Awel Y Grug ref: CC612048

Sarnau, Bala, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • All En-suite 
  • Parking - On Site 


Awel Y Grug, translated as Breeze over the Heather, nestles in the small hamlet of Sarnau, amidst lovely green countryside. This attractive stone holiday cottage has a cosy and welcoming feel inside with a fabulous fireplace and original stone lintel, being just the perfect spot for the wood burner. The bedroom and en-suite bathroom have been beautifully finished and feel fresh and light. The attractive garden is well-tended by the owner, who lives next door, inviting you to sit outside in the sunshine for a morning coffee while you plan your day ahead.
Awel Y Grug makes a great base for exploring the area – it’s only a couple of miles to the town of Bala with shopping facilities, a range of places to eat, and a leisure centre and swimming pool, together with Wales’ largest natural lake – Llyn Tegid. Along the lake shore run the little steam trains of the Bala Lake Railway, down to the terminus in the village of Llanuwchllyn. There are watersports available on the lake, whilst nearby is the National White Water Rafting Centre – great fun! In the other direction you’ll find a Michelin starred restaurant in the village of Llandrillo, whilst the town of Corwen is one end of the Llangollen Railway with steam trains along the Dee Valley to the pretty town of Llangollen. Here there are riverside walks to explore, horsedrawn boat trips on the Llangollen Canal, and the wonderful International Musical Eisteddfod which takes over the town for a week in July each year.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
Lounge/Dining: With wood burning stove, Freeview TV/DVD, radio and dining furniture for 3
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and single bed and en suite bathroom with small bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for wood burning stove. Cot and high chair available. Shared washing machine. Wi-Fi.


Mature garden, shared with the owner and surrounded, but not fully enclosed, by hedging and a low wall with garden furniture. BBQ. Please note that there are steps leading from the top of the garden to the lower level. There are unprotected drops within the useable grounds of the property. There is a utility area housing a washing machine and this is shared with the owner. Bike store. Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3 Miles
  • Distance
    3 Miles
  • Restaurant
    3 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    3 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    30.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The surrounding countryside is absolutely breathtaking, with green rolling hills and valleys and only three miles from Bala Lake. Here you may enjoy a taste of all the water sports on offer, kayaking, wind surfing, yachting and fishing. Lazing by the lakeside while watching others exert themselves may be more appealing! For history lovers, there are the remains of a Roman Fort in Bala as well as 11th century Norman earthworks and a 13th century castle crag. There are, of course, a string of impressive castles in mid/north Wales including Caernarfon, Conwy, Chirk, Harlech and Powis to name but a few. Or perhaps you would like to hop on the steam train which puffs its way along a narrow gauge railway taking you on a round trip of nine miles, enjoying views of the spectacular Snowdonia National Park. You can hop on and off at little stations on the way if you wish. Quad biking experiences are available in Corwen which is under half an hour’s drive away if you feel really adventurous. It is an exhilarating ride as you climb up the mountain and wend your way back down. If you fancy going a little further afield one day, a visit to Machynlleth would give you the opportunity to visit the old Welsh Slate Mines, King Arthurs Labyrinth or the Corris Craft Centre. Outdoor pursuits, walking in arguably the prettiest scenery in North Wales, enjoying a miniature train journey or entering the Labyrinth - these are just a flavour of what is on offer in this beautiful part of Wales. Golf nearby.

Things to do nearby

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Mount Snowdon dominates the glorious, ancient landscape of North Wales. The Snowdon Mountain Railway will take you to the Summit where you can enjoy fabulous views from the new visitor centre.

Llyn Crafnant

Llyn Crafnant nestles in a hanging valley high above the Vale of Conwy in the Snowdonia National Park.

Aber Falls
Aber Falls

Plunging down the cliffs at the foothills of the Carneddau mountain range is Aber falls and at over 120 feet high it is one of the finest examples of waterfalls in Wales.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Set in 2000 acres of lands above the town of Blaenau Festiniog Llechwedd Slate Caverns are a working slate mine. There are two underground mine tours that take you deep into the mountain.

Gwydyr Stables

The riding centre at Gwydyr Stables offers horse riding, and pony trekking just four miles from Betws y Coed

Snowdonia National Park

Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is the largest National Park in Wales.

Ogwen Valley

The Ogwen Valley is often cited as the best place for a novice climber to take there climbing to the next level.

Conwy Water Gardens

A fantastic place for fishing enthusiasts with three fully stocked coarse fishing lakes. Great for children too with otters, ducks, aquarium and reptile House all set in the picturesque Conwy Valley.

Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres and is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range.

Swallow Falls
Swallow Falls

A stunning series of waterfalls located close to the popular tourist town of Betws-Y-Coed. Flowing into the Llugwy river it is one of the most famous in Wales and is reached by a pleasant walk through Gwydyr Forest.

Tree Top Adventures
Tree Top Adventures

A thrilling, high level, adventurous journey 15.4m (50ft) up in the trees involving a series of engaging and exciting obstacles! Cafe and visitor centre available on site.

Gwydyr Forest
Gwydyr Forest

Gwydir Forest is a panoramic and extensive forest set in the hills to the east of Mount Snowdon.

Marin Trail
Marin Trail

The Marin Trail is a great mountain bike trail with big climbs, big descents, brilliant singletrack and truly awesome scenery.

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