax at the end of a fun-filled day. The room is large with comfortable furnishings. There is a large wood burning stove ideal for warming yourself at night as you relax in the peace and tranquility that the property offers. Television (satellite with freeview), DVD player, Video player and CD player are provided, as are a good selection of DVDs, videos and CDs.
   
bullet Full modern central heating system with radiators in all rooms, fully controllable by guests.
   
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Bed Linen provided (towels can be provided for an extra charge, please ask).

             

 

First Floor  
bullet Bedroom 1 - large comfortable bedroom with king size bed, memory foam mattress. En-suite shower room.  Lake views from two windows.
   

   
bullet Bedroom 2 - comfortable single bedroom, overlooking the front and with lake views.
   
bullet Bedroom 3 - comfortable single bedroom, overlooking the front and with lake views.
   
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Bedroom 4 - character twin bedroom with original exposed beams, window to the rear grounds.

   
 
bullet Bedroom 5 - large comfortable bedroom, with king size bed and single bed. Window facing the castle mound. This bedroom can be accessed either via the rear staircase or via bedroom 4.
   
bullet Main landing and Rear landing. Bookcase with selection of books.
   
bullet Main Bathroom - with sink, and including bath and shower. Separate Toilet.

 

The Grounds

 

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Ample parking within the grounds for 6 cars, boats etc.

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Enclosed private gardens, South facing, with patio area, garden furniture and BBQ.

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Attached barn provides kids "hangout" area / cycle store / drying room.  Darts and giant Jenga provided.

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Historic monument - Castell Gronw - within the grounds (see below).

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Shady woodland area and stream.

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Stunning views of Lake Bala and open countryside from the castle mound.

 

                                      Woods                                                                                 Relaxing by the Chiminea with a view of the sun setting over the lake

 

Castell Gronw (Gronw Castle)

Within the grounds of Pen Y Bont Farmhouse lies the listed ancient monument of "Castell Gronw" (Gronw Castle).  Castell Gronw is listed as a medieval castle which dates back to approx 1202, situated on the South bank of the River Dee, where it leaves Bala Lake.

 

Read more about Castell Gronw here

Please note that the Castle mound is a protected ancient monument (listed with CADW the Welsh Historic Sites Agency) and must in no way be damaged; in particular, English and Welsh Law expressly prohibits the use of metal detectors on the site.

Click here for the story of Gronw and Blodeuwedd, as told in "The Mabinogion"

 

                  

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