~ Two Traditional Holiday Cottages - Bala - North Wales ~

(proprietor and manager Carol Keys-Shaw)

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Cottage Locations and Activities

Both Holiday cottages are located approximately 3.2 and 3.5 miles from the market town and tourist centre of Bala in North Wales. Pen-y-Banc is nestled in the pretty hamlet of Sarnau, while Cross Keys is set in the ancient part of the village  of Llandderfel. Both are at the edge of the moorland, mountains and wildlife of the Snowdonia National Park. Near-by lies the Clwydian range of heather-clad hills and limestone cliffs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Pen-y-Banc holiday accommodation Bala and Cross Keys holiday accommodation Bala are ideally situated for days out along the North Wales coast; pursuing a variety of adrenalin-pumping, multi-activity/adventure sports in surrounding centres, including the New Zip World - currently the longest and highest Zip Wire course in Europe.  Alternatively,  relaxing visits to beaches,  historic castles,  gardens, forests, Steam Railways, endless activities and things to discover in this beautiful part of Wales and the United Kingdom.  It is usually less crowded and less commercialised than other Tourist destinations in England..

Near Pen-y-Banc cottage - Sarnau - Bala


The Bala region is brimming with outdoor activities. It was the location for the World Canoeing championships on the challenging River Tryweryn, at the excellent centre you can book a white-water rafting experience! 
Bala Lake has a sailing club (See list below for link) and a waterborne activities centre (see below for link to Bala Adventure and Water sports Centre) . People come from far and wide to use the lake for windsurfing etc. The River Dee is famous for fly fishing and there are opportunities for shooting game or clays. Walking is probably the most popular activity and little wonder with the wealth of beautiful countryside that abounds. Mountain climbing is also available nearby. For those who want to try out their 4-wheel drive machines, there are excellent Off Road Tuition & driving  courses available from Bala. The Tourist Information Centre is located at the Lake-shore and has all the information you will need to find the activities you require, or maybe you will find new ones to challenge you.

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